14 Hours

Hey guys,

If you’re looking for one of my infrequent updates at this blog, you’re looking in the wrong place.

It’s going on hiatus!  Go, instead, to Washington2Washington, a new (shared blog) from Cait and I documenting our trip across the USA for the next month.

I can’t promise that we’ll update every day, but we’ll do our best.  There will be days, most of which will be while we’re sleeping in National Parks, that we can’t update.  But I’ve been assured that most of our KOA campsites and our hostels have WiFi that is easily accessible, so the only real obstacle is our combined laziness.  Which, come to think of it, is a formidable opponent indeed.

See you on the other side.


May 31, 2009 at 8:04 pm Leave a comment

My Life Is Average

Way funnier than FML.

May 14, 2009 at 9:17 pm Leave a comment

He may have hijacked the graduation speech…

…but it held my attention.

It’s a speech from Keith Rattie, CEO of Questar Corp.  Questar is a natural gas development corporation in Utah.  For whatever reason, he gave a speech to a graduating class about the fallacies of cap-and-trade, global warming, and what can be done to address the issue.  Or, as Rattie points out more than once, if anything should be done at all.

It’s interesting reading, anyway.  These facts have been out there for a while, but this version is a bit easier to digest.  It’s also ten pages, so dig in.

May 14, 2009 at 6:42 pm Leave a comment

Quick Update. Quipdate.

The job hunt is, as yet, fruitless.  However, I’m feeling good about the rhythm I’m developing as I hone my resume writing skills back to their formerly keen edge.  It’s a recession – that’s at least SOMETHING to feel good about.  Resume rhythms.  Sigh.

In the meantime, I’m vastly envious of G-Seth’s maginificent blogging capacity and the wealth of entertaining stuff he manages to post.  I’m especially cheered by his post on baby naming (in honor of our dear Kari and Josh).  

The Baby Names Blog, by the way, only confirms what I’ve long held to be sound advice: Biblical names will never, ever, fall out of style.  Strong, tough names.  Daniel has been a favorite of mine for a long time and lookee here!  It’s made the top five.  I also like the name Colin, and recently Kelly, so maybe I’m just predisposed to Irish-sounding names.

(But why is Hannah falling?  That’s another one that I really like.)

If you think it’s at all strange that I think about this, I’m going to defend myself by saying that anybody who reads fiction probably has an inclination towards thinking about names in general.  It’s fun.  Flipping through a phonebook becomes interesting before long.

Actually, it’s Mother’s Day for crying out loud.  I don’t need to defend the Baby Names thing today.  Rise up and be proud, Mama’s Boys of the world.

**Update || 4:50 p.m. **

Me: “Mom! why are you vacuuming?!  We have to be at Grandma’s in ten minutes!”

Mom (in her pajamas):  “I know, I know.  I’ll be ready, not to worry.”

Two minutes later…

Mom:  “Don’t let me forget, we have to stop at the Chinese food place to get a menu first!”

Happy Mother’s Day.

May 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm 1 comment

“Blogging the summer” returns. Sigh.

Before I get into what I’ve been doing, I’m offering the usual hilarious Internet link for those readers that aren’t interested in what’s happening in my life (which, I realize, is probably all three of you).

With that in mind, LOOK AT THIS!  It’s a collection of photos of people wearing dog-hair clothing.  Literally, they take their dog’s fur and make sweaters out of it (via cracked.com).

Sometimes I just love people so much.  More about me after the break.


April 29, 2009 at 4:33 pm 2 comments

Do it with your eyes closed

I would be completely abdicating my responsibilities to this blog if I didn’t share this with you.

It’s called the Virtual Barbershop (via GorillaMask).  I have no idea who made it or what it’s selling, if it’s selling anything at all.  But I’ve listening to it probably 5 or 6 times today, and will likely do so a few more times before bed.

Just note, they say you must be listening to the audio clip through headphones.  Follow those instructions – don’t cheat.  And do yourself a favor and close your eyes, too.  It’s deeply unsettling.  The sounds not only have a location (which isn’t all that new – that’s basic stereo), they also have DEPTH!  It’s a lot of fun.  You probably won’t see this done as elegantly anywhere else.

Note:  The file may stop playing after Manuel introduces himself.  Just hit Play again.


Update:  Cetera, Luigi’s sexily whispered word at the end, refers to the Cetera algorithm, often used in hearing aid technology.  That solves that problem.

April 14, 2009 at 7:28 pm 1 comment

A thousand times Yes


(Via a Google search for my last name because I was bored)

April 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm 2 comments

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