Captain Crunch frozen yogurt: maintaining the flavor, eliminating the pain

January 24, 2014

Captain Crunch frozen yogurt: maintaining the flavor, eliminating the pain Perhaps the greatest invention ever. Or maybe just really tasty and convenient.

I love Captain Crunch, as many people do. Anyone who has had it understands the price that is paid for enjoying it, a mouth full of lacerations, as if the captain himself went in and… more

14 years between shows

January 22, 2014

14 years between shows Seeing Mustard Plug again after 14 years.

The last time I saw Mustard Plug play was on my last day of high school. When I saw they were coming to Crowbar, I had to go. Skinhead blood may have been shed… more

Portraits from the kiddos

January 19, 2014

Portraits from the kiddos How a 4-year-old sees me.

As a teacher, I collected student portraits of me. Since I’ve stepped away from teaching, I haven’t had any come my way. Today, my niece Liliana drew me. She is a budding little artist. I… more

Resurrecting an old tradition

January 18, 2014

Resurrecting an old tradition Back at the Monster Truck Jam.

Back in my college days, I used to go to the annual Monster Truck Jam every year. I had taken a break for a few year, but this year I was back in the action.… more

A day of color overload

January 11, 2014

A day of color overload A power plant, dinosaurs and an intense sunset.

This was a a day jam-packed with things to do. First a trip to the TECO Manatee viewing center, then off to Dinosaur World in Plant City. Every place I went seemed to… more

The perfect sea foam green

January 10, 2014

The perfect sea foam green I finally did it.

Some call it mint, some call it sea foam, I call it fabulous. This has been one of my favorite colors for a long time now. I hadn’t used it in many pieces because, to… more

Mint Green on a Crown Vic

January 04, 2014

Mint Green on a Crown Vic That color and those lines.

An unplanned trip to Dade City allowed me to behold this beauty. I adore the aesthetic of the 1950’s. I gravitated towards the patterns and colors from that era. The cars are no exception. This… more

A grand gift from mom

January 03, 2014

A grand gift from mom The biggest skull in my collection.

My mom knows what I like. That’s why she gave me this incredible cow skull she found. This thing is heavy as all get out, so it took me a little while to hang it.… more

A proper goodbye to the year

December 31, 2013

A proper goodbye to the year Burning el ano viejo.

“El ano viejo” means “the old year” in Spanish. When my mother was young, her family would partake in this tradition of burning the troubles of the old year. This wasn’t something I did as… more

Gifting Portraits

December 31, 2013

Gifting Portraits I am all for the handmade gift. This holiday season, I was able to get a few done in time.

I was able to squeeze in portraits of my niece and nephew for my sister and one for a good friend. Must say, these were the most well received gifts I’ve ever given. There were… more

Inspired by the circus

December 29, 2013

Inspired by the circus Good stuff at the circus museum.

I have mixed feelings about the circus. I’m not too fond of the animal part, but there is something about vintage circus paraphernalia that makes me feel a bit nostalgic. I’m talking early circus, before… more

A dream come true

December 20, 2013

A dream come true I became a mermaid, sort of.

I love magic and fantasy. Things like unicorns, elves and mermaids make me happy. Most adults will just say none of those things exist. I think that’s why most adults are miserable, because they’ve… more

I am official

December 19, 2013

I am official My seal on stickers!

Today, my Sawyerfresh stickers came in. Stickers are cool, I’m cool, it’s a perfect marriage. Can’t wait to get these suckers posted up.

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Captain Larry and the Tampa Water Taxi

December 10, 2013

Captain Larry and the Tampa Water Taxi Meet Captain Larry. He runs the Tampa Water Taxi. He likes good coffee, knows all about Elvis, and random facts about Tampa.

Tonight, I took my very first water taxi ride in Tampa. Slightly embarrassing since I’ve lived here all my life, but it had been on my Tampa to-do list for a while. The event was… more