Thursday, December 31, 2009

New blog post: 2010 Predictions http://bit.ly/60QbHG

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Feast day of saint and martyr Thomas Becket http://ping.fm/eQgzv
More proof that there are none more intolerant than those who claim to be "Tolerant." http://ping.fm/yPWXW

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I won't have to dream of a white Christmas. It is coming down.
I won't have to dream of a white Christmas. It is coming down.
New blog post: What ever happened to “man-friends”? http://bit.ly/7MTsFk
New blog post: Early prediction http://bit.ly/8DKTmh

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bicycle assembled for Christmas. And there was not even any blood or swearing.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A good news story: Real "superhero" saves girl. http://ping.fm/lNP7O
Armchair Cornermen #18 is now online. http://bit.ly/6BL4IB

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wow. Just...wow. Clearly it is MA teachers who need some counseling. http://ping.fm/2bavE
I really, really....really like this group. Really. http://ping.fm/IeF1f

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Come see how the sausage gets made. Recording Armchair Cornermen live on Ustream. http://ping.fm/kYsOI

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dust the Devil's Tail (or Sister Maureen Thomas locks horns with Madison Avenue) http://ping.fm/OF9Fy

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Bailey's fav Christmas song: Angels We Have Heard On High by Sixpence None the Richer, or as she calls it 'play Gloria Daddy'
Happy birthday Bailey - three whole years. God bless you Sunshine.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Armchair Cornermen #17 previewing UFC 107 is now online. http://bit.ly/6IUCfJ
Now with extra frosting!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

We'll be recording the Armchair Cornermen preview of UFC 107 - Penn vs. Sanchez at 1:00 am EST on Talkshoe: http://ping.fm/NSQFx
Best thing said to me today: "Daddy, don't go to work today."
I have a wicked craving for some Doritos.
Funny headline O the day: "Alleged Tiger Mistress Angry About His Other Women" Really? Talk about unrealistic expectations. http://ping.fm/9s84e

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The best illustration of the difference between boys and girls - an object lesson. http://ping.fm/FDKky

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Headline should be: Obama decides to make bad economy even worse. http://ping.fm/3uQfj

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Chest hair is coming back. Hmm, now where is that V-neck...? http://ping.fm/MxTt6
The Barrel Man died this morning. http://bit.ly/7TOdkd I got to meet him at a Broncos game a few years back. God bless you Barrel Man.
Returned our new HP printer because it won't print on envelopes. Known issue with that model. Not impressed w/HP right now.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Getting ready for Bailey's gym class. Good thing, she needs to burn some of this energy this morning.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

A great Advent song. Sixpence does my favorite version. http://ping.fm/SCSQi

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Nexty - a GTD resource for people who want to Get Things Done. http://nexty.org/

Monday, November 30, 2009

...been in a very happy mood all day. And turkey noodle soup in the crockpot, Christmas music playing in the house. What could be better?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy anniversary Honeybun.
Thank you for 12 great years.
New blog post: Twelve years http://bit.ly/6pw3WP

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Advent Beginnings http://ping.fm/VpWCo
Tech Crunch calls Video Professor a scam. Heh heh. http://ping.fm/1G0o3

Friday, November 27, 2009

New blog post: What is a “Holiday Tree”? http://bit.ly/6B5Pvx
MDR explains what this Advent thing is all about. http://ping.fm/EO83S
Had a great Thanksgiving with family and a friend. Then played a video game with my brother much later than I should have.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Armchair Cornermen #16 is now available for your listening pleasure. http://bit.ly/74AQMG
Find restaurants in your area where kids eat for free. Sweet. http://ping.fm/7V2In
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NYT will publish classified material but won't publish email because it was "not intended for the public eye." Yeah, right. http://ping.fm/y6vFK
NYT will publish classified material but won't publish email because it was "not intended for the public eye." Yeah, right. http://ping.fm/k9yl0

Monday, November 23, 2009

My laptop died...again. I just got if fixed a month ago. Thankfully, still got warranty.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New blog post: Impossible http://bit.ly/5IcbCh

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I am tired of losing out to this guy. Sure he is a slightly better actor...and has all his hair. But what else does he have that I don't? http://ping.fm/x7OQG
Jeffrey S. Flier: Health 'Reform' Gets a Failing Grade - WSJ.com http://ping.fm/tYqC8
Happy Catholic Julie's Dad died tonight. May God bless Julie, her family, and her father. http://ping.fm/sE001

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New blog post: Bad messages in good movies http://bit.ly/4hJQoZ

Monday, November 16, 2009

Just upgraded my laptop to Win7. Had to update a couple of drivers but it looks to be running smoothly. Now I get to reinstall all my apps
New blog post: On turning 40 http://bit.ly/4zmrpN

Friday, November 13, 2009

My contribution to today's mission on Tweak Today.
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For some reason I keep hearing L.L. Cool J's song "Don't Call It A Comeback" When I read this. http://ping.fm/4opYb
My suggestion was chosen as today's mission on Tweak Today. I'm famous. Everyone should participate. http://ping.fm/hRyZJ

