Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This looks like an absolute BLAST!

Toilet Paper Game
Perhaps one of the most recognized athletic traditions at JBU is the annual Toilet Paper Game. At the first home men’s basketball game each season, on the first FIELD GOAL by JBU, toilet paper is tossed onto the floor by fans. (see accompanying video) This is an exciting event and draws many fans and brings on the first technical foul of the year.



Other videos of the tradition can be seen here (YouTube) or here (JBU - wmv file) 

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

I am officially a "Golden Eagles" fan!


Sarah is now at John Brown University (wikipedia entry) in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.  As such, she is a Golden Eagle and that automatically makes me a Golden Eagle fan.


Being the techno-geek I am, I had to make an appropriate wallpaper for my Nokia 6555 cell phone.  The 6555 is a clam-shell (flip) phone, so there is both an internal and external screen.  Since the internal screen is cluttered with short-cut icons, calendar entries, inspirational notes, etc ... I decided to make the wallpaper for the 128x160 pixel external screen.


The image to the right is a mock-up of the wallpaper as it is displayed on my phone, with the signal strength, battery level, AT&T carrier info and date/time displayed on the screen.


Other JBU Golden Eagle fans:

If you stumbled across my blog while searching for a cell phone wallpaper, you can download the actual wallpaper image I am using here.


Go Golden Eagles!



Note: These logos are registered trademarks of John Brown University and are used with permission.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Can we stop the clock (calendar)?

Alternate title: I don't want tomorrow to get here!


Tomorrow is the last time we will drive to Sarah's college as four, but return as three ... and I am not looking forward to it.


All the girls (Renee, Sarah and Hope) have been sad for the last couple of weeks as moving plans have been being finalized, but I have tried to maintain a firm facade.  But with it being approx 24 hours until we start the drive, it is very hard for me to keep my composure. Today is going to be a LONG day!

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Monday, August 18, 2008

I don't seem to remember these Olympic moments




Commentary is in French (sorry):

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Who is in your speed-dial?


I found my own personal method for setting up the majority of the entries on my cell phone speed-dial:
1 - Voice Mail (set by manufacturer)
2 (abc) - Renee (wife - #1 was taken by v-mail)
3 (def) - Henry
4 (ghi) - Home
5 (jkl) - Joe (buddy)
6 (mno) - Mom
7 (pqrs) - Sarah
8 (tuv) - Todd (buddy)
9 (wxyz) - GOOG-411


My method (except for 1,2,3 & 9) is to tie one of the letters from each button to the first letter of the person it is assigned to.  I would have put Renee on #1 (since she is my #1), but that was taken by v-mail, so she got #2.  If you know Henry, you would know why he doesn't fit into any normal mold, so he got #3.


If you don't know about Goog411, you need to learn about it!  Calling information (411) from a cell phone normally costs well over a dollar a call.  How would you like a free option (except cell time use) that can:
- automatically connect you to the number you are looking for
- send you a text message with business name, phone number, address and map link

- doesn't play about 30-45 seconds of advertising to 'pay' for itself


For more information, via the GOOG-411 homepage or watch the video below:


I use the TEXT MESSAGE option just about every time I call, so I will have the phone number I am looking for at a later time.  After Goog411 acknowledges it sent a text message, it then connects you with the number.


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Thursday, August 14, 2008

How NOT to win friends and influence enemies!

I believe the old saying of When in Rome, do as the Romans doesn't apply to making "Chinese eyes" when in China.  That is exactly what Spain's Olympic basketball team is doing below during a photo-shoot for some courier company. 


The sad part of the story:  This is the image that was used in the sports daily Marca, Spain's best-selling newspaper.



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Sunday, August 10, 2008

I feel like a one legged man at a butt-kicking party ...

... and I know for a fact that 50% of that statement is correct.


With the recent resignation of the IDCP (ID Card Production) supervisor, I have been tasked to provide the day-to-day supervision of that office along with all of the other duties I have.  Between that and a couple sets of days of annual leave for family time before Sarah leaves for college, I just haven't really had time to blog.


And now with the Olympics starting, there is another great blog-blocker!


As Lt Gen Douglas MacArthur stated in 1942:  I Shall Return!

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