January 2010 - Posts
Quiet at Klipsch today. Almost too quiet. Nothing a little Use Your Illusion II can't cure.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog of nonsense to announce the latest product from Klipsch Group, Inc... The highly refined, completely awesome, Image X10i <insert applause here>!
I've had this box sitting at my desk for a few days now, and I'm honestly not sure who put it there or why... but I can bet they've been looking for it .
Especially if you're a fan of the opera.
I love the line "the better the speaker the worse it sounds." Read page 6 to find out why we would say such a thing.
This year is for dad.
I have no idea what possessed Don to get this hoodie, but I have to get one for trick-or-treating this year. The Jason Voorhees version is catching my twisted fancy.
We're a strange bunch.
It cannot be disputed that Paul W. Klipsch left an impressive legacy. The fact that thousands of people have been able to earn a living because of his ambitions, not to mention the millions who have enjoyed Klipsch-sound, is remarkable all by itself. He added to the quality and richness of our lives through his innovations and brilliance, and added flavor to this largely drab world with his quirks and eccentricities.
Me? Well, I'm swiftly approaching my 40th birthday, which makes me pause to wonder what I will leave behind - besides this ever-growing archive of nonsense. While I don't know the answer to that, I do know that my hairstyle will never leave as much of an impression as this one has.
(What, did you think I was going to get all deep on you?)
Have you ever looked up at the clock thinking it was maybe 10am and realizing it's almost time to go home? I love when that happens. Trippy.
So I will part today, on this most random of days, with an abstract painting by Steven, age 4. I think it might be a portrait of Dwight the Missing Duck.
Every quarter Klipsch recognizes an outstanding employee for a job well done, after being initially nominated by co-workers. This first quarter, the award belongs to Chris, executive assistant to Sales (pictured here with Fred Klipsch).
I can't think of anyone more deserving, especially considering the ragtag team she is charged with assisting Every. Single. Day.
I love when kids of co-workers stop by for a visit. It makes me realize the people I see in the same context day-in and day-out actually might have lives outside of my own, and my day-in and day-out might not just be some weird dream I'm having. Or personal reality TV show, Truman-style. But I digress.
This cutie belongs to Matt, one of our brilliant graphic artists and movie-bloggers. He and his wife are currently expecting baby #2, also a girl, due on Groundhog Day. Before the gender determination, it was decided by Matt's immediate cube-neighbors (including yours truly) that if the baby was indeed born on February 2nd, he must be named Phil. Phil...middle name Conners. Bing! Because we're just that clever.
So I convinced my good buddy Mark to take up blogging, although it didn't really take that much. He has embraced it with great enthusiasm already. You'll hear from him on a wide-variety of topics ranging from his duties here in product development to music, movies, and electronics in general.
Read his blog here, and don't be shy. He loves when people leave comments. Especially when they bring up Professor Demo.
Congrats Rich_Guy for amusing the marketing department the most!
If you were a child or had a child at any time since the late 60s, chances are you've been exposed to Where the Wild Things Are. And if you're like me, you've read it a few thousand times since then. It's not that hard - it's quite short. Yet amazingly able to leave an impact, despite its brevity.
So when I first heard of a film version, the DNA that controls my movie-nostalgia gene started a gymnastics routine around the double helix. I watched every trailer with ridiculous scrutiny, and in the process became well acquainted with the song "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire, a band I had previously never heard of.
When the movie finally came out, I got the memo that it wasn't really for kids - at least kids Steven's age - so I have yet to see it. But the awesome song they choose for the trailer now resides in a favorite playlist on my iPod, and it actually gives me chills to listen to it. I have come across very few songs with deeper, more relevant and powerful meaning to me.
I love music.
If I had an inkling to grab my iPod, which is always on my right, and chuck it over my head in hook-shot fashion, it would probably land somewhere in this area. I might want to take my earbuds out first, though. This is our open meeting area for marketing, and is a great place to kick back and have a creative and casual interaction with co-workers. See that lovely plant in the middle? I snagged it from a deserted office a few years ago when it was brown and shriveling. I'm pretty proud of that. It's my major contribution to the company.
But the real reason for this photo is not to show you the meeting area or the rescued plant... I took it because of the strange, bright patterns being cast on the floor and furniture. Could it be... yes, it could... the SUN!
Leave a comment about this cheesy 70's photo for your chance to win something Klipsch-y! Most clever entry, as determined by me, wins. Although I occasionally call for backup.
Found in our listening room today: Palladium P-39F, Reference RF-82, and Synergy F-3. (<-- Did you see what I did right there? A post about speakers!)
Stay tuned tomorrow for another Caption Contest!
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