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2009 Super Bowl

Posted on January 31, 2009 by under Things to Do.    

Brian and I don’t follow football, but I might just watch the 2009 Super Bowl tomorrow. For one, the TV commercials are always entertaining. That usually isn’t a big enough draw for me, though.

However, Journey is supposed to perform pre-game and then Bruce Springsteen will do a 12-minute set during half-time. These performances along with the fabulous commercials might just get me to sit in front of the TV tomorrow afternoon.

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Closer to the Heart

Posted on January 29, 2009 by under Leadership.    

Got home from the second LW session in Topeka today. Except for being under the weather, I was totally tickled. We talked about the NFL (Non-Negotiable For Leaders) characteristics during the first half of today’s session. Guess what the theme for NFL is… You will never believe it. It’s Closer to the Heart! LOL.

And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones to start
To mold a new reality
Closer to the heart

The first stanza of the song (above) was quoted by our COO in the beginning of the presentation.

I don’t know why, but I just love Rush. Brian hates them, so he always makes fun of me when I turn up the volume on the radio whenever I hear a Rush song playing. You have no idea how amused I am that they picked a Rush song for the NFL theme. What is even more serendipitous is that the Closer to the Heart single was released in 1977, the year I was born. Maybe it’s a sign?

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Brian and Ching’s Laundromat Adventures

Posted on January 25, 2009 by under Life.    

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It had been years since we’ve been to a laundromat. Within five minutes, we realized why. If it hadn’t been for our dryer starting to mark clothes with rust, we wouldn’t have been there today. What a day to be at the laundromat, too! It was one of the coldest days we’ve had in weeks. That’s our luck, though.

We picked Spring Clean Laundromat located on Lincoln and Webb because Brian’s dad knows the owner (Perry) and it has open WiFi (that’s a must for us). It’s probably the biggest and best laundromat I’ve ever been in. It had a couple of flat screen TVs, a lounge area, a special play area for children, and an aquarium built into the wall. As laundromats go, it’s pretty nice.

It was busy today despite the cold weather. Unruly children were running around everywhere. I think that is the main turn off for Brian. The main turn off for me is that there is only one bathroom. I initially thought that was a design flaw but, as well thought out the facility is (with WiFi, the aquarium, security cameras), I figured that was probably intentional so that homeless people don’t try to live there.

Anyway, Brian and I decided that we will do laundry at my mom and dad’s next weekend so we don’t have to go to a laundromat. No matter how nice it is, it’s still a laundromat. Unless you go at 2:00 AM on Sunday morning, there’s no way to avoid people and unruly children. Although, having to go somewhere to do laundry is extremely inconvenient so I’m thinking that we will probably do our best to save some money, bite the bullet, and buy ourselves a new washer and dryer in a couple of months or so. Anyone got a washer and dryer that they don’t need anymore?

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Oh, the Irony

Posted on January 25, 2009 by under Moblog.    

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Above: A photo of Brian at the laundromat, looking at ads for washers and dryers.

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Yoshimoto Cube [via Boing Boing]

Posted on January 24, 2009 by under Toys.    

This has got to be the neatest thing I have seen in a while.

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