Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Weber Q 220 Grillin'

I bought my first grill earlier this summer and I've realized that I have a long way to go. I've already downloaded a pretty cool app for my iPhone: On the Grill. It wasn't free, but it seemed like a fair enough deal for the information and feature set.

Review of the Q Grill: My Grill (Weber Q Grill)

Indirect Grilling:
Cooking indirect on the Q is a simple task there is several different set-ups that can be used you, once you understand the basic method you can come up with different ways to meet your requirements. The basic method is to place a doubled over sheet of foil on the grill ensuring that you have an air gap between the edge of the foil and the sides of the Q of at least 1” on the long side and 1 ½” – 2 “ on the short sides. Then place a roasting trivet or a wire rack on the foil, which sits at least 3/4” above the foil, providing an air gap between the foil and the food being cooked. article

Friday, August 07, 2009

Trout fishing links and info

I haven't had much luck fishing for trout this season. I'd better study up and get out as much as I can before the season finishes up.

15- or 20-pound monofilament or fluorocarbon
salmon-style hook like the Eagle Claw L7226 (size 2/0)
gang size 8 or 10 gang hooks
small barrel swivel (size 10 or 12)
split shot

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Home Improvements

State College exists as an anomaly in these turbulent economic times. That's not to say that we've been immune to the crisis going on around us. President Graham Spanier did announce that there would be a pay-increase freeze for 2009. This area is called Happy Valley for a reason. Being able to weather the Depression and recessions in the past is one of the area's greatest strengths.

So, we are very happy to be relatively secure here. We are very happy with our new home and have already begun talking about improvements for this summer. Painting, planting, decorating, upgrading and furnishing... it sounds like a lot, so we'll have to do things little-by-little.

Before I forget, one of the things we're looking for is an awning for our deck. I found this company, SunSetter, and will have to look into their options in a little while.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Joy Riding

Rippin' it up at Albertsons

Fry's Time

My Uncle always pays a visit to this electronics mecca whenever he
visits Vegas. I've never been until last night. Fry's definitely has
the biggest selection of gadgets I've ever seen at a brick and mortar

Puzzle Play

Ryan's Christmas Presents

My nephew opening up one of his sound-enabled puzzles.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Signing Xmas cards
NASA prepares for Larry King
@drZox CrabFu
this is your brain on drugs

Thursday, December 11, 2008

folks living further away from campus are already leaving work due to the winter storm advisory
Does any one @PSU know if I can configure an ANGEL group to be accessible w/o a PASS/FPS account? (anonymous access)
Finally, some expensive computing to help improve my billiards game

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

just finished w/ a video recording session of a faculty member for his Project Management course over at the Penn Stater
PSU might freeze pay raises... ouch!

Invasion of Micro-blogging

Some recent changes. As you've probably seen, I haven't been so great keeping up with my posts. Then a few days ago: a flurry of mini-posts. I got sick trying to keep up with a number of Web 2.0 technologies, so I started using to simultaneously post to a number of outlets. Currently I've got set to update my blog, but I'm not sure I want to keep it up. Even though I'm not posting much here, there's a part of me that still thinks this blog should stay focused on "regular" posts. I dunno...
finished talking w/ Shannon K. and lcr1 about Just2It Faculty Development and Commoncraft

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

what's the phone number for an in-office chiropractor visit? my back is killing me.
In the CE staff meeting: project updates
finished meeting with instructors about the design of a Project Management course ...
talking w/ Kevin Abbey about the future of conferencing

Monday, December 08, 2008

enough research for tonight! I'm done updating my project for now
posting to twitter, facebook, linkedin, blogger, and Yahoo360 via!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Home Coming Weekend!

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

MacSpeech (Not-really)Dictate

This is my first blog post using MacSpeech Dictate no dictation. Sometimes I get really tired of typing so maybe I can use this instead of having to type everything on the keyboard. So far, it looks like it's doing a pretty good job. Last night, in June from weight. Was wrong. That was wrong. John Ju. Dictation is having a hard time with my wife's name. HJ, wait I forgot what I was going to say. Oh yes I remember, HJ spent a lot of time last night training the computer to listen to her voice. Well, so far this is going pretty well I just can't think of what I want to say. But, isn't that always the case? Well, keep on the lookout for her more blog posts, wait keep on the lookout for more blog posts and e-mails straight from tax not rate weight. Straight from tax. This stupid machine doesn't even know my name. I am and in. I am a cat in in. I am 10th area at. I am is in. I am a need and see and area. I am a gay and I buried in an area. I am one day let's are gay and there you will be there in carrying. I can be. He. Genius and you are and where you. This is genius is in this you are absolutely machine is so stupid!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Out fishing

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Hyunjoo and I have recently taken up fishing. It's nice because it takes us outside and it's a great motivation to see rural PA. My nephews will one day come fishing with us, so I figured that it'd be nice if I knew a thing of two before we took them out. Now, keep in mind that it's been something like twenty-five years since I've last fished. I think the fish have gotten a lot smarter in that time.

Our first time out we went to Coyler Lake and caught a small sunfish and some kind of pickerel. All the fishing excitement came in the first hour. We didn't get another hit the rest of the day.

Our second outing to Black Moshannon was last weekend in questionable conditions. We spent most of our time boating around than casting for fish. Hyunjoo nearly had a bite near the surface, but that one go away. We weren't out long before it started to rain, so we just packed up early. It was still nice to get out.

I think we'll keep heading back to Black Moshannon until we catch more. I've heard there's nice bass out there and it'd be nice to get a fight on our hands.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Makin' Dessert for Penn State Tailgate Tomorrow

Hyunjoo and I stayed up late tonight so that I could bring in my favorite blueberry cheesecake desserts tomorrow for lunch. There's a huge tailgate party going on in the Keller Building on campus to celebrate Penn State's upcoming football game on Saturday. Hyunjoo and I even have plans on going to the stadium tomorrow night to catch the pre-game action. Hopefully Joe-Pa will sing for us!

Hyunjoo's new knit hat

I don't think Hyunjoo wants me to post these pictures, but I'll do it anyway since I think she did such a nice job. There are these knit "gauntlet" things too that she made, but I'll have to upload pix of them later.


We just picked up a sweet boat just in time for the Labor Day Weekend. If the weather holds, we'll be out to enjoy the water at one of the nearby lakes or rivers. We're planning on bringing our fishing rods and cooler along of course. We might just get lucky!