10 December 2014

23 November 2014

Effing finally

It might seem harsh to use Thee F-Word right there in the title of a post that maybe five people will see, but this damn robot mosaic has dragged on for years and I'm beyond happy to finally complete it, two and a half years after I glued its first bits to wood.

It looks pretty cool, but keep in mind, broken hearts are the worst. 

Listening to: Waldeck - Memories

09 November 2014

Moar photoz plz

Since my last update, I've shopped at The Kiva...
...my old stomping grounds, even though I've only been in Eugene since June.

I wore this to work one day.

I took the above photo while waiting for a conference room to open up.
I love my job. I love the warehouse. 

Solar-panel-covered parking at Tamarack. I go here for a silly fun water aerobics class. Indoor saltwater pool heated to 92. Can't beat it!

Oregon is magic.

I wore this to work another day.

Scott and Laura's yard is pretty.

So this building's walls are barrells covered in spray foam. 

Here's a spray foam giant eagle.

Look at that thing.

And look closer at this sketchy building.

I went to Vancouver, WA and walked on a bridge that connects to Portland and I saw Mt Hood. 

It's a cool bridge.

These aren't my feet, but I did get a pedicure.

Listening to: Allah-Lahs - Long Journey

05 November 2014

Captured by phone

Having a smartphone has decreased the likelihood I will commit random things to memory; I screengrab everything.

I thought I would do a quick blog post based off of photos I took since my last post, but my so-called "photograph collection" is mostly screengrabs of things I want to remember, things I want to think about for potential future possible mosaic ideas, phone numbers, funny things I want to send to people and of course, recipes which I will never make. In betwixt all of that, I did take a few actual photos.

Romanesco: the coolest food ever. Though considered broccoli-ish, it seems more cauliflowery to me. Either way, it's definitely math and science and nature and food. I was so stoked to finally encounter one in person!

Okay, so this is a screengrab. I spend a lot of time thinking about my next mosaic and I especially think about making a fibonacci mosaic. I can't make a decision about what to make. But I would like to find fibonacci in nature, photograph it, then make a mosaic replica of my photo. Now, just to find the perfect thing to photograph....

Oh wait, that's a homemade evil siamese-twin baby doll I spotted at the coolest Halloween party ever. 

I organized stuff around my house on Sunday. These are my scarves.

Back up for a moment, I forgot to show a real Halloween picture. I dressed up as Velma. Ruthie is next to me. Actually, all three of them were basically strangers, related to my coworker. Most everyone was new to me, although I totally ran into someone I knew from working at The Kiva. Gil (pronounced Jill) was one of my favorite people at The Kiva and I was SO stoked to run into her Friday night! But I didn't think to get photos with me and anyone I actually know, which was one other person.

Here's the other person I know, the person who invited me to the party. I mean, Uncle Fester. I mean, a cheddar bunny that looks like a portly fellow jumping up, fist-bumping the air like fuck yeah dude!

Listening to: I'm really bummed that embedding the video for the song I'm listening to is disabled. If you're intrigued, look up the video for the Cosmonauts song Gillian. Or you can watch the video it reminded me of (not because they sound the same, morseso because video contents are similar yet polar opposites):


26 October 2014

House --> Home


18 October 2014

Tap tap tap, is this thing on?

I've been exploring Oregon and becoming more and more familiar with Eugene. I have a lot to discover, each day brings me something new. I'm meeting new people, making friends, growing closer with my coworkers. I love my job, it's everything I had hoped for. Life in Oregon is fantastic!

I'm so close to the ocean.

Not far from a field of lava. Damn that sun was so bright, I couldn't open my eyes.

A month after the above selfie fail, I spotted this sign at The Kiva:

You know what else is near?
Clothing optional hot springs!

Mt Hood isn't too far away either.

I spent a day in Portland and came home with flowers.

I barely have time to mosaic, but am slowly finishing the robots.
I hope this heater can keep me warm all winter.

Clearly, I am rambling. Time to step away from the technology. 


27 September 2014

Patterns on Colors on Patterns

I received a compliment today because of how much my patterns clashed. Ahem, I think my horse dress goes with everything.



You know your wardrobe lacks when you wear the same dress on both Monday and Friday. 

I need to thrift for fall clothes. 

And pick up some rain gear. 

And a couple of lamps. 

Listening to: Ty Segall & White Fence

25 September 2014

Wise Beyond My Years

I've always been told that I'm wise beyond my years and I've never really known what was meant by that statement. Until now.

I misplaced my remote, couldn't figure out how to turn off my TV and so I unplugged it.

I'm old.

Listening to: Red Fang - Prehistoric Dog

UPDATE: I found the remote.


15 September 2014

I showed you mine, now show me yours

These are all of my canned goods.

Garbanzo beans, artichoke hearts, tomato stuff and tomato things.

I'm curious, what's in your cabinet? 

Send a picture of your canned goods, please - let's compare! 

If you don't know how to leave it in the comments, you can email me at JnetWrites@gmail.com. Or take a picture with your phone and text it to 217.416.2953

Thanks, dude!




11 September 2014

General Disarray



Listening to: Cosmonauts - Sweet Talk


10 September 2014

The Christian idea of God was created as a way to control the behaviorof others and explain the source of mind-boggling phenomena

....is a really good thing to say to door-to-door Church people.

A young person and her companion knocked on my door and asked if I would participate in a survey. I thought they were college kids so I said yes.

"If there was one thing you could change, what would it be?"

I'd revert food production to before the days of industrial-agriculture, when it was handled on a personal level, before chemicals and for that matter, even further back, as far back to the very beginning of humans figuring out how to use soil to grow plant and animal food -----

The dude cut me off, saying, "Well, that's interesting. [pause] If there was one thing you could say to God, what would it be?"

The Christian idea of God was created as a way to control the behavior of others and explain the source of mind-boggling phenomena, explain and condemn the ideas and behaviors that someone didn't agree with or understand.

He went on to ask, "What kind of dog do you have? Him or her? Is she a mixed breed? What's her name? How old? Oh wow, she doesn't look ten years old."

The Growlers - The Growlers - Acid Rain

06 September 2014

Owl see your mosaic and make one of my own

Do you remember this owl mosaic I made a couple of years ago?

Now look at this photo I found on instagram: 

Notice any similarities? 

It's pretty cool that I inspired someone with what I created. I never thought something like that would happen! 


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