Wednesday, April 21, 2010


While the NBA can be boring during regular season the playoffs are definitely exciting.  And, I dare say that I've changed my opinion of the former statement about the regular season being completely boring.  Though I was young when I lived in Phoenix I do remember the Suns and they were quite exciting, I particularly liked the gorilla mascot.  I'm somewhat of a natural Cleveland Cavaliers fan growing up in OH with family from Cleveland.  But, it's not the same when you're outside the city.  It's been pretty cool living in Charlotte with the Bobcats being right uptown.  While I didn't make it to a game this year I've enjoyed the atmosphere.  I definitely like watching games on TV but this is frequently unavailable until the playoffs.  With that, the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Charlotte Bobcats are in the playoffs.  So I've got lots of games to watch!

As if I needed more TV to watch... I've been staying up-to-date with The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.  Breaking Bad has been amazing and Deadliest Catch started last week.  The Office, Parks & Rec, and 30 Rock have started to slack off and The Simpsons, Family Guy, and The Cleveland Show are becoming manageableAir Crash Scene Investigation has also started a new season which is pretty good.  My friend Brandon is also equally interested in aviation so I've started to get him hooked on the show.  His apartment faces towards the airport and he likes listening to ATC and watching the planes come and go--kind of jealous sometimes.

On another note, I've volunteered to participate in a bowling fundraiser for Charlotte big brother big sister via the IT Associate program at work.  It's May 8th and my goal is to raise $125.  If you'd like more information and want to donate:

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Monday, April 12, 2010

yay mollie

Dad sent an email to the vet as a follow up from her visit last week:

"Mollie (min. Schnauzer) has been on the liquid pain med and the antibiotic for mouth bacteria for a week now.  We have noticed her breath is improved and she is a little more active now, but still favors her left hind leg.  With weather improving, she does seem to want to go outside more often and wander around our backyard, especially if she hears the neighbor dogs."

Here's a picture of her sleeping peacefully at Easter in her little bed.

And, here's a picture of Evan and Laura--trying to pose for a nice picture.  this was one of seven my Dad sent me lol.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

awesome music video

Kyle showed me this video and it's hilarious, the song is kind of catchy too.  Hot Chip's first CD was alright so I'll have to check out their new CD that this is the single from.  This is their official music video too btw...

Thursday, April 1, 2010


This is a pretty ridiculous fighter jet flyover from the Georgia Tech vs Wake Forrest football game on November 07, 2009.

Fortunately or Unfortunately, depending on your opinion, the pilots were permanently grounded by the Navy.  I didn't know the "Navy Times" existed but I Topeka'd the incident and you can read the full story here:

Family Visit

Mom, Dad, and Evan came last Saturday to visit me for the first time since I moved to Charlotte.  We ate Mac's BBQ, Phat Burrito, went to Discovery Place Children's Museum, NASCAR Speedpark at Concord Mills, the Energy Explorium at McGuire Nuclear Station, and Charlotte Motor Speedway.  It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it--Evan is definitely tiring though.  Here's some pictures:

Tiffani's Mom flew in Tuesday night and is staying at her place for the week since she's on spring break.  Of course we had to go to phat burrito so we did that last night for dinner and it was amazing--probably the biggest portion I've ever gotten too.  It was a beautiful evening and we had a really nice time.