9/30/2008

1000 Awesome Things...

Tonight, while surfing around digg, I came across an incredible website. In fact, I'd go as far as to say it's awesome.

The website's called 1000 Awesome Things...

So far, its author has written about 72 awesome things. Here are some of my faves...

#996 Opening and sniffing a pack of tennis balls...

#989 Blowing your nose in the shower...

#981 Wearing underwear just out of the dryer...

#975 Airplane toilet flushes...

#946 The first shower you take after not showering for a really long time...

You can check out the other 67 that are already posted on the site on your own. A different one is added every weekday...

9/29/2008

And Now, the Grossest Candy Ever...

I've eaten many disgusting things in my life (including actual bugs and worms). But I've always prided myself on the fact that, even when I was a little Southern boy, I never ate my boogers. I never ate my boogers...

In fact, the mere thought of eating boogers makes me gag. Oh the texture... Ugh...

That's why, when I saw this at Blockbuster, I wanted to run... run so far away...

I mean, it says that they look and feel real! Seriously guys, this is disgusting. Editor's Note: Look at the slogan on the top. It says, "Ssssnot your regular gummy!"

Sick...

Texas Pete Makes Its Way To California...

When I moved to California almost 6 years ago, I had to leave a major part of my life behind in South Carolina. That part of my life was my undying love for Texas Pete hot sauce.

I've had to have my family bring some out here or mail it to me whenever I run out.

Well NO MORE!!!

Texas Pete is now sold in stores here in California!

My food will be so much better now...

9/28/2008

I Don't See What You Mean...

Friday night I went to the Music Builds tour...

Now, I wasn't able to see Jars of Clay. But Robert Randolph and the Family Band were one of the best live acts I've ever seen. Here's my view of their part of the show...


After they brought the rock, Switchfoot stepped up to the plate. I wasn't as crazy about their part of the show. I used to be a huge fan, but now i just think they're OK. Here they are from my seat...


And finally, Third Day took the stage. Words cannot properly describe how awesome they were. But a picture can...


So as you can see, I sat behind a lady with either giant hair or a giant head with normal size hair. However, her enormous noggin wasn't enough to stop me from seeing all four bands close the show by covering U2's "When Love Comes to Town". It was amazing.

And so was the size of her head... So was the size of her head...

9/26/2008

The End of Mustache Week '08...

Mustache Week '08 Group Photo...

This evening marks the end of the greatest week in facial hair history. Of course, Mustache Week '08 was an incredible success. Both Luke and I are incredibly proud of the enthusiasm and pride with which the participants conducted themselves. In fact, this year's success has already fueled dreams and plans for next year.

Just to get a head start, jump over to Luke's blog and take a look at some laws of the mustache man.

The countdown to Mustache Week '09 begins...

Music Builds...

Just a few days ago, I was driving by the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine and I saw a sign advertising Third Day and Switchfoot in concert on 9/25. So, I thought to myself, "Wow. I would really like to go to that show. Too bad I don't have the money..."

Imagine my surprise when someone offered me a ticket!

Imagine my further surprise when I found out that not only are Third Day and Switchfoot playing, but so are Jars of Clay and Robert Randolph and the Family Band! It's the Music Builds tour!

So sweet...

9/25/2008

9021Oh, Hi...

I'm housesitting for some friends this week...

Today I decided to take a look through their DVR. In it, I found all 4 episodes of the new 90210 So, being a fan of the old school version, I decided to take a look. After 5 hours of watching, I made a very important decision...
I love Jessica Stroup...

Now, I should say, I already suspected that I loved her during her guest stint on Reaper. But this definitely sealed the deal. On top that, after reading her profile on IMDb, I found out she's from South Carolina. Editor's Note: See, it's destiny.

So will I continue watching 90210? Probably not. But Jessica Stroup will always have a place in my heart.

Editor's Note: Did I mention the grandmother from Arrested Development plays the exact same part on this show too?

Who am I kidding? I'm probably going to watch this stupid show now...

9/24/2008

Mustache Week: The First Pic...

The first of many pics from Mustache Week '08. The power of the mustache is so great, that even girls (Alanna and Katie) want to get in on the fun.

More pictures to follow...

Web Wednesday: Ka-Boom...

It's Web Wednesday!

Today's hidden treasure from the internet comes from the land of tasty breakfast treats. It's no secret how much I love cereal. It's close to being the perfect food. And, just as God made humans, the good General made cereal with an incredible amount of variety.

Imagine how stoked I was to find this gallery of retro cereals. I scanned through their pics and remember eating 5 out of the 29. Griff, make sure you check out #5...

9/23/2008

BSMT: And The Winner Is...

We have a winner! The Dark Knight defeated Iron Man in a vote of 13-6. While it was much closer than I thought it would be, I still knew from the beginning that the Caped Crusader would be victorious.

Thanks for voting everyone! The right movie won...

