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An Ominous Package arrives. ⁉️ Aug 15, 2017 video & ioh & Uncategorized A podcast I listen to - Invisible Office Hours - did a thing with their latest season. It would release on a scheduled date but listeners could pay Lark’s Head Oct 21, 2014 blog & haiku & poetry & rope & Uncategorized Lover’s observance: Slowly pulling at grasses. Hear the singing lark. Smith Corona Sep 27, 2014 haiku & poem & poetry & smith-corona & typewriter & Uncategorized [gallery] I had some key sticking issues with a new typewriter acquisition. It was an easy fix and it is working just fine now! It now resides in The Virtue of Patience Sep 23, 2014 blog & DC & iphoneography & landscape & photography & sunset & Uncategorized [gallery] I stood at the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial for 30 minutes waiting. This is one of many but the only one I took with On Reflection Aug 31, 2014 blog & FB & me & personal & writing & Uncategorized I just wrote the following in my journal: ”You can’t get anywhere new without knowing where you you’ve been.” I have been wondering lately Caring about blogging? Aug 29, 2014 blog & FB & me & personal & Uncategorized It has been about 3 months since I started hand writing my journal. Since then I have more or less ignored my blogs and websites. I feel like I Handwriting Aug 27, 2014 blog & handwriting & ink & penmanship & Uncategorized I’m having some motivation and anger issues with improving my handwriting. Adjacent possibilities Aug 24, 2014 blog & complexity & ideas & Uncategorized I like the concept of “adjacent possibilities.” The idea is to try things similar to things you already do. It’s sort of a more practical version if I think I need a bigger box Aug 22, 2014 blog & bunnyrope & FB & hemp & process & rope & shibari & Uncategorized This is one of my favorite sights.  BunnyRope.com New Evidence Aug 22, 2014 blog & experience & psychology & Uncategorized aminel: A question… ‘If someone indicates that they can do something that you do faster than you do, simpler than the way you do it or I think I need a bigger box Aug 22, 2014 blog & bunnyrope & FB & hemp & process & rope & shibari & Uncategorized This is one of my favorite sights.  BunnyRope.com Introvert Roots Aug 7, 2014 Uncategorized I learned this week with my mom visiting that she is also an introvert. We’ve spent the evenings just sitting and reading together in my living Type Drawer Aug 4, 2014 blog & design & FB & ink & nibs & pens & typewriter & writing & Uncategorized [gallery] A little writing porn for your Monday. While cleaning today, I found alyska’s type drawer in the basement. I noticed that the medium and Find someone who complements you. Jul 26, 2014 Uncategorized Yes complement, not compliment. A person who accentuates your true personality, who adds fuel to your fire. Someone who can help teach you things TWSBI Jul 23, 2014 blog & FB & Organics studio & pen & twsbi & Uncategorized [gallery] My evening after the gym. TWSBI. New pen. TWSBI 580 Diamond inked with Organics Studio John Hancock. EF nib. It draws a slightly Why Is It So Hard for Us to Do Nothing? - WSJ Jul 20, 2014 anxiety & blog & depression & experience & introspection & psychology & reflection & thinking & Uncategorized The following comes from personal experience. When I turned 30 I started setting aside time to think Bunny Bags Jul 13, 2014 blog & Brand & Branding & Marketing & Uncategorized Stamping bags for purchases at MTKF.  It’s both cute and a little advertising for the booth from anyone who purchased rope.  Hoppy Wampum Jul 13, 2014 blog & design & FB & personal & tattoo & wampum & Uncategorized [gallery] Wampum The first three bands of my wampum sleeve are completed (except for a little touch up as some of the colors are uneven). I am Blue Jean Buddha Jul 6, 2014 buddhism & Uncategorized [gallery] Finished Blue Jean Buddha today. It’s been helpful to read modern interpretations of Buddhist philosophies rather that a more abstracted 32 Jul 5, 2014 sex and the city & whiskey & Uncategorized [gallery] Birthday! Yesterday was more the celebration insofar as I did stuff I deem “birthday” things. Those things: Bought my first box of Typewriter Repair Jun 22, 2014 criticism & ink & quotes & ribbon & smith-corona & typewriter & Uncategorized [gallery] Got my typewriter working. The paper I used slips a bit because it is so smooth (I think). But otherwise alignment looks good. (at Fuchsia is the new black. Jun 19, 2014 hojo & products & Uncategorized At Bunny Rope, we like color.  