Saturday, November 1, 2014

My event calendar

Monday, February 27, 2006

I discovered Upcoming.org yesterday and immediately set about looking for events and entering my own.

Like any good social networking site Upcoming.org provides code snippets (they call them “Upcoming Badges”) that allow you to list your stuff on your own site. Like my other favorites (del.icio.us, Flickr) this one started independently and was purchased by Yahoo! (I use Flickr for all the photos on this site; I haven’t integrated my del.icio.us link list yet.)

So, my event calendar is now listed on the right. The first 10 events are listed; clicking the More link will transport you to Upcoming.org to see the full list in all its glory.

I was pretty psyched about the first event (2/27) on today’s list, but I was feeling sick after work, so I ended up at home on the couch adding the event calendar to my sidebar and writing this post. Not a complete waste of time, but it would have been nice to get out. At least there’s other stuff on the calendar this week.

I need to get out of the 90’s

Sunday, February 26, 2006

So I’m reading The Onion AV Club this weekend and a review for a new Elbows album and an album by some band called The Gossip gets me fired up on music for the first time in a while.

Inspired, and with about $32 left on an iTunes gift certificate my pals at Innersync gave me, I go music shopping.

The Gossip loses me early–the leader singer’s voice reminds me of some pop singer woman I don’t like, though I can’t name who it is. Elbow sounds good.

I start reading the Random Rules feature and see that David Cross, of Mr. Show “fame” seems to have pretty good taste in music.

Thanks to David Cross I end up purchasing DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing (1996) and the Guided by Voices Bee Thousand album from 1994. Sigh. Can I ever get beyond the 90’s?

(Side note: It turns out DJ Shadow is the guy behind the U.N.K.L.E. album. Note to self: always read album liner notes.)

At this point I plan to use my remaining $12.26 to purchase the new Elbow album, or maybe the one from 2004, and an episode of Lost. Either way, I’ll at least buy a couple things from this decade.

Then again, I’ve been meaning to pick up Husker Du’s Zen Arcade for, like, 15 years, and maybe this is a good time…

New York snow day

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Man, 26.9 inches of snow in Central Park. What a great day to live in New York.

There were sights everywhere. I took 46 pictures and felt like I missed everything.

The snow was pretty faint yesterday when it was getting dark and was coming down solidly by the time I was headed home later that night. When I woke up the city was covered. People were sledding down my street until about noon.

Turns out this was the heaviest snowfall ever. The previous record amount was 26.6 inches. Interestingly it was set in 1947, the year my parents were born.

T-shirt of the day

Friday, February 10, 2006

Worn by the Plant Guy at my office:

i {heart} hot moms

Super Bowl ads

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Google Video has many of the Super Bowl ads. There’s even an option to play them back-to-back.

More from Breckenridge

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

John and I are at the Denver airport waiting for our flight. We’ll fly to Cincinnati and split; he’ll go to Asheville and I’ll be headed back to New York City.

We took a walk through Breckenridge before we left this morning and took some more pictures.

Breckenridge is great, I’m definitely going back. The only thing I regret about this trip is it wasn’t long enough.

Greetings from Breckenridge

Monday, February 6, 2006

Hello from the Starbucks in Breckenridge, CO.

John (my brother-in-law) and I have been in Breckenridge since Saturday skiing (him) and snowboarding (me).

It’s incredible. Long, sweet runs, plenty of powder, and today it wasn’t too crowded (it wasn’t too bad yesterday, either).

I took some shots in various places. These are all panoramic shots (there’s also one of John)–no cool action shots or anything.

Other than some weird physical reactions to the altitude (I haven’t been sleeping well) it’s been a relaxing trip. Quite a getaway.

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