Thursday, December 18, 2008

Why I love our Kia Sephia...

I have been driving a 2001 Kia Sephia that my wife bought before we were married. She recently surpassed 100,000 miles (the car, not my wife). I have come to love this vehicle and have compiled a list of its great features:

- I get choice parking options wherever I go being that I can fit into tight spaces
- My speeding tickets have been drastically reduced since I can't get over 60mph.
- I enjoy the sensation of my hair brushing against the roof. Lets me know I still have some up there.
- Being a manual transmission (my first), I can't multitask while I drive. No eating, cell phone, sudoku, naps. Those were good times.
- I don't have to go to work when it snows since I can't get out of the driveway.
- It cost me $8 to fill up the 5 gallon tank yesterday!

Monday, November 10, 2008

An Experiment with Google Suggest

If you've ever used a Google search bar, you may be familiar with the auto-generated suggestions based off of the frequency of the searches performed. 

Check out this compilation of interesting suggestions

(once you click on the link, you will have to magnify the image by clicking on it)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job

WASHINGTON—African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation's broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, "It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can't catch a break."

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Quirks...what more can be said?

1. My English is no very good looking. Ever since my Spanish speaking mission ended six years ago, I have had a doosy of a time trying to formulate basic sentences. Don’t get me wrong, I have always used words like ‘Fashlight’ but now I am downright silly. Sqooze should be a word. “I sqoozed the Charmin.” It’s a good thing I have a wife who can help correct me so I don’t make a fool of myself in a meeting down the road.

2. I love music, especially Caribbean music. I dare say that I listen to the XM Radio Spanish channel 90% of the time while I am in the car. Salsa, bachata, merengue, and reggaeton. I crank it and I know every song. I don’t know when I will grow out of it but the fever is stronger than ever. !Viva la revolucion!

3. I am extremely annoyed by loud eaters in quiet environments…almost to the point of insanity. I could be moments away from trying to save the world by disabling a huge atomic bomb and be distracted by some joe in the room eating CornNuts. It would be beyond my ability to focus and I would probably be asking: “Who eats CornNuts?! Seriously?! Especially in confined spaces!” BOOM….World Ends.

Luckily my wife and baby don’t get on my nerves and for those around me I try to eat as silently as possible. I have even sucked on a chip at work until it has lost its crunch.

4. According to my wife, I sing and dance everywhere I go. I am told this is quite strange and many consider this a quirk. She says it wouldn’t be so bad if I would sing in a normal range instead of high pitched voice. I have joked that she would push me off a cliff to stop me from singing in public. Apparently, she embarrasses easy. I wonder if that was one of her quirks.

5. I have a little case of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It’s rather mild and entails little routines like lathering up in the shower in the same order every time (to me it’s efficient), cooking eggs down to a science (consistent breakfast), and sometimes it takes a couple of seconds to draw the number 3; the pen just doesn’t move (it’s about symmetry). And there is the little detail about drawing shapes with my stomach. It started with a foot or a hand that would make a shape on accident and I would follow it with repetitive patterns trying to create the perfect shape. Once I got married, I became aware of it and was able to tone it down. Problem is once I breath (which is like all the time) my stomach moves up and down. That usually results in a shape being draw with my stomach. Usually it’s a Christmas tree or a heart or a spade. Symmetrical objects. Who doesn’t do that?

6. Oh, and when I use the restroom in the middle of the night, I don’t turn the light on. That would just wake me up. Duh.

Now that wasn’t so bad. I guess I am pretty normal after all.

I don’t think there is anyone left to tag so I will go with…Luke Perry, Alejandro from the burrito stand, Taylor Grace, Creed Bratton, my cousin Louie, and high school Adam.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Have you seen this cat?

I hope they find him because anyone can be cool but awesome takes practice.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Does this ever happen to you?

Just replace "Research Paper" with whatever you should be doing instead of being on the internet.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Summer is coming to an end...

Thanks for the memories and we'll see you next year! You stay classy Mankini.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Jar Glove

Are you tired of straining to open jars?....then this product if for you.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cat vs. a Printer

This is probably why I won't get a cat. This video is best played with audio.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Is it Pop or Soda?

This is an interesting little article about the big debate of my generation. Soda or Pop or Coke? Click on the link below if you're really hardcore and want to read the back story.

"You want a Coke?"
"What kind?"
"Dr. Pepper."

Friday, August 15, 2008

Johnson & Johnson Introduces 'Nothing But Tears' Shampoo To Toughen Up Newborns

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—After decades of coddling young children, Johnson & Johnson unveiled its new "Nothing But Tears" shampoo this week, an aggressive bath-time product the company says will help to prepare meek and fragile newborns for the real world.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Olympics Are Here!

Our President sure is enjoying the athleticism!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Someone beat me to it...again!

If you frequently walk your dog in a park or any other public area, there are pretty strict laws against picking up all of the poopy which your pup excretes. I mean, they probably won’t perform a DNA test on the crap to track you down, but if you’re caught, there’s a hefty fine. Let’s be honest with ourselves, we don’t want to be anywhere near dog poop, period.

This handy Wearable Dog Toilet might not be the most pleasant product to strap on to your pet, but at least it saves you the worry of bending your lazy ass over to pick up after your own dog which you wanted “So badly!” in the first place. No, but really, don’t buy this. Just stop being lazy and wash your hands more often. But I digress.

