Friday, February 29, 2008

Broncos News

With free agency starting, the broncos have cut Javon Walker and Ian Gold. Walker was acquired in a trade with Green Bay 2 years ago and he started out doing really well. This past season Walker was injured a lot..I think it's kind of surprising that he's gone. We now have one decent wideout..

Gold is a linebacker who started strong but then fizzled quickly. That one's not as much of a surprise.

Hope we make the playoffs next year.

The story of the stupid installer

One of the products that my company sells is Microsoft CRM. It's OK if you don't know what that is. It's not really all that important to the story. What is important is that it integrates with Outlook. To integrate it you need to run this install file.

So you run the install file and after a while it's done installing. You then need to go into outlook to configure it. When you open outlook here is a big helpful button saying "configure CRM for outlook". Click that button and it starts the configuration wizard.

Here is where the stupid part comes in. To configure that add on application, you need to click that button and then exit Outlook. If you don't the configuration wizard will stop about half way through and tell you it can't continue because Outlook is open. But the only place to click the button to configure the thing is inside outlook.

So just to recap. Open outlook. Click the configure button. Close outlook. Open task manager just to verify that outlook really did close. Then finish the configuration manager.

This is only irritating because I've been doing it for the past 2 hours..

Monday, February 25, 2008

The 'Teet

Living in our new space means getting used to new things. One of these new things is a completely different grocery store. We no longer have the trusty Giant or the age old Safeway right around the corner. Here it's Harris Teeter or as I've come to call it: The 'Teet.

The 'Teet is a pretty good grocery store as far as grocery stores go. They seem to have all of the necessary items. Today I found a buy 1 get 1 free on cat litter. 42 lbs of litter for $10 is really good! They don't seem to have a very large soy section though, but then Giant didn't either.

Shayna doesn't like the new nickname, but I think it's great. Hopefully I'll get the name to stick..

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Shayna and I participate in lent even though we aren't Catholic. This year I've taken on not drinking anything except water. This includes coffee, tea, soda, juice, etc. This is particularly tough because I usually drink a sode in the middle of the day to help keep me awake. Normally when we do lent I end up finding a replacement for the thing I'm giving up (which probably misses the point entirely). When I gave up chinese food, I replaced it with quiznos.

I figured this year I wouldn't be able to find a replacement because there wouldn't be one. All I can drink is water. Well, I've found a replacement. I hadn't noticied it until today but I have been getting a Wegman's chocolate chip cookie with lunches. This provides the sugar fix I need to stay awake. Today I didn't have lunch at wegman's but then I found myself driving there merely for the cookie.

I don't know why but I have a hard time letting God fill in where the sacrifice is. So for the rest of Lent I'm debating if I should give up the cookies as well. If I do, at this rate by the last week I'll be fasting just like Jesus..

Monday, February 18, 2008

Back on the Air

It was a long weekend but it's finally done. Everything is moved (with the slight exception of some stuff on the patio). TV & Internet are hooked up. Nothing is put away.

Shoutouts to all of the friends and family who helped us move. In no particular order:
  • Rachel
  • Julie
  • David
  • Peter
  • Betsy
  • Kellie
  • Marie
  • Schnep
  • Rich

If I forgot anyone please forgive me. After all this lifting my head hurts..

We look forward to having all of you over for a Rock Band blowout!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

I know most people don't dig Valentine's day. It's very commercialized (show her you love her with this $500 diamond pendant), it really sucks if you don't have someone, and the primary color is pink (which should revoke any right to it being considered a holiday all on it's own).

For the most part I haven't liked the holiday either. The primary reason being that I never had a valentine. So I told myself that if I ever had the opportunity to have a person willing to be my valentine I would do it right.

Each year, for the past 7 years, I've been blessed to have Shayna as my valentine. I love her just a little bit more each day. I honestly can say that I don't know what my life would be like without her.

Thank you for being my valentine dear.

Indiana Jones Trailer is out

Wow..all I can say is that this movie is going to rock my face off..

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Welcome to the wonderful world of

I don't know if this will have an impact on RSS readers or not, but the blog has officially changed. No longer, it's now

Both addresses take you to the same place. Coming soon:

Monday, February 04, 2008

M. Night Shamalama ding dong

M. Night has a new movie coming out this year. Pretty much you either really like what this guy does or you don't. If you do you can check out the teaser trailer for "The Happening".