Sunday, March 23, 2008

Susie found us a new apartment

Susie mentioned wanting outdoor space a few weeks back, so she started looking on craigslist for a new place to live.

She found us a new apartment pretty quickly. The new place has a huge kitchen, three huge rooms and a huge patio (did I mention HUGE?)

And the park where this Flight of the Concords skit was filmed is basically our front yard.

We'll have you over for a bbq asap. We move in on May 1.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Save It For Your Blog (dot com)

A few years ago I registered the url Save It For Your Blog (dot com) thinking I would make t-shirts of the phrase and get rich. I never really did anything with the url so I can't say if I was going to get rich or not. (I tend to think not - phrases on t-shirts don't have the same cache as they did, say in a Wham video from the 80s)

I decided to use the url for my Tumblog. I just officially started using it yesterday, and I love it. Hits that sweet spot between Flickr and this blog.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Me...and my Tumblr

I am trying out something new. Twitter seems too self indulgent for me.

Without further adieu, I present my very own Tumblr blog.

Basiclly, its like a mini blog I can update from the road. As I see the action happen. I may then blow that out to something larger on this blog. I can also email pictures directly to my Tumblr and Flickr. I wish I could port text from Tumblr to my Facebook status though.

Its all just a big test. We'll see.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

A lot to celebrate/we get what we want

Alot has been going on, kind of like expected, but one never knows until things pan out. I got my final pay out from the last company I worked for and was made an offer for a new job (a good offer, a job I want, at a company I like).

The lil lady suggested we celebrate. A plate of tacos and a 6 pack of Corona always seems like the way to go and would make us happy. But we decided to go to the best place we could think of.

So I booked Jean Georges for Friday night.

Not really the type of place you take pictures, but I snuck in 2.
The Lobster

The desert plate

Oh my goodness. This really was the best meal of my life. And for how much a fancy meal can set you back in the city, it really wasn't that ridiculous. Not for everyone, and not for everyday, but definitely a meal I will continue to dream of.

We also bought a bed frame, something I've wanted for years. All of the beds I'd seen were either too expensive or too ugly or to cheap. To quote Goldilocks, this one was just right.

One sacrifice I've had to make with all of the life change is not being able to go to SXSW this year. I thought I would have the time, so I used a voucher and dropped a few hundred dollars on a plane ticket. I called United on Friday to cancel, and was told I would have to eat $400 on the ticket. SO DON'T FLY UNITED. THEY TREAT YOU LIKE SHIT! If you find a cheap deal, use them, but certainly DON'T COUNT ON UNITED.

I've been seeing bunch of flyers on Facebook and the blogosphere as to all of the fun my tech friends are having this week and music friends will have next week. Maybe next year...who knows. I've done it for 10 years, but haven't been back in 4. I may be eating $400 on the plane ticket, but would loose alot more than that in pay if I ditched on my 2nd to last week at this job.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

This guy looks weirdly like me

Saw this on Youtube main today.

He looks like me, except for the larger schnaz.

Saturday, March 01, 2008