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Best Child Custody and Divorce Lawyer Firm February 8, 2014 | 10:21 pm

I completely recommend Hughes & Nelson, P.L.L.C. is the best firm in town.

Hughes & Nelson, the home of Douglas R. Hughes. Doug Hughes is the best child custody lawyer in Spokane, Washington. Hughes & Nelson, P.L.L.C. is the best family law firm in Spokane, Washington.

You can read their site and read the Avvo reviews too. If you want. But you know that they are totally the best.

Best Hat Ever July 10, 2013 | 04:43 am

It’s to the point where a nice new hat can really make your day. Yes, the super authentic is always nice, but sometimes just an unstructured style that is still fitted can feel super awesome. I’m telling you, I’m now on 2 and a half years on a 47 brand hat and it’s totally killer.

Contact Me July 20, 2012 | 05:00 am

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Laver Sneaks Out of Control July 9, 2012 | 12:33 pm













I admit a strange love affair with Rod Laver sneakers.  I have had a pair of the white and green mesh classics around        for years.  For me personally they wax and wane alongside my low-top Chuck Taylor obsession.  If I’m not jonesing for some Chucks, it’s because I’m content with some Lavers.  Unlike most sneaker snobs, I like these generally inexpensive sneakers for things like mowing the lawn, playing at the park, and generally tearing it up.

But now, there are a proliferation of styles the thumbnails above only hint at. Search Adidas for more and you’ll find no fewer than 16 varieties.  They used to offer the Laver style only in the old green/white, then added blue/white. Now it appears as if the hipster/collector demand has unleashed the designers crazy on this old style. I don’t know if I could mow the lawn in tweed Lavers, or have the gumption to rock a work suit wearing them either. Maybe in the drive in but that’s about it.

The Rod Laver entry at wikipedia doesn’t offer much by way of history of the shoes, but will school you on what an interesting career Mr. Laver had in the tennis world.  Needless to say, the shoes have a nice long lace, a cool mesh upper (in the traditional style), and a hint of suede in an otherwise rubber and nylon shoe. This helps make them fairly indestructible, but also machine washable (I remove the liners). This helps you wear them hard but still keep them relatively white and sharp looking most of the time. Snappy!

Quality Surfing July 6, 2012 | 12:47 pm

When the pressures of the world get to you, some quality time with your computer may be in order to let you drift off and clear your mind.  Yes, you could go with the latest angry birds, warcraft, or other gay-ming option. But that would be it bit blase, now wouldn’t it?

Why not get lost in the world of super-uber-cool product blogs? Try out some of my favorites, like gearpatrol, cool material, cool hunting, werd, bless this stuff, well, this gets kind of endless and out of control.

Now being a blogger, and having been so since back in the day, I know a bit about how these things work. Many of these sites are trying to rush to you a gadget link or product review before the other, so there is often overlap in the products you’ll see. Being blogs and link sites, they want to try and capture your attention and eyeballs on a regular basis.  That’s what they want.

But for you to maximize your downtime escapism surfing ability, you need to find one of these sites that you’ve never visited before and devour it whole. Most of these sites have been around for a few years (maybe even back into the aughty aughts!) you can view upwards of a hundred or two hundred pages of crazy super hip gadget wisdom.  Much like looking at old fashion magazines, you can start at the back and come forward, or move backward in time, all the while seeing that the absolute bleeding edge gadget and tech trend from just three years ago now seems so hopelessly outdated.

Some of these sites have more art or culture bent, some are purely on gadgets or products.  But the level of balance between hand produced and ultra expensive stuff combined with the silly and profane is fun.  I tend to find a site, scroll through opening things that look neato mosquito in a new tab, and then wandering around my tabs when I get ten or twenty open at once. It’s power surfing, completely engaging, and daydreams of absurdly expensive items and news that you never would see otherwise.

Or you could read your NYTimes and listen to your NPR and keep up on current events and get very depressed with all your “real” knowledge. Or just drift away in a calgon bath of warm internet-y gooey goodness. Enjoy!

Cool Car July 3, 2012 | 01:41 pm


















This is totally impractical. I am a large man. I have a wife and 2 not-small boys.  This tiny old tin BMW cooker is not the family car. It’s not a totally midlife crisis porsche either, but there you go. It’s for sale amazingly. At the end of the day I’d probably get tired of driving this, and it’s likely a mess in the snow. But the pic had me smiling, maybe you too.

Telecaster Drooling June 30, 2012 | 09:29 pm


This is one of the most beautiful guitars I’ve ever seen. It has the maple neck with no skunk stripe that I now think is essential. It doesn’t have the toploading bridge, but it looks awesome. Man, I’m drooling over this one.

Current Guitar Daydream June 30, 2012 | 09:18 pm









Olympic white hard tail stratocaster.  I would like this with a custom two piece next which doesn’t have the skunk stripe down the back.   This would be an all white dream.  Maybe put a charlie christian pickup in the middle position, a soapbar in the next, and then change the dials to have three volume and one tone knob with no pickup selector (totally custom pan in and volume control).

Sound like a good use of the guitar daydream? I thought so.

Giants and Other Team Stuff June 30, 2012 | 12:46 pm

Of  course, when your team wins the world series you have to blog it. And try and do something special.  But it’s hard to buy plastic stadium cups on ebay (my preferred souvineer) so I had to look for something else.  I got a great t-shirt that I sometimes can’t find anymore too. Man that’s a great shirt, wherever it it!  So when I went to go put the logo on my page, I couldn’t find one that really fit.  The old school “Humm Baby” Giants looked too goofy for me, but the new overstyled and quasi-retro ones didn’t work either.

Having my computer up, I made this and a few logos.  Well there you go.










And while I was at it, I made one for the Niners:


and this one for the Cougs:









A guy has to have all of his teams covered, even if it is using the free College font and an old photoshop knockoff program.

Team Poppy June 30, 2012 | 04:52 am

Team Poppy is a great t-shirt I got for father’s day a few years ago. My oldest has called me Poppy on and off for a while. It is very sweet   and you never know how long that kind of thing is going to last. So I made a logo for it.