April 21st, 2006


fun with video

hile watching some old music videos last weekend, I was inspired with some ideas for web-related graphics. So far, three icons have come out of the inspiration.

I think I like the Waldo icon best.

The other thing I was inspired to do was Waldo related as well. Ordinarily, I despise the whole color bar thing, but I've always thought that if the right thing ever came along, I'd try my hand at making one. While watching the "Hot For Teacher" video, I noticed something which was just too perfect.

Waldo Is Love

As usual, feel free to steal anything you like.

Rochester Subway: Part Two of Two

n Part One of this series we looked at the entrance to the subway and the section that ran just beneath the public library, but we never got really into the subway tunnels proper. We still have a ways to go before we get there, but it's not far off. There's actually still a bit beneath the library that's worth examining.

There were evidence of stairways that went nowhere....

...and all sorts of steam pipes which ran beneath the streets here.

The most interesting thing here, however, was the remains of an old building.

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he news on the truck just keeps getting worse and worse. At the moment, it appears that I will be stuck in here in Hattiesburg until at least Tuesday. Based on this new information, I decided to take advantage of the weekend car rental rates. For just under $100 I was able to get a car today and keep it until early Monday afternoon. Apparently, Enterprise was running low on vehicles to rent-out; I didn't reserve anything special, just a something in the mid-sized sedan range to putter about in while I'm stuck here.

I really wasn't expecting to get a PT Cruiser.

I rented one of these several years ago for my girlfriend at the time, Robin. She loves these cars and as a birthday present I rented one for the day. It's typically considered to be one of Enterprise's upper-tier rentals. To wit, it cost me over $70 for a single day's rental on the weekend when I did it before. What a deal. I'll be style'n all weekend.

mong the myriad of reasons I decided to rent a car for the weekend is that I thought it might be interesting to drive down the New Orleans tomorrow. It's a mere 120 miles south of here and with camera in-hand, I thought it might be worthwhile to survey the damage from Hurricane Katrina for myself. I'm also interested to see what a large American city that was essentially wiped off the map looks like; a modern-day ghost-city if you will. With the fortuitous acquisition of the Cruiser, if I get really into traveling around the city and taking photos, I could find a safe place to park, throw down the back seats and spend the night down there and resume on Sunday morning.

It's also occurred to me that lossfound is just a smidge over 300 miles down the road from me. Not an easy drive, but not a hard one either.

ne thing I failed to mention is that this past weekend, I retrieved my cat from Robin's house and put her back on the truck with me. I decided to take a lengthy break from training while I got things worked-out with this truck and THE BIG MOVE coming-up with welfy. Welf and I had decided to put-off her job seeking for a couple of weeks and for her to come ride with me for a while before getting tied-down with another job. Then when we get a place, she and Miss Fubu can settle into the homestead and I'll take-on another student at that time. Fubu has been a little squirrelly about the new and changing surroundings over the course of the week but is adapting rather nicely.

'm trying not to be TOO annoying with the multiple LJ entries while I have all this free time on my hands, but it is nice getting caught-up on somethings I wanted to write about. Over the weekend, you can expect the first installment of entries about LEGS. Woohoo!