Archive for the 'nerd' Category

How Mac OS X’s “Internet Sharing” Saved My Vacation

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

So I am on vacation right now and the unthinkable happened after we checked into our place: there was NO wifi available. The hotel didn’t have wifi available at all (welcome to 1990). No coffee shops or residences in the area where I could see their network. Not a thing. Luckily my dad has a [...]

Cory Doctorow Book Signing for Little Brother in Naperville

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Last week while perusing the web (no doubt wasting time and/or avoiding something important), I decided to checkout the website of a great little indie bookstore named Anderson’s Bookshop which is located in our town. They tend to have a good rotation of authors come in for readings and book signings. I was very surprised [...]

My Mario Kart Wii Friend Code

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

I pre-ordered Mario Kart Wii a few weeks ago (I was obligated having owned and every Mario Kart ever, other than the SNES which unfortunately was the only mainstream Nintendo console I never owned). With that said, I’ve been playing it pretty much all day (while I should be doing other things) and have to [...]

Get your tickets to Croncast Live!

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Kris and Betsy are taking their podcast, Croncast, on the road (well, technically it’s more “down the street”) by doing a live show at The Comedy Shrine in lovely downtown Naperville. More information is available over at and you can order tickets directly from Eventbrite… As I have mentioned to Kris in the past, [...]

Wii Are Famous

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by a reporter from Reuters regarding the “Wii Party” that we had a month or so ago over at my friend, Rick’s house. The reporter originally found some posts that Kris made on his site and then he gave her my contact info. With all of that [...]

Taking Home the Gold From the Wii Tournament

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Kris and Betsy has a house full of people over last night for a Wii Tournament (consisting of both boxing and bowling). Liz and I had a great time and are hoping that this becomes a sort of regular “thing”. Besides having so much fun, I can’t help but gloat that I won the trophy [...]

Wii Are Tired

Friday, December 15th, 2006

The majority of the local nerd posse got together last night in the “Klau Man Pit” last night for some Wii action. It’s not that I didn’t already love this video game console (sorry, all), but last night pushed it to the next level. Wii Boxing amongst friends may be the greatest thing ever… And [...]

I SO need this t-shirt

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Can someone please buy me this t-shirt for Christmas? XL please. Thanks! :) (I promise to quit being such a nerd sometime soon ~ keyword = sometime) Technorati Tags: nintendo, tshirt

My Wii Friend Code

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Hey all, I buried my Wii Friend Code in my post the other day that detailed my Wii Launch Campout Extravaganza… With that said, I’ve gotten lots of emails/IMs asking why I’m not sharing my Friend Code. With that said, here is my Wii Friend Code: 3575 5405 5746 7447 I’m ready to see a [...]

I got my Wii!

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Yes, I was able to procure a Wii this morning. However, I will publicly admit that I re-confirmed my nerdiness by going against what I said the other day and “camped out” at the local Wal-Mart. I feel guilty admitting this for two reasons: 1.) Yes, I actually spent the night away from my family [...]