technology. toys.

December 15, 2008

MC: For your next work desk.. You should get one of these:
http://usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0651


DP: I want this to go next to it!
MC: I would be amazing if R2D2 could walk across your desk and bring you a coke…
DP: and then wall-e can crush the can when i’m done!
MC: ta-da!

Also:

http://gizmodo.com/5105938/obsessively-detailed-wall+e-bento-art-is-way-too-perfect-to-eat

The Twin: Who could eat walle??????

More Twin: Just wanted to share the fact that I’ve been eating mom’s twinkies for breakfast 4 of 5 days this week 🙂
Do you think its a coinidence that twinkie has the word *twin* in it????? 🙂

More obsessions:

MC: The only reason I could think of that you would pick up baking: http://gizmodo.com/5102389/bake-the-family-cookies-with-a-free-tivo-cookie-cutter
http://www.tivo.com/whatistivo/cookiecutter/index.html

[not the first nor last person to send this link to me..]


dp. departure.

August 22, 2008

Last day in the city!

Today’s agenda includes: run along the Hudson (in perfect weather), grand opening of the Nike Sportswear Flagship store in SoHo, NikeTown (need to exchange something, what a great excuse), the happiest of hours, and possibly Wall-E cause I still haven’t seen it. Almost all packed up.. hopefully the GPS won’t forsake me this time.

Back to $10 lunches, the BC shuttle bus and homework (and class in the evenings, no less). On the bright side.. my own bed, in unit laundry, Beacon Hill Athletic Club, and most importantly, being reunited with TiVo.


tivolicious.

May 17, 2007

For the record.. the obsession with TiVo isn’t just me:

“One morning, when I was walking out the door to leave for work, I said my usual goodbyes to the family: ‘Bye Mommy, ‘bye Mason (my older son), ‘bye Evan (younger son), ‘bye Indy (our dog), ‘bye Buddy (Mason’s stuffed dog that goes everywhere with us).’

Dissatisfied with the shortlist, Mason, our now four-year-old son, followed up with, ‘But Daddy, what about TiVo?’

So, now my morning goodbyes sound like this: ”Bye Mommy, ‘bye Mason, ‘bye Evan, ‘bye Indy, ‘bye Buddy, ‘bye TiVo!’

We’re a TiVo family!

P.S. Any time someone asks us about TiVo, we tell them it’s the best thing in the world… that if we had to pick between TiVo and air conditioning, it would be tough (and we live in Texas).”

[Newsletter]

—-
I’ve always said, if Pleasantville were on fire, the first thing I’d grab would be the TiVo. And then maybe my roommate. Hey, I have a lifetime subscription – you really can’t argue with that.


survey. says.

October 31, 2006

Proust Questionnaire

Your most marked characteristic?
hair/headwear – eg pineapple head!

The quality you most like in a man?
simplicity, drive, good hygiene

The quality you most like in a woman?
self sufficiency

What do you most value in your friends?
dependency, perception

Your favorite virtue?
honor/respect

What is your principle defect?
impatient, anal

What is your favorite occupation?
pro athlete/quasi celebrity

What is your dream of happiness?
some beach, somewhere.. rolling in piles of money

What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
being an underachiever

What would you like to be?
the first notable alum mentioned at alma maters

In what country would you like to live?
USA! USA! USA! (possibly italia or new zealand, or in the clouds with the carebears)

What is your favorite color?
carolina blue

What is your favorite flower?
tulip

What is your favorite bird?
cockatiel

Who are your favorite prose writers?
chaucer – anyone else requires cliffs notes

Who are your favorite poets?
shel silverstein, sylvia plath

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
legolas, luke skywalker, batman (mostly for utility belt and cool gadgets)

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
wonder woman, sydney bristow

Who are your favorite composers?
shubert, beethoven

Who are your favorite musicians?
howie day, michelle branch, something corporate, keith urban, martina mcbride

Who are your favorite painters?
picasso, van gogh, ed hopper, escher

Who are your heroes in real life?
grammy and gramps, julia reed

What was the last book you read?
the world is flat – friedman

What is it you most dislike?
disorder, bugs, being cold, uncomfortable silence

Your favorite food and drink?
chicken nuggets, mac & cheese and diet coke

Your favorite names?
cole, grace, kip

Your pet aversion?
liars, jerks

What natural gift would you most like to possess?
good luck/intuition

What is your most treasured possession?
tivo!

On what occasion do you lie?
when the truth hurts

When and where were you happiest?
madeira senior year, villanova spring break 2003, sienna w/ my mom

How would you like to die?
not tragically and not anytime soon

What is your present state of mind?
restless

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
overeating, shopping, manicures, my new bike

What is your motto?
it’s more than a look, it’s a lifestyle


daily. thoughts.

September 6, 2006

1. Why is the new facebook so creepy?

2. T-minus 4 days til the Cubs/Bravos game – from the 6th row behind
home plate. Set your TiVos, we plan on being visible for every pitch.

3. GaTech football game this Saturday in a box – woot!

4. Hawks/Thrashers ticket vouchers are dealt out on Monday. Start
sucking up now. Okay, so it IS the Hawks and Thrashers but still.

5. I need an assistant. Particularly one who folds my laundry, vacuums
and changes bike tires so my hands don’t get dirty and greasy. Added
bonus if he/she want to catch me up on my Wall Street Journal reading.

6. This top ten from Letterman is actually pretty funny:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=s7UAS-7YtJ4


curtain. call.

May 23, 2006

Alias wrapped up its series last nite, tear.

At least they brought back the hotness to finish things off, aka Vaughn..

I even love Sark even though he’s completely evil.. (I mean, look at him, yum)

Some Alias links for ya:
Official website
televisionwithoutpity.com forums (some people are reeeally mad at JJ Abrams and ABC..)
http://www.alias-media.com
http://sd-1.net/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285333/

Not gonna comment on the two hour finale itself (for now), just in case someone tivo’d and hasn’t watched it.

Related:
http://dpnation.blogspot.com/2005/12/alias-resurrected.html
http://dpnation.blogspot.com/2005/10/just-teasing.html
http://dpnation.blogspot.com/2005/10/next-week.html
http://dpnation.blogspot.com/2005/10/dead-vaughn.html
http://dpnation.blogspot.com/2005/09/told-ya-so.html
http://dpnation.blogspot.com/2005/09/daily-alias.html
http://dpnation.blogspot.com/2005/09/alias.html
http://dpnation.blogspot.com/2005/08/counter-feit.html


alias. rebirth.

April 19, 2006
 
TONITE:
Alias is back with a 2 hour episode! It’s the beginning of the end, and all I have to say is, they better resurrect Vaughn.
Slight conflict with One Tree Hill, also at 8pm, but that’s why God invented Tivo.
 
The problem with this list for the "World’s Unsexiest Man" is.. it was written by two MEN. Not to mention it lost all credibility when it put Brad Pitt at #100.
 
This is where J is taking me this summer. The NIKE EMPLOYEE STORE !!??! I might pass out.