July 29, 2009


Christie's now launched her second dot com! It's individualstand.com, a site for her to post about her current job hunt tactic: wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with her skills and "Hire me", and walking around to meet people in the real world. Hopefully it'll land her an awesome job soon.

August 24, 2008


Christie's just launched her first dot com! It's unhappycommuter.com, a new site for commutation co-commiseration. Not much to see yet, but stay tuned! If your commute eats up three soul-sucking hours of your day, fear not, you might just find a new high point of your day.

September 27, 2007


What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

You're probably from somewhere near New York City, possibly north Jersey, or Connecticut or Rhode Island. If you are from New York City you may be one of the types who people never believe when you say you're from New York.

If you are not from here, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Philadelphian who can't stand the way other Philadelphians say "on";
(b) A Yat from New Orleans; or
(c) Someone from England, Australia, or New Zealand, in which case why are you doing this quiz in the first place?

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

August 31, 2006

junk mail Zen

    Fwd: hello
    give me 1 sec of ur time
    question. Most least caps
    did you know
    Don't stop doing things you like most
    Kill the pain or it will kill you
    Better Success, wolf eel
    bunk bed
    Re: Re:
    sales violent minors rendered
    jedi knight Jungle Warfare
    can't believe it
    featured members
    wouldnt running sucked
    Out of Office AutoReply: black belt
    U Smile School????????????????????????? ?? 50 %
    necessary order
    onyour action.
    Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

a little everyday Zen from my today's junk email folder. :)

July 7, 2006

It tastes good...

You scored as New Democrat. New Democrats emphasize fiscal conservatism, and have a strong preference for the free market. They believe in small-scale programs that provide targetted help to those in need, while working with the business community.

New Democrat


Old School Democrat




Foreign Policy Hawk


Pro Business Republican




Socially Conservative Republican


What's Your Political Philosophy?
created with QuizFarm.com

May 9, 2006

swimming at the Y

Swam again this morning at the Y. Been going w/C for a few weeks now. Really feel good in the mornings. Just the getting up part that's hard. Let's see how well we keep it going!

April 2, 2006

cristey + beck

April 1, 2006

NYC tonight

had an incredible night in NYC tonight w/C. had double dinner and drinks w/friends. i'd missed that... it'd been far too long.

March 28, 2006

flawed gnomes poke naif geese? yeah...

Yahoo! Literati game w/C tonight...

March 23, 2006

C's website is live!!

Christie's prototype website streamfencing.tv is up and running! Check it out. ;) So proud of my nerdy girl.

March 21, 2006

Desperately Seeking Santa Cruz

I have my course assignments for The Relay 2006 coming up in a couple weeks. Two hard and one easy, making for 4th most difficult out of the 12 runner team! 199 miles from Calistoga to Santa Cruz... I'll be on Team Desperately Seeking Santa Cruz, and we'll be running to raise money and awareness for organ donation. If you're in the area on April 8 or 9, be sure to come and cheer! (Though I think for leg #23, I'll be running sometime overnight).

My first leg is #11 through Petaluma in Sonoma County. I start at the high school, and then head out and up along the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.

Next is leg #23 along Skyline Boulevard just south of San Francisco, from San Bruno hugging the San Andreas faultline all the way to Crystal Springs Reservoir at the Half Moon Bay exit at I-280 and Route 92 by Cañada Road.

My final leg, #35 goes right by UC Santa Cruz, from the town of Felton, up near the redwoods, right down along the Empire Grade, where Liam will pick up the final leg into Santa Cruz.

March 17, 2006

I'm *really* ready to get home...


the long sail to fiji

i'd follow you to the darkest places
the coldest lands
wherever life's path takes you
i want to be there
with you
because without you i'm empty and lost
with you
i'm complete

March 14, 2006

37° 48' 30"N, 122° 28' 17"W or thereabouts

Current general location...

In CA this week for the SD West software development conference. Good times!

February 27, 2006

Really, really pissed off...

So Christie and I learned a very long time ago that any time we actually plan for something good, it inevitably goes down the tubes. It seems the best things always come unexpectedly. So, tonight's Nine Inch Nails concert in Amherst that we've been looking forward to for months is cancelled! And to make matters worse, it's been rescheduled for when I'll be away in California on business! Plus, Chrsitie's sick. All in all, a crappety-crap-ass day. We *did* make up for it a bit by spending some time at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium where we made friends with a sad loggerhead turtle and a very sleepy octopus. Here's a big fucking "good riddance" to this crappy day!

February 25, 2006

My lame-ass excuse...

