Sunday, August 27, 2006

Hoosier Party

Hoosier: St. Louisians don't mean it as a compliment, and it has nothing to do with Indiana.

beer can research
Beer can research.


Twinkie: Caught in the Act!
Twinkie: Caught in the Act!

our own little feast
A private feast in the living room.

On the patio, looks like some people were more into the conversation than others.

twinkie cake
Finally the Twinkie Cake arrived. They put it next to the beef jerky and the tabouli. Yes, the tabouli-bringer did listen patiently as everyone explained to her how she had completely missed the point.

You might think I probably ought to include a picture of Julie & me at this point. Well, too bad, cause I didn't take one.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Friday Night @ SLAM

A taoist deity
listening to Hotel California
as played by a flamenco guitarist,
and the guitarist in question.  Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 20, 2006

From last year

When my lovely assistant's hair did not catch on fire from the sparks.

Yes, it's my hand holding the grinder. I controlled the camera with my foot. Posted by Picasa

For the person who asked if I had a picture of the northern lights

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Mrs. Yaeber does seem a little put out every time I try to pull out my black daypack. It seems to be the nest of the moment. Posted by Picasa

A Birthday Party

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

3rd Friday @ 3rd Degree - making stuff

On the third Friday of every month 3rd Degree Glass has an open house. They give glass blowing demos, answer questions, sell stuff and generally throw a pretty good party. Me, I never would have thought a cash bar, live music and breakable stuff would have gone together, but they make it work.

I can't wait for fall. A glass blowing demo in the middle of August in St. Louis gets pretty darn hot.

This month the featured artist was Aaron Quigley. He created stuff live for our amusement.

Okay, enough delay. It's time for me to get back into the darkroom. I have an order to fulfill!
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3rd Friday @ 3rd Degree - finished stuff

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Mrs. Yaeber ranks

It's the skelleton of a cat tree. The trunk and the inner base are empty tubes from 44" rolls of inkjet paper. The limbs are empty lamination rolls. The outer base is chunks of PVC pipe leftover from a darkroom project. The carpet that will cover the whole thing came from freecycle. The adhesive to hold it together, the jute rope for scratching zones, and some new utility knife blades came to less than $10.

It won't be the sleekest cat tree in town, but I sure won't be too upset when she trashes it.

Since I took this, I've put carpet on the trunk and one of the limbs, and loaded the base with bbs left over from another project.

Now, however, it's time to get ready for a BBQ. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Where'd this stuff come from?

What you can't see here is EB climbing in the ribs.

I couldn't post that.

Not without asking.

Such a face she makes. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Kick Ass Art Opening

Our first friday art fling last night included the opening of Contemporary Portraits Exhibit: Ilona Niemi, Jess Dewes, Stefene Russell, at Mad Art.

See this show.

No, this picture doesn't actually show any of the show. These are people enjoying themselves at the opening, lurking behind JulieDill's bag on Mad Art's patio.

See this show.
August 4-25, 2006
Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118 Posted by Picasa

University City

The Delmar Loop Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Winter walk in Soulard

I got confused this afternoon - the wind blew and it didn't feel like a draft from a blast furnace. I'm still ready for fall, though.

This is from a bitter cold weekend last winter. Julie went to market and I wandered the neighborhood taking pictures and flirting with strange men who popped out of basements. Posted by Picasa

Soulard Farmer's Market

Julie tested out her new-to-her market basket today. I just played with the camera and carried tomatoes. They were very pretty tomatoes.

Farmer's Market
Bird's Nest or BFA Sculpture Thesis? You Decide!

Farmer's Market

Weekdays are quiet at the market, even in the summer. All of these stands are full come the weekend.

More Confluence


Yeah, I took this because I thought Julie would like it. This is the footbridge from the west side of town, where the old folks live, to the east side, where we find important places like Sister's Cafe, the Foodmart, and the video shop that also has a pool table, live bait and tourist tees. To be fair, I didn't go in the video store this year, so I don't know for sure if they still have the pool table, but I'm sure they have live bait. Everyone has live bait.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Cucumber Falls

Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle State Park, PA
Originally uploaded by fridayn.

From Saturday's walk.

I made it back to St. Louis in one piece, just a little road-worn. Julie and Mrs. Yaeber seem pretty happy to have me back.