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New blog post: What it means to be Catholic http://bit.ly/2nUYu7
New blog post: Anti-freedom Democrats – Part IV http://bit.ly/410fO7
Today is the 234th birthday of the Marine Corps. Happy birthday Marines. Semper Fidelis http://ping.fm/dujs1 #USMC

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Truly one of the more disturbing videos I have seen on the internet in a while. http://ping.fm/ZGgw0
It's Sunday night. Bath is done. Must Daddy/Bailey football time.
Was enjoying the Cardinals/Bears game but Fox just changed to another one. Dang it. I was enjoying watching the Cards dominate. #nfl

Saturday, November 07, 2009

...it is only the reasonable dogma that lives long enough to be called antiquated. - G.K. Chesterton

Friday, November 06, 2009

Armchair Cornermen #14 is online for your listening pleasure. Fedor/Rogers preview. http://bit.ly/vnKH0

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Interview in 5 minutes. This would be a good job for me.
Live on talkshoe and ustream http://bit.ly/2Q9FGO

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Recording Armchair Cornermen in about 40 minutes to preview Fedor vs. Rogers. http://ping.fm/oD29I

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

It's probably a guy thing but this is AWESOME! http://ping.fm/56jgb
Apparently time has stopped. Talk about a slow day.
Looks like Republicans have picked up a governorship in VA. http://ping.fm/oVEfY

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Took 12 hrs but we're home.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Horrible round of golf score wise. Fun anyway.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Verizon Wireless is putting ads on my txt msgs. Called them to ask to stop it - told nothing could be done. Why am I paying for txt svc?
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Reviewing philosophy tonight. Apparently it does "take two to make a thing go right."

One, two, three...get loose now. http://ping.fm/HLW45
Armchair Cornermen #13 is online for the UFC 104 wrapup. http://bit.ly/2AYNb9

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Going to record Armchair Cornermen live on Talkshoe in about an hour. http://ping.fm/5KrXH

Monday, October 26, 2009

At Honeybun's Mecca, more commonly referred to as IKEA.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hello Arizona.
And really, who doesn't want to make their own Atlatl? http://ping.fm/YhDTO

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Armchair Cornermen #12 is online. Preview of UFC 104. Sorry for the poor sound quality. http://bit.ly/3Wopvb
Editing last night's recording of Armchair Cornermen. Something went horribly wrong and my end of the recording was distorted. Ugh.

Monday, October 19, 2009

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Asus user manual...my eyeballs hurt. There should be a law against writing like this.
Downloading the user manuals for the Asus notebook. Worst writing I have ever seen. Bad. I mean...wow. The Chinese just can't write English.
Last week Texas dropped a spot in the rankings after winning by 24 pts. Florida won by only 3 today. How many places should they drop?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Still trying to figure out the popping sound coming from the new HP notebook computer. Think it is a bad battery. Sounds dangerous.
Doing Windows updates on the new laptop. Oh look, 200 mb of updates. Well, this will only take FOREVER.
One more work day until my 2 week vacation. Not that I'm looking forward to it. ;)
Honeybun got up w/Bailey this morning and let me get some much needed sleep. I needed that. Thanks Bun.
A laptop my father sent me was delivered this morning. Cool. A new toy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New blog post: Motivation seminar http://bit.ly/XW8vl

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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At the Zig Ziglar motivation seminar.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Now that Honeybun has her own laptop, I can switch back to Firefox. I like Chrome's speed but the plugins for Firefox are still the trump.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Was cleaning up after dinner and heard those 5 words every father dreams of: "Daddy, can we watch football?"
Yes Sweetie, we can.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

My weekend has begun.
Bio: Born helpless, nude, and unable to provide for himself, Jason overcame those obstacles to achieve a college degree.
This cover of Outkast's "Hey Ya" by Obediah Parker is the Awesome. It's actually a better song this way. http://ping.fm/EBeyl

Friday, October 09, 2009

Still installing software on my computer after reinstalling Windows last night.
New blog post: The Nobel joke http://bit.ly/1NVdt
New blog post: Obama sycophancy and backlash http://bit.ly/maAJJ

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Set up Christy's laptop and reinstalled XP on my Thinkpad. Going on hour 5 of updates/reinstalls. Yea.
Honeybun just got her new laptop. Takes the edge of her being sick. Setting it up now. Decrapifying it.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Got my laptop back tonight. Supposedly "fixed" but it is taking about 5 min to boot up. Doesn't feel fixed.
Looking at hotels for Phoenix. AZ has $45/day in taxes - may as well put signs at border "we're trying to kill tourism."
Honeybun is sick so I came home to take care of Bailey. Bailey is thrilled. I've achieved "special treat" status.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

No electricity? No water? Build a windmill. http://ping.fm/ykKxk A lesson in learning and hard work.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Zombieland - totally worth it. I want a t-shirt with rule #1.
Going to the movies tonight. Not often I want to see a non-fiction film but Zombieland looks promising.
Eating a bowl of ice cream with Bailey and watching football.

