Minor Tweak to Site Design

As I continue to get more familiar with CSS and XHTML, I’m planning on using this site as a testing grounds for layouts, etc. so don’t be surprised if it changes (but also don’t be surprised if it doesn’t change…)

Let me know what you think of the design. Blogger doesn’t give you huge amounts of customization and once I move to a hosted service, I’ll likely use Moveable Type, but for now…this was relatively painless and FREE.

I tried to make my changes without a little help from my friends (could you imagine if the Beatles would have called their song that?), but at 1:00am I stopped being effective. Kevin at graphicPUSH helped me find a little div that was hanging out in the middle of my code.

I feel better because it finally feels a little more like my own site…my banner, my background, my color scheme. I also would be remiss if I didn’t thank Douglas Bowman at Stopdesign for the initial template.

Let me know what you think of it….

I have angered King Poop

Not sure why there was such a harsh reaction, but I have had an entire post devoted to me on a blog of someone’s that I do not know.

I’m pretty excited about it.

Check it out here.

Talking about politics can be funny, even when it isn’t intended…

What’s particularly ridiculous is that this guy deleted my comments that further reinforced my position on the issue…making him look even more silly. Trying to control the flow of information just like the liberal media likes to.

It’s sad really.

Poker Blinds…

Poker question:

In hold’em, how do you handle it when a person gets knocked out that was supposed to be one of the blinds? This has happened to us at least 5 times in our regular game and we can never figure out the correct way to do it. I’ve scoured the interweb for info on it, but found nothing (I was really surprised)…

Can someone help me out???

We miss Alli

We miss Alli.

Me and Dreyfuss have a hard time sleeping without Alli. Dreyfuss is anxious and clingy and I stay up too late (see time of post). Despite getting up at 4:00am for the airport run, I am wide awake when I should be sound asleep.

There’s an absence that just makes me feel “off” and I can’t really explain it (maybe those out there who are married can help me explain it better. I’m going to try and go to bed now.

Vice-Presidential Sparks Fly

Grumpy and mean?

Dick Cheney is a sweetheart. OK…maybe not so much, but I thought that “Grumpy and Mean” was a really inappropriate way to describe the way that he acted in tonight’s vice presidential debate. But that’s exactly how the Kerry-Edwards campaign manager classified him. Cheney was seemingly on the defensive all night (Edwards mentioned Halliburton after less than 20 minutes of actual debate). The truth about Cheney’s Halliburton ties (which really absolve him of any implications that Kerry and Edwards would like to pin on him).

It was a pretty spirited debate. Prior to the debate, I thought that Cheney would stomp Edwards, given his lack of experience, but I forgot that Edwards used to be a trial lawyer and he did a great job. It was a relatively even debate. One thing that stood out was that Cheney finally brought John Kerry’s 20 year record to the forefront…and it’s lousy. I thought that the data that he had on Edwards missing all his votes was really funny too. Still, Cheney is a stain on the Bush administration. What I wouldn’t give for a Bush-McCain ticket this year…

(I keep trying to finish this post, but Austin Powers 2 is on and now I’m watching an old Saturday Night Live and they are doing the Jimmy Fallon/Horatio Sanz “Leather Man” skit…so funny, but Jimmy Fallon canNOT do a single sketch without laughing… “CHOO CHOO! AAIIIIIEEEEEE!!!”)

I call this debate for Bush-MCCAIN!!! Because for some reason, John Kerry’s record in the Senate is only being examined on talk radio and in the blogosphere…not necessarily in the mainstream media (surprise…surprise….).