Monthly Archives January 2006

Business casual

Lately I’ve been getting frustrated with work clothes. The problem with working in an environment where you can wear a t-shirt and jeans is that it’s easy to wear a t-shirt and jeans. As I find myself ending up in more advisory and decision-making roles I find that doesn’t always cut it, but it’s still […]

Random update

I had something I was going to post about, but I can’t remember what it is. If I do I’ll let you know. I remember part of it: I picked up DDR Extreme 2 and a mat for the PS2 this weekend. Whee! I’ve never played DDR before (but I knew what to expect, at […]

The Manchester Passion

The Guardian reports: The BBC plans to mark the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ this Easter with an hour-long live procession through the streets of Manchester featuring pop stars from The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays and featuring songs by The Smiths and New Order. … The climax of the event sees Jesus sing the […]

The Daily Show on Canada’s election

So tomorrow is Election Day up here in the Great White North. I don’t have much to say about the election itself, other than that the probable outcome of a Conservative minority isn’t as bad as it sounds. The Conservatives don’t have any friends in the House of Commons, so a Tory minority government is […]

post an album cover

meme caught from Substitute It was a tough call between that, Bill Evans, and Charlie Mingus. Hundreds more Blue Note covers here.


A moment ago I was reading the Wikipedia entry on snails after watching a bit on the Food Network about escargot. The Wikipedia entry made a passing reference to the “giant African snail”. Sure, I thought, giant snails. Those have to be what, a couple inches long? Well, that’s kind of neat. So I checked […]

Toaster ovens

Candice and I have been trying to figure out how to best use some Sears gift certificates we got for Christmas, and one of the possibilities was to get a toaster oven. So we’ve read some reviews online, and looked at what Sears has available, and are still pretty much right where we started. Why […]

you cannot have my swans, they are mine

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Mendel! Mendel is incapable of sleep! Mendel was named after Mendel the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Julius Caesar wore a laurel wreath to cover up mendel. All swans in England belong to mendel! Mendel can jump up to sixteen times his own height. The Aztec […]