I’m so lame. I never got around to posting on Blog Action Day. But my excuse is that I’ve had a real roller coaster of a week. I went from, well, managing myself on Monday to having two direct reports on Wednesday, and that’s only part of it. So yeah, I really do think activism is important, I just didn’t take the arbitrarily designated day to talk about it. I wish I could link to my activism category, but I’ve been slow with this whole content import and re-tagging thing, so I’ve only gotten around to tagging one of my old posts with it. Oh well. There’s always next year.

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On Thursday evening, Karsten and I went to hear Peter Plagens give an art lecture at the Frist with our friends Brad and Jed, and I’m pretty sure we were all creatively inspired. It was awesome. He basically talked about the struggle to embrace the new once you’ve become comfortable and familiar with the not-so-new, but unlike that rather trite-sounding summary, he was articulate and witty and insightful.

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Speaking of embracing the new, I spent this morning working on updating the top-level honeybowtie.com site. I needed to replace a lot of the clunky tables, image-based text styling, and Dreamweaver-generated Javascript from oh-so-long-ago with a more adaptable CSS-based design. I’m not in love with how it looks yet, but it’s definitely a step in the direction I’m trying to go. The idea is to incorporate the blog and the rest of the site a bit more seamlessly, but I’m obviously not there yet.

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Karsten is spending the day working (and I’m occasionally collaborating with him) on a project we’ve been trying to get around to finishing for several months now. Between all the chaos of the house renovation, my day job, our flea and rat troubles, sick cats, and vacation, it’s been delayed a bit. So with any luck we’ll have a scratch demo recorded by tomorrow night, even if it’s only a chorus. The artist we’re communicating with about this song has been waiting long enough and we need to get this one wrapped. I’m also trying to round up some other song ideas she might be interested in, so I guess we have next weekend already planned, too.

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This vodka and tonic is simply perfect. I am a bartending genius, I tell you.

Odds and ends: the weekend recovery edition

2 thoughts on “Odds and ends: the weekend recovery edition

  • October 20, 2007 at 9:39 pm
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    Yes, it was creatively inspiring! Nice to see you’uns.

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  • October 21, 2007 at 7:39 am
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    Yes, it was creatively inspiring!

    It really was, wasn’t it? I found myself thinking about a lot of things through new filters over the course of the next day. I love shit like that.

    Although I still can’t remember the word he was using with the example of real estate to describe the phenomenon of impersonating another class, or whatever. That was such a great word. Maybe I’ll try to track down his email address and ask him what it was.

    Nice to see you’uns.

    Really nice to see you two, as well. Let’s figure out some excuse to get together this week, while we’re on a roll. Something like, I dunno, it being the 4th Tuesday of the month, or whatever.

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