Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Hot Links 1/28/11

The weekend is fast approaching and as usual, we all sit behind our desks and look for ways to kill time until we can punch the clock and start our weekend getaway.

This brings up an interesting question, which day is the most productive of the work week?  I would say that Monday and Friday are both out of the running.  With Monday, you are just getting back from the weekend and are typically recapping with co-workers about the previous days festivities.  Friday, everybody is gearing up for the 2-day holiday, and is more concerned about making plans than accomplishing goals.

This leaves Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.  For me personally, Thursday is the most productive because I'm trying to wrap up anything hanging over my head so that Friday will be a breeze.  According to a study though, most work is being done on Tuesdays.

Here are today's hot links:

  • Ever wanted to become a professional beer expert?  Here is a how to guide on becoming certified connoisseur of the all things beer. [Fox News]
  • There are certain things in life we will never experience.  Fishing with thousands of people in one small lake is one of them.  Not having to catch food like this, definitely puts things into perspective on how good we have it. [Youtube]
  • NASA will commemorate three space tragedies this week, which also marks the 25th anniversary of the shuttle Challenger accident that killed seven astronauts. [SPACE]

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Disc Golf - City Park (New Orleans)

After many trips to Waveland to play in the only disc golf course in the area, we finally have a new course close by to play.  That course is City Park in New Orleans.  The actual disc golf course is located in between I-610 and the track by Tad Gormley (Palm Drive runs through the course).

This course is perfect for the average disc golf player (which I classify myself as).  Several holes offer water hazards, trees to maneveur around, and some pedistrians to avoid.  I suggest bringing a couple extra discs, because there are plenty of water hazards that are just unavoidable to throw over.  Depending on the size of your party, the course takes anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half to play.  I'd recommend getting an early start in the morning (9:00am-ish) because the course tends to get crowded as the day progresses.

Another benefit about this course is that it is located in the heart of Mid-City, which provides plenty of eating oppurtunities after a round.  May I suggest Fellini's Cafe or Parkway Bakery & Tavern.  If you end up at Parkway, you'd be doing a disservice to yourself if you didn't order the Parkway Surf & Turf, a mouthwatering poboy with roast beef, fried shrimp, and roast beef gravy poured on top.  A nice way to replinsh all those calories burnt from playing disc golf (that is how I justify it!).

If you live in or around the New Orleans area (Northshore included), don't pass up an oppurtunity to experience a disc golf course that will satisfy your throwing needs.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Hot Links - 1/21/11

The weekend is fast approaching, and I've decided to roll out a (hopefully) weekly segment where I post some interesting (IMO) links that might provide some time to kill during the work day.

So what do you guys have on tap for the weekend?  I'll be heading down to New Orleans for the weekend.  Things get started on Saturday morning at the City Park disc golf course, then Sara and I will go to our friends, Julie and Mike's engagement party.  Not sure where the night will take us after that, but I'm positive I won't be too productive come Sunday morning.  Everyone have a safe and fun weekend!!

Here are today's hot links:
  • You know the world is going in the shitter when, Rambo stabs a dog in the neck with a samurai sword. [Mlive]
  • How would you like to receive a free washing machine?  The only catch is that it contains the remnants of a meth lab that will explode and burn your face off. [WAFB]
  • For some reason, these links have not shed a positive light on the human race.  Might as well keep the trend going with this youtube clip of a guy giving his best Old School impression. [Youtube]

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Beginning of the beginning

After not too much deliberation, I decided to stick my toes into the blog-o-sphere.  I've done some writing in the past for the uber informative fantasy football site, The Hazean, but this blog shall be more of an open platform to talk about everyday life.

This didn't start off as a New Year's resolution, but hopefully, I can stick with the blog throughout the year.  I suppose I'll need readers to keep things interesting, otherwise I'm just typing into the vastness that is cyberspace.  I think a good goal for this blog would be to average 2 posts a week for the remainder of the year.  Not a torrid pace, but demanding enough to keep me and you interested.

So until my next post, this little introduction will have to do for the time being.  Be on the lookout for post No. 2!!