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30 posts from November 2011

Burn away the cooking wine...

Today, Katie was needed at work for an hour and a half beyond her regularly scheduled shift. It sucks for her because her shift takes that much longer. I hate it because she hates it. 

However, I cannot say I totally hate it. Why? Because when I get out of work before she does, I get to experiment with cooking!

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Whereon he thought of himself in balance...

I had grand plans for a blog post for tonight, but other things got in the way. Things like the dreaded balancing of our checkbook.

And, considering all the weird stuff going on in our bank account this past month -- such as applied credits, disputed charge paybacks, my first online bill payment, miscashed checks, and God only knows what else -- I'm just so happy that it all balanced out perfectly on the first try that I think I'm going to have a drink.

Or two.

And go to bed.

Gute nacht, peeps!


I hear my name (Steven)...

I've been reading a ton of online stories about Steve Jobs ever since his death a couple months ago. And, despite his bristly attitude and eccentricity and his many well-documented flaws, I still like the guy. 

The sheer amount of coverage of his death and tributes that have rolled in make it clear that I'm not the only one who feels this way.

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No! This is just a tribute...

I know that a couple weeks ago, I said I had "an issue" with the recording industry. Do you really think I have just a single issue with them? That would be way too easy.

A brief Twitter convo with @martymankins today reminded me of yet another peeve I have with the music industry. But, this one kinda goes beyond just music and into just about any sort of industry out there. 

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But that don't change the way I feel about you...

Nothing like spending a couple hours of your Saturday waiting in queue at the Apple Store Genius Bar.

The iPod in Katie's iPhone had gone all kinds of wonky freezing on every song while playing in shuffle mode. We restored it to factory settings, reinstalled, rebooted, re-everything... and nada.

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Will you draw me...

I've been having way too much fun creating little single-cell comic-y sorts of images on my iPhone. Initially, this effect was created solely using an app called Halftone, which I discovered via a friend on Instagram named bminor.

It has since evolved to include the use of the Photoshop Express and iWatermark apps as well.

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You're staring at the sun, you're standing in the sea...

It only took me nearly a month, but I finally got off my lazy butt and uploaded the photos taken during our San Francisco trip on my D-SLR. 

Yeah, I know it's bad to be such a slacker considering I'm such a photo freak. But iPhoneography has made me far too dependent on having a web connection built into my camera. Oh well. Maybe my Sony will grow a 3G chip.

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There's a fire in the hole...

First of all, a happy Veteran's Day to all of you who have served, currently serve, or know or love someone who has served or died on the line of duty for our country. We wouldn't be who we are without your sacrifice.

And how am I celebrating your sacrifices? My honey-do list, that's how. And it ain't pretty.

If you're easily disgusted, you might not want to click through to the full post. If you're daring, or if you're viewing in a feed reader that doesn't separate between teaser and full post, my apologies.

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I have become comfortably numb...

I was out in DeKalb last night for that book signing I mentioned in yesterday's post. I love going to DeKalb since Katie and I spent so much time out there during college and it's also where we met and fell in love. Just a shame she couldn't be with me. She was busy heckling Twilighters. I'll forgive her.

I'm going to use this Snippet Wednesday to discuss some of the things I saw out there. I warn you now that these Snippets are going to be all over the place.

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We'll steal your money, we'll steal your show...

I'm a music freak. I make no bones about it. While I love electronic, indie, and alternative music the most, I will listen to just about anything at least once before I decide I hate it. That's how much I love music.

But, there are times when the world of music really ticks me off.

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Remind us all of what we used to be...

NaBloPoMo and the universe are throwing me a gimme post today! It just so happens that a few days ago marked the 300th of my Insty365 photo postings. So now I get to recap a few of my personal favorites, one from each month that the last 100 shots spanned.

If you'd like to see the whole set, check it out on Flickr.

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Lay your seedy judgments...

Back over the summer, our favorite local theater (Cinemark Tinseltown in Aurora... props where props are due) aired Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 back to back with the midnight release of part 2 of the film. It was a really cool opportunity for fans to be reminded of what happened in the first film and see them both together on the big screen.

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