Images and words from my life.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


Yeah! I got a promotion at Ithaca College! I just resigned from the Laminate Gallery. No more sales pitches! Woo hoo! No more 7 day work weeks!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Bad News Not Allowed

How many blogs have you read that chronicle depressing life situations?

Monday, July 24, 2006

God's Gift: Air Con(ditioning)

I spent August of 1998 in Korea, mostly in Seoul. It was hot, and air con (as it's called there) was a blessed gift when found. It's been hot as blazes for over a week here in Tinseltown, and I finally got off my sweaty ass and bought a window unit at Sears last night. Installation was a bit of a bear, but it's cooling sweetly now.

How did/does anyone survive stifling heat? How did we evolve in Africa and not have something other than sweat glands to avoid dying without access to freon and compressors?

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Creating Logos

I found a great website for basic logo/text-graphic creation.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The DaHTML Code

Sometimes, it would be nice to have the brain of an engineer. I'm sure Brock, Mike, Weylin, Greg or Laura would have no trouble getting rid of the empty space in yesterday's post.

Did you see where family-friendly Disney fired their film production president? "Oh, you're in the delivery room? Great! Hope it goes well. YOU'RE FIRED!"

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

My Inner Superhero

I am Spider-Man (with a hint of Superman)

...intelligent, witty, a bit geeky and has great power and responsibility.

Green Lantern
Iron Man
Wonder Woman
The Flash

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

Monday, July 17, 2006

Death to Vampires

I had the rare experience of remembering a dream this morning. It should have been a nightmare, but I woke not scared but curious. I was battling vampires, not ones in black capes with dripping, bloody teeth, but ones who looked like normal people (whatever "normal" means) who knew that I was on to their identity. Part of the dream involved trying to call people on my cell phone, frantically scrolling through the numbers in the phone's address book and not finding whom I was looking for. I killed one of them by bashing his head against (the floor? the ground? a wall?) until he had no head.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Money Does Too Buy Happiness

I'm disgusted by news reports, like this one, or this one, or this one. Call me selfish, but I am tired of barely making ends meet and having no vision of how to get ahead of where I am. It's ridiculous to think that being poor = being happy. I'm fairly poor, or perhaps bottom-of-the-barrel middle class, and I'm not happy about it at all. Yes, I made some very unwise, even stupid decisions early in my life that have cost me good credit. If I could reestablish some credit, maybe THEN I'd be happy, or less dissatisfied. Where's the study on people's happiness in relation to their credit score?

Here's a more satisfying article.

I just would like to be able to put a down payment on a new Civic (I'm not asking for the means for a Hummer, or even an Accord!), rather than scratching my way through Craig's list for something that will run, has passed its smog inspection, and costs $500 or less.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Happy July 5th. My neighborhood sounded like a war zone last night. I thought fireworks were illegal in LA; if they are, I guess the police had bigger fish to fry than the kids in Koreatown.

Yeah for the Space Shuttle! Now let's hope it glides home safely.

Boo on Kim Jong Il. How dare he try to be as mighty and aggressive as the USofA, especially during our birthday party!

I'm having trouble getting photos to align properly. Huge gaps in my html knowledge.