Sunday, November 08, 2009

Why you should move to Olathe

Guess what we just got on Wednesday? No, not the three-headed koala I've always wanted. Not absolute power. I'll just go ahead and tell you. It's our free, blue, 65-gallon recycling cart! What makes it even better is that instead of charging us extra, which most metropolitan areas would've done, they made the recylcing service part of the regular trash pick-up service. No extra charge. You go, Olathe!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Whedon offers to buy Terminator franchise!

That's right! Joss (of Firefly fame) has offered to take the Terminator franchise off of its owners hands for a pretty hefty sum. I got this off the of the /film website ( You can read more about it here. Oh, the possibilities are endless...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Say goodbye to Saturday mail?

Here's an article that I just read on CNN about the possibility of the post office doing away with the Saturday mail. Unthinkable, you say? Well, not really. In this age of email and with the decline of mail usage, I say it is not only thinkable but also likely. Check out the aritcle here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mario Bros. meets Inglorious Basterds

Exactly like the title sounds. Here's a trailor of "Inglorious Basterds" if it had been filmed in the Mushroom Kingdom. Enjoy! I got it off of a site called slashfilm. If you haven't heard about it before, you should check them out. They have updates everyday and their site covers upcoming movies. You can check them out here.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Andrea and I started something called geocaching today. Basically, it's a high-tech scavenger hunt. You go to a site ( and find a list of coordinates for "caches" which can contain anything from CDs to pennies or nothing at all. You then enter the coordinates into a GPS device and locate the cache. In any case, there's a piece of paper for you to leave your name and the date you found the cache on. Very fun.

We found it in the trunk of a tree and the log was a little wet so we put it in a ziplock bag to help protect it in the future.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

What's in a name?

Tony's the kind of guy that everyone seems to like. He's agreeable, laid back, and just enjoys hanging out. He's comfortable eating out with others or alone by himself. He's quiet, contemplative, and has eyes that gleam with a mischief that makes you wonder what lurks behind that serene countenance. Who is this Tony, you may ask. He seems like a swell guy, maybe someone you'd like to know. Well, you're in luck. If you're reading this, you probably already know Tony. Tony is my alter ego. Now let me explain. I frequent a lot of restaraunts during lunch that requires the person taking the order to ask the name of the customer. These places range from McDonald's to, as in today's case, Panera's. Due to my soft-spoken nature and the uniqueness of my name, when the person who calls out the customer's name (usually not the same person that took the order) calls my order out, it comes out as either Juan or, in those rare instances when I actually take the time to spell out my name, Tone. So rather than going through all that trouble, I tell them my name is Tony. It's easy for the restaraunt employees to spell and I have yet to have anybody butcher it so it's really a win-win situation for all involved. What's funny is that I usually pay with my debit card which has my name spelled correctly on it. No one has yet to catch that little inconsistency. This is usually the point where that mischievous gleam in Tony's eyes are most prominent. There's just something exhilirating about getting away with a little white lie. So the next time you visit a restaraunt that inquires whether they can get a name for that order, give them one. No one ever said it had to be yours ;)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Home again, home again...

We made it back to the states safely without too much trouble. All the flights came in on time. Currently working on posting all the pics on my flickr account. They should be up soon.

Monday, July 06, 2009


Yes,for those of you wondering, we made it to Vietnam alright. We spent the fist two days in Ho Chi Ming city visiting my mom's family. On night number two (I number nights now because I have no idea what day it actually is), we visited my grandma on my mom's side's grave and had dinner (not at my granma on my mom's side's grave). The dinner was good. Kind of an all-you-can-eat buffet style held out in the open. Then we spent night three out in the country. Highlights from that night include me climbing a coconut tree (harder to do than you think, especially after it's just rained), "driving" a moped (I drove it around the parking lot), and getting bitten by what I can only assume was, and hoping was, a bunch of mosquitos. Highlights from night four including heading out to the ocean to a riverwalk sort of place. The moped ride there was thirty minutes so that was fun. After that, we had dinner at a seafood restaurant. Really reasonable prices for how much we ate and drank. I think it wound up being about eight US dollars per person. Then we went to a karaoke bar (mostly because my cousins wanted to). No, I didn't sing. Today we're in the city and so, I have spent about twenty-four hours flying only to sit in front of a computer screen and type all of this out :) I think we're going to do a little shopping today and hang out a little bit. Plans for tomorrow? The BEACH!!! I'll try to post pics when I get back on the 16th.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

How to make a dangling guinea pig toy

You have to love the English language. I saw the above title of an article on my Google home page and had to investigate. I mean really, did the author mean a toy made for guinea pigs that dangle or a toy made from guinea pigs that dangle. One little word that changes the entire meaning of the title. In case you're wondering, the author meant the former and, alas, not the latter. If you want, you can find the entire story here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What's your favorite type of party?

Well, mine happens to be a tea party, so Let's Tea Party! well, my favorite type of party isn't really a tea party but that was my witty segway (sp?) into a new band I just heard of today. I listen to a podcast called the Naked Scientists where they go over science info. One of the podcasts featured Geek Pop which is basically Woodstock but on a virtual stage instead of a physical one and with "geek" music instead of rock. One of the bands featured is "Let's Tea Party". They've got some pretty good songs on there. If you've got some time, stop by Geek Pop. The site is a little wonky but just go there and click on the play button for the highlights and you'll be able to hear Let's Tea Party (they're the first band featured). You can also listen to some more of them at their myspace page.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Got a spare hour and a half? You couldn't spend that time any better than by watching CJ7. Synopsis? Boy goes to prep school. Dad is poor and works his butt off at a construction site to pay for things boy wants. Boy wants robotic toy dog classmates have. Dad can't afford it. Dad goes to dump to look for toy. Picks up alien-dog. Hilarity ensues. The kid does an excellent job as an actor. Steven Chow (of Kung Fu Hustle fame) is rather mute in the role of the father. He doesn't excel but then again, the story isn't about the father. Check the movie out if you can get your hands on it. You can thank me later. Just a word of warning - it is subtitled and I wouldn't suggest watching it any other way.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Letter to rude lady who cut in front of me at Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Nothing pisses me off more than inconsiderate people. NOTHING! So here's the story:

I took today off and decided that a cheeseburger sounded good for lunch. I had to stop by Target and pick up some stuff for dinner anyways and Five Guys Burgers and Fries was close by. I walked in and waited in line like everybody else. Just before I got to the front of the line, another register opened up. Just at that moment, a lady walked in the door and walked right in front of the register that opened up. By this time I was already moving into the new register line so the person behind me moved up to the line I was previously in so I was pretty much stuck in the new line. Anyways, the lady beat me to the new line. She pulls a piece of paper out that had seven or eight orders on it (apparently, it was for her office lunch) but might as well have been Santa's list of naughty and nice children for all I cared. She gives the order to the waitress, pays for her order with a credit card and then has the nerve to ask for change for a ten dollar bill! Anyways, by the time I got to the front of the line I was already pissed but to top it all off, the waitress, who should have told the lady to go to the end of the line, had the gall to ask me if I'd like a large order of fries with my order! urgh! So, anyways, rude lady that cut in front of me, if by any chance you're reading my blog, this is what I should have said to you:

Excuse me. The line starts back there behind all those fine people you've so inconsiderately cut in front of. Now waddle back to the end of the line and wait for your turn like everybody else. Now fuck off and have a nice day.

Did I mention I have no patience for rude people?