Posts Tagged ‘lists

Top 9 of 2009

Posted in Bloggingon Dec 31, 2009

Board games I would like to own

Posted in Generalon Jan 14, 2009

As a followup to the list of games I own, I thought I would create a list of games I would like to own, or at least that I would like to learn more about.  Some of the games I’ve played, other games I’ve only read about.  Most of the games below have received some sort of award.

  • Mr. Jack$25.98 – Best 2-Player Game for 2007, 2007 International Gamers Award Winner
  • Carcassonne$20.99 – German Game of the Year for 2001
  • Jambo!$16.99 – Best 2-Player Game for 2005, German Game of the Year finalist in 2005
  • Metropolys$31.50 – Best Family Game for 2008, German Game of the Year finalist in 2008
  • Thurn & Taxis$22.99 – German Game of the Year for 2006
  • Stone Age$31.50 – Best Strategy Game for 2008, German Game of the Year finalist in 2008, 2008 International Gamers Award Winner
  • Lost Cities: Board Game (not card game) – $27.50 – German Game of the Year for 2008
  • Set – $12.00
  • Ticket to Ride Switzerland (expansion) – $18.50

Now that I’ve created this list, I realize that not all of the above games are board games, because some are card games.  However, none are computer games.

A few less interesting things

Posted in Lifeon Jan 12, 2009

I thought I would make a list of a few of the uninteresting things on my mind this morning:

  • I was surprised to wake up and see snow.  I need to pay more attention to the forecast because I didn’t see it coming.
  • I wore my scarf to work, and I liked it.
  • I got a sample box of MultiGrain Cheerios with my newspaper yesterday.  I think I’m going to eat them for breakfast, but since I’m already at work, I’m going to have to eat them dry.
  • I got to work an hour early today so that I could turn in a report early before anyone finds that it is missing.
  • Saturday night I only got 4 hours of sleep, and then didn’t get any nap on Sunday.
  • Last night I got 7 hours of sleep (12am to 7am) and I probably won’t get a nap today.  Tonight I must get a full 8 hours.
  • Why is it that weekends are more exhausting even though they are suppose to be relaxing? It reminds me of the hurry up and relax mentality.
  • I finished watching the first season of 24 last night.  The last few episodes of the season were about to expire from Hulu, so I thought I would hurry up and watch them.   I’ve seen all the other seasons, but I had never completed seeing the first season, so it was great to get caught up.
  • But there wasn’t ever a moment of being caught up with watching 24, because even as I was watching the old episodes, new episodes were being aired on TV.
  • I wasn’t thrilled with the ending of the first season, because it seemed that they intentionally mislead viewers throughout the whole season.  I’m okay with shows that throw twists into the plot, but not when they purposely try hard to get the viewers to believe one thing only to have the opposite be true.  This was the case with Nina Meyers being a mole in CTU.  Of course, I knew she was because I saw all the later episodes, but I didn’t like how hard they worked all season long to make it look like she wasn’t.  As a curious person, I like to be given little clues so I can try to figure it out myself, but instead the producers gave little clues that she was a dedicated agent, and then surprise she isn’t.  I think it would have been more interesting if I were to watch the season, having pre-knowledge that she was a bad agent, to see little indications of it that you wouldn’t pick up on without the pre-knowledge.  Ok, enough of that soap box.
  • Happy Birthday Lori, if you read this.
  • I was suppose to bring the last of my homemade pizza into work to eat for lunch, but I forgot.
  • I’ve been trying to get Boxee working on one of my computers, but every time I launch it, it seems unbearably slow (and the graphics seemed pretty messed up).  I think that maybe if I get the 3d proprietary graphics drivers working, then maybe it will work better as well.

I like Christmas, especially because of the Christmas spirit that permeates through so many Christmas activities. Christmas candy, songs, presents, family, and just general good will and good cheer.

A little over a month ago, Google released its own web browser, similar to Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. Their new web browser is called Google Chrome, and has some great features and some great speed, but is currently available for Windows only.

I’ve been using it off and on for the last month, and I’ve found a few missing features that really bug me:

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Days since this

Posted in Lifeon Jun 23, 2008

In case you want to play any guessing games:

  1. It has been 8 days since I’ve done this. Over the last month or two, I average doing this about once every seven days.
  2. It has been 20 days since I’ve last eaten this.
  3. It has been 48 days since I’ve published this. In those days, 889 people have benefited from this.
  4. It has been 58 days since I’ve experienced this, although I’m not likely to announce the details of this publicly.

Please feel free to guess what this is by leaving a comment.

LDS General Conference 2008

Posted in Religionon Mar 25, 2008

Update: To see information about October conference, see the Conference Info page on

The 178th Annual General Conference of the Church will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, 2008. Speakers will include the First Presidency and other General Authorities and general officers of the Church. There will also be a General Young Women Meeting on March 29, 2008 at 6pm MDT.

The General Conference sessions will take place at:

  • Saturday Morning, 10am MDT
  • Saturday Afternoon, 2pm MDT
  • Priesthood Session, Saturday 6pm MDT (broadcasted only to select meeting houses)
  • Sunday Morning, 10am MDT
  • Sunday Afternoon, 2pm MDT

Sessions last two hours each, and can be viewed at select meeting houses, select TV, radio and satellite stations, or on the Internet. Video streams are available at, BYU-TV, and audio available at and on KSL Radio.

Special highlights of this General Conference will most likely include the sustaining of President Monson as President of the Church, and the calling and sustaining of a new apostle.

Online text transcripts in English will be available the Thursday after General Conference, with additional materials in English and other languages being made available at later dates.