Monday, September 14, 2009

My Brain Goes on Tangents

Those that know me, know that I often go off on tangents. Well, most often I just keep those tangents to myself and I go off on a tangent in my brain.

Tonight my wife and I were working in the kitchen and my wife is talking about needing 8 cups of water.

Wife: "Two, four, six, eight."
Me: "Who do we appreciate?"
Wife: "Nolan!"
Me: Tangent

My wife is waiting for me to reciprocate with her name or something but I just smile silently lost in my brain tangent.

I started thinking about the commercial for Starbucks Double Shot Espresso drinks where the guy "Hank" is going to work, interview, presentation, something and he has a cheering section and a mascot of himself following him around, cheering him on. Only in my head instead of them chanting "Hank! Hank!" its, "Nolan! Nolan!"

I found the commercial on Youtube. I think it's pretty funny, cracks me up!

Nolan! Nolan! Nolan!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Corvus Consulting, LLC

So I have gone ahead and started my own IT Services and Consulting company.

Here is an E-Card for you:

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

It Takes a Man to be a Dad!

Another commercial that has caught my attention lately. I love this commercial! IT has a great message and is very well done. Makes me chuckle.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Latest Band Review

Here is the latest band I have been diggin' on. They have been around for a little while but for some reason I have just realized how much I like them.

Band: Death Cab For Cutie
Song: I Will Posses Your Heart

Saturday, June 07, 2008

First Bike Commute

Rode my bike to work and back home for the first time yesterday. It was a really good experience and actually somewhat surprising. The morning ride started off, as expected, down a fairly flat and long stretch of road. I made it well over half way to work with no more than moderate effort. Then I hit the last stretch, which happens to have significantly more changes in elevation than I noticed in a car. Needless to say, the last few miles into work were rough. It also didn't help that once I got within a mile of work there was a substantial headwind which didn't make things any easier. But I made it and actually completed the ride at a respectable time of ~1hr 10mins. (Don't have a cyclometer on my bike yet so total trip times are close but not exact.)

So then came the dreaded commute home, which was not as bad as I was expecting it to be. The first few miles were a lot of up and down which made for a slow start, but once I got past that part it was smooth sailing the rest of the way home. The long, flat stretch of road actually turned out to be much flatter than I expected it to be. I expected it to be slightly uphill going home. All in all, The ride home was actually quite pleasant. The only downside of my evening commute was the increased amount of traffic compared to the morning. Total evening commute time ~55mins.

So the first bike commute was a good experience and a nice precursor for more to come. For my reader out there, I will try to keep up on posting my progress as I continue towards my goal of riding to work on a regular basis.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Going Green!

So I went out and purchased a bike. My plan is to save gas money by commuting on it to work. Ok, so I plan to do a lot of recreational riding too! Since I purchased the bike and started riding some training routes, I realized that I am NOT in as good of shape as I used to be. My plan is to make my first commute sometime next week and am excited and nervous about it at the same time. In fact, I am kind of dreading the commute home. Not as worried about the morning ride since I will be fresh, it is cooler, and it is slightly downhill to work. I have mapped my route to work and determined that it is about a 13 mile ride.

I seriously considered buying a road bike, but I ultimately decided that I really wanted a bike that was more versatile. So I ended up buying a Gary Fisher hard tail 29er mountain bike. The 29er name comes from the fact that it has 29 inch wheels instead of the standard 26 inch. The 29" wheels are actually about the same size as a rode bike's which is nice for road riding. I bought a pair of road tires that fit my rims and It actually does quite well on the road. For any of those interested in the specs on my bike check out the link.

I will be making my first bike commute soon and I will try to keep up on posting my progress here.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

For Your Listening Enjoyment

Here is another song that has found a spot on my playlist for quite some time. I love the crisp, clean guitar and vocals. Kind of a cross between The Smashing Pumpkins and Wheatus, and yet, distinctive in their own right. Very cool, have a listen.

Band: Silversun Pickups
Song: Lazy Eye

Can't Get Enough Colbert!

I am reading his book right now, too funny!