A nice run

One of my favorite things about where I live is that it's so close to the Park and there are so many fabulous places to go running. I just finished a big loop from the Panhandle up and around Stow Lake. And now I'm in a much better mood!

The horror of pro-life

Today's listening and thinking:

a bullet came to visit a doctor
in his one safe place
a bullet insuring the right to life
whizzed past his kid and his wife
and knocked his glasses
right off his face - ani difranco, hello birmingham

For more information on what you can do to protect a woman's right to choose, please visit NARAL. For general information on women's rights, including reproductive rights, please visit NOW. For an overview on how far we've come, CNN reviews Roe vs. Wade 25 years later. Thank you.

If I were a dog...

According to the What Breed of Dog Are You? test, I'm an Irish Setter. That's very funny, considering that I'm Irish(-American)...hmmm...I wonder if it had to do with all those questions about drinking? [thanks mirasol!]

Won't anybody think of the children?

How come no one ever talks about where Elian wants to live?

About those hair color choices

One reader wrote:

I think dark red would work well, but I don't have a very good idea of what you look like.

Maybe this will help?

I don't think I want to shave my head

Uh oh, 41% of megnut readers think I should shave my head. Can I backtrack now and say that by "majority rules" I meant, um, something like, well, certainly I *didn't* mean that I would shave my head just because everyone voted that way? I guess I meant "majority rules, unless the majority wants me to shave my head." 'Cause I really don't think I'm up for that right now, no matter what some people say.

A greeting

Good morning!

What color should I dye my hair?

A while ago, I dyed my hair red, a rather bright red. Well now it's seeming pink, and I don't like that. So I'm soliciting opinions: what color should I dye my hair? Your input is appreciated. Majority rules.

My new boots

Here's a picture of me and my new ├╝berboots, finally. They don't look as cool as they really are. And my desk normally isn't that messy. Honest.

Making poems

Everybody's doing it so why not me?

tailgating with my monitor
and security cameras into
the coolest boots
I could find

What does this mean?

No more router-guru training says Syl. Phew. I always hated those courses!

An important realization about usability

I know everyone's talking about the AOL-Time Warner merger and I don't want to be a copy cat, but I realize now how wrong I was about AOL. Back in 1996 or so, I was thinking they were about all done for. Why would anyone pay to use them, I thought, when you can get better service cheaper from an ISP? And without the Big Brother feeling? Boy was I wrong. I overestimated the general public's tech savvy, and it's taught me a good lesson. I no longer assume everyone knows as much as I do about computers, nor does everyone feel as comfortable as I do using them. And I realize people will pay more money for something if it's easier to use, regardless of whether it's a superior product.

More on my feelings

Evan, allow me to clarify my belief: Wycheck and the BALL were behind the yard line, and when Byrd caught the BALL, he and the BALL were ahead of it.

My feelings

Lateral my ass! I watched the reply over and over, and I contend that Wycheck was behind the yard line and Byrd was ahead of it. Really. I'm not just saying that because I'm a Bills fan. It was a shitty call. And it put me in a shitty mood.

An adjustment

All of the sudden, 2000 as a date doesn't look strange to me. It seems absolutely normal. I think I'm ready to accept the future.

Tired megnut

Sorry for the lack of updates, after the Camworld party last night, I went straight to bed and didn't get a chance to write out my usual list of potential megnut posts. I'll put in some overtime this weekend.

Score one for the bird

Vegetarians 0, Meat Eaters 1:

Ev: "I'm hungry again, that salad didn't fill me up."
pb: "I'm full. Thank you, turkey!"

A look behind the megnut curtain

A curious megnut reader asks:

[I] especially loved your line about a cheerleader with acne the night before the prom. Do these things just roll out when you're blogging or do you actually have to spend some time thinking them up?

Answer: I spend many hours every night before bed with pad and pen, writing and rewriting potential megnut posts. Often I cross things out, (I feel like Carrie when they dumped pig's blood on her at the Prom Nah, too graphic) or rewrite obsessively until my writer's bump throbs (I feel like a college high school cheerleader who got a zit an acne breakout the day before the big Homecoming game the prom!)

Faithful readers, a weblog is *hard* work, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I spend hours a day perfecting my craft.

New calendar for 2000

Wow! Victor sent me a really cool Razorfish calendar that sits along the top of my monitor and is chockfull of crazy designs and also includes some dates and days of the week (on some pages)! It really R.O.C.K.[s] in the USA!

People listen to megnut

ChipCenter's changed it to: ChipCenter Influencer of the Decade. Two of their many excuses why famous high tech women were excluded from the choices were they are including women in the Investment Bankers and Venture Capitalist choices. I guess they forget that society no longer uses "Men" to refer to women and men. We like to use the more inclusive "People."

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