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hummus

I leave in two hours to join up with my brother in Anchroage for a must-have-fun-at-all-costs weekend that will probably...
31 DEC
2004

keep this boy

It was ninth grade biology class, and my partner and I shared a lab table with his partner and him....
30 DEC
2004

three for the price of one!

and since you probably thought i was kidding about the embedded photo of the dog, here is what santa brings...
29 DEC
2004

autocomplete alphabet

a content-filler-meme that takes up 40% of my front page real estate? yes please! play along at home: type each...
29 DEC
2004

cream of the crop

i finally decided on a photo to represent the 'best of squeegie.org 2004,' and it wasnt any of the photos...
29 DEC
2004

content filler

snarky bit on how the stores are filled with morons. im-getting-old sentence on the darn weather. eloquent paragraph on loving...
27 DEC
2004

on christmas day

Five Things I Learned On Christmas Day if it squeaks, the dog will unwrap her own present thankyouverymuchsetting the chocolate...
27 DEC
2004

christmas sugar

chcolate peanut butter balls snowflake cookies chocolate pie apple cranberry crisp these four sugary items are the limit of my...
25 DEC
2004

alliteration at its finest

it feels like friday today. a nice, quiet friday. not like the two past fridays....
22 DEC
2004

to the new year

i have made numerous trips to the alaskan City Of Some Lights, anchorage, though considerably fewer now that i live...
22 DEC
2004

solstice sun

after my mood lifted dramatically with joats awesometastic suggestion for recovering my lost pictures, i took some pictures on my...
21 DEC
2004

we dont believe in that

by the looks of the office kitchen, the concept of skinny Christians is against our religion....
21 DEC
2004

monday positives

i want to end my day with some positives, with the few good things that did happen today:after nearly two...
20 DEC
2004

bad day again

ive been away from my desk from 8am until 4pm doing a huge bulk mailer all by myself because my...
20 DEC
2004

friday afternoons

i used to love friday afternoons - so quiet and calm. i could catch up on the little stuff i...
17 DEC
2004

one and one is three

We had a little baby girl Made from San Francisco light We called her Dharma 'Cause the truth was plain...
17 DEC
2004

current weather

thanks to christopher swingley at the international arctic research center at the university of alaska fairbanks for the handy dandy...
16 DEC
2004

of olives

lets say that i do not eat olives. because i dont. eat olives that is. i do say that i...
15 DEC
2004

best of squeegie

rannie is asking for submissions for his best of photoblogs 2004, and i am considering submitting a photo. it's not...
15 DEC
2004

needs less pepper

you want to know why i never update my work website? really want to know? its because i built it...
14 DEC
2004

do not use while prickly

against what one of my friend stubbornly believes, devils club is a real plant that grows in south central alaska...
14 DEC
2004

the perfect tree

some of my favorite christmas memories from my childhood surround getting a christmas tree. because we lived in rural alaska,...
13 DEC
2004

htaccess should wear a cape

i just implemented the fancy pants htaccess hotlinking protection lynne showed me, though i do not think that it is...
12 DEC
2004

gollum impression

To Anyone Still Doing Gollum Impressions And Hissing 'My Precious' Every Chance You Get, Knock it off. Seriously. Thank you,...
12 DEC
2004

bullets for friday

because i can only think in bullet points: 4pm on a friday is the perfect time to contact technical support...
10 DEC
2004

happy birthday, steve

ohay - i almost forgot it was steves birthday today! good thing he posted about it, otherwise i would have...
08 DEC
2004

wish list

i just signed up for secret santa, and you should too. or, rather, you could just buy me something from...
08 DEC
2004

open letter to software makers

dear software makers, when updating very important information and upgrades in your software, please do not force me to restart...
07 DEC
2004

i hate hotlinkers

Beautifull_Letdown has herpes sprint111 has herpes, too meaniepunk has herpes as well and even kiss2039 has herpes its a hotlinking...
06 DEC
2004

like a tupperware party, only different

last night i attended a sex toy party. and while both my husband and the friend i invited initially thought...
04 DEC
2004

santa has a shipping budget

you want to know the reason why santa doesnt shop online? shipping to the north pole is OUTRAGEOUS. ups does...
03 DEC
2004

winter vehicle tips

Four Winter-Vehicular-Related Tips That Should Be Obvious Yet Some People Need To Learn The Hard Way do not hold your...
02 DEC
2004

bye bye macro

it would seem that the moment i am asked to photograph some jewelry for a friend, all of my macro...
01 DEC
2004

apropos of nothing

when i do a search at amazon.com that returns no items, why would amazon.com suggest to me three related searches...
30 NOV
2004

a week in the life of newsletter season

so this is pretty much how the last seven ten days of my life has gone (notice three things missing...
29 NOV
2004

a noble quest

i bought absolutely no socks today, but i did go out with a friend and b's sister (who came from...
26 NOV
2004

fulfilled my duty

apparently i am #1 in a google search for fascist anarchists. i feel that my life is complete....
26 NOV
2004

the thanksgiving edition

how the dog must sleep at my left hip - under the covers or on top - even though shes...
25 NOV
2004

the magical un-rising yeast

ive been swamped with the newsletter at work, so its been quiet around here. and now i think betty crocker...
24 NOV
2004

meta-meta

you know im spending too much time online with this newfangled web-log stuff when, during a small discussion at the...
22 NOV
2004

its the mittens

flared pant legs. layered tees. bell sleeves. pink striped mittens. i feel like a walking gap ad today. dont know...
22 NOV
2004

another one bites the dust

looks like my brother is broked now, too. sounds like his was more exciting as it involved blood. but then...
20 NOV
2004

seriously

1// gigantic workplace-sized trash bags should not be clear. seriously. they should be black. shudder. 2// 45mb files should not...
19 NOV
2004

garlic

while i do love garlic, perhaps chopping three cloves first thing in the morning was not the best of choices....
19 NOV
2004

shooting in the cold

note 1: after 20 minutes outside in 0°F, you probably do not want to grab that aluminum tripod with your...
17 NOV
2004

put my back into it

remember my husbands broked back? and how he was going back to work, Lord willing and the creek dont rise?...
17 NOV
2004

burst of energy

'whats with the huge burst of energy tonight?' 'what burst of energy?' 'the burst that had you doing the dishes....
16 NOV
2004

policies on grooving

all staff meeting minutes should include the following as an item for discussion: Policies dealing with 'If you ain't got...
15 NOV
2004

completely unrelated

[a] i accidentally tied my hair into my tennis shoe laces this morning and didnt realize it until i went...
15 NOV
2004

nothing on

there is absolutely nothing on the interwebnet this time of night....
14 NOV
2004

self crowned, no doubt

it was complete anarchy for a while, but now it seems that my sinuses have come out as the Supreme...
13 NOV
2004

about snot

blowing my nose changes the pressure in my sinuses such that the other nostril will begin leaking at an alarming...
12 NOV
2004

the incredibles

the incredibles: most awesomest. the humor, action, exploaiona were great, and the animation was fantastic. edna mode was definitely my...
11 NOV
2004

an open letter

to whoever turned my alarm off yesterday or last night: not only did my dreams contain computerized versions of myslelf,...
11 NOV
2004

found item

in a donated day planner, blank and unused but for a single page in the TO DO section, on which...
10 NOV
2004

Nauyans Find Bosom Buddies In Neanderthals

Wins: 5 Losses: 1 Ties: 1 Fifths: 73 The Nauyans hosted last night's game against the Pangean Neanderthals that ended...
10 NOV
2004

currently thinking

please please do not ever use these phrases in your writing: "for obvious reasons;" "it is painfully obvious that;" "obviously."...
09 NOV
2004

why i love the internet #329

last week i went to this huge charity day sale at a local department store with a friend and fell...
09 NOV
2004

all about the politics, baby

for a young couple in their twenties who have no interest in anything political, having dinner with a newly elected...
08 NOV
2004

may i take your picture?

i took a ton of pictures for work this weekend at a work event, and got really good at asking...
08 NOV
2004

victim of the titties

its not every day that i get a comment from 'titty twister victim' that isnt spam....
08 NOV
2004

on being an adult

23 years old, and i still have trouble pulling my coat sleeve over my mittens. i think that is grounds...
08 NOV
2004

under attack

rhapsodic.org, under attack!! [via]...
07 NOV
2004

decorations

the day after the devils holiday, my new upstairs neighbors promptly removed all of their spooky decorations and i thought...
07 NOV
2004

sunday morning

the dog needs to learn that weekend = sleep in; 9am does not count as sleeping in, especially when it...
07 NOV
2004

alien pods

something so close that it looks like something else. suggested by maker....
04 NOV
2004

step away

okay, Valette this is an intervention step away from cafepress.com...
03 NOV
2004

the best ive ever had

and i find it kinda funny i find it kinda sad the dreams in which im dying are the best...
03 NOV
2004

Can't Say No to the Nauyans

Wins: 4 Losses: 1 Ties: 0 Fifths: 62 Nanwalek won a home game last night against the Washington Insiders. "They...
03 NOV
2004

size matters

not one woman in my bible study group has hair longer than their shoulders. only one woman has hair that...
02 NOV
2004

photo stamps

right when i was ready to order some spiffy customized photo stamps for christmas, they stop taking orders. i didnt...
01 NOV
2004

no candy

you bring your little snot nosed kid to my door, somehow bypassing our locked building entrance, and my dog will...
31 OCT
2004

daylight savings

even though some family members are looking out for me, if it werent for computers automatically updating their time for...
31 OCT
2004

on strike

i was talking with my mother over the phone during my lunch break today, and she had the audacity to...
29 OCT
2004

