Birthday Weekend Recap

Posted in Fire, Personal News at 7:09 pm by divinity

A good weekend. Friday brought a number of people over to my place for a perfectly sized party. I’m not sure what the final count was, but it seemed like everyone was comfortable in my little studio. We enjoyed sitting and chatting, watching videos, playing with the cats (mainly bunki), shooting various people with squirt guns, and tying MFC up. As usual, Rubin has the photos.

Thanks for everyone coming out and hanging out! Was kind of weird to have not had a studio-warming party yet. Now that’s out of the way, and my place has never been cleaner! Oh, and by the way, I’ll have to have another party sometime soon, since overestimating alcohol consumption plus people bringing stuff means an excess of party supplies to be utilized.

Saturday morning (the actual day of my birthday) I was out of bed early to run down to the Box Shop for a Fire Arts class taught by Propaniac and Dave X. A great newbie intro to all the aspects of propane and building flame effects. All through class my phone went off with family and friends calling me, but I was learnin and couldn’t be interrupted! hehe Saturday night Heather and I ordered a bunch of delicious food from Little Star pizza down on the corner and stayed in.

Sunday was the second part of the fire arts class. We spent the day building a piece. I spent the morning learning to weld, and the afternoon running around doing various things. A video of the piece we built is below and pictures from class are here.

Sunday evening was a DDI meeting, and then the fire jam where I finally lit my virgin rope dart for the first time.
Video of the first burn of my dart (thanks to for the camerawork):

So all in all a good weekend, no candles, but plenty of fire to make up for it. 🙂


Here we go again

Posted in Mobile Posts at 1:50 pm by divinity

Burning Man tickets for 2007 purchased. It’s a long way off, but I’m
ready for another week on the playa!


my gf++

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The fire ballet was all sorts of awesome

Posted in Fire, Personal News, SF Events at 1:28 pm by divinity

So I never thought I’d be the kind of person that would enjoy ballet. It just never appealed to me. But that’s because nobody was doing ballet with me in mind! Take a classic story, add some Wushu, some breaking, a bit of acrobatics, and a lot of fire, and you’ve got something I would enjoy. Enter The Crucible and their fire ballet rendition of Romeo & Juliet last night. (Unfortunately no pictures in respect to the people that put so much work into this. Film and video will not do it justice, you have to see it in person)

I heard about this a few weeks back, and convinced Heather that it was worth skipping aerials for. Looks like she agrees. I won’t say too much cause I wouldn’t want to ruin it for anyone that’s going. It was a good mix of ballet and fire. While you can never have too much fire, I definitely walked away satisfied with what I saw. Flaming swords, small fireballs, staffs, fans, and even parts of the set were regularly aflame. And one nice thing, there was only one set of poi for about 30 seconds. There were quite a few times over the course of the evening where I wish I had multiple sets of eyes, not knowing where to watch on the stage, not wanting to miss a thing. So in short, highly recommended, worth the ticket price, don’t miss it, two thumbs up, best ballet ever, etc.

Day 013: All Wet

Posted in 365days, Personal News at 12:10 pm by divinity

Day 013: All Wet
Originally uploaded by edrabbit.


Day 010: Sleep

Posted in 365days, Personal News at 2:32 am by divinity

Day 010: Sleep
Originally uploaded by edrabbit.

never enough time in the day
for the things I need to do
for the things I want to do
for my friends
for the ones I care about
for the ones I love
never enough time to enjoy it all


Weekend recap

Posted in Personal News at 5:12 pm by divinity

Yet another good weekend. Friday night we went over to Rubin’s for a small birthday gathering. He picked me up a cool little book about Rubik’s Cube art and spaced invaders and whatnot. Some fun stuff. (An attempt at a good prank/sf0 task was started that evening, but later aborted as the reaction was a bit stronger than expected.) (flickr set | Rubin’s flickr set)

Saturday morning was spent lounging in bed after the banging downstairs started at 8:30am. They’re tearing the apartment out from underneath me apparently. I didn’t mind when they cleaned up the garden out back, but the hammering directly underneath my bed early on a Saturday morning? not so nice.

