In Rome, my Chicago accent is considered exotic. They love to hear me talk.– RJ
Anonymous asked: Hi Damon. Ooooh yes sige pa sige pa at malapit na....
MIT Unveils Solar Power System That Doesn't Need... →
Incredible science is incredible.
Question for designers:
How much would you charge for designing a single item? The item is a two-sided postcard that will be printed by the client and mailed as a Thank You card. Do you charge a flat rate? Or by the hour? Any help or guidance would be great. Thanks.
The Damonator: So, my pseudo-boss and I were... →
brnttecnfessns: damonator: Waiting for my big boss to get there so we could start a meeting. My big boss walks in and immediately launches into a song about a lumberjack. He’s looking at me and my shirt the whole time. So, I look down and realize that, yes, I’m wearing a plaid shirt which happens to be predominantly red. I laughed, “Are you making fun of my shirt?” was it this? ...
So, my pseudo-boss and I were sitting in the...
Waiting for my big boss to get there so we could start a meeting. My big boss walks in and immediately launches into a song about a lumberjack. He’s looking at me and my shirt the whole time. So, I look down and realize that, yes, I’m wearing a plaid shirt which happens to be predominantly red. I laughed, “Are you making fun of my shirt?” “This is just me telling...
I like how old folk songs are basically miniature...
That’s what they were intended for, right? To pass history down generations?
bricorama replied to your post: Not feeling like dealing with people today. I hope you have a good day tomorrow. I hope I do too. Today was like International Bad Day I think. Thanks. And I agree about yesterday being International Bad Day. Today has already been much better.
I am so tired today.
I’ve decided to lay off coffee and soda for a bit—and today was the first morning without coffee. Not having the caffeine has been rough so far, but I know that I’ll feel better for it in a few days.
Comprehensive List of Acceptable Reasons Why... →
Not feeling like dealing with people today.
A cop yelled at me today and it ruined my good mood. So, now I’m just biding my time until I go to bed. Then tomorrow I can wake up to a better day.
Just finishing the first season of True Blood
I quite enjoy this show. It’s actually a compelling drama with enough humor and crazy to keep it from being a downer.
I've been in the zone for hours now.
And, here at work, that means I’ve been staring at my computer screens for nearly five hours straight. I’m normally on a computer for hours every day, but I’m not usually this focused. So, my eyes are hurting. I’m about to take a walk just to get some sunlight and rest my eyes.
GOP doesn't support Boehner's plan →
(via spiegelman) No surprise. It was a shit plan to begin with.
I remember how I got Back to Black when it was first released in the US in 2007. That was back when I actually bought CDs. I picked it up at FYE and took it home and just listened to it. I’ve always been a music-lover, but it was just before the time of the album’s release that I actually started getting into non-mainstream music. Amy Winehouse was one of that first handful of albums...
Boehner, as a public speaker,
Seems like he should be narrating a TV documentary on the history of beef jerky.
President Obama just threw out a quote from Ronald...
And it supports his balanced approach. Take that, Tea Party!
How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the... →
This fascinating article—by Kim Zetter at Wired—looks into how Stuxnet was used to impair the growth of nuclear power in Iran in 2009 and 2010. And how it took a team of brilliant people almost a year to figure out Stuxnet’s malicious intent.
I got an email today that could be good news or bad news. The good news would be really good and the bad news would just be moderately bad, not life-ruiningly bad. But, I don’t know which type of news it will be. But I’m hoping for the best. So, fingers crossed. This has been another cryptic post brought to you by Damon.
"I'm Into You" by Jennifer Lopez and "Right There"...
Both of these songs are awful. Sure, some skill went into production and such, but the songwriting is terrible. And the vocals are wanting, to say the least. I just want talent to be recognized instead of shit like that. Yeah, I probably sound like an old person—even at my relatively young age. I remember when I was young and music used to be good. And the musicians didn’t use...
Eating homemade strawberry ice cream and watching...
Gearing up for Breaking Bad.
How long has it been [since Amy Winehouse died]? A year?– Rick, to which we replied, “Uhh…she died today!”
Going to let my phone battery die.
I could use a break from it. It’s becoming melded to my hand. And it’s good for the battery—to run it down every once in a while—right?
Wearing a sweater
Because our apartment is cold—but I guess this is much better than being hot.
scatteredtree asked: What'd you think of the last HP?! Do you have a picture of you dressed up?
Making another pizza
Because I have all the necessary ingredients and I’m hungry and I don’t feel like going anywhere yet.
You cannot be frightened of everything you don’t know in this world.– Bill to Sookie, True Blood
Fun fact: I think I use the phrase "fun fact" far...
Just wrote my first ukulele song.
I’ve written songs before, but this was the first written on the uke—with just a spot of help from a piano app on my phone.
If our living room carpet could talk, it would...
So much beer has been spilled on it. So so much.
This pizza is goooooood.
Making homemade pizza.
Toppings include prosciutto, mozzarella, mushrooms, and onion on a cornmeal-dusted crust.
Boehner began a conference meeting Friday morning by deadpanning that...– oh god we’re fucked (via gregbrown) Fuck this shit. Republicans are really getting on my nerves with this debt ceiling business.
Congress is broken.
It’s as simple as that. When re-election is more important to your Congressperson than the future of the country, it’s time to be worried.
Researching the variability of time and special...
It’s interesting stuff.
I might possibly maybe be watching True Blood on...
I’d never really been interested in the show, but the other day Nina made us watch it. And now I realize that I actually enjoy it. True Blood is basically a soap opera set in Louisiana with vampires, werewolves, werepanthers (which I didn’t even know were a thing), people who turn into dogs, and regular people—some of whom can read minds and hear people’s thoughts, which I...
Atheism Leads to Murder and Child Neglect
I was driving to work the other day, flipping through radio stations. I stopped on a country music station when a song I hadn’t heard before came on. The first lyric was: Her parents never took the young girl to church. That was all I needed. I changed the station, but then I thought, “Well…let’s just see where they’re taking this.” So, I switched back. I...
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