Saturday, December 31, 2011

good riddance to 2011

NPR has been asking listeners to describe 2011 in one word. My word would be adversarial. For me, there was too much conflict and opposition in 2011. I felt like I was butting heads with people constantly, in both my work life and my private life. So I would like these to be my personal buzzwords for 2012:

-- balance
-- collaboration
-- compromise
-- cooperation

Peace to all in 2012.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

this just in...

Craig Ferguson is the most hilarious man on television. End of discussion.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

2012 lowercase lifestyle calendars!

Perfect holiday gifts! Always know what day it is! Look at cool photos!

Buy one, two, or more! Tell a friend!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

gimme shelter

The Bomb Shelter -- Retro doesn't get much cooler than this -- unique holiday gifts for all of the beautiful mutants on your list.

PS Boycott Black Friday, and shop local!

Monday, November 21, 2011

embrace the random xlix

Ana Somnia

A whole world waits for you when you turn out the lights. In our dreams lie childish figures, random shapes, and half-remembered memories. Each one is different yet somehow the same. Ana Somnia is a generative art project that emulates how we dream. Dim your lights to enter Ana's dreamworld.

Surreal animation, streams of unconsciousness, ambient carnival music -- this one has it all. Grab your favorite blanket and a cup of hot cocoa, then enjoy.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

questions, questions

Is there an actor worse than Keanu Reeves?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 03, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Monday, September 05, 2011

a tragicomedy in one act

Bookstore Clerk: Hi, how are you today?
Me: Good, thanks. How are you?
BSC: Another day in paradise. [smiles]
Me: [laughs politely] Yep.
Female Customer: Did you say "in Paris" or "in paradise?"
BSC: In paradise.
FC: Phil Collins has a song called "Another Day in Paradise." Did you know that?
BSC: [slighty taken aback] No, I didn't. I don't really like Phil Collins' music.
FC: It's a good song, very sad.
BSC: [dejected] Now I have to come up with a new phrase.
FC: Oh, I'm sorry.
Me: [laughing] She took away your paradise, man. [exits store]

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

it's good to be alive

Taken earlier this evening, the above photo is perhaps the closest representation/distillation of how my life currently is. I have not been this happy, this at peace, this me in years. And it is only going to get better.

it is easy being green

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011


quote of the day

It turns out that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony — which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value. I can’t imagine anything worse than that. Okay, maybe I can, but imagine reading the morning newspaper and believing it all to be true on some level. -- from JPod by Douglas Coupland

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

prog memories

A souvenir from Marillion's This Strange Convention gig in Pittsburgh on August 30, 1997.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

shocking revelations (a new series)

I have never seen The Wizard of Oz in its entirety, nor do I ever intend to.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

late night television v

Can't sleep -- clowns will eat me

quote of the day

No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the window. Keep Mozart. Cherish him. Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao Tzu and Christ. Keep them in your heart. But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already scratching on the window-panes. -- Henry Miller

Thursday, July 07, 2011

humpty had a great fall

...but his winter was a total bummer.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Friday, July 01, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

it doesn't quite add up

Dreamt last night that I owned five copies of Three of a Perfect Pair. What could it mean?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

this guy made my day

He's referring to this scene from one of my favorites shows, The Big Bang Theory. The "Support Zombies" sticker is pretty funny too.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011