See You In Hell!

Monday, February 28, 2005

the "walk" button

walk button

Pavilion of the mind.....

Did a little sketching while tending to my vast, teetering piles of laundry this weekend. A completely non-functional yet architectonic little folly, hence "pavilion of the mind" (Devin suggested that I was "wasting perfectly good ink").

mind pavilion 1

Friday, February 25, 2005

A little more light on the subject...

Tuesday, February 22, 2005



And here's the complete installation:

Of Second Heads and Smacking..

Okay, I find this a little disturbing, yet strangely fascinating:

“Doctors said the second head was capable of smiling and blinking - but not of independent life” (which, incidentally, are also traits shared by our president and most of his cabinet).

Let’s look at that again.: A SECOND HEAD capable of blinking and smiling.

What The Fuck.

What if the main head is angry or upset? Does the second head just sit there, blinking and smiling? Which one do you trust? How do we know the blinking & smiling head isn’t the dominant head? The “good head” as it were? What if the so-called main head is actually the evil one? What made the doctors so quick to dismiss Blinky? Did they ASK the blinking and smiling head if it wanted to be severed?

“Okay. Blink ONCE if you want us to cut you off, TWICE if you don’t.”

Long pause, as the doctors stare intently at the second head.

“Phil, did that look like one blink to you?”

And now for something completely different:


Monday, February 21, 2005

Another reason to hate February

As if there aren't enough reasons to loathe this month (cold, depressing, short but never-ending)...

Hunter S. Thompson killed himself.


Friday, February 18, 2005

The Gates of Somerville....


Move over, Christo. Take a number, New York City. Visit The Gates Of Somerville:

I gotta have more cowbell !!

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Must watch this

Blog is here:

Actual video is found here:

I *heart* Jon Stewart.

A marvelous blogtastic clip sent to me by a friend with a mantra I may have to steal as my own: I have no government.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Photo Booths Rule!

A co-worker is doing a piece consisting of multiple photo booth shots so me and Dylan trotted down to a local dinkytown spot with a neato photo booth and got our pix taken. Word of warning: after that last dollar goes in, it starts (hence my charming mid-section...)

(I like the angry 3rd one--grrr! and if my glare can't hurt you, the pointy chin can take you out!)

Monday, February 14, 2005

A little traveling music...

Soon I will be climbing into a giant aluminum death trap and flying to san francisco, all in the name of architecture. As usual, I will be seated between a colicky baby, and a talkative born-again christian with halitosis that could knock a buzzard off a shitwagon. We will experience a lot of unexpected turbulence, and they will be out of beer.
Nietzsche was right.





Saturday, February 12, 2005

Lent--not the past tense verb, the season

Okay, so I have decided to give up a few things for Lent. No really! I was talking to a friend of mine who is giving up meat and the way he spoke about it made me think that challenging myself to give up something I like is a really neat idea. And there is more motivation to not cave in b/c it's about thinking how others in the world may have it a lot worse than you and sacrificing something gives you a sense of compassion or something. I'm not explaining it well, but it feels good to be doing this. I'm giving up baked sweets (donuts,cakes, brownies etc.) which I grab when they are around at work--which is often. And I'm giving up road rage. Oddly the latter has been a little harder. Mind you this is only day 3 of lent. Anyway, it's an interesting challenge and I hope to change some of my bad habits. When I think about chucking it, I feel like a cop out b/c there are people starving in the world and I'm bemoaning the loss of a donut?! I don't think so. It's helping me get my perspective on straight so I don't get down in the dumps about stupid little things that really don't matter. Plus, I think there are rules about Lent that say you can have the stuff you gave up on Sundays or something. I'm gonna look into that...

Friday, February 11, 2005

Favorite 'f**k you' media clips

So, there are a few things on TV that have made me very happy. Most make me curious about the general level of intellect in this country, but hey, look at our president, we're not really shooting for brilliance. (and honestly, sometimes cheesy tv can be relaxing, but whatever...)

1) Jon Stewart on Crossfire
video clip from ifilm:
ifilm also has a clip of Stewart on his own show the next day:
2) Judy Bachrach chats with Fox News Anchor Bridgette Quinn who gets a little cranked when someone doesn't praise the president and all he does:

We need more things like this to happen!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

mardi gras

Who else out there believes that the day after Fat Tuesday should be named Dry Heave Wednesday?

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

pancake bunny

Monday, February 07, 2005

mt st helens is belchin' stuff today

Friday, February 04, 2005

check it out. google meets the jive server:

Off Tha Hook!

yes, this post is inspired by the penile hook-can i get those for my bathroom? It'd be fun to put them at different levels and put a video camera on them and see what people do with them. hmm...

