November 27, 2005

Holiday Lamp Shop is Open!

I finally set up a basic online shop for my lamps just in time for the holidays! There are only six lamps remaining, so get 'em while they're hot...
Posted by todd at 08:17 PM

November 26, 2005

Nnnnnneeeeerrrd Score

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Posted by todd at 07:02 PM

November 22, 2005

Triathlon foto

I know you're sick of these already, but here's another pikcture my Dad took at the Treasure Island triathlon:
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Posted by todd at 10:54 PM

Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii

Tammy and I just returned from a trip to the Big Island....we had an amazing time there. After spending a couple days with our friend Ben on his farm near Hilo, we went on a four day backpacking trip on the south coast of Volcanoes National Park. This is probably one of the best backpacking trips we've ever done. The first and last days could have been really difficult: it's a 6.6 mile hike over exposed black lava fields, and the waypoint campsite has no water, so you have to carry water in. However, on both days we had slightly overcast weather with a bit of misty rain to cool us off: absolutely perfect weather for the trail. Any more rain and we'd be slipping on the lava.

We camped in two diffferent spots and stopped at a third for a day trip. We saw some incredibly rare animals, amazing deserted beaches, and nothing but nature for miles. (Well, nothing except the glorious, immaculately maintained composting toilet towers provided by the NPS. Think lifeguard tower with a view overlooking the coast.)

After the backpacking trip we returned to Ben's farm and helped pick coffee, went clambering through the woods along an old water flume trail, looked for ghost shrimp in the creek, and just generally absorbed the warm humid air. We also took some day trips to go snorkelling at a bunch of our favorite spots around the island. And of course, we paid a visit to our favorite little town, Hawi, on the north shore of the island, to load up on lilikoi margaritas and fresh fish at Bamboo.

Anyhow, blah blah blah-- we had a great time, we filled up on "salad feeling" and returning to SF was really hard. Everything here seems sharp and cold by comparison.

Posted by todd at 10:23 PM

One lil colon is all it takes

I thought my Inbox was amazingly devoid of spam...and most other email, when I returned from vacation, so I did a little poking around and figured out that yes indeed, I inserted one incorrect colon into my .procmailrc file and BOOM lots of my email ended up in /dev/null.

So, if you sent me some personally addressed, beautifully hand-lettered and illustrated email since 9 November or so, and you were wondering why I never responded ("That jerrrrk!") it isn't because I hate you: it's because I'm sloppy on the keyboard sometimes.

love, Todd

Posted by todd at 10:10 PM

November 06, 2005

2005 Treasure Island Triathlon results

Tammy and I both completed the Olympic-distance Treasure Island Triathlon yesterday, which is amazing. On top of that, we both did a lot better than we expected. You can crunch the numbers many different ways, but here are the basic rankings:

  • Tammy: 38/83 in her wave, 126/297 in women, 501/736 overall
  • Me: 45/87 in my wave, 206/439 in men, 270/736 overall

Tammy finished in about 3:10 and I finished in about 2:45. My swim was pretty strong, my bike was stronger than usual, and my run was kinda slow but still a personal best.

Anyhow, we had a blast yesterday, we're sore but not injured today, and we're planning to do another triathlon (Wildflower, in Southern California) in the Spring.

Posted by todd at 06:17 PM