May 27, 2004
Spam of the day
"Subject: It depends on your pizzaria fumigant"
Posted by emfoley at 9:45 PM
May 21, 2004
Pen and ink blog
I just found Dan Gregory's Everyday Matters blog. It's just so beautiful, especially the pen-lust entry. Love the illustrated pen reviews, including a new cheap disposable Rapidograph that doesn't get clogged and require obsessive rinsing - who knew?
God I miss pen and ink drawing - and I haven't done a colored ink wash thing since before I had kids. I miss doing photography and playing guitar often enough to enjoy instead of just getting depressed and frustrated about how much ground I've lost. And I miss building web sites instead of just tinkering with them.
May 20, 2004
Weird obsession explained!
"Blogs are like front porches. As people amble by on the sidewalk, they find an interesting person or three on the front porch swing. They might follow a bit of the discussion, and be moved to say hello. Or they might amble on, and when they get home to their porch, talk about how they saw so-and-so talking over on Elm Street about such-and-such."
May 11, 2004
Porch culture diffusion index
My neighborhood is not only rife with veranda-sized porches, it hosts a porch decorating contest as part of the annual block party. Does that make Springfield a cool community? Only if you live here. Northampton will tell you they have a lock on that designation in these parts (but we definitely have them out-porched).
So is this a bona fide trend? Debra Galant photo-blogged her porch. Technorati is showing 156 blogs with "front porch" posts in the last week. So far, Blogdex is mostly picking up on back porches (in a don't-go-there kind of way) except for porch bands and porch boots.
May 4, 2004
Posted by emfoley at 2:46 PM