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Disney = Done

Disney Photos Click the link above to see photos from our Disney World Vacation 2011. It has been three years since we were last in Disney World (October 2008), and prior to that we were last there in December 2005.  We seem to be on a three-year rotation with Disney for some reason.  (Although Angie and I made a pit stop in Disneyland, California a few years back because I was attending a convention out in Hollywood at the time.) We drove down in 2005 and stayed in a house rental with Angie's family (and we only had the twins, who were two), flew down in 2008 with my parents (along with the twins, 5, and Adrian, 1 1/2), and drove down again two weeks ago (with the twins, now 8, and Adrian, now 4 1/2).  Cameron, 1, stayed behind with Mom Mom and Pop Pop and had a great time. We left on Friday morning, Dec. 2nd, around 9am from Maple Shade, stopped in Virginia for lunch at the Virginia Welcome Center, and then stopped in Darien, Georgia around 10:30pm at a Hampton Inn to stay

2005 Chrysler Town & Country Sliding Door Fix

Our driver's side power sliding door has been acting up over the past year or so.  When you press the button inside the van or use the remote key chain fob to open the door, it will usually only open a few inches and then quit.  When it first started happening it would open pretty far and then quit, so I squirted some WD-40 inside the tracks thinking that something was blocking it.  That actually seemed to buy us some time because it started working again after that.  Over the past few months, though, the door was basically not powered anymore.  It would occasionally open about 2 inches and then stop.  Once open, it wouldn't even attempt to close when you pressed the button.  And if you manually closed the door, you really had to slam it because the motor wasn't taking over to close it all the way (you'll know what I'm talking about if you have one of these). A side effect of this problem was that our power door locks also stopped working within the past two days

Loyalty Card mobile app

If you're the kind of person that keeps 4 or 5 (or more) customer loyalty cards on your keychain, or if you've got the keychain overloaded along with credit card-sized loyalty cards in your wallet, you might want to check out this cool mobile app.  It's called Key Ring and I'm sure it's been around for a while, but I only just found out about it today.  You can check it out here: You'll be able to ditch the cards altogether because the app keeps your member number in your phone and it will even display a full screen image of the UPC bar code so you can have your phone act as the card itself!  For me, it means no longer having to make sure I grab the "right" set of keys before I go to a specific store, or realizing too late that I don't have my Best Buy Reward Zone card in my wallet when I decide to take a look at some electronics.  My wife and I have lost cards over the years and the bar codes have worn off quite a few

Past Blast

I know I posted theses links on my Facebook page already, but I wanted to add them to my blog as well, so here they are: Girl Upstairs "Half as Good" - Girl Upstairs "Detour" - These are "videos" for songs on which I played drums and recorded back in 2003 with my brother (Ryan), and my friends, Don, Cyndi and Pat.  We had a blast recording and a lot of fun playing shows.  We had to, really, because it doesn't pay very well.  ;-)

Heading to Philly on Mother's Day?

Hey!  This Sunday is Mother's Day, and if you're even thinking about taking mom into Philadelphia (for a show, a breakfast, a brunch, a lunch, a dinner, or what have you), it would behoove you to take advantage of $5 "All day" parking at four Parkway locations in Center City Philadelphia with this coupon : Yes, I work for Parkway, but this is a good deal.  I mean, if you're going into Philly anyway, why not pay only $5 and park in a nice garage like the one at 12th & Filbert?  The regular Sunday rate at Filbert could set you back $28, but this coupon would save you 82%!  The 12th & Filbert and Liberty Place garages are located near great restaurants and shops like Maggiano's, The 19, the Shops at Liberty, The Melting Pot, etc.  The 12th & Walnut and Walnut Towers garages are located near the Forrest Theater, the Walnut Street Theater, jewelers' row, LaBuca Restaurant, Washing

SNL Clip

Pretty funny bit from SNL a while back: Crisis of Conformity For some reason, I think this will be me in about 15-20 years at my kids' weddings.  It would be cool to rock out the classics for the kids...  Heh heh.