Archive for December, 2008

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2008

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2008

I buy a lot of stuff every year: what are the best and worst from 2008?

Posted in: gibberish, review
Gerber EAB Exchange-A-Blade razor blade pocket knife review

Gerber EAB Exchange-A-Blade razor blade pocket knife review

Sharp objects make some of my co-workers nervous. My quest for a discreet and convenient led me to buy Gerber’s Exchange-A-Blade EAB razor blade pocket knife. I have a few notes after three weeks of carry.

Posted in: review
What do you do with your step-son’s motorcycle?

What do you do with your step-son’s motorcycle?

Ride the shit out of it!! My step-father was in town for part of the holiday, and we got a chance to ride in the 70°F weather. He rode Cylon, my 2005 Yamaha FZ6 for awhile, I was on Raider, my 2004 BMW R1150R. We switched later in the day, and he definitely preferred the […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Just … no.

Just … no.

Look, I’m all for increased literacy. People play too many video games, watch too much television, and don’t read enough. This, however, is fifty shades of wrong: This is one of the stalls at my office. I took this picture on Monday, but it’s been a busy week with the holiday. Anyway, I don’t know […]

Posted in: gibberish
P90 Home Fitness Program, end of week eleven

P90 Home Fitness Program, end of week eleven

It took me a little longer than the fourteen days expected to go from session 55 because I spent one day getting holiday stuff taken care of, and the rest I just blew off. Frankly, going through the P90 Phase 3 and Phase 4 program has taken its toll on my enthusiasm. The standard workout […]

Beardaggedon, winter 2008

Beardaggedon, winter 2008

I have grown a full beard for the last three years in a row. I mixed it up a bit this year by starting and ending earlier. I typically started after Thanksgiving, but I had been on such a tear riding my motorcycle to work I thought starting early would be a good idea. Unfortunately […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Pandora.com now available on (very select) Windows Mobile phones

Pandora.com now available on (very select) Windows Mobile phones

I love, love, love Pandora Radio, which suggests music for you based on the types of music you like. One of the things I’ve always wanted is a way to listen to Pandora in my car. I was jealous when iPhone users got to listen to Pandora on the go, and I hoped for a […]

Posted in: music, technology
Thoughts on the new X-Men: Origins trailer

Thoughts on the new X-Men: Origins trailer

Wolverine has always been my favorite X-Man. The graphic novel by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller hit me at a particularly opportune moment in my life while I was going to high school in Utah. I always imagined Wolverine as a psychological case study on internal conflict. Wolverine is powerful because he is a killer […]

Posted in: movies
Costco Kirkland sugar-free child’s chewable multi-vitamin review

Costco Kirkland sugar-free child’s chewable multi-vitamin review

I have a hard time ingesting adult vitamins without getting nauseous. I have to bracket a pill-taking between eating two hours beforehand and not exercising two hours afterwards. I don’t plan ahead very well, so this meant I skipped taking a vitamin more often than not. I found that I can chomp down a child’s […]

Wachovia check: not worth the paper it’s printed on

Wachovia check: not worth the paper it’s printed on

I opened up a savings account with Internet-only bank ING Direct several years ago. I retained my First Union-to-Wachovia bank checking account, mostly in order to have a check card and access to ATMs. However, ING started their Electric Orange online checking accounts, complete with check card and online bill pay. They’ll even send paper […]

Posted in: gibberish