Sunday, April 01, 2007

New Update Schedule

Been very busy lately...

but I will now be updating my blog twice a day.
(April Fools) :)

I think I'm going to try writing more again, but probably not a whole lot of blog entries. Might give the whole creative writing thing another shot. Also, cycling season is ramping up and I committed to riding RAGBRAI (bicycle ride across Iowa) so I need to start putting in the miles.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Weather People

Just a real short rant to provide some sort of monthly update to this ghost town that is my blog...

We just had a decent sized weekend snowstorm here in the Twin Cities. Anything over 6" and less than 2 feet ranks as average heavy snowfall... In late February, this is enough to muck up traffic for the time that it snows, and about 8 hours following. With the higher sun angle, and longer daylight hours, the asphalt doesn't stay snow covered for long. But I digress.

In my opinion, most of the weather people in this town seem to take some sort of twisted enjoyment in predicting massive, crippling, devastating amounts of snow. They are very smug in their predictions, using the same tone of voice that reminds me for some reason of elementary school teachers in a foul mood... they know more than you, and they know what's good for you, so you better not question it. Even if they're right, they still make you simmer under the surface, wishing they were wrong.

Okay, lame rant over. And as long as I'm updating and talking about the weather... If you're wondering why meteorologists can be reasonably accurate 24 hours out, and not a week, check out chaos theory... fractals are cool.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

they're not spinners, but they're just as cool...

2006 Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset from for about half-off... I'm a sucker for upgrades. Though having said that, in all honesty, now the rider needs to be upgraded. Am working on that as well with some progress (~8 lbs lost in 10 weeks...) but more to go.
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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Best of ... Entry 4

View from inside Mo Sussman's Steakhouse in Charleston, SC. Best steak I've ever had in a restaurant. (I think I've cooked one or two better on the grill.) :) Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Best of ... Entry 3

View of downtown Duluth, MN from Park Point (aka Minnesota Point). Nothing really spectacular here, but I liked the way it turned out nonetheless. The first few pictures from this set, I had forgot that my camera was set on ISO 800 (for low-light conditions,) and so they all turned over-exposed enough that even with some digital magic, they still didn't quite turn out.
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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Best of ... Entry 2

View from San Gabriel Canyon Rd, near Azusa, CA
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Best of ... Entry 1

I decided that in order to do updates a bit more often, but not type anything terribly meaningful, I would go into my photo collection and starting posting the best-of's...

This is an operational P-51 Mustang at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, CA. They maintain the largest operational fleet of WW2-era aircraft. While we were there (by total coincidence,) they were flying 2 P-51 Mustangs, a P-47 Thunderbolt, and a B-25 Mitchell bomber (forget the designation, but it was used in the Doolittle Raid on Japan during the early stages of the war.) Posted by Picasa