Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Did I mention I like chickens?

Technical Illustration of the Week

From: Don P
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:08:47 -0800
To: Dennis F, J.T. W, Jeff S, Jeffrey G, Troy D,, David E, Erik S, Dan A

Subject: Got scaffold?

Hello neighborhood handymens-

The Garagemajah is moving along nicely and I have the Thanksgiving task of priming and painting the sheetrocked interior (which in addition to the upper respiratory issue I’m battling will preclude me from any cool bike rides this weekend). Part of that includes a ceiling that slopes from 8-13 feet, a tiny bit above my natural reach. I am renting a sprayer for the job, but a smallish scaffold/walkboard that goes between two ladders or a multi ladder that configures into a scaffold would be ideal. Would any of you gentlemen have such an apparati that I could borrow for a couple days…and that I could pick up tonight?
Lemme know!


From: Troy D
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 10:33 AM
To: Don P
Subject: Re: Got scaffold?

I drew you a picture of how to make a simple scaffolding out of two ladders, but then I got kind of distracted.

Troy D
TopDog Illustration

11-26 is Jamal Smith Day

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Photo Phlurry: Portland/Seattle 11.10-12.08

A quick biz trip to rainy but beautiful Portlands and Seattles.

Love is all around. No on 8.

Dart-tastic wagon.

Clever Cycles indeed.

Blurry in Seattle.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Alberto the Accountant!

Cyclists at the Gun Show--Palermini v. Contador. Results unavailable because of pay-per-view agreement.

Big visitor in the office today...Spainard Alberto Contador stopped by for a little product feedback and company meet-and-greet today. Contador (which means 'accountant' in Spanish and thusly is the inspiration for the Palin-esque title of today's election day post) has won all three of cycling's Grand Tours within the last two years--the Giro d' Italia and Vuelta a Espana this year, and the Tour de France last year--an feat which places him among the legends of the sport. Only Jacques Anquetil (1963), Felice Gimondi (1968), Eddy Merckx (1973) and Bernard Hinault in (1980) have matched the achievement--and attaining it in the modern era of race specialization makes Contador's bid all the more remarkable.

Though he speaks marginal English (much more acceptably than I speak Spanish), he comes across as humble, grateful and endearing...not to mention very young (25), and waifishly thin (if we actually did arm wrestle, I might have broken his arm).

I work at a cool place.