Friday, October 02, 2009

New blog post: Decaying conservatives. Not really. http://bit.ly/1LkpwC

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Had an email exchange with Archbishop Chaput over the last couple of days. It is a blessing to have him as my bishop. http://ping.fm/NSMYd
I love gadgets but do we really need a WiFi enabled bathroom scale? http://ping.fm/wiiXj
Strange Twitter follow of the day: "Denver WomynWhoRun." Now I'm wondering how I'm sending the wrong message.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New blog post: Criminal babysitting http://bit.ly/d0QYL
I thought the original was kinda fun but never got it. The new Chumby might be worth it. http://ping.fm/vkI5y

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Armchair Cornermen #11 is online. Better late than never, right? http://bit.ly/accm11

Monday, September 28, 2009

Last night after bath Honeybun asked Bailey what she wanted to do. Bailey said, "Watch football." I'm so proud (sniff).

Friday, September 25, 2009

This is when she said,
This is when she said, "Daddy, I did it!" Yes you did sweetheart.
Tree climbing.
Tree climbing.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I'd buy a hybrid, but I'm holding out until they perfect the car that is powered by butterfly farts.
Get culture. Museum Day this Saturday. FREE admission to museums across the country. http://bit.ly/2J6oCq

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New blog post: How important are newspapers? http://bit.ly/YERUx

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New blog post: Famous failures http://bit.ly/17oWlO
Eating homemade chicken noodle soup that Honeybun made last night. Best. Soup. Ever.

Monday, September 21, 2009

So cold this evening I was able to see my breath. Fall is here - my favorite time of year.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Vitor Belfort knocks out Rich Franklin. After fight he holds up shirt that says, "I am second. Jesus 1st."
Just saw the trailer for Halo ODST. Awesome! Hopefully that game will be as good. #halo
11:30 and still in PJs.  Occasional lazy Saturdays are good, right?
11:30 and still in PJs. Occasional lazy Saturdays are good, right?
RT from Fr. Roderick: "Arrr Father, who arrrt in heaven..." #praylikeapirate
Fightstripe# 10 is online. UFC103 preview. http://bit.ly/JRulI

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Armchair Cornermen #009 is now online. Looking forward to Fight Night tomorrow. http://bit.ly/2SjrY0

Monday, September 14, 2009

Black bra under a white shirt, I guess it's a thing.
Honeybun is picking Bailey up from her first day alone at preschool. Only a few sniffles when I dropped her off.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cutler throws 4 interceptions - career high. Broncos say, "Cutler who?"
Going to do a live show for Armchair Cornermen on FightStripe.com at 10:30 pm tonight. http://bit.ly/b8BSu
Honeybun: is Daddy braiding with your hair?
Bailey: No, he's pulling it.

Lesson learned: I'm not good at braiding.
Watching football with my little Sunshine.
Watching football with my little Sunshine.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My daughter is learning to negotiate. She'll grab my rootbeer and say "Just one sip Daddy" with her most earnest 'trust me' look.
Masterpiece?
Masterpiece?
Tile painting at the library.
Tile painting at the library.

Friday, September 11, 2009

In the car the other day:

Wife: See the kids riding their bikes to school?

2-yr old daughter: Those aren't kids, those are little boys.
No I don't always Twitter on my phone when I'm out. Just because I'm doing it now is not proof.
Absolutrly beautiful day. Mid 70s, cool breeze. This is what heaven will be like all the time.
New printer is networked. Like being able to print a ltr while in bedroom. Trying to figure out how to get it w/o walking downstairs.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I like the days when I have a great idea at work. Today was one of those days.
Transferring a domain name. Old registrar says it will take "up to 7 days" to complete. Amazing how fast things happen in the internet age

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

New blog post: Can you have too many children? http://bit.ly/1sEc10

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Good turnout at the taste of Colorado.
Good turnout at the taste of Colorado.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

New blog post: What would Jesus vote for? http://bit.ly/tSn7E

Friday, August 28, 2009

@ the park w/Bailey for a picnic. While we were playing a squirrel opened the cooler & stole a sandwich. Stupid squirrel

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Armchair Cornermen #7 is now available for mass distribution. Tell your neighbors! http://bit.ly/ioaAl
Honeybun went to the farmer's market today. Now the kitchen smells like green chili. Mmmm.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Time to get my geek on.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sometimes getting cursed at is just a hazard of the job, like it was today. Sigh.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My podcast now has a Facebook Page. Please help me out by becoming a "Fan". Thanks http://bit.ly/ksBGh

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Did an Awkward Gait w/Darin. It's like a Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis reunion without the bitterness and alcoholism http://bit.ly/3W1R2G
Changed the name of our podcast. Armchair Cornermen #6 is now available. Now offering 50% off the price of free. http://bit.ly/3dSS3g
She told me 'babies are cold' then remedied the problem.
She told me 'babies are cold' then remedied the problem.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wouldn't be a parade without a little rain.
Wouldn't be a parade without a little rain.
Parade's a comin.
Parade's a comin.
Waiting for the parade @ Westrrn Welcome Week.
Waiting for the parade @ Westrrn Welcome Week.

