Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Well I have passed my yellow belt for Six Sigma and am looking to move on forward to green belt here in the next week or so. I did the whole thing online. For those of you not in the know it is a type of TQM or Total Quality Management course. It is the latest and greatest catch phrase in the corporate realms.

Weather here is starting to warm up. Funny hearing the Kuwaitis say that as they should be use to it by now. Alot of them leave for the summer as they are not big fans of the summer heat waves. The roads actually are noticeably less congested and open during the summer. Many ex-pat and Kuwaiti alike leave for the summer. Personally, I do not mind the heat so much.

I am off to the special forces and security conference in Jordan next week. Will post picts upon my return. Should be a good time. I will report on how it went when I get back home.

A few days after I get back to Kuwait I leave yet again but this time with my lovely wife to go and play in the Dubai softball tourney. This site shows the field. What a heck of a good field!!!!! Also there is a bar not more than a hop, skip and stumble away. Actually there is a hotel attached to the field with 3+ bars, 5+ restaraunts and a multiplex movie theatre.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Incredible Hulk 2008

Ok so Marvel has taken back most all their properties so that they may do the films themselves. They supposedly were not that happy with the Hulk movie from several years ago. They are not redoing the movie but the sequel has a whole new cast starring Edward Norton as the Hulk and Liv Tyler as the love interest.

So here is where the cool trivia comes in.

Also this summer Iron Man comes out with Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Ironman. In the Hulk movie Robert Downie Jr plays, Tony Stark. So it will be cool to see them inter weave things a bit in hopes that they start some cross over with several stars/heroes in one movie down the road.

Also the Screenplay for the Hulk was not written by Stan Lee but by it's star Edward Norton. The Hulk trailer is due out in a few short days rumor has it. Check youtube for more once it is out to view the trailer.
The Box movie

For those of you that know I am a huge Donnie Darko movie fan. The writer/director is one heck of an artist. I just wanted to let you all know that Southland Tales is being released on DVD here in a few days and if you have not seen it you should think about picking it up. It has a star studded cast including Seann William Scott, The Rock, Sara Michelle Gellar and many more.

Also if you have the chance check out and type in The Box. This is a new one by writer/director Richard Kelly staring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden. The basis for this one is this, if some one comes to your door and gives you a box and says you have 24 hours to make a decision if you push the button in the box you will get 1 million dollars but some one some where on Earth will die what do you do? The Box The Southland Tales
Last night, at one of the camps/bases here in Kuwait, sponsored a concert. Supposedly it was live on, which if I had known I would have checked it out. The concert consisted of Jessica Simpson with the Pussycat Dolls, Disturbed and Filter to name a few. We did not go as the camp was a long way for us to drive and Heather would have been the only one to get in as I do not have US base access.

I just wanted to say thank you to for doing this for the troops. Also a thank you goes out to the performers for taking the time to fly all the way over here as well.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Well the other day we helped some beduin folks move their camels across the divided highway you see above. Made for a nice photo. We had to help block the road so traffic could not disturb the camels as they made their way from one side to the other.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Sorry it has been awhile since posting here folks. We have been super busy with house hunting and what not. Still deciding whether to buy or build. The market the way it is we could get a bigger home on the cheap. But this would not give us exactly what we want. We have seen over 500 homes thus far. I really would like to get this solved by the summer then we can evaluate where we are cash wise to make a plan on when we will be good to move back home.

Keys to the house we want to have are as follows:

  • 3+ bedroom
  • large open basement for Irish style bar and poker table
  • 2+ car garage
  • not cookie cutter but something unique
  • eco friendly where ever possible: Solar, in floor heating...........
  • 5 piece master bath with walk in closet
  • library
  • gourmet kitchen

Also keeping me busy lately is getting ready to play in the Dubai Softball Tourney here coming up in April. Heather is accompaning me to the UAE to help root us on to victory.

Setting up the monumental and historic trip to Ireland this summer for Heather, I and the In-Laws is a fun and busy task as well. I actually get a kick out of setting up and doing all the logistics and planning for these kind of trips. Looks like heather and I will have a day in Paris as well to go and see the Louvre.