I’m A Kottke Micropatron

Keep this man in clean under­wear.

I am a kottke.org micropatron

I final­ly got around to donat­ing some to Jason Kot­tke this evening. Tomor­row is the last day of his fund dri­ve, and I felt it was impor­tant to give some­thing to him. I use his real­ly cool silkscreen font on some of the but­tons on this site and I read his blog reg­u­lar­ly. He’s an excel­lent writer and I find myself agree­ing with him more than not. This feels a lot like when I give to NPR, and for most­ly the same rea­sons.

I don’t know that I’ll be donat­ing funds to every­body on the inter­net that decides to quit their jobs and blog for a liv­ing. How­ev­er, Kot­tke is set­ting an exam­ple of a dif­fer­ent type: not that quit­ing your day job is what you should do, but that you should do what you dream of. I’m real­ly pay­ing him some­thing for dar­ing to remind me of that.

I'm a kottke.org micropatron.

Too Much Going On Can’t Think

Woah! While it may seem like I haven’t post­ed in for­ev­er so there­fore noth­ing must have been hap­pen­ing, quite the oppo­site is true. There has been so much going on in the past week-and-a-half I’m going nuts.

Woah! While it may seem like I haven’t post­ed in for­ev­er so there­fore noth­ing must have been hap­pen­ing, quite the oppo­site is true. There has been so much going on in the past week-and-a-half I’m going nuts. I want to blog about all of these things, but I do not have any time right now to do so. I am look­ing for­ward to this week­end so bad… Okay, here’s a short list in only some­what of an order:

  • Angela and I went to Paris, France! They speak French over there and it’s awe­some. It is an incred­i­ble city and so much fun to just walk around, which we did lots of. I have rough­ly 1,000 pho­tos, and I am going to have put some of them up on Flickr as soon as I get the chance.
  • Angela and I cel­e­brat­ed three incred­i­ble years of mar­riage yes­ter­day. Of course, we only got to see one anoth­er for a few hours at din­ner due to hav­ing to get our buts back to work. Still, mak­ing some time for one anoth­er is how we make the whole thing work.
  • I went to a Tim Kaine 2005 ral­ly for the kick-off of his cam­paign for Gov­er­nor of Vir­ginia last night as well. This was not a let down, but I had to leave a lit­tle ear­ly to make it to din­ner with Angela.
  • I have had a shit-storm of work to do late­ly, on top of try­ing to study for my SE exam next month. I love my job and I hate my job at the same time.
  • Today is my dog, Har­ry’s, fourth birth­day. I’m Angela is going to pick him up some dog­gy ice-cream on the way home from work.
  • Trey has updat­ed both Syn­thet­ic Rab­bit and Gridge’s web sites. This on top of retool­ing Megan’s site last month. I’m sure he’s sleep­ing well at last.
  • Star Wars Episode III trail­er. So Badass. The best part, what we don’t see means there is so much more: Jim­my Smits & Natal­ie Port­man, for starters (just short flash­es)

And even more that I can’t think of right now. Many posts com­ing soon, and I hope to write a long arti­cle on our trip to Paris. Does any­body know how to get 26 hours in a day, because I need it?