Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm alive......

Well sorta, I've been really busy this last week, making sure I have everything set at work, since I won't be there at all next week. So I set up remote assistance on each of the systems incase I need to work on something from home.

Anyways I'm here to let you know the winner of the contest got her gifts today! I just got the e-mail:

"Yay she got the gifts!! Thank you so much!! She loved them! She let me keep the ______ and the _____ because well she didn't have any idea what they were lol but! She loved the ______! She said it was "so pretty!" :) and the _____ was awesome! My mom isn't much of a drinker but she loves old looking decorations so I think she will display it proudly. I will try and get some pictures to send you, but just wanted to say, thank you so much and you really succeeded on spreading a little joy around :) "

Yes I left some of that blank so I can show you what was sent out :P

 I'm glad I was able to do something for someone.....even though the gifts in her eyes may have been a bit strange lol. You should see the smile on my face when I read the e-mail though. Happy Holidays to both you and your mom though!

And now for the pics......I'll put the original pic along with the unwrapped pic :P






















































So the first pic on down, a Arizona Shotglass, Pokemon limited edition Pikachu 24k gold plated card with Pokeball, Flask with funnel (new, never used :P ), Gaming dice, and a handmade Pedobear box art.

And thank you to everyone who sent in an e-mail do get in on this. I'll be posting most of them in the future and telling you which was about to win before I got this one!

Also just a heads up I may not write much or all until the holidays are over, but rest assured I am reading everyones posts, though I may not be commenting as much as I would like, I'll try to comment at least until I start writing more.

Monday, December 13, 2010

And we have a winner.....

Thanks to all those who participated....all 6 of you :) I was hoping to have more, but 6 is better then none. :P I pretty much had my winner chosen yesterday morning, until I received my final entrant.  Trust me when I say this though, picking a winner was no easy choice, and this e-mail if it's real or not really got to me. I'll be contacting you shortly to get shipping info. Just to let everyone know though, If I don't get a response by tomorrow night to my e-mail I will go with my runner up. For everyone else though here is the winning e-mail.

At the risk of sounding like a sob story I would like to tell you a little about me.  My family is HUGE.  My parents went through a nasty divorce and my mother ended up working two jobs.  Then she remarried a seemingly great guy, he was wealthy, took care of her and he seemed great.  Then things got weird, he pretty much went insane and ended up killing himself this past month.  My mother was left with a house and two cars that wernt payed off, and to top it off, he had alot of unpaid debt she didnt even know about.  Why am I telling you about all this you may wonder? I know whatever you send will not be a million dollars or anything.  And honestly I could never expect anything of value.  But If you did choose me, I would give you my mothers address,( I hope that's allowed) And I would love to see the look on her face as she receives a little special something in the mail, regardless of if its a card or..well..anything.  She would know that someone out there, knows her story and cares about her.  That she isn't alone.  I know all that sounds cheesy and lame but believe me, she is a very sentimental and caring person.  Anything helps :)  

Well Anon, I hope your mother likes the gifts. Though I doubt she'll have any use for any of them. I do hope they bring her a little bit of joy right now. I just hope she isn't freaked out about receiving a box of presents from someone she doesn't know :) lol

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sorry for lack of posts this weekend......

Got busy lol. Though I just wanted to remind everyone that tonight is the last night you can enter to win my secret Santa Box O' goodies!

Just send me an e-mail by following this link and reading the rules! Good luck all I'll be choosing a winner early tomorrow and letting everyone know what the winning e-mail was.

Friday, December 10, 2010

lol cute.......

I just got trolled. I checked my Secret Santa e-mail and got this


touche el troll touche!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Just another quickie.....

I don't know who did it, but thank you. Someone posted on reddit that I was doing the secret santa. (I had to look at the stats and where the traffic was coming from.) So now I have a few more entries into it, and not just the 1 and a half I mentioned earlier.

Whoever did that, I'm considering that a secret santa gift for me :P

Remember though people, you still have until Sunday to enter!.

I hope.....

That most of you are waiting till the last minute to enter to win this box of goodies from me. I'm starting to get a bit depressed that I only have 1 entry lol. Well, 2 but the second person didn't follow the rules correctly, so I messaged them back about it so they could correct it and be actually entered.

You're making me sad people I mean look at this face :(

Remember to check out this post to see how to enter for my secret santa give away!

Anyways thanks to Yllsa who's contest I won, I got a Amazon.com gift card for 25 dollars (and a 50 dollar donation to the Humane Society). With that I actually finished my Holiday shopping and got my mother her first Blu-Ray (My Sisters Keeper) to go with the player I got her, and some HDMI cables so she isn't hooked up through component. Why is it that when I get a gift card for me, I somehow spend it on others? lol

Also went over to Beavis's last night, for a bit and had a couple of drinks.......let me just say this: Large Cherry Limeades from Sonic and Rum mix really really well together. We mixed in about 3 shots of rum er drink and you still couldn't taste it. It was just all forms of awesome! While we were drinking we decided to listen to some music, and talk about what we would do if we wont the lotto. I think he was a bit surprised when I told him I would set up a fund for his sons college education lol. I dunno, besides some shiny new toys, I would keep this house. I like it to much, though I think i would close the carport to make a man cave lol. Get my 67 Mustang, and more then likely get my Harley too. Then would throw the rest into interest baring accounts and see if I can live off of that. Doubtful but one can dream cant he? lol

What would you do if you won a huge amount from the lottery?

