Category: Random Stuff (Misc.)


Traffic to my site has been pretty solid recently but the comments have been lacking so I figured I would do a post which is sure to generate some debate.  I don’t think I have ever seen a UFO or an alien for that matter but what about all of you out there?  I generally don’t rule anything out but I do believe there probably are UFOs and I even have a theory about them.  I think UFOs are alien teenagers traveling where their parents told them not to.  Think about it, when you were younger there was always something you didn’t listen to your parents about right?  What if UFOs are nothing more than punk alien kids messing with us?  My fear is what happens when mommy and daddy come looking for them?  :)  Oh common you have to give me some creativity points for this one.

December 10th 1977

My mom sent me this website which is a birthday calculator.  Below are some of the results.

You were born on a Saturday

As of 12/10/2008 12:10:50 PM EST
You are 31 years old.
You are 372 months old.
You are 1,618 weeks old.
You are 11,323 days old.
You are 271,764 hours old.
You are 16,305,850 minutes old.
You are 978,351,050 seconds old.

Top songs of 1977

You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone How Deep is Your Love by Bee Gees
I Just Want to Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
Best of My Love by Emotions
Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor

There are 365 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 32 candles.

Those 32 candles produce 32 BTUs,
or 8,064 calories of heat (that’s only 8.0640 food Calories!).
You can boil 3.66 US ounces of water with that many candles.

Life Is Like A TiVo

There is a saying that life emulates art but being a self proclaimed geek and knowing next to nothing about art, my life has always seemed to emulate technology.  Have you ever stopped and thought about how great it would it be to have a TiVo for your life?  Do you buy cable TV and get all that life has to offer or are you satisfied with what life gives you over the airwaves?  If you have a TiVo would you fast forward ahead to see what happens or would you wait patiently through the commercials of life?  Would you maybe rewind and do something over again?  Maybe something in life is going really well and you want it to last so you put life into slow motion.  Perhaps something is not going well and you want it to stop.  Then there are times in life where you say you know what I think this show looks good I think I’ll hit play and give it a shot.  Sometimes life goes too fast and you want to hit the pause button to get caught up on other things or do somthing else.  Do you listen to TiVo’s recommendations or decide what is right for your own life?  At the end of the day our TiVo can only hold so many hours so make the most of it as hard drives don’t last forever and neither do our lives.  Get busy living or get busy dying but promise me you’ll TiVo it for me so I can see what happens.  :)

Downtown Portland Pearl District Safeway

We went to a new Safeway in downtown Portland’s Pearl District this morning.  It is literally right across the street from Bridgeport Brewing which is pretty cool.  They have a parking garage above the store and a stairwell down from the garage gives you a nice view of the store (pictured above).  It was actually pretty fun because I ran into two people I used to work with almost three years ago now in the store (Kathy Tribe and Melanie Carrol).  >> More on the store

Car Doors Say A Lot About A Marriage…

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” – unknown

If you are in a relationship, here are some tips to staying in that relationship:

  1. Always put her first — before work, friends, even basketball. Act as if she’s the best thing that ever happened to you, because we all know she is.
  2. Keep no secrets. Pool your money. Allow nothing and no one to come between you.
  3. Pick your fights with care. Play fair. Show some class. Hurtful words can be forgiven, but they’re hard to forget.
  4. Fall in love again every day. Kiss her in taxis. Flirt with her at parties. Tell her she’s beautiful. Then tell her again.
  5. Never miss an anniversary or a birthday or a chance to make a memory. Memories may not seem important now, but one day they’ll be gold.
  6. Never give her a practical gift. If she really wants a Shop-Vac, let her pick it out herself.
  7. Go to church together, and pray every day for each other and your marriage.
  8. Pay your bills on time and make sure you each have a living will, a durable power of attorney and life insurance, lest, God forbid, you need them.
  9. Love her parents as your own, but don’t ask them for money. Never criticize her family or friends. On her birthday, send flowers to her mother with a note saying, “Thank you for giving birth to the love of my life.”
  10. Always listen to her heart. If you’re wrong, say you’re sorry; if you’re right, shut up.
  11. Don’t half-tie the knot; plan to stay married forever.
  12. Never go to bed mad; talk until you’re over it, or you forget why you were mad.
  13. Laugh together a lot. If you can laugh at yourselves, you’ll have plenty to laugh about.
  14. Never criticize, correct or interrupt her in public; try not to do it in private, either.
  15. Remember that people are the least lovable when they are most in need of love.
  16. Never fall for the myth of perfectionism; it’s a lie.
  17. When you don’t like each other, remember that you love each other; pray for the “good days” to return and they will.
  18. Tell the truth, only the truth, with great kindness.
  19. Kiss at least 10 seconds a day, all at once or spread out.
  20. Memorize all her favorite things and amaze her with how very well you know her.
  21. Examine your relationship as often as you change the oil in your car; keep steering it on a path you both want it to go.
  22. Be content with what you have materially, honest about where you are emotionally, and never stop growing spiritually.
  23. Never raise your voice unless you’re on fire. Whisper when you argue.
  24. Be both friends and lovers; in a blackout, light a candle, then make your own sparks.
  25. Finally, be an interesting person, lead your own life. But always save your best for each other. In the end, you will know you were better together than you ever could’ve been apart.