Archive for July, 2007

Simpsonize Me into Adulthood

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Scott Canoni as a SimpsonLast night Anna and I went to the movie theaters for the last time as baby-less parents. We knew it would be a long time before we’d be able to go back to the movies. We saw the Simpsons Movie and it was by far the best movie we’ve seen in a long time. Highly recommended to all. Make sure to stick around for the credits.

A friend of mine always said that when the Simpsons stopped creating new shows for TV, it will mean we have finally turned into adults. I’ve agreed with him until now. Watching the Simpsons Movie last night was a way of welcoming myself into full blown adulthood. I’m pretty sure that Matt Groening purposefully released the movie on my daughters due date.

If you go to SimpsonizeMe.com, you can use a photo to generate a Simpson version of yourself. I was pretty pleased the results.

No baby yet. If you’re wondering where little baby Canoni is, you can go ahead and ask Matt Groening why he released his movie so early.

Decision Making

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Things I did today:

  • Created a Limited Liability Company named Tacos n Tonic, LLC
  • Decided on and ordered the license plate: 0X800080
  • Ordered monthly shipments of Poland Spring 5 gallon water bottles
  • Evaluated and paid our Escrow Shortage amount (stupid taxes)

Oh, Anna and I have been thinking hard about a name for our little baby girl and we’re pretty sure about the name. Recently we’ve started bouncing the name off of people and the results have been extremely positive. We’re so thrilled you like it because it’s our favorite 🙂

License Plate Research Continues

Friday, July 20th, 2007

I’m still trying to figure out which license plate I want to get. As always, I like to think about things for obscene amounts of time.

Top of Empire plate - 'NEW YORK' in white lettering overlaying a blue panorama showing Niagara Falls, mountains and New York City skyline.
Left border line of Empire passenger plate first position of plate numbersecond position of plate numberthird position of plate numberfourth position of plate numberfifth position of plate numbersixth position of plate numberseventh position of plate numbereighth position of plate number Right border line of Empire passenger plate
Bottom of Empire passenger plate - 'THE EMPIRE STATE' in white lettering overlaying a dark blue stripe.
Top of Empire plate - 'NEW YORK' in white lettering overlaying a blue panorama showing Niagara Falls, mountains and New York City skyline.
Left border line of Empire passenger plate first position of plate numbersecond position of plate numberthird position of plate numberfourth position of plate numberfifth position of plate numbersixth position of plate numberseventh position of plate numbereighth position of plate number Right border line of Empire passenger plate
Bottom of Empire passenger plate - 'THE EMPIRE STATE' in white lettering overlaying a dark blue stripe.
Top of Empire plate - 'NEW YORK' in white lettering overlaying a blue panorama showing Niagara Falls, mountains and New York City skyline.
Left border line of Empire passenger plate first position of plate numbersecond position of plate numberthird position of plate numberfourth position of plate numberfifth position of plate numbersixth position of plate numberseventh position of plate numbereighth position of plate number Right border line of Empire passenger plate
Bottom of Empire passenger plate - 'THE EMPIRE STATE' in white lettering overlaying a dark blue stripe.
Top of Empire plate - 'NEW YORK' in white lettering overlaying a blue panorama showing Niagara Falls, mountains and New York City skyline.
Left border line of Empire passenger plate first position of plate numbersecond position of plate numberthird position of plate numberfourth position of plate numberfifth position of plate numbersixth position of plate numberseventh position of plate numbereighth position of plate number Right border line of Empire passenger plate
Bottom of Empire passenger plate - 'THE EMPIRE STATE' in white lettering overlaying a dark blue stripe.
Top of Empire plate - 'NEW YORK' in white lettering overlaying a blue panorama showing Niagara Falls, mountains and New York City skyline.
Left border line of Empire passenger plate first position of plate numbersecond position of plate numberthird position of plate numberfourth position of plate numberfifth position of plate numbersixth position of plate numberseventh position of plate numbereighth position of plate number Right border line of Empire passenger plate
Bottom of Empire passenger plate - 'THE EMPIRE STATE' in white lettering overlaying a dark blue stripe.
Top of Empire plate - 'NEW YORK' in white lettering overlaying a blue panorama showing Niagara Falls, mountains and New York City skyline.
Left border line of Empire passenger plate first position of plate numbersecond position of plate numberthird position of plate numberfourth position of plate numberfifth position of plate numbersixth position of plate numberseventh position of plate numbereighth position of plate number Right border line of Empire passenger plate
Bottom of Empire passenger plate - 'THE EMPIRE STATE' in white lettering overlaying a dark blue stripe.

Which Purple Matches?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Purple ProtectorSo I’ve decided to get a vanity license plate with the hex code of the color purple. Congrats to those of you who guessed correctly in the license plate trivia. Now I have to decide on the exact hex code and I’m obviously sticking to the color purple.

The web safe color for purple is #800080, and there’s something nice about filling up the license plate with 8’s and 0’s.

Though, it’s tough to get a good reading on my car and I’d like to match it. I thought it might help to create a pixelated image. I’m still not sure.

Well, what do YOU think? Which one of these matches the color of my car the best?

1. #800080

2. #700070

3. #600060

4. #500050

5. #400040

Mod Your Toilet, Save the World

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Today is 07/07/07 and there are world wide concerts happening on each continent (and one online in Zwinky) to promote saving the Earth through easy to do things anyone and everyone should be doing to help.

Some tips are:

  • Replace your light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs that not only last longer but save energy.
  • Reuse plastic shopping bags from the supermarket or better yet bring your own bags to the supermarket.
  • Unplug chargers from the wall socket when you’re not charging anything.

Toilet ModWell, I’ve got my own tip that I’m quite proud of. I’ve been doing this ever since I owned an apartment and started paying the the water bill. This tip is so easy for anyone to do that I hope you do it today.

I mod my toilets. How? I simply fill up a 2 or 3 liter soda bottle with water and place it in the water tank in the back. That way I save 2 or 3 liters of water for each and every flush. That adds up quick! I also lower the water bulb so that the tank doesn’t fill up as much. If you can fit a 3 liter bottle in there, go for it, I recommend the largest bottle you can fit.

You’ll find that missing 2 or 3 liters has little or no impact on the toilets flushing ability. So what are you waiting for? Save the world, mod your toilet today!