Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Michelle Gaundry and a javalen

In honor of Michelle Gaundry

I would embed the video but for some reason i cannot

Here is something crazy to look at:

Friday, September 22, 2006

GO VOTE!!!!!1

The cooper Hewett design awards have added a new award. the peoples choice award
you should go vote. I think you should vote for the Rural studio. Gotta give them love. I know they have gotten a lot of love, but give em more. or vote for who ever you want(i aint gonna give you that link)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

good new video

These two videos are amazing
the first is a great animation.
the second is a freaking awsome daily show clip

I tried to embed the video but it would not let me for some reason.
oh well

crazy crazy crazy

i know i am getting a little you tubey but my friend took this in japan, it is crazy
the guy is crazy, and the crowd is crazy

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

gonna be another busy day....

But i would rather it be busy than slow, thats for sure.

todays todo list:
send resource chapter for all 3 notebooks to the printer
Proof Tabs
return phone calls
find out about the gulf coast wetlands speaker
set the student workers up with work.
name tags
get equiptment reserved and aranged
contact people at picayune for town info
contact people at laurel for town info
contact the folks on the gulf coast for reigon information

Monday, September 18, 2006

holy crap

this kid is crazy

Wow.... My mind is blown

I just feel like i cannot think. I drank too many energy drinks last night i think.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


so, i have never been a huge fan of football, i dont dislike it or anything, but i just dont go crazy about it. Well i am back in auburn this week. It was the LSU Auburn game, it was here. I went to Buffallows to watch the game with my parents friends, everyone else had tickets. I knew this was going to be a good game, but i did not expect it to be as stressful as it was.
The last minute and forty seconds were tortureous.

so.... i forgot to finish this post. The game was good. I had a good time. wahoo

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Condiment packet museum.... and more

The Condiment Packet museum is somethin kinda neat, and probably along the lines of something i would do, so here is a link. go check it out.

oh yeah... This is pretty cool too- little people

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Adventures in Typewriter land

So, Today i had to fill out this form....On the typewriter.
I wish someone could have video taped it. It would have been the funniest thing to hit you tube since the kid who thought he was luke skywalker.an well maybe not, but it would have been funny

so i sat down at that thing
and i put the paper in facing up. (this is not the right direction)
i rolled it in, and my paper got crinkled. I forgot to open the paper holder downer thingy.
well, my paper was in upside down, and wrong side up.
so, i had to start over
i finally got it in there, and i tried to type, nothing happend

I realized i had to turn the thing on.
so i pushed this button that was right by the on light thing, and nothing happened.
I looked around on the machine, and finally found the power switch.
turned it.
nothing happened
i looked on the ground and realized i had to plug it in.

so i finally got the machine turned on, and my paper in there, and i realized, i had no clue where the letters were going to hit, so i typed it, and it was way too high, i moved it down, and finally got it
i do have to say.... this was the first time i have used a type writer since i was a little girl playing on my moms typewriter when elementary school was out.
So it had been a long time.
but. i wish there were a video camera around. it would have been great.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Gestalt Gardner, Your Town Workshop, baby selection, i love podcasts

Felder Rushing and Dr. Dirt make me smile every week. I love listening to these guys. They speak to things that are right up my alley, and they are big advocates of bottle trees. I wish these guys were on Alabama Public Radio. I would also like to say that i wish i had a garden to play in.
Check them out here.

I would like to talk about the Your Town Workshop that i am working on in the Gulf Coast. I am extremely excited about this. I have been working on this for the past 3 months. Your Town is a program supported by the National Endowment for the Arts that holds workshops all across America that teaches people of rural America how to plan their growth, and their community.
The Carl Small Town Center is hosting one of these on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We are working to help people of the rural areas plan their reigon with all of the new development after the Hurricane.
This is not a workshop to devise a plan for a specific town or street. This is a workshop to educate the leaders of the community on how to plan, and what the planning decisions the communities make will mean.
We are going to be discussing three design problems. The first is a large scale reigonal planning. How do you plan for all of the new growth occuring north of I-10 and plan with the natural environment, mainly speaking of wetlands?
The second is a bit smaller in scale that of the town. What would you do if your housing numbers were doubled or trippled in the next five years? How would that be developed? Where would that housing be placed? How do you deal with infrastructure? How do you develop these areas smartly, and without loosing the community's character?
The third design problem is the very small scale. How you develop and build a new building that retains the local character?
I am extremly excited about this workshop, not only the possible long term impact it will have on the reigon, but also, the speakers that will be presenting. We have some amazing ones. Harriet Triggoning, who was one of the major players in the development of the Smart Growth movement. Geoff Anderson from the EPA. Gavin Smith, from the Mississippi Governers office.
This list goes on. It is amazing. It will be a lot of fun.

The second thing i wanted to talk about today is the issue of Baby selection. This is the wildest thing i have ever heard. I was listening to NPR this morning and I heard a story on people who are selecting the sex of their baby. Now, i am not sure, morally what i think about this, but it does seem a bit weird. I did not know that this was even possible yet. I am not commenting on whether i agree with it or not, but i just was wanting to say that i heard it and it stuck out in my mind, and it is a bit weird to me.

