Friday, December 10, 2010

Random Reps

  1. I have been MIA from this blog for quite a while. Sorry.
  2. Getting ready for the upcoming snow on Sunday/Monday. Got gas for the snow blower, need to find my winter boots, etc. The Steeler game on Sunday should be interesting.
  3. Christmas is two weeks away, Wow.
  4. Anxiously waiting for the movie Tron Legacy on 12/17/2010. Olivia Wilde looks hot.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sam and Quinn - Glee

I am manly enough to admit that I am a Gleek. I starting watching Glee this summer when most networks were running re-runs. I literally stumbled upon Glee, and now I look forward to watching it on Tuesday's.

I like the new budding romance between Sam and Quinn. They are such a cute couple. Here is a nice clip of them flirting with each other:

Here is a clip of Sam and Quinn finally signing a duet together, Lucky:

I hope the writers keep the Sam/Quinn relationship going.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Today is October 10, 2010. For you techies out there, 101010 is the binary equivalent of the base 10 number "42".

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Think Pink

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More info here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ines Sainz - Hottest Sports Reporter in Mexico

Ines Sainz, a female sports reporter for TV Azteca in Mexico, caused quite a stir in the NY Jets locker room when she was waiting to interview quarterback Mark Sanchez. You can read the story here on USA Today, or you can Google it. She posted a pic of what she was wearing that day on her Twitter account (see above) to show that she was not dressed inappropriately.

Here is an interview of her on ABC's Good Morning America:

Pay close attention to her clothes, do you consider them inappropriate? Judge for yourself. How many buttons are not buttoned on her blouse? She also did an interview on the CBS Morning Show, but look how the camera angle is different. Rush Limbaugh offered his opinion, "Booty-licious".

Friday, September 10, 2010

Remember 9/11

Tomorrow is the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Hug a loved one a little longer, a little stronger. Be proud that you are an American.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Abduction Movie Extras

I am off this week burning some vacation time and was wondering if I should try to be a movie extra for the upcoming movie "Abduction", starring Twilight heart throb Taylor Lautner. A Facebook page has been set up for people wanting to be Abduction Extras.

It has been funny reading some of the comments on the Facebook Abduction Extras page. Of course, the majority of people who comment are under 18 and female. I read there are problems hiring anyone under 18: labor laws, parental permission, work permits, etc. It has been funny reading the comments that have been posted on the Facebook Abduction Extras page. Most people do not read the casting requirements and the instructions on how to be considered for a part as an extra. Over 18 means over 18, adult male part means adult male part, etc. has an article on what to expect if you are selected as a movie extra. The Pittsburgh Film Office has info on local casting requirements in the area. I can not decide if this is something I want to pursue or not, so I have not sent them my contact info and physical dimensions.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Water Woes

I usually do my laundry in the evening, but today I decided to do it in the morning. After my load of white clothes was done, I noticed that my tap water was brown. Sometimes, after a heavy rain, my public tap water will become discolored. It is past 10PM now, and there is still a trace of brown in the cold water. However, the hot water from my water tank is browner than the cold water. I did not have anything really nice in the laundry, but I am still upset. Am I wrong to assume that the water company can handle a little rain?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Green Lantern Movie 2010

This weekend the San Diego Comic Con took place. I did not attend, but one of the panels that literally caught my eye was for the Green Lantern movie. Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, will play the Green Lantern. Blake Lively co-stars, and she received a lot of attention due to her low cut blouse. Wow! I can not wait for the movie.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Paula Creamer Wins 2010 U.S. Women's Open

Congratulations to Paula Creamer, winner of the 2010 U.S. Women's Open at Oakmont Country Club.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Random Reps

