Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Wishes From Trex

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Site Construction

I'm in the process of reorganizing my site and as a result my frequency of posts have plummeted. Unfortunately this will continue until I'm ready to make an announcement. Stay tuned...

The Struggles of T-Rex

It's finally time. After some creative changes, I'm launching the official blog of T-rex, the lovable dinosaur who struggles living day-to-day with tools in a world built for humans. Check him out at his tumblog: and eventually at

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Letterpress Design

I've always wondered about the letterpress process, and I came across an article that nicely describes everything involved in letterpress printing from the casts to the inks. It's pretty handy to know and very pretty in execution.

Check it out here:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I'm sorry...

It's been quite awhile since I've posted on here and for that I apologize. 

I've been considering just ending my time on this blog altogether, because of the infrequency of posts. But I've determined that that isn't the best course of action. I have too many things to talk about and too much information to share. I just don't have much time to do it...

But I'm going to put forth an effort to ensure that the Randomly Grad Life lives on in some way shape or form. 

I've got some Great New Mexican Adventures, I've got some awesome new designs to share, and some excellent concepts to spread in the world. Stay tuned, this is going to be great!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Balloon Fiesta!

The International Balloon Fiesta is upon us here in ABQ. I'll have my official report for the Great New Mexican Adventure up soon, but I thought I would share all the pics I took from my first ever trip to the fiesta. Check them out at my new photo site

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Race for the Cure Part 2

Get the word out. I want to make my Sisters Supporting Sisters design for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure available to everyone participating in the NM Race Oct 9. Obviously I will alter the design to be NM centric. If you are going to be in the race, know someone who will be, are a breast cancer survivor, know a survivor, don't like breast cancer, love curing diseases, love great graphic design, and you heart Anthony then spread this to everyone you know! Help me help you!
I've contacted the Susan G. Komen affiliate here in NM but let's get as many people together for this as possible. I want to donate in a big way and the only way I can is by donating the money that you provide by pledging for the tshirts. Let's fight the disease together!

The original design can be seen below:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Race For the Cure Pictures

My mom had her breast cancer race at Central Park in NYC and she brought some friends with her. One of them named Stacy is a breast cancer survivor. Click the jump for a couple pictures from their fun day (and to see my t-shirts in action)...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Droid Bionic not in this post, because I have not received it yet. Apparently when you ship 2Day with Fedex, you are prone to two different meanings of 2Day shipping. The first meaning is two days later. So if you are sent a package on Thursday (which is when my new phone was shipped) you will receive it on Saturday.

Unfortunately there is another meaning of 2Day shipping, and that apparently means 3 days later. This is what I received. And because Sunday isn't a shipping day, then I don't get my phone until tomorrow (Monday). 

I first discovered this when I wanted to check the tracking information. I noticed it said expected date of arrival on Sept 12 by 7pm. I was flabbergasted. Why does 2Day actually mean 3 days? I set up a little experiment. I went to the Fedex website and looked up transit times. I "sent" a package from my mom's zip code to my zip code (because Fedex wanted zips and it was too annoying to lookup a zip code in Pennsylvania, where my phone was being sent from) and checked out the transit times:
You will notice in that picture that there are 3(?!) different Fedex 2Day options. The first is actually 2 days to delivery. The second is called 2Day am and gets the package there the morning of the third day. The third option is also called 2Day and get's the package delivered at some point during the third day. 

The only way to distinguish between the two identically named 2Day options is by price which for a package that is 2lbs differs by $17! 

Lesson: Folks, don't ship with Fedex.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Summer to Winter Change

As I've mentioned several times here, there is usually one day during the Spring and the Fall where the weather drastically shifts from cold to hot/hot to cold. Today was that day. Last week temperatures were in the mid to high 90's and today temperatures never got out of the 60's. Looks like the Prickly Pear saw it's shadow...

The Very Large Array (VLA)

This post is part of a series called the Great New Mexican Adventure, where I detail the things to see and do in New Mexico and determine if they are worth the time, effort, and money.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Lightning Field

This post is part of a series called the Great New Mexican Adventure, where I detail the things to see and do in New Mexico and determine if they are worth the time, effort, and money. Next up is the Lightning Field.

Monday, September 5, 2011

In the Wild West You Don't Need an Address

Look at the address section of this postcard that I found at the Dia headquarters in Quemado. Now look again. This postcard is addressed to "Robert, Karren, and Casey" at Pie Town NM. Yes there are no last names, there is no house number, and there is no street. Just Pie Town, NM in the USA. How on earth did this get delivered?

Hypotheses in the comments please.
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