Friday, May 30, 2008

Cinco de Mustache Remembered

The guy who took our mustache centerfolds put this photographic gem together, as an ode to facial hair.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Ford F150

I bought this old pickup about a month ago. It's nothing fancy--just something to haul crap around in and maybe take it off-roading.

It looks better from a distance. This is from my office window.

The paints not so good

quite a few dents

decent tires though

Lots of room under the hood, despite the V8 engine

bit of corrosion

mess 'o wires

sweet interior


Sunflower seeds and...

...Cheeto was thrown in for free.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Coachella Three

It's time I finished off my Coachella pictures. This last post contains misc. photos of The Coachella Three, as I'm officially dubbing us.

Seeking respite from the heat in the chill tent. Please psychologically prepare yourself to see several pictures of myself in a giant, floppy hat. I know, it's traumatizing for me too. But it stopped me from getting Head Cancer.

Me in the floppy hat (featuring a special appearance by my beard)

Rachel: A self portrait

Sucking on our camel packs

A few too many? Nope. Just catching a few Zzzz's to recharge my batteries

Rachel & Trevor: Stares

The Coachella Two & One Half

Saturday, May 24, 2008

International Caching in Utah

On my run today I replaced one of my caches that some kids had destroyed, checked on another one that people have had trouble finding, and then came across a big group of cachers who had just found my Windmill Tree cache. I've really enjoyed hiding these caches and seeing other people find them.

Back on March 28th, Windmill Tree was found by this group:

Not the everyday folk you normally see on the Jordan River Trail. Very cool. Here is the post they left on my cache page:

The 3rd cache in a team building activity for an engineering team from a local company.
10 team members in all from many different places: Idaho, Utah, Singapore, Burma, India, China, Malaysia and Nepal.
A good time was had by all.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ogden Marathon

I ran in the Ogden Marathon this weekend. It was my third one, so I thought it would go much smoother than it did. Turns out I trained too hard too close to the race, and consequently became very sore after mile 8. My pain threshold was put to the test the last 6 miles. My (not) record breaking time was 3:59:04, a 9:07 min/mile pace. Not as fast as St. George, but not even close to my disaster at Deseret News.

Glad it's over.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Weed & Crack @ Coachella 2008

I didn't capture as many shots of kids smoking weed as I would have liked, but I did get a few.

Based on the reaction of the dude to the right, it must be good stuff

Passing the pipe

Red sunglasses

Rolling a joint

Hash Pipe: I had to nab this one with my cell phone

Plenty of crack available at Coachella too

Coin Purse: Taken with my cell at a distance.

This guy got featured 3 times in my blog. Once for his tattoos, once for smoking weed, and now for his plumber's crack.

Coachella Art 2008

Besides the music and people watching, there are also plenty of art installations to check out.

These towering semis were voted coolest art project by our group.

The DJ Village

Adjoining the DJ village was a stage area where cabaret type performances were held, only with lots of spraying water.

Iron Tree House

Community Drums: This is like a Phish fans wet dream. For everyone else, it was our worst nightmare. Endless drumming by people who think they can drum.


Bamboo Waves: Rachel and Trevor posing in the foreground.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Coachella Tattoos 2008

Coachella Tattoos 2007 was so popular, I had no choice but to bring it back for 2008. I don't even have to try. Tattoos at Coachella are virtually everywhere. Just point and shoot. These were some of my favorites.

OK, so these weren't anything special, but I liked that they had matching generic sun tattoos. You know, to show their love for each other.

My favorite back at Coachella

My 2nd favorite back at Coachella. Wish I had gotten a better shot of her.