2009.09.29



The grass is growing steadily, though not evenly. No worries there, I'm in no rush, but I'm happy with the color and consistency of the Bermuda.

Weimaraner puppy dog nosing things



Comments:

i miss the puppikins....



2009.09.20

Dog weimaraner steps


The painting is done. I'm quite satisfied - no more circusy color scheme. I like the look of the painted tile, it provides a subtle break from the wall texture without clawing for attention.


Of course, it was pretty ugly from weathering, so any paint was going to be an improvement.



The terraces are not so gaudy, and will work even better when something starts growing. Speaking of...


Pinhole photography NFL fantasy draft


I finally had my two rolls of pinhole developed, I shot them at the draft.


Pinhole film photography fantasy draft



Dog weimaraner puppy



Comments:

The pinhole photos are like peering at life through a lysergic torpor blown out at eleven. You are going to have turn down the volume Mr Dudee.



2009.09.16



R, Dan and Dave came down this past weekend. Besides the requisite Halo, Winner, surfing, and tasty food/drink, we were on a mission to clear the rocks out of the second terrace. It's difficult to describe the size of the task. But I should add that Dan cleared out the three juniper stumps that confounded the other two a year ago. Also the pier for the late satellite dish was hammerdrilled down to size.

The surf session at Fletcher's was pretty exciting. Cleanout sets in September, E says he had an overhead. Warm water, too.



Now that the lower portion of the wall is exposed, I'm inclined to give it a fresh layer of paint since that light blue and tile is ugly. I'm inclined to go very dark green to match the house/deck trim and work well with the red brick.

We planted some grass seeds and I'm keeping it very damp. Out front I've set up the drippers - keeping them pretty close together. They do a good job of wetting down the whole area. I just need to partially bury them, though the grass will do a good job of that.




Comments:

*hint*hint*


A sandpit is good for kids.


oohh.. but grass is good for bocci ball!


Giant sand pit for horse shoes?



2009.09.07

Fantasy draft live draft
Medieval gridiron


I've finally made the jump to two fantasy leagues, but will maintain my own rule that
Thou shalt not speak of thine 'other fantasy league' whilst conversing about a league.
Unless it's really interesting.

Commish shirt fantasy draft football


Medieval Gridiron went with a paper draft this year, drawing managers from as far as San Francisco and New York just to participate in this archaic player selection method. Except Bret phoned it in.

Backyard game testicle toss


The spiritual successor to the 071109 party, there was excellent food and enough drink to prevent dehydration in the sweltering September sun. Distractions included a closer-than-expected USC-SJ game, as well as some outdoor activities.

Fantasy football live draft decisionmaking


Like any good draft there was no lack of intense thought, debate, criticism, and spirited finger pointing.

Axis

Fantasy football live draft board


Cheryl worked very hard to provide the decor and Big Board, for that I promised her plenty of imagery to document her efforts.



Sunday was the first full game of Axis, it took a mere nine hours to find a winner. Long story short:



Comments:

Agreed, fantasy football conjures images of a bunch of guys sitting around folding tables in a 70s faux wood paneled room. You did not fail to deliver.


The wood paneling and folding chairs remind me of a bingo hall.


Wow a paper draft??!!!?? someone put a lot of work into that.