Custom Upside-Down Dirty Dicks Crab House T-Shirts

Woo hoo! 2nd sponsorship! Both seafood places, and none for any money, but I will take free things from awesome places such as free seafood or free shirts 🙂

I just got 3 Dirty Dicks Crab House T-Shirts hand delivered today! This all came to be after one of their owners contacted me on Facebook and asked:

“You did a handstand in front of dirty dick’s restaurant in the outer banks of North carolina. would you wear a Dirty Dicks t shirt if we printed it upside down for you?”

This all came to be after they discovered my handstand picture from last summer there:

They have added this picture on the top rotating banner to their website at http://dirtydickscrabs.com, check it out!

Of course the answer was YES! My family has been visiting the Outer Banks in North Carolina for years and Dirty Dicks Crab House is one of the most well known names there. I thought it was so cool. I even have a Dirty Dicks bottle opener on my keychain that I picked up from my visit last year.

In any case, I now have 3 awesome custom printed t-shirts that I can show off in some upcoming handstand pictures.

These shirts are AWESOME! Thanks!

NOTE: Don’t forget to add “crabs” to dirtydickscrabs.com because the other site might scar you for life.

12 of 12 – January 2010

I took a few pictures today, not quite 12… 6 to be exact. I wrote 2 other posts last night however, so that will have to do!


Breakfast of Champions

Skype, with Jared

My favorite book yesterday

Hope they don’t mind that it got ripped…

Frustration, how can I make this work on my machine!

My 12 of 12 Archives.

Check out the Uri! Zone for his 12 of 12.

Blog is Fixed!

I’ve noticed for quite a while that the main page of the blog was showing up oddly.  I finally took the 15 minutes to track it down today.  It was a missing </div> tag.  Go figure.

Where is the love for this blog?  I know I haven’t been to loving to the Handstands Across America blog lately, but I haven’t been traveling anywhere new lately.  We do have some handstands coming up in San Antonio, Texas soon so watch out for those.  Also, Saturday is a 12 of 12!

12 of 12 – November 2009

A full day of working from Arlington, then meeting up with people for Richard’s Bachelor Party.

1 of 12: suitcase livin [Flickr]

2 of 12: favorite coffee cup at home [Flickr]

3 of 12: no desk in arlington anymore. luckily for only 1 workday [Flickr]

4 of 12: moved office downstairs after lunch [Flickr]

5 of 12: Architecting! [Flickr]

11 of 12: waitimg forever for a check [Flickr]

6 of 12: cheese quesadilla [Flickr]

7 of 12: bachelor [Flickr]

8 of 12: lighting here sucks [Flickr]

9 of 12: round of shots [Flickr]

10 of 12: larry and rich. soooo dark in here [Flickr]

12 of 12: finally made it to shellys, a cigar bar in D.C. [Flickr]

Check out past 12 of 12s here.

Nashville Tennessee Weekend

Kristen and I checked out Nashville for the first time this past weekend. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Our favorite part of the trip was the Bluebird Cafe.

Here is a picture from the General Jackson Riverboat with the AT&T a.k.a. “Batman Building” in the background.

Handstand for Food

You may have thought by the title of this post, that I would be dedicating myself to helping world hunger, but currently that’s not the case. It’s simply dedicating a handstand for free food! The Shrimp Connection officially made an offer for me to handstand their store at 14735 Bristow Road in Manassas, VA, 20112, in exchange for a free delicious meal there. I think this is fantastic and I will be chowing down the next time I can swing by! See the offer here.

The Shrimp Connection

The Offer


Awesome NSFW (Not Safe For Work) Handstand Video

You can thank Steven and his dad Kerry for this one…

What’s New?


  • Joined the YMCA
  • Joined a Soccer Team and first practice is today… first game on Tuesday
  • Am heading to Nashville, TN on Thursday for a 3 day VACATION (You heard me right, not weekend, VACATION)

So life is good, but blog is not feeling the love. This update is for Uri! so I don’t drop off his list 🙂


I’m still around and kicking, I’ve just been super busy.

Heading to Atlanta tomorrow for the Season Opener.  Watch out Alabama, here we come. Lets Go! Ho-kies!

Car Handstand Fail

Don’t try this at home… or anywhere. Where do they get these people?

This is a Car Handstand FAIL from one of my favorite sites, FailBlog.org

Could You Have Sex A Little Quieter?

