Author Archives: Nathan

About Nathan

Indi web and mograph designer.

For Zach

My brother and his family came to visit last Sunday after Aaron and Molly’s wedding. Zach wanted to draw so we had a drawing contest. My submission was a fiery robot—which later inspired Zach to draw a robot too. Before he left he gave me his robot drawing to keep.

Then I got an idea. I remembered seeing an article about a guy who transforms kid’s artwork into amazing paintings. The effect is quite impressive. I thought I’d give it a try:

See full size over at Flickr


Taylor Vaca, A Playlist

Just before Taylor went on family vacation I told her I’d make her a playlist to take with her. What she didn’t know was that I really created it for me. I needed something to keep me satisfied until she came home. And for some reason good music helps when she is away.

For every trip she’s taken, I associate a song, album, or in this case, a playlist, to the time spent apart.

I’m glad you’re back babe.

iTunes link (partial playlist) here

Shamrock shuffle – my first 5k run

Official times are in. I ended up 66th overall with a time of 23:22.

I’m pretty happy with that result. However, I don’t think the track was officially 5K (3.1) mi. I clocked it about 2.87mi using RunKeeper on my iPhone. I was pacing myself using the info I had on my phone so when the race was over I had some additional energy I could have harnessed. I heard that other runners had similar complaints.

Overall it was a really fun experience. The 5K is a good race. Usually, I don’t like running any sort of distance. I’d rather run steps for 5-10 minutes and be done. The 5K in a competitive environment was fun though. I’m pretty sure I’ll do one again.

Vacations Are Necessary

I’m in bed and decided to capture a few quick thoughts as I begin recovering from my recent visit to the gorgeous city of San Francisco. I’m lying here in that dreamlike state between vacation and reality and I’m not sure I ever want this feeling to stop.

I’m still high on all the positive and mentally refreshing things that I achieved on this vacation: Outside of a few quick phone calls, I was able to disconnect myself from work. I spent an entire day walking and experiencing the city by myself. I took pictures. I ate amazing food every day. I watched two very powerful and moving documentaries. I laughed a lot. I hung out with two of the greatest friends a guy could have. I had great conversations. I drank good beer. I did all these things and more. I feel refreshed.

I’m excited to process all my photographs and share them. I think I have a couple of good ones.

This vacation was long overdue. I’m so glad I was fortunate enough to take it. It could not have come at a better time.

This was a pretty powerful vacation and I’m excited to see the long term effects of it. I think I would like to spend some more time in SF. Maybe live there. We’ll see what happens when reality sets back in. Until then…