Sunday, March 30, 2008

A great gift

Amy and I recently got this great gift from her parents. It is a bowl from 1969 called a Celestial Gem Tone bowl and they received it then as a wedding gift. They never liked it and kept it to this day. They decided to pass it on to us with the understanding that we could not sell it on eBay, but we could pass it on eventually. Amy and I though really like it and I think we will just hang on to it.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

More green stuff

It appears that Amy and I will be getting a sustainable living / Leed certified home in Winston Salem. We are both excited about having a home that'll be "ours" versus "mine" and "yours", plus we feel good that we'll be contributing to a solution. Additionally a neat location downtown doesn't hurt either. :-)

A somewhat artistic rendering of the new home

The red X marks the spot where our new home will be

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Build it green and they will come

Today I went to the monthly meeting of the USGBC East Tennessee chapter at the very cool Loose Cannon Studios on Rossville Boulevard. Speaker was Jim Nicolow, AIA, LEED AP, a nationally recognized sustainable design expert. He leads Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture's Sustainability Initiative, overseeing the incorporation of sustainable design strategies and features into the firm's design projects. He talked about daylighting and smart use of natural light and it was all very interesting. Most interesting though was the massive throng of people there to attend the meeting. Who would have thought that so many folks have GREEN on their mind?

Friday, March 21, 2008

How do they know?

Maybe the question should be, why does facebook think to market a hair loss product to me? What gives them the idea I could possibly use it? :-)

Maybe every male and female over 40 gets that.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Wild storms in Europe

Hurricane-force winds and rain lashed northern Europe earlier in March disrupting air, rail and sea travel for thousands, toppling trees and construction cranes, and killing 11 people. Below are some images that give you an idea of the power of those storms.

pics via

Friday, March 14, 2008

Pandora radio

My friend Joe recently made me aware of Pandora Radio where you can create your own radio stations based on an artist or band that you like. I created a few different radio stations so far and I really like it.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Almost ready, but not quite

The Xentis aero bars, Fizik Arione Tri braided saddle and stem are now added to this beautiful Jamis Xenith T1 and it slowly looks like a real vicious TT machine. I love how the bars and wheels really match the frame so nicely.