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Inventory Progress

  1. Days so far: 2
  2. Days until inventory is due: 3 school days
  3. # of items on inventory: @300 (so far)
  4. # of trips to the dumpster: 4, plus a computer monitor box full of garbage that I haven’t taken out yet.
  5. % completed: 40
  6. Weirdest item found: rubber snake, complete with plastic rattling tail
  7. Weirdest thought while working: I can see the foot wide stain on the carpet for the first time in months, and I’m oddly satisfied by that.
  8. Number of bugs seen scurrying for cover: 1
  9. Glad I’m done counting: acrylic paints
  10. Not looking forward to counting: 50-100 books, each of which is unique. (I may end up donating some of the more damaged books, as they were for the most part all donated to me in the first place.)
  11. I didn’t know I had so much: white paper (That’s not a complaint.)
  12. Sanity maintained by: podcasts, educational and otherwise.

…I needed a break, so I took stock of my accomplishments so far.

Welcome back, Steve!

Steve Dembo, one of my main inspirations for starting this site, was going through a bit of a dry spell so far as blogging and podcasting were concerned. Mind you, I’m not complaining – analog life must often take precedence over digital life.

But no matter, he seems to have returned to the Read/Write Web. If you’ve yet to check out, then you really should go there to browse through his blog and listen to a podcast or two.

Hey, if he’s good enough for Apple to feature his podcast when they rolled out iTunes 4.9, then he should have some great ideas, right?

As a side note, a big hello to everyone over at the Shanghai American School Blogs! They were kind enough to add me to their blogroll.

Viral Game Thingie

Don’t blame me for this little foray into random listing of things, blame Steve Dembo for emailing me. I promise to return to the usual topics of conversation after this.

Well, there’s another meme going around. I participated and have picked you five to pass it along to. So if you want to participate in a schoolyard game of tag, please feel free to answer the following questions on your blog. If you hate this sort of thing and find it childish and lame, feel free to delete the email and never think about it again!

Here’s what you need to list –

First 5 Songs in Shuffle of Entire Music Library

Toccata et Fugue (D minus Mix) – KRYPTONIC

The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) – Jason Mraz

Appalachian Spring-Variations on a Shaker Hymn – Aaron Copland (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)

My Girlfriend – Reliant K

Warp – Yuki Kajiura (.Hack soundtrack)

Current Book You are Reading (or lightly leafing through)

Digital Photography Hacks – Not everything in this book is really a “hack” per se, but it’s still a good book for anyone interested in being serious with a digital camera (even a cheaper digital).

Last Movie Seen in a Theater and Where

Hoo boy, that was a while ago …. I think it was “Master of Disguise” and it was in a theater just outside of Reading, PA.

Five People To Whom You’ll Pass This

I’d rather not write all their names here (I’m not sure how they would feel about me doing so), but It’ll mostly be family and friends outside of the school setting.