Things I’ve eaten in Italy: Boar, cow brains, rabbit, and horse.
Taken in a villa south of Firenze by photographing an antique mirror.
We’ve got a big splotch of primer on our kitchen wall that we’re not ready to paint over right now so we’re using it to frame my sons Minotaur collage for the time being.
I’m going to WordCamp Minneapolis on April 27th! I’m looking forward to meeting some new people and, of course, talking about WordPress themes. I hope to see you there!
I’ve been meaning to write a post about the dietary changes I’ve been making recently when the other night I came across this great post by Leo Babauta laying out his guide to eating a plant-based diet. It’s not uncommon for people to point to his posts and say, “that’s my ideal” but … that’s my ideal.
I’d describe myself as a not-at-all strict Vegan right now. What does that mean? I’ll eat animal products when they’re served to me and for very special occasions I’ll serve them to myself. The rest of the time I’m trying to dramatically limit my consumption of them for moral and environmental reasons. Which means Veganism. Every weekend I’m preparing a week’s worth of meals for our family with the first two Happy Herbivore books as my guide. It’s pretty simple. And I’m enjoying it. I’ve never felt better and I’m learning a whole heck of a lot about nutrition and health in the process. (Vitamin B12 — who knew it was so important?).
Anyway, check out Leo’s post if you’re interested. And the Happy Herbivore blog and books. They’re a great resource.
One of the best album closers of all time, Merry Go Bye Bye from Mr. Bungle’s epic Disco Volante. At least from the 90s. If you’re going to listen to it, do it right. Listen to the whole track straight through — the whole track — with the speakers turned up.
I’m lucky enough to work for what I think is the best company in the world. Here’s a selection (with some local flavor) from my colleague/teammate/friend Chris Finke’s reasons for why you should be working at Automattic too.
Do any of these places sound like interesting locations for week-long team meetups? Hawaii, New Zealand, Mexico, Spain, New York City, Miami, San Francisco, Iceland, Boston, Las Vegas, San Diego, Italy, Berlin, Amsterdam, Montreal, Portugal, New Orleans, Chicago, Winnipeg, or Montevideo, Uruguay? Work with us. (And that’s just a selection of 2012 meetup locations.)
I got my Orange Belt, or seventh kyu, certificate in Shotokan Karate tonight. My 15 or 20 minute test that resulted in four days of stiff, sore muscles and blistered feet feels like a pretty good effort now. Apparently the testing instructor felt like I put on a good show. My sensei said it was a test to be proud of.
Now on to Green Belt!