29 November 2006

I'm a Lego Maniac!

I found this via /., but felt the need to share how Lego bricks are made. You see, I've been playing with Legos since I was a toddler. I still buy them for myself and get them as presents. When I was an older kid, my mom said that I should try to get a job with them as a set designer. Maybe I should have listened!

28 November 2006

Beyond Beta

So, I finally gave in to all those flashy "switch now" signs upon login - and upgraded to the new & improved format. Not bad so far - but it's a pain to post a comment on an unconverted blog. Okay, 1...2...3...switch now! (then we'll all be on the same page)

'Tis The Season

The holidaze are once again upon us - and the bottom feeders in the lake of humanity are out in full force. I'm not sure why it happens, but for whatever reason people just lose their senses and do really dumb things.

Driving, walking, shopping, eating and thinking - they all go out the window. This is the time of year when 'normal' people lose their morals and common decency.

It's sad - just plain sad - to witness it happening.

Love your family and friends, help your neighbor, be nice to strangers...and develop tolerance when others don't. If everyone could possibly do this the world would be a better place!

22 November 2006

Happy Turkey Day!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving - and today I remembered one of my friends from college who loved to sing The Thanksgiving Song by Adam Sandler. So, here it is...

...but it's hard to believe that this is 13 years old now. I'm OLD!!!

17 November 2006

Loki : The Soundtrack

So, here's how it works:
1) Open your music player (iTunes, Winamp, MusicMatch, etc).
2) Set it to shuffle/random.
3) Press play.
4) For every question, type the song that's playing.
5) When you go to a new question skip to the next track.

Opening Credits: No Doubt - Hella Good
Waking Up: Pet Shop Boys - Fugitive
Falling in Love: Alphaville - Dance With Me
Fight Scene: No Doubt - It's My Life
Breaking Up: Information Society - Walking Away
Getting Back Together: Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
Secret Love: New Order - True Faith
Life's Okay: Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Mental Breakdown: Rachael Yamagata - Worn Me Down
Driving Flashback: U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
Partying: Supreme Beings of Leisure - Strangelove Addiction
Happy Dance: Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Passenger
Regretting: The Cranberries - Go Your Own Way
Long Night Alone: NIN - Every Day Is Exactly The Same
Final Battle: Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Death Scene: The Legendary Pink Dots - Soft Toy
End Credits: Michael Hutchence - Fade Away

This is my third attempt - it's so dead-on it's almost scary! I was hoping for a little more Industrial and at least one Erasure song, but hey...you get what you get! Go ahead and try it...

12 November 2006

What Goes Around Comes Around

I'm not sure which is worse:
1) Local Sheriff candidate changes name to Andy Griffith.
2) Losing the race. Badly. Coming in Third.
3) Being sued by the real Andy Griffith!!!

Embarrassing? Yes. Downright hysterical?! Definitely!!!

Everybody Wants A Rock

My wife and I met up with her side of the family for a few hours at Rosedale. I always get turned around there, no matter what entrance we use I always think I'm pointed a different direction. They've got a brand spankin'-new wing that sports some nifty restaurants, Borders, a multi-plex theatre and Granite City Food & Brewery.

I must say that their beer is some of the best I've tasted - and the food is quite good and not terribly expensive either.

Cheers! *clink*

07 November 2006

Exercise Your Right To Choose

If you don't, you have no right to complain...