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Colossus (Part I)

The figure of the colossus is a common trope found in many cartoons. I’ll start this series off with some relatively derivative / repetitive poses from the “as we see ’em” books I came across during research.

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Draw the Shape of the Bay @ The Exploratorium in SF

In January, we went to the Exploratorium and touched pretty much all of the exhibits, which was a lot of fun. :-) One of my favo(u)rite things to look out for is, of course, maps. I can’t seem to find … Continue reading

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Composting 101, or “Stop thinking and just compost!”

Last weekend, we went to a composting class offered by Santa Clara county, Full Circle Farm volunteers, and the University of California Cooperative Extension. This is our first time with an actual yard of which to speak, so we wanted to learn … Continue reading

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San Mateo County History Museum recap

Last month, we were temporarily residing in Redwood City, where I took advantage of many local amenities, including the San Mateo County History Museum and the awesome used bookstore in the basement, Encore Books on the Square. Here are some of the highlights … Continue reading

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It’s a plane! It’s a car! It’s a… really large shoe?

Researching political cartoons and caricatures inevitably leads to uncovering things I cannot hope to understand. For example, this man is depicted as an ice cream maker: (I mean, I get it, he’s W. H. Ballard of the Ballard Ice Cream … Continue reading

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Things to do / see / eat in San Diego

So far, the best thing about living in SoCal (Southern California) is when people visit, which they do with some frequency due to Nicest Weather Ever Syndrome, because then we get to go do fun things. Keep in mind, the weather … Continue reading

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Things to do / see / eat in Los Angeles

So far, the best thing about living in SoCal (Southern California) is when people visit, which they do with some frequency due to Nicest Weather Ever Syndrome, because then we get to go do fun things. Keep in mind, the weather … Continue reading

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Obama, O Canada, SoCalifornia

Some more doll-related objects and images have made their way into my inbox lately, and I thought they were too bizarre not to share. First, we have the Obama election doll. I’m going to be so sad when that link expires. Here is … Continue reading

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Things to do / see / eat in Orange County

The best thing about Orange County is when people visit, which they do with some frequency due to Nicest Weather Ever Syndrome, because then we get to go do fun things. Keep in mind, the weather is constantly amazing / … Continue reading

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