Imaginary Letter to My Employer

Dear Employer,

Thank you for continuing to employ me during the pandemic. I sure do appreciate having a job and being able to pay my bills.

I recently decided to redecorate my home office due to the fact that I’m going slightly batty having spent the last year staring at the same walls.

Now that I’ve completed this redecoration, I’m sorry to inform you that I will not be able to return to the office even after the pandemic restrictions end. My home office is just too stylish, comfortable, and productive. Compared with the cramped, noisy, distracting, uncomfortable, and ugly corporate surroundings in the open floor plan office you insist on cramming us into, my home office is a little slice of paradise. (See attached photographic evidence.) Continue Reading >>

Bike Taxidermy

Back in 2010, I made these wings to decorate helmet for some of the events I did for the Bicycle Alliance of Washington (now called WA Bikes, I believe). Turns out that the wings actually didn’t work well on the helmet — besides being heavy, they acted kind of like a rudder, which you don’t really need when riding. I took them off, but kept them.

Modeling Hermes/Mercury Wings

At the same time, perhaps you recall that I had a pink fork custom-built for my bike. There was a bit of a saga around it, but in the end, I swapped that fork out for a lighter, more comfortable carbon fiber version. But again, I kept the pink fork, because it was beautiful and unique. Continue Reading >>