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Tattoos

June 4th, 2010 by alephnaught

Tattoos

Nathan and I went to Nathan’s Tattoos and Piercing to get tattoos. Nathan designed his own – I started my quest to have the 7 names of god tattooed on me (I got the idea from Knight’s Taqwacores book). The tattoo is Yahweh, the “secret” name for God; there are no vowels and it technically […]

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Iggy doing pat-a-cake on the floor

June 4th, 2010 by alephnaught

Iggy doing pat-a-cake on the floor

Yes, our puppy is crazy (he fits right in). Here’s Iggy, almost a year old, doing pat-a-cake on the floor. I shot this with my iPhone.

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Lip Service

June 3rd, 2010 by alephnaught

Lip Service

Nathan wanted to check out a clothing store that specializes in custom and steampunk clothing called Lip Service. It took over an hour to drive there, but it was worth it – they make the clothes there, and they have some really great designs!

Abstract photograph

May 30th, 2010 by alephnaught

Abstract photograph

I love high-contrast abstract photography. After cleaning the grill, I noticed what I thought was a cool shot, so I grabbed my camera; here’s the picture:

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Aviva’s surgery

May 19th, 2010 by alephnaught

Aviva’s surgery

Aviva had a cyst removed from her left ovary – she thought she was going to die from the anesthesia but of course she was fine, in fact she did incredibly well. Here is a pic of her in her hospital gown before surgery: And a couple of pics of the cyst (her doctor gave […]

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Aviva’s birthday!

May 13th, 2010 by alephnaught

Aviva’s birthday!

We decided to go out for dinner; Aviva wanted to try a seafood restaurant in Calabasas called Kings. The food was very good; the decor was similar to family-style seafood places in Chicago, but the food was much better. Aviva had king crab legs and I had a steelhead filet with a dry rub – […]

The #140conf LA meetup May 10

May 10th, 2010 by alephnaught

The #140conf LA meetup May 10

I finally had time to crank up Photoshop and clean up pictures I took with my new iPhone. I had a great time, although I didn’t meet everyone I wanted to meet at the event; I did get to use the Bump app (thanks Linda!) and did meet some fun folks. And the speakers were […]

Revoltech’s Sci-Fi Alien figure

May 10th, 2010 by alephnaught

Revoltech’s Sci-Fi Alien figure

At my son’s recommendation, I ordered a Revoltech Alien figure – its quite nicely detailed and articulated. The figure holds its pose well but can be hard to shape; the “ball” connectors at the joints snap into fixed positions, and the figure came out of the box with the balls not properly oriented forwards. If […]

Pictures from Earth Day in Santa Monica and shopping in Venice, CA

May 1st, 2010 by alephnaught

Pictures from Earth Day in Santa Monica and shopping in Venice, CA

Many pictures taken during the Earth Day celebration on the Promenade in Santa Monica and a trip shopping in Venice, CA.

Wherein we take the in-laws to Chinatown (and a few other pictures too)

March 16th, 2010 by alephnaught

Wherein we take the in-laws to Chinatown (and a few other pictures too)

Aviva’s mom Lil and one of her brothers, Brian, came to visit us. I took a day off and we decided to go to Chinatown. In addition to pictures we took in Chinatown, there are a couple shots from a shopping trip at a garden supply shop and Aviva meeting the monster…