Wednesday, December 21, 2005
A list of five possible slogans released on Wednesday leaves out "New Jersey: We can always use another relative on the payroll," and "Come to New Jersey: It's not as bad as it smells."
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Monday, December 19, 2005
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Saturday, December 17, 2005
On my scale I'd rate it a 5. Would watch if it was on TV or someone else rented it. On a normal scale I'd probably give it a 8 out of 10. The movie was fine, I just don't want to purchase it, which is really what my scale is all about.
I liked Chronicles of Narnia better.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Here's an example game flow.
Non-Cavs : 10
Cavs : 0
Cavs : 20
Non-Cavs : 14
Non-Cavs : 33
Cavs : 25
Repeat. They were outscored 10-0 by the Nuggest tonight, then they went on a 20-2 run, then they gave up a 12-0 run. They can't string together an entire game.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
The effects were terrific, and it was completely fine that the movie was toned down in some areas in order the be more kid friendly. The books were written for kids, so the movie should adhere to that. For example, you don't see anyone's head being cut off, even though they allude to it. You don't see anyone's face getting eaten by a lion, even though they infer that.
It clocked in at 2 hours and 10 minutes and I think they actually could have added another 30 minutes in there. I enjoyed it and will probably go see it again in a few weeks.
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Thursday, December 8, 2005
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
The rates go up every two months, unlike Bank One. Bank One (Chase) has savings account rates around .75% now. ING is at 3.75% now. It's pretty sad when a Bank One CD doesn't even compare to a regular ING savings account.
Many kudos to Justin for referring me.
Tuesday, December 6, 2005
I think that picture is hilarious.
Would you rather have 1 foot long fingernails or 5 feet long nose hairs?
If you were up to your shoulders in a pool of vomit, and a bucket of snot was to be poured on your head, would you duck?
Monday, December 5, 2005
I've got almost all my Christmas shopping done ahead of schedule and on budget, so it's looking good.
I've got a huge project at work that I'm sole developer on that will be deployed to every plant in our division, but even that is well under control. It's due to come out of testing this Friday and I'll be presenting on it next week.
The car is great in the snow now that the snow tires are on it.
Everything is good. Unless you're a first round draft pick of the Browns, and then your career is over.
Other than that though, it's good.
Sunday, December 4, 2005
We get to the airport around 5:30 PM and I check in. I change my seat from 13 B (in the emergency exit row) to 4 C, the very first non first class row. Keep in mind later that my original seat was 13 B. I get through security at 6:00 PM and my family leaves. There's no going back now. My flight from Charlotte to Cleveland was supposed to depart at 7:00 PM. I walk 20 feet ahead and look at the departures. My flight is now scheduled for 7:40 PM. Doesn't matter. Everyone is gone. By the time I get to my gate, that too has changed. I find my new departing gate just in time to hear an announcement that the plane I'm flying out on is not arriving until 8:00 PM and since it is coming from an international airport (in this case Mexico City) there is a mandatory 30 minute security check of the passengers and plane once it lands. That means I'm not getting out until at least 8:30 PM now.
8:30 finally rolls around and we actually start boarding. It's quite a large plane for a 2 hour flight - they've got us on an Airbus A319. The plane holds 124 people, which is about triple what the normal regional jets I fly on carry. Boarding ends around 8:50 and we taxi out to the jetway. We're 4th in line for takeoff when the pilot comes on and tells us that there is a discrepancy between the number of tickets collected and the actual number of passengers on the plane. He tells us that in his 26 years as a Captain this has never happened before and that we now need to go back to the gate to figure it out. That's comforting. Immediately bad thoughts start going through my head. Did someone sneak on to the plane? Is some terrorist on the plane and they're just telling us this story so we don't panic? Is there a bomb in the luggage compartment? Who knows, but my mind certainly jumps immediately to worst case scenario. After about 20 minutes at the gate they finally get it situated. The people at the gate had counted incorrectly and we really did have a match between the number of passengers and number of tickets collected. So back to the jetway for takeoff.
We're in the air around 9:30 PM. 10 minutes into the flight the Captain tells us he is suspending food and beverage service because of turbulence. He also tells us at this point that the winds in Cleveland are currently above the maximum that our aircraft can withstand, so that's comforting. Wind gusts on the ground are upwards of 75 MPH he says. For most of the flight at cruising altitude (33000 feet) the turbulence is minimal and I think we could have had our peanuts and 3 ounces of liquid. Apparently someone else thought so too. The Captain comes on with an announcement that goes like this: "To the passenger sitting in seat 13 C, I don't appreciate your belligerent attitude toward our flight crew and I have called the authorities. You will be arrested once we land." Great. One thing has gone right. I'm not sitting next to a felon (though I originally was). I don't really understand why the Captain says this only half way through the flight. Wouldn't someone who was going to be arrested get a little anxious and perhaps cause even more problems now? I would think so, but I didn't hear anything else, so I assume he was freaked out enough to behave himself.
As we get closer to Cleveland and start descending the wind really is picking up. The turbulence isn't so bad that I feel like explosively vomiting all over the kids across the isle who are flying for the first time. The very same kids who are proclaiming "My ears hurt. I'm thirsty. I'm hungry. I have to go to the bathroom. That light's too bright. I'm hot. I'm cold. What's this button do? I'm bored. I'm scared. Who farted? Stop touching me. I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you (as finger is 1/2 inch away from the other kids face.)
Anyway, back to the descent. I can see Cleveland to the northwest now. We're going to fly out over the eastern suburbs and then turn west to fly over the city in our southwest approach. It seems like we've been descending forever. 10 minutes out from touchdown the winds are quite bad, though now thankfully within the tolerances of our airplane. Recall that this is a big plane and we are swaying at 45 degree angles because of the wind. I've lost track of downtown at this point and am wondering why we're not closer. Just then, we are rocketing skyward. We're going up as steeply as I believe our plane can climb and at full throttle too. That's generally not a good sign when you're supposed to be landing. We climb for what seems like forever, but is actually about 30 of the longest seconds in my life. Are we going to crash into a building? Are we going to hit another plane? Why did we just do an emergency climb? Nothing from the cockpit. Nothing from anyone as a matter of fact. The wind is really playing havoc with us now. At this point I am feeling sick, and very anxious about the landing. We're not leveling out. Everyone has turned off their lights now and the people next to me are holding hands. I can imagine people in the back of the plane doing the sign of the cross. We resume our descent and are probably 2000 feet off the ground. The plane is still rocking back and forth. We're coming in faster than normal too. I believe that's so that the Captain can have maximum control, but if something goes wrong... well, then we're just a faster fireball.
