Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hi. I am going to put some videos up on this here blog. It is not very creative, especially because I saw 2 of the videos on another blog, but give me a break.

This video makes me so happy I can't hardly speak. If you don't have much patience you should watch a little at the beginning and skip to about 2:30 to watch that part. It combines my love of robots, music and my employment history at Chuck E. Cheese's. For the record I think I prefer the Showbiz characters to the Chuck E characters I had to dress up as.



Here is this trailer for a documentary about the guy who made the previous video happen. Did it say that this guy was 30? He looks like he is 45. I must really have a baby face since I'm almost 30, but don't tell anyone.




I'm going to follow this up with some video from the Teddy Bear Orchestra. They are one of the best animatronic bands I've seen live. They were created by the genius behind Captured! By Robots. Enjoy. If you like this you should also search for their song about Steven Colbert.



Ok. I'm going to Iowa City tomorrow. Who's going with me?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

This is Bull Shite

The only good thing, I can think of, about having children is the ability to name them whatever you want.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080724/ap_on_re_au_an/new_zealand_bizarre_names

This judge in New Zealand really has things all wrong. I'm not saying that Talula Does The Hula is a great first name, but neither is Bob. One of my favorite rejects from the article is Sex Fruit.


I might attempt another vacation in August. I have to take at least 5 days off in a year and I haven't taken any off yet (can anyone say model employee?). I'm thinking of a Southern California/Denver whirlwind tour. I'll be contacting you peoples soon. Oh and I am also going to try to get up to Iowa City next weekend. That should be fun. I love coffee.

Monday, July 21, 2008

ESPY


This has probably been said way too many times, but I'll say it again anyway:


Jesus, God, Allah, Zeus, Koko B-Ware (sp?)(see above) and all other deities do not care who wins awards on televised award shows.



I was pumping iron today and the ESPY awards were on TV. This guy who made a great catch in the superbowl talked about how he never could have done this without JC pulling for him. The award was the ESPY for best Play of the year. Athletes are smart.


I saw Batman again on Sunday and it was still good. I ate a delicious bacon cheeseburger and fries on Friday night at The Pitted Olive. It was like $11 for the burger but damn if it wasn't one of the best burgers and garlic fries I've had. I would like to thank Jebus for allowing me to eat a delicious cheeseburger and not dying from obesity (yet).


Friday, July 18, 2008

The Dark Blueberry Pie Knight

I feel like Thursday and Friday this week have been like 3 days even though I'm only part way through the real Friday. The first two days of Thursday/Friday have been great. I went to work Thursday and ended my work day with a nice boot camp class. I did 61 sit ups in 1 minute thank you very much. My first boot camp class I did 30 sit ups in 1 minute. That was in April. Now I have abs of steel (covered in marshmallow fluff). The rest of that day ended with a Cardinals win and some delicious home made blueberry pie courtesy of Gen Barrett.

Then we decided to see The Dark Knight at the 3am show at the Moolah. This was an interesting decision on my part considering I had to be at work at 9 today, but Casey had to be at work at 7 so who am I to complain. I would like to give a special shout out to Sean who couldn't make it because he had to work at noon. noon? really. I tried to get a few hours of sleep from 11pm to 1:45am or so, but the doggies kept jumping on me so I didn't get much actual sleep.

Here starts Thursday:30 or First Friday I'm not sure. Casey and I picked up Ashley and Gen Barrett to go see the movie. We got some energy boosters on the way. The movie was great. In my sleep deprived state I can't really describe it, but it was fast paced, dark, cool, scary and the joker was really really amazing.

Now I'm at work. I am still feeling fine after not really sleeping, but I'm pretty sure this post looks like a sleep deprived schizophrenic wrote it. I'll leave it up anyway. Will it really change your opinion of me? I don't think so.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Golden Days

I used to love this song:

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=5782727

So yesterday was a nice blast from the past. I hung out with Anne and Karista and talked on the phone with Dave and Ruthann. It was bananas. It is hot out and I'm trying hard to not let it piss me off.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fried Pickles

Hey.