But anywho, the heinous remark 'off tha hook' was uttered by no other than 'Jim' (Jim!??!) Cameron in the Imax movie, Aliens of the Deep (cool with a high cheese factor). Fun flick, but should white older men say things like that? Ever? ack...

Other phrases deserving retirement:
1. It's All Good (Go minot class of 95!)
2. 'you're fired' (wtf to begin with on that one.) U of M, TC, thot it was good enough for their homecoming theme last year (once again, wtf).
3. Flip-flopper [Most often used when asking a woron (w-supporting moron who loves war) why they like Bush: 'Cuz Kerry is like a flip-flopper. he like uhh, uhh, flip flops on the issues..yea.' ]

x-rated CADD-generated coat hook

x-rated coat hook
Originally uploaded by jege.

Say the word CADD (computer-aided drafting & design) to any architect, and he/she will know immediately what you are talking about. Then they will club you over the head with their coffee cup and run like hell.

We as architects are intimately involved with CADD on a daily basis, whether it be for designing & documenting a building, or just zooming in and out & attempting to look busy, while our minds wander to the very ends of time and space, pondering the age-old existential mysteries of life...."do I have any beer in the fridge?"...."Have I really given cooking with Pam a chance?"....."What the hell was THAT in the litter box this morning?".... and so on.

Therefore, It is no surprise that sitting hunched over a computer for 12 hours a day, mind-melding with your CADD program can sap one of your most basic human desires. And no, I'm not talking about the Urge To Line-Dance. I'm talking about Good Old Freaky Acrobatic Circus Sex.

Have you ever wondered how those CADD gurus satisfy their lustful urges? Me neither. But nevertheless, here is an example.... proof of the incendiary sexuality percolating just below the surface of every CADD user, screaming to be acknowledged:

What the F@#&!?

OK, Admittedly I am the least techno-saavy (in terms of computers, not dancing; I RULE at dancing...) but how is it possible that Jen and Em are blog blog blogging their way to shaplier hips and thighs and the one I tried to post just flat out didn't work even though it gave me a computer greeting stating "congratulations, your blog has posted" or something like that!! Well, I guess no one will know my angst unless this one works so here goes-

maybe THIS will get our parents to comment on the blog

Originally uploaded by jege.
Here they are....the parents of the lein girlz 3, circa 1967 I believe. Arent they adorable?

Thursday, February 03, 2005

5 things that I'm copping to today:

Some things that REALLY REALLY bother me, but that I havent been able to openly admit because they tend to be things that other people like, and I really just don't feel like putting up with their bullshit arguments about WHY I should like them, are:

1. Clowns

2. Cilantro (which I hate with the white-hot intensity of a billion suns. I cannot stress this enough)

3. Parades

4. Reggae music (don't press me on this one, I just don't like it, okay? I'd rather get a pap smear with a rake than listen to reggae music)

5. People who say 'Eye-talian' rather than 'IH-talian". What, are you from Eye-taly? Jesus.

go play basketball in the driveway, timmy....

Originally uploaded by jege.

i fucking dare you.

Perhaps our tagline is true..

So I posted this picture in my website for a class on technology and communication that I'm taking....

With the caption: Here is a picture of my sister's cat, Zelda sitting with a pillow I cross-stiched as a Christmas present. I have censored language that may be offensive. This is yet another fun thing you can do in Photoshop: write on things. It's also great if you need to crop, tweak or distort.

Oh, you too can offend with cross stitch:

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

attitude problem

attitude problem
Originally uploaded by jege.

I love this cartoon with every fibre of my dark, dark soul.

If souls were indeed fibrous, that is. And hey, who's to say that they're not?

Inauguration thots...

Sad when Milk and Cheese (Milk Products Gone Bad) have the most sensible political commentary.

Monkey Bite

monkey bite
Originally uploaded by jege.
This is some damn good advice:

bloggie blog blog

Well, the Lein girlz are somewhat joining the tech world. This one is still considered one of the 'alien techie weird people' in her office, but so far, none have a cell phone.

props to Jim-bob for inspiring the name and to Jege for getting it set up.

Woot woot.

Happy Bunny

School prepares you for the real world
which also sucks.

The face of a child can say it all. Especially the mouth part of the face.

OK so those are 2 o' my favorite sayings and I feel they offer the merest glimpse into my irreverantly dark world view. That is all for now.