Sunday, November 26, 2006

after the race

after the race
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

game of foot down

busternut 2 went well. about 60 people raced.

pinata bull head: sean: first place
bmx pads (thanks greenlee's): tony: rode a bmx
streamers (thanks greenlee's): bernadette: fashion!
light-up grips: luke: travelled farthest (from NYC)
gift certificate for tune-up at greenlee's: seth: best sound system
gift certificate for tune-up at greenlee's: claire: gatekeeper
gift certificate for $10 at bliss: kelsey: youngest
gift certificate for $75 at harper's bike shop: brian: second place
gift certificate for $20 at harper's bike shop: rice: third place
gift certificate for $25 at tomato head: brad: last place
gift certificate for $25 at tomato head: hilary and david: gatekeepers
gift certificate for $25 at tomato head: julie: gatekeeper

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Today I worked as an election official. Tonight I'm home watching the results. Having worked at the poll sure does raise my interest in the results.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Pilot Light

Picture 018
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

Last night's party

Monday, October 23, 2006

scene from my life

Picture 015
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

next week will be my week on scene from my life. see

I'm excited!

Knoxville's been done there before. click and see.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

buster love

buster love
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Dear MetroPulse,

Thanks very much for your August 24 Street Talk article about the Busternut Alleycat (bike ride/race). Last night, about 90 riders participated! Among them were two tandems, a tallbike, streamers, sparklers, teams, and one helmet with one horn on it. Along the course, riders completed formidable challenges such as: writing letters to a stranger's grandmother, screenprinting, and push-ups.
Harper's bike shop team finished first, in about thirty minutes, so they won the coveted trophy known as "Buster." They will bring Buster back for the next alleycat. Most people finished the ride in about an hour. After the ride, we gave out prizes (including Tomato Head gift certificates and cookies) for style and stuff.
Your article helped make our event a success. Again, thanks.
P.S.- anyone who wants to hear about the next Busternut or similarly fun activities should email
also: results will be posted at:
and: pictures will be posted at:

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

my replacement computer died

but I'm almost done with moving!
but no computer means little posting for now.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Category: Knoxville '82: Where Miscellany Thrive

"What's all this then?

P.F. #1 has become born and grown and lived and shown its charity and, to quote Whitman, it will forever "be curious, not judgmental." It has not been solved. Near 200 contributions have been made, and near 10,000 people have gandered."


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Boing Boing: Cato institute paper

"Even in Israel, you're four times more likely to die in a car wreck than as a result of a terrorist attack. In the USA, you need to be more worried about lightning strikes than terrorism."

Saturday, August 05, 2006

under my thumb

a 004
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

summer league

a 016
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

Friday, July 28, 2006

busternut alleycat spokecard

busternut alleycat spokecard
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

printed at yee-haw a week ago



visit with the fam last weekend

finally got a replacement computer up and running, too.

I really graduated!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

monday, aug. 28, 7 pm, market square. bring your bike.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

on Sunday not taken by me

on Sunday not taken by me
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

last weekend, ordered/"won" a new old computer on ebay for cheap. I keep checking for when it will ship... shipping was initiated today. I hope it gets here very soon, that it works, and that I can get it set up and working without too much trouble.
got a ride around a block in this thing on Sunday. Much fun.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Making Cities Work- BBC shows u can hear

Originally uploaded by Marcus Woollen.

for the first time ever, more people will live in cities, this year, more in cities than out of cities.


also, the sunset lines up with manhattan's streets. it does this twice a year. today it does it. it did so in may, too.

Monday, July 03, 2006


My computer broke. I'm lucky to get to use my friend's apple macintosh iBook. Haven't used an apple since college. Don't have familiarity with the machine to work on photos like I'm used to with my usual computer. So good though to get to borrow this one. This is how I look for jobs, these days, mostly.


Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

played with Knoxville at the smoky mountain ultimate tournament last weekend.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

not taken by me

not taken by me
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

in nashville on saturday for jj's wedding

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Megillat Esther

a small part of a big thing, from a post that is big with many big things that are good

Monday, June 19, 2006


Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

garden party last monday

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

corndogs with windup

corndogs with windup
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

taken at the poultry days festival last weekend in versailles, ohio. ver-SALES.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

few days

Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

weekend before last, rafted ocoee. above is a part of the ocoee. last weekend, went to chattanooga for brother's wedding reception. have not had time to process those pictures or write delicate pretty sentences that go together in a series to tell a story.

ok. last week, I sold my clarinet on ebay for $100 in five minutes. then I sold my guitar for what it went for in an ebay auction for $86. It's Xclnt.

and today I got all signed up that is I paid $1900 for a bar review class. in return I can study a few books for a while, then I have to return the books. the books are specially set for this bar exam. they are good and I will use them a lot.

gary, you asked me about new music. I don't have your email address. if you send me your email address I'll try and point you at a few things I'm hearing.

Friday, May 26, 2006

sassy ann's

sassy ann's
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

In praise of quietness

......... "* People who love quietness love life."

