Jun 24

Recent Antics: Pirates Tweeting for Dogs

The last few weeks or so have been all over the place!  Here are some nifty things I’ve been up to recently:

  • My Twitter follower count went over 500 for the first time! Half way to 1000, right?
  • I went up to Beltsville, MD (north of College Park) and had an epic pirate party with my new roommates and a bunch of other grad students. I was going to take video and pictures but there was never a really good time to do it.  This picture will have to console you [taken by Sergey Sulima]:
  • Pirate Jimmy

  • Following the party train…I’ve been to two clubs in Richmond so far and might wind up going to 3 before the summer is over.  Basically I’ve done more partying this summer than I did my entire time as an undergrad.
  • Twitter Dog triumphs! Since two of my future roommates were already on Twitter (@deutschbagette and @punkpostmodern), we decided to create a Twitter account for Eva the German Shepherd (now @evabrowndog) who lives there in hopes that roommate #3 might feel more pressure to tweet.  Happily, we suceeded (@jbriank)!

On top of all the awesome things above, I’ve just gotten all my new tech toys at once.  My laptop, wireless printer, and iPhone 3GS are all in my hot little hands now and I can feel the power all around me!  Suddenly page are loading at a reasonable speed and my calls are audible (my old iPhone’s speaker was dying)!  The best part about this new laptop is the built-in webcam and mic, which I plan to use in posting daily updates (or at least semi-daily) to the web.

That’s about it for me.  Hope the week goes well for you!