Archive for October, 2010

Are you there, God? It’s me, Eric.

Friday, October 29th, 2010

This has been a very busy month. And my birthday is on Election Day. And I have to put a cat to sleep tomorrow. And I’m turning 40.And I am stuck again on my writing. Some stuff I can’t solve.I think I will write a book about life. Seriously.It would give me an excuse to hide from actually living it for a few months.And we bid on a house. And that was a joke. And that’s a story.I think I’ll call my book, “How to Turn 40 and Note Have a Good Time When You’re About the Luckiest Guy on Earth.”I haven’t abandoned the blog at all.There is a lot to write about. I just haven’t really sat down and done it. Which is really disappointing to me, personally. The whole fun of this blog for the last eight years was just having a place to write about whatever. And now I am writing and doing art and consulting and everything has purpose. It makes it hard to do the fun stuff like this.So my BD resolution is that I am going to come back to writing in the blog regularly.

I think I solved the photo problem, too.

Saturday, October 9th, 2010


I like this one.






Annalaan’s creation in 30 seconds. It was an art challenge.




I was told this was sold. Now they are backing down. But I learned a lesson.

I feel a little better about the Mac for writing…

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

…than I did 30 minutes ago.

It feels like I just did sloppy triage on a bigger problem with this hard-return issue.

It still doesn’t like photos.

I like just jotting stuff in my notebooks.

Speaking of which…if you have HBO, the Bruce documentary is actually pretty interesting. It’s called “Promise.”

This is a final test

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

One two one two


One two.

I might have solved the issue

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

But I still have a love/hate Mac relationship.

Let’s try this…

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

A friend of mine had car troubles today and it reminded me of a very funny story using AAA.


With my plan, that I have had since 1989, you get 100 miles of towing. I screwed up my brakes in the Ozarks driving a 1979 Honda Prelude. I was grossly overweight for the little beast, and I burned my clutch and my brakes out heading on the downside of the hills towards Ft. Smith (or there abouts).


But we were on our way to Boston via Atlanta from Tacoma. So the AAA wrecker showed up, and in the time we waited for him we realized that this was like a free pass to Little Rock. And then we used AAA again for a free pass to someplace in Missouri. (That’s a long story.) but we went almost exactly 200 miles getting towed just to keep advancing to flat ground. Once we were flat, I could use the emergency brake and what was left of the clutch to limp into Birmingham to get everything fixed.


Still makes me chuckle. The look on that poor driver’s face in the mountains when I told him that he had to tow me 100 miles.

Test 5

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Wait, what did I do there?


Now I want to see if I might have solved it.


Saturday, October 9th, 2010



Test 3

Saturday, October 9th, 2010


Trying Again

Saturday, October 9th, 2010