Archive for July, 2009

Visiting your own Website – Firefox Views

I’ve visitied my own site 4,649 times… Is that obsessive?

My Views in Firefox

Why You Should NOT do a Handstand on a Treadmill

NOTE: If you do not like seeing people get hurt… DON’T watch this.

Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone, NC – Asheville, NC

It was absolutely beautiful. I love being in the mountains.

These guys (Livewire) are AMAZING at Handstands

I was blown away. People think I’m good because I can stay up for a few seconds… ha! This is amazing.

Their Websites:

The Ultimate Mood Uplifting Song

For my co-worker Zach and I… anytime we’re having a bad day, or just need to get the day started… this one works everytime.

P.S. – It just did for me 🙂

Good Morning! I’m on a boat.

Someone Throws a Full But Open Beer Can at You, What do you Do?

I finally got to go on a picnic date with Kristen like she had been wanting to do and it abruptly ended by some punk ass kids throwing a beer can at us and ALMOST hitting her. Luckily it just got her wet, and didn’t hit one of us in the head.

We realized they were up on the top of the parking deck and … check out Kristen’s blog for the full scoop.

I live in such a logical world that I find it hard to believe that people that are as STUPID as these kids actually exist. I guess I’m living in a bubble, but seriously, who does that?

Become a Facebook Fan!

I added in the widget to allow you to become a fan of “Handstands Across America” on Facebook if you so choose!

I don’t exactly know how this will work, but I think if I do things like add a new handstand, and then create a link to it, it will show up in a Facebook feed? We’ll see.

Thanks for becoming a fan!

How to Create a Successful Web Application

You should probably read this BEFORE you start to build one. It is not the end all be all, but it gives a lot of good knowledge tidbits which should prove infinitely useful.

Read it online Getting Real by 37Signals (I have the paperback).

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk – It’s Tomorrow!

I’ve been looking forward to this since last year! I didn’t get to go because I was somewhere near Vancouver, B.C. at the time… It was right before Labor day last year, but this year it is on July 18th.

Worldwide Photowalk

I own two of his books. “The Digital Photography Book” and “The Digital Photography Book 2” :-P.

I’m attending the walk in Greenville, SC. Maybe I’ll see you there?

Birthday Dinner at Sushi Hana

I got taken out for a delicious Sushi dinner last night at Sushi Hana. We’ve gone there twice, and it was AMAZING both times. We were soo full after what we ordered, but I asked if they did anything for birthdays… and the answer was yes. Awesome! But we were already wayy TOO full. We sucked it up and had one of the most amazing deserts ever. Check out the pictures, and check out Sushi Hana.

Before heading out [Flickr]

Dinner is served! [Flickr]

Finished! [Flickr]

The Final Challenge – Dessert [Flickr]

Fun Facts about July 15th

  1. First off… It’s my BIRTHDAY today!
  2. Today is ALSO the birthday of…

Please Don’t Rain Today!

July 15th is also Saint Swithun’s day. The legend goes… that if it rains on this day, it will rain for 40 days and 40 nights. So, please… no rain dances today!

    • “St Swithun’s day if thou dost rain
      For forty days it will remain
      St Swithun’s day if thou be fair
      For forty days ’twill rain na mair”

Update: 8:50am

I have also been informed that some movie comes out today. Two years ago, my birthday party ended up being a bunch of people lying on a beach reading his new book that just came out. What does Mr. Potter have against me!?!?!

Moment of Zen

Hopefully these views will help you connect with your hippie zen-like karma filled side. I took them both in the last week in a half.

Nags Head Pier, slightly brightened. Taken after the 4th of July Fireworks.

Roadside, I-66 on the way to Northern, Virginia

July 2009 – 12 of 12

The majority of the time…

I’m driving, According to my 2009 12 of 12 stats (3 of 5 including this one). Approximately 1150 miles of documented driving on the 12th’s of the month in 2009!



July’s 12 of 12

1 of 12: 10am – Coffee to get me started. [Flickr]

2 of 12: About to get on I-395 South in Shirlington [Flickr]

3 of 12: Passing Potomac Mills [Flickr]

4 of 12: This pretty much sums up Richmond, VA. A SunTrust and a 7-11. [Flickr]

5 of 12: Diet Coke in Richmond [Flickr]

6 of 12: Quiznos Sub for Lunch right before the North Carolina Border.  Diet Mountain Dew not shown. [Flickr]

7 of 12: Still trucking it on I-85. [Flickr]

8 of 12: Mebane, NC – Sheetz Iced Coffee, Caramel.  Delicious. [Flickr]

9 of 12: Intersection in Charlotte, NC.  I always saw signs on the interstate for “Cook Out” but here is one! [Flickr]

10 of 12: Diet Dr. Pepper for the last leg! [Flickr]

11 of 12: South Carolina! [Flickr]

12 of 12: 7:30pm – Back in Greenville, SC!  Had to take Kristen to pick up her car, and we recycled on the way, how green we are! [Flickr]

What the heck was this 12 of 12?

It’s something that I saw Brian doing, and I started doing too. The idea came from Chad. Check out his site for more info.

Birthday with the Family

Hanging out before the party

My cousin, aunt and uncle came over to celebrate. My cousin LOVES stacking up blocks and then knocking them over. While growing up, he has smartened up and made other people stack up the blocks so he can knock them down.

Making my uncle stack up the blocks…

“Now I get to throw the ball!”


TOTAL Destruction 🙂

Birthday Party

My family birthday party was quite awesome! It was great to see everyone, and my gifts were especially funny. In this picture I am showing off my new AS SEEN ON TV “Snuggie” and “Dryer Balls”. Not to mention M&M’s and a Crock Pot. My family rocks!

Happy 4th of July! – Nags Head Pier Fireworks

Happy 4th of July from Nags Head, North Carolina in the Outer Banks (OBX)!

Fireworks at the Nags Head Pier were awesome!

Kristen and I

Kristen and I

Panning Fireworks

Panning Fireworks

Mike and Katie

Mike and Katie

The 4 of us

The 4 of us

Handstands From The Last Week

This past week has been full of traveling to the Outer Banks; Specifically Nags Head, North Carolina. We got to stop in Raleigh, North Carolina on the way and check it out a little as well. Here are the newest handstands!

Red Star Fireworks, off I-85 in South Carolina (Part of Abbott Farms)
Red Star Fireworks

North Carolina Capitol
North Carolina Capitol

OBX Beach House Pool
OBX Beach House Pool

Dirty Dick’s Crab House
Dirty Dicks Crab House

Jockey’s Ridge State Park at Sunset
Jockey's Ridge State Park

Jockey’s Ridge State Park at Sunset
Jockey's Ridge State Park

Jockey’s Ridge State Park at Sunset
Jockey's Ridge State Park

Low Country Boil at OBX Beach Week

After having enjoyed our first Low Country Boil, Kristen and I wanted to throw our own. We did with our friends at our beach house this week and it was a total success! Everyone loved it!

Boilin’ it up


Pourin’ out the goods on the table

Pourin' out the goods

Group photo before the feast

Group Photo

Everyone digging in

Everyone is chowing down.