I recently ordered a new wireless mouse and keyboard for work off Amazon. I spent hours going through the hundreds of offers available and picked out just the one I wanted. I’ll be honest I was swayed by the one that came with Super Saver Shipping because who really wants to pay for shipping? So I order with Amazon “One-click”, which is always dangerous, and bam it was on its way.

Only problem was my “One-click” settings do not add the Super Saver Shipping automatically so I stuck paying about ten bucks to ship the package out to me. I tried to cancel the next morning (literally 9 hours late) and the order had already been processed and moved to shipping and Amazon informed me via e-mail that cancelation was not possible. Usually I am very pleased with this kind of speed but now I was put in a tough spot. So I said screw it and eat the ten dollar fee…

However when I got the package it was not really what I was looking for (despite all the research you just never know) and I decided I wanted to return it. I followed all the easy steps out of my order window and printed out the UPS return label in a matter of minutes, which again was speedy and convenient, but it also informed me that ten bucks might be taken out of my return to ship it back.

Now I didn’t think this was fair, although I  was the one who didn’t go through the motions correctly and didn’t want the product anyways, I still felt I deserved my full refund.

So I called up the Amazon costumer service line and got on the phone with some chick most likely on the other side of the country and explained the story just as I did above stating I thought I deserved a full refund. To which she replied:

“We’ll yeah, that is our policy, sir.”

Amazon is great.

I think skateboarding should but a Summer Olympics event but they just don’t want to give Shaun White anymore medals… I mean, he does already have his own Target line brand, that should be enough.

But really, it amazes me after all these years that skateboard is still not an Olympic event. Snowboarding has been one for years and it’s basically the same thing. Even skateboardings two wheeled twin, BMX, made the cut.

Heres my list of five sports I think don’t deserve the event spot over skateboard and why:

(ATTENTION this views are completely my own and by no means are I saying that these sports do not have merit, I am no judge of that seeing that I could never be in any Olympic event… ever.)

1. Archery / Shooting – Same thing basically and I mean come on, where’s the physical strain in this? These are not sports their skills. Next!

2. Water Polo – I don’t even know what that is…

3. Gymnastics Rhythmic – It’s called dancing, check out a London night club, I’m sure it’s cooler.

4. Trampoline – Jumping up and down on a trampoline and doing cool flips should be left for back yard fun. No one needs a medal for this.

5. Table Tennis – Last but not least… don’t get me wrong I love ping pong, and Forest Gump but lets face it, we’re never going to beat Japan.

There you have it my ‘5 Sports That Shouldn’t Be Olympic Events Over Skating Boarding’

Thanks for playing…



I am so excited to be living in the Twin Cities this year. Mankato has been my happy home for awhile but the night life just isn’t the same. Although I know have a job that requires me to be up at the crack of dawn I still want to find a way to take advantage of the cityscape around me. So I set out to find some cheaper things to do in the cities to keep me out of trouble after work.

Sporting events are always a great call but Vikings and Wild tickets are much too expensive and I’m not much for baseball. A couple of my high school friends have gotten season tickets to the wolves the last couple seasons and signed on to a great day that comes out to by roughly two bucks a seat. I talked to them to see what kind of deal I could get on the seat next to them and sounds like I’m going to be an addition to their Wolves family.

I can’t wait to see Rubio and Love play all winter!











I’ve never been much for regular golf; Tiger Woods never really impressed me too much and everyone else on the circuit seems to be older than my dad. My buddy Andy loves watching golf hung over on the couch and I don’t understand it, gives me a headache without the drinks. Although recently Andy and his brother Matt took me golfing on an 18 in Mankato and it was pretty fun drinking beers and driving the cart. I think I’d make a better caddy than a player.

During college I picked up the sport of discgolfing. I thought frisbees were only popular on beaches and college dorm grounds and never gave a thought to folfing until I played a round at Land of Memories with some fraternity buddies. I was horrible for first summer; I’m much too small to power the disc to the green like my friends. I kept at it the second summer and my friend Fuller gave me tips on how to control the different types of disc out there and quickly I learned that I didn’t need power if I played smart. I’ve been an avid discgolfer ever since.

















