Thursday, May 24, 2007

Summer Travel Tips

Summer is just around the corner so here's a few insider tips to help get through the hue and cry of air travel!

Quite a bit of time has passed since the "no liquids" rule was changed last year. Please keep in mind that beverages are not allowed through security, so guzzle that starbucks or chug the coke before getting in line. You are allowed to take some liquids (toiletries, makeup, etc) through security if they meet the following criteria
1. 3 ounces or lighter
2. In a quart sized ziplock bag
3. Only 1 per passenger
You may fill the bag with as many items as will fit comfortably within it. At security, remove the bag from your carry on items, as it must be scanned separately from all other luggage.

Of course, it goes without saying that larger portions of the same items are allowed in checked luggage. For more information, please visit for more information about what can and cannot be carried or checked.

If you are sending the kids to go see Grandma and Grandpa and they're flying on their own, please verify your airlines unaccompanied minor policy. There are fees involved for children between 5 and 14, and you may be limited to only non-stop flights. I've heard of too many cases where a family thought they could circumvent the rules, buy a ticket from a website like Orbitz or Expedia, and get to the counter, only for the child to be denied boarding because there is a connection or a stop along the itinerary.

Have fun flying! Go visit the beach

Or see Mickey!
Whatever you do, have a good Summer, and hopefully, I'll post something else before it's over!

Daddy's Girl

This is my daughter Mckenna. She's nearly 2 and a half and has Daddy wrapped around her little finger. This picture was taken at her cousin Malachi's first birthday party, and she wasted no time in finding the cupcakes!

Online all the time

I recently upgraded to a high speed internet connection. I've set up a myspace account, downloaded tons of videos from youtube, and upgraded my windows software too many times to even think about. My favorites tab takes me from the Drudge Report to Aint it Cool News to KIDK tv 3 (I used to be a photographer). And yet, for all the speed I've gained, I still have a huge pile of laundry to sort and fold.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hitting the links . . .

I've added a few new links to the side. JDee and Jen are my brother and sister, and hopefully I'll increase the family members over as I get everyone's info. is a great website for Disneyland geeks. It has updates on the status of the park and upcoming changes and events, often breaking news about what's coming down the line. Jim Hill writes about the entire Disney company, and sometimes can take a bleak view of the prospects of upcoming films and ventures Disney is persuing. Laughing Place is comprised of a community of hundreds (if not thousands) of posters who discuss everything Disney. has great pics of aircraft (just check out the top photos) as well as a great discussion forum for the airline industry. Newsarama is updated daily with comic book news. Enjoy!

I'm just so white and nerdy

Yeah, I guess I resemble Weird Al's latest anthem. I have argued as to whether Kirk or Picard is better (let's see, Royal Shakespearan actor verses the guy who hosted Rescue, 911). I want to ride a Segway. I haven't edited wikipedia, but I spend way too much time there. I used to collect cherry action figures. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. I'm like a chubby version of JD from Scrubs, a bit too into being a geek. I love movies, I still read comic books, yet I've managed to move out of my mom's basement and get married. I even kissed a girl before I was thirty (take that Shatner!). Yeah, I wish I could've been one of the cool kids, someone that everyone looked up to and wished they could be. But I wasn't. My sense of self worth has grown since them. I'm comfortable with who I am and what I choose for my entertainment. And decorate my home with. And get yelled at by my wife for buying. Ah, who cares! I'm just so white and nerdy.