Monday, September 24, 2007

Lego AT-AT? Yes, please!

Every damn year, without fail, LEGO keeps making stuff I want. Like this totally radical AT-AT, that ACTUALLY WALKS! Granted, it costs $130, but still, IT WALKS! I always wanted the AT-AT when I was a kid. It never happened, probably due to cost, but now's my chance! Now, if they just came out with a LEGO G.I. JOE Aircraft Carrier...

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Colin McRae : 1968-2007

It is a sad day for world rally fans. Colin McRae, one of my all-time favorite rally drivers and the reason I got interested in WRC in the late 90s, apparently died in a helicopter accident earlier today.

BBC News
The Guardian
The Telegraph

I will always remember the amazing combo of McRae/Grist and their thrilling knife's edge race wins or spectacular crashes. It was often maddening being a fan of the duo because you never knew if they were going to finish the rally. One of my favorite memories came a few years after McRae retired, at the X Games of all places. Moments from certain victory in the inaugural rally racing event, McRae rolled the car once, then without hesitating, continued on to the finish (sans front fascia) and came in second place by only 1/2 a second.

Consummate professional. Fun to watch, always. He will be missed.

Friday, September 14, 2007

FOR SALE: 1984 Porsche 928 S

Well, the inevitable has come to pass. I have to sell Gertrude. Who is Gertrude you ask? She is a beautiful 1984 Porsche 928 S which belonged to my father and now resides in my garage. I have finally come to the realization that I cannot hang onto her any longer. I lack the time and the funds to take proper care of her. Take a look for yourself.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Waffles anyone?

So yesterday I ventured to my mom's place to help her break in her newly acquired Kitchenaid Pro Line Waffle Baker. The first thing I noticed was the ginormousness of the thing. Then I tried to lift it. It weighs over 20 pounds...roughly equivalent to 2.5 gallons of milk. The word "overkill" came to mind. How were the waffles you ask?

Well just look how happy my mom is with the first waffle. As expected, the waffles came out looking very professional and very delicious.

After much syrup and butter, the waffles looked even better. And after one waffle, the couch looked very inviting. You can see the whole experience here. Enjoy!