Sunday, April 10, 2011

Phone switch...

Well, I made a decision about my next phone and I'm making the switch from an iPhone to Android. I feel I did my fair share of research and determined it was time for a switch (I do have a 30 day trial period, so not too much risk!).
  • Blackberry - this was immediately off the list of consideration and I truly don't understand how anyone would willingly choose it over any of the other choices on the market. And yes, I have a Blackberry Bold for work, so I feel I know what I'm talking about.
  • Windows Phone - made a strong run at the title, but it seems there are so few people with them (I only know one, and he works for Microsoft) I didn't want to be a trailblazer. I think the OS is slick and I think once Nokia gets WP integrated into their lineup it will help with their market penetration and Apps and updates will make it a great phone. That's probably a couple of years off though...
  • iPhone - my first smartphone. I've had it for about 3 years and it has been a great phone. It's also the longest I've ever had a phone. I've had my complaints with it through the years and some of my complaints haven't been addressed with the iOS4 (ie: no over the air updates, music is synced with iTunes, email client is average, no integration between email and calendar) I know what the iPhone has to offer, but I'm not a "fanboy" so I won't blindly take what Cupertino has to offer as the best on the market.
  • Android - well, I've been looking at Android since it was offered. I like the open nature of the OS and the integration with Google was the last tipping point. I use Google for all of my personal computing needs and the way it's all tied together in the phone seems like it is going to work best for me. I decided on the Motorola Atrix 4G from At&t.
It should be here tomorrow, so I'm sure I'll spend most of my day configuring it.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Bikes, Blues and BBQ is in the books for 2010. We didn't stay in Fayetteville this year so we rode over from Eureka Springs on Saturday. There were TONS of bikes that we were passing, probably headed over to Eureaka. Next year, I'm going to try to get something in Fayetteville and maybe take off work on Friday.

We checked out a lot of the vendor at Baum Stadium. Ultimate seats was there and they had their lineup displayed that allowed you to sit on them. I sat on the Stratoliner one and it lives up to the hype. They just charge a lot....maybe someday.. ;)

It was Corvette Weekend in Eureka this week, but I wasn't too interested in them. While they are fun to look at, the bikes had my interest!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tough Game

My Razorbacks played a good game yesterday against the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide. We certainly could have played better, but Alabama probably could have too. All in all, I'll accept the result but remain disappointed we couldn't pull out the Win. A timely bye week will help us prepare for A&M on 10/9. Went to the game with a good group of friends, had fun tailgating before the game and was very pleased with the amazing amount of Razorback fans, it was packed!!

Heather's dad came in yesterday and will be staying for a couple of weeks. Bikes, Blues and BBQ starts on's going to be a full week!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tommy want wingy....

Working on some wings for the far I have the dry rub on them and they will get the smoke tomorrow....stay tuned....

Started smoking around 4:30.....

I took them off around 7:00 and will "package" them up for their last stages. Fry them for about 40 seconds to a minute and then they go for a spin in the sauce....

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New Turf at Razorback Stadium

Road the bike over to Fayetteville last weekend and went by Razorback stadium to check out the new "field turf"....looks like grass to me!!

Mini Road Trip

Ok, so for about....jeez....8 weeks I guess... Caleb has been talking about an Ostrich Egg that we saw at the Promised Land Zoo. Well, he has been saving up his money and we made a road trip over to get the "prized" possession.

The "Welcome Party" at the entrance to the PL Zoo....

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

Wishing everyone a happy 4th of July!!! Be safe!

We went to Branson on Friday for the fireworks at the Landing. It was packed!! I have never seen that many people there. Went ending up going to the Candlestick Inn. It is a restaurant on the bluff overlooking Lake Taneycomo and the Branson Landing. We met with Nichole and Brandon for dinner and then watched the fireworks after dinner from outside the restaurant. It was nice to watch them at that location overlooking the Landing and all of the schmos down there packed in like sardines.

Headed to the fireworks stand today and then watching the Harrison show tonight.