Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Batman Tonight at 10:30 on the Big Screen...

The very Big Screen!

I am headed up to Jordan Commons to watch The Dark Knight on an Imax screen with two buddies from work. I have been pretty tired all week, getting approximately 5 hours of sleep per night, so this feels a bit impetuous and ill planned, but it's sure to be a fun outing. I am going up with a boss and colleague, and by the time the move is over and I am back in bed it will be 2 am. I work at 5.

I have taken two naps today, and so have really been banking a few hours. I just wanted to tell my wife, who reads my blog, and my brother, who doesn't peruse the internets save for online banking, thank you. Melissa for being excited for me to go, Dan for being willing to watch the kids for an hour before going out to party with his buddies.

I don't know exactly what I am anticipating in the film. I hope all the hype about Heath Ledger doesn't spoil it, the sheer Juggernaut of cash it has brought in thus far is astonishing, especially when compared against what the first film netted entirely.

Here's to hoping it will be a gem and worth the loss of sleep!

-Jay

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Memory "Tag"

I usually don't post these, but want to put out a gratuitous troll to see who still reads my drivel...

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember that maybe brings a smile to your face!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It will be fun to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you are playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

New Car

On Thursday night, we bought a 2008 Mustang Coupe V6 with the Pony Package in black with a black leather interior. We purchased it from Larry H Miller Ford just of 13th south and I-15. Cory Bennion was the salesperson and we were able to obtain a significant discount as we are Costco members and own a 2005 Ford Freestar (customer loyalty cash).

It has been quite a while since I had a car that was a joy to look at and to drive (my Jeep Wrangler was the last one, traded it in back in 2003).

Distinctions for this package include; Pony grille, fog lamps, rear spoiler, 17" painted cast-aluminum wheels/bright rims and Z-branded tires.

This thing is amazing!

And for the goods, a tiny picture compliments of Ford.com (nearly identical, albeit our Pony has the white trim down the side, not the bone colored).
Here's an open invite for my friends and acquaintances; call me up and we'll go for a drive!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Things I Have Been Digging On...

Mexican Soda Pop in bottles (Coke, strawberry cream, orange cream, horchata)

Anything by the author Gene Wolfe

Viva la Vida by Coldplay (it took me 8 years to warm to this band...late bloomer here!)

Through the Fire and the Flames by Dragonforce (prog rock, makes me want to go 600 mph)

The album Inquisition Symphony by Apocalyptica

Black, white or gray Ford Mustangs (anything 1998 and up, though a kick arse 68 would do just fine)

Home-made rock climbing walls

Atomik Climbing Holds (great cust service, hellaciously fast shipping, and they even threw in some free holds!)

Steak Gorgonzola-Alfredo at Olive Garden

http://www.edmunds.com/ (all the info you could want about car shopping--great resource)

Old Navy and The Gap (These two stores are about the only places we shop for clothes anymore. We get 10% back on all purchases, free price adjustment within 1 week, and *!BONUS!* The Gap's fashion sense is finally normal again!)

Now go! Try some of that. Get converted & you'll thank me later. I expect a card, maybe a fanfare of trumpets...

-Jay