I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful backdrop for our walk home. Kris's stay here has been great, but it's time to accompany her back to the train station. Bittersweet.
I have to agree with Josh here. I like to pride myself on my ability to hack together solutions for most of my problems, but Sid has managed to come up with a ton of helpful Squarespace hacks for me that would've taken me twice as long to figure out myself. It's nice to have smart, and therefore useful, friends.
If you follow me on Twitter, you might've caught on to the fact that Kris was visiting today. She arrived at Penn Station before noon (I was not happy about having to wake up early to go get her) and we've been out and about ever since. We spent a great deal of time in Prospect Park, taking advantage of the uncharacteristically beautiful day. There are many more pictures to be seen, but I'm only putting up this portrait today. This is a genuine look that Kris gives me all the time. It's a cute smile that I can only assume means, "God, I love this dork."
The office is currently being blessed with the musical talents of Mindy Gledhill and friends. She was a CyberPR client before I arrived here, and seems to have made quite a name for herself. Plus, she has that rare ability to actually perform well live. A few beers in, and I'm actually really enjoying this!
I recently came across Dave Caolo's article on Unclutterer titled Unclutter your tech with the Rule of One. It's worth a read to really understand the idea, but in summary, he suggests (à la Patrick Rhone) reducing "superfluous tech" down to the one item that you can live with.
It's a nice thought, but I don't think I could ever do that, and have no intentions of attempting to.
The article, in my mind, comes in stark contrast to Matt Gemmell's piece The Unacknowledged Compromise, in which he concludes:
No device fits all situations, and no device ever will. If you do more than one thing, in more than one place or in more than one way, maybe you ought to have more than one tool.
I agree much more with this sentiment. It's more costly and certainly doesn't lend itself to a more "uncluttered" life, but in my mind it allows me the optimal experience given my circumstances and desired goals. This is more important to me than a romantic ideal of minimalism.
To even suggest that eating protein is as bad as smoking is pure sensationalism.