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No Want!

No Want!

Katya gets involved in the party planning. (Photo by Lisa)

More Photos from our V.P. Debate Party »

A New

Today, I’m launching version 6 of, a typographical grid-based layout, with heavy use of Helvetica Neue. This site has always used a similar shade of green, so I wanted to maintain that bit of consistency with the past, while introducing something very different. I also wanted to bring together my content from twitter, flickr,, and, while keeping it distinct from the weblog content – yea, I’ve gone back on my post is a post comments.

The last major revision of this site was launched on May 1 2005, but even that was somewhat of a realignment of the previous design, which dated back to 2001. I’m a big proponent of Cameron Moll’s realign not redesign rule – so I spent the past few years tinkering away, refining the same basic layout.

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To think that I feel guilty when our little ones’ dishes are empty, and they meow at me:

The single most effed up thing I’ve seen today.

Puppy vs. Kitty

We had our moving sale this weekend, on our front stoop – and we even put Katya (our five-year old kitty) in her harness and leash, to walk around the yard.

So, today is cat day! May I present, “Puppy vs. Kitty”:


Martini anyone?

Happy New Year, everybody! I’m back at work today, after a (I think) deserved rest. New Year’s Eve was a bit more restrained than years past, but it was a nice cap to a great year.

My only real resolution is for us to finally cut the cord on Boston, and move to NYC. Presley finishes Grad school in September, and I need to think more seriously about my career, grad school, and the future in general.

A lot of things could happen, but that remains my #1 goal for 2006. What’s yours?


“Tattoo”, posted by nedward

Presley’s new tattoo, done by Custom Claire, of Fat Ram’s Pumpkin Tattoo, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Say ‘no’ to MAX cat

max cat makes you vomitFYI: Our cat Katya started barfing after we switched canned cat food to MAX Cat Lite Chicken & Lamb, and now both cats won’t touch the stuff.

They weren’t raised dumb, you know…

X-mas in Buffalo

Ornament on the familial X-mas tree

Ornament on the familial X-mas tree

Macy and Jeremy at Spot Coffee, Elmwood Ave.

Macy and Jeremy at Spot Coffee, Elmwood Ave

Exhibit at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Exhibit at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

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Disciplining Cats

Our kitten Katya is starting to piss me off. She is such a good kitty, usually, however I am amiss at how to discipline her for bad behavior. Spilling glasses of water and knocking clutter off of a dresser while Presley and I are asleep is something I must make her fear.

Right now, we usually remove her from the offending environment, shout a stern “NO!”, and let her run off. Lately, this isn’t sufficient, so I’ve been giving her a little swat on her ass, but she thinks that I’m playing a game. It’s all about attention… she wants it, and knows how to get it.

So, today, I’m trying a different tactic—I’m giving her forced baths when she gives me attitude. It focuses her attention for a while on cleaning up and drying off.

How do you discipline kitty? Let me know below.

Snoozing Kitty

Well, I’m having trouble coming up with anything to post on this, the final Friday of January. I so wish to thank God that the thermometer is up above freezing again. And, for this kitten named Katya. She makes all of this jobless stuff bearable.

Crystal Litter Pearl

On advice from Megnut, I bought our kitten Katya Crystal Litter Pearl cat litter. It’s so wierd, considering I’ve never used anything else but dusty, odor-eater smelling litter in 12+ years of cat ownership. I figured the sooner we switch the 8-month old Katya, the better. So, as soon as I poured the little white crystals into the pan, she was batting them onto the hardwood floors, and having a good time. I hope she doesn’t think this is a game, and not a place to pee.

UPDATE: When I got up this morning, I saw that she had done #2. They’re unburied poops, they look pretty dried up and scoopable. I think I’ll go scoop them out.

Katya plays fetch

Our cat Katya is learning to play fetch like a proper dog… She has this tennis wristband of mine that we call her “binky”, and she loves running around with it in her mouth.

Recently we’ve been working on “catch”—throwing this thing up in the air, and getting her to time it in order to catch it. She’s good.

So, today, I decided to start throwing the thing across the room, and BEHOLD! she brings it back, and sets it down in front of me.

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Updates 10/17/2002

I refreshed this relatively new site, because I haven’t liked it much… seemed a little dorky… Not that I’m not a dork, cos I am, but I mean the kind of dorky you don’t want to even look at.

So, gone are the long horizontal images of freeways and pedestrian crowds—and welcome back yours truly. I’ll be adding some more pics for your randomizing pleasure.

I also added little icons for each of the topic headings, (features, movies, etc.) Not sure if I like them.

Finally, a new Identity! Those are supposed to be fish. Read into them as you will. Katya likes to eat fish… maybe that has something to do with it.