Monday, December 31, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Have $23,111 per month for a mortgage payment?

If you have $23,111 per month for a mortgage payment, you could purchase Michael Vick's house. If you don't, you can still take the virtual tour.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Get your Mohawk on!

"With Honor"

I was flipping channels last night and happened to see this on the BYU channel. I liked it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

10 Grains at a time

You are reading this, so you must waste time online. Instead of wasting that time, you could use it to feed the hungry. How? By playing a game that increases your vocabulary? Wha!

Check out FreeRice and start feeding the hungry. You'll also be rewarded with better vocabulary, good looks and an invincibility belt.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Halo - The Future of Gaming

A piece of history

I was at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA all of last week attending a geek's summit. Lining the walls of their conference center was an eclectic art collection. At one point I saw a group of people taking a guided tour of this art. I guess it's pretty cool art.

Not having time for the guided tour, I toured on my own during breaks. Near a corner on a wall there was a plaque stating, and I paraphrase, that "this piece of the Berlin Wall was given to Bill Gates as a gift by ..." I thought, cool, a piece of history. The only problem was I didn't see any "piece" of the wall anywhere near that plaque. There was an LCD monitor showing historical pictures of the wall, etc., but no piece on the wall. I figured someone must have made off with the chunk of concrete that had probably been on display on the wall next to the plaque.

After looking at this plaque and the LCD screen for a minute, and a bit disappointed I had missed the piece of history, I moved on to the next piece of art. It was a tall piece celebrating some graffiti artist or something. That's a picture of it on the left.

When I backed up a bit to get a more complete view of it, I realized what it really was.

I guess a "chunk" means something more like "an entire segment" when you're Bill Gates. Pretty cool to have an entire segment of the Berlin Wall sitting there in a hallway. A piece of history indeed.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

A fond farewell

This commercial made me laugh. It is very accurate in its descriptions. :)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Short Paintball Match

We went paintballing again yesterday. We were out playing for about 3 1/2 hrs. This was the shortest match by far. I'm the crazy guy in this.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Paintball video

Here's the video of our first paintball outing.

Friday, June 08, 2007

First Take on White and Nerdy

I found this "first take" video of Weird Al and Donny Osmod for White and Nerdy.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Pure Genius

This video makes me laugh every time. Having Donny Osmond as his White and Nerdy backup is genius.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I went paintballing for the second time ever yesterday. It was a lot of fun and I got my pants dirty. No, not that kind of dirty. Just regular grass and paint stains on the knees. We played outdoors in a grass field with a speedball configuration. I got shot a few times but the paintballs didn't break so I was able to stay in the games. I did manage to shoot myself in the facemask once. It takes mad skills to do that and I don't recommend you try it. I took out a few of the other players with some lucky shots and spent a lot of time just hiding behind some of the bunkers (hence the knee stains). I enjoyed it a lot and hope to go more often than once every 14 years. In case you are wondering, I am smiling.

Jaxon's Scooter Skills

Wanting to be featured on the web, Jaxon shows off his scooter skills.

Impressive, I know.

Jayden doing a flip

Jayden learned how to land a flip on the trampoline a few weeks ago. Here he is:

Ta da!!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

The dangers of home...

My body is older than my age. Like Indiana Jones said, it's not the years, it's the mileage. Unfortunately for me, I'm not getting any good mileage on my body and I don't have a cool hat like him. Some of the recent bad mileage is as follows:

Yesterday I heroically sprained my left ankle while doing the dangerous task of carrying our baby to the van. No, not through some pot-hole riddled parking lot but rather in our garage. There just so happens to be a one inch lip at the end of the garage (to keep water out I guess) and I stepped on that and pop went the ankle. Heroically? Well, I didn't drop the baby!

Three weeks ago I hurt my right knee. How you say? Playing football? Basketball? Jumping over a fence? Nope. I gracefully slipped on my living room floor and smashed my knee into the edging between the laminate floor and the carpet. Big ouch. My knee was very sore for a week but has been upgrade to mostly sore since. My knee-cap is still tender but I'm hoping it will be fine w/ more time. I hope there wasn't any permanent damage to the knee though it is still uncomfortable to kneel on that side.

I must add that it was a smooth move. I caught some serious air and Tara thought I was faking the fall because the thud of me landing was way too loud to be real. I had been playing with Big J and was keeping an unopened bag of Doritos away from him. When I fell, he happily let me lay there in my agony while triumphantly snatching the Dorito bag from me and claiming victory.

I'm not paranoid, but I think this house is out to get me.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Center Mass

I went to the shooting range today. I did better than expected. All shots were on the target, most were in the torso area. I even hit the center X a few times. Here's the target one of my friends used. He shot 11 rounds at this target and did not miss. You do the math.