Thursday, December 31, 2009

Illinois State Roadtrip

Illinois State Roadtrip from Wednesday Weekly on Vimeo.

The roads are long and boring between KC and Blo-No as we travel for each Redbird home game. But Jon-Boy provides some entertainment and the basketball ain't too bad either.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Snow, snow, snow...

Noah wanders the wilderness

For three days it has snowed here. There is about a foot of snow on the ground — 9.6 inches according to the National Weather Service.

Although the plows have not quite made it to our part of town at all, we still managed to get out once to go sledding. Eventually, I will have to dig the truck out of the neighbor's front yard (where I parked it after running some last minute errands on Christmas Eve).

Backyard Cardinal

Saturday, December 26, 2009

New Toys

Max 2009 from Mike Ekey on Vimeo.

My dog is regularly subjected to me testing out my new camera toys on him. With a foot of snow outside (and more still falling) we followed Max in his morning romp... wait, where are you going? OH, COME ON!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Lego Advent Vol II, 12-24

Oh shit, readers. The Holiday Season caught up to me and made it impossible to post every single freaking day.

So here is a Mansas sized link dump of all the Lego sets we opened from this Advent Calendar.

day 24

Click here to see the whole set in its full Lego Glory.

Monday, December 21, 2009

500 strong and growing


Yes, dear readers, last week we finally hit 500 posts. We have actually stacked the shit THAT high in the Six years we have been jotting out insane thoughts and chronically my (probably) illegal ways of living for you.

But, instead of looking back and reminding you of the times we did this and that or posted something LEGO/Booze related, I am looking forward.

2010: Pig in the City. Back in the Habit. Dumb and Dumber-er

The Aughts are over and a new decade is beginning. Crack open that Bottle of Wine from 2004 - it's vintage now, bitches. Drink Straight from the Bottle and eat a slice of cheese you found in your pocket. Your First Time - GO!

So, what does all this gibberish mean for you, my lousy band of dunces? Who the hell knows. In fact, I probably won't even know until I wake up naked in some snowy field in Western Kansas after a week of holiday binge drinking (It would not be the first time... Seriously, Andy, and I am so sorry about that).

Really what the internet needs right now is another white, middle-class suburban guy shouting into the wind. Well, sign me up. Send over a double whiskey and coke and keep 'em coming until the house lights come up.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lego Advent Vol II, Day 11 and 12 (Special Delivery Edition)

Lego Day 11

Day 11: Off Road Go Cart for the mail man

Lego Day 12

Day 12: PRESENT!!!!

Previously:
Day 10: Facial hair and man-purses are a big hit with Lego this year
Day 9: Brought to you by the Lego City Council
Day 8: Caution by the frozen pond
Day 7: Johnny Law and his oppressive 'stache
Day 6: A snowy lamp that I dare you to lick
Day 5: Ascot McGee gets a stand to sell his skates
Day 4: Lego loves a man in an ascot
Day 3: A sled for the Punk with balls of snow
Day 2: Snowman with sweet ascot
Day 1: Punk with balls of snow

That conversation got away from us.

A conversation in the garage as we got into the car.

"I need to get myself an ice scraper for the truck."

"Well, there is one right there at your feet you can use."

"Aren't you going to need it?"

"Well, I'm not spending the night at a girl's house where I have to park outside anymore."

"... A simple 'No' would have worked, too.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Take your Mini-fig to work day.

Mini-fig

There is Take your daughter to work day. Take your son to work day. Take you dog to work day, even take your elderly senile father-in-law to work day.

But for those of us that have shunned the rest of humanity and instead found comfort in the tiny, yellow, plastic arms of our Lego Mini-Figs, Monday was for you.

Take your Mini-Fig to work day. Huzzah!

My day was a bit hectic as it was my first day at a new job; new clients, office, phone system cafeteria politics, etc. Still, he hung in there and managed to keep most all of my correspondence and meeting notes up to date.

Lego Advent Vol II, Day 7

Lego Day 7

Day 7: Johnny Law and his oppressive 'stache

Previously:

Day 6: A snowy lamp that I dare you to lick
Day 5: Ascot McGee gets a stand to sell his skates
Day 4: Lego loves a man in an ascot
Day 3: A sled for the Punk with balls of snow
Day 2: Snowman with sweet ascot
Day 1: Punk with balls of snow

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Lego Advent Vol II, Day 4, 5 & 6 Weekend extravaganza!

Wild times here in Lego Advent Calendar Land. The weekend got a little hairy — what with Hockey, booze, and other "non-Christmas approved activities" since Friday. Tonight we are playing a little catch-up to update you on what came tumbling out of my Lego Advent Calendar.

And, if my numbers are correct, you brick-heads seem to LOVE this shit. So, I'll keep bringing the Lego pics and you keep passing it around.

Here is your weekend round up.

Lego Day 4

Day 4: Lego loves a man in an ascot

Lego Day 5

Day 5: Ascot McGee gets a stand to sell his skates

Lego Day 6

Day 6: A snowy lamp that I dare you to lick

Previously:
Day 3: A sled for the Punk with balls of snow
Day 2: Snowman with sweet ascot
Day 1: Punk with balls of snow

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Lego Advent Vol II, Day 3

Lego Day 3

If the calendar hold to the same pattern as last year's, then every three days we will be completing a smaller set. I am expecting big things here on the next three days, Lego.

Day 3: A sled for the Punk with balls of snow
Day 2: Snowman with sweet ascot
Day 1: Punk with balls of snow