In case you didn't figure out the picture yesterday, that was legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel. He was wearing the number 37, a nod to my 37th birthday. That was why I posted it.
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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!
Did you know that Foursquare is environmentally friendly?
I discovered this today and I don't mean in the whole using-your-phone-saves-a-tree way, either.
I had an interesting visit tonight to a local hardware store that shall remain nameless for protection of the only marginally innocent.
Sodomy (pronounced /ˈsɒdəmi/) is an anal or other copulation-like act, especially between male persons or between a man and animal, and one who practices sodomy is a "sodomite". The word is derived from chapters 18 and 19 of the Bible's Book of Genesis.
[definition courtesy of Wikipedia]
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.
On Friday night, I finally got off my lazy butt and trimmed my beard and hair. Yes, I'm technically still a bald guy, I just don't Bic it all off on a regular basis. In fact, I decided months ago to just use hair clippers to trim down to next to nothing all the way around on my face (including my goatee) so I have a regular five o'clock shadow. Katie likes it, I like it. What more could I want, right?
I received a pretty cool e-mail this morning from my buddy, Eric (he's @tweetnutz on the Twit), with the subject line "We're in a Superchunk video!" Well, that's a helluva start to my morning!
As I noted last week, today is a very good day for music fans. There is a metric asston of new music dropping and I, personally, am excited by about a metric halfasston of it.
There are times when I've watched musicians perform and something just seems off about them. It could be on TV shows, live in concert, in videos, etc., but they just don't look happy.
I apologize in advance for this not being the standard Snippet Wednesday. I'm not sure if you've noticed or not, but my blog has been having all sorts of issues lately. I feel the need to explain my problems so you know what's going on.
I've been spending some time this morning catching up on TiVo'd shows from Discovery's Shark Week extravaganza. For some reason, despite my fascination with sharks, I've never really tuned into Shark Week. It's kinda like all the other holidays that you see bloggers celebrating online... I just don't realize that it's happening until it's too late. I even missed last year's celebration despite it being hosted by my boy, Craig Ferguson!
Yesterday was a heckuva loaded day. I got up at 6:30 in the morning to head into Chicago and didn't get home until after 11:30 at night. Why? Allow me to tell you.
Last night, my buddy, Eric, and I went to the Aragon Ballroom to see five of our favorite guys jam on stage. And, lemme tell ya, Wayne, Michael, Steven, Kliph, and Derek – better known as The Flaming Lips – tore it up.
The iCloud is alive! It's alive, I tell you! Alive!
How is it possible that you can do so much over the course of a holiday weekend and yet feel like you've done next to nothing?
Here's a breakdown of the laundry list of things we did over the Memorial Day weekend:
Despite not having seen the third movie in the series, Katie and I decided to see Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides last night. It was great fun!
According to that little widget in my sidebar, I'm officially 24 days away from my sixth blogoversary.
How does one celebrate an achievement such as this? Well, I dunno about you, but I'm giving my blog a facelift.
For some reason, my right ankle hates me right now.
Actually, "right now" isn't entirely accurate. This has been going on for about a week right now.
I'm not sure how many stars were forced out of their natural orbit to temporarily align but their efforts are very appreciated.
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Katie and I broke a few cardinal rules on Friday.
- We went to see a movie on opening night that we were unsure of.
- We saw a new movie during the cinematic "dead season."
- We paid money to see a remake.
- We saw a movie starring Russell Brand.
Somebody remind me NEVER to preorder any music on iTunes using my iPhone ever again. Okay?
Why? Because when you do, it seems that the iTunes app will always readily to your preorder screen requiring you to enter your iTunes password EACH AND EVERY TIME YOU TRY TO USE THE DAMN APP. This happens even if I'm just trying to browse the store without buying anything.
I really cannot stress enough how important it is to properly use technology.
Improper use of technology can lead to injury, death, nuclear meltdown... you name it.
On a smaller scale, it can lead to a severe mismanagement of time.
I've been trying to whittle down my online presence a bit.
No, I'm not bailing out on all of you. I just feel that with years of experimentation with different online and social media services, the time comes when you realize you've gone too far. Your name is everywhere with this registration and that service and this site and that... well, you get it.
So I've been picking and choosing those which I use most regularly and attempting to ditch out several others.