Friday, March 4, 2011

Super Awesome T-shirt of the Day - One Nation Under Cinema

Today's installment of Super Awesome T-shirt of the Day hails from one a day t-shirt site RipT.

We have a very cool T-shirt design combining geography and cinema.  Instead of the state names they are replaced by Movie titles that best represent the State they occur in.

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I agree with with pretty much all of the movie selections.  Comment below if you think there should have been a different movie in lieu of one on the map.

As always this shirt is only available today for the low low price of $10.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Super Awesome T-Shirt of the Day - Fail Whale Pale Ale

Hello loyal readers,

Today's Super Awesome T-shirt hails from .

As many of you know I am a strong supporter of all things Beer.  And if there is one thing I love is when T-shirts and Beer get combined.

The shirt of the day is Fail Whale Pale Ale.

The shirt is $10 and is only available until the end of the day... So go buy it at .

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Brian and Bryan are Playing Hockey: Season 3

It is that time of the year again, the ice is slick, the gear stinks, and the competitive spirits are at an all time high.

Bryan and I are going to be playing Hockey again.

As a recap for those interested.

Season 1: Anaheim Ice (owned and operated by my most hated rival, the Ducks)

This was my first season of playing organized ice hockey.  It was a lot of fun.  We played the Rookie Division on the Maple Leafs.  Two interesting things from this season, 1.) we went undefeated and won the championship, I scored a goal in the championship game. 2.) I wore an XXL jersey because I thought the number on the back was funny. (That was a mistake that won't be made again)

On a side note, after the Championship game Bryan was told he could no longer play Rookie leading us to this...

Season 2: Pasadena Ice

This season very much felt like a sophomore season, we were playing on the Isotopes and we started the season very badly.  In fact one could argue the whole season was bad.  The rink and ice in Pasadena was terrible, the competition was uneven and the worst thing of all we had to pay for parking for every game.  I spent $70 on parking, that's dumb.

Our team while not the most talented did work the best together.  As the season progressed we got better as a team show spurts of good hockey but usually it was bad.  We once again ended the season playing in the championship team going up against the only undefeated team made up of all players that were playing far below their skill level.  We kicked their ass in the final.  I had 2 assists in the final game and it made all the crappiness of the league and playing in pasadena worth it.

Now that brings us to...

Season 3: Westminster Ice

Once again Bryan and I were looking for a place to play hockey.  Not wanting to ever see Pasadena again, and Bryan unable to play rookie in Anaheim, we found Westminster Ice. (which interestingly enough is owned by the Ducks as well).  Bryan and I attended the draft skate on Sunday, I realized how out of shape I am, need more cardio, and Bryan showed how good he is at making people look silly.

The end result, I was drafted to the very nicely named "Wesley Snipers".  I had a whole slew of jokes/ celebrations from Blade, Drop Zone, and other Wesley Snipes classics.  Bryan, however was told a very dreaded piece of news...

Hi Bryan,
Unfortunately the hockey staff do believe you are too strong for the rookie division.  Attached is a refund request form. Please fill out and return and we can process your refund.
Sorry for any inconvenience

So what were two hockey loving boys to do.

Well we were given two options, refund or we get bumped up a level to Bronze.  This isn't such a huge deal for Bryan he has played Bronze before.  But for me I am nervous as all hell.  I had a hard enough time playing against players at my own skill level I can only imagine how well I will do against players that are clearly better then me.

I let my reservations be known to the runners of the league and they spoke to our potential Bronze team captain.  He was more then happy to have Bryan and I join the team.

So without future adieu, here is the schedule for Brian and Bryan's 2011 Spring Hockey Schedule...

...playing for...

the Green Danglemen  (they really like puns in Westminster)

SUN 2-20 @ 6:15PM vs Beer League
SAT 2-26 @ 7:05PM vs Team Jack
SAT 3-05 @ 7:05PM vs Hockey Tron
SUN 3-13 @ 10:25PM vs USA Skates
SAT 3-19 @ 5:45PM vs 5 for Fighting
SAT 3-26 @ 7:05PM vs Beer League
SUN 4-03 @ 6:25PM vs Team Jack
SUN 4-10 @ 6:25PM vs USA Skates
SAT 4-16 @ 7:05PM vs Hockey Tron
SAT 4-23 @ 7:05PM vs 5 for Fighting
SAT 4-30 @ 4:30PM vs Beer League
SAT 5-07 @ 5:40PM vs Team Jack

So if you want to come to any of the game above we would love to see you.  Jenn and Andi will be in the stands.  It should be a lot of fun.

The address for the rink is below.  You can see the rink from the 22 freeway.

Westminster Ice
13071 Springdale St
Westminster, CA 92683

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SUPER AWESOME T-SHIRT of the DAY: Back to the Island

I love a great many things...

As many of you know my T-shirt collection is constantly growing and I often try and fill it with the quirky fandom related shirts.

Today on TeeFury they combine two of my favorite things, Back to the Future and Lost.

If you like either one of these great pieces of entertainment then you should definitely check out this new shirt.

It is $9 and only available today.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Why I'm glad I don't live in the snow...

I love the snow, you can go skiing. If there is ice you can play hockey, if you have an intertube you can go tubing.  There are a great many things you can do in the snow.

Living in a snowy area that has hills and ice and other horrible things however is terrible.

Case in point:

This picturesque video of a snowy Pittsburgh street.

These poor poor people wrecking their cars on black ice.  I hope they all have insurance and can get reimbursed for their "accidents"

Friday, January 14, 2011

Check out what I have been working on

So I have been working for make-up company L'Oreal Paris doing videos on how to prepare yourself for a red carpet moment.

L'Oreal brought 5 women to their Academy to learn tips and tricks in a variety of areas.  Below are the videos that I edited for the project.

A little background info.  Lisa is a a mother of 4 who lives in Hawaii, her husband is retiring and her red carpet moment is her husband's retirement ceremony.

I would recommend watching the videos in full screen mode, the blog doesn't allow for very big videos.

Lisa's Home Follow

Half Up Look

How to do natural looking skin

How to do Lashes

How to give a Toast

Lisa's Red Carpet Outfit

If you want to watch the other videos or see the L'Oreal Paris Academy's website click below.

Click here to go take part in the L'Oreal Paris Academy

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

24 Fan Appreciation - World Record Viewing

So as many of you know I am an avid 24 fan.  I am still an ardent supporter that believes 24 is one of the most addictive shows ever.

Yes there were good seasons and bad seasons, but the series as a whole was one of the best crafted television series ever.

Recently a group of Fans and the creators of 24 put together a viewing party to break the continuous television viewing world record.

With 100 viewers to start they watched the entire series of 24 all 86 hours, 6 minutes, and 41 seconds of it.

If I didn't have a job I would have been all over this, give me a 24 pack of red bull, and a comfy couch and I would have joined the 3 other world record holders as having watched the entire series in one viewing.

Below is a video recap of the marathon.

If they every do this again I would totally participate.