500 feet now. We're just above a highway that runs in front the run way. There are a lot of power lines there and our wings are still not staying level. It feels like the back of the plane is power sliding to the right and left. 100 feet. Still not level. Coming in very fast. Then the right landing gear touches down and the left side of the plane slams down. The nose isn't even down yet and the engines are in full reverse. The nose comes down hard and bounces a little bit, but we're home. We've made it. People burst into spontaneous applause. It's only the second time that has happened on one of my flights, and the other time was when we got hit by lightning, had to go into a holding pattern in the middle of a thunderstorm and had to divert to another airport because we were low on fuel. People, including me, let out a collective sigh of relief. I don't care that I'm 2 1/2 hours late. I'm alive. Things will be different. This will be the Summer of George. The Summer of George! (Seinfeld reference in case you don't know.) I feel like Ralphie in A Christmas Story after his Mom doesn’t tell his Dad that he broke his glasses and nearly shot his eye out. Mmmm. This meatloaf is great! We taxi for about 5 minutes to get to our gate, and then we're not allowed to get off. The Captain gets off first and doesn't come back for a few minutes. Once he comes back we're allowed to leave. Since I'm in the front of the plane, I'm one of the first off. At the exit of our plane are 5 police officers. Someone not going to be happy. I didn't stick around to see what happened, but it was on the news the next day apparently. I get my luggage and notice the time. It's 10:54. I get home around 11:35 and don't fall asleep until 1:00 AM. On the car ride home I'm still feeling a little queasy from the flight, but I'll take it.
Saturday, December 3, 2005
The Big 12 sucks, but Texas is good. UCLA sucks, but USC is very good. Virginia Tech is consistently the most over rated team in the country, and I hate Notre Dame.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
One of the bad guys from Superman II - Non (one of General Zod's people)
This a picture of Irans president and his bodyguards. Check out the bodyguard on the right. Tell me he doesn't bear a striking similarity to Non from Superman II.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
1. Reggie Bush is insanely fast. It was like I was watching a video game. If he got the ball past the line without being hit it was all over.
2. When Notre Dame lost a close game (at home) they didn't fall a single spot in the polls. I guarantee that Fresno State drops at least 3 spots in the close loss (on the road.)
3. USC has a 3,000 yard passer, two 1,000 yard rushers, and two 1,000 yard receivers. That's ridiculous. That has to put them in the running for best college offense ever.
4. Fresno State had every chance to give up last night after USC came out in the 3rd quarter and scored 15 points in 3 minutes, but they didn't. Their very next drive they moved right down the field and scored.
5. It would be nice if the freaking game didn't start at 10:15 PM Eastern. I think I managed to stay up until the 4th quarter but then I surrendered. From what I watched it was every bit as dramatic as OSU-Michigan, and because of the scoring it was more exciting. If the Pac-10 wants to be in the spotlight then their best teams should play no later than 4:05 Pacific, so that people East of Sacramento actually have a chance of staying up for the whole game.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
I don't know how many returning starters there are, but the defensive turnaround bodes well, and just from the stats it looks like the offense could be in capable hands with Korey Sheets and Curtis Painter.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Thursday, November 10, 2005
In other news the NFL has agreed to put a team back in Los Angeles. Since they've also said they will not be expanding, it's got to be one of the struggling teams. Can anyone say the New Orleans San Antonio Baton Rouge Saints? If they let that crap owner hit the proverbial jackpot in LA then someone should be puked upon, and it had better not be me. Of course I'm just speculating here, but if the NFL takes away New Orleans team now, after it was virtually destroyed, then there's something seriously wrong with the leadership of the league.
The only two other teams I can think of that are possible relocations possibilities are the Arizona Cardinals and the San Diego Chargers. San Diego has wanted a new stadium for years and even though they make $100 million a year in profit they claim they can't afford to build one. Interesting. It's the same sob story from the Cardinals. Oh no! I had to sell my 88th Bentley the other day in order to finance my wifes 17 caret anniversary ring. Oh the humanity! Won't someone please take pity on me and build my poor fledgling team a stadium?
Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Congress believes that oil companies have enjoyed unreasonably high profits.
In reality, oil companies have invested billions and billions in their capital assets. Why did they do this? They expected to make money. Did the government invest billions? No, but they want to take the money earned by big oil and reinvestment in what? In social security? Oh boy, that's a great idea. Lets take money from a profitable part of the economy and sink it into a black hole. Here's a clue for you Congress... stop spending so much freaking money. Thats the answer. The answer is not to take money from people who have it and redistribute it to people who don't. That's called socialism and it just doesn't work.
Why are rich people rich? Generally because they've worked their butts off for it. Are there idiots like Paris Hilton who fall into it? Yes, but I can guarantee that somewhere in the Hilton clan was someone busting their ass. The rich drive the economy. They supply the jobs. They pay the taxes. Taking their money to give it to a government that throws good money after bad is just about the worst possible idea ever.
Now I'm just rambling, but the moral of the story is that people who make money are not evil. They are good at what they do. People who are good at what they do should not be penalized because they're better at it than other people.
Tuesday, November 8, 2005
Hooray for higher education. I feel like I will truly be a useful worker bee in society now.
Here's what school has taught me so far. What a piece of paper says means nothing about what you are actually capable of. I've run across so many people who are good students but terrible workers, and vice versa.
Here's what the most expensive (with the possible exception of a pre-nup) piece of paper you'll ever have will get you: in the door. After that, it's all up to you. If it were up to me, it wouldn't even do that. As a programmer, I think people should have to submit programs and design databases as their resume. That will more surely weed out those that are capable and those that aren't. Why do you ask am I interested in that? Because that would mean I wouldn't have to cover for people who do nothing all day but try to look busy and then fail even at that.
Sunday, November 6, 2005
Thursday, November 3, 2005
Oh happy day.
Then I just turn the channel before they can twist the knife, and that's how history is corrected.
Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Sunday, October 30, 2005
What do you choose?
