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A Little Organization

I have never been a really good furniture buyer. my home is full of mismatched furniture, some of it hand-me-down or second-hand, some of it was new, but they all lacked a bit of cohesion. it’s something I’m slowly working on. my friend over at swalrus.org is moving and had a set of Ikea Pax […]

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Steel Wool Spinning

I have always been interested in long exposures. there is a certain appeal to getting the shot just right and having to really plan ahead and make sure you get everything looking how you want it to. I think for most people, it starts with the simplest thing: a flashlight.

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Milestones – DD and Jason

I am so excited that my second photographer DD got married recently! I got to hang out with the bride on her big day and was so happy to be a part of it. their wedding was at a gorgeous venue in Orange, Virginia. I have known DD for around a decade now, and she […]

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Burnside Farm – Holland in Virginia

A little known treat in Haymarket is the Burnside Farm Tulip Farm. There are tens of thousands of tulips planted in neat rows on this half-acre (-ish) farm. the rules are simple: $1 per stem and don’t trample the flowers. Keep up with them on facebook to find out when the peak time is for […]

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Zoolights!

if you haven’t been yet, there’s still time to see the Zoolights at the National Zoo. it is another one of the awesome free things to do in DC that comes around every holiday season. you can read more about it here. it is over at the end of the month, so find a nice […]

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Ridiculousness at Work

I present you with the most ridiculous email I’ve received at work, and some quick tips on how not present yourself as an ass to your entire department. the staff at work received the following email (names have been replaced to maintain anonymity) written by one of our Clinical Specialist pharmacists. this is the email […]

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Is Mass Transit Eco-Friendly?

As part of my regular podcast routine, I got to the Freakonomics podcast and it was on one of my favorite topics: mass transit/public transportation. I’ve always thought intuitively that mass transit/public transportation is better for the environment. I never really thought about it aside from a cost standpoint (where the DC area subway system […]

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Halloween 2012 – Domo

Halloween 2012 has come and gone, always seems too quick, doesn’t it? in light of last year’s hit halloween costume of Racing Teddy, I wanted to make another giant head. there were some improvements to be made, though. The Teddy head was a shoulder-mounted design where my forehead counterbalanced a bit of webbing that hooked […]

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Get Home Bag – Hurricane Edition

Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the east coast and wouldn’t you know it? work wants me to come in still. this isn’t the first time work has asked me to come in during inclement weather. the last time, I wore my snowboarding pants to work and had to hoof it to the subway station […]

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T – 1 Month

Halloween is just around the corner, as you may have noticed with the awkwardly early store displays or the chilly evenings we’ve been having. Last year about this time, I was working on my Teddy Roosevelt head: and as I considered options for this upcoming halloween, I can’t get over wanting to make another giant […]

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