And remember you have until Sunday to enter....don't make me a sad panda!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I knew I missed....

Eureka and Warehouse 13, last nights Holiday episodes were both really cool, and just all around fun. I can't wait for there full return early next year. I was a bit upset last night though for the fact that I was able to download Eureka on torrents but not W13....I don't understand why they were on last night back to back. So I had to wait until 11 my time to watch it....this is why I hate DST, the channels say a certain time, but it's an hour off for AZ......damn West Coast feeds....

So, I may have one or 2 entrants so far for the Secret Santa give away. I did have to e-mail one person back to tell them to make sure they follow the rules so when they message me back they'll be entered. Make sure you sign up by Sunday if you want in! All rules on how to enter are found here. 


I do want to apologize though, cause it does sound like I am pushy when it comes to this....and honestly I think I have been. I'm just antsy and excited to do this lol.

Also is anyone like me, and for some reason on the 24th will have there TV's set to TBS for 24 hours of a Christmas Story? I do it every year, and never watch it all the way through yet am able to watch a part here and there so I'll actually see the whole movie, but not at once.....Just asking lol.

I'll write more later, but now back to work shhh. I was never here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Have you yet written to me?

Just say noooo, I haven't gotten a single entry :( That's ok you have until Sunday to write to me at editpatch1@hotmail.com To tell me why I should be your Secret Santa.....Incase you didn't read my previous post located here you should go to it and read what I'm talking about! Trust me you know you want to.....just follow the rules.

I had today off (no I'm not playing WoW, I hate that damn game lol) so I decided to take some pictures of everything wrapped and boxed, and ready to go just to show you I'm not trolling lol! Unfortunately now I'm locked in my home office for fear of death, and I'll show you why. Yea, I suck at wrapping, I always have lol.

Silly Pikachu that's not yours!


Pikachu! I'm trying to take pictures here....geez.....

Come on seriously? Who said you could call a friend? Get outa the way!

Where the hell did he come from? Come on guys get outa here!

Why are you blocking that one hmmmmm? I mean what do I have to do to get you out of the pics?

No you can't go! You're all mine! Anyways you can't fit in the box....now get out of the way...ummm guys? Why are you looking at me like that? SWEET ZOMBIE JESUS!!!!!!


Yea, that was the last pic on my phone before they all jumped me.....Please make my beatings from the Pikachu gang here worth something and join in on the Secret Santa gifts from me by Sunday.....

And please send help!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ok I decided.....

I'm doing it.......even though I said I would give it till Wednesday, I want to make sure whoever wins it gets it before Xmas!

Willow's Secret Santa......

Here's how to participate/win:

Send me an e-mail at editpatch1@hotmail.com (it's a throw away e-mail for my no longer existing AdSense lol) You can use a throw away e-mail too, I don't care as long as you e-mail me telling me why you should be my giftee and I your gifter! Have fun with it......on Sunday 12/12/10, I will choose a winner from the e-mails I receive. I will then place the winning e-mail on my blog for EVERYONE to see....(Just the text, not your actual e-mail lol)

From there I'll contact you to get your shipping address. (Hopefully you live in the US international shipping can be expensive but I will still do it lol) Once the box is shipped (with tracking#) you'll get another e-mail from me giving you the tracking #, so you know where it is at all times :-P . Please let me know when you get it and have opened it. I want to post the pics of the items I sent you so the other entrants can see what they could have won lol.

Like I said in my previous post, nothing is really expensive, nor do I want anything in return I'm doing this because I like to give to people around the holidays, and knowing I may have made someones holiday more cheerful then what I already hope it is, is good enough for me. I think whoever wins will like at least 1 of the items in the box....if not I'll be a sad panda.....

The only rules:
You must send me an e-mail by 12/12/10 (if you don't you're SOL)

You e-mail me telling me why you should be my giftee and I your gifter! Have fun with it

DO NOT and I can't stress this enough DO NOT! Put your blog or blogger name in the e-mail. I'm trying to make the winner as secret to me as possible. I know it's supposed to work both ways in a Secret Santa, but how can I do this without giving myself away as the gifter? lol (if you want to you can tell me who you are when you've gotten it and opened it)

The e-mail must be more then 25 words! lol (make it as long as you want as long as it passes the 25 word mark, and you are not repeating things like pick me pick me! lol)

I also have the right to publish any and all e-mails for the entertainment value of it to my readers after the contest is over of course. (Thanks Sucio)

Do not tell me in the comments that you sent an e-mail :P

Anyways I think that's it. Good luck to all those who participate! And remember have fun with it!!!!!

