Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Flying Biscuit

Recipes from the The Flying Biscuit

Waste of money

City workers baby-sit huge hole in the ground |
For the past year, at least two Atlanta city workers have sat in a parked truck 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a lot on a hill overlooking the Midtown Place shopping center.

At a cost of untold thousands of public dollars, they sat, watched DVDs and ate fried chicken as they baby-sat a hole in the ground for which no one wants to take responsibility.

City workers have been sitting by the hole around the clock in case a big pump has to be turned on. Officials say they are unable to estimate how much the watch operation has cost.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Best Heart cover band ever...

Gretchen Wilson & Alice in Chains perform "Barracuda" with Nancy Wilson at the VH1 Rock Honors.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Black Crowes tonight!

Tonight, Amy and I are at Chastain Park to see the Black Crowes. We don't know if there's an opening band, and we have about 30 minutes before the show starts. It's a rain or shine show and it looks like there ain't gonna be no shine.

We have anaraks and I have a Foster's oil can ($8), so we're ready for whatever weather we get.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Saying goodbye ...

The organist and choir director of our new church home is moving to Denmark and tonight he put together an evening of beautiful music. Amy was the best singer in the choir (of course).

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Gene Simmons as a photographer?

Gene Simmons and longtime girlfriend, Shannon Tweed (former Playmate) act as celebrity photographers ans snap Playboy Playmate. (It's just a link to the article, not the pictures).

Paul Stanley in Atlanta

In October, Paul Stanley of Kiss is coming to a gallery in the Perimeter Mall in Atlanta. He will be doing a meet and greet with the purchase of his art. The pieces start out at about $1500, so I'm sure that they're prints. This is his self-portrait, but you can see all of them at his website.

Ace Frehley in a commercial

You tell 'em, Ace!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A tribute to uMark Texreira

Two Auburn students sing a tribute to Mark Teixeira (pronounced ta-share-uh), the Atlanta Braves latest acquisition.

Friday, August 17, 2007

2nd Braves game this week!

We have about 20 minutes until the game starts. The Braves had a devastating loss to the Giants last night. Tonight they face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Atlanta has never lost a game I've attended, so hopefully that will continue tonight.

Life is Good in Round Rock

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Auburn schedule wallpaper

It's finally available for the 2007 season! Enjoy.

New pocket knife

For the past few years, I've been carrying a monogrammed Swiss Army Classic SD silver alox knife. It's very small and thin and I bought one for myself and several to give the groomsmen in our wedding. For a while now, I've been wanting a slightly larger knife that was still very small and thin, so last night, I bought a Benchmade Model 10610 (Stainless). I got it at a great Army/Navy Surplus store in Kennesaw.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

2006 Polaris Hawkeye 4x4

This is a picture of the model of ATV I'm buying. My brother-in-law had one to sell, and I was looking for one, so it seemed like a good match.

I'll try to supply some pictures of my first ride (provided I am able to protect my enormous melon).

One Industries Kombat Monster Energy Helmet

This is the helmet I ordered this afternoon. There are two questions that might immediately jump to mind. Here are the answers to those two questions.
  • I am purchasing an ATV for the heck of it
  • My huge head is so large that a helmet must be special-ordered. If I only had a normal (or even an extra large) human-sized cranium, then I could have had my pick of 100 different models that were in stock.

Barry Bonds loses...

We went to see the Braves beat the Giants last night and that's what happened. Whenever Barry got to bat, some people screamed "Cheat-er!" or "Ster-oids!" or just booed. Others (like Amy and I) didn't react to Barry's appearance in Atlanta and others gave standing ovations whenever he stood at the plate.

There was a sign hanging from The Chop House that showed "758*" and there were people that were holding up asterisks and even wearing asterisks on their shirts. The asterisk, of course, indicate that the record over hometown hero Hank Aaron is tainted.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Is this how you spell heely?

Cheap wheels...

I buy tires at Discount Tire Company because they fix flats for free (even if you didn't buy them there). That's service! I took a flat there to be fixed and saw these 20" wheels for $75 each. Good deal, but my 17" tires are expensive enough.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Jock's & Jill's remove jersey.

Right around the time that Michael Vick was indicted, Amy and I sat at a table under a Michael Vick jersey. The other night, we went there with Anna and Jeff and that jersey has been removed and replaced with that of a different Falcon (sorry, I don't remember which one).

Auburn's Gandy gives up football

Auburn linebacker Steve Gandy is giving up football after sustaining his fourth concussion in eight months.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Bo knows ...

...that you can get awesome nachos at Jocks and Jills in Atlanta.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

These seats are awesome...

Tonight, Anna and Jeff are treating us to the Braves game against the Colorado Rockies. We are in the third row behind home plate. Plus, it's Disco Night - I like the nightlife, I like to boogie...

USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll

The USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll just came out and Auburn is ranked 14th. The SEC has 6 teams in the top 20!

Friday, August 03, 2007

This dance video is awesome...

I know that most of you probably saw this weeks ago, but just in case...

Free Art !

This piece of art was sitting on the floor of the common room in our apartment complex that houses the garbage chute. I imagine that it was discarded when the lone wolf who owned it got married.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


On our new cable setup, we have a channel on ON DEMAND called CONCERT.TV – They have old and recent concerts that you can watch (with commercials). I watched an awesome Allman Brothers concert (a band that I've never been a big fan of) and a mediocre concert from Little Feat (a band I've loved for years). They also have some live footage on their website, so you might want to check that out.

The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time : Rolling Stone

The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time : Rolling Stone
There are a couple of obvious (to me) omissions:
Ace Frehley
Ted Nugent

Let me know your favorite guitarist that was left off the list...

Indigo Girls in Atlanta

Indigo Girls in Atlanta, originally uploaded by indigospike.

This weekend, our friend Kerri was in town to visit her Aunt Mary. The four of us went to see the Indigo Girls qt the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This was the second time I've seen them. If you've never seen them, I would highly recommend it.

It was close to two hours of Amy and Emily on the stage alone with their two guitars. They just rock like few acts I've ever seen.