Apr 30, 2011


DSC06235a by neonspecs
DSC06235a a photo by neonspecs on Flickr.


I am really looking to forward to reading this book from the WPA (a government institution for which I have much fondness). I do, however, wish the publishers of this reissue allowed it to remain looking like a WPA publication. Compare:

Which one do you like better?

Apr 16, 2011

Apr 15, 2011


Chess by neonspecs
Chess a photo by neonspecs on Flickr.
One of my favorite things about Portland is the public art chess boards all over the Pioneer Courthouse Square and that people actually congregate around them and play chess. It's fab. Superbly fab. It says a lot about Portland that they pick-up game of choice seems to be Chess.

Apr 7, 2011


DSC05628a by neonspecs
DSC05628a a photo by neonspecs on Flickr.
View from Amtrak from Seattle to Portland. Awesome.

Apr 4, 2011


Pizza by neonspecs
Pizza a photo by neonspecs on Flickr.
Dear Borders,

I am very sorry you are going out of business. I am, however, very happy I got five books and two CDs for $25.18 including tax today.


Apr 3, 2011

Cupcake Royale

Cupcake Royale by neonspecs
Cupcake Royale a photo by neonspecs on Flickr.
I maintain that these cupcakes are better than Sprinkles'.

Mar 29, 2011

Samuel M. Buddha

Samuel M. Buddha by neonspecs
Samuel M. Buddha a photo by neonspecs on Flickr.
Dear car,

On this occasion, the hour of your 10,000th mile, I am sorry you have been put through so much in your young life. I wish you a next 100,000 miles of no injuries!

Hopefully yours,

Mar 22, 2011

Ivar's Fish Bar

Ivar's Fish Bar by neonspecs
Ivar's Fish Bar a photo by neonspecs on Flickr.
I ate some sort of shellfish here for the first time, mussels or clams or something, and they weren't that good. This sign, however, is so spectacular. and the view of the Sound was even better!

Mar 21, 2011


sound by neonspecs
sound a photo by neonspecs on Flickr.
Seattle was so fresh and crisp and beautiful. For real.