Saturday, December 31, 2005

It's almost over

Hopefully when the clock rolls over I will be fast asleep. I don't care about new years eve and never will. I am happy to say it's been a good year. My family and friends are happy(I think) and seem to be healthy. I went to my first NASCAR race in Bristol ,Tenn. Or maybe it was a republican get together. I was a little suspicious when the head of the NRA spoke and got the crowd all fired up. Screaming about if it wasn't for the NRA "only terrorist and holdlums would have guns". Remember during the movie The Graduate when the old man tells Dustin Hoffmans character the future is plastics? NO NO NO the future is NASCAR merchandise, never have I seen such a collection of crap.....if you can put a sticker on it, they will buy it.

Thursday, December 29, 2005


I was having trouble with my Sirius system. To much static.For a few days I thought I might give it up. Well tried going back to the factory settings and presto. Clear signal. I love the thing. Have listened to mostly news stuff, but the 80s music is hard to pass up.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas

I made out like a bandit tonight...Sirius radio, 60gig video ipod and my family is happy and healthy..To AA I love you and hope you and your parents are well.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Driving into Arlington,VA

I just wanted to post a picture. This was a still from my Vidster camcorder. I like the way the sunset gets the top of the trees.

Good grief Charlie Brown

Listening to this hour of radio was a great trip down memory lane. The makers of this Christmas classic discuss what went into making it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

I like this podcast

Dan O'Leary has a podcast. Who doesn't, well me for one. is where you can reach/hear him. He is a pilot for Horizon Air and does most of his podcasts from hotels on the road or airstrip.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Welcome to the basement of the science building.I have no idea what these people are talking about but I was sucked in by their enthusiasm . Virtual Kojo.

South Africa hang on...

South Africa were able to hold off the Australians in Perth for the First Test. Jacques Rudolph played the way Allan Border did so many times for his Australian team.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Guns N' Roses

Ever think of what happened to Axl Rose? Working hard on his next album. has a story on what he has been up to.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Cleaning Meth labs.....

On NPR's Weekend Edition- Saturday KUOW's Patricia Murphy talks to a women who owns a company that cleans up meth labs.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Sachin Shines

Sachin Tendulkar's 35th Test Century is now the world record. Sunil Gavaskar had held that spot for 22 years.

Tech Tuesday....All About Digital Audio

Everything, well almost everything you wanted to know about digital audio but were afraid to ask.
Kojo Nnamdi and guests discuss the many options available.

Outstanding Docuementary

"How do you eat pizza with your elbows"? To find out the answer to that question watch Murderball a really well done docuementary.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Deuce Bigalow Part Deux

This movie was incrediably immature highly offensive and I loved every moment. The movie didn't get an R rating for no reason. Those who are easily offended stay clear, but for those looking for a cheap laugh this is a good rental.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Depeche Mode in Fairfax

AA went to the Patriot Center to see her favorite's Martin Gore isn't he dreamy!!!!!Her thoughts not mine.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Ed Smith's Cricket Book

I just finished On and Off the Field. I enjoyed the book a great deal. His preseason trip to India for practice showed me someone who was looking to improve his game in a serious manner. After the elation of being selected to play for England his lack of runs soon has him talking about what stands in his way of being selected into the touring side to Sri Lanka. Having not been selected his discription of trying to push throught to the end of the season is very well written...unlike what I have done here.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Tech Tuesday

Both the Diane Rehm and Kojo Nnamdi show were tech focused today. First Diane had Dan Burstein author of the book Blog. Next Kojo had the Computer Guys on for thier monthly appearence.

Monday, December 05, 2005

First Snow

We got our first real snow today...everything will be cancelled tomorrow except for work.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

DM in AC

AA and I just got back from Atlantic City after seeing Depeche Mode at the Borgatta. It was great fun. Left Fairfax,VA at 2pm and returned 13 hours later at 5am. A long but very fun day.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Great Video Book

I picked up the book The Complete Digital Video Guide today. I went to Book's A Million and thankfully didn't get their hard sell on the member card. I went to the store in Mclean,VA. There is this older lady who really lays the sales pitch on thick. The author of the book is Bob Brandon.