Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Early Voting in Broward County Florida

I've been really looking forward to getting out and voting early for this election. I figure election day will be a total zoo, so I've done my research on the less publicized elections and issues on the ballot and will be ready to go tomorrow. I also looked up where I can vote. If you vote early in Florida you can go to any of the open polls in your county, so there's a library a few blocks from my house and a different library a few blocks from my work. I decided to swing by the library near work at 1:45 this afternoon to see what it looked like. It's already a total zoo. Cars parked everywhere and a line out the door. Easily hundreds of people (many wearing Obama buttons, t-shirts, etc.) waiting to make their voice heard. Everyone looked to be in good spirits even though some were probably late getting back to work from lunch. I'm sure it helps that it's a beatiful fall day here. The humidity has broken and the parking lot had a fair amount of shade. Don't know when exactly I'm going to be able to vote given the long line. I'll probably start trying on Wednesday after work and if ithe weather's bad or line is too long, I'll just keep trying until the weekend. If I don't vote by the weekend, I'll go before it opens at my local library on Saturday or Sunday and be first in line. I might take the camera back by tomorrow on my lunch break.

Oh, for the locals, click on the title above shows the current wait times at the different Broward County early voting locations.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Zack and Miri Make a Porno Poster

My Boring Ass Life � Zack and Miri Make a Poster and the Toronto Film Fest reaction
I'm really looking forward to the next Kevin Smith movie due out the end of October:

Here's the poster they couldn't show here:

Friday, September 05, 2008

McCain and Tina Fey on Life Mag cover

Poynter Online - Forums



I found that via waxy.org just after finding this:

at the amusing: totally looks like blog.

Watching Ike from Space

Click the title above to see some awesome footage of hurricane Ike from space. We're watching this one closely and making extra preparations this weekend.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fantasy Football Team Names

Fantasy Football Team Names
A little something different here. Been too busy to blog lately after a recent trip to Ohio to see family and attend the Hot Rod Hula Hop. Now I'm focused on catching up on work, tracking hurricanes and tropical storms, prepping to teach again this semester, and preparing my guilty pleasure fantasy football teams. In years past, I've tried for pop culture references like:

President Camacho
Crusty Jugglers
Electric Hippos

But this year I didn't think of anything, so I went with RobotMonkyeGo! in honor of one of my favorite Mardi Gras Costumes, and often used avatar, and the Mermen in another league for that video project you may have seen.

Anyway, check the link for some funny team names like:

My Vick In a Box
Bengals Bail Bondsmen
Not in a Millen Years
Turn Your Head & Coughlin
and others

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ice Comb - a set on Flickr

Ice Comb - a set on Flickr
A new web friend was experimenting with ice molds and it reminded me to post the link to this set of photos of my first attempts with making ice combs with my new ice shaver.
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I picked this guy up at K-mart for about $20. I've also seen them at Target. Heck they might be on clearance sale by now. It comes with an plastic cup to make a big smooth ice cube to go in the top compartment. It works well, but you can just use regular ice. The big smooth cube might make a little less noise, but it's still plenty noisy.
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The result is snowlike. It's easy to mold. the only problem is frozen fingers.
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This was probably the best of the first batch. Don't know why I didn't take a shot with the cocktail in the glass.


Oh yeah, after all that work I really wanted to drink it and not stop for photos. Anyway, it sure kept the drink cold. Maybe I'll have to experiment again. It is Friday after all.

Of course, you could stop by http://amountainofcrushedice.blogspot.com/ and see Tiare's wonderful cocktails and her first experiment with ice molding.

Cheers!