Spain – beautiful, vibrant, and full of color

Syl and I enjoyed an awesome 2.5 weeks visiting parts of Southern Spain with a group of friends and their significant others. We made our way through Chiclana, San Fernando, Cadiz, Granada, Seville, Conil, El Bosque / Benamahoma (for a 5km hike) and Gibraltar. As I type this, our bags have yet to be unpacked. […]

Video compilation of Vietnam, Thailand, and Korea

Phil premiered the Asia 2008 video to us right before the New Year in full 1080 HD quality. Unfortunately, streaming 25 minutes of HD quality footage would be hopeless. I’ve compressed the video down to share online (sacrificing a bit of the quality). Enjoy a little piece of Asia thanks to Phil.

Welcoming in 2009 with a review of 2008

A new year is just around the corner. This last year was full of great memories (the greatest being Asia 2008), experiences, and personal milestones. A few goals were met, while a handful of others postponed. Rather than talking about resolutions for the New Year (as I did the same day last year), I’m taking […]

Your couch needs replacing, check out Sumo

What started out as an experiment transformed into a permanent alternative replacement for my standard living room furniture. Last year, my favorite pieces of furniture was a blue sectional and clean white steel coffee table. Ask me what my favorite pieces of furniture are today, and I won’t hesitate to utter the name Sumo. Last […]

34,000+ miles in 2.5 weeks through 6 cities in 3 countries

Sometimes you imagine, or even go so far as to fantasize [about] an extravagant vacation, and leave it at that. An entertaining dream that you are reminded of each time you flip by the Travel channel at home, catch a glimpse of an airline ad on the side of a billboard, or find yourself staring […]

Audi S6 LED install for Volkswagen MkV R32

I admit that when I first began this project, I had the utmost confidence that I would complete the installation in 5 hours or less. With help from Kevin, I was sure that I could prune that time down to 3 hours or less. I was wrong. Overconfidence can be very misleading. The plan? Take […]

The Uber Cow, Volkswagen MkV R32 Teaser

Since its purchase date via CarsDirect, the Volkswagen MkV R32 has earned itself the nickname "uber cow" due the black & white motif and its curb weight (shout out to Accutint and Speedware Motorsports for the help). After a few modifications, the car feels like a completely different set of wheels. Derek’s R32 teaser from […]

My 7 Mbps connection allows me to surf at 350 kb/s, yay for DSL

Ok. Just venting here… I moved again. This time, it wasn’t as significant as the last. This time, it was simply across the hall; a mere 6 ft. away [from door to door] from 650 sq. ft to 1325 sq. ft. For the most part, the move has been positive. Aside from the fact that […]

Planning on carrying the momentum, 2007 to 2008

Syl caught a photo of Boo (Mini Rat Terrier) in a rare "not bouncing off the wall and couch" mode The later part of 2007 was more or less a turning point in my life on both a personal and professional level. Life was moving at such a pace that the Christmas Holiday and ushering […]

Volkswagen MkV R32 and the CarsDirect buying experience

Since having seen a Volkswagen MkIV R32 a few years back while driving down a freeway, I decided then and there that if I were ever to purchase a vehicle it would be an R32. Four years later – after Volkswagen’s announcement of the Mark V R32 – I decided that it was time to […]

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