For me two cars immediately stand out: The Cadillac CTS-V and the Chrysler 300C SRT-8. I've sat in the back of a CTS-V and my knees were in my chest and my head was tilted 45 degrees to the side because of the low roofline in the back. I never sat in the front, but I imagine it's quite manageable. Since I would never be in the back only my guests would complain, which is why the CTS is in the group. I like the baby Bentley styling of the 300C but it's all over the road, and I like to be different. I guess if I had any car for free then I'd go with the CTS-V.
What else is there? Buick? Please. Chevy? The best they've got is the Impala SS and that's pretty bland. I could get a Neon SRT-4 and blow a lot of wannabe's away, but then I'd go deaf in the process, and who in their right mind would take a Neon over a CTS? The Lincoln LS V-8 is nice but they take the fun away by only offering an automatic and the power is nowhere near the top 2 anyway. Why does the Grand PRix GXP have 33 more horsepower than the Bonneville GXP? That's just plain stupid.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Penn State - 24
Purdue - 21
Thursday, October 27, 2005
SOUTH BEND, IN — With their football renaissance derailed, at least for the moment, by a current 5-2 record that includes losses to rivals USC and unranked Michigan State, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have elected to improve in the one area where they still outclass all other college football teams: their legendary history.
"I fully intend to be the primary architect of Notre Dame history's return to prominence and relevance," head coach Charlie Weis said. "I inherited a program that had only won 11 national championships between 1924 and 2005. I promise you that, by this time next year, the Fighting Irish will have won at least 10 more in that same time period."
Some of the highlights of Notre Dame's new history:
1869: The first college football game is played this year, on Nov. 6, between Princeton and Rutgers, with the understanding that the winner will go on to play Notre Dame later in the afternoon for the national championship
1887: University board approves the Athletic Department's request for a new sports team, and Notre Dame football is officially born on the playing fields of South Bend, IN, the same year as future Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz is born in West Virginia
1936: The Fighting Irish football squad travels to Nazi Germany to represent America at the Berlin Olympics; ND split end Jesse Owens gains 187 yards and scores three touchdowns in a 42-17 gold-medal-winning rout of the heavily favored Rommel-coached SS squad
1943: With the boys fighting World War II overseas, the women of Notre Dame take the reins of the football team and pummel the notorious draft-dodging Michigan Wolverines to bring home another national title to South Bend
1944: In December, the Notre Dame defense successfully holds off a German advance to win the Battle of the Bulge; meanwhile, in the Pacific theater, the Irish offense invades and retakes the Philippines; the team finishes the season ranked #2 in all polls
1956: Future Notre Dame quarterback and six-time Heisman Trophy winner Joe Montana is born of a vestal virgin on June 11 in New Eagle, PA
1957: Notre Dame quarterback Paul Hornung, in a vote that remains controversial to this very day, splits the Heisman Trophy with the man who is now widely regarded as the best football player of all time, halfback Jim Brown of Notre Dame
1961: 31 points down in the fourth quarter of an away game against highly ranked Ohio State, Notre Dame, led by 12-year-old freshman phenom Joe Theismann, scores 42 points to win in overtime
1970: Notre Dame turns down offers from the ACC, the Big Ten, and the National Football League, electing to remain a Division I independent
1975: Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, an undersized fourth-string transfer student, is allowed to dress for and play in the last and only game of his college career; in the final moments of the game, "Rudy" tackles the Georgia Tech quarterback, forcing a fumble which rolls into the end zone and is recovered for an Irish victory; Notre Dame jumps up 23 spots in the polls for a share of the national championship; Ruettiger is awarded the Butkus and Nagurski trophies
1984: In the last seconds of the national championship at the Orange Bowl, Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie's last-second Hail Mary pass is intercepted in the end zone by Notre Dame cornerback Deion Sanders and returned 106 yards for the winning touchdown
1991: All-time Notre Dame scoring leader Jerome Bettis is given the nickname "The Bus" not only for his great size and reliability, but also for his ability to put the entire Fighting Irish team on his back and carry them to away games as far away as Florida and California
2005: The Oct. 15 victory of the Fighting Irish over #1 ranked USC, 27-31, is marred somewhat when Trojan Matt Leinart, who attempts to run the ball into the end zone in a last-second quarterback sneak, gets hit by the entire Notre Dame defense and is killed instantly as time runs out
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
USC wins out and is #1 in the AP and Coaches Polls.
Texas wins out and is #2 in the AP and Coaches Polls.
Virginia Tech wins out and is #3 in the AP and Coaches Polls.
In the BCS it would be quite different however.
Texas would be #1 in the BCS, Va Tech would be #2, and the undefeated two time defending national champs, winners of 35 games in a row, would be on the outside looking in.
If that doesn't finally kill the BCS then there's nothing that ever will.
Monday, October 24, 2005
I wish I had followed my own advice because the stock has gone up $55 in the past two days.
I love you Brady Quinn!
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Friday, October 21, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Who gives a crap about game 6 in the NFL? Not me. How does the NBA dress code change the standings? Last I checked it didn't. This is PLAYOFF baseball. That's more important in the sports world than anything else at the moment. PLAYOFFS > middle of NFL. PLAYOFFS > middle of college football. PLAYOFFS certainly > pre-season NBA.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
There once was a man from Nantucket. He punched Tim McCarver in the face.
How about a poem for a change of pace?
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Tim McCarver is an idiot,
And so is Joe Morgan
Sunday, October 16, 2005
I don't care if they lost by a tenth of a point, they still lost.
They lost! Get over it media. Notre Dame lost. They can't be rated #1 anymore. They've got two freaking losses. Two! I can't wait for them to lose some more games and climb the rankings.
I hate you Beano Cook!
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Also, Notre Dame lost. Hooray. Suck it Beano! Suck it right down to China town!
Friday, October 14, 2005
Northwestern - 40
Purdue - 30
Purdue's defense will make Brett Basanez look like Dan Marino.