Friday, August 14, 2009

New blog post: Zombies http://bit.ly/VPOEu

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ep. 5 of JKMMA is up. Carano v Cyborg preview and UFC101/WEC42 wrap up. http://bit.ly/jkmma5

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Anderson Silva gets 1st rnd KO of Forrest Griffin. Silva's speed, power, and movement are simply amazing.
Kenny Florian possibly has the worst nickname in MMA. KenFlo?
UFC101 in 30 min. Florian said he may beat Penn in the 1st round. Think Penn may have something to say about that.

Friday, August 07, 2009

The JKMMA show (#4) is up at its new permanent home on FightStripe.com. Still free but worth twice the price. http://fightstripe.com/

Thursday, August 06, 2009

FightStripe.com is live online at http://fightstripe.com, the new home of the JKMMA show...er, podcast.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Just registered another domain name that will be the future home of the JKMMA podcast.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

UFC 101 coming up this weekend. That means its time to record a podcast about it and other MMA news tonight.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Told Bailey and I would take her to lunch and she said, "I want Chinese food." Yes, I have taught her well.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Figured out how to get Google Voice # to connect to Skype. Point Voice# to Gizmo5, then fwd Gizmo5 to Skype. Inelegant, but it works.
Bailey got a couple finger tips caught in the car door. Luckily it gaps some but she is going to have black marks under her fingernails. Ow.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Just took a walk down the canal trail. 56 degrees at 11 am on July 30. Passed people wearing sweats. I am loving this weather.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mowed the lawn this morning in about 67 degree weather - in July. Loving this cool off.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Taking Honeybun to see Harry Potter tonight. Filling out the loan paperwork right now for the large popcorn. :D

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I was right. 'Not full enough' is the correct answer. This is after about 5 more. I get the bonus prize, a pocket of rocks.
I was right. 'Not full enough' is the correct answer. This is after about 5 more. I get the bonus prize, a pocket of rocks.
How full of rocks can a 2-yr old girls pockets be? Apparently the answer is 'not full enough.'
How full of rocks can a 2-yr old girls pockets be? Apparently the answer is 'not full enough.'
Decided to take the day off work and hangout with Bailey. She needs a Daddy day and Mommy needs a break. Time for Chinese food!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Affliction had a rough day. Canceled their event for next Saturday, then went out of business as a fight promoter.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Playing with my new voice recorder. I hope it will result in a better podcast.
Jason & Kevin's newest MMA podcast is now online...for FREE! Tell you neighbors. http://bit.ly/r0AX7

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New blog post: JKMMA # 3 http://bit.ly/MQUrx
Going live on Talkshoe in a little less than an hour. http://bit.ly/17Nudi

Monday, July 20, 2009

Power Co. rep interviewed on TV news about power outages; asks customers to have patience. Of course those w/o pwr can't see the news.
Just came back from the basement after tornado warning. Bailey loved getting to watch the lighting. The cell just missed us.
New blog post: Lying for “the truth?” http://bit.ly/17ANt5

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Think Bailey was trying to give me all the hugs and kisses she missed for the week she was gone. :) Daddy's girl is home.
Happy that Honeybun & Bailey are getting home in about 3 hours.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New blog post: U.S. – Free for us, not for you? http://bit.ly/4d2ZAs
New blog post: JKMMA #2 http://bit.ly/tdymJ

Friday, July 17, 2009

I see Walter Cronkite died. I remember his news casts. Does that make me old?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Paying for yesterdays 3 mile run/walk with shin splints. Battled with this back in my USMC days. Now I remember why I stopped running.
The second JKMMA show is now online. We wrap up UFC 100. http://bit.ly/jkmma2

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Think I'm going for a run (possible more of a walk) down the canal trail and get some quality podcast listening in.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Honeybun and Bailey left for NM to visit the grandparents. Have the house to myself. The hot, no AC, it's-an-oven-in-here house. Um, yea.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Five seconds after that last picture was taken I heard my wife say, "No, don't put her in the cooler." Poor cat.
The cat loves this. No, really.
The cat loves this. No, really.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

This morning Bailey looked and me and said, "Daddy, need my light saber."

I've never been so proud. (sniff)
New blog post: JKMMA #1 http://bit.ly/4djnsw

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

My friend Kevin and I have started an MMA podcast. Here is show #1: http://bit.ly/JKMMA001

Monday, July 06, 2009

New blog post: What is she? http://bit.ly/2jI0u1
First haircut done and not a single tear.
First haircut done and not a single tear.
First haircut at 2 1/2.
First haircut at 2 1/2.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Chestnut wins his third consecutive Coney Island hot dog eating contest. The Mustard Belt stays here. U-S-A! U-S-A! http://bit.ly/r0PiJ
Off to Wash. park for some July 4 festivities.
Got my diploma in the mail for my Master of Science. Looks official and everything.

Friday, July 03, 2009

New blog post: Obama – Clinton gap widening? http://bit.ly/xKhUG

Thursday, July 02, 2009

New blog post: Maine fining Christian organization http://bit.ly/xbfYI

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New blog post: What Bill of rights? (II) http://bit.ly/4HOW2

Monday, June 29, 2009

Had a romantic date with Honeybun tonight which we ended by having ice cream at Baskin Robbins while watching the sunset over Safeway.

