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03/14/2005 + 00:26

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Today's new feature is an RSS feed! It's over there on the left. I've now officially caught up to the rest of the world's blogs and news sources, with a beautiful automated xml news feed. What does this mean for you, loyal visitor? If you're using Firefox, you can click the little orange icon in the bottom corner for an always-updating fantastical bookmark of my last ten postings! Don't have Firefox? You can also add RSS feeds in MyYahoo. There are also many, many other places you can dump my little news feed.

I've wanted to do a feed for a while, but was recently pushed to do it when I discovered SeaBlog - a site that displays Seattle-based blogs (and balrogs) geographically. For instance, all these people are near me! I think that's pretty cool.

Tonight I went to the laundromat to get some quarters (strangely enough, so I could do laundry at home). This guy was having a problem with his washer, and told the woman reading How Magazine near him, "I'm doing the laundry. The laundry's not doing me!" I think we can all learn from that.

Can anybody point me in the direction of a good sub-$400 digital camera? I think I'm fond of this guy, since the picture quality seems fine and it takes 7.2 megapixel shots (hello 8x10 glossies!).

This man photographs every meal he eats.

I'm starting to get the feeling that I'll never be well again. I think this is my third week of being sick, and although it's nothing compared to a couple weeks ago, I still have a really bad cough, and get the feeling there's an anchor inside my solar plexus. Today I'm feeling worse, no thanks to yesterday. Andrea and I exerted ourselves by riding our bikes all over the place, eventually ending up at the Central Library and the Lava Lounge. Exercise probably wasn't too helpful in this situation, but it was a great time.

Later that night I went to the Cha Cha w/ more friends, and after being there a while... a clown came in, wearing a dress (with another girl clown behind him). He balanced a yellow parasol for all to see! It was so bizarre, out of nowhere, here he was. I believe he was drunk, as he fell completely backwards and unfortunately exposed his under-dress things to all. 15 minutes later several more clowns came spilling in, and I had a phone conversation with one on my shoe (he started by talking on his shoe, of course). This shoe clown was actually kind of an ass, as he kept banging our table with his shoe, causing my friend Sara's drink to spill over. A true ass-clown, indeed.

Speaking of clowns, Circus Contraption has all sorts of things planned for this year. Even a show in New York in September! Elicia, grab Marie and go see them!

Jason's Miss McDonald link really made my day. Dat girl be all crazy!
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And then you said:
Jason, 3-15-2005 with $18.51
Yes, Andrea, but few things give me such joy as squashing the joy of others. However, now you know you can run out and grab underwater housing for your own camera! This guy Mike told me you're quite the photographer, so now you can explore the mysteries of the deep yourself...or just create magical aquatic worlds in ... [126 more to go]
Elicia, 3-15-2005 with $14.04
Have you made that name change legally?
P.S. Congrats to your girl, A-diddy. What a smartie.
How much do I have in my wallet today? No...really?!? Dang, I just went to the ATM!
Andrea, 3-15-2005 with $13.21
You know, Jason, few things give me such joy as a 'new' discovery. Would it have killed you to allow me to fully experience that joy before squashing it so quickly, the swipe of your fingers pulverizing my dreams of new photographic creations hitherto unknown to the digital world. Thanks, pal.
Jason, 3-14-2005 with $23.00
I think Glazer's would be waaaay more helpful in guiding you toward something right for you. They're knowledgeable, and they've never tried to push anything on me. They help you out whatever the cost of the item. In my experiences anyway.
Jason, 3-14-2005 with $22.51
yes, but underwater housing is available for any camera. That must just be Canon approved or something. You can get an air-tight bag rated for like 100m for just about any small camera, and ikelite makes great stuff for slrs.

The fuji 5100 is great, too. There are oodles of options, Mike. Just don't get... [44 more to go]
Mike, 3-14-2005 with $22.46
Aww shite - thanks for pointing out the typo X_x

I think I need to visit Fry's (Glazer's?) and wrangle a few of these cameras.
Andrea, 3-14-2005 with $19.41
I wasn't blown away by the Canon S70 until I got to the end and saw this little bit of text, so unassuming yet incredible: Optional underwater housing
Imagine! Endless possibilities!
Jason, 3-14-2005 with $19.30
BTW, I like how you misspelled your name on the seablog site, you crazy cyber cowboy.
Jason, 3-14-2005 with $19.20
Also, I was looking at that food page earlier and thinking how it must be the coolest thing Miko has ever seen.
Jason, 3-14-2005 with $19.17
I'd say look at http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canons70/ if you're looking for a point and shoot. If you can extend your budget just slightly, I'd go for http://www.dpreview... [488 more to go]
Andrea, 3-14-2005 with $11.15
Check this one out: http://www.megapixel.net/html/issueindex.php?lang=en
The one you like doesn't zoom enough, which is vital for good under-cover picture-taking.
miko, 3-14-2005 with $9.42
i have a cold. i hate colds. colds can die. phlegm is supposed to help us, not hinder us.



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