Saturday, March 29, 2008

Twitter... twitter... twitter

My friend Mike got me started back again on Twitter. I'd first heard of it over a year ago and signed up on a lark but only posted once and then let the account sit idle. Sometimes if things seem really cool I like to get in early so I can reserve the nickname I've used online since my college days: DixonHill.

If you haven't heard of Twitter, it's like a blog, except your entries are limited to 140 characters. So you really can't say that much except for "Going to bed" or "having trouble figuring out how to install my dishwasher" or "really hungry" or somesuch blabber. As such, it's basically a stream-of-consciousness what-are-you-doing-right-now view into the lives of other tweeters (those who use twitter)

Anyway, I'm out there in the twittersphere again now, tweeting from time to time. You can send in tweets (updates) via Instant Messenger or your cell phone, so that makes it easy to shoot off a casual tweet from time to time when the urge hits you.

Twitter also actively tracks your "followers": people who have "subscribed" to your twitter stream. If you follow someone, on your main page you'll see all of your posts and all of theirs, in the order they're written. Strangely enough, I seem to be attracting followers. Not sure if it's because I have anything interesting to say or just because I've got a bunch of SciFi and Disney stuff in my profile.

Anyway, if you're curious or bored, check out my twitter page to see what I'm up to:

Sunday, March 9, 2008

You what?!?!?!

Recap of a conversation between my wife and the girl building her sandwich at Subway the other day:

Misha: "Can you also add some avocado to my sandwich?"
SubwayChick : "I don't know what that is..."
Misha: "... Avocado? ..."
SubwayChick: " "I don't know what that is..."

Excuse me while I cry...

Monday, March 3, 2008

Art Sale!

My friend Meredith and her husband Sean in Los Angeles are art distributors who represent several up-and-coming artists. I do their web design on the side (

Anyway, they're selling off some of their older Amy Lynn originals at amazing prices. One of my favorite pieces is on the block: "Speakeasy"...

... which was featured in the dorms on the recent season of Hell's Kitchen along with another Amy Lynn piece called "Mix & Mingle".

Here's the link to the originals that are on sale:

If you get a chance, check out the pieces and pick one up. I'm a huge fan of Deco so these really appeal to me. (We're probably going to get 1 for ourselves.)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Bad Carl...

I just realized I posted a grand total of 2 times in February.

And one of those posts I had to change the post date on since it was already March.

Bad Carl.

Well, now that the Gallbladder saga is over, and the parents have all departed, and my sister has moved into her new house, and Connor's no longer as fussy and is actually sleeping for pretty long periods at night, I might just have more time to air my insignificant minutiae to anyone interested in reading it.

Besides, some of the stuff that went down last month... it's just better to let it lie like the sleeping pit bull it is.