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First of a new feature, and a farewell to Steve Jobs

Why the sevens? Mostly because it is just a midpoint between 5 and 10 – which have both been done.

So I will just take a list…rattle off seven things, and hopefully you will get some insights about me. You might also pick up some cool things that you like as well.

Seven Songs I Currently Love

  1. We’ll Be the Light – Dirty Guv’nahs
  2. So So Long – The Damn Quails
  3. Close Every Valve to Your Bleeding Heart – Ha Ha Tonka
  4. Stopping By – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  5. Prettiest Thing – The Avett Brothers
  6. Remain – The Great Divide
  7. The Road Less Traveled – Cory Morrow

I also wanted to take a moment to express my thoughts on Steve Jobs. My friends over at Wilbert News Strategies shared an article on Facebook today from PRWeek talking about how Steve acted as his own PR guyand pitched cover stories to Time Magazine among others. He was definitely a brilliant mind, and will be sorely missed by many.

I really loved this commercial.  So long Steve.
Update: Betanews has a version of the Think Different spot with Seve Jobs voicing I like it better than Richard Dreyfuss. (a warning on the betanews link – the video quality leaves a bit to be desired)

The Weekly Updates Will Resume Until Morale Improves

It has been just a bit over a week since my last post. I was hoping to be more regular than that…but I got a curve ball last week with some health issues. Doc is still looking to see if there is anything still amiss, but I feel tons better this week.

S.K. loves bubbles
It was a nice weekend to be outside....

Sarah Kate and I had a nice dad-daughter weekend while L. went to her Mom’s wedding in Myrtle Beach. We had a great time at home, watched some of the race (more on that on the way) and some college football, mixed in with some bubble-blowing, Moe’s-eating, car-riding and house-playing.

I have been using some new news tools over the past week or so. Some of them (Zite) are iPad only, while others (SkyGrid) are for iPad or Android.  I find them a nice way to keep tabs on stories that you care about.

The oxford comma discussion was followed by some new chatter on the one space vs. two at the end of a sentence. Truth be told, I am a two space guy who has really been working to become a one space guy. You may actually find some double spaces in this post…even though I am doing my best to stick to one. I guess I am in the in-between age that learned to use a keyboard on a real typewriter.  We also had computer classes, but all we learned there was how to program in BASIC (with maybe a bit of FORTRAN).

At this point I went off into a tangent about Petit Le Mans.  I turned it into a separate, stand-alone post. Go read it if you haven’t (and if you care).

Weekly Best

This is the look of a race driver. The photo of TK is also very cool.

Another video feature this week with The Dirty Guv’nahs.  This video is really great…and something I would guess we would! have come up with if you told us to make a video when we were in college.

Cooler Weather

It is getting a bit cooler here in Atlanta. Before long, it will be time to head up to Dillard to get a pumpkin.

First off, yet another reminder that you should add me on Google+.

Leaf looking anyone?

College football is in full swing. The big college football drama has been the conference realignment…and where we end up. The Pac 10 has said it is standing pat. The SEC is adding Texas A&M so far. The ACC has signed up Rutgers and Syracuse. I am sure that more dominoes are going to fall in the coming months, even though Missouri has apparently said they are staying put or not.

We had a dinner at Bocado this week. I had high hopes for the place, but we left pretty disappointed. There was one table seated when we came in. Another came in shortly after we did.  They got their food about 1o minutes before us. There was at least 40 minutes between the apps and the mains, it was totally inexcusable. My steak was good. I ate the entire thing. Lindsey got the sole, and she was less than impressed. The place is he same price point as The Shed. We should have gone there instead.

Added for the obvious reason. Photo from the Local Three site.

I also figure that if I am going to slam Bocado I should also tell you that we had a great lunch at Local Three this week. I had the McDowell Burger – their take on a Big Mac. It was a good meal.

Petit is right around the corner. This will be the first time in years I have not made it. I will not  miss the race as much as I will miss the good friends that I have made there in years past. There will be more cars than spots, so qualifying should be great. You can catch all the action on Radio LeMans. The race will actually be on TV this year.  I will be watching at home while I babysit Sarah Kate.  Lindsey is off to see her mom get married in Myrtle Beach.

My wife is on my ass to pick out a birthday present.  I have no idea what I want.

Quick hits:

  • I think that ESPN has completely given up on afternoon programming.
  • On the positive side of things…My old colleague Pete Davis is doing a kickass job on his sports blog.
  • Owl Jones is a Georgia guy who has an awesome fishing blog.
  • Here is my music post from earlier
  • This new show with Jim Caviezel may not last…but the first episode was great.
  • Spotify is also cool, and free for a while with a new signup.
  • I am working up the list of side dishes for Thanksgiving.  Spinach and parsnips will go for a test run next week.

Splice the Music! – Justin Townes Earle


So…Garden and Gun posted a video today from Justin Townes Earle,

10 notes into the song, and I knew I had to have the album.  It is really great!  (and worth the 2.99 at Amazon)

He has an amazing family background. Also a friend of Mike McClure.  I will be getting his other albums ASAP.

Also, everything seems to be falling into place.  Life is not too bad right now!

Goofy hat, but the post needed a pic!