CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! The Cubs have hit 9 HR in the last two games against the best pitching staff in baseball and the team with the best record in baseball. I’m now convinced that the Cubs can win the World Series!
Category Archives: Misc
April 14-20, America’s Most Tragic Week
An interesting list of tragedies happens around this time of year April 14-20: Historically, America’s most tragedy-filled week
New Driver License Photo
Proud of my new driver license photo. Hopefully this will be the closest I’ll ever come to a mug shot.
Google Fiber coming to SLC
Kirk Gibson double fist pump!
Mavic Ksyrium Elite Rim Failure
Today I was out on a short bike ride when I heard a pop and felt air rushing past my leg. I knew right away that my tire had just busted. When I looked I was surprised to see not just a hole in my tire, but a hole in the rim. I have never seen something like that happening before. Any ideas? I had just changed a tube before I went out on a ride. It had a puncture on the outside of the tube. I didn’t find anything inside the tire that may have caused it. I aired the tires up to 120 psi. I had only been riding a few miles when this happened. These wheels are Mavic Ksyrium Elite. Going to be an expensive replacement.
Watching TV Fall ’14
We stopped getting Cable TV earlier this year. It was a great decision that we made. We have managed to save money over those months, and we have also managed to do more productive things with our time. Last weekend, Wendy and I took a short trip to St. George, UT. There was a TV in the room. Actually there were two TV’s for some reason I couldn’t figure out. I turned it on, and quickly realized, I have not been missing anything from live broadcast TV, and then turned it off. This weekend, I watched the last quarter of the MSU football game. Wow, either I had forgotten how bad commercials are, or they have gotten progressively worse since the last time I was subjected to them. I was considering buying this season’s The Walking Dead, but at over $40, it just seems a bit much. The show has not been as good lately in my opinion. Besides, Netflix has all the past seasons on streaming. I can wait until it comes out on streaming if I decide I want to watch it. I have bought the season for Gotham and have been enjoying it. Wendy and I have been watching Modern Family and Big Bang Theory. They have been OK, but I believe the writers are running out of material. We may not buy their next seasons. Will have to see. Although I have to admit, it is really nice to watch a TV show without having to grab the remote to skip commercials or have to sit through them. On to better things.
Easter, because it’s important
I felt the desire to write a little bit about why Easter is important to me. First off, I’m a Christian, so it should be a no brainer why its important to me. You know, Christmas and Easter, the two “Christian” holidays where people show up for a church service or mass so they can …
Merry Christmas! 2012
Hello everyone! Hope you are doing great. Time for the annual update. Wendy and I have had some changes go on with more in store for next year. Around Christmas time of last year, Wendy found out that she had been overpaid by her company for the previous two years. I already wrote an in …
Creating a Raised Garden
Wendy has spent the last couple of summers planting a garden for vegetables for us to eat in our backyard. One of the things she has read about is the idea of using raised gardens. We had been planting a traditional garden at ground level that we tilled up each year and planted. Most of …
The Treehouse Part 1
With our first child on the way, I decided that I wanted to build a treehouse/playhouse for our kid(s). My dad built one when I was a kid that was a raised structure on 4 telephone poles raised above a boxed in sandbox. My brother and I spent lots of time out there playing. I …