Behind the Screen

The opinions, views, and insights stated within this Monologue are my own. The facts, fallacies, and errors, however, belong to someone else (see disclaimer).


Friday, March 11, 2005

 
Taste of China

Lunch at Taste of China tells me "This is a good times to consider formally helping others." This fortune teller need to work on his or her tenses.

12:46:46 PM  | 


Thursday, March 10, 2005

 
Roselli's Pizza

Here's Joe stocking up on some Roselli's Pizza. Shane, Tim, and I were right behind him.

3:56:00 PM  | 


Wednesday, March 09, 2005

 
Gisela's

Joe, Tim and I headed up to Zionsville for some German food at Gisela's. Great schnitzels.

12:42:19 PM  | 


Tuesday, March 08, 2005

 
Philly Cheese Steak

We discovered Joe's favorite new resturant today: Philadelphia Steak and Fries. Mine was a bit measy, but good.

5:28:58 PM  | 


Monday, March 07, 2005

 

Today was an interesting and good day for Third Goal, the new community blogging site I built for Peace Corps volunteers last week. I received two phone calls about the site: one from a reporter and another from a notable blogger.

The Reporter

Laura Vanderkam, a reporter for the DC Examiner, is doing a story on how volunteers are creating new literature about their experiences as they're happening. She discovered Third Goal as well as my personal site and wanted an interview. She has reported for USA Today, Reader's Digest, Washington Times, among others. If you want to read more about this topic, check out this posting at Third Goal.

The Blogger

Actually, I get contacted by a lot of bloggers. But this one, Ze Frank, is a very popular blogger. Ze has an upcoming speaking engagement for SXSW about "blogging across borders - the digital content divide." He thought I'd be a good person to speak with before attending the conference next week.

I enjoyed speaking with both Laura and Ze. I can only hope that such attention brings favorable light on Third Goal and the Peace Corps volunteers who share their stories. Thank you both for your interest.

11:07:00 PM  | 


 
Macaroni Grill

Joe and I had a working lunch at Macaroni Grill, a new resturant west of our office.

1:01:52 PM  | 


 

My "No Repeat Lunch Week" continues. So far, I've eaten at 35 restaurants (and fast food joints) since Jan 17. Besides Joe, my co-workers are starting to get a little frustrated at the reduced dining options. Suck it up boys. Here's the log to date.

Chronological List

Starting Jan 17

Mon
Schlotzsky's
Tues
Long John Silver's
Wed
LaPita
Thus
Bravo
Fri
Roadhouse Grill

Starting Jan 24

Mon
Le Peep
Tues
Skyline Chili
Wed
O'Charlies
Thus
Buffalo Wings
Fri
Blimpy

Starting Jan 31

Mon
Charlie and Barney's
Tues
McDonalds
Wed
Fox Sports (Orlando Airport)
Thus
Wyndham Hotel, Restaurant (Orlando)
Fri
Wyndham Hotel, Catered (Orlando)

Starting Feb 7

Mon
Midday Deli
Tues
Gumbo a Go-Go
Wed
Arni's
Thus
Max & Erma's
Fri
Pizza Hut

Starting Feb 14

Mon
Ocean World
Tues
Hella's Greek Cafe
Wed
Chi-Dogs and More
Thus
Wah Wah
Fri
Smee's Place

Starting Feb 21

Mon
Puchini's
Tues
Original Pancake House
Wed
Bob Evans
Thus
Applebee's
Fri
Burger King

Starting Feb 28

Mon
Church's Chicken
Tues
CIO's Pizza
Wed
Rally's
Thus
Squealers BBQ
Fri
Thai House

Alphabetical List

    1. Applebee's
    2. Arni's
    3. Blimpy
    4. Bob Evans
    5. Bravo
    6. Buffalo Wings
    7. Burger King
    8. Charlie and Barney's
    9. Chi-Dogs and More
    10. Church's Chicken
    11. CIO's Pizza
    12. Fox Sports (Orlando Airport)
    13. Gumbo a Go-Go
    14. Hella's Greek Cafe
    15. LaPita
    16. Le Peep
    17. Long John Silver's
    18. Max & Erma's
    19. McDonalds
    20. Midday Deli
    21. Ocean World
    22. O'Charlies
    23. Original Pancake House
    24. Pizza Hut
    25. Puchini's
    26. Rally's
    27. Roadhouse Grill
    28. Schlotzsky's
    29. Skyline Chili
    30. Smee's Place
    31. Squealers BBQ
    32. Thai House
    33. Wah Wah
    34. Wyndham Hotel, Catered (Orlando)
    35. Wyndham Hotel, Restaurant (Orlando)

11:16:00 AM  | 


Sunday, March 06, 2005

 

I recently discovered a new travel guide site called World66. They have a neat tool that automatically draws a map of places you've visited. Here are few examples:

Visited Countries

Visited States

Visited Canadian Provinces

Visited European Countries

10:45:00 PM  | 


 
Ikea Lamps

Note the two Ikea wall lamps. They are new additions to my all-Ikea bedroom. If only I could find a Sweedish girl to go with.

3:22:44 PM  | 


 
Spilt wine

Of course, right before taking a photo of my completed table and chairs (previous story), I dropped a two liter bottle of red wine. Sunday was spent steam cleaning wine out of my carpet and scrubbing my walls.

12:35:32 PM  | 


 
Ikea Table

I spent much of the day Saturday putting together this Ikea table and four chairs. Four hours, 35 parts, 62 bolts and screws, two beers, and a few choice words later -- I have a kitchen table. I bought two more chairs, but to hell putting them together, at least not until I have a need to seat six.

12:29:30 PM  | 


Friday, March 04, 2005

 
Thai House

John O. and I ate at Thai House. Good food but service was so slow.

1:19:11 PM  | 


Thursday, March 03, 2005

 
Squealers BBQ

Dan, John H., Joe and I headed south for some Squealers BBQ. It's actually west of the office, but you understand what I mean. Oh, they have sweet tea.

12:58:23 PM  | 


Wednesday, March 02, 2005

 
Rally's

Rally's was my lunch fix for the day. Tasty.

1:16:42 PM  | 


Tuesday, March 01, 2005

 
Fight Night

Got talked into attending Fight Night with the fellas after bowling. This fight ended with a knockout.

Regarding bowling, out of three games, I averaged a 126.

8:11:32 PM  | 


 
CIO' Pizza

An all staff lunch at CIO's Pizza before bowling.

12:01:55 PM  |