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Saturday, August 11, 2007
A story I wrote about Web-based nostalgia is up online and running in today's paper in the Life & Arts section.
A story that runs in tomorrow's paper as the L&A centerpiece is up online already. It's about couples using Web tools like Google Docs and The Knot to plan and shop for their weddings.
Photo by Laura Skelding,
The LCP show last night was pretty great. I got a little emotional seeing "The Sign Guy" for the first time. It was exactly as I'd hoped and that's a sketch I'd been trying to get staged for the last two or three years. It was great to finally see it in front of an audience.
It runs another two weeks after tonight's performance if you haven't caught it yet.
by Omar G. at 4:37 PM
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Words of discomfort
Pre-screening pediatrician: "I really like to do circumcisions!"
by Omar G. at 6:17 PM
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
The LCP show got reviewed.
In other news, I'm not a nervous wreck yet, but I'm getting close, baby-wise. We're waiting, waiting, waiting. Every night, we're waiting.
by Omar G. at 3:44 PM
If you watch one Fred Willard video today...
...make it Waiting for Guffman. If you want to see one you haven't seen before, check out the video I did for a game review of Hot Brain, a PSP title featuring the actor.
It's Be-Willarding! Er... or something.
Edited to add: The print version of the review now appears here.
by Omar G. at 12:01 AM
Monday, August 06, 2007
My beloved iBook G4 is back in the shop.
It's been aging rapidly, like Billy Grier.
One minute, it seemed all shiny and new. Then the Intel Macbooks came out. That was cool. No problem. My computer was still All That.
Then is started locking up. Then it started discoloring, as if it was physically aging. "Don't look at me! I'm yelllooooow!" it seemed to cry. The bottom of the laptop is now a weird white-maroon color. Where my palms rest below the keypad, it's now a funky black-green color. I must sweat Flubber.
Cracks appeared in its formerly white case, especially in the corners. I'm not particularly gentle with my gadgets, but it's not like I was throwing the thing around the house like a soccer ball, or using it to open walnuts.
The Mac Genius (oh, how they must love hearing themselves called that) took a look. I was embarrassed to have left my e-mail window open. She was looking for something called a "Kernal Panic" that would tell her why my computer was spontaneously locking up.
Kernal Panic, by the way, was the most cowardly military officer, ever.
The battery has also worn down to nothing; it won't hold a charge for more than an hour. I know that happens naturally, but I've got the 3-year AppleCare, so I'm hoping I'll get some kind of relief there.
I'm planning to get a new laptop in the fall when Apple unveils its magical new OS Big Kitty Cat software. But for now, I'll just do without, waiting for my aged friend to get shipped back home.
by Omar G. at 4:17 PM
The monkeys, they have returned
After a bit of a hiatus, we're back with a new Space Monkeys! comic this morning. Reunited. Cuz it feels so good.
The comic references a recent entry from around here about breastfeeding you may have seen.
by Omar G. at 8:42 AM
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