Archives for the month of: November, 2003

new banner images for a cleaner, more relaxed look. more whitespace = more serenity. ahhh, winter is upon us

note: i don’t know what’s up, but movable type keeps ignoring/stripping out the ‘target’ statements in anchor tags. even if i edit the comment and stick it in there, it’s ignored. if anyone knows whats up, let me know.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!

see you tomorrow evening!

this is eric’s hipster type.

the accuracy is chilling, isn’t it?

the family guy may be back in 2005

The Brick Testament – look for the book too!

…some candy. thanks for buying this round!

christmas/kwanzaa/chanukah/holidays in general/whatever should NOT be allowed to start before thanksgiving. let’s give the turkey a chance! what about taking time for a nice national holiday, a nice nondenominational all-american let’s all come together holiday, to think about what we are grateful for and to be with our families and friends without the cultural imperative to CONSUME!!! CONSUME!!! CONSUUUUUUUME!!!!!!

sure, thanksgiving was originally a feast that led to screwing the native americans out of all of their land and war and disease and almost totally wiping out entire civilizations, but it doesn’t have to be about that. it can be about how we have progressed (or are trying to progress) from that time hundreds of years ago.

so come on. let’s give thanksgiving its due.

ladies and gentlemen, britney takes it all off!!

[ps - keep on dragging until the 'next' button appears...be sure to drag the last one (britney in bed) up to see the springs bounce!]

xScope is SO COOL. i can’t wait to try it out on a project!

courtesy of one of my favorite photoblogs, check out this place! let’s go there!

plus, in anticipation of my trip to japan in the spring….broadband on jal. thanks to Geek News Central for the link.

gamefest.com has carcassonne!

check out the Daypop Top Word Burst for a list of top words used in blogs – you can see what people are writing about, instead of what they are linking to!

MailEnhancer for Panther and Jaguar…this will automatically synchronize your signature files to your email address if you have multiple accounts (be sure to make the name of the signature the same as the email address it’s supposed to match), and the dock icon will display the proper number of unread messages in all folders, not just the Inbox. useful if you use rules to automatically route incoming mail.

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oh dammit, ok. here’s a picture. are you happy now?

this weekend my aunt is in town for her birthday which is tomorrow. so tonight i went out to my cousin’s house in oak park and we had a birthday dinner and opened presents and stuff. ah, relaxing to get away from all the work-related drama, although of course the first question everyone asked is ‘how’s work?’ anyway, kjirsten is getting so big! she’s teething and makes the cutest high-pitched squeal ever. chris is applying to schools to get his teaching certificate and lisa is tutoring kids when she’s not taking care of kjirsten. brad is freelancing – started up his own company! – so now he works from home with his new G5 and can keep an eye on the baby too. aunt linnea is keeping busy it seems and had some great pics of my parents from their visit a couple of weekends ago. dad is actually smiling!! ….wha?

eric is in san francisco chilling with bocci and grover, and i guess tumlin and janet came up to visit too, so it’s a regular class of 2001 reunion out there. bocci had a date with robot girl (it’s a long story) i hear, so i hope it went okay. kate is going out to sf this coming weekend. i’m so jealous! i’ve never been to california, although hopefully i can scrape together the funds to see meghan in la for her birthday as planned.

how can the weekend be over already? ugh. tomorrow after work: either spinning, power step, or cardio box. mmm….i have some wicked bruises on my ass from the spinning bike as it is. maybe cardio box instead.