Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Oregon Trail - The Game

Talk about a blast from the past! For those of you around my age (almost 30), you might remember playing a game back in grade school called Oregon Trail. At the time it was the coolest thing since sliced bread. The object of the game was to travel across America in your wagon without dying. I would always try and sneak into the library to play this game. Here is a short little video I found on Youtube that may bring back some old memories. Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Obvio - Invading the U.S.

Obvio is a Brazilian car manufacturer that now offers their tiny little cars in the U.S. The target audience is the ever growing "green" folks who want to help the environment. But here is my question..... What good will a clean environment do you when you get hit by another car and get smashed into a pancake? I mean if this car went head to head with a Schwinn Bike it might lose. And who can fit into this thing? There is no way somebody who is a little overweight will be comfortable in this death trap. It will be interesting to how this does in the U.S. market. We will see. At least the hobbits of the world have a cool new car!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Marriage Law

It seems to me that a lot of women cut their hair short after they get married. From what I have heard most men would rather their wives not do this. But, as husbands, who are we to say what our wives should do with their hair? So instead of trying to convince your wife to not chop off the hair you have grown to love here is what I suggest:

If your wife cuts her hair short, then you grow your hair out long. Yes, really long! First you will go thru that mullett period on your way to full out 80's rockstar hair.... and if you are feeling really saucy, you can slick the long hair back with some gel and put it into a ponytail.

If all husbands united around the world to do this, women may think twice about cutting their hair after marriage. (I should get a nice punch to the arm from my wife for this blog.)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Earthquake in Iowa?

A 5.4 earthquake hit the midwest last night and could be felt in Iowa. That is not something you hear everyday. What is going on with the world? For the complete story check out this link. Is this a sign of things to come? We will see.......

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Pressure to Dance at a Wedding

I am no Justin Timberlake out on the dance floor. That being said, in the past I have been known to bust out a few moves after a libation or two. So now for some reason whenever I am at a wedding every two minutes someone tries to drag my two left feet onto the dance floor. It is pretty annoying. Will my presence on the floor enable you to have a better time? Or is it that you will feel better about your dancing skills after watching me? The worst part of the wedding reception is when that old "Ride the Train" song comes on. This means that there is going to be a train of people rolling by every few seconds, literally ripping at my shirt to get me to ride the train. Maybe I just am being a "Johnny Stormcloud" about this? Does this happen to anybody else?

Monday, April 14, 2008

$5.00 Footlong Song is Driving Me Crazy

Okay, Subway.... You Win. Your marketing dept has successfully implanted the $5.00 footlong song in my head! It won't go away. I think there may be some kind of subliminal message in the song. The melody creeps me out a little bit and makes me think of a hippy ranch where they are serving poisoned kool-aid. I don't know why, but I think I may be on to something. Is Jared trying to take me down? Hmmmmm.. I never did trust him. Listen for yourself.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Could I Climb Mount Everest?

I am currently reading the book "The Kid Who Climbed Everest" by Bear Grylls. It is the story of Bear and his attempt at climbing the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. For those of you who don't watch the Discovery Channel, Bear Grylls is the star of the show "Man vs Wild", which is a very cool show about surviving out in the middle of the wilderness. Anyways, reading the book has got me thinking..... Could I achieve such a goal as climbing Everest if I really put my mind to it? If I had the luxury of no job, and had time to train.... could I conquer this mountain beast? I mean it is only 29,035 feet tall (almost 5 miles) and temperatures at the summit (top) can reach -100 degrees. That can't be too tuff? But seriously, if I was able to accomplish something of this magnitude, I would feel invincible. Hmmmm...... Maybe I will start off easy by hiking some local hills and see how that goes. :)

Friday, April 04, 2008

Good Old Name Tags

Does any body actually enjoy wearing name tags? For some reason I always feel stupid when I wear one.... Somebody walks up to me stares down at my tag and says "Hi, Thomas", even though they have no clue who I am. Maybe, I am just anti-social? Maybe I should embrace the name tag idea and take it one step further. I know what I will do... I am going to buy 7 t-shirts with THOMAS spelled out (in bold hot pink print) on them and wear a different one each day of the week. That way everybody knows my name. Sounds like a plan. :)


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