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Wednesday, December 28, 2005


After a nice 5 day break I'm back. I was hoping to feel a bit more refreshed, but I'll take what I've got: half-way healthy and a super chill Vermont.

We are currently in the weird lull period between Christmas and New Years. This year Hanukkah happens sit right in between, but as I've been told again and again, "Hanukkah isn't a big deal." Add that with an office where the phone doesn't ring and you've got a great transition from holiday.

But change is here, especially in Central Vermont. I was informed yesterday by a relative in Georgia that a rock slide took place in Montpelier. A quick trip to the internet and I found out that a slide did in fact take place, a most drastic one in deed. Luckily no one was hurt. But our capital city was once again on the national news. I believe it was the first time since the Vermont succession convention back in October. Good old Montpelier.

Most other changes are a bit more subtle. To ring in the new year I've added a new banner to the page (If I had something good to give away I'd run a contest to see if readers can identify the photograph. I don't have anything good, but feel free to put your guess in the comments). The sidebar also has a new music bar, which highlights the top albums that I've played on my work computer from the previous week (via Last.fm) . A host of new links have been added as well, including my father's blog (!) and a photo page from friends up in the great dark cold north.

My ClustrMap indicates that this site has been viewed from across the globe (including the Midway Islands!). I've got faith that Africa and Antarctica will come through.

If change is the only constant, then I hope to remain flexible. But maybe tomorrow, for right now I'm enjoying the downtime.

Crystal Skulls - No Room For Change.mp3


  • At 1:59 PM, Blogger Flatlander said…

    Welcome back.

    I have no idea what the banner is but it looks good. Nice change. The banner with the Mexicans in sombreros would have been a cool one too.

    I stole your idea of adding a link to a top ten list from Last.FM to the sidebar. I stuck the top bands from the VT group on mine.

  • At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Nico said…

    I've got to figure out how to change the banner on my blog. Any tips for this HTML novice?

    That's cool that your dad has a blog. I'm not even sure my dad would know how to turn a computer on. Despite his law and biology degrees, he'd look like the monkeys at the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey trying to work one.

  • At 3:00 PM, Blogger jds said…

    Here is a great rundown on how to put a picture in the banner. It took me many tries and I'm still not completely satisfied, but it doesn't need to be as difficult as I made it.

  • At 3:43 PM, Blogger =A= said…

    Hey man, nice to see that you are back on the internerd. Your banner is great. I can only get as far as "a Frank Gehry building" before reaching the limit of my identification skills. My guess is Bilbao, but it could very well be that Pritzker pavilion in Millenium Park in Chicago. I hope I win a bearded kiss up on Brokeback Mountain.

  • At 3:58 PM, Blogger Morgan W. Brown said…

    excellent and very fitting tune.

    great new look you have going on your blog.

    had not been aware of the ClustrMaps feature before coming across it today on your blog and, have just signed up, adding one to mine.


  • At 1:56 AM, Blogger Tmoore said…

    I just did the same, totally copped it from you,thanks!

  • At 3:47 PM, Blogger K. said…

    now dat der is a landslide. heard about it on cnn was just thankful it wasnt behind my apartment.


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