I has a sad and an interesting idea......

The sad part is that Google canceled my AdSense account (after 2 months and 1 cashed check). I'm not going to try and fight it. As I've seen everyone that has tried to fight it fail in getting it back. I'll stick with the lower money makers and see how those work out. So unlike others I plan on keeping this blog going hopefully being able to post daily, if not daily then every other day or so....it's difficult to come up with something to write about daily (I lead such a boring life at times lol)


Now here's my interesting idea, that I thought about while perusing reddit.com and seeing their secretsanta exchange. Now tell me if it's a good idea or not my loyal followers, if I get enough yes's I'll do it! I want to pick one of my followers to get a secret santa gift box from me. Nothing big, nothing expensive just some little things. All of which are usable minus 2 items :) 1 of those items must be kept and when I send the box I'll tell you what item must be kept with a note on the inside. (Let's just say I'm having a hard time giving this up but I know one of you would love it as much as I do) I would basically give you a throw away e-mail to write to telling me why I should be your Secret Santa, and when you do write to me, I don't want your blog info, nor your blogger name. That's what makes this a secret on my end. I won't know which of my followers it goes to until they receive it and if they decide to put it on their blog showing the world the nifty little gifts. You can keep it to yourself and not write on your blog about it, as long as you e-mail me when you get it!

The best part about this? I don't expect anything back except knowing I made someones holidays a bit more cheerful

Sooooo, what does everyone think? I'll give this until Wednesday for people to tell me. Let me know.....please lol

Sunday, December 5, 2010

This time of the year.....

Usually depresses me. I miss my dad, I know it's been 13 years since he passed, but I still miss him like it was yesterday. There are times where I forget what he looks like till I see a picture of him. And I hardly remember what his voice sounded like. Like me he wasn't one for a camera or video. So video of him talking is far and few between and about as rare as finding the last surviving Dodo bird.

Today was the day my mother and I went to the National Memorial Cemetery here in Phoenix (It's where the current military and vets get buried here in Phoenix) Every year before Xmas we head out there to decorate his grave....and every year it's just as hard as the first without him.

Figured I would keep this short today, and not make other depressed lol. Just thought I would share how we decorated for him. We dug a bit at the top in order to put the tree in so it wouldn't fall over or anything. And yes the headstone is wet, I use a brush and then pour water over it to get it clean. This is a desert after all.



















Merry Christmas dad, I miss you.

The gates of Hell.....

Is what we've decided to call Beavis's Chiminea, and I'll show you why in a few minutes.

We finally got rid of the crap from the main bathroom remodel out of my backyard.... The bulk trash pick up starts on the 6th, so we got rid of the fiberglass stuff (the bathtub, and walls) along with the counter top, sink and brass fixtures. Needless to say the scavengers were out and about grabbed everything metal, including the fixtures attached to the sink.....including a old computer chair of Beavis's we set out there, and an old vacuum that didn't work. anyway, any wood and cardboard that was back there we just threw over the fence to his backyard, and decided to drink tonight, and start burning it. This is the result.  The first is pic is pretty normal, the second one looks like the gates of hell. Seemed like every time we put a new peice of the cabinet, which is mostly particle board it just lit like mad.














I don't care what anyone says, yes it may get hot in Phoenix, but it does get chilly in the winter, not as cold as most places but you know 48 - 55 degrees is actually chilly lol. We don't see snow much here in Phoenix, if at all. So meh, I actually miss the snow, (I used to live in Connecticut)

I keep forgetting to take pics of the speakers with the little shelves I built, we finally painted it the other night with black spray paint. I keep telling Beavis all we need to do now is ad some stickers to it then it will be done lol. It actually looks good now that its painted too. We keep telling each other this was a good idea.....glad I thought of it. Even if I don't bring over my laptop, we can still use it outside with my iPhone hooking up to someones Wi-Fi, either his, or his neighbor with the router name of NETGEAR666.....next time put the WPA2 protection on it moron. If I really wante dto I would start downloading something from the PirateBay I know is being monitored by the MPAA or RIAA.....


How did I NOT know about this board game growing up??!!!!! I want the Legend of Zelda game damnit.... (yes there is a 30 second ad before it)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I think.....

I spend to much time next door drinking. Not really I just thought I would say that lol.

I'm not a big sports fan, but I will watch football from time to time. Mainly ASU games and the Super Bowl. Todays game dealt with ASU and UofA great rival teams, and ASU hasn't won a game off of UofA the last 3 years. Tonight changed that. I'm not going to go into boring game details I will however say, that if those feild goals were not blocked it would have been a 4th year ASU lost to UofA....Beavis said he hurt his head screaming, and I wouldn't doubt it with the amount of it he did, almost made me deaf lol.