Since they're going to get burned anyway, why not blitz on every play? Try some wierd stuff out there. Go to a 2-2-7 zone. Try a 6 man front with no linebackers. Do something. The current defense is obviously not working and it can't get any worse. Sticking with the same gameplan is just admitting defeat.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
Sunday, October 9, 2005
09/10 Akron W 49-24
09/17 at Arizona W 31-24
09/24 at Minnesota L 42-35
10/01 Notre Dame L 49-28
10/08 Iowa L 34-17
10/15 Northwestern L 40-30
10/22 at Wisconsin L 35-20
10/29 at Penn State L 24-21
11/05 Michigan St L 49-28
11/12 Illinois W 42-24
11/19 at Indiana W 34-28
Saturday, October 8, 2005
Iowa - 33
Purdue - 24
As I write this Northwestern is laying the wood on Wisconsin, so if Purdue can find a way to not only win this game, but also stop sucking, then they've still got a shot at a Big Ten title. A lot will be determined in the Ohio State - Penn State game today. After that game there will only be 1 team that's undefeated in conference.
Friday, October 7, 2005
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Comcast said it is a poor cable line (i.e. static), so maybe they'll run a new one. That would actually be great, since I only have one line upstairs and one downstairs.
So I guess you're right on both counts Paul. I am having technical difficulties and I am sulking. The Indians didn't get it done when it counted most. Their failure to make the playoffs actually got me thinking though.
If I could have any of my favorite teams win a championship, who would it be? Here's the list...
1. Cleveland Indians
2. Purdue Boilermakers Football
3. Cleveland Cavaliers
4. Cleveland Browns
5. Purdue Boilermakers Basketball
The list isn't really that close though, as the Indians are far and away #1. They've got a good team coming back next year, but this team reminds me a lot of the 1999 or 2000 team. They charged hard down the stretch but came up just short. That's what makes it so freaking frustrating. I feel like if they would've made the playoffs they had a chance to win it all. They just couldn't score any runs the last week. They needed to adapt their hitting and never did. If they didn't hit homeruns they didn't score. Well guess what team... you weren't hitting home runs! That means bunt! Bunt like your lives depended on it. But they didn't. They sucked at bunting.
If I were in charge next year I'd make them spend all of March bunting runners over, stealing bases, hitting sacrafice flies, and hitting and running.
Fundamentals. Maybe it's because they're a young team. Maybe it's not. They need a better graps on the fundamentals.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Either way, I'll take it.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
BUNT! Freaking bunt!
What the expletive?!!?!
Down by 1. Man on second. No outs.
FREAKING BUNT BUNT BUNT BUNT BUNT BUNT BUNT BUNT BUNT BUNT BUNT BUNT BUNT
Instead, three freaking straight lineouts to third.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
The Yankees bike for their foundation actually came out quite nicely too. I'm by no means a fan of the subject manner, but the colors and all the details were pretty cool.
Monday, September 26, 2005
We should all know by 2007. I'm not sure if that's model year or calendar year though...
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Saturday, September 24, 2005
The defense played better in the second half, but they certainly didn't strike me as an elite defense.
The offense didn't go anywhere under Kirsch. The option offense isn't fooling anyone. Ever. I'd rather him just set up for a regular pass and then take off and run. He did it in the past and it was a lot more successful than this new option offense. As far as I'm aware he only scrambled once the whole game, and it went for 20 yards. Why not try it again?
The game went from me thinking they deserved to lose but were going to win to deserving to lose and having lost.
If this is the best they've got, it's going to be a long season.
Minnesota - 10
Purdue - 7
What I should've said earlier is that Minnesota will get about 120 rushing yards in the first half.
The first couple of drives for Minnesota were ridiculous. It looked like a pro team on offense and a junior high school team on defense. Purdue could not tackle anyone. They were very lucky to escape on that first drive and not allow any points.
In the second quarter the defense played better, but that's because it couldn't play any worse. It seemed to me like they were tightening up as play went on. It will be interesting to see what happens in the second half.
Now, for the Purdue offense. Kirsch played like crap. Complete crap. Underthrowing wide open receivers who were 10 yards away from him. Overthrowing wide open receivers were were 10 yards away from him. He didn't do a good job running the option. He played terribly. Yet somehow they're only down by 3 at half time. It took a miracle play, but I'll take it.
Kirsch has to play better. If this is the best he's got, I'd bench him.
Who wins? I think Purdue will win, but I can't see them holding Minnesota to 16 rushing yards. I think the Gophers will hit for about 120 rushing yards and Purdue will win the game 24 - 16.
Friday, September 23, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
That is one big storm, and it will be worse than Katrina. There are no levies to break in Galveston though, as the city is actually above water, but not by much. There will be flooding, but it shouldn't be anything of the magnitude of New Orleans.
This storm itself will be worse than Katrina, but the overall damage should not be anywhere near as high.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
This is somewhat similar to what WTAM (the flagship station for that one team) is doing. There is a board operator there who is undefeated for the entire season. Whenever he worked the boards that team won. Now the staff of that station has started chipping in to pay him extra so that he stays for every game. They started about a week ago and since then they haven't lost. His name is Dirty Kurt. The players have even called in promo's thanking Dirty Kurt. It's pretty funny. Of course, I just did a horrible job explaining it...
Monday, September 19, 2005
Initially I had predicted that they'd win from 2 to 4 games. I still think that's about right, but I don't actually feel negatively about them like I did under Emperor Davis.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
I hope Beano Cook gets runover by a very slow clown riding a tricycle, and I hope that clown has very bad gass.
"OH MY GOD! NOTRE DAME WILL WIN THE NEXT 90000 CHAMPIONSHIPS! Look at my double chin! It's quivering with excitement! The Irish are back! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! WE WIN WE WIN WE WIN! We are awesome! Everyone sucks! The Irish rule! We are so great! Look at how great we are! I'm screaming! We won 2 games! Where's the BCS trophy! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" - Beano Cook
Shut the freak up. It's 2 damn games and now you lost to Michigan State for the 90th time in a row. It makes me want to shoot my TV.
Friday, September 16, 2005
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Also, King's Island is freaking stupid. Who the hell closes an amusement park in September and then re-opens it in October????? King's Island, that's who. We found out Friday night that the stupid place was closed after Labor Day and wouldn't re-open until October. That's brilliant. Let's close the place while it's still warm and re-open it when it's snowing. GREAT! Now I have to go down there on October 15th.
Monday, September 12, 2005
Friday, September 9, 2005
Thursday, September 8, 2005
Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Tuesday, September 6, 2005
We had class on Monday. The prof was down in Columbus on Wednesday, so no class. Monday was Labor Day, so no class. Now we freaking have a test on Wednesday. We've had a whole 1 day of class and now a test.
