25 November 2008
24 November 2008
Coldplay released their new EP, Prospekt's March. It features six brand new Coldplay songs, plus two reworked versions of existing ones (the Lovers In Japan Osaka mix and Lost+). The songs really feel like an extension of 'Viva la Vida,' not random B-sides as some EPs often are. Check it out, I'm very happy.
20 November 2008
Sometimes I have weeks when I'm inexcusably dumb. This is one of them.
It started off with me forgetting my phone at home one day. Not a big deal.
Tuesday night, I managed to scratch up my car. It was no one's fault but my own. I cut a corner in my alley too close. My car looks like a giant cat decided to claw it. The car is getting fixed. It's a new car, and I want it to stay that way.
This morning, the dumb continued. The past few days, I've been getting to work early. I forgot to add my work key to the chain with all the apartment keys. Instead of knocking to get let into work, it would make sense to use my key. I remembered to grab the key this morning. I locked the back door from the inside, and walked out with my keys in hand. Unfortunately, I walked out with the wrong keys in hand. I had my work key with me, my actual apartment keys were sitting on the kitchen table. I locked myself out, wonderful. My first thought, was that I had given Becky a spare set. I could take the train to work and get the keys from her later in the day. However, it also dawned on me that my front and back gates were both locked. If I wanted out, I would have to climb one of the gates. Not really wanting to do that, I called Becky. She hadn't left for work yet. I really didn't want to make her late, but I really didn't want to climb the fence. She came, and I waited. I sort of felt like a prisoner waiting for the gatekeeper. I am in debt to Becky. I am also now keeping a spare set in my purse.
Hopefully, I will find my brain in the coming days and not end up doing my self or anyone else damage. Until them, please humor me. My brain seems to be missing.
19 November 2008
Google now has a Life Magazine photo archive.
According to Google's Blog:
We're excited to announce the availability of never-before-seen images from the LIFE photo archive... This collection of newly-digitized images includes photos and etchings produced and owned by LIFE dating all the way back to the 1750s.
Only a very small percentage of these images have ever been published. The rest have been sitting in dusty archives in the form of negatives, slides, glass plates, etchings, and prints. We're digitizing them so that everyone can easily experience these fascinating moments in time. Today about 20 percent of the collection is online; during the next few months, we will be adding the entire LIFE archive — about 10 million photos.
Take a look though the photo archive, got to love Google.
17 November 2008
12 November 2008
Do you have around $200 to blow on a foot rest? Would you like your foot rest to look like a mountain goat? Look no futher than ZGallerie. The smaller one, pictured on the chair, is pillow. A big huggable, mountain goat pillow.
11 November 2008
How about a few apartment pictures? I've talked about it a lot, but I really haven't shown much. From the top down, we've got the living room (sweet rabbit ears on the TV), the kitchen and part of the den. I'm still making progress and want more things to hang on the walls. It's coming along.
06 November 2008
There is paint in my hair, and I parked on the curb this morning. Life is busy, and I'm a little tired. Because life can be stressful, here's a relax roundup.
- Pattern-inspired book covers from Penguin Classics: Read your troubles away.
- Cardboard fireplace: In case you have an apartment but still want to sit by the fire.
- Philosophy Bath Collection in The Cookie Exchange: Cookie scented bath products. Need I say more?
- Keep Calm Poster: Sometimes you need a visual reminder
- Punching Bag: Sometimes only phyical therapy will do. I picked a robot, but there are scads to choose from.
- Plush Owl: Because he's cute. What? Do you have a problem with that?
04 November 2008
I give vegetarians a lot of credit. I don't have the self control or the pallet not to eat meat. I like it, especially bacon. Bacon is sort of a trend right you. You can buy bacon band aids, gummy bacon, wallets and even mints.
Other food related bacon items have been popping up. Bacon Salt has been around for a while, and recently it's creators introduced Baconnaise. Yep, bacon flavored mayonnaise. This may be too much for me. I'm a little freaked out. I don't plan on running out and trying it anytime soon. I need time to reconcile myself with the idea.