Starbucks Musings

Sometimes it’s amazing the little tidbits of people’s lives that you come in on. Just sitting outside, being around people – we end up engaged in other people’s lives, subconsciously or intentionally. When the people around you become passionate or excited about their conversations or lives, our ears peek up. Or when people utter little key words that we tend to associate with, you get the smallest tidbit curious of what might make them bring it up. It becomes so easy to just pull ourselves outside of the little world we have become comfortable with and realize that there are indeed other entire lives co-existing with us. Every person that we run into – the person behind the counter, drinking the coffee at the next table, cutting you off on the freeway – all of them have their stories, starting from when they were a baby – working through their problems, living through their successes and failures. Sometimes I find it interesting to really look at a random person out there and realize to myself there’s almost certainly a time when that person has laughed so hard they couldn’t breathe, or have cried so hard it felt like nothing else in the world mattered, have been angry, elated, crushed, everything. It’s enlightening to try and visualize that sometimes. Each person has their own stories. A part of me wishes I could hear them all. Or more of them at least. It’s very humbling, anyways.

Makes me wish I brought my camera :p


Culture shock!

Sam and Max: Culture Shock Season 1 Episode 1 came out today! 13 years after the original game came out! Who else out there had this off-kilter humor as a part of their adolescence? *raises hand furiously*

"Hello? Yes, Commissioner! Yes?... Yes?... Yes?.. Holy jumping mother o'God in a side-car with chocolate jimmies and a lobster bib! WE'RE ON OUR WAY!"
-- Sam of Sam & Max, the Freelance Police



Sometimes it's nice to hear

Text I got just recently:

Things are at least settled for tonight, thanks for your offer to help, i am not really used to talking about it, i hope u don't take this wrong or feel pressured in any way but what really helps is how much i look forward to spending time with u, having so much fun laughing and smiling and not thinking about what's happening for a few hours 8-@


Holy crap! My sister just got word that she's going to get a grant from the city of Austin to do a big public art piece on New Years' Eve! Isn't that totally amazing?! So totally awesome! Congratulations Sis, so proud of you! ^_^


Been absent

Need to not be, but in the interim, here's some funny stuff.

Yeah baby! Ensemble for the win!

Also, some programmers at work found a google search engine that searches public code. Interesting at the least but what's funnier was the first search that got sent around about it. Who would have thought programmers swear in their code? Apparently over 29,000 different cases of it :p

If you ever thought Legos and cold needed to go together, here's the product for you.

And this is just funny. Yet another picture that went around at work in response to an email thread.

That is all. Nothing more to see here.