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Hi, my name is Blair Ivey and this is my personal website, The House of Blair. Here you will find all things Blair, from links to my other websites to links to websites of interest to my personal interests and a metric ton of original work.
I have tried to make this site interesting and not just another autobigraphical cut-and-paste. Goodness knows there are more than enough of those. This is my face to those who have not yet met me. My intent is to make this an interesting and stimulating place to spend time. The content of this site reflects my interests and values and nothing here is included because other people think it is 'cool' or or it is the fad du jour. This is me.
So welcome to my house. Please leave your shoes at the door, make yourself at home and have a look around. If you see something you like, contact me and we'll talk.
Shameless Commerce - Check out my store at www.cafepress.com/houseofblair or my store at www.zazzle.com/blairkivey and you can check out the products at the bottom of this page. Great gift ideas and if you want to see a particular product drop me a line.
Take the Poll!
Three polls on my business page. Product surveys on the Covered Bridge Card, Jigsaw Puzzle, and Products page. I'm using the surveys to facilitate market research for business plans. The only information recorded are the actual selections, plus whatever comments and contact information you may care to leave. Thanks!
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Attack of the blog. Every site has to have one, right?
Books I am currently reading: Leviathan Thomas Hobbes, Competition Demystified Bruce Greenwald and Judd Kahn, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal Ayn Rand.
I have an unfortune weakness when it comes to computer (PC) games. Here is where I talk about my favorites as well as fun and useful links. If you are expecting insight into any game made after about 2005 or anything on a console you are going to be disappointed.
The Geography or the "Where are we now" section. I have lived in a number of places and visited quite a few more. Here is where I talk about them along with photographs and useful links.
History is our collective memory. By turns inspiring and depressing, it is nevertheless the record of the human experience. To see what happened today in history, click on the icon.
One of the defining characteristics of the 20th century was the rise of mass media. I am most definitely a child of that culture. Here I have collected movies and TV shows that I have enjoyed along with magazines that I read regularly and websites that I visit frequently.
Photography is something that I enjoy doing. My main empahsis is on composition and my favorite subjects are landscapes. This section contains a sampling of my work including the Top 21.
OK Sports fans, this is where I have the teams in which I have an interest and sports-related items. For the record, I follow the following teams:
MLB - Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants
NFL - Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49'rs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NBA - Portland Trailblazers
USL - Portland Timbers
UCI - Garmin-Chipotle, Columbia HTC, or any team where Johann Bruyneel is directeur sportif
Like a lot of guys, I like things that are big and complicated and loud. For me, trains and airplanes fit the bill. The Transportation section is where you will find anything that covers ground, the faster the better.
The efforts on this website are funded through the sale of my schwag at www.cafepress.com/houseofblair and www.zazzle.com/blairkivey. The graphics on the products are original and as such are protected by the applicable copyright laws of the United States of America. Below is the store viewer for my zazzle.com store. If you see something you like, buy it!
This website and contents are protected under the copyright laws of the United States Of America c. 2009 - 2011