So Much Stuff I Can't Recall

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Training Up Phil in the Way He Should Go

OK, so it's probably not what the author of Proverbs 22:6 had in mind, but I've signed the boy up for Apple Camp, held at one of the Apple retail stores here in Dallas.

He's going to the Movie and Photo sessions. (Check availability in a store near you.)

Stay tuned....


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Four New Visiting Countries

Recently four new countries have shown up in my stats log.
  1. Armenia stopped by to see a traffic spike graph from Oct. 2005.

  2. Bhutan wanted to see some bowling scores from Jan. '06.

  3. Kyrgyzstan came for the old Phil-being-"eaten"-by-the-shark pic.

  4. And today Belize took time out of its busy schedule for this classic Phil haircut shot.

Now at 136 countries / 61% of the world (as World66 figures things).

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Stealth Money

At the beginning of 2006 I opened up shop at CafePress. Fiddled with it for a bit, then mostly forgot about it.

Until yesterday.

That's when a check arrived from CP for the "Jesus Loves You / Deal With It" merchandise that's been selling at the rate of one or two per month (seven sold last Christmas!). Woo hoo!

Get one (or two or seven) yourownbadself before the trend explodes.


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Sunday, May 11, 2008

More Audiobooks To Commute To

OK, the thing with abridged versions of books (on tape) is that they don't last very long. So I stopped by the library and picked up some unabridged selections:
Also, looking through my iTunes library, I came on a couple audio recordings I hadn't listened to yet: Comes a Horseman by Robert Liparulo, and Louis L'Amour's "Merrano of the Dry Country ".

After uploading everything to the iPod (and offloading quite a bit) my 30GB hard drive is down to 30MB. Gotta either make more room or listen to the audiobooks quick.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I Feel So Appreciated

(...and bloated.)

Today, in observance of Teacher Appreciation Day, Chipotle gave away free entrees to teachers who showed their IDs at checkout.

Four Chipotle restaurants between school and home.

You do the math.


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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Books I've Listened to Lately

Been listening to audiobooks in the car for a week or so, now that I've completed the A-to-Z odyssey. These ... not in alphabetical order ... are what I've made it through so far.

Diane - Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper
Have gone through a Twin Peaks revival here. Got Season One on DVD at Half Price for $15. Picked up the Pilot (with European "ending") on VHS for $3. And this for a buck. Not as fine as a slice of cherry pie at the Double-R, but much better than Nadine Hurley's silent curtain runners.

High Fidelity
Not what I was expecting, but still a good listen.

Accordion Crimes
Got the abridged version, so I missed a few of the "crimes," but Edward Herrmann does great voices, so it balanced out in the end.

Stationary Bike
A short story (uncollected, as far as I know) CD-set I checked out from the library. Quirky King, not terrifying.

Up next: Winter Prey, L.A. Confidential, and Jurassic Park.


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