I haven’t had my iPhone all that long but I have had an iPad for awhile so I knew what I was getting into in terms of what was out there for games on IOS and how they run (usually slow but whatever) for the most part. Surprisingly the iPhone 4 handles the games much faster than my iPad; playing games online with a friend was damn near impossible with the iPad but streams just fine with the iPhone. Maybe it’s because my Iphone is a 32 GB model and my iPad is a mere 16 GB.

Anyway, heres the only five games I’ve downloaded to my iPhone and the only ones in my opinion worth getting:

1. NBA JAM – If you know me I love basketball. I could hoop all day. But I was a bit upset I had to buy it twice to have it on both my iPhone and iPad.

2. Grand Theft Auto Three – Just like the PS2 game. Classic. Shooting hookers and stealing cars! Paid once works on both devices, what’s up NBA JAM?

3. Words With Friends – I like to think I’m smarter than my mom because I can beat her more often than not but my friends tend to whoop my ass so its give and take.

4. Phoenix HD – It’s like the old school arcade game but so much more colorful.

5. Angry Birds – The classic crack iPhone rubbing game. Enough said.

Fuck Temple Run though. I’m not sure why but it rubs me the wrong way.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s five point win last night over San Antonio capped off a three-game winning streak giving OKC the series lead at 3-2 and made this basketball fan hopeful for some game 7 action. After the the Spurs 20 game win streak to start the playoff I thought OKC had no chance but have been since proven wrong.

Also Boston has surprised me greatly hanging on and tying the series in the last two games at home. I thought for sure Lebron and Wade would make quick work of the old folk Celtics, but Kevin Garnett has proved once again that he is a warrior in this game. Also doesn’t hurt when Rondo is getting a million assists per game.

I look forward to watching game 5 of the Eastern Semis tonight on ESPN and hope Boston can stick one out on the road!

I’m all about the underdogs so OKC is my team, but I’ll cheer for any team if it means game 7.

I recently went on a first date, sometimes it’s so hard to find things to talk about with a stranger. Apparently that was the case this night, as the girl asked me an interesting question. If I was to come back as any animal what animal would it be? In hindsight, that is a really messed up question. Anyway, I answered with Dog! I received a very disappointed look and she repeated my answer as if it was stupid to want to be a dog. So I defended my answer by having to explain all the awesome reason for being a dog. I said as long as you were dog in an awesome loving family, it would be the life. My roommates dog for instance; a typical day for him involves waking up, being let out and then coming back in for breakfast. Then he sleeps while everyone is at work, wakes up for lunch when my roommates return home at noon. The afternoon is spent napping and staring out the window at the cars that drive by. Then finally he gets to see the familiar cars pull into the drive way knowing that dinner is not to far away. He gets welcomed and pampered throughout the evening as he gets to sit on everyone’s lap during a  movie or nightly TV show. Finally, he gets to crawl back into bed as he gets to sleep until he does it all over again the next day.

See that seems pretty awesome to me, come to think of it, I don’t even remember what her answer was.

In this economic age, it seems that knowing what to do with money is critical to financial security. The problem is most don’t know how to make money work for them. Robert Kiyosaki developed a board game called Cashflow to help people understand basic concepts of money. Now, if you play this game, don’t run out and think you can rake in millions. This is just designed to be an eye-opening tool to the physics of money.

For the football player who wants to control the latest version their favorite team, the latest iteration of Madden has hit stores. I’ve played various versions since the series started on the Super Nintendo in the early 1990s. I figure if I only play the game every few years, there are enough changes to evaluate and try.

I mentioned earlier that I played “Red Dead Redemption.” I am an adult who does play video games as a hobby, and I have been looking for a game to give me the experience of living in the vast open Old West. This is the game that does it. Nobody does open world games better than Rockstar and this one is massive. There are a lot of things to do in addition to the story missions, plus I enjoy just getting on my horse and riding around to look at the scenery. It’s that close to the real thing.