Wednesday, October 29, 2008

5.15 - The One with the CD Cleaner

The next day after I got my 6...the cd changer decided to spit out my cd's...but it was doing it randomly. Sometimes it would play my cd's...and sometimes it didn't want to. I couldn't figure it out...I read through message boards and my owners manual and none of the suggestions worked. I thought about running a cd cleaner for the player through it, but the manual said not to. But...since it's not really working...what's there to loose? Off to Wal the cleaner and ran it through the player. It didn't like it at first...but after some took. The cd cleaner played in the player with some female voice telling me exactly what it was doing at the time. Once it was finished, I loaded my cd's back in the changer...and it worked...who knew? $7 vs $300 for a new deck...I think I won this round.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

5.14 - The One with the zoom zoom

First week at my new job has been great. I'm really enjoying it here. I love working with a Mac...again. Yep...I'm an Apple fanboy. I'm working on a 24"'s pretty sweet. Now to get myself one of those brand spanking new MacBook Pros.

I also picked up a new car this week. 04 Mazda6's a pretty sweet ride. I don't have any pics of it this one will have to do...

Zoom Zoom

Friday, October 17, 2008

5.13 - The One with the week off

Gotta love having some time off work to just sit,relax and golf. After a weekend full of's exactly what I needed. Too bad it's over now...and I have to work this weekend...BUT I get to start my new job on Monday. I'm pretty excited there...

Friday, October 10, 2008

5.12 - The One with the upside down Def guy

So last night's season opener for my Wings didn't go as planned. Sure we raised the Stanley Cup banner...but we lost to the Leafs...ouch. We played pretty sloppy though...solid game for those Leaves. Anyways, someone from the NHL thought it would be a great idea if they had Def Leppard concert after the game to kick off the new season. I think the concert idea was great...but Def Leppard? Not sure that they go well with hockey. Then when Darren McCarty & Kyle Quincey from the Wings came out on stage with the Stanley Cup...McCarty handed it over to Def Leppard's lead singer Joe Elliot who hoisted the Cup up...and proceed to place the holy grail of hockey upside down on the pedestal...

Note to the a Canadian band next time...

Thursday, October 09, 2008

5.11 - The One with all the Books

I stole this from Crilly...who stole it from Lesley...

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well let's see....

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE, and strikeout the books you read but didn't like.

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare [I've read my fair share...]
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh .
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan .
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry .
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

27 is my final count...

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

5.10 - The One with the 08/09 Draft

Last night I participated in my second annual NHL fantasy draft. I've been locked away going through numbers, magazines, and forecasts to ensure that I would know who to pick and when...ok maybe not...but I did spend a couple hours making my wish list. Last season I came in 4th or 5th and I had the #2 pick. This year, I drew the #6 pick out of 11. Check out my team...

NHL 08/09 Fantasy Draft
Vincent LecavlierLightningScott NiedermayerDucksMartin BroduerDevils
Daniel SedinCanucksSergei ZubovStarsJ.S. GigureDucks
Correy PerryDucksAndrej MeszarosLightning

Andrei KostitsynCanadiensBrent SeabrookBlackhawks

Markus NaslandRangersBrad StuartRed Wings

Kristian HuseliusBlue Jackets

Sam GagnerOilers

Johan FranzenRed Wings

Joe PavelskiSharks

I think I picked a pretty strong team, it's better than last years team by far. My goalies are solid and I'm hoping that my forwards will bring in lots of points for me...let's hope no one gets injured.