I was wandering about today and found a digital artist that has created some great templates. There is a contest for a free template that ends soon.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
What is a carnival?
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Here is a site you can list yours on.
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Found this blog carnival and the advertisement made me smile!
When you were growing up, did you ever think they'd make a phone that needed a book to tell you how to use it?
(Note: I think I'd need this book to figure out this phone!)
For the younger phone users...
When I was little, phones looked like this...
Okay, so I am a little younger than that phone. But I did grow up in a town that still had "party lines".
As I was leaving the breakroom I told the man, "I'm not sure if iPhones are slow, but ... operating it sure seems to be."
The new owner undoubtedly swatted me upside the head. It's actually pretty fun to sit around and watch youTube during breaks now. But I am still too cheap to buy my own.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
This morning I called a business back East and their computer operator was recorded by a woman with a very heavy accent. To me, it sounded like she said: “If you know your potty’s extension, you can dial it now.”
I imagined an Easterner and Westerner discussing Friday night plans…
Easterner: Are you going to the potty?
Easterner: The potty. Are you going?
Westerner: Well, no.
Easterner: Ah come on. It’ll be fun.
Westerner: But I don’t really need to go.
Easterner: How could you miss it! It’ll be great.
Westerner: But, I don’t need to use the phone. (At my office, 2 of 3 stalls are filled with cell phone users.)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
I brought my nephews (not the twins, the older ones) to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix today. It wasn't intentional. I was looking at a month-old "calendar" in the newspaper. I had no reason to believe it didn't make it to the recycle bin a month ago, so I ended up at the theatre looking for Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End.
It turned out for the best because since the previews were nearly over for HP, we didn't have enough time to spend another $12 on pop corn and pops! They didn't mind until about half-way into the movie when some sucker gave into demands for candy and pop corn from their children and took off for the snack bar. I heard this, "can we have popcorn?" from the general direction of Griffin. I figured I need to train him young that going to the snack bar in the middle of the movie is a waste of time and money.
I am not completely heartless. I promised to make them popcorn this evening.
As for the movie...
The kid's liked it more than I did. The phoenix effect was something else. I really liked the crystal ball crashing scene too. But over all the story wasn't quite as engaging. The theme that kids and a few adults are smarter and more capable than all the idiots that are too blind to see the truth was a bit strong in this installment.
Ant: Light Pollution
The ants' perspective of how human beings have forgotten their place in the universe.
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Do you look up?
I do because I've spent most of my life on the edges of civilized society. You know, in the sticks where there is little or no light pollution.
By the way...
Light pollution is very helpful for people (like myself) that own black trucks. At my old apartment in Dillingham, Alaska my truck was impossible to see in my driveway (when there was no snow and/or no moon). After I ran into my truck once evening I ended up being forced to buy a keychain flashlight.
Update... the video has been removed since this post was first written... The ideas discussed in this video brought to mind one mistake I s...
Wolf scene sand animation art
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