“Life’s too short to clean your own house,” proclaims an ad for a cleaning company that was mailed to me. I’d argue that I don’t care enough pay someone else to clean my own house. Part of owning a home is taking care of it (or opting not to take care of it). I have [...]
Monthly Archive for May, 2007
Friday afternoon I got home from work and did the unthinkable. I turned on the air conditioning. Turning on the AC is something I postpone until absolutely necessary. As cheap as I can be, I just couldn’t help it. It was 83° in my living room and I was expecting people over that evening for [...]
I’ve been thinking about my pricing model for side work; specifically I’ve been debating offering monthly plans either in conjunction or instead of a flat hourly rate. Despite not being a fan of monthly service contracts, they make sense for the industry and potentially for me and my clients.
I’ve been quiet lately, busy busy preparing the second bedroom in my place for a new roommmate. It was previously an office that had turned into a storage area for extra furniture and clothes. I like working on my place, but it leaves me tired at the end of the day.
I installed 42″ ceiling fans [...]
Remember the N.Y. Friar’s Club Roast of Hugh Hefner back in 2001? I remembered Gilbert Gottfried’s act, humorously stolen from Ice T. A lot of people don’t appreciate Mr. Gottfried, but I think he isn’t given enough credit. Forget Aladdin and Problem Child, he was the sole savior of Beverly Hills Cop II; he played [...]
All American Rejects played at UMD’s Art Attack 2007 this past Friday evening. I was there all day lending a hand where I could, providing the 2-3 minute spotlight training to some volunteers, cabling the truss incorrectly, and generally enjoying the warm weather otherwise. Overall it was a really good time without too many noticeably [...]