Archive for November, 2002

Business Card Art

Friday, November 22nd, 2002 | Design-y Bits | No Comments

Cartoons drawn on the backs of business cards.

Too bad our cards here at HD already have pictures on the back, or he could do a 3-panel cartoon. (Via MetaFilter)


Friday, November 22nd, 2002 | Bloggity goodness | No Comments

I know I’ve got a link to Defective Yeti over in the sidebar, but this article on a new US currency made me laugh out loud. Of course, I have a soft spot for Legos. (And I have a lot of them, so I’ll be rich. Mwahh ha!)

Another short entry

Thursday, November 21st, 2002 | Life in Czeltistan | No Comments

I’m sorry all. These site launches are really eating up my time. Who knew this pesky “work” thing would get in the way of my Web surfing time? So, all I’ve got for you today — unless you want my splitting headache — is this week’s Which Is Worse:

1. Tori Amos
2. Tori Spelling

I don’t really think that’s much of a contest, actually. And I see I started an entire new genre of questions with last week’s. That reminds me, Corey Haim was deemed the worst in that contest.

And one short update: The “decent guy” mentioned in my Monday post is, in fact, quite a nice guy and we seem to have a lot in common. I think I’ll be seeing more of him. Yay.

Fun with manholes

Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 | Design-y Bits | No Comments

Well this exhibit really gives new meaning to the term “underground art.” Actually, the whole “tours of the abandoned railway tunnel” thing sounds very cool, with or without the art.

More weird referrals

Monday, November 18th, 2002 | Bloggity goodness | No Comments

Ok — why does my site come up in a search for “hearse go carts”?? How about “tony wilson,with family pictures manchester”? Hmm? (Wow — I come up 6th on a Google search for “atomic kittens.” Can you imagine? They hop sideways, come running down the hall, slide into the room and explode. Fun for the whole family!)

And Christyl — you seem to have a fan (or maybe a stalker). Someone searched “christyl blog.”

Monday. Feh.

Monday, November 18th, 2002 | Life in Czeltistan | No Comments

I think it’s going to be one of those weeks. I have off all of next week, so of course all I can think about this week is how I don’t have to work next week. Makes for really long days.

I think I’m also bummin’ coz it’s grey and rainy here today. That’s irritating for the usual “grey and rainy November” reasons, but also because tonight the Leonid meteor shower is supposed to be absolutely great. Maybe it will clear up by 3am, but I’m not holding my breath.

Oh well. At least I found this site about some of my favorite things. God, how I love floaty pens. I’ve got a pretty good collection going, but I’m always hunting for more. The cheesier, the better. Some very nice friends of mine have brought me some swell pens back from their travels and I’ve found many on mine. Haven’t really found one I like from Wisconsin yet, but I’m still looking.

The museum shop at Washington National Cathedral used to have these great ones for David and Goliath (little floaty stone would go from David’s hand to Goliath’s head), Samson and Delilah (Delilah would float into the room with scissors), and a few others. Wish I’d bought them all. (Actually, I mostly wish I hadn’t given away the ones I did buy.) I’m sure they’re online somewhere. When I’m not feeling so lazy, I may just go look for them.

Not much else going on right now. May have met a decent guy over the weekend. Don’t wanna jinx anything, so we’ll just leave that topic for another time.

I’m back!

Thursday, November 14th, 2002 | Life in Czeltistan | No Comments

Hey, kids. It’s been a rough week here in the land of the Czelts. Remember when I said that the thing worse than having a hard drive go bad was waiting for a back-ordered new one? I lied. What’s worse than a bad hard drive is waiting 2 weeks for the new one to come in and then toasting the new one within one day. Oops. Looks like my hard drive problem was misdiagnosed. It was actually a bus problem.

See Anne’s hard drive die. See Anne get a new hard drive. See Anne’s new hard drive die. See Anne get a new computer. See Anne spend two entire days troubleshooting problems that popped up in the reformat, reinstall and upgrade of her system. Whee!!!!

Suffice it to say that this week has sucked and I’ve been offline a lot.

But now I’m back (albeit with a new computer and a keyboard I’m not quite used to yet).

Not much to report, as I’ve spent most of my time either cleaning my apartment (trust me — nothing to report there) or fighting with our IT department. If I had a wad of dough, I’d just get a new computer at home and get Roadrunner. Alas, I am poor, so it isn’t going to happen. Oh well.

