"So You Want To Be a Movie Intern" Apple and the makers of the movie "The Seeker: The Dark is Rising" did some sort of promotion that filmed the experiences of nine interns on this movie. There are some short episodes available on the ITMS and they're kinda interesting. [This link will launch iTunes Music Store to view the videos] phobos.apple.com
Donate blood I'm not sure when the next CNET Networks donation day is scheduled for, but you can always make an appointment at the Blood Centers of the Pacific's downtown location, which is only about three blocks away. I went last week. www.bloodcenters.org
Robots playing Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" "LEV the thereminbot and his newly-built pal thumpbot play "Crazy" with help from a 20-year-old MT32 synthesizer. OK, Lev's a bit out of tune, but hey, ROBOTS..." www.youtube.com/watch?v=19RJEnNUg1I
"BBS: The Documentary" Anybody remember dialing up to BBSes before the Web? I guess everybody needs a hobby: Some guy spent four years filming a documentary about BBSes. www.bbsdocumentary.com
"Planet Earth" This is a spectacular series from the BBC. I will second my friend Olya's recommendation too: Get the BBC version featuring David Atetnborough as narrator, not the Discovery Channel version featuring Sigourney Weaver. I mean, I like Sigourney and all, but she ain't no Attenborough. It's available in HD btw. www.amazon.com/Planet-Earth-Complete-BBC-DVD/dp/B000MRAAJW
The Green I wish I had cable so I could watch programming like this. In a poll ten years ago, almost 80% of Americans said they'd call themselves environmentalists. Yet most people do very little to make the environment better or raise awareness. Programming like this makes me optimistic. www.sundancechannel.com
There are a lot of hectic deadlines at work, and too little time to do it all.
Also, last Friday was the start of the annual meeting for the board of councilors of Save-the-Redwoods League, which Velma spends several months organizing each year. It's a big undertaking, with almost 200 people involved, and it's always at some far-flung location. This year it was Crescent City, on the CA coast, near the Oregon border.
I usually go along as the official photographer. But this year that meant taking a couple days off work, and leaving at 6:30 am on Friday. Ugh.
It was a nice trip, but not terribly restful. Got some good pictures to post starting next week, though.
Yesterday and today have been mostly spent at An Event Apart, a web design conference taking place in downtown SF. I've been walking back and forth between work and the hotel where the conference takes pace, trying to cover all bases. Oh yeah, and there was the blood donation appointment yesterday.
This weekend is our first anniversary, and I am taking Velma away for a couple nights to a surprise location. I hope I can get some sleep this weekend, since I've been yawning like crazy for the past three days.