Nauyans Squash Cockroaches

Wins: 3 Losses: 1 Ties: 0 Fifths: 47 The Nauyans went against the Adak Cockroaches Tuesday night and came away...
28 OCT
2004

lunar eclipse

i missed the lunar eclipse last night, only to dream about it. rather, dream about me thinking i missed it,...
28 OCT
2004

tree63 in concert

last friday night i attended my first concert ever and had a blast. the full blame of my depravity rests...
27 OCT
2004

live-in cynic

id like to offer my services as a live-in cynic. the price is good, and the sarcasm is dry....
26 OCT
2004

lynnes birthday

go wish lynne a happy birthday/anniversary/we love you day....
26 OCT
2004

Another Nauyan Victory

Wins: 2 Losses: 1 Ties: 0 Fifths: 41 (would have been more if those bloody girls hadnt broked it all)...
26 OCT
2004

meat in the microwave

when you say it with the same inflection six times to six seperate people, it comes to have a poetic...
25 OCT
2004

buscemi pharmacy

my pharmicist roger looks suspiciously like steve buscemi; not an identical match, of course, but close enough to be his...
22 OCT
2004

Nauyans Crushed at Home

Wins: 1 Losses: 1 Ties: 0 Fifths: 34 In a surprising upset, the Anchorage Rockhoppers beat the Nauyans 4-3 on...
22 OCT
2004

xbox

there is a new toy in my apartment, all shiny and new, our new xbox. and it scares the crap...
21 OCT
2004

comic sans you to death

if you send our organization a financial/high priority form printed in NOTHING but comic sans, you can be rest assured...
20 OCT
2004

loor-eem eye-pus-em

a conversation over intercom two minutes ago: co-worker: im on my computer, and its all in a different language. how...
20 OCT
2004

First Nauyan Win

Wins: 1 Losses: 0 Ties: 0 Fifths: 10 The Nauyans whipped up after the pansy penguins last night in what...
19 OCT
2004

driver archetypes

i and the rest of fairbanks woke to two inches of snow the perfect consistency for snowballs. the morning on...
19 OCT
2004

me like hockey

Having just realized that the first hockey game starts tonight at 9.30, the Nauyans are currently boating over to Homer...
18 OCT
2004

places to dream

the five most common scenes for my dreams:a bathroomhotel tower/roofmy parents house (childhood home)a grocery storea car...
18 OCT
2004

photo suggestion 3

photo suggestion 3: the tallest building in fairbanks. as suggested by maker....
18 OCT
2004

monks

bleeding throat monks!...
17 OCT
2004

Nanwalek Nauyans

somehow i got roped into being a part of the blogospheric hockey league, home of the Best Hockey on teh...
16 OCT
2004

pomegranate season

guacamole with pomegranite seeds pomegranate juice and jelly how to de-seed a pomegranate and more pomegranate recipes...
14 OCT
2004

can you tell me how to get

sometime in the past few weeks, pbs changed its afternoon schedule and did not once consult me. it used to...
14 OCT
2004

photo suggestion 2

photo suggestion 2: the oldest building still standing in fairbanks. as suggested by maker. it took quite a bit of...
12 OCT
2004

tingly cheeks

i just spent 45 minutes strolling through downtown oohing and ahhing at the old buildings while the sun got dangerously...
11 OCT
2004

cellular

we finally joined the ranks of the new millenium and are now a one-cellphone family. all of my brothers and...
11 OCT
2004

did you just grab my ass?

a night at the roxbury soundtrack is the perfect pick-me-up cd. and if you havent seen the movie, then get...
10 OCT
2004

identity crisis debunked, an exercise

i am a wife i am a lover i am a sister i am a daughter i am an aunt...
08 OCT
2004

healing is a rollercoaster

i stood in the shower two mornings ago while the lyrics ran through my mind. i mused how those lyrics...
07 OCT
2004

angelina jolie

I LIKE ANGELINA JOLIE DOES ANYONE ELSE LIKE ANGELINA JOLIE SHE HAS REALLY BIG LIPS...
07 OCT
2004

you know it

when the work day starts with an extended Staff-Meeting (read aloud with finger quotes) at a nearby coffee house, the...
06 OCT
2004

photo suggestion 1

photo suggestion 1: anger. as suggested by nomad....
06 OCT
2004

n is for no

its easier to tell someone 'no' through email - or even a contact form - than it is over instant...
04 OCT
2004

crowd participation

what pictures would you like to see posted here? things around my apartment, around fairbanks, around the office, what have...
02 OCT
2004

parade of homes

i spent all day drooling through the parade of homes. houses #10 and #12 were by far the best and...
02 OCT
2004

the stuff of my life

see, ive been super busy. with... stuff. thats right, stuff. fer instance, i moved my brothers site over to my...
02 OCT
2004

how to not do business

back in may i was looking to get some new bras. the local stores (all three of them) did not...
30 SEP
2004

first snow storm

we had a miniature blizzard for all of 60 seconds last night that left me humming 'winter wonderland' all...
28 SEP
2004

the bassist has my heart

they make me happy drag queen moviesice water on a cold morningthe smell of vanilla nut cream coffee groundsseeing Matt...
27 SEP
2004

i have proof

told you....
27 SEP
2004

jiggle it

as joat nicely pointed out, i am #1 in a google search for jiggle inseam. and apparently no one got...
25 SEP
2004

snow

it is snowing. right now. snowing. no denying any more. its winter....
25 SEP
2004

things to not tell your mother

Things To Not Tell Your Mother youre not taking your vitaminswho at school has the best drugsyou havent gotten a...
24 SEP
2004

six sucky things about yesterday

yesterday was pretty sucky, but not for reasons one might think. first sucky thing: i had to work. well, at...
23 SEP
2004

two years

she has been in my dreams a lot lately. she is in trouble and i cannot help her. i try...
22 SEP
2004

dear alaskan drivers

Dear Alaskan drivers, I know that this is Alaska. I have lived here all of my 23 years of life....
20 SEP
2004

aarrr

red/black/white striped shirt: check extra long bandana on head: check boots: check sea legs: check gold hoop earring: check black...
20 SEP
2004

talk like a pirate

aarrr. rap like a pirate. riddle like a pirate....
19 SEP
2004

very good

from a feedback questionnaire created and writen by someone in a completely different company, emailed to me for printing purposes:...
17 SEP
2004

confused incompetent and stupid

talking to the insurance company makes me feel like a 10 year old child who cannot even tie her shoes...
17 SEP
2004

speedy delivery

i love the way my ups delivery man calls me by my last name every time he comes by the...
16 SEP
2004

lotion

it rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again yes, precious, it gets the hose...
16 SEP
2004

mom's cranberry tea

with b and i both sick over the course of the past few weeks, we have had a near-endless supply...
15 SEP
2004

four random thoughts

if your are going to be spending more than five minutes outside, it is now the season for wearing gloves....
14 SEP
2004

chilly

dereks monday bug reminds me so much of my childhood dog Chilly. she was a black chihuahua mix that my...
13 SEP
2004

flying frisbee

flying frisbee puppy dogs. the best way to kick off the weekend. [via]...
10 SEP
2004

perhaps

perhaps my body is trying to make up for the 102 hours i slept during the past five days while...
09 SEP
2004

chain gang

i am back at work today, but moving in slow motion. not the cool kind of slow motion with sound...
09 SEP
2004

saline wash

nasal and sinus saline washes. you know you want to try it....
08 SEP
2004

full of hate

i hate my couch. i hate my waterbed. i hate my lungs. i hate my throat. i hate my sinuses....
08 SEP
2004

letter of the day

prairie dawn, sweetie, you know that cookie monster is going to eat the letter of the day just like he...
07 SEP
2004

cold

at least ive had something to do this weekend: battle this awful cold. it started in my throat like it...
06 SEP
2004

threes company

1// apparently my left ankle is the ankle i sit on all the time. at work, at home, that is...
04 SEP
2004

cordially

if four different people told you, "make sure you tell Valette she is invited," wouldnt you, oh i dont know,...
03 SEP
2004

also

some nice semi packed very high drove down the road this morning around 8 and snapped the cable line into...
03 SEP
2004

bike-0, car-1

on my bike ride home from work last night, a woman driving a white four-door sedan failed to stop at...
03 SEP
2004

it does matter

someone just donated a 19 inch monitor that i immediately claimed. i told the boss that if i needed to,...
02 SEP
2004

care package

super nintendo games, used book store credit, and conditioner. thats what i call a care package....
02 SEP
2004

bed-3, bike-0

i have been having problems getting out of bed in the mornings this week. i can hardly get up in...
02 SEP
2004

three days

i just found out that labor day is on monday, giving me a three day weekend. what to do?...
01 SEP
2004

happiness is

happiness is a well-fitted bra....
31 AUG
2004

vice guide to everything

Don't go to a doctor unless you have to crawl there. Operating at home is fun and easy. Never go...
31 AUG
2004

hot topic

movable type 3.1 released with some great new features along with the developers contest plugin pack and a professional network,...
31 AUG
2004

do you know?

