So The Police and Elvis Costello are playing Red Rocks in July. And they just added a second show. And I got tickets to see them in Row 7! It’s a total ripoff in terms of ticket prices, but I can’t pass it up. The Police are pretty much the most influential band of my whole life. And this is (supposedly) the last time they’re coming through Colorado, so I had to get tickets. I can’t wait.
I’m off to Washington state to “compete” in the Jimmie Heuga Foundation Vertical Express for MS. My team raised almost $2000 for this event and our sister team raised about the same amount.
So I’ll be periodically updating my twitter site (to be seen on the sidebar of my blog or at my Twitter site itself). I will also hopefully be uploading some images to my flickr account (also found in the sidebar).
To top it off, I’ll also be shooting HD video with my buddy Kevin and we’re going to try to capture the feeling of the event, which is held across the country – but we’re doing it at Crystal Mountain.
Most of these updates are contingent on my iPhone working up there – I’ve heard there is wifi in one of the lodges, but barely any cell service. If nothing can be updated, I’ll have plenty of tales for my faithful congregation on Monday or Tuesday.
Thanks to everyone who donated, and if you didn’t know or didn’t donate, don’t worry because we’ll be doing this next year (so start saving up!)
I should have posted my thoughts on this subject a while back, because I’ve been thinking about it for a while. When deciding on a Democratic nominee before the Colorado Caucuses, I decided that it’s important to endorse a candidate that has the best chance of becoming President. I feel that Obama understands the younger Democrats better than Clinton, and that’s why I’m pro-Obama (pro-bama?). But if Clinton gets the nomination, I’ll be all behind her. Which sounds sexual, but I wouldn’t want Bill to go after me for sleeping with his woman.
But the real question (and this is coming from someone who works in a marketing department) is which candidate is more electable? Which begs the question: Is America more sexist or more racist? CNN reached out to a group of Ohio women to get their views on the role sexism and racism are playing in the presidential race. I’d love to say that sex and race shouldn’t make a difference because we’re America, but the harsh reality is that there are a huge number of both sexists and racists in this country. I’m hopeful for the day when these preconceived notions go away.
I don’t have the answer to these questions, but I have a feeling that if Clinton gets the nomination, plenty of Anti-Hillary Republicans will be motivated to get out and vote against her, no matter if they support McCain or not.
Do any of you have thoughts on this?
One of the really unique things about Facebook is that you can install third party applications. Which allows people to play scrabble from Facebook, check the snow report at your favorite resort, etc. These can be really cool, like Scrabulous (which is in danger of being shut down for copyright infringement). Lots of times, however, these applications are crippled by poor programming. Most applications ask if you’d like to send a request to other users to add the aforementioned application. Which is cool, if it’s optional to solicit your friends. Some applications require that you solicit your friends to access some key part of the application, such as quiz results. For instance, a stupid quiz I took about grammar wouldn’t give me my results unless I basically spammed 20 of my friends to add the application. So fuck those developers. A small degree of common sense (like thinking that maybe we don’t want to inundate our friends with junk mail) goes a long way.
There comes a time in every person’s life when they’re in dire need of a graphic designer. Sometimes I feel that, with the proper training, people could all be decent designers. Instead of some four-year institution where you’re really just taking a couple classes about design over a two-year period (at least, that’s how long i was able to take design classes), it would be possible to show some real-world issues over a longer time-span that would educate the world’s population.
A handy tool in that endeavor would be The Design Police, an awesome website that gives you printable stickers that you can systematically affix to bad design around the world. This social re-education would teach consumers that there is some pretty bad shit out there in the world, and only a little training would go a long way.
Something I like about it is that the site is hosted on an .org domain. Which is perfect because the site is built to educate, not to profit.