To make her smile. Keep on rocking in the free world. 🙂
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.
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. Neat idea.
Anyway, I signed up for the beta program… so who knows? Maybe Anya will be coming to my desktop in the near future.
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 $40.00 from my favorite slot machine, Wheel of Fortune.
Great trip, but also great to be back in my bed.
The countdown to weekend in NYC begins now.
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.
We ended up going down the street and having a beer. 🙂
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. It’s a full flight, so I pitty the person who gets to sit next to Mr. Sweaty Fred.
I did download a movie to the iPhone so hopefully the next flight may seem a little better. Oh, the shirt? In honor of my good friend and fellow Voip Tech Chat buddy, Patrick. (By the way, new podcast was posted this week)
Wow gas has gotten really expensive. Thank god for Harley-Davidson. I just came back from my weekend in South Florida and my wallet is still freaking out about gas prices.
On the way down, gas was around $4.05/gallon. On the way up, it was up to 4.20 in Orlando for gas. On the Harley, I get about 40 miles per gallon on average… so let’s think how much better life is with me riding the bike.
And now for some simple math…
750 at 40 miles per gallon is approximately 19 gallons. At an average of 4.05/gallon that’s a fuel cost of $76.00.
Now if I took the newly paid off Expedition, I would have gotten about 16 miles per gallon (high estimate for the trip). 750 at 16 miles per gallon is approximately 47 gallons. At an average of 4.05/gallon that would have been a fuel cost of $190.00!!!!
Mathematically, I think we’ve proven that I should ride the motorcycle more often.
Thursday will be mom’s [censored]th birthday and I’m riding the bike down to South Florida to celebrate mom’s birthday, grandma’s birthday, and Mother’s day in what I would like to call The Mother of May Weekends.
So besides a great weekend to catch up with my mother, father, grandmother, sister, and girlfriend (she’ll be flying in to try Joe’s for the first time), I’m looking to The Mother of May Weekends as a Sayonara to fat…
Why Sayonara to fat? Well, I had been really good about dropping some of that weight I had gained but over the last 2 months managed to pack on about 10 extra pounds. So, to quote my favorite song writer… Come Monday it will be Allright… Allright for the gym that is.
Let the workouts begin.
So, Patrick and I have been making these chats on voip, called (or as Patrick would say Interestingly enough called) VoipTechChat. We’ve even made a website for it called… wait for it… VoipTechChat.com.
We enjoy it. We talk on regular voip “lines” and record the chat on a regular off the shelf PC I picked up at Wal-mart.
Anyway, we post the chats on the site in mp3 format, or you can even pick it up on iTunes. 🙂
Wanna hear the latest chat? Check it out here. This week is mostly movie talk, very little voip.
So I haven’t been sleeping well. No real reason that I can tell… happens time to time… we all have it now and then. So, I know the one thing that always makes me really happy is to get on the bike and just go. So Sunday I put on the leather vest, grabbed the camera, filled the thermos with some water, and headed out on the bike to — nowhere.
Didn’t have a plan at all… just started going south. I love riding like that. Especially on a great day — and Sunday was a beautiful day. Big white clouds, bright sun, low 80’s… was just a great day.
So, I headed south and when I hit south of Ocala, turned around and started back north again… taking 441 back to Gainesville. Of all the times I’ve ridden the bike (or even pedalled one) I had actually never stopped and walked on the Paynes Prairie lookout… so I stopped off, snapped a couple of pictures and then got a call.
The positive of using the iphone is that it’s great music on the bike. I love my headset (when it’s not trying to kill me) and it just sounds great on the road. The negative of course, is you know when the phone rings. So I answer it and it’s someone wanting to see the house… and well… long story short (for once), my stress-free day was no longer.
I headed home and then went to Whataburger for dinner — where I ate wayyyy too much and am still feeling the burger this morning 🙂
Now, I’m back at work and getting ready for the flight to Michigan on Friday. Although after the ride on Sunday, I’ve decided that the next time I go to Ann Arbor, I’ll have to ride it.
Sure it will take like 7000 hours, but it will cost maybe 100 bucks in gas and I can’t imagine how great I’ll feel after riding that long.
Gotta love the Harley. 🙂