Usually I write down a 1999
Usually I write down a list of things I'd like to do in the coming year. My list will be different from John Lewis' list. Hope his skydiving onto the South Pole tonight went well.
If you read /. you 1999
If you read /. you will probably find this little satire from Suck amusing. (Yes, ok, it's over two weeks old. It was December, I was busy.) I particularly like the the poor satirist's comments at the bottom of the page.
Edmond and I just got 1999
Edmond and I just got back from a little vacation on Orcas Island courtesy of my step-mom Lindy. It was a beautiful place and neither of us had ever been to Puget Sound before, but the trip up was very long with delays all over the place and then it was too cold for us wusses and our bed turned out to be a double and we're used to a California King, so we came home early. Good to visit with that side of my family, but we realized we'd only come home exhausted from chill and poor sleep, so we cut the trip short to create some downtime before we resume work next week.
We were fed very well while there - that gang can cook! - and even had a Finnish lullaby sung to us (well, ok, maybe Janne was singing to his 6-month old son Alex, but it knocked us out pretty well too). We had a nice visit to Orcas Island Pottery where I purchased a pretty pot to bring home. Nothing on their website looks like it, so you'll have to wait until it arrives in the mail and I put a picture up.
Here's a good reason to 1999
Here's a good reason to keep a weblog: fan mail. I got some fan mail! Wow. Pretty nice to get strokes for just writing about whatever happens to be on my mind...
Naturally, I followed the link at the bottom of the nice note from Greg Harness and found myself on MandomongerFarm: 21st Century American Homestead. Good stuff. Longer, better thought out entries than most of my shots from the hip. Lots of cool pointers to resources on music (especially bluegrass), sustainable agriculture, homeschooling, diabetes and weblogs. (Larry & Lynn - go for the music & philosophy, Mum - go for the log entries about keeping chickens).
Thinkin' 'bout bluegrass prompted me to go put on some good jug music from Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band and racked up next are Kevin So, Poi Dog Pondering, Evan Brubaker, k.d. lang and Michelle Shocked. Edmond's new DVD player is very handy for setting up some tunes to listen to while loading the big 5 disc CD player.
Thinking about music makes me think about the people who turned me on to it. Thanks to my folks, Lisa, Keoni, Lisa again, and dang if I can remember for k.d. & Michelle, but thanks whoever it was! Looks like the Michelle Shocked album Short Sharp Shocked is out of print. Pentagon was the only place that seemed to have it in my searching. Her official site is even gone. Bummer. If you see this album used, I recommend snapping up a copy - it's the one with the picture of her getting arrested by the SF police on the cover. Great album.
It's been a year, so 1999
It's been a year, so allow me to say again:
Do you use condoms? I do. And I recommend buying them from Condom Sense. Good information. Good prices. Good service. They've got a link program like Amazon's Associates and I'm in it, so shop via the links to them on my site and I'll actually make a little $$$. Thanks!
Fun banner ad du jour:
Play safe, kids.
Mason West has clearly put 1999
Mason West has clearly put in a lot of work on this website devoted to the master works of western civilization. Definitely somewhere I'll be spending time! I love lists of recommended reading, particularly when it takes me places I wouldn't otherwise have gone.
Boy, my life is better 1999
Boy, my life is better now thanks to Craig. He just taught me how to minimize all my windows in one swell foop. Just WinKey + M. Obviously if you're not using a Windows keyboard this is totally useless. Perhaps that's my excuse for not already knowing it.
As Little Miss Eighteen Windows Open At A Time and Little Miss Keep Items I Need To Do Something With On My Desktop, I needed this technohow.
And speaking of my desktop, thanks, pb, for the beautiful snowy tree picture today. Very seasonal. And very glad it isn't the weather I'm currently enjoying.
And another thing, I really 1999
And another thing, I really think you should listen to Seth because he's the kind of guy who says things like "After sufficient mull, I decided..." Oh, and he throws things on fire really well.
Seth wrote a nice rant 1999
Seth wrote a nice rant today about Trademarks of prior art. Special bonus tomato in his new word "marketomatons"! Go Seth!
Now that's good news: Clinton 1999
Now that's good news: Clinton Unveils New Auto Smog Rules. About time bloody SUV's had to comply with clean air standards. Frickin' yuppies can afford to pull their weight.
Ok. Yes, I too am a frickin' yuppie. I don't own an SUV though.
Radiskull and Devil Doll are 1999
Radiskull and Devil Doll are just the coolest thing I've seen in days. I wish I could dance like Devil Doll.
Hi Derek. I'm sorry you 1999
Hi Derek. I'm sorry you feel cruddy. I just drank an Odwalla with Echinacea, so I have sent you get well vibrations by touching your website. Now as the fever rises and breaks, watch a shadow appear on the wall in the shape of your librarian from elementary school and try to remember all the words to One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish.
There. Better now?
Oh! I didn't realize Ratbastard 1999
Oh! I didn't realize Ratbastard wrote toothbrush envy. Growing cooler by the moment, he is.
Ratbastard understands the truth about 1999
Ratbastard understands the truth about cats now: ratbastard.org -> An Open Letter to Mr. Ratbastard from Textured Cat Protein.
Reminder: Not everyone is riding 1999
Reminder: Not everyone is riding the Internet Economy high: Hunger, Homelessness Rising in U.S..
I wish I had more 1999
I wish I had more time to play with Blogger 2. It looks like there are a whole bunch of new features which I will love and which will save me time, but I don't even have the time to learn how to use them. *sigh*
And I'm not even the busiest person on my team. Darn this wacky internet business! Oh, wait. Yesterday was payday. I take that back. :)
Eerie. Yesterday I too had 1999
Eerie. Yesterday I too had a "sudden inexplicable craving for eggnog". I wonder if it was at the same moment. Hey, Justin! I raise my imaginary nog to you! Happy holidaze!
This nice picture of Muir 1999
Woohoo! Naughty Dinah links to 1999
Woohoo! Naughty Dinah links to Unamerican Activities - FUCK WORK from work! Oh, what a rebel.
I received confirmation of my 1999
I received confirmation of my stinkin' liberalhood after completing this survey. My recommended candidates: David McReynolds (Socialist), Ralph Nader (Green) and Bill Bradley (Democrat).
Bottom of my barrel: Pat Buchanan (Reform), Alan Keyes and George W. Bush (both Republican). Hmm, what didn't I like? Was it "strongly opposes the right to choose" or perhaps "opposes sex education"? Duh, these go real well together. Nitwits.
Come on and hop! hop! 1999
Come on and hop! hop!
Mmm, brain goes bouncy bouncy:
Reading Evhead : Went to Textuality : Saw a comment on Fig. : Went to fig.com : Decided to blog it : Thought about link-hopping : Thought about the "Kangaroo Hop" song from The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother : Thought about Madeline Kahn.
Here is the current info 1999
Here is the current info on Lands' End Polartec Blanket Sleeper. Ignore the "Womens" part, guys; as long as you're 5'7" or shorter, you can have 'em too.
Because I know some people 1999
Because I know some people just hate a day without content, I will say "Hi!" to all my pals. Man, December is just a friggin' whirlwind. The only thing getting me through today is that I spent all of yesterday in my feety pajamas.
I also like Skud's discussion 1999
I also like Skud's discussion of the infon: a fundamental unit of information.