Jan 28, 2008

On Being Flaky

I've been trying to collect my thoughts over the past 24 hours and calm myself down, but I'm still upset. And here's why: People are flaky.

For over a month now, I've been planning a Weekend Art Brunch for friends and acquaintances. I found an artist willing to do a studio visit with us and assured him there would be a group of interested individuals showing up that day. I stayed in this past Saturday night to bake and assemble treat bags (which were insanely cute) for all twelve folks I was expecting. I woke up early to set up and clean my apartment so it would look nice for everyone.

Then the emails and text messages began to roll in. Canceling, canceling, canceling. Some people didn't even bother to send a message, they just didn't show up. I was crushed.

Three of my friends did show up for me. We had a nice brunch and a lovely talk with a really great artist. I had to explain to him that our group was so small because people are flaky. So embarrassing on numerous levels.

So am I writing this as a guilt trip? Yup. But also because I'm upset about the phenomenon. I've had this happen to other people as well and it's a horrible feeling. Maybe it will be different next time but next time, I won't be the host.

Jan 21, 2008

Grilled Salmon with a side of Microformats

Last night I had a very interesting dinner at my friend Tantek's house. The crowd had been gathered by Pownce invitation, and a good crowd it was. I was the only individual there who does not work in tech, though it plays a large role in my life. Over the course of the evening, our group drank quite a few bottles of wine, some beer and purchased at least 4 domains. Geeky? You betcha. The company was great, the conversation lively, and perhaps best of all, I picked up some killer swag:

Jan 16, 2008


Wow, I still have not recovered from yesterday's keynote from Steve Jobs. Have you seen it? Have you seen the MacBook Air? It fits in a manila envelope, people! I can't help looking at my 2 year-old MacBook with disdain this morning. So huge, so clunky.

Side note: Did anyone else know about calibrating your Mac's battery? I just found this out by reading my user's guide last night. I guess I was supposed to be doing it every month or so. That's what I get for not reading.

Jan 8, 2008

First Hearts of '08!

Yes, I've been very slow with the updates lately. I give my sincere apologies to all four of you who read my blog.

I thought I'd start this year off by writing up a little list of some of the things I love on the Internet. So here goes:

1. Trulia. My newest obsession is real estate and I love this site that shows what's for sale in any neighborhood.

2. Find of the Day. Every morning I check out the update at Found Magazine. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always intriguing.

3. Janet Charlton's Blog. Man, do I love Hollywood gossip. But this isn't the stuff you'll find on all the other sites. It's better.

4. Design Sponge. Because someday I will have my own place. I will, dammit!

5. Dooce. Comedy gold, pure and simple. Heather is hilarious, she deserves to be a pro blogger.

This list could go on and on. So here's to a new, better year than ever and finding more small things that make us happy!