February 2009 - Posts
My lunch-buddy Amber surprised me with this Easter gift earlier today, saying she saw it in the store and thought of me. I can't for the life of me imagine why.
Now, it says "Quax," and it looks a bit like wax, but then it also says it's "milk-flavored." Does that mean it's milk-flavored wax? I'm a little confused. And a little scared. I think it looks cute in the packaging, so it might just stay there. Curiousity will likely get the best of me before long, though...
Flanking the giant horn in the engineering lobby are two more items brought from the museum for restoration. On the left, we have a Lowther corner horn from the 1960s, and on the right, a prototype of the very rare "Little B*stard" (LB-76), which is somewhere between a Heresy and LaScala, from the 1970s.
I don't know about you, but I can totally envision a room with shag carpet, metallic pea green wallpaper, rabbit-eared television, and martini-sipping party-goers in very uncomfortable suits and dresses listening to Perry Como on that Lowther.
Yes. There is such a thing.
I've been doing a lot of research today looking for inspiration for our website redesign, and stumbled upon some videos taken by former employee (an all around creative guy) Matt Sommers. I thought many of your who haven't had a chance to visit our factory would enjoy this glimpse inside.
While you're over on Matt's site, be sure to check out this goofy video of employees (former and current) acting out their favorite lines from movies. You may even spot me when I was a blonde. Scary stuff.
This interesting piece of cubicle art has been magnetically dangling from the far side of my cubicle overhang since before I moved into this cube, and who knows for how long before then. Poor woofer looks like someone didn't care much for the music it was playing.
Since the IT department will be moving into our space within the next few weeks (marketing will be joining the engineers downstairs....yes, marketing is merging with engineers...which could completely disrupt the organization of the universe) I think I will leave it for them as a cubicle warming present.
I'm excited for the move - more on that later - but I am going to miss my lovely window view. (You can see the dangling woofer in the link at the far end of my cube. Just hanging out. Oblivious.)
(Edit 3/5/09 - I found out the other day that I am possibly the source of a bad rumor, and IT will NOT be moving into our space. But we are still moving downstairs to engineering in a couple weeks, which should give me some great blogging material.)
Inside Track is a monthly consumer electronics newsletter focusing on specialty retailers. Every year dealers participate in a survey covering a variety of vendor criteria. We just got word that we were voted number one in Brand Name Recognition by participants, and have been presented with this certificate - soon to be framed. Which is very cool.
I know it's uber-hip to be a fan of Coldplay, and I usually consciously avoid the smug recommendations of the uber-hip, but I made an exception for these guys. I fell in love with their sound the very first time I heard "Yellow." I don't recommend listening to entire Coldplay albums from beginning to end, unless you're on some good anti-depressants, but a nice scattering throughout your music selection is a great way to enjoy them.
Although hard to choose a favorite, I'm partial to "Shiver," from their debut release Parachutes. And it's not even all that depressing. Unless you listen to the words.
I don't really know if this is a senior portrait or not, but one thing is for sure - Paul had a nice head of hair.
You may have noticed some sporadic blogging from me these past few weeks. Rest assured I am still here, and still willing to be your window into the World of Klipsch. I have been preoccupied due to setting a pretty steep deadline for myself in completing my part of the Jamo website redesign, which is progressing nicely!
Soon I will be freed up to concentrate on Klipsch.com and the myriad of things we would like to see for this site - including more interaction with our customers, focus on our history, and better definition of our place in the speaker industry - all good things we are very excited about!
In the meantime, where are those pesky ducks?? Here's an alternate shot from their last stop with forum member Tom Adams:
This Jiffy Splicer was recently found on a shelf in the back room of the Klipsch museum - the same building which housed the tape operation in the 1950s - and was used by Paul personally during that time.
Look for this and other PWK collectables to be made available to the public in the near future!
Phil was cleaning out his studio the other day and found this rare treasure amid the clutter. I so remember playing highway bingo when I was a kid, and can't wait for Steven to be able to play along. Provided we have a chance to go anywhere.
Ok, so I'm showing my true colors now (as if Neil Diamond wasn't bad enough). I admit I love this song. I think it's due mainly to its use in The Deer Hunter, one of my all time favorite movie scenes, as well as little known version by the late Heath Ledger in a cute scene from "10 Things I Hate About You."
I also like that Steven knows almost all the words, and will sometimes sing it acapella. The lyrics sound a little weird coming from a 4 year old, but its still pretty darn cute.
One of my co-workers was cleaning out some junk in her house before moving, found this old South Park bumper sticker in an obscure drawer or box somewhere and decided to go to the effort to bring it in to work for sole purpose of giving it to me. She said she thought it would be something I'd like.
Why on earth anyone would think of me when looking at this is beyond me. But she was right.
1997s Olympus D-500L was a ground-breaker in its day, paving the way for affordable hi-res cameras like the one used to take this picture. The design is more stylish than I would have expected for a 12 year old model, but it still looks a little odd. Like it could trap ghosts on its 3.5" floppy.
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