Saturday, December 30, 2006
|Nintendo Wii Game Montage|
We have had this machine since a week before Christmas and I must say it is fun! The only reason you stop playing is because you are physically exhausted. The console comes with the game Wii Sports and if you never bought another game for it, you would still get your $250 dollars worth. It is almost impossible to play the Wii sitting down as you want to get up and have free movement of your arms. You dodge, twist, lean, flail, and generally look ridiculous to whoever is watching. But you don't care!
The console is small and easy to hook up.
The controllers come in two pieces. Right hand holds the Wii-mote. This is the one everybody is saying ends up stuck in your television screen or your spouses head. I have no idea how these people are doing this! I always put on the wrist strap and have not had a single close call. As a side note: I currently have 2 of the newer, tougher wrist straps coming free from Nintendo.
The left hand holds the Nunchuck. This part is not required for all games and can be unplugged when not in use. These two parts will work in either hand by the way.
Well there you have it. Get up, go out, and get one of these. You won't be sorry.
Friday, December 29, 2006
Dressed for the Australian summer in T-shirt and shorts, Tobi Gutt left Germany on Saturday for a four-week holiday.
Instead of arriving "down under", Gutt found himself on a different continent and bound for the chilly state of Montana.
"I did wonder but I didn't want to say anything," Gutt told the Bild newspaper. "I thought to myself, you can fly to Australia via the United States."
Gutt's airline ticket routed him via the U.S. city of Portland, Oregon, to Billings, Montana. Only as he was about to board a commuter flight to Sidney -- an oil town of about 5,000 people -- did he realize his mistake.
The hapless tourist, who had only a thin jacket to keep out the winter cold, spent three days in Billings airport before he was able to buy a new ticket to Australia with 600 euros in cash that his parents and friends sent over from Germany.
"I didn't notice the mistake as my son is usually good with computers," his mother, Sabine, told Reuters.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
The high gust so far has been 32 mph with it blowing pretty steadily at 21 mph. All of this just creates a low background howl that ebbs and flows.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
... Snow Advisory remains in effect until 3 am MST Sunday... A Snow Advisory remains in effect until 3 am MST Sunday. Light snow showers this afternoon will give way to a short period of moderate snow early tonight. The Treasure valley will receive1 to 3 inches while the Owyhee Mountains will receive 3 to5 inches. The snow will taper off from the west in the pre-dawnhours Sunday.
A Snow Advisory means that periods of snow will cause primarilytravel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads andlimited visibilities... and use caution while driving.
I got out and shoveled the driveway thrusday night. Yup, I'm pretty sore!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Inside she found what looked like a gnarled, funky candle but could actually be a huge hunk of petrified whale vomit worth as much as $18,000.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Here is the answer to the age old question, "Where do I hang a bird feeder if I don't have any trees?" This fine feeding station is the Wild Birds Unlimited Advanced Pole System. It is kind of like a lego system for feeding birds. We put it up, filled it, and now we wait for some bird to wander by, eat, and then go tell some friends. Until then, I will place a bet in my head as too how it will fair against the next big wind.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Let's Take A Short Stroll In This Chinese National Park!
Note: The padlocks are a Chinese tradition. Lovers will hike up the side of the mountain and write their names on the side of a padlock. They then lock it onto the hand rail chain, this act is followed by throwing the key off of the ledge. This is supposed to symbolize that they will never be separated. Now, if they can just make it down the mountain ALIVE!