Casa Decrepit in the News

Just to put our incredible internet fame in perspective, I decided to make a list of all the newspaper stories that mention us (or at least the ones I can find relatively easily). There are three. THREE, people. And we haven't even been on TV or anything. We are definitely not in the Dooce category of most famousest bloggers. I mean, we paid for two foundation replacements in one year, and did we even get our own verb? No. Not even a measly adjective.

So don't worry about all this fame going to our heads. You can count on us to be a sort of insider's choice for the finest in house blogging and talking too much about plants, free from the blogging mainstream.

For the curious, here are those three articles (the NYT article is behind a paywall):

Now I must leave you to go back to reading about organizational theory and neural models for architecture, which I will spare you (this is the joy of writing a thesis).

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posted by ayse on 04/17/07




I found out about you via my weekly email from Architecture Weekly. (Residential Tuesday) which highlighted the San Fran "Hammer/Blog" article.

I will now go through and check out your blog..




Um, "Casadecrepit"? "Beach house"??? Did Shelley actually, er, read your blog? Still, congrats on your moderate fame, which is much better than excessive fame in any case!

And while you may not have become adjectival, I can tell you that more than one sentence around my house has begun with, "Well, on Casa Decrepit..." So at least you've permeated many a conversation. Be proud!

Actually, Jessamyn, this house was originally built as a beach house. Alameda used to be a weekend escape from San Francisco, back before they built the bridges. For one thing, we have sun here. :)

And where there are now huge warehouses, about a block away from the house, there was once a beach.

I will refrain from comment on the use of urls as proper names instead of the actual name of the blog, because given some of the other examples in there we came out well.

And I'm trying to imagine those conversations. "Well, on Casa Decrepit they celebrate Christmas by getting a 15-yard dumpster. That sounds like a good present for your mother."

Congrats on the mention. Thanks for the background of Alameda.

"organizational theory and neural models for architecture"

Wow. Color me odd, but I'd like to read this when you are done.

Well, sure. You can see some of the stuff I've been doing visually (as opposed to the writing, which is much slower and still in draft form) over on my personal blog. I'll be writing more on it as I proceed.

Note: We're getting pummeled with spam comments, so I've turned off the ability to use any HTML or include any links for the time being. Email with any issues.

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