Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Six Wines From Virginia

I am interested in the (in order of preference):
- 2007 Pearmund Viognier
- 2006 Rappahannock Cellars Cabernet Franc
- 2006 La Grange Snort - Fortified Red Wine

- 2007 La Grange Pinot Grigio

Right now (for 24hours) Wine Library ( www.winelibrary.com ) has free shipping... I'll have to sweet talk the wife about this...

Coupon code: twittertime

In case you have never seen WineLibrary TV - This is a great wine review podcast. Gary Vanerchuck is the host. Enjoy !

Monday, September 29, 2008

The "To-Do" List

After a little nudging from my brother, I started my list. This was a pseudo bucket list. A list of things we wanted to do in life. The idea was splintered from the 100 things to do before you (whatever). So my list is started. I will update this list as new ideas come to mind, but as for now here is my brain dump...

Things to do:

Rules
a. Entry is non-biased towards ability to afford it or time to do it.
b. Has to be something that if given the opportunity you would actually do it.

1. Drive a Ferrari through the countryside of Italy.
2. Attend the Super Bowl (hopefully watching the Redskins)
3. Do a swim with the dolphins kind of thing
4. Recertify my scuba permit &
5. Scuba Dive to a ship-wreck
6. Visit every state in the U.S.
7. Attend The Tonight Show or The Late Show as an audience member.
8. Gamble in Vegas
9. Learn to Ride a Motorcycle
10. Buy a Motorcycle to ride... heh
11. Go Whitewater rafting (not this cheesy stuff near the house).
12. Spend New Years Eve in Times Square
13. Watch the Macy's Day Parade in person
14. See the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall @ Christmas
15. See Rockefeller Center & Window Shop 42nd Street @ Christmas time.
16. Ride on a hot air balloon.
17. Take a vacation visitng all of the 7 Natural Wonders (Mount Everest, The Great Barrier Reef, Victoria Falls, The Northern lights, The Grand Canyon, The Harbor at Rio De Janerio, The Paricutin
18. Watch the finish of the Tour de France in Paris
19. Visit the Vatican
20. Watch the running of the bulls (Maybe Run - but definately watch)
21. Visit Loch Ness
22. Participate in the Baja 1000 (this is something i thought my brother and I would enjoy)
23. See my kids (all 3) graduate College ($$Cha-Ching)
24. See my kids get married
25. play with my grandchildren
26. Attend the Olympics (Don't really care if it is Summer or Winter)
27. See the London Symphony Orchestra
28. See the Boston Pops
29. Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich
30. See / Participate in Mardi Gras
31. See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre
32. See the ruins in Rome
33. See the ruins in Greece
34. Competitively ride in a race (bicycle)
35. Compete in a triathalon

35 down - 65 left to go... (updated 10.9.08)

Do you really want her as our #2 ?

McCain may be experience enough, but with his progressive age do we really want his choice for VP to run things?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy Friday!


If you're not a part of the solution, There's good money to be made in prolonging the problem.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Top 15 songs on my I-tunes

Just pulled the last 15 songs off of i tunes that played. Quite the eclectic Mix.

The Sidewinder - GRP All-Star Big Band
My Eyes Have Seen you - The Doors
Enter Sandman (Live) - Metallica
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Harry Connick Jr.
I Move on - Catherine Zeta-Jones
Won't you come home Bill Bailey - Harry Connick Jr.
Tell All the People - The Doors
Fade to Black - Metallica
El Farol - Santana
Holy Water - Big & Rich
One By One - Lion King Broadway Cast
Maria Maria - Santana
Swinging on a Star - Michael Kamen
Black & Gold - Sam Sparro
Make a Memory - Bon Jovi

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS !


This week we are in Dallas. The rivalry always makes for a great game!



OH YEAH! - What a great game! 26 - 24 win!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Aaron Sorkin Conjures a Meeting of Obama and Bartlet

The New York Times has a fun op-ed piece written by Maureen Dowd. The piece is titled Aaron Sorkin Conjures a Meeting of Obama and Bartlet.

