Friday, July 03, 2009

July 3rd, 2009



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Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Boy

Some recent photos of the boy. He's just growing up fast.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Parents, don't get rid of that old baby monitor

If you've got kids, you've probably got an old baby monitor in the attic or even sitting in the closet in your kid's room.  I had an idea tonight and it actually worked pretty well.  I wanted to listen to a new comedy album on Lala, but had dishes to do, so I took the monitor and set it next to a computer speaker and took the receiver into the kitchen.  Instant wireless speaker.  The sound quality is comparable to AM radio so it works well for NPR & the like.  Anyway, just thought I'd share. 

Monday, May 25, 2009

the new canvas

Very cool painting used for the cover of the New Yorker magazine, done on the iPhone.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009


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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Monday, April 06, 2009

infrequent postings

trying to decide whether to keep the blog alive. i haven't posted since february.
who still reads this?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fringe is getting really good, folks

If you haven't watched Fringe yet, you've got a little time to catch up before new episodes begin again in April. This show just keeps surprising me with its inventiveness, plot twists, and humor. You can watch a bunch of episodes on Hulu for free and the ones that aren't there you can purchase in HD from iTunes if you just have to see them. Although...$3 for an episode of a tv show? Really?

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Shepard Fairey on "Charlie Rose"

Good conversation between one of my favorite artists and one of my favorite former bosses.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Icy Run

It's not nearly as impressive as Josh's ice beard, but hey...what is, really?

Friday, January 02, 2009

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny

I've been watching Spectacle, Elvis Costello's new talk/music program on Sundance Channel over the last few weeks and while I'm a big fan of Elvis's music, I'm less certain of his future as an interviewer.  I was blown away by this performance by Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden a couple weeks ago though.  I didn't know the song before I saw them play it here and I was kind of entranced when I heard it.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Swell Season

 For fans of the film "Once", has The Swell Season (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova) MP3 album for just $2.99 today. Good deal for some good music, but I think it may just be for today.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008


The skies over North Georgia have been beautiful over the last week or so. I got home today and ran inside to grab my camera. I didn't want to miss this.
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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Horowitz vs. Theron

Okay...favorite moments here are:
3. If you look VERY closely you can actually see Josh restraining himself the moment Steven Seagal says the words "essential oils".
2. Josh getting kicked...always fun
1. Charlize Theron's potty mouth

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

This is the coolest thing I've ever seen

I'm probably the last person on the planet to see this.  I have no idea if this is real and frankly, I don't want to know.  Just let me enjoy watching it over and over and over and over...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Matthew's List of Things He's Thankful For

Last night we made a list of things we're thankful for and wrote it on Matthew's white board.  Well, this morning he wanted to do it again, so this is Matthew's list from this morning.  My favorites are fingertips, blues, and hair.

Don't Worry, There's No Hole in the Internet...Anymore

Apparently we should all be thankful for this guy.  According to Wired magazine, he discovered a "hole" in the internet.  We're told in this amazing and terrifying article that any hacker worth his salt would have been able to essentially control the entire internet if this guy hadn't figured it out and told the right people.  Sleep tight kids. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Amazon's $5 Sale

Through monday, there's some great deals at Amazon's MP3 store. They've got 50 albums for just $5. Included are these DRM-free gems:
Narrow Stairs - Death Cab for Cutie
Fleet Foxes - " "
Dear Science - TV on the Radio
Flight of the Conchords - " "
Everything that Happens Will Happen Today - Byrne & Eno
Vampire Weekend - " "
Volume One - She & Him
In Rainbows - Radiohead
One Kind Favor - B.B. King
Fate - Dr. Dog
Lay it Down - Al Green
Jim - Jamie Lidell

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Quotable Boy

Two great conversations with Matthew today:

1) We're in the car discussing where we'll eat lunch and Chick-Fil-A comes up. Matthew says "it's closed". I'm surprised he knows that and wonder if he actually knows a) that it's Sunday, and b) that Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sunday. So I ask, "how do you know it's closed?". He replies, without missing a beat..."because we can't get inside".

2) We've just finished reading his first book before bed and I say, "okay, put that book on the shelf and get your second one".
He looks at me and says sternly, "Be patient. Just be patient". Classic.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Klosterman on Chinese Democracy

Chuck Klosterman makes me laugh like few other writers. Here is his great review of the long-anticipated (awaited?) Chinese Democracy.

Saturday, November 08, 2008





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Friday, November 07, 2008

I'm glad that you complied with my request and that you did not, for one moment, stop believing

Back in '07, I wrote here about Journey and how I was no longer ashamed to admit that I'm a fan. Well, it seems I'm not the only one. I saw this today, first on The Huffington Post, which led me to, and I have to say, I'm not surprised. "Don't Stop Believin'" is the top-selling digital download of all time.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


I can't believe this works so well.
I'm sitting here watching it with the wife, laughing hysterically for some reason.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I knew we'd get there...

It's been a long time coming. Since I was a young child, I felt I would see this day. I just didn't expect it so soon. There's so much we can do if we just keep working at it. There were naysayers, I know. But they have no faith in what the American people can achieve. But today, I'm proud to say...princess leia-style holographic interviews on live television ARE possible.

(I may have a serious post about the election results when I can wrap my head around it. Just know I'm thrilled. If you pray, please take a moment today and say a prayer for our next president.)

Sunday, November 02, 2008


Saturday, October 25, 2008