Saturday, February 24, 2007

Cat takes care of herself

Our cat, Kenya, did something this morning I couldn't believe. She is an inside/outside cat. Comes in and out as she pleases. She is house trained and has a litterbox in the house, but stays outside mostly. Well, she got stuck in the garage last night and we didn't know she was there till this morning.

We walked out into the garage and she had dumped the bag of kitty litter and done her business in the spill on the floor!!! Where did this cat come from? That's crazy! Anyhow, thought it was kinda cool.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Free Ipod Nano? No way!!!

A couple of weekends ago I went to a Youth Workers Convention. The first session started at 7PM. I was scheduled to land at 6PM. I figured after getting my rental car, checking in and walking to the convention center, I should get there right on time. I was really excited...

Then came the delay. Grrrr. My flight got in at 7:37PM. By the time I got in there were about 20 minutes left. I was pretty frustrated. At the end, before they started the Building 429 "concert" the program guys got out in the audience with mics and roving cameras and gave away some prizes. The first one went to a guy who answered some basketball trivia. He won Pacers tickets for the next night.

Then they asked who arrived the latest. First they had everyone who arrived after 4PM to stand up. A whole bunch. Then 5PM, then 6PM, then 7PM. There were three of us. The first guy said he arrived at 7:20PM, I said 7:37PM, the other guy said 7:38PM. He laughed and said he was just kidding. I was the last one there. I won an iPod Nano!!! Can you believe it? I was soooo pumped.

Now I already have an iPod (no, I am not giving it away...sorry) so I am going to bring it in to Best Buy for credit. If I win this youtube video contest I get $500 in Best Buy credit. Then I am well on my way to getting a flat screen HDTV!!! Want to help me win the youtube contest? Click on this video and watch it a few times. Maybe you want to embed it on your myspace page or your blog. The more views and embedding the better.

you can go here to get the embed codes if you are interested.

Saturday, February 03, 2007


I was recently in New Hampshire at a camp. I went there with my buddy Paul. I discovered that Boston was less than 2 hours away and my brother was just over 2 hours away. So obviously you know what I had to do...
I met my brother at Fenway Park. day I will see a game there. We walked around the stadium in below freezing temperatures. It was soooo cold, but I was at FENWAY!!! We walked into the "souvenir" shop. Holy cow! There was sooooo much Red Sox stuff in there. It was overwhelming. I seriously couldn't take it all in.

It was a cool, yet crazy weekend. We passed a horse with Patriots painting all over it crushing a car with a colts sign on it. We ate at some seafood place and then headed back to the camp. It was good to see Rune...and Fenway. Paul got pulled over just a few miles shy of the camp. Bummer. If only he had listened to me. haha.

When we headed for the airport, we didn't have the tickets (e-tickets are great to an extent). I looked on my phone for departure times on Delta from Manchester to Portland. It said 4:50PM. Had we looked on our itinerary we would've seen that we were supposed to leave at 5:35PM on Northwest, not Delta. No wonder I had it wrong. Turns out that when we got to the counter at 3:30PM or so, they handed us each 3 tickets and we were to leave at 4:16PM. What? We also thought we were going through Atlanta. They said, no, Minnesota. Well, when we got to the counter it said Detroit. We went up and tried to get it all straightened out.

Turns out they had what is called a misconnect. The original flight that was to leave at 5:35PM was cancelled. They are supposed to notify us, but they never did. So we got out on an earlier flight. Here comes the problem, we land in Detroit and see our flight is delayed (we went to the counter we were told to go when we landed) so we got some food. We passed another counter with Minneapolis as the destination (that was our next stop) and it was leaving 30 minutes before ours. I told Paul it was best to just stick with the plan. So we ate.

(sidenote: While we were in the airport we found a vending machine that you can buy IPODS and IPOD GEAR from!!! Holy cow! I can't believe it!)

We got to the line and they told us we were not booked on that flight. We were booked on the other one and there was no more space on this plane. WHAT!?!?!?!? So I begged and pleaded with the lady and she saw that there were 2 people who had checked in at the front but were not there yet. It didn't look good. Then the plane was even supposed to leave and the people still hadn't shown up. She made us wait 10 more minutes and finally let us on.

We got to Minneapolis and were told that we were not getting a free hotel. I know what you are thinking. "Why would you need a hotel? Oh, did u miss your next flight because you took the later one from Detroit?" Nope. We were scheduled to arrive at 8:11PM. Then we were to take the flight from Minneapolis at 5:00PM to PDX. That's right. You read it correctly. That was the misconnect part. It was all messed up.

So I went to the 1st class ticket counter and talked to one of the people there. I presented my story and he began to tell me the reasons why he was going to put us up in a hotel. WHAT? YESSSS!!! It worked. A smile, a little charm and a desperate story (paul's wife is due any day.) and we were in. And in the residence inn...very nice place. Oh, and we got $13 each for dinner vouchers and $5 for breakfast. The cool part was there was a restaurant that delivered and took the vouchers. Paul was too sleepy so he went to bed and I ordered $26 worth in MIDNIGHT!!! mmmm. We got out the next morning and finally home to our families.

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