Monday, March 31, 2008

Night Rider

The other night, I returned some videos. I normally drive the thing. This night I was feeling kind of saucy, so I rode my bike the entire 300 yards. I returned Kill Bill Volume 2 and Purple Rain (which is really, really good).

Like I said, I was feeling saucy, so I kept riding. South, into the heart of the city. It was about 12:45 a.m. and the roads were free from cars. I rode. Tops of buildings capped in a curious fog. It was perfect. Dodging potholes. Jumping cracks in the pavement. Running red lights.

I wanted that feeling tonight, so I hopped on the bike and rode. South. Downtown. I cranked hard into the city, passing Tap Restaurant. My previous goal. I spun up the mellow undulating hills of downtown Atlanta. I took it in. Cigar smoke. Sour garbage. Crisp night air. Bus exhaust. Eventually I arrived at the marquis of the historic Fox Theater. The blue tint of night cast a ghoulish palor on the building. Time to head back.

The ride north to Buckhead is zippy. Back down those hills. I paced the sickly glow of the fluorescent bus into Buckhead. Given the laborious bus stops, I had the advantage. It was close. But I edged the bus out on the last downhill before my street.

There's something amazing about riding a self-powered vehicle into a domain reserved for metal behemoths. I've ridden bikes all my life. That's not going to change.


Sundee Sermon

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Isn't it Ironic?

I'm all in favor of saving the environment and stuff. But there are limits to my green efforts. For example, I'd never drive a Prius. Not for the fact they're hybrids, they're just too ugly. They look like Toyota's designers took a day off and Mrs. Smith's 2nd-grade-art class gladly picked up the slack.

For some reason I hold Prius owners to a higher standard than other, normal, drivers. I expect Prius People to be benevolent stewards of our planet. Spending valuable PTO time restoring beaches and saving Harbor seals. This is not the case.

My expectations were shattered today. It was a nice day so most people on the roads rode with windows down. Prius People indulged too. To my surprise, I saw a Beige Prius Person smoking. I laughed. Hard. The irony was too great to pass up a bloggertunity.

Oh the irony. Lady buys an ugly-as-shit car, to cut down on emissions. Lady now pollutes her on micro-environment with her own smoke. Lady now exhales toxic fumes from enviro-safe, shitty car, into the air she was supposedly saving. It gets better.

Here's the kicker ladies and gents. Chick threw her cigarette into the street. She littered. Game. Set. Match.

If you're gonna do your part, do your part. Don't drive a Prius because Al Gore said it was cool in that movie he made. If you Drive a hybrid, don't nullify your efforts with thoughtless acts of ignorance.

Do it because you're trying to make a difference.

Friday, March 21, 2008

two wheels in the 801

Song Credit. If you care: The Black Lips Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ah. ok.

The final logo, in full mount position. Nice cowlick there, too. (I don't know why I look angry, I guess it's my concentrating face).

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Family Guy

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

More Photos

Another shot in the bag. The final print will be 12x18"

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Synopsis of Me

Two names you go by: Hook, and usually Adam

Two things you’re wearing right now: WeSC denim, Nike Blazers.

Two of your favorite things to do: Ski the trees on powder days with good friends. Ride bikes through aspen singletrack with good friends.

Two people you talked to last night: Cedrick, Tim.

Two things you’re doing tomorrow: Oil change in the car, writing a script for a short movie.

Two longest car rides: Michigan to SLC. SLC to Whistler Canada and about every other city in the Pac Northwest. SLC to ATL would be in there too.

Two favorite holidays: Christmas and Presidents' Day. Joking... it's Thanksgiving.

Two favorite drinks: Diet Coke with lime; and Brazilian Lemonade try it and it'll be on your list.

Two things about me you may not know: Trivia junkie, Scuba diver for 12 years.

Two jobs I have had in my life: Junior Ski Instructor at Brighton Utah for 4 seasons. Best job in the world. Short stint as a sales associate at Zumiez.

Two movies I could watch over and over: Hands down: Big Lebowski and Pulp Fiction.

Two places I’d rather be right now: Skiing powder at Brighton, Chilling in Kihei, Maui.

Ayo Technology (Unplugged and by a white guy)

Not too bad.