Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Living in Nashville, I tend to see celebrities fairly often. One minor celebrity I seem to keep bumping into is Mark Collie, who is a singer/songwriter who has faded a bit from the limelight recently. Last night while I was leaving Publix in Hermitage and I saw him walking across the parking lot towards me.

I waved and said "Hey man."

MC: "Hey."

Hatch: "When are you gonna have another album out?"

MC: "Aw, I think the first quarter of next year."

Hatch: "Alright, I'll look forward to it."

MC: "Thanks, man."

With that he continued on and entered the Radio Shack. The funny thing is I had almost exactly the same conversation with him about 3 years ago outside the Longhorn Steakhouse off West End in Nashville.

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

From an email my wife forwarded to me today:

1. It is important that a man helps you around the house and has a job.

2. It is important that a man makes you laugh.

3. It is important to find a man you can count on and doesn't lie to you.

4. It is important that a man is good in bed and loves making love to you.

5. It is important that these four men don't know each other.

I asked her which of the four she thought I was but she hasn't answered me yet.

Update: Woot! I'm #4!

Monday, July 28, 2003

Only in baseball would something like manipulating the ventilation fans inside the Minnesota Twins dome cause this much discussion. It's an interesting premise, but so far all tests have been inconclusive.

Friday, July 25, 2003

Learn all about balloon animals at the Balloon HQ. Now I can be more useful at birthday parties.
My friend Jim Hefner sent me the link to The Free State Project a while back. Interesting, but slightly kooky. It sounds like something that would be right up Robert Heinlein's alley.

Thursday, July 24, 2003

This is a cool flashlight. Someone buy me one.
Here's an update on the spray to foil automated traffic cameras. I found a website called Phantom Plate that sells the spray. From the example photo on their website, it doesn't look that difficult to make out the numbers on the plate, so it may not be too terribly effective.
My friend Eric "Bookdude" Morgan recently sent a link to the Starship Dimensions website. I know this marks me as a geek forever, but I think this site is just utterly fantastic. My favorite is at the bottom of the 1X page where it shows King Kong, Godzilla, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow man to scale.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Fortunately, I've never lived anywhere that uses automated cameras to catch people speeding or running red lights. Here's an editorial that mentions several ways to get around these cameras. I'll try to google up some more info about it soon.