Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Guardian Expedition LED Lights

Last year was my first year of running through the winter.  Luckily it doesn't get too cold here, but since the sun is usually down by the time I get home, I did have to get used to running in the dark.  I found out pretty quickly that once I leave my neighborhood streetlights are few and far between.  A headlamp solved the problem of me being able to see the road, but even with reflective gear I still had problems with drivers swerving at the last minute as if they didn't see me.  It was a particular problem on a long curving stretch of road where I believe that their headlights didn't hit me until the last minute.  So, I started looking into lights to alert the drivers from more of a distance.  After a lot of trial and error, I think the Guardian Expedition LED lights are the best.  They are light and EXTREMELY bright, and come with a very strong clip that holds well to your waist band, the strap on the back of your running hat, or the arm band for an iPod.  They are so bright that you can still see them clearly if you have them on your waist band and your shirt is covering them.  You turn them on and off by twisting the lens cap, and by unscrewing the lens cap and flipping the batteries, you can change the light from strobe mode to steady mode.   The last light I had was made for a bike and had the switch on the back, and the cool thing about the lens cap system is that I can easily switch them off when I get to a part of my route where I don't need them.  There are several mounting options available so you could easily use them on a bicycle, and they are available in different colors.  I got mine in blue and I'm pretty sure from the way a few people have jacked on their brakes that they not only see me but also might have mistaken me for a police car on a traffic stop.  If you are looking for a good high visibility light for night running, I would highly recommend these.  I got mine from Night Gear at http://www.night-gear.com

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


A post???

I was just mapping out the next couple of months in Google Cal and realized that the Big41 birthday falls on a Saturday this year. Which corresponds with the as-of-now-penciled-in Spring Break trip to the Big Easy.

theAxeMan's Birthday. Harrah's Poker Room. 3/27. Bourbon. Street.

Other than B-Rad (who I am sure still has frequent flier miles left from his Far East adventures)... who's in?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wonder What Really Caught His Eye?

Went to the inaugural Greenville Force indoor football game last night. The first thing my son said to me when we got to our seats were: "Look, Daddy. Ruth's Chris has a sign down on the field." (Note: we had gone there for our anniversary earlier this week.)

My response? "Let me take a picture for Mommy!"


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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Snow Day March, 2009

Must save Leland's:



Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kids Today

You know, online poker is illegal in this country.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Update: To our PETA friends: Show us the boobs, and we release the pigeons.

I guess I take too much for granted. I thought the photo from the greenvilleonline.com photo gallery of the obligatory naked protest when the circus comes to town, and the Dunkin Donuts commentary was comic genius.

Alas, I think such humor must be totally lost on the female members of our species. My evidence:

I sent an email to one unnamed female who works in the vicinity of the new DD location, with the attached photo of the half-naked chick, and simply asked if she heard when the new Dunkin Donuts would be opening. Now, this unnamed female would be fully within her rights to be a little upset that I was sending around photos of half-naked chicks. Her response?

"I think it opens in March or April."

Not even an acknowledgment that a picture of a topless chick with an exposed thong was in her inbox. Makes me curious as to what else is in her inbox...)

I passed along the link to Ms. Mora, as well, so she could add it to her website's press-clippings. She responded: "don't get what our PETA protest has to do with Dunkin Donuts."

But she did invite me to be one of her myspace friends. We're buds now.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


This is pretty cool. Downtown Greenville is getting a new Dunkin Donuts.

I really like their coffee.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Application FAIL

Theaxeman denied entry to play in the exclusive World Blogger Championship of Online Poker. Boo.