Tuesday, July 29, 2008

PODS have landed

Our PODs have arrived. Thank god I ordered two.

eye jewelry

You probably seen this but I thought it was cool. It makes my eyes water.

via: Erick Larenbeek

Friday, July 25, 2008

new webpage

Just updated my webpage. Check it out and help me make sure it all works.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

new stuff

just some quick photos of work I am trying to get done before we leave for NY.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


So I thought I would mention one more thing. I had to go to the dentist yesterday. It turned out that a few of my fillings had failed and needed to be replaced. So they had to grind out 3 fillings and refill them. It took three hours..... yeah. Anyhoo it didn't hurt at all while they were doing it but today I am feeling it. The crazy part is, and I am sure this is old news, they used this new Ultraviolet curing ceramic/resin. Last time I had a filling it was a metal alloy type thing. So you can imagine when they brought this crazy light wand doo-dad up to my mouth I was kind of freaked out. Well you can guess where this is going. I am going to find some of this stuff and try it for myself. I know a few folks have already messed with this stuff (Phil Carrizzi: see photo below). Also the new 3D printer that we ordered at New Paltz works on the same principal where resin is cured using a UV light as it is being pulled out of a pool or reservoir. Cool stuff.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sooooooooo. I haven't written anything in a while. I feel like my life has become a whirlwind of paperwork, carpentry, computers and house hunting. In anticipation of getting ready for the big move Liz and I are trying to sell her house, rent mine, buy a new house, find a place to rent in New Paltz and finish up my job at VCU. So you can imagine how hard it has been to find time to sit down and write a few things on ye-old blog. I think we have successfully found a place to rent while Liz's place is on the market. When her place sells we will be able to buy a place up yonder. Until then we have been packing packing packing. I didn't realize how much crap we have until we started to box everything up.
Anyhoo, after dealing with my flooded basement Liz and I visited New Paltz one more time to find a place to live. I think we did it. There is a place we love that we are going to try and get. We pulled out of that other house. It was just way too expensive and WAY too small. We realized that we have too much stuff, hence the WAY too small. It seems like a perfect time to reduce the amount of crap that we own. So I have been recycling all of my old magazines, consolidating my DVD collection, getting rid of that old coffee table that was always a eyesore and just generally throwing away a lot of crap. We ordered our PODs which I am excited about. They come at the end of the month which will be nice. Once they show up we will be sending off the majority of our stuff into storage for a month or so until we can get settled. I will try and post some more when I can. Until then I will leave you with this photo of the "farmers stand" that is down the street from the house we are looking at. I put it in quotes because really its an open air grocery store.