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Defending Texel

Sometimes I hate my random roamings around the Google Play store.

I keep the number of games on my phone to a minimum.  Not because I don’t like video games (I love them – I have dozens of games on my computer and play the Xbox and PS3 with the kids) but because for the most part I’m pretty disappointed with the fare on the phone platform.

There are a few notable exceptions Continue reading Defending Texel

Flashback

World of Xeen - one of my favorite ever RPGsWe all have that one thing that takes us back.  Maybe it’s hearing the synthesizer jamming on the first song you remember hearing; maybe it’s the smell of your first girlfriend’s perfume; maybe it’s seeing a clip from the first rated-R movie you snuck into when you were 15.

I was wandering the 1s and 0s of the Internet this evening (the Ravens-Steelers game is at the half) and somehow stumbled onto a Continue reading Flashback

Welcome to Arrowhead

CHIEFS!October 13. Arrowhead Stadium. The hated Oakland Raiders.

Combine those three with a 75-degree Sunday and the best – and loudest – fans in the entire National Football League and what do you have? You have a shattered record.

In 1993 we broke the record in Kansas City with a roar hitting 116 decibels – or roughly the level of a good rock concert – when John Elway and the Denver Asses Donkeys Horseys Broncos battled Joe Montana and the Chiefs. That record easily earned Arrowhead Stadium the title of “loudest open air stadium in the NFL”, a record we held and cherished for years.

But the last Continue reading Welcome to Arrowhead

Double Features

I love this thing.I absolutely love drive-ins.  I can get my entire family in the door for $50 ($10/person over 11) to see two first-run movies and not have to worry about signing over an entire paycheck for a box of Skittles and a large Coke.  Plus if the first movie is good enough (read: Shrek, the best animated movie ever created) then on the weekends I can watch it again – so three movies for the price of one in the theaters.

The downside: Continue reading Double Features

On FIRE!

BAM!I love beach volleyball.

This is not news to anyone who knows me (and if you don’t know me, just page through some of the posts when you click on the “beach volleyball” tag in the lower right of the screen – you’ll catch on pretty quickly).  If you ask me how my weekend was during the six months in Kansas City when the weather isn’t defined as “stupid cold” the chances are the answer will involve beach volleyball, and the words “awesome”, “spectacular”, “incredible” or something similar will be the adjectives attached to it.  On Saturdays I play in basically every tournament that I can out at Volleyball Beach and on Sundays I get to play with some Continue reading On FIRE!

As Good As I Once Was

Actually, yes I am.Given the title of this post there are about seventy two different ways I could take things but I’m going to go the route nearest and dearest to my heart.

And that would be…(let’s all say it together)…BEACH VOLLEYBALL.

I was listening to some country music, taking a break from perhaps the most awesome Pandora station I’ve ever created (“Africa” by Toto was the catalyst) and this song came on.  I decided right then and there I was going to scrap the other post I was working on and do this one instead.  It’s actually not the overall sentiment that I’m as good (or not) as I once was that convinced me to write this post – it was a particular line in the song Continue reading As Good As I Once Was