2008 has brought some wonderful changes for Amy and I. We bought a beautiful home in Decatur, GA, we made some new friends and became more embedded in our church and our lives in Atlanta. Have a great 2009!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
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Friday, December 19, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
This is about a quarter of the Holiday inflatables at this house in North Atlanta. They had at least 50 and they were so close together, it was overwhelming. Many of them were patched with packing tape to cover holes. I am sure that their neighbors hate them and may be the ones responsible for the vandalism.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Smart Reader: Allows you to take a photo of a business card and extract the information from the card, and save it as a new contact in Contacts. You can also take a photo of a document and convert it to an editable text file.
TV Out Viewer: Allows you to view your device’s display on a TV screen. This is done by using an optional cable to connect your device to your monitor’s TV input jacks. Cable sold seperately.
FM Radio: Allows you to listen to your favorite FM radio station.
Wi-Fi: Allows you to search, configure and connect to a wireless access point.
Widget Bar: Contains user selectable widgets such as Analog and Digital Clock, Calendar, Game Controller, Media Player and other user selectable widgets.
And here are some more features: RSS Reader, Flickr uploader, video editor, Opera Browser, Domain Support,
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
He always says things that I wasn't aware of. I watched him on C-Span's Q and A and he shared the most unbelievable fact: Between the time Abraham Lincoln was elected and the time of his inauguration, 7 states had seceded from the US.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
I only drove the Rabbit briefly, but my overwhelming impression is that it oozes quality and refinement for an $18,000 car. There is nothing about it that feels cheap, from the nicely damped exterior door handles to the typically well-crafted VW interior, with its great seats, to the smooth and refined 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. There's nice steering feel and a supple ride, and I didn't even mind that the inline-five, which at 170 hp provides plenty of power, was hooked to an automatic transmission, since it's a six-speed unit that's well mated to the engine. If it were me, though, I'd opt for the five-speed manual and use the thousand-dollar savings toward a four-door Rabbit, which has a base price of $17,485. Still, if you're looking to get into a high-quality small car, the two-door Rabbit with a five-speed manual, starting at $15,490, is a very attractive proposition. And heated seats are only a $225 option!
Each Sunday morning, 929 dave fm brings you Acoustic Sunrise - a toned down collection of vintage music, coffee house specialties, and unplugged versions of your favorite dave fm artists.
Then back in the spring we brought you Acoustic Sunset, dave fm's live music series in the Smyrna Market Village.
It was so much fun, it's back for a fall series!
Wind down your weekend each Sunday beginning at 4:00pm with music from local and emerging artists. We're keeping live, local, and fresh each week with amazing up and coming Atlanta acts.
Bring your friends and family, and join dave fm for Acoustic Sunset in the Smyrna Market Village.
A free, all ages event!
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
More Calvin Coolidge Quotes
"Auburn Tigers will cheer when they discover they can enjoy Aubie’s Choice ice cream while rooting for the Tigers. Featuring chocolate ice cream with a marshmallow swirl and orange fudge-filled white chocolate footballs, Aubie’s Choice comes in a commemorative blue and orange carton with an Auburn football helmet on the front."
Monday, October 06, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
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Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Did you ever want to take Wikipedia with you while you are offline? Call on WikiTaxi: It is a portable application that delivers the Wikipedia of your choice to wherever you go.
WikiTaxi enables you to read, search, and browse Wikipedia offline. No Internet connection is needed, all pages are stored in a WikiTaxi database. Because Wikipedia is constantly growing, WikiTaxi uses compression to make sure that the database stays reasonably small. The huge English Wikipedia easily fits on a 8 GB memory stick.
Yesterday afternoon, Amy and I went to Fernbank Museum of Natural History (along with every child in the Atlanta Metropolitan area). They have an Imax theater there, so we saw a film called Antactica. We enjoyed it and became members, so now (for the next year) we can go there for free.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Dolores Aguilar, born in 1929 in New Mexico, left us on August 7, 2008. She will be met in the afterlife by her husband, Raymond, her son, Paul Jr., and daughter, Ruby.
She is survived by her daughters Marietta, Mitzi, Stella, Beatrice, Virginia and Ramona, and son Billy; grandchildren, Donnelle, Joe, Mitzie, Maria, Mario, Marty, Tynette, Tania, Leta, Alexandria, Tommy, Billy, Mathew, Raymond, Kenny, Javier, Lisa, Ashlie and Michael; great-grandchildren, Brendan, Joseph, Karissa, Jacob, Delaney, Shawn, Cienna, Bailey, Christian, Andre Jr., Andrea, Keith, Saeed, Nujaymah, Salma, Merissa, Emily, Jayci, Isabella, Samantha and Emily. I apologize if I missed anyone.
Dolores had no hobbies, made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life. I speak for the majority of her family when I say her presence will not be missed by many, very few tears will be shed and there will be no lamenting over her passing.
Her family will remember Dolores and amongst ourselves we will remember her in our own way, which were mostly sad and troubling times throughout the years. We may have some fond memories of her and perhaps we will think of those times too. But I truly believe at the end of the day ALL of us will really only miss what we never had, a good and kind mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I hope she is finally at peace with herself. As for the rest of us left behind, I hope this is the beginning of a time of healing and learning to be a family again.
There will be no service, no prayers and no closure for the family she spent a lifetime tearing apart. We cannot come together in the end to see to it that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren can say their goodbyes. So I say here for all of us, GOOD BYE, MOM.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
- Imported car
- German car
- Car with remote keyless entry
- Car with MP3 player
- Car with switchblade key
- Car with alarm
- Car with 6 speed automatic transmission
- Car with Tiptronic transmission
- Car with trip computer
- Car with Auxiliary audio input
I bought my truck soon after Amy and I got married. It was January 2002 and I had just started seeing the ‘new’ Dodge Ram 1500s (that body style debuted in 2002). I was interested in a Nissan King Cab and I think it was selling for about $17,000. I then saw an ad for Maxwell Dodge in Taylor. They had a Ram 1500 for $15,500. It was a lot of truck for the money. It could easily (and comfortably) carry three people, which the Nissan couldn’t.
The RAM didn’t get very good gas mileage (about 15-16 MPG). At that time, it wasn’t a huge concern, because I lived just over a quarter of a mile from work and gas was 99 cents a gallon. Other than the mileage, it has been a perfect vehicle. It has never been back to the dealer for any service. I have had to have two brake jobs (at about 40,000 and 80,000 miles) due to the amount of stop and go driving. The back tires lasted about 70,000 miles and the front ones about 80,000 miles. I had to have a sensor replaced last year to pass Georgia’s exhaust inspection. The original battery is still in the truck, it’s never had a tune-up and it runs better than the day it came off the lot.
There is some wear and tear. Both the outside rear mirrors were missing their cover, so they look funny. The left outside mirror is busted, because I backed into a pole at work (only the mirror was damaged). The dash is cracked in a couple of places. The windshield is cracked almost all the way across. Someone broke into the truck a couple of years ago and messed up the passenger door handle and trim (before busting the window). There’s a bad spot on the right rear fender, where something rubbed the paint off and there’s some surface rust there.
It is as comfortable a vehicle as you can drive. We have driven it from Texas to Alabama and back with and without a trailer. It’s never left me stranded. It’s just gotten too expensive to drive. Recently, Amy has been driving my truck to the MARTA station about a mile from our house. I’ve been driving her Passat, which has resulted in a huge gas savings, but also additional wear and tear on her car. The Passat is 18 months old and has over 30,000 miles on it. We just can’t continue to wear out the nice car at this rate.