Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Racing & Retracing - Enter to Win!

With the CD artwork completed (thanks, Brian!), Racing & Retracing has officially been sent off to be manufactured.

A couple of the songs are available HERE for your listening pleasure.

Within the next couple of weeks, it should be available for purchase on and it will hopefully be available on iTunes by around Thanksgiving.

But lucky for you, you don't have to wait that long! I will be drawing for one lucky winner who will get an autographed copy of the CD sent to their doorstep (or at least to your mailbox). Just leave a comment on this post to enter the drawing.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Five Guys vs. In-N-Out

Five Guys:
  • Peanuts while you wait in line
  • Thick fries perfectly seasoned
  • Enough fries to more than satisfy two people with one order
  • A huge selection of ways to personalize your burger, including jalapenos and A1 sauce
  • juicy, delicious burgers
  • A board that tells you exactly where the potatoes come from for the fries (which is usually somewhere in Idaho)

  • A lot of gooey, delicious cheese on the burger
  • Only limited selection of available burgers (even including animal style)
  • thin, wimpy fries
  • The ability to order milkshakes
  • decent burgers, but nothing to write home about
Verdict: Five Guys wins HANDS DOWN. It's barely even a contest. The only thing In-N-Out has going for it is their milkshakes. But you get enough food at Five Guys that a milkshake would probably be overkill.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

September Book

That's right, I said "book" - as in, a singular book read last month. But at least it was a good one:

Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back
Josh Hamilton

I've been a fan of Josh Hamilton's since I read his story in Sports Illustrated and then watched his unbelievable home run derby performance at Yankee Stadium. This book brought back memories of growing up playing baseball and how much a part of my life the game was. And to fully understand his story - from being a #1 draft pick, to becoming a drug addict, to getting clean and returning to baseball - is pretty amazing.

Thanks for the Happy Birthday calls

As I am sure you are all aware, yesterday (Oct. 8th) was my birthday. And I am also sure that all of you probably called and/or texted me to wish me a happy birthday. The problem is that my phone went the way of all the earth about a week ago, right before our trip to St. George. I am currently in the process of getting it replaced. However, that entails signing up for a new plan, getting Deidra and I on the same plan, and most likely changing my phone number. That means that I'll probably never see our hear any of the voicemail or text messages. So I just choose believe that everyone reading this blog post has already contacted me. And for that, I say thank you!

PS I'll keep you posted when I get a new phone/number.