Sarah, Erin and I had a great trip to Disneyland last week! Lots to share about, but one of the coolest things is that we got into the park for free! We met a guy that works at the park painting the rides through a friend of a friend of a friend and he greeted us at the gate and let us in! We saved over $200. I love saving money. Anyways, here’s a fun video that captures our mood there:

We wants a Wii, Precious!

Wii Controller

Today at the E3 Nintendo revealed great things about its new console, the Wii. They backed up their statements using a live demo of 3 Nintendo execs and 1 lucky contest winner to play a round of 4 player tennis, swinging their Wii controllers like tennis rackets. It looked really fun! I am really excited for some of the new games they accounced – new mario, metroid, ‘excitetruck’, and of course the new Zelda. They also will have a ‘virtual console’ service that will allow you to play many of the popular Nintendo games of that past. Cool stuff!

What’s so Great about Tomato Juice?

I’m on a trip for work out to Pittsburgh this week, and on the flight over I noticed that tons of people were ordering tomato juice. It’s like the juice was laced with crack or something. Why is it that people order tomato juice on flights? Does it have magical properties that actually make you feel like you have more leg room or something? Maybe it helps you sleep? I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but it’s something that has bothered me for a while. Anyone out there know why this happens?

Never Again

Got an email today that said:

On Wednesday this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00
in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

That won’t ever happen again.

Get your fireworks ready!

The UW Dunker

I’m a burger fan. A huge burger fan. Last night I met some friends for dinner at The Ram before going to the Guster show at the University of Puget Sound. I found one of the most yummy burgers ever! It’s called ‘The UW Dunker’, and it’s basically a cheeseburger on a grilled roll that comes with au jus for dipping! Seems like a simple idea, but I’d never had it before and so i decided to try it. It was very tasty, one for the record books.

The Guster show was really great! Their encore song was a cover of that ‘Going Hungry’ song from the late 90s. It was hilarious! I can’t remember who did that song originally – Pearl Jam? Temple of the Dog? (shrugs)

Traffic Pattern Analysis

Steve has a great post discussing some theories as to why his commute is better or worse depending on what day it is. I’m glad that other people think about this too as I contemplate it all the time as I’m sitting still on the 167 most mornings. For me it seems that the best days are Mondays like Steve says, with the worst being a tie between Tuesdays and Fridays. One weird part about my commute is that if I leave earlier than most people would, say like 6:30 or so – the traffic is worse than if I left at 7:15. I’m still trying to find that ‘magic window’ of time where that short stretch of 167 that I travel is wide open. Since I’ve been doing this commute for a year and a half, I’m starting to think that the window doesn’t exist…

If I start to get angry at my 40+ minute commute some days, I just remind myself of my two brothers who have awful commutes. One commutes from Lake Stevens to Renton, and the other from DuPont to somewhere way up North-East near Ravensdale! Both of them commute for about three hours each day!