Monday, July 30, 2007


You can get simpsonized on the Burger King microsite. Does that mean I'll want to eat there? Not really.

But I do like the Simpsons, so here is my fiancee Amy and I simpsonized.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Let us all boycott bottled water

Not only are the plastic water bottles really bad for the environment, but now we find out that we were cheated. Basically we were and are sold tap water instead of springs bottled waters. I think these companies need to feel the customers anger, and the best way to do this is to boycott all bottled waters. Plus you'll really help the environment in doing so.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tour de France

They may be calling me over to Europe soon as very few pro cyclists might be left to race the Tour de France or any races after it. So I cleaned my bike and got a few cycling clothes ready.

Along those lines, the headline of a French news paper was the the Tour de France has died on July 25 at age 104.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Milk, sugar, more milk and even more sugar

Often referred to as a "crime against coffee", this is how I mostly drink my joe.

Friday, July 20, 2007

So delicious looking

These are actually not cookies or biscuits, they are biscuit and chocolate greeting cards. Read them, before you eat them. :-)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Oh so clever

Nike's Wayne Rooney soccer ad is oh so clever. Take one somewhat bullish soccer player, add an annoying ad director and some editing and you have a wicked youtube video. Not.

Go Nike.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

You know you are a redneck when ...

You either participate in or watch the Summer Redneck games, or live on Suck Creek Mountain.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Holy Toledo

2 American brothers were gored by a bull during the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. I would say that based on the look of the incident pic, they might not be sitting down to brag about their experiences soon.


The Chattanooga Triathlon World championships

The weekend is almost upon us and with it the pressure of the Chattanooga World Triathlon championships, or better known as the BMW Waterfront Triathlon. The race is on Sunday morning and features a sold out field of 1200 racers. The 1 mile swim of this triathlon is in the river from the Patten Tennis Center to the Waterfront. The 26 mile bike section goes from the Waterfront via MLK to 27 and then out towards the 153 intersection before it turns back the same way back to the Waterfront. The 6.2 mile run is also an out and back past the art district and the Riverpath.

It should be hot, muggy and lots of fun. :-)

A fun game for spectators, every racer's age is written in fat magic marker on their calf.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Mountain Biking

I rode a mountain bike twice now within a 72 hour period and that might have happened for the first time in at least the last 6 years. Within the last 5 or 6 years I might have been riding on a mountain bike 5 or 6 times all together. That is pretty sad when considering that I used to live and breathe mountain bikes and actually did race as a pro mountain biker in the early to mid nineties. :-(

Thursday night I rode at Booker T state park and this morning I enjoyed the spectacular trails on Raccoon Mountain in Chattanooga and in each case that was a great experience even though my handling skills still leave quite a bit to desired.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

My generation

This is a great video from the UK featuring seniors rocking the song "my generation".
It is their way to protest being pushed aside. Very nicely done.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


I got engaged on Independence Day to Amy. She is an amazing person and makes me very happy.
And yes, she did say YES.

Monday, July 02, 2007

To iPhone or not to iPhone

24 hours after the iPhone was released to the public I stopped by the local AT&T store to have a closer look myself. They had sold out of the allocated initial batch the night before but had 2 more to touch and play with. I was actually quite surprised that I easily could get my hands on one, as I expected more folks in the store prior to arriving. I played with it for about 15 minutes and at the end actually felt more comfortable with the touchscreen keyboard. The trick is to turn the iPhone sideways as it gives you a bigger keyboard. :-)

The iPhone seems very impressive indeed, but I am still not sure if I truly need one.

Dilemma, dilemma.