Monthly Archives: May 2008

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Sorry I haven’t posted anything on here for a while. As I said, I got things going on, and I want to spend a little less time on the internet. Well, here’s what’s rolling as we speak.

This weekend was all about toys. On Friday, I picked up my pair of Georgio Armani specks. They are definitely a change from the generic military-pair I’ve been wearing for 3 1/2 years. With the special coatings on the lenses, they are also the most expensive pair I’ve ever had. Well, they’re cheaper than the very first pair I bought on my own, which had all the coatings and a brand-new technique to make my Coke-bottle lenses about 1/2 as thick. What’s nice is I had the same thing done this time, but the lenses are about 1/3 as thick as the old-style “thin-lenses”, and the process was about 1/4 the price. Also, this time around I had insurance to pay for it. It was a good purchase.

Otherwise, Sarah & I got our tax stimulus check, and the moving expenses pretty much ate it up. However, we decided to splurge for a single $30 purchase, each. And so I got a plastic owl for $22. With a swivel head. For good reason. See, I work 2:30pm to 11:00pm. Little piercingly annoying chirpy-birds don’t sleep in that late. And air conditioning is expensive. So, if I want to leave the windows open on the western-exposure windows, and I want to sleep, an owl is the way to go. Especially with the bobblehead. Because that’s just cool. Although both Sarah and I are very creeped out by the eyes, especially when the head swings around and the eyes just sort of lock onto you…good thing it lives outside.

This morning I got the moving-pods setup (through a company called ABF Freight Systems), I got a quote for getting my car shipped out there, and I got an appointment to get my windshield repaired. Yeah, I got a crack in my windshield, right before we’re set to ship the car out there. Excellent timing.

Besides all of that, I only have 6 days of actual work before I’m done with my job. Next week I took some days off, so I could wrap up whatever packing we have to accomplish. Memorial Day weekend will be chock-full of going away gala’s, however. Sarah’s parents are throwing a going-away in Sioux City, and then my Dad is throwing one in Sioux Falls. I tried to get the two parties combined, but apparently the extra gas money is being spent on beer instead. So I stopped arguing.

That’s all the new stuff for me for now. Enjoy the picture-free posting. -A

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Turtle Kid

This one affected me today, not because this kid is so good (and he is), but because I hope that I can pay this much attention to my kids when they come, instead of being hooked on the internet as I am right now.

I find that right now I’m a moderate internet addict, at least according to the Internet Addiction Test. What this means is that, while I’m not so much of an addict that I have-to-have-to go on every waking minute…when I’m online, it’s very hard for me to unplug and get stuff done. When I get my chores done earlier than my online session, I’m ok.

I’m probably going to ditch the online experience very soon. Which means this site will suffer. So be it, I’m sorry to say that it will miss me more than I miss it. I don’t think I’ll be entirely successful, but it’s worth a shot. I already have another (subpar) browser that I’ll be using to avoid all of the tabs that come up when I use this browser.

I have a life to live. Sorry Internet, and sorry Kraznoy. I’ll be back sometime, just not right now.

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Nice little BMW

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Make a Messenger Bag out of Plastic Bags

I’m saving this for sometime when I can actually get my hands on a sewing machine…and when I actually feel like doing something like this.

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Fat Calories / Grams truths

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Papercraft Berzerk…

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Dynamo Jack

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I’ve posted this before…but I like it. This is Charley the Cat.

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thou shalt not…

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slow motion Karate Chop

You should really just check these out on YouTube. They’re from a show called Brainiac, hosted by Richard Hammond (also of Top Gear, another show you should watch). Sadly, the station that used to host Brainiac in the USA (for this is a British show) has stopped doing so, and you can only view episodes online.

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Slow Motion Bitch-Slap

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Most listened to melody in the world

Listen to the 15-second mark, and you got it. Listen closely.

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RIGHT on que: Tuba Player vs. The Kid

http://view.break.com/499528 – Watch more free videos

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And this is why I HATE GEESE.

I’m sorry to any goose lovers out there, but if this goose was repeatedly attacking my dog, I would not be as cool as this guy. I have to hand it to him. And maybe it comes from having hunted as a kid, or having geese act so territorial when I’m out for a run, but I have no love for those…things.

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Just saw IRON MAN!!!!

Dude, you have to see it. Also, check out Jeff Bridge’s website. He’s really great in this movie, and you really should check out his site – only the GREATEST actor-blog out there. Very artistic and cool.

Go and see this movie! It’s really great, seriously. I have to automatically rank it in the top-10 action movies I’ve seen. The acting and writing are really good. Just go already!!!

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Advice from Stephen King

This is why I started acting in College. Maybe I should jumpstart both acting and writing again…

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Peaches. And apparently Ninjas.

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I’m never going to Japan.

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