Archive for June, 2003

No problem

Monday, June 30th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Sage advice I can live with.

Belated b-day to my blog

Friday, June 27th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Huh. It appears the few May 2002 posts I had are gone forever, so I’ll never know the exact date I began this thing, but the June ones are back, so let’s just say that my blog’s a June baby and wish it a happy belated first b-day. Cake all around!

Hooray!!

Friday, June 27th, 2003 | General | No Comments

My archives are back!! I’m a happy Czelt!!

We’re renovating and moving.

Friday, June 27th, 2003 | General | No Comments

A nice little story published about the building our studio bought, is remodeling and will be moving to at the end of the year. Also, our site for the building will be very cool. (I know, because the guy who sits next to me built it, so I’ve been seeing it every day.) Has a little history of the building, our plans, etc. It will debut at 318water.com, though I don’t know when it’s exact launch will be. I’ll keep you posted.

Whoa. New Blogger.

Friday, June 27th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Ok, so this might be buggy for a bit until I get the new Blogger situation down. Bear with me.

It’s the little things that count

Tuesday, June 24th, 2003 | General | Comments Off

Ickle.org. “The world of the tiny and wee, every monday, wednesday, friday.”

Oooh. Want.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2003 | General | No Comments

I love this shirt. That is all.

Yay! More entertainment!

Friday, June 20th, 2003 | General | No Comments

I stumbled upon Toothpaste for Dinner in my web wanderings the other day. At first, I wasn’t that impressed, but the more I look at it, the funnier it gets. Especially things like this or this.

800×600

Friday, June 20th, 2003 | General | No Comments

I thought this was kind of cool. All of the photo collages on Bright Blue Sun are 800 pixels wide, 600 pixels high and made up of 64 individual images, all devoted to one subject.

Brendan, here’s one for you.

I really like this one of Minneapolis at night. (Sorry, Jon. But it’s got a Vespa pic in it. It’s two rows up and one pic left of the Foshay Tower photo in the bottom row.)

Why, why, why?

Friday, June 20th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Every year, without fail, the bands I want to see most play Summerfest on July 3rd. I steadfastly refuse to battle fireworks and pre-holiday crowds (not to mention the usual joy that it the Summerfest crowd) to see anyone. (Ok, so if the Replacements or Husker Du were to get back together, I’d brave it.) This year, I’ll be missing Fountains of Wayne and Wilco. Dammit, dammit, dammit. Grrr.

I suppose the good side of things is that I’ll be missing anything to do with the BoDeans, who are also playing that day. That’s always a plus.

Yay, Dynacouple!

Friday, June 20th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Congrats to Mimi on gettin’ hitched!

Office Art

Wednesday, June 18th, 2003 | General | Comments Off

Stuck on a conference call? Got some time to kill in a meeting? Get yourself some Post-Its and a pen and you too can join the gallery of Post-It Note art.

(Yeah… ‘coz I don’t go through enough Post-Its now.)

I really like Charlie the Sheep.

When the DOT doesn’t pay attention

Friday, June 13th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Chalk up another one for “personalized plates that should never have made it past the State.” Today at lunch, we saw a Saturn with the tag “IPUTOUT.”

Well, good for you, but do you need to advertise?

Strange, but definitely funky

Friday, June 13th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Funkuncle.
(Link stolen from Linus. Thanks, Linus!)

Bad dog!

Thursday, June 12th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Pooch gets loose. Pooch robs convenience store.
(Via Kittenfilter.)

Not much to tell

Wednesday, June 11th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Hi kids. Your favorite Czelt is having kind of a crappy week, so I’m not feeling terribly chatty and I haven’t been searching the usual sources for fun. (No, I haven’t got the monkeypox. I am bright enough not to own formerly-wild rodents as pets.)

I do have some nice sausage origami for you, though. I hope that tides you over.

Utterly, utterly lame

Friday, June 6th, 2003 | General | No Comments

My upstairs neighbor has his usual Friday Night Pool Games With The Boys going on right now. They’re cranking — no, CRANKING — Steely Dan tunes.

