Monday, May 15, 2006

More randomness today

Well, I'm obviously in a random mood today as I'm posting a couple of items that I wouldn't normally have. So, here goes the next two:

First, a joke that broke up the montony of my day:

Dont Lie to yout mom!"

John invited
his mother over for dinner. During the meal, his mother couldn't help
noticing how beautiful John's roommate was. She had long been
suspicious of a relationship between John and his roommate, and this
only made her more curious.Over the course of the evening, while
watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more
between John and the roommate than met the eye. Reading his mom's
thoughts, John volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking, but I
assure you, Julie and I are just roommates."About a week later, Julie
came to John and said, "Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've
been unable to find the beautiful silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose
she took it, do you?" John said, "Well, I doubt it, but I'll write her
a letter just to be sure."So he sat down and wrote "Dear Mother, I'm
not saying you did take a gravy ladle from my house, and I'm not saying
you did not take a gravy ladle. But the fact remains that one has been
missing ever since you were here for dinner."Several days later, John
received a letter from his mother which read: "Dear Son, I'm not saying
that you do sleep with Julie, and I'm not saying that you do not sleep
with Julie. But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her own
bed, she would have found the gravy ladle by now. Love, Mom."Lesson of
the day...Don't Lie To Your Mother.

And second..a great link. I can't wait for this guys dvd to come out..I will definately buy it. (note: be sure to turn your sound WAY up.:)

Today's interesting factoid from the wrapper of my oatmeal

On average, each year, each American consumes:
  1. 117 pounds of potatoes
  2. 116 pounds of beef
  3. 100 pounds of vegetables
  4. 80 pounds of fruit
  5. 286 eggs
The only one that kind of surprised me was the eggs.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My Firefox Addons

Just thought I'd give a nod to the addons I currently have installed in Firefox. 
  1. Performancing - Lets you post to your blog from inside of firefox, via a WYSIWYG editor.  This is pretty much the only way I have been posting to this blog.
  2. User Agent Switcher - A necessity if you are using firefox. Sets the useragent of your browser to a different browser. Useful when browsing sites that only allow internet explorer access.
  3. Web Developer - If you are any kind of web developer, this toolbar is a MUST.  There are too many features to list here, go and check it out for your self.
  4. Adblock - self explanitory
  5. Orbit 3+1 - This is a theme and I love the look!

Friday, May 05, 2006

NBA Question

While watching the Suns/Lakers NBA Playoff game last night, I had an interesting thought come into my head. Let's pretend for a second that I (you) were either the coach or owner of an NBA team.  Your team is now down by 1 point with 4 seconds left in the game, and it's your ball.  If you could have any current NBA player take that shot, who would it be?  This question totally floored me for one reason, the answer I came to is one that I didn't think I would.  The player I decided on is a player that I really don't like or care for.  Initially my answer was, "oh easy, LeBron James..he's finally grown into his shoes now with his last second heroics in this year's playoffs and become a superstar."  But, I the more I thought about it, I knew I had to switch who I would want to take that new answer was........Kobe Bryant. Don't know why, but I think if I had an interest in the game, that is who I would want controlling my fate.  Just my 2 cents. If anyone out there reads this, respond with who you would want to take the shot (I don't actually pretend to think anyone reads this other than my wife:).

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

My Poker Progress

Well, last night was a good night for me, I won a sit-n-go and also won my heads-up match against Big Poppa in the MySportsRadio Heads-Up Tournament. 

We'll start with my sit-n-go win.  I was just passing time while waiting for Big Poppa to get off from work so we could start our match and figured why not enter a sit-n-go to get some hands in first.  Well, being that I have a limited bankroll, I entered the $1 6 max sit-n-go on Titan Poker.  I won a couple of smaller pots early on.  The player to my left got a huge chip lead very early on, so I had to play a little more conservatively than I normally would have.  Around the middle of the tournament, I ended up doubling up off of the big stack (still the player to the left) which put me in the chip lead.  I then promptly lost that lead back to him after my turned top two pair lost to his rivered straight. Oh well, I promptly took all the chips back from him (and more) a few hands later and eliminated him in 3rd place.  When we got to heads up I had about a 3:1 chip lead, which I used to cruise to a victory.  Oh yeah, a profit of a whole $3.80...I rule.

Now,  for the real match of the day, my heads up war (not a battle...a war) with Big Poppa.  Wow, it was definately a draining match.  I went from huge chip lead (1800- under 200) to a huge underdog (200-1800) and back again.  I was finally able to bust out Big Poppa to emerge victorious.  I had to go all-in twice in a row once when I got down to under 200 in chips, and luckily for me, I caught good cards both times.  My next match is with Unimpressed (3 time winner of the email/message board tourney).  I think I'm going to have my work cut out for me. I'll let you know the results of that match as soon as it happens.  Also, if I get time tonight, I may post some hand histories from my battle with Big Poppa here (at least some of the more important hands). But we'll see as I'm heading out to Prairie Meadows tonight to eat with my little brother so the night might disappear into being void of time.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Cool new tool for Firefox!

I have now found my second favorite add-on for Firefox.  The tool is Performancing, and it lets you post to your blog via firefox with a very nice WYSIWYG editor that pops up on the bottom half of your screen. VERY COOL! I'm using it right now actually.