Stretchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Today is a holiday in the Netherlands and I took the day off (well, most of the day, there was a story on GE Papaya and what it has done to the Hawaiian papaya market to post.) Other than that, a day of playing with the boys and pursuing idle thoughts and interests:
–I noted that saying “Hawaiian Papaya” out loud does funny things to your face.
–I put together a graphic for the “The debate about climate change is over” campaign and then decided it was obvious depressing and sucky.
–But I had fun learning how to create flaming letters in photoshop and twisting and distorting text. I’m officially nuts about Good-Tutorials.com
–Doon taught me the proper steps for the disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of a B-Daman
–Marth and I talked about installing a new pump and filter in the fish pond, but it was a cold and drizzly day and we moped out the window
–I added a daily update on news about squid to my RSS news feed.
–Finally found the article on building smarter to-do lists at 43 Folders which I originally read in Make Magazine. Whole lot of sense here.
–I geotagged some of my photos on Flickr so you can see the precise location they were taken.
–I set up a store over at Cafepress selling t-shirts and various items dedicated to irradicating apostrophe abuse
–I read a bit from my current book, a despairingly mediocre potboiler trying to be literature, Shadow of the Wind
–Went O boy O boy when I saw that Anthony Lane was reviewing the Da Vinci Code in the New Yorker, and cheated by reading it online rather than waiting for my copy in the post. Howlingly funny.
–I updated some of my Del.icio.us bookmarks
–I downloaded the match schedule for the world cup to post on the refrigerator and was dissappointed to see that the luck of the groupings means a US-Iran game is nearly impossible, except in the unlikely event that both teams make the semi-finals. Ha.
–Tried to explain the World Cup to Doon. He wanted to know what team Beckham will play for, and what happens if he ends up playing against his own teammates. He’s not accepting that Dutch team Ajax doesn’t play in the World Cup.
–HawAIian PapAYa. HAwaiian PApaya. HawaIIan PapaYA.
–Right now I want desperately to figure out why WordPress’s Add URL link opens in a tiny unresizeable window that’s smaller than the fill in fields it contains and which clears the clipboard into which you’ve just copied your link. Agro-vating. Update: Fix for the window size problem found here!
–Noodled around a bit on the guitar, which I NEVER do anymore.
So all that was fun. Hope tomorrow’s weather is better so I can get some real work done.