  • It is damn hot, duh?
  • My current list of body part aches and pains: left wrist (pinky side), right wrist (thumb side), left shoulder, big toe on left foot, right ankle. Is that enough?
  • With the 2010 US Women's Golf Open this week, I have been trying to decide who IMHO is the hottest female golfer at Oakmont. There are a lot of choices: Natalie Gulbis, Michelle Wie, Cristie Kerr, Morgan Pressel, and Paula Creamer. I have to choose Paula Creamer. If you drive on the PA Turnpike near Exit 48, Allegheny Valley, you will see a banner with her face on one of the overpasses. It took me a while to figure out it was her on the banner, and now it is hard not to check out the banner when I drive by it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Third Time is a Charm for Hossa

After playing in the Stanley Cup Finals for three consecutive years with three different teams, Marian Hossa finally won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks. There is no way I could root for the Philadelphia Flyers. Congrats to Marian Hossa and the Chicago Blackhawks!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Random Reps

Yeah, it has been about one month since my last post, my bad. So, here are some random thoughts:

1. As I get older, it is tougher to achieve or maintain my desired level of fitness. My body has more aches and pains, I need a longer recovery time, rest/sleep, and diet are all important.

2. I have become a very dedicated listener of 93.7 The Fan.

3. Penguins Game 7 History does not matter. Most of the players are too young and do not know what the Game 7 win/loss record is, so it really does not matter. Prediction, they will win Game 7.

4. My house is a mess. I need to purge.

Later Peeps.

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Taxes Are Done

Good News! After weeks of procrastinating, I finally finished all of my income taxes for 2009. That includes federal, state, and local. I am getting a refund, and I already spent part of it. I took off work today to finish my taxes, but I was done yesterday, so I decided to go to the Tanger Outlets in Washington, PA. I had a set of four x 20% off coupons and used 3 of them. It was a good day for shopping.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Craig Ferguson Won Peabody Award

Craig Ferguson, host of CBS's The Late Late Show, won a Peabody Award for his interview with Bishop Desmond Tutu. It was a very good interview, part serious, part funny. You can check it out on YouTube in three parts: Part1, Part2, and Part3.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Finally, Spring is Here!

I am so happy that Spring is officially here. With Daylight Savings, the days are longer. This weekend was absolutely gorgeous. Friday, I took a day off from work and spent the AM working on my taxes, then after lunch, washed, waxed, vacuumed my car. I even cleaned the windows with Windex. The pic to the left is a pot of mini daffodils that I bought from the American Cancer Society for their annual Daffodil Days. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

IKEA Malm 3 Drawer Chest

I spent Saturday afternoon assembling a Malm 3 drawer chest from IKEA. I bought it around New Year's when IKEA cut the price in half for a one day special. It took me longer than expected to put it together, but I am pleased with the results. For a 3 drawer chest, it is quite roomy and I like the metal drawer slides. Now, I have to rearrange some stuff in my bedroom to make space for it.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Random Reps

1. Raises - My supervisor informed me today that I qualify for a percentage increase in my salary versus a one time lump sum payment. I also found out I will receive a one time incentive bonus for my company's performance last year. Direct Deposit tomorrow. Hooray!!!

2. Toyota Recall - My 2010 Pontiac Vibe, which is really a Toyota Matrix, is part of the Toyota recall. There are actually two recalls: the accelerator pedal and the floor mat. The accelerator pedal fix is available now, the floormat fix is not available yet. I have not taken my Vibe to the dealer yet. I have been following this story since it broke. I do not have any faith that the suggested fixes are the real solution. Over 60 consumers reported last week that after the so called fixes were applied, the sudden unintended acceleration problems actually became worse. Apparently, the floor mat fix includes a change to the car's computer software, and this seems to have made things worse. I am mad at Toyota - their actions say cover up. I am mad at NHTSA (sometimes pronounced NITSA) for being Nitwits. I am not sure what to do with my car: drive it, sell it, trade it in, wait for a "real" solution, wait to join a class action lawsuit.

3. BB#7 - You are a great quarterback on the football field. Off the field, you are an IDIOT.

4. Workouts - I can not use snow shoveling as an excuse for not working out. So, this week, I managed two weight lifting sessions.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Olympic Thoughts

The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are over and I have to admit I did enjoy watching them. It was a pleasant diversion and there were some very good story lines that came from these games. It was nice to see the different sports. I can not remember the last time sat down and actually watched the Olympics, winter or summer. I am not sure why, but I watched as much as I could this year. So, will I watch the 2012 Summer Games in London? Time will tell.

7 Year vs 7 Month Bulb

Back in July, one of the headlight bulbs in my 2003 Vibe burned out. It was the original bulb, and lasted almost 7 years. I decided to replace both bulbs at the same time, and I upgraded to a Sylvania XtraVision bulb. The bulb is supposed to be brighter than their standard bulb, but there is a trade off. The extra brightness means a shorter life span for the bulb. Well, one of the new bulbs burned out today, so it only lasted 7 months. I was extremely disappointed. I still had the working bulb that I removed in July, so I just used it to replace the bad bulb.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The FAN 93.7 Debuts Today

The FAN on 93.7 FM debuted today as a new all sports radio station. Bob Smizik reviews the competition in his blog on the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Will the FAN be successful? Only time will tell.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Snow Blower Sunday

I just spent about 4 hours clearing the snow off my driveway with my snow blower. I only have a single stage snow blower, so that is why it took so long. I live at the end of a cul de sac, which is great. But the one down side is when the local snow plows come through, the snow accumulates at the end of the cul de sac. So, my mailbox and front of my driveway where literally buried. I also have an uncovered deck, and I cleared off about one third of it. I am tired now, time for a one hour nap, then I will have dinner. Later.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Shame on Toyota

My 2010 Pontiac Vibe that I bought this past September is part of the Toyota recall that has been in the news. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has more info here. Yes, I have a Pontiac Vibe, but is it essentially the same as a Toyota Matrix. I am disappointed in Toyota. It took them too long for them to admit there was a problem. Even though Toyota has announced a fix, the NHTSA is looking at the Electronic Throttle Control System to see if this may be the real problem. Toyota's fix is a physical part, and does not admit any electronic failure. This could be bad if it truly is a electronic problem. I still have my old 2003 Vibe, which I am driving now since it is winter. So, I am waiting to receive something official from Pontiac about when I can bring my vehicle in. I am also very curious to see if the problem is electronics and not a physical part.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I'm With Coco

Good Luck to Conan O'brien! I can not wait until the three month non-interview clause expires. Hope to see you in September 2010!

Monday, January 18, 2010

FBI Agent Renee Walker

I am glad to see that Annie Wersching is back as former FBI Agent Renee Walker on the TV Series "24", Season 8. The red hair, blue eyes, and freckles. Her character seems to be in a very dark place now. It is unusual to see her act more ruthless than Jack. I will be closely watching how her relationship with Jack develops. It should be interesting.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

104.7 Cancels Ellis Cannon Sports Talk Show

I just found out yesterday that 104.7 FM has cancelled the Ellis Cannon Sport Talk Show that aired weekdays from 6 to 8 PM. Here is a link from the Post Gazette. Bob Smizik adds his two cents here. I am surprised and disappointed. I used to listen to Ellis on my way home from work and enjoyed his view on sports. Big E is publisher of the Pittsburgh Sports Report, so you can still catch up with him here. I hope Ellis shows up somewhere else on the radio dial.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Winter Blows!

I am fed up with the last week of winter weather. It's cold, windy, the snow keeps piling up, I keep shoveling. It is like the movie Groundhog Day. One good thing did happen though, my neighbor used his tractor with a snow plow blade and plowed my driveway while I was at work today. I got home after work expecting another evening of freezing my toes off shoveling the driveway. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my neighbor had plowed my driveway. There was still about a one inch layer of snow on the driveway, but I was so happy. It is great having a wonderful neighbors. Thanks Jack and Barb!