A quick bowl of cereal for breakfast and then it was off to NIMBY to make the wick for my rope dart. With the assistance of Nicole, Heather, and Ian (thanks!) and playing with some power tools, I soon had a wick to attach to my rope dart. Now I’m just looking forward to the first time I get to burn it. (my flickr set)

After NIMBY, it was back to the fort to check on some cats and grab some fuel for the evening. Then over to my place to regroup before we started to head to the Xmas tree burn on Ocean Beach. George scooted over to meet us, and it was decided that I should probably eat, being it was 8pm and I hadn’t eaten anything all day save a bowl of frosted flakes. A stop in at the Bean Bag Cafe, I wolfed down a hamburger, satisfying the craving of my stomach and then off across town.

As we passed by the area where the Xmas tree burn was going on, we saw several cops and rangers at the entrance to the beach. A phone call to Rubin assured us things were still going on, and we parked and walked onto the beach to find a somewhat disappointing bonfire. I had expected a huge roaring fire, visible from high flying jets with passengers wondering if Burning Man was taking place in January this year. I figure the amount of xmas trees leftover would compare to the scene I saw at NIMBY on xmas night, but alas, the fuzz was limiting the amount of fire and fun (is that just redundant?).

The afterparty was at SlimNiferColin’s house. We went and hung out for a bit, meeting Cryptic and Ghastly, two of the coolest hairless cats I’ve ever met. Were entertained by an animatronic chimpanzee head, and general conversation. After that it was back to the rabbit hole to crash.

Sunday morning Heather and I headed over to the Green Chile Kitchen to introduce her to the breakfast burritos that seem to have become a weekend staple in my life. Then after some indecision, we headed out to the Sutro Baths to watch the sunset and walk around. As far as I can remember, this was the first time I saw the sun set over the pacific ocean. We took a couple pictures, and then sat on one of the concrete ledges to watch the sun disappear from the horizon. I fumbled with my sidekick, trying to get the camera to load up so I could take a picture and blog it until Heather reminded me that sometimes it’s better to just enjoy the moment rather than trying to capture it. So the sidekick and the camera went back into the pockets for awhile, we snuggled up against the chilly sea breeze and watched the sun slowly sink over the sea with smiles on our satisfied faces.
(but we did get a few good photos, which you can see on my flickr)

After the sun disappeared and we were done walking around, we headed back east. After more indecision and confusion, we decided to stop at the organic grocery store on the corner across the street from “my” corner store to gather food stuffs to cook. Heather then proceeded to make a delicious meal of couscous and stuff while I did battle with a failing router. We made it half way through Pirates of the Carribean 2, marveling at the effeminacy of Captain Jack Sparrow, as well as the amount of disbelief suspension required.

A night filled with dreams, including one about a post-apocalyptic world and me that I wish I could remember. Now it’s back to a long week of work, basically doing double-duty working the first tier support for incoming calls as well as handling my second tier cases that are still open. What fun. I’m already looking forward to Thursday (the Fire Ballet at The Crucible), and the weekend though.

Some of my favorite photos from the weekend:

by Rubin

Day 009: At the baths

Posted in 365days, Personal News at 2:56 pm by divinity

Day 009: At the baths
Originally uploaded by edrabbit.

I ended up looking kind of goofy in this one. *shrug*

Day 008: Drilling

Posted in 365days, Personal News at 2:56 pm by divinity

Day 008: Drilling
Originally uploaded by edrabbit.

Spent some time at NIMBY this afternoon with Heather, Nicole, and Ian making the wick for my fire rope dart. It turned out pretty good for my first wick, a little off center, but Nicole assured me it would still hold fuel and catch on fire.

Day 007: Do these pants make me look fat?

Posted in 365days, Personal News at 2:55 pm by divinity

Day 007: Do these pants make me look fat?
Originally uploaded by edrabbit.

found a pair of brand new pants I bought earlier this year and figured I’d give them a try.

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