Showing posts from November, 2009

NFL Team Name Types

The strangest thing has been on my mind the last few weeks. Whenever I wasn't thinking about something else, my mind would play this sorting game with the NFL team names. I would classify each type of team name and I couldn't get myself to stop. That is until I "put it on paper", so to speak. And now I give it to the world:

The Stiff Arm

Click here to watch a great NFL Films Presents video on "the stiff arm".

Pigs in a Blanket 2.0

I grew up eating what we called "pigs in a blanket". It's basically a hot-dog wrapped inside a croissant. Very good, but very time consuming as you have to wait for them to bake in the oven. I decided to develop a quicker version of this Collins Family classic. I call them "pigs in a blanket 2.0":

They are simple to make:
-Take a flour tortilla and cut it in half.
-Roll a hot-dog in each half nice and tight.
-Roll each again in separate paper towels.
-Cook in the microwave for 1 minute.
-Dip in our favorite condiment and enjoy!
(Click the image to enlarge.)

Real Salt Lake - MLS Cup Champions!

Real Salt Lake just beat LA Galaxy for the 2009 MLS Cup! This the first national, professional championship for Salt Lake and Utah! Go Real!

ZooBorns - Make Your Day!

I found this awesome website a week or so ago and have been following it ever since. It's great for lifting your spirits if you're down. It's called ZooBorns, and is a blog that shares photos of new baby animals from zoos and aquariums all over the world. Check it out here!

Google Image Swirl

I just discovered this neat utility on the Google Labs called Image Swirl. It works by searching something, and the results are then grouped together by similarity. As you click an image, it pulls it forward and shows it's similar images around it, and on and on. This will be great as I'm always searching for images for my many varied blog posts. Find it here, an example of the Salt Lake Temple:

Google Voice - Love It!

I just setup my cell phone to use Google Voice as my voice mail provider. Why Google Voice? Because Google Voice will take the message, transcribe it, email it to you along with the audio recording. And it will send the transcription as a text to your phone if you'd like. This is awesome!

How does it work? Easy. So long as your carrier has call-forwarding capabilities (preferrably "conditional" as in it will try a few rings before forwarding it) then you're set! Setup your Google Voice, then setup the call-forwarding on your phone. Google walks you through all of this. All future voice-mails will be sent to both your Google Voice inbox and your email inbox as both text and audio. You can also making calls from Google Voice through your phone. You enter the number on the website, Google Voice calls you, then connects the number. All U.S. calls are free and it has better international rates than your land-line. $.02/min to Mexico City! Enjoy!