Archive for May, 2013

Dyeing my Hair Blue (and Purple)

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

BlueAndPurpleHairI used to dye my hair occasionally but I hadn’t done it in … over a decade? It’s not exactly easy to do that sort of stuff with a kid underfoot.

But I had an occasion that called for “creative formal wear” and since my hair was pretty short anyways, I decided to go for it. Here are the results!

Also, the suit I’m wearing in the picture belonged to my uncle in Japan. When he passed on, I was the only one of the relatives that was close to his size. Come to think of it, most of the clothes that fit me best come from Japan. Maybe it’s genetic.

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

For Mother’s Day, Dyson “read” a book to his mom. I thought it was cute, so I uploaded the video, mostly for his grandmothers. Happy Mother’s Day!

Upstream Color

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

I saw Upstream Color with a friend the other day. We had both really enjoyed Primer, by the same director, so we were both very interested in his latest movie. I loved the movie but my friend got a little lost by the end so I thought it’d be fun to make a video explaining what I thought happened. With stick puppets.

I talk a bit about it in the video but one of the reasons that I loved the movie so much was that it’s about flawed and broken people that somehow manage to find and make each other whole. We’re all flawed in some way and usually those flaws hinder and hurt us. But I love the idea that maybe sometimes, just maybe, it’s those flaws that enable us to do great things.