Monday, November 30, 2009

New Blog

Well... In a movement to become more creative. I posted a new blog that will correspond with my new SITE... once THAT's up and running. I'll post it everywhere I can... believe me.

So the link to the new blog is:

Learn more about that blog by following that link .

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Biking and Toys

Today was another bike ride with my uncle Tom Hanson. We biked to Shorewood near Minnetonka, to my cousin's house (Chevis, Dan, Daniel and to be determined ). After hanging out with them for a bit we decided to head back home.

At the end of the entire ride, my computer read 50.08 miles for todays ride. It was pretty good. And I'm actually getting used to riding right around 50 miles now. When I first went for a ride with Tom, 30 miles and I was beat. After the first ride, 40 miles and I was beat. we went 45 the second and it was getting a bit cold for me but I felt I could go farther. The next, 58 miles and I was getting pretty beat around the 50 mile mark.

NOW, 50 miles and I could probably STILL rock and roll. I usually bring a bar or something to eat about 30 miles in, and that probably helps. But I'm thinking I'm about ready to go for a 50 or so mile bike ride with nothing but breakfast under my belt.

ALSO, I stopped by Robot Love today and picked up a couple of things I've been looking forward to.

Teddy Trooper "Le Mans" by Flying Fortress:

and Dragon Boy by Sam Flores

Both amazing pieces and I've been waiting a while for.

My Room

Alright... I think this will be a pain in the ass... but change is good.

Here's my (OLD) room layout:

I just rotated my bed, so here's my room NOW:

Here's an actual pic:

That's my desk in the bottom right corner...

And here's what my room layout will be in the future:

I measured out each piece of furniture in my room. Then I created them to scale with the dimensions of my room.

Move pieces around freely with a simple click and drag, and BOOM... new room layouts.

Interior Design ftw...
just kidding :p

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Good Night Tonight

Tonight Gretchen came over and we made turkey sloppy joes... SO AWESOME. I really love sloppy joes.
And if that weren't enough, Gretchen also made us a couple of Vikings tie dye shirts.

Very cool. I know Tom will be jealous.

Also, to finish off the night, a couple of friends and I (Dan and Bryan) played Left 4 Dead 2 for a few hours.

It will be hard to top this night... but I'm sure thanksgiving will have a shot at it. Especially since we'll be kicking it at Chevis and Dan's place with their family.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bike... to the death!

Recently I've been getting these phone calls from my uncle Tom Hanson. He calls to see if I'm up for a bike ride, and I always am. Even during a Vikings game day. He convinced me to tape it and watch it later with him... after the ride. I'd be willing to bed that he's the only person who could get me to skip a Vikings game to go for a bike ride. Biking doesn't trump a Vikings game... but biking with Tom does.

He always takes me someplace new, and shows me a new way to get to places I know along the way. It's awesome. The guy knows EVERY ROAD... and I do mean EVERY road.

Here's the mileage we went each day this week.

Sunday 11/15/09 - 39 miles:
Tom called me and talked me out of watching the Vikings game. We biked down to and around Minneapolis. After the ride, we went to Tom and Janice's place, picked up chinese and watched the recording of the game.

Wednesday 11/18/09 - 45 miles:
I forget exactly where we went on this trip... I'm usually not too great with directions. But I believe it was somewhere near the airport. Or maybe that was the first day... I don't know.

Saturday 11/21/09 - 58 miles:
This time we went past St. Paul and road back up to downtown. On the bridge we took these pics.
Tom insisted on taking a pic of me.

I insisted on taking one of both of us. Loved the hat.

After we went through downtown St. Paul, we ended near Como Zoo.

It was awesome.

We rounded that bike ride to the State Fair grounds. It's really nice going through there with no people around, and it's a lot different.

If it gets/stays somewhat around 50°, maybe we'll get out for another ride or two.

