Sunday, October 29, 2006

good design is...

...my scion xb - because, among many other things, it took me 2 seconds to adjust the clock when dst came to an end...without consulting a manual...

little things count - good design can help prevent the devil from being in the details

Saturday, October 28, 2006

true story

i went to the library today with my daughter to renew a book she has out for her school project. we got a call saying it was late. she left the book in school, so i figured, i go there, pay the fine and renew it.

when i got there, the librarian said she couldn't renew it because we did not have her card with us. however, if we got home and called before they closed at 5pm, they could renew it over the phone.

it took a second for this to sink in. so i asked them: "so, could i stand right here in front of you and call you on my cell phone and you could renew it." they said, "well, you'd have to go outside, because you can't use your cell phone in the library." (turns out i forgot my phone anyhow.)

me: does that sound ridiculous to you.

them: (laugh) yeah...

me: "could i bend down below the counter so you couldn't see me and pretend to call you on the phone."

them: "no"

me: "can i use your phone?"

them: "there's a pay phone in the lobby".

so i go out in the lobby, deposit $.35, probably 20 feet away, looking at them thru the glass, phone in and they renew my book. i could not however, pay my fine. (note to any organization: never make it hard for someone to give you money)

them: if you don't like our rules, you can always talk to our bosses

me: are they in?

them: no

me: can i call them on the phone?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


a photo of mine will be included in the south euclid humane society silent auction/wine tasting this friday...

i will also be participating in the art house holiday sale in november....


email me for info...
mike.zellers at gmail.com

Thursday, October 19, 2006


more fun

more fall

these days have more to say with camera than words...

been really diging the new david gilmore cd, as opposed to the new david gilmour cd - though it is pretty good too...


Originally uploaded by mike_zellers.

have a nice day!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

avocado's number

if i ever have a band, i'm going to call it avocado's number...

yet another reason bill murray is my hero

favorite part:

...Murray was happy to drink vodka from a coffee cup and also helped wash dishes in the cramped kitchen.

on the odd chance anyone is reading, here is the results of some of my recent play

Monday, October 16, 2006

something old;something new

something old;something new - posted to flickr

Sunday, October 08, 2006

some days it's like this...

Originally uploaded by mike_zellers.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Originally uploaded by mike_zellers.

here are some miscellaneous fall photos


Originally uploaded by mike_zellers.

i've always loved the redwood in our front yard. maybe it's why i wanted to buy the house! lately i've been fascinated with and have been photographing the branches and needles and how the light filters between them and the patterns that emerge.

here are some of my favorites

i know what you are wondering...

...what kind of weird stuff is growing in my yard...

here are some samples

Originally uploaded by mike_zellers.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

excellent procrastination/timewasting tool for the easily amused

line rider

and here is a reminder, that no matter how much time one may waste playing with silly stuff on the internet, there is always someone who is wasting a lot more...

which, of course begs the question - which is sillier - doing and posting this stuff to youtube, or spending hours watching what others have posted...

Monday, October 02, 2006

commence autumn

Originally uploaded by mike_zellers.


Originally uploaded by mike_zellers.


Originally uploaded by mike_zellers.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


SomaFM independent internet radio

drone zone is especially working for me...

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