News (or something like it)
How does it happen? Yesterday morning, I had a moderately busy week --
a dinner party for 7 at my house on Friday and going for a visit to my
aunt's on Wednesday.
In the span of a half hour, I added a big project and a houseguest to
I'm currently enjoying the amazing feeling of having a house full of
food. If you haven't been grocery shopping lately, I highly recommend
Trying out new looks for Smokin'.
They're non-functional, but they're purdy... look
I like look 3, my sister and her co-woker like look 2. Bummer!
Yesterday I bought a book called "Simplify Entertaining." Apparently,
there isn't any simpler way to do it than the way I have been. The secrets
are all plan ahead and don't get stressed out even if stuff goes wrong.
I guess I'm already a pro.
Two years ago today, it was 95 degrees in the shade and everyone I love
got dressed up and stood around in the sculpture garden while Tim and
I got married.
Happy Anniversary to me and mine!
Hey, we both spent some time on the site yesterday. How amazing is that?
Hey, happy birthday, Ian. Many more.
Oh, and you smell like a monkey and you look like one too.
-- Tim & Steph
I very rarely have anything to do at work. Sometimes this doesn't bother
me. I can spend hours reading about the Internet industry or learning
new little Flash tricks. Sometimes it drives me insane -- as in wanting
to stand up and shout "WHY ARE YOU PAYING ME?"
Yesterday, I wanted to do that, but I spent the day reading about and
signing up for the company's 401(k) plan instead.
Back to Reality
After a beautiful week in Washington D.C. I'm back to reality. Which
doesn't mean I'm slaving away or anything -- I said "reality",
it just means that I don't get to stroll down to the bagel shop, drink
good coffee every day, and then walk around parks and museums.
I keep looking for a good way for folks to submit doodles. So far,Ive
found a bunch
of sites for kids that will let you "color", a some that
will let you draw stuff yourself, but they usually require you to take
a screen shot and then email it. Maybe the best bet is to convince everyone
to download some freeware drawing programs. (Mac,
Why have ads? Because that way Product
Awareness Increased with Advertisement. Some Ads never
make it out of the agency, but they find their way to The
Ad Graveyard. Others, get made and are preserved
The Control Group is
some sort of pretentious English band. Not that fond of their tunes, but
I love their site. They updated it since the last time I saw it, and its
still neat, but I think I liked the old one better. It was so clean. The
old site was featured in a DevHead
Flash Tutorial that showed you how to turn film into flash.
Kari Tauring is always popping up where I dont expect her. She
was at the Mental Engineering
party, she showed up at Chriss
Millenium City reading at Gus Luckys, and theres lots
of places to find her on the web too -- MP3.com
and her own site.
JJ Kidder has been a composer
since birth, doing solo stuff and a couple of albums with Dies Irae. I
used one of his tunes on the HUGO
Hugo Boss shop site.
In Minneapolis, if youre looking for a PC or to pick up a geek,
dont go to CompUSA or the bar, go to General
Nanosystems. Their systems and parts are just about the cheapest in
town, and when Tim had a hard drive fail on his new system, they werent
just NICE about replacing it, they were apologetic. Youre not going
to get that from Dell.
The two dot.coms I miss the most are SimplyModern.com
and GreatEntertaining.com. The latter doesnt even have the death
notice up anymore.
Okay, well, Space Spice is tonight.
Wish me luck.
Thomas at the Hair Police cuts
my hair. Hes gifted beyond words. But Im afraid. Not only
is he talented with hair, hes a rapper with a really bright future.
Hes part of the Igloo
Knobs, was invited to open for Ludacris
when they performed in Mankato, and is getting a lot of good publicity
and opportunities. Id love to hear his music on the Beat,
but who is going to cut my hair???
Not sure how to celebrate today? You can read about it in the Fourth
of July Celebrations Database. If youre in Minneapolis, you
can find celebrations
at these locations.
Visi was created by a bunch of people
that I used to know and hang out with. Because of that, some of them have
sites up on their servers. Its kind of fun to poke your nose in
and see what these guys are up to. Folks like Al
Angen, Bill Mack, and Nancy
Baring my utter geekiness, heres a link to the lyrics of The
Alphabet Song. A lovely ditty sung by Kermit the frog initially, and
over and over again by my high school debate team. Id link you to
the tune, but since Disney bought up all of Jim Hensons copyrights,
well, you know how that goes.