This is going to be an interesting ride...

I've moved my blog over to Tumblr.

I can now be found over at my new MeshBoats site.
If you have bookmarks, please update them, as any new content will be at Tumblr. Most of my posts will still be duplicated here, but check on the Tumblr, just to be safe.


Friday, September 30, 2011


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Something doesn't quite add up here. Is it me?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Anathema - "Are You there?"

I absolutely love this version.

The Sing-Off Week 2

One word. Pentatonix. Holyfrikkincrap!! I'm sorry, but I've never heard a white guy do so many killer vocal runs/riffs in my life. Shawn Stockman (of Boyz II Men) agrees at 4:08. Dude was channeling Brian McKnight or something for a minute there. The group as a whole is very entertaining, very talented, and very tight. I mean, look at this!!

Right now I'm reading Stephen King's "The Mist"... you can imagine how creepy it was driving to work this morning in the most intensely thick fog I've seen in a very long time. WoOoOoOoOoO! (That's my creepy ghost noise.)

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Sing-Off Week 1

Guilty pleasure; I'm an a cappella junkie. I sang in a small group back in college. Now I live vicariously through groups like Delilah, shown below. NBC's The Sing-Off is an a cappella competition I fondly follow every year. There has only been one episode so far this season, but I'm already floored by some of these groups.

Like Delilah...

*picking my jaw off the floor and signing off*

This is really cool...

More pics on the site! Check them out!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I'm... all out of... Twizzlers.

(This is a problem.)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Los... Angeles... California...

I went to CVS on my way home from work yesterday. Right before I headed to the checkout line these two elderly ladies walked in and headed for the counter on the far side of the store. So, as I'm waiting behind someone in line to finish checking out, I hear, "Los Angeles, California." Naturally, I'm thinking Okay, they must be using one of those automated 411 services.

Now, I'll admit it, I absolutely hate any automated telephone service that I need to speak to. If I can't talk to a human being (and trust me, I don't like to be on the phone in the first place), then I don't want to talk at all. If it's a machine, I'm pushing buttons. That's it. I don't talk to machines. I type at them. I feel the same about people sometimes, too.

So there was a pause, then, "Los Angeles, California." Obviously it didn't work the first time. They never do. This is why I hate them. After another pause, "Los... Angeles... California." Still not workin' for ya, eh, Lady? You'd think after all these years of perfecting voice recognition software, they might make something that works. But no, it continues. By this time, the cashier, the lady in front of me, and I are quietly chuckling to ourselves. The lady checking out remarks on how she never liked those things. I nodded.

"Los Angeles... California!" See? All this technology; the ability to create bionic limbs, play video games without ever touching a controller, make cars that park themselves, print body parts and organs, and yet we can't seem to program one simple information service that can recognize 3 words without probably connecting you to Tahiti instead of Boston, because they sound so similar. *twitch*

Anyway, back to the crazy lady and the idiot 411 machine. She kept trying. I'll give her credit for persistence. By this time, I'm at the front of the line checking out. "California!" Oy... "CALIFORNIA! CAL-I-FORN-IA!" Please, Lady, just give up and go Google it or something. "LOS... AN-GE-LES... CAL-I-FORN-IA!!" I'm dying inside here. I want to both fall down laughing and grab the phone and chuck it across the store. Perhaps I would fall down laughing after chucking it across the store. But neither happened.

I finished checking out, and I hear it one more time. "Los Angeles, Califooorniaaa..." Great, now she's singing to it. As if it's an improvement over speaking 'Cause that worked like a charm. I left the store and lost it. I'm glad no one was out in the parking lot, because I would've looked like a crazy fool laughing to myself on the way to my car. I hopped in and decided that I just had to share this experience. It's too good not to.

And with that, I bid you PEACE OUTSIDE!!

Los... Angeles...

More Funny from XKCD

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Those few who escaped found the emergency cutoff box disabled. The stampede lasted two hours and reached the bottom three times.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011