I hate school.
Also, why aren't my posts showing up? I blame school.
Monday, September 5, 2005
Sunday, September 4, 2005
Saturday, September 3, 2005
Thursday, September 1, 2005
I was talking to a friend at work who is a former Marine. He was stationed in Somalia for about 6 months and he said that the stuff going on in New Orleans right now reminded him of the stuff going on in Somalia. I never ever thought that the United States could be compared to a third world country, but through the desperation and lawlessness of the residents, I can see how it could be compared.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
$3.319 for premium gas.
Nothing like a $.60 increase in one week.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Monday, August 29, 2005
Sunday, August 28, 2005
The market raised prices by $.50 with no just cause whatsoever. Now it actually has a reason in Katrina. It looks to me like my $3.00 prediction is indeed just around the corner.
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Aug 26 - With the Pistons and Rockets going in other directions at two guard, Latrell Sprewell is now high on the Nuggets, the Denver Post reports. "I can confirm Latrell has interest and even hopes of playing there," agent Bob Gist said. Nuggets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe confirmed talking to Gist, who said Sprewell likes the speed of Denver's game, and the chance to team with former Knicks teammate Marcus Camby and coach George Karl.
Denver can only offer the $5 million midlevel exception, which Gist called "hard to digest," but he added Sprewell could be inclined to take it.
I know man... how are you going to survive on that chump change? There must be a shelter somewhere that you can stay in so that you're off the street. I've heard of a soup kitchen nearby. Maybe there's still some food over there for you. I wouldn't be able to digest $5 million either. What a horrible insult. Maybe you should take it up with the United Nations Security Council. Maybe they can impose sanctions on the NBA. You said that you couldn't feed your kids on $12 million a year. I hope you've got food stamps so that they don't go hungry on only $5 million a year.
What a freaking jackass. He, and players like him, are the reason why people hate the NBA.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Now onto the Browns game. The stadium isn't bad. We sat in the upper deck in section 532 (at the 25 yard line) and the seats really wen't bad. The steps are murder however. They remind me of the old Riverfront stadium in Cincinnati. I don't see how drunk people don't constantly tumble down them because they are so steep. You could easily see all the action and easily read the players numbers, which I think is about all you can ask for when you go to a football game. Not bad. I won't be going back for a regular season game though. I cannot imagine being down there in the middle of Winter. The wind would be terrible since you're right on top of the lake basically. It was blowing up to 20 MPH last night, which was comfortable because it was 80 outside. When it's 8 outside however, 20 MPH winds would seem to take away a lot of enjoyment. Combine that with all the layered clothing you have to wear and then squeezing yourself into your seat and you get a combination that doesn't make me want to attend.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
What a rip.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Monday, August 22, 2005
On my ultra tough rating system it get's a 9. Probable Purchase.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Friday, August 19, 2005
Saturday August 27th - 4th Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament
Saturday September 3rd - Cleveland International Air Show
Sunday September 4th - Cleveland International Air Show
Monday September 5th - Cleveland International Air Show
Saturday September 10th - Kings Island Amusement Park
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Why is that good news for yo? Because now I can take you for a ride in my brand new Ferrari F60 Enzo.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
Someone robbed a grocery store in Omaha. We'd better raise oil prices by $19. You never know if he stole the local oil refinery from that grocery store.
A meteor hit Mars. Oh no! I must raise oil another $12. The Martians may start immigrating to Earth and drive up our demand for oil.
It was 77 degrees in Cleveland today. No! Say it ain't so! Oil is too cheap. I demand you raise it by $52 / barrel. Think of the children! Won't somebody please think of the children?!?!
There was weather somewhere on Earth. Oh sweet Lord almighty! Weather!?!?! The demand will go crazy with this so called weather. Breaking news: Oil prices surge $4000 per barrel on news of impending weather!
What is the freaking big deal already? Ok, demand is up. Is it up by 250%? I think not, so why are the prices? Because the market is currently frothing at the mouth for any reason to raise prices.
Now I'm irritated.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
The Indians have 44 games left and I figure they're going to need to win at least 33 of them to get the wild card. They would put them at 96 wins, which normally would be enough, buy maybe not this year...
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Friday, August 12, 2005
That is the recipe for a loss.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
"Hey Spier, make me a chocolate cake!"
"Hey Spier! My mom is baking you brownies, Spier! Come and eat your brownies!"
Why those are funny I'm not really sure. It's probably because I am an idiot.
First thing in the morning I see headlines "Indians score 11 in the 9th to stun the Royals." The Royals had 3 errors in the 9th inning. I saw the highlights and it wasn't pretty, but I'll take it.
Monday, August 8, 2005
The worst part is that the MSRP on that freaking tire is $351.95 each, so I practically got a bargain.
2004 INFINITI G35 Sedan w/Sport-Tuned Suspension with a manufacturer's standard tire size of P215/55R17.
I could've got it from Tire Rack for $238, but then I'm going to pay at least $20 for shipping and $40 to get it installed anyway.
Sunday, August 7, 2005
Friday, August 5, 2005
Thursday, August 4, 2005
Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
"Daniel Gilbert is officially the owner of the Cavs now. In the summer he's going to change the name of Gund Arena to something useless I'm sure.
If he renames it to the Quicken Center or something like that then I'm going to burn down Cleveland Browns Stadium."
Get ready to move Browns, because the stadium is coming down. The idiot Cavs renamed Gund Arena to the Quicken Loans Arena and want people to call it "The Q." You can't tell people what to call the place. Just for that, I'm going to refer to it as the Quickie Mart.
Monday, August 1, 2005
Also on the steroids front, whether it's fair to Jason Giambi or not, I wonder if his immediate turn around might be due to more steroid use. He's already admitted to using them in the past, so why not again? If he isn't, then his turn-around is a great story. But if he is...
