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Archive for the 'Recreation' Category

The movie "Wanted" with Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman is a fun little movie I've seen a few times now… Is it safe to call it a "kung fu movie, western style"? Both "Wanted" and kung fu movies have lots of (highly unrealistic) fighting and seem to be based on fairly simple motives1 - love, […]

Live From New York: An Uncensored History Of Saturday Night Live and Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN. If anyone wants to gift the Kindle versions to me… 😉

Nice Goal, Finland

So, the elliptical we just got broke already. When we turned it on, the user selection screen would scroll rapidly between "USER 1" "USER 2" and "GUEST". Pushing virtually any button would stop the switching as long as it occurred, but when you let up they'd cycle through again. Every button except one - pushing […]

Mario Lemieux Speaks|PIT|home Hockey is a tough, physical game, and it always should be. But what happened Friday night on Long Island wasn't hockey. It was a travesty. It was painful to watch the game I love turn into a sideshow like that. The NHL had a chance to send a clear and strong message that those […]

Super Bowl Commercials Sucked

My one comment on the game itself: karma seems to have caught up with Ben and, unfortunately, it cost the rest of the team who didn't do whatever Ben did in a dirty Georgia bar… His two turnovers cost the Steelers the game1. The only good commercial of the night? This one: And heck, I'd […]

Winter Classic Endgame

The ice wasn't great and the Penguins didn't adjust. The Capitals continued to display their lack of class in celebrating like they'd won the Stanley Cup, going so far as their coach literally saying "This is as close to the Stanley Cup as we've gotten." Uhm, yeah… It's a two-point game. A great spectacle, and […]

Gee, didn't the same thing happen last year? Yep. Here's the new pricing. We're still on the old "Total Choice Plus" at $61.49. We pay $10 for HD access, $7 for DVR, and $3 for Whole-Home DVR service. We pay $5 each for a Leased receiver and a Primary leased receiver. We're still getting a […]


I've joined Shelfari and, though it's still too early to tell if I'm going to use it frequently, I plan to and hope you'll sign up and be a friend. Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog Find new books and literate friends with Shelfari, the online book club.

Skating, Scoring, and Scrapping

Nat and I went skating at JMC today. She still has the adjustable skates (single blade - none of that "training" nonsense) and though we eventually moved them from 9 to 10 (they go up to 12) to give her a bit more wiggle room, they worked out well. Nat did incredibly awesome for her […]

Streakin’ Pens

The Penguins have won 12 games in a row and are 13-0-1 in their last 14 games. That said, I think they face a stiff challenge against the Flyers tomorrow night. It's in Philly (though they're 0-2 against the Flyers in Pittsburgh and 1-0 in Philly), their play has gotten a little tired lately, and […]

I, Reader

I, Reader is a good little piece. I'm currently well behind on my reading - a perpetual state. I'd love to stop watching TV and use an hour or two each evening to read, but I don't just sit on the couch during TV time, I'm typically watching TV, talking to Carey, working on the […]

Vince Flynn Books

A friend of mine recommended that I start to read Vince Flynn books. They're similar to Tom Clancy novels but without the 12-page monologues on how what someone ate for breakfast reminded him of a childhood day that slightly changed his mental makeup and eventually lead to the manner in which he treated the guy […]

Changing Our Netflix Subscription

We've had the Blu-Ray version of The Hangover at our house for months. I never find the time to watch it (I will tonight). Our current plan costs $20.99/month - the three-at-a-time plan with Blu-Ray. One-at-a-time with Blu-Ray costs $10.99. $10/month, with no change to the streaming movies and Red Box nearby for the occasional […]

Played Oakmont Today

Driver: D Irons: B Putting: B More tk.