Friday, June 30, 2006

My Kind Of Flick

We just watched the previews for "Talladega Nights" and it looks damn funnnnnnny.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

DIY Breakfast For Dinner

Some of the "Fricks World" inhabitants are not what you would call "Morning People" and if you happen to be a "Breakfast Person" this could make your visit with us well lets just say you might be a little hungry in the morning.
"NH" sent me this fun and easy breakfast recipe, great for when you have a big group and don't feel like cooking for them.

We have made this twice and it works. Last night we made it for 6 and they were perfect.

ZIPLOC OMELET (This works great !!! Good for when all your family is together. The best part is that no one has to wait for their special omelet !!!) Have guests write their name on a quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with permanent marker. Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2) shake to combine them. Put out a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc. Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shake. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up. Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water. Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared for everyone to be amazed. Nice to serve with fresh fruit and coffee cake; everyone gets involved in the process and a great conversation piece.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Some More Pics From The Road

I was actually in first place (for a few minutes) at an on line game, life is good. "LINK"
"AD" sent me this picture from Raleigh, North Carolina. We have yet to figure out why there would be a scuba diving wolf (Pack) 200+ miles from the beach.
I was stuck behind this truck for an hour or so in traffic. I can tell you that if I'm ever in need of a 5 gallon bucket of soy sauce "Shinho" is the one for me.
A "Safe Place" for what? To get groped or felt up?
"CB" and I shared lunch at "Hooters" and we happened to stumble upon a great new motivational saying. Matter of fact I'm going to make this my personal mission statement, my credo of sorts.

I didn't think I would ever see one of these "LINK", but I can now say I have. I'm thinking of buying a truck just so I can install one of these babies.

I bought a 50 pack of blank CD's and guess where they manage to stick the security label? I now have a 49 pack of blank CD's.

Monday, June 19, 2006

You Learn Something New Everyday

Critics: Hidden Fat In Starbucks Products Consumers Not Warned About High Fat And Calorie Content

(CBS) A consumer health group says Starbucks may be contributing to an obesity epidemic in America. The center for Science in the Public Interest plans a campaign to criticize the coffee chain for its high calorie, high fat products. Consumer health groups say they haven'’t ruled out taking the chain to court. Critics want Starbuck to list nutritional information on its menus. Starbucks says it'’s working on lower fat options for consumers. (© MMVI, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.) "LINK"

Now who in the hell thought that this stuff wasn't fattening?
In case you are a totla dolt here are a few clues:
"It tastes good" How much stuff that tastes good is healthy for you? None.
"They don't already list the nutritional contents" Any company that makes healthy stuff wants you to know it and they proudly post it all around their establishment.
"They have a drive thru window" How many healthy restaurants do you know that have a drive thru?
"They have big comfortable chairs to sit in" Yeah they want you to be so comfortable that you think nothing of ordering another Frapppuccino.
I am so glad that the Center for Science in the Public Interest is watching out for my weight, but I'm a big boy and I can take ownership for what I put in my mouth. Plus I have "The Wife" to keep me on the straight and narrow. The only ones that will win on this one is the lawyers.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Get You Laugh On

With spending so much time on the road one of the things that makes the time go by is listening to "Podcasts". I subscribe to a dozen or so, tech, music, food, comedy a somewhat varied diet of road entertainment. Usually I place 10 or so on the "MP3" player and then burn the rest to a CD for driving during the week, for whatever reason these thing seem to keep me sane.
This last week I was treated to 3 hours of the funniest material that I've heard in a long time. It came from the "Croncast". Kris (with a K) & Betsy's summer vacation from hell will leave you in stitches. Even if you have never heard these two before you will be able to relate because we've all had a vacation that has suddenly turned left on us.
You can listen on line or download the shows, the choice is yours. Start at Act 1 and work your way through to Act 3, Act 4 should be up on Monday.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Geek By Design

I love cuff links and wear them whenever I chance. When your a male there's not many choices for spiffing up a suit it's either a tie or, a different tie, so I rely on ties and cuff links to handle the spiffing task.
I was reading on "Geek Technique" where Mark had lost his cuff links and managed to fashion an on the spot pair using a couple of RJ-45 connectors, sweet.
Well never being one to have my own original ideas I quickly decided that I had to have a pair.
I threaded a couple of connectors and added a loop for some flair and crimped. Then I sacrificed an old pair of cuff links that I had (from one of those shirt/tie combinations that I seem to get on Fathers Day, I don't wear purple shirts). Removed the post from the back side. Added a bit of super glue to fasten the post to the RJ-45 connector and bam I've got a spiffy new set of links. Thanks for the inspiration "Geek Technique"
I need a camera that takes better macro pictures................. Hopefully you get the idea.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Do It Yourself, Kind Of

Drug caches found in Home Depot vanities

From Stacey Francisco CNN
Wednesday, June 14, 2006; Posted: 4:58 p.m. EDT (20:58 GMT)
(CNN) -- Large quantities of drugs were found inside merchandise from at least
two Home Depot stores in Massachusetts, and authorities are investigating, police
said Wednesday.

