Archive for January, 2007

Websites as art.

January 19, 2007

Here is a graph of this website. Pretty freakin’ sweet, huh?



January 19, 2007

This movie is going to be amazing. Seriously.

Day 365 – All or nothing day

January 9, 2007

Wow! A year, huh? Well, my original plan for today was to go to a horse track and bet everything I had, but I couldn’t find one that was nearby, nor do I think they would have been outside in the cold cold weather we had today. Brrrr. However, I did drop a sickening amount of money on a collection of 300+ NES games that I’m going to resell. I think that I can more than make my money back, but it was a crazy thing for meto do.

I’m really glad that I did this activity. Did it change my life? I don’t really think so. I mean, it did give me things to talk about with strangers, and I did write in a blog just about everyday for a year, and I did some things that I wouldn’t have done normally; but I tend to do things like the things listed anyway. I’m still very glad that I kep track of this sort of thing.

I got over 700 points, so I am in the runnings for the winner. I’m sure no one else kept track of their points (or even participated for that matter), but I think that 888 points is pretty respectable. 2.43 points a day. That’s pretty freakin’ good, if you ask me.

I also kept track of the books read/comics read/movies watched throughout the year. Check that stuff out on the pages listed on the right hand side.

Thanks to everyone who supported me while doing this, and I hope to do something like it again at sometime, but I’m also happy to not have to write in this blog unless I have something to say.

I love you all!

Points earned: 3
Total points: 888

Day 364 – Great everyone you cross as a long lost friend and see if they claim to remember you

January 8, 2007

Today I went to Kinkos to make a color photo copy of a picture for Ingrid and while I was there I kept telling the man behind the counter that we must have gone to high school with each other because he looked so familiar. He didn’t buy it, and after I bought my photocopy, he seemed to have had enough and asked me to leave. I consider that a success.

Points earned: 3
Total points: 885

Day 363 – Dedicate the day to the god thor

January 8, 2007

I did, but there wasn’t much I could do. I read a couple of comic books with Thor in ’em. Other than that, this day was a waste.

Points earned: 3
Total points: 882

Day 362 – Sell a very minor sexual favor

January 8, 2007

I asked Gabe if I he could give me a hug, and I said no. But I told him that if he ate the rest of his lunch that he could give me a hug. I don’t think that counts though.

Points earned: 2
Total points: 879

Day 361 – Invent a stereotype

January 5, 2007

Today I asked Gabe which park he’d like to visit for a nice walk today. I listed a few of our favorites as well as a few newbies. His response blew my mind: “How about a graveyard?” OK, sure, Gabe. So we hopped in the car and headed to a graveyard. We had a great time looking for the oldest grave, youngest child, people who died on our birthdays, and the people with the funniest names (Zutz & Wackerfuss). Anyway, when we first arrived at the graveyard, I went up to the office ot just make sure it was cool that we wondered around for a while. The owner was very nice and asked if he could help us find anything in particular. So the stereotype I invented was that all graveyard employees are exceedingly kind.

Points earned: 3
Total points: 877

Day 360 – Go somewhere with lots of people, fall over, and see if someone helps you up

January 5, 2007

I went skiing with the boys yesterday. I fell over, and no one helped me up. Of course, at ski slopes, people fall over all the freakin’ time and no one blinks an eye, so I still have faith in mankind.

Points earned: 3
Total points: 874

Day 359 – Try to single-handedly change fashion

January 5, 2007

It didn’t work.

fashion #1

fashion #2

Points earned: 2
Total points: 871

Day 358 – Make and test your own parachute

January 2, 2007

Gabe and I made little tiny parachutes and threw them down the staircase. It was pretty fun, and mine kicked his ass. However, I am sure that the makers of this absurd list of activities wanted me to make and test a life size parachute. I didn’t do that, but when I was in 5th grade I tried to make my own Batman style ripcord from my bedroom to my tree house. So I tied a rope from the tree to my bed post. I used one of those plastic rings that come on swingsets. I got about halfway down the rope when the plastic ring broke and I fell to my death….but I didn’t die.

Points earned: 2
Total points: 869