Thursday, April 24, 2008

Poor Fuller Figured Models

I read an article today about how magazines are PhotoShopping their models to look fuller figured. Poor fuller figured models can't catch a break.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Things I Learn on er

The other day in an er rerun, Abby mentioned that babies look like their fathers--to give reassurance to the fathers that the baby is theirs. So, I looked it up and found this story that confirms what Abby said.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Hobby Shots (Sat: Updated)

Frank and I took some pictures of me participating in my favorite hobby. No, not watching TV or reading TV Guide. Throwing a Disc!

I added two shots of disc golf. I tried to take more like #1, but they didn't come out as well.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Consensus

The consensus seems to be #2. CRA-W asked for another photo of me participating in a hobby, so Frank and I need to do another photo shoot. That will probably involve a disc. We'll see what we come up with and have another round of voting.

In case you're interested, here is my sister's take on the photos:

Picture 1 is too far away.

Picture 2 says "yeaaahhh." I think that one's my favorite.

Picture 3 is too direct.

Picture 4 says "tee hee" as in "that was funny, tee hee".

Picture 5 says "begyourpardon?"

She's a lot less critical than I expected. She's losing her touch.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Picture Poll

I need to provide a picture for the CRA-W newsletter. Frank and I did a photo session today. Here are the options.

I also have the options rotating in an example Web page.

I'm just guessing that the picture in the newsletter will be closer to the size that's rotating than the size on the page with all the pictures.

Let me know which one you like best.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Born to Soon...

Or something like that.

At the University of Delaware's home page, I saw the headline Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to speak at UD Commencement May 31. Oh, man, why did I insist on graduating last year? It is open to the public, but I don't know if can make it...

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

An Ad for The Gettysburgian

Today, I had a great idea for an April Fool's edition of The Gettysburgian. Only a few years past being a useful idea. I emailed a former Burgian editor. She liked my idea. She was up at Gburg last week and their April Fool's edition had a Marxist theme (not of the Groucho kind). She passed along the Burgian's ad:

I recognize a lot of that equipment.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Truly Outrageous

Dad got a new toy that allows him to transfer music from audio cassettes to digital. Dad asked if Jessie and I had any tapes we wanted to transfer. Of course we do! We have about 11 tapes that aren't available on iTunes (or any other similar service): the tapes that were included with our Jem and the Holograms dolls. So far, Dad has gotten the songs from 9 tapes (Jem, Kimber, Aja, Rio, Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer, Danse, and Synergy). The tapes for Clash and Jetta are missing.

Hmm... This makes us sound a bit spoiled and we probably were, but we probably only had a total of 4 Barbies. We much preferred Jem dolls and we would save up and buy them with our allowance and ask for one for every birthday and Christmas.

Anyway, here's a sample of the theme song:

Dad told a coworker about this project, and she was very excited. Since she's about 30, that's the reaction Dad expected.

European Rivers

was the final Jeopardy! category. I probably wouldn't have bet much, if anything, and I actually would have gotten it right. The answer is:
20 miles from Frankfurt is the meeting place of these 2 rivers, whose names rhyme despite the spelling.

Did you get it right?

The Beauty of the Blog

I watch Corner Gas on WGN as I go to sleep. It's a Canadian comedy--a sure-fire way to beat insomnia. Last night's episode was minorly funny. Hank started writing a blog, so no one would listen to him because they would read it on the blog later. Someone commented something along the lines of "Why be ignored by your friends when the whole world can ignore you." Yeah, that's why I love my blog.

The other part I liked was that Hank used the word "talkin'" in his blog to show that he had attitude. Leaving off the 'g' is one of the best indicators of attitude.