Monday, April 27, 2009

#1,001: Websites that make you smile

a big part of my job here at festival of children foundation is to develop content for and maintain our website. because of limited resources and the restrictions placed upon the overall "look and feel" of our site by our service provider, the difference between what i want the site to look like and what it looks like is...well...rather large.
so when i come across sites on the net that are well-written, creative, innovative and addictive (shut up...) i get all sorts of happy.

here's my latest find:
1,000 Awesome Things

And this is why:
"Polar ice caps are melting, pirates are storming the seas, wars are heating up around the world, and the stock market is in a deep freeze.
Dude, it’s getting pretty ugly out there.
If you’re like me, sometimes you think about putting on boots and a raincoat, battening down the hatches, and hiding under the bed. If you’re like me, the only reason you haven’t yet is because you don’t know what hatches are, you’ve never battened anything before, and boots are pretty expensive.
Now, we started up 1000 Awesome Things a few months back as a tiny getaway from this everyday. It’s just a brief escape from the downpour of bad news and sad news raining upon us, and I’m just some guy trying to remind myself of the simple things in life. Together we help create a place where unemployment figures, gun crimes, and rising sea levels sit backseat to wearing underwear just out of the dryer, the other side of the pillow, and old, dangerous playground equipment."

check it out.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


are you freakin' kidding me with this lineup?

the location? the wine tasting? the PEARL JAM, the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND? the INCUBUS, the JASON MRAZ?

i have just died and gone to $300 ticket heaven. at least i'll be $300 poorer with my BFFOUSBCA by my side :)