Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Flannel is back!
Can you dig it?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

winter wonderland

Photo: My bike was lonely at the bike racks last week. :(

I recently went to Golden Harvest with some wonderful friends. It is one of my favorite diners in the Lansing / East Lansing area. On the walls of the diner they have old Michigan license plates. In the late 50's and the early 60's on the bottom of the license plates it said "water - winter wonderland". This is the first time after living in Michigan for 12 years that I am really enjoying winter. I have finally learned how to dress properly. With the bone chilling winds off my mind I can't get over how beautiful it is outside. Michigan truly is a winter wonderland.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Like most other bike commuters Weather.com is one of my most frequently visited sites. I often roll out of bed and automatically direct my browser to the a weather site. This is how I decide if I need to wear ski goggles and a mask for my commute. One of the developers working in my department wrote up some code so my work computer's wallpaper is a live animated image of Michigan weather. As I was leaving work, this is what the map was showing. . .

I wonder if Google is trying to make Michiganders feel better about what is ahead because instead of snow for my Gmail template I see a sunny day.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Chinese Translation - by M. Ward

A friend just introduced this song to me and I have been listening to it on repeat since then. I looked it up on YouTube and realized that it has one of most beautiful music videos I have ever seen. So, I had to share it.
This winter I have been getting attached to songs instead of broader genera. By the end of this Michigan winter I think I will have a soundtrack to bring back memories of the happenings of 2008.