Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A day with my iPhone

Apple Fanboy strikes again! Here to detail his addiction to his iPhone. It's like crack, son!

5:35AM
I plug my phone into my laptop before I hop in the shower. When I get back, my subscibed podcasts, pictures from iPhoto, and music from iTunes are all synced up with my phone. Whaddup.

7:00AM
3G net connection on the GO train, mothafuckas! I'm up to date on my fantasy basketball league before my friends even wake up. I've also got some time to watch videos on YouTube.

7:30AM
The TTC ride from union to bloor is approximately 6 minutes. Enough time to play a puzzle game like Word Warp. Better than staring at crappy ads and old people.

7:40AM
Let's play some music while I walk to work. I'm getting too old for the radio, I like to listen to what I want to listen to, and I got 10gigs worth of it travelling with me at all times. Gucci Mane? No thanks. How about some Biggie, Jay-Z, and Nas instead?

12:05PM
Standing in lineups used to suck. Now I find the longest lineup, and while I'm waiting to order a chicken shawarma, I see what people are saying on Twitter. Olivia Munn and Rainn Wilson have been a few of my favourites lately.

12:07PM
I track all of my spending using Quicken online, so that I can figure out at the end of the week how I lost all of my cash so quickly. $10 for a burrito!? WTF!?

5:34PM
Rotate this badboy and watch some video podcasts from Attack of the Show and College Humor. I wish there was a video podcast with basketball highlights. I'll try to find one tonight ... Watching Olivia Munn is a suitable alternative.

6:48PM
Shopping at Wal-Mart, and Kaiya is looking particularly cute this evening. Snap a pic with my phone (yes, the camera sucks, but let's ignore that for a sec), and upload to Facebook.

8:00PM
Need to surf or check email, but my laptop is too far (one flight of stairs, ugh). iPhone on wi-fi (if you're in Paris, they pronounce it wee-fee) does the trick in a pinch.

Just to sprinkle a bit of haterade on this post, my brother's been using the Palm Pre for a while, and he says battery life sucks. Until next time, Apple fanboy signing off!



Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall means mad TV




What are y'all watching this fall?New seasons of last year's hits?Any new shows that you can recommend? CathyAl don't have as much time as we used to, but we have a PVR, and gatdammit, we're going to pack as many shows into our schedule as possible! Let's run down the fall/winter schedule:

Raptors Basketball:
Ball above all. And from what I'm hearing, the Raps may be the only Toronto-based team worth watching!

FlashForward
The entire planet blacks out for 2 minutes, and during that time, everyone has a vision of the future. Interesting, no? John Cho, of Harold and Kumar fame, is part of the cast, which should sway at least one person to watch this show (oh wait, that one person is me).

Lost
January 2010! Aw Snap! If you're not watching this show, I sorta feel sorry for you.

Dexter
Everyone's favourite serial killer is married with a newborn baby. Sounds like me! The writing for this show has been solid for three seasons, and after 3 episodes, season 4 is already a winner. You can't go wrong with John Lithgow as the main villain. Ever watch Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone? Booyah!

Californication
Mix over-the-edge hilarious comedy with frontal nudity, and you get a winner. Season 3, and still going strong. David Duchovny plays a womanizing jerk, and plays it well.

Lie to Me
Why am I drawn to shows where the main character is a total jerk? Maybe because I relate to them so well. In this one, it's Tim Roth, a.i. jerks off to him all the time. I am hoping that this show can help me with my poker game. "you're lying!" Mekhi Phifer is part of the cast for season 2!

Dancing with the Stars
Don't hate on ballroom dancing until you see the pro dancers. They are half-naked and flipping hot! Edita, Cheryl, Chelsea, Kim, Lacie ... teach me to dance! Snap! Also, Mya is a contestant this season, and she is also hot! Sexy has me sold.

Bored to Death
Semi-interested in this show starring Jason Shwartzman (Funny People), Zach Galifianakis (Alan from The Hangover), and Ted Danson (you don't know Ted Danson?! WTF!). Very dry, aka right up my alley. And it has Alan from The Hangover, which is the funniest movie for 2009 (until I watch Zombieland).

Mantracker
Chin got me hooked on this OLN show, so we keep a few episodes on hand in case of emergency (i.e. when we run out of other shows to watch). If I were in the wilderness, trying to outwit a dude on a horse who can track each of the leaves you've displaced and twigs you've snapped, I wouldn't last more than 20 minutes. Fail.

Dog Whisperer
Why does a guy who doesn't own a dog watch a show
about dog behaviour?

If you have any more shows you think we should pick up, let me know. Or better yet, don't. We've probably got more shows than we can handle. But if you're watching any of these shows, come on over and watch them with us!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Let's get to know Kaiya




Miss thang will be 11 weeks old on Sunday. Yay!

She's starting to smile and laugh now. It makes for a lot of photo-ops, and a lot of fam in the house fighting for her attention. She likes it when you read her a story.

She's getting bigger and stronger. Her neck is strong enough that she can almost hold her head up. Give her a few more weeks (maybe even days). She is kicking like a gold-medalist swimmer in the tub.

Whenever she's in the car, or at the mall in her stroller, she is knocked out cold.

She is ruler of the household. Give her what she wants, and give it to her now, or else! She has the power to make you stare at her for hours while she sleeps. I love her, and I would do anything for her, including punching any one of you reading this blog! Pretty violent, eh? I know. So don't get her riled up!