Monday, August 30, 2010

Last Vacation Photos

Obviously, these will be the last few pictures from our trip across the country. If you hadn't noticed, Jean and I have been in SLO for the past week. Ask us about our trip if you are interested in hearing stories about a summer much more fun than yours!

This is Jean and a cat sleeping at Allison's place in Chicago. I'm not sure why, but at this point in the trip I couldn't sleep past 6 or 7 in the morning; Jean wasn't having the same problems.

This is Kip, you might remember him from pictures of Annie's place in Vermont. It's true, we just happened to meet up with them in Chicago, we didn't give them a ride. He's really cool and really quiet, but he smiles a lot and Annie's marrying him! Here, he's bleeding a lot, it was gross.

Lake Michigan is nice to swim in all over. Earlier we swam in it off the coast of Northern Michigan, but this is right near downtown Chicago. There were dead birds floating around.

You can't tell all that well, but there's a thunderstorm happening while I'm swimming in this black water. It was at the end of a treacherous hike through a forest with roaming clouds of mosquitoes. Definitely the most epic swim of the trip. Fuck You Wisconsin!

Surprisingly, we didn't dumpster all that much on the trip, but we made sure to do it at the most scenic spots.

Rock climbing in Colorado Springs! I don't care what you say, it was a million times harder than it looks.

Road Food! Here is a cheese, hummus, avocado, and chip sandwich.

Jean is celebrating our triumphant return to Highland Park with Ryan Knapp with some delicious Blue Raspberry Bling Mad Dog 20/20.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bye For Now

Last chance to come with me. See all you kids next month.

Tommy some things you can start to scavenger for doing tile are a 5 gallon bucket, large orange sponge, grout float (maybe make this), spacers, thin set trowel, tile rubbing stone, and a straight edge. We can wing anything else.

The straight edge should be metal (not wood), and ideally 4-8 feet long. Actual straight edges for tile are expensive so be creative. It's got to be able to with stand pressing it against a freshly laid row and hammering it to get the whole row flush. Bucket and sponge probably find for free. The trowels and stone you can probably get beat up ones for almost nothing from an installer. Try craigslist or posting a note or two at local shops. Most tile shops have a bulletin board for for installers to post cards for customers to see. If any new houses being built, spacers, buckets, and sponges are easy to steal and often left out.

Eat hella pizza while I'm gone!


Some of the Photos Jean Took

These are the photos from the camera that Jean brought on the trip. Right now, were in Santa Clarita, eating the food at my parent place and swimming in Danny's pool, before heading back to SLO in a few days.

This is Chicago, we ust happened to be there at the same time as Ivy and
some friends of hers. We rode around and went swimming in
Lake Michigan a bunch. There was an air show going on with fighter jets and shit.

This is also Lake Michigan, but a few days earlier and a
few hundred miles Northeast. If you look closely, I'm making
the hella epic frisbee catch in the background. BRUTAL!

Four-Way Teeter Toter! This was one of the funnest
stops on a six-pack tour ever. Balancing and shit,
and then a game we're bringing to SLO called Beam Wars.

This is some dude's parents' swimming pool in Farmington.
I tried to convince them to yell Oi! as we all cannonballed
together, but they weren't interested. LAME!

We'll be back in SLO in no time!
We're repping LA for a bit first, but we can't wait to see you all!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Third Roll of Travel Photos

Right now we're hanging out at my friend Chris Woolfolk's place in Colorado Springs, CO. After I posted those last pics, we spent almost a week in Northern Michigan, and since then have been on a marathon trip through Southwest Michigan, Indiana, Chicago, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, The Badlands, Nebraska, Wyoming, and finally to Colorado. There was very little sleep in these last few days. The cats at Allison's apartment kept me awake. Once we got here, I fell asleep for eleven hours, and I've been feeling great ever since. We rock climbed earlier today (pics from that adventure later). The pics from this roll are mostly our last days in Detroit and Farmington, then the time that we spent in Northport with Jean's family. They are all much stranger than these pictures make them seem.

Detroit is fucking gnarly, in case you didn't know. Yes, this building is hella boarded up, and yes, there definitely were people living there. This was down the street from Ashley's house, where we stayed our last night in town.

We left William at the Burger King so he could get some nutritous breakfast before taking the two-day Greyhound trip back to LA.