Sunday, May 14, 2006

dawn latane


west wing

haven't watched in months but found out last one's tonight
it's on already must be an older one, but it's new to me
I don't miss TV, but it is such, such a good show

Friday, May 12, 2006

hooding law school- click here for webcast right

so I guess sometimes you really do need to use the flash.
I graduated.
more at

Thursday, May 11, 2006


screening today at bicycle film fest in NYC
trailer is here it's very, very

another one is M.A.S.H., re San Francisco bikers I think, go (warning:) straight to trailer here, it too is very


and another, though still re bikes, not part of that fest, and, it's mountain bikes, and slick, so, opposite, but, still.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

white collar crime/advanced criminal law

I took the exam this morning. I think that was my last law school exam. On Thursday I get a funny hat, and then I should be done.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Forgotten City

When with my mother I was coming down
from the country the day of the hurricane,
trees were across the road and small branches
kept rattling on the roof of the car
There was ten feet or more of water
making the parkways impassible with wind
bringing more rain in sheets. Brown torrents
gushed up through new sluices in the
valley floor so that I had to take what road
I could find bearing to the south and west,
to get back to the city. I passed through
extraordinary places, as vivid as any
I ever saw where the storm had broken
the barrier and let through
a strange commonplace: Long, deserted avenues
with unrecognized names at the corners and
drunken looking people with completely
foreign manners. Monuments, institutions
and in one place a large body of water
startled me with an acre or more of hot
jets spouting up symmetrically over it. Parks.
I had no idea where I was and promised myself
I would some day go back to study this
curious and industrious people who lived
in these apartments, at these sharp
corners and turns of intersecting avenues
with so little apparent communication
with an outside world. How did they get
cut off this way from representation in our
newspapers and other means of publicity
when so near the metropolis, so closely
surrounded by the familiar and famous?

-W.C. Williams


this is the best chz, ever. I just had to tell you.

stef's sketches

via drawn

Thursday, May 04, 2006

video below

is via wired's listening post

North Korea vs. South Korea


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

prob u lem by jim woodring

Cringe should be in Knoxville who's with me

"Cringe is a monthly reading series hosted by Sarah Brown and Liz Schroeter at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom in Brooklyn. On the first Wednesday of each month, brave souls come forward and read aloud from their teenage diaries, journals, notes, letters, poems, abandoned rock operas, and other general representations of the crushing misery of their humiliating adolescence. It’s better and cheaper than therapy."

"A good test to determine whether or not your material is Cringe-worthy: when you read it to yourself, do you physically cringe? Then it’s funny."

for more, see here

via gothamist

Jacqui Stockdale in the art life

link to the art life post is above

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Art Gallery of Knoxville new new

Ben Lindquist:
Outdoor Enthusiasts

First Friday: May 5 (6 -11pm)

Ben Lindquist is a contemporary painter, working through traditional
folk art and American Realism. With an arrangement of maquettes and
large-scale paintings, Lindquist illustrates a wonderfully perverse
and purposeful image of our relationship to the outdoors.

Meet the artist Friday night.

Please stop by Wednesday for our open video screening / meeting. No
particular video is scheduled for tomorrow night - but we will be
scheduling specific events /conversations soon. Feel free to suggest
meeting topics - we're happy to hear from you anytime.

Coming soon:
A Critical Reading Group (on Thursday nights)
The Dune Buggy Attack Battalion

The Art Gallery of Knoxville
317 N Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37917

Monday, May 01, 2006

lotte's sketchbook

I could keep this at the top forever
click title for link it's an excellent blog of drawings

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Sunday, April 23, 2006


I was not impressed. I threw out most of it. It tasted fake and gross.

flickr favorite

Originally uploaded by Mr. Grey.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

blood oranges (moro)

At first taste, I got goosebumps. Scrunched my neck and arched my back. If you *ever* get a chance to eat these! I recommend.

Friday, April 21, 2006

friday pickup ultimate

another is on flickr at here

Thursday, April 20, 2006

townes movie

just found out there's a new documentary re Townes Van Zandt, a favorite musician. check out the post at this blog for more about the man and the movie. And click on title, above, for the movie's site, which has a trailer.

Seems it's showing in Nashville starting today, stopping on the 26th, in the Nashville Film Festival. Otherwise it may be bought. Might make a good graduation present for somebody.

careerist poet

seems like all posts (for this blog) were posted today.

update on 050206: seems the blog's disappeared
hope the picture doesn't disappear from here I like it like it

Tina Celona in OctopusMagazine#O7


for Stephanie

When I’m older I write only once a week. The rest of the time I heal and drink juice cocktails and read and talk to people. This method seems to work for me and over time I even start to fart poems. The Corcoran asks me to do an exhibit of poems associated with infrared photographs of farts. I spend days matching poems to the right farts, finishing in just enough time to drive to Florida and see my great-uncle, my separated cousin, and her two babies.

A boy can be your boyfriend without actually being your boyfriend. On the way you stop to wander through Glen Echo Park. The ancient cries of fun echo and re-echo. Years later I remember holding your hand. My memory is unreliable.

Favorable notice in another paper. On the fire escape the man asked me if I had hyperthyroid condition. Offended, I insisted my thyroid was normal.

I realize that I have been as repressed in my poetry as I have been foolish in real life. When my writing goes well I attribute it to God. When I kissed you in the car I blamed myself. We were in the church for hours discussing our favorite cathedrals. There is always something I have not bothered to remember.

You are my secret best friend. I am a gas station attendant. When someone gives me a tip it is like I have done something great. I feel great as I pump gas.

one of the better-designed sites I've seen

must mention that haven't got the format right for blogger- I mean, the poem looks different as posted at octopus magazine number 07.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

indie rock

been listening to KEXP this evening and got some good indie, like whoa, not just butterglory but superchunk too

also, comments on some of the below photos don't seem to show. have to see if that's going to keep being the case.

beluga whales. I'm graduating soon.

a whale of a time

a whale of a time
Originally uploaded by *Fly*.

Whale Jail

Whale Jail
Originally uploaded by Slutnuts.

I wonder, I wonder if we have known each other, before, before

20060226111814 zire

20060226111814 zire
Originally uploaded by intafon.

Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas)

Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas)
Originally uploaded by Colour.

I'm on a tear

Beluga Whale

Beluga Whale
Originally uploaded by p.m.graham.

Beluga Whale, Mystic Aquarium

Beluga Whale, Mystic Aquarium
Originally uploaded by SimonPride.