Friday, June 26, 2009

50 cent day at the pool today. Bailey finally got to use her new "blue noodle". Thankfully that was well before the tornado warning.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hdln: "Two lost icons: For Generation X, a really bad day." I'm Gen X but if that headline is true for you, reassess your priorities.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Made it back from Grand Lake. Little sunburn on the forehead, but otherwise intact. Turns out "nature" isn't so bad. :)

Friday, June 19, 2009

This one will make you cry. http://bit.ly/10BV5n Thank you Pixar.
One more work day and then a 3 day weekend where I will suffer at a condo on a lake.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Oh Google Voice. When are you going live? Don't be such a tease. I need free voice mail. And where is "Google Student Loan Payoff"?
Healthcare insurance? What this country really needs is Universal Haircare. http://bit.ly/gDJtX

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New blog post: Children make life worth living http://bit.ly/SPZvp

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Now that the hail storm passed, the Renfest festivities can resume.
Ah, Renfest. Get your Geek on.
Ah, Renfest. Get your Geek on.
Going to get my geek on today.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

St. Chesterton? Could happen: http://bit.ly/IHWr
Took my mom and daughter out to lunch for mom's birthday. Had a great lunch. Happy birthday Momma.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New blog post: I’ve bought my last EA game. http://bit.ly/a08m9
Going live on the Catholic Dads podcast in 20 minutes. http://bit.ly/55Lqh

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Flickchart.com - it's like internet crack. You just can't stop ranking movies.
I'm hosting the very first Catholic Dads podcast tomorrow at 2 pm EDT/11am PDT. Listen live @: http://bit.ly/55Lqh
Great. First time I used this Belkin cable, the tip broke off in my laptop's headphone jack. Now I get to make a claim for a repair.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Tornado warning in the area. A tornado actually hit to the east of us and pretty much trashed a Lowe's.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Ah, cream of broccoli soup: the poor man's Lobster Bisk.
Weird headline O' the day: "Highlands Ranch opens new open space". Um, how do you open what is open by definition? http://bit.ly/13cCI8

Friday, June 05, 2009

New blog post: Today’s Tweak http://bit.ly/icCzZ
Watering the lawn. Doesn't everyone do that around midnight?

Thursday, June 04, 2009

And that last update was an unpaid, unsolicited endorsement. But if they decide they ever want to hire me as a spokesman...
Arranging to have my websites switched to another server at Hosting Matters to get PHP 5. Love Hosting Matters, just great customer service.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

New blog post: Newspapers: “We’re not dead yet.” http://ping.fm/VHTIZ
How to get good svc: Never tell a phone rep that he is lying. It will NOT get him to change the answer you.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Found the coolest way to rank movies. http://ping.fm/zPfmW It's in Beta so you'll have to rqst an invite.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Streaming my graduation party: http://bit.ly/lce0p
WalMart trip for the last party preparations. Cookout at my place this afternoon. Stop on by :)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Live on Stickam right now. Nothing exciting, just working in the backyard. http://bit.ly/H1Lf8

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lunch time. If Bailey eats all her lunch she gets a special treat: oatmeal cream pie. Mmm. One of Daddy's favorites.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Obama says "Stop, or I'll say 'stop' again...maybe...But only after long useless delays with an impotent U.N." http://bit.ly/6fV1u

Sunday, May 24, 2009

At the art festival in downtown Denver.
At the art festival in downtown Denver.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cheney Quote O the Day: seven and a half years without a repeat [attack] is not a record to be rebuked and scorned, much less criminalized.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Working in the yard. Been a while since I've been outside. What is that yellow ball in the sky? It scares and frightens me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quote O' the Day: "For as long as we fear men more than God, we will never make the grade." - Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter Catholic martyr
Time to make the donuts.

Monday, May 11, 2009

New blog post: Touched http://bit.ly/kZWcw

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Celebrating my graduation with dinner. Family and friends gave me an original Michael Parkes lithograph. Awesome.
Happy Mother's Day Honeybun. Wife, mother, total hottie. You're the complete package.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Tweaktoday mission accomplished. http://bit.ly/RXwka. Also reveals my thing with pop can tabs.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

It is such a beautiful day, I've decided to take the day off - to stay inside to clean the carpet.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

My second podcast is up. It's less than a minute and might even be funny. http://bit.ly/GsmWx
Took Bailey to the pool before work today. This is sure to be the highlight of the day.
Took Bailey to the pool before work today. This is sure to be the highlight of the day.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Walked Bailey to the school so she could ride her scooter. Now she is climbing on the playground instead.
Walked Bailey to the school so she could ride her scooter. Now she is climbing on the playground instead.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The way they keep saying Obama's first 100 days, I expect someone to give him an AA token. But he keeps spending like a drunken sailor.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This is what happens when a company picks the wrong pitchman and misses what it means to be "green". http://bit.ly/10iqys
US officials rejecting the term "swine flu" to protect the pork industry. I don't care what they call the flu. I still love bacon.

