yay for new hobbies

So, since I don't have enough expensive hobbies, I've picked up another one this weekend. Remote Control Cars. My dad & I used to do these all the time long ago, but since then I haven't been involved in it. So, I visited the local HobbyTown USA and picked up a Traxxas E-Maxx. The thing is awesome.

And for posterity and so I don't lose it later, here's a FAQ for the E-Maxx. The scary thing is the amount of aftermarket modifications people sell for the thing. I've seen mods for the suspension system that cost more than the whole kit! Oh well, back to work..

news anchors

You've always wondered what news anchors are thinking about as they drone on about the same bit of news over and over and over again. Well, recently one of the Fox News anchors slipped up and gave us a little clue. Warning: It's almost not safe for work, and it's in Windows Media Player format.

you gotta take care of your own

And this story proves it. My favorite part of the article? “I would have used a shotgun, but I had just had new countertops done and I didn't want to tear up the kitchen.” That cracks me up.


so, once again we're at war in the mid-east. for a more sobering personal log of what's going on in Baghdad, check Dear Raed, a blog of an Iraqi in Baghdad.

vegetarians, red meat, etc.

So, as Diann & I were driving home from the grocery store (yet another trip to the store while hungry, oops!) we decided that there should be more vegetarians in the world. This would mean more red meat and other good stuff for us. 😉 Random piece of info for the day: Silk Vanilla Soy Milk is actually drinkable, and might actually fall into the “pretty good” category. (Thanks, Mel!)

ahhh spring break

The annual tradition of spring break, where all my evil neighbors go out of town and I get a week of peace and quiet. 🙂 Actually went out of town this last weekend to San Diego though, which was pretty much awesome. Gorgeous weather, good relaxation, and not having to go to school or work. Got lots of pictures as always. Another highlight: $18 shots of tequila.

It’s about time

Looks like U.S. Money will finally have different colors for different denominations of bills starting with the $20. I say it's about time! See story at CNN/Money.

New Cell Phone

Got a new cell phone today. Samsung A500. Wow. I've already got it playing Margaritaville as my ring tone. t1mmy.net provides a great way to get new ring tones on the phone, and a500hacking.com is trying to get info on the internals. Oh, it's got a different phone number than my current cell, so if you want it, email me.

Public Service Announcement

Courtesy of Danny, here's the latest info in the continuing War on Terrorism:

As we all know, the Taliban considers it a sin for a man to see a naked woman who is not his wife. So, next Saturday at 2:00 PM Eastern time all American women are asked to walk out of their house completely naked to help weed out any neighborhood terrorists. Circling your block for one hour is recommended for this antiterrorist effort. All men are to position themselves in lawn chairs in front of their house to prove they are not Taliban, demonstrate that they think it's okay to see nude women other than their wife and to show support for all American women. And since the Taliban also does not approve of alcohol, a cold six-pack at your side is further proof of your anti-Taliban sentiment. The American Government appreciates your efforts to root out terrorists and applauds your participation in this antiterrorist activity. God bless America!