Thursday, September 28, 2006

Blogging by request

My good friend David over at All These Worlds is, apparently, bored. So, I shall entertain.

This is a cool video I found at of a Formula 1 race car engine playing "God Save the Queen." Be warned, it's loud. Very loud. Notice the people standing around the engine holding their ears. Oh, and be patient through the first couple of seconds of the engine tuning up. It does get better.

F1 Engine Song - video powered by Metacafe

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Birmingham (finally) gets an Apple store

That's right. After five years, Birmingham, Ala. is finally getting its Apple store.

Ok, who's camping out with me for a t-shirt?

This is probably the second-toughest secret I've ever had to keep. The first, of course, being Will.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Work: Widescreen II

Almost exactly a year ago, I posted a series of images taken from my desk at work in panoramic form. That was in the old building.

A year later, we've moved into our fancy new building and here's another panoramic attempt. I still need practice it seems.

We've cleaned up the new place a little since these were taken. I'll try to do another soon and try to capture more of the concrete and steel architecture.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Animated animal action

Will loves watching our dog, Enzo, and our cats run around the house. He also loves watching video of himself on our iMac.

So he and I went looking yesterday for youtube offerings of animal videos. There's some funny stuff over there. Take this for example...

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

More Mustang Mania

In my profile (upper right of the screen), I say I want to write for an automotive magazine. Any will do. It doesn't have to be one of the better ones, it could even be one of the less-respected rags.

Unfortunately, most of the top rack magazines are in Michigan where temperatures sometimes dip below -90 and it snows year-round and the sun never shines. Except in the summer (July 3-July 5), of course, when it's 150 degrees.

So I've been seeking other outlets for my thoughts on all things automotive.

While it's only a "reader report" (i.e. - this guy sent us a story and photos for free, heck yeah we'll run it!), I got a story and photos on Hey, it's something.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Will Crawl. Eventually.

William turned five months old Tuesday. And to celebrate, he gave himself a good hand/knee workout on our living room floor.

Anyone wanna place bets on when he'll actually begin crawling? Six months? Five months and a week? Tomorrow?

Monday, September 04, 2006

Happy Birthday II

Christina celebrated her birthday with just a few close friends, some home made ice cream a Coca-Cola cake and an apple cobbler.

Mmmm good.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Today my beautiful, loving, caring, ever-patient wife turns 29.

Happy Birthday Christina!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Mustang mania

I went to see the hundreds of Mustangs in town for the National Mustang Club's 30th Anniversary Stampede at Barber Motorsports in Birmingham.

After three hours of walking about as fast as I could, I had taken 127 photos and had only seen about 2/3 of the cars on display. It was an amazing collection of old, new, rare and beautiful Mustangs. Here are a few of the photos I took. More to come.

Here's a few minutes of the half-hour of video I have of lucky club members driving their pony cars on the beautiful Barber racecourse. The sound of those high-horsepower cars heading up that hill is amazing.

Hopefully I'll be able to edit more of the footage and have a few more videos online soon. I also have more photos I can share. I just, uh, overstepped my Flikr upload limit for the month. And it's only the 2nd!