Archive | April 2004

Buns on fire

URGENT SAFETY NOTICE Regarding Ice Box Rolls Recipe in the April Issue of Southern Living Magazine: Potential fire and safety hazard. Do not use the Icebox Rolls recipe. Combining the water and shortening as described in the recipe may cause the mixture to ignite.

Eyes are no go

Sad news … Jantina went to Miami this week to see an eye specialist. We were investigating Lasik surgery because her eyes have gotten progressively worse over the years. We found out today that she cannot do the procedure because 1) she had arthritis as a child (and continues today) and 2) she doesn’t heal well in general. So we are really, really disappointed in that. But we are glad we didn’t go to some mall joint that would have done it regardless… and the possibility of then going blind.

I am flying home tonight and then traveling to Miami on Friday to meet Jantina and our friends that are there. We plan on spending the weekend down there. I’ve never been before, so should be new and fun!

Fun with Web stats

New stats thingy shows that some people came to this site by way of search engines. Here’s some of the strings that led them here:

Ebert Fest blog

Darin Wilmert

Ryan house for sale

kenny blankenship mxc

Kenny Blankenship and Vic Romano

crazy drill (image search)

joe rogan unofficial website (which I assure you we are not)

google images of cushions

couch cushions

mxc orlando show credits

evil fuzzy monkeys

photoshop artwork

beckham dogging texts (huh?)

fuzzy couch

airborne fecal flushing toilet

kids fuzzy pink couch

new cushions for wooden couch

Spongebob Squarepants jpegs

couch cushions

i feel great .movie

good but cheap patio cushions

fuzzy kids couch

And while I was looking, I found that Bill Dennis (up in Peoria) added to his Central Illinois Blogs list at PEORIAPUNDIT.COM Ah, and also on BLOG PEORIA, for which we have a little button which describes us as “Guido and Troy’s group blog.”

uh … timber

My friend Worm was sitting on his back step when this huge tree decided to fall on his house. And he got to watch.




“Law & Order,”

“Daily Show,”

“South Park”

Ultimate recap

A couple people, both who have played before, came out to my J’ville Ultimate thing today. They each have some leads on more players, so that seems good. I’ll keep trying and see where we get.

kiss it, kiiiiiiisssssss it

Fine, I’m posting. I don’t have too much to say. I can’t be grouped with Ryan and Brett.

So, I’m home brewing now. I know what you are all saying, more of that disgusting junk. No, I have a real capital investment and kegging capacity. It is easy to do, but the initial investment is high. I have yet to accomplish something in the “light” variety but that is next. My current menu includes a porter and a soon to hatch IPA.

Spring has sprung in St. Paul. The beer gardens are bustling and the grass has returned to a spotty green carpet. I have begun to ride my bike everywhere I can and hope to get the Kyak out soon on the lakes. The back patio is complete ( I believe I left it there last post) and I’m trying to enjoy that. So being outside as much as possible, working with wood and such should keep me busy.

In the stacks

Student spent several months living in library STORY HERE and HERE

until the school found out by way of HIS BLOG.

Ultimate today

Ultimate (Frisbee) at 5:30 p.m. today, Community Park, Jacksonville, Illinois. Come try it out whether you know how to play or not.

Some people have called Ultimate by the name “Frisbee football” or “Ultimate Frisbee.” “Ultimate Frisbee” is not the best name because Frisbee is a trademarked name, like Kleenex, and we don’t actually use a Frisbee brand flying disc, but it is the best one I can think of when trying to explain quickly what Ultimate is. The official disc of the Ultimate Players Association was the 175-gram Discraft Ultrastar. But then again, just “Ultimate” or “Ultimate disc” don’t really give an idea of what you’re talking about, like “Ultimate Frisbee” does.

“Frisbee Football” is not the best name, because there is no contact, as the football might lead you to believe. I understand Ultimate was actually adapted from the rules of Frisbee football, so that is actually a different game.

Ultimate is played in 42 countries, with programs in Sweden, Norway, and Japan receiving government funding. It is estimated that at least 100,000 people play the sport worldwide, about half in the United States.

Project watch

I stopped by Josh’s class. They have a big public art project that is supposed to be done soon and displayed on campus. One of the groups had run into some problems getting their sculpture to come together as they had envisioned. The materials weren’t working like they had hoped — plaster was too heavy for the structure underneath — and they were trying to come up with a quick solution. I was feeling bad for them. They had put in a good deal of work.

Before I left they did come up with some ideas. I hope it works out for them. I think I’m going to stop by in a bit and see how it is going. Update: They scrapped the huge sculpture and reimagined a smaller version with a concept along the same lines. I’m glad they didn’t totally give up and do nothing.

I also stopped by Crappo’s house to see how his home-improvement stuff is going. He’s having almost the entire foundation tuckpointed and the windows and window sills replaced while they were at it. It looks like they are making a good dent. Crappo’s lawn is getting long and he has yet to get a mower. He says he’s got one scoped out and might be buying it tonight and mowing tomorrow.

Multiples of 120

I’m staying up late to look through my old tapes of “120 Minutes” to see if I can add anything to the 120 MINUTES PLAYLIST ARCHIVE. I didn’t have cable TV most of the time I lived with my parents, so I got my neighbors to record “120 Minutes” and “Liquid Television” and “Ren and Stimpy” for me. The shows I’ve found so far are:

— Sept. 20, 1992

— Sept. 27, 1992

— Oct. 04, 1992

— One other show:

Date: Sometime between 6-6-92 show and 7-23-92 show?

Host: Dave Kendall

Guest-host: Johnny Rotten

on location in Tijuana, Mexico

“120 Minutes time change. 120 Minutes now kicks off at Midnight, 11 p.m. Central” scrolls across screen a few times during this episode.

Public Image Ltd. “Disappointed”

Teenage Fanclub “The Concept”

Big Audio Dynamite II “The Globe”

Nine Inch Nails “Head Like A Hole”

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin “Kill Your Television” (World Premier video)

Lush “For Love”

Lou Reed “What’s Good”

Slow Dive “Catch Te Breeze”

They Might Be Giants “Don’t Let’s Start”

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy “Television The Drug of A Nation”

Public Image Ltd. “Public Image Ltd.”

Concrete Blonde “Ghost Of A Texas Ladies’ Man”

Afghan Whigs “Turn On The Water”

Saint Etienne “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”

Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians “So You Think You’re In Love”

Reverend Horton Heat “Psychobilly Freakout”

Red Hot Chilli Peppers “Under The Bridge”

Blur “There’s No Other Way”

Revenge “Deadbeat”

Ministry featuring Gibby Haynes “Jesus Built My Hotrod”

My Bloody Valentine “Only Shallow”

Public Image Ltd. “Don’t Ask Me”