We can rebuild him

Have you noticed the number of TV commercials for medical procedures lately?  Stryker Orthopedics has been particularly egregious, with advertisements for hip and knee replacements.  Drug commercials are bad enough… Ask your doctor if _____ is right for you!  Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, sexual side effects, loss of appetite, loss of memory, loss … Continue reading We can rebuild him

Nude Music Review

I love XM Radio. I used to really like Shoutcast and other online radios because I could find commercial-free streams of eclectic music.  However, since I’m paying for XM, and since I have to watch my bandwidth usage at work, I’ve been listening to it more.  One great feature both mediums share is the ability … Continue reading Nude Music Review

Mag Blast!

Our desire to annihilate each other means that we are watching less TV, at least, as far as Laura and I are concerned.  We have both become addicted to the Mag Blast space battle game by Fantasy Flight Games.  This is a card game in which you attempt to protect a Flagship while attacking your … Continue reading Mag Blast!

Rene’s Fishmarket

NOTE: This restaurant is now closed Rule #1 – Never wait in line more than 30 minutes for any restaurant in Greenville.  There are just too many nice places in town. Rule #2 – Even taking into account the first rule, Valentine’s season is a tricky time to find a place to eat in any … Continue reading Rene’s Fishmarket

Caching in Landrum

Laura was grading papers, so I my job was to stay out of her way.  My map showed a caching “power trail” through the Landrum/Tryon area, so I decided to head that way.  I found one neat little micro, then a traditional cache at the “Welcome to Landrum” sign.  In town, it was a different … Continue reading Caching in Landrum

Burritos, Burritos, Burritos

Sometimes, Taco Hell just isn’t what you’re after, and you don’t have enough time for sit-down with wait staff whose tenuous command of English only includes the phrase, “hot plate.” So to fill this mid-level fast-food niche, several new chains of pseudo-Mexican have popped up. Here’s a quick rundown of three in our area… Senor … Continue reading Burritos, Burritos, Burritos