Archive for April, 2011

Happy Birthday, Pearl!

Happy Birthday, Pearl!

Happy birthday to Pearl, my youngest dog who is turning four today. The biggest event for Pearl this year was moving to Minnesota. The tallest and poofiest of the dogs, she should have been the best to acclimate to the weather. However, she hates it when her feet get cold and doesn’t like the cold […]

Posted in: dogs
Bell Spider Flashing Bicycle Brake Light Review

Bell Spider Flashing Bicycle Brake Light Review

I review the Spider flashing red brake light made by Bell. It’s a good compliment to your visibility strategy, but I wouldn’t rely on it for a sole means of illumination.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Zebra F-701 Ballpoint Pen Review

Zebra F-701 Ballpoint Pen Review

One of my favorite jobs of all time was working at a pen store. We mostly refurbished and sold fountain pens, but there were some really nice other kinds of pens and mechanical pencils. Rollerball technology had improved to the point where they were no longer in niche status and a lot of people preferred […]

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Farewell, Teknic Speedstars

Farewell, Teknic Speedstars

Over two and a half years is a pretty good run for a set of motorcycle gloves. I bought my Teknic Speedstars in October of 2008 and have loved them ever since. They were innovative at the time, and have features that are still very uncommon today. Wrist armor and palm sliders have crept their […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Evenflo Summit Tension Gate Review

Evenflo Summit Tension Gate Review

I love my dogs, and treat them as part of my family. I used to work from home, and they were a constant part of my life. We all slept in the same bed at night, and they had run of the whole house. Things changed, and it became hard to get a good night’s […]

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The Beardageddon Is Nigh

The Beardageddon Is Nigh

It’s getting to be that time of the year: Beardageddon. That’s when I trim or cut my beard to meet the whims of my friends and readers. I normally like to cut my beard when the weather hits 60°F or higher on a regular basis. Unfortunately that day may never come in Minnesota, and I […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Amazon MP3 Cloud Player and Android OS App Review

Amazon MP3 Cloud Player and Android OS App Review

Amazon launched Cloud Drive, their personal cloud storage program in March of this year. It offers 5GB of free storage for United States customers, with the option to upgrade to up to a terabyte of storage. I already use an online backup storage service called CrashPlan, so their service wasn’t of interest to me. What […]

Posted in: music, review, technology
JC Motors / Motorcycleshippers.com Motorcycle Transport Delivery Service Review

JC Motors / Motorcycleshippers.com Motorcycle Transport Delivery Service Review

We moved from Virginia to Minnesota at the start of this year. We each drove a car up, which left my 2010 Yamaha FJR motorcycle back home. I knew I wanted to ship the bike up — the ride would be at least two days and probably three if I played it safe. The weather […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Kindle book review

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Kindle book review

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the two types of books I read: educational “brain” books and entertainment-only “fun” books. Since then I’ve read three more books. One was about the Crusades, and was obviously very serious. On the complete other end of the spectrum was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. […]

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