Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Queen Mary

Originally uploaded by funkyj.
Amelia and I stayed a night on the Queen Mary ship/hotel in Long Beach while visiting family in Orange County.

Our rude idiot neighbors in the next room started watching TV at 3:30 in the morning. After about a hour of unsuccessfully trying to get back to sleep (there is not much sound insulation between rooms) I went out and explored the ship.

I also left a note for the hotel staff to "please spit on any food that is delivered to room M138". Hopefully they will get their just desserts.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

The Diagnosis

The Diagnosis
Originally uploaded by funkyj.
... Maranti is terminally ill.

This picture was taken at the meeting in which we were informed that the board of directors was pulling the plug on our company, Maranti (Google cached).

raven portrait

raven portrait
Originally uploaded by flappingwings.
Someone else on flickr took this excellent picture. I love ravens and crows...

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Waiting for the Half Blood Prince

Originally uploaded by funkyj.

Harry Potter

Originally uploaded by funkyj.
and the Half Blood Prince went on sale today. This picture is of the release party at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Court of Mysteries

Originally uploaded by funkyj.
When I win the lottery I will buy the Court of Mysteries.

Until then I'll have to content myself with a few pictures. I have more pictures of this eccentric decaying homage to the brick layer's art. I'll be adding pictures taken in a morning light sometime later.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Farewell Mike

Originally uploaded by funkyj.

Mike Berg, a good friend of mine, died last year. Recently I uploaded some pictures to flickr that I took at a party celebrating Mike's life. The two pictures shown here are pictures of Mike before we met.

you can see larger versions of this picture by clicking the picture (this takes you to flickr) and then clicking the all sizes button above the picture.

You may recognise Mike's name as the one you see if you follow the blog sensei link on the left side of my blog page.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Cafe Brazil

Cafe Brazil
Originally uploaded by funkyj.
My mother in law is visiting this weekend so we went to Cafe Brazil for brunch. Normally we wouldn't bother going out to brunch at such a late hour (10h30) on a holiday weekend but with company visiting you have to do crazy things. The food was good (as usual), after the interminable wait.

There are more of my photos of Cafe Brazil on flickr.