Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fun with graphs

I love David McCandless's Information is Beautiful, which is full of beautiful graphs.  I'm a nerd so it's totally my bag, baby.  Some of my favorites include Colours in Cultures and Time Travel in Popular TV.

He recently posted about the Varieties of Intimate Relationships and included a nod to Franklin Veaux's Map of Non-Monogamy, below.  I'm definitely a monogamist so I can't say I identify with this, but as a chart, it's pretty epic.  

(Click for a larger version)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sleigh Bells

Saw these guys perform at Soho in downtown SB this week.  OMG SO GOOD.  The set was short and sweet, no encores.  They sounded great, looked great, and their songs were synced with a lightshow.  My friend Dana jizzed her pants over the show at her fabric design blog, Dolphin and Condor.

One of my top favorite bands/albums of the year.  Here's their first official music video, for the song "Infinity Guitars."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Being comfortable

I enjoyed this short video from Mike Skinner of The Streets on the benefits of being comfortable while you're at work.

Originally from The Streets blog, via Mike's Twitter account.

I posted a video from The Streets last year, but here's another older video for "Let's Push Things Forward" from 2002.  Mike was 24.

Friday, October 15, 2010

I feel weird admitting it, but...

I'm seeing someone.  I met him in real life, not online.  Go figure.

If it makes you feel better, he has an OkCupid profile and according to their algorithm we're a 96% match.  So maybe there's something to OkCupid's matchmaking, afterall. We're 12% enemies too, which always makes me wonder... Are we 12% incompatible?  Is that a lot?  I think it has something to do with the way we answered our match questions.  For example, when I clicked on "The Two Of Us" tab, I found this:

Dealbreaker?  I hope not. :)

The problem with analyzing our profiles after the fact, after we met and started spending time together, is it feels like it's cheating somehow. Are online profiles filled with too much information? Does it take away from the whole getting-to-know-you process?

It's amazing how little free time you have in the beginning of a relationship, which is probably why I'm not paying attention to this blog lately. (Sorry.) I'll try to refrain from posting about my own relationship, but still update at least once a week with other stuff about love/sex/relationships/dating, or the lack thereof.  Feel free to submit ideas for posts via okstoopid at or in the comments.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I'm bored of this blog. Should I delete it?

The Longboard Girls Crew in Madrid, Spain

This makes me want to learn to ride a skateboard so bad! I regret not taking up skating when I was in high school, hanging out with skaters all the time. I guess it's never too late to learn?

Longboard Girls Crew from Juan Rayos on Vimeo.
Saturday morning cruising and rocking around Madrid with the Longboard Girls Crew.

 Go Outside - Cults
 The Late Great Cassiopia - Essex Green
 Tremendous Dynamite - Eels

Like everything cool, I got this from Doobybrain.

Monday, October 11, 2010

I want to ride bicycles with you

I've decided to take my biking hobby and my relationship to the next level.
I'm not sure what that means yet, but I think it costs more money.

Another amazing comic from Exploding Dog

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Grow a pair.

I have several amazing lady friends who are single and looking for a guy, and most of them are trying out the online dating thing to varying degrees, with varying success.

My pal N. posted this frustrated rant the other day and it made me laugh.

- - - - -
boy: hey you seem really cool and interesting, if you want to know a little more about me, here's my facebook page : ...

another boy: if you'd like to get a glass of wine sometime here's my email : ...

really? no phone number? i can't even get to know you face to face? i have to test you out on the internet for weeks on end? i have to follow you on twitter and be on foursquare or check out your blog to get to know you? you don't even want to take the time to tell me yourself? do you even want to know anything about me or are you just so awesome that everyone should friend you? do you ever get out into the real world and talk to real people?

what the fuck is this? grow a pair.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Creeper face.

Doobybrain posted this a while back. It's just a video of a guy giving the creeper face over and over. Lulz.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fifteen minutes

A picture of my friend and I are in Sunset Magazine's October issue.  Total surprise!  The pic was taken during a group ride called Santa Barbara Cycle Chic.

I wonder if this will become a stock photo?

I feel like I've gotten a lot of small press this year.  They said everyone gets fifteen minutes of fame, maybe I'm getting mine in nanosecond increments.

Friday, October 1, 2010