Monday, February 27, 2006


If I had a band i would name it Jay Randall and the Pre-Rolls.


...The Pre-Roll Patrol.

I dunno. Maybe.

So. I've been making a (successfully) conscious effort to write less, talk less, do more. Some accomplishments in the past 2 months...and failures...

+perfected fluffy cheddar and black pepper biscuits
+became a crackshot matboard cutter
+learned to love dollar stores and thrift stores
+sought and bought my first velvet comfy chair
+received a 15 per cent raise
+worked the longest number of hours in a 6 week stretch in my career
+organized my 2nd bedroom (i.e. my junk room)
+bought 2 film cameras
+perfected stromboli
+perfected my pizza dough
+made quiche twice
+baked my first creme brulee (odd, that in all those years in kitchens Ive prepared thousands!)
+surprised myself at least once.
+disappointed myself several times
+flossed more often than I have ever flossed (but its still not often enough)
+hung 4 new pictures
+helped a friend move

+too numerous to count
(work in progress/under construction)

Monday, November 07, 2005

happy birthday!happy birthday Nikki! miss you.

Friday, October 21, 2005


okay kiddies...change your address books again...

1112 W. 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

a sad day for Ann Sather

Last Sunday, we were walking to the Ann Sather on Milwaukee. AND THE BUILDING WASN'T THERE!

We gasped...we cried...we yearned for sticky buns. We were devastated.

This is how Ann responded via email...

Thanks for taking the time to email us! When the manager came in last
Friday morning, he noticed that the windows were bowed out along one
of the walls. He went outside to see if the construction next door had
anything todo with it, and saw that 1/2 the wall was missing. The city
condemed the building and it was torn down within hours of being
comdemed. We were as suprised by the events as anyone!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

another holga another day

Friday, October 07, 2005

my fave holga pics

You should know what an Holga is and why it is important to me.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

the real question on my mind is...

...will I ever do anything cool?

After an amazing 4 day weekend, I am seriously contemplating the ferocity in which I am attacking my personal dreams.

Will I ever create something of interest? Something created for the sake of creation, not as a means. But an end, in and of itself.

A very inspiring colleague of mine just inspired me again. I've really gotta get focused, find my thing, do it, do it, love it, learn it, do it some more, really love it, do it some more.