Archive for October, 2006

New York: Day Four

New York: Day Four

Brace yourselves. I’m about to say something you won’t hear from me very often. The wedding was incredible. It was one of the best weddings I’ve ever attended, if not the best. The reception was wonderful, and there weren’t any major family feuds or disruptions. I had a great time. I took about two hundred […]

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New York: Day Three

New York: Day Three

Tonight was the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. I took over a hundred pictures, but I had to sacrifice so much for the low light of the church and the restaurant that all of my pictures came out yellow. I hate using the flash for candids, as the very first shot alerts people that I’m taking […]

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New York: Day Two

New York: Day Two

Lady Jaye and I spent most of the day assisting her cousin and aunt get ready for the wedding, but the most exciting and important part of the day can be summed up in two words: NUT SHOT. Lady Jaye’s little brother Big Pappy got slammed in the jewels by an errant soccer ball during […]

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New York: Day One

New York: Day One

Lady Jaye and I are up in New York state this week for her cousin’s wedding. It’s been in the planning phase for quite a long time, and it shows. As far as I know, the only mishap has been an accidentally removed train from a bridesmaid’s dress and two of the bridesmaids revolting against […]

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Nanowrimo is coming!

Nanowrimo is coming!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again — time for the National Novel Writing Month contest, which encourages authors all over the globe to write at least a rough draft of a novel in one month. I have managed to fail three different times, with last year’s gargoyle love story stone cold in week […]

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And I thought I bought a lot of gadgets

And I thought I bought a lot of gadgets

I was researching LED flashlights as an alternative to their filament cousins recently. I searched Ars Technica’s forum to see what other readers recommended, and someone pointed me to Dan’s Data. Three hours later, I stopped reading his articles and went to bed, Lady Jaye crashed out next to her pink Nintendo DS Lite. Dan’s […]

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PSA: Nightmare Before Christmas coming back in 3D

PSA: Nightmare Before Christmas coming back in 3D

VAfarmboy from Ars was kind enough to run up the flag regarding Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D. The 3D version of Tim Burton’s neoclassic is coming out on October 20th in select theaters. From the Fandango.com synopsis: The dazzling new make-over of the musical-fantasy was led by the film’s original filmmaking team of Academy Award®-nominated […]

Posted in: link and run, movies
Z1R Strike helmet review

Z1R Strike helmet review

Sometimes you get what you pay for. And sometimes, you get a lot more. Such is the case with the Z1R Strike helmet, which was found to transmit the least amount of g-force to the skull in Motorcyclist Magazine’s test of several DOT and SNELL approved helmets. Longtime Gibberish members will remember this helmet as […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review
How common is your full name?

How common is your full name?

I picked this up from Punk Walrus, a fellow Arsian and a damn good writer to boot. The question is: how common is your name in the United States? The site uses information from the 1990 Census (the 2000 Census didn’t contain name information), and has some self-professed accuracy concerns. Still, it’s fun to see […]

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Easier swim laps for a faster time?

Easier swim laps for a faster time?

I haven’t been swimming as much as I would have liked in the last month. Last week I began doing easier pyramid workouts, wherein I alternate some of my laps with backstroke instead of doing them all freestyle. For example, my first 200 meters is alternating freestyle and backstroke, then the next 200 meters is […]

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