9/19/2008

Bible In a Minute...

This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. If you don't agree, I... will... fight you...

On the One and Twos...

This morning, at breakfast with David Hughes, we discussed many topics that are both relevant and important in our cultural world climate.

Perhaps the most important of which was this: if we were to become DJs, what would our DJ name be?

There have, of course, been many incredible DJ names: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jam Master J, Mix Master Mike, Funkmaster Flex. But we both agreed that what we would need is something a little more subtle and a lot more awesome.

David suggested a regular "he's too lazy to think of a real DJ name" name, but when applied to him would make it awesome. Something like DJ Steve.

But I trumped his DJ Steve with the best DJ name of all.

If I were on the one and twos, my DJ name would be DJ Tanner.

Awesome... I know...

I Love This Ad...

I ran across this ad on the internet sometime in the past few days. Being a fan of Where's Waldo?, I love being able to scan through the huge amount of stars from my favorite TV shows.

Go ahead, give it a look...

9/18/2008

Love Tips From Dom: Part 1...

As a part of the "40 Days of Love" campaign that was just launched, I made a few videos with my favorite German...

You probably didn't know that Dom was such and expert in eros. But I was lucky enough to sit with him and capture some of his wisdom on video.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present:

Love Tips From Dom...

9/17/2008

Mustache Week '08...

Here's an email that I sent to all of the guys inviting them to be a part of a truly monumental event...

Gentlemen,

Across the ages, one thing has stood out as a beacon of masculinity. A symbol of manhood. A declaration of the Y chromosome. That eternal symbol of the male is the mustache.

As a tribute to its glory (and as a sign of unity) we, the men of the world, will be sporting the most glorious of all facial hairstyles in the coming week.

Consider this your official invitation to Mustache Week '08.

Mustache Week '08 will be taking place from Sunday morning, September 21st through Friday night, September 26th. The only thing you need to participate is an actual mustache. (No going to Costume Castle and purchasing one!)

At some point during the week, a group picture will be taken to commemorate the event for future generations.

This will, no doubt, be the greatest week of our lives.

-Josh

P.S. You're welcome for the sweet graphic. Make it your desktop...

Web Wednesday: It's a Horse With a Sword On Its Head...

Web Wednesday!

Some of you are cruising through life searching for that special someone to travel the road with. You're searching for someone amazing with whom you could tackle all of life's ups and downs. Well, have you ever considered a unicorn?

Here are the top ten reasons why it would rule to date a unicorn...

BSMT: The Final Vote...

Ladies and gentlemen, in a turn of events that should surprise no one, Iron Man and The Dark Knight stand at the top of the heap of summer movies for 2008.

So this week's vote will be for the Best Summer Movie of 2008. Which did you like more? Iron Man or The Dark Knight? This vote will go from today through Sunday, September 21st.

Vote away...

9/15/2008

Inka Mama's...

Since moving to California almost 6 years ago, my taste for food has been vastly expanded. For instance, up until just a few short months ago, I'd never tasted Peruvian food.

Behold the Inka Special from Inka Mama's...

The Inka Special is a delicious dish containing yellow chile powder, chicken, peas, carrots, and french fries! Yes, that's right. I said french fires.

Peruvians have the right idea. I'm going to begin experimenting with adding french fries to other dishes. Can you imagine the possibilities? I mean, I've been dipping them in my Wendy's frosties for years...

9/11/2008

Good Morning...

Fact: The Hawaiian bagel from Bagels & Brew is the best bagel.

Period...

Pictured here with light cream cheese...

Google Searches That Led Here...

Thanks to Google analytics, I know that 15.62% of everybody that visits my blog arrives here via a search engine. But, what are they searching for that brings them to my blog? Here are the top 10 words or phrases searched for that led here...

  • Josh Treece
  • Step Up 3
  • Tony Stark Goatee
  • Donkey Door
  • Jelly vs. Jam
  • Josh Treece Blog
  • Kitchen Confidential Bigfoot
  • Six78th
  • "Got Any Gum" MacDonald
  • "Got Any Gum" Snl
  • 9/10/2008

    BSMT: 3rd & 4th Semifinal Vote Results, Final Votes Before the Big One...

    We're so close!

    Kung-Fu Panda and The Dark Knight have taken their respective places in our tournament bracket. So this vote will determine which two movies face off for the Best Summer Movie of 2008! It's Iron Man vs. Kung-Fu Panda and The Dark Knight vs. Wall-E.

    Remember, vote for which movie you liked more. Not which you thought was a better "film". This vote will last from today through Sunday, September 14th.

    Vote Away...



    I've Got Gas...

    Here's some knowledge that Jake Rutenbar dropped on me a few weeks ago:

    Did you know that your car has an arrow right next to the symbol for a gas pump in your gas gauge? The arrow points to which side of your car your gas tank is on.

    Awesome...