Sunday, July 31, 2005
Blue Streak at Cedar Point
Cedar Creek Mine Ride at Cedar Point
Corkscrew at Cedar Point
Disaster Transport at Cedar Point
Gemini (Blue) at Cedar Point
Gemini (Red) at Cedar Point
Iron Dragon at Cedar Point
Jr. Gemini at Cedar Point
Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point
Mantis at Cedar Point
Mean Streak at Cedar Point
Millennium Force at Cedar Point
Raptor at Cedar Point
Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point
Wicked Twister at Cedar Point
Wildcat at Cedar Point
Woodstock Express at Cedar Point
Beaver Land Mine Ride at Geauga Lake Park
Big Dipper at Geauga Lake Park
Corkscrew at Geauga Lake Park
Dominator at Geauga Lake Park
Double Loop at Geauga Lake Park
Head Spin at Geauga Lake Park
Raging Wolf Bobs at Geauga Lake Park
Steel Venom at Geauga Lake Park
The Villain at Geauga Lake Park
Thunderhawk at Geauga Lake Park
X-Flight at Geauga Lake Park
The Legend at Holiday World
The Raven at Holiday World
Cornball Express at Indiana Beach
Galaxi at Indiana Beach
Hoosier Hurricane at Indiana Beach
Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain at Indiana Beach
Tig'rr Coaster at Indiana Beach
Carolina Goldrusher at Paramount's Carowinds
Fairly Odd Coaster at Paramount's Carowinds
Flying Super Saturator at Paramount's Carowinds
Hurler at Paramount's Carowinds
Rugrats Runaway Reptar at Paramount's Carowinds
Thunder Road (Forwards) at Paramount's Carowinds
Top Gun - The Jet Coaster at Paramount's Carowinds
Racer (Forwards) at Paramount's Kings Island
Batman The Ride at Six Flags Over Georgia
Dahlonega Mine Train at Six Flags Over Georgia
Déjà Vu at Six Flags Over Georgia
Mindbender at Six Flags Over Georgia
Superman Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Over Georgia
The Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia
The Georgia Scorcher at Six Flags Over Georgia
The Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags Over Georgia
Wile E. Coyote Canyon Blaster at Six Flags Over Georgia
Revenge of The Mummy at Universal Studios Florida
Dueling Dragons (Fire) at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
Dueling Dragons (Ice) at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
Flying Unicorn at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
The Incredible Hulk at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World - Disney-MGM Studios
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Space Mountain - Alpha at Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Space Mountain - Omega at Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Just a word of advice for Man-Ram.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Thursday, July 21, 2005
I believe this is year 6 of the baseball excursions. We're seeing the Royals versus the Blue Jays on Friday, the Cardinals versus the Cubs on Saturday, and the Reds versus the Brewers on Sunday.
I'll post the new panoramics as soon as I get back, and I'll have my updated stadium rankings also.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Willoughby Kiwanis - 30
The Other Team - 12
They are playing in the Round Robin tournament and (I think) if they win 3 more games they are the RR Champs.
They play Ridge Acres tonight.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Monday, July 18, 2005
I've found a house that is virtually identical to the house I bid on two weeks ago. The only differences (without looking on the inside yet) are that this new house is cheaper, has a bigger yard, and is brick with white "trim" instead of brick of brown "trim."
Saturday, July 16, 2005
They played at 1:00 and won their game. The other team played at 3:00 and happened to be playing the #1 seed and only undefeated team in the league. Things were looking up for Willoughby Kiwanis (my brother's team.) The undefeated team was up by 5 with 1 out in the bottom of the 6th (they only play 6 innings). Then the unthinkable happened. 3 walks, 2 errors, 3 hits, and 2 blown calls at home plate later and Kiwanis is out of the championship game.
What a load of crap. A team that is 18-0 is not supposed to blow a 5 run lead in the bottom of the 6th.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Buying the house I wanted was contingent on the seller buying the house they wanted.
Unfortunately, when they went to sign the purchase agreement for the house they wanted they learned that the person selling that house had sold it from underneath them. A new buyer came in and offered a higher amount for cash and the person took it.
It sucks, but everything happens for a reason.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Monday, July 11, 2005
Saturday, July 9, 2005
Friday, July 8, 2005
Thursday, July 7, 2005
Wednesday, July 6, 2005
Tuesday, July 5, 2005
NEW YORK—A U.S. Geological Survey expeditionary force announced Tuesday that it has discovered a previously unknown and unexplored land mass between the New York and California coasts known as the "Midwest."
The Geological Survey team discovered the vast region while searching for the fabled Midwest Passage, the mythical overland route passing through the uncharted area between Ithaca, NY, and Bakersfield, CA.
"I long suspected something was there," said Franklin Eldred, a Manhattan native and leader of the 200-man exploratory force. "I'd flown between New York and L.A. on business many times, and the unusually long duration of my flights seemed to indicate that some sort of large area was being traversed, an area of unknown composition."
Friday, July 1, 2005
What do you think, I got that insurance?
The one you really need to have. If you don't have it, that's why you need it....If you get hurt and miss work, it won't hurt to miss work.
Thursday, June 30, 2005
I think I'm currently taking 0 withholdings. Do you think I can bump that up to 3 and still be ok? How much of an impact will that have on my takehome salary? Is anyone here an accountant?
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
If the one I'm most interested in is still on the market Saturday, I'm going to place a bid.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
It had a darker more serious tone that I thought was appropriate while not being so dark for no reason (i.e. Batman Returns.) That audio was good and the acting was adequate. Katie Holmes' character could've been played by anyone.
On my scale I'd give it a 6. Would accept as a gift / would pay money to rent.
Monday, June 27, 2005
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
The first rule is that you do not talk about the Indians winning streak.
The second is that you DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE INDIANS WINNING STREAK!
Monday, June 20, 2005
Sunday, June 19, 2005
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Friday, June 17, 2005
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Not too shabby.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Places in the dream
Holden House in Pennsylvania
People in the dream
Jay Leno - cutting up onions (because he is my cook?)
Hugh Hefner - driving Fred Sanford's truck
Pamela Anderson - passenger in Fred Sanford's truck
Richard Pryor - I either am Richard Pryor or look like Richard Pryor. He is being chased by the cops or looked for by the cops at the Dallas airport
Alvin and the Chipmunks - I ate breakfast with them at a Waffle House
I was supposed to fly to Ft. Worth to meet my brother, but apparently I just went to the airport and got on the very first plane I could find. My original ticket was from Cleveland to Ft. Worth, leaving at 2:58 PM and arriving in Ft. Worth at 1:58 PM. Instead I arrived in Pittsburgh with my mom and bought a house, the Holden House. It was huge, had about 50 rooms and I remember the door buzzer went through a subwoofer, because I couldn't hear the buzzer so I turned up the bass and then I could hear it. There were also a lot of doors to the outside that were literally right next to each other. When I went into the kitchen I could see Jay Leno outside the window cutting up onions, so I can only assume that he was either my cook or my gardener.
