Archive of month: May 2010

A week and a half ago, I had the chance to grab dinner with my buddy, Andrew. He had just returned from six months of service in Afghanistan with the Air Force. We sat around with a group of friends sharing a bunch of stories–Andrew talking about some of the scary moments from serving abroad […]
There’s a great viral video floating around the internet. It focuses on the birthday surprise for a bus driver in Copenhagen. You can watch it here: I don’t understand a single word in the video, but you can tell there is great meaning in it. I had watched the video several times before I started […]
Yesterday, I saw Nike’s new advertisement for the 2010 World Cup. You can watch it here: I really like the ad, especially the Wayne Rooney section where he pictures his life defined by a bad play and makes the decision to change it. I’ve been thinking a lot about our life stories or our personal […]
I was upgraded to First Class on my flight home this past Saturday. It’s happening to me a bit more than normal due to a change in United Airlines policy which now automatically upgrades based on frequent flyer status if there are seats available. I’ll admit I enjoy the upgrades, but I’ll be honest and […]
A friend of mine posted this video link on facebook today. I’ve watched the video a few times now at first for a good laugh (the little girl is undeniably cute), but then with some introspection. I can’t remember the last time I truly rambled off a big list of those things I’m grateful for. […]
Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start It’s known as The Code. If you owned the original Nintendo, you knew it. You may not own the game Contra, but you knew The Code. My cousin taught it to me. At first I didn’t believe him. How could a series of buttons […]
The Oakland Raiders recently released JaMarcus Russell, the number one pick of the 2007 NFL draft. Sports websites are littered with blogs and forums debating whether or not Russell is the biggest draft flop in NFL history. Some are even arguing for a “JaMarcus Russell rule” which would cap salaries for NFL rookies (such rules […]
Yesterday, I read this quote of the facebook page (which you definitely should “like”): “The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes one a mother—which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician.” Sydney J. Harris I’m always saddened when I see people who grew up […]
I went a bit deeper into my iTunes playlist last night and dug out one of my favorite albums from the late 90’s. Sure decksanddrumsandrockandroll might not trigger major memories for most of you, but it’s an album I definitely listened to on a regular basis during my freshmen year of college. History Repeating was […]
At the gym this morning, I caught a few moments of a baseball game on the locker room television. While do enjoy a lazy afternoon watching a game at a ballpark, I can’t stand baseball on TV. It just doesn’t as engaging. Most of the games play out better as highlight reels on SportsCenter. Still […]