PC vs Mac. Which is right for me?

My laptop will be 5 years old at the end of this year. It’s a Dell Inspiron 1520 (running Windows 7). It has served me well, but it’s been wigging out on me the past few months. The video driver has been crashing and it won’t run more than an hour (if even that) on … Continue Reading


I recently got an opportunity to venture into mobile application development at work.  I had 2 months to develop an Android app for a client. During those 2 months, I had to build a website to manage the data that would be pulled into the app, an API to get the data from the website … Continue Reading

Why do I still have this stuff?

In my last post, I mentioned that I found another house to look at. I never did a follow-up post … oops. Well, here’s that follow-up: I bought the house!!! I close on the house next week Monday (on my birthday). I’ve been slowly packing up my apartment (slower than I’d like). As I’m packing, … Continue Reading

Is this the one?

At the beginning of this summer, I embarked on a new journey. I decided that I wanted to move forward on my dream of owning my own home. I’m actually surprised that I haven’t blogged about it at all. I’ve gotten extremely tired of my apartment. It’s a one bedroom with a living room that … Continue Reading

10 Years Later

Today is the 10 year anniversary of the tragedy at the World Trade Center in New York. Everyone seems to be posting memories, so I thought I would too. I didn’t have a blog back then. I didn’t start blogging until June 2002. Twitter and Facebook weren’t around back then either. So I’m going off … Continue Reading

Dear Bullies

I had a dream last nite where I told off one of the classmates who made my life a living hell in high school. It wasn’t the ringleader, but it was one of the jackasses that joined in. It felt good to tell him off. I think I even made him cry a little (his … Continue Reading

Another Lifetime Ago

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in the weather. Somewhere around junior high, I decided that I wanted to go to college for meteorology. I remember a family trip to Kasota, MN (in southern MN) … Mom, Dad, sister, Grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins. I don’t remember exactly when this was, … Continue Reading

Our Government Hard at Work

While reading my tweets on my lunch break, I ran across a tweet by Nate Ryan about a House rep from MN proposing an amendment related to NASCAR. MILITARY MUSIC/NASCAR — Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has a pair of amendments that would prevent the military from advertising on NASCAR vehicles and limit to $200 million … Continue Reading

My Bucket List – UPDATED

In no particular order … see a NASCAR race in person meet Dale Earnhardt Jr meet Martin Truex Jr own my own house get married have kids visit Australia go to Houston, TX to meet the people I follow on Twitter who live there dip my toes in the ocean create some sort of web … Continue Reading

Aggressive vs. Tantrum

If you know me (either IRL or online), you know that I’m a NASCAR fan. I am a passionate NASCAR fan. I am a fan of Dale Earnhardt Jr, Martin Truex Jr, Brad Keselowski, Paul Menard, and Scott Riggs. I will always stand behind my drivers, but if they do something stupid, I’ll call ’em … Continue Reading