The last thing:
pod casts i am currently getting
Make Magazine
Adult Swim
New York Times-TimesTalk
KCRW's Art Talk
Comedy Centeral: Stand up
NPR: Books
NPR: This I Believe
SCAD On Demand
SFMOMA Art casts(this is trulyone of my favorites)

Friday, September 08, 2006

I have a feeling today is going to fly by

Things i have to do:
I have to send out a press release, which is pretty much done
send out about 40 letters
call about 10 people
finish cleaning my apartment over lunch
get ready for conference call at 2
my friends are playing a show at up your ally at 4 and get into town at 3:30/
send a bill out to a guy i did web work for, and change a few things on the webpage.

wow.... this is gonna be crazy.
I really have a lot to do today.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Websites i am looking at right now.


Auburn Party in Sarkville and more GIS

This weekend, the band "The Creatines" will be here playing. They are playing at Up Your Alley in the Cotton District at 4 pm. Then they will either be playing between sets of the bands for the Bull Dog Bash, or they will be playing on my front porch. Either way, it will be the Auburn Tailgating spot in Starkville on the eve of the MS State and Auburn Game.

The Creatines have made letter press posters at Kennedy Print Shop in Eutaw Alabama, and those will be for sale at the shows.

Also, I will be selling my shirts there. So come on.

Alright, enough pluggin of that party.
I am doing more GIS stuff today. That stuff really cloggs up a computer. Man. It takes patience.

Yesterday, David Perkes, of the Gulf Coast Design Studio, my future boss, and the Workshop Coordinator of the Gulf Coast Your Town Workshop, and Kimberly Brown, the Director of the Small Town Center, and I hashed out the schedule for the workshop. That schedule has undergone many changes through out the past few months. We started with the standard Your Town Schedule, and have modified it to make it more exciting, and what we think will make it more successful. I am really excited because, we are having many really smart people speaking at the workshop, and I cant wait to hear them. And meet them.

Well, off to the GIS machine.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

GIS and Allergies

Well, I made it back to Starkville at 11:30 last night. I did not want to leave, but it also feels good to be surrounded by all of my stuff. I was so sleepy last night, because i am getting attacked by ragweed pollen, and because it was getting late and i was starting to dose off, and swerve. I pulled over at a gas station to take a 15 minute nap, up close to the door. I asked the attendant to keep an eye on my car. She said i could not stay there, because her parking lot was small. It was 10:30!!!! what the crap. and it was empty, and i was swerving off the road. She told me i could go to the gas station down the road, but they were already closed. What a mean lady!!! I know she was probably following orders, but i was falling asleep at the wheel with no safe place to stop. I could have killed my self and people around me.

Thankfully my mom called, and i talked ot her for 30 minutes. Ahhh...... So ... I am still alive.

Today, I am learning how to use ArchGIS. Yippy....

I am also sending out some orders for tshirts I printed.
Well... that is about all i am doing today.... The new Small Town Center website will be up soon. That way you guys can actually see where i work and what i do. Ha Ha... It has been a mystery to you up until now.... I am sorry.

I am not really looking at too much right this second. I did look for Madea's Treehouse project, but i could not find it.

Oh well....
I might post more later

Sunday, September 03, 2006

online resume exhibit - a call for entries

Call For Entries
I am holding a resume online exhibit here at zenorschnitzel. This exhibit is to begin looking at the way we make resumes. Resume design has been static for...well... ever, and it is time that changes.


there are no color requirements, it can be black and white or full color.
There are no medium requirements. They can be on printer paper, internet, welded metal, grass... anything.
They should probably be able to be reproduced or represented easily, so you can give them to your future employer, you know... so you can get a job... that is the point of a resume.

Deadline is October 1, 2006

How to enter:
Send entry to me in an email via pictures, link, pdf, what ever you got. Click here to email me.

So, Who gets in the Exhibit?
I will look at the resumes....The ones that look like regular resumes will not appear online. I will notify everyone when they are posted. This is a Juried exhibit.

Are you still asking your self.... what is she talking about?
here is a link to my resume. This is getting redone soon, because things have changed, and well... it is just plain a little sloppy. But... it is an example.

Please Send your resumes to me no later than October 1st.

A weekend in atlanta

Friday, i took the day off to work in the print shop. I made some more shot gun shirts in mens sizes!!!! they are getting shot tomorrow.
I also made some business cards. So if you want one, let me know... i think i got a little carried away and made like 2000.

Things i am gonna do come my first break in november and get to go to the print shop
..... Make suprise christmas present. that is the only hint my friends get...
make new note cards.. ones that are not thank you cards
make new bbq shirt.... this one i might do sooner
make the i love cartouches shirt.

Any way... i am in atlanta right now. sittin on a balcony on North Avenue. It is nice..
I went to ikea yesterday for the first time. AMAZING.
i could spend so much money in there. ehhhh... i got a teapot.

Gabby took me to falinis and bought me lunch... which has turned out to be dinner and breakfast.. and probably lunch today.

so. thats about it.

Things i am looking at
MIT's Physical Language Workshop