Tuesday, April 26, 2005

It looks like Real has just released its Rhapsody To Go — portable music subscription service. I have used Rhapsody for over a year and really like it. I can't wait to tryout their portable service.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

I would really like to have a set of Tetris Shelves along the wall of my staircase. There is no way that however, that I am going to shell out $7k for these.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Brew Fest 2005 or how I learned to love the HazelNut Brown Nectar

Another Brewfest has come and gone and I have survived. Our group combined with Herschel and April's amassed a small army of seasoned drinking veterans most notably both April and Erin's mom and dad and April's Uncle Buck. The turnout was great. The event as a whole started out as it often does as little over crowded and uptight but, by the end of the event the attendees we were all swaying in unison and conversing as if we were long lost friends. Speaking of long lost friends I ran into the expected group of people that I usually see at Brewfest Andy H, Andy F, Nico D, Jonathon J, Clay D, and Craig H. Many of which I may not see again until next year - Same Brewtime, Same Brewchannel.

I have a short list of favorites. Not that I didn't enjoy many of the others but, these were exceptional in my book.

As always leaving Brewfest had me doing two things. Looking for a meal to soak up some alchol and looking forward to next years Brewfest.

So until next year ... Cheers!, A votre sante!, Alla Salute!, Egé szé gé re!, Kanpai!, Na Zdrowie!, Ooogy Wawa!, Prosit!, Salud!, Saúde!, Skal!, Slainte!, Wen Lie!, Yasas!, Za vashe zdorovye!, Zivili! and Zum Wohl!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Russell Beattie Notebook - What's on my Nokia 6600/6620 is another good list of series 60 apps.
To paraphrase a wise man "I believe someone just went to Philadelphia...so ...uh... BLOG."

Erin and I just got home from Philly. We went to visit our friends Kate and Josh. There were several things that could have spoiled our weekend but we enjoyed ourselves anyway.

To start with we missed our flight. I am not talking about running up to the gate as the door is shut in your face; on top of leaving the house a half hour after we planned we had to stand in a 30 min baggage check line and then an hour plus security line, mostly due to the Spring Break crowd. We had to fly standby. The problem with flying standby due to a busy airport is that you are not the only one flying standby. There were about 10 people in addition to us who were on the list. We missed the 10:45. We missed the 3:15. The 5:45 came around and we were looking pretty good. A lot of the "others" had either made a flight or given up and gone home. We stood at the gate as the confirmed passengars were loaded and the attendants made the final counts. 2 seats left ... Mr. and Mrs. Leggett enjoy your flight. So, we jump for joy and then board the plane ... only one problem ... only one available seat. Apparently someone was in the bathroom or something during the count. So, I get back off the plane and send Erin on ahead. I am now looking down the barrel of another 5 hours until the next flight which I am still not confirmed on. Thankfully the gate attendant felt bad for the miscount and offered me a confirmed seat on the 10:45. Hurray, now all I have to do is kill the time between now and then so in the immortal words of Ford Perfect I decided that "[I] must get drunk immediately!", so I did.

I can't tell you everything that I did for those few hours primarily because I can't remember. I would like to thank DND from The Dawn and Drew Show! for helping me kill a couple hours. I got a few funny looks when I laughed out loud at the funniest parts.

Finally, 10:00 aproaches and low and behold my flight is delayed due to the weather wherever my plane is coming from. It is rescheduled for 12:15. The plane finally does show up and as I am boarding the plane my clock chimes 1:00. I tried unsucessfully to sleep during the 2 hour flight and landed in Philly a little after 3:00. One $20 taxi and a cold beer later I curled up to sleep in K and J's apt.

I said that there were several things but, I have rambled on so much I will give you the high points: Sideways Rain on Saturday, 33 degree wind chill on Sunday, beautiful on Monday as we left for the Airport.

After all of that though I would like to stress that Erin and I had a really good time. Kate and Josh were a blast (I miss seeing them). We saw the Dali exibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art which was awesome.

Well I guess all of this just gives us an excuse to go back soon. I guarantee that I will make it to the airport about 7 hours early next time.