So all my Holiday shopping is done....well will be tomorrow. My sister and I went in half on a vintage Singer sewing machine for my mother (with cabinet.) It's a 1943 model and the full cabinet. We also found all the accessories pretty cheaply on line. I thought the vintage stuff would have been more expensive. Basically I bought the machine, my sister got the accessories and had them sent to my place. Now, I'm going to pick up my mother a Blu-Ray player which I saw advertised for under 70 bucks and a 25 dollar gift card to Kohls, which she seems to enjoy shopping at. She has enough jewelry, and honestly I had no idea what to get her till I mentioned the machine to my sister.


Ooooo before I forget, which I've been meaning to write about the last couple of posts, but keep forgetting. Those iof you Star Trek geeks out there. You can watch every episode starting from TOS to Enterprise online. I have no idea how I found it, but I've been enjoying some of my favorite episodes lately from every series. Just go here, or type allstepisodes.com into your browser. The site is a bit slow, but the shows are watchable. I think I'll be watching a Voyager 2 parter next called Year of Hell.

I thought I would share something a bit interesting, that anyone can do, just be careful doing it! AZ is now legal to buy and use fireworks!!!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

People seem to say......

That this time of the year is for giving, and helping out charities.... why can't you do it in other parts of the year? Not just around the holidays?

Myself, I try to do a few things throughout the year and then on the holidays, because my father died from cancer, I give  to the American Cancer Society. I also give to the VFW since my dad was also a vet. I don't go nuts with the donations but I give what I can. I usually split about 400 a year between the two organizations. It just depends on what I can spare that time of year. Also some of my free time I spend at the Shoebox Ministries their goal is to help homeless men, women and families in the Greater Phoenix Area by providing financial support and donating toiletry items or shoe box kits in Arizona.

Then about this time of year The Salvation Army's Christmas Angel trees start popping up in the malls. Basically what it is on the trees there are tags for either a boy or girl (under the age of 12) with presents they would like for the holidays. Now you can either go shopping for those items or just give cash so the SA can go out and buy it. Now mind you these tags don't just have toys on them. They also have clothing needs on them. Yea from time to time, you'll see the high priced item a child wants, but seriously those are far and few between. The families (kids) on the trees had to qualify for the holiday assistance program through the SA, so you know what you are getting is not just going to some spoiled , snot nosed brat. I usually pick one boy and one girl tag off the tree, thats asked for reasonable items (clothing and toys.) That's just me, there are other people that will tag 10 random tags and fill them completely. Something I wish I could do, but I'm nowhere near rich lol.

Hell I was at the dollar store the other day getting myself an energy drink (have I mentioned RipIts rule?) and they asked if I wanted to donate a dollar to get a child a Christmas present....I figured it was a dollar each so I did a couple for a boy and a couple for a girl.

If you want to give to a charity or organization but don't really have the funds, try donating some of your free time to a local one....soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc.....you would be surprised at how many of them just want volunteers to help out.


And on that note, if your interested in charity work or information on donating to different organizations, check out one of th eblogs I follow regularly, Little Flowers. She always has good info on things you can do like that. She's also having a contest which you can read up on here The winner of the contest can either win a 25 dollar amazon gift card and a 50 dollar donation to a charity on her list in your name (she may do it to another charity, if you win you can ask her) or the full 75 dollars to the charity. It's up to you.


If you just want to bring a smile to someones face then I say do this.....Sometimes a hug is all you need.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Can't believe I found a place......

Usually I order my shaving stuff online, razor blades, shaving soap, balm etc.... Not like anyone cares but I use a Double Edge Safety Razor that used to belong to my father. Well after perusing a website that I frequent called Badger and Blade, I decided to do a search for places in Phoenix on the site that sold some of the stuff I was looking for at a reasonable price. I finally found it. They don't have the razors I like Feather Platinum's from Japan, but they have the next best one called Derby. They also have different shaving soaps.

Anyways, I doubt you want to read about my shaving escapades, but I thought I would throw that out just because.

Just got home from Beavis's place, after having a few drinks. Bacardi Rum and Mountain Dew Live Wire mix really well. I think that might be my new favorite mixed drink lol. The taste is just awesome. Well anyways, we started talking about the past, and how he missed doing acid, and how I missed doing Ecstasy, I do I really do, but eh I'm to old for that crap now. Though I'm not sure if I would turn it down if given the opportunity for free pills. We also decided to paint the "contraption" I made for my laptop and the speakers we picked up for anytownin, that I mentioned in a previous post.

I honestly can't believe how old we've gotten since some of the stuff we talk about while drinking seems like it only happened just last week. It seems we have selective memory. Then again I think that's just the human race in general. We remember things that we find enjoyable yet block the rest.

Night people, I have something else I want to write about but I'm to damn tired to worry about it. It deals with giving this time of year, but I'll write about it tomorrow. I'll also check on the people I follow after I watch Stargate Universe :P So for now I'll leave you with this. If you're a Doctor Who fan you'll understand this and the episode it was from One of the best episodes that David Tennant wasn't in (A Doctorless episode.) :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Deaths and more deaths......

