Pressure – The Grindstone of Greatness

“He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.” -Plato In two days, I am presenting a 2 and a half hour class about automotive facebook marketing to potentially 150 car dealers… I am also charged with getting a website that takes 90 days to build, up in 60 days for a new open point franchise… When I return from this conference, I have Jury Duty… 3 days later, I close on my first home… The next day […]

2005 Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac

For me, the 2005 Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac is not yet ready for drinking. Though it is a decent medium ruby red it is not yet showing the personality one would expect from the nose. A solid 87 points, with notes of spicy black cherry. This wine is an “experience”. The extremely ripe nose followed by equally surprising silky palette is only exceeded by the long finish of ripe tannins finally concluding with a powerful floral lift. The complexity and structure of this wine leads me to believe this will be an incredible ager. Lay it down for 20-25 years […]

Final Walkthrough Imminent!

Tomorrow Erin and I are going to the final walk through of our new home. Exciting for sure, but there is some anticipation. It’s really starting to set in that this will be our home for the next 30 years! While there is no question that the home is beautiful, I can’t help but think, “was there something we missed? Did we ask all the right questions? Did the home inspector miss anything?” Seeing the pictures from the appraisal and realizing that the current owners have begun packing for their move really hits home. We’re really buying a house.

2009 Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz

111 Chop House in Worcester, MA features Incredible Wines at Rock Bottom Prices! This wine has been on Wine Spectator’s top ten wine’s list 3 out of the last 4 years. There are not enough words in existence to adequately describe just how incredible the experience of drinking this wine. Prior to my initial introduction to this wine, I was not a fan of Shiraz wether 100% or blended. This wine is a stunner with immense depth and integrity. The 2009 Mollydooker Carnival of Love starts off strong and builds through its long and powerful finish. The delightful 90% fruit […]

Medical Mindf*ck!: Need a new Kidney? Print one on your HP!

What happens when you can just print out new body parts? This video will blow your mind! What will this mean for average life expectancy? The ability to “print” bone, tissue, even whole organs? What if getting lung cancer just meant you ripped one lung out and printed a new one? Would more people smoke? What are the social ramifications of no longer having consequences to irresponsible lifestyle? One thing is for sure, after you see this, it makes every day life seem a lot smaller in comparison! Automotive SEO seems vastly less interesting and important now!

Nostalgic Moment

So for the first weekend in a long time, I find myself with “nothing” that I “need” to be doing. OK so there are a thousand things I probably should be doing, but sometimes you just need to veg. So I find myself sitting on the couch with the house to myself watching of all things, Flight of the Navigator. I am reminded of a time when CGI and 1080P weren’t prerequisites to great movie making. I mean this is great stuff. Anyone in the 30+ crowd should be able to relate to this. The obnoxious little brother, the cute […]

Dark Matter/Energy = Time

Dark energy is generally regarded as a hypothetical form of energy that permeates all of space and tends to increase the rate of expansion of the universe. Currently, this is the most accepted theory to explain recent observation that the universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating rate. I have a new theory that may completely explain the origins and results of: The Big Bang, The Big Rip, Quintessence, Dark Energy, Bubble Nucleation and the formation of all reality.

Buying a House Sucks Pt 2

High School and college teach absolutely ZERO life skills. There should be a course on life skills. In fact, your senior year courses should all be “Life Skills”. I am responsible for the marketing budgets of a $150 million a year sales force, I have been a chief architect in some of the most advanced automotive seo and automotive social media marketing strategies in the marketplace today and yet when it comes to buying my first home, I am completely lost.

Home Inspection Complete

Had our home inspection completed today. It sure took a long time. 7 hours. It’s amazing how many things need to be checked. The house is quite unique which added additional complexity to the inspection. It’s crunch time now. Have to decide if we’re going to continue forward once the radon and other testing come back. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long! It sure is gorgeous!

The Universe Tends To Be Infinite

There continues to be much debate among scientists about the cosmological principle. Is the universe infinite or is it finite but unbounded? Of course, in either case we must presume that the universe is in fact, isotropic which, in itself is somewhat of a conundrum given the nature of special relativity, comoving distances and Olbers’ paradox. Since you may require some background information

Score! Bordeaux Bargain!

What a way to start a blog post about wine! OK I guess I better get to the point. I just got a Chateau Lafite Rothschild for $106. Can you believe that!? OK, I know, you want to know what year… 1999. A 1999 of the most coveted Bordeaux on the planet for $106. I know, you wine snobs out there are turning your noses up and regurgitating Parkerisms like, “…completely overshadowed by the 2000 and 2005 vintages…” but this wine should not be overlooked! This wine received 95 points by Parker, 92 points by Tanzer and 95 points by […]

Buying a Home Sucks!

So I get an e-mail from my mortgage broker today telling me what documents to get together and he throws this wonderful gem in, “Too bad you guys are closing so late… Locking in for so long requires a higher rate…” I raised this concern when our buyers agent told us the owners wanted to push back the date an entire month. He told me he talked to our broker and it would be fine. HIGER RATE DOESN’T SOUND “FINE” TO ME! WTF!? And people think buying a car is tough!? Now I have a signed acceptance based on alie! […]

It starts…

I’m not getting on the couch! If you thought this was going to be a look at my childhood to see how screwed up I was or if my parents made me screwed up, well sorry. Did I forget to mention? I have ADHD. So there will be no rhyme or reason why I post what I post when I post it… Unless it is like this post which is explaining why I am posting what I am posting… PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN! So I’m buying a house