I think I'm regressing back to having an all food related post, but what else is a fat guy supposed to write about? shopping for tight jeans?


So the Anniversary dinner at the Lemp Mansion was good. I wish we could have explored the house a little more, but I think you have to stay the night to get full access. Delicious.


Friday night it took me, Ashley, Ben and the Shadow about an hour to decide where to eat dinner. We tried the strategy of having everyone rate the proposed restaurant on a scale of 1-5. This does not work well especially since only 3 of us participated in the voting. We decided on the Everest Cafe which, of course, was really crowded. We went across the street to the Atomic Cowboy which I had never been to and no one had eaten there before. I must say that I pretty much loved the food. They had fried pickle spears, fried plantains, lots of hot sauce and many foods to choose from. I got a cheeseburger burrito and it was pretty rockin.


Saturday I went to Phil's BBQ in Affton with my parents. We decided to try to support the locals although we knew we would have preferred Bandanas. We should have gone to Bandanas. It wasn't bad but it just wasn't exciting. I would elaborate but who would care.


I'm trying to remember anything else that has happened recently but can't come up with much. I saw Wall-E and Wanted at Ronnies. Wall-E was pretty great and Wanted was entertaining but I definitely would have made some changes in it.


Do you want to see a drawing that my PhD brother made? I think it is pretty masterful. I think I need to take some time off work.
Here:


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Big News

I have some exciting and unexpected news that I discovered yesterday.......


We got a brand new dumpster in the alley.



It is actually really good timing because today is Casey and I's 4th wedding anniversary. There is nothing better to spice up a marriage than a little time in a fresh dumpster.

In other news I am pissed because we have jeans day today and here I am wearing regular pants like a fool. I should not delete emails so willy nilly in the future.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Meister Brau

Hi.

How are you?

I'm pretty good. I'm kind of a celebrity. Not really but I'll take what I can get.

Well I went to a birthday party for Meister last night. It was to be on some platform on the Mississippi river in North City. I'll admit I was a little suspicious but thought it would be a fun adventure. It was pretty fun. Bands played (Civic Progress great as usual and Bad Blood from Brooklyn was pretty entertaining), giant spiders were seen, hippies almost fell to their death, the birthday boy almost died, a questionable noise band took about an hour setting up and proceeded to play for about 4 minutes and probably other things happened. I was mad that I didn't bring my camera, but someone took a bunch of pictures and put them on the river front times website (thus my celebrity status). Here is a link: http://riverfronttimes.com/slideshow/view/97005

Here are some of my faves for the lazies:






















I had a good week this past week. I met up with some old friends for some delicious gyros. By old friends I mean elderly. They were all over 30. They are still fun to hang around although they smell old and constantly ate hard candy.
I played tennis for the first time in about a year. It was a lot of fun and it was good to see Joe. He will be having a baby in the near future so I will probably never see him again. I have to get in the bonding time now.
Casey had her 1st roller derby bout. It was going pretty well until she broke her arm. Unfortunately that is not a joke. She is doing ok, but she will have to be in a sling for at least 2 weeks. At least her team won and a good time was had by most.
Oh yeah I forgot to mention that the place where the party was last night is right next to what is called Cementland. This is an old concrete factory that the guy who owns the City Museum bought a few years ago. He hopes to make it into a crazy sculpture park. Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/25/arts/design/25ceme.html
I need to go eat a burrito.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Cof Fee

I think that I have discovered that I need more caffeine in my life. On Saturday I didn't have any and I just sat around all day. Sunday I drank an energy drink and I got a lot accomplished. I did the same yesterday and I was able to feel good and energetic enough to stay at Lemmons for a while and play some Rock Band after that. Today I decided to drink my first cup of coffee ever. I mixed it with some creamer, but it wasn't as bad as I expected. I don't know if I could ever drink it black, but not bad so far. The bad thing is that the creamer I used is like 30 calories per serving. That seems like kind of a lot.

I guess I'll stop talking about calories now because Casey says I'm boring and always talk about the same stuff. Booooo Casey. Ok I'll take that back because Casey is sick and I should be nice even though she is mean and punches me in the hands.

This post = Worthless