Happy birthday to me... tomorrow. Happy birthday also to Jason
, Zac's lil' brother Colby, and Kofi Annan. It's going to be a big weekend - tomorrow I'm going to see Garbage w/ roommate Caireny, followed by Karaoke Madness on Saturday. Annnnd, next Friday (to be confirmed) I'm going to Teatro Zinzanni
w/ Andrea! That's really what I'm most excited about. I hear it's much like being at the Moulin Rouge
! I'm going to fall in love with Nicole Kidman, or at least a prostitute.
Other big news is that I now have a digital camera
(thanks Mom and Dad!). I'm really stoked. This thing does so much - for a 'point and shoot' you can change the exposure, store images in RAW format, all sorts of manual stuff... I'm going to take so many pictures! 7.1 megapixels too - so big! Now I need to make a photo gallery for this site, doggonit. Check out He-Man's hand at 100%:
It records audio notes for images too! Like this one
Last night while doing some... research... I came across this link: Armchair Hawk
. In the words of TLC, this site is Crazy/Sexy/Cool. I was not aware that one could buy R/C Mario Karts.
From the makers of Threadless
. It's full of free music from different artists - open to anybody - and you can listen to their music, rate it, download it, etc. Fantastic idea. More things should be this way.
It's really bizarre for me to see all this old-time tradition going on in this temporarily post-Pope world. All those people in red and their outfits... I heard on NPR that to appoint a new Pope, all these Cardinals get together in a building, stay there for ten days, and when a decision has been made white smoke will come through the roof of the building... very Harry Potter/LOTRish. I feel like I don't know all the rules. I hope I spelled Cardinal right.
I did indeed watch The Eyes of Nye
on Tuesday - it was a great show! They played two episodes - one on astrobiology and another on nuclear energy. Really cool stuff. I feel so smart! It's funny to watch too... there are so many local 'celebrities' on there. My homeboy Zack
once photographed John Kiester, assistant writer to Eyes of Nye and host of Almost Live
. Bill Nye and his guests are so passionate about their scientific work, it's very wonderful.
You know, I read somewhere that some person thought the word 'passionate' wasn't the right word to use when describing one's strongly liked hobbies and ideas. I think that's a bunch of crap! I love being around and seeing people who are passionate about something - their music, art, film, science, computers, whatever. I know they are passionate because they turn into another person and light up when talking about it. I know they are passionate because given the chance they would gladly make love to whatever it is they are passionate about. These people are Roberto Benigni inside! I can't even begin to tell you how many functions and subroutines I've shared passions with.
This is my cue to stop typing... did I mention I've been getting up at 6:00 the last couple of days? My body can't handle that and it is affecting my noggin. Time for a nap, bye.
Andrea's Lawyer, 4-10-2005 with $23.10
Given that my client did not give you explicit permission to use a recording of her voice on your website, I must ask that you cease and desist all usage to prevent further legal action which may decimate any semblance of personal finances that you have mustered thus far.
Jason, 4-8-2005 with $19.15
I want a Finn! A little old Finnish man named Paavo. I'll put him in my corner and drape ribbons and things on him and make him tell me old Finnish tales from the sea.
miko, 4-8-2005 with $10.30
happy birthday mike!
for your birthday i'll bring you home a badger of some sort. or a finn (from the land of)
EBNY, 4-8-2005 with $9.02
Happy Birthday, Mike! He-Man doesn't have any fingernails! aGh!!
Alfredo, 4-8-2005 with $5.35
May your Special Day be a superb one and your Special Night be fanatically fantastic!! It's a Friday... enjoy!!!
Jason, 4-7-2005 with $23.38
I think I have a 15megsoffame account, but I've forgotten. I should tell them to email me my info. Everyone should check out audioscrobbler, too. It's pretty cool. Check out my page
Andrea, 4-7-2005 with $22.47
Oops, I got tappity-tap happy and forgot to write something.
What email address did you use for 15megsoffame -- will you be my buddy? (It's okay if it's too soon for that, I won't be offended.)
Mike, 4-7-2005 with $22.14
Sub-post: Everybody in Seattle should check out James
' art extravaganza during the Ballard Art Walk. 6-9pm, Saturday, Queen Hotel Studios (5308 Ballard Avenue NW).
Mike, 4-7-2005 with $22.06
Thanks for the birthday wishes. Dash is actually on the same shelf, over to the right.
You should be careful about what Masters-of-the-Universe secrets you reveal, Jason.
Jason, 4-7-2005 with $19.09
I listened to that fabulous audio note (just threw it in my playlist with all my other songs), and when it finished, the next song
that played sounded so perfect in sequence.
Jason, 4-7-2005 with $19.03
We have them all except Violet. That Sarah Vowell is totally avoiding me.
Now I know that if He-man ever came at me, I could probably knock the Sword of Power out of his hands what with that feeble grip of his. Doesn't he change back to Prince Adam or whatever when he doesn't have his sword? Yeah..you h... [227 more to go]
Ann, 4-7-2005 with $18.20
& Happy Early Birthday!
Ann, 4-7-2005 with $18.19
I totally have the Dash plastic toy. Though Jack Jack, I admit, is cooler.