Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Just heard that our friends Martin and Janelle had another baby girl. She was born at 2pm and weighs 7lbs 6oz and has black hair. A black haired little sister for these 2 blonde angels? :-)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

That One

I'd love to vote for That One if I was eligible to vote, mostly of course to do my civil duty, but also to "cancel out the vote of some dumbass."

In a recent conversation with a staunch Republican voter I actually heard that idea spun in a different way. The guy complained to me that he voted early and was in line behind some young black guy wearing a baseball cap sideways. That immediately made him realize that "That One" would cancel out his vote and that it wasn't fair that "That One's" vote was worth as much as his. Are you kidding me?

Monday, October 27, 2008

So adorable

Not that adorable is usually a word I usually associate with a hedgehog, but come on folks, isn't this little albino hedgehog oh so adorable?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

John McCain dog poop art

Greg Beauchamp, a Venice, California artist, designer and activist has been going around Venice and Santa Monica and added miniature flags into dog poop to make a statement about John McCain's policies and also to bring awareness to how much dog poop is out there. All right John McCain, clean up your act and policies, and you dog people, clean up after your canine friends.

Here are a few examples.

John McCain foreign policy

John McCain campaign tactics

John McCain maverick record

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I got you

As I tried to take a picture of Amy, she quickly returned the favor.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Evening with 8

Last night I attended "Evening with 8 - Plus Smitty," a dining experience in Winston-Salem that allows participants to meet interesting people and eat great food. Organized by Smitty of Smitty's Notes fame, I got to enjoy 6 courses of nice German food with a complete mix of people from the Winston-Salem area. Plus if I actually drank beer I could have enjoyed 6 different varieties of German beer. :-)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A few more Ironman Hawaii 08 images

Amy wanted to swim out with me to the Coffees of Hawaii Espresso bar

The race is about to start and there is no more coffee time for the athletes

Craig Alexander won the big one

My buddy Timo Bracht finished 5h but was later disqualified

Chrissie Wellington won the women's event again

The finish line crowd is huge every year until midnight

We stayed at the finish line until midnight too

We had food at Island Lava Java pretty much every day

We used the last day to do a bit of sightseeing

Beware of low flying objects

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

My Kona swim

I swam out to the Coffees of Hawaii floating espresso bar today and Albert Boyce took this shot of me. :-)

Albert also shot this images of the dolfins who swam around the espresso bar. :-)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

The real Sarah Palin?

This is a very nice comparison of Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on SNL and the real Sarah Palin with Katie Couric. The comedy writers at SNL got really lucky here, they just pretty much were able to use the original interview as material. I was amazed how similar it is.

Friday, October 03, 2008

A new relationship

Moving forward I will be the manager of 2 time Olympic medalist Simon Whitfield. Simon won gold in Sydney and silver in Beijing and he is smart, articulate, outgoing and super fast.

Getting ready for Hawaii

I'll be leaving very early Monday morning for Kona, Hawaii to report on the 30th anniversary Ironman Hawaii World Championships for Amy will follow a few days later and has kindly volunteered to help out in the medical tent on race day. This will be my 9th trip to the big event and Amy's first one.