did you know that the sky is blue? and there are clouds hanging in said blue sky? clouds that are...
31 AUG
2004

in the groove

when im nervous, i tend to not breathe out. i breathe in fine and dandy, but i forget to expel...
30 AUG
2004

presentation

i have to do this presentation for work tonight, and i dont really want to do it, but it does...
30 AUG
2004

special

it takes one special of a mood to make me cry at without a paddle....
28 AUG
2004

just download it

me: "we need to upgrade that computer to xp pro because blah blah blah. Local Company has it for $X...
27 AUG
2004

speak up poster contest

shove it up your em space and other good posters at the speak up poster contest. i wonder if i...
27 AUG
2004

writing tip

'quick' writing 'tip': if you are using 'words' and 'phrases' in a 'non-traditional' or 'illustrative' way in order to make...
26 AUG
2004

screen grab

screen grab confab too fun - check out mine. what are you working on right now?...
25 AUG
2004

cracker snatcher

im fed up with people eating my food in the refrigerator at work, so i have started labeling my packages:there...
25 AUG
2004

yackety schmackety

"blah blah blah ... city council blah blah ... guaranteeed to vote for me ... yadda yadda ... im so...
24 AUG
2004

super mario 3

nick at authenticgeek has a new design up based on super mario 3 that is the greatest thing in the...
24 AUG
2004

silver lining

but look at the bright side: even though it may have a spiffy foot-pedal-operated sink, i still managed to avoid...
23 AUG
2004

borked

the sewer is still down. the phone system is borked. the boss drank all my milk and ate all my...
23 AUG
2004

who knew

who knew it would have been so easy. so very easy. too easy, perhaps?...
21 AUG
2004

not mine, i swear

OKAY. just so we are all on the same page. the 'weblog' at http://rhapsodic.drunkmenworkhere.org/ is not my website. it is...
21 AUG
2004

propaganda master

nomad: anyway, you totally rock and I don't care who knows it. Valette: rock on Valette: tell the world nomad:...
20 AUG
2004

i get around

ive heard it said that it wouldn't be right to leave your best girl home on a saturday friday night....
20 AUG
2004

good and bad

the flood is still present at the office, and the water and sewer have been turned off so as to...
20 AUG
2004

the great flood

there are currently 3 inches of standing water in the office basement. all of the electrical systems and servers were...
19 AUG
2004

what not to do

DO NOTwear pretty undies whilst bike riding. this includes anything with sequins, tassles, fuzzies, stategically placed holes, and g-strings. trust...
19 AUG
2004

new one

i havent seen this kind of virus email before:Dear user mistress@rhapsodic.org, Your email account has been used to send a...
18 AUG
2004

one moment please

why are people so scared of voicemail and/or answering machines? do they really think that giving their message to a...
18 AUG
2004

dropcash

dropcash is a new service that combines the power of paypal and typekey into a lean, mean, fundraising machine. it...
18 AUG
2004

gender and rss

we did a little experiment here at rhapsodic.org to find out how gender balanced we are in our blog reading...
17 AUG
2004

105

the thermometer outside my apartment building door is currently reading 105. this is the middle of august. we should be...
16 AUG
2004

this is progress

after my one week of championship shin splinting, i have now been on a strict bike-to-work-and-bike-home-unless-you-pass-out regimine that has been...
16 AUG
2004

all i want

all i want all i need is to be able to figure out how much your product will cost me...
16 AUG
2004

state fair pictures

i finally got up the rest of my pictures from the tanana valley state fair. i had a great time...
14 AUG
2004

gmail restored

almost two months after i lost my gmail address, i finally got it back with a lot of help from...
13 AUG
2004

state fair rides

tanana valley state fair amusement rides gallery....
13 AUG
2004

the list

in the half hour since i have been home, my husband has coughed up:three lungsa birda motorcycle covertwo bars of...
12 AUG
2004

mirror project

three new mirror project submissions, the first of which guest stars my husband....
12 AUG
2004

sleep to dream

all this getting-up-to-excercise bullocks is really getting in the way of my dreaming....
12 AUG
2004

kennel in the car with diamonds

our landlords are re-caulking our bathtub and shower today. i had only a few options in taking care of lacey:stay...
12 AUG
2004

multimap

get thee on multimap thus commandeth the Lord God [via]...
12 AUG
2004

blacklist

mt-blacklist...
11 AUG
2004

bike for a mini

i could bike down to my local geek store after work and buy myself a mini ipod in the shiny...
11 AUG
2004

bittorrent

What do people -- and by "people," I mean human beings, not geeks -- want to use BitTorrent for? To...
11 AUG
2004

bang bang

bang bang he shot me down bang bang i hit the ground bang bang that awful sound bang bang my...
10 AUG
2004

where have all the themes gone

notice anything missing on the mozilla firefox theme download page? like screenshots? how am i supposed to know if i...
10 AUG
2004

cheeky monkey

i bought two bicycles at a garage sale this weekend for pretty cheap: one for b and one for me....
09 AUG
2004

down with socks

you people and your socks. forcing them on all of society. please just say no....
09 AUG
2004

bastardizations of my first name

five bastardizations of my first nameColetteVioletValValetBabette...
09 AUG
2004

napoleon dynamite

VOTE FOR PEDRO heck yes!...
07 AUG
2004

back in a few

my brother is in town, so things may be quiet around here for a few days. smellyalater....
06 AUG
2004

26 things

my 26 things (see also). im letting the pictures stand without verbiage this year. i dont know if that is...
05 AUG
2004

the end of music

the end of music: the fifteen worst tracks in your own personal collection. do i ever have some doozies. i...
05 AUG
2004

oceanfront property

i rearranged the sidebars to give the fragments section better real estate. is anyone reading those?...
04 AUG
2004

popup killer test

test the strength of your popup blocker with this popup killer test. it was actually pretty fun to go through,...
04 AUG
2004

spider-man crayons

Now this...this is green! In fact, it's called "Green!" It's grass, it's stems, it's everything you need it to be....
04 AUG
2004

cant do it

while i may have the dangerously curvy body, super sharp wit, and exceedingly good looks of a super heroine, i...
03 AUG
2004

peasants quest

peasants quest: get medieval revenge on trogdor for burninating your cottage (or cheat, whatever). [via]...
03 AUG
2004

four letters

ever so slightly related: if you knew your mother was reading your blog (hi mom! *waves*), would you edit out...
03 AUG
2004

bourne supremacy

the bourne supremacy gave me the biggest headache ive had in quite a while. apparently the director decided to pinch...
03 AUG
2004

not by the baja

why alaska is so far away. [via]...
02 AUG
2004

life is pain

looks like on my fifth day of jogging after umpteen years of decidedly not-jogging, i have shin splints. i had...
02 AUG
2004

tibbar tibbar

rabbit rabbit...
01 AUG
2004

jogging: day 3

morning number three in the jogging excursion has gone well, which is surprising because IT IS SATURDAY and i should...
31 JUL
2004

swank

i just got the go ahead to come up with (and buy) the perfect computer for all my work- (and...
30 JUL
2004

have i told you lately that i love you

have i mentioned lately how much i love my internet family? because you guys are beautiful. choco chip cookies for...
30 JUL
2004

save me

the creepy client who has been hanging around the office waaay to much lately is presently sitting outside my office...
29 JUL
2004

shes in there

last night i announced to my husband and my dog and the world that i would be getting up a...
29 JUL
2004

black and white

photoblogs.org soliciting techniques on converting digital photos to black and white. im pretty partial on the channel mixer, myself....
28 JUL
2004

internet-less

my computer at work doesnt want to recognize the internet even though it can see the server and all other...
28 JUL
2004

golden days

this is the first year that i have attended any of the golden days events. the street fair was... well,...
27 JUL
2004

donnie darko

what the hell happened? cliffs notes and other relevant questions about donnie darko. i adored this movie and cannot wait...
26 JUL
2004

pounding

there is nothing like the rhythmic pounding of a flagpole rope slapping against the flagpole for thirty minutes straight when...
26 JUL
2004

happiness is

happiness is a tickle fight and an one hour family nap....
25 JUL
2004

no, really

sometimes you really should not hang out with old high school buddies....
23 JUL
2004

logo bashing

corporate logos made into profanities and dodge ram = uterus ive been giggling for the past fifteen minutes about those....
23 JUL
2004

moms house album

i put up an album of the pictures i took at my mothers home. i love my mom....
23 JUL
2004

raining

let the rain come wash over me let the rain come purify my soul let the rain come falling from...
23 JUL
2004

one more soul

i recently convinced one of my sisters-in-law to give her soul over to the almighty blog. lady bossco is her...
22 JUL
2004

amazed

its amazing how much tidying up one can do on an hour lunch break when one is under pressure....
22 JUL
2004

the ie hack to end all ie hacks

jr found a spiffy little gem on the webmasterworld forums that will (supposedly) negate the need for hundreds of ie...
21 JUL
2004

what a view

the view from my mothers house; the view with which i grew up; the view i still miss....
21 JUL
2004

potted woes

i took a clipping of one of my mothers plants while i was in homer and potted it so that...
20 JUL
2004

travelling buddy

when i am on a long road trip, i will sometimes collect a travelling buddy. this is someone who is...
20 JUL
2004

happy blood all over day

...tonight you're going to present all of this to your husband so he'll understand that he risks being raped in...
20 JUL
2004

totally fucking awesome

totally fucking awesome...
20 JUL
2004

back from the road trip

for every zippy litttle driver on alaskan highways who wants to go 10-15 miles over the speed limit (raises hand),...
19 JUL
2004

im leaving first thing in

im leaving first thing in the morning. the boy is even going in to work late to make sure i...
15 JUL
2004

free birthday meal

cheap stingy bastard has a list of restaurants that will give you a free meal on your birthday. i can...
15 JUL
2004

summer reading list

since everyone is posting their summer reading list, i thought id post mine, as well. but its long, so beware....
15 JUL
2004

sour skittles

sour skittles are guaranteed 25% more fun than regular skittles. however, i would suggest not licking your finger, dipping it...
14 JUL
2004

no satisfaction

after nearly a week of smoke-free life, the stuff rolled back into town for a bit today. and again its...
14 JUL
2004

wrong math

maybe my math is wrong, but if i print 500 of the outside page one day, then 1330 of the...
14 JUL
2004

figures

the nights where you need the most sleep will invariably be the nights where you get the least amount of...
14 JUL
2004

