Happy Birthday to Clayton (and Vodka)

Clayton and John
On Saturday, September 29, 2007, I hosted the second annual Happy Birthday to Clayton (and Vokda) party. Clayton and Vodka have enjoyed a shared birthday for the past two years in which we’ve celebrated with vodka libations, snacks and crazy dancing at my house. It was a perfect turn out and the weather made it nice enough to enjoy some fresh air on my front deck. I’ll post a few party pics later today.

My youngest brother, Blake in Kansas City

Blake and Garrett
My youngest brother, Blake was in Kansas City from Hutchinson, KS for the weekend. We checked out several popular Kansas City and suburban destinations. My friend Jared came along on Sunday while we checked out Union Station, downtown and a few overpriced loft developments in the crossroads.

Top picks for 2008 Presidential Candidates

Top picks for the 2008 Presidential Campaign as indicated by the 2008 SelectSmart.com Presidential Candidate Selector:

79% Match – Dennis Kucinich
75% Match – Christopher Dodd
72% Match – Barack Obama

On a personal note, I’m pulling for Dennis. He’s the only Presidential candidate in favor of a single-payer universal health care plan. View video of Dennis Kucinich on health care.

Washington DC

Last Thursday, Mike, Zack and I returned from my first trip to Washington, DC. I was there for pleasure Friday through Sunday and attended Google Search Appliance Training at Fig Leaf Software, Monday through Wednesday.

First impression: a cleaner, more progressive and younger city than I expected. I didn’t have much time to see the sights on this trip. On Sunday, a friend from Kansas City who is now in DC, drove us to Rehoboth Beach in Rehoboth, Delaware. The beach and sun were great, but the water was a little cold.