NOAA Tabular Weather

16 September 2013 by

This is my favorite source of weather forecast.

Stand Up Comedy Alert

15 June 2013 by

This coming Thursday I will be fulfilling a dream. I am going to participate in an open mic stand up comedy extravaganza. Albert J. Burnes and other seasoned comics will be performing after the open mic section.

If you’d like to attend, here are the details:
20 June 2013
Open Fire Pizza
3951 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Open Mic starts at 9 pm

I’d love to see you there.

An Example of Why I Love my Wife

6 February 2012 by

I recently received the following volley of emails from my wife while she was waiting to board a plane.

Subject: Animal plane
Maureen to: Toby
02/02/2012 08:39 AM

You know Frontier is the airline with the talking animals commercials…i’ve been excited all morning to find out which animal would be on my plane….but I can’t see it due to the sun!!! it’s either a lemur, a leopard cub, or a skunk.  Maybe I’ll ask the pilot, ha…


Subject: Animal planes
Maureen to: Toby
02/02/2012 09:00 AM

Update…possibly a white tiger cub????!!! Still hard to say.


Subject: Re: Animal planes
Maureen to: Toby
02/02/2012 09:06 AM

Oh my gah its a BADGER!!!

Put This in Your Pipe and Smoke It

3 November 2011 by

Dang, it looks like good old alcohol exceeds cannabis in both dependence and harm. Also, avoid heroin.


A Day at Worlds of Fun

26 September 2011 by

Worlds of Fun serves as a sort of litmus test of that moment when the line representing the child’s urge to repeat peak experiences crosses the line representing the adult’s growing sense of restraint. The crossing of these lines occurred for me several years ago. I found that despite being a free agent in the park, I could not fulfill my dream of riding multiple roller coasters in rapid succession. To put it better, I could, but I no longer cared to do so. It tasted of both wisdom and disappointment. Such is life.

My wife, who has perhaps a greater lust for life than me in some aspects, has also found that her lines have crossed. Maureen expressed to me on several occasions her intentions to ride the “Patriot” coaster as many times as possible. Please consult the list of our rides in order ridden below to see what actually occured.

Spinning Dragons
Fury of the Nile

Between “Spinning Dragons” and the Fury, I rode the “Fjord Fjairlane” with my sister. It is so relaxing as to be considered a negative ride in terms of nausea. I nearly talked Maureen into “Le Taxitour” at one point. We noted that neither of us actually like driving. The “Boomerang” took a lot out of both Maureen and I.

If you are young and there is an amusement park that you wish you had one low-attendance day to exploit, I recommend you do it. Go with one friend who shares your interest. Go without the restraints of your youth group or parents. Go before your lines cross. Go in October.


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