Aside from the fact that the streets sparkle (from broken glass) West Oakland has some other gems worth seeing.

I love my neighborhood. A 3 mile bike ride down 7th street takes you to this. Somebody told me that San Franciscan's have a view of Oakland, but Oakland has this beautiful view of San Francisco.

Also peeped this dope dumpster painting just sitting out in the middle of nowhere.

This last one doesn't really fit in, but this was in a store window in Berkeley. I'm pretty sure there's a secret way to open it. Green smoke will bellow out and you'll be taken into another dimension.


Our homies Robbie Bolick and Lesley Reppeteaux were in town, so Dan and Casey's Christmas present to all of us (Rob, Les, Tadashi, Greg, Megan and myself) was to cook up some'fin scrumptious. They made these stuffed peppers filled with goodness and 7 different kinds of rice.

Lesley is prepping for her year in Paris:

After filling our face holes, we headed over to Greg and Megan's to make ornaments for their 'lil Christmas tree. I used the grape stems for antlers on my Santa with a combover box-head dood.

Tadashi's skull cork

Rob's broken belt buckle ornament

Rob's upsidown skull cross

Rob's ornament of pain

Re-appropriated Halloween decorations

Dan & Thriller: Out

Team Boliteaux had to do a little work in our studio

On our way to the Redwoods. Right about here things started to get real weird.

Then weirder. Its a fort, get it?

Then uncontrollably weird. I think Lesley is peeing herself a wee bit in this photo.

Dan's cookies beat out my stovetop burned smores, although I recommend those too.


Then everything got pretty white and nerdy til the sun came up.