Sep 30, 2012

A Moment of Enlightenment in San Francisco

Sometimes being dragged to an antique show has its benefits.  For example, great lights...  Thank you San Francisco.

Blurry Lights

Cool Lights in San Francisco

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Ferrari 458 Headlights

Ferrari 458 Headlights.  They're a thing of art; almost reptilian.  It's a great looking car, and here's a teaser from the Carmel Concours on the Avenue.

Ferrari 458 Headlights on the Concours on the Avenue Carmel

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Sep 29, 2012

A Moment in Rio Grill

I shouldn't be posting this while I'm hungry.  That Rio Grill artichoke looks too delicious.

Today, featuring an old man trying to use an iPad- my dad, Steve Kallison.  He figured it out eventually and we ate like kings.

Steve Kallison Using an iPad

The Famous Rio Grill Artichoke

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The Best Moment: M Street Macaroon Cookie


An exclamation many have heard, especially if you work with me.  Cookie time is arguably the best moment of the day.  M Street on main street, a few blocks down from my place of work has the most delicious cookies.

From salt crystal to bacon to this delicious 3.5 pound macaroon chocolate chip cookie, they're all delicious.

M Street Cookie Macaroon

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Sep 26, 2012

Santa Monica Pier at Night

A moment of beauty; the Santa Monica pier at night after a day of work.

... and a big red yoyo.

Brown 'Pigeons on the Promenade'

This might be the start of the 'Pictures of Pigeons on the Promenade' series.

A unique and exquisite brown pigeon. Rarely seen in its natural habitat, parking garages...

Sep 25, 2012

Adidas: Wake Up for Derek Rose

A moment that stopped the world.  In the playoffs last year, Bulls star Derrick Rose fell to the ground with a torn ACL.  The hearts of those in Chicago and Bulls fans from around the world dropped.

Rose, a Point Guard who won MVP, Rookie of the Year, and is an All-Star player on the US Olympic team is a sensation.  Adidas and 180LA hype up his return with this chilling spot.

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The Cyr Wheel: The Magic of a Giant Metal Hula-Hoop

The Cyr Wheel.  I skidded to a halt on my bike as I passed the concrete skate park on the beach-  it was something I had never seen before.  A man floating in a metal loop; it looked like an optical illusion.  He was doing flips and spins and looked altogether inhuman.  Was it magic?  Was I seeing things?  No.  This man was suspended in the air, rotating and doing tricks in a large metal hula-hoop. 

A lot of crazy things happen in Venice, California.  From the man who roams around on the roller skates playing the electric guitar (he’s got a sweet long beard and a turban as well) to the 10 foot dude on stilts, there’s a lot for tourists to gawk at.  Having biked by the whole scene countless times since moving to the area 4 years ago, I’m pretty jaded to the whole thing.  This was different.  I stopped and watched for a few minutes and snagged this video. 

A little research, and I found that this large metal hula-hoop is called the Cyr Wheel and was developed as an acrobatic device popularized in the early 21st century by Daniel Cyr, co-founder of Cirque Eloize, a Quebec-based circus.  Daniel was apparently unaware of the existence of a similar device by Adalbert von Rekowski in 1930.  Here is a rare picture of Albert using his device, courtesy of  How do you pronounce Cyr wheel?  I have no clue... "Sir" Wheel?

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Sep 24, 2012

3000 Piece Puzzle

Puzzles aren't planned.  They come and they go, many times on a whim.  So, a few weeks back when Shawn Bohigian decided to enlighten me by taking me to the 'Puzzle Zoo' in Santa Monica, I wasn't expecting to make a purchase.  She bought a puzzle and some pin-sized rubber animals, i noted the existence of a 25,000 piece puzzle, and we left. 

However, I had my eye on the wonderland puzzle, as I called it.  I think that many on acid trips would find this puzzle appealing.  Me, I just have unique taste.  About a week after my initial visit to Puzzle Zoo, I dragged my girlfriend MacKenzie to make the purchase.  $55 for a puzzle is a little steep, but I had to have it.

And so began the adventures of the Educa 3000 piece puzzle... Wonderland... 

Day 1: Border finished

Day 2, lots of sorting

Day 3, little progress and lots of sorting.  Getting started on the animals.

Day 4, more animals and the start of Saturn.

Day 5, though disaster struck (my garbage disposal fell out of my full sink) and wet the puzzle, progress has been made.  Lots of balloons and fish (thanks MacKenzie).

Day 6.5, I forgot to take a picture on Day 6 but here it is halfway through 7.  Lots of progress on the sailboats, and space.

More to come soon...

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Sep 5, 2012

Watch Your Step

Note: this blog is fraught with sarcasm.  In NYC, you have to watch your step; things can end in a moment.  You never know what can happen, especially with a rowdy crowd.

A confused high-profile celebrity, Christie Pierce.

A bashful photographer, John Lee.

Some fun in NYC...

 A Horse-Drawn Carrier

The Metal Glove in NYC

A Packed NYC Subway Car

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