Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Ford gets an upgrade

So I just finished this DIY project of hooking up my 3rd Gen. iPod to my 'good ol' Ford F150. Ideally I would have loved to be able to connect directly into the the stereo to maximize the sound quality of the iPod tracks, however, because of cost, I ended up scooping up a Monster® iCarPlay™ Wireless Plus for iPod® at a local store. Now I did test out an earlier version of the Monster FM transmitter a few years ago but was very disappointed. Well, I heard good things about this one and am pleased with the quality; I would say the quality is no where CD quality but its close to"FM quality".

The cool thing I did was getting a custom mount for my vehicle by Instead of buying directly from them or the local Best Buy store and spending over $20, I hit eBay. Yeah, I got the bracket send via 2-day mail for under $10!

The installation directions from Bracketron suggested I have a profesisonal install the mount, but considering its an older vehicle and the instructions were pretty good, I got this installed in about 40 minutes! I am now rocking out to tunes, listening to my favorite podcasts as well as listening to audio books all playing off my iPod!

 Check out the finished pics below:

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Nouvelle Star

OK so I've never watched the show and no, I no its not a typo of Nashville Star. This is rather a cool clip of some dude named Joseph spitting out some need beats using his pie-hole on some French rip-off of American Idol called Nouvelle Star. Check it out!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Geek Alert!! Here's a cool little gadget given to me by my wife for my wedding anniversary. It's called the WeatherCast Alarm Clock. This think is pretty sweet! Its runs off 4-AA batteries and automatically syncs up with over-the-air for updated tie and 5-day weather forecasts! You can change the area with the hit of a button to get the 5-day forecast for Winona, Brainerd and other cities and thats just in Minnesota! You can take it with you to other states and it will auto-update to the local city and state you are in -Cool stuff! Another sweet feature is that you can get an hour-by hour breakdown of the weather for the day. For you geeks, it's a very cool toy.

Monday, September 17, 2007

NorthShore Inline Marathon - 09/15/07

The big race! I am back from up north after finishing the Northshore Inline Marathon which ran 26.2 miles from Two Harbors to Duluth, MN. I have 3 words sum up the experience: wind, wind, WIND! Everyone I talked to that participated in the race said the same thing, "The wind was brutal!"

Yes it was very windy which definitely took its toll on everyone. My wife and I finished about a half and hour slower than the pace we've been keeping all summer long; we crossed the finish line at 2h 45min. The race itself wasn't bad; not too many hills (except for 2 brutal ones near the end of the race). Along with a few water spots along the way I sucked on some Jelly Belly Sport Beans that a neighbor gave me as a good luck gift; those really came in handy.

Even though I was a bit discouraged on my finish time, I did get signed up for next year. I attained my goal for this year:

1. Don't fall (yeah I saw and heard a few people take a dive)
2. Finish the race

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007


You can tell Fall is coming.

The bees are getting T'd off.

I got stung last night right on the elbow... It's been a long time since I've been stung and man its hurts!