Tuesday, June 19, 2007

REJECTion at the Post Office


Whenever I take mail to the local post office to have weighed, I'm frequently at the mercy of one particular postal lady. She has an insatiable need to absolutely dominate every customer she has to "serve".

Her favorite bullying technique includes leaning over the service counter so no one can lay their packages down. She then proceeds to give disapproving glances while eyeballing the TO and FROM addresses. She'll then begrudgingly grab your mailer and inspect every square inch of it. If she finds ANYTHING "wrong" with it she'll either REJECT it and send you to the back desk to fix it or she'll just say "I don't think the post office will accept this... but we'll try".

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ice Cream Cartons


These microscopic elements are the 400 ice cream cartons I've worked on in the last two years.

I've been designing/laying out ice cream cartons for nearly 9 years. Lately I've been curious about how many I may have worked on over the years. Rough estimates put the number easily over 1000 possibly closer to 2000. Surprisingly, I've never gotten bored working on them.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Ben Carter is THE MAN!!!

Pictures credited to State Police Trooper Mark Kassuba and WoodTV 8

This is an amazing story! I heard about it on my local news last night and started seeing the story circulating on the internet today. Since it happened in nearby Paw Paw, MI I thought I'd post it here.

The gist of the story is, this guy's wheelchair accidentally gets lodged in the grill of a semi-truck. The driver is unaware and commences to drive down the highway for nearly 5 miles going upwards of 50mph. I won't divulge much more so you can watch the video and read the article for yourselves. (It has a very happy ending)

Coincidentally, as I was typing this post, my sister called and mentioned she was one of the people who checked on his condition at the hospital. I thought that was pretty cool.