Monday, October 30, 2006

Little House crew

I'm not a huge fan of Halloween anymore. When I was kid; yeah, loved it. CANDY, yay! But now? It just isn't as much fun to dress up like a fool (or a slut). But I digress. For the last few years our group of friends pick a theme to dress up as. Last year we sang for Africa as the We Are the World Allstars. This year Christina was adamant we each pick a character from Little House on the Prairie. The books, TV series, and movie completely skipped me somehow through the years. Luckily, my friends were experts. For those of you that don't know LHOTP is a heartwarming saga of a frontier family's struggles and triumphs on a farm near Walnut Grove, Minn., in the 1870s. Based on the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder (whose character doubles as narrator). I'm the guy on the top in the middle. Psyche!

Actually here we are at the WCCO party we attended. I mention the TV station only because it's pretty funny to see people (even minor celebrities) like news anchors at regular folk events. Funny thing was most of the WCCO people didn't have costumes. Wouldn't you want to hide your face a bit? Anyway, from left to right; Zim is Almonzo, Erin is Laura, Anton is (doing Michael Landon proud) as Pa, Christina is Caroline, Kristen is Nellie Oleson, I'm the rough neighbor with a heart of gold Mr. Edwards (with his adopted orangutan), and Kelsey is the blind Ingalls child Mary.

Happy Halloween!

*I didn't get even one trick or treater last year (the 1st in my house). I'm really hoping to set a record with 1+ this year.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Order from this menu


Last weekend Christina and I took a little jaunt down to Red Wing, MN for the day, then Pepin, WI for dinner. After our 2+ hour wait to be seated we had a delicious meal at the Harbor View Cafe. It was funny that in a town of less than 900 people this place had a line out the door even after dark. The photo above was taken from our table (maybe 12 feet from the menu). It was the only place the choices of the evening were listed. Very natural, fresh ingredients. Good soup, good lamb, good walleye, good dessert.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Thursday, October 12, 2006

A New NBA Season

Lebron couldn't stop the Heat last season. Let's hope the East isn't as tough as I think it will. I got to see the Bucks first preseason game against the Twolves at the Target Center last night. The regular season doesn't start for the Bucks until November 1st at Detroit, however it's fun to start speculating how good the teams will fair now. The game was super borrrrrrrring. Sloppy play and the fact Bogut and Bobby Simmons are hurt made it a bit of a yawn. Even with my glasses on I couldn't tell any difference with the new ball in the NBA.

I did notice some of the new rules in play. Particularly, refs not letting players argue calls. Twolves center Mark Blount's night ended in the third quarter when he got two technical fouls after he challenged the referees over two separate plays. Who gets kicked out of a preseason game? Anyway, I thought this NBA blog was pretty funny. Bogut was sad that Croc hunter died. Speaking of basketball blogs; take a look at Mavrick's owner Mark Cuban's blog. Half the time he isn't even talking hoops.


Talking basketball; I thought this was pretty impressive and original. A girl dressed in black acts as a friends shadow while playing basketball. I still cant figure out how she got the shadow of the ball to land underneath the actual ball.


UPDATE: Those who can't view it in safari or ubuntu distros here's the download link .The file is in wmv format..

Hey, does anyone want to come to Minneapolis for the Bucks vs Twolves on 12/22? Let me know.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Seals for everyone!

I've looked for a seal before, but this will have to do for now. You can make your own seal here. It was either a thimbs up or Zod on my seal. I went with Zod mostly because of this website. Look in the archives for Zod on Halloween, St. Pat's Day, and even a Non lullaby. Good stuff.

Monday, October 09, 2006

lol

I just wanted to apologize to any of you that may have gotten an email from me when I've used the IM phrase "lol." I always thought it meant "lots of luck." Today I found out it means "laughing out loud."

lol
-stephen

P.S. I'm obsessed with hating the online ad that offers to lower your mortgage payments and features a couple silhouetted by a full moon as a backdrop. They dance in animation back and forth across the roof of a house. It's on hotmail, my fantasy football site, cnn, everywhere. I hate it soooooooooooooooooo much! This blog is keeping tabs.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Halloween Attire

Check out DUMBRELLA. Click on any of the shirts and it takes to another site that has even more. It's the LINK OF THE MONTH for October.