Thursday, October 30, 2008

Special Message for Mullins

Stone Temple Pilots

Erin's brother Adam scored us 5th row tickets to see STP in Lincoln Tuesday night. The band reformed this year after lead singer Scott Weiland split with Velvet Revolver, a group made up of former member of Guns 'N Roses. The Pilots were very polished and put on a great show. The Meat Puppets opened. Here are a few snaps Adam took of the show.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jack Fights off the Pea Costume

Jack demanded a better halloween costume this year. Recall the low-end pea costume his Mom got him last year. This year we decided the baby bear will be a bear. But first we needed to get a few plain pumpkin shots.

Here's one in his bear costume. The costume is obviously pretty warm so we're hoping it cools down a bit before halloween. It is was ~85 this week-end and the poor kid was sweating in his costume.

Another round of snaps this week-end after halloween.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Flame On!!!

We got our gas fireplace going for the first time tonight. As you can see, the new fake ceramic logs have that "just chain sawed" look. At this point, Yuki is terrified of the fake burning pile. I suspect he'll warm up to it as Winter sets in.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Shanghai Surprise! The Speedy Maglev

I recently went to Shanghai on a business trip and discovered the speedy Maglev Train. The world's first magnetic levitation train. The train can go over 300 miles per hour. On our trip it reached 431km/hour with equates to 268mph. We were blowing by cars and buildings.

Here's the camera video during the speed ascension.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Iowa State Road Trips

We ended up heading to Ames, Iowa two times in three weeks to watch both the Huskers and the Jayhawks knock off the lowly

We watched both games from a similar spot on the "hill" in Jack Trice Stadium. Because of that, I got an almost identical shot of each team moments before they rolled up another seven on the unsuspecting bottom feeders of the Big 12!

Invasion of the Quackers

Lately a lot of ducks have been hanging out on the small lake behind our house. My pal Mullins has accused me of me of being obsessed with the ducks in a way similar to Tony Soprano. I don't think things have gone that far, but I have been wondering how a particular baby ducky is going to survive the oncoming Winter. How old does a duck have to be before it can fly South?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Great Pumpkin!

We went to a pumpkin patch this week-end and Jack quickly began his search for the Great Pumpkin..a la Linus from Charlie Brown...

Would baby find his pumpkin?

Watch the montage to find out.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Jack has about 17 years to go...

until he matriculates at Georgia's hoping "the ratio" continues to improve for the little guy!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Little Debbie Cinnamon French Toast Sweet Rolls

Little Debbie recently launched a new attack in the snack cake war with their new Cinnamon French Toast Sweet Rolls.  It's an intriguing new flavor for sure, but are these things any good?  Sadly, no.  Turns out it's just a bad honey bun with an overly pungent, artificial maple flavor.    
Recommendation:  Avoid

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Great Adsense Ad

In response to Bill's recent Hersheys is selling out quality post Google originally tried to sell us Hershey bars! Then they got it right and started touting the competition!!! I'm going to show my support by seeking out Mars' products.

Mars Commits to Pure, Authentic Chocolate
We're a family-owned company, and one of a handful of companies still making our own chocolate. So we have the freedom to make these types of decisions and commit to creating only the pure, authentic chocolate that our consumers have come to expect. Chocolate that contains 100% cocoa butter. It tastes better and that's what our consumers have come to expect and told us they want.
At Mars US, we take our chocolate as seriously as our consumers do. The U.S. chocolate standards permit only cocoa butter and milk fat as fat sources in real milk chocolate. However, some people want to broaden the U.S. chocolate standard to permit replacing some of the cocoa butter with vegetable oil. That's a change that our consumers oppose, and so do we.

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Tile Story

When we moved into the new place the previous owners left us a box of tile. Glass tiles to be exact that they had purchased to install in the kitchen but never got around to doing. We didn't think much of it when we were moving in but finally checked the tile out and really liked it. Last week, when Rick and Barb came to visit, we pulled the trigger on the installation.

The hardest part of the whole job was definitely cutting the tiles. Rick took to them with a Dremel and several dozen cut-off wheels. In the end, it came out looking pretty spectacular though.

On one of several trips to Home Depot/Lowes we scored Jack a new fly-swatter. He knows it simply as a swatter. It is one of his favorite toys!

The Swatter Montage!

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