Thursday, August 30, 2007

Blast From The Past

I was listening to XM radio yesterday, and had to turn it up when the Fat Boys version of Wipeout came on (featuring the Beach Boys). I'm not really sure why I liked it so much, but I sure was jamming out to it!! Go ahead and make fun of me, I don't care!! In case you're not sure what I'm referring to, here ya go ....

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Cost of Love

This past Sunday (and I mean all day), I put together a play set for my daughters ... and as you can see, it's still not finished!!! I figured it might take 4 to 5 hours to complete. However, when the instructions said 5-10 hours, my jaw dropped. Here's a picture (a bad picture) of the set. I will try and take a better picture during the day. Want to know what was involved in building the swing set:
  • 10+ Hours of Labor
  • 874 Screws/Bolts
  • 54 Washers
  • 51 Random Pieces/Accessories
  • 123 Pieces of Lumber
  • 51 Page Instruction Manual
  • 16 Bottles of Gatorade

On Thursday, Abbie used the swings for the first time. She wanted to go down the slide, but it hasn't been secured to the unit yet. Dad and I are going to try and do that tonight (and finish up the rock wall). Thanks to Danielle, Jim (my father), and Tony (my father-in-law) for helping because I could never had done it without them. I Love You Abbie and Katie!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Milwaukee's Best

When the self-proclaimed "DT Baseball Crew" visited the Brewers in Milwaukee County Stadium, they were building the new Miller Park right next door. If you wanted to, you could purchase a baseball that would be enshrined in the gift shop of Miller Park. You could sign the ball, put someones name on it, or just leave a message for everyone to see. The four of us decided to memorialize our feat of visiting all of the MLB stadiums by purchasing a ball. You can see it if you want the next time you visit Miller Park. Below is an up close picture of our baseball enshrined somewhere on a wall within the Fan Zone Gift Shop (notice all of the baseballs on the walls??).

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A New Friend

This morning at work, Kim stopped me and told me she had something for me. Low and behold, it was a MLB Potato Head figurine in my favorite team's uniform!!! I had seen this little guy in a couple of recent mail order catalogs, and have wanted to get one, but never ordered it. Well, now I won't have to. THANKS KIM!!!

New Stadiums

My friend Matt (also known as "Matt Matt") sent me this link that shows the proposed baseball stadiums over the next few years. Looks like I'll need some buddy passes!!! Thanks, Matt

Monday, August 6, 2007

Simpsonize Me

Burger King had a commercial for the new Simpsons movie, and in that commercial, they referenced a website where you could create cartoon characters of your or your friends/family. So, I decided to give it a shot. What do you think??

Friday, August 3, 2007

Today Is A Good Day!!

At work, we have a roaming "broken man" trophy that goes to the current two-man team to get shutout in Foosball. Well, Leah and I were the current holders of that trophy ... until today. We obtained that trophy by challenging the big dogs around the office, and today we were relieved of that awful burden. Thanks Rookie!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Nice Little Find (Hopefully)

Today during lunch, I ran to one of my favorite second-hand establishments and found some of these. It is a pocket-sized helmet set from the now defunct United States Football League (USFL). It has been 20+ years since the league was in existence, and I figure these might be a collector's item. So, I picked up a few (okay, a bunch) and headed back to work.