I’m looking for a new job title. I had previously stated that I would be having some options for you a week ago, but that didn’t happen.
I’m still not really having the time to devote to this project, but I’ve liked what I’ve seen from reader-based suggestions. At the top of my list so far:
Vice President of Ideas – Daryl
Grand Master Graphics – Katie
Ideamonger – Katie – I’ve always enjoyed the term fishmonger (which is something Hamlet says). And to be something Shakespearean-sounding is definitely intriguing. And I guess it’s better than having Nunnery Visitor as a job title.
Head of Conception – Lori – Ladies, when you think of conception, think of me.
Visual Vigilante – Kevin – I like the alliteration.
Chief Imagineer – Carsten – Sounds like Engineer, and my nephews love trains.
I have a few that I’ve come up with, but there are more for me to discover.
Visual Viceroy – One of the fun things about Flying Dog is that our fans are the People’s Republic of Flying Dog. And with a Prime Minister of Marketing and a Baron von Marketing, a Visual Viceroy would fit into the whole awesomeness.
Level 12 Design Wizard – My kerning and leading damage points are approaching 130.
While you’re waiting to find out if you’ve won, watch this awesome Rube Goldberg video:
Crazy Rube Goldberg Device
And you should probably listen to this MP3 while you’re waiting some more. I’m still working on some, but Visual Viceroy is in the lead at this point.
Thanks to the wonders of the all-mighty DVR, I can make my hockey predictions after the games have actually started. I guarantee that I haven’t seen or heard about any hockey this round. Scout’s honor. Oh yeah, Jews generally aren’t scouts. Jew’s honor, I guess it is.
Avalanche vs. Red Wings: My team, the Avalanche have a tough matchup against the top-ranked Red Wings. Throw in the fact that Peter Forsberg’s groin is bothering him and won’t play tonight, and it will be that much more difficult to beat our hated rivals. Red Wings in 5 if Forsberg doesn’t do anything, Avs in 7 if he only misses this game and plays well the other 6.
Stars vs. San Jose: This will be a great series to watch, and I think that this is Joe Thornton’s year to shine in the playoffs. Marty Turco can be easily rattled and that can blow a game or two really easily. Sharks in 6, they’ll steal one in Dallas and will close out at home.
Canadiens vs. Philadelphia: The Habs looked sharp, but Philly is big and physical, which can wear a team down over a series. But Montreal looks pretty strong. I think it might come down to the better goaltender. Biron is a veteran but prone to some letdown goals. Price is young, but a solid string of games is definitely something he can do. Canadiens in 6. [update: I just saw the highlight of Patrice Brisebois getting an "own goal". He could Paul Coffey the Habs (Coffey shot a puck in his own goal in '96 and was the turning point in the series. The Avs won the cup that year.]
Penguins vs. Rangers: If you can shut down Crosby, Malkin is there to bail him out. Or Hossa. Marc-Andre Fleury is becoming the goalie everyone thought he would be. The Rangers have the experience (Drury, Gomez, Jagr), but the Penguins have too much talent. Penguins in 6.
Eric Warner, Flying Dog’s “Lead Dog” wrote a great blog entry today about Earth Day, and how people should celebrate the Earth every day by making some simple lifestyle changes. Instead of taking the bus to work one day a year, people can affect change in simple ways. Here’s something I’ve changed in my life’s routine to help out this place we call home:
Recycling – I recycle aluminum, glass, plastic and paper. The shitty thing about this is that my condo building doesn’t offer recycling, so I have to schlep my recycling offsite. The city of Denver offers free curbside recycling, but only in single-family homes and apartment buildings that are 8 units or less. I think this is total bullshit, and the city needs to look at a more inclusive recycling plan. But I wait until I can completely fill up my car with cans and bottles and paper (working at a beer company, I have been getting lots more glass to recycle the last 18 months). I recycle my shit near my brother’s house, so I go play with my nephews afterwards.
The Onion has great merchandise. In college I bought this wonderful shirt commemorating the 1969 moon landing. If you’re unfamiliar with the Onion, you need to get out of your cave and read this amazing weekly newspaper. As opposed to a new t-shirt site at cnn.com that allows you to make shirts based on their recent headlines. I think this is potentially a bad idea, and I doubt the shirt site will actually survive past a month.
I LOVE LIVING IN COLORADO. There, I said it. Ok, this isn’t new news.
This week is a perfect example. Monday and Tuesday were 80 degree perfect days. Wednesday, it snowed. All day. Colorado is great for shit like that. Spring pops its head out for a few days in early April, and then you get some snow. Today (Thursday) it’s sunny and 50. Variable weather conditions is part of living here. It can snow in Vail
Looking back at my flickr photostream, most every year we get some snow in mid to late April.
April 23, 2004 – I had just returned from Lawrence, Kansas (Kevin and I went to see Yonder because I had just been fired from the Vail Daily and thought it’d be fun to take a 2 day road trip). This was taken about 40 minutes outside Denver. Incidentally, it more or less blizzarded in Vail on the last day of April, my last day of living up there. I went to the bars at 5PM to get wasted (mission accomplished) and had sandals on, then had to walk a few blocks from the bus stop in 5″ of snow at 2:15AM. My toes turned blue. I was so cold. Fucking freezing.
Well, that’s all I have, but it snows late here. And people just need to accept that. When I used to go to camp on the side of Mount Evans, the camp was at 10,200 feet (and still is, in fact). We used to get snow all the time, including on July 4 a few times. I love the snow, so it’s no big deal.