Monday, October 30, 2006
That's probably what you're asking yourself as you stare in amazement at this priceless work of art. However, you couldn't be further from the truth. It is the first installment in many to come from the artistic hand of none other than moi (that's the artistic Frenchman coming out of me).
I'll start the bidding at $5,000.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Great, right? Well, yes, minus this weekend and next few days while I wait for my phone to be delivered. I didn't realize they would port my number instantly. So that means when I tried to use my phone Friday night it told me I wasn't an authorized Sprint subscriber. And when people have tried to call me, they get a "voicemail not configured yet" message.
So my words of advice: if you're going to switch over cell phone carriers and keep your same number, buy your new phone from the store.
But perhaps what is more sad is how disconnected I feel. What if someone wanted to call me? What if someone wanted to play soccer? What if someone was throwing a party in my honor and I couldn't be reached to make it? I just know all of my fans out there are having a nervous breakdown because they can't reach me. Right? Anyone? Buehler?
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Talk about a sweet web browser with awesome search capabilities baked right in. Want to search Flickr? IMDB? Wikipedia? GoodSearch? Oh yeah, or what's that one company?...Google? You can search all and even more from within your toolbar.
Afraid of mistyping when filling out a form, sending an email, or posting a comment on the greatest blog on this side of the dot-com? With Firefox 2.0 there is automatic spell checking. As I type this, it is politely underlining any misspelled words in red, suggesting I change them or add them to the dictionary. Brilliant. These people are brilliant.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
My advice: check it for accuracy, always.
I just flew down to Atlanta this past weekend, and upon arriving I happened to glance at my claim tag. It was for Thomas Neafus, flying to South Bend, IN. Crap. I ended up wearing my same set of clothes for 3 days straight.
Sound familiar Diana?
Friday, October 20, 2006
- Hold down Alt + Spacebar
- Press the M key
- Use the arrow keys to relocate the window (or move your mouse)
- Press the Enter key when you have the window in the desired location
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Have I shared my Ipod/U2 conspiracy theory with you two? Remember the ads U2 did with Apple, and Bono gracing the screen of the new video Ipod, and the U2 Ipod?? I think U2 brokered some deal with Apple that Apple could use them for
marketing purposes if Apple would change it's shuffle algorithm to play U2 more. Three of the last six songs that have played on my Ipod (it's on shuffle now) have been U2 songs. I have maybe 100 U2 songs out of a total of over 15,000 songs. It's a conspiracy, I tell ya.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
A woman and her two young children will get a special Christmas dinner at one of Atlanta’s most expensive restaurants this year — courtesy of a Rockdale County judge who imposed that sentence on a man charged with family violence on Christmas Day.
“Basically you were hung over and didn’t want to be involved in some activities your wife planned,” Chief Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation told Wendell Jerome Herman Rogers II. “You acted up and ruined Christmas, so this year you’re going to make it up to them.”
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I will start the bidding at $500.
Friday, October 06, 2006
I was just informed about Austin Kayaks, and the benefit auction they are running on Katie and John's behalf. It's definitely worth a read...and a bid.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
I was going to perform a search for "Why buy back stock", when I noticed what apparently is a widely searched-for topic that starts with the word "Why". I was so taken aback I had to capture the screen.
Are we (men) really that bad? And if so, are there that many women our there searching for a rational answer to such a problem? Are they hoping for an "Ohhhhhhh. I get it now. Oh Kenny, you're so silly! I forgive you!" moment?
For me, the highlight of the night was when they rocked out to their own version of Tom Sawyer, by Rush. Certain people in the crowd were visibly over-excited once this happened. It's not too common to see fist pumps during a jazz performance, but I guess The Bad Plus is not your average jazz band. I have a feeling Big MO would have followed suit...
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Robbie won tickets to see the Barenaked Ladies play at Cities 97 Studio C (actually KCCO in downtown Minneapolis) today, and I was fortunate enough to tag along. It was a small acoustic set -- around 5 songs, but totally cool. I was happy when they played Brian Wilson, probably my favorite song of theirs.
One was visiting the ever-splendid Deardorff Family Orchard, where Robbie, Amanda, and I picked apples, ate them till we puked, and then ate some more. OK, so we didn't puke, but Robbie did grace us with a Mr. Peepers interpretation, and I did get a slight stomach ache from eating too many apples.
Sunday was another action-packed day. After dropping Jen off at the airport, I headed over to Lake Calhoun to catch up with Robbie and Amanda again to watch their friend Colby run by in the Twin Cities Marathon.
If you've never seen a marathon or triathalon before I highly recommend you check it out. Find a group of people that are cheering non-stop, and you're guaranteed a good time. After a while you sort of feel like they are cheering for you. Besides, you deserve it. It's exhausting watching someone run 26 miles.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
My sister was in town, and we got the chance to mill about the farmer's market, complete with coffee and raspberry scone in honor of dad. We then spent the warm afternoon strolling along Cedar Lake, laughing at old family stories and chatting about the future. I'm so happy and grateful to have such a wonderful family. It's something that is implied, but rarely communicated, as many things in this world. I love you guys! (Brothers don't shake hands...brothers got to hug!)