300

i just recorded my 300th dream. its about being angry with b....
12 JUL
2004

four pickles

SubWay Worker: what else would you like on your ham sandwich? Lady In Front Of Me: nothing. SWW: nothing? LIFOM:...
12 JUL
2004

to the sea

which reminds me. im going to homer this weekend to goof off with my brother and offer up emotional support...
12 JUL
2004

tide tables

having not lived anywhere close to the ocean for a few years, i no longer have tide books in my...
11 JUL
2004

waiting

a friend was supposed to call me before 10am and then i was going to meet her and her sister...
10 JUL
2004

the rss blues

im not really understanding these mt rss templates. i know what i want it to look like in the aggregator,...
10 JUL
2004

moms zucchini bread

when there is jack-all to do online, and jack-all to talk about with the few souls online, and jack-all the...
09 JUL
2004

tell me

somebody told me......
09 JUL
2004

mozilla exploit

mozilla has an exploited vulnerability. but at least theres a fix for it. ive recently wondered if the reason there...
08 JUL
2004

another newlsetter rant

i love how the newsletter process is dragged out so long that there is only a one week break between...
08 JUL
2004

move em on head em up

how does she always get rawhide in her eyebrow?...
07 JUL
2004

slobs

people are intrinsically slobs. yes, even good, christian people. yes, even the good, christian people i work with. slobs....
07 JUL
2004

it is i

it is i, captain vegetable with my carrots and my celery...
07 JUL
2004

puppy update

an update on the puppy: the tenant came home around noon on sunday. all day we saw the dog following...
07 JUL
2004

why?

my brother is in anchorage right now. he is six hours away in a car, one hour away in a...
06 JUL
2004

thank you

thank you for overreacting to the smallest things. thank you for often being angry. thank you for making me feel...
05 JUL
2004

also right now

also right now: one of the people in an upstairs apartment is (i think) moving out; i saw her carrying...
04 JUL
2004

right now

right now: sunshine. the smoke is dissipating. later: blue skies! holy cow! sing me some irving berlin....
04 JUL
2004

inundated

i just deleted 535 spamalicious comments from melissas site. i happened to hop online just as the creep was inundating...
03 JUL
2004

braids

when going for a ride on a motorcycle, it is imperative that people with hair over 30 inches in length...
03 JUL
2004

boundary fire map

boundary fire map - at least its not moving south currently....
02 JUL
2004

dont hate me

in celebration of my 3rd blog anniversary (i refuse to call it my blogiversary because i dont want to sound...
02 JUL
2004

foggy

will someone please tell me how in the world i am supposed to breathe through a dust mask without my...
02 JUL
2004

ash

this is what the ash on my car looks like....
01 JUL
2004

quiet

quiet...
01 JUL
2004

26

im up for another round of 26 things....
30 JUN
2004

texas-sized

the fires are coming closer to fairbanks. the smoke cloud is the size of texas. the size of texas. im...
30 JUN
2004

all entries

you should be aware that choosing to list all entries in power-editing mode in the movable type interface, your computer...
30 JUN
2004

mozilla is the answer

another ie exploit can cost you highly confidential information, like bank account numbers. for the love of your peter, for...
30 JUN
2004

colon forward slash

"You can visit our twenty-four hour support on the web at: h-t-t-p-colon-forwardslah-forwardslash doubleyou-doubleyou-doubleyou-dot..." i didnt realize people still said urls...
30 JUN
2004

transported

lift the handset and dial a number to be transported to another place [via] too short....
30 JUN
2004

the end times

the sky is so dark that the street lights are on all day and all night. this morning, the clouds...
30 JUN
2004

with an e

if youre going to look for porn, use the right spelling. [via]...
29 JUN
2004

free as in coffee

this is getting crazy. im setting up a linklog. converting cgi movable type templates to php [via] wow, what a...
29 JUN
2004

lingering smoke

do you have to, do you have to let it linger?...
29 JUN
2004

a pack a day

there are about three hundred forest fires in interior alaska right now, and the smoke has finally settled into the...
28 JUN
2004

wake up call

one of the downsides of the sun setting around 1am and rising around 3am is that friends can jolt out...
27 JUN
2004

lily pad favicon

i hate how every site powered by typepad now has the typepad lily pad logo thing as their favicon....
26 JUN
2004

fast company

fastcompany.com has a stupid linking policy. hm....
26 JUN
2004

that smell

i love how my fingers smell like basil all morning....
26 JUN
2004

sushi ettiquite

sushi ettiquite ubuweb: 365 days project - a free mp3 download for every day of 2003...
25 JUN
2004

another ie vulnerability

yet another reason to quit using internet explorer....
25 JUN
2004

natural disaster movie of %year%

Natural Disaster Movie of %YEAR% in ten steps 1// Misunderstood Scientist (caucasian, american, male), married to his job, presents Natural...
24 JUN
2004

169 minutes

"Thank you for calling Internet Customer Support. We are experiencing a statewide outage on dial-up and email. If you still...
24 JUN
2004

midnight sun run

im scared of taking people pictures. some photographers say that being behind the lens makes them feel removed from whatever...
24 JUN
2004

walk through picknick

ive been into a slight depressive slump since my brother moved out of state, which means i have neglected all...
24 JUN
2004

watermelon salt

everyone who sprinkles salt on watermelon, please raise your hand....
23 JUN
2004

1993 to 2000

we (by which i mean the royal we, being the one and only me) are nearing our 2000th comment here...
23 JUN
2004

pepto rebellion

It certainly doesn't say "Buy our poo-goo" to me, but nothing in this commercial does. Does he have a bomb...
23 JUN
2004

trimming down

whether i find something cool online while im at home and know i want to play with it at work,...
22 JUN
2004

magic text

if youre into those magic eye illustrations, dig this: a plain text magic eye trick. [via]...
22 JUN
2004

seizure blocking, please

while i love the image blocking capabilities built into the mozilla family, i would love to see it extend to...
22 JUN
2004

the magic number

looks like i missed my three year blogging anniversary. huh. i dont feel any older....
22 JUN
2004

sostice sunset

summer solstice sunset...
22 JUN
2004

what it means to me

if you decide to start some addictive behavior out of the blue, and the only reason you have for doing...
22 JUN
2004

percission

animated percussive music. 35 mb mpg file, but worth the download. [via]...
21 JUN
2004

cold meals

cold meals --or-- foods that do not require heating/cooking ice cream popsicles fruit cheese fresh vegetables veggie salad potato salad...
21 JUN
2004

ac alaska campaign

at a whopping 95°F and holding, i am about to embark on a mission to aircondition the entire state of...
20 JUN
2004

two, in fact

jet tea lacey my camera i only have so many hands. can it be done?...
19 JUN
2004

fractal art

chaoscopia: surreal fractal art. [via]...
19 JUN
2004

gmail screwups

thanks to the lovely lovely natalie at luminescent, i got myself another gmail address. which means i am at least...
19 JUN
2004

mt migration

and for future reading: migrating from mt 2.x to mt 3.0d...
18 JUN
2004

8 tracks?

nice to know that, in terms of its technology, my office isnt as far behind as some....
18 JUN
2004

the only body you will ever have

herbal body care recipies of yumminess: salt or sugar scrubs, body butter, and lip balm....
18 JUN
2004

me so horny

horny dreams leave me feeling that way all day long....
17 JUN
2004

why indeed

why cant life be better?...
17 JUN
2004

i miss her

i will never stop missing her....
16 JUN
2004

mt pricing structure change

six apart has announced a change in their pricing structure for Movable Type 3.0dev. i think it is wonderful that...
16 JUN
2004

simplebits contest

simplebits is holding a contest for a free copy of the new book, web standards solutions. all you have to...
16 JUN
2004

ask metafilter

there are some great topics on ask metafilter today: in movies, why do women lift their leg while kissing? tips...
16 JUN
2004

did i ask?

did i ask you to push it?...
16 JUN
2004

wicked worn 4

that wicked worn look: part 4 the whole series was a bit of a dissapointment....
16 JUN
2004

stolen gmail

do me a favor? wouldja send off a bunch of emails to valette@gmail.com and ask the person "why did you...
16 JUN
2004

in my head

Mon dieu! Il y a une hache dans ma t�te....
15 JUN
2004

vs, not long

victorias secret needs a lesson in photoshop. notlong: an uri redirection similar to tinyurl, only with more customization features....
15 JUN
2004

phones down

the telephones in our whole apartment building are down. wats up with the phone company not having an after hours...
15 JUN
2004

soft serve

1 teeny miniature schnauzer 1 field of fresh growing grass 5 patches of bright yellow dandelions 1 loving father figure...
15 JUN
2004

and its red

we got a new toy this weekend....
14 JUN
2004

free snorkel

only in kenya. free snorkel with every visit....
13 JUN
2004

what babe?

you remind me of the babe....
12 JUN
2004

helium

black. as is my need. bleeding. as is my heart. stringberg and helium. heeeliuuuuuuum. needs speakers. definitely....
11 JUN
2004

menopausal

8a - noon: sunny sunny noon - 4p: HOT HOT dear lord its too hot 4.30 - 6p: dark, cloudy,...
11 JUN
2004

synidcate, people!

