Indianapolis Trip 2012 – Cover Band & Brewery

Pip's Guitar Complete With The 406

Last weekend was my yearly trip back to Indianapolis to see Pip.  As in previous years, I headed out on Friday afternoon and drove across “corn corridor”.  I had a couple of conference calls to take in the afternoon and luckily my boss was kind enough to let me do them from the road so I got out to an early start.  The weather sucked ass coming out of Cleveland but after about an hour or … Continue reading

How I Saved $110 On My iPads


The Wife and I had our birthdays last week. We had an absolutely outstanding week and weekend celebrating with family and friends. Her computer is on its last leg so I went ahead and got her an iPad. Based on her computer usage, I’m guessing this will essentially replace her laptop. I also splurged and picked up one for myself. I could tell you it was a “business expense” cause I wanted to do testing … Continue reading

Facebook Pet Peeves

Facebook Thumbs Up

Facebook.  It’s a social networking site.  I’m not going to bother explaining it any further than that cause if you don’t know what it is, you probably won’t be able to understand the explanation.  I’ve talked many times about Facebook.  I’ve said some good things.  I’ve said some bad things.  I’ve wondered how they do some of the things that they do.  Today I’m back with a couple of Facebook pet peeves.  If you’re a … Continue reading

Yearly Trip To Indy

Pip & Chewie At Nickel Plate

I recently made my yearly trek back to the Hoosier State to see brother Pip.  As always the weekend went way to quick, but it was absolutely awesome to see Pip and Lauren again.  I look forward to this trip every year and it had been a while since I’ve made the journey.  Last year, instead of going to Indy for a weekend, we made the trip to Bloomington to be with Matt & Lauren … Continue reading

Team Pip Adds A New Member

Lauren & Pip's First Kiss

So if you’ve been keeping up here, you know that ol Pip went and got himself married this past weekend.  The wife and I went back to my old stomping grounds of Bloomington, Indiana to partake in the festivities… and partake we did! We rolled in on Friday evening just in time for the wedding rehearsal and dinner.  The Pips decided to get married at a BEAUTIFUL facility on the south side of Bloomington called … Continue reading

Who Is This Guy???

Who Is This Guy?

The short answer is, I have no idea who this dude is.  And therein lies the problem.  This is one of the “suggestions” that Facebook gave me this AM as someone that I should be friends with.  Now I’m not here to judge this guy at all – in fact he seems like a swell dude.  I’m just not sure how we’re connected, or why he was suggested to me. OK, so we’re both male.  … Continue reading

Two Friends Is All It Takes

Facebook Friends

For those of you that are Facebook users you’re probably familiar with the “friend suggestions” that they give you on a regular basis.  This is a great way to reconnect with people that you know based on your current friend list.  I’ve often wondered what kind of algorithm is used to create these suggestions. Looking over my suggestions this evening I came to the conclusion that the algorithm is pretty simple… if you’ve got 2 … Continue reading

Damn Was That Fun

Pip & Chewie Pose Down

Warning: This is going to be one sappy post. One of the really crappy things about growing up is that people have a tendency to move away from one another and friendships are tested.  It becomes hard work sometimes to maintain a friendship (though Facebook has made it easier to keep in touch).  I’m happy to say that Pip and I have never had that problem. A couple of weeks back I headed out for … Continue reading

I Poked The Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake

Weddings are great.  We get to come together and celebrate the union of two people.  We get to see friends and family that we haven’t seen in a while and we get to meet new and exciting people.  Photographs are taken and memories are made that will last a lifetime.  Some of those memories though are a tad bit embarrassing… I’d actually considered not creating this post… but then I said screw it.  It happened … Continue reading