This is Penny.

we got a new dog. a puppy no less. 6 months old according to the shelter. yes, i know she’s not a greyhound, but she is sooooooo sweet, and very submissive. seems pretty smart too. got her friday, take her to the vet tomorrow. shes got a few problems, which is no surprise coming from the shelter, but we’re getting it sorted out.


yes, we’re crazy, but she’s adorable. only one accident so far, but that was coen not penny, and it was because of the thunderstorm last night. literally scared the shit out of him.

Puppy Snacks…


for the uninitiated, there are few better forms of cheap entertainment than watching a dog try and lick peanut butter off the roof of its mouth.

oh, and here’s coen enjoying some watermelon.

funny thing is that edie is the smart one, but she couldn’t figure out how to eat the melon off the rind.

Wow, really?


three months without a single post.  not sure but that might be a record.

lets see, some highlights:

things at photoelectric are going quite well.  we won the carolina panthers contract, so that’ll be keeping us busy for several months.  we’re moving into a new studio space around the first of september, assuming things stay on schedule, which they haven’t thus far (we were supposed to have been moved in by the first of june). and, we’ve just hired our first employee who will be starting the first week of august.  

on the home front, katie is trying to determine her next steps with tree parlor in terms of growth.  i really think shes on the verge of something big if she can figure out the best way to get there. her uncle died in the 4th of july from liver cancer.  we went up for the wake last friday. on another sad note, joey’s father-in-law passed away a few weeks ago, also after a hard-fought battle with liver cancer.  he was a good man, the little i knew him.  finally, our good friends (and veterinarian) are moving to northern virginia this week, so thats got us bummed as well.


what can i say, things have been crazy.  i’ve honestly found myself using facebook more and more, much to my dismay.  its just easier for sharing the type of things that i normally do.  i don’t have the cranial capacity for long, insightful observations or social commentary, and i got bored with the whole ’80s cartoon thing. which leaves me to ponder, what do i really do with this thing?  vicki shut down her blog recently. not sure i’m ready to that just yet.

guess i’ll have to wait and see. i know you’re all on the edge of your seats.

i know, i know. there’s a month for every damn thing these days. still, this is a great little video. the music really sums it up:

now if you’ll excuse me, i’ve got something in my eye…

i am pleased to announce that we have launched our new site! we finally have a proper site, designed and programmed by none other than andrew ramos and kevin smith (no, not that one).

tons of new work, and a really great design. we’re really excited!

go check it out!

EDIT: apparently there are some issues if you’re on a pc. its being looked into.

just down the street from our house, theres a fairly small, but very nice city park. baseball field where we can take the dogs to go run. 9-hole frisbee golf course that i don’t take enough advantage of. nice little place.

over the past several weeks, the city has been rebuilding the public restrooms there (and a few other parks as it turns out). the old ones were pretty shitty, and more than a bit sketchy, so this is a good thing. right?

here are a few pictures:




yes, those are real working wooden shutters, real shutter dogs, copper roof on the little steeple with a real working copper weather vane, and real friggin copper gutters and downspouts.

copper friggin gutters. copper friggin weather vane.

on a public restroom.

at a tiny neighborhood park.




this is where my tax dollars are being spent? copper gutters on a public restroom? whats wrong with aluminum ones? they’re good enough for my house, and i’m only a block away. and given what copper is selling for these days, not to mention the countless cases nationwide of copper theft, how long do they really think those are gonna last? i’m not saying they shoulda just dropped off a couple portajons and called it a day. i like the fact that our city invests time and effort into beautification projects, even at tiny neighborhood parks outside of downtown.

but copper gutters?

should i be pissed?

i think i’m pretty pissed.

Hmm. Holy brains...