Bright colors.  Bright, delightful, see-it-from-across-the-room-even-when-the-DMs-won’t-turn-up-the-light color. GTD Jun 16, 2014 FB & gtd & mindfullness & productivity & task management & zen & Uncategorized [gallery] I retooled my productivity/idea capturing/GTD process and had quite a few questions about how it works. Behold!  A diagram! This is a GTD Prescript Jun 16, 2014 Uncategorized [gallery] No penmanship today. 3 pages of written journal instead. Complete with more ideas for The Chew List because I even GTD my personal time. Dark Skies - Minne Jun 14, 2014 architecture & darkskies & iphoneography & Uncategorized [gallery] Dark Skies - Minneapolis High Rise. 2.0 Jun 13, 2014 blog & bunnyrope & hemp & shibari & site & tumblr & Uncategorized [gallery] Bunny Rope 2.0! I’m pleased to announce the new BunnyRope.com is live! Get your vibrant, soft rope in time for summer cookouts and Banner Day Jun 13, 2014 banner & Brand & Branding & bunny & bunnyrope & FB & Marketing & rope & shibari & tumblr & Uncategorized [gallery] Banner! Banner! Got my banner together and it turned out rather lovely. It is 4ft tall on a 6ft stand. The vinyl is glossy and thick. I The Dark Year Jun 9, 2014 art & blog & journal & tumblr & wampum & Uncategorized [gallery] Somewhere in my Sophomore year in high school, a started falling into a deep depression. I didn’t sleep much, ate terribky and On Routine Jun 7, 2014 brianeno & FB & journal & routine & tumblr & Uncategorized [gallery] On Routine. It’s been about a month now since I changed my morning routine and I think it is going swimmingly. Most of you that are Breaking Hojo Jun 3, 2014 bdsm & bunnyrope & bunnyropedotcom & hemp & hojo & hojojutsu & process & rope & rough body play & shibari & Uncategorized It’s slightly easier to break the hojo bundles with the woven eye loop. So not only is it better for your takedown scenes because the woven New pen. May 17, 2014 blog & FB & fountain pen & me & penmanship & writing & Uncategorized [gallery] I got a new pen. It’s a Pilot Metropolitan which I read about in this post from PenAddict.com via TheCramped.com - which if you love pen Hojo May 10, 2014 blog & bondage & bunnyrope & FB & hemp & hojo & rope & shibari & tumblr & weaving & Uncategorized [gallery] Hojo Bundles Something so cute will do such dastardly things. For the first time ever, available for purchase at Satyricon today in Progress and Preparation May 4, 2014 blog & bunnyrope & bunnyropedotcom & rope & shibari & Uncategorized [gallery] Marketing Samurai I am done for Madtown Kinkfest. Done here defined as “I hit my goal to dye a mile if rope for the show”. Which I thought Building a base Apr 27, 2014 blog & bunny & experimentation & hemp & knots & process & rope & tumblr & Uncategorized [gallery] Build your base then make it better. As with most weekends, I spent most of it dying rope. I’m getting close to “done” where done is Morehead Apr 5, 2014 blog & brutalism & FB & Uncategorized [gallery] I went back for more of Morehead. I found that Morehead is attached to Kenan Hall. I was reading about it last night and T’internets Signal/Noise Apr 5, 2014 blog & tumblr & writing & Uncategorized I think I figured out my key problem with Tumblr: you can’t tell who people are. Any original posts get drowned amongst all the re logging. When Brutalism Apr 4, 2014 blog & brutalism & photography & running & travel & tumblr & Uncategorized [gallery] A talent for Brutalism Running at UNC Now: Sitting in a hotel lobby with a decent Scotch after a run and some really frigging good ribs. Impulse Buying Apr 3, 2014 blog & dayone & Evernote & FB & process & sketchnotes & sketchnoting & tumblr & workflow & Uncategorized [gallery] Notes on Flickr. Via Flickr: Thinking about impulse buying, note taking, and the trappings of Things I gave into temptation Ode to Tools Mar 24, 2014 art & photography & poetry & tools & Uncategorized [gallery] He scrubs the pot once filled to Brimming with the appliance of making. Something crafted line by line From a lab book filled with words Details Mar 23, 2014 cat & ginger & kitty & tabby & Uncategorized [gallery] missgingerkitty Always liked the details when photographing my cats. Wabi Sabi Mar 11, 2014 wabi sabi & Uncategorized A beautiful thing is never perfect. Egyptian Proverb  (via asleepylioness) In a similar vein: Wabi-sabi (侘寂?) represents a comprehensive Japanese Checking in on Make Something Every Day. Mar 9, 2014 blog & bunnyrope & bunnyropedotcom & FB & hemp & rope & Uncategorized [gallery] Checking in on Make Something Every Day. I pledged this year to create something every day. That Thing had a defined scope but was Little bundles Feb 27, 2014 blog & bunnyrope & hojo & hojo bundles & hojojutsu & process & shibari & weaving & Uncategorized [gallery] Making more bundles. The wine is a very important part. Eye loops Feb 26, 2014 blog & bunnyrope & eye loop & hojo & hojojutsu & rope & shibari & weaving & working with your hands & Uncategorized [gallery] Woven eye loop. Take 2: Hojojutsu bundles. A little something I’ve been working on. It’s both fun and zen-full. Also, I get to use Eye loops Feb 26, 2014 blog & bunnyrope & eye loop & hojo & hojojutsu & rope & shibari & weaving & working with your hands & Uncategorized [gallery] Woven eye loop. Take 2: Hojojutsu bundles. A little something I’ve been working on. It’s both fun and zen-full. Also, I get to use Take A Picture Feb 25, 2014 blog & Uncategorized [gallery] It’s a good way to remember. Looking back through photos, journals and such has been enjoyable the last few days. I waffle on how much New normal Feb 24, 2014 blog & glasses & tumblr & whisky & Uncategorized [gallery] Trying to understand a new normal New normal Feb 24, 2014 blog & glasses & tumblr & whisky & Uncategorized [gallery] Trying to understand a new normal This is Ian Feb 22, 2014 blog & butthead & coping with loss & friends & ian & suicide & Uncategorized [gallery] This is Ian. Ian died on February 18. Last Tuesday, though more likely the day before. Ian committed suicide. He built a helium mask. A wolf Feb 22, 2014 blog & me & personal & tattoo & wampum & Uncategorized [gallery] A wolf by any other name on Flickr. Via Flickr: A wolf by any other name So. I’ve tried a few times to write about this which would be my Asking Feb 16, 2014 blog & introspection & Uncategorized It is far too easy to fall into the casualness of the internet (almost pulled a Jewel there), thinking like people being semi-open about themselves Roll it out Feb 13, 2014 bunnyrope & rope & shibari & Uncategorized I enjoy how zen cutting down the rope is. Clamp end Roll out 5 feet Turn Roll out 5 feet Smell it Roll out 5 feet... I enjoy how zen cutting Flat chest harness Feb 8, 2014 chest harness & rope & shibari & sneaky bondage & Uncategorized Messy Chest harness A little messy but the goal was flat an comfortable. She wore it out for the day. Play time. Feb 8, 2014 blog & kitty & play & rope & shibari & tumblr & Uncategorized [gallery] A girl and her kitty Ginger likes when the rope comes out. It’s play time. Orchids in Winter Feb 3, 2014 contrast & orchids & Uncategorized Orchids in Winter Orchids in Winter Out of season; out of place. All the more unreal. Orchids in Winter Feb 3, 2014 contrast & orchids & Uncategorized Orchids in Winter Orchids in Winter Out of season; out of place. All the more unreal. The Dark Year Jan 18, 2014 art & blog & wampum & Uncategorized [gallery] Somewhere in my Sophomore year in high school, a started falling into a deep depression. I didn’t sleep much, ate terribly and generally Pixel Poe Jan 18, 2014 cat & lynxpoint & tabby & Uncategorized [gallery] Pixel Poe says, “give me tuna.” Pixel