Wednesday, January 28, 2009


i went out last night and bought milk, eggs, and bread before the big storm. after that, jerry, marc, and i went on a bike/sledding adventure at butler. woke up this morning and there was even more snow.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

bryan st.

Originally uploaded by icki
this is one of my favorite photos ever. icki took it years ago in bloomington. it's daniel higgs from lungfish looking under the hood the tour van, cup of coffee next to him.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

scouts honor.

i've had these photos hidden away for a long time. various friends with the "hutch" board. todd, tony slater, buddy, tubbs, and zed. matt dove had a photo in thrasher riding it as well. i'm not going to name names, but you can guess which companies old shirts make the best rags for cleaning up messes with around here. i can't really rep that stuff anymore...i haven't skated in over two months due to a bum ankle. aside from the time i blew out my knee and had surgery, this is the longest i've ever been off my board. i just hope it feels better when spring comes.

Monday, January 12, 2009

around the house.

we've been doing a bunch of stuff around the house. peep it...

hung a new light. the beagle is out of control right now. biting maggie and eating out of the litter box. bad dog!

lincoln log stacked wood. it drys faster that way.

fishbowl plant holder and new thermostat.

the thermometer off the old thermostat is now by the stove. it was reading 85 degrees last night.

future projects: brick walkway from the front porch to sidewalk and coffee table made out old windows that came from my grandparents house.

sarah's turnip head is still going.

new cow skull from maggie's uncle gary. it's a "watusi" cow.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


i've been on a johnny cash kick for the last few days. man, that video for hurt still gives me the chills whenever i watch it.

Friday, January 9, 2009

pot belly

so my buddy john needed some repairs done to one of his rental properties. we walk in and there's a pot bellied pig in the house. turns out the pig the survived a house fire last week. check the clip.

++++++great stuff update++++++
it's been 4 days and i finally got shit off my hands.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

two guys.

jub and billy.

rise and shine with fox news

today, fox 59 came out and did a segment on knife's edge for their morning show. here's few clips if you missed it. mark did all the talking, which is fine with me. they did a segment where jerry and i changed a fork to a springer. i personally thought that was our best work, but they haven't posted it yet. for some reason, clips from the movie anchorman kept flashing through my head while we were doing this.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

great stuff

great stuff. not so great when it gets all over your hands. should have read the directions.

Monday, January 5, 2009

metal: a headbangers journey

i found this one on netflix. it's called metal: a headbangers journey. it's sort of an anthropoligical/sociological approach to heavy metal. it spans from black sabbath to slayer to alice cooper. they interview everyone from the accessible fans to Gorgoroth, who probably one the evilest person in metal. they cover it all: history, groupies, censorship, glam metal, black metal, church burnings in norway, gender and sexuality, religion and satanism. it's all there. the only flaw i found was that there was very little mention of Metallica. hmmm. after watching it, i think that ronnie james dio seems super cool!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

ny times and pool skating

the new york times did a decent article on pool skating and home foreclosures in the fresno area.
new york times

i also found some old pool photos that hugh holland took in the 70's. i had never heard of him before. i guess glen freidman wasn't the only one talking photos back then.