Monday, July 27, 2009

Sweet dreams....

Exhibit Amazing

This was not found in a box. But it is the thing I have become the most obsessed with.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Exhibit 4-n

The back of a Honeycombs box.

I put this up in every IT office I've worked in.

The question proposed "How far would you go to stop that crazy craving?"

Some of the answers from the townspeople are:
"I'd turn rush hour into Honeycomb munch hour"
"I'd dedicate a primetime special to my craving"
and my favorite
"I'd pop a wheelie cross town"

Monday, July 20, 2009

Exhibit 3-d

This is radical!

When I was a kid I was obsessed with creating my own weapons and armor. (I was also obsessed with the term "radical"). This is a prototype of a suit for the characters in the video game "Double Dragon".

FYI, the jet slippers are not used for flying, but for powering kicks.

One day I will make this.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Exhibit 2b

Now, I would never call myself a hero. ..

...but the Virginia Department of Health would.

This award makes it sound like I saved someones life. Perhaps by emptying out a pen and shoving it down the throat of someone who was unable to breath due to an allergic reaction to something. Or maybe I improvised a tourniquet out of my shirt and stopped a gunshot victim from bleeding out.

Nope, I updated content on a public health website.

But it looks good on my trophy case.

(the large green one was given to me by the Chicago Sashay Company. The other is an "award" given out by iO to the best drunken spectacle. I am proud of the former and ashamed of the latter.)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Exhibit 1a

Yes, that is me in my collarless black shirt and sport jacket. That was even uncool, even in the 90's. And also yes, That is Bobby McFerrin of "Don't Worry Be Happy" fame.

This was taken on a trip with my High School Orchestra to see one of his concerts. I was way too over eager to meet him and when I got the chance to talk to him I blew it:

Me: Your great!

Him: (says nothing and signs my "Best of Bobby McFerrin CD")

I guess a "Best Of" CD is the worst thing to have someone sign. It is essentially admitting that you are not interested enough in someones work to buy a full album, just what the record label deems worthy.

Yeesh, well hopefully I will never have to collaborate with Bobby on a project... Awkwardsville!

The Whys and Where-to-fors!


So I moved recently as a result of sudden and dramatic "quote" life-changes "unquote".

In said move I discovered boxes full of objects that I had long forgotten about and in some cases still don't remember at all.

This process of discovery has made the process of unpacking go way... way... way... ... slower.

So in order to add one more "way" to that equation, I have decided to blog about the most interesting things I find and what they conjure up from my past.

Some may be funny, some may be painful, some will be creepy, but most of them will be for my enjoyment only. Like going through a family album with someone whose family you do not know, it will only be fun for one person.

But hey, that's what the internet is for, right?