Ginger Jan 18, 2014 cat & ginger & tabby & Uncategorized [gallery] Pixel Ginger just wants quiet. Pixel Poe Jan 18, 2014 cat & lynxpoint & tabby & Uncategorized [gallery] Pixel Poe says, “give me tuna.” The Dark Year Jan 18, 2014 art & blog & wampum & Uncategorized [gallery] Somewhere in my Sophomore year in high school, a started falling into a deep depression. I didn’t sleep much, ate terribly and generally Pixel Selfie Jan 17, 2014 self portrait & selfie & Uncategorized [gallery] Pixel selfie. Two Bears Jan 14, 2014 blog & wampum & Uncategorized [gallery] Two Bears. A name given to me during a Journey. Unlace my skin. Jan 13, 2014 bdsm & blog & corsets & flogging & poetry & Uncategorized Study the knots of my shame From a lifetime of can not or the deference of should not. Know me not like I know me, Not how I have always known me. Abstraction Jan 12, 2014 art & blog & wampum & Uncategorized [gallery] In relation to wampum, I’m thinking about what level of abstraction is right. The two images here represent the same event, a rather Adding value. Jan 11, 2014 blog & introspection & Uncategorized [gallery] Been evaluating the Create Something project and am rethinking what the Something means. Specifically, I had a fabulous design Wampum Jan 4, 2014 art & blog & flickr & personal & tattoo & wampum & Uncategorized [gallery] Wampum. My parents divorced in 1993 when I was 12. Well, 11 but it was in the summer and I was born in July. My mother sort of came alive 75,000 cookies Dec 20, 2013 Uncategorized Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask why the sun is yellow, or what a dream is, or how deep you can dig Film Jan 2, 2011 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. I’m trying something different for this year. Well, different in the “practical” sense. Rather than Doomsday Mural Dec 30, 2010 Uncategorized Originally uploaded by ABMann Here it is, the mural as it was made! A few notes: Yes, it is a little jumpy. I had issues Finished mural, interesting stills. Dec 30, 2010 Uncategorized Merged Mural, originally uploaded by ABMann. Copmleted! Click through for a larger version suitable for zooming in on details. Points of Fallout Boy Dec 29, 2010 Uncategorized Fallout Boy, originally uploaded by ABMann. Seems appropriate. Hands Dec 29, 2010 Uncategorized Hands, originally uploaded by ABMann. We figured out how to use the hand prints in the basement. Boom Dec 28, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. It’s looking great. I programmed an intervalometer on my MacBook so I don’t have to trigger every Maestro At Work Dec 27, 2010 Uncategorized Maestro At Work, originally uploaded by ABMann. Should Cat Syndrome Dec 27, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. Sitting on the couch, leaning over breakfast and i am STRUCK DOWN BY SHOULDER CATS #lyt Dec 27, 2010 Uncategorized #lyt, originally uploaded by ABMann. Nifty gift for the #lyt qualifier last month. Angel and the Devil - a Niktych Dec 27, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. This guy is in my basement right now painting a mural. The theme is Elephant Skeleton Dec 23, 2010 Uncategorized Elephant Skeleton, originally uploaded by ABMann. Elephant!! Mini friends Dec 22, 2010 Uncategorized Mini friends, originally uploaded by ABMann. I think this just how it is being a Mini owner. You start attracting them…. Art show Dec 20, 2010 Uncategorized Art show, originally uploaded by ABMann. Pretty slick. Mini Dec 16, 2010 Uncategorized Mini, originally uploaded by ABMann. It’s kind of gorgeous. Sigma 10-20mm Dec 13, 2010 Uncategorized Au natural, originally uploaded by ABMann. I love wide angle photography. If the lenses weren’t so heavy taken together, I’d carry my Snow Days Dec 12, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. It’s really pretty outside, even after the six inches. Maybe 4. Still, rather lovely. I even went AF 50mm Dec 6, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. New bracelet and cat face. Also: did you know your nose and tongue can activate a capacitors touch Gettin’ Culture’d Dec 4, 