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November 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I practiced shooting a Turkey with a Bow and Arrow. I actually did pretty well for my first time!

I think I did pretty well from playing to much Zelda Twilight Princess on the Wii. I think it helps my aim.

What are you thankful for today?!?

What i'm thankful for!

PODCAMPAZ & PHOENIX, AZ

November 26, 2009

Sorry I haven’t posted much lately, but after my wife and I got back from Phoenix, AZ for PodcampAZ, my wife got sick (headcold, sore throat, snotty nose). Then a few days later I got it.

My wife and I had a great time in Phoenix!

About to get on a plane with all of these great peeps to Phoenix. Especially the lady on the left!!

PodcampAZ – Day 1:

PodcampAZ – Day 2:

While I was at PodcampAZ, I got to meet two awesome guys who I had been following for about 2 years now:

Clintus

Clintus is a video blogger, father, and attention whore! He gave a session at PodcampAZ called Video Blogging on the Go. We first met when he was streaming on Justin.tv and my wife & I began watching all of his videos of him and his kids! You NEED to subscribe to his YouTube channel.

OhDoctah

Ohdoctah (AKA Owen JJ Stone) and I first met on Viddler, where he and Jay Glock created a video series called AskOhDoctah. They basically goof off, answer questions that people have and give their opinion on anything and everything. Make SURE you check out his website AskOhDoctah.

[PodcampAZ Image coming soon]

If you want to watch any of the sessions that I attended at PodcampAZ, you can find them all on the LaneVids UStream Channel.

After PodcampAZ, we spent an extra day in Phoenix to check out the city. We had some fun at the Science Center!

Outside of the Science Center in Downtown Phoenix, AZ, they had these great statues of insects. A Millipede, a Scorpion, and (I think) a Grasshopper.

Outside the science center in Phoenix

In the My Digital Life exhibit in the Science Center, we had a little fun messing around with our faces! I consider this my Mad Scientist look!

Making funny faces at the science center!

After we left the Science Center, we went to the ASU campus and ate a Sandwich and Salad at Crave. After that we roamed around the city, exploring, and we found this weird structure hanging in the sky, which after learning more about it, is supposed to represent Monsoon Clouds.

Structure in Phoenix az

What do you think, does this structure look like a good representation of Monsoon Clounds?

After roaming the city and riding the new lite rail that is only 6 months old and is surprisingly VERY CLEAN, we ate dinner at a Thai restaurant that we found on Yelp! called Thai Elephant!

The Thai Veggie Rolls were really good at the Thai Elephant Pad Thai with calimari at the Thai Elephant in Phoenix is great Thai food, I just didn't care for the texture of the calimari

We shared some Egg rolls which were really good, and I had the Pad Thai with Calamari. I did not like the Calamari, but the rest of the dish was GREAT. I never had Calamari that was not friend, so I figured that I would test it out. it was more rubbery than I expected it to be.

Krista's dish from Thai elephant in Phoenix az

This is Krista’s dish that she had from the Thai Elephant. I don’t remember what it is called, but is was REALLY GOOD! A very fresh and clean taste!

Speaking of food, the hotel that we stayed at, the Inn Suites on Baseline, had a breakfast every morning that was really great and extensive.

Breakfast for the past 3 days! How do I stay so skinny? Idk!!

And on Saturday night, we went to the 5 & Diner and had a great Hamburger and shared a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake with Chocolate Ice Cream! My wife thought that I was crazy for asking the waiter if I could get it made with Chocolate Ice Cream, but it was worth it!

This chocolate pumpkin pie milkshake is GREAT! Yes, I know I'm weird. @mrsfofo agrees with you! Thanks 5 & Diner! This burger from the 5 & diner looks like it's ready to be eaten!! Will do!!!! I can't tell is @mrsfofo's reaction to the chocolate pumpkin pie milkshake is good or not!

Then we left.

SONG OF THE :::thinks::: MONTH!

November 6, 2009

I haven’t done this in a while, and when the Foo Fighters [Amazon; iTunes] were AWESOME enough to put on a LIVE INTERNET CONCERT on LiveStream, see previous post, I figured that I could do another Song of the _____!

One of my Top 5 Favorite bands: Foo Fighters [Amazon; iTunes]!

Download:
Everlong

Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (Special Edition) - Everlong

Also, if you did not know, the Foo Fighters [Amazon; iTunes] just released a new album, Greatest Hits! Not only is it just a Greatest Hits, but there are two new songs on the disc: Wheels and Word Forward. Also the song, Have A Cigar, which has not been released on a major album is on this one!

