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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Not a Total Waste of Time...

If you've been reading my ramblings for some time, you may recall this post from last December, where I described how I fixed the rear window of my VW and documented the process on Flickr.

I described the photo set as a "self-paced auto-mechanic class in high school that you never took but wished you had". To my surprise and elation (I helped someone!), it turns out that someone did take my class, and recently left me this comment:

This is precisely what I intend to do to my door today. The window's been held up by tape for long enough. Someone tried to cut the tape and get in. I'm just going to prop the thing up and remove the tape.

This photostream is exactly what I needed to make sure it could be done. Thank you.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Other Favorite Salad

I recently co-discovered a deliciously easy salad.

Cubed fresh tomatoes
+ Cubed cucumber
+ Fresh basil, torn
+ Olive oil
+ (toss together)
= Quick and tasty

The basil brings the whole salad together with a wonderful nearly-sweet taste. But the hidden key to the recipe is the word "fresh" in front of tomatoes.

I feel sorry for people that have never had a fresh tomato, for they are missing so much. I have a feeling someone in the world is saying the same thing in regards to bananas and mangoes as I type...

Monday, September 24, 2007

American Hog

Proud to be an American? Yeah, sure I am. I love what this country stands for. (I don't necessarily love everything we do, but overall I think we generally have good intentions)

Proud to be one of the most wasteful consumers in the world? Not so much.

I just played the latest gaming sensation, Consumer Consequences. OK, so maybe it's not the latest craze, but stepping through the various avenues of wastefulness was an interesting lesson and reality check, regardless of how accurate it was. Apparently if everyone in the world lived like me, there would need to be 5.9 times the world resources. Yay for me.

Next time I go play soccer or ultimate, I promise I'll ride my bike....that is, if I'm not late...or if I'm not too lazy to pump up my tires...or it's not too cold...or too hot...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I'm Kind of a Big Deal

Like Will Ferrell? Want to be in a movie? Believe in donating to good causes? Have > $30,000 lying around that you don't know what to do with?

Then you've got to act fast!

Will Ferrell is auctioning off a cameo role in his upcoming movie, Step Brother. The highest bidder will win the chance to meet Will Ferrell and "star" next to him in at least one scene in the movie. 100% of the auction price will go to the Cancer for College fund, which gives scholarships to current and former cancer patients.

What are you waiting for? Time is running out!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Golf, Ultimate, and Soccer [oh my]

Why is it that any time I have a list of three things I feel compelled to add an "oh my" to the end? It's not very original, but I just can't help myself. Anyway, I digress...

Ever feel like you're growing up too fast? I think the remedy is to simply play a game. I feel like that's all I've been doing recently, and its refreshingly wonderful.

This past weekend I played 51 holes of golf, Tuesday night I played soccer in the pouring rain (I heart wool and synthetics), and last night I played pick-up ultimate frisbee with a random group of people.

The common thread? Playing. Try it. It's great.

Monday, September 17, 2007

All 5Ks Should be this Way

A beautiful fall day
+ Skiers
+ Dogs
+ Gorilla on rollerblades
+ Lumberjacks
+ Runners
+ Beer
= The James Page Blubber Run

This was the first 5k I've run where I passed the 3 mile mark and thought to myself, "No way, already? I want to keep going."

Kill the Gun

Friday, September 14, 2007

Quote of the Day

I AM going to the ISU v. Iowa [football game] tomorrow. Iowa is favored by 17.5 but they’ll have a hell of a time getting that half point.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thought of the Day

If I ever own my own company, I'm going to do away with the boring HR term Sick Leave. I think I'll use Illin'.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Music Madness

What's stranger than the name Electric Fetus? How about seeing Talib Kweli perform a free full-set show at the 'Fetus. I thought for sure the show would be out in the parking lot. So I was a little surprised to find out upon arrival that people were simply packing themselves in between the racks and racks of CDs.

I also recently went to the Alarmists show at Mill City Live. The Alarmists rock, and are now competing with Mason Jennings and Stuart Davis for my favorite local band. Definitely check them out.

And last but not least, this past Friday I went to my favorite venue in Minneapolis, The Varsity, to see Vicious Vicious rock out to a crowd excited for their CD release show.

September looks like another busy music month. Gotta love that Minneapolis Music Scene.