Bento Box Bits of everything


August in pictures

Not in chronological order...

Went canoeing for the first time with Allen Mark, Cesar, and Allison. Cesar and I were hit by an unexpected wake. Fun.

@ Hempfest with SM and elephant ear

Laid out at Madison Beach Park


Tramanh's photos of Kaskade

Did a lot of jogging along Myrtle Edwards Park

and some hiking:

PAX 2012; Aziz came to visit

Fighting an Alien in a loader

Friends w/ Popcap @ PAX

Alki beach day w/ Malvin+Tumanh; the boys riding dirty, blasting 2 Chainz

My new favorite party game: Cards Against Humanity


View from Amazon offices in SLU


House, new pics

I listed a couple rooms on airbnb - still unsure if I'll agree to rent out a room though. I doubt anyone would apply anyway since it's so far outside Seattle. Perk: listing it comes with a free photography session. My intention with listing it is to show that I'm trust-worthy when I use airbnb myself for traveling. I think the photographer felt there was too much glare coming through so he took HDR photos. Not a fan of the excessive tone-mapping (especially seen on the pic of the chaises).

Great room, another angle (gross tone mapping)


Master Bedroom


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Dirtfish Rally School (part 2)

Here's some pictures taken by the camera guy. Notice the huge grin on my face. More pics here

Going sideways never been so much fun - awesome feeling to be looking out the passenger side window while going through a turn

Me giving the thumbs up during the ride-along


Dirtfish Rally School (part 1)

Best groupon ever. $325 for a 1/2 day Rally Lesson. We learned the fundamentals of shifting the weight of the car using the throttle and brake and also left-foot braking. Started on the skidpad, then the slalom, and finally the Boneyard course. Perfect day - started dry and then rained a little bit toward the end. The school is built on an old mill and basically looks like a gymkhana location. Old large buildings around, different surface types all over. They said last month there was a Rally Cross even there and they had a 70ft jump for the pros like Tanner Faust.

Had a shit-eating grin the entire time. Incredibly fun to throw the car sideways into turns. Gratifying to to figure out where to turn the wheel to begin the drift- depends on your speed and the angle of the turn; then using left-foot braking to control the slide and positioning for the next turn.

I've been looking into buying a 2nd car (w/ manual gearbox) since it's more fun to be in control of the gearing. I'm torn. Either buy 1 nicer daily driver, or a 2nd crappier car. Probably just going to save the money for later.

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