Wednesday, December 20, 2006

A Game for Cat Lovers

This is about the millionth variation of a see-how-far-you-can-launch-the-cute-animal game, but somehow it retains its appeal--despite (or because of) the fact that I like cats. Anyway, if you want to give it a try (and attempt to beat my mighty 1,629 feet), go here.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Concocted Word of the Day

hyp·nox·ious /hipˈnɒkʃəs/ [hip-nok-shuhs]

1. Exhibiting properties that are both hypnotic and obnoxious and/or cause nausea: Bruce's shirt was so hideously revolting that I became lost, staring at it for hours.

Yes, that was my shirt yesterday. Thank you.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Scary Santa

Originally uploaded by Senor Velasco.
I suppose until you're at least five, few things are scarier than Santa Claus. It was no exception for my 1.5-year old.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Hi, I'm a Mac, and I've Wandered Into Die Hard 4

I've never bought into the whole Die Hard movie concept, and this trailer only solidifies my opinion of the franchise. But what's even funnier is that Bruce Willis' sidekick is played by Justin Long, famous for personifying the Apple Macintosh computer in the famous ad campaign. Recently, Long ditched the advertising world to foray into the film genre. And by the looks of this film, it could be the worst career move he'll ever make.

Suggestion: Go back to peddling "cool," and leave the worthwhile activities/movies to the PC people.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Flash (Flood) Back

I remember back in aught-four when the Big Sioux River burst its banks. Yeah, thems was the days.

(FYI, just fiddling around with posting video to Google Video. Seems pretty slick.)

Thursday, December 07, 2006

My Music Collection

Nobody who reads this cares. Heck, nobody reads this, period. Regardless, here is a link to a list of my entire music library. Feel free to browse. And let me know if you see something you like.

Frightful? Only If You're Commuting

The weather outside is definitely snowy. Which turned a 35-minute drive into a 90-minute one. Still, I guess I'd rather have slow traffic than hazardous speeding traffic.

Here's a photo I took during the snowy turtle-race.

And here's what it looks like from the window of my office building. Kinda pretty when you don't have to consider driving in it.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Oooooo...Fliptop Lens Cover Action

I just got a new lens cover for my soon-to-be-fading-into-obsolescence camera. My other cover had broken, so I opted for the mighty Olycap. It's pretty sweet, as it just swings open. No more fiddling with dangling lens covers or accidentally popping it off. The only thing I have to make sure is to open the cap before turning on the camera. The cap will get in the way of the extending lens and probably not feel to good to the internal mechanisms. And if it breaks the camera, well, I guess I'll just have to get a new one :)

Monday, December 04, 2006

To Reiterate, I Love Macs

Remember that Macintosh font issue a couple posts back? Looks like it's not limited to iChat.

I guess that doesn't matter. I mean, the fact that OS X is so sleek and cool and swooshy makes up for the fact that I can't read a darn thing I type.

This Is Pretty Fun

Care for a minor diversion? Check out Vectorball. It gets cool after the first few levels. Admittedly, I haven't played enough to get more than a mediocre score.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

My Wife

Originally uploaded by Senor Velasco.
My wife as depicted by our three-year-old girl. Notice the blond hair, eye lashes, smile, three shirt buttons, and tree in the background. Voila!