Monday, May 29, 2006

Time lapse of museum

This was a time lapse I made of museum-goers walking in and out of an architectural sketches gallery.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Hey guys! I got the answer to all your woes! Templeton and I just recently bought an external harddrive to back up everything on our computer. After Brendan's horrible experience of losing everything on his ipod, I knew I had to back my music up.
He uploaded this program called Podworks ($8-$10), and this allows you to transfer your music from your ipod to your hardrive. Upon doing research, it seems that that program is more MAC friendly than PC (which we have). So I researched a bunch yesterday and found a free program! It's called EphPod. I downloaded it, and it worked great. I transferred all my songs that took about half a day, but they are all backed up on my harddrive. This website really helped in giving me a breakdown of different options, and gives a step by step in using ephpod. If you have a mac formatted ipod, you just have to download a small extra program so it works with ephpod. It will prompt you to do so.
So don't pay any money. Ephpod can be used on macs or pc's. If you have any questions, just write me!

You think you know, but you have no idea

So I was watching the Tyra Banks show this morning and got some interesting tips on germs. I often wondered about a lot of this stuff, and a specialist answered my questions:

-using seat protectors are pointless in bathroom, a little pee on seats won't hurt you. the germs die within seconds. the amount of work put into stuffing that seat protector into the toilet, you can get those same germs on your hands.

-only 8% of people flush with their foot, but as long as you don't flush with your hand and touch your mouth directly, you will fine. You soon wash your hands anyway. they also mentioned the potential of losing your shoe in the toilet!

-sponges are a germ keeper. you can disinfect your sponge by soaking it in bleach, or putting it wet in the microwave for a minute. Sponges just wipe around germs instead of cleaning them up.

-I know that I saw an Oprah show about germs, and they were saying those mints that are NOT wrapped in front of diners and restaurants, that you use a spoon or no utensil for, have fecal matter all over them from people NOT washing their hands after the bathroom. Since then, I never eat that candy.

-You should wash your hands for 20 seconds after using the bathroom.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A special Anniversary

Sunday, May 21 is a special day for me. As corny as it may sound, I took in my cat Salvador 5 years ago to that day. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love that guy, I just can't believe it's been 5 years.

His former owner Suzy came to my office I was working at (she was working for same place) and said that she had a cat that she couldn't have in her apartment she was moving in to. She couldn't find anyone to take him in, and she was going to have to bring him to ASPCA. He was a little older, so she said they may just put him to sleep. Keep in mind, I have hated cats my whole life. Someone says "cat" and I would say "cats are lame, why not a dog" or something like that.

The thought of any animal being put to sleep (that is not ready to) breaks my heart. So I said, let me check him out, if I like him--we'll see. At this time, I was living in the 5 bedroom house (during school year with Rachel), but was basically alone all summer while roommates went home. The thought of a buddy was kind of cool. So I checked him out, and he was super cute. I took him and think it's one of the best decisions I have EVER made. He's travelled the country with me and I can't imagine my life without him now.

Happy Anniversary to me and Sal!

Monday, May 15, 2006


I don't know about anyone else, but I am trying to play some soccer this week! What do you think?
What's a good time?

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Monday, May 01, 2006

Just when I think I wanna quit...

So probably everyday I contemplate getting off of myspace. The bulletins get more annoying and repetitive. I don't "blog" on them, I am not trying to "hook up" on myspace. It's just looming in my head, "just in case". Just in case there is someone out there I want to reconnect with, or just in case there is an event I need to be reminded about, or just in case, there is someone that wants to reconnect with me. When Mike Phillips left, that had the same effect on me as it did with Carol Ann and Leslie. That feeling of "how close are we? if one of us left myspace, would we really keep in touch otherwise?"
But then today, Chris Luongo tracked me down, my old buddy from ODU, and that seriously brought a smile to my face. We were in touch a little when we both lived in CA, but it's nice to be connected on a simpler level-myspace. So I guess I am sticking around on there, but I probably will still continue to question it everyday.