Feb 26, 2005, 2:05am
Hi, how are ya!
How's this for a bed setting, huh? Note, the sheets are exactly the same green as the lighter green square on the square pillows... but the pic doesn't show it.
Licking his lips. Is this some kinda subtle message? Or maybe he just likes hair juice.
Lately, I've been getting more adventurous in bed.
Uh. I mean "WITH" bed. IE, with my sheet selections, and comforter selections. I swear! Beds are for sleeping, and nothing else, scout's honour!
This latest combo. The comforter cover (with a nice down comfy inside) is from Ikea. Nice pattern, I love it.
The Big square blue pillows? Ikea again - the outer cover is the "match" to the comforter, believe it or not - but in a different pattern. All squares.
The sheets are a bright neon lime green - same as the lime green in the square pillows, though this photo doesn't quite shot that.
The front pillows? Came with the lime green bed spread and fitted sheet, if you can believe it. Hillarious! And you'll never guess where I bought the queen size sheet set (and pillow covers): Real Canadian StuporStore (SuperStore - or Loblaws in the east). And get this - complete set was $29.97, for the queen size set. What a bargain!
Beata was over this evening briefly (she was out for din din with a friend), and when she walked in, she was wearing this very hot looking lime green mini swearter over a white blouse. And blue jeans. I looked at her, and was like, oh my gawd. Come to the bedroom Beata! She was like "mighty forward of you there, Mark...." But she did. I showed her the set, which I just put on today, and she laughed her head off, and thought it was the king of cool. Sick even.
But the funniest thing? She lay down on the bed, and it was like she dissapeared! Here green top almost exactly matched the green sheets, and her blue jeans were in the same range as the blue comforter! Kismet!
Unfortunately, she didn't stay long though :(
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Photos from Algonquin Park
Photos from my trip to Algonquin Park this fall with my Mom and two brothers.
Making Snow for the Fortress
One of the worst jobs I ever had... till I got out.
Tools I Use
The tools I use to build websites and lead a tech life.
iPod and iTunes Offline
iMark's iTunes and iPod isn't iPlaying anything right iNow.
Most Recent Songs
Fiddlers Green by The Tragically Hip
Around The Bend by Pearl Jam
Here With Me (Rollo's Chillin' With the Family Mix) by Dido
With arms open wide by Creed
truffle pigs by Matthew Good Band
In the News
Burundi and Beyond - NY Times
Great article by Peter Meehan - provided some background.
St. Petersburg Times
Side mention in an article about good machines
AP Story on Espresso
Background and information provided
NY Times - Grinders Article
Especially proud of this one - got the reporter to focus on grinders
Globe and Mail
LOL - showing bad reporting, dude says I'm an American-based site!
The Olympian, WA
Talks about my love for the El Sal Siberia Pacamara
Seattle Times - Clover
Interviewed for comments on the Clover brewer
NY Times - How it Works
Background and information for various espresso machines
Time Mag Article
Just a brief mention, article about roasting beans.
Front page article about consumers getting into specialty coffee.
Quoted reference to what I wrote in an article at CoffeeGeek.
USA Today - Barista Jam
Intereviewed for my thoughts on what the epitome of espresso is.
The Wall Street Journal has interviewed me 3 times. This is the first time my name got in a story.
Interview with Reuters, Jan 2 - this is the USA Today version.
My Other Stuff
Launched Dec 22, 2001, this is THE online community for espresso and coffee fanatics.
It's all new, as of March, 2002. My personal coffee obsession site.
My company's site - needs an update!
Hey, if you feel the need to buy me something, check here!
Great gadget site run by the guy who used to do Gizmodo.
This is how I get my daily news fix.
The most active forums for digital photography online today.
Need my Daily Zen fix!
A blog about car stuff. Vroom Vroom.
An industrial design blog. Very cool stuff.
Friends and Family Plan
Beata's got her own blog! She updates it most days.
Riddla on Flickr
Matt Riddle's flickr account, updated regularly
Irdy, my friend from Jakharta, on Flickr
Canon EF 24-105 f4 L Lens
The best lens I've ever owned. Super sharp and quick.
A full frame dSLR, with luscious colour reproduction.
Alzo Digital Lights
Some amazing florescent cold lights for product photography
Canon Xsi dSLR
Amazing technology and image quality in a tiny package.
Latest prosumer camera from Canon - a much better upgrade than the 30D
Great 2.2lb computer that does most of my travel / writing needs
28mm f1.8 Lens
A great lens for closeup work and full picture photography
Finally got the right tools for freezing green coffee.
Canon 50mm 1.4
Most amazing lens I've ever owned. Produces stellar photos.
Super wide angle (full frame fisheye) zoom for my Canon 20D