Daylight Saving Time

So much for having more daylight … Seattle's northern latitude, plus the fact that we set our clocks back, means that the sun will set tonight at 4:47 PM.   It will keep getting worse until December 21, the day the sun sets at 4:20 PM.   But it does balance out.  There is always…

The best-tasting things I’ve put in my mouth

This is in response to Kayla's post on my Facebook Wall:   A few weeks ago when describing some food I said, "This is one of the best-tasting things I've ever put in my mouth." And then I thought about how you might think that was funny and that I should tell you. but I didn't remember to tell you…

Seems to Me

It feels like this song has been trying to find me. Last week it was on the radio in a friend’s car while we were driving home. Last night it was playing outside of Ralph’s Grocery and Deli as I walked to meet Stephen downtown for dinner. Today I read the full lyrics and it’s…

Speakers: This is what they look like

A picture may say a thousand words, but it will not give you any idea what these works of art sound like. I’ll have to have some kind of listening party soon. (This is not my living room.) Sage Kitamorn

Speaker Shopping Playlist

If I were going to make a CD to take with me speaker shopping, this is what I would put on it. Dave Matthews Band – #41Breakestra – Stand Up!The Betales – Blackbird/Yesterday (from LOVE)KT Tunstall – Silent SeaPaul Simon – Diamonds on the Soles of Her ShoesFrank Zappa – MontanaThe Good Life – Lovers…

Disclaimer

Today I got a piece of semi-spam at work.  The hilarious part was this disclaimer at the bottom, especially the ominous first sentence.  Important – This email and any attachments may be confidential. If received in error, please contact us and delete all copies. Before opening or using attachments check them for viruses and defects. Regardless…

Organizing mp3s

I'm thinking about once-and-for-all cleaning up all of my mp3s.  The scope of the task:   Half of my music is ripped from CDs.  These are very well tagged and organized.  And then there's the 6,700 "acuired" mp3s dating back to the days of original Napster.  Most of these live in an "unsorted" directory, with horrible metadata, inconsistent…

Posting to Blogger from Word

Hi Imma, Posting to Blogger from Word has been a challenge. I really love writing in Word, especially the 2007 version. It sure beats Blogger’s online editor. There are three things I do a lot, and only one of them works: 1. Write a new post. This one works. The best I can do to…

Picture Posted from Word?

I remember from some past posts that I had trouble with inline pictures when posting to Blogger from Word 2007. If you see Jennifer below, it works. For those of you not on Facebook, this picture is from yesterday’s lovely Saturday afternoon. Sage Kitamorn

Musical Scavenger Hunt

A few weeks ago, I happened upon an outdoor concert at Volunteer Park.  Between bands, they played some classic rock, including The Door's song L.A. Woman.  Even though I was concentrating on reading my book, I had one ear tuned to the paino solo, which I have probably heard forty six times before.      On this Sunday, hearing this solo was like…

Life Balance

One of the great things about working at Micrososft is that work/life balance is measured and considered a metric of health for a group. In the last few weeks, I had the opportunity to discuss with my manager “how do I measure work/life balance” in an effort to get an individual understanding and work toward…

24 Facts about Sage

Inspired by Erin Dean’s “26 Facts about Erin“, I’ve compiled 24 Facts about Sage. 1. I organize my clothes by type of collar. 2. For exactly the same reason as Erin’s second fact, I have not bought a polo shirt since 2004. [edit] I looked into my closet and realized that was false. 3. When…

Kids these days…

(BELLEVUE , WA) Nude driver cited for drinking and 'embracing' while driving The incident happened when a state trooper noticed a sport utility vehicle drifting between lanes and driving at unusual speeds, sometimes speeding up then slowing down to well below the speed limit on Interstate 90, near Bellevue Way, about 1:20 a.m. Friday. When…

To Burgle

I learned today that burglary does not necessarily imply theft. It’s one of those things that I had assumed from when I was a child (see: Hamburglar). Well, as it turns out, burglary is just the act of illegally entering with the intent to commit some crime. Come to think of it, I kind of…

Colin Powell on Meet the Press

“If it was up to me, I would close Guantanamo no tomorrow, but this afternoon. I would close it. And I would not let any of those people go. I would simply move them to the United States and put them into our federal legal system. The concern was ‘well, then they’ll have access to…

Quick Poll: Where do you read my blog?