2010 Uncategorized Gettin’ Culture’d, originally uploaded by ABMann. Symphony! Being all disrespectful with my phone out. Gettin’ Culture’d Dec 4, 2010 Uncategorized Gettin’ Culture’d, originally uploaded by ABMann. Symphony! Being all disrespectful with my phone out. Katamari! Dec 3, 2010 Uncategorized First the Spare Change, Then The World 365.41, originally uploaded by ABMann. NAAAAAAAA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NANA-N’NA-NA-NA-NAAAAAA Don’t worry, Chasing Light Oct 31, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. I figured out a far, far easier way to make light leaks in Photoshop today. Way easier than I can Escape; I can Swim the Sea to You Oct 30, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. The Ginko tree lost its leaves - which it does in one giant swoop It Had It Comin’ Oct 30, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. Take one chicken. Rub with spices and butter under the skin. Stake it before it It Had It Comin’ Oct 30, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. Take one chicken. Rub with spices and butter under the skin. Stake it before it Bow tie! Oct 29, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. Let me show you the things that I’ve done, so you will understand the breadth of my Bow tie! Oct 29, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. Let me show you the things that I’ve done, so you will understand the breadth of my Fog and the Pier Oct 29, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. Worked shifted a deadline back two weeks. So, rather than being OK for the deadline Only a year ago! Oct 27, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. Man, that was a year ago? I can still smell the sea. And taste the espresso. And the Only a year ago! Oct 27, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. Man, that was a year ago? I can still smell the sea. And taste the espresso. And the Grace for Your Company Oct 26, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. This is me forcing my brain to do something that isn’t running around putting out Running Man Oct 25, 2010 Uncategorized So. I like running. Quite a bit. Since August I’ve logged maybe.. 50 miles. Which is absolutely terrible. In an effort to revitalize, reinvigorate Running Man Oct 25, 2010 Uncategorized So. I like running. Quite a bit. Since August I’ve logged maybe.. 50 miles. Which is absolutely terrible. In an effort to revitalize, reinvigorate Tom Barrett Oct 25, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. Tom Barrett spoke to us today. Very cool. He was direct and honest, especially over controversial I know some interesting people Oct 24, 2010 Uncategorized Fireshow Superhero Mann Oct 23, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. Rather than rely on font parity across platforms, why not use a layout that can account for Swim With Me Oct 22, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. This week; oy, this week. And unfortunately next week is going to be similar. But, I’m having Oh, the silliness Oct 21, 2010 Uncategorized This video alone makes me want to upgrade to iLife ’11 because it would be so much fun to make silly video trails. Like, screw full movies. I just Oh, the silliness Oct 21, 2010 Uncategorized This video alone makes me want to upgrade to iLife ’11 because it would be so much fun to make silly video trails. Like, screw full movies. I just Tired Oct 20, 2010 Uncategorized Tired, originally uploaded by ABMann. “He’s only mostly dead.” Screwing Around in Photoshop Oct 18, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. See title. I mentioned on Twitter earlier today that I’ll be competing in a Cold, Calm and the Quiet Oct 15, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. When we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted To sever the years Into the Platinum Waters Runs our Spirit Oct 13, 2010 Uncategorized originally uploaded by ABMann. I’ve been extending and adding and upgrading portions of my website Blah blah Oct 10, 2010 Uncategorized Random bunch of testing here.