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The Goings On

Stuff Going On:

  • I assisted David in putting up some drywall in his office.
  • Went to Ohio for the 4th of July. Watched fireworks on HDTV. Wild and exciting.
  • Finished my DOT Grants for the year.
  • Had dinner at Sputnik. Finally met Reece. She looks remarkably like Dave.
  • Vacationed at the ‘rents house for a few days. Feetnik and Gordon visited.
  • Installed Dad a wireless network. It took minutes. I amazed myself at how easy it was.
  • Went to NYC for my cousin’s wedding shower. Or rather “babysat” Lily while Emily attended.
  • Started using iPhoto.
  • Deleted a bunch of photos with out backing them up. Lost them. Used data recovery software to recover. It was quite successful. At least with the memory cards where I didn’t reformat it in the camera. Mental note noted.
  • Blew up my online photo gallery. ModRewrite is still muffed up. 🙁 Help, Anyone. Please.
  • Nan came over for a few hours so we could clean the house. Otherwise it would have taken 12 days. I calculated it.
  • Upgraded from a full to queen size bed. We’re officially old now. Buying the house, getting married and having the kid didn’t really count.
  • Went to Eric and Erika’s wedding shower. Played with Annie. She’s amazing.
  • Acquired family insurance with little to no hitch.
  • Listened to Prince’s Planet Earth. Amazed at his marketing and distro plan. And enjoyed his return to the guitar.
  • That’s all folks.

The Tide Is High

Today is my last day on the job. The 9-5. The grind. The bullshit.

It’s over. Yay!

I am kinda nervous, but not really. I think it’s just a buzzing energy. It’s the one time in my life I feel like I have complete control over my future and I have the most confidence in our success.

And what’s so interesting is that people are coming out of the woodwork. Last night I went to a happy hour with a co-worker and a designer we worked with. It turns out the designer’s husband was the guitarist in the DC band the High Llamas. No, not that band, the DC band. The best-man in her wedding was the drummer from Government Issue. Yeah. Fucking DC Punk Rock Royalty. I love it. But he has a small studio in his basement and we’re going to talk shop soon. And then I get home and the guy who bought our iSight from craigslist shows up. He’s a IT guy from Discovery Channel but a musician at heart, so we talked for a while about recording music and distribution and studio.

I tell you, this is the best decision we’ve ever made. You know, next to getting hitched.

And this weekend is Kris and Michelle’s wedding (they got engaged at our wedding) and like the tradition we started, it’s gonna rain like a bitch. Nothing like good Jewish tradition. Bring it on!

Weapons of Mail Destruction


Yes, this is an actual unaltered postcard I received here at work. Yes, it says it was “X-Rayed by the Office of Security.” I’ll repeat myself: This is an actual unaltered postcard. POSTCARD!

Little does the population of the world (and elsewhere) realize is that a postcard can actually carry weapons. Man, I sure feel safer that our tax dollars are spend x-raying postcards.