Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide for the Man, Boy, or Nerd... aka My Wish List

Movies:
Star Trek Special Edition
Terminator Salvation
Angels and Demons
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
District 9

Holiday Gift Guide for the Man, Boy, or Nerd

Electronics




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Xbox 360 Charge Stand












PS3 Charge Stand

Holiday Gift Guide for the Man, Boy, or Nerd

Video Games


Super Mario Bros. Wii
Nintendo Wii
Back to the roots of Mario with a Wii twist. This game is a must play for players young and old.






Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition
PS3, Xbox 360


This has game of the year written all over it. Any gamer deserves this game, and you have to play it. Plus Night Vision Goggles... nuff said.



Modern Warfare 2 Collectors Strategy Guide

Hard cover includes multiple pages of artwork from the game. Beat the game before you buy it, then conquer.


Assassin's Creed II Master Assassin's Edition
Xbox 360, PS3


The first game was a little repetitive but still amazing. This game promises all the grea tof the first and none of the bad. Plus Da Vinci makes an appearance.



Assassin's Creed II Collectors Edition Guide


Hard cover and full of extras.

Borderlands
PS3


This game is completely different with its inventive and innovative campaign multiplayer and over 200,000 weapons and combinations should be sweet.

Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time


The final saga for Ratchet and his magnetic partner Clank. Even if this game was gonna suck I would buy it, but even game informer gave it a 9.25







Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Blue Angels

The Blue Angels performed at the Air Show. They were great of course. There isn't really much to say about them. There skill speaks for itself.This is Fat Albert. It is the support plane for the Blue Angels. Carries all of their extra equipment and such.It is a Hercules class or whatever. It is a propeller plane, but it has JATO or Jet Assisted Take Off, for situation in which there is a short runway it starts going with the propeller and then BAM, sets off these rockets and it just leapsinto the air.







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Golden Knights and Virtual Army Experience

These guys were really cool, it was great seeing them screaming towards the ground at 120 MPH
They would stagger themselves at different heights once their chutes opened so they could land in succession


These two had a baton and they split this far apart and then flew back together to hand it off.



Inside this tent is two humvees and an actual Black Hawk Helicopter each mounted with M4 Sub machine guns in fron of 180 degree viewing screens. Pretty much the sweetest video game I have ever played.



Ashley was all about it.

We were in the Black Hawk providing Air Support for the ground convoy

Air Show '09 B2 Fly-over

Highlight of the show for me.






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Defenders of Freedom Air Show 2009

Ashley and I went to the Air Show this weekend. She had a pretty good time. She didn't appreciate all the walking around, but it was still a pretty great time.
Heritage Flight
F-15 F-16 and P-51


F-15


Ashley couldn't believe how loud they could be








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Saturday, March 7, 2009

This was pretty much how moving the piano went

Today, I started my morning by helping Alycia get a piano from a member in the ward. So I put on my grungy clothes and my "you can't fix stupid" shirt, and we head over to meet Greg and some other guys at the place.

She tells me on the way that it is at the Bishop's house.... Awesome I look like a homeless guy and swearing is a requirement when moving, everyone knows this. So basically Im seeing my melchezidek priesthood chances dirft away.

Anyway we get to the house and there are about 6 steps leading up into the front door. Awesome great what could be better. We go into the house and in the front room where there is a piano that if I wanted to, I could throw on my back and carry out myself. Sweet this may be easier than I thought.

No No I go to the back of the house and there is an Upright grand Piano. The top of it is chin level with me and it weighs about as much as Gregs Ford Focus. So we realize there are less steps out the back (only two) so we decide to go that way. It takes about 20 minutes to go 30 feet to the back door and the doctor in the group of us decided to build a ramp out of wood paneling and 2x4's.

Yeah that didnt go so well. The Bishop's daughter walked down it and it almost crumbled under her feet. So we torched that idea and decided jsut to muscle it. Long story short, we got it all moved, our arms are sore but Alycia has an upright grand piano that will never ever move out of its current spot.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

And here come the Movies

Let me know which ones you guys are excited about.

Ok so February starts off with 2 Chick Flicks in a row:

He’s Just Not That Into You February 6th
(Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore)

Confessions of a Shopaholic February 16th
(Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy)

Both should be entertaining and seem to be pretty comical.

Now for one that I have been keeping my eye on.

Watchmen March 6th
(Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jackie Earl Casey)
This should be pretty good, kind of out there, but the same director as 300

So I remember this next one from when I was a kid and they are remaking it. It looks pretty good.
Race to Witch Mountain March 13th
(Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Carla Gugino)
This one looks funny and entertaining even for a kids movie. The previews already have me laughing.
Monsters vs. Aliens March 27th
(Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen)

And now one for Taylor, Savannah, and Sierra
Hannah Montana: The Movie April 10th
(Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Billy Ray Cyrus)

Then starts the summer midnight movie madness. One of the best seasons of the year.
A couple Sci-fi movies for the nerds in the family… ah who am I kiddin’ Im the only one.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine May 1st
(Hugh Jackman, Live Schriber, Ryan Reynolds)
Gambit is gonna be in this one, that should be pretty sweet.

Star Trek May 8th
(Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, John Cho)
This looks better with each preview

Now one I think Dad has been waiting for
Angels and Demons May 15th
(Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor)

Terminator: Salvation May 22nd
(Christian Bale, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Worthington)
I’m excited they are finally doing one that is set completely in the future.

This one looks pretty funny, the preview was short but it had some good laughs.
Up May 29th
(Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer)

Then if this one is even half as good as the first, it will be a smash hit.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen June 24th
(Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson)

I’m not sure about this one but these two actors in the same movie could prove great.
Public Enemies July 1st
(Johnny Depp, Christian Bale)

Finally after a 7 month delay
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince July 17th
(Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman)

And now for anyone who claims to be a guy, this is gonna be a crazy awesome movie, even if it sucks.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra August 7th
(Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller, Christopher Eccleston)