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Sunday, April 27, 2008


Branching out...

Ok, add me to the list of those reconnected with someone thanks to the wonder of Myspace. Sure, I've come across people from way-back-when on the social network behemoth, but honestly, they've never been people I'd been wondering after, let alone hoping to get back in touch with.

A few weeks ago, I got back in touch with my best friend from high school, Miguel. Growing up, we did just about everything together--me and my younger brother, Miguel and his younger brother, and regular cast of characters. We'd sleep over at each other's houses, practice breakdancing, play rollerhockey. Miguel and I even dated girls who were themselves best friends.

Of course, Life happens, and we went on with the usual, imperceptible parting of ways, a drift that carried us out of each other's immediate lives. Now, we're grown and with kids, and are hanging out once again.

Last Friday, we had a little photo shoot. He's somewhat of a car enthusiast and belongs to a community of Lexus is300 owners. He's been slowly modifying his car, personalizing it to his own taste, and he asked me if I could take some photos of his ride.

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We went out to Chicano Park, hoping to get some colour in the background, give the photos a little local flavour, and basically get something other than your typical car photo. I'm pleased with the results, for the most part. The next time we shoot, we'll have to try for later in the day, when the sun's golden light is coming from near the horizon and not beating down from on high. I'll also need more diffusion for my strobe, like an umbrella or, at the very least, a big soft box. A remote flash trigger would be nice too!

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Miguel posted these photos on the Lexus IS forums, and the feedback has been super positive. Maybe by the time their next big gathering comes around (June 14th), I'll have some requests coming my way!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Offended at being called 'bitter'? Get over it.

I'm glad Josh Marshall posted this video over at Talking Points Memo. I'm sick of all these knuckle-draggers complaining about being called "bitter", and proclaiming that if Obama shows up in PA, he'll really see some bitter voters.

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Sunday, April 06, 2008


Milk Gone Wild

I just heard about this video--PETAs spoof on the milk/cattle industry and Girls Gone Wild. It's pretty well done...as in, it starts off just like a GGW commercial, drawing you in (well, in as much as you might be drawn in by a GGW commerical), and then when the shirts start coming up...

Well, you'll have to see for yourselves. And make sure you view it before sharing with your kids. This is definitely PG-13, imho.

I'll tell you what, it's seriously got me thinking about my dairy intake.

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