I am a HUGE fan, so I know that I have to get all of the new stuff! Here is the latest single: Wheels!

Download:
Wheels

Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters: Greatest Hits (Deluxe Edition) - Wheels

Rock on!

Ep 29: biteSMS: The iPhone App Show

November 5, 2009

HOLY CRAP!!! This is what Text Messaging should be like on the iPhone!

Thanks to Mike Baldwin [Twitter, Website] for telling me about this application!

In fact, version 4.4 just came out, and you can now respond to Text Messages on the Lock Screen of the iPhone. This means that you don’t have to slide the lock bar before you answer the message. It also has other AMAZING features that you should check out!

The trial is for 30 days, and then you can either buy a full license for the app for $8.95 (so worth the money) and/or you can buy credits so that you can use the biteSMS network as opposed to the network from AT&T or whatever carrier you are on.

For more on licenses and credits, go to bitesms.com.

I don’t have a download link, but it’s in Cydia!

Have any of you guys heard of iRealSMS or QuickSMS? Some followers on Twitter were saying that these two were better than biteSMS, and I was wondering if any of you guys have tried them out.

…and here is an interview I did with Mike Baldwin [Twitter, Website], who also heads up Net2LFT!

SILVER DOLLAR CITY

November 4, 2009

Back on August 30, 2008, I went with my in-laws to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. I LOVE roller coasters, and we had a great time screaming our heads off.

Here is a little video I put together of some of the sights and sounds from Silver Dollar City!

To get to the actual park, they have a few parking lots and you have to take a school bus to get to the main entrance. This is my Father-in-Law!

We're going to school again!

They had a really nice and clean park with interesting pathways that lead to beautiful scenes like this waterfall, which we found on our way to our first Roller Coaster: Wildfire!

Waterfall at silver dollar city

After we rode Wildfire another time, we decided to head on over to the next Roller Coaster at Silver Dollar City, Powder Keg! This is one of those coasters that starts off by accelerating you to about 60mph! I LOVE those!

Great roller coaster! Powder keg

While my Father-in-Law and I were waiting in Line for the Big Swing, we came across this great sign:

(definitely something we should all live by!)

A great quote to live by

After riding a few other rides, we decided to stop and get a bite to eat. They had some really interesting (and good) places to eat. I got this interesting “salad” (quotes because salads to me don’t have meat)!

Interesting salad ...

After that we decided that is was getting hot, so we took a ride on the Waterworks Waterboggan, although it took some convincing to get my Sister-in-Law to ride it. My wife is not a fan of water rides or roller coasters, so she didn’t ride anything.

Needless to say, I was WET!!!

I'm Wet!

Once we dried off, we decided to go to the attraction that made Silver Dollar City what it is today, the CAVES!!! PS. I love Caves!

Marvel cave awesomeness! For more pics follow my

(I thought that I had more pics of the caves, but I can’t find them) 🙁

After walking down the longest staircase ever, we made it back to our car to take a nap before we went to eat a steak!

After a long day... Dinner at B. T. Bones

Unfortuntatly my steak was over cooked, but everything else was good!

I hate it when a steak is over cooked

Nom Nom Nom!

We had a great time at Silver Dollar City, and after I posted my roller coaster videos to YouTube, someone told me about a Roller Coaster that is hidden in the back of the park that I didn’t even see called Thunderation.

Have you been to Silver Dollar City? If so, what were your favorite rides/attaction? If not, do you want to go?

FOO FIGHTERS LIVE INTERNET CONCERT

November 3, 2009

On October 31, 2009, Livestream got together with the Foo Fighters to perform a LIVE 3 hour concert for their fans through the internet by streaming live with Livestream.

You could say that this is the future of LIVE music on the internet, and the Foo Fighters are one of the first major artists to test out this new platform.

Watch live streaming video from foofighters at livestream.com

I am a HUGE Foo Fighters fan, and they put on a hell of a show for all 150,000 fans on Halloween. Everything was archived, so you can click play above and enjoy the SHOW!

If you like what you hear, make sure to get some of their music on Amazonor Foo Fighters

Their NEW ALBUM came out today also, so make sure to check that out!

BRACES

November 2, 2009

My wife got braces the other day. Dr. Noel P. Dragon took about an hour and a half to put both the top and the bottom on in one sitting.

… and this is how she felt the next day.

Her orthodontist was Dr. Noel P. Dragon, he is a great guy who has been putting braces on people for 34 years. He was fantastic!


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