Blind Side

Janice, my mom, Gretchen and I went to see "The Blind Side" last night. It was pretty good. Probably along the lines with every other high school/collage movie that WASN'T Varsity Blues. God that movie sucked.

Pretty much like I expected it to me. I'm not sure that it's really all that Oscar worthy. But it wasn't bad.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon

Sorry I've been neglecting my blogging lately. I got a new video game, Assassin's Creed 2, and that will continue to rule my life till I beat it. I also am working on a website for another bar owned by my friend Jeremy's dad.

Anyway, last night at midnight, I saw the movie "New Moon" at the old IMAX theatre in St. Michael. I don't believe they call it IMAX any more. And before I get into how the movie was, I would not recommend seeing it on the IMAX unless you can get their early enough to sit far enough back. We were in the 3rd row, because it filled up so fast, even though we were an hour early, and we still got screwed. Damn near unwatchable in the third row. During the previews it was bad, but it did get better when the movie started. Just gotta sit back, let your eyes glaze over and focus right, then it wasn't bad.

But as far as the movie goes, it was pretty good. I mean, it had its share of tween relationship crap, but the fights were borderline awesome. The thing that I liked more about this movie was that it just plain went more in depth.

It talked a great deal more about the vampires having different powers and what each one was. They went into more detail about the history of vampires and where the "HEAD" vampires are. That was probably my favorite thing about this movie.

Even with the amount of EMO kids that this movie possessed, it still had my attention throughout the entire thing. Funny parts, action parts, history parts... Almost makes me want tot ready the book so that I can find out more about all the little things that the movie left out. All the detail behind each of these races. And to cover up a plot hole or two. But I do say "ALMOST" because I'm not committed to reading the books. And I'm not sure that I will be...

But if I do, you can believe that they won't be blogged about.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Sh*t's goin down. Start the timer cuz the planet's gunna expire.

Movie finally came out and I finally got to see it. Pretty much, %100, of what I expected. It was good. Entertaining and the story wasn't too bad. Small part with Woody Harrelson didn't hurt at all.

If it's something you're into, definitely check it out. But, if you're like some people I know, you don't even wanna think about it. Personally, I like talking about it.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pirate Radio

Amazing movie. The music really makes it. And, I don't know why, but I'm a fan of just about every "Focus Films" movie I've seen. They sure know how to pick em'.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Saw this and

was AMAZED...

So simple and insane... I really wanna do this now, but alas, I have no subways in brooklyn park.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Staring at Goats

Today I went to see "The Men Who Stare at Goats" with Michael. I thought it was awesome. Michael thought it was pretty good.

The combination of George Clooney, Ewan McGregor and Jeff Bridges is damn near unbeatable. That, with all the references to Jedi, made this movie not only cool, but HILARIOUS. People who think they possess some kind of extraordinary power to the point of running at a wall head on THINKING they'll pass through it... Brilliant. And what makes it even more funny is that it's loosely based on a true story. The movie actually opened with a line something like, "More of this is true than you'd actually believe". That just set the tone for me...

Very enjoyable. Almost exactly what I was expecting. See it.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween as "The Legend Of NEIL"

This Halloween I dressed up as Neil from "The Legend Of Neil" video web series. You can view the videos HERE. I recommend them to people who have a little bit of a background with the video game "Legend Of Zelda".

Anyway, after hours in Zac's dad's wood shop, and HOURS at my grandparents house... I ended up with THE BEST costume I could have wished for. Big Thanks to Zac, for helping me cut all the pieces for the weapons, Ashley and Gretchen, for waiting for us to finish the pieces, and my Grandma Reins for doing all the sewing and layout of the main costume.


now for the photos.

Here's my dad playing with my NEWLY painted weapons.

My first REAL picture of the full costume, Thanks Mom!

Here's Gretchen as a fairy and me as Neil.... notice the heart pieces on the arm...

This pose is kind of an inside joke for anyone who has watched the videos. They ARE great, and again, you can watch them HERE.

Special thanks again to Zac and my Grandma.