Wednesday, October 6, 2010

That News is Rad

The results are in. My thumb is officially not broken. I've always known that I was probably stronger than the Incredible Hulk (the Lou Ferrigno version, of course).

Now I'm back to obsessively planning my epic return to snowboarding. Fortunately, thanks to the advertisements on my blog -- hey, stop using Google Reader for a second and click them -- I discovered the GoPro HD Hero camera.

It's relatively cheap. I like that. It can be mounted on your helmet. I also like that. There are other places you can mount the camera, such as the tip of your snowboard.

I found this clip on YouTube of a guy that mounted his GoPro HD camera on the end of a ski pole.

This is probably the first time a ski pole has ever been useful for anything.

This is a picture of my friend Andy's knee. I don't remember how he developed this third knee. It could have been salsa dancing, snorkeling, whatever -- how he developed it doesn't matter.

Like I said in this post, he belongs to that group of friends that's constantly putting me at risk of receiving something stupid. This time, it was in the form of a text message exchange we had earlier in the week.

I know, right? I did not have a good comeback. In fact, I'm still waiting for my George Constanza comeback moment.
Constanza comeback: A phenomenal comeback to an insult, that arrives in your head only 30 minutes too late. Coined from George's antics in the "Jerk Store" episode of Seinfeld. Frequently encountered during the car ride home from somewhere and in more extreme cases while in bed the night after getting humiliated.

As a computer scientist, it is in my DNA to constantly locate new things on the Internet. I just recently discovered It tracks all registered ships in the world in real time. Awesome.

This is the very first ship I clicked on in St. Louis.

I'm not kidding. I didn't look around for this ship. I happened across it on my very first click.

On the way to Colorado for a snowboarding trip, I think it's obvious that we need to find Who's Your Daddy Now on the Mississippi and join the boat party.


  1. Okay, that ship thing is awesome. Since you have some free time on your hands, you should try to find the ship that has our container with all of our apartment stuff in it. They say it will reach the port of Oslo on Oct 19th. Please report back with your findings.

  2. Found your blog a few days ago and have been quite entertained and impressed with your determination. Currently live in St. Louis so I thought this would be an appropriate time to say hi. Definitely a cool city, so you should check it out if you haven't yet. Not much good skiing/snowboarding nearby unfortunately.