    Editor's Note: Yes, I know I was on empty. I was filling up when I took this pic...

    Web Wednesday: Progressive Boink...

    And now, for something completely different... Web Wednesday!

    Today's installment comes to you via one of the greatest forms of media known to man, the comic strip. I've already posted once on Bill Waterson's genius strip, Calvin and Hobbes. And today brings us round 2.

    Click here to enjoy 25 great Calvin and Hobbes strips. Man, I hope my kid is weird like this...

    9/05/2008

    Hot Hot Heat...

    This week, Jaime posted about his newest arrival. And even though it wasn't a baby, it does cause just as much pain.

    He ordered Dave's Insanity Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) Private Reserve 2008, the hottest hot sauce available for purchase. You know it's a big deal because it's numbered and Dave signed it himself. That, and because it's delivered to you in its own wooden coffin.

    Yesterday Jaime, Zack, Pease, Matt Hall, Jonathan and I decided to give it a try. Now, it should be noted, that it says on the bottle "WARNING: Use this product one-half drop at a time. Keep away from eyes. Not for use by minors or pets. Not for people with heart or respiratory problems." So we poured a bit onto a styrofoam plate and dipped some pieces of string cheese into it.

    This is what it felt like...

    And if that weren't enough, I tried it again.

    And since I'm obviously crazy, during the game last night, I tried some of the salsa Jaime made using it. Good night, it's hot!

    If you're looking for a bottle of hot sauce that'll last you for the rest of your life, pick up a bottle of this stuff...

    9/04/2008

    In Your Atmosphere...

    Breakups are never fun...

    Some time ago, I was on the phone with a friend one evening. I remarked to her that I wanted to go to a store, but couldn't. Of course, she asked why. That's when I tried to explain to her something that I call "Relationship Territories". I don't think she understood what I was talking about. Editor's Note: I'm not totally sure I did either.

    The law of Relationship Territories consists of this: Every relationship has a geographic area that it typically exists within. This area is usually somewhere around or between the couples' homes and or places of work. If the relationship is significant enough, post-breakup, there will be a period of time wherein it will be extremely difficult for one (or both) member(s) of the couple to travel into the Relationship Territory.

    In my mind at the time, since I was going through a breakup, this totally made sense. I didn't want to go into this certain part of town on the off chance that I would see my ex. But I wasn't sure what would hurt more, seeing her or not seeing her.

    Needless to say, I gave up on trying to explain this. If I didn't fully understand it, how could I get her to?

    Today, as I drove to the office, a song came up on shuffle on my iPod. After listening to In Your Atmosphere by John Mayer, I understood my theory a little more.

    Check out the lyrics:
    I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
    I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
    I don't know how to land and not race to your door
    I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore

    I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
    I'm not sure that I really ever could
    Hold on to your hotel key in your Bedroom neighborhood
    be sleep-walking in Hollywood

    I'm gonna steer clear
    Burn up in your atmosphere
    I'm gonna steer clear
    Cause I'd die if I saw you
    I'd die if I didn't see you there
    So I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore

    I dont think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
    I get lost on the boulevard at night
    Without your voice to tell me I love you, take a right
    the ten and the two is the loneliest sight

    I'm gonna steer clear
    Burn up in your atmosphere
    I'm gonna steer clear
    Cause I'd die if I saw you
    I'd die if I didn't see you

    I'm gonna steer clear, oh yeah
    Burn up in your atmosphere here
    I'm gonna steer clear
    Cause I'd die if I saw you
    I'd die if I didn't see you there
    see you there

    I think I'm gonna stay gonna stay in the gray think I'm gonna stay
    And all the street lights say nevermind nevermind
    All the canyon lines say nevermind
    Sunset says we see this all the time, nevermind, never you mind.

    Wherever I go
    Whatever I do
    I wonder where I am I wonder where I am
    In relation to you
    Wherever you go
    Wherever you are
    I watch your life play out in pictures from afar
    Wherever I go
    Whatever I do I wonder where I am
    In my relationship to you
    Wherever you go
    Wherever you are
    I watch that pretty life play out in pictures from afar


    What's especially strange, is that even when an individual is completely over their ex, the law of Relational Territories can still apply. Sometimes, it's just difficult to disassociate things.

    So there you go: The Law of Relationship Territories. It's going to be a thing. Watch for it...

    9/01/2008

    The Draft is Over. Let the Season Begin...

    On August 31st, in the year of our Lord two thousand and eight, 12 men gathered to make history...

    Last night The League of Men™ gathered to hold its annual live draft. Yours truly had the #1 pick. It was an afternoon/evening filled with informational meetings on the future of the League, celebration over the birth of a daughter to one of our own, trash talking, food, and (oh yeah) drafting.

    There was also the ceremonial passing of the Jacket from one champion to the next...

    All in all, it was a night for the ages. So, who's on my team? That'll be in a future post...