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Showing posts from February, 2005

Happy Birthday Grandma

My Great Grandma is turning 80 tomorrow. I'm going to her party tonight. It's not a surprise party, at 80 years old it might be a surprise coronary! In other news... we bought a house! I'll post pictures this weekend. In other news... I've been offered an opportunity with a new client that could be huge. I've been spending my evening hours writing proposals rather than blog entries. Sorry. Finally, my kids gave up their binkies... big news in our house. Next week I'll teach you how to wean your kids the Wrong Way.

Patriots topple the Eagles

Well, New England and Dion Branch knocked off the Eagles, but Philadelphia definitely made it interesting. The whining has already started where I live. They couldn't exactly complain about Donovan McNabb considering he threw over 300 yards. Terrell Owens was clearly healthy and contributed. Brian Westbrook gained almost 100 yards and scored. And the defense held the Patriots to 24 points, which is no small feat. All I'm hearing from the neighbors is how poor the clock management was. They had to march the entire length of the field in the last minute, and score. Had they hurried, and turned the ball over, fans would have been complaining that the Eagles should have been patient. Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles for being closer to NFL champions than any other Eagles team since the Super Bowl Era began. Going to four consecutive NFC championship games is a major accomplishment, especially into today's league. They were simply slightly out-pl

That’s the way the cookie crumbles

Frightened neighbor sues teens over late-night gift — and wins MSNBC News Services Feb. 4, 2005 DURANGO, Colo. - Two teenage girls who surprised their neighbors with homemade cookies late one night were ordered to pay nearly $900 in medical bills plus court costs for a woman who says she was so startled that she had to go to the hospital. La Plata County Court Judge Doug Walker declined Thursday to award punitive damages, saying he did not believe the girls acted maliciously but that 10:30 was fairly late at night for them to be out. Taylor Ostergaard, then 17, and Lindsey Jo Zellitti, then 18, baked the chocolate chip and sugar cookies one night last July. They made packages with a half-dozen cookies each and added large red or pink construction-paper hearts that carried the message, “Have a great night” and were signed with their first initials: “Love, The T and L Club.” Then they set off to make the

Philadelphia Eagles on Super Bowl Eve

Philadelphia Eagles Fans Get Ready for the Super Bowl 'Twas the night before the Big Game and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a green and white mouse. Three years ago was the first time Philadelphia and it's suburbs caught Super Bowl fever . In 2001 it was impossible to find any Eagles merchandise on the shelves. Six of every 10 cars had football helmet window clings or those clip-on flags with the Philadelphia Eagles emblem. Now it's been four NFC championship games in row, and after the first win, the attitude is "about time" rather then Super Bowl exuberance. The only Eagles flag in my neighborhood is the guy, Jeff, across the street. His flag has been up every day except Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and July 4th, when he breaks out the Star Spangled Banner. A couple guys in my neighborhood were drinking beer, huddled around a propane grill,

SunFyre Magazine has a new CEO

It pleases me greatly to introduce Meghan, a.k.a."Sparky". Sparky has been a SunFyre reader for several months, and took this opportunity to become world famous. I interviewed Sparky using Microsoft Messenger late one night last week. I determined through that interview that she was ideal for the position. She is intelligent, funny, a little hot, and most importantly she had $25.00 to donate! Here's the interview: SunFyre : What first made you visit SunFyre Magazine? Sparky : You told me to check out your website when we met at your sister's wedding, remember? SunFyre : I don't remember much from that night. Sparky : Me neither. But you wrote it on my hand with a Sharpie. I woke up with on my hand and said WTF. That was really rude. SunFyre : Sorry. (Hint to webmasters, always carry a Sharpie. It, used properly, can really increase traf

Happy Groundhog Day

On a beautiful February day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania a darling little groundhog named Phil crawled out of his cozy abode and said "hey, there's my shadow." SIX MORE WEEKS OF F ũ CKING WINTER!!?? F ũ CK YOU, PHIL. Here's some stupid groundhog links... - the Official Site of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Punxsutawney Groundhog Day History from Stormfax

New Game on Orisinal

Ferry Halim has posted a new game on Orisinal . It's called A Daily Cup of Tea and you play the part of two mice trying to steal sugar cubes off shelves. If you've never experienced a Ferry Halim game, you're probably thinking I'm losing my mind. But, his Orisinal games are works of art. First, every little flash game is stunningly beautiful with his unusual 3-D, almost Anime, style. In today's world of complex and often violent games, he's proven that you can have simple and non gory games that are fun. Finally in a era where Halim, himself, says "Nothing is Original" he offers incredibly original games. No cookie cutter formula games here. While a couple may remind you of others, none is a knock-off.