Before I go about talking about the title, let me just say women are fracking crazy. I'll give you the readers digest version of why I'm saying this. As you know Beavis had a birthday party for his son yesterday which I went to. Had a good time then after everyone left we started putting together Brody's new toys. It was all great we each had a beer while doing it and playing with the new toys itself. Then Sarah comes in (Brody's mom, Beavis's ex) she's already pissed off because of a conversation she had with Beavis earlier in the day. Short version, he didn't get pissed off or yell like she wanted him to, he keeps a cool head while talking to her, he just gets over zealous after he hangs up the phone. Anyways she shows up about 5pm to pick up Brody, its been over 2 hours since everyone left, she sees 2 beers on the counter grabs body and storms out, saying nice drinking at a childs birthday party. You know, party has been over for almost 2 hours, and being the big kids that Beavis and I are while trying to put together the new toys without instructions, and then playing with the toys with Brody we figured 'A' beer will not hurt us. She needs to learn to deal with the things are her place and not worry about what's going on with Beavis's home. I'll have to explain about her more another day, but today is not the day. But here is a pic of Beavis, and one of his son....the crap the mother puts both of them through is just ridiculous.





Anyways, 2 deaths to talk about today. The first I'm sure everyone knows. Leslie Nielsen died this weekend at age 84 with complications from pneumonia,  known to most of you as Frank Dreben from Police Squad aka Naked Gun Movies. What some people don't know about him, is that his first comedic role was actually in the move Airplane! , then from there he was still doing some serious stuff, but he seemed to like the comedy part of acting more. I remember him first in Airplane! yes but I also remember him in a episode of M*A*S*H*, and one of the segments in the movie Creepshow. He also played a couple roles for Alfred Hitchcock in his earlier years along with being the lead in the B movie Forbidden Planet. He also had a role on the original horror film Prom Night. His much later years up until his death he did a ton of parody movies. He was actually in talks to do a final Naked Gun movie....now that is cut short. There wasn't a time where I didn't remember him with pure white hair, until I saw the episodes of Alfred Hitchcock and Forbidden Planet.....When I first saw those I had to do a double take and ask me dad where do I know him from....He lived out here in Phoenix for awhile, and was actually friends with Alice Cooper, I met him at Coopers town in Downtown Phoenix once about 9 or 10 years ago, and I will have to say this. He was a really friendly guy. He just got up from his table and started going around introducing himself to people getting pictures taken with people if they had cameras. RIP funny man, they won't be calling you Shirley anymore.



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The second death this weekend, I'm sure you don't know the name but I'm sure more then half of you have seen his work, and more then likely enjoyed it. Irvin Kershner director of the acclaimed Star War: The Empire Strikes Back. Most people think Lucas directed all 3 from the trilogy, but what most people don't know was that Star Wars: A New Hope, took it's toll on Lucas so he asked Kershner over lunch one day, he refused, but was talked into it by his agent.I'm glad Kershner directed ESB, as much as I enjoyed ANH and RotJ, I personally think ESB was the best in the trilogy.

That's about it for now, I really shouldn't be writing this till later but eh I'm caught up on a half weeks worth of crap from last week lol....catcha later Bill and Ted!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pretty toy.....

Told you I would write today and here I am!

Yesterday as we know was Black Friday here in the States. I don't know how the rest of the world works but with Black Friday comes all the cheap deals, (or sort of cheap deals as the stores would have you believe) I guess you can call it capitalism at it's best and worst, mainly the day where people wake up at 2 am  or don't go to sleep to stand in those lines to save an extra 5 bucks on higher priced items.

I was one of those yesterday. Though I wasn't stupid enough to pick any of the bigger stores (Wal-Mart Best Buy, Toy R Us etc.... I hit one of the smaller stored first, got up at my normal weekday time at 520, got up got dressed threw on my leather trenchcoat and drove 5 minutes up the street to Staples. Now I didn't think there was going to be a line, but ther was, but not as big as all these other stored you see on the news, and I wasn't going for one of those super cheap laptops they had on sale. I don't need one, I have one and I have a desktop that I built myself. I just needed one thing from there, a new monitor like I mentioned in a previous post. So on Thursday I started going through the Ads....and boy are there a ton of them, and decided Staples had a decent 23 inch Acer monitor for 139 bucks. Now, this one is a step down from the 24 inch I had, but I figured I could live with it since my current one is on it's way out. So after waiting in line for a half an hour to get in, and another 15 to get my monitor and leave I decided to head over to Wal-Mart......and boy I'm glad I decided to hit that one next.

Basically I just when there for essentials minus a couple of DvD's, socks a couple pairs of jeans and a couple new t-shirts, and an energy drink lol. I usually don't get much on Black Friday if I decide to go out. Usually I don't have the cash, this time I did, because I saved the 2 checks I got from working the polls this year.

