Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Birthdays at the K

Last Sunday, after staying up until 4:00 am pretending to be 23 years old, a bunch of us blew the cobwebs out of our eyes, ears and lungs by spending a day at Kaufman stadium celebrating Guppy's 30th birthday. I took a bunch of pictures and got a killer two-inning nap before heading back to the casa for a Gate's Presidents Choice platter of BBQ for ten.

- Kirk's kid is going to have the dopest name in the world
- I still cant figure out who decided to take some ribs to the bathroom
- Guppy can move a mean desk, but cant reassemble-a-door-his-way-out-of-a-paper-bag
- Caution: People you meet in a parking lot of the Embassy Suites in the middle of the night may look different when passing by at the morning continental breakfast.
- And they have more children than they initially claimed.
- Most heard story #1: Public display of patio affection at Baja 600
- Most heard story #2: 8 hours of drinking for $250.
- I was not present for either (at least not 8 hours of it).

Lick yo fingas before touching the screen folks....

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dear Shipley's

Jeez, I’m not really sure how to do this.
I guess I’m just going to come right out and say it, I’ve met another donut shop.
I’m sorry, I’m so so sorry. I never meant for it to happen this way. I just don’t think it’s going to work out with us anymore. You live in Houston, I live in Kansas City and I just need a change.

What? No, it’s not ‘that whore Daylight’, you’ve probably never met this one before, it’s kind of foreign.

No, nothing European or anything. I mean, really, does it matter? I just wanted to tell you. I still come to Houston from time to time, but for now, I think that it’s best that we just go our separate ways.

Of course! I still want to be friends, but nothing more than a glazed donut or maybe the occasional coffee.

What? Why do you keep boning me for information on this new place? I really just don’t want to dwell on this, this is already very difficult for me.

Yes, yes, I know it’s difficult for you too, we did have a good thing going. Like that one time, when I ate the crème-filled long john backwards on accident and the crème got all over my shorts. You laughed so hard I thought batter was going to come out your nose. You know how I was always a sucker for the different ways you could fill a donut.

Ok ok, since you insist, but it’s just going to make it worse in the long run. The new place is called Tim Hortons.

NO I’M NOT GAY! That’s just the name of the store. It’s from Canada, you know, they’re all a little ‘off’ in certain things.

What was it? Well, I was in Calgary for a week and was actually on my way to the airport at 4:00 am and really needed some coffee. I stopped and ordered a coffee and a muffin.

I know, I know, I’m not really much of a muffin person “muffins are donuts that have lost their soul”, right? Well, I just needed something kind of lite, so I went the muffin route. I didn’t even get my normal ‘chocolate/chocolate chip’ muffin, I went out on a limb and got one that was called ‘Fruit Explosion’. Yeah, yeah, I bought into the propaganda. See, that’s what did it. I was in the car and bit into the muffin and realized that Tim Horton’s had figured out that they could fill muffins as well! I nearly slammed my rental Mazda 6 into a police cheque point!

Yeah, I know, I know, I’m sure you could do it too, but I don’t want you to change just for me and it just wouldn’t be the same, next thing you’d be doing was selling cheesecake bites and espresso smoothies, and we would both know that’s not who you really are.

Really, I’ve been awake all night thinking about this and I just think it’s for the best. Let’s just have a clean break of it. Stay positive honey, you really are a special donut shop, and don’t let anyone tell you any different.

One last hug? Mmmkay pumpkin…. Let it out, let it out….

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ehh hoser?

I had a great time in Calgary last week & have pictures to prove it. It was my first trip to Canada, so I went armed to the teeth.

I had a Perunion with Sharon and her great dane-mastodon mixed dogs, got to use a DOPE fisheye lens for a day, hit the zoo, went to the top of the world, and saw a bunch of cowboy hats. I hung out in a cool candy store, saw more mountains, ate wild boar fondu and ate dinner with a great family.

Even with all that i'm still #2 in the Hutmacher-family-who's-in-the-coolest-place contest. Keep your camera under wraps.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Much Love From Calgary

Monday, June 09, 2008

Artless First Fridays

Before heading out of town for the week, I wanted to toss up some pictures from the weekend. We headed down to First Fridays on Friday only to get distracted by plentiful wine and cool people at Shannon & Adam's new loft in Stuart Hall.

Good times, from what I remember

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Boom! Like Gas Shotgun Yo!

Last night a Magellan Gas tank blew up by the downtown airport and the sucker burned all night. Of course, I didnt really know anything about it until i got into the office and looked out the window to see a bunch of smoke and other stinky goodness.

Anyway, this morning I climbed the roof of the ol' Penn Tower to snap some pics & here's a few of them (mostly unedited and all that jazz, but hey, what's a fella to do right?)


Monday, June 02, 2008

Simple Impossiblities

Lima Peru is very scary and very amazing at the same time. I spent about two days there recently & delved into some shadowy places with my camera and my gringo smile.

I've tried for years to put into words how I feel about other places of this world, how great and strange they are, and have come to the conclusion that it is a simple impossibility, like describing the form of an average cloud, so pictures will have to suffice.