Choices:   a) Facebook b) http://sage.kitamorn.com c) live.com d) Some other RSS reader: ____________ e) I don't read your blog, but I'll leave a comment anyway just to be explicit.   Pleae leave a comment with your answer.   Why?  I kind of want to revamp my personal website, but I want to know if…

Where is my mind = Tyler

I just realized that Tyler by the Toadies is essentially the same song as Where is My Mind by The Pixies.    I was walking back from lunch humming Tyler, and by the time I got back to my office, it had morphed into Where is My Mind.  I mentioned it to Brian, and he…

Babies

I was talking with a coworker earlier today, and he mentioned "I hardly ever get downtown anymore."  I almost said, Maybe I could watch your (baby) son one day, so you can go out, but I realized immediately that I have no idea how to take care of a baby.    For example, here are just…

Police Interactions

Tonight I was stopped by the police. For jaywalking. Here’s what happened: Jennifer and I were walking south on Broadway. We decided to turn around, so we picked a nice, safe crosswalk. The light was green for the cars, and we had a don’t walk indicator. Jennifer crossed the street. I had seen a car…

Bad Rhymes, Good Rhymes

I am mad at Steve Miller for writing this verse.  Ever time I hear it, I want to go back in time and break his pencil.  It's like an itch I cant scratch.  Billy Mack is a detective down in Texas You know he knows just exactly what the facts is He ain't gonna let…

Coffee Commuters

I wondered today as I bought a mocha from the Tully’s which is in my apartment building… how far do employees of Seattle coffeeshops commute to work, on average? Or, to pose it as a question of motive, what are the reasons why a person does not work at any of the coffeeshops located between…

Name that tune!

Last Friday I bought The Essential Bruce Springsteen, and when I heard the song Badlands, I immediately recognized the piano part as coming from an older song. Take a listen for yourself … Badlands clip Do you know what song it’s from? Does it at least sound familiar? To be fair, I wasn’t able to…

Note to self…

Next time you're going to accelerate from zero to 100, do it with the windows up. Sage Kitamorn

Lyrics

Lately, I've been keeping a notebook of thoughts.  This is part of a larger effort to start writing songs.  There's been some trouble…   Most great songs, which aren't pure sunshine, are grown from a burning passion, which is usually the product of profound distress, pain, angst, or longing in the heart of the artist.  …

Memo Shmemo

As a matter of practice, I try to avoid blog filler the likes of quizzes and gratuitous re-posts. I cave occasionally, though. I started this more out of personal curiosity then a desire to share. It turned out to be a nostalgic and reflective research project. Originally from Holley via Facebook: So, here’s how it…

Nymphs and Sirens

For the most part, the walls in my apartment are pretty well decked. The dining room is full of Texas stuff. My living room has the Gerardo Arellano paintings, and downstairs I’ve got some Kandinsky prints. My bedroom walls are the last ones to be decorated. Today, I found a photo I took at the…

Undiscoverable dictionary feature in NYTimes.com

I just discovered a feature on NYTimes.com which I didn't even realize was available.    1. Go to an article page, like this one 2. Find a word you don't know (or any word in the body of the article).  My word was Pablum 3. Double click on the word   Woah!  Definition popup!  That's…

Unfortunate Cookie

Unfortunate Cookie, originally uploaded by Sage Kitamorn. Wow. I thought I was doing OK. I thought I was on the right track. This cookie really put me in my place. I am humbled. You’ve got to give the cookie credit for successfully constructing a complete sentence, including the proper use of an adverb. Sage Kitamorn

Hard Boiled Excitement

Saturday night, we had a bunch of friends over for feasting and excitement. As Erin Dean foretold, the theme of the dinner was “While You Were Out.” The main event was not the meal, but the egg decorating contest and egg drop competition. Check out the flickr for complete coverage. There was much feastingOur menu……

It’s Gorgeous

Can I find any more excuses to get outside today? I took the bus to work, and got to walk to and from bus stops. I walked to lunch at a remote cafeteria on campus, met with some friends and ate outside. Some coworkers and I just came in from a football break on the…

Danny Elfman

Did you know that Danny Elfman was also the frontman for Oingo Boingo?  I had no idea.   Until now, I knew Danny Elfman as the composer of many great TV and movie themes, incluging one of the best songs ever, the theme from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.  He also wrote the theme to The Simpsons….