It is a great article that definately leaned towards the Dems.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More Huricane Ike Pics

Greg Schenck struggles to remove debris from a drain on North Main Street just north of downtown Houston after the passage of Hurricane Ike, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. (AP /Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool)

A man inspects the damage in front of the JP Morgan Chase Tower after Hurricane Ike passed through the city September 13, 2008 in Houston Texas. Hurricane Ike made landfall in the middle of the night causing widespread damage. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A building maintenance worker walks over shattered glass from windows blown out by Hurricane Ike on the JPMorgan Chase tower Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip

A house burns uncontrolled in a flooded neighborhood as Hurricane Ike approaches the Texas coast, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, in Galveston, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


Odd Place for a boat... Eddie Settlocker assesses damage caused by Hurricane Ike at an apartment complex he manages September 14, 2008 in Galveston, Texas. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Flooding from Hurricane Ike inundates a high school football field in the town of Delcambre, La. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Richard Alan Hannon, pool)

A house sits among debris, piled up by storm surges after Hurricane Ike made landfall September 14, 2008 in Crystal Beach, Texas. (DAVID J. PHILLIP/AFP/Getty Images)

A single home is left standing among debris from Hurricane Ike September 14, 2008 in Gilchrist, Texas. Floodwaters from Hurricane Ike were reportedly as high as eight feet in some areas causing widespread damage across the coast of Texas. (David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

People ride in the back of a pickup truck through floodwaters from Hurricane Ike Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in High Island, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)

With Hurricane Ike offshore, Michael Gardner walks in high water in front of a burning marina warehouse in Galveston, Texas, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. Fire fighters could not reach the structure so they allowed the structure to burn. (AP Photo/LM Otero)



Homes and businesses on the Clear Creek Channel in Seabrook are surrounded by rising water from Galveston Bay on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 after Hurricane Ike passed through overnight as a Category 2 storm. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Kevin M. Cox)

Hurricane Ike destruction

Hurricane Ike just rolled through Texas this past weekend. Boston.com has posted some pictures that documents the absolute destruction that Ike brought with it. They were great pictures that I thought should be shared.


A horse grazes beside a house, surrounded by floodwater, near Winnie, Texas after Hurricane Ike, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. Ike was the first major storm to directly hit a major U.S. metro area since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. (AP Photo/Pool, Smiley N. Pool)


Image of Hurricane Ike on September 10, 2008, taken by the crew of the International Space Station, flying 220 miles above Earth. Ike barreled into the densely populated Texas coast near Houston early September 13, 2008, bringing with it a wall of water and ferocious winds and rain that flooded large areas along the Gulf of Mexico and paralyzed the fourth-largest U.S. city. (REUTERS/NASA/Handout)



Ike passed over Cuba and Haiti prior to its landfall in Texas. This is a view of the flooded waterflont in Baracoa, eastern Cuba on September 7, 2008. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)



This image from September 8, 2008 was provided by the U.S. Navy. Homes seen in Port De Paix, Haiti remain flooded after four storms in one month have devastated the area and killed more than 800 people. The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) has been diverted from the scheduled Continuing Promise 2008 humanitarian assistance deployment in the western Caribbean to conduct hurricane relief operations in Haiti. (Emmitt Hawks/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)


The surge before the storm swamps Galveston Island, Texas, and a fire destroys homes along the beach as Hurricane Ike approaches Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)



An alligator is seen crossing a road in Sabine Pass, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, as the area recovers from the effects of Hurricane Ike. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


Flooding over access road 523 to Surfside beach, caused by Hurricane Ike forming in the Gulf of Mexico, is seen near Surfside Beach, Texas September 12, 2008. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)



Friday, September 12, 2008

Great Armstrong Quote

During a statement about Lance's decision to race again the following statement was captured in response to racing the Tour de' France again:

“I’m obviously gonna win it, I’m Lance Armstrong, for Goodness sakes. Besides, the whole un-retirement thing seems to be working just fine for Brett Favre. I must say, though, if I get offered $20 million to not show up, I’m jumping at that.”

Awesome!

This weeks Top 10

This weeks top 10 songs off of my Ipod / Itunes are...

Top 10 Songs off My Ipod

1. Working in the Coal Mine - Harry Connick Jr
2. Something you Got - Harry Connick Jr.
3. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - Harry Connick Jr.
4. Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
5. Sway - Dean Martin
6. Cleanin' Out My Closet - Eminem
7. Kick my A*s - Big & Rich
8. The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
9. Zanzibar - Billy Joel
10. Rigoletto: La donna e mobile - London Symphony Orchestra & Pavarotti

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Interesting Ideas

The page on the site was titled 70 things to do before having children, but the ideas seemed kind of cool none-the-less...

70 Things to do before having Children

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Quotes that made me grin...

1. Sarcasm: The body's natural defense against stupidity

2. When life hands you lemons, make grape juice. Then sit back and watch the world wonder how you did it.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Parkinson's law

According to Parkinson's Law, work expands to fit the time available for its completion -- If you let it.

If you give yourself too much time, you will take up all the time available. If you give yourself too little time, you will feel stressed and defeated by the task before you even begin.