okay, yes. other people have said it in the past. and i sniggered at their holier-than-thou attitude. but now. it...
11 JUN
2004

rather not, thanks

five things id rather not talk aboutdefecationany television showpolitics (including but not limited to: the current president, the future president,...
10 JUN
2004

why

why do you have to make every little thing all about you? why do you get angry that im angry...
10 JUN
2004

expression download

microsoft recently bought out creature house expression. while it may sound like a greeting card company, its actually a vector-based...
10 JUN
2004

mmm... donuts

if no one in the office cares for chocolate-smothered, coconut-sprinkled doughnuts, then i cannot be rightly held responsible for eating...
09 JUN
2004

wicked worn 3

that wicked worn look: part 3...
09 JUN
2004

robert greaves

oh, Robert Greaves, why do you make cameo appearances in my dreams?...
08 JUN
2004

forever my ass

"you really need to start getting along with your siblings, because your grandparents and parents will die someday. but siblings...
07 JUN
2004

grief

this photo makes me want to cry....
07 JUN
2004

alaskan blood

i know that everyone will call me a baby. and i know that i 'dont know real heat until youve...
07 JUN
2004

damask

residents names damask backgrounds Nigritude Ultramarine its been too long since ive posted a picture of my dog, so there...
07 JUN
2004

physics of a freezer

lets open the floor to a good physics discussion, shall we? how long will it take for my refrigerator motor...
06 JUN
2004

mosquito fur coat

the good news is that millions more mosquitos are dead. the bad news is that i dont know if they...
06 JUN
2004

glad i came

i have to admit that last night and this morning, i was very worried about my decision. i wondered if...
05 JUN
2004

last minute road trip

....aaaaaand with a last-last-last minute decision, im driving to anchorage tonight so i can visit my neice in the hospital....
04 JUN
2004

happiness is

happiness is getting my hands in the dirt, planting flowers, and getting muddy. all while getting paid for it....
04 JUN
2004

ocean

ive been thinking a lot lately about the ocean. specifically, how much i miss it. there is nothing that makes...
03 JUN
2004

very important things

if you have a dry, cynical sense of humour (it must be spelled with a 'u' when accompanied by the...
02 JUN
2004

test

a test for lynne. nothing to see here. move along....
02 JUN
2004

army

ive been sewing up a storm lately (can three items really be considered 'a storm'?), and am most proud of...
02 JUN
2004

favorite favicons

favorite favicons....
02 JUN
2004

sans sub

the saddest story you ever did hear: i stood in line for the 20 minutes it took to get my...
02 JUN
2004

27 and a heif

did you know there are 27 1/2 rhapsodic.org�s to the hectare? i most certainly didnt. good to know....
02 JUN
2004

well balanced

fresh corn on the cob and buttermilk buiscuits do not a complete meal make....
02 JUN
2004

wicked worn 2

the wicked worn look: part 2....
02 JUN
2004

infectious problems

in figuring out a booting problem with one of the office computers, i managed to royally screw up my own...
01 JUN
2004

sleeeeep

i really really really really really really really need to get some sleep before work tomorrow morning. convinced yet?...
01 JUN
2004

firefox bug

i just reinstalled firefox on my home computer, and the popups are all screwy. when something pops up that i...
01 JUN
2004

plinks

purple numbers, plinks, and pink numbers. when will the insanity end?...
01 JUN
2004

rejected

css naming conventions. theyre all so... boring. and yet, im just as guilty as the rest. rejecting the rejection letter....
30 MAY
2004

pansy

apparently the dog doesnt limit herself to eating only dandelions. the next time i catch her standing IN my flower...
29 MAY
2004

with the movers

Valette: your scalp is going to slough off, you know Valette: all those chemicals nomad: I'm meeelting. meeeeeelting. Valette: dont...
28 MAY
2004

stock photography suggestions

royalty-free stock photography suggestions...
28 MAY
2004

weekend to do

i took today off from work to give me a nice cushy weekend. and since i cant find my dayplaner,...
28 MAY
2004

loop turner

i just turned two huge loops of fabric (probably an inch+ wide and four feet long) without a fancy loop...
27 MAY
2004

guacomole

how can you live without guacamole?...
27 MAY
2004

thank you for watching

vincent twice, vincent twice...
27 MAY
2004

bitten feet

why are mosquito bites on the feet almost impossible to ignore? much more so than bites on any meaty part...
27 MAY
2004

more cowbell

more cowbell!...
26 MAY
2004

so far

he lives so far away from me...
26 MAY
2004

take me out

franz ferdinand - take me out. introduced to me by seansix. thought i would share some of the love....
26 MAY
2004

choco peanut butter

i could really go for a glacier milk shake right now. anyone in homer want to mail me one? chocolate...
25 MAY
2004

icelandic milk

"afterwards it will be 1985 and you will be thirsty for icelandic milk" (quicktime). [via]...
25 MAY
2004

stabbing dream

last night i dreamt i stabbed melissa in the thigh with b's diving knife. she bled all over my car...
24 MAY
2004

kat kuhns

dani informed me just a bit ago that a classmate from high school, Kate Kuhns, died this evening of brain...
24 MAY
2004

doubletype

doubletype is an "open source graphical typeface designer that builds TrueType font file[s]." woo!...
24 MAY
2004

drafting patterns

im linking this pattern drafting program so i can find it at home....
24 MAY
2004

kaleidodraw

kaleidodraw: a fun way to waste 20 minutes....
24 MAY
2004

on base yard sales

community yard sales on the military base are great if you have children. otherwise, they blow chunks....
23 MAY
2004

dye color chart

koolaid dye color chart [via]...
21 MAY
2004

boobies!

what is WITH all the commentary on this site lately? i need to balance it with a boobies link, or...
21 MAY
2004

of hair, knuckles, and blood

i give myself nearly enough time to get to the office presentable (read: not smelly) each weekday morning. sometimes i...
21 MAY
2004

aack

another friend gives in to the dark side of the internet and gets a blog: aack....
21 MAY
2004

craftster

i am now completely addicted to craftster....
21 MAY
2004

it is summer

the dog and i have been spending quite a bit of time the past few days on the tiny lawn...
20 MAY
2004

fun stuff

i just got back from a very long (and surprisingly enjoyable) staff lunch. i love when there is leftover food...
20 MAY
2004

troy in fifteen minutes

PEOPLE OF TROY: Paaaaaaartay!PARIS: *mopes*PEOPLE OF TROY: *get bombed and fall asleep in the gutter*The Greeks climb out of the...
20 MAY
2004

homstar runner wiki

the homestar runner wiki has everything you ever wanted to know about the crew. most awesomely, it has transcripts and...
19 MAY
2004

no stealing

it is a really bad idea to convince the dog to crawl back under the covers at/after 7.30am. i am...
19 MAY
2004

how do you?

how i am using movable type by valette, age 23 i am using one installation of movable type for my...
18 MAY
2004

gmail login

if i cannot log into my gmail account, how am i supposed to open a help ticket?...
18 MAY
2004

circles of hell

You will spend eternity doing Theater 101 exercises. All righty! Get started playing Soundball. Then after about fifty years, I'll...
18 MAY
2004

board games

summer board games suggestions....
17 MAY
2004

dumpster rabbit

i am so hard up for friends that i accompanied someone dumpster-diving (for wood for art projects, nothing terribly gross...
17 MAY
2004

restrictions

Restrictions: They only keep you down, man....
17 MAY
2004

thief

my brother is back on the internet and already stealing my content. sheesh....
17 MAY
2004

clarification

looks like the six apart crew clarified their user licesnses for the new developer edition this morning. the biggest changes...
15 MAY
2004

incredibles trailer

the incredibles! i caught the teaser at the begining of some movie i rented (finding nemo, maybe?) and could not...
14 MAY
2004

pixel block

someone needs to buy me a pixel block set. then i would love you long time....
14 MAY
2004

color blender

color blender by eric meyer. too much fun and yet incredibly useful....
14 MAY
2004

chil, yo

dear blogopshere...
13 MAY
2004

chette

considering all the animosity verbalized against our in/out board, im actually very surprised it took this long for the...
13 MAY
2004

mt release

ive been trying all day to formulate my thoughts on the new movable type release and its accompanying pricing structure....
13 MAY
2004

blah blah walmart

will everyone please just shut up about the new walmart that recently opened in town? its like jesus has returned...
12 MAY
2004

fixed

hey. looky looky. melissas broken database up and fixed itself. i think im still going to switch it to mysql,...
11 MAY
2004

new zelda

nintendo reveals a new, realistic zelda for the game cube. the demo clip looks way cool. i really post this...
11 MAY
2004

fat-kins diet

shut up and have a bagel. fat-kins diet....
11 MAY
2004

mix cd offer

i was offering a mix cd way back when, and promised to post a playlist so the viewiers at home...
10 MAY
2004

ie/mozilla conflict

ive spent weeks getting this internal procedures html-based porogram recovered from the dying robohelp and into a more compatible format....
10 MAY
2004

goodbye girl

my brother and i have become the best of friends through the five years i have been living in fairbanks,...
09 MAY
2004

tapeworms

all you never wanted to know about beef tapeworms, and then some. [via]...
07 MAY
2004

kiss

after my whining and snivelling request for some sort of a firefox extension to curb tooltip cropping, my friend maker...
07 MAY
2004

crass

how to make friends by telephone (just call 1-900...) evil url - similar to tinyurl, but more crass. we like...
06 MAY
2004

official officiator officilating

the official "official" registry of the internet there are some crazy people on the internet; who better to organize them?...
06 MAY
2004

to the elements

its raining. which isnt fair. my butt is wet. i left all the windows open in my car last night....
06 MAY
2004

lazyweb

id like to see a mozilla extension that lengthens the default display for the title attribute. pretty please. with a...
05 MAY
2004

bethany correira

pray for bethany correiras family as her body was probably found in a gravel pit near talkeetna yesterday. it feels...
05 MAY
2004

