Monthly Archives: September 2010

Digital Nomad

Right now, I’m riding the PATH 33rd St train under the Hudson River. This post is being drafted, and published when we surface, completely on my Palm Pre and Poster app.

Digital Nomad

Today I’m heading into The City to meet with some airsoft buddies who are, like my new self, creative professionals. First order of business is to take a bunch of photos for Henry ( to view and give tips later on. Then it’s on to lunch with Tom ( to exchange airsoft ideas and footage. Wrapping that up takes me on the N Express train to Brooklyn so Henry can give me the down low on Adobe Bridge and Camera RAW. About 5pm will take me back to the train and your regularly scheduled programming.

I have with me my Pre, MSI Wind netbook, and Canon XSi camera. I have power cords, USB cables, and a deck of cards. I think my next post a bit later today will be from either Grand Central Station or Bryant Park using my netbook and the free Mobile HotSpot feature I get on my Pre from Verizon.

…and I’m off!


Nostalgic Re-post

It was Rebbs suggestion that I repost this article from her blog to explain the strip above. As I look back over the few years we’ve known each other, it’s funny that it still remains thematic for our dynamic…but more interesting still how we’ve changed through trial and triumph.

Also, I photoshopped the “best one ever” over the blobby one. Pardon the discrepancy.

Since we’re getting married and going on this crazy adventure together, this is now our blog. I kinda wish they were called something besides blogs because I feel like that name implies I’m just puking all my thoughts right out onto into the world…which I guess is kinda what’s happening here so…I like the name blog.

These photos were taken in a photobooth that was rented for my cousins wedding. The idea was to take the pictures and put them into a scrap book and write in the scrap book to give some sort of sentimentality for the bride and groom. There really was a lot of sentimentality in it (well, there is now anyway) but we kept the pictures.

You see a creepy blurry face on the left and someone who looks like they’re trying to jump into a picture on the right. What you’re supposed to see is Rebbeca and I making our faces look big and puffy right up in the camera. She got so close that the flash didn’t light up her face. That’s actually how close I wanted us both, but I couldn’t get that close and it didn’t work anyway.

Rebbeca’s favorite. It’s no surprise that her favorite has her smiling and looking pretty, and me looking like a tool. We were shaking our heads back and forth trying to make them look all blurry. The shutter speed was faster than I anticipated. Inspiration for this came from an old Calvin and Hobbes strip where Calvin wouldn’t take a good picture for Christmas/School/whatever…

We tried to take a nice picture. We had taken a strip of photos earlier and put them into the book, but the “nice” one was excellent and we wanted to duplicate it. This one isn’t nearly as good as that one. However, we kept that one, too. All these would likely be amazing if I could figure out a way my hair looks good…I just don’t know what to do with it.

Finally, the “what in the world…” picture. It was our first kiss which I think she enjoyed much more than it appears. She pulled away too soon because she almost passed out from how
incredible it was…or something. Regardless, I’ll admit that it looks like I’m making a move, and am not as slick as I think. No worries though, I am.

The reality of our lives is illustrated amazingly in this strip of 2×1 photos. We are goofy. We are cute. We are awkward. We try to have a plan. We make mistakes. We are in love. We are always leaning on each other.


All the customizing of our online signature is finally complete. Hopefully this blog experiment continues a little more consistently than our previous one. For the record, is officially just for her use again. If she continues to use it that is, otherwise, this venue is perfect for our general live happenings.

Just so you’re aware of how this whole website/blog will function, we’ll take you on a little tour.

The “His/Her Thoughts” section is a real-time feed from our Twitter accounts. Quick little snippets of the last things that made us go “hmm”…or something.

We are attempting to keep this blog photo intensive. If you are friends with us on Facebook, you’re probably not going to find any fresh images here. Although they may be more heavily photoshopped. On the right, you’ll notice our Flickr feed. A clever little feature with the prevalence of computer ninja phones in our culture is that Travis can automatically upload any pics taken with his Palm Pre Plus (shameless plug) to the Flickr account. For the moment, I do believe those photos are the latest four, rather than random four. Rebbeca might be able to do it from her Blackberry Curve too…we’ll have to experiment some.

If you want to find our thoughts rather than what you’re seeing on the main page, you have numerous options. You can use the search box just under our thoughts, to the right of that you can click a word in the Tag Cloud, at the bottom of the page you can see our Archive by month, or at the bottom right, you see the authors avatar pics. Clicking those will give you a list of their posts.

Any posts specific to either one of us, will be clearly posted by the corresponding author. Anything relevant to our family or situation, like announcements or generalities, will come under “The Barretts”. I expect it will be the two of us posting in our own voice…we’ll try to share the general posts load.

Most importantly, in the bottom corner is a SocialVibe widget. This is a little tool that raises support for causes with your time. As we all know, in advertising and media, time is money. Now that we can skip the ads with various browser features, Tivo, and Netflix, the media has to bribe us to pay attention to them. When you click on the badge in the corner, you’ll be subjected to some form of advertising, social media viral option, or product survey. n return, those advertising dollars are being diverted to the cause we have selected.

We had a few options we liked, To Write Love On Her Arms for instance, but we selected the Education badge because one organization included in that is Donors Choose which we have seen effectively at work right here in Newark Public Schools.

So if you wouldn’t mind, whenever you’re done ogling our images or subjecting your brain to our word vomit, make it worth while by spending a couple more seconds contemplating some other capitalist BS you don’t really need.

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