There's tons of dead animal parts in Jean's parents' house.

There's a model airplane with a toy lady in it hanging from this deer head's antlers.

There were also squirrels in action poses; this one seems fairly calm.

This is up in Northport with Jean's aunt, MB. Jean and her family spent a long time carving a phone out of a watermelon, a squash, and a orange. They laughed and laughed and laughed.

Jean's brother, Sam, also had to make a few calls.

Jean is showing her mom, Heather, a dead bug, while her mom text messages.

The wild-looking guy is Jean's cousin Al. We played a brutal game of footdown in the basement of their house. Al won the majority of the games.

No one is quite sure what is happening in this picture.

We're probably leaving for California tomorrow. The drive will take more than a day, then we're going to Oakland, Santa Cruz, Santa Clarita, and finally back home to SLO. SEE YOU SOON!

Up the Kraut


Thursday, August 12, 2010

South West

I am going on a two week excursion through our great nation's Southwest region. Driving in a van from point to point and then backpacking for a day or two at each point. Arrangements have been made to stay at several houses to allow opportunity to shower, eat fully cooked meals, sleep indoors, and have sexual intercourse.

Some of the glorious places of interest include Joshua Tree, Red Rocks, Grand Canyon, and Zion.

You are all invited to join if you have ample time, a proper back pack, and a little bit of gas money to pitch in. If you want to go and don't have these things, maybe arrangements can be accommodated.

Looking to leave LA around the 21st of this month and arriving back after the first few days of September.

Hope to see you on the road.


Some visual arousal


Grand Canyon

Red Rocks

Joshua Tree

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a little late

i spent today re-working my schedule because it kind of sucked, but none of you would ever know that because i never originally posted it, but anyways here it is:

Apparel Construction
History of San Simeon (Wednesday only)

Principles of Natural History

I like that my two Fashion Design classes will compliment and build off each other, as will my other two.
woohoo four day weekends!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mountain Show

Poster prints will be made/sold for cheap if anyone is interested.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

lawrence and cecelias address in london...anyone?

haha last time i got their address, i didnt send anything forever, but now im ready, its all packaged and sealed and just waiting for an address so i can stamp it and put it in the sender if anyone can help....that would rule.

punk grandma words of wisdom:

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

live fast, die slo

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Travel Photos

We're in Jean's hometown of Farmington now. It's a suburb outside of Detroit, well known for being the hometown of ICP. Surprisingly we haven't seen very many Juggalos; I think I see more in Atascadero when I'm on the bus. Her parents also live less than a block from the famed 8 Mile Road. There's much history in this neighborhood. Most of these pictures are from Vermont though. The town that Ivy lives in is called Wells. Tomorrow we're dropping William off at the bus station in Detroit and Jean and I are continuing to northern Michigan to chill at her family's house in a town called Northport for a week. Soon after that we'll be in Chicago, then Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

This is on Ivy's property, this is a fire pit that she built.

Ivy's family own a small dock on a small lake a short walk from their house. They had a two-person kayak, a one-person kayak, and a big canoe. The lake is infested with some crazy plant whose name I forget, and then there's also an herbicide that get's dumped in the water to get rid of the plant. We still swam all over, duh.

This is Ivy, William, and Parker in the canoe.

There was a place to park the boats and climb up to the road to jump into the water. We saw some little kid do some pretty awesome flips, but we were all too scared. This is Ivy's friend Kip, Parker, Jean, and Ivy all jumping together.

I found this in the little cemetery in Wells while on a bike ride. I don't understand why the angel has liberty spikes.

Jean gave me a sick tattoo our last night in Vermont. It the sun, wearing shades, with its mouth wide open and a splash like a cannonball coming out of it. I gave her one of the sun, wearing shades, barfing out a brutal waterfall. Both tattoos have hidden 666's.

Ivy got "ROT" in her armpit. She said it hurt pretty bad. She was also really high.

This is William asleep in the back of the van. I think he was stoked after we dropped Parker off because he finally got to stretch out.

This is at a carnival we went to in Farmington, surprisingly there were no Juggalos there.

It was a pretty exciting carnival.

I don't know how to explain this. They put kids in the balls, and fill the balls up with air?

We eat tons of baklava in Farmington. It's tight.