Oh, the Onion. I love you for so much more than the fact that I used to occasionally say I was an Onion when I really meant to type Ohioan.
Thanks for taking time out of your day to include an article about This American Life and a photo of Ira Glass. I especially enjoyed the quote from Sarah Vowell while she was dressed as Betsy Ross.
This American Life Completes Documentation Of Liberal, Upper-Middle-Class Existence | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
I apparently missed the episode on Coffee Addiction: One Woman’s Tale of Survival. I’ll have to see if I can find it in audible.com’s archives. By the way, if you’re incapable of catching an entire This American Life show on NPR on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays (not because you’re busy, but because you’re lazy and/or forgetful), you can sign up for their free podcast. They run old shows often so I’m getting to hear lots of shows I missed. That way you can be cheap and not have to pay $0.95 for an archived copy… as long as you have patience as you wait for the show you want to hear to come into rotation.
I have a long car trip coming up this weekend to Las Vegas to celebrate the realization that “Yikes! We’ve been married for three years!” feeling. So I will probably get some device that will allow me to play my iPod over the car stereo. Yes, there is a chance I will have my first-ever detachable-face-front car stereo! Don’t expect to see anything else pimped out, though. Not while gas is hovering at nearly $3 a gallon. Yikes! Maybe I’ll win the penny slots again to help offset the cost of the trip.
Here’s to hoping!
I’ve been a bad mom to the innergeek forum, and it’s going to be down for a little while as I feed it chicken soup and let it watch “The Price is Right” while Bob Barker is still the host (his last show is in June, I’ve heard).
Watch for an improved, much less spammy forum after the taxman cometh on April 15th. You may need to re-register, but more details will be available when the forum is back up. Thanks for your patience, and I look forward to seeing everyone on the new forum!
If you have any questions in the meantime, I signed up for a Google Talk account as geekyvette. I don’t usually use chat clients, so we’ll see how this one works for me. You can also send an email to email@example.com for the time being.
I remember reading and hearing about some stupid stuff going on in Ohio, but Utah really seems to be the leader in retarded crap like this. I’m not moving anytime soon, but…. gah!
Technology & Marketing Law Blog: Utah Bans Keyword Advertising [Updated]
“Based on this list alone, I think it’s safe to say that Utah has an unrivaled track record of enacting dumb, regressive, unproductive Internet laws. But Utah’s 3 year battle against keyword advertising represents the strongest support for this assertion.”
The Muppet Newsflash: Fraggle Rock Season Three on DVD!
I like the simple look of that blog. I need to reformat my blog at some point. Also, I need to fix the forum. Still. I know, I suck. I remind myself that every time I think about the lameness of having anything out-of-date on my site. Hopefully next month, when a “real” web person goes full-time at my place of employment, I’ll be motivated to look at some code and fix up the site a bit. Right now I can’t do anything at work, and coming home the last thing I want to do is go to my computer. I must be sick, right?
My first priority is to fix the hellish, spam-infested forum.
smp and Stardust are awesome people, for what it’s worth.
Check out DeVry’s Geek to Chic site!
A couple weeks ago, I was contacted by the agency in charge of a mini-site for DeVry University, who asked for permission to use the Geek Test. At first I was hesitant, but they clarified that the intention was to maintain a positive spin on geeks. So I said yes, and even formulated the first-ever abridged version of the test for them.
They took self-proclaimed geek students and gave them makeovers and, I assume, advice for making it in the mainstream world.
Just remember, kids: Don’t give up who you are to make it in the mainstream world.
For example, if I had stayed quiet about my geekiness I might not have discovered the geeky side of a few of my coworkers! Now I’m loud and proud and it makes me feel better to know that I’m being true to myself. Also, I can freely gush about Heroes, action figures, Pi Day, etc. Can I tell a secret? Sometimes I like the weird looks that non-geeks give me. Hee hee.