Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Iceboating is fun!

January 14, 2009

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Capt. Strangeboat on Vimeo“, posted with vodpod
Had a blast doing this this weekend. If you get the chance, I recommend.
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2008: My Top 10

December 28, 2008

With the close of the year, I thought it best to recount my top 10 list. This isn’t specific to any particular genre or idea; it’s just a list of 10 things that I deemed influential/interesting/useful in my life over the past 12 months.

10. Hobie 20 North American Championships

When I'm around, sailboats often become failboats

When I’m around, sailboats often become failboats

June 3-7th, I was in Yankton, SD for the 2008 Hobie 20 Sailing Championships. Hobie 20’s are like the formula 1 racecars of the Hobie Catamaran world. We had every wind type imaginable and a giant thunderstorm that ripped a hole in our sail and demasted a few other boats. Thanks to Dave Rice for putting that whole show together and getting me on a boat.

More, less depressing pictures and details can be found here.

9. This Grill

Char-Broil Uber Mega Grill

Char-Broil Uber Mega Grill

50,000 BTUs of Duel Fuel Power; Char-Broil’s finest BBQin’ technology with side burner and electric rapid fire ignition. That was a little happy birthday me present in June.

7. FAIL Blog

Whenever life gets you down, go check out what’s going on at the FAIL Blog. Chances are, there is someone who has failed bigger than you, or at least before you did.

6. New Digs

house

Not much of a story here, just a new place to live. Thanks Craig (and Brandon and Ace).

5. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

This was going to be entitled “The Nightman Cometh” but then I remembered “The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis” and “The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell” and “Who Pooped the Bed” and holy moley you gotta watch this stuff.

5. The Rediscovery of Twitter

I signed up for Twitter quite a while ago but didn’t have much use for it. Now that I have a group of friends on it, I can keep my thumb on them. It’s good interaction with some of my favorite brands too. Now if only Puma would start doing something cool like Comcast.

4. The Dark Knight

I’m a movie guy, so naturally, I liked The Dark Knight. But what was really cool was seeing the movie at midnight on opening night with a bunch of die hard fans. Go see the next big movie opening just to see the crowd react. The marketing was also pretty cool and worth a second look.

3. Netflix/XBOX Integration

I’m a techno early adopter and I usually end up getting burned; 2.o is always better than 1.0, but I’m glad I jumped on this one early. For the first time, I have started to consider cutting cable altogether. If only they would add The West Wing to instant que and live sports.

2. Bought a Sailboat

sailboat

Need a little wind here...

I’ve spent a lot of money on a lot of stupid things so far, but this was the best $1,500 I’ve ever spent. Plus, I can now say that I am a member of a yacht club.  Although, that doesn’t garner the respect I thought it would.

1. The Chip Video

Wow.

Nerf sales up 300%

June 20, 2008

Slot Car Track

March 6, 2008

AFX Slot Car

Whatever happened to these things? I just bid on one on ebay. I think it would look pretty cool under a coffee table.

Update: I won 18 pieces of 9″ curved track. Time to start planning.

Useful and Interesting Quotes

March 5, 2008

“I don’t want to work. I want to bang on this mug all day.” –Michael Scott

“Any man that says he understands women is a fool because women are ununderstandable.” -The Office

“All that really matters in producing things is being creative and being imaginative.” –Albert Einstein

“Short answer yes with an if, long answer no with a but.”

“The ‘average American’ has one breast and one testicle.” -Jon Steel

“I drink from the keg of glory! Donna, bring me the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.” -Josh Lyman, West Wing

“We didn’t abandon you Pete. We thought you was a toad, that’s all.” -Delmar, O Brother where art thou?

“Rebel Base, this is Red 5. We are starting our attack run on the Death Star.”

“Change is inevitable, but growth is optional.”

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein

“The rewards of life are gained in the process of seeking a goal, not in the actual attainment.” -?

“You can’t put a price tag on fun.” -Tyler McNitt

“Stop bitching and do something about it.”

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings. Prov 22:29

Lincoln has it’s ups and downs. Here is a down.

March 5, 2008

Lincoln vs. Cancun