We had a great Halloween – I put a bunch of candles out in the yard, and we got bombarded with neighbor kids until we ran out of candy. Then Chris dug up the confetti eggs from Easter and we started giving those out. They got a great reception, especially from the middle-school boy contingent. [...]
I was leaving work, tired and hungry, when suddenly a uniform-clad minion appeared at my elbow and offered me a snack. This happens occasionally. The Lab rents out its atrium to various groups on campus who bring in the caterers and the cashbar. We’re usually not invited, but this day I had decided to exit [...]
Any self-respecting librarian would commit seppuku for knocking over that many shelves of incunabulum. Self-referential bad movies are still bad movies.
shannon Says: October 18th, 2005 at 1:47 pm e Awesome! If you make it to Oxford (hours train ride from London) you can go to the Bodleian Library and visit the various haunts of people like Lewis Carroll, Tolkien and all sorts of famous literarys (as in pubs). Believe it or nay, fair reader Shannon, [...]
1. An identity crisis might ensue, Skipping the SLA meeting for a workshop on XHTML2. *Sorry SLA. You’re great and all, but semantic, accessible, device-independent webpages whoop your ass. 2. A morning dogwalk at six. Instead of eating the cat, he just licks. * Dogfriend Odin has been staying with us. He thinks the cat [...]
I’m going to London! And Spain! (not France – that was just to make the title funny) There’s a nifty-looking XHTML2/Xforms workshop in northern Spain next month, and we’re going! To Spain! And London! For two weeks! I love mixing vacation with geeking! If anyone wants to meet me in London and spend a few [...]
You, sir, are no Malcolm Gladwell, and thus I fell asleep several times as I waded through your social-studies-report caliber prose. Still, kinda cool how you dig up research vindicating diversity as a factor in successful decision-making and how you stomp all over the idea of group consensus.
Get thee to Serenity. It required some monumental orchestration, but we got there Saturday and spent the rest of the evening saying things like "Woah" and "Damn". Go. Go now. Then go again. Then buy the Firefly dvds in case you haven’t already. Ogod this was a cool movie. What are you doing sitting there? [...]
Here’s some baby sloths. (thanks Kafkaesque) These sloths remind me of the time I went to a residence hall library program with my friend Ryan “Galaxor Nebulon” Hughes. (Hi Ryan! Where the hell are ya?) They had brought in a bunch of rainforest animals to the residence hall to, I dunno, promote reading or something. [...]
Puppies and kitties rescued from New Orleans will make your day. I went to the humane society today on my lunch break to pet the cats because of these photos. Now I’m scraping cathair off of my sweater with scotch tape. In other news, Chris and I will be gracing Ann Arbor with our presence [...]