It's been a good month for hip-hop. Three new albums that I'm digging:
When Life Gives You Lemons, You Turn that Shit to Gold. Atmosphere
Rising Down. The Roots
The Odd Couple. Gnarls Barkley
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday night I spent 30 minutes looking for my sweater shaver and another 3 hours removing fuzzballs from all the wool in my closet. And, I totally enjoyed it.
My favorite thing to drink these days is low-sodium V8. If I'm like a walk on the wild-side, I'll put an olive in it.
I'm starting to recognize the people that walk around on the sidewalk outside my office window in the morning. Same dogs, same joggers, same businessmen, same crazies...
Posted by brinki dink at 30.4.08
Thursday, April 24, 2008
When I was in 7th or 8th grade, my family got our first computer. I remember sitting for hours playing Mah-jong and Minesweeper. My parents bought us one of those learn-to-type programs. It was called Mavis Beacon and I spent hours playing that thing. Mavis taught us where the home keys lived and which fingers should punch which buttons. I took to typing quickly and loved trying to beat my own high scores.
I think I get this from my Grandma, who was quite the speedy typer back in her day. I remember writing my first resume and including my typing speed right there near the top. Do people still do that?
The point of this post is that I recently came across this website called Typeracer where you can test you skillz. Mavis Beacon would be proud to know her young prodigy topped out right around 100 wpm yesterday. My average is more in the mid 80's. This typeracer is quite addictive which is why I'm blogging about it instead of racing right now.
In the comments section, tell me your top speed.
Posted by brinki dink at 24.4.08
Monday, April 21, 2008
Since I'm home all week this week, I've decided that I'm going to run everyday in the hopes of getting into summer time shape. This morning I started out all happy, blasting the Talking Heads and jogging away down the road. Truth be told, I'm not in the best shape of my life so I did a little jog-n-walk, and was feeling great by the time I'd circled the park and found myself back on my block.
That is until I felt my back pocket and noticed it was significantly lighter than when I started out. Missing were my house keys. Granted, I was wearing 10 year old pants that are paper thin, but my zippered back pocket has always been trusty. My keys must have been too much for the ol' Puma nylon. The keys made a hole back there through which they fell to freedom.
I retraced all my steps--a nice bonus walk--but my keys were nowhere to be found. Lucky for me our maintenence guy was around and let me in so I wasn't stuck out on the street. And that's the end of my Monday story.
Posted by brinki dink at 21.4.08
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Portland was beautiful and so much fun. I love that city lots. The weekend was kicked off by a great Avett Brothers show at the Crystal Ballroom. It's so fun to see bands that are at this point in their career where they're touring and growing a lot. Their music is really developing into something unique.
This video is not from last Thursday's show but this song kind of encapsulates some of the brotherly love that was a theme throughout the weekend. All of a sudden I'm missing mine.
Posted by brinki dink at 14.4.08
Monday, April 07, 2008
Five Things I Will Do Today
1. Host three hours worth of webinars
2. Send my taxes to the IRS
3. Listen to Glynnis' CD for the DC for the hundredth time
4. Make pizza dough
5. Let PingPong run around my apartment
Five Things I Will Do Later This Week
1. Start a new book
2. Walk in the Portland rain
3. Drink a Bridgeport IPA
4. Dance at the Avett Brothers with Amy!
5. Jog on the Eagle Creek Trail
Posted by brinki dink at 7.4.08