I’ve been too busy recently to regularly post to Current Config, and I’ve got a post on Half-Life 2: Episode 1 that’s still cooking, but in the meantime here are three random thoughts I had recently: Thought 1 In a conversation yesterday with my man Steve, he told me a story about a friend of […]
I have a very hard time finding clothing. I’m a short and slight adult male, a market segment most clothing stores accord about as much attention as unicorns. Finding a suit is nearly impossible and generally finding clothing that doesn’t require tailoring takes a special kind of patience and a tolerance for indirect putdowns. In […]
Thank you for losing my luggage tonight. Having an arrival time after 10 PM makes luggage loss so much easier, so your timing was great. I guess by checking in early I gave you lots of time to screw up, which worked out well for you. You’ve now misplaced both my luggage and my wife’s […]
The annual springtime daylight savings time (DST) adjustment kills me. It’s one of those things that shouldn’t make such a big difference in my day, as it’s merely one hour, but that’s the thing. It’s juuuust enough to screw with my head and put me off at senstive intervals and the effect compounds itself (particularly […]
It’s been a very autumn winter thus far. Now things outside our window feel like they should.
A few days ago, after noticing that Gmail displays links to Spam-based recipes in the sponsored links bar when you’re in the ’Spam’ folder, I began to wonder: how does Hormel, the maker of Spam, feel about its food being associated with the insidious crud of the web and online communication? I also wondered whether […]
Here’s to a good one.
To manage the first transit strike in 25 years, they opened up a special line in New York City today, reserved for extraordinary situations like this: I think the craziest part of the strike was not the extra 70 blocks I had to walk, but the complete lack of cars on Madison Ave. today. It […]
I recently ordered a copy of DJ Shadow‘s latest mix album, Funky Skunk. Because it’s part of some thing he’s doing with Shepard Fairey and his OBEY project, I also got a tshirt as part of the package (I didn’t go for the big super-expensive package with seven tshirts and tons of stuff). I didn’t […]
Last night at around ten ’til four in the a.m., I stumbled out of bed to assuage my body, which was resentful that I hadn’t pulled a blanket over myself and sent a ’constrict like crazy’ message to my bladder. I didn’t turn on any lights to avoid blinding myself and aggravating Alisa, who will […]