Monday, December 15, 2008

Steph is Lucia.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

My Christmas Tree. Happy Holidays to all of you.

The Recording Studio

Tom gives some input.

David compiles.

This is where the magic happens.

Friends got soul.

An evening at UW campus and was born.

My new iphone means I can camerabag everything. Collin, I am stuck on a crossword and I will never be able to sleep again.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Farewell Mexico. I will miss reading in your sun.

Farewell Mexico. Steph will miss you too.

Sushi day.

Jumping into the swimming pool and swimming to the sushi bar is an excellent tradition.

Spicy tuna roll and rainbow roll whilst simmering in the spa.

Steph's dad (Len) joined us in the tradition.


Guillermo, a friend of the Schenck family, brought his family over for dinner on our last night in Mexico. They are fabulous people and I got to practice a little bit of Spanish.

Alex "sin diente." He is very proud to have lost a tooth.

Monday, December 01, 2008


Hermano is proud of his tat.

Matthew is not a blood brother, but he might as well be.

Kurt and Matthew are of the same intensity.

But they have their quiet side too.

Matthew fell asleep in the pool and woke up wondering how he arrived in paradise.

Mexico welcomes my family.

This breakfast joint was legit.

Matthew was stunned by the awesomeness of sunshine and relaxation. I think his words were, "No way, now I have a reason to go to college, get a job, and get rich. Dudes, I love Mexico."

We stormed the streets of Mexico with pride.

*I credit Steph for the authentic nature of this photo.

Cruise ship day.

Wandering down to the docks in the morning you will find a strange emergence of people from an alien planet. The come on these pod-like ships.

People in yellow shirts and safari hats await their arrival by the dozens.

Then thousands of people head down the gauntlet of ugly tourism tchotchkes.

They come equipped with cowboy hats and suspenders. Usually white socks and velcro sandals are involved.

Everyone is protected by a bright yellow sticker that lets all of the vendors know they are there for a day and easy money. I didn't have on a yellow sticker so for once I wasn't even approached about buying bracelets or drugs.

And my favorite of all favorites is the classic fanny pack and sun hat combo.

If the fanny pack is mixed with a visor, even better.

At the end of the day, people head back to their pods loaded with valuable goods. I can think of so many uses for that sun burst wall hanging. I bet they also have a ship in a bottle and a carved wooden swordfish in that bag.

More boat riff-raff.

I found these thugs fresh off the boat in Cabo. These are my relations and they are all getting fanny packs from me for Christmas.