Twenty-something and cranking “Hey 19.” Wow.

The Wienermobile is already parked out front

Friday, June 6th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Drove by the Art Museum today and was very happy to see the Weinermobile and one of the cars from the old Hiawatha train parked out front. Yay! That means the Brooks Stevens exhibition has opened.

He’s been a favorite designer of mine since I discovered he was responsible for the Weinermobile and the honey bear jar. That honey bear was one of my very favorite things as a little kid. (Odd, since I don’t really like honey. See — packaging is everything.)

Randomness

Friday, June 6th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Got my stitches out today. Turns out I didn’t have a sebacious cyst, I had blah-blah-blah some kind of nerve cyst with calcification. Whatever. Either way, it was harmless, but it’s gone now. My noggin is bump-free again (except, of course, for the scar).

Nothing much else new, just a couple little things from my neighborhood:
1. I saw something I’d never seen before in my 14 years as an East Sider — deer standing by the North Avenue bridge on the west side of the river. I know there are deer in the parks, but I just haven’t seen any standing around, watching people make their morning commutes. Maybe this is reality TV for them. Let’s just hope it doesn’t turn into some sort of after-school special for deer about the dangers of playing in traffic. (“Stay on the lawn… and live!”)

2. The moron owner of the hair salon down the street from me has decided that it’s just a swell idea to paint over cream city brick with black paint. Aaagh. The brick was in perfect condition, too. There should be a “three strikes and you’re out” system for architectural crimes like that.

3. Some rocket scientist has decided to put a sort of a totem for the East Side in the middle of an island in North Ave. It’s not a bad piece of art, but I’ve seen tons of people almost run over curbs, pedestrians and each other trying to read it. If you’re going to have art with a dozen or so flags with words on it, try to put it somewhere pedestrian-friendly so people can read it when they’re not going by at 40 miles an hour.

4. Riverwest Currents posted that article (and a photo!) of my squeeze, so if you’ve been waiting for me to tell you it’s live, it’s live.

5. Not too much planned for the weekend. I’m going to the Bead and Button Show, but that’s about all I’ve got planned. (Oh, quit laughing. I’m not that big of a geek. Well, I am, but there’s no need for you to laugh so hard. Besides, I’m not paying for it. I got free tickets.)

Notes from the neighborhood

Monday, June 2nd, 2003 | General | No Comments

It would seem that my idiot neighbor’s BBQ mishaps can account for something good after all. My landlord is building us a nice BBQ patio in the back yard (and another property of his that a friend of mine is moving into will be getting one as well). Cool. So, for once, some good news from the building. Sadly, I also found out that my favorite buildingmates will be moving next month, as one of them has gotten a job teaching at the University of North Dakota.

Our landlord let us all know that, due to major increases in property taxes and heating costs, he’ll have to raise the rent on their unit when he re-rents it. We were thinking it was going to go up a lot since we all have such reasonable rent. Checked the paper yesterday. After all his justification for the need to raise rent, it turns out he’s only raising it $60. Hilarious. People where I live will still be falling over themselves to get a 2-bdrm, 1100 sq. foot, heated apartment with parking for only $700. You just have to love people who own their property free and clear.

I also found out last week that Crazy Tony, the guy who lives downstairs from me and thinks animals talk to him and that UFOs visit, will be leaving the building. Uh, darn. Sure, it will leave me with a void in the “insane things my neighbor has told me” department, but it sure will be nice not to have to walk through his weekly front-yard rummage sales all summer long. (I believe reselling of dumpster diving finds is his main source of cashflow. He sells some lovely things.)

Oh, and speaking of news from the neighborhood, my squeeze is the Riverwest Currents’ “Riverwest Neighbor of the Month” this month. Yup — I’m dating a celebrity. The autograph line forms to the left, yo.

The article isn’t online (yet?), but I’ll let you know if they put it up.

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