Monday, July 09, 2007

Did you say MORE than 80%????

I cleaned my life out today.

Well, it's been an on going binge from last night, really.

I was up until 4am deleting my old myspace page, backing up my ridiculously emo blog into another blog, working on THIS blog, seeing to my Facebook and Twitter accounts ...

Just trying to simplify.
(you know myspace is fucked up if I can say I simplified my life by deleting my myspace profile and replacing it with 1)Facebook, 2)Titter and 3) TWO different blogs!)

But ... I took one look around my room in the morning and I was right back at 'em at 7:30am.

My room was just STUFFED with old bills and ticket stubs and everything was just thrown around.

It was getting hard to live in here!

Recently I had helped my brother move and he is a minimalist. He never has more than he needs.

And it took us probably 15 minutes to move him into his new place. Felt like less.

Then, my friend Natalee met a guy who just moved back to Wisconsin from Portland, OR and he said he took the train and it only cost him @250 to move all his possessions via this train.

It just really got me thinking, coz I have way more than I need and I'm not happy at all and I've been thinking of moving out to Seattle, WA.

So, I woke up with the sun today and I quite literally threw away more than 80% of my bedroom.

I have just enough clothes to fill a suit case, 18 books I could not leave behind if I were to move, about 30 cds, my cd player, I have a thin/light weight comforter.

At this point, I can put all my essentials quickly into the trunk of my car and just be gone.

And ... it feels wonderful.


Because Mods Are Just So Damn Sexy

I give you The Kowal Portable Typewriter and Adding Machine!

This has to be one of my all time favorite mods that I have seen on the internet. I got this from boing boing and Xeni Jardin did mention one little flaw. The buttons are made to look that way using STICKERS!!!!! So, one can only assume that over time and use, those stickers will be worn away.

Ohhh, but it looks so beautiful!

And if anyone is wondering ... YES, I would love you forever if you made one for me.

source: Boing Boing

Friday, July 06, 2007

I Heart ...

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Strange Weapons Through History.

I was reading through digg today, something I haven't done in ages, and I came across a link to a story about the 10 strangest weapons in history.

Most of them are pretty strange, but one of them in particular was pretty interesting to me.

And that is, The Japanese Balloon Bomb.
"In late 1944, Japan sought to wreak devastation on American cities, but had no way to reach America via plane or boat without being shot down. So, it devised one of the strangest weapons to be deployed during World War II: the balloon bomb.

Japan sent 9,000+ balloon bombs across the Pacific Ocean with the hopes of causing large numbers of US casualties. Approximately 1,000 made it to the US but caused only six known deaths. The balloons were found in areas as widespread as Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan and Iowa, as well as Mexico and Canada.

The press cooperated with the US government by not reporting on the balloon bombs in the hopes of not panicking the American people, as well as not letting the Japanese know that any of the balloons landed on US shores. With little to no proof of their effectiveness, Japan ceased launching the balloon bombs after just six months."

I had heard about balloon bombs before, but never about some actually making it to America and certainly never about anyone being killed.

Six people may not be a lot, but ... it's still something.

You really have to wonder what would have happened if the Japanese decided NOT to stop sending the balloons over.

Not much, I'm sure. But still ... That's really interesting to me.

I'm so used to believing that America was so safe and untouched during WWII, but really. We weren't. And the public never even knew about it.

A real change from today, huh?

sources:digg, digitalbeat

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Start Blowing Kisses!

I left my cell phone in the car at work tonight and I got back to it, I was a bit perplexed to see a text from an unknown number that read:

FW: FROM: 9205559043 Msg:
MUAH! U have Been Blown A Kiss!
If u get back 1-3 ur Sweet
4-6 ur Adorable 7-12 ur Fine.

Oh, you have to be kidding ME!!!

It was from a number I didn't recognize, so I got really worried. I was wondering if people were getting a hold of cell numbers for the soul purpose of sending these mass texts out.

What would be next? SPAM texts???

Luckily, after I texted the person back, they had an old number and apologized, but all I could think was PLEASE GOD NO!!! THIS CANNOT BE HAPPENING!

It's still an awful idea and I feel sorry for anyone who have friends who do that.

Most things people text are pretty stupid anyway (I should know ... I am an avid texter), but that is just getting carried away.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

I have a case of the iWants

I didn't get too excited about the iPhone really. We all knew it was coming. There have been speculations practically since the first iPod was released.

It wasn't until a small herd of Apple employees came into the restaurant i work at, that I started to geek out and freak out of the iPhone's release.

Especially since we don't have an Apple store here in town and it was clear to me they were here to help out at the AT&T store.

And every single one of them were from a different state.

Then I started to catch up on my tech podcasts. Their excitement started to get me going.

A video from Dvorak Uncensored showing people in San Francisco waiting in line (many of them extremely attractive men) made me green with envy.

And finally, there is the Boing Boing break down of the iPhone and the countless blog entries from people who actually have them in their hands.

I want a freaking iPhone.

The Sprint phone i once loved as one of my own, no longer looks or feel so wonderful.

The grass is always greener on the other side, isn't it?

Well, a hell of a lot sleeker and sexier at least.

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