A contractor late last week discovered two 50-pound "bricks" of marijuana wrapped
in plastic bags inside a bathroom vanity he had purchased at a Home Depot store in
Tewksbury, said Chief of Detectives Lt. Dennis Peterson. "LINK"

Dudes wife has probably been nagging him for the last month or so to finally finish his week-end bathroom re-modeling project. Dude drags himself out of the comfortable recliner and heads to Homey D. Dude picks out any old vanity and drags it to the register, then drags it to the car, then drags it into the house and then finally drags it into the bathroom where lo' and behold he finds $145,000.00 worth of dope. Talk about getting your wife off of your case, dude has hit the matrimonial lottery.
I could just see this guy dragging this vanity around wondering "Why in the hell is this vanity so heavy? It must be constructed with some high quality wood or maybe I'll find 100 pounds of dope shoved inside it".
After I post this I'm heading to Homey D myself and see what I can find....................

Another Life Lesson

I was in my hotel room the other night when I realized that I had run out of Q-tips. No Q-tips means no eargasm, Damn it's been at least a week. I run out to the nearest store and grab the store brand of Q-tips and head back to the hotel. I ram one of these cottony soft beauties into the ear canal and the soft cottony part just comes apart and then I realized I broke the universal rule that states "There are somethings that you cannot substitute the store brand for" and this is a rule that I had broken and was now being punished for.
There is validity to this rule and below are just some of the things that I personally have found that you cannot substitute a store brand for.
Q-tips (duhhh)
Pop Tarts
Kraft Mac and Cheese
Kingsford Charcoal
Batteries (AAA especially)
Uni-Ball pens (color red)
Post It Notes
Mayfield Ice Cream
Duncan Yo-Yo's
Edge Shaving Cream
Oral-B Dental Floss
Hanes Underwear
Maybe I'm high maintenance, maybe not......................

That Didn't Take Long

Just a few days after "Scoble" leaves Microsoft "Gates" says he's doing the same. Now the bet is will Vista be a public release before or after Gates is gone?

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The World Is Complete

There is nothing more that anyone could ever need in this world once you have an "iPod Bath Tissue Dock". I don't know how much time you spend in the bathroom but I know that I would get tired of holding onto my iPod or possibly I might need to use both of my hands, possibly. Man what will they think of next? The iPoop?

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Georgia Aquarium

We spent yesterday at the "Georgia Aquarium" and took a lot of pictures. We decided to place said pictures into a photo montage (cause everyone needs a montage). The video is long (5 min) but is set to the kind of music that you would have heard when the earth was created, if there was music when the earth was created. Music for the video was provided by the "Lafayette Band", hey I know people & besides I'm not afraid of the RIAA plus I took piano lessons for several years and that should entitled me to a life time of free music.

The aquarium was great the only complaint was that many of the viewing windows were small causing a back up of people trying to look in at the exhibit.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

I Always Liked Fuzzy

This is yet another attempt at a lame-ass post but this is too cool and I stink at golf.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Who Says The Internet Is Safe.

What kind of idiot buys a computer and willingly – even eagerly – exposes it to all the malware and viruses he can? Me. I bought a Dell Dimension B110 ($468! Cheap!) and tried to kill it for more than two weeks. I clicked on every pop-up and downloaded the gnarliest porn, gambling, and hacker files I could find. It seems our Internet overlords are sterilizing spam. If I were to treat my body the way I treated this computer, I’d have yellow fever, bird flu, and Alzheimer’s. But the Dell? Eh. Somewhat the worse for wear.

– Steve Knopper "LINK"

This guy should have just hung out at My Space, he would have been a lot safer.
"H" does this kind of stuff all the time, that's why there are things called "images"

Friday, June 02, 2006

With A Banjo On My Knee

I have spent the better part of the last 4 weeks in Montgomery AL. When I know that I'm going to be in one location for a few weeks it becomes important to find a place that has some creature comforts. I found my comforts at the "Fairfield Inn" in Montgomery. Located just minutes from downtown (see pictures in the sidebar) a nice selection of restaurants and of course a Walmart. They even let you work out at the "World Gym" for free which in turn allows you to eat from the nice selection of restaurants. After the second week there the manager remembered me and made sure I was booked into an interior room with a microwave and a fridge. It's the little things such as that, that can make life on the road bearable.
I even managed to pick up a generic Alabama post card on my way out of town.

Freeware Of The Week

I just love my USB thumb drives. I run the Linux distro "Chubby Puppy" on one a whole mess of "portable apps" on another and so on. Well the draw back on most of the portable apps is that you have to search for the executable to launch the program, that was the draw back until now. Take a look at "PStart", you install it to the root of the USB drive and it lets you create a customized start menu of all your programs, sweet.