oh yes

the band name generator comes up with gems such as 'yougurt,' 'senior citizens, and 'sea-monkeys.' it is, in other words,...
05 MAY
2004

spam spam bacon and spam

i just got a gmail account. woohoo! somebody spam me, please? valette@gmail.com...
05 MAY
2004

gutengerg

compare and contrast two copies of johann gutenberg�s bible, the first real book to be printed using the technique of...
05 MAY
2004

official

with everybody getting into this 'official _____ of the internet' thingy-wingy, im feeling left out. what better way to alleviate...
05 MAY
2004

tendonitis my friend

my forearms are screaming at the prospect of another 4+ hours of newsletter folding today. why arent volunteers showing up?...
05 MAY
2004

with bunnies

the shining in 30 seconds, with bunnies. and, in case you missed it, the exorcist in 30 seconds, with bunnies....
04 MAY
2004

green

she swears. a lot. in other news, the hardly-passable-for-a-lawn patch of grass outside our apartment building has a strange green...
04 MAY
2004

changes in the tide

when does 'having a party' turn into a 'dinner party'? when does 'hanging out with friends' turn into 'having company...
04 MAY
2004

huh

this morning, the internet connection was eerily spotty. i could only receive mail on one of my accounts (they all...
04 MAY
2004

additction

my recent obsession makes me feel like im there, not here, for five glorious minutes. then my jet tea runs...
03 MAY
2004

take me away

i wish i were there. anywhere but here. any volunteers?...
03 MAY
2004

fondue sludge

the leftover fondue wont melt together. the folding maching is crumpling every third pieve of paper sent through it, no...
03 MAY
2004

newsletter opportunity!

anyone want to come fold a newsletter? the pay is nothing, but you get to hang out with me. how...
03 MAY
2004

love you more

learning to love you more: artists hand out assignements to people (non-artists? presumably). assignments both dull, like 'braid someones hair,'...
02 MAY
2004

recycled content

It was more like leaning against my filthy car in a grocery store parking lot, desperately chugging sugar syrup crap...
30 APR
2004

find and replace

this little multiple find and replace tool just saved me hours of ctrl-h, enter, tab, enter, ctrl-s, ctrl-o, enter, ctrl-h......
29 APR
2004

300 images

300 images from 1800 sites. proves you really cant get terribly creative when making an arrow icon....
29 APR
2004

super mario tradgedy part 4

part four of the super mario tradgedy is available... only one more part to finish the story (first three parts...
29 APR
2004

quality control

since im in work-rant mode: what makes you believe, really believe, that two quotes back to back makes for a...
28 APR
2004

shhh

one of my coworkers is sitting in her office on the other side of the building and singing stand by...
28 APR
2004

whats copyright?

hey, guess what? this internet thing is CHOCK FULL of stuff like devotionals and articles and crap. wouldnt it be...
28 APR
2004

tables

enough with this xhtml/css CRAP. im going back to tables. and frames. gah....
28 APR
2004

eat a cookie

when i am sad, i eat a cookie...
28 APR
2004

alternative

how, exactly, does 'every breath you take' by the police get classified as adult alternative?...
27 APR
2004

best mp3s

how to make the best mp3s on earth....
27 APR
2004

thank you thank you

nearing the end of a brief phone conversation... them: okay, i appreciate it.me: youre welcome.them: thank you. whats up with...
26 APR
2004

nutella

someone brought nutella in to the office so those sad nutella virgins could pop their hazelnut cherries. the smell throws...
26 APR
2004

disgusting

what disgusts you?...
24 APR
2004

mefi swap offer

im making a mix cd for the mefi swap. and, like last time i participated, i want to make this...
23 APR
2004

full o wit

consider this something incredibly witty. im chewing on my spectacles ear piece right now. all for lynne....
22 APR
2004

peeling paint

i have a peeling paint photo album up, using the most wonderful photostack....
22 APR
2004

im healed!

what they dont tell you is hostess frosted donettes cure hiccoughs....
22 APR
2004

and then

...then they took me to lunch, and sent me home two hours early. oh, joy!...
21 APR
2004

angry letters

please, don't let the remains of any friendship be preserved solely in Angry Letters....
21 APR
2004

for me

today is, apparently, Administrative Professional's Day, or Assistant's Day, or Secretary's Day, or whatever other politically correct term you want...
21 APR
2004

lavendar frost

i am lavendar frost: pms 15-3507 You are extremely bright and may become bored if you are not stimulated or...
20 APR
2004

insect shop

make your own creepy crawly bugs with a flash insect shop. and other fun and interactive animations, like the awesome...
20 APR
2004

furniture set

on saturday i bought a complete living room set from salvation army on a whim. those that know me will...
19 APR
2004

snowing

its snowing. its the middle of april. last week we had record highs in the mid-50s. right now, snow is...
19 APR
2004

angry

i woke up angry. hurt and angry. and no matter how many times i tell myself: just a dream just...
18 APR
2004

anchorage

my entire family is in anchorage this weekend. and now im kinda wishing i was too. in spite of my...
16 APR
2004

piano rock

why do we forget dreams? and the best of piano rock...
16 APR
2004

i see london

the day i wear a skirt, i will have to crawl around on the floor underneath peoples desks fixing computers....
16 APR
2004

sound memories

isnt it wonderful how a myterious playlist file in the middle of your 800+ mp3s labeled only 'valette' can throw...
15 APR
2004

who do you look like?

i apparently look like shania twain, charlize theron, and marilyn monroe - see for yourself (looks like the session expired......
15 APR
2004

free cookie day

subway gave me a free cookie today. almost made up for the 20 minutes wait caused by the one and...
15 APR
2004

under wraps

why might there be an empty condom wrapper on the floor in my office? hmmm?...
15 APR
2004

lego volvo

full size lego volvo....
14 APR
2004

poof gone

if you were a few cd-rws that b used to backup my entire mp3 collection, you should totally jump up...
14 APR
2004

punkin seed

eating a brownberry seasoned crouton with a large slice of green bell pepper (one not very ripe because, lets face...
14 APR
2004

phone bill surprise

i just paid my phone bill last night and had to do a double take at the amount due. not...
14 APR
2004

smarter

i wish i was smarter...
14 APR
2004

lonely

if you were online right now, and if i were online right now, you could totally talk to me and...
13 APR
2004

haiku

a few weeks ago, pandagon posted a sort of blogging mad-lib, if you will, that was mildly amusing. but the...
13 APR
2004

spike collaboration

spike is a collaboratative clipboard application. faster and cooler looking than email, im going to have to implement this in...
13 APR
2004

forbidden

flag certain forbidden words with this handy-dandy bookmarklet and "...see at a glance who deserves your mockery."...
13 APR
2004

cotton candy update

in a suprising turn of events, the post i made back in january about a cotton candy autopsy is still...
12 APR
2004

arial? arial??

while it could be worse, why oh why would you insist on using Arial to send out a letter to...
12 APR
2004

fetching

i really want to get a fetching tag for lacey, but dont know what to put on it. attention slut?...
12 APR
2004

every half hour

take a picture of yourself every half hour for three weeks....
12 APR
2004

easter

does it feel like easter to anyone else? because it sure doesnt to me....
11 APR
2004

patron saints

patron saints of graphic design...
11 APR
2004

sunburn

and. i got my first sun burn of the season. my first of many, many to come. i had to...
10 APR
2004

oh yes

the garage sale was a much bigger success than i had envisioned. i managed to walk away with over $375...
10 APR
2004

shit-can it

problem solving flowchart will you catch hell? > no > shit-can it > no problem drawing fun dhtml boxes...
09 APR
2004

buy my crap

at 2.30 this afternoon the boss realized, 'hey - were a christian organization, right? so why are we open on...
09 APR
2004

twenty three questions

i havent done a meme in quite a while, so i was going to do these 23 questions but got...
09 APR
2004

must be

waffles! we must all have waffles, forthwith!...
09 APR
2004

remind me some day

how you remind me of someday two nickleback songs, how you remind me and someday, mixed into one mp3: one...
08 APR
2004

ice cream

favorite ice cream recipies. i need to add my own when i get home tonight....
08 APR
2004

expectations

this isnt what i was expecting...
08 APR
2004

thanks but no

um, hi. last-minute brilliant creative brainstorming with no prior notice or preparation time? no. thanks. no....
07 APR
2004

pinger

tired of waiting for your site to ping the long list of must-ping-sites? try using blog service pinger - pings...
07 APR
2004

not worth it

ani difranco is in town this weekend. is she worth seeing?...
07 APR
2004

mocoloco

MoCoLoco is a blog (they call themselves a web magazine) about modern contemporary design and architecture. i have to have...
07 APR
2004

the eye thing

oh. my. god....
07 APR
2004

foldershare

foldershare lets you create your own p2p network - share files, use it like a vpn, whatever. windows only. looks...
07 APR
2004

death dreams

dreaming of death ≠ dying...
07 APR
2004

sexy amazon

amazon.com has a secret sex shop (i dont have to mention that its probably nsfw, right?). i love how all...
06 APR
2004

hm

that was a highly productive two hours. huh....
06 APR
2004

can you tell me how to get

T is for trivia, G is for grouch. its a sesame street trivia game! and its pretty hard, too. im...
06 APR
2004

barricade

so im being barricaded in my office this morning. im being made to WORK. not that i have to with...
06 APR
2004

mario reloaded

kickass mario reloaded [via]...
05 APR
2004

before and after

i might want a subscription to before & after magazine....
05 APR
2004

attention grabber

boobies!...
05 APR
2004

typographical page layout

topographical page layout bookmarklet....
05 APR
2004

cake recipe

sushi cake - timely, since i made sushi rolls this weekend. incidentally, new sagaya is the best place in alaska...
05 APR
2004

quadratic

speaking of math: x e-quals neg-a-tive b plus or minus the squaaaare root of b squared minus fouuur a c...
05 APR
2004

