August 26, 2005

SASF v.8.26

...that's Short Attention Span Friday, a tradition around here, for those of you who have no idea what the hell SASF is. :)

Three cheers for Friday!

Best Band on the Planet

Green Day, one of my favorite bands, was named the best band on the planet and best live act Thursday at the Kerrang! music awards. The band, whose singles include "American Idiot" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," took top honors at the annual event, which was held in London.

...and I’m going to see them live on Sept. 17. Weeeeee!

Spouting Off

"Recently, a young cancer survivor and some friends were kayaking across Lake Michigan to raise money to fight cancer. When they got about 3/4 of the way across, a storm approached and they found themselves surrounded by several water spouts (tornados over water). Check out the story and be sure to click the video link. That's some pretty sweet footage!

Something Wicked This Way Comes

The new Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, comes out in November. I'm excited about this since I love the first three movies. This one looks like it's going to be gooood. Check out the trailer.

By the way, a set of the first four books is being shipped to me as I type this. Oh, what have I done? LOL

Incredible Find

Archaelogists say they have found a 1.8 million-year-old Homo erectus skull - the oldest such skull to be found in Europe.

According to David Lortkipanidze, director of the Georgian National Museum, the skull was found August 6 and excavated on August 21 in Dmanisi, about 85 km southwest of Tblisi, Georgia.

The researchers said their find was more than one million years older than any outside Africa. The skull and other remains have been cited as evidence of Homo erectus's migration into Europe at least 500,000 years earlier than has previously been thought.

(from Wikinews)

1.8 MILLION years. I can only begin to imagine what the world was like then...

It Takes All Kinds

Hey, it’s good to be passionate about something, right? Well, these people are passionate about ironing. Yes, that’s right - Ironing. You just have to go look.

Thanks, Owl, for introducing me to these nutjobs exciting individuals. lol

Yes, that’s Mt. Everest and Machu Picchu among those photos. These people are serious, folks. *smirk*

Silly, Silly Celti

I check my site meter fairly often, wondering who may have stopped by and not commented (ahem) and what interesting searches may have brought people my way. Occasionally, I’ll notice a particular IP address "camping out" on my blog or coming by quite often.

A week or two ago, I noticed one that was coming to the blog several times a day, some times staying there for up to an hour. Curious, I dug deeper trying to figure out who it was. They were coming from a direct link like a favorite or bookmark and I didn’t recognize the domain. I could tell they were in Central time zone, but not what city. They seemed to be coming between 8am and 5pm - a work blogger. Hmmmm...

So I watched. I tried to determine if the visits correspondeded to any comments. I pondered. They kept coming every day. Do I have a stalker?

Most of the time I don't worry about these things too much. One time, however, my curiosity got the best of me and I posted a "calling out" post mentioning the person's IP and domain and asking them to identify themselves. I was mostly worried that it could be a "real world" spy, but discovered that it was Mike. Hi Mike. Yeah, I'm a dork, but you love me, right? lol

Just as my curiosity was starting to get the best of me again, and I was considering posting another "calling out" post, I figured out who ny stalker was.

I have been stalking myself. D’oh! When I figured it out that it was ME, I felt like a complete fool. Oh, well, you have to be able to laugh at yourself, right? I am. lol

Tattoo of the Week

Yeah, I’ve been slacking in the tattoo department - I haven't posted a tattoo of the day long time. To remedy this a bit, I'm going to try to include an odd and/or amusing tattoo with each SASF post. Today's "winner" would be this one:

Wonder how often he’s called two-faced. *snicker*

Tootin’ My Own Horn

I work in marketing for an office equipment dealership. A big part of my job is to design posters, brochures, samples, mailing pieces and such for our sales force to use.

We set a lofty goal for ourselves (with big rewards, should we reach it), and that's to sell $1,000,000 worth of equipment during the month of August (it would be the first time we’ve ever done that, too).

Well, as of yesterday, WE DID IT! Woot! My boss asked me to make some big posters congratulating everyone on making the million. He liked my idea of a "mission accomplished" theme, so I made this:

I put it all together using Photoshop and was very pleased with how it turned out. The posters, of course, are huge. Have I mentioned how hard Photoshop rocks? Yep, I think I have. Well then, there you have it. *grin*


Have a great weekend, peeps!


  1. Nanananana...I'm first.

    Congrats on the Million. I know how excited I was when I earned my first mil....NOT.
    Seriously, That is fabulouso.

    Where are all those men with the ironing boards at 6:15 in the morning when I need my pants ironed??

    Have a great weekend!!!

  2. Stalking...Yourself...

    Call the cops!

