Sunday, April 29, 2007


I logged into MySpace for the first time in months and it listed Sam Brownback as "Cool New People". I am officially scarred for life now.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Yay for the Carolinas

80 sheep found living in a suburban home euthanized. You can't make up them things Southerners do.

Thanks Leigh Ann for pointing out what kind of town you moved to. We only have meth labs.

At the same time, SC does politics as usual. Money quote "We tried to explain to the folks in Boston early on that it's a little different here"

Livin' on a Prayer

Weird. Some things you don't notice. I just found out that I apparently never bought any Bon Jovi. I just never occurred to me. Fixed that at the used record store. Long live arena rock.

From the WTF section of the book store

The Batman Handbook

With sections on "How to Throw a Batarang," "How to Make a Batsuit," and "How to Bulletproof Your Batmobile," this is the ultimate real-world training manual for any aspiring caped crusader. You'll discover how to:

- Train a Sidekick
- Execute a Backflip
- Survive a Poison Gas Attack
- Throw a Grappling Hook
- plus dozens of other crucial skills ...

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Technical writing

I am such a dork. My subwoofer broke after 10 years, so I bought a set of new speakers on sale. Since the manual was so thin, I actually started reading it. It's pretty much the best manual I've seen in--like--ever. Clear, concise, assuming that the user isn't a complete idiot, and written with a very dry sense of humor.

"Never try to find out how loud your system will go- the answer is fractionally less than the volume that breaks it."

"If you are in any doubt as to how dry your ballast material is, a short period on a baking tray in a hot over should ensure that the material is dry. Please allow the sand or ballast to cool first [before putting it in the speaker stand]"

Sometimes you have to love British public schools.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Staying ali-iiiiiii-iiiiiii-ve

I shop at the Under One Roof Castro shop for offbeat presents like naked-men-bottle-openers and druggie-highway-exit quite a lot, but I wonder if it's worse to die--or to to depend on a charity named after the cheesiest 70s movie ever.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Go watch WorkOut

If you get Bravo, or have iTunes, you can't afford to miss this show. In today's episode, the super gay trainer is jealous because the lesbian owner's doing the straight trainer chick who shows clients pictures of her boyfriend's BLEEEP on her cell phone.

Why I love the Mac (most of the time) Part 3

Because some of the software just works so freaking well that you won't believe if you are only using Windows. For example:

MarsEdit, a program that lets me update my blog by simply sending email to it.

Vienna, the world's most awesome RSS reader. It's even freeware.

The new Camino beta which supports the system wide spelling dictionary.

Holly Chr...

Changing of the guard at a famous Spanish church. The soldiers are members of the Spanish Foreign Legion.

Save the bunny

This must be one of the most screwed up web games. I killed the Bunny five times today in meetings.


Ah, the life and times of a blonde:

I'm getting rid of our Uggs - I feel so guilty for that craze being started around Baywatch days - I used to wear them with my red swim suit to keep warm - never realizing that they were SKIN! I thought they were shaved kindly? People like to tell me all the time that I started that trend - yikes! Well lets start a new one - do NOT buy Uggs! Buy Stella McCartney or juicy boots - I'm looking for alternatives myself for my boys and the men in my life! I'm designing some right now for my family and will try and have some available on my website soon.

Pam's blog is a-effing-mazing

Monday, April 16, 2007

This show make you hurl--in the best way possible

Wow, if you get the Travel Channel check out Bizarre Foods. Great travel show, the host is a hoot, and it's the only show on TV that makes my eyes water.

Rotten meat, Criadillas (pretty good), Druiam (actually, not as bad as he makes it out to be), and other things you shouldn't put in your mouth. And I am from a place where the local specialties include calf's brain soup and bone marrow dumplings.

Don't break my heart... eeky geeky heart. It seems like GP-B has experimentally proved frame dragging. The even more amazing part is that Stanford has been working on it continuously since 1959. Even the early grad students who worked on it are retired by now. Even analyzing the collected data will take about 4 years.

So 48 years after it started, we are only 2 years away from the final data.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Oh, the irony

I went ahead and installed the ABC live streaming software. Quick install, fast streaming, and looks gorgeous on a 1280 screen. There is only one problem: I haven't watched ABC in years and now I remembered why!

Anyone know a ABC program that doesn't blow chunks?