Thursday, August 21, 2008

In the city with JoaJ

We had our great friend and fellow blogger JoaJ in town for a week. This will have been his 3rd time up here (almost a real New Yorker now) and he knew more about the cities' history than me or the Mrs.

I have forgotten everything we did, but it was a lot of stuff. Mrs. KTL kept him busy while I was at work. And once we met up the festivities began.

Here are some pics of us at Bastille Day celebration on July 14th.

And this interesting tidbit comes from our good friend, CV (aka. CombatVet aka. DanB aka Cap'n Dan): Fanta was created by the Nazis bc they couldn't get Coca-cola syrup from the US. This is also where we get Sprite (Clear Lemon Fanta).

Monday, August 18, 2008


Hey everyone. I just wanted to put this up cause it's one of the most awesome things ever (warning: no one knows how this venture makes money, but on their website they claim that they do not give out your number) here it is:

1-800-2 CHA CHA

It is a service that you call up and ask a question, any question, about anything. And after a short time, they will text you back an answer.

It costs you the time it takes you to ask your question and receive a text.

I used it probably 20 times over the weekend, and I have to say it is one of the coolest things evar. I heard that some MIT geeks used to do this back in the day, but now we have cha cha.

Example of questions asked to Cha Cha at our roof party:

What is the minimum distance that 747s coming into LaGuardia must maintain?

What is the distance from the Earth to the Moon?

Can you determine the distance from the Earth to the Moon without physics?

What are the 5 most populous cities in the world?


Enjoy everyone.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

foregone conclusion

After the 4X100 Free Relay and the 100 Fly, you knew there was no way the Americans would lose the 4X100 IM Relay.

Michael Phelps is good at swimming.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


If you thought the 4X100 m Relay was awesome, the 100m Fly was even better.

I might be a little in love with Phelps, but who wouldn't be?

Friday, August 15, 2008

DanB in town for the 4th of July weekend

DanB is in town right now and shenanigans will begin tonight. But here are some pics of his last trip to NYC.

DanB and Mrs. KTL looking cute together

I imagine this is what people look like right before they shootup a school or a Dairy Queen

4th of July picnic with DanB and my church

Some Ace Bar pics. We were all having a lovely time till Max Anger went insane...seriously.

Monday, August 11, 2008

USA!!! USA!!! USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!

This was THE most exciting swimming event I've ever witnessed.

The French were heavily favored, they publicly said they were going to "smash" the Americans. They held the lead the entire event, excecpt for the last .08 secs (which is faster than you can blink).

If you missed this, you are a poor bastard, a communist, and a freedom-hater.

USA!!! USA!!! USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!

Also, Phelps dream of winning 8 Golds is well in hand. He has already gotten gold in the 2 events he was not favored.

(that guy should probably work out, he's all flab)