From there I magically ended up back on an airplane to Chicago. I remember the captain saying "2 hours down and 6 hours to go" just as I was waking up. That didn't sound right, so that's when I looked at my ticket. I asked the guy next to me what time it was and all he said was "it's 55 after." I informed him how that was not particularly helpful. The next thing I know I was taking back off in Chicago, but not from the airport. The plane was getting onto the highway and going around a pretty sharp right turn. The pilot just lifted off and banked to the right. There were some really big power lines over there, like 500 feet tall. I was wondering if we were going to fly into them, but the pilot just kept banking and turning to the right. Eventually we were upside down - in a regular passenger jet. A girl apparently walked onto the plane as we were in the air and sat down in the back. At this point it looked more like a flying bus than an airplane. I didn't want to talk to her so I turned around and pretended I didn't see her.
We land in Dallas and my mom is there again. We go out to breakfast at Waffle House and sit with Alvin and the Chipmunks. Meatwad might also be there but I'm not sure. From there we go to what I think is my house, the Holden House in Pennsylvania, except we're still in Dallas. Hugh Hefner and Pamela Anderson drive up in Fred Sanford's truck. It's really front loaded, so they park and go into the house. I start to unload it, but all I grab is a sleeping bag, a chair, and some cardboard tube box. My mom takes the sleeping bag and says something about how heavy it is. After that I tell her that I have to go to the airport, so she drives me there in some blue van. Once we get there, I realize that it's not safe because the cops are there looking for Richard Pryor. Why I'm concerned about that I don't know. I think I might be Richard Pryor at this point, or I might just look like him. Either way I decide that I can't risk flying to Ft. Worth from Dallas because the cops might catch me. Then I realize that it's only a 35 minute drive, and that's when I leave.
Friday, June 10, 2005
Thursday, June 9, 2005
If I had to guess, I'd say that Detroit's hustle will carry them.
Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Monday, June 6, 2005
Just give us a freaking playoff! The ratings would be out of this world. The bowls wouldn't suffer either you dumbasses. Does no one watch the NFL playoffs just because they aren't the Super Bowl? Last time I checked, they watched all of the playoffs. Does no one watch round 1 games of the mens basketball tournament? I think not. People will watch. If you build a playoff, people will watch!
As for the 2005 schedule, if there was ever a year when a good Purdue team could win the Big 10, then this is it. All they need to do is catch a few breaks here and there (which will not happen, but if it does it could mean a 10 win season.) Here's my prediction for the season:
Akron - W
@Arizona - W
Notre Dame - W
Iowa - L
Northwestern - W
@Wisconsin - L
@Penn State - W
Michigan State - L
Illinois - W
@Indiana - W
Sunday, June 5, 2005
What is with the freaking load times? Seriously, they had 4 years to work on it and I still have to wait for 20 seconds every time I touch a button? What the heck?!?!
As for the game itself, I'd rate it lower than GT3. There isn't anything that makes it seem new. Sure, it has a new interface. Sure, there's more cars. Sure, there's more tracks. Do any of those things make it more fun? Not to me. Even the Logitech Driving Force Pro doesn't help the fun factor.
The load times completely take you out of any immersion that you feel in the game. Overall it just feels like I've played it before and there's nothing in the game that calls to me to want to play it.
The new B-Spec mode is a nice addition so that I don't have to sit through 1000 miles of endurance racing, but I actually find myself using it on virtually every race. I put it on 3x and tell my driver what to do so I can move on to the next race.
Where's the online revolution? Not here. How is this a vast improvement over GT3? It's not.
I rate Gran Turismo 4 as a completely average game in every way.
Friday, June 3, 2005
The list needs a new red head. Any suggestions?
Thursday, June 2, 2005
The Purdue men's basketball team has received a verbal commitment from Gordon Watt, a 6-foot-7 transfer from Boston College.
"I was impressed by the Purdue coaching staff's desire to win," said Watt, who averaged 1.3 points as an Eagle. "At Boston College, I experienced a 20-game winning streak, and I like the idea of coming to a program that has re-emphasized excellence.
He's not too bright is he? He's apparently not too good either. That's the perfect combination so that Painter can "re-emphasize excellence." Desire to win and actually winning are worlds apart. I don't remember hearing about Keady not desiring to win. How about Tiller? He must not have a desire to beat Michigan or Ohio State. Why stop there? Why can't some team owner in Cleveland finally hire someone that DOES have a desire to win? Once the have that desire, watch out world! We're going to win! And if we don't win, at least we're going to have a desire to do so!
Hooray for desire! Desire to win equals championships!
Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Don't people always appear to be more menacing when they're riding an elephant?
Why don't I have a garage?
Is it possible to housejack someone or does that automatically create a hostage situation?
If my car spontaneously combusted and turned into solid gold bricks, would I want to be it in at the time?
Would you accept a "free" house on the condition that one of the rooms always had to be full of worms?
Would you rather have legs for arms or arms for legs?
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Oh wait. Bad news everyone! Juan Gonzalez pulled his hamstring after one at bat and is going back to the DL.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
I want the Cavs to re-sign Z to a reasonable contract (no more than 10 mill per year) and then I want the Cavs to go out an sign Ray Allen or Michael Redd. That's it. That's the list.
Also, I hate the Browns.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Apparently not so stupid that no one would try just that... Two people did just that in England.
How does that plan get laid out?
Person 1: I've got a great idea! Let's re-enact Star Wars at home! I even know how to create the light sabers.
Person 2: Awesome idea. How do we do that?
Person 1: I've got some used fluorescent light tubes laying around...
Person 2: But how do you we get the glow down? We don't have millions of dollars to spend on special effects.
Person 1: Hmm. You're right. That's tricky.
Person 2: Ah-ha! I've got it. Let's pour gasoline in the tubes and light it on fire.
Person 1: Brilliant!
Person 2: Brilliant!
