Thursday, December 22, 2005

supplies

loewentheezy comin outta nowhere. and stark apparently eaves droppin without sayin much, eh? who else is out there vollin' around? yes, that is a verb. vollin'. derived of vollen. don't confuse it with follin'.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

f*%^ you... no you kiss MY ass!!!!!



it was only a three and a half hour ride in a van from laguardia airport, what's to complain about? i don't know what manhattan streets were "deserted" this morning but my driver knew where the gridlock and was on that like stink on a monkey. hey, you try drinking a 24oz oj and a coffee then sit in a van for that long, that's an emergency...


thanks kennedy. and happy holidays from new york.

well, i got the office metro strike award for my five mile run to work this morning. apparently i get the "chocolate cornucopia" - whatever that is. not only that, but i also got to find out how you get from queens to manhattan as a pedestrian. you see, the triborough bridge is almost a mile long, but lets you down on randalls island before branching off to both manhattan and the bronx. as i decended the triborough and approached a park ranger to ask about where to find my next bridge, i see the sketchy-looking man already speaking with the ranger present an ID card and respond to her question of "where are you headed?" with a grumbly "asylum". yes, turns out randalls island is home to a number of parks for whizzing bee's and such - but has basically become one with ward's island, and apparently its New York City Asylum for the Insane. that mostly sums up my adventures over and inbetween the bridges.

speaking of bridges, i thought id share on meeks' behalf that we got word from chris last week that the rose bridge pedestrian bridge grant proposal was in fact granted. they got their $300k, there was celebratory drinking, and it sounds like something might happen.

ok well anyways our office wasnt required to come in today. we knew that, in the event of a strike, we were not expected to walk or pay for crabs. i guess this makes me an idiot who just couldnt get enough CAD, but still not as much an idiot as the yoon-yun-ized transit workers. good luck to them in getting "leverage" from this little stunt.

see some of you in tucson over new ya's.

How was the walk?


Merry Christmas to our friends in New York... I'm not completely sure if this is you guys but these clowns looked pretty close. Let us know whats going on from the perspective of the guys that got screwed. Wonder what our union-loving friend back in Ethics&Practice would have to say about this.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Merry Christmas from Ballard


Merry Christmas, happy hanukah, and happy Festivus from the new Frosty clan in Seattle. I cant imagine a happier hoildas, then to spend it not taking finals, and your all nighters are filled with eggnog and fruitcake. Everybody travel safe. Hey did anyone see that christmas tree spec? That was HI-Larious...

John -Frosty

Friday, December 16, 2005

holiday card

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Funny


Hi all! I hope you are dealing with the cold ok. Today I walked greeted the morning with a -11! Hooray for fleece and long underwear. Its on days like today that I wonder why kids from AZ though the northeast would be fun. There are plans circulating for a safe holiday setup. I thought everyone might enjoy it. Stay warm.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

lecture series



In case you miss the lecture series at school, or if you can't sleep and need something to put you in the mood....
This seems like a great site. It has a series of recorded lectures that you can listen too. Not the same with out the pretty pictures... but still interesting

www.architecture-radio.org

ACAD bonus tools

Does anyone have the ability to guide me in the direction of the procurement of the ACAD bonus tools? We are runnin some hack-ass pirated shit and need that "layer freeze" button


maybe this has hit your offices too...

i wish you all the nerdiest of days.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 versus AutoDESK 2006

OK, so can someone explain to me how these two programs are suppose to work? Is AutoDesk suppose to be used for rendering and 3D models only?
I am having problems.
Is there a way to merge the two programs together so that i can open AutoCAD and get all of the design tools (like doors, walls, etc) without having to save it and reopen it in AutoDesk.
Is anyone following this?
As far as I can tell...Autodesk 2002 had all of these features in one spot...minus the rendering tools.
We just installed both of these at work and I am not getting it.
Big surprise.
Without petie/pedro around to help me I am technologically lost.

They have nothing to FeAr !!


Look at the shit these little wieners think they can pull off now that the CHuPAcAbRa'S arent around to drop some retribuiton and respect!!

Monday, December 12, 2005

merry christmas

we decided to hang our tree this year using trumble tactics...



Sunday, December 11, 2005

Signs of Life

Just wanted everyone to know that there is still some people with a sense of humor at the school. I was told it was the third year kids who did this. Have a good work week.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Bush-isms

Just a reminder for those of you who voted for our President.

Some quotes to help you think about that decision. Was it the right one you ask? Is he the best representation we have to show the world?
Quotes taken from reliable sources:

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.''—Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001

"I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is underestimating."—U.S. News & World Report, April 3, 2000

"I've coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically."—Radio-Television Correspondents Association dinner, Washington, D.C., March 29, 2001

"It's totally wiped out. ... It's devastating, it's got to be doubly devastating on the ground." —George W. Bush, turning to his aides while surveying Hurricane Katrina flood damage from Air Force One , Aug. 31, 2005

And one last quote, my favorite:

"The relations with, uhh — Europe are important relations, and they've, uhh — because, we do share values. And, they're universal values, they're not American values or, you know — European values, they're universal values. And those values — uhh — being universal, ought to be applied everywhere." —George W. Bush, at a press conference with European Union dignitaries, Washington, D.C., June 20, 2005

Ok, Can't resist. A joke and then I'm done



GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY DESTROYED BY FLOOD


Crawford , Texas (AP) -- A tragic flood this morning destroyed the
personal library of President George W. Bush.


The flood began in the presidential bathroom where both of the
books were kept. Both of his books have been lost.


A presidential spokesman said the president was devastated, as he had
almost finished coloring the second one.


