January 9, 2012
Sushi for lunch, inari, unagi, California roll, some sort of shrimp tempura roll with sauce, house sake, at Hana Japanese Bistro on NE Alberta and 22nd Ave.
First meal after I shaved my head.  Tasted great, not sure if shaved head had anything to do with it.

Sushi for lunch, inari, unagi, California roll, some sort of shrimp tempura roll with sauce, house sake, at Hana Japanese Bistro on NE Alberta and 22nd Ave.

First meal after I shaved my head.  Tasted great, not sure if shaved head had anything to do with it.

White and red paint stripes on metal rolling door, NE Alberta St.

White and red paint stripes on metal rolling door, NE Alberta St.

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Filed under: white red paint stripes alberta metal 
Trash can made from recycled road signage, NE Alberta St.

Trash can made from recycled road signage, NE Alberta St.

Graffiti in wet cement, “M + M”, hand prints, arrow symbol, NE Alberta St.

Graffiti in wet cement, “M + M”, hand prints, arrow symbol, NE Alberta St.

January 8, 2012
Author, afternoon, near Bishop’s, NE Alberta St.

Author, afternoon, near Bishop’s, NE Alberta St.

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Filed under: author portrait face alberta 
December 31, 2011
Spinning top in toy store, NE Alberta St.
Have a blurry New Years, folks.

Spinning top in toy store, NE Alberta St.

Have a blurry New Years, folks.

Scarf knitted around sign pole, NE Alberta St.

Scarf knitted around sign pole, NE Alberta St.

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Gas meter art decal on side of building just off NE Alberta St.
The whole rest of this wall had been painted over carelessly with white paint, presumably to cover up some large graffiti (and there was fresh large graffiti on that coat of white paint, go figure), but this little maybe foot and a half square had been left alone so that the fake gas meter could remain visible.
It was striking from across the street, where it wasn’t immediately clear that the meter was fake but the lack of depth at that distance was just enough to register as wrong to my brain.  Nice little bit of banal surrealism.

Gas meter art decal on side of building just off NE Alberta St.

The whole rest of this wall had been painted over carelessly with white paint, presumably to cover up some large graffiti (and there was fresh large graffiti on that coat of white paint, go figure), but this little maybe foot and a half square had been left alone so that the fake gas meter could remain visible.

It was striking from across the street, where it wasn’t immediately clear that the meter was fake but the lack of depth at that distance was just enough to register as wrong to my brain.  Nice little bit of banal surrealism.

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Filed under: art decal graffiti alberta 
Diptych 2 of 2, Nyan Cat window sticker, NE Alberta St.

Diptych 2 of 2, Nyan Cat window sticker, NE Alberta St.

Diptych 1 of 2, Nyan Cat window sticker, NE Alberta St.

Diptych 1 of 2, Nyan Cat window sticker, NE Alberta St.