The only thing I’ve got for you is this week’s Which Is Worse, which is one of mine:

Which Is Worse?

A. Corey Haim
B. Corey Feldmen

Confused? Here’s the IMDb pages on both: Corey Haim, Corey Feldman.

Tough call, isn’t it?

Have a good weekend

Friday, November 8th, 2002 | Life in Czeltistan | No Comments

I’m taking a couple of days off from the computer. (Gotta take care of a ton of things in meatspace that I’ve been putting off. Ugh.) Talk to you all again on Tuesday.

When co-workers attack

Friday, November 8th, 2002 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

(Headline blatently stolen from B3TA.) Read the memo, then look at the photo.

I wish I would have thought of this first. Heh.

Hitchcock mosaics

Thursday, November 7th, 2002 | Design-y Bits | No Comments

This is very cool — Fourteen murals based on his films were installed in the Leytonstone tube station (near where Hitch was born). They look really well done, but do they really want to encourage the whole “Strangers on a Train” thing? (Via Boing Boing.)

I got nuthin’

Thursday, November 7th, 2002 | Life in Czeltistan | No Comments

How sad is this — there’s nothing to write about. Nada. It’s actually been kind of a busy week (in an “actual work/blinding headaches/too many meetings” kind of way). I haven’t had much time to go looking around for goodies to post. (You all know that means I’ve been spending time over at your blogs instead of finding things for mine, right?)

The MeFi and 9622 swaps are on their way to their new owners. (Actually, the 9622ers should have theirs.) Once I’m reasonably sure the MeFi ones have reached their new owners, I’ll post a track list.

Which is Worse
Last week’s Which is Worse was kind of a toss-up. The client not calling was the online favorite, but the client calling was overwhelmingly deemed worse by everyone internally. I guess you’d really have to know our client for this one to work. (Actually, we would have liked one day last week when the client didn’t call. Would have been a bit of a break.)

As for this week’s poll, like the scurvy/rickets poll, I take no credit. I took Wednesday morning off, and when I came in, there was the new question. I’m not really sure I’ve even worked out my answer for it yet (or if I even have one), but since you’ve played along so far, here it is:

1) Cannibalism
2) Necrophelia

Yeah. Uh… where’s “both”?

Easy A

Tuesday, November 5th, 2002 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Dammit. Why didn’t we have courses like this when I was in college? Would have really helped out my GPA (not to mention being awfully convenient, since I was probably in the pub anyhow). (Via MetaFilter)

Paint by Numbers

Monday, November 4th, 2002 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

I can’t stop playing with this. It’s an online paint-by-numbers. Paint your favorite masterpiece. Best yet — there’s no way to screw up. It won’t let you apply the wrong color and the colors disappear from the palette when you’ve applied them to all the correct areas. Yay!

Random bits and pieces

Monday, November 4th, 2002 | Life in Czeltistan | No Comments

Had one of those weekends where I did nothing. Absolutely nothing. Wish I was still doing it now. As such, there isn’t much to report, but here are a few little things on my mind:

Say it ain’t so
Heard on the radio this morning that Bush has the highest approval rating of any president since WWII (62%, or some such nonsense). I’ve decided to take the only rational approach I can take when faced with this kind of news — I’m pretending I was still half asleep and didn’t hear them correctly. It obviously couldn’t be true. (Which reminds me — please remember to vote tomorrow.)

I have this overwhelming urge to start collecting those little spindle adapters that fit in the middle of 45s. I don’t know why, but I really, really want them (especially the metal disk ones). I think I’m feeling nostalgic for my youth. I miss vinyl. Mind you, I love CDs (especially these), but I still miss vinyl. Either way, looks like I’m gonna have to hit garage sales and flea markets if I hope to find any.


Friday, November 1st, 2002 | Life in Czeltistan | No Comments

Despite many, many hours of dealing with computer problems the last two weeks, I still managed to get my 9622 swap CD out the door on time. And, since I am the nice person that I am, everyone still also got their “I’m sorry this will be late” trinkets along with them. Extra-special bonus: I don’t have any crossover between the 9622 group and the MetaFilter group, so I don’t have to work up a second mix AND my MeFi CDs will all go out early. Just gotta burn 5 more copies of the one I made this week. (Ok, 7 more copies — one each for Matt and Christyl.) That makes me a happy camper.