Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Daily One Inch Button - Hiatus

Until further notice, we are going on a hiatus. We need time to regroup and rethink our button deployment strategy since the current one seems to be working about as well as draining Lake Michigan using shot glasses.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Daily One Inch Button #250 - Jackie Robinson


He broke through the color barrier and was a phenomenal baseball player.

Jackie Robinson did all that and then some.

His number, 42, has been honored for the last couple of years by the MLB - players wear his number on the anniversary of his major league debut - April 15.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Daily One Inch Button #248 - Christopher Reeve

As Superman, he could turn back time. (I know sometimes I'd like to fly around the world a few times and change a few things by just an iota.)

The Crash Test Dummies paid tribute to Superman with a lovely tribute song.

Through it all, Christopher Reeve did not want to be pegged down to just one role - but he ended up being most widely associated with Superman. He did a great job playing the role of a man who, stuck in an apartment, can't help but notice a crime happening across the way in a remake of Rear Window.

He was sadly paralyzed after an accident but made great strides to overcome it and remains in our hearts.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Daily One Inch Button #247 - I Voted For The President

It's true.

I did indeed vote for the current president.

I haven't been able to say that in 12 years.

How about you?

I'm quite pleased with the way the election turned out - but I'm sure you could tell that if you look at all of our buttons during the campaign season.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Daily One Inch Button #246 - Kurt Cobain

I remember the exact day I found out he had tragically passed away. It shouldn't have ended that way.

Though they were quite famous for the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" I was always just a little more partial to "Heart Shaped Box"

Out of curiousity, what are your favorite memories of Kurt Cobain? Be they actual in person meetings or memories of listening to him play - I'd love to hear some memories.

I will choose one memory from the comments and send the commenter a free copy of this button. It's on! Make with the comments.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Daily One Inch Button #245 - A Poem A Day

Sometimes it is the smallest things that can keep a person happy.

I was most pleased the other day when I managed to remember this poem by Edna St. Vincent Mallay:

Safe upon the solid stone the ugly houses stand
Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand

They say that it is good to have a few poems memorized. One of my grade school teachers challeneged me to memorize The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.

I still haven't managed to get that one down.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Daily One Inch Button #244 - Rodney Dangerfield

We loved him even though he always talked about getting no respect. He was brilliant when he went back to school, even after he got Kurt Vonnegut to write a paper about Kurt Vonnegut - and still failed.

You may have never gotten any respect but we certainly still love you - even after the Rappin' Rodney debacle.

When are we ever going to get someone with your enormous talent again?

You are tremendously missed, Rodney.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Daily One Inch Button #243 - Ask Me What I'm Reading

Go ahead.

Ask away.

I don't mind if you look over my shoulder, actually.

I don't even mind if you are very curious about my Kindle.

It's pretty neat.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Daily One Inch Button #242 - Selena

Born Selena Quintanilla-PĂ©rez, Selena entered our lives and exited far too soon.

She sang beautifully.

She has been mourned ever since her passing in 1995.

Worst of all, she was murdered by the president of her fan club.

Let us celebrate her life with song and one inch buttons.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Daily One Inch Button #241 - Do Not Disturb

It's pretty to the point.

If I'm reading a book, I don't want to be bothered unless there is some kind of fire / nuclear holocaust situation that might require me to be relocated to a different building / nuclear bomb shelter.

Then, of course, I can continue the reading.

Would you expect anything less?