Saturday, July 31, 2010

I don't know about you

summer nights

But I'm having one heck of a good time.

Warm and fuzzy


The Story's in the Seams - Part Three

I love when people put details into their work, whether it be in their writing, food, clothing, or whatever they create. To me it shows an extra layer of depth - visible proof that thought and effort was put into the work.

EVER does just that with their apparel, placing a pair of earplugs on the hang tag to put in and tune the world out when the need arises, and an old Kodachrome slide into the pocket of each of their jackets. The slides are from all over; just by looking through the stacks of them, I've been whisked away to China, Japan, Italy, and other distant locales.

Their apparel is also incredibly durable. I've dragged their jackets through Ecuador and Indonesia, as well as the day-to-day of my life without much sign of color loss, fraying, shrinkage, or any of the signs of lower quality jackets. They truly make clothes that I can live in.

Oh, and the jacket's lined with sherpa, a very warm and fuzzy material, hence the title.

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm not quite myself, you see.

Who are you?

I had this weird moment yesterday where I looked at myself in the mirror, and couldn't recognize the guy staring back at me for the longest time. Twas simultaneously surreal, worrying, and amusing.

Until I finally saw myself, the only thing I could think to ask that person on the other side of the looking glass was

"Who are you?"

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Off in the distance

I stare off into the distance, letting the passing scenery wash over me. As I look out as far as my eyes will carry me, I can't help but wonder - what lies in store for me beyond the fog? What awaits me over those hills? I hardly even notice the buildings right in front of me.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A mask

Slow mornings

For the past several years, I've had a slight obsession with hannya masks from Noh dramas. Completely disregarding the fact that the character represents jealous women, there's something sinister yet undeniably cool about the mask - the snarl, horns, angular features, and hateful eyes are badass, for lack of a better word. So when I stumbled upon a relatively inexpensive one in Kyoto, I jumped at the chance to obtain it.

Story aside, I'd much rather spend my time taking odd pictures than killing my braincells on the internet. So here ya go.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Just a little while longer.

All packed

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
- Robert Louis Stevenson

It's happening again - the churning that I feel in the deepest part of my being before a trip. As I count down the days until my trip to the Southland, I can't help but look forward to the outburst of self that I will undergo as a result of this storm brewing within me. Strangely enough, it will lead to an intense calm that I feel only when I'm on the road. It is only then that I feel completely comfortable; striving to attain this state is an adventure in itself.

How's that for an excuse to travel, not that anyone actually needs one?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It goes on and on.

The road goes on and on and on

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”

Excuse the Kerouac. I've begun to reread On the Road.

Exploring the Golden Coast

Things I like about road trips:
The open road. blaring music. speeding down empty highways. no schedules.

Golden Coast

beautiful sights. exploring. wandering aimlessly.


other road trippers.


oddities and curiosities along the way.

Things I don't like about road trips:
butt pains. gas money. having to pee.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Balboa Island

Going on day trips to pass the time, all in an effort to make something of my summer.

Balboa Island

Balboa Island

Balboa Island
If a chair could think, how would it take the fact that it was created purely for human convenience?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Jazzy Fridays


This is Nikki.

I've yet to find a better person to find interesting things to do with than her.
She's the one that always took me into LA way back when,
plus she's a cool person in general.

I kind of needed text to kill some space, as I just really liked these pictures of her.