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Archive for the year 2009

The Making of Avatar

Posted on December 31, 2009 by under Movies, Videos.    

This movie is amazing!

James Cameron talks about Avatar on G4.

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Avatar is So Much Better in 3D

Posted on December 30, 2009 by under Moblog, Movies.    

A whole bunch of us went to see Avatar in 3D this evening. We took up an entire row!

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Our New Racquetball Rackets

Posted on December 30, 2009 by under Games, Health.    

Our new racquetball rackets arrived today via FedEx. Hurrah!

Brian’s is the one on the left. It’s an Ektelon AirO Warrior racket that is 1900 power level. His racket is part of a racquetball kit that comes with matching safety glasses and three blue balls. He named it Winona.

Mine is the one on the right. It is also an Ektelon. Except it is the O3 Hybrid Rip, which is a 2300 power level. I think it has been discontinued because I can’t find it on the Ektelon web site any longer. That might explain why I got it on sale for $50 instead of $100, which was the regular price. I named my racket Manny, as in Manny haPacquiao (pun intended). I picked that name because I plan to hapak the ball really hard from now on. LOL.

I selected my racket out of all the racket options available because I think it is ideal for the type of player I am. According to the description on the web site, the racket I have is ideal for beginners who rely more on arm swing than a well-established fast wrist snap. That’s definitely me. Also, it’s supposed to give me more power without sacrificing control.

I’m really excited to take Manny for a spin. It’s a shame it will be a while before we get to play racquetball again because we’re going to be in Kansas City this weekend and then Brian is going to have his wisdom tooth pulled on Monday. I don’t expect that he’ll be able to play racquetball for a couple of days. Bummer.

For now, at least I can hold Manny and swing him around in the air while pretending to hit imaginary balls.

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How to Play Racquetball

Posted on December 29, 2009 by under Games, Videos.    

Posting this mostly for the benefit of mom and dad. What do you guys think? Want to come play with us one day? 🙂

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My Racquetball Mates

Posted on December 27, 2009 by under Games, Health.    

Ronnie, April, Jay and Brian
My racquetball mates.

We had fun at racquetball today. We’ve got Jay and Ronnie (and maybe April, too?) completely hooked on racquetball. We’ve created racquetball monsters.

Exhibit A
Ronnie and his new racket.

Ronnie showed up to racquetball today with a new racket, which he is yet to name. It’s not any old generic racket either. It’s an Ektelon Hybrid Hornet, which has a power level of 2400. It’s scary how much speed and power his hits carry now. You definitely do not want to get hit by that ball.

Exhibit B
Did I mention that we normally reserve multiple racquetball courts? This morning we had five court reservations going and we actually played racquetball for three hours (from 9 AM to noon). Sad to say, we are court hogs.

Exhibit C
We now have to wear eye protection when we play. Brian and I didn’t have to before. Playing with Ronnie and Jay completely changes things. We can no longer go on taking eye protection for granted. Brian knows this first hand, unfortunately.

Brian is a bit of a ball/accident magnet. Every time we play racquetball he gets hit at least a few times. Today both Ronnie and I got him good (at almost the exact same spot, too). The time before that he got hit half a dozen times at different parts of his body. And the time before that, Jay got him in the eye. Well, you all know that story.

P.S. Jay wanted me to blog about how he is so much better at racquetball now than when he first started playing racquetball with us. That was his request after beating me at racquetball twice today. LOL.

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