Friday, March 31, 2006


Finally Figured out how to get these videos to stream. Here are 2 good ones.

This is from a series on the website

Weird Al's Ricky..he looks a lot like Ronald Gulick..

Year 4 - The Exodus

Year 4 started with the bang that was our wedding, but quickly pimp slapped us when we had to wake up at 4:30 am for our commute to work (after the honeymoon of course). We did that for as long as we could, but in August we made the move to Burke.

But this blog isn't about that trip. No, this blog is about our first trip out Las Vegas. It was Valentine's day weekend and Shayna's cousin Nina was getting hitched. We decided to go to the wedding and treat this as our valentine's present to each other.

Now, we were both a little bit nervous about this trip. Shayna was nervous about the flight. I was nervous about her gambling (we had gone to a casino on our honeymoon and she was addicted to the quarter video poker game. Especially the pot of gold game in which if you got a certain card comonation you got to choose a pot of gold as a multiplier of your winnings).

So we fly from Dulles to San Fran (San Francisco is so the airport) with a connecting flight to Vegas. The layover was supposed to be 45 min which to me is the perfect layover time. Just enough time to get to the terminal you need to get to but not be rushed. Well, we get there and due to a freak rain storm in Vegas(it is desert after all) they had delayed all the flights by 2 hours. Our plane finally arrives but as you can imagine we were both a little bit cranky. We were supposed to get to our hotel around 1 am and we were just leaving for vegas at 1.

When we get to Vegas we go to the rental agency and they say that they don't have the car we reserved. They were going to give us a free a minivan. So by now we are really cranky with each other. It's past 2 am (4 am ET), we have no idea how to get to the hotel, and we are driving a minivan. This is a great Valentine's day weekend.

We arrive at the hotel and every thing is smooth, we get our room (which is by far the nicest hotel room we have stayed at) and we make up before going to sleep (nyeh nyeh nyeh nyeh).

Because our bodies were still on ET we didn't sleep for very long. We got up and saw the sunrise over the mountains. It was awesome.

As an aside, we ended up spending a couple hours going through Vegas casino's looking for the pot of gold video poker game to no avail. Guess that's a reservation special.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

6 days of Shayna

Shayna is doing 6 days of me so I thought I'd return the favor. However, she's got a head start, so I'll have to catch up quick-hits style.

Year 1 - 2 things stand out during the first year. The first is when I met her family. For our 1 month Anniversary I took a bus up to Pittsburgh to spend the weekend with her. It was at this time that I met most of her family for the first time (I had met her father & step mom previously) at a BBQ that her mom was hosting.

Her mom crushed her boobs against me and her uncle threatened to kill me (those events are unrelated). But the food was good so I stuck around. :-) For her anniversary present I got her an alarm clock (I'm so smooth it hurts) and a framed picture of us at a dance.

The other event was in the fall, going to NYC and watching a Broncos-Jets game. It was the first time I'd ever seen them play live. It was an amazing weekend and even though we got mad at each other for a little bit of it, a smile comes to my face every time I think of that vacation.

Year 2 - This year we had our first vacation "together". I say together in quotes because we also took my brother Gordon. We drove down to Florida in my Ford Escort to see my dad. I'm making it sound a little bit worse than it was. It was a really fun vacation. What was really important was that we were together for a week straight and I wasn't tired of being with her. Looking back, we got to feed dolphins, ride roller coasters, and watch Gordon on the "Bombs Away" ride (I was to chicken to do it).

Year 3 - Year 3 brought engagement and all the joys that are planning a wedding. This was probably our toughest year because I was living in Fredericksburg with my Grandfather at the time and Shayna's living conditions wern't the best either. Funny story about this year, we very nearly eloped in Feb and didn't tell anyone just so we could be married and get rid of the stress. We ended up not doing it though, which I think worked out for the best.

Ok, so this really wasn't quick are some links to make up for it:

Hapland 3 - I know some of you loved Hapland 1 & 2. This one, probably more frustrating.
Addictive break out clone - It's not hard, but it's fun to go through all the levels.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Great now my bracket is totally busted

CAA now stands for Connecticut Assassin Association.

If the slipper fits you must acquit.

