Quick Pics (10.27.22)

By on Oct 27, 2022

Finally starting to figure out how this works.

By on Oct 20, 2022

  I have some weird beliefs regarding food. They are border on religious. I think one of the most important things people need is food. Looking around the world almost every culture and religion has beliefs and ideas based around food. Whether it is fasting or feasts food effects us in ways that are profound and often overlooked. When I have a friend that is hurting or in crisis the first thing I do is try to get them to eat. It doesn’t make the situation better but being hungry almost always makes situations worse. After the first two weeks of games I was finally feeling comfortable in what was needed from me for the next game. First and foremost… candy.     While the girls really started to gel as a team the previous weekend, there were still some problems. During the first game the girls were tired and a little lethargic. During the last games the girls...

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Batarang!

By on Oct 20, 2022

  In addition to the somewhat puerile drawing I just finished up, which will accompany my ongoing volleyball escapades, I knocked out a quick little project. My friend is going to be The Batman for Halloween and he asked me if I had any suggestions for making some batarangs. I just smiled and told him I’d get back to him in a couple days. We just completed a huge sign project at work and the stock we used was really unique. It was something we don’t normally work with. The stock was expensive so we were very efficient in our usage and the leftover scraps were really small so there wasn’t much we could do with it. Normally we would have just recycled it but I thought it was so cool that I hid it away in the corner of the shop until I could figure out how to use it. I wasn’t sure what I was going to use it for but when he said...

The second week of games and a growing problem.

By on Oct 14, 2022

  Let me start by saying I was a little hard on the head coach. He was just thrown into this, the same way I was. He really is a good player. In practices he demonstrates perfect form and he even does that thing where he seems like he’s chaotically falling when receiving a powerful serve only to have the ball slow in momentum and redirect exactly where the setter is standing. He was caught off guard by our first games the same way I was. We were both frustrated by our circumstances. Really when I wrote what I did about him, I was describing exactly how I felt, blindsided and a little clueless.     Kids are weird. Maybe it is all athletes, but all the girls were the exact same at the next practice as they had been the previous weeks. Nobody mentioned the games, wins or losses. It was a little weird for me but we just went on with things. Having a better idea of what...

Cactus Plant Flea Market Happy Meals

By on Oct 11, 2022

I’m sure you’ve heard about this by now, but there are adult happy meals at McDonalds. In a weird yet awesome collaboration, McDonald’s has decided to team up with Cactus Plant Flea Market.     CPLM was founded by Cynthia Lu in 2015. She was an image consultant for Pharrell. She built her aesthetic by visiting French flea markets and yard sales. She then started producing her own designs on Hanes x Supreme t-shirt blanks. Pharrell was often seen wearing her designs sparking public interest. Cactus Plant has also done some collaborations with Nike.     I don’t know how long they will last but I’m hoping to pick up a few more before they run out.

And then everything changed…

By on Oct 7, 2022

  Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to plan, you are preparing to fail.” Winston Churchill said, “He who fails to plan is planning to fail” So far things were really starting to go well at practice. The biggest issue I had to deal with was learning the girls’ names. They were all having fun and practicing their skills. Spirits were high and our first game was on a Saturday morning. It was scheduled at 9:00am at the facility where we practiced. Everyone was excited and the team was really starting to gel. One girl stood out as a leader among them. She was good dealing with the other girls and she had knowledge and insight when it came to her other players, so at the final practice before the game we designated her team captain.     The night before the game we received an email telling us that the game had been moved up to 8:00am. A couple last minute texts went...