8.07

3:10 am plus not turning my alarm on equals 8:07 am math is too hard on this little sleep....
05 APR
2004

typophile

typophile has all sorts of typeface goodies to play with and learn from and collaborate on. [via]...
03 APR
2004

so simple, yet

something so simple as reinstalling trillian. easy-peasy, right? quick download (thanks forever go to broadband). quick installation. set everything to...
03 APR
2004

libido

whats the percentage of people, you think, involved in a long-term relationship with someone who has a comperable libido to...
02 APR
2004

speak n spell it

speak n spell emulator. ahh... brings back memories. of one long road trip home from anchorage in the middle of...
02 APR
2004

day in the life

this weeks a day in the life features photographer margaret fitzpatrick from antarctica. the pictures are great. go look at...
02 APR
2004

fooled

the only thing i got duped by yesterday is googles new gmail. i was 98% sure it was a hoax....
02 APR
2004

vacation tally

things i miss from my vacation:fresh blueberry muffins from scratch made just for mepuppies surrounding my dog to look for...
01 APR
2004

yellow

my blindingly yellow office....
01 APR
2004

foolish mortals

for those of you not keeping track at home, steveo is getting elopified, jr is turning into steveo, homestar runner...
01 APR
2004

spread the love

its my brothers birthday today. go show him the love....
01 APR
2004

my sitcom

That's My Sitcom! That thing about using the cooling pool at the nuclear power plant to make lots of hard...
31 MAR
2004

sometimes

sometimes i replay conversations in my head. not to rescript. not to analyze. but only to replay. sometimes i replay...
30 MAR
2004

dance party

zelda dance party (.wmv)...
30 MAR
2004

indeed

"I love Macy Gray because she looks like one of the muppets."...
30 MAR
2004

yellow

i was going to post some funnies about the trip, but the server on which this site resides was out...
29 MAR
2004

stuff i missed

how to edit print text for the web. different mediums call for different presentation. the untitled project - "The absence...
29 MAR
2004

bullocks, i tell you

im obviously still in holiday mode - when trying to catch up on all those blogs i seem to find...
26 MAR
2004

home

home again, home again, jiggity-jig. breathe in. aaaaaaand breathe out....
26 MAR
2004

one more

hhhokay. welcome back to cilivlization and the internet. welcome back to one last sleepless night. welcome back to screaming children...
25 MAR
2004

drive in

THE GLACIER DRIVE-IN IS OPEN!!! can you possibly understand? all of our trips to homer have been in the winter,...
22 MAR
2004

scattered vacation thoughts

were in anchor point and all i want to do is sleep. my brother forgot me when making his morning...
21 MAR
2004

highlights

the roads to anchorage were dry and clear and completely wrong for the brand new $500 winter tires put on...
20 MAR
2004

fish sticks

i leave you with a preview and a lifetime supply of fish sticks. typekey will be a comment authentication service...
19 MAR
2004

scientific illustrations

these medical, technical, and scientific illustrations are awesome. i especially like the body roadmap and cell membrane ones. their animations...
19 MAR
2004

jonesing for an ipod

currently wishing i lived in a bigger metropolitan area where i could walk to the grocery store and do all...
18 MAR
2004

leaving on a jet plane

oh, did i not mention? im going on a road trip? for a whole big long week? to see the...
18 MAR
2004

alaska highway information

anyone who has ever done any road travel in alaska would know how difficult it is to find the toll-free...
18 MAR
2004

vanilla

game: vanilla ask dr. michael: the 8-year-old advice columnist...
17 MAR
2004

tires

P195\50R16 what is, the most difficult tire to find in fairbanks?...
17 MAR
2004

draw robots

lets draw robots!...
16 MAR
2004

cravings

last night i moaned and complained on the couch as food commercials sparked in me intense cravings. every single food...
16 MAR
2004

sick

im home sick today. thats all....
15 MAR
2004

headache

right now i am seriously considering drilling holes into my skull to realease some pressure. im thinking three holes. one...
13 MAR
2004

eq widows

everquest daily gring: a weblog of postings on a message board like everquest widows from friends and family of everquest...
13 MAR
2004

Ode to Friday

ode to friday...
12 MAR
2004

favorite recipes

metafilters favorite recipes...
12 MAR
2004

fffriday

i had to check my telephone three times this morning to be sure i wasnt seeing things. its friday!...
12 MAR
2004

spam comments

i turn my back for two seconds and BAM. sixteen spam comments from the same dude. grumble....
11 MAR
2004

spot the errors

can you spot the typographical errors? [via]...
11 MAR
2004

happy birthday, melisa

its her birthday today, you see. she would have been twenty. twenty. she has missed out on so much. i...
11 MAR
2004

smell of spring

it smells like spring outside. it smells wet, like spring. it is above 40 degrees, and the snow is rotting....
10 MAR
2004

spankee spankee

go say happy birthday to jr and spank him till hes raw. if not for him or for yourself, do...
09 MAR
2004

comunication

apparently, the phrase 'third week of march' is subject to interpretation. which is funny-ha-ha until you realize that while i...
09 MAR
2004

because of you

it was because of you...
09 MAR
2004

choco chip

i will bake you a plate of choco chip cookies if you come do my dishes....
08 MAR
2004

tidal wave

i managed to send an almond rocca mocha tidal wave crashing into my brother, sending debris and spray many feet...
07 MAR
2004

ie7

ie7 from dean edwards. enh?...
06 MAR
2004

all this ice

As long as we're throwing arbitrary home accessories in with our hotel stays, how 'bout something even more esoteric? Let's...
06 MAR
2004

technicolor

another awesome color resource: technicolor, by the man in blue. its an awesome way to combine a color palett and...
05 MAR
2004

thank you

would whoever jolted me out of bed at 7.30 this morning by calling with a choppy, halty, incomprehensible phone call...
05 MAR
2004

you have failed me

straight from a horror novel: CITY. WIDE. CABLE. MODEM. FAILURE. where i rediscovered the horrors of papercuts under my nails...
04 MAR
2004

drum machine

drum machine....
04 MAR
2004

typographic illustrations

music + typeface + illustration = typographic illustrations....
04 MAR
2004

printing basics

printing basics for web designers includes some great info on spot printing, pantone colors, and bleeds. further good tips in...
04 MAR
2004

bread crumbs

bread crumbs and how to make them. very important. you know....
03 MAR
2004

broccoli

are you the kind of person who eats broccoli stalks?...
03 MAR
2004

send in the clones

im in the middle of a hundred projects right now, ranging from volunteer supervision, computer troubleshooting, setting up the telephone...
03 MAR
2004

lookout

lookout: advanced searching capabilities for outlook....
03 MAR
2004

addiction

ive just become addicted to alouette garlic & herbs spreadable cheese....
02 MAR
2004

hexaporn

hexadecimal color codes in html that look or sound dirty, but are in fact merely colorful (and more lists)....
02 MAR
2004

characters

my husband and i. make your own....
01 MAR
2004

and sometimes

and sometimes, B can make it all better....
29 FEB
2004

and your night?

chewed out by postal workers. tears tears tears. walked out of a traumatizing movie. spent the night alone with a...
29 FEB
2004

yeaaah

i love having teenage boys giggle and whisper about my breasts. makes me feel special. yeaaah....
27 FEB
2004

nerds

nerds are the way to my heart....
26 FEB
2004

super mario tragedy

a super mario tragedy: 1, 2, 3, and awaiting the 4th. [via]...
26 FEB
2004

its never enough

when im packaging up the leftovers of my asian cooking into quick-nuke containers, there is too much of the substance/sauce/dish...
25 FEB
2004

polar bears

green polar bears....
25 FEB
2004

world mood

the world mood chart. how are you feeling today?...
25 FEB
2004

through the sludge

what is with all of those *Note: you are not bidding on actual item, but for information on where to...
24 FEB
2004

steriograms

the video for steriograms walkie talkie man is crocheted. seriously. great song, too....
24 FEB
2004

formerly known as spam

what would one make of a nonsense comment from an unknown source that included a contact email yet omitted a...
23 FEB
2004

cease & desist

last thursday i mentioned that i would be participating in civil disobedience during grey tuesday. today i received a cease...
23 FEB
2004

dog video

like you needed any more proof of how adorable my dog is, right (avi file, 1.6mb)?...
23 FEB
2004

buffer overrun

happy monday. Boss B is on vacation. my buffer to Boss A has been removed. this will not be a...
23 FEB
2004

not done yet

Boss A wants to see the progress of the newsletter (the progress being held up, incidentally, by Boss A and...
20 FEB
2004

bloglines

the main thing i have disliked about every aggregator i have tried is keeping it in sync with the aggregator...
20 FEB
2004

ironing

the six apart team really needs to learn how to iron....
20 FEB
2004

site title

anyone else have the periodic problem of the title of this site being [object HTMLImageElement]? addendum: screenshot. i get this...
19 FEB
2004

the truth in advertising

the truth in advertising. i want to do this in the office today....
19 FEB
2004

grey tuesday

the grey album is dj danger mouse's mix of the vocals from jay-z's black album and music samples from the...
19 FEB
2004

why?

why do you have to explain things to me with that condescending you-are-so-stupid voice?...
18 FEB
2004

i love death

lodger flash movies: i love death (an innapropriate/nsfw scene at the begining) and doorsteps. i could almost swear i have...
18 FEB
2004

new truck

the transmission in our rodeo is shot it is not worth putting a rebuilt tranny in it. not that anyone...
18 FEB
2004

death to muppets

disney buys the muppets. i am horrified. might as well flush the whole thing down the crapper. [via]...
18 FEB
2004

