Archive for December 2012

I once put the typo in typography

I was remidned the other day of an incident that happened many moons ago, around 1995 or 1996. I was the production manager for a small weekly newspaper. The entire staff was five people, and we all had shared duties. We wrote, we pasted up the paper (yep, wax!), we edited. We made mistakes and…

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Snow on a Trash Can at the Train Station

In my continuing quest to find beauty everywhere, I found it on top of a trash can at the train station. These snow flakes were huge and glistening in the morning sun. I only had my phone with me, but love the way the photo came out anyway.

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Brrrrr is a single syllable

I grew up in Buffalo, NY so I used to know what cold is. I used to know what winter is. I moved away when I was 19 years old and spent my adult life in Florida and Nevada. I have learned what heat and humidity (and a dry heat) are instead and have forgotten…

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Angry Birds Guilt-Inducing Pig Mailman

I play Angry Birds. I have the following versions: HD, Star Wars, RIO, Seasons, and Space. It’s a fun game full of amusing details. One of those amusing details is the mailman pig that’s seen between levels. He wants to deliver ads for other Angry Birds (and Rovio) products to players. That’s his sole purpose.…

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Facebook is curious…

… so there’s the answer. When I log onto Facebook, it wants to know various things. Today’s question is “How are you feeling, Chris?” Well today I feel older. Not much. Only a year. But age has definitely crept up on me. I enjoyed being 42. It’s a famous number, especially to Douglas Adams fans.…

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Aww Jeez…

I saw a guy in Whole Foods last night sitting at one of the tables where people eat the prepared foods they offer. He looked exactly like actor Harve Presnell, who played Wade Gustafson in Fargo. Not a passing resemblance, but full on “Oh my God it’s a movie star”. And he looked like he…

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