Monday, April 27, 2009

http://ping.fm/p/WVqms - You have got to be kidding. Snow on April 27. Isn't Colorado great?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Now that I'm done with grad school, no more excuses. Time to paint the kitchen.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

I hear today is World Malaria Day. Um...yea World Malaria?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Shakespeare's birthday was today. Had I remembered earlier, I would have spent the day speaking in iambic pentameter.
At 6:37 am this morning: BRRRRAP, BRRRRAP, BRRRRAP. Stupid woodpecker. I am really starting to not like that bird.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New blog post: California county legalizes crime http://bit.ly/rDErs
I decided to celebrate earth day today by living on it. I also used a paper cup earlier.
Made myself a ringtone from Dream by Priscilla Ahn. Chose the part where she sings the "Oooo's". Honeybun said she knew I'd use that part.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

When did Earth Day become Earth Week? Talk about religious fervor.
New blog post: Just checkin http://bit.ly/thFzk

Monday, April 20, 2009

Yep, too much snow. We made it up 3/4 of the way before it got too icy to make it to the top of the hill. Oh well. Give it a week or so.
Taking Bailey to Mother Cabrini shrine. There might still be too much snow on the stairs to climb the hill though.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I'm thankful my wife and daughter are home again. It's amazing home much Bailey changes in only 2 weeks.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I'm ready for my weekend to begin. My wife and daughter get home tomorrow. Can't wait.
Tomorrow is the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday when we celebrate the mysteries of divine pardon. http://bit.ly/8b5YZ
"A River Runs Through It." In this case the it is the parking lot. The river is from the 10" of snow from last 24 hrs melting all at once
New blog post: Master’s week http://bit.ly/4rNVe

Friday, April 17, 2009

http://ping.fm/p/6yutl - Nasty here but I hear Evergreen got 30" today. Wow.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Raining on the drive home. Good thing I bought new wipers two days ago.
Oprah is going to use start Twittering tomorrow. She will make her first tweet on her show. Expect Twitter to crash big.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

http://ping.fm/p/L2lBM - Taking a poll. Is the goatee (techically it's a VanDyke) me, yes or no? Honeybun, I know your vote. No trying to sway the poll :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Finished part 2 of my comps. Yes, I passed. I am now a Master of Science in Technical Communications. Woohoo! Stick a fork in me. I'm done.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Revised my essays for the second half of the test tomorrow. Just relaxing and waiting for 1:00 tomorrow.
I have gotten so much done already today. I feel productive.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!
is really missing my wife and daughter.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Great Easter Vigil. Got to see about a dozen people get baptized, 28 get confirmed, and celebrate the Resurrection. Was a very good evening
Time to go to the Easter Vigil. My mom is even going to go with me. Cool.
New blog post: An adoption story http://bit.ly/Z0M8
So what's on the agenda today? Get out of bed. Check. Get ready/go to for work - sigh. Check. Easter Vigil svc after (yea). To be checked

Friday, April 10, 2009

This is it. The last 4 years have led up to this test. It's show time!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

New blog post: Alice Nelson, Rest in peace http://bit.ly/9smkY
Feel better about test tomorrow. Key acronym: C.R.A.P. (seriously). Glad I took the day off to prepare.
Ofc bldg sign: Handicapped Elevator Access. Good to see elevators w/disabilities get jobs. I'm taking the stairs though.
Just heard from my mom, my aunt passed away at about 6:00 am. Rest in peace Alice.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Got home from work to find a package containing my new Harmony remote control. Sweet.
Going to the Chinese buffet with my brother for lunch.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Think I'm going to have to cook me up some dinner.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

a whole day without status updates. Good for me. Tomorrow, more studying.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

New blog post: The truth will set you free http://bit.ly/Get8
New blog post: Saturday lunch http://bit.ly/OwM4l
Only 5 days left to send comments to HHS dept to demand they retain freedom of conscience provision for health workers. http://bit.ly/42wBvT
http://ping.fm/p/kSJcq - Pudding with sprinkles for dessert at the Chinese restaurant. Mmmm.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Yet another big spring snow storm headed this way. I wish the globe was warming so this wouldn't happen.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Google to buy Twitter? Interesting. Very interesting. http://bit.ly/Wbw78
Churchill verdict is in. Jury seemed to say, "yes, you were fired for your speech, but you were an ass. So we're only awarding $1."

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Google April Fools web site is always fun:
http://ping.fm/cGeXX

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Broncos have agreed to trade Cutler because Cutler got mad the Broncos considered a trade. I bet he stomped his feet and held his breath too

Sunday, March 29, 2009

http://ping.fm/p/bnjZH - Another beautiful day at the Denver Zoo.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Still have the lights on to celebrate Human Achievement Hour. #tcot
New blog post: Clinton accepts racist award http://bit.ly/IZvNO

Friday, March 27, 2009

Instead of turning off my lights tomorrow, I will celebrate Human Achievement Hour and leave my lights on. http://bit.ly/HAH

