Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This American Life

How can you not love this guy

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Ira Glass
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorGay Marriage Commercial
I'm in fact talking about both of them

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

to iphone or not to iphone . . .

So the silver brick is dead.  I think it got wet, or maybe it just died painlessly in it's sleep, but either way I guess I'm going to have to replace it.  As it happens my current contract is up by Thursday, so I have approximately 2 days left to decide just how I want to do that.

I have been considering the almighty iphone and I'll tell you why - 

1. I'm away from the computer running errands and what not most of the time for work, and it would be nice to have access to the internet and email when I'm out and about.

2. Having a quality camera on my phone would be really helpful for work (and play of course)

3. They're pretty and fun to play with

4. It would be wicked awesome to look up phone numbers, addresses, and directions while out and about (see #1)

5. I could keep track of my hours on the calendar that could synk up to my computer

6. I could write off the cost of it as a business expense


1. It would cost me about $25 extra bucks a month for the plan I need

2. It's a baby computer asking to be broken by me

3. When I send messages from my phone it would say "sent from my iphone"

4. I could potentially spend way too much time messing around with apps

5. I could turn into even more of a facebook looser

Anything to add? Would this be a mistake?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thelma & Louise

Finally, the post you've been waiting for!  Sugar Gliders!

Don't even worry about it, we have 2 of these little critters living at our house.  Sure would have been nice to have them when we were kids, but no, my dad got them about the same time I moved to New York and my little sister got married.  They're totally for him.  They're like his kid replacements.

He named them Thelma and Louise and he calls them "his girls".  They pretty much only like him because he feeds them, but some times they'll hold still long enough to let me hold them.

You can tell from the videos that they really like me.

Thelma was chowing on a cookie when I put her in front of the computer, but then she got a little camera shy

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I know I'm biased, but my nephews are the coolest kids - they have been a huge highlight to living in my parents basement (which is across the street from their current house).  Here's just a few examples:

Jack gave himself a hair cut the other day - notice chunk missing

Jack wears this helmet where ever he goes just in case someone will take him on the "motorcycle" which is actually Chelsea's scooter that's at our house

Charlie's my prodigee, he wanted to long board the other day and he had amazing form

Jack prefers to long board on his stomache.  Check out Charlie's soccer uniform with cape

They pretty much just rock

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Are you kidding me?  How cute is this kid.  Answer: the cutest
Can you translate his secret Jack language?  I'll give you a high-fi high-five if you can figure it out.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Comments Requested

If you were going to go on the biggest baddest backpacking/ adventure trip with-in 200 miles or so from SLC  for 3-7 days in July or August where would you go?

Oh, and you're invited.  Actually you're presence is requested.

A few ideas to get you going - 
Wind Rivers?  what are peoples opinion on this place? heard mixed, but never been
Crest trail in Wyoming through the Tetons - wanted to go since Lauren went way back
Anywhere in the desert that has water and swimming possibilities

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sky Mall

Amanda was nice enough to share this innovative creation from Sky Mall tonight while we were both late night hacking.  Don't worry, it gets better too, see here

Friday, April 3, 2009


Recently purchased from Gheybin's etsy shop - just in time for easter

Has Anyone Seen This?

This is my new favorite T.V. show - and I know I epicley don't have great taste in what the boobe tube has to offer (i.e. So You Think You Can Dance, The Girls Next Door, and America's Next Top Model to name just a few of my favorites), BUT I'm telling you this one is worth it.

sexy promo pic

30 Days with Morgan Spurlock (made famous by "Super Size Me") is an hour long show on FX (I have only watched it on Hulu though) where Spurlock, the host, will submerge himself into the culture and/or life of a certain group of people.

This is pretty much my dream because I am a curious cat and I would love to be a fly on the wall in so many circumstances.  Yet, Spurlock is no fly - he's full on experiencing this stuff and giving the inside perspective.  The last one I saw was 30 days in prison and it was kind of amazing.  I had no idea what it is they can or can't do in prison.

So I'm a sucker for documentaries, I'm always interested in seeing things that I don't usually get to and this show is a good one for that.  The other nice thing about the style and format of the show is that they are pretty open to both sides of the arguments they are confronting - and I appreciate that.

30 Days Working in Coal Mine

30 Days within the Indian Nation

30 Days Living with a Same Sex Couple