Monday, November 01, 2004

Big Winner

As promised, here is the Award Winning costume. This was taken by a guy who takes photos for golf magazines that happened to be at Aunt Chilada's on Friday night. He said that he might try and get it published.

Friday at work, I took the "Most Original" prize.
Friday at Aunt Chilada's I took 3rd place overall.
Saturday, at a party with friends of Ellen, I tied with Superman-in-a-wheelchair for "Funniest."

And since she's such a big fan of the blog... Ellen - Lazy Sunday was a perfect way to wrap up a great weekend. Thanks!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Which 80's band am I?


You're in touch with the world, and you have a very
strong opinion on things like politics and war.
Even if you do end up changing your image in
the future, most of us will still like you.

What band from the 80s are you?
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Wednesday, October 20, 2004


I'm a big fan of this video. (You may have to wait for the ad and download time)

It reminds me of this quote a bit:

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

-- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

I like to dribble up and down the court

I played basketball last night. Pretty poor performance on my part. You win some - you lose some, I guess. But talk about adding injury to insult... I took an elbow in the eye for the team:

Helped out at the Kerry office again tonight. I somehow ended up taking home some free wine coolers. Although, drinking blue beverages frightens me a bit. Who knew volunteering could be so lucrative?

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Furnace Duct Record Player

Just a random idea.

I'm thinking of the old Victrola record players.

How about welding the horn onto the furnace/air conditioning ducts of a house? Easy music everywhere. It might add an erie distant sound to it too.

Crumple. Toss.


Here's some notes I took after reading Noam Chomsky's "Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky"

- Make protest fun!
- Educate first, then activate.
- Behind "Great Men" are great movements.
- Activism without education makes people pissed.
- Pick a corporation to take over.

Recycle bin - where you at?!


Another piece of paper:

- ISS Outlook
- Blue C:\ of Death

These were ideas for IAC's Halloween 2003 theme: Software Pirates of the Caribbean

We won second place, which sucked since we built a SHIP in the middle of the department. No. I'm not bitter. Really. Except that we lost to Zombie Survivor. We only lost because we won the year before. We were robbed and everyone knew it. This year we're protesting, but I can't give away the top secret theme yet.

Here's a pic. I'm on the right. That beard was a pain in the booty. Arrrrr!


I also signed up for my first gmail account today. I'll probably eventually get some invites to give away so post a comment if you want one.

I chose tryeverything for the username, hence the title of the blog, etc.

Other potential options that went by the wayside: climbingguy, spoken, announced, surrounded, introduced, frozengrapes, antiestablishmentarian

Feel free to use any of those. Now that those are written in digital I can now recycle another piece of paper.

Here we go...

So here I am on a Saturday, cleaning my room. I'm running across all these scraps of paper with ideas and notes and things to do one day. I figure - HEY! - I'll just throw these notes online so they are in one spot.

And maybe - just maybe - someone will want to read those ideas.

I'll probably use this as a bit of a journal too (diaries are for girls, journals are for boys).

So if you're bored and need something to read there's some books I could recommend, but since you're here already...