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Month: September 2009

Could someone please explain to me how “imma” got into our culture’s general vocabulary?  Really, “imma?”  Give me a break… I don’t even understand what it means.  A ghetto contraction for “I’m a”   or.. “I’m going to”  … ? and to think, we make fun of the British for calling fries “chips”…

“hand tool stuck photoshop”

“hand tool stuck photoshop”

I don’t know if this is a windows-only Photoshop problem, but every so often the “hand tool” will get stuck.  What I mean by stuck is that even if you select another tool, the cursor you are stuck with is the hand-tool cursor.  When this happens you can’t do anything as the hand tool basically moves around the image if you’ve zoomed into the image and does nothing else.  This is incredibly annoying if you’re right in the middle of…

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this is why CBS isn’t doing well

this is why CBS isn’t doing well

I’m watching Andy Rooney complain about how he has too much time off when 60 minutes isn’t filming in the summer. “I spend too much money…” “I’ll bet I’d add ten years to my life if I didn’t have to take so much vacation” Right, that is certainly what all of us in this economy want to hear. What great food for thought, Andy, you’ve done it again. If you really don’t want that vacation you can come do my…

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the library?

the library?

This is the library I remember… When I was in college at Ohio State I worked for the book depository.  Every day we’d go on a few runs to the campus libraries, culminating in the “main library.”   I have many nervous memories of trying to back up that big delivery van blindly into the bowels of the building (the tiny loading dock in the extremely poor designed back end of the building). I decided to visit OSU’s website today…

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Why I don’t look for extra work on craigslist, a refresher course

Why I don’t look for extra work on craigslist, a refresher course

The economy is bad for everybody.  I’m no exception.  My salary is stagnant, 401k matching (it was already a small percentage) stopped completely, and my freelance work dropped off to almost nothing.  And now I’m going to have to figure out how to pay off $60,000 in student loans starting in 2011. Meanwhile I received an electric bill this month for $382.   Maybe a 1,300+ sq. foot condo in the hottest place in LA wasn’t such a great idea…. So,…

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South Beach Los Angeles

South Beach Los Angeles

There was a thick fog over the coast last night.  So thick the moon wasn’t visible.  The ambient light reflected off the fog lit up the sand brighter than a full moon ever could. I’d always thought this part of the beach was just the southern tip of Santa Monica or the northern tip of Venice, but a sign by a grass park proclaimed that it was South Beach.

times are changing

times are changing

and this website soon will too.  Last week I designed the look and layout for a new website.  Byron has been trying to drag me kicking and screaming into the modern website business.  “Stop using TABLES!” he says.  Rather than try to figure it out by myself and take three years to redesign it (I actually have a lot on my plate right now) I’m going to leave it to the expert and take advantage of having a CSS master…

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Surprising results

Surprising results

In 24 hours I was surprised with tickets from two different people.  The first was from Sam and the the second I’m told I’m not at liberty to talk about yet, but you’ll read all about it in three months. Sam bought us tickets to L’effleur des Sens.  I couldn’t really figure out what it was, and even after watching it I still don’t know.  But, I’m getting ahead of myself.  Before going to the show we ate Thai soup…

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