After the shoppign I went home hooked up my new monitor, calibrated it. Bout half an hour later I got a call from the parental unit.....come over and help with her tree and the inside of her house....great, I may like the holiday season but I don't like putting up a tree or decorate the inside of my house why would I want to help with yours? lol. Na, it's a tradition always help her out while listening to the Dr Demento Christmas album..... lol. The one and only tree I put up in my home was one time.....it was a small tree with blacklights on it,  adorned with a lightup skull at the top for the 'angel' lol. Next week she wants to go to the cemetery and put a wreath up on my dads grave like every year. Stil can't believe it's been 13 Holiday seasons without him.....I still need to get the new shadow box for his flag and medals....well I still need to write to the Navy to get reproductions of all his medals. Considering some of his originals are missing, and the ones I do have are pretty beat up. Just something I need to do in the new year.....anyone know of an easier way to get them?

Well besides Beavis's kids birthday party tomorrow, my weekend has been pretty uneventful. I honestly think it will be uneventful tomorrow even at the party lol.

I did go through most of my CD's and put them all on my computer instead of picking a few dozen and doing it this time around lol  I found all my Happy2bHardcore albums......now I'm not a big Happy Hardcore fan....I prefer Trance and House, but for some reason thee H2bHC albums I always enjoyed. So I'll leave you with this for tonight.....the ENTIRE Chapter 3 of Happy2bHardcore. Listen if you want. I know most of you won't since it's Happy Hardcore lol.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sooo......

I hope everyone of my followers in the US had a good Thanksgiving yesterday, and I hope everyone had a eventful Black Friday today, with all the shopping and other crap.

This week has just been so busy, I've hardly posted and it pisses me off that I haven't because of that, I think next week should be back to normal with the daily posting and looking through everyone's new posts. I should be writing one tomorrow too, talking about the adventures in shopping today....

Until then sleep well and don't freeze your asses off!.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

People ask me......

Why I always decorate for Christmas, I tell them I'm not. I'm decorating for the holiday season. I see Christmas as a gift giving day. There was no proof that Jesus was born on December 25th. It wasn't until A.D. 440 that the church officially proclaimed December 25 as the birth of Christ. This was not based on any religious evidence but on a pagan feast. Saturnalia was a tradition inherited by the Roman pagans from an earlier Babylonian priesthood. December 25 was used as a celebration of the birthday of the sun god. It was observed near the winter solstice. The apostles in the Bible predicted that some Christians would adopt pagan beliefs to enable them to make their religion more palatable to the pagans around them. Therefore, some scholars think the church chose the date of this pagan celebration to interest them in Christianity. The pagans were already used to celebrating on this date.&nbspSince I practice a Pagan religion, I celebrate Yule (Winter Solstice) on the 21'st of December this year since I live above the equator, those below the equator would celebrate in on June 21'st.


See if you're still reading after my little religious romp then you just learned something new. People have their own faiths and I respect each one. Thats why I call this the Holiday Season in my eyes. Yes it's mainly based around the Christian holiday as that is what happens after centuries of celebrating it, but there are more then just Christmas at this time of year if you were to look.


Anyways sorry I haven't posted pretty much at all this week, even though I have the week off, I've been rather busy decorating the outside of my house......and debating when I want to throw on the heater this year, I mean it's not to cold out, well not as cold as other places in the states, but still chilly enough in the mornings to where I want to put it on lol. More then likely I'll throw it on next week.

So basically here is what I've done: Sunday I took all the light totes and the mechanical deer sleigh and snowman out of my shed in the backyard. Tested them they were all working....at the time. I was like cool, I'll leave this till Monday. Here are a couple of pics before everything was setup.














Now keep in mind that is only the deer and other crap, all the lights themselves that go on the house around the yard etc....those are in 3 separate totes that I already tested (not pictured.)


Anyways Monday comes I was like this should be easy since everything is working. Get the icicle lights up, plug them in working. Get what I call the large border lights up...plug them in a strand is out....FRACK! Gro through that strand. every bulb is working, replace the fuse, still not on....DAMNIT....got one of my extra colored strands out of it's box (I pick up extra lights at the end of the season since they go on sale cheap)I'll just say that even after testing lights on Sunday and making sure they were ALL working lights were out lol It pissed me off, but I just used all the extra I had bought the previous year. Here is the finished front yard as of Monday night.











 So the lights are up and ready to be turned on Thanksgiving night, then they stay off till December 1st. Usually it's a race between me and the lesbians in the cul-de-sac across the street, but unfortunately the one that does the decorations in front of their house her partner died earlier this year so she hasn't gotten them up yet. Beavis and I are more then likely going to go over there next week and ask if she wants either help to put them up or if she would like us to do it for her. We were talking about it while drinking a couple of weeks ago, and we keep mentioning it to each other. Figured it would be a nice gesture. Beavis will usually put his up near the mid of December.

Thats about it for now, I will write more later, just didn't want anyone that actually reads my blog to think I died.....btw the 7 animated deer outside my house are looking at me funny.......