Tainted Vessels

I keep an eye on the Seattle P-I’s top stories news feed just in case a story like this comes across the wire. It’s a coincidence that this happened just after I visited Bainbridge Island for the first time. Two 12-year-old girls from Bainbridge Island are accused of attempting to elude punishment for a tardy…

Water; Brownies

I drank eight 12-ounce glasses of water today. I’m sure there have been other days when I drank this ammount, but today was the first time I counted the cups. Also… last night, I made the first batch of Edge Brownies. Forsaking mixes, I used the brownie recipe which came with the pan. This recipe…

Old School Memories

[I had some conversations with college friends over the last couple of days which prompted me to upload some old school pictures to my flickr. This is the story behind one of them. One day back in 2003, Brendan and I were grocery shopping at H.E.B. In the cheese isle, we found some toys displayed…

The Art of Peter Callesen

Castles, skeletons, vines, birds, water … If you have not seen his work, I encourage you to check this out. Sage Kitamorn

All Edge!

My life is complete. This pan jumps all other requests to sit squarely at the top of all birthday/Christmas/Passover wish lists. If any of you have ever been around me while eating brownies, you probably know of my love for The Edge. Mmmm, edgeiness… Sage Kitamorn

Falling Back

On the subject of daylight saving time, I want to talk about this whole springing forward nonsense. It causes me a considerable amount of discomfort to lose an hour. I hate feeling like I’m not tired when it’s time to go to bed; not feeling like waking up when the alarm goes off. Falling back…

Daylight Saving Time

Yesterday, I told some friends that I would reserve judgment on daylight saving time until I had seen a late sunset. On Sunday, it was rainy and dark, so it didn’t matter what time the clocks said. My body was grumpy and I couldn’t fall asleep until late. Today, it’s a different story. First off,…

Calories

Yesterday, Jennifer quoted a radio show claim that Starbuck’s scones have 1,000 calories. This sparked a discussion about calories. It makes sense that scones would have a lot of calories. They are very dense, and probably contain a large amount of butter. But 1,000 calories is a lot. A Big Mac doesn’t even have1,000 calories….

Thank you, Blogger!

If this post shows up in my blog, then Google has fixed the bug in the new Blogger which broke posting from Microsoft Office Word 2007.     Sage Kitamorn

Home again

After 13 days as a refugee, the power is back on and we are at home.  It felt great to sleep in my own bed.  It feels great to sit in my La-Z-Boy.  Looking over at my closet…that's a lot of dirty laundry.   I'm hanging out with Stephen tonight, and this weekend is puzzlehunt. …

And the beat goes on

Eleventh day since the incident.    Yesterday was a great day.   Hotel: I had to check out of the Sheraton because Harbor Steps could no longer extend our reservations day-by-day.  The hotel was booked because Microsoft's Tech Ready 4 conference is in town (and the Sheraton is next door to the Convention Center).  Why…

Life as a Refugee

It's been one week since the "unfortunate series of events" went down at Harbor Steps.  The power is still off, and I'm living off of free Wi-Fi and Chai Lattes.    Harbor Steps' response to the entire situation has been stellar.  The day after the meltdown, their Hospitality kicked in… here's how we've been treated…

Close Call

Saturday morning, rather than wake up natrually as I had planned, I was awoken by the sound of WHOOT! WHOOT! WHOOT! These are the fire safety alarms in Haror Steps, informing us to get out. The alarm stopped after a bit, so I puled the comforter over my head and went back to sleep. Over…

Cranberry Lime Tarts and Turducken

Brie invited us over to her house Saturday night for a tri-meat feast. She and Jonathan prepared a commanding Turducken and a battery of delicious sides. I was tapped to bring dessert, so i made a set of Cranberry Lime Tarts. See the magic: The entire dinner was amazing, as is the tradition over at…

The Faint

Hugo and I just witnessed an awesome live show — The Faint. We almost didn’t make it because I had not secured tickets before the show sold out. Luckliy I was able to get some day of from an … enterpenurial ticket reseller. They played a great set, including a heavy dose of my favorite…

Article 17

“My client says you can’t run from second base to home plate without crossing third.” via BoingBoing Sage Kitamorn

Peace and Quiet

Imagine a generator… Now imagine a locomotive… Now picture a generator the size of a locomotive. That is what is sitting outside my building, about 75 feet below window right now. It sounds like a freight train and smells like a schoolbus tailpipe. Why is there a locomotive-sized generator outside my window? That’s how you…