Starting Over from Scraps

Sigh. Hacked again. But I’m using this as an opportunity to restructure and try out the WordPress Multisite feature. Should have everything up and running again over the weekend.

Duane Reade is having a personality crisis

What I am: CONFUSED

Oh dear, Duane Reade! I know you are trying to appeal to women and mothers in particular, but maybe you should be careful about how you place your ads together? Because right now you are maybe trying to target women confused about their identity who NEED CHILDREN NOW! Or maybe that is how you feel? Is this a cry for help, Duane Reade? I am here for you. We will get through this together.

Wimbledon Will Make You Burst in Flames

I’ve been following Wimbledon on the internet the past couple of days and just noticed this graphic on top of ESPNs score tracker.

 

Tennis is X-TREME!
Tennis is X-TREME!

 

What are they trying to say, exactly?  That tennis players are made of fire? Or that when they play too hard they will burst into flames, a la Buffy? Maybe it is just a sly advertisement for fire-resistant clothing.  We may never know!

James Joyce Ramble

Last week I ran in the James Joyce Ramble in Dedham, MA. It’s a 10K race with the twist that all along the course costumed actors read passages from Joyce’s various works. It was my first “race” since high school and the stars were not aligning for me: I had a severly tight hamstring and it was 90 degrees and sunny. Not fun running conditions. Regardless, I didn’t finish well, but I DID finish. (How slow was I going? I ran the same distance today 20 minutes faster. Wow!)

Anyway, road races are awesome because you sign up for like twenty bucks and you get a free t-shirt, some other swag with ads on it, free food and drink (and beer!). They also put this little timer on your shoe AND they take photos of everyone so that you can commemorate the event.

Look at me here! Proud, focused, graceful. Dropdead handsome.

Truly, an athlete in his element
Truly, an athlete in his element

And now look at me just a camera click later. Exhausted, defeated, on the verge of collapse.

Uh... did I mention it was 90? That's HOT
Uh... did I mention it was 90? That's HOT

How is it possible that I look so different just moments apart? The magic of still photography, ladies and gentlemen!

Baseball Pitches Explained

cutterEver wonder what the difference is between a curve and a slider? How about a splitter and a change-up? Well wonder no more! Lokesh Dhakar explains it all for you. Now when you listen to Tim McCarver announce the Fox game of the week, you’ll still get infuriated, but for slightly more informed reasons.

http://lokeshdhakar.com/baseball-pitches-illustrated/

I love my coffee table!

Jason and I just made this kickass coffee table from stuff we found out for trash day. I’m totally enamored of it. We found the type drawers probably a year ago and just found the legs last night. Totally sweet!

Can you believe we found these awesome type drawers ON THE STREET?
Can you believe we found these awesome type drawers ON THE STREET?
Seriously, someone threw them out!
Seriously, someone threw them out!
They must feel SO STUPID right now! Ha!
They must feel SO STUPID right now! Ha!