Micronaxx The adventures of Finn & Henry

25Feb/150

Brotherly Calisthenics

How does one work off a couple of delicious sliders & fries obtained at a Movable Feast truck? Like this, of course. And a 1 and a 2 and...

Barreling

19Feb/150

Throwback Thursday: The Spatulists

Young Finnster (age 18 months) rocks out with Dad-O and a delicious, dough-clad spatula. See also more photos from that day with Grandma Nack.

Spatulists

17Feb/151

SF Zoo Crew

We took advantage of President's Day to make our first-ever visit to the San Francisco Zoo, meeting up with the guys' longtime pal Magdalena & her family. Some fun bits:

  • While there we learned that some rhinos prefer to file down their horns (like the guy we named "Stumpy") and that some owls' ears are positioned asymmetrically on their heads (one high, one low) to help them hear creatures above & below them.
  • We cracked each other up by noting the absurdity of calling what amounts to a raccoon a “red panda” and then extending that “logic” to other animals. For example, we dubbed a house cat a “furry four-legged land octopus" and a flamingo a “soft-skinned pygmy rhino." The more ludicrous, the better!
  • After being thwarted in previous owl-quests (e.g. at the Oakland Zoo), Henry was thrilled to see some real live owls, one of which was named Athena. He happily trundled home with a little stuffed owl by that name.

Here's a gallery from the outing.

ZooCrew

16Feb/150

Lucky papa Valentines

I'm so charmed to have gotten some excellent loot for Valentine's Day—from the lads a custom-made bowl, and from Margot a trio of Lego minifigures depicting the boys & me as a boombox-wielding band! I'm the guy with spiky hair & stubble. 🙂

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LegoBand

10Feb/150

Immersive Alcatraz

While we took our birdmen to the land of the Birdman, I snapped a couple of photo spheres: 360º images that you can explore by clicking & dragging with your mouse below. You can also see a short video clip showing dissident artist Ai Weiwei's giant Lego portraits of political prisoners at bottom.

Views: San Francisco Bay, California by John Nack

Views: San Francisco, CA by John Nack

A video posted by John Nack (@jnack) onJan 31, 2015 at 11:05am PST

9Feb/150

Alcatraz!

Last weekend we treated the guys to a full-day adventure in San Francisco, the focal point being a trip to Alcatraz. We rode the train up to SF, then headed out to Alcatraz via boat.

The guys were fascinated with the idea of the island prison. They couldn't get over the tiny, barren cells, and the tales of attempted and unsuccessful escapes. Finn wasn't afraid to go inside a cell and check it out, but there was no way Henry was getting in one! Due to a special art installation (featuring portraits rendered using over a million Lego bricks!), we were also privy to a couple areas that aren't usually open to the public - the hospital ward and one of the old factory buildings.  Let's just say the visit reconfirmed our philosophy of remaining law-abiding citizens!

Check out our gallery of the day's adventures.

AlcatrazLads

AlcatrazHen

3Feb/150

Turn that meat-frown upside down

Must be Guys' Night. 🙂

Burger Smile

2Feb/150

Private Aria

I came downstairs on Sunday morning to find this sign adoring a pillow-and-blanket fort the boys had constructed for their animals. Now I really want to hear this saber-toothed aria of which they speak! 🙂

Aria