Friday, October 24, 2008

Voting today...

The polls for early voting open at 8am. I got here about 7:45 (to avoid the lines). I am about the 375th person in line. So that didn't work...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Speaking of Auburn Quarterbacks

Leading Washington to a 14-11 win over Cleveland, Campbell completed 14 of 23 passing attempts for a total of 164 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown. Campbell is the only starting quarterback in the NFL without an interception this season. Going back to last season, he and the Redskins have gone 332 passing attempts without a pick, setting an NFL record.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Five Miler

We're sitting in a parking lot in Marietta in the Passat. In about a half-hour, we will be walking in the Big Peach Fall Miler. I think there are around 800 participants and from the looks of the crowd, maybe 15-20% will be walking. There is a very light mist and if that doesn't increase, it should be OK. It's 56 degrees, so if the precipitation increases it will be uncomfortable.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Per gallon...

It ain't cheap, but I paid $4.09 last month.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wrapping up the Auburn weekend..

We had a great lunch at Amsterdam Cafe in Auburn (thanks, Sara). We'll be leaving in 10 minutes. It's a pleasant drive back to Atlanta (except for some construction).

Church starts now!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


We deserved to lose this game by more than three points. It was a mind-numbing experience. It got so bad that Auburn fans were booing (which is unacceptable).

Arkansas at Auburn

This was Tiger Walk. We're now in the stands and the game starts in less than an hour. Texas and Minnesota have both won their respective games, so it's looking like a great Saturday for football.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit S

Here's a nice blurb from Automobile Magazine about a2008 Volkswagen Rabbit S. It also shows a better picture than I've taken of my car.

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!

Acoustic Sunset

Sunday evening, we went to The 92.9 davefm Acoustic Sunset and saw Modern Skirts and Bain Mattox.
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!

Calvin Coolidge quote

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

AuburnTigers ice cream

Tide, Tigers have own ice cream flavors this football season | | Montgomery Advertiser:
"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

40,000 Page loads

I just noticed that my hit counter registered 40,000 page loads this weekend. That's a surprising statistic to me.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Obama 08

We're at a fundraiser for Obama. Susie French Connection are jammin'. Their first three songs were Jim Stafford, Helen Reddy and The Captain and Tenille songs. They are rockin' the 70's.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Tybee Island Light Station

100_1640, originally uploaded by eschulz.

When we were on Tybee Island, we saw the lighthouse. We didn't take the tour, but we walked around and took some pictures. It's pretty impressive and an icon.

Stilt House

Stilt House, originally uploaded by eschulz.

This was a fancy pants stilt house on Tybee Island. I'm not sure this plan will work...

House Next Door

House Next Door, originally uploaded by eschulz.

This is the house next door to ours. It won't be there much longer. I guess they're gonna build a mansion that will dwarf ours. We've known this was coming since we bought the place.