I Blame It On The Piano

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I know my posting frequency has dropped dramatically in the last few months. I have no good excuse except laziness — and THE PIANO. The following are the songs to which you can direct most of the blame:

  • Poem – Zdenko Fibich
  • Trois Gnossiennes – Erik Satie
  • Fantasy in D Minor – Mozart
  • Elegie – Jules Massenet
  • Gypsy Rondo – Joseph Haydn
  • Nocturne – John Field

My Red Kitchen

Red KitchenAid Stand MixerI love red. It’s a fact. I have a red car, half a closet of red clothes, red furniture and accessories — basically, a lot of red. Thus, it should come as no surprise that I am trying to collect all red small appliances. Of course, KitchenAid is my brand of choice and empire red my color of choice.

Through the Christmas generosity of my parents, I finally procured the highly coveted empire red KitchenAid Stand Mixer to go along with my matching toaster. And, my is it beautiful.

Tonight I broke it out for its first run to make white and semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies. It seriously rocks. Anyone still using a handmixer needs to think about laying out the cash for a standmixer. I love it, and I’m not sure how I lived without it.

Now on to the next red appliance — perhaps the blender?



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The Colts just lost. This further proves why I hate it when the team I want to win is the so-called favorite.

Now, I have nothing to look forward to (sports-wise) until March Madness. Kansas being my pony for that tournament should serve as further evidence why I don’t like my team to be the commentators choice.


Because My Blog Really Couldn’t Get Anymore LiveJournal-ish

I’m in love with C2, the coke cousin with half the calories and half the carbs. Amazingly, it tastes exactly like regular coke. Now I can return to drinking coke without a guilty conscience. Today is truly a great day.

(And chill LiveJournal-ers. I kid, I kid.)


Luckily the laptop was within an arm’s length of my sofa

Yesterday I decided to try a different ab exercise, add a new tricep excercise, and play a couple volleyball games (after not having played for quite some time). Dumb idea. My muscles (I believe nearly all of the them) have loudly objected today.

(Why, oh why, does volleyball require such weird muscles?)

Geek Life

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Sorry blog world, but I can’t seem to come up with a cohesive thought for you. Maybe I can get some pictures posted soon.

In the meantime, check out ForeverGeek where I manage to put together somewhat cohesive thoughts on geek-related stuff.

Oh, and go Colts!


Resolution Results

Since it is that time of year, I thought I’d revisit 2004’s New Year resolutions and maybe chalk up a few resolutions for 2005.

  • (Warning: I am so cliche, but I don’t care.) Lose those last few pounds.
  • Write my loved ones, especially those born prior to The Great Depression, actual snail mail letters.
  • Do more web development experimentation.
  • Learn a new programming language. (Suggestions? Maybe Perl/TK)
  • Research and write paper on pitfalls of national healthcare system.
  • Save money. Period.
  • Contribute to open source project.
  • Finally finish making my site web and accessibility standards compliant.

Honestly? I didn’t do very well. I didn’t write letters. I didn’t research and write a paper on the pitfalls of national healthcare system. I didn’t contribute to an open source project unless you count bug fix submissions to Moodle. I didn’t even start making my site web and accessibility standards compliant. I didn’t do web development experimentation or learn a new programming language unless you consider PHP5. Okay, I’m going to count it as a half resolution success.

I did manage to lose weight and save money so the year wasn’t a total bust.

I’m not sure about 2005’s resolutions. Maybe I should give myself two years to finish 2004’s.


Happy New Years to Me

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