Archive for January, 2006
This Week: Ten Favorite Articles of Clothing
In the past three years I have gone through three entire wardrobes as I whittled down to a healthy weight. Due to budgetary constraints, I must now remain at my current size for quite some time to come…
Here are the “best of” my latest acquisitions:
10. It’s All About The Citizens!
9. Nanette Lepore Silk Blouse
8. Topless California T-Shirts
7. Charles David High Heels
6. Triple Five Soul Jacket
5. Tali’s Studded Belts
4. A. Kurtz Field Bag
3. Chanel Shades
2. Odille Blouse
1. Bike Shoes!
January 31st, 2006
A while back I posted about this Star Estimator that uses advanced facial recognition software to tell you which celebrities you resemble, and it was fun… But, then I discovered a site that’s way better at it:
MyHeritage.com offers you a wider range options, so it’s not just one certain image of a celebrity, but many that you’re being compared with. Plus, it will also list your match percentage. When I entered my latest self-portrait, this is what I received in return:
If you want to play along, make sure you tell us which of the celebrity photos were a match, not simply whom. When I played around and put in a different photo, I got totally different matches, sometimes the same star in a different setting, and sometimes an entirely different person… Have fun!
January 30th, 2006
Happy 250th Birthday, W. A. Mozart! In the past I’ve expressed my fervent love of classical music and his work is a big contributor to that passion.
Little known fact about me: For twelve years I was a devoted instrumentalist. Though my primary focus was the alto saxophone, I quickly learned (much to my dismay) that there was very little opportunity to play classical music on an instrument which was not invented until the romantic era… So, I learned many other ways to make great music.
Those early years fostered in me a great love for musical performance. Once you’ve played, it completely changes the experience of going to the symphony. Once you’ve analyzed a score, it revolutionizes the way you hear a piece played by an orchestra. You’re no longer sitting there, you’re actually inside the music and a part of the experience.
Haven’t been to the symphony in years… The mention of it makes me think of Dad. He was the only one in my family interested in such things. As one of those season ticket kind of guys, now and again he would let his daughter tag along… But then things changed with us.
Los Angeles now has a new concert hall. A freaky looking building near the courthouse. Sooner or later I’m going to have to find someone to join me for a performance by the LA Philharmonic. All weekend they’re playing Mozart on XM Classics, and it’s making me jones!
January 27th, 2006
NASCAR is BACK in a few weeks… That guy better start shaving now!
January 26th, 2006
My brother walks into my office just now holding this enormous bottle of lotion and a towel, but he could not figure out why on earth I was laughing so hard until I whipped out my camera phone and asked him:
“What were you just doing?”
January 25th, 2006