Archive for January, 2010

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Paranoid Android

January 31, 2010

Living in hotel suites and driving around in luxury rental cars is cool but the best part of my gig is test driving new gadgets.  Technically speaking no one at my company officially tasked me with performing research and development.  Looking back I suppose no one even knows (yet) that I ditched my company provided blackberry if favor for the $799 Hero Google android touch phone, which I was able to sweet talk Petra into shipping to my aforementioned hotel suite (just charge it to our account).

In addition to incriminating myself I actually wanted to note that this phone is friggin amazing.  Each time I hear it ring and cannot figure out how to answer the call I think to myself, “Wow Casbah Dan, that’s one nice phone you got there …in fact it may be one of the most advanced and technologically astonishing gadget ever invented, but you can’t figure out how to answer the damn thing”. If we’re being honest I actually don’t really how to make phone calls either.                           I feel like a mom.

Thanks for making me feel dumb Petra!

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fail

January 28, 2010

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You monkeycunted-anuscanoe!

January 27, 2010

monkey-huh?  When you need a clever funny mean name to call someone check out this site (click photo) and it generate insults and hilarity at will.

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My City of Ruins, Eddie Vedder

January 27, 2010

My own personal Jesus, Eddie Vedder, performed a jaw dropping rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “My City of Ruins” which is available for download on iTunes for a mere .99.  If charity was always quid pro quo then perhaps I’d be a better person!

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via Chicago

January 25, 2010

I’m Back!

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Sleep is overrated

January 25, 2010

In the corner king suite at the Dana Spa and Hotel where  at 3AM the beauty was too overwhelming to sleep …easily trumping the plush comfort.

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What do your friends think about you?

January 21, 2010

Apparently there is a new George Clooney movie in the theaters which has inspired a total of four separate friends, unrelated in every way except for their recent  text messages, which were identical, “OMG you have to see Up in the Air, its YOU”.

Not everyday Hollywood makes a movie about your life and fittingly casts Clooney as the lead so I was curious.  From the commercials I gather its about a guy who travels for work, which I do…. but so does every Herb selling insurance.

So I asked, “Why do you think its about me”?  This is her response, unedited (I am guessing its a direct movie quote, but also how she and others view me).

“How much does your life weigh? Imagine for a second that you’re carrying a backpack. I want you to pack it with all the stuff that you have in your life… you start with the little things. The shelves, the drawers, the knickknacks, then you start adding larger stuff. Clothes, tabletop appliances, lamps, your TV… the backpack should be getting pretty heavy now. You go bigger. Your couch, your car, your home… I want you to stuff it all into that backpack. Now I want you to fill it with people. Start with casual acquaintances, friends of friends, folks around the office… and then you move into the people you trust with your most intimate secrets. Your brothers, your sisters, your children, your parents and finally your husband, your wife, your boyfriend, your girlfriend. You get them into that backpack, feel the weight of that bag. Make no mistake your relationships are the heaviest components in your life. All those negotiations and arguments and secrets, the compromises. The slower we move the faster we die. Make no mistake, moving is living. Some animals were meant to carry each other to live symbiotically over a lifetime. Star crossed lovers, monogamous swans. We are not swans. We are sharks.”

A SHARK?!?  You guys see me as a shark?