Tuesday, July 27, 2010

These are the decisions that define a generation

Seeing as most of my liquid assets are secured in booze and  Lego sets, it is always tough when a new gratuitous item hits the market that makes me wish I had stuck to my original life-goal in college - which was to become an international bank robber.

Today  Apple has found a new way to drain me of my money and dignity...


The New iMac (cue angels and string symphony in the distance).

Now, before PC people start mouth-breathing their reasons why Steve Jobs is merely robbing a nation of its cash, I feel it necessary to point out that .... well, LOOK HOW PRETTY IT IS!

OMG!!!! I must have one!

There is that and the fact that my current laptop that I bought in college is now limping along on its last leg. The thing has endured close to five years of brutal use and insane working conditions (I knew downloading movies while skydiving was a poor decision).

Who knows... payday is Friday...maybe I can just sign over my check to Jobs himself.




  

Monday, July 26, 2010

Movie Monday: Landing


Landing the airplane from Mike Ekey on Vimeo.

As we were swimming on Sunday the skies over my grandpa's house were suddenly buzzing with two fighter jets that seemed to be circling over East Independence.

After about 10 minutes of circling, they dove low and shot West right over his house rattling windows... it took us a while to figure out whether we had officially gone to war with Kansas or if this was another drill...

Turns out we were just trying to intimidate those the second string limy bastards at Arrowhead as they got ready to play the futbols.

The video is from our trip to Chicago earlier this month. If you look closely you can see Kansas City on the horizon as we land at KCI

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

When did I become so damned fragile?

mike in pain

Once again I found myself on the stupid side of a decision that seemed pretty awesome at the time.

It's only been two months since the Wicked Windmill Dunk of 2010 put me in the hospital.

Now, while attempting to roller skate with my Roller Derby/NPR celebrity friend, I took a nasty fall that dislocated both shoulders, elbos and bruised my knees something fierce.

My first thought: "Shit, I have broken both my arms."

My second thought: "When did I become the Samuel L. Jackson character from Unbreakable?"

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The helicopter dance

The helicopter dance

BEHOLD!

I present to you The Helicopter Dance.

I dislocate my elbows and swing them wildly in a circular motion mimicking that of a Boeing CH-47 Chinook Helicopter. If you are lucky - and willing to buy the drinks - I just might break out this feat of dancing authority.

Stand back! You might be sucked into the space vortex created by my lumbering arms swinging with such speed and unbridled passion. The photographer who managed to take this photo got too close and found himself on the wrong side of a black hole just beyond the Horsehead Nebula.

Be sure to bring extra towels, too, as I sweat profusely...and the dance floor will be covered in the tears of fellow dancers falling in rapturous joy.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

FINALY! Photos from Chicago... and other assorted news

skyline from the plane

HOLY BABY JESUS IN A BASKET! It has been a wild couple of weeks... there was Chicago, vacation, interviews, fireworks, meetings, new projects, networking, Mad Men, road trips, Tom Petty and The New Job...

OK, well not really a New, new job... it's the same thing I have been doing for seven months as a project manager. Only now it's full time and they have even signed on to cover my medical expenses — which is kind of a big deal as I have also picked up Knife and Venomous Snake Juggling.

On top of it all, they are going to pay me to go back to school... just be prepared in a few years to say "Good morning Dr. Ekey...Yes, we have plenty of Old Crow in stock."

But that is boring and really...who needs to hear about my new life goal of being a Doctor of Knife and Venomous Snake Juggling.

Instead, you will get MORE PHOTOS OF CHICAGO!!!! HUZZAH! Rejoice and enjoy the scenery.

America stands for rollercoasters

Nothing says Amerrrrica like roller coasters.

Rob Thomas

Nothing says Amerrrica like ... Robert Thomas?

I would also have photos of Tom Petty, but the camera crapped out and I was only left with what my phone could take... meh.