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I guess the bright side is that 4 in 5 teens don't do it. http://ping.fm/Eol7J
If you want to come to Denver today, don't. We're closed.
Of course I end up behind the rear whell drive Crhrysler 300.
http://ping.fm/p/g9z53 - Can you say white out?
http://ping.fm/p/hDnu3 - Global warming alert:This is spring weather? Projected 8' to 16' in Denver today.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

got a house full of girls today, our 1 plus 3 of a friend's. Bun should know better by now. Everytime we do this I want more of our own.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

stupid woodpecker is back. Woke us up by pounding on one of our roof vents.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Got my comprehensive exams scheduled for 4/10 and 4/14. Now I'm nervous.
Rubio's for dinner. Mmmmm. Fish taco. Aaahhhhgggg.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bailey can make friends anywhere. We are in the Dr's office waiting room.  She charmed a man waiting with us. He's showing her a 'bubble' app on his iPhone.
Bailey can make friends anywhere. We are in the Dr's office waiting room. She charmed a man waiting with us. He's showing her a 'bubble' app on his iPhone.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The leprechauns stopped by. Yes, that would be green oatmeal. Daddy was feeling festive this morning.
The leprechauns stopped by. Yes, that would be green oatmeal. Daddy was feeling festive this morning.

Monday, March 16, 2009

So this is what outside looks like.
is finally up and moving today. Sudafed has kicked in. All 3 of us just cannot get over this cold.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What's on my iPod? New additions: Flyleaf, Safetysuit.
Jay Cutler still feuding with the Broncos over trade talks last month. Jay, you're a "professional" quarterback. Build a bridge. Get over it

Saturday, March 14, 2009

CO avg spending per pupil $8500. Avg class size 24.6. Per class spending $209100. Where does it all go?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

You know what I hate? That feeling of being nauseous and hungry at the same time. Yeah, I hate that.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New blog post: Racquetball practice http://bit.ly/KB2u
Glad that religious freedom is still alive in Connecticut...for now. http://ping.fm/4KgwI
Crossing guard in Chick-fil-A parking lot. Now that's not something you see everyday.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

New blog post: Days like this is when I miss Arizona the most http://bit.ly/Vmhea
New blog post: http://ping.fm/v1MOF

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Home after watching UFC 96. Rampage Jackson won by decision. Great card.
Just installed Flashblock on Firefox. Love it. If you use IE, you should be using Firefox. If you use Firefox, be sure to add on Flashblock.
Just installed Flashblock on Firefox. Love it. If you use IE, you should be using Firefox. If you use Firefox, be sure to add on Flashblock.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Strange how the last 8 years, we kept hearing that dissent is patriotic. Now it's treasonous. Time's change quickly.
Haven't listened to Rush in 10 years. Bad for a president to attack an individual. If Bush had done that, he would've been called Fascist.
Submitted my choice on the DNC's 'Send Rush a Message' contest. My entry: Rush is right! Thanks Rush. Heh heh. http://ping.fm/ZzV1c

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Pink dress on a windy day.
Pink dress on a windy day.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Welcome to the world Karsten Jay. Congratulations Darin & Amy.
list of things that are good: #574 blueberry bagel.

Monday, March 02, 2009

I'm gonna get me a hippo.
I'm gonna get me a hippo.
Ooo! Close look at a bongo - the type of antelope, not the drum.
Ooo! Close look at a bongo - the type of antelope, not the drum.
Geese!
Geese!
Bailey and Logan watching the seals.
Bailey and Logan watching the seals.
Zoo is packed today.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

One of the greatest (if not the greatest) broadcaster of all time. Paul Harvey, 1918-2009. R.I.P.
took Bailey swimming today. She was saying "do it myself!" in 4 feet of water. Time for swimming lessons.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Got ashes? Just leaving Ash Wednesday prayer service.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

is glad Honeybun is home. She'll need a couple days to recover from a long weekend.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Most annoying part of Honeybun being gone: her cat decides she likes me. When Honeybun gets back, the call will forget who I am again.
has a little girl who isn't feeling well. She just wants to sit next to Daddy.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

At the buffet with Bailey. She's porking out on rice crispy treats. Shh. Don't tell her mom.

Friday, February 20, 2009

is cleaning up both computers, checking systems settings and junk. The desktop seems to responding faster already. Now for the laptop.
is looking forward to my 3-day weekend with my Little Bailey Sunshine.
Power is off at the house. Times like this make me wish the TV ran on natural gas.
Honeybun is on a plane. Enjoy your trip Bun.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Question of the day: Icee or Slurpee?
highly recommends OpenDNS.org to everyone, especially parents. Free filtering of porn, phishing, & malicious site. http://ping.fm/ZK56V

Monday, February 16, 2009

I love days off when I can take Bailey on random Costco runs

Saturday, February 14, 2009

my kidney hurts.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just had a physical. Good news, blood pressure is great. Bad news, risk of diabetes. Good news - that should go away with weightloss.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blog post: Proud daddy moment. http://ping.fm/aDaNY

Monday, February 09, 2009

Went to get a haircut and took Bailey with me. She makes that kind of thing easy.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

last day of work for the week. I was a spreadsheet jockey yesterday doing analysis on productivity. Maybe I can be productive again, or not

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I want to go home.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

is counting down to kickoff...

