Monday, July 31, 2006

Work Conference....

I could get used to this. Im at a conference today through wednesday for work...and i gotta say, when my company hosts something, they do a helluva job.

Here is where im staying at tonite and tomorrow night.

The plasma TV in the picture? watching CSI miami right now on it. I was subjected to watching catwoman on HBO was kind of like a car crash. So terrible, but i couldnt stop watching.

Staying right across the street from the apple store on michigan avenue. Must keep control...must keep control.

We did a trolley tour of the city...and by trolley tour i mean in a coach bus with air conditioning since it was close to 100 degrees in chicago. Learned some very interesting things about chicago during it. Including this terrible story. Very sad.

Wel, going to finish CSI then off to bed, up early for a long day of vision and values stuff. Could be worse, could be workin like a dog.

New Podcast Update

Hit our 3rd episode with my new WoW podcast. Things are going great. Tons of listeners so far...i knew this was the right thing to do. We have a little partnership going with the guys at going on. We did a short segment for them, and they will return the favor in the next few weeks. Should be good for both of us.

Drama subsided, things back to normal...nay, better than normal.

Warcraft moment

So, the new guild is reformed on a new server with my old horde char. Been getting things set up for a few weeks, and i gotta say, its amazing how well things are coming.

We ran our first larger instance this sunday, Zul'Gurub...and what it took us months to do in my old guild...we did in 3 hours with the new guild, and a few pickups/recruits.

Amazing what some talent, hard work and attitude can do. Way to go guys :)

1 month till MC. Then its on!

English FTL

Best misquote ever...

Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris on Friday told iLounge that she was misquoted by the Chicago Tribune when the newspaper claimed she said that the iPod lasts "four years." She said that her comment was that an iPod should last "for years."

Thursday, July 27, 2006

We Need Lives.

[12:33] *** You have been disconnected. Thu Jul 27 12:33:13 2006.
[12:33] *** "Gastroph" signed on at Thu Jul 27 12:33:19 2006.
[12:35] waggoner98: BORKED WEB
[12:36] Gastroph: roflpots
[12:36] Gastroph: you borke j00r intarwebs
[12:37] Gastroph: sum1 wuz steeling j00r gigahurtz
[12:38] waggoner98: WHAR IZ MEH JIGGA HURTZ?
[12:39] Gastroph: i think they inside the box

One Winged f-15


Monday, July 24, 2006

ATMs for Kids

Will there be IT audits for monopoly now?

I love this idea...i want to be the first person to hack the card system!

Monopoly Replaces Cash With Debit Card - Gizmodo

Shiira Project

Im gonna check this out. Looks kinda neat...

Shiira Project

Roffle waffle!

This could be one of the funniest things i think ive ever seen.

You win 1 million dollars in the first season of a huge hit show. You get greedy. You dont pay taxes. You lie.

End result? 51 months in a PMITA prison.

`Survivor' Richard Hatch sent to prison - Yahoo! News

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Beer + Coworkers = Fun

Wow...there are times i love my job.

Tonite was definately one of them.

Many beers, and i have to work im off to bed.



Its hot here in canada.


Thursday, July 13, 2006

10 Things I Notice While Walking Downtown Chicago.

10. Open Comment to women who wear those big ass sunglasses that look like bullet shields....those arent fashionable. They look dumb.
9. 90% of women with iPods are hot.
8. Having a rollerbag or stroller does not give you the right to run into people.
7. Flip Flops are not business casual. DEFINATELY not business formal.
6. I dont care if you are the most multitalented person in the world. Noone can effectively walk and use a blackberry at the same time. SO STOP.
5. Cab drivers are the biggest threat to human safety since polio.
4. Open Comment to the homeless guy who i see everyday on the adams street bridge: I've seen you begging for change for a year now, im pretty sure getting a job isnt in your long term stop asking me for money.
3. Right side slow, left side fast. Its the same as the street. How hard is this to understand?
2. Women who carry stuff to work in victorias secret bags. It gets inside your head. The hotter they are, the more it gets inside your head.

And finally...


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Cool USG Article on

As some of you know, i work for USG(U.S Gypsum). They were the sponsor of this weekends NASCAR race in Joliet, IL, which i was able to get sweet tickets for. Ill post info on the race when things die down a bit(been pretty busy).

In the meantime, check out this pretty cool article about USG on the website.

NASCAR.COM - There's money -- and exposure -- in Joliet - Jul 11, 2006

Please tell me this isnt true.

MySpace Moves Into #1 Position for all Internet Sites

What is next....locusts? Plagues?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006




1 Year Old!

Yep, hard to believe that on the same day i moved back to Chicago and started a new career first niece was born :) Happy birthday, lil' one!

Good bye, old faithful...

Windows 98. Oh how we will miss you.

Wait, no we wont.

Microsoft Ends Support of Windows 98 Today - Gizmodo

Monday, July 10, 2006


Kills me every time i see it.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I Think I'm Going To Vomit

Nothing like getting up early to go to work, showering, and when picking up your toothbrush to brush your teeth, you find an earwig camped out in your toothbrush.


Time to get a new toothbrush...and this one was less than a week old.

/shudder again