friday five

1. what was the first Internet site you remember joining?

i’m sure there were more before this, but i remember all the search engines. yahoo, alta vista, magellan, excite…omg do you remember ask jeeves? i remember the day he was gone…sigh. then there was icq and xanga…


2. what was the last Internet site you joined?

i tried to join lumosity┬ábut the i found out you had to pay. it’s this cool site that helps you exercise your brain!


3. are you mac,window or something else?

i feel like i’m probably more of a google. i’m so pro at google docs—i use lots of the apps. i also have a google tablet and big fans of chromecast.


4. what is the one thing you wish you could easily do with your computer?

well, i can’t talk to it. but the idea of that kind of creeps me out, so that’s not really an answer…


5. are you happier with the all the advances that have been made in the last ten years or do you wish for an earlier, less technology-based time?

we actually talk about this a lot in our household. sometimes it’s SO hard to tear yourself away from being connected, but sometimes it’s incredibly easy. i think i land on the side of happier with the advancements, though. it makes the world smaller, but i don’t think that’s always a bad thing. we must to practice responsibility with information.

scout day and @mikejburke

scout day comes once a year, when my boss’s yellow lab turns one year older.

this year we had a party catered by rudy’s, for the entire office. yummo!

scout also had five cakes…one just for her, made of cat food and dog food. the other four were shared amongst the many thinkwell employees.

i’m really lame and didn’t take a single picture. all i have to offer is this gmail chat with @mikejburke.

me: hi bud! happy scout day.
mike: it’s merry scout day, don’t be stupid.
me: lol!
mike: i gotta go.
me: merry scout day.
mike: and also to you.
me: amen.
mike: amen.

my plans are aweseome.

me: do you still have a headache?
dan: yes :(
me: how about i hit you in the foot with a hammer so you focus on that instead? i feel this is a hood plan. and also a good plan. also–it will really take your mind off your headache…
dan: emily…honesty in 2010. your plan sucks.
me: ok ok. maybe you’re right. well plan b involves a vile of holy water i keep at my desk…
dan: …and doing what with it? i feel with the average person i could assume correctly, but with you dear emily, i fear my assumptions could be grossly wrong.
me: we just need some duct tape, a bucket of ice and a nine iron.
dan: apparently i was correct in my previous logic.
me: you are wise beyond your years.
dan: must be why i have this headache.
me: clearly there’s a demon inside your head and we must excersize it.
dan: can’t there be a plan c that involves more love, less pain?
me: i don’t understand…


me: …ok how about you eat some chocolate?
dan: that i can work with.

davey: barley knocked a bird down that was trying to fly out of the backyard, haha.
it eventually got away.
me: awwwwww.
davey: stupid bird should get out when it sees a big dog coming at it
me: yeah.
davey: just like you would run if a bear was coming at you.
me: yes.
davey: or at least i hope you would.
me: i’d use my camera flash to scare it.
davey: you would scare them…we’d see you chasing the bear.
davey: and screaming like a crazy person.
the bears tail would be tucked.
and you’d be foaming at the mouth.
me: i’d pop some alka seltzer.
davey: and then you’d pull a tree out of the ground and throw it at the bear.
me: ummm…i’m not that strong.
davey: (but you are in this situation)
me: oh, ok.

sxsw, chats and the deaf school performs musicals?

sxsw has been going on this weekend. i did not voluntarily participate in any shows, except for one: explosions in the sky. and by ‘voluntarily’ i mean that i was forced to participate in 3 afternoons of horrible, awful music from a couple of venues outside my back office door. i’m not even kidding when i tell you that on friday, it was so bad, the dogs started howling. ha ha!

i have a couple of friends in town this weekend for various festivities and it’s been a lot of fun hanging out and walking about the city. last night, some of us participated in a really ridiculous gmail chat.

me: hellooo
dan: howdy howdy
me: i’d like to welcome you all to this meeting
jacob: em!!!
me: 1st order of business….what do we think of the lagasses?
dan: the state of the union. Lagasses?
me: ben and leanne
dan: oh I approve
alicat: yeah i second that
me: woohoo! they’re so cute
jacob: i like them
me: YAY! ok second order of biz…who wants to go for a 6am run?
alicat: HECK NO! I’ll be asleep
me: i’m going to wake you up
alicat: im going to yell at you in my sleep! im mean in my sleep
dan: I’m glad I have a silence key on my phone
jacob: man, all these people on chat means i really have to pay attention
me: we are talking about who wants to go on a 6am run w/me
jacob: i can’t multitask and watch “terminator: the sarah conner chronicles”
dan: I’m strugglin, watching a dvd, chatting, facebooking, etc.
alicat: no, i have a better idea….Who’s down for pancakes in the morning?!
me: ME!
alicat: you’re already going….who else?! :)
jacob: pancakes do sound good
me: yay!
jacob: but no…maybe…i will talk to the wife. i have a ceiling fan to install in the morning and a visit at the jail. and maybe a candidate forum from 1pm-3pm
jose has joined
me: hi jose!
alicat: now keep up jacob :)
jose: holy crap…this is nuts
me: oh yeah, well if you wanna go, holler. you gotta eat breakfast sometime.
jacob: when and where?
me: kerbey (we can go to the south lamar one) 9:30?
alicat: deal! im in! Jose? you there?
me: and jacob, are you going on the 6am run?
jose: i’m lost
jacob: &*%# no, i will not be on the run
alicat: hahahaa
me: jacob you’re my fav (don’t tell al, dan or jose)
alicat: HEY
me: (they’ll never suspect)
jacob: np
alicat: I am #2, christie is #1. end of story!
me: true christie IS number 1
jacob: i am 1.1
me: nice.
jacob: what’s up jose!
jose: i talked to lecrae today, he’s cool. i told him about the duck weigh
me: yeah you did…DANIEL WHERE ARE YOU
alicat: Come back dan!
dan: i’m the small voice
alicat: hahaah
jacob: it is like we are speed typers
dan: i dunno about that
jacob: i want to stop mommy
jose: too bad i’m not a speed reader
me: ok gnight crazies. you are all wonderful. see y’all at the 6am run. and jacob holla about the pancakes.
jacob: seriously, 9:30am at kerbey lane, south lamar?
alicat: sleeep
jacob: will text you

and so on and so forth to where everyone had to start addressing each other individually. good times. ha!

in conclusion i leave you with this mysterious picture i took last night on our walk back to torchy’s after aforemtioned concert and fireworks show with explosions in the sky.


uhhhthankyou and goodnight.

upon further review of the adele concert…

me: adele told me to tell you “hi”
jacob: yeah, she still have a thing for me?
me: i think so. she said ‘no’ but i could see a sparkle in her eye
jacob: yeah, same sparkle i saw when she first met me at a taco stand in boise
me: that was very poetic
jacob: yeah, she is trying to work it in to her new single, “taco stand in boise”
me: are you the boy her record is about?
jacob: i am the ‘man’ her record is about
me: LOL, my bad. she said ‘boy’ but i think that’s a british thing. haha, i wouldn’t take offense.
jacob: it’s cause when it is just her and i, she sees my boyish charm
me: HAHAHAHA! i wonder how much you will give me to keep me from posting this on plastic cupcake.
jacob: i didn’t trip when you outed me and tori amos
me: haha, true.