Shoestring Theory

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Entries from August 2009

Memo to KCKPD: Bad Idea

August 20th, 2009 1 Comment

Click to see the whole pamphlet in a readable form. I’m sure that the general attitude towards Social Security Numbers is that one should protect them and not use them in ways that make it easier for them to get stolen. A friend who recently had his car stolen in Kansas City, Kan., forwarded this […]

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The fasion trend sweeping the nation

August 18th, 2009 No Comments

Click for full sized ad. Remember a couple of weeks ago, when I claimed that Tam was on the bleeding edge of fashion? Yeah, I totally wasn’t kidding. The Gap presents this years western themed footwear.

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Random music recommendation: Devil Doll

August 14th, 2009 No Comments

Bought this album yesterday, was jonesing for some new music and remembered really enjoying this song when I head it on Rockabilly Mood Swing (which I found my poster of while unpacking yesterday!). The album is pretty damn terrific, hard to find that sultry, vixen, noir vibe done so well by a modern artist. So […]

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Don’t mess with my woman, she’s got a sledge and knows how to use it

August 12th, 2009 1 Comment

The thing that scares me most when Tam picks up a sledge is not that she will hurt me, or the house. It’s the constant sense that she is somehow about to take her own head off. But she does get in there and swing with the best of them. These videos may not be […]

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For your viewing pleasure, an actual house update!

August 8th, 2009 5 Comments

I don’t have a ton of before pictures of the back bedroom before the remodel. It’s one of the smaller rooms in the house and my camera doesn’t do hat groovy wide angle thing that lets you photograph rooms well. The kid now arguably has the best view in the house from those two windows […]

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Summer reading recommendation: Little Brother

August 7th, 2009 No Comments

Co-Optimus Logo. My review/recommendation for Cory Doctorow‘s book Little Brother just went up over on Co-Optimus. I really can’t suggest this book enough. I immediately thrust it into the littletheorist’s hands after finishing it. The ladytheorist plans on reading it next. I got Casey to read it, and now his wife has started it. Seriously, […]

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Who Knew? Tam’s on the leading edge of fashion

August 6th, 2009 No Comments

Image from Lucky Magazine So it turns out the ladytheorist and her sister gave a hot fashion tip to a writer for Lucky Magazine while we were in New York. My friend Carrie, one of the most urbane people I know was, improbably, raised on a huge working cattle farm somewhere in the middle of […]

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A photo essay on the death of an American kitchen table

August 3rd, 2009 No Comments

Update: Okay, so there has been some confusion about the origin of this table. It isn’t our nice kitchen table, it’s the table that was abandoned by the previous owners. It was all ready in bad shape, and we furthered its demise by using it as a workbench and tool holder during the remodel. It […]

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