Wall-E – June 29th

Wall-EYes, I know I haven’t blogged in forever. Cut me some slack… I could NOT be more busy. More on that soon.

Disney/Pixar’s latest masterpiece was released this past weekend to huge critical lauding. Since, it was triple digits outside, Jess and I decided to spend a few hours in a nice air conditioned theater and see what all the fuss was about.

Bottom line? They hit another home run. I don’t know how they keep doing it, but every film they make is amazing. Not a flop among them. When you stop and think about it, it really is incredible. Name me another studio that EVERY movie they make is a guaranteed winner? Doesn’t happen. I can tell you one thing… I would hate to be they guy responsible for the first movie they make that kinda sucks. You know its going to happen eventually. But not this time.

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Some recent random bits as I recovered from Vegas this past week. Check back later for more on that. I will say however, Vegas is a lot more fun when you win.

I filled up with gas yesterday. My previous tank which was the first one since the new commute to work was finished. Here are my stats. I filled up on 5/19. I went 412.6 miles on 11.2 gallons of gas. For those who are bad at math, that works out to 36.8 miles to the gallon and almost 4 full work weeks. That is AWESOME. I was amazed by that. I got almost 100 miles more on this tank than what I used to get on good tanks. Gotta love the Chinden commute with its few lights and long straights.

I spent the first hour of my workday this morning dumping coffee down my shirt without even noticing. The lid on my travel mug was not fully snapped in as I blissfully splashed my brand new shirt with coffee. So that was fun.

Is it wrong that I took exceptional glee in Big Brown’s total meltdown at the Belmont? It’s the same sort of joy I would get of seeing this car smash into the wall at 200 mph. The only thing that could be better would be seeing UPS stock take a major dump. Sensing a theme here?

The built-in TV cabinet is finally fully complete at the house. It looks great. I’ll have to post pictures.

Speaking of the house, the rose bushes that were part of the landscaping that came with the house have exploded. No, not literally. But, the sheer volume of yellow flowers that are on these things is incredible. Not only that, there are still about as many buds that have yet to start blooming. It is absolutely amazing.

June is almost half done already. Good lord how time is flying. T-Minus 2 months and counting until the wedding. Getting into crunch time here.

That’s all for now… check back later for pics of the cabinetry and roses. Happy weekend, everyone.

Bad news

The allergies that I had been fighting all week, have given way to something else. Something worse. The last possible thing you want when going with your boys to Vegas.

A Cold.

I’m stuffed up, tired, but worst of all, coughing. Bad.

If this were a normal day, I would not be going to work. Instead, I’m going to Las Vegas. If there is anything worse than being sick, it’s traveling and being sick. And, if there is anything worse than traveling and being sick, it’s traveling to Vegas while being sick. I’m so pissed right now.

Wish me luck. I need a different kind this time around.

Guys, I’m stating for the record right now, I want a ‘do-over’ next spring… *sigh* *cough cough* *sniff*

Vegas Evolution

Las VegasI love Las Vegas. In fact, I’m heading there again with my groomsmen tomorrow for a long weekend of male bonding time. This will be my 10th trip to Vegas in my 13 years of being “of age”. In that time, I’ve seen a lot of things come and go down there. One thing you can be sure of, is that every time you go, it will be different. There will be new and amazing sites and old familiar ones will be gone. It’s just the way Las Vegas is.

There have been changes in Las Vegas that have been for the better, but there are also ones that have been for the worse (at least in my eyes). And, in honor of my trip this weekend, I would like to detail some of these out for you.

First the changes that I really like, in no particular order.

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Bronco Hall of Fame Contribution

There is a blog that I visit with some regularity called One Bronco Nation Under God, or obnug.com for short. They, as you might guess, are all things Boise State football. To which, I have a slight affinity.

Anyway, I was asked by the guys over there to contribute to their little ongoing feature called the OBNUG Hall of Fame. I could nominate any player/performance I wished. After some deliberation, I finally settled on my candidate and selected the best performance I ever witnessed live (aside from the Fiesta Bowl).

You can read (and vote) here.

Thanks again for the opportunity guys!

For anyone who might be visiting me for the first time from that site, feel free to peruse my Boise State posts.

Some of my favorites: