Archive for November, 2008
I’ve grown up listening to They Might Be Giants, but the other day I heard a song of their that I’ve never heard before. It’s a terribly sad song when you listen to the lyrics, but then again… is there a TMBG’s song that isn’t peppy and snappy? Well listen and enjoy.
Ry The Robot
Two weeks ago we got the official news that we will be moved to North Carolina. Jane and I have been meaning to do another episode, but with finals, Turkey Day, visiting family, and… oh yeah packing, we haven’t had time. So we are packing up the podcast gear and we are planning on starting things back up after the New Year.
No need to fear the blog posts will still be rolling.
Ry The Robot
16. I love earthquakes.
It’s one of the most exhilarating feelings in the world. Standing still and letting the earth move under your feet, ha ha ha now I got you thinking about the Carole King song. It is just a weird and different feeling. I loved everything about the October 17, 1989 quake. I do feel sad about those that lost their lives, but that was a memory that will stay with me forever.
17. I married up.
If you’ve ever listened to our podcast, read my wife’s blog, or know us personally you will know that this statement is true. Then again, if you ask her she will tell you that she married up as well.
18. I am an Eagle Scout.
Yup, I am a member of an elite organization. Less than 3% of the total number of registered scouts ever achieve the rank of Eagle. All of the heads of the CIA, and FBI have been Eagles. Other notable Eagles are: Neil Armstrong, William C. DeVries, Gerald R. Ford, John Tesh, Steven Spielberg, Mike Rowe, J. Willard Marriott Jr., and James A. Lovell, Jr.
There is so much to say on this subject I feel the urge to talk more about his later.
19. I served a mission in Italy.
I spend two years of my life serving the people of Italy. Definitely more on this later.
20. I enjoy Christmas carols, but hate the song Silent Night.
I love to sing and think about Christmas songs all year. Jane hates it, but she deals. Every Christmas song fills me with wonderful memories of Christmases past. Every song except for Silent Night. I don’t know if it’s the music, or the slow lamenting way it’s sung, but I can not stand that song. My favorite, on the other hand is, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”
I know that I’m gonna mocked for falling into the blogosphere stereotype, but I can’t help it. I want people to know what I am thankful for on this Holy of Holy food based holidays.
I’m thankful for the following:
A wife that I love and care for, who loves me in return
Freedom of Religion
Freedom to own and use firearms, for the protection and safety of my family.
The freedoms that have been given to us by our ancestors, founding fathers, and solders who have laid down their precious lives for all of us.
The Boy Scouts of America, who taught me how to be a leader.
San Francisco Giants baseball
The 98 MPH fastball
The 12-6 Curve
Ever growing and developing technology
Torrent Download systems
7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound Systems
HD Next gen. gaming consoles
Rock n Roll
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Italian National Soccer team
You! My blog readers and podcast listeners
As you could tell some are serious and some are meant for the humor and enjoyment of you.
Ry The Robot
On June 17, 2008 Coldplay released, what I would call the album of the year. Viva La Vida (Death and All His Friends), single-handedly made me start believing that true Rock is not dead. My first favorite song off this album is titled “Lost!”. A little while ago Coldplay got together with one of the best remix artists, Jay-Z, to remix this song. Now I’m not normally a rap or R&B fan, yet the work that Jay-Z does blows my mind. Earlier today Coldplay released a video of the “Lost! Remix” Check it out.
Listen and Enjoy,
Ry The Robot