Wednesday, December 27, 2006

2006 in one or two paragraphs and some pictures

what a good year. Graduated, turned in a rewrite today (hopehopewishwish it's good enough to get the A). Christmas was just awesome. There was lots of presents, lots of food, lots of family, lots of memories to last till next year. Who knows what next year will bring, where I will be and who will be with me? It's honestly the biggest mystery I've puzzled yet, but I have recently figured out at least one or two of the pieces.
We're leaving for Daniel's parent's tomorrow, I'm excited to see them, their new place and a new ocean (for me it's new).

A few of my cousins

again, Doc Mimo's picture

Me, Nannie and Katie

Mary's picture

Me and Daniel at Graduation

Thanks to Doc Mimo who took this picture

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Ross and a hungry little squirrel

Rebus Rock

neat rebus that is the cover of an album by some band called Whitey. The picture is by Chris Graham via No Days Off

last one

Ok, this image is from justinmeisse's flickr site. Via Boing-Boing

dog time

ok the song really really sucks but the video is nice and creepy. The second dog looks a lot like my buddy's dog Rufus.

Schattensprache "Silent Night, Holy Night"

I'll be done with this xmas shit soon I promise

Saturday, December 23, 2006


* 1. Schizophrenia --- Do You Hear What I Hear?

* 2. Multiple Personality Disorder --- We Three Kings Disoriented Are

* 3. Dementia --- I Think I'll be Home for Christmas

* 4. Narcissistic --- Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me

* 5. Manic - Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and.....

* 6. Paranoid --- Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me

* 7. Borderline Personality Disorder --- Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire

* 8. Personality Disorder --- You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll Tell You Why

* 9. Attention Deficit Disorder --- Silent night, Holy oooh look at the Froggy - can I have a chocolate, why is France so far away?

* 10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder --- Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle,Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells , Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

Scrooge Awards

Daniel Gross of Slate magazine wrote recently about a “The Corporate Scrooge Contest, ResultsAmerica's worst office Christmas parties, gifts, and bonuses”. Pretty funny stuff.
The winner of “the thought doesn’t count” category
“A reader reported that his wife, a dental assistant, received a $30 certificate to the fancy clothing store owned by the dentist's wife, in which no item for sale was close to that price.”

Thursday, December 21, 2006

It's a little early, but

ads of the

The premie ward of Edith Cavell hospital sends Christmas cards to ex-patients and other departments. This year, the card arrived in mid October and said on the inside

“It’s a little premature, but marry Christmas”

(I thought Eleni would like it)

Right side up, or right side down?

I think this is a neat idea for a Christmas tree, especially for people who live in a small area (our house is huge this year, but odds are it will be quite small when we move away from Nannie and PawPaw’s rentals). Apparently it evokes a 12th century tradition of hanging a tree from the ceiling at Christmas, and was “originally designed for specialty stores to display delicate ornaments using a minimum of floor space. . . the inverted shape makes it easier to see ornaments, which hang away from the dense needles and do not get lost in the foliage”.
Hammacher Schlemmer offers them pre-lit and promises they are very “life like”. (Maybe lifelike for a stalactites, but not a tree.) Still, I think it is a practical design and just as visually appealing as the typically placed Christmas tree. I wonder if it really would be easier to hang ornaments.

go elf yourself.

Office Max put up this site for turning yourself into an elf. And it’s not filled with advertisements, surprisingly enough. I put this highly, highly, embarrassing screen shot of the two minute dance up for example and for your enjoyment (so you better be nice in your commenting).

Monday, December 18, 2006

Ian’s Shoelace site

My photo, my shoes
strait (fashion) lacing on the left
Often referred to as "Bar Lacing" or "Lydiard Lacing"
and Lattice lacing on the right
I love Ian’s Shoelace Site. Just love it. My grandparents made fun of me for looking up how to ties my shoes, but I maintain it is a good thing to rethink and relearn these “basic” things we take for granted. Actually it’s just fun.
Tips on everything from lacing deck shoes to lacing for bicyclists, how to tie the perfect bow, galleries of funky laces, and random trivia like “The tips of shoelaces are called aglets”.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Evil Eye For Daniel

Hmm… Do you all want to see some of my latest crafts? Really? OK.

I made this evil eye mosaic for Daniel’s birthday (and yes, Josh, that is an amber-bach pupil).

I hate Drake

And the sign says

I’m a little too proud of that sign I generated using Add Letters - they have about a million more of them, from hiking trails to Bart Simpson’s chalkboard.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Spontaneity and functionality? Nah.

The random lift button, designed by Chris speed is installed in two elevators in Portland Square at the University of Plymouth, UK. Pressing the random lift button in the elevator puts one “directly in the centre of a non-linear moment, its outcomes uncertain and unpredictable. A sensation that would be both rewarding and entropic”. Sounds cool. A little odd, but if I saw one, I’d press it. I like how they never describe how it actually works in the article. Presumably, it really is a random button that just randomly takes you to different floors. But isn’t that kind of like being trapped on an elevator?

Sunday, December 10, 2006

This is from Grace, who loves to send me clips to inappropriate and shocking film clips. This one, is surprisingly child friendly. Besides, what's more fun than a puppet music video? Alright, bad question. I liked it. almost enough to watch the whole thing before I went off in search of more links...

Friday, December 08, 2006

this is a test from the emergency blogcast systems, repeat, this is only a test