This is so eminently quotable and frequently referenced in our home that I have no choice but to enrich your lives by sharing it…

Yes, that is a reference to the song by MM.

A coworker whose opinion I respect revealed today that, while he sells Windows-based software for a living, he is an avid Mac user and runs nothing but at his house (with the exception of his work laptop).… [read more]

I am holding my four-month-old son, Joshua, and watching Obama on Leno. My son can stand up straight…so long as I hold his hands. He stands upright, his legs akimbo, and he gives me this huge grin like he’s done something absolutely fantastic.… [read more]

[Ed. note: this was originally published on Xanga, a mostly defunct blogging platform]

The world of technological change comes at you fast, and this is especially evident in the arena of web journalling or blogging. From AOL to homespun HTML (animated GIFs!) to GeoCities to Xanga to MySpace to Facebook to Twitter…and beyond!… [read more]

I have an on-site meeting with a customer tomorrow. I realized a week or so ago that I would need a new dress shirt with an updated corporate logo. To that end, I contacted one of our Marketing folks (we will call her “Marketing Person”) and asked if she could send me a shirt prior to the meeting.… [read more]

Katherine with a phone

Hi, all! This is my first attempt to post to Xanga directly from my BlackBerry…the idea here is to leverage my constant-connectedness to achieve higher posting rates. We’ll see how THAT goes…last time I committed to more frequent posting, I landed a new job and disappeared into the workload abyss for several months.… [read more]

It’s only been four and a half years, but I finally launched a new version of my Music site. Nothing glamorous (for now!), just a place to post song ideas and lyric bits and song fragments and elicit your thoughts.… [read more]

A friend (Brian P) recently introduced me to a fun game. Here are the rules:

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence and what book to this note / post as a comment.… [read more]

Since my readership on Xanga (and even on Facebook) is primarily a subset of Becky’s readership, it’s really hard to find any competitive advantage. I mean, why would you read my posts / notes when you can read hers? Her posts will be better written and full of extra vigor and vitality and cats.… [read more]

Tonight, I was sitting at my desk, as usual, with three monitors glowing away and the weight of the world upon my shoulders. Becky was reading in the other room, Amy was watching lame British videos on YouTube, and Katherine was playing at the dining room table and drawing on herself with a marker.… [read more]

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