December 2007

Speedlinking – 31 Dec 2007

by derek on December 31, 2007 · 17 comments

It is hard to believe but the year 2007 will soon be a memory and I will be cursing myself for a few weeks as I continue to write “2007” on any personal checks. Since starting this blog, I have really enjoyed this Speedlinking series and I hope that all of you have enjoyed it […]


Gift Cards Really Piss Me Off

by derek on December 29, 2007 · 16 comments

Tonight I need to get on my soapbox and rant for a few minutes about the use of gift cards and the aspects of gift cards that really piss me off. With the Christmas holiday having come and gone, many of you likely have a stack of gift cards to a variety of stores. The […]


Two Things That Can Kill This Blog

by derek on December 26, 2007 · 30 comments

Now that Santa Claus has made his annual visit and I have had some time to sit back and relax with the family, I have come to the realization that Santa left behind two things that have the potential to kill this blog along with all other hope of productivity on my part. Wii, Wii, […]


5 Reasons It Sucks To Be Left Handed

by derek on December 20, 2007 · 46 comments

Last night my wife were out trying to find the last few Christmas presents and as we strolled through the local Guitar Center, I was reminded of the fact that there are times that it sucks to be left handed. 1. Good luck finding a left handed guitar. My youngest son has been learning to […]


Broken Thumb And The Cycle Kick

by derek on December 19, 2007 · 7 comments

After posting the video clip where a brother owns his signing sister with a pillow, I could not help but think back to a few encounters with my sister. Broken Thumb When my sister and I were kids, my mom was the secretary at the church that we attended. One Saturday afternoon, my mom had […]


How To Stop Your Sister From Singing

by derek on December 18, 2007 · 11 comments

Rather than actually spend time on the things I was supposed to be doing tonight, I was browsing around the Interweb and came across the following clip that reminded me of my childhood. Brother Owns Singing Sister With Pillow – Watch more free videos I love the grin on the kid’s face afterwards, although the […]


Speedlinking – 17 Dec 2007

by derek on December 17, 2007 · 10 comments

For some reason I decided to waste three hours of my life watching another Chicago Bears game when I should have been reading through the backlog of posts in my Google Reader. The game is over, as is the Chicago Bears season, and now I want to bring you a few interesting links in this […]


NoFollow vs. DoFollow

by derek on December 13, 2007 · 33 comments

Back in May, I had installed the DoFollow plugin in an attempt to share a little of the link juice with all of the readers that take the time to comment on this blog. Since starting this blog, I have always been more than happy to share link love and recognize the contributions of my […]


Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

by derek on December 12, 2007 · 123 comments

While the Ford Crown Vic can easily be considered an “old man’s” car, I have given serious thought to buying one of the used Crown Victoria Police Interceptor models. Before buying my Scion tC, I had done quite a bit of research on the Police Interceptor (PI) as a possibility. There are quite a few […]


Revolution 9

by derek on December 11, 2007 · 8 comments

Number nine…number nine…number nine. It is hard to believe it has been nine months since this blog started as I still remember those first posts like they were yesterday. A lot has happened since then and almost all of it has been really exciting. I’ve learned a great deal about blogging but still have so […]