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Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

I can run like the wind, and I can be still as a stone. But, best of all, I can decide which.

Playlist pieces

love is so much more than movie lines or words that can’t hold truth, and feelings lose their worth.
Only love lays down its life, gives up everything..


If it’s never, then it’s never.


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"Everything counts a little more than we think..."

16 April 2008 Wednesday

Xobni : MS Outlook inbox control, search, happiness

slated in consumed at 5:27 pm

Playing with Xobni for the first time.

A little mesmerized… Can’t give a real review yet, but I will say it is very fast, fluid, and pretty!

Much appreciation to John for the invite. I did get a direct invite from Xobni shortly thereafter, but still — thank you for the Xobni invite, John!

*update: okay, a couple of issues:

  • I should be able to keep several “tabs” open to jump back and forth between. Instead, the tabs seem to operate on breadcrumb hierarchy, in which you can go back/up, but then can’t go forward/down anymore because going back/up removes everything in front/below.
  • I should probably be able to pop-out search results, and/or have multiple and customizable columns to better organize my search results. That being said, search is fast. Happily so.

preordered The Weepies - Hideaway

slated in consumed at 12:28 am

The Weepies - Hideaway (new album)
Preordered The Weepies’
Release is April 22nd. Yay :)
(The whale on the album cover is reminding me of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.)

01 April 2008 Tuesday

the whole point of a raincoat

why does J.Crew hate hoods?

slated in consumed at 9:05 pm
J.Crew Hoodless Raincoat

Dear J.Crew,
you know (to the sadness of my wallet) that I love you.. but what the HECK is the point of a raincoat withOUT a hood!?

It doesn’t even make sense!

31 March 2008 Monday

Pillage the Village

Speaking of things that are grey rather than pure "good"....

slated in consumed at 9:14 pm

There’s a game on Kongregate called Pillage the Village.

I’m a bit disconcerted by how addicting it apparently is to meanly murder and steal from cheeky and spunky little villagers. And it probably doesn’t say the best of things about me that I am frustrated about being unable to make practical use of the fires and wooden posts propped about the scene…

13 February 2008 Wednesday

Boo on Newegg

slated in consumed at 4:28 am

Newegg.com and I are no longer BFF. Until they learn what “service” is, I am ceasing all advocation of their site and “services”, and will turn amazon, zipzoomfly and 3btech, etc.

08 December 2007 Saturday

"real-life" widgets

slated in consumed, stuff at 7:15 am

spent a little bit of time yesterday making widgets for my new calendar. I never thought of them as widgets before.. just little, practical customizations.. But I realize for the first time that they are the equivalent of expansion packs and plugins.. Two paper strips that form a pocket in the front, two unruled index cards with the last three weeks of December 2007 on them, and carrying over the insert with the cutout bookmark flap, on which I attach post-it notes (I use super sticky only. the regular kind is crap) with to-do lists and other notes that will not stay attached to one particular day or week. It’s pretty much all set up now. I probably won’t completely move over (data transfer) from the 2007 vert to the 2008 bleu til Monday or so.. Still have to write over birthdays and other infos.

while we’re at it, what’s the word for non-electronic / non-digital ..? It’s not analog… not necessarily mechanical… going with “real-life” for now…

07 December 2007 Friday

My book

slated in consumed at 8:45 pm

UPDATE [from Give me my @&$* book!]:


Borders just won a bunch of points from me (I’m typically a Barnes&Noble/Amazon kid)…

On some sane advice [via], I sent an email to Paperblanks. I’ve not yet heard back, but I ran another sweep of stores.

And Borders’ website said I could special order it to one of the stores. So I signed up for that. A little while later, an email appeared saying the expected, “we don’t have it, but you can check with your store anyway in case they do. here’s their number.” Hopeful but expecting the usual lack of success, I called and spoke to a very nice guy who said he thought they had it. I warned him (nicely) that this is the blue, mini, horizontal book with the magnetic clasp. Not green, not vertical, not slim. He said yes, he’d look for it. I was on hold a while. He came back and said he’d call me back after spending more time looking for it. Nice guy. So just now I get a call. “we have it.” he says. “…… really? the horizontal? blue? mini? magnetic? ..??” “yes, it’s a bit less than 4 × 6 inches…” “that’s it! have you any idea …!? May I please put that on reserve?! Thank you so much!” YAY

I’m going to pick it up after work today. Maybe I shouldn’t be so happy about something so small/superficial. But it’s an object that will spend tons of time with me all of next year, most every day, and I’ll be jotting events and information and thoughts and ideas and memories that I can keep forever.. and this is a little victory and I’m happy and that’s the way that is.

04 December 2007 Tuesday

New colored labels

New colored labels in gmail are happy

03 December 2007 Monday

Give me my @&$* book!

slated in consumed, mood at 5:21 pm

I need my 2008 calendar.

Paperblanks 2008
French Ornate Dayplanner
Horizontal Mini Bleu

I’m going to kill something.

It’s December. I should have a 2008 calendar by now.

My 2007 calendar has been the excellent French Ornate Vert (green!) mini horizontal dayplanner that I’ve been very very happy with this year. Now I need the 2008. They (the general world/stores/internet search/shopping/places to buy things like 2008 calendars) have the green, but I already have the green. They have the blue in vertical, but I don’t bloody want the bloody vertical. GAH.

02 December 2007 Sunday

Cowon D2 Review - highly recommended

Would definitely make a solid xmas gift to yourself or someone you like/love

slated in consumed at 8:02 pm

Have had my Cowon/iAudio D2 mp3/media flash player for a few days.. wanted to post a review the first night.. putting aside this pocket of time to do it.

Mine’s black. Comes in white and red, too, I believe.
Mine’s 4gb. Comes in 2gb and 8gb also. I reasoned that I would get the 4gb and then collect 4gb SD cards. That’s working out really nicely.

Plenty of pictures, spec-sheets, hands-on reviews, youtube reviews on the ‘nets, so I’ll just throw my own opinion/experience in..

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