I taught a new digital photo editing workshop last night and after class one of the participants said it was “really chill.” I told him I could dig it.
I could hardly stand to be indoors today. At lunch, I went for a drive, windows down and music blarin’, because you should up your carbon emissions when it’s nice out. I made a new spring mix CD and was especially loving Phantom by Justice:
I have my calendar set up to remind me to do my taxes every year at the beginning of March. Despite that visionary foresight, I always wait until the last minute. I do my taxes online and the process is pretty simple but I still put them off. This year I misplaced one of my W2s and had to ask the HR lady for a copy, which was a little embarrassing. I mean if you can’t keep track of something like that, your salary probably shouldn’t exceed $18,000/year. Don’t tell my boss.
- I want to vacation here, in Bora Bora. How amazing does this look?
- This New Yorker piece about elevators is fascinating, despite its somewhat macabre air. I found it after I saw this surveillance footage of a guy who was trapped in an elevator for 41 hours. Can you imagine? He ended up quitting his job and suing the company but after years was awarded only a paltry settlement and is now unemployed. Moral of the story? Take the stairs!
- Did you watch The Office last Thursday? I had myself so excited about it that I was kind of disappointed. Over the weekend Lean and I watched a few episodes of the British version, which were great. It has a whole different feel – very dry and not fussed, but funny nonetheless.
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- I read this Matt Damon quote on why he wouldn’t allow his likeness to be used in Bourne video games and I love him for it: “I lobbied hard [with the video producers] to not make a first-person shooter game but to make it more like Myst, which was a great interesting puzzle you tried to solve – you know, to play with his amnesia or his memory…They weren’t interested. They made the video anyway, without my likeness…I’d like to think that I at least made them more aware of the issues. That’s step one. Step two is changing behavior. I learned that from my mom.”