Posts Archived From: 'December 2005'

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Mere Hours Remain in ’05

I certainly don’t feel the panic and dread some experience when a new year looms ever so closely. What I accomplished in 2005 can’t be measured “with coffee spoons,” as T.S. Eliot once wrote.

Rather, I feel the most important accomplishments can only be discovered on the inside, thick in my head and my heart.

That’s where growth happens.

Not on a resume or career vitae.

Not in e-mails packed and shipped between friends.

What happens on the inside impacts everything.

What has happened does not equal what shall come.

More from Eliot:

There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create;
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.

Bush, But Slower

Too many cans of Busch Light?

iTunes Music Store

Matt’s mom and dad gave me a $15 gift card to the iTunes Music Store for Christmas. Score!

Question is: What 15 songs should I purchase? Or, can you recommend an entire album?

[Click here to view the titles of my 4,618 songs, all housed happily in iTunes.]

A Holiday Wish

Merry Christmas!

Another Reason Why My Heart Belongs To Apple Computer

In the Mighty Mouse User’s Guide, the second sentence reads as follows:

Your Mighty Mouse includes many features that embody the simplicity, ease of use and elegance you expect in an Apple product.

Ah, how I swoon, Steve Jobs; how I swoon.


I should mention that Matthew and I exchanged Christmas gifts earlier this evening. One of my gifts was a brand spakin’ new Mighty Mouse. Thanks, Matthew!

And So It Happens

Come and get me:

Say Hello To My New Friend

MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘It Girl’ Shoulder Satchel

New Year’s Eve Ideas, Please

I’m toying with the idea of throwing a New Year’s Eve party. Most of the parties Matthew and I host typically feature an interactive board game for all to enjoy, but I’d like to mix things up a bit.

I have a book of questions that might be fun to bring out at the party, with questions like, “If you could only eat one type of food for 30 days, what would it be and why?”

Any other ideas for fun party games? Inquire within.


So what’s the story with MySpace? At a party over the weekend I had a handful of people describe it as “addicting.” I already have this blog; why do I need a MySpace account, as well?

A U2 Review

Prologue: This review is delayed due to a 24-hour flu bug I came down with after the show Thursday night. Here’s to good health!

Random thoughts following Thursday’s Kanye West/U2 show at Qwest Center Omaha:

• The crowd was much more mature than music fans who saw Dave Matthews Band last month. That made the experience Thursday night much more enjoyable.

• Although I had difficulty understanding Kanye’s lyrics — sound problems, perhaps? — he put on a great show. Lots of dialogue with the audience, which I always find an important part of any concert experience.

• The technical/production aspect of U2’s performance was amazing. Lots of color. Lots of light. Continuously changing, which made you not want to take your eyes off the stage.

• The ellipse you may have read about really brought Bono, the Edge and the rest of the band close to the crowd. The changing colors around the ellipse was awesome, as well.

• The music: non-stop audibly delicious. Highlights for me were “One” and “Mysterious Ways.”

• Bono spent about 20 minutes promoting his campaign, which I felt was time well spent.

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