Vox Hunt: Not There Anymore

Show us a picture of where you used to be. Zephyrs Remember when I went to New Orleans by myself, to explore and give serious thought to moving there? Remember how I made sure to go when the Iowa Cubs were in town so I could try to see Rod Beck play? Remember how I… Continue reading Vox Hunt: Not There Anymore

QotD: Best Day

What is your favorite day of the week? I bet I'm in the majority when I say Saturday. Sunday has this duplicitous thing going where the morning is all smiles and the evening is all welcome-to-the-working-week solemnity. I think If the 24 hours that straddle Saturday and Sunday could be a day, that would be… Continue reading QotD: Best Day

Where I'm At With Ajax on Rails

Extraface readers who don't follow me on Twitter may or may not know that I started working my way through the book Ajax on Rails this weekend. I just finished Chapter 2 tonight. Chapter 2 ends by telling me I have built a solid foundation for building Ajax with Rails, but it feels a little… Continue reading Where I'm At With Ajax on Rails

QotD: Happy President's Day!

Ever run for office?  (School, club, organization, politics, etc.)  Did you get elected? When I was in London doing my year abroad in college, I lived in the international hall — the lovely and antequated Connaught Hall in Tavistock Square. Aside: You can always spot a recently-returned study abroad student by their use of the… Continue reading QotD: Happy President's Day!

QotD: Favorite Poem

What is one of your favorite poems?Submitted by marvel is my pen name. I think I first read this on a bathroom stall at the Alpha Delta Phi house. Homilyby Jim Harrison These simple rules to live within — a blackpen at night, a gold pen in daylight,avoid blue food and ten-ounce shotsof whiskey, don't… Continue reading QotD: Favorite Poem

I don't know what got into me.

Came back from the bookstore with all these beauties: Beginning Ruby on Rails, Steven Holzner, PhD Ajax on Rails, (O'Reilly), Scott Raymond CSS Cookbook, (O'Reilly), Christopher Schmitt The Believer, Feb 07 (they're having trouble with their online subscription renewal, so I'm buying off the shelf for now Oxford American, Issue 55 Craft 02 Previously I'd… Continue reading I don't know what got into me.

Mighty Like An Amaryllis

My aunt/uncle/cousins always give me very thoughtful gifts(thanks Stones!), and this past festivus they gave me an Amaryllis bulb growing kit. I followed the instructions fastidiously, and placed the watered bulb in its pot filled with dirt and moss on top of my refrigerator. This is to make sure it gets enough warmth and sunlight… Continue reading Mighty Like An Amaryllis