Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Time Waster

But it caught on like wildfire at work. There is a little brute army running around the tech team now.


Challenge my brute to a fight!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Why The Calls Went Our Way

Sawyer offered the officials a tasty knuckle sandwich. What a great kid!

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This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

In the 'Burgh

Drove into Pittsburgh today. Dropped off Sawyer at the relatives and headed down to Jerome Bettis' Grille to start getting the head straight for the game tomorrow. This will probably involve the symbolic IC Light and some of Bettis' nachos. Only one Ahrn City though, there is much better beer to be had.

I am hoping to get some good pics of the city.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Gettin' Geeked

Things going through my mind:
The Big Game is almost here again.
SB XL seems like it was just yesterday.
I struggle to muster the hate for the Cardinals that comes naturally with an AFC opponent.
I think the Steelers are going to kick Arizona's ass.
I would wear this t-shirt.
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sunday Drive

A buddy at work sent me this link -


I brought it up and noticed a deer in frame. This conversation ensued:

Me: that is pretty cool
Me: but also begs the question... is streetview really necessary there?

Him: did you keep driving?

Me: no
Me: oh no

Him: oh yeah

Me: I think the next click is the sad one, it is right there along side, right before impact

Me: probably realizing... "uh oh"
Me: I thought the gvan went pretty slow..
Me: must have been moving pretty good

Update: It appears that this got Digg'd or something because it is no longer available due to high demand. I still had the start of the drive up on my screen so I snapped it. Once the demand dies down, it is worth a click (unless google removes it) I should also note that I think the van stopped.. because the street view ends 50 feet or so past the impact.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tough to argue with the logic

From a friend's tumblr blog - (He is Dutch and understands football to mean something else)

So, this weekend, I will be wholeheartedly rooting for my beloved Steelers to win Super Bowl XLIII and in the process, become the undisputed Handegg Champions of the 2008 season.

Go Steelers!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside...

Every Christmas, that annoying pop duet (the Frank Sinatra version comes to mind as the worst offender) gets stuck in my head. SteelerSteph likes to play the "Holly" station of XM through the television to get in the mood starting around Thanksgiving and ending in the New Year. That results in the aural bombardment of my tiny ears with this tune.

With no prompting from the radio, (I was listiening to Opie and Anthony joke about the plane crash in the Hudson) I started humming it on the drive into work this morning. I could not feel my toes, this picture may explain why:

Yep. Without factoring in any wind chill, 10 minutes into my commute it was still -12. And yes, for the more observant, I have over 100k on the Honda. This month I am making my last payment on the 04 Pilot and it cracked 100k with all the Christmas driving. It has been a great vehicle and I would get another in a second if they offered a hybrid version. 21 mpg is not horrible, but it is not great either. I managed to put on all those miles despite having a motorcycle, the wife's company car, and our summer car (01 Mitsubishi Spyder Eclipse) to share the love. I get around.

Lest I complain too much about Mr. Sinatra I should consider myself lucky. Lately when it has been freezing around these parts, one of the worst songs I have ever heard will invade my brain. T-Baby's amazing hit, Its so Cold in the D.

This being my first attempt to embed a video on this blog, here is the link just in case:

If you have 2 minutes of your life to completely waste check out this production and lyrical masterpiece. You will regret it and have been warned.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009