Speaking of Bill...

Yes, speaking of me, a wonderful idea. Be warned though that this is not for the faint of heart. I will be bitching about my daily struggles with no talent ass clowns, the insufficient number of hours in a day and my neverending search for good food. Still here? Excellent. Read on and join in.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

asian + facial hair = fail

it's 5 days into the new year and an unplanned resolution has started to emerge. not shaving. it started with falling ill on Friday, December 30th after coming home from work. fever and chills set in immediately. once i started to emerge from my drug induced slumber sometime on new years day, i was confronted with a thicker than usual amount of stubble and a choice. continue to trim the roughly 56 (countable) hairs above my lip and on my chin or let them be. i still had Monday off and no immediate obligations. their stay of execution was granted.

after almost a week of research (blogs, eliciting frank opinions of friends, and internet searches of pai mei) I have come to a sad conclusion. Even if my life depended on it, I will not and cannot ever have a full on beard. in fact, a goatee is looking like a long-shot at this point. with some exceptions, most of the asians I know don't have much facial hair and where it does come in usually isn't connected. I can grow sideburns like nobody's business and only have a sparse grouping of follicles above my lip and on my chin. think fu-man chu and where his wisps of hair start. he certainly didn't choose the mustached equivalent of comb-over, that's all he had to work with.

i read online that i shouldn't shave anything for a couple of weeks before trimming. i don't know if i'll be able to commit to such an itchy and unrefined task but for now i'm all in. thoughts/opinions welcome. pictures and updates to come.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

hear ye hear ye

big announcement. [insert fanfare here] sarah finally embraced firefox at work, and although she doesn't like tabbed browsing yet, we all know she will in time. sarah wanted recognition, in the form of snickerdoodle, so here it is from specialty bakery...in all its freshly baked gigantic cinnamony goodness. i just hope i don't eat it before i get home...

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

the many sides of winnie (an on going series)

our dog is funny, she's got some crazy mood swings and definitely has an attitude of sorts. today i introduce to you her "pouncing" face and her "who dere?!" face.

looking for an action shot, i decided to sit on the floor and call her to me. clearly, i didn't think this one through as you can only imagine what the next frame was like. i think it was the zoom at the time, but corgis in the picture are closer than they appear. the camera did not break in the end...

and sarah picked up this gem perfectly capturing winnie's skittish nature. i suppose you couldn't help but hear EVERYTHING with those ears right?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

bring it!

it's supposed to snow tonight. unlike last year where sarah and i got caught off guard with one of the snowiest winters in recent memory, with a long driveway and just shovels, we purchased this beast. so tonight, i say let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


so it appears that i might have to work on the first day of my christmas vacation now. i'll be in florida and that really blows. i guess i'll cross that bridge when i get to it, but for now, grad school is looking pretty good.

happy thanksgiving to everyone. i'm not posting for the rest of november cause i'm considering it one long weekend :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


as in carpet. sarah just told me we'll be getting our new carpet delivered and installed on friday. do you know what that means? do you?! by the time this weekend is over, hopefully we'll have all the basement and first floor remodeling done! that just leaves the upstairs bathroom. woot. i would expect pictures soon...

Monday, November 24, 2008

change of pace

not at work, today was still crazy, but i'm talking the morning routine. sarah started at her new locale this morning which means for the first time in like 4 years, we'll be getting off at different stops in the city. at least we get to ride in together for like 90% of the commute though. it's a little odd and i'll probably develop a new coffee spot to go to, but it was bound to happen as i'll moving locations sometime in 2009 probably.

pork chops for dinner tonight. can't wait!