That being said, this Dog Toilet straps right on to your dog’s body and includes a little expanding turd deposit cup right under the canine’s rear. So when your dog makes a deposit, the Dog Toilet is right there to clean up the mess.

But now, of course, you have to live with the fact that just because you don’t like bending over to pick up your dog’s poop, that you’re forcing your beloved pet to walk around with a cup full of their own poo strapped to their body. Does this not seem just a tad bit, hmm, I don’t know, cruel and unusual? Just a thought.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Chef Cooks 'Dream Omelet' From Recipe That Came To Him In A Dream

My Birthday List Continues to Grow...

Use your head and stay organized! The Visorganizer is a revolutionary carrying case for everything you need to make it through your busy day whether you're a pro golfer, a retired ship builder, a club DJ, or a busy mom on the go. And it clips on the front of your favorite hat. Pack it with up to 7 lbs. If it has a visor, it needs a Visorganizer!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Man survives diner crash

How Glasses Can Change A Person

I love the advertising for this optometrist. It's like Clark Kent - Superman. Click on the image to see the text.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Boy Trapped in Claw Machine

Yet another story in the news. I can just see my daughter doing this in a couple years. Any one have a quarter?

How to Beat the Claw Game

Despite an intense rescue effort using $300 in quarters, every time they managed to get the little girls head in the claw, she just kept slipping away at the last second.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Tribute to Carlton Banks...

My wife and I have watched more Fresh Prince of Bel-Air since our baby was born than we did in all of our youth. I guess when your up at odd hours, there's nothing better to watch.

An excerpt from

Alfonso Ribeiro was a fixture as a child TV star in the 1980s and 1990s. His most famous role, as spoiled rich kid Carlton Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air brought him accolades and tons of laughs-- mostly AT him, not with him.

Not only did he serve as the butt of Fresh Prince star Will Smith's jokes (which often targeted Ribeiro's diminuitive height), but his physical mannerisms provided pure comedy of their own-- most notably the infamous "Carlton Dance." The Carlton Dance was a ridiculous yet oddly enchanting dance, usually to Tom Jones' "It's not Unusual". Since actions speak louder than words, check out this compilation.

Click here to find out more than you'll every need to know about Carlton.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Aside from violating a bunch of manlaws, this would be great if you where a Siamese twin, otherwise it's just awkward. For all you guys feel free to try the Urinal Game. (women are welcome as well though not expected to perform as well)

Friday, June 27, 2008

This is how I make bread...

Be careful watching this clip if your at work. Its what we call NSFW (not safe for work) unless you work at the Old Grist Mill or some other bread related industry.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pastry Design Fail

You can just see the person who decorated the cake trying to figure out why they would want that on their cake. It was probably the 'Neat' that threw them off.

Ball Girl Makes Incredible Catch

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Some people are saying it's staged. If you want to read a possible spoiler, check out this link.

Girl Spins on Escalator...

Ten bucks to whomever can replicate this act and have accompanying video. Any challengers?

(edit) Looks like CNN picked up on the story. You better get in on the fun before congress passes a law against escalators.

Your Daily Brain Check...

Learn Magic Tricks at
My head is still spinning after watching this video. I wish Bill Nye the Science guy was still on television.

Monday, June 23, 2008

My birthday list is up...

Probably the coolest sink ever. I would be late for work everyday just watching the water.

Friday, June 20, 2008

The greatest show ever has its roots...

I always knew that there was a British version of The Office but I never knew that they got their inspiration from the Japanese version. Crazy.

Mom Jeans...

Too bad I found out about these after Mother's Day was over. They would have been the perfect gift for all the mom's in my life.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Greenville Humane Society, South Carolina, having some fun with a serious topic.

Public transportation at its finest...

With gas prices as they are now, I don't think it will be long before were traveling like this. Tara and I are already shopping for a scooter.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Karma Sutra for IT Professionals

These are positions that I am becoming very familiar with at my job. I hope my wife doesn't start to get jealous. They are just machines...they have no feelings...or do they?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The new trend sweeping the nation!

New Wearable Feedbags Let Americans Eat More, Move Less

Costume for Taylor...

We are starting our search for our baby's first Halloween and we need some suggestions. These are a few costumes that I found that would be ideal for my daughter Taylor. Let me know what you think.

I got dibbs on our future boy's name...

From comes this story:

"On May 13, 1990, this young man was blessed with being named after two superheroes: Batman and Superman."
This is a new hobby of mine. Try it out and watch the reactions! Feel free to comment on your success.

Starting off on my own...

Due to popular demand from my fans, it's time to start my blog in the blogosphere of blogging. What kind of techie am I if I don't have a proper blog full of insightful ideas and witty banter. It is about time that I start letting all of this wisdom that's bottled up in my head spill out on these pages so that others can benefit. For after all, its about the fans.

What can you expect to gain from this blog? I will dedicate long hours during the week to searching the internet to find the kind of stories that I find interesting and funny. Occasionally you will find stories/pictures about my family but that is mainly reserved for the (copyright reserved) which is religiously maintained by my dear wife Tara.

I do desire that any success that comes to you from reading my blog be credited back to its creator. Enjoy and Gleedspeed fellow bloggers!