Monday, November 21, 2005


Brandy has a post up (it's the Nov 12 entry) about her experiences with the Mold-A-Rama machine at the Field Museum in Chicago. Man, I've never tried one of those machines! I never even saw one until I was an adult. Maybe they were outlawed in Nebraska or something, although we did have those squash-a-penny machines everywhere. They even have their own museum!

As an adult, I've always walked by and inhaled the enjoyable hot-plastic aroma wafting from the Mold machines, though. Now I'm jealous and will have to find one and atually try it out.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Parents (and siblings, for that matter) versus the computer

Here's an awesome article for those of us who get the inevitable "what's wrong with my computer?" question from our parents (or other technology-leery loved-ones) whenever we visit over the holidays. I'm sure I'll be referring back to this list in just a few days...

Best lines from the article:

To help your parents grok the transition from the blue E to the orange fox, rename Firefox’s desktop shortcut to something more obvious, like “Internet - Mozilla Firefox.

It should go without saying that any software whose title contains the words “bargain,” “tracker,” “snoop” or “monitor” should get removed immediately, and their authors basted for long painful hours over a very hot fire.

So true. I wonder what I'll find on the 'rents computer this year.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

And people wonder why I don't enjoy sports more

Some nut cut off his, nuts after his favorite rugby team won. Yes, won. I hate to think of what he would've done if they had lost. Sheesh.

Best line from the story:

After picking his testicles from the toilet bowl, he went to the social club.

For your non-denominational viewing pleasure

This dvd player may explain why we're having such a hard time finding multi-region players for our viewing booths! We've been looking for the wrong kind! Hee!

Via Gizmodo, via Boing-boing

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Manga manga manga

My hair hasn't totally recovered from Halloween yet.

Every time I look in the mirror, I get startled. It isn't a bad color, but it has a definite pink tinge to it. When I dyed it, it was supposed to end up red on top and plum on the bottom. I think it melded together into a very unnatural shade of red, which has faded to a coppery pink. My coworkers say that it looks good on me.

But I still think I look like an anime character.

Bitch, pay me my money!

I think I billed students a total of 5000 dollars today. It felt good.

Bring back our movies, you wankers!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Stop. The. Cuteness!

The sweetness is overwhelming! I'm definitely a cat person, but if I was presented with a puggle, I might have to reconsider. Who's a cute wittle puppy? You are!