guess who’s engaged?!?!?

youd have a tough time finding two nicer people than big tanky and anti. intelligent, fun, with the heart of punk rockers, from the first time i saw these two kids together i knew they were perfect for each other. they just sorta fit.

today tanky IM’ed me with a simple message “we’re getting married!”

i was all, whoa! nice! congrats!

she later said “we got engaged via messenger in true blogger fashion – you’ll be happy to know! :)”

and recently anti wrote up the whole story on his buzznet blog – because he no longer blogs on blogspot. an excerpt:

So while she was at work, and on gchat we worked it out, i asked her, she said yes, and the ring was bought! We didn’t want them to sell out of this great ring, that had suddenly gone on 25% dicount!!

When she got home from work we talked it out more. I think she was tempted to have us allope to avoid all potential family stuff. But knowing that it means the world to our families and friends, i insisted we go to vegas only to celebrate. And the ceremony has to occur closer to our families so that all interested parties can attend easily.

We then were thinking when she should plan for, and i said summer time-ish, and she said octoberish. Tanky thought summer could work, so because she doesn’t feel like planning for this summer, we thought summer 2009 looked mighty fine.

and so that is it. i asked her on messenger. the ring comes in the mail this friday.

read the whole deal here. and congrats again, friends!

interview with Frank Warren of PostSecret

as usual im way louder than my subject. remind me to mellow out when i interview people, and demand a real mic.

we actually have a pretty nice video department at the Times which i hope to take advantage of as we continue to progress in regards to multimedia.

but the good news is Frank was a cool dude and got cornered by a german blogger who also asked for an interview. it was pretty obvious that bro’s little blog wasnt anything like the Times’ but Frank was very generous with the dude and said yes to a quick interview even though he was very busy. made me smile.

if you click here you will see my interview with him.

also, heres the interview i did with the guy who invented a device that Hacks Yr Brain

my piece about ads on the tray tables on US Air

just got picked up by Budget Travel

“US Airways is trying to cash in on the boredom of its passengers by inviting companies to slap advertisements on its airplane tray tables, says the illustrious Tony Pierce of the L.A. Times.”

so many things bizarre and killer about that sentence.

right now im putting up my video interview of Frank Warren. damn sound didnt work as nice as i wanted. win some, lose some i guess.

everyones sick here. its sorta scary cuz you gotta shake hands with everyone. Blogger was giving away some fingerless gloves. perfect idea. sadly they were all out before i got there. maybe hand sanitizers should be the next cool shwag bag thingie.