Beckett's lame-ass excuse to break up:

"I was really just in love with your pants the whole time"

'What is your lame-ass excuse to break up?' at QuizGalaxy.com

February 2, 2006

Christies First Webpage!!!


... makes me reminisce a lot about my first ever webpage, way back in 1993 or 1994 or something. :&)

Way to go babe.

January 26, 2006

I'm a lucky fcuk...

Having a wonderful day. Seems my social dysfunction is bang on... I'm happy. Things have never been better in my life. Just needed to share that.

i'm awash and alone.



January 25, 2006

I have a social dysfunction!

Uh-oh... Beck needs to see a shrink!

Your Social Dysfunction:

You're a happy person - you have a good amount of self-esteem, and are socially healthy. While this isn't a social dysfunction per se, you're definitely not normal. Consider yourself lucky: you walk that fine line between 'normal' and being outright narcissistic. You're rare - which is something else to be happy about.

Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com

your pain

your pain

pierces me
gashes and cuts my skin
pulls me
            drags me closer to you
your hate makes my love bigger
your pain makes it burn stronger
your empty, beautiful darkness
chills my spine
flames my heart

they don't deserve you
they don't see your beauty
they don't
they use you, they hurt you
and they don't give a fuck.

December 26, 2005

I have 17,496 days left to live

... Or so says The Death Test. What's in your future??

Beckett, you can expect to die on:

Friday, November 21st 2053
At the tender age of 73 years old.
On that date, you will most likely die from:
Cancer (10%)
Alcoholism (10%)
"Cleaning your Rifle" (7%)
Alien Abduction (5%)

I'm hoping for the aliens.

The days are getting longer...

Joy! Winter—the best season indeed—is here, and every day brings a few more minutes of daylight. Off skiing way up north in VT this week w/C and friends. Gonna try snowboarding again even. Think snow. Think snow.

December 12, 2005

[Update] Snowman is DEAD

Sadly, he's no more. D-E-D, dead. In what appears to be murder by highly suspicious circumstances, his head was found approximately thirty feet away from his butt, and his mis-matched arms were nowhere to be seen. If you happen to have witnessed something, please come forward... think of the little snowmen! Well, at least he had a big butt. That pretty much wasn't going anywhere. Sad Sad Snowman it seems had a sad sad and oh so very short life. He didn't even make it till Christmas. Bye Mr. Sad Snowman! :&(

November 26, 2005

Bells on bobcats ring...

Happy holiday season everybody! Just had a great Thanksgiving weekend w/C's family, and now it's time to get ready for Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Christie and Beckett!

November 16, 2005

I eat kangaroos for breakfast!

Yum. Christie and I had kangaroo for dinner. Yup! Kangaroo! Had a lovely meal at Barcelona tapas bar. I'm taking votes for the next mystery meat for us to try.

Oh, it doesn't taste like chicken either!

November 11, 2005


Saw Guster last night at Fairfield University (yes, that's "FU"!) here in beautiful coastal Connecticut with a bunch of FactSet friends. The venue pretty much sucked the big one... a college gymnasium with hundreds of very very young eighteen-year-olds all text messaging each other. So the acoustics were pretty awful too... I couldn't even tell whether the opening band, matt pond PA, was any good, since they were so hard to hear clearly. But they certainly seemed all right. Nonetheless Guster put on a great show, as I hear they usually do.

November 1, 2005


So having a grand old time here in Dublin. I ran the Dublin Marathon yesterday in the pouring rain, so today there's a lot of limping around the place. Nonetheless, having a great time as I always do. It's been wonderful to see friends and family. Well, no time to chat... more people to see! Back States-side on Wednesday evening.

October 29, 2005


Here I am. 6:30 in the morning waiting for my transfer to Dublin. So... sleepy...

October 28, 2005

Off to Ireland...

Monday, I'll be running the Dublin Marathon. So, this is my first full marathon ever, and hopefully not my last, but I suppose that'll depend on how well it goes! I've been busy getting ready for quite a few months now, so I'm excited and a little nervous. But I'm running with some friends and family, and word has it there'll be a great cheering section out for the Madden contingent. I'm certainly hoping to look a little sexier out on the course than this lovely shot of me on the left from Vancouver in April! Planning to see a few friends and family types while I'm there, but the main goal is to relax for a few days and not have to think about work!

October 17, 2005

S'mores 101

Mmm... So uhm I'm a retard and nobody ever made smores with me before. Christie did what every good girlfriend does and set me right in my ways with a little "Smores 101" on a cold October night. QOTD: "Ewww... sooo gross... but yet, so tasty!"

More grossness in photo-format here.