Archive for August, 2007

Iggy & The Stooges

Friday, August 31st, 2007
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Though Time Magazine tells me punk started in 1977, this masterpiece recorded in 1973 begs to differ. If you’ve never heard this classic album you’ve been living under a rock, go buy it immediately.

Gentleman: Some Advice on Getting Dressed

Friday, August 31st, 2007

You might be wondering what a lady could possibly have to say about men’s fashion, but let me reassure you that I spent two years working at Banana Republic, and in that time I sold a lot of men’s casual, professional, and semi-formal clothing. (Even if I currently spend most of my time in jeans […]

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Michael Jackson, one of the world’s foremost beer writers and critics has passed away. Check out his website for some of his writing and a peek into a very interesting life.

Go Buy Lemon Now

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Alana bought the new issue of Lemon Magazine the other day. Though it only seems to appear in our local Borders once in a blue moon, it’s always worth every penny. You can’t really tell from the small cover image here, but there’s a pattern embossed over the top. It’s kind of waxy, and gives […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Time Magazine celebrates the 30th anniversary of punk. 1977 is kind of an arbitrary date, I don’t know if they chose this because of Hilly Kristal’s death. Punk goes back further than that, they obviously didn’t bother listening to Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band, released in 1970 and I believe recorded in 1968. Even Horses […]

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Cleveland sweet Cleveland. Back in the office right after the flight in sucks. #

Chicago Was Great

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

We headed straight into the office when we got off our flight, so I’m too tired for a real post, but I’ll post a full review of my AEA Chicago 07 experience in the next couple of days.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

More sleep plz! # accessibility panel. really enjoyed forms panel. also enjoyed javascript talk. # Opted for a nap instead of lunch. # Woo just won CS3!! @creativejuice thx! # Conference cookies nomnomnomnomnomnom # Meat man Stew from Strangers With Candy on screen!!! #

Turpentine Brothers

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Worth checking out if only for the Mr. Airplane Man connection.

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Monday, August 27th, 2007

Praise Jebus internet access at last. # Somebody labored over this playlist. # Shocked that someone else has Astrud Gilberto in their iTunes playlist. # Surprised to find notetaking in HTML easier than fiddling with rich text editors. # Would not touch the food here with a ten foot pole. # Conference seems to be […]

Lowlights

Monday, August 27th, 2007
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Superbad

Monday, August 27th, 2007
Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Either I’m becoming a curmudgeon, or teenage humor has gotten decidedly more explicit since I was in high school. Maybe that has something to do with the movie being written by a 25 year old. It wasn’t as great as all the hype, and the story is your typical teenage boy must do X ridiculous […]

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Sunday, August 26th, 2007

I am totally into this being on the internet in the living room while Alana plays Guitar Hero thing. I’m going to have to get my own laptop. # 1. Continental check in process is awful. 2. I always get wanded and patted down at security. #

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Saturday, August 25th, 2007

@creativejuice is going to that also. should be fun. # Stayed up too late playing Guitar Hero. Have not packed yet. Not sure where to find a sleeve for 17" MacBook that’s not Apple Store. # @pstinnett not sure what you mean? i have the work laptop for the week, but the apple store is […]

David Dondero

Saturday, August 25th, 2007
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Friday, August 24th, 2007

Fun Day Friday has turned into Meeting Day Friday. # It’s 90 degrees out. Why am I eating soup? # Just picked up business cards. They look like ass. Not sure where I went wrong, last job I got came out fine. #

Always Always Always Get Hard Proofs

Friday, August 24th, 2007

I keep learning this lesson the hard way. I just got my business cards back from Jakprints, and they look like ass. The blame lies with me, however, because I was in such a rush I opted for the digital proofs. There is no way for a printer to simulate exactly what your job will […]

Posting Will Be Slow Next Week

Friday, August 24th, 2007

I’ll be in attendance at An Event Apart Chicago with the AG UI team. Not sure if I’ll have any time to post about the conference while there, but I’m not planning on it. I have some friends in town I’d like to visit, and I want to hit up some Chicago staples like Reckless, […]

Lightning Dust

Friday, August 24th, 2007
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Wild Oats / Whole Foods merger finally approved. Perhaps the government had a look at At&t recently and rethought their ideas on natural food stores and monopolies. I hope all the Wild Oats don’t become Whole Foods. In addition to liking Wild Oats better all around, I don’t know where I’d get Uncle Eddie’s Vegan […]

Friday, August 24th, 2007

20 blogs with a monochromatic palette. In art school they’d make us do just about any design project in black and white first. If it doesn’t work in black and white, it’s certainly not going to work in color. Sometimes taking the color out, just temporarily even, allows us to focus on basic elements of […]

What Do Your Customers Say About You

Friday, August 24th, 2007

When I was 15 years old my mother dropped me off at the mall, and said when you leave here you’d better have a job. Of course I thought this was awful at the time, but it truly became a life-changing, character building experience. I found a job at a tchtochke home decor shop, and […]

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Had to drive across town in the middle of the night to replace a fuse. Our cashier’s name was Lawonda, and she had a beard. # Should drop the dogs off here during our next vacation! http://www.thebarkleypethotel.com/ # i can has post-cheezburger meeting nap? # WHY would there be a keyboard shortcut in WordPress for […]

Southerly

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Advertisers: The Queer Community Is Paying Attention

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Marketers now have statistical data to prove what I could’ve told you all along. Some 88% of gay men and 91% of lesbians claim that a brand’s sponsorship or support of LGBT events favorably influences their buying decisions, according to a study released today from Community Marketing, Inc., San Francisco. The study also found that […]

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

13 of the worst accents in film. on John Malkovich: “I completely forgot about Malkovich’s absurd accent in rounders. supposedly a Russian character, he sounds like a drunk Count Dracula. or anyone evil from a cartoon.”

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Redheads could be extinct as soon as 2060. Apparently, I’m an endangered species. It’s weird to know you are part of a 2% population. I feel like a bald eagle or a unicorn or something.

Weeds Season Three: Initial Impressions

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

For its first season, Weeds was everything I hoped it would be and more. It pushed some boundaries, was highly satirical, made fun of stereotypes, etc etc. Then came the second season. While the first season was more about Nancy’s journey in picking up the pieces of her family, season two delved into the “seedy […]

Circle Takes the Square

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

From the vault, screamo at its most authentic. You won’t find this album in Hot Topic.

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Blogger/Blogspot blogs are down this morning. Hrm. # Dear Sartorialist: please pay for your own hosting so we can enjoy you when teh googlez goes down. I know you can afford it. # is going to Braumeister for lunch. Psyched for sauerkraut. # @daveseah it’s every bit as intense as it sounds (full name is […]