Saturday, April 28, 2007

Exciting New WeatherBug Product

I'm excited to announce the launch of a new product from WeatherBug, WeatherBug Alert. Whether you want one-click access to live conditions and the forecast for your neighborhood, or severe weather alerts delivered to your desktop, WeatherBug Alert is right for you. For those of you concerned about downloading big desktop apps, or using a lot of memory, WeatherBug Alert is less than 400KB in size, and uses less than 5MB of RAM when running.

And if you're happening across this blog outside the U.S., never fear, WeatherBug Alert works everywhere!

Click here to download it and let me know what you think!

Rain + Mud = No Biking

After great expectations of coming up to visit Pittsburgh and go mountain biking with my college roommate, rain has chosen to "dampen" our spirits a little bit. It definitely stinks and maybe if the rain moves on we'll get a chance to get outside, but for now we're laying low, relaxing and waiting for the NFL draft to start.

The is about as close as I may come to a bike this weekend... So sad.

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Last night I was fortunate enough to meet up with a friend I met last summer at Gnomedex in Seattle, along with his friend who were visiting the States from South Africa. After a day of sight seeing, I picked the two of them up from the metro and met MIOL at Mai Thai down at the end of King St. in Old Town Alexandria.

Below is a picture of Colin enjoying his Tiger drink
And Carly enjoying her drink...
And MIOL and I at dinner...
After dinner, I wanted to show our friends what says America over and over again... frozen custard! I took them back to Del Ray and over to the Dairy Godmother. It's not surprising to say that they were both REALLY impressed and in love with custard once we were finished.
Me explaining what I like on my custard
Yep, that's a Rice Crispy sundae with marshmallow topping on chocolate custard.

At the end of the evening we were sad to drop our friends off at their hotel, but motivated to try and pull it together to make a trip down to see them. It's always interesting to hear a different perspective on things, and how our politics, pop culture, and technology is perceived outside the US. MIOL just liked their accents I think... ;)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Red Rock Hiking

Today, My Inferno of Love (MIOL) and I decided to take advantage of the warm weather and check out one of the regional parks in Northern Virginia that we had not been to as of yet. So, after visiting the NOVA park web site, I settled on Red Rock Potomac Overlook Park out by Leesburg. The park definitely earned its name as it was full of red rocks throughout the hike.

Here's a shot of MIOL and I...

After about 20 minutes of hiking MIOL and I decided that the park should be named Muddy Banks as we ended up waddling through 3-4" deep mud. It was actually kind of fun, like walking on ice.

Here's a better shot of the bank that must have been under water last week with all of the rain, hence the massive amounts of mud. Safe to say that we had to wear flip flops into the outlet malls later...

Friday, April 6, 2007

Arrival time

Arrival time

After a bit of confusion on where we were supposed to go, we pulled up at the hotel at 9:50. If I had gone to the right place it would have been 9:30. So, I would say that we spent all told about 3 hours on the road for a 2 hour trip. Once we got passed Fredricksburg, we were able to fly for the final 45 miles. It was just that darn stretch between there and the beltway.

Anyway, thanks for following along this evening. Hope you had fun and have a great easter weekend.

Back on the road!

Back on the road!

After a nice dinner at panera we're back on the road at 7:30. Hopefully it won't be long... Say maybe an hour and a half?  Two hours? You decide.



To be fair we have stopped for dinner at potomac mills. A half hour on the road so far. Traffic was as expected but hopefully it will lighten up when we get going again. Stay tuned.

Late start

Late start

So we're heading down to Richmond for a family wedding and like a few thousand other geese, we'll be driving down 95. For those of you following along at home, we are leaving Arlington at 6.

Will it be 2, 3, or 4 hours to drive 120 miles on a holiday Friday... Good Friday at that!

Stay tuned as I Blog our progress.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

The National Zoo

Yesterday Lauren and I took advantage of the nice spring day to check out the National Zoo here in DC. Here's a tip to anyone who wants to visit the zoo on a nice day: Get there early.

Lauren and I got there around 10 and were able to get a good look at most of the animals before the massive spring break crowds moved in.

Here we are enjoying our day...