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Saturday, January 26

The Footpull

Allow me to share with you, dear reader, an exciting invention I encountered at a Rudy's BBQ in Spring, Texas. When I saw it, it reminded me of a conversation Paul and I had in the men's room at Burgers Supreme in Provo, Utah:

Me: Damn, no more paper towels.
Paul: How will we ever [open the door and] get out?

Well a new device takes care of that -- the footpull:

It's so sweet and at a mere $50 (plus shipping), well, I'm tempted to get one for the house.

Thursday, January 3


Nobody likely reads this blog anymore, but for grins I am throwing up a new post.

In the week between Christmas and New Year, I went with a group of friends to hike in the Andes in Peru and visit Machu Picchu. We hiked for three days, reaching an altitude of 14,560 feet, and then went up to the ruins on the fourth morning. I'm not in good shape, so the hiking was good for me -- lost eight pounds.

Here are a couple of photos:

Our group at the ruins

Me and some locals

Staring down a llama

On a totally unrelated note, I'm listening to John Edwards deride corporate America for making money. What a douche bag!