Archive | September 2009

Closeout games

One of the two video stores in Jacksonville closed recently and is now selling a lot of its movies and video games. We walked through today and picked up “Star Wars: Episode III,” “Star Wars: Force Unleased,” and “Soul Caliber II” for Playstation 2.

We bought one movie: “Tron” 20th anniversary edition, which Julie has never seen, and which has special features I’m interested in seeing.

Rainy Sunday

While I was in Bloomington on Sunday, Julie called me thinking I was getting rained on as much as she was.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln recorded rainfall totals from 4.72 to 4.76 inches Sunday in the area around Jacksonville. Lincoln, in comparison, got only 0.67 inches.

A man in our area died trying to unclog a big overflow pipe. [link]

Random Weekend

This weekend was unplanned, I was just looking forward to a break and doing nothing, but we had several nice surprises!

Friday I was able to send my nephew, Ethan, and a couple of his friends to the Cub & Cards game down in St. Louis. My co-worker was unable to use his tickets and we needed to find a use for them within an hour because of the travel time. Leave it to a group of college kids to win the spontaneity award!

Saturday I received a random prank-call from Stirling. We worked together back at Abe-Link, he’s the guy that introduced me to Linux if you can believe that! He was able to come over for a couple of hours to visit. He’s still working in finance, he lived in Japan for a while and most recently Hong Kong, but he’s back in Lincoln until he heads to New York for his next job. It was great to catch up with him, his wife, and daughter. Then I caught up on my “homework” for Financial Peace University. We are really enjoying the class and materials! I often watch Dave’s shows on Hulu too (Yes, I’m the nerd).

Sunday after church, we had dinner with the family, well those that are in town. Emilie is in Colorado for a semester at the Focus Leadership Institute, and Mom & Dad, Katie, Jeff, Kallie, and Taylor are vacationing in Orlando through Tuesday, so we didn’t even need a leaf in the table for dinner!

I’m over my flu, its been great to get back to Karate after missing a week. Ken stopped by Sunday afternoon and offered to repair my recently broken nunchaku… they need to be restrung, and he’s become a pro at weapon repair. Oh, and we actually “kid sat” Noah and Meghan for a couple hours because my sister had a cub scout meeting to attend that evening (that’s a first for us! …it boiled down to a DVD and playing Wii so it went pretty fast).

Overall a pretty random weekend, but a lot of fun!

FB: Tag within status

I just got Facebook’s new tagging within status updates feature today. I’ve been looking forward to getting the feature since it was announced last week.

I’m guessing that you can’t use the feature from the iPhone app, though, or through other third-party apps, like