Living Room Additions

It’s been a very busy 3 months for me and the family. I’ve been a lame blogger, but I’ve always been a lame blogger I guess. I took a new job, finished a book, and Allison and I have had a million small house projects in addition to raising our...

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My first approved patent

Woo-hoo! It only took 7 years for one of my patent applications, Previewing and manipulating a framed image print,  to be approved. Abstract An apparatus and method of generating a visual representation of an image based product. Where the image based product is a picture image, the method produces a framed prototype image showing the …

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Bea and Marc Jacob’s Chicken

This is the chicken that saved my Saturday afternoon. We had left Hayes Valley and were on way over to Fillmore Street. Beatriz had tuckered herself out at the park and was high from eating a chocolate cookie (a sugar sandwich essentially) from Miette. Tired kid on a sugar rush is like those zombies in Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror--unfit for human consumption.

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Beatriz and Ava Hang Out

Sisters Beatriz and Ava Hanging Out!, originally uploaded by skidgel. Our morning routine begins every day at 6 or 6:30. Ava wakes up in her co-sleeper, is fed, and then begins to coo and be social. We then hear Bea from her room start to sing and eventually she asks for momma or dadda. Eventually …

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Brompton on the BART

Brompton on the BART, originally uploaded by skidgel. If had a dollar for everytime someone asked me about my Brompton, I could buy a few more of them. Typical questions: How much does it weigh? (~25 lbs) How much does it cost? (700–1800 depending on options) How fast does it go? (how fast can you …

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4 Roses for Allison

4 Roses for Allison On March 22, we celebrated four years of love, wearing platinum, and driving each other crazy. I bought them at Market Hall before meeting for dinner at Noodle Theory up the street. I think the scent of the orange rose should be bottled.

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