When I saw this color scheme, it caught my eye... I finally spent a little time tonight and changed the colors from the :MT: defaults to something that's more me.
I found the link on Lacy's site Silverberry...
Anyway, in the battle against my allergies, I have lost and am going to bed. I've finished off two boxes (albeit not very full boxes but 2 nonetheless) of Kleenex and am still sneezing and blowing my nose. And yes, it's allergies and not a cold. I can tell. :p
There is this guy - his name is Milton Glaser - who has touched the lives of countless people across the country, across the globe. He did it with four simple characters. They look like this:
The I Love NY logo. Personally, I'd be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't seen it.
I just wanted to start by saying, wow. One guy has made such an impact. And it's not just that he's made an amazing American Icon/symbol of New York.
He owns Milton Glaser, Inc. - a design firm in NYC.
He gave a speech in 2002 at an AIGA Conference that I had the good fortune to stumble upon. He enumerated ten things he's learned so far...
[From a mailing list I'm on...]
For those of you who have been searching for a greater understanding of Jewish holidays major and minor, I think you will find the explanation below most enlightening:
As a general principle, Jewish holidays are divided between days on which you must starve and days on which you must overeat. Many Jews observe no fewer than 16 fasts throughout the Jewish year, based on the time-honored principle that even if you are sure that you are ritually purified, you definitely aren't. Though there are many feasts and fasts, there are no holidays requiring light snacking.
Note: Unlike Christians, who simply attend church on special days (e.g. Ash Wednesday), on Jewish holidays most Jews take the whole day off. This is because Jews, for historical and personal reasons, are more stressed out.
I used this post to test something from Flickr but now I've hijacked it. :D
I need to run to the grocery store today but I know where it is and that's half the battle. Luckily it doesn't involve any streets that are under construction!
The streets out here assume that you know what street you're currently travelling on (bad assumption, people!) so it's rare to find both streets listed on signs. :p
On Saturday, my roommate had a house warming party. Lots of spiffy people came over to see the apartment and generally visit. It was really nice.
Saturday night, I headed off to my bro's house for dinner (Herb rubbed grilled lamb with tzatziki, Salad, Pilaf and especially yummy double chocolate peanut butter cookies with toffee chips).
After that I headed over to another friend's house so I could get a jump on my huge pile o' boxes and get stuff moved to the basement. The three of us (him, his roommate and I) went out for breakfast and then all did stuff around the house. Productive city! I have to go back this weekend and go through the boxes that were moved there as part of the second round (the "hmm, ok I don't really need this to survive day-to-day" stuff).
I also bought a plastic set of drawers to supplement my desk and that's all set up now too. (I have a small set for the bathroom for my bathroom stuff but that's in the car still due to rain and lack of getting wet interest.
My first week of work went well. I learned a lot of :Shelley:. I like this job. It's a very different look into :MT: than I had before and I'd poked around a fair bit!
From Sherrie, former co-worker...
The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing of one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year's (2005) winners:
1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
2. Ignoranus: A person who is both stupid and an asshole.
3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money in the first place.
4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
Instructions on how to send us your photo(s), and what types of photos we are looking for, are located here (Not WorkSafe). Of course we'll also be taking photos right through the last second of the 'Thon (which runs from October 1-8). But just think of this new opportunity to submit as an "early bird special".