The White House tried to call FEMA but there was no answer.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

code check

So, this seems like it would be helpful. Maybe might have saved petersons project...Kidding.
Sorry east coasters (sounds like eat coasters) ....not for you.



google earth

hello all,

has anyone else noticed Google earth. its really cool actually. Go to http://earth.google.com/ and get it. Its an interactive aerial map of the world. And up to 9 cities are actually three dimensionally built models, if you select ‘buildings’ at the bottom of the page once your in the program.

Latter,

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Whats going on big guy,    and all the rest of the CAPLA crowd

 

Runnin solo at the office today.  It’s a good day, I got a radiator for under my desk!! , big ups to toasty nuts!!  Had a photo shoot today down @ the site, ill see if I can get some pics down to you.  Big drawings push yesterday so just crusin today.  We are moving to a larger space soon so ill be strapping on the tool bags for the build out, construction in the winter up here BLOWS, know I now why contractors give us all the shit for being white collar pussies in the office towers. 

 

This weekend my roommates and I put up Christmas lights and a tree, and then it hit me.  There is no more finals, and im not moving at the end of the semester.  It was hard to believe that I actually live with these people.  Had our first sit down dinner last night in the kitchen, all went well until we realized pork roast isn’t so hot when one of your roommates is JEWISH.  So we got some kinks to work out but we will get it.  Its time to put up the holiday shots on the blog, so start hitting it up.

 

Hey everybody, hit me up with your office emails so we can spend our bosses money on idle cad monkey chit chat.

 

Frosty,  (but not today, fuck yeah on the radiator)

 

JOHN MOREFIELD + 206.320.8700

S H E DBUILDINGSOBJECTSIDEAS

 

 

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Job Fun

So I’d thought I’d drop some pics of a recent failure out a job site. This is on a country club in Oro Valley (Melinda - You may have seen this project when you worked at Seaver Franks). Well they were pouring the concrete slab on the ground floor over the basement. The contractor got complacent and didn’t realize it was just metal decking over a one way span, and didn’t shore it up properly underneath (the sutff you see in the bottom left picture wasn't there during the intial pour). So the steel decking sheared off and went down into the basement taken a 10x10 section of freshly poured concrete with it. Luckily no one was hurt as the rebar grid held a guy up while he got help getting off. At the same time they were able to get a bobcat into the basement and guys with shovels were able to clean the concrete before it cured onto the basement slab. So now the damaged part of the slab has to be sawcut out, a new small steel beam has to be fabricated & installed, new decking, new re-inforcement added, all before they can re-pour that part of the slab. Oh yeah they also hit a water main that was not listed on any drawings or surveys, but that was a quick fix. I found this experience to be a first for me in my internship, but it has been informative as I’ve learned more about the relationship between the owner/architect/contractor/subs in the past couple of days as I’ve helped do the CA work on how to resolve this quickly with my boss. Just thought I’d share.

Happy Holidays!!

Ok, here is what we were doing for Thanksgiving.
Yup, Sunny San Carlos MEX. We have family that have a beach house there and invited us for Turkey Tortillas!!

http://members.cox.net/wesquatch/website/

Here is a link to some pics……the kids and all…….oh yeah, and check out the 5 foot Squid that washed up on the beach the day we left. (Delaney calls it a “Squigg”)

So this Christmas I am finally in the mood……we are staying here, got and decorated a tree, put up lights, the whole 9……it will be fun. No finals, no worrying about next semester, no going to all our relatives houses and pretending to be interested in what they are saying….Bah Humbugg. Hahaha.

So I hope you all have a great holiday. Try not to freeze.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Buuuurrrrrrr










took my first sidewalk spill on the ice ...
and it's only december ...

Friday, December 02, 2005

funny as hell

so this is what those kids at harvard gsd do.....

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3289783133355573425&q=pimp+my+model

Thursday, December 01, 2005

It's raining it pouring...I wish I was home snoring....

Hello...(hello hello echo)
Where is everyone? Still sleeping off the turkey buzz?
We had a nice thanksgiving. Laura and John came to visit. We didn't get the turkey cooked until Sat. Morning though. But we ate it and were happy.
It was actually nice and sunny for most of their trip. We drove down the coast like a ga-zillion times. Went on a heart stopping hike and saw some really crappy architecture (aka. The hearst castle).
Now they are gone and we are again without friends..boo-hoo.
Our new cat...Mr. Munk, the holy terror, has been a nice addition to our family. He's more like a dog/rabbit actually.
So, I am waiting every day to see a new blog...a new bit of information from your lives.
Like: Does mcmillian have a girlfriend, where is hide and has ryan become president of his firm yet?
Keep it going peeps.....

Post Turkey Day

So it snowed on Thanksgiving! It was pretty exciting until we stepped outdoors and realized that we had to drive in it! But all is well and it melted after the long weekend. I hope that everyone had a good holiday, if not then at least a rest from the work grind. We put out a public presentation the other night and I was taken along as the technology-incase-the-bosses-break-it guru. It went really well, aparently others have been tech disasters or public firing squads. So needless to say I'm keeping pretty busy and have found my niche as the render-er and sketch-up-er at large. (Jessica, no comments on the hyphens!) At any rate we've finally got an IKEA in this part of the globe and are making a trip out to Stoughton MA on friday for some much needed furniture. Horray for well paying jobs and first time Christmas funds! It should be a great season, despite the current chill and the ruminating cold in my throat.

I'll be in Phoenix on the 12th through the 16th of Jan, if anyone is around. I'm in dire need a chipotle! and some sunshine.