Monday, December 31, 2007

Good bye 2007

Well, 2007 is coming to a close. I just thumbed through my blog to review the year that was 2007. It was a good year overall:
My brother came home safe from Iraq,

I got married,

I got Boots,

I got the iPhone,

I got the Wii,

I got a flat screen TV,

I got the MacMini,

I went to Washington on my honeymoon and saw lots of cool stuff.

Good times! Happy New Year to everyone!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Lunch Update

Jimmy John's is truly a great place to eat. They make my favorite sandwich, the slim 1, a ham and cheese only made on delicious French Bread. It's done in like 10 seconds, and it tastes oh so good. I wish every place was as quick and simple as this. All right back to work I gotta make my money, for without money, life becomes decidedly unpleasant.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

MacMini in the kitchen

Fish tank getting clearer

Back from Dallas

Well I'm back from Dallas, and it couldn't come soon enough. Where we stay has to be the deepest, darkest, most depressing part of Dallas. It's nothing but hotels and hospitals. On a 6 mile walk, I saw an IHOP and two extremely shady bars that I was way too afraid to enter. If our hotel rooms weren't so nice I'd howl in protest. The weather in Dallas was only marginally better then Chicago, so global warming doesn't appear to have any effect on the Lone Star state. One good thing did come out of my 6 mile walk though, I was able to find an AT&T store right next to an "On the Go" gas station where some homeless guy tried to sell me a bus pass. It was a good thing I found the AT&T store, because I had inexplicably forgot my iPhone charger back home and the iPhone was down to 20% battery power after the first day. Thus I was able buy a new charger the next day so I could still watch Zoolander on the plane ride home.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Quest to charge the iPhone

I'm down in Dallas with no way to charge my iPhone, so it's time to
some exploring. So long for now....

Sent from my iPhone

Texas Stadium

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Brother Aaron's Family Mii Portrait


Here is my brother Aaron's Miis that they created on our Wii last night. We had a lot of fun playing bowling and tennis. Aaron also boxed, going undefeated in 6 rounds against the computer. I wish there were more Wiis available I would buy one for them for them.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Remember Pearl Harbor

I'd just like everyone to remember all of the men lying underneath Pearl Harbor in the U.S.S. Arizona. Men who made the ultimate sacrifice in preservation of our must be appreciated this and every day.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Bears on NFL Network tonight

The NFL Network probably wasn't expecting a pair of 5-7 teams when
they scheduled this game. I know I wasn't expecting how bad Greg
Gumbal is at calling a game. He is absolutly horrible. I don't know
how Chris Collinsworth restrains himself from choking him. I feel
sorry for all the saps that fork over 6 dollars a month for mediocrity
in broadcasting.

Rex Grossman was hurt in the first quarter, so my main man Brian
Griese is in. With any luck, this will be the last game he plays as a
Bear. The Bears desperately need to draft some talent at QB or trade
for Donovan McNabb. Let's hope some common sense hits the Bears
management as they evaluate the rest of the season.

Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Boot's new collar

Roxanne's Kidney Stones

Roxanne recently had a kidney stone which rrequired a 6 hour stay at Palos Hospital. She's passed it, but not before a considerable amount of pain. She's feeling much better now and she has gone back to work. It turns out that the stone formed from drinking too much tea, so we have cut that out of her diet. Thanks for everyone's concern over the last few days we appreciate it!

Angel IMing her friends

Litigating Voice Mail - Forbes.com

I think it's time to shake up the patent office. Too many people file
all these patents for stuff they never make, then sue the people who
actually implement it. It's called patent trolling, and it needs to be
stopped. This time someone is suing Apple for visual voicemail. Follow
the link below for the latest travesty.

http://www.forbes.com/technology/2007/12/05/iphone-patent-apple-tech-cx_rr_1205iphone.html


Sent from my iPhone

So much for global warming

Dude, I just walked home from J-Dubs and it is COLD. 12 degrees cold. It's like Hoth out there. Al Gore, you suck.

Downtown Tinley Park Christmas Tree

Free Wi-Fi at J.W. Hollstein's!

I was just hangin' out at J-Dubs listening to open mic night and I noticed I was picking up all kinds of Wi-Fi. A couple of the networks were unlocked so I tried going to google. The SSID 3Com was a dead end, but SSID WLAN connected. Sweet! Free Wi-Fi is good because the EDGE network is so sloooow. I'll go back to listening to some ratty acoustic guitar play and my Bass Ale now.

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The Nanny State and Video Games

Wired News notes there is a new poll out saying slightly over half of Americans think the ever wise government should regulate video game content. Clearly, libertarians everywhere should be outraged by the ease of which Americans will give up their freedoms. I've read the Constitution several times and no where does it give government this power. Indeed, there's a little know clause called the First Amendment that specifically prevents the government from doing this. Clearly, government schools and the Nanny State that it propagates, in conjunction with well-meaning but radically misguided holy-rollers could produce this tragic state of mind. Those of us in the 49% that agree with the Constitution need to set these misguided souls straight.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Boots chows down

Christmas in Fallujah performed live for first time live

Billy Joel wrote a new song, "Christmas in Fallujah", that was performed for the first time live last night. At the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Cass Dillon, a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Long Island, belted out the war-inspired tune. Joel explained to the audience that he felt a younger man needed to sing the song, someone who "might be over there if circumstances were different". It was a powerful song, echoing the frustration of service personnel who have sent Joel letters during their time overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq. The song is not the usual Billy Joel fare, no pop aspect to it all. Indeed, it may be the most serious song he has ever written. Still, while the song was probably not what the audience was expecting, it was received warmly. Joel and Dillon were given a hearty round of applause at its conclusion. Joel says the song will be available on iTunes December 4th, and all proceeds will go to Homes for our Troops.