Upstairs Neighbors Having Sex
Image Source: momlogic.com

It is so incredibly aggravating having neighbors have sex SO loud that it wakes you up in the middle of the night. I have a hard enough time getting to sleep, but when I hear the floor shaking above me and hear high pitched sounds from a hyena while I’m trying to sleep, it really pisses me off! I should be asleep right now, but instead I’m awake and back at home because I had to get out of there. I felt like I was trapped like someone being torchered. Screw that, I am not dealing with those people any more. I have banged on the ceiling before but they don’t seem to give a crap. Should I go up and ask them if they’ve had any luck concieving? Or should I just kick him in the balls the next time I see him? AHHHHH!!!

I am not a person who gets riled up but I have been kept awake on too many occasions, and I am livid.

Word of advice for all you apartment shoppers out there. Get the top floor apartment. Pay the extra $50 dollars a month and consider it money well spent.

What the hell should I do? I really want this to stop.

August 2009 – 12 of 12

1 of 12: 1:19am… Time for bed.

2 of 12: 8:47am – Good Morning Coffee.

3 of 12: 10:58am Late Breakfast. Team Cheerios.

4 of 12: 12:50pm Status Reports are Painful

5 of 12: 1:26pm Time to Shave so I Can Go Into Public Later

6 of 12: 2:50pm Rushing Past Ballston to get on I-66 and Miss HOV-2 Restrictions

I figured out once I was on I-66, that restrictions we not until 4pm. Doh!

7 of 12: 3:25pm Panera “Iced Caramel” Coffee Drink at Herndon Panera. My Favorite.

8 of 12: 5:28pm documenting his Steak Grilling.

9 of 12: 5:42pm Delicious Steak and Yuengling.

10 of 12: 6:48pm Brian’s cat likes to talk, and has no plan on stopping.

11 of 12: 7:59pm Messing with the Google Earth API

12 of 12: 9:45pm Rebecca made it home!

12 of 12 Complete!

Photos are in this Flickr Photoset and here …

Be sure to check out Brian‘s site and his 12 of 12.

Check out the other 12 of 12’s people have done on Chad’s site.

Guy Dancing to Music While Handstanding in Paris

Today’s Moment of Zen:

Handstands Across the World

I created a Group for the “Handstands Across The World” site. Small progress, but any progress is good!

Random Handstands with MySQL and CSS Fix

Random Handstands

Well, it turns out that the “Random” handstands you see on the right were actually not all that random. They weren’t showing any from my roadtrip or beyond which was puzzling. I still don’t know exactly why that code didn’t work, but I have some that does now, which is less efficient (but works)!

For anyone who is a MySQL guru, I wanted to determine the MAX id, and then generate a random id off of that. Then using that id, retrieve the information.

I accomplish it by making 2 calls now:

  • Call 1 (Getting a Random id):
    • SELECT FLOOR(MAX(id) * RAND()) FROM `$this->table` LIMIT 1
  • Call 2 (Getting the properties out for that id):
    • SELECT `id`, `title`, `description`, `small` FROM `$this->table` WHERE id = $rand_id ORDER BY id LIMIT 1

How do I make a query that works in one shot, but accomplishes the same thing?


My About page was looking messed up as the footer came up and swallowed the entire page. I ended up fixing that thankfully though too. Yay for fixes!

Always Another Voyage Just Around the Corner

Averaging 2,000 Miles/Month

I got my car worked on this weekend and right now I have 117,000 miles on it. As of July 2nd last year, I had 91,052 miles on my car. That equates to a whopping 25,948 miles in the past 13 months… Which (if you allow me to round the numbers) would mean 26,000 miles in 13 months.

Average Mileage per Month = 2,000 miles. How ridiculous is that??

Coming to D.C.!

I’ll be coming up to the D.C. area yet again! I leave tomorrow morning and will be coming to the D.C. area by way of Blacksburg, VA. I’ll be in town until early Saturday morning (the 15th) when I’ll drive my parents down here to South Carolina to check it out! It will add a little over 1,000 more miles on the car. I’ve got a bunch going on, but if you’d like to hang out, let me know! Right now I’m really only free possibly on next Wednesday, Thursday and possibly on Friday.

P.I.M.P. my LIFE!

Pimp my Life!Not quite the MTV show… but I did get some major upgrades this weekend. I got a bed, and a microwave!

Maybe to you these things seem trivial. However, I have not had a bed in a place that I live in since June of last year (that’s 14 months ago). I was pretty psyched.

As far as the microwave goes… I could never bring myself to pay $50 or so for a microwave, and used a toaster over instead, which kinda works. I was walking to the pool on Saturday though and by the dumpster, a microwave! I spent 30 minuntes scrubbing it inside and out, and now it’s “brand new” for me.

I am now officially a yuppie? I don’t know, but come on and visit, I’ll pop you some popcorn in my microwave, and YOU can sleep on the floor :-p.

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.

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!

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?