Archive for the ‘personal’ Category

Dog Training

January 26, 2009

I guess the dog really didn’t want to be trained.

New Blog Layout

December 30, 2008

I have a new blog layout.  What do you think?

If you notice anything weird, or not working right, just leave me a message via the contact form at the bottom of the page.  Or just leave a comment on this post.
Thanks, and I hope you like it!

Do Dogs Have Emotions?

December 18, 2008
Here’s my dog, Monster. Isn’t he great?
He loves to put his belly on the cool hardwood floors when it’s hot outside. Check out his hind legs:

He’s cute and he knows it. I got him in September of 2006, and the little guy definitely lives up to his name. Earlier today, he almost chewed through the cap on the bottle of some Gorilla Glue:

There’s no doubt about it: I love my dog. My question for you is, do you think he’s capable of loving me back? Do dogs have emotions?
Back in college, I took a philosophy class where I learned that most of the well-known philosophers (Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Nietzsche, etc) believed that animals were incapable of emotion, or “feelings”. Of all the heated topics in that class, nothing even came close to the mayhem that ensued during the debates on this subject.
So, all the “smart guys” think the answer is no. What do you think? Do you have a story that serves as proof? Leave a comment and let me know!
I think you know my opinion. 🙂

Wrapped In Bacon

November 30, 2008

On Saturday, I attended PADA.org’s annual Thanksgiving ultimate frisbee hat tournament in Philadelphia.
I had the pleasure of being elected captain of the team that would become known as Wrapped In Bacon.
Top, from left: Raphael Vangelista, Jim, Brian, Brian Nelb, Casey, Daniel Barroll
Middle, from left: CJ Millisock, Meredith Vangelista, B Lo, Joy Lo, Jake, Clayton, Rich Kelly
Bottom: Regan Dohm
We went 3-0, winning the championship game 15-8.  I haven’t had as much fun playing ultimate in a very long time. Special thanks to everyone on Wrapped In Bacon.  You all are amazing athletes, and it was a pleasure to be part of the team!

Prepare Yourself

November 5, 2008

Ever since Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, the country feels different. I’m not the only one who feels so. Several of my friends on Facebook are showing excitement through their status messages. My family is exuberant. According to multiple sources, the rest of the world is excited about the outcome of the election.

You might ask yourself, “Why?”

I think the answer is best summed up by this photo:

What you see in the picture above, is a man who is down to earth, and sincere. You can just tell from his body language that he will honestly do his best to work for, not against, the American people. When George W Bush speaks on television, he emits the exact opposite. He appears completely insincere, scrunching his forehead and eyebrows to feign concern almost the entire time.

The country right now is in terrible shape, and many question whether Obama can live up to the promises he’s made and fix the nation’s problems. The economic crisis combined with the two wars we’re facing are seemingly insurmountable. However, I wholely feel that Obama will not only meet his goals and satisfy the American public, I predict that he will completely surpass everyone’s wildest expectations.

Prepare to be dazzled.

Don’t Watch The Ex

October 11, 2007

You know that feeling you get when you finish watching a movie that was terrible? That I-just-wasted-two-hours-of-my-life feeling? Halfway through these movies, there’s usually a point where you say to yourself, “I should turn it off now and salvage what’s left of my evening.”

I just spent 89 minutes with that exact feeling. And I didn’t listen to the urges to hit stop on the DVD player.

I want to congratulate the writers David Guion and Michael Handelman. Your flick “The Ex” is now my most hated movie.

You can put The Ex into the same category as Meet the Parents, where the protagonist gets the ever loving crap beat out of him for the first 98% of the movie, and then during the last 2% you get a ridiculously unworthy excuse-for-a-resolution. I hate these movies. Movies like these are the reason I so rarely watch movies that I haven’t yet seen. I would have rather played Minesweeper for an hour and a half than sit through that crap.

I hope this blog post doesn’t encourage anyone to rent (or heaven-forbid buy) this movie.

I feel robbed.