Category: I’m a damn computer geek

A Long December

About the title?

Well, N and I saw Counting Crows at last …and it was sooo awesome.

The Traveling Circus and Medicine Show. Counting Crows and Augustana… they both hit the stage at the same time, and they both sang lots of songs.

Pure awesomeness. Two of our favorite groups onstage.


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Adam Duritz standing on a monitor, smiling…

So what have I been up to?

Too many things to mention.

Some things have just been awesome, others have just been things you sort of have to do.

And as usual, here’s the small (!) amount of things I want you to know… (110 photos this time)

Like a roadtrip to Bainbridge Island… driving up to Mukilteo, and then up, up, and a bit farther, just to cross over at Mt. Vernon, and then South I-5 again.

I like pie… I mean… ferries film (portra 160vc or ektar 100 — dunno) on the m6:


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The people on the other side of the ferry

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Everyone minding their own business

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Commuting sleeper… awesome to see how this happens in every known medium of transport

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Boats = members? Whoa, thaaat’s sooo cleeeveeer…

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We didn’t make it by 11. No breakfast for us.

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Poulsbo cemetery… and the big tree there

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Photo guys getting their angles

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This was cool – imagine how the sequence would look in video

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View from home

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Random Capitol Hill moment

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Yet another mirror shot. N+me+strangers

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Some old dude wearing a skirt, and some other guy photographing him.

Moral of the story: Rewind the film before opening up the m6.

Now shifting to the f3 with good ol’ portra 160vc. First some leftovers from Poulsbo:


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Best Washington bakery E V E R

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The Poulsbo church – viewed at 17mm

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Tighter shot

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The cemetery tree

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Another cemetery shot

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…aaand another ferry shot on the way back

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Good thing guy parked in a proper spot

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I (heart) neon signs

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Bldg in front of the Emerald Arms

Now back to the Fremont Solstice Parade


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Before the parade began

I’ve realized that having more that 1 film camera screws things up. I know… maybe I just suck, but since sometimes I feel a certain camera would do fine, I leave another at home.

Anyway… when I ran out of portra, I put on a delta 400 on the F3. Still on the Fremont Solstice Parade…


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“Steal the rhythm while you can, Spoooonmaaaaan”

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The entertainer just arrived

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There’s a bit for everyone there…

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Her outfit was cool

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This is SO European… I mean in every corner.. Paris, Madrid, Zurich, Stockholm…

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Mini-raffle… the grand prize… a scribbled Mini

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Bridge opening up for some guy in his petite yatch

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Paramount Theater’s marquee

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Yah, right… we supported John Smith and his plea for whatever… donยดt know the restaurant

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At the Death Cab for Cutie concert… more photos below

TMAX 400 on the m6 – leftovers from the Fremont Solstice Parade


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Police bike- check
Billingham bag – check
Kneel in the middle of the street – check

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After the Fremont parade was over…

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Another self… at City Market… awesome place… e

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They had Camper shoes in this store

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Bonding at a M’s game

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Taaaaakeee me ooouuut to the baaaall gaaaaameeee

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Eventhough some people bumped into homey, he did not move… from his spotlight

I love the Seattle music scene. Looots of bands I really like. This makes me think about all the “cooool; trendy” hipsters that will go to the Killers’ Concert (in either Mexico City or Monterrey). Been there… months ago. :). For what it’s worth, these are from a Third Eye Blind concert. TEB rocks really hard!!!. This was with the m6 and Portra 800. These were edited in Aperture. I’m learning how to use it. Rocks on the MBP screen!! Not a big fan of Portra 800, though…


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Opening band

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Digital photo… the place was packed

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The tones were NOT cool… but I like the red.

I hated the tones, so I just BW’d the rest…


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Late night coffee

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Party at Moni’s John’s – that sounds funny

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John’s friends looking at his X-ray

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Man looking at an unknown booze bottle

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Note the small umbrella

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Typical party-geek moment

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The Triple door… cool drummer… her voice… hmmm… dunno

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She played a cover by Natalia Lafourcade… we were surprised…

These are other frames from our every-days…

m6 + p160vc…


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Anthroplogie @ U Village. Awesome…

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Another self in a dressing room.

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Boston guys…

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Van breaking down in I-5

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ha!

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Teamwork… gets you places

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Another Triple Door concert

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The car coming into the frame almost runs me over… to many’s chagrin, I’m still around

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I think I had a Slice + Vice

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German posing… conceptually I like this. He has a twin (Gustavo).

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Big evil octopus coming out of a building

And that was it for that Portland getaway.

There’s no sales tax in Oregon… so if you’re thinking about getting a new laptop… you can go there… I did. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway…

I took N to Ballard for a concert where Trespassers William played. Cool stuff… m6 + portra 400VC:


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The Olympic Athletic Club in Ballard

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Ballard post… not very different than the Capitol Hill post

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Guy selling tickets at the Tractor Tavern

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Can’t remember these guy’s name… they were amusing

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Trespassers William

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My former mentor — ladies and gents… Mr. Brian Puhl. F’n awesome dude.