  3. stalking yourself? omg how pathetic. :lol: It's getting so bad around here I'm considering paying a panhandler to stalk me.

  4. You said Homo erectus...

    Ha.. I'm 5.

  5. I had to send that ironing site to my wife. She's not an ironing maniac like these people, but she irons most of our clothes.

    You know, I hate it whe I get caught stalking myself, especially when I think I'm not watching.

    Great poster. At leasted the Mission Accomplished phase referred to an actually achieved goal.

  6. Spin named the Hives best live band last year and I'd have to agree. Having seen both, the Hives certainly get the edge.

  7. oooo..pretty poster! you've got mad skilz, girl.

    LOVE the tattoo. I should send that pic to my brother...but he never checks his email...pbbbth!

  8. Hooray! I'm glad I got back up for this. Tornadoes are cool. Green Day's cool. And old skulls, whether in Georgia or on the back of a dude's head.

  9. The teeth on that skull are surprisingly straight. AND they're all there! Must have been a fairly young person. Interesting....

  10. lmao...Glad I'm not your only stalker.....(snickers)

  11. good thing no one else caught you stalking yourself - that might have been embarrassing.
    For a split second i thought there was some kind of global ironing obsession epidemic, til i realized you got the extreme ironing link from Spirit's blog - reassuring.
    Green Day are cool but i'm a much bigger fan of another Berkeley-origin ex-punk band, AFI.

  12. Boo - ding ding ding! Thanks! Wish it were mine. Well, they're on Mt. Everest & such, doncha know? lol You too!

    Derek - Um, no. Two words - bite me. ;)

    Denny - Pathetic!? Well, I never! :P

    Pup - yeah, I thought about that & heard the butthead laugh in my mind. scary, eh?

    Vince - It cracked me up. On the stalking, I wasn't watching, I think that's it. Thanks! Yeah, no kidding!

    Pat - Honestly, I don't think I've heard the Hives. I'll have to check them out.

    ESC - thankies! Yeah, your bro would like it. He needs a virtual oomph upside the head.

    Michael - I think you have the honor of being the first person to shout Hooray! in my comments. :D Skullz r kewl.

    Aimee - I don't think that's the actual one, honestly. Not sure, but good observation.

    Mike - You were more forthcoming than I was, though. LOL

    Cali - ...but then I tell the whole world so I can secure my position as dork mistress. lol Hmmm...I don't think I've heard AFI either. Going to check them out, too. thanks!

  13. Hi Celti, I did the self-stalking thing before, too. When I first started looking at stats I panicked because I thought someone from here found me. People around here are terrible with gossip...I just knew I'd be the next topic of discussion! haha I felt so stupid and very relieved when I realized it was just me!

  14. I'm with Aimee here - those teeth are pretty much perfect - great orthodontia work there Erecto-dude!

    Have a great weekend!! =)

  15. I love SASF :) Those waterspouts were Amazing! Harry Potter of course rocks :) and Yeah I like Green Day too :)

    I visit quite often to see if there has been any updates. I am too dumb to know how this RSS or whater it is works. :)

    And for some reason sometimes when I move on to another of my favourites, your blog is somehow minimized without me knowing. I don't know how? But oh well.

    Hugs Have a GREAT weekend :)

  16. I try to make an effort to stalk myself on a regular basis. That's how hard up I am for excitement lately

    Good to see you again!

  17. Congratulations! Marketing is hard work!

  18. P.S---If Homo Erectus is that old and was found in Africa---that means the Africans who are killing and butchering each other in (un)civil wars are very slow learners, eh?

  19. i suppose this is a little ironic (??) but i had this post up and then my daughter came in and convinced me to let her play a game and then she left and now (an hour later?) i'm back and see i still have your blog open. oops. i promise i'm not stalking. :) kim

  20. Yay Celti!!! It looks super!

  21. Nice poster! I'm also still trying to get over that skull they found. Wowzers!

  22. Kerri - So glad to know I'm not alone. lol

    Seamus - Yeah, I'm sure that's not the one. It is a nice specimen. You too!

    Jennifer - It's not so much frequent visits that catch my eye as it is the long times. I know windows get left open sometimes. No worries! :)

    Juno - LOL! Shhh...they don't need to know about that. lol Glad you're back.

    Infocow - it is! Yeah, slow learners could be part of the problem. lol

    Kim - LOL! That's funny. Awww, doncha wanna stalk me? *snicker*

    Brighton - why, thank you!

    Undine - Thanks. Yeah, pretty crazy. 1.8 million years. Damn.

  23. I bow to your photoshop skillz!