Sunday, April 27, 2008

Best Seats in the House

Amy and I are in Lexington Kentucky visting Marybeth and John. bought
us tickets to the Applebee's Park. We're sitting in the second row
behind home plate. The Lexington Legends are playing the Lakewood
Blueclaws. This is awesome!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hummer HT

When you just don't care about the environment (or basic human decency)!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Frequent Automotive Mispronunciations

Kelley Blue Book - Frequent Automotive Mispronounciations

I was right on all of them except Jaguar which I pronounce the way all educated Americans do. Apparently, though, I pronounce Volvo incorrectly, which I don't understand because:
  • It has five letters (and only three different ones!)
  • It has two syllables (and one of them rhymes wirh "O")
  • My mother-in-law drives one (and I think she pronounces it wrong too)
See how you do...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Yet another Verizon complaint

For a long time, I've been live blogging stuff from my phone. These are pictures that I take and then submit to Blogger with text that posts right to my blog. For the past couple of months, it's been very slow, sometimes taking hours to post. I didn't complain. The past few I've sent adds the following text. This is nothing but an ad for Verizon Wireless (a company I despise, in spite of being their customer for several years). I tonight called to have this disabled and the polite Customer Service Representative explained that this was a new feature.

I explained that I didn't want to put advertising on my blog without a fee being paid by Verizon Wireless. She explained that this text is only added when sending to an email address. I explained that's the only way I would ever send a picture. I asked if she would cancel my contract without penalty, since I am no longer receiving the service I chose and have paid for. She said that she wouldn't because I can still send the message. I asked if I could speak to a manager and she said that "No, we are running a skeleton crew today" and I should call back tomorrow. This is what their advertisement says (I have changed the Verizon Wireless link to point somewhere else, since they aren't paying me to provide a link to their site.

This message was sent using the Picture and Video Messaging service from Verizon Wireless!

To learn how you can snap pictures and capture videos with your wireless phone visit

To play video messages sent to email, QuickTime� 6.5 or higher is required. Visit to download the free player or upgrade your existing QuickTime� Player. Note: During the download process when asked to choose an installation type (Minimum, Recommended or Custom), select Minimum for faster download.

Oakhurst Skate Park...

This is the skate park within the city park adjacent to our house. BMX bikes, skateboards and inline skates are allowed. There are ramps, quarter pipes and rails.

April 20, 2008

Today was the day that Amy turned up the radio. When it was playing a Kiss song. Twice. And sang along. At the top of her lungs.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hybrid Center

A cool site about hybrids. I'm thinking about one. It's from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Check it out!Hybrid Center: Hybrid Cars, Trucks, and Suvs

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Woohoo! According to their website, we may be getting Tilted Kilt Pub in Atlanta! (see the bottom right corner of the screen)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

AJC Auto Show

We're gonna go to the AJC Auto Show again this year. Last year, we had a great time but we weren't looking for anything in particular. Amy had bought her car a couple of months before. This year, I'll be looking at several things. I plan to purchase a vehicle in about a year. At that point my truck will be seven years old and will have about 90,000 miles.

Canvas prints from photos

Canvas Prints For Less looks like a pretty good service. Prices start at $40. Once I take a suitable picture, I may order one.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Half Price Wine ?!?!

Amy and I went to Little Azio in Decatur tonight. Some of my mosr loyal readers have dined there with us (Hey, John and Sara) or at the chain's other restaurants (Hey, Jeff). The Decatur location (at least) has half-priced bottles of wine on Saturday nights. Amy had pasta and I had a chicken salad and we split a bottle of Chianti and our total bill was $25.57. What a great price on a wonderful meal.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Competing Media Players

Adobe Media Player is available and there's some content available like MTV Cribs. It might have trouble catching Hulu, where you can view all three seasons of Arrested Development.

Stranger Photos Have Happened

So, I'm trolling the blogs I read regularly and I see a link to The Plug - Stranger Photos Have Happened. This guy had a neat idea: He tied a disposable camera to a bench and taped a note that said:

Good afternoon,
I attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. Seriously. So have fun. I'll be back later this evening to pick it up.
Love, Jay / The Plug

So, I thought that was a pretty neat idea, so I checked out the photos and none are fabulous, but some are interesting. Then I noticed on Photo 14 that I know the location of the bench. It's at the corner of Virginia and Highland. You may remember that the first place we lived in Atlanta was in Virginia Highlands (named for it's proximity to those two rtreets). This is one of our favorite areas to hang out.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Look Ma!

Shot on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Slightly modified Pedestrian Crossing sign.

New schedule

My new schedule allows me to leave work on Fridays at 13:20. The Fry's sale starts each Friday. Coincidence?

Well, actually, it is just a coincidence.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Pollen count is high...

This is part of the hood of my truck. The green spots are pollen. They're there because yesterday, the pollen count in Decatur was over 1000.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

If you're a fan, you owe it to yourself to register at You can download their new album, Warpaint for $9.95 (MP3) or $12.95 (lossless).
The first 10,000 fans to register at will receive a free MP3 download of "One Night Only," a two hour compilation from the band's recent club gigs.