Tuesday, June 30, 2009

7th inning Stretch

We had a fantastic time at the Dodger Game tonight!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Climbing Mt San Jacinto


Q: Why is this video smaller?

A: I had to utilize bloggers video player because youtube disabled my audio tracks due to copyright

Q: I really want to see a big high quality version of this video that I can download for myself and enjoy for years to come, can you help me?

A: Absolutely, this video and others all reside at the following location...

gallery.mac.com/garrettriley (if you have windows please upgrade to internet explorer 7)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Garrett Does the Thriller Dance!!

Matt gets on Fox News!

Matt's class at UCLA was cancelled so he wanted to check out the festivities...as such I told him that Fox was live and he ran into the shot while I was on the phone with him...this was a lot of fun I have both of the clips at my gallery which can be accessed by clicking here once you click navigate to the "iphone videos album" and click on Matt fox news #1 and Matt fox news #2...

Also for your convenience is the better of the two clips..right on youtube...


Dwarfing the news of Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon, Michael Jackson died today. (grabbaggar speculates cause of death as opiods)

He released the 100 million selling "Thriller" which is still the number one selling album of all time. He also "hit" during a very formative period in my life...the tween years. So yes, I was captivated by the moonwalk...I tried to emulate it...and yes I still enjoy listening to "Billie Jean" "Rock With You" "Thriller" "Beat It" and "Smooth Criminal" I saw him in person and in concert at the Irvine Meadows amphitheatre in 1988, and when he did his trademark spin, moonwalk and toe stand I shreiked like a little girl...

Most recently I loved the SOBE commercial where the lizards all did the Thriller Dance, I paused it and said, "Tasha, this is classic, all the lizards are doing the Thriller Dance, you gotta see this!! Anyways...So I can't say I am sad today...but I thought I'd put some thoughts on the blog..

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

IPhone 3G s Video Review

Yes Indeed the new Iphone came today...and it is awesome!!!!! Tasha gets the Iphone 3g and our first gen iphone is resting for now...Because Blogger stinks and is full of bugginess....I couldn't post my first video taken from the 3gs so I one touch published to my Mobile Me account...Click the Link to watch my Review (Don't worry it's quick)

Monday, June 15, 2009

"True Blood"

"Six Feet Under" was one of the greatest Dramas in TV history, so when I heard Alan Ball was going to start another series and this time make it about about Vampires, I had to check it out. Last Fall from the first episode on, I was hooked.

In this world, as opposed to Stephanie Meyers, Vampires cannot go out in the daytime or they will burn up, silver will burn their skin, and of course they need to feed to survive. But miracle of all miracles, a Japanese company has created a synthesized version of human blood, that meets all their nutritional needs. True Blood has allowed vampires to "mainstream" into society. It is against this background that Vampire Bill Compton walked into Merlottes bar and met Sookie Stackhouse. Like all great TV Dramas, this show has all the key ingredients...Characters you love, and interesting storylines. I was very excited last night with the premiere episode of this "guilty pleasure"

*************Update*******The Season 2 Premiere episode of True Blood was the highest rated show on HBO since the finale episode of "The Sopranos"

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Make room for one more!!

Tonight the Lakers won the NBA Championship! It's time to make room for at least one more banner at the Staples Center!!! Congrats to Phil Jackson, Kobe and all his teammates and Jerry Buss, maybe the best owner in professional sports.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Kevin is Eight years old!!

June 13, 2009

June 13th 2001

Happy Birthday To Kevin!! I can't believe he is already eight years old!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tim Floyd is fired...so fired

Disgraced former USC mens basketball coach Tim Floyd

Well I had to take a moment to revel in the corrupt institution that is USC. First we hear of all kinds of shenanigans and payoffs to Reggie Bush, and then we have the evidence of at least $1000 in cash payments to OJ Mayo. I hope that the NCAA does the right thing and strips the Trojans of their national championship in football. And as for Basketball, they will never be anywhere close to the mighty Bruins.

See ya Tim Floyd! So much for all your talk about how great your Trojans would be in Basketball!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Iphone 3Gs

Today Apple announced their 3rd release of the revolutionary device that is of course, the Iphone. The breakthrough feature this time around around is Video. And of course a much better still pic camera (3MP) with auto focus and other upgrades. Not gonna regurgitate all the features but take a look at www.apple.com/iphone if you are interested

Instead I'll write about what this means for me next Friday when my new 32 GB Iphone3Gs arrives at my door via FedEx (yes finally I don't have to wait in line any more)

Here is what I will always have with me..

1. An Internet Browser
2. My E-mail
3. My Phone
4. All my music
5. A GPS car navigation system (Full featured)
6. The book I am reading
7. My tv (in a wifi network with slingbox)
8. A Digital Camera
9. A Video Camera
10. Video games like Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, UNO, Tiger Woods Golf (just to name a few)
11. My Day Planner
12. An Alarm Clock
13. A Voice Recorder
14. A calculator
15. A sticky note for reminders
16. My Address Book
17. Tons of Internet Radio Stations
18. Instant access to all my stocks, the weather, and sports scores
19. A great flashlight
20. Online Banking
21. Any newspaper I want
22. The ability to find, map, locate, and call any business/restaurant etc.
23. The ability to control music in all four rooms of my house.

The Iphone has become so important that it is now considered by me and many others to actually be a part of ourselves.

1. Food
2. Shelter
3. Clothing
4. Human partnership and Love
5. Iphone

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I love my Wife!!!!!!

I can't believe it has been 12 years! But even before that Tash and I have been inseparable since January of 1994...So almost half my life I have had the privilege of loving her. I could go on and on and turn this into the mushiest thing you have ever read, but suffice to say I have the best of all worlds with my wife folks, she is my best friend, she is the coolest person in the world, and she is hot!

Happy Anniversary to Tasha and I!!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Tough Way to lose Weight"

===Indeed so goes the ole adage

So this picture is of me thoroughly defeated by a tiny organism that caused me some serious, serious pain. So serious that I was extremely close to asking Tasha to call the ambulance....(wouldn't that have been neat? A riley brothers tag team!) It hit me fast, Tina if you are reading this and you are thinking, "He seemed OK at dinner..." Well you are pretty much right, I was a little off, but I didn't think anything of it, then about 25 minutes after dinner, it came on hard!! Never before had I been so wiped out....My bed was pretty much the bathtub folks (fill in your own gory details) I had no strength to move. Did I mention how close I came to having Tasha call an ambulance? Well because of this absolute nonsense Tasha was unable to run in her marathon because she was running on no sleep. Well by about 5 o'clock AM I was done throwing up and was able to sleep until about noon when we had to check out...and then I took the above picture of myself while Tasha was driving me home....Feeling awful, looking awful...Grabbaggar gives you the highs and the lows folks, and because Tasha's marathon was ruined, that was/is a big low.