Saturday, November 20, 2010

As of right now......

I'm coherent on about 3 hours of sleep, and NO energy drinks....I just couldn't sleep last night, tossing and turning....tv on, tv off, music on, music off I actually fell asleep this morning at about 5ish, then woke up about 8ish. I've been keeping myself busy because if I do fall asleep, there is no way I would be able to fall asleep tonight, and then the cycle starts all over again. So keeping busy... I built a little I don't know what to call it shelf I guess, for when Beavis and I do Anytowns. (everyone can do Anytown, grab a couple of chairs some drinks and some tunes, and sit out front, you can do this in Anytown in America)

Well anyways onto the shelf thing I made or tried to make. Basically it's going to hold 2 speakers and my laptop on it so when we do anytown rather then going in the back yard for the music we just set that up with my laptop hook up to his Wi-Fi and listen to some music. I basically built 2 small boxes and attatched them to the shelf that I didn't put into the new vanity in the big bathroom, those boxes will hold the speakers, I extended both sides by about 3 inches with leftovers from the remodeling. It looks like crap right now, because the wood glue isn't completly dry yet. But when it is dry, I'll sand it down a bit and paint it flat black, then it should look decent. I mean it doesn't have to look pretty as long as it's doing what it was made for Trust me it doesn't look pretty lol. Then again I don't have the right tools and saws to make it correctly, so I just made due with what I had...... Hell might even be enough room to hold our drinks on it too.....actually no, after thinking about it the laptop will take most of the front of it.....

I got the speakers at Goodwill for 3 bucks, tested them there they sound pretty decent, it's an old pair of Creative Speakers for the computer....still working is all we needed so anything new we didn't care about... I rarely go into Goodwill, but the amount of stuff they have that is actually decent is pretty badass. Mainly the electronic stuff, I was hoping to see an old school NES or Atarti, but no luck. Oh well there is always next time.

I'm starting to feel bad for some of the blogs I follow. Their AdSense accounts got banned. Does anyone have any ideas on why Google would ban your accounts if you weren't getting any clicks or crap like that? All I can say is try Bidvertiser, or Adbrite. I'm testing out a new one right now that Futomara suggested that I had to go through the application process and had to be approved, hopefully that might turn out something along with my AdSense. If it does, I'll give you the info on it and a link to go to. I wonder if signing up with Futomara's referral link actually sped up the process and let them bring me in...

Well after writing this, I'll go through my followers and see who wrote what, then maybe drinks and a movie....What are your plans for this weekend?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

So, for the last week.....

In the game I play Cabal Online, I've been trying to get my pet to it's max level. So basically what I've been doing is grinding on a creature that hardly does damage to my character anymore yet it takes me forever to kill it while using weak skills and not my normal gear. Basically It will take me an hour or so to kill it, but I'll be afk attacking it. So yea I'm technically not around when killing it though I am. I get about 1% of the level it's currently at per monster I kill. Which isn't bad but I would be happier if it were more lol. So I went from 42% of level 9 to 94% of level 9 as of now. Max levels for pets in this game are 10. Once you hit level 10 the per 'evolves' and you can train it with one random skill. Not like anyone was really interested to read that, but eh.

I've got all of next week off (as I usually do this time of year for Thanksgiving) So Sunday I'll take all the lights and crap for the holiday decorations out of the shed and test them making sure they work, more then likely set up the light up deer just so they will be done, and start decorating the house for the Holidays. It doesn't snow in Phoenix, and I think because of that people out here like to decorate to give it that winter feeling. Like myself. It actually gets really festive out here after Thanksgiving and makes me miss the snow back east. Once the light are up on my house, I throw turn them on the first time Thanksgiving night, and don't turn them on again till December 1st. It's just nice to see holiday spirit out in the desert.

My neighbors about 2 houses down are pissing me off though. It seems like they don't like to throw out their grass clippings or weeds throughout the year so they wait and then burn bits of it. The crap stinks the neighborhood to high heaven. I don't think there is a no burn policy when it comes to that here in Phoenix, though if it were a Non burn day I would be calling the city....I'm sorry stop burning the crap for the rest of the neighborhood to smell. Is it really that difficult to throw it away and not burn it?

Anyways I guess that's about it. Gotta go to the blogs I follow which will take a while since I didn't do it most of yesterday lol....I leave you with the final part in the Charlie the Unicorn series!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm trying.....

To wait to post until I'm able to download and then watch SGU That won't be for another half hour to 45 minutes, depending on how the scene guys convert their video when they premiere on TV. Usually for the 1 gig files for the HD version it's roughly 15 minutes after the show ends on the east coast. Usually being the keyword, as Chuck last night came to the torrents rather late, I started downloading it as soon as it started on NBC, so I finished watching it on my computer without the commercials that NBC had....So I guess no spoilers on it tonight.

