so happy memorial day everyone? do you wish people happy memorial day? I mean it’s a holiday everyone looks forward to but it’s not necessarily happy. well i mean i’m happy i don’t have to be at work so i’m having a happy memorial day but the day it’s self if kinda sad. with all the war and dying for ones country and all……… yeah,
Anyway last week big john diehl (johns flickr) was in town for a visit and we indeed made the best of it…. on friday we went to Atlantic City “where hope goes to die” i guess you could say everything you’ve head about Atlantic city is true… It’s dirty slimy and a bit scary. i don’t really like to gamble but john is like a young Kenny Rogers who can’t sing…. He tried to explain Craps to me but some reason my tiny paul brain just could handle it. long story short we both came out ahead by the time we boarded the bus full of toothless rubes back to nyc. i was up $50 (black jack) and john was up $250 (which he won just moments before we got on the buss)…
Saturday was the Yankee’s game I posted some pics in frames. the new stadium is ridiculous. i know the pictures don’t do it justice but the new jumbotron is like a city block in size. It was a good game. it went to extra innings with toolrod I mean Arod hitting a homerun to win the game….
Lastly and most exciting NEW DPORT7 Tshirts and bags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Inspired by our iphone icon the shirts and bags are hot off the press and ready for you to love them…. PAUL!!!!! How do I get one?? Well maybe if i see you i’ll have one for you…. other than that send an email i guess. Can’t make any promises supplys are low……. I’m excited

so did you see this? just when you thought you knew the biggest bastard in town good old Billy Bob Thornton comes out of nowhere and takes the taco. I posted this interview Billy Bob did on a Canadian radio station. He just gets mad and refuses to answer questions. To really get into it fast forward to the 6 and a half minute mark. It’s so akward and revolting it’s hard not to watch. If for some reason you were or are a Billy Bob fan, well I hope this changes your mind.

In other news aaron and alison came to visit last weekend and we all had a great time. One great thing about living in New York for 5 years is that after the second year most of the people that are going visit have. So by year 3 it’s gravy. when people come to visit there isn’t any lets go to the top of the rock or visit the moma. It’s just purely hang out time. this i like. I’ll try and post a few pictuers this weekend. I know alison posted some pics on the facebooks but being that i continue to boycott i haven’t been able to see said pictures….
In just a week kate and i head to Savannah and we could not be more excited. I can’t tell you how bad i need to get out of the city. seeing the old savannah sights is really going to lift the old spirits.

update time!!!! So over the past week the chair saga has continued….In the last post I was taking off the old shock absorbers at the apt. I then took the shells to work where there is a small workshop to do the sanding and the gluing for the new shock attachment. As always doing anything in the city with no car and public trans is a challenge. Lucky for me Monday was a holiday so the trains were mostly empty. I was able to carry all three chair shells in with me on my way to work (my office doesn’t observe MLK day). As planed I went in to work early and stayed late all week to complete all the sanding and gluing and now today Friday I’m able to take them home. I posted a few shots of the process for you. Why? Because I know you care deeply.
Hey Paul, how’s the ShittyKitty thing working out? I’m glad you asked. buttFUZZ is seeming to adjust to it pretty smoothly. We removed the first ring and she didn’t freak out and still jumps up on the toilet to use it. I don’t have any pictures but I did walk in on her one time and saw she was sitting with all four paws on the seat while she was taking care of her business. So that’s a good sign.
Stay tuned I’ll post some pics of the finished chairs this weekend. I’m sure your dieing see the finished project.

In the spirit of documentation I’d like to tell you about a little project I’m working on. As many of you might remember from my first post ever (scroll to bottom) I “found” 3 Eames school shell chairs in my short stint in Cincinnati at the hospital’s smoking hut. Because they were owned by a institution they have what’s called the school legs on them and over the years those legs have rusted and fallen apart. For years now I’ve vowed to buy new legs and repair these chairs. After asking around I found a place online in California called modernica that sells the new more stylish legs I was after. As it turns out the Eiffel legs don’t have the same hole pattern that the school legs do. After some sadness i found a website that shows how to remove the old hole pattern and set up a new one, by replacing the shock absorbers. The next challenge was finding the shock absobers. Leave it to ebay to have what you need. I just recived the parts yesterday and with any luck in the next week or so I’ll have the rest of the process to show you. the picture below is the chair disasembled with two of the shock absorbers pried off.

Hold on to your shorts we are pushing the me and paul show again. I added a podcast page to the site to help you more easily access the show. you may be asking yourself “shit are they still trying to do that show? are they still not really talking about anything? did jon ever get that “don’t jar” and if so is it full yet?” To answer simply yes!. The show is getitng better slowly and there are plenty to choose from. What’s nice is you can come here to dport7 and listen from computer in the world or you can click below and subscribe through itunes and pick up the new episodes as we do them. either way we hope you listen and respond to our plea’s to call in and be part of the show. we are also working hard to improve the sound quality. I’ve forced jon to do some recording research and with any luck the next episode will have a much better volume.

So last thursday night I went to the TODA summer party. It was great to see everyone as always and this time I got a chance to talk to my old boss mark. Turns out that very they had received the first shipment of the chair i had worked on most of the time i was there. this was for some reason extremely exciting for me. Mark said they are being sold at DDC.I haven’t seen them on the website but I’m ganna try and stop in soon and pick one up. Also while I was there I saw the OXO shower caddy I was working on when I left in august 2005. It looks just like it did when I left it, and its in stores now.
Sorry it been sooo long since a post. I’m really having a hard time finding a moment to do this. With SSP08 coming up the entire dport7 office is a flutter with things to do. Don’t forget July 19th watch your inbox for the official invite soon.

Here I am at LGA the dirtiest airport in the nation waiting to take off to Dayton Ohio then to Cincinnati to see big john diehl graduate for what looks to be the last time from med school. Over the last 8 or so years john has graduated like 24 times. First from UC med school then residency then from god knows what and so on. I don’t think I’ve been present for more then one of these occasions. For this the very last one I’m taking this friday off and getting on a USair flight to my home state and most hated city Cincinnati. Oh looks like they’ve started the preboarding I guess I better wrap this up. I brought my video camera and feel determined to make a doc. not only for john but for you the now generally board dport7 reader. Don’t give up.
(posted from iPhone)

dport7 faithful you would have been proud…. yes proud indeed. last monday at my weekly kickball match i preformed a feet that made the girls cry, children sing, and grown men to light a cigar in contemplation. it’s been my dream probably my whole life to make a heroic catch in a outfield of some kind. this particular monday that dream was more haunting then ever. i told my good friend (hands) hanley about this and on the next kick she pulled down a catch that by some estimations was solid indeed. this only made my dream seem more mocking…… As i came out on the field the next inning i knew it was time to take life by the ‘balls” and make this dream a reality. As i waited for a kick to come my way my heart pounded with anticipation my hands began to sweat and my mind became clear…. THIS IS IT. The reverberating sound of a freshly kicked ball rang out into the late evening air. All my senses became sharp as my brain raced to judge the point at which it would hit the ground. Without concern for my own safety i dove and caught the red rubber sphere just a half second before it touched down. with the speed of my leap i rolled and popped back up to get the ball to the safety of the infield. I know this picture may not do the catch justice but the look on the face of my teammate behind me says it all.
in other news ian posted some great new pictures check them out.