How long until the game starts? That's the question of the day as we all eye the clock awaiting the start of the MNF game. I'll try and keep you from looking at the clock for 5-minutes.
A few weeks back I had told you that one of the local television stations was filming a segment on podcasting. Along with other podcasters, they decided to interview me as well. At first I balked citing that nothing could be more boring that watching me speak into my iPod and was sure to turn off their viewers, but they insisted and so I gave in. For locals, the segment will view on KARE-11 this evening. Since you will be watching the game, you'll have to set your recorders. Otherwise, I will post a link on Tuesday so you can view the segment directly from the KARE-11 home page.
LTC Erik Kurilla Update
Back on August 26 I relayed to you the incredible and courageous exploits of LTC Erik Kurilla.
Kurilla, a Vikings fan, was serving as Commander of Deuce Four in Iraq and was shot three times in combat. Despite being seriously wounded, LTC Kurilla immediately rejoined the intense and close-quarter fight that ended in hand-to-hand combat. LTC Kurilla continued to direct his men until a medic gave him morphine and the men took him away.
Well, Kurilla is doing much better and his team is now stateside and had a celebration recently. Kurilla even got a little face time with Bruce Willis.
If you wanted to write to Kurilla and his team, you can send your cards and letters to:
LTC Erik Kurilla
1st BN, 24th Infantry Regiment
Tacoma, WA 98433
Public Service Announcement
The VU blog resides under a program at the University of Minnesota called UThink. There will be an upgrade to the UThink system to move to Movable Type 3.2 on November 28 (the Monday after Thanksgiving). This means that access to the UThink/Movable Type administration interface will not be available that day and I will not be able to post. Depending on how smoothly the upgrade goes, you the reader may also have difficulty accessing the blog. Since my blog is the most accessed on the UThink system, should there be issues I'll be at the top for attention. So, the Monday after Thanksgiving don't fret if you can't access the blog.
It's Starting to Look A Lot Like Xmas
I spent the weekend burning audio music CDs for our annual Xmas mailing. Instead of sending out detailed Xmas letters that explain that "little Johnnie took his first steps" and "we finally had to put the cat to sleep" we have sent out audio Xmas CDs to 100+ people each year. And people seem to love them as they start bugging us about this time each year wondering when they can expect the newest edition. And now the lucky recipients have taken to making requests as well. Making the final cut for the CD this year are:
Merry Christmas Baby B.B. King
Christmas Island Andrews Sisters & Guy Lombardo
The Holly And The Ivy Katie McMahon
Cool Yule Louis Armstrong
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Dean Martin
The Christmas Waltz Harry Connick, Jr.
I'll Be Home On Christmas Day Elvis Presley
White Christmas Peggy Lee
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Banks Soundtech Steel Orchestra
The Merry Christmas Jig Aengus
Jingle Bell Jive Benny Goodman
Christmas Night In Knightsbridge Arthur Greenslade
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem Emmylou Harris
Joy George Winston
I'll Be Home Carly Simon
Shake Hands With Santa Louis Prima
That's What I Want For Christmas Nancy Wilson
Please Come Home For Christmas B.B. King
Joyeux Noel New York Twoubadou
How about you? Tired of getting those fluffy Xmas letters? Or do you enjoy them? Do you do something similar as I do with sending out your own Xmas music CDs? Leave a comment at the end of this blog entry.
Bug Thy Office Packer Co-Worker
As soon as that Cheesehead arrives in his cube (late as usual and stinking of paint thinner, cheese, and cheap beer) play this over and over and over all day. As loud as you can.Posted by maasx003 at November 21, 2005 6:46 AM