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Now, there’s some talk about my curmudgeon ways, usually resulting in bets on whether or not “I’ll show up at something…” and other how we “don’t get out enough.” Hmmm. 17 weeks on the road in the last eight months ain’t too shabby. But, we take the prodding to heart. Fuckers, we’re working hard (our usual problem) to change our focused, feast-or-famine, fight-or-flight ways.

Our goal for the summer: To get out more. Lots more.

- Monthly trips to spend a night on the ocean. Goo’s got some land and I plan on exploiting it this summer with some bonfires.

- More backyard time. Might actually water the grass this summer. The new fence means we can hang back there with little fretting, as Gary is properly corraled. No more breaches from the little man.

- First Thursday/Last Thursday outings. Good chance to see some art downtown, and some wildness on Alberta. I went the other night and saw this hippie/cruster/beggar girl yelling for her dog, half-cocked on warm beer: “Mellow, where are you?! Mellow?” A dog named, “Mellow.” Wow.

- Less work, more chill. Gary and I poach the golf course just before sundown for some fetch, and man, he loves the grass. Kinda against the rules, but, fuck it.

- More “Snell time.” More “Kass time.” More “Coulter time.” More “Fasil time.” More “Floyd time.”

These are some summer goals. Our pledge. Dig it.

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All this talk about “getting out more: The Suburba Car.

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The Body Type Book. Wow. Something we’ve talked about at length. Sent in by Evan “Four Letters First Name, Four Letters Last Name, This Could Work On The Knuckles” Rose.

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A collection of knuckle tattoos on some badass’ Flickr thing.

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Get your ass over for some dinner. I’m giving the old 2 week notice today and starting school in June. I’ll have more Draplin time.

Posted by: rod on 04/30/07 at 7:16 AM


stop telling me to marry your sister, and I dont know if I want santa claus to be my step dad. Dear draplin family, i want you to know that your son told me that you—I mean family as a whole—all agree with my writings. I think it really bothers him. Also, dad draplin and mom, I once saw you in Fred Meyer’s parking lot—all that white beard and draplin face and attitude. i wanted to go up to u and say hello, but I didnt.

If u want to help Aaron out a little—get him some balding therapy. He seems to have a problem with office lights and people looking down on his head. See, im already bald and his work is just beginning. Ask him about the grand canyon of head and the pic we took last night. Its all a part of growing up, I told him

Fred Green

Posted by: fred Green on 04/30/07 at 10:16 AM

Are you pledging to chew more Doublemint gum, too?

Posted by: Ryno on 04/30/07 at 2:30 PM

what’s up ! andrew from eugene here. still down to get something going with the field notes down here. saw this link thought you might enjoi . http://www.lostamerica.com/

Posted by: andrew on 04/30/07 at 8:28 PM

Mr. Green: Santa and I will be visiting Aaron in late May or sometime in June…..we will be at the same parking lot, waiting for you to say hi. Maybe this year….

With Aaron’s pledge to get out more, maybe he’ll take us out and around Portland, we need to meet some of the new friends and get together with the ones who have stayed around Aaron, despite his hermit ways.

Posted by: momma d. on 05/01/07 at 10:14 AM

when mrs. claus and santa visit for the early holiday, promise that if you do come to Sea-Town with them that I get to meet the better half. Don’t get me wrong Santa is lovable and a super lovable man, but lets meet the other half. The one that makes sure he fits his suit. Hats off to MOMMA D.

Posted by: styk on 05/01/07 at 10:12 PM

Man…good to hear you thinking about leaving the work a little. It gives me some hope that someday (500 years) I’ll be able to catch up (yeah right). Always amazed at the body of work. Keep killin’ it mang.

Posted by: Fank on 05/04/07 at 8:47 AM
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