Monday, May 23, 2005
Here are pictures for all of you to marvel at the glory of the arcade machine and the vending machine together at last.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
If you don't want anything spoiled then don't read this.
1. The acting was not nearly as poor as in the first two movies.
2. The writing, while still sub-par, also wasn't as bad as in the first two movies.
3. Space battles!
4. James Earl Jones' voice!
5. Plenty of lightsaber goodness.
6. Tied in well with episode IV.
7. There was actually some powerful imagery (in the Jedi temple before Anakin dispatches the children.)
8. Jar Jar was in it for maybe a total of 20 seconds.
1. I didn't like the "camera" work in the space battle. I would rather see it from a range rather than be attached to a moving/spinning ship.
2. Darth Vader sounded like a pansy at the end when he found out Padme was dead. I was expecting more of an emotionless bad ass.
3. Most of the Jedi masters didn't put up much of a fight... especially versus the Emperor. Within 3 seconds 5 of them we dead. Who promoted so many crappy masters is what I want to know.
4. Jar Jar was in it.
5. The Emperor came off as too psycho to me. I could've done without some of the maniacal laughter.
All in all it was definitely the best of the new episodes. I'd still rate it 4th in the series though. Was it entertaining? After the first 20 minutes, yes it was. Would I accept it as a gift? Yes I would. Will I purchase it? Maybe.
So, with that said, I'd give it a rating of 8. Would Purchase if I was in the mood and happened across it.
Saturday, May 21, 2005
I'll report back my impressions.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Imagine a swing attached to a merry-go-round. As the merry-go-round goes faster and faster the swings fly out further and further. Now imagine this happening at 70 MPH while you're dangling 30 feet over the edge of an 800 feet tall building. Brilliant!
Six Flags Magic Mountain has a ride called X. The cars for the coaster sit outside of the tracks and the special track allows the cars to rotate independently of the track. That means you could be going through a loop but be spinning in the opposite direction. I know what that feels like. It feels like you just tried to drink a gallon of milk in a hour and then puked twice in the process.
I've seen video of it where it's going through a cork screw to the right and the cars are spinning backwards. I can only imagine how many people are sprayed with vomit while waiting in line for it.
Lastly, if you'd like to see what it's like to ride Cedar Point's new ride maXair, just watch this movie. I might ride that. Maybe. Going backwards doesn't suit my elderly body very well though. Spinning either. Since this ride spins you constantly and you have no idea whether you're going forward or backwards, maybe this isn't the ride for me. Maybe.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Saturday, May 14, 2005
This statement may lead you to pose two questions. First, why is the vending machine upstairs? Second, why do you have a vending machine.
The answers are because I am an idiot and I don't know.
Friday, May 13, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
It would seem to me that there's a relatively easy fix too... widen the rink to Olympic standards and get rid of one player. There'll be a lot more up and down action and not nearly as much holding and slow down. It would be more interesting to watch.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
I've tried washing it in the morning, doesn't help. I've tried washing it at night, doesn't help. I've tried watering the plants, doesn't help. I'm out of ideas and it just pisses me off.
There is no stopping the stuff from flying all over (and sticking to) my car.
I'm going to have to trim the crap out of those things.
Monday, May 9, 2005
So what does this mean? It means that tomorrow the glass will be half full of thunderstorms and then on Thursday it will be snowing. On Friday, the weather will come and steal all of the glasses and throw them out the window.
Saturday, May 7, 2005
Friday, May 6, 2005
So, with that said, someone go out there and develop a force field for my car that will keep it clean.
Thursday, May 5, 2005
It takes me 4 times longer and they're not even as good as his.
That might be why he does graphic design for a living and I don't.
Monday, May 2, 2005
Last week, the federal government released a new food pyramid. Not just one, but twelve.
Apparently the different food pyramids are designed for meeting different people's needs. I'm going to guess that mine is a mile high tower of tacos, 1000 feet wide at the base.
Also, none of the guidelines really seem to apply to my lifestyle. They measure servings in cups, where as I measure servings in gallons.
Which pyramid is right for me? Tell me government! I demand satisfaction! A lot of my tax dollars went into creating these pyramids and I don't see one that has a thousand foot base and is a mile high while entirely made up of tacos. Or even chicken and cheese calzones that are then dipped into Miracle Whip all the while consuming 8 glasses of milk. Where's that freaking pyramid? Huh?
Well, what do April snow showers bring? They bring May blizzards.
Someone forgot to tell Winter that it isn't supposed to be 70 degrees in February and then snowing in May!
May. This is May. May and snow go together like Purdue mens basketball and McDonald's All-Americans... that is to say, not at all.
Sunday, May 1, 2005
Saturday, April 30, 2005
I like the Nismo Altima SE-R, but with the Nismo parts it costs about $4000 more than my G35. Plus, it has 43 less horsepower than the new G's and is FWD.
The Maxima used to be sporty, but now it's just soft.
I like the Acura TSX, but it's vastly underpowered in my opinion.
I don't want to ever buy a BMW.
There isn't much in the way of American cars that interest me. Chrysler has some interesting things coming out, but they aren't really my style. The GTO is blah. I can't even come close to fitting comfortably in a Corvette (not that it would be practical here in the Arctic circle.)
Toyota and Lexus styling are about as bland as oatmeal covered in flavor-away to make sure it was extra dull.
I like the new Mazda styling but even the RX8 doesn't interest me all that much.
The only Volkswagen I think is decent is the R32 VR6 and they haven't made that for two years.
I like the Audi S4, but don't think a V8 is prudent with premium gas requiring weekly plasma donations.
So there you have it, I've shot down everything and now need suggestions.
The Guide was pretty good, but was slow for about a 20 minute stretch.
Napoleon was just odd. I caught you a delicious bass. What girl wouldn't love to hear that? I did like Pedro's protection force though.
Friday, April 29, 2005
My living room will be just like the arcade.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Yet another reason to hate the BCS.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
For people in the know, who are the starters at skill positions?
Did they cut Kyle Smith yet? I haven't forgiven him for dropping that interception against Wisconsin yet.
Where's Joey Harris when you need him?
Monday, April 25, 2005
Hello Spring? Are you there?
It went from Winter to Summer apparently.
Wasps don't live in the Winter, so what the heck is it doing in my house? Partying? Well guess what, go party somewhere else. Your kind aren't welcome here.