It wasn't supposed to be this way. We were supposed to get knocked out in the first round, just like every other time. Of course I use the word "We" like I did anything besides scream at my TV this afternoon.

3 of their starting 5 were taller than your entire team, but you still outrebounded.

Congratulations Mason Team. You have hung with every big dog. I couldn't be more happy for Larranaga & crew.

I know 30,000+ people right down the street who feel the same way.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

What a day so far

Just read the early news on Football happenings last night. Been a busy day for the football world.

  • Broncos trade their 29th overall pick for the 15th overall and a 3rd rounder this year and a 4th rounder next year. - This is huge. The Broncos now have the 15th and 22nd pick overall. There is a lot of available talent at 15th. I have no idea who they are going to select, but my guess would be either a wideout and a defensive lineman.
  • Vinatieri goes to the Colts - If you can't beat em, steal em. The Colts let the "most accurate kicker" go for the "most clutch kicker". I have a feeling accuracy won't be a problem in the dome. Leann Alwood has got to be doing cartwheels.
  • Griese signs a 5 year deal with the Bears. - Feel bad for Bears fans. That's 5 years of torture from a guy who you'd think will be pretty good, but really, he's not. I kid, I kid. For real though, don't give him any beer...or let him near stairs.
  • TO with the Boys - Drew Bledsoe joked that he just became a better QB without having to do anything. Enjoy it while it lasts Drew, no telling what TO will come up with to damage your psyche. Maybe he'll go the Seinfeld route and say your head is disproportionately large for your body.
  • The Vikings agree with me about Daunte Culpepper - Jeff, I told you all season..the guy is just not that good. It's a shame Miami will find out the hard way. At least you have Chester Tayler now. That dude is a beast!

On a completely unrelated note, Shayna's Ipod screen got broke. Anyone have experience in replacing one? I saw will do it for you for about $90. Seeing as how that's half the cost of what we paid, I'm trying to find the better deal.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

A tip of the hat

A tip of the hat to:

George Mason University - I just finished watching George Mason upset UNC. I find it amazing that the Patriots are now a sweet 16 team. Maybe they are going to be the next Gonzaga..

Another tip of the hat to:

Shayna Willis - Shayna got her teaching license on Friday. We went out that night to a celebration dinner of Red Lobster. I'm so proud of her for sticking through all the stresses of working full time, tutoring, taking extra responsibilties at work, praise team, and working on a Masters. She's an inspiration to those who are need time management skills as well as stress management.

Friday, March 17, 2006

One more thing to add to the list

Before I die, I would like to go see this. Great wall slip n' slide is awesome!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Who are these people?

I just read an article that doesn't make me feel safe..not at all. Every year the Gov't gets audited on computer security. This year, as a whole, the gov't scored a D-. I think the auditing firm felt bad for them and let them squeak by. The same thing happened to me in 9th grade Spanish.

The most shocking is the Department of Homeland Security getting an F for 3 straight years. Security is right in the name of your department! How can you fail?! If I failed a test for 3 straight years in HS I think my mom would have killed me.

At least the Dept of Labor and Social Security Administration got an A+. Shout out to my Uncle Ben who works in the tech department of Social Security. At least one guy knows what he's doing.

For those of you who want to read the article you can.


So the week started off in the 80s. Tuesday fell like a nice fall day. Wednesday was a cold fall day and depending on which weatherman you listen to, we could have a "wintry mix" tonight. I wonder what's going to happen on Saturday..

Of course you didn't come here for the weather report, you came here for the linx.

The only thing lower than this for a celeb, is not getting any requests. I wonder how many hire Mr. Belding..

I haven't done this..but it sure looks nice.

It's a puzzle game, it has lots of multi-colored bricks, and it's got a cute little guy that squeaks. Any game that has 3 of the 5 fundamental rules for making a good puzzle game must be fun, right?

Monday, March 13, 2006

It's been runed!

I love inside jokes. It's always good to have something that you can always laugh at with a specific person or group. Fortunately being married allows me to have tons of inside jokes with my wife. Just one more thing that's great about being married.

