Month: October 2001 (page 1 of 15)

Wow. Even hardcore Windoze defenders should be shocked at the announcement that Amazon saved $17 million last quarter by switching to Linux. That’s the kind of cold hard cash/facts that need to be publicized more if Bill’s stranglehold on the world’s computers is to be challenged.

Michele comments on the strange phenomenon of webloggers who start every day by mentioning what they’re wearing. In the spirit of playing along, here’s me. (Please remember that it’s 9:30 a.m.)

I am sporting a rumpled maroon “They Might Be Giants” concert T-shirt that I grabbed off the floor and a tiger-print fringed sarong (it’s actually Snookums’s) around my waist. My hair is thrown back in a pony-tail to keep it out of my face. To finish off the ensemble, please picture me wearing my Coke-bottle-thick glasses and a dazed expression.

Heh. They’ll probably rescind my Blog Babe of the Week nomination now. :)

(Hey! That current Blog Babe totally stole my idea! I submitted this picture months ago! Now I’m going to look like a copy cat!)

A pre-emptive apology.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been adding and removing some links in my “weblogs” box down on the left. Please don’t get upset if I’ve removed you; that doesn’t mean I’m not going to visit. I’ve just been needing to tweak my daily blog reading routine. I’ve discovered that I’m not really into “journal” sites. That doesn’t mean I won’t ever stop by, but it’s just not my bag, baby. I also get frustrated when sites aren’t updated very often. I understand that not everybody is as obsessive about this activity as I am, and that’s cool. But I also have this addiction to new web content and I get tired of hitting you every day to see the same entries. And I have some new blogs that I’d like to try out, to spotlight a bit and encourage. I needed to clear some space for those so…

Geez, why am I getting so defensive about this? It’s just removing some links. Do any of you other bloggers feel that way? I admit, it gives me an ego boost to see web-goddess linked on a site that I personally visit and admire. But I don’t think any of us should be basing our sense of self-worth on it. It’s hard though, because most blogs are personal and you put a lot of work into them. I just don’t want anybody to think that I’m dissing them or their work. Seriously, it’s not like that. But if you have me linked and you’re pissed off, go ahead and take w-g off. I’ll understand.

Well, that went well. We have one very nice young man interested in our house. (Incidentally, here are the ads if any of you are looking for a place to stay.) My twenty minute house power clean was exhausting though. I guess that’s why I found John‘s link to Cleaning the Fucking Kitchen for Dummies so hilarious. :)

Woohoo! My morning weblog-fest has been interrupted by a phone call about one of our (soon-to-be-vacated) rooms! I gotta go get dressed, do a quick emergency sweep of the house, and meet this guy. Cross your fingers for us!

Crappy Costumes

Yes, it really is a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup costume.“Hey Mom! I wanna be a Scratch ‘N’ Sniff Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup this year!”

My sister and I were just reminiscing about those store bought Halloween costumes that just consisted of a mask and plastic gown. We could never convince Mom to buy them for us and always ended up making our costumes. I was a “Punk Rocker” for, like, six years in a row. (I used to braid my hair and then paint each of the strands a different color. I thought I was so cool.) Anyway, Kim found an online archive of those cheesy store costumes. Some of these are just unbelievable. Asteroids the Atari game? Chachi from “Happy Days”? Flipper the dolphin? A frickin’ Rubik’s Cube??

Enki has changed weblog names and formats. His site is now known as Digital Dreamer and it’s mainly going to be a dream journal and discussion area. Check it out if you’re into that sort of thing.

Columbia Tristar Television has pulled from syndication the Seinfeld episode where Susan dies from licking toxic wedding envelope glue. They feel it would be insensitive, considering the nation’s current anthrax hysteria. Is that not the most ridiculous thing you ever heard? She wasn’t maliciously poisoned; the envelopes were cheap and old. It’s the most surreal moment in the history of the show. What next? We edit out all the scenes that depict Newman (the mailman) in an unflattering light?

Ever wondered why HomeSite isn’t available for the Mac? Look no further. That really sucks. BBEdit is fine, but I’d really love to have my old HomeSite environment back.

In case anybody’s wondering, I’m rooting for the Diamondbacks. I’m a sucker for an underdog.