Year: 2004

crazy holidays

Been busy over the holidays, barely even in front of a computer at all. Fun daily posts will be start up again on January 2, 2005. Thanks for visiting!

wearing old shoes

It’s a weird sensation to wear old shoes that you haven’t worn in awhile. With each step you become aware of how worn out the soles are. And you think, “Wow, this is how i used to walk two years ago. How did i manage to walk like THIS?”

how cold will it get in chicago on christmas eve 2004?

2∆í predicted for the high on Christmas Eve to be chicago’s 2nd coldest Christmas Eve ever. -11∆í in 1983 was the coldest. 5∆í in 1972 is the 2nd coldest. (from Tom Skilling) What do you think the high will actually be? The winner will receive a free gift bought from the dollar store (shipping included!). …

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more links on spudart.org

I rediscovered the automatic bookmarklet that makes it a lot easier to add links to the link section on spudart.org. So you’ll be seeing much more links in the future

Leatrice’s Lessons: Part 4 of 4: Color Trends Lasting longer than they should

The movie Shrek brought out lime green. Normally lime green would have died a long time ago, but thanks to the sequel of Shrek, lime green stayed on the radar. Movies with sequels that have the main character in a bold color will make a color last longer. Don’t underestimate the power of children’s taste …

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linguistic landscape repairman

People who repair public signs are “linguistic landscape repairman.”

paper towel art

Thanks to the inspiration left by unlikelymoose on a previous post, I now have some paper towel artwork hanging in my kitchen. View the full photo. Having a big hole cut in the middle of the paper towel renders it pratically useless, yet by retaining the familiar rectangular shape, it still evokes the essence of …

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Turtle art on ebay

There’s some great auctions up by now featuring the duel turtle artist Georgie and Nikki. Yeah, those are the actual artist’s–a couple of turtles walking on a canvas. Auction 1: Spring, auction 2: Dreamscape, auction 3: Blue Dragon, auction 4: Sunset Clouds. So I emailed the seller the following: Hi. I really enjoyed your auction …

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