Couch to Running

After talking to my friend Ryan and him talking about his first 5k got me thinking. I need to get back to some form of exercise. I asked him what he did to get to the 5k point and suggested Coolrunning.com . This page will get a Couch Potato to running in about 2 months, which is something I think I can handle. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to help a brother out.

If you are looking for people to run with or races in your area go to Runningplaces.com. A little plug for my friend Sean Hudson.

Show me the Money!

Drinking all the Mountain Dew finally paid off. I received a cehck for $20 for entering the Dew Free Ride Contest. I will keep drinking in hopes of winning my fully loaded Tahoe.

Below is a snap shot of what I received in the mail.


Guns N’ Roses

After a decade of waiting Guns N’ Roses are finally coming out with a new album “Chinese Democracy” supposedly later this year. There are actually a 3 studio quality leaked songs out there. My guess is that the songs were leaked purposely to gauge interest and see if people would still like Axel. Seem like the same thing K-Fed did with “PopoZao”.

If they actually do come out with “Chinese Democracy”, Axel needs to get rid of those dreads.

For more information on this go to Yahoo News!

Lost and Found

All I can say, is that I have been extremely lucky and have not lost any of my luggage while traveling to Krakow, Poland.

Of course that does not mean that the average person has not had this problem. Per the Department of Transportation and an article in USA Today over 10, 000 bags were lost a day by US Domestic Airlines in 2005. If I were a bell boy and lost 1-2 bags a day, I would be fired after 3 weeks. Why do the airlines get to get away with this? They should be fined for losing peoples luggage.

An example of how bad American Airlines was in October of 2005. There were 12 fellow employees that flew to Memphis, TN from Krakow, Poland and 7 of the 12 had there luggage lost/delayed.

Badonkadonk

I am not much for country music, but as I was flipping through the channels I came across this song. The name of the song is “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” by Trace Adkins. You can actually find it here at Trace Adkins. It is the last song on the list, give it a listen or even watch the video on iTunes.

Fortune Teller and Paper Popper

I was folding some paper at work and remembered those little Paper Fortune Tellers (Cootie Catcher). After talking about it with some people from work the Paper Popper was also mentioned. We all talked about our little paper toys always getting taken away by the teacher.

After talking about these Paper Toys, I Googled It! to see if anyone had direction on how to make them. After looking through a few pages, I was able to find 2 good pages with lots of details.

Does anyone else remember these or any other Paper Toys shown below?

To make a Paper Popper, go to Paper Popper.

To make a Paper Fortune Teller (Cootie Catcher), go to Paper Fortune Teller.

I have joined the Revolution.

Ok, not a really revolution, the the Satellite Radio Revolution. Since my stereo was recently stolen, I upgraded to a Satellite Compatible Stereo.


Go to Sirius to subscribe to Sirius Satellite Radio and join the Revolution.

Xzibit, Gordon or Vickers

Mountain Dew currently has a promotion where you can win a 2007 Chevy Tahoe that was designed or customized by Xzibit, Jeff Gordon or Brian Vickers. They are giving 1 truck away everyday till April 10th, 2006. You can enter your codes from your Pepsi or Mountain Dew at Free Ride . I would personally pick the Xzibit model if I had a choice and if I actually won.

Which one would you choose?? Go to Free Ride to see them.

King Cakes

It is that time of year again to get ready for Mardi Gras and order your King Cake. This place has awesome king cakes.

Go to King Cake to order your king cake and get ready to Mardi Gras.

Memphis Grand Theft Auto

Ok, maybe not grand theft auto, but there was some short of theft. The faceplate to my car stereo was stolen out of my Jeep Sunday. They must have been caught in the act or startled as they did not steal the entire receiver. Of course, I am still out a stereo.

Any suggestions to prevent future thefts in a Jeep Wrangler???

Snow Day!

Finally, we got some snow. The snow started falling around 3:00 pm or sooner in some locations and kept on coming down till about 7-9 pm. I think we received about 2-4 inches of snow. It is about time we finally got a good snowfall. Bad part is that is almost all melted by Saturday night.

Here are some photos of the snowman I built Friday night. Yes, those are Mountain Dew bottle caps as eyes. More photos of the snow and the snowman can be found at Flickr.com

Nacho Libre

I do not normally post something that Zack Perry has already posted on his page, but it had to be done.

Jack Black in his new movie Nacho Libre which is set to release stateside on June 2. So, how many people are going to go out and purchase a wrastlin mask to wear around the crib or for Halloween. This is one movie I really want to see.


Well, if you can wait go to ebay.com and do a search for “Lucha Libre Mask” and you will find a large selection. What mask will Zack Perry buy?

Gas or Charcoal?

Our Jenn-Air Gas Grill temporarily died. It needs new burners, which we are unable to locate because 3 different manufacturers make grills for Jenn-Air and neither one can tells us who made it.

So, to keep up the Winter Grilling Tradition we purchased a Char-Grill Charcoal Grill for about $119.00. The taste seemed to be significantly better than if cooked on the Gas Grill. It does take a little longer to cook on a Charcoal grill, but the flavor is well worth it. The Gas Grill is perfect if you just need something small and need it quick. There have been many time when I just wanted to cook a small steak or burger. Gas you just light it up and start grilling. If it was a Charcoal Grill, I would have to light the charcoal, wait for it to turn grey, cook, and then later clean up the ashes. Definitely, not worth is for a quick burger or steak, but perfect for a handful of steaks and burgers.

What do you use? Why Gas over Charcoal?

Here is the Charcoal Grill we purchased. It can be found at Char-Griller .

What did you say??

Apple may be sued for people turning up their music too loud. Who controls the volume dial? It is not Apple.

Apple does have a warning on their packaging, “IPod packaging bears a warning about potential hearing loss if music is listened to at high volume.” But isn’t this common sense.

More details can be read at Yahoo News.

Should this warning pop up when the volume reaches a certain level?

I need a better camera.

Here is a photo I took from the office in Krakow, Poland. I had to take it from a cracked open window. Bad part is that my zoom could not zoom anymore. Someone is going to try and get me a better shot, hopefully.

You might only enjoy this if you like bicycles. Of course, I might have my own bicycle hanging from the balcony next time I go to Krakow, Poland. You can buy a little cruiser for about 150 zlotys (about $50). I would use this to ride to and from work or anywhere else for that matter.

Let me know how you like my shots…


ON/OFF

Don’t get me wrong. My ipod is great, but it is truly lacking of one important thing and that is an ON/OFF Switch. I hate that you can barely nudge it and it turns it shelf on draining the battery life. I have already had 2 instances where my ipod has taken over on it own and almost run completely out of juice. If the ipod can have a little switch why not have an ON/OFF Switch as well.

Or does Apple want your battery too loose its juice repeatedly?