1000 words

i have a picture featured on 1000 Words today. actually, currently the site is experiencing some technical difficulties (that result...
17 FEB
2004

crimson room

can you escape the crimson room? i only had to cheat once. [via]...
17 FEB
2004

kamasutra magic eye

the esiest way to view porn at work: kamasutra magic eye....
17 FEB
2004

fun?

if someone ever tells you that car shopping is fun, dont believe them. they lie....
16 FEB
2004

whoopitcha

as my faithful audience and circle of cyber friends, i want you to know just how much i love you....
14 FEB
2004

keep walking

its plain to see your brains are very small so keep walking......
12 FEB
2004

different ways indeed

"As you can see, we have many different ways of doing some stuff." a coworker training a new volunteer....
12 FEB
2004

needing ideas

the directors are all out of the office this afternoon. and the best thing i can think of to do...
11 FEB
2004

grrreat

how do you feel? i feel grrreat! (mirror)...
11 FEB
2004

type playing cards

p22 type foundry is offering some way cool type specimen playing cards that i really really want. sadly, they arent...
10 FEB
2004

NADD

multi-tasking xtreme: nerd attention deficiency disorder...
10 FEB
2004

green goo

while my brother has been out of town, i conspired with his wife to do all sorts of surprise-type things...
09 FEB
2004

a primer

boobies: a primer....
09 FEB
2004

dawn

driving to work this morning, the horizon caught my attention. it was a nice black sky with hints of blue...
09 FEB
2004

what to rent

what to rent - automated movie recomendations. you answer a few preliminary questions and it will suggest a movie. it...
08 FEB
2004

veggie tales

im wanting needing to eat more veggies. and i hate veggies. no, wait, thats not fair. what i hate is...
08 FEB
2004

extension

i need to install this extension at work....
07 FEB
2004

i blame you

it is all my brother's fault that i spent my friday night scrubbing dishes and folding laundry. if he had...
07 FEB
2004

so sad

i just realized. the creepy eye pictures finally got pushed off the front page. its a bit sad, dontcha think?...
06 FEB
2004

anti-valentine

be my anti-valentine. we love you, yes you. tis the season....
06 FEB
2004

self worth

the staff took me out for my birthday lunch today. it turned out to be the most expensive birthday lunch...
06 FEB
2004

mini golf

last saturday was miniature golf, alaskan style. think 2x4s duct taped to the floor with horse shoes for the 'holes'....
06 FEB
2004

leta dorrito

leta dorrito: a blurbodooce baby...
05 FEB
2004

pdf online

adobe's create pdf online tool is handy-dandy in times of dead cd drive crisis causing ones inability to install acrobat....
05 FEB
2004

boiled peanuts

what could have prompted someone to think, 'hey, i bet these yummy, salty, crunchy peanuts would be better salty, soggy,...
05 FEB
2004

dani

its danielle's birthday today. i had her birthday listed as being on saturday, but then i was wrong. happy birthday,...
05 FEB
2004

let go

when will you let go?...
04 FEB
2004

without sanctuary

without sanctuary is an online colection of photographs and postcards taken as souvenirs at lynchings throughout the united states. the...
03 FEB
2004

almost

corn dogs are almost like food....
03 FEB
2004

flash card

i had yesterday off from work. a birthday holiday, if you will, spent mostly on my couch and fighting old...
03 FEB
2004

did i mention?

oh, did i mention? my christmas/anniversary/birthday present arrived via fedex yesterday afternoon? i squealed like a pig. im still figuring...
31 JAN
2004

collection

random link dump. extraordinary guacamole recipes mt upgrade suggestion - comment spam free photoshop album starter edition...
30 JAN
2004

theres a stye in your eye

pink eye addendum: i just saw the doctor and its not pink eye. its a stye - like a pimple...
30 JAN
2004

css scrabble

you can waste a few hours easy with solitare scrabble with css and javascript (theres also a long dictionary version)....
30 JAN
2004

creepy pink eye picture

i think i may have pink eye. my eye lids are all swollen and hurting and, well, pink. this from...
30 JAN
2004

an ice cream tradition

my making ice cream for birthdays is becoming something of a tradition with a highly predictable set of events:...
29 JAN
2004

birthday

the network problem has been solved (fine-a-frick-a-ly) and all is well in whoville. we only lost like, what, 11 hours...
28 JAN
2004

search engine relationships

cool search engine relationship diagram....
27 JAN
2004

trogdor plushie

trogdor plushie....
27 JAN
2004

server down

there is nothing like spending 8+ hours with your boss in a teeny tiny cramped server closet with no room...
27 JAN
2004

ride home?

so. who wants to give me a ride home?...
26 JAN
2004

just stop

stop it. stop it. STOP TALKING TO ME. "'Detecting new network hardware.' Do you think that's a good thing?" "Nothing's...
26 JAN
2004

birthday gift

huge thanks to dani for my awesome birthday gift! i love it!...
26 JAN
2004

slacker

when you have two full pages of dream notes from the past month and a half, you know that its...
26 JAN
2004

what will they think of next

a volunteer: "I'm still amazed at the idea. Of a fax, you know. That you can put something in and...
26 JAN
2004

borked

let us look at the evidence. our new(ish) doge neon. last saturday the clutch quit working, almost like the cable...
25 JAN
2004

hey ya

hey ya, charlie brown. the perfect picker-upper going into the weekend....
23 JAN
2004

govern

Let pastors who act like used car salesmen govern my people....
23 JAN
2004

thwarted goof

my plans to goof off and run amok in the office have been thwarted by an interviewee no-show that caused...
23 JAN
2004

RE: Re: [Re:]

at what point, i wonder, did i stop coming up with original subject lines for email correspondance? there was a...
23 JAN
2004

freshwater

dear amazon.com gold box, please stop suggesting i buy freshwater pearl stud earrings. thank you. Valette...
22 JAN
2004

cotton candy autopsy

beautiful stories for ugly children: a cotton candy autopsy (nsftaoc*) * not safe for those afraid of clowns...
22 JAN
2004

envelopes

before we were married, b would spend each summer earning the big bucks on a commercial fishing boat. he would...
21 JAN
2004

periodic table

interactive periodic table displays include element samples and examples of its application. not to mention being simply beautiful....
21 JAN
2004

css pencils

what do you get when you take an image file, recreate it pixel for pixel in css with 1,452 divs,...
20 JAN
2004

vagina eyes

while i was gone from the office, Justa The Mail Carrier brought me the newest wonder that is the veer...
20 JAN
2004

glass shards

how to get glass shards out of your unmentionables....
20 JAN
2004

champagne chair contest

the folks at design within reach held a Champagne Chair Contest over the holidays. contestants were to send in miniature...
20 JAN
2004

violated

i hate coming back to work after a few days off and finding that not only has someone been on...
19 JAN
2004

in the er

a quick trip to the emergency room is a great way to break up the monotony of a four day...
16 JAN
2004

time filler

one of the problems with a last-minute four day weekend is trying to fill it with schtuff. what am i...
15 JAN
2004

time off

at the very last minute, i have thursday and friday off from work. yii-ha!...
14 JAN
2004

chewing

my hair is in pigtails today. the ends somehow keep ending up on my lips. in my teeth. i thought...
14 JAN
2004

no sympathy

people. if you work on a spreadsheet all day - for hours and hours - and never once save your...
14 JAN
2004

have my firstborn, please

the whole microchip-in-key-feature thing? makes for not only Super Expensive Keys, but also Must Sell Firstborn Auto Start. bugger. that...
14 JAN
2004

youre in eight

drinking the minimum suggested 64 ounces (8 eight-ounce glasses) of water every day causes ones bladder to continually fill. and...
13 JAN
2004

zero to hero

from zero to hero in no time flat (quicktime). [via]...
13 JAN
2004

ukulele james

what do the super mario 3 theme, inspector gadget theme, and the flight of the bumblebee all have in common?...
13 JAN
2004

its a feature

our new spankin car has a microchip embedded in the key. regular keys will unlock the doors and turn in...
13 JAN
2004

oh yeah

power windowspower locks5 speed manual transmissiondual front airbagsrear spoilerantilock brakes2.0 liter, 4 cylindar, 132 horsepowerdual exhausttraction controlcruise controlremote keyless entryin-dash...
12 JAN
2004

vroom

vrrooom....
10 JAN
2004

birthday april

happy birthday, april! (her birthday reminds me that im turning 23 soon, not 24 as my birthday announcement above has...
09 JAN
2004

christmas decorations

last year we didnt put up any christmas decorations. i tried my hardest to not celebrate christmas, because doing...
08 JAN
2004

it has begun

apparently i have been appointed a judge in a contest. makes me feel all warm-squishy-special like. its the Official That's...
07 JAN
2004

three point five

pillow nirvana is most easily found three and a half seconds after one turns off the alarm and rolls over....
07 JAN
2004

fontifier

fontifier will take a scanned sample of your handwriting and turn it into a windows or mac os x true...
06 JAN
2004

mayfly 2003

my 2003, a mayfly project: experienced the Heimlich maneuver. overwhelming grief. heiyachow and squashpatcha. arctic circle. gardening and photography. tranquilizers...
05 JAN
2004

sharp

woo. the knife in my mini leatherman is shaaarp....
05 JAN
2004

art of apology

the lost art of the apology (mirrored). a little something we could all learn. even if you hold fast to...
03 JAN
2004

what to do

what do people do on new years day, anyway? every single thing is closed. are there family traditions to be...
01 JAN
2004

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