Sunday, July 25, 2004

Concert

Ok, so here is the link to my review of the concert. Sorry it's even later than anticipated. I guess better late than never. Click Here.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

A Lot To Say

We have a big show tonight so I'll get right into it.

First, the Dave Matthews Band concert that I went to last Tuesday. In as few words as possible, it was great! I want to talk about each song so I put it onto it's own page. I am running out of time so I will post the link tomorrow. Sorry for the wait.

Next, on Saturday I went over to a friends house from work and we played Pictionary. I had a really good time but I again learned that I can't draw worth beans. There was another co-worker there with her husband and I think we all had fun. I hope we can all get together again to do that.

Then on Sunday I saw Spider-Man 2. It was a great show. I think it was as good if not better than the first one. They focused more on the romance story line between Peter and MJ on this one, but they did not lack on great fight scenes. I don't want to give too much away but spidey fights Doc Octopus a few times and they are great fights. The story was really good, it kept me wondering what was coming next and it leads into the next installment. I, for one, cannot wait.

One of the local radio stations in the area is giving away round trip tickets, hotel room, and VIP tickets to see Dave Matthews Band in San Fran this September. I keep listening to see if I can try to win. That would be great to go to the other coast and see DMB. The radio station actually announced that they were giving away tickets to this show before the official DMB website announced the show. Kinda cool.

Ok, there will be another big post coming up because first this Friday I am going over to another friends house from work, and then on Saturday I am going to a graduation party. So I should have a lot to talk about.

"Nine planets round the sun
Only one does the sun embrace
Upon this watered one
So much we take for granted
So let us sleep outside tonight
Lay down in our mother's arms
For here we can rest safely "
--Dave Matthews Band - One Sweet World

DAN

Thursday, July 15, 2004

7/13/04

So on Tuesday Night I went to see Dave Matthews Band Live at Darien Lake with a friend of mine. They were great. I won't go into my review just yet, I really don't have time right now but I will post the set list.

Intro (fade into next song)
Don't Drink the Water
Don't Burn the Pig
One Sweet World
Intro (fade into next song)
New Song #3
Bass Intro (fade into next song)
Crush
Song That Jane Likes
New Song #4
Too Much
Recently
Interlude
Rhyme & Reason
Hmm ? (New)
The Space Between
New Song #1
Warehouse
What Would You Say
[Tease]
New Song #2
Ants Marching

Encore:
Tripping Billies

DAN

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

PIG

Don't Burn the Day Away

DAN

Friday, July 09, 2004

Deet

Think back, a few years ago, before anyone knew what the West Nile Virus was....~~Dream Sequence~~....People were trying to get that insect repellent off the market. Why? Because they were saying how unsafe Deet is. They were telling us to use items that had the least amount of Deet possible....~~End Dream Sequence~~...Now, in a world afraid of West Nile, Deet is everyone's best friend. You don't hear anyone saying anything bad about Deet. Why? Because it works so well to repel mosquitoes. Even the Governments CDC website tells us to "use repellent with DEET when spending time outdoors."

Now, I'm not trying to say anything bad about Deet or downplay what the West Nile Virus could do, I'm just making an observation about how things can be changed.

Do I use Deet? Yes, I do when I am outdoors where there are a lot of mosquitoes. Do I feel it's safe? I do when used properly. Why believe me though, Here is what the CDC answers to whether it is safe or not:

"Yes, products containing DEET are very safe when used according to the directions. The regulation of substances such as DEET is determined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Because DEET is so widely used, a great deal of testing has been done. When manufacturers seek registration with the EPA, laboratory testing regarding both short-term and long-term health effects must be carried out. Over the long history of DEET use, very few confirmed incidents of toxic reactions to DEET have occurred when the product is used properly. To read more information about DEET safety see the National Pesticide Information Center [NPIC], EPA re-registration eligibility decision fact sheet (npic.orst.edu/factsheets/DEETgen.pdf ) and the EPA Re-registration eligibility decision (R.E.D.) fact sheet."

What is Deet? Well, first off, Deet is N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide. It is actually a product made by one company, Morflex, Inc. They make all the Deet you find in anything. It was actually developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1946. It is a very efficient and long lasting bug repellent. Not just mosquitoes but many bugs. When at the store pick your favorite product that contains Deet and then pick the highest concentration of it. The more Deet, the longer it will last, and the less amount of times you will have to re-apply. For more information about Deet, go to www.deet.com, CDC Insect Repellent Use and Safety at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/qa/insect_repellent.htm, and Deet Online at www.deetonline.org

What is West Nile Virus? Well, what everyone's afraid of is fatal encephalitis or inflammation of the brain. That doesn't sound like fun to me. Most people don't even show any symptoms of having West Nile though. But if you do, try looking for things like fever, headache, body aches, and maybe swollen lymph glands. For a full list go to CDC's Symptoms of West Nile Virus at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/qa/symptoms.htm. Most cases aren't all that serious but if you think you might have West Nile or what they call West Nile Fever then see your doctor as soon as possible and they will tell you what to do. For more information about West Nile, go to the CDC West Nile Virus Homepage at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/.

Now, I have just gone over a few of the major points about Deet and West Nile Virus. Please check out the sites I listed or do a search yourself for more complete information.

Well, I guess we've seen the end of the war against Deet. At least for now and while West Nile is still a threat.

DAN

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Croquet

Ok, ok, so it's called Croquet. I knew Polo was with horses and all, and aren't they similar? I don't know. If you click on the title of this post it will send you to a history of Croquet. You'd be surprised how many sites there are about Croquet. I thought, I'll find a quick website by going to Google Search and putting in Croquet. WRONG. There are a lot more than I thought. It only found 579,000 pages. only.

So, I had no idea how to play when I watched the first game but it didn't seem to hard and I picked up on it really quickly. If you want the official rules, which by the way vary from country to country, then you can click here.

People really take this game seriously. They have tournaments and everything. Now it was fun, and I might think about buying a Croquet set to play more often, but some take it too seriously. You can see this at Croquet World Online Magazine.

lesson Over,
DAN

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Fourth of July Weekend

Hello,

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. On Saturday my sister invited me over to the their house to see the fireworks that were at the Jammers game. They were ok, a little short and a little plain but it was still fun. I got to spend some time with my family while they were at least pretending not to hate me. I meet, who I assume is, my Dad's girlfriend. My sister told me earlier in the day that he had one but he didn't introduce her as such. I was going to do the usual "nice to meet you, goodbye." etc but when she passed me she looked in the opposite direction and didn't say anything. Oh well.

On Sunday I went over to my sisters husbands Mom's house and we ate chicken and played Polo, but without the horses. Actually I think it was called something else but I don't remember what, all I remember was that I was not good at it. It was, in my own defense, my first time playing though. It was fun but ran a little long. My Dad left early, well earlier than I did.

Well, gotta work.

DAN

Sunday, July 04, 2004

7/04/2004

I would just like to wish everyone a happy Fourth of July. Please be safe and have lots of fun!

DAN

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