Monday, June 23, 2008

Make A Note (A Very Happy Note)

Well, I gone done it. I got engaged to the woman of my dreams. She's smart, funny, beautiful, and loves God. She's also got a funny accent and she gets a little cranky when she's hungry (or bored, or tired), but nobody's perfect. KIDDING! She loves me and I love her, and that makes her absolutely perfect to me.

It happened two days ago while I was driving her back to Hattiesburg. We stopped at Chattoonaga, drove up to the top of Lookout Mountain, and visited Point Park (an outdoor Civil War museum/memorial of sorts). It was sunny and warm, and the view was great (except for the general haziness of the Tennessee valley), so we took a few photos. I saw my chance next to an old cannon sitting on a rock outcropping. There was a sign warning people not to get too close to the edge on one of the lower rocks, which I used as an excuse to get in a kneeling position, asking Kyeonghi to take a picture of me with the sign in the background.

I already had the ring in my hand, which she of course couldn't see through the camera. She took the photo and looked up. Right then, I said "While I'm in this position, I've got a question to ask you...", holding the ring up. A couple squeals and and an affirmative reply of some sort later ("Yes" would have sufficed, but she mumbled a bunch of things, including "Thank you"), we were engaged!

Here's a picture of the ring on her hand (I'm holding her hand):

We were fortunate enough to have some people come by who could take a picture of us at that exact spot to commemorate the moment (you can see part of the cannon towards the right):

So there you have it! We were engaged on the 21st of June, 2008. That also happened to be the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. I think there's poetry in that.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Shortest Verse

Ok, here's my go at blogging a shirt on my Printfection store instead of Spreadshirt. I decided to use imageshack to host the design... click on the image below to go to the store and check out the various shirts I've got the design on. (There's a little verse on the back of the shirts, too!)

I've actually ordered one just to see how it turns out. Can't wait to get it!

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Da-da-da-da-da, Feelin Groooovy

While I was doing my daily surveillance of teh internetz today, I happened across this article on CNN:

Slow Down, You're Movin' Too Fast

I'll let this quote explain the gist of it:

Cahn is a leader in the "slow movement," a national campaign that claims that speed kills. Its leaders say that Americans are so starved for time, our need for speed is destroying our health, families and communities.

Well, I'm not saying I'm overworked or anything, but I do fervently believe (and have said so for years) that if I could just take a half-hour nap after lunch, I'd be way more productive in the afternoons. Nothing in the article specifically about fighting for your right to nap, though. Just things like "turning off the BlackBerry, cooking unhurried meals with friends, cultivating a garden and taking long walks."

Sigh, even my fellow lazybones don't have my back.

Friday, June 06, 2008


Ok, so, as I get older, it gets harder to think of good blog post titles. Hit the big three-oh this year, a couple months ago. My old wit has started to fade already. OR it might have nothing to do with age. It might have more to do with the fact I played a lot of Rayman: Raving Rabbids 2 on the Nintendo Wii last night. It was the semi-regular geek night of the ex-Netlearning Programmers, and this time the theme was videogames. Wii and Guitar Hero, to be specific, though there was a little Rock Band action before everybody showed up.

Rayman: Raving Rabbids was alot of fun, in large part due to its disturbing sense of humor. It's basically a party game along the lines of, well, Mario Party, which gives up to four players the chance to go head-to-head in a battle for supremacy at a bunch of loony minigames. It'd take to long to describe the entire game in a way that does it justice, so I'll just describe one mini-game. It has the four players looking at a bunch of screaming baby bunnies in the back seat of a car on a road trip, and anytime a bunny start crying or jumping around, you need to point at it with your wiimote and make a slapping motion with the nunchuck, which shuts the lil bugger up and nets you points. Brad Buchanan put it succinctly "And they're getting on Grand Theft Auto IV for being too violent". The game was a ton of fun, and got me wondering if I should get a Wii myself... I might, since Kyeonghi doesn't seem too adverse towards the idea. It'll be a while though.

I've started a new T-shirt store on Printfection, mainly because after some research I saw good things being said about it. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to come with a handy-dandy blogging function, so I'll have to figure out another way to peddle my wares. I also need to rearrange the store a little. It doesn't do a great job of ordering the stuff you put up. Still, there's a few things I like about. I'll probably stick with both stores til I decide which one I like the best.

Here's the current URL:

Happy window-shopping! (Or actual shopping)