Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Dog Sacrifices Dignity In the Service of This Star Wars AT-AT Costume.

This is hysterical.  I need to get a dog.

Watch Michael J. Fox Show Off the Nike Air Mag on Letterman.

Very cool.  It’s almost time for Marty McFly to pop in from 1985.  Yet, no flying cars.

Maryland is a tough state to purchase quality beverages in, especially if you like trying new things.  Montgomery County is an even tougher county in the middle of this tough state.  Residents finally have some relief, after a long, long, hard battle with retail beverage interests who spend a lot of money on elections.

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William Shatner wakes up shuttle Discovery crew | Hero Complex – Los Angeles Times.

Great story, and a funny tie in to Star Trek given that just today I used “Spock’s Brain” in a reference at work.

And, William Shatner is still a hero of mine.

Horiscope for the Week

Author: Lyle

Wise advice, indeed.  I feel better already.

Charged Up

Author: Lyle
Jumper cables from woot, July 21, 2010

Jumper cables from woot, July 21, 2010

Wooted today. Jumper cables. Nice, new, clean ones, one for each car. And, can’t hook them up wrong, they automatically adjust polarity using magic.

Plus, they are blue.  Blue is always good.

Joke’s On Me

Author: Lyle
Bazinga T-Shirt from ThinkGeek

Bazinga T-Shirt from ThinkGeek

The first T-Shirt I’ve felt like buying in 20 years!

In truth, there are a ton of great T-shirts on the ThinkGeek web site, as well as lots of other cool things.  I work at a place where some of there products are used.  Well, at least by a small handful of people looking for distractions in the day from time to time.

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First Lightning Bug

Author: Lyle

Mark the date.  We saw one yesterday, but it wasn’t blinking so it doesn’t count.

We’re still waiting for the iPad we ordered.  The order system being down for maintenance (preventing us from checking the order) is only increasing the tension…

Our Little Frog

Author: Lyle
Tree Frog in Umbrella Stand

Tree Frog in Umbrella Stand

This is a little tree frog that lives in our umbrella stand.  Our neighborhood seems to be a habitat for a lot of them.  At night when the weather is just right they call to each other.  They are all around or neighborhood, and the sound they make is not only distinctive but its at a pretty crazy volume as well.  On a good night its almost deafening as dozens of them call across the trees to each other.

They are mostly nocturnal, but every once in a while we’ll catch him out of the umbrella stand in the flowers or on the side of the house.  He’s about an inch and a half long and changes color, so he’s often hard to spot.