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February 2011

Travel

Christchurch, NZ in 2006

I’m saddened to hear about all the death and destruction from yesterday’s earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

I only spent a short afternoon there during our Flying Kiwi tour of New Zealand in 2006, but it was such a perfect day that I’ll always remember this beautiful city.  My heart goes out to the people of Christchurch. 
 
ChristchurchSpire.jpgHere’s Christchurch Cathedral from 2006

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Here are a few more photos from Christchurch in 2006


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

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John Kasich and the “Idiot” Police

I hate getting a traffic ticket as much as the next person, but I still respect police officers for doing a difficult job.

Ohio Governor John Kasich doesn’t seem to share the same level of respect. It’s a little shocking Kasich’s level of arrogance and condescension as he repeatedly refers to an officer as an idiot for doing just doing his job.  Kasich is apologizing today, but I don’t see how an apology makes up for his scornful attitude towards the police.

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AppleInsider.com: ‘Smurfs’ Village’ iOS in-app purchases reportedly catch Apple’s ire

AppleInsider.com: ‘Smurfs’ Village’ iOS in-app purchases reportedly catch Apple’s ire

“Apple has told Capcom in no uncertain terms that its freemium children’s game has been causing problems with an increasingly significant number of parents who have complained that their children have been racking up large amounts of in-app purchases without their knowledge,” the report said.

I downloaded this free app when it came out a couple of months ago and was shocked to see in-app purchases of up to $99.99.  $99.99 will buy you a “wagon of 2000” Smurfberries.  Smurfberries are needed to speed up tedious parts of the game, which to me is pretty much the entire game.  This game seems only designed to promote in-app purchases and to prey on those who are addicted to it.
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Anovos- Battlestar Galactica Double Tank Tops

If you love Battlestar Galactica like I do, then you’ll love the company Anovos.  They have the license to create uniforms for Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek.  They’re fanatical in creating exact uniform replicas using the exact materials and patterns.

Right now, they’ve begun selling the iconic Battlestar Galactica double tank tops that are worn in nearly every scene of the show.  I’m definitely getting one!  BSGTank.jpg

ANOVOS is excited to offer the Battlestar Galactica Double Tank Top costume World Wide.  Using the exact same fabric and derived patterns used by the BSG costume department, there is no comparison to the authentic look and feel. Made from a finely-combed Rayon/Polyester/Spandex mix, the fabric is as stunning as it is comfortable.

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Box of Cap’n Crunch = 1 serving for CC Sabathia

ESPN.com: CC Sabathia could still opt out

Sabathia, who had knee surgery this offseason, said he is 25 pounds lighter after he stopped eating full boxes of Cap’n Crunch. The 6-foot-7 Sabathia had reported to past camps well over 300 pounds. With the assist of a trainer and a chef, he has an eye on the future.

When I was in college, I loved eating Cap’n Crunch and Crunch Berries, but I found the cereal so abrasive that if ate too much it, my mouth would feel too raw.  It’s sort of a built-in limiting factor.  I can’t imagine how CC Sabathia managed to eat a box of it at a time.