Wet Squirrel

Last night while I was working in the basement I heard Naima barking up a storm. I went outside to check on her and she was barking at a slightly tipped over garbage can.

I looked down into the garbage can and barely visible in a half inch of black water was a ground squirrel.

Naima was so proud of this accomplishment.

I took the garbage can back to the alley and dumped its inhabitant out.


The ground squirrel that Naima trapped in a garbage can.

The ground squirrel that Naima trapped in a garbage can.

It sat there for several minutes before deciding to move on with its day.

Phonetos Vol. 2

The rest of the pictures from my phone from the last couple of months.

Once again, if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen most of these already. Carry on!



First time playing BINGO with Jill.


After watching MONTAGE OF HECK, I listened to a ton of Nirvana again.


This is something I found during THE BASEMENT PROJECT and Michelle put it on her door at work. Not sure why.


Tried to get rid of this guy. Nobody wanted him. To the dump he went.


View from the hotel at Nate’s Bachelor Party.


My destiny.


Watching American League “baseball”.


George Brett. A statue. It isn’t really him.


Creepiest sculpture I’ve ever seen. Good work Kansas City.


Dae Hee at Boulevard.






This is what Nate did during 85% of his Bachelor Party. Text Laura.


Hilton South




Power & Light in a storm.


Getting a new used bed.


Gotta remember how they strapped down those chairs.


Grandma at Tara’s wedding.


Miss June.


The Ghetto Home Theater. Functional. Not pretty.


Welcome to Missouri. Where open racism is still condoned.


Pit Stop on the road to Nate & Laura’s wedding.


If you are a customer of US Bank, you can get a free selfie stick. In case you were interested.


Birthday dinner shenanigans.




Brandi tickets.


Yea! Don’t be stupid!


Mutt Cuts!


Probably all I got. For a while.

Phonetos – Vol. 1

Although I haven’t touched the real camera lately, I have sorta documented some stuff with my cruddy camera on my phone. Thought I would post some of those from the last few months. Remember, these are taken with a cruddy camera phone.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen many of these. Feel free to carry on.



Best donuts. Ever.


Our waiter at Pig Ate My Pizza. Carrying Naima’s favorite toy.


This was apropos of that weekend. I love John Cusack.


Iowa State Relay for Life


Such a great game!


Naima had Willy protect her while we watched the ISU-Oklahoma game.


I still don’t think they’ve done anything about this building.


Dre’s Birthday. Watching a little March Madness.


Layla’s Melancholy Lion.


Network Engineering Night at Welch Ave.


Missouri.


Cousins.


First birthday party I’ve been to that was on the grounds of a federal prison.


Naima.


New love. Rico’s Tacos.


ISU Spring Game.

Confirmation Sunday with my Confirmation Mentee Mitchell.


Derek. Winner of this year’s Roundball Oracles.


Uncola at the Otho Pub.


Carla’s Art.


Logan really enjoyed his first Adobe experience.


Jim. The last night of bowling. Ever.

Dinner with a member of the Illuminati.


Miss May.


Bulletin from Pastor Sarah’s amazing Superhero Sermon Series.


The wall from the Citywide Youth Group.

More soonish…

Still Laughing – 2015

Still haven’t really got back to posting much lately, but let’s face it, I really haven’t even touched the camera much lately. I’ve been crazy busy with weddings and graduations and church activities that my free time has been at a premium lately.

When I have had free time, I’ve been devoting it to my BASEMENT PROJECT. A project where I have been returning things that don’t belong to me, re-assigning ownership of some things AND downsizing my own possessions. Although to those that have seen the basement in its current state it might not look like I’ve made much progress, but those people didn’t see what it looked like before this whole process began.

In fact, I made it to the point where I was able to actually set up the GHETTO HOME THEATER. With a couple of donations from Jesse and a couple purchases from Amazon, there is a functioning theater in my basement. However, that is all that can be said about it. It functions. It is definitely a work in progress.

On Saturday I was able to have a soft opening with Russell,Baier, Dre, and Dae Hee in attendance. We watched NIGHT CRAWLER. I feel it was a success that could lead to a couple more soft openings.

Hopefully there will be an actual grand opening when it is “finished” and the GHETTO HOME THEATER will be re-branded the UNION STREET THEATER. Perhaps a double feature of a kid friendly movie for those types that have reproduced and closing with A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Which I consider to be child friendly as well. That might just be me though.

Well, any way, I should post some pictures. Here are some tulip pictures from Pella.


Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Tulips in Pella, 2015.

Maybe I won’t wait so long to post again. But maybe I will.