Why? Why not!?!

Tesla the geek

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In honor of Nikola Tesla Day, I present the following infographic orginally posted at

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Yeah, yeah, I know...  lately, I say that I'll update something on the blog soon, and then never get around to it...


But, for now, I do have a reason...  since my daughter was born on January 6, I just haven't had the time to do anything other than take care of her and her mommy.  Both Monica and Abigail Mona (we'll call her Abby) are doing great!


And I promise I'll get pictures up sometime when I get a free moment.  At least my "friends" can see some of them on Facebook!


I've also started working on a "family website",, where I'll update more about Abby, and put more pics up for friends and family to see.  I got the "framework" set up before the baby was born, but just haven't had the time to go further...  but I will...  I'm really waiting for this one picture that was taken in the hospital to come back -- one where Abby is essentially laying in my hand.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE that picture, and want that to be one of the big "eye candy"-type pictures for that site...  but we're still waiting...


Anyways... more info will really come along at some point!

Whoa, I, ohhhh, I'm still alive!

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Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam 2008

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(the post title must be sung in the voice of Eddie Vedder)

Yeah, I know, it's been a LONG, LONG time since I've done anything here.  Funny how life keeps you busy sometimes.  So, since the last time I wrote, a lot has transpired.  I won't get into tons of details, but I will list some highlights:

  • A HUGE panic attack, a year ago, where I thought I could have been having a heart attack.
  • Less time on the road, more time in the city.
  • Construction in our basement -- we have the coolest bar, media, and exercise rooms!
  • I've lost 65 pounds:  motivations being fear of another panic attack, desire to be healthy, desire to be nimble in case I become a father, desire to run a 5k race.
  • Participated in a 5k race in May -- to support Brain Tumor Research (my brother had a brain tumor 7 or 8 years ago, and is a survivor).
  • We're expecting a little girl!  Our due date is January 4, and so far, Monica and baby are doing very well!  We'll enter the third trimester in 2 weeks!

It's been a while since I've made one of my infamous (well, more appropriately, not famous) lists.  So, I think I've got a good bit to share.

  • I'm really looking forward to taking some time off.  We've got a "stay-cation" planned in July, and not doing anything sounds WONDERFUL right now!
  • I can't wait for table games to begin at Charlestown Raceway & Slots!  Not having to drive all the way to Atlantic City to whet my blackjack, poker, or craps whistle will be very nice!
  • I'm ready for a new phone.  My current blackberry is still nice and functional and appropriate, but I'm ready for a new one.  Word going round is that the Blackberry 9800 Slider phone should be coming out in the next couple of months!  A full, touchscreen with a real keyboard, and much more application memory than my current blackberry!
  • I want a slate.  Not an ipad, which can't multitask... I want a Notion Ink Adam!  Can handle the hi-def media requirements I like, as well as convert to the "kindle-like" monochrome screen for reading, just at the touch of a button!  And the anti-glare and viewing angles are awesome on this thing!  I hope that this will get me to read more... and hopefully digital magazines will be perfected by the time this comes out.
  • I can't wait for football to start up again!  Now that the conferenc

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    e-stealing-scrambling thing appears to be over, with relatively few defections, I can concentrate on some Virginia Tech football!  They're looking to be good again this year, especially with the return of Ryan Williams AND Darren Evans in the backfield.  The running game will be amazing.  And with a (hopefully) mature Tyrod Taylor under center, we could have an explosive offense.  And Bud Foster's defense ALWAYS plays tough.  This could be another ACC Championship year for the Hokies!  Oh, and it looks like I'll be at the Boise State game, being played in DC on Labor Day!  Good times!
  • And my Dallas Cowboys are looking like they're going to be pretty good this year again!  Let's hope so! 
  • And maybe another trip to Vegas in October?!?  If so, we can celebrate our "almost first year anniversary" while there!  I hear another trip to Sensi coming!

Lost finale

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Lost title card

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I'm really excited (and somewhat sad) for the upcoming series finale of Lost on Sunday.

I expect nothing other than a mind-blowing, satisfying, surprising effort from the duo of Lindelof and Cuse.

Will post more soon!