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Reflections On My Final Hour as a Teenager

October 14, 2006

I just wanted to have a few reflections in my last hours as a teenager. For those who don’t know, I am turning 20 years old in 6 hours 30 minutes. Teenage(hood) lasts from thirteen to nineteen and as far as I can tell is the biggest age bracket before Senior Citizen and after Child. Especially if you want to get into an amusement park.

Here are a few reflections. When I became a teenager in 1999 I was still living in America and had in fact just moved to California. 1999 seems so long ago and yet almost like yesterday. I remember Y2K and how everyone thought all the computers were going to crash. I can remember being disappointed when nothing crapped out, not even a light on the Christmas tree! My Dad was at work that evening to make sure everything turned over OK. Seemed like a big energy waste when it all came down to absolutely nothing going wrong. Oh and by the way, the song Party like its 1999 was finally that year from the song! I remember that… go knows why. Between 1997 and 2001 I really discovered the radio and listened to it, so I guess I remember that song being played.

Back in the early millennium my parents got divorced which is always hard. It seemed as though everyone’s parents were together but mine – sometimes it still does.

I remember that whole process very well. Despite what everyone says, us “kids” do understand you know.

Some Random Facts:

While I was a young teenager I listened to the following radio stations:

KZZP 104.7 FM – Scottsdale, Arizona

CD93 – 93.5 FM – Monterey, California

My favorite sports car?

The McLaren F1 – Every boy has a favorite car…right? This is one of those cars that is just out of everyone’s league, but everyone dreams of one from time to time. I had a great 1/18th scale model in British Racing Green

My brother learned to drive when he was 14 or so, when we lived in South Dakota where there are odd laws for the legal age to drive. I still don’t have a driver’s licence, that doesn’t mean I can’t drive though!

Hmm what other wacko things that you never wanted to know can I tell you?

Throughout my teenage years I was a die-hard fan of Star Trek, as most know who read my blog. If anyone knows of a quiz show with questions about Star Trek – let me know.

Well it’s just about to go 12 midnight, so I better close up this last entry as a teenager.

Advertisements Updates – Just what is going on here?

October 3, 2006

You might be wondering what the hell is going on with the theme here on It has been changing all over the place in the last few days. I have been using one that looks like Newspaper recently and I really like it, but it seems that it has some problems that developed yesterday when my blog would barely load at all, or load everything but the sidebar. I contacted WordPress about the issue. They were aware of the problem, but as of about an hour ago it had not been fixed.

I decided I would go ahead and change the theme back to the old one, Regulus. You might notice that there is a new banner image as well, which is always a nice thing to change. It now sports some cool writing with the slogan for the blog. I like the new colourful picture, makes the blog feel more “on the edge media” instead of just hum drum, or boring.

You might also notice while checking out the banner that there is a new page added to the blog. Guestbook. I know it is really old fashioned to have a guestbook on your website, especially a blog but I like the idea and since this is my place I decided to create one. Go and check it out, and if you feel like it, leave a comment.

Veteran readers might remember SebRT getting the SOB award (Successful Outstanding Bloggers) a while back. Well Liz Strauss, the writer of SOB asked me for an interview the other day, which she conducted through email. As of today the first portion of the interview was posted on Sucessful Bloggers. Thanks Liz for the opportunity. Here is a direct link:

Other than that there has not been a great deal of news in the last few days other than I have secured a few more interviews to look forward to. Here is the current list:

Guy Kewney (The Wrong Guy from the BBC, Editor of NewsWireless)

Richard Cobbett (Features Editor of PCPlus Magazine, Blogger, Tech Geek)

Robert Scoble (Only one of the most popular bloggers online. The Microsoft blogger, not the PodTech Blogger.)

I am planning to chase up a few more people for interviews very soon. I have eyes to interview the CEO of Podcast Ready, Russell Holliman. I will be contacting them soon enough. I am also planning to resend Wil Wheaton the request for an interview. If anyone knows him and wants to put in a good word, I wouldn’t mind the charity!

If you know of someone in the media industry, if they are a podcaster, blogger, writer, publisher, producer…whatever and you think they would make a great interview (maybe it’s you) drop me an email, I want to know.

Keep your ear to the ground…lots of great things coming up soon.

Richard Hammond Transferred from Leeds General Infirmary VIA Air Ambulance

September 28, 2006

This is a follow-up to the blog entry regarding Top Gear’s Richard Hammond’s high speed accident.

Richard HammondRichard has been reportedly discharged from Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) to the BUPA hospital in Clifton, Bristol, to be closer to his home in Gloucestershire.

Richard has been at LGI after suffering a high speed crash while attempting to break the UK land speed record while shooting for the acclaimed BBC programme, TopGear. The amount of fan support for Richard in the aftermath of his accident has been enormous.

It is rumored that the future of TopGear is hanging in the balance due to the accident. Fans (myself included) are obviously heavily opposed to the possible cancellation of TopGear.

Fans of TopGear and Richard have turned out in force at LGI in the interim since his accident. Although Richard has made no public statement at this time, the photo of him being wheeled by stretcher to the airlift helicopter shows him smiling. It is reported that Richard’s neurologist has given him a full recovery estimate of 6 months.

I will continue to provide updates on Richard’s condition because of the sheer number of readers for the story. It seems that this blog has become a source of information for this story.

To send your messages of support to TopGear for Richard point your browsers to