Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Best headline about Windows Vista

Hassle-free Vista or hasta la vista?

Clocks shouldn't run 'fast' or 'slow'

I often hear people say that they set their watch or clock 'fast' or 'slow' for some reason. I don't get it. My watch allows me to set it ahead or behind, but I can't alter the speed at which the mechanism runs. If the clock runs at the wrong speed, then just say it's 'broken' and throw it away.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Songwriters Tour

Last night, we went to the Tabernacle (concert venue, former church) to see the Songwriters Tour featuring Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely & Guy Clark. It was awesome. These four great songwriters just sat on stage with 4 guitars and played for a solid two hours. They took turns playing and singing. First was Guy Clark, then Joe Ely, then John Hiatt, then Lyle Lovett. They did that 5 times, and then played a song together, then left the stage. After an encore, they did 5 more songs.

Amy and I have been Lyle Lovett fans for years. He introduced as to Guy Clark via Lyle's Step Inside This House album. Joe and John get a lot of play on KGSR in Austin, so we were familiar with them.

I think Amy and I are going to have to head out on a CD buying spree.

Trip to Stone Mountain

stone mountain carving, originally uploaded by Joelk75.

Yesterday, we took Amy's new car (I expect you can read about that in the next few days at her blog) to Stone Mountain. As some of you may know, I used to work for Stone Mountain Insurance Company and this image was embossed on all my business cards.

This is the second time Amy and I went there (the first must have been 7 years ago). Last time, we didn't have much time, so we took the Skyride to the top, snapped a few pictures and then rode the Skyride back down.

Yesterday, we had more time, so we took the Skyride to the top, then walked around on top of the mountain, then walked down the mountain and back to the car, which was a pretty good hike.

Here's a little bit about the carving:
The Confederate Memorial Carving depicts three Southern heroes of the Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The figures measure 90 by 190 feet, surrounded by a carved surface that covers three acres, it is larger than a football field – the largest relief sculpture in the world. The carving is recessed 42 feet into the mountain. Work on the carving began in 1915 and was finally complete in 1972.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Franchise Record - Thrashers

Tonight, during the first period, the Atlanta Thrashers set a franchise record by scoring 3 points in 100 seconds:

Thrashers vs Islanders

Ilm here. Match is about to start! Sitting in the high dollar box seats at mid-rink!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Chattanooga Auto Show

I went to the O'Reilly World of Wheels Custom Auto Show Saturday and here's the Flickr set of photos.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Not anoher moving day!!!

Today, my mother moves into her new home in Fort Payne, AL. We borrowed a truck and have hired three guysm to move everything, but it's still stressful.

Ramones Mural

Shot with the Treo - Decatur, GA

Bad Kiss Mural

Shot with the Treo - Decatur, GA