What's the plan, Stan?

So I’m headed back to Ann Arbor — and this time I’m taking the truck. So the negatives are obvious… First the Harley gives me great joy and incredible gas mileage. Then there’s the smell factor, becuase the mountains of Tennessee and Kentucky smell amazing from the seat of the Harley. But then there’s the other side of the story. The truck gets horrid mileage, True. But, the truck has space to load with boxes....

August 1, 2008 1 min Fred Posner

New design goes live

Was time for a change. Plus now I can post from anywhere using the iPhone. Like the gas station. 🙂

August 1, 2008 1 min Fred Posner

No, there is too much. Let me sum up.

Uno! Ok – I can think of no better way to start this post than with a movie quote. After all, this is the Fred Posner blog, isn’t it? Ok, maybe it would be better if I gave the full Inigo Montoya quote but nonetheless, Buttercup is marrying Humperdink in a little less than half an hour. New York City After spending the weekend in Oregon with my family, Yeni and I joined my parents and cousins in New York City for a great weekend. Yeni had never visited New York before, and we tried to shove as much touristy goodness in 48 hours as could be humanly possible. What did we do? We went to Times Square, rode the Subways, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, checked out the Statue of Liberty, whispered in Grand Central Station, walked all through Central Park, saw a Squirrel-Rat, visited Lincoln Center, the Museum of Natural History, and shared an ice cream in Brooklyn Heights. Not shabby, huh? We snapped a lot of pictures, and have them posted at my Picasa page. The weekend it self was amazing. The trip home sucked. Let me sum it up in three words: US Airways Sucks. How much do they suck? The enormity of their suckitude is beyond all knows means of measure. Comparable to a black hole, they simply do not allow any intelligent thought to escape. ...

July 27, 2008 6 min Fred Posner

The Pickens Plan

So I’ve been seeing this commercial on MSNBC for The Pickens Plan and finally jumped over to the site. It’s an interesting read.

July 21, 2008 1 min Fred Posner

Buffy's back

The WB network is relaunching online. While many people may not care, knowing that Buffy the Vampire Slayer can be viewed online is quite exciting for me. In fact, I’m just sitting here saying Woo Hoo. We all know that I’m quite a fan of the Buffy show and this is good news for people looking to not work on their computers. The WB apparently is relaunching as an online-only network....

June 12, 2008 1 min Fred Posner

Wheel of Fortune!

Back from a great weekend visiting family in Eugene, OR for my cousin’s high school graduation. I believe that the reason running is so big in Eugene, OR is that running is actually faster than driving in Oregon. I have never driven on roads with drivers so happy to drive so slowly. It was truly amazing. On the way back to Gainesville, I stopped of at the Vegas airport where I’m up $40....

June 10, 2008 1 min Fred Posner

Eugene, Day 2

My sister and her boyfriend landed today and within 5 minutes Mom was already talking about their wedding. 🙂 We attended a Saturday Market in Eugene where I believe the population of freaks to non-freaks was maybe 12 to 1. Very freaky. Very, very freaky. My dad and I witnessed this guy having a really bad trip and decided to maybe try a different area. Before we knew it, we were in the Sasquatch Festival....

June 8, 2008 1 min Fred Posner

Heading out to Eugene, OR

So I’m flying the trip from Hell this weekend to visit my cousins in Eugene, OR. Will be great to see them, and to get there I will fly from Gainesville to Charlotte… Charlotte to Phoenix… Phoenix to Eugene… then Eugene to Las Vegas… Las Vegas to Charlotte… and Charlotte to Gainesville. I’m on leg one and when I landed in Charlotte, the power went out. So, after about 10 minutes all the computers came back on and 60 minutes later the air has yet to return....

June 6, 2008 1 min Fred Posner

Fred goes out to a movie

If you know me at all, you know I love movies. I mean, I REALLY love movies. But that aside, I no longer enjoy going to the movies. Maybe it’s me getting older… maybe it’s because I love my big-mama tv… or maybe it’s because I’m just a grumpy stubborn man, but it’s rare for me to want to go to the movies rather than see it at the house. To get me out of the house and paying 11 bucks for a movie… it has to be a movie that excites me (like Iron Man, but let’s talk about that later). I mean after-all, for just 3 bucks more than a ticket price, I can sit in the comfort of my own home, have the ability to pause (rewind, etc), and more importantly – not deal with people. I truly cannot remember the last time I was at a movie when someone didn’t use their cellphone. Ugh. But at least I know it’s a common problem, because now after some of the movie commercials, you get those director PSAs reminding you to shut off your cellphone. Normally, I always see Sydney Pollack… but today I saw Martin Scorsese’s version (I truly love Scorsese). ...

May 17, 2008 3 min Fred Posner

Mother's Day Pictures

The 2008 Mother of May Weekend has come and gone — with only pictures and memories remaining. I’ve posted the pictures on my picasa page, located here: http://picasaweb.google.com/fatfreddysays/MotherSDay2008 I think some of the photos of Grandma, Yeni, Mom, and my sister are the best. I love the one of my sister at the computer and of some of the ones of Yeni really came out nice in black and white....

May 15, 2008 1 min Fred Posner