Oh, and as a followup to Shayna's post, she is the current King (Queen?) of the throne game. Left me on the can without a roll in the room. Good play dear, but I'll get you next time..maybe in like 2 days as we have a whole mega roll of TP to go through.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

A sad day :-(

Well, it has happened. We delayed as long as possible but there was honestly no way around it. I don't know why we put it off for so long, it has to happen every year. I am of course referring to putting away the Christmas decorations. Sure we were the only people in the world with a wreath hanging on our tree. It was almost St. Patrick's could have fit in. The mistle toe had to go as more standing around waiting for kisses.

In other news today, a shout out goes to Tim Kerby for being born today. Tim, congratulations on not getting yourself killed thus far.

I'm starting to get irritated with word verification on web sites. I understand the need for it. People are getting spammed, but do you have to use the funky fonts/spacing? Nothing is more irritating than trying to decipher if something is a vw or vvv. That is the reason I don't have the verification on my blog.

Of course I know you want to see some linkage..

Goldburger to go - remember the board game mouse trap?

How can you resist a game called Ball Toucher? Yeah, I couldn't either.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

A new game

My wonderful wife made a post about how we play silly games. Here is the latest one..

What's the over/under in minutes on how long it takes Sammie to try Coca Cola Blak.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

I'm a man, a manly manly man

Has any one else seen the Dial commercial for man-wash (my term for body wash)? Hilarious.. "And it looks like an oil can.. YEAH!" is pretty funny too. Shout out to Tim Cox for spreading the joy to that little link of love.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006



My record is level 12.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

For Future Reference

Don't tell people that they have something on their forehead on Ash Wednesday. They don't see the humor.

A Couple things

This game reminds of the Oregon Trail in that you die for stupid reasons. I'm a monkey, I can't fall out of a tree!

Vince Young scored a 6 out of 50 on the Wonderlic exam. The Wonderlic is a 12 minute exam to test intelligence, critical thinking blah blah blah. 6 out of 50 is 12%. Below are some real questions from the exam. You have 5 minutes. See how you do (don't cheat, really keep time and don't look at the questions until you have started the clock.

1. Look at the row of numbers below. What number should come next?

2. Assume the first two statements are true. Is the final one:
1. true,
2. false,
3. not certain?
The boy plays baseball. All baseball players wear hats. The boy wears a hat.

3. Paper sells for 21 cents per pad. What will four pads cost?

4. How many of the five pairs of items listed below are exact duplicates?
Nieman, K.M. Neiman, K.M.
Thomas, G.K. Thomas, C.K.
Hoff, J.P. Hoff, J.P.
Pino, L.R. Pina, L.R.
Warner, T.S. Wanner, T.S.

5. RESENT RESERVE • Do these words 1. have similar meanings, 2. have contradictory meanings, 3. mean neither the same nor opposite?

6. One of the numbered figures in the following drawing is most different from the others. What is the number in that figure?

7. A train travels 20 feet in 1/5 second. At this same speed, how many feet will it travel in three seconds?

8. When rope is selling at $.10 a foot, how many feet can you buy for sixty cents?

9. The ninth month of the year is
1. October,
2. January,
3. June,
4. September,
5 May.

10. Which number in the following group of numbers represents the smallest amount?

11. In printing an article of 48,000 words, a printer decides to use two sizes of type. Using the larger type, a printed page contains 1,800 words. Using smaller type, a page contains 2,400 words. The article is allotted 21 full pages in a magazine. How many pages must be in smaller type?

12. The hours of daylight and darkness in SEPTEMBER are nearest equal to the hours of daylight and darkness in:
1. June,
2. March,
3. May,
4. November.

13. Three individuals form a partnership and agree to divide the profits equally. X invests $9,000, Y invests $7,000, Z invests $4,000. If the profits are $4,800, how much less does X receive than if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested?

14. Assume the first two statements are true. Is the final one:
1. true,
2. false,
3. not certain? Tom greeted Beth. Beth greeted Dawn. Tom did not greet Dawn.

15. A boy is 17 years old and his sister is twice as old. When the boy is 23 years old, what will be the age of his sister?

Answers: (in invisible text. Highlight to show)
1. 1/8
2. true
3. 84 cents
4. 1
5. 3
6. 4
7. 300 feet
8. 6 feet
9. September
10. .33
11. 17
12. March
13. $560
14. not certain
15. 40 years old