Speaking of Stargate, I miss SG-1 and Atlantis. Yea SG-1 got a little off with the introduction of the Ori, but it was still enjoyable to watch. They left Atlantis open for more, and there was talk about a movie, but so far that's not happening. Why not? They did 2 SG-1 movies after the series ended, and it closed up a lot of holes the the finale episode didn't do. There is just a lot that they can do with an Atlantis movie.

The Walking Dead ruled once again Sunday night. (Thanks to my follower who mentioned I said Living Dead rather then Walking Dead)The show itself keeps getting better and better. I thought I would be biased having read the comics, but in all honesty those who have read the comics should like it just as much as those who haven't read them. You've watched the show riiiiiight? If you haven't you're missing out on one hell of a zombie series.

Also little by little my backyard is slowly getting back to normal since the remodeling of the big bathroom. Like I said before I don't have a truck so taking everything down to the dump at once isn't doable, so I've been getting as much as I can in the normal trash can on Tuesdays for that trash, then the cardboard and other recyclables in the recycle bin for Fridays....

This has to be the best image I've seen on Failblog. And with my liking for Silence of the Lambs I just laughed my ass off when I saw it.

 Also I leave you with Charlie the Unicorn part 2 Not as awesome as the first which I posted earlier today, but still enjoyable.

Sorry......

For those of you actually interested in my ramblings, and my not posting yesterday. Last night Beavis and I went to his cousin Jordans house who is going back to Nebraska as of today. Had a few drinks some good discussion of the government. Just an all around good time. He was out here for 3 months and because he couldn't find a job, he decided to call it quits out here and go back where a job (albeit a crappy one) is waiting for him. Take it easy Jordan you'll be missed.

I'm going to make this short though until later tonight. Because well, I have a ton of followers to go through. I'll more then likely talk about The Walking Dead from Sunday, maybe some Chuck from last night and Stargate Universe for tonight. That one, might be spoilerific! lol

I will leave you with this though....I'm sure most if not all of you have seen it, but it's still awesome.....Shuuuuuuuuuuuun the non believer.....shuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday already......

Which means it's the night of animation and zombies. Animation being from Fox, Simpsons, Family Guy......I think after 20ish years the Simpsons got a bit old, I stopped watching the religiously like 5 years ago, but I'm glad Family Guy was brought back by Fox. Never cared for the Cleavland Show or American Dad, I mean they aren't bad shows, but McFarlen doesn't really need 3 shows. Considering I think the other 2 are just kinda meh. On the plus side Walking Dead tonight! They got picked up for a second season....which makes me excited, Only after seeing the first 2 and reading the comics....well yea, I love me some zombies.

I know I shouldn't be excited because of this, but the 1st part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows comes out this Friday. I'm not going to be like others and go opening night. People are nuts that go to any movie opening night. I'll most likely wait until next week or the week after. I just hope that by being in 2 parts they don't take out as much as they did with Half Blood Prince. Sorry to say but the Pensive scenes were actually needed in the 6th movie. I'm taking bets on what they take out of the next ones! I'm sorry, I loved the books, I'm not afraid to say that lol, but taking out important bits from the movie that were in the book are just blasphemy.

The main thing I love about Sunday though.....lazy day, I love jut doing nothing and reading a damn book.

I know that I made some of you nostalgia pretty hard my last post. This one isn't going to be much different. Mentioning what I talked about Mtv to one of my friends we had a long discussion, and then went on how VH1 is doing the same thing, then we talked about Pop Up Video.....I'm not going to lie to you on this, you're about to get Rick Roll'd but with the Pop Up video version. It's actually interesting to read some of the facts about it specially the black dancer.....guess he had a bad hangover the day of shooting....but seriously, you don't have to watch it. I just thought it was cool. Also this gives me a chance to see just the comment bots! lol

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Anyone remember........

When the M in Mtv actually stood for music? I don't think they ever play music on it anymore, anytime you go to it pretty much no matter what time of the day it's always reality television.....crappy reality television too. I remember growing up and hitting the button on the old set-top box repeatedly trying to find something on. This was what the box looked like
Remember I was born in 78 but a child of the 80's so this is what we had at first.

Anyways like I was saying flipping through the channels on the old set-top cable box I would usually hit either Nikelodeon, or Mtv. Sometimes USA depending on the day because USA actually showed cartoons at one point in the early 80's too. Mtv back then till the mid to late 80's showed nothing but Music Vids.....I remember in the mid 80's they had their game show Remote Control which was cool but not music, but it wasn't that bad. Once the 90's hit we started getting animation like Liquid Television, Beavis and Butthead, Brother Grunt, The Maxx, Aeon Flux, then the reality shows like Road Rules started showing up. I was like ok, they still play some music vids, just not all the time now....Once the new millenium hit and up until today, Mtv started slowly phasing out the music and bringing in new reality shows. No one paid much attention for some reason. Then recently Mtv re-branded themselves and cropped out the Music Television script from their logo...why? CAUSE THEY DON'T PLAY FRACKING MUSIC