Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Day 2

Driving to a city for the first time is best with a GPS.

I took a spur rather than the main expressway and ended up in a major traffic jam. The GPS said "recalculating" and we were at our first destination in DC in a few minutes. Great little toy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Road Trip

Hit the road for a little vacation with the whole family.

Driving with a GPS is fun. This is the end of day 1.

Friday, July 18, 2008

I forgot my first name

From the Price is Right this morning:

A new contestant was being called down. It took the announcer four tries to get the guy to notice he was being called. When host Drew Carey asked what the contestant what he does, he said he's a Marine. Drew (a former Marine Corp Reservist) comes back with "That's why you didn't respond. When you're in the Marines, you completely forget your first name."

Test Post

Testing the RSS feed into Sharepoint at work

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Buckets of rain going sideways

Thats how the Daily Herald described the rain that descended on Chicagoland Speedway last night to cancel qualifying for the Lifelock 400. And we were in the middle of it...

I was in the stands with Thing1 and Thing2 waiting for the track to dry so that qualifying could start. The wife was outside waiting for the free concert to begin.

This was her view.

This was mine.

And after the first wave.

Thing1 said it was more like barrels of rain going sideways. It was pretty impressive. We hung out under the bleachers and still needed raingear to stay dry. Once it slowed down we headed out to find the van and head home. It was fun listening to the GPS give directions - this was helpful as the rain was still coming down hard and not all the road signs were easy to see.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Chris Calloway - My Last Goodbye

The wife wanted to go see Chase Daniels and Western Star (again). Since they were playing in the next town (for free!) we went over last night and listened.

Chris Calloway, who plays keys and guitar, performed one of his own songs. Pretty good stuff.

Saturday, July 05, 2008


The finale from the fireworks in my town.

For the longest time Thing2, whose birthday is July 5th, thought the fireworks were for her...