Archive for November, 2005

At the Office Early

by Ted Kooser Rain has beaded the panesof my office windows,and in each little lensthe bank at the cornerhangs upside down.What wonderful musicthis rain must have madein the night, a thousand banksturned over, the changecrashing out of the drawersand bouncing upstairsto the roof, the softpercussion of fernsdropping out of their pots,the ball-point penspopping out of their socketsin a fluffy snowof…

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Note

The poem (below) is from a collection by Ted Kooser called Flying at Night. This was the book that Matt and Juliet gave to me, back when I visited them. While I was there, I kept opening the book up to this page and reading and re-reading the poem. I love how easily Kooser seems to move from image to…

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Updates!

10/09/2005 10/10/2005 10/22/2005 I have no photographs from this day, but I’ve updated it: David’s Memorial Service, October 23, 2005.

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Monitor Shopping

So, I’ve been thinking seriously about getting a new computer. The one I have is close to 5 years old. I bought it soon after my first official job, right when I moved to Chicago. While it does what I need, I’ve been lamenting how dated it is. It’s high time I upgraded, methinks. To that end, I’m looking around…

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Poems Back Up

Printed out my poems again, and pasted them to the walls. I need to start writing again. I need to start writing again. I need to start writing again.

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Weird Sleeping Habits

This week, I’ve changed up my sleeping pattern. I’ve relocated out to the futon in the living room, and have been sleeping out here all week. The weird thing though? No alarm clock. Instead of relying on my alarm, I’ve allowed the sun to wake me up. And so far, I’ve been fairly lucky – up in time and I…

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Holy Traffic

Sweet Jebus, were there a lot of people around here today. I think so far, there’s been a little under 7 gigs of traffic, what with the ebaumsworld linkup. On average, I do about 6-7 gigs per month. At the height of things, when Netscape linked to me, I did about 80 gigs that month. All in all, this was…

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Hello, ebaumsworld!

After yesterday’s snub from Boing Boing, looking at my referrer logs tonight – I got a pretty huge surprise. It looks like I’ve been getting a ton of visitors from ebaumsworld! According to their links page, it was last updated 4 hours ago. Seeing as how it’s midnight, I’m wondering if my site will get slammed tomorrow, during the day….

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Days with good sunlight

I think there’s a specific term used by photographers, to refer to that moment where the daylight seems to be just right. It’s somewhere around an hour after dawn and an hour before sunset, maybe? Something like that? Anyhow, this morning, the sky was clear and crisp, and the way the sun lit up everything… it felt like I could…

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A gift from Karen

When we were hanging out a few weeks back, Karen mentioned that she had made a gift for me. Turns out a post that I made about me missing my friend Ann made her sad. And so she decided to make me a gift, to help cheer me up. The part that Karen remembered was the thing with the shamrocks….

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Some Other Dude Makes BoingBoing With My Costume Idea

This? This just hurts. Honestly, I have little qualms that this guy made his own version. In fact, I think it’s kind of cool that my idea excited other people to create their own variations. And Jack did post links to both my blog entry and the entry on Make’s blog. When it comes down to it, I’m bummed out…

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