Wednesday, March 23, 2005

I am running out of titles.

I just watched love actually, which is possibly the cutest movie i've ever seen. although i do with things had worked out differently for laura linney.

i finished the new photoblog. all three of you who read this should go check it out. i know there are only 4 photos up, but give it time! at one a day it will get full pretty quick. i've been seriously considering ditching the written blog and moving entirely to a photoblog. then again, i've only been completely obsessed with the photoblog for a few weeks now, i should give it some time and see if i stay obsessed. also i should wait and see if i can keep getting interesting photos. there are only so many shots i can take along my day to day travels. maybe it will force me to stop being such a hermit and get out more. then again, i might go out more if it EVER STOPPED RAINING. oh my god, so much rain, i can't take it anymore!

on a random note, can anyone suggest some cool things to see in vegas? I'm headed there for a weekend next month and would like to try to get some intersting (non-casino) photos.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

pinch me, please

i was attacked by the carpet cleaning machine and have only recently recovered!!

ok, that's a bit of exaggeration, but i have been really busy. the carpet cleaning really was long and involved, and i think i will be sucking the cleaning powder out of the carpet for the rest of my life. but the carpet looks FANTASTIC. i also 'inherited' two bookshelves for my living room and a corner shelf for my bedroom. this is good because the shelves i have are overflowing. hopefully i can get my stuff moved in to them sometime in the next hundred years. ;-)

i've been spending most of my time this week working on a redesign of the photoblog. I decided to start all over... i think i'm going to move to the 'one shot a day' format. I really like the idea of trying to come up with something every day.. it will be a big challenge because i mostly spend my life in 4 places (home, work, youth group and mom&dad's house). I will be re-evaluating the stuff I already have and re-posting a lot of it eventually. but the photoalbum style was not really what i wanted in the first place and the challenge of getting a whole series up at once and in a timely fashion was a PAIN IN THE ASS.

the actual design is that thing that is causing me the most greif, though. it's interesting, because i used to be very proud of my design skills, but now i would much rather paste in a cool looking template. I can't bring myself to go back to tables but CSS is confusing and i just can't seem to grasp it. but i think i did come up with something that isn't a direct ripoff of anything, although it is going into the very popular grey background thing. whatever, i was sick of the white background and i like that way the colors look on the grey.

so anyway, new photoblog tomorrow or saturday, i think. i can't wait! ;-)

Wednesday, March 2, 2005


i have been slacking on the blog thing. but now i am slacking on the moving-stuff-so-i-can-clean-the-carpets thing so i can end the slacking on the blog thing. phew!!

i was really really happy to get back from boston. not becasue i didn't like boston, because i totally did. but becasue i wanted AWAY FROM THE COLD. i mean, really, how can people tolerate it? :-) but good times were had by all and i'm hoping to go back in spring of '06 so i can actually go to boston commons and enjoy being outside.

i think one of the worst things about the cold was how hard it was to take pictures. it was hard to push the little buttons with my gloves on, so the gloves had to be taken off, and most of the time the photo i wanted was just not worth it at all. so i didn't take nearly as many photos as i thought i would. but i go some good shots, and i'm hoping to get them up on the photoblog soon.

i've been revampig the photoblog, increasing the size of the images so people can actually see what's on them. and i've been formatting photos since august and then not posting them, so i have a ridiculous number to back post. i've been slowly making progress. 3-4 a day until i'm caught up doesn't seem like much but it's SO HARD.

yesterday was a weird one - left work after an hour due to a terrible migraine and slept from 9:45 until nearly 4 pm. it totally threw off my internal clock, but i would rather have insomnia than a migraine any day. then i found out that Alex is gettting married (congrats!!) people keep asking me if i'm ok. I'M OK. really, we dated more than 10 years ago, if i wasn't ok i think there would be something wrong with me. all i know is that i'd better get an invite, if only for all the relationship advice i gave him in college. ;-)

I just got a new CD in the mail from England yesterday - Bell X1. (it was only $16 to order ii from the UK, where amazon US wanted $34 plus shipping! as if!) anyway, the CD is FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC. you all should order it from the UK. or buy it if it's ever released here. because it is great (link to your right!!). other new cd's are all on the right as well. it was a good month for music.