Fun Stuff

I experienced a very pleasant surprise today.  Like many who enjoy adventures and motorcycles, a few years back I watched Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s sequel to their ever-popular series “Long Way Round“: “Long Way Down“.  I’d highly recommend them if you haven’t seen them.  As amazing as their adventure was, I was far more taken aback by a cyclist they ran across one day.  As they rode their Beemers across the middle of the desert in Sudan – truly it looked to be in the middle of nowhere – they came across a cyclist peddling down the dusty road with gallons upon gallons of water in tow.  Obviously an unlikely traveler to bump in to, they stopped to talk with him for a while.   He revealed his name was Jason Lewis and he was spearheading an effort to circumnavigate the globe using nothing but human power!  He didn’t reveal too much in that quick spot on Long Way Down,  but obviously that herculean task must have resulted in an epic tale, I thought.  It took him 13 years to complete the journey;  that must have required a superhuman degree of commitment and determination.

About once a year I would comb the web trying to figure out why no one had made a movie, or written a book about Jason’s circumnavigation.  The search always ended up yielding no useful information.  Until today… (more…)


I just thought I’d take the time to say I’m not posting much these days 🙂 No surprise, huh? All my leisure time has been spent playing Oblivion lately. Not sure why that’s so enjoyable. But I thought I should at least say I’m still alive, checking comments occasionally and interested in keeping in touch with you guys. (more…)

So back here I expounded on the glories of home theater. Well nothing has changed. I’ve upgraded my system with a PS3, which means my then-antiquated, yet one-time-high-end TV just wouldn’t cut it. What is one to do? Well there’s only one thing you can do, thank you Microsoft for this cultural underpinning. Upgrade time! (more…)

So tonight I get to go to Capoeira class number two! This stuff is a lot of fun! It is hard work, but I have yet to find exercise that doesn’t just suck. I have always hated it. Until now. Capoeira is demanding but it’s a ton of fun. It’s serious, but not too serious. It has its roots in music, which I totally dig.

It’s kind of odd starting something so big as an old fart (I’m 31). I’m off to a late enough start that I doubt I’ll ever be able to do what these guys can do. But hopefully I’ll get to where I can at least do a backflip. Yeah… I can do that. Check this out, if you’re interested. (more…)

Sorry, guys, it’s been a looong time. A lot of life has happened lately so I have been neglecting the site. But things are possibly in a state of change. So maybe there will be new material surfacing more regularly. Something huge for the blog is coming soon, especially for Al, but everyone should get a kick out of it! It’ll take maybe another three or so day to polish before posting, but it’ll be worth the wait. (more…)

Okay, so Tarah tagged me here. I’ll play nice… for now… just because she took the effort. But know: I like tag memes only slightly more than chain letters. And you don’t want to know what I did with them 🙂 I guess I’m supposed to list seven little known factoids about me. Okay, I think I can handle that. (more…)

They’re up! Just check out my wife’s Flickr page here. Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Japan is too cool…

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