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That window up top… our place

Then, near the end, came the big event where they took us downtown in buses… and closed down 520 and I-5 at rush hour. Yeah… I guess this is how Microsoft makes friends… oh well… it’s mostly MS people in 520 anyway.


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“Yeah dude, let the buses go through”

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I-5 being completely blocked just for us

That same weekend we had hamburgers at Pablo’s…. truly delicious delicious stuff… ektar (?) on the m6:


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The cook extraordinaire

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Chris + Anna… awesome dudes

After a quick N-stop to Anthropologie…


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This made me smile

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Dick’s. Yum Yum Yum

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Simple menu — shakes, burguers, and fries

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Yours truly

Mariners! Well… I’m a Red Sox guy (since I met Hamza – credit where credit is due). Anyway… we went to couple of games… this is against the Blue Jays, I think… f3 + p400vc:


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Ichirrrrouuuuuuuu at bat

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Safeco!!!

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I guess he wasn’t into the sport

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That day the pitcher srsly sucked

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Sea-town docks

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N + yrs trly

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Cheap rooms…

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during the heatwave

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Old fashioned frozen custard…. yum!!

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Paula – after I’d run out of 120 film

Quick rewind to Portland… using efke25 on the m6… mostly personal stuff, so not sharing more than a few…:


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Garage in Powell’s Books. BEST BOOKSTORE EVA

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Naked Capitol Hill riders

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Before the Death Cab for Cutie concert

Then, I got a delta3200 on the m6 to see what could happen:


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Lovely sky

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Gotta love Delta 3200

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4th of July fireworks

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Some strange Pinapple Vodka prepared by Nath and Amir

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On the way back home – more delta 3200 love

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From inside Hot Mama’s Pizza Parlour

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Across the street from Hot Mama’s, and besides Linda’s

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DCFC playing “Your Heart is an Empty Room”

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You and me have seen everything to see…
from Bangkk to Calgary… and the soles of your shoes are all worn out…

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The Atlantic was booorn todaaaayyyy

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Another camera shooting the stage

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I guess these ladies really got into the music and broke into tears

On a lighter note, I remember a conversation I had with my cousin about Tweeter.

Two types of people use Tweeter: Truly useful information sources or poser attention whores.

Now, I wonder what’s the logic behind microblogging for the second type…

I’m doing some very very interesting/cool stuff.

…right.

No joke, I’m getting beaten up and the police has actual crimes to solve, so they’re not coming.

Awesome. That last one was by Perez Hilton FYI…

Now… really… do we need a microblogging engine to know that a certain dumbass is waking up? or dressing up? or being just generally pretentious?

Naah… didn’t think so.

Bitter Moon is on the TV now. Love that movie. I have not opinion about Roman Polansky, so I’ll digress.

Still, it’s a good movie.

Anyway… carrying on…

Approaching the end of this kilometric post… ektar on the m6:


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Randomness

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Mommy’s there

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Girl dancing for her college degree

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Cowgirrrrrrlssss

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Dudes amazed at her skill

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Tools of the trade

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Explanation of the work…

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Confiture… I miss this cat

I made an arrangement with a friend… she’d cook delicious food, and I’ll make her a portrait.

It was an awesome experiment…. apparently I don’t suck terribly at portraits.

N was the art director.

Shot with the Rolleiflex T, using Portra 400VC — perfect for the light. Here’s my fave:


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Dramatic expression, and all…

Say goodbye to long-ass posts.

It’s hard to define the past six months of my life in a single thought. I guess not everyday you get to work on changing the e-mail management paradigm in the world, or work with the most awesome team I’ve ever worked with (IAM dudes… rock on!!!).

Also… I’ve never followed the phrase “Work hard; Play hard” so strictly.

But it paid off amazingly well… ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve got the tools for exactly what I want to do. My favorite camera ever, with the only two lenses I’d ever want for it – too bad I had to trade in two sweet two-eight’s, and a CV one-four to get those, but well… there’s a point in life where you know exactly what you want.

Last, but far from least… getting home, seeing N at home (working her genius and magic over long distance), and just thinking that I’d become an adult… in OUR place.

Can’t really explain how that feels… I guess you aren’t there, I could suggest to cut microblogging, the rest of your bullshit, and grow up… but anyway it’s cool… I mean… not everyone can handle being a grown up, and being treated like one.

And this is now… in a break from all that… listening to the raindrops hit the glass behind me, in the big man-zoo that Mexico City is… raining at night as only it can rain in this wicked place.

There’s no looking back, and there are no regrets.

This year has been better than the last; maybe as good as it gets.

Hope life catches you well,

J