Friday, January 30, 2009

[Blog] 25 random things: Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you.

1. I served four years ... http://s3nt.com/irt
[Blog] 25 random things: Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, fa... http://s3nt.com/irt

25 random things

(My Original Blog Post: http://semperjase.com/?p=776)
Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you.

1. I served four years of active duty in the USMC. Joining was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

2. I was the one who gave the ultimatum to get married. Thankfully, she agreed. Another of the best decisions I have ever made. One for which I am thankful everyday, most especially since we have had our daughter with whom I am totally smitten.

3. I converted to the Catholic Church in 2005.

4. If I could, I would live on pork lo mein or the classic turkey dinner.

5. My birth certificate shows four names. I only use three when I write my "full name" on legal documents.

6. Years ago I had success on the Atkins diet but quit when I realized I couldn't live without being able to eat mashed potatoes.

7. I have only one more test to complete to get my Master's degree.

8. I am an introvert - significantly so according to the Myer's Brigg's indicator. I wish I wasn't.

9. I'm looking for a new job, preferably in the Las Cruces, NM area. Anyone need a tech writer?

10. I am one of the two funniest people I know*. My friend Darin is the other (the only person who can regularly make laugh until I get tears.)
*(Your results may differ.)

11. I am currently reading The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, and The Hand of Chaos by Margaret Weis & Tracey Hickman.

12. My favorite recipe for spaghetti includes Velveeta. I learned how to make it from my Grandma but she made it better.

13. My cholesterol is in the "good" range. (Just got the test results back)

14. My glucose is a little high. Doc says to cut back on the carbs and sugar, but life without root beer is like...well, life without root beer.

15. Considered giving up the Internet for Lent this year, but realized that would be impossible with my remaining grad school commitment.

16. Not used to our dog Cowboy being gone. Still get the urge to take him outside before I go to bed.

17. I was a talk radio junkie until I got an iPod and discovered podcasts. Now I'm a podcast junkie.

18. Favorite musical artists: Steve Taylor, The Sundays, and Hootie and the Blowfish.

19. Favorite drink: rum and Coke. Haven't had one in over 8 years. Wow, has it been that long? (sigh).

20. Favorite cake: Rum cake. Had some last month.

21. Was known to skip class in high school to go play racquetball.

22. Want to start a podcast. I'm thinking of a skeptical examination of conspiracy theories. The outlandish claims about the Jesuits are some of my favorites. Like the claim that it was Jesuits actually masterminded 9/11 using the CIA/FBI to execute the plan.

23. Grew up in Phoenix, AZ. I do NOT miss the heat. Much prefer the experience of all four seasons that I get in Colorado.

24. I believe that Christmas actually is "the most wonderful time of the year."

25. Is proud to have a daughter. It is more rewarding than I ever imagined.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

is getting ready to take Bailey back to the doctor. After yesterday, she really isn't going to like this.

Monday, January 26, 2009

is running Windows Updates on a UMPC. Going on hour 2.

Friday, January 23, 2009

it's snowing in Denver. So much for that 70 degree weather earlier this week. And so much for that car wash I did a couple of days ago.
is looking for more friends on Xbox live. My gamertag is TiberJase there.
This morning was the type of morning that coud only be started off properly with pancakes. Gym time now.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

[Blog] A new age? Not yet.: President Obama was inaugurated yesterday as the 44th President of the United States of... http://s3nt.com/irt
[Blog] A new President.: President Obama was inaugurated yesterday as the 44th President of the United States of America. I was in a training class and later had an unexpected... http://s3nt.com/irt

A new President.

(My Original Blog Post: http://semperjase.com/?p=771)
President Obama was inaugurated yesterday as the 44th President of the United States of America. I was in a training class and later had an unexpected invite to go to a Denver Nuggets game (to sit in a suite no less) so I didn't have time to write on that momentous day. It is time for me to note my observations now.

Our training class did get a break to watch the swearing in and the inaugural address. It was a great moment to be an American. And I'm not talking about Obama's race. Yes, it was historic to see the first black man sworn in. I've also said before that true racial equality won't exist until there is a "first black to do X" and not be labeled as the "first black to do X."

What I appreciated even more was witnessing the 43rd consecutive peaceful transfer of executive power in this country - a streak the runs over 200 years. That is a stretch unparalleled in the world.

I disagree with Obama's stated economic policies. I'm convinced his Keynesian economic policies will only worsen our economic recession like FDR's policies extended the Great Depression.

Even so, our society has accepted that elections determine which leaders. Those who claimed that "Bush is not my President" were wrong, just as those who want to say "Obama is not my President" are wrong. Obama is my President. I will vote against him in 2012 but that doesn't change the reality that I am an American and we one President - no more, no less and that President is Barack Obama.

Let us pray that God grants him wisdom.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

http://ping.fm/p/NMWxl - is in a suite at the Pepsi Center for the Nuggets game. Sweet!
got invited to go see the Denver Nuggets game tonight. Going with 2 guys I just met in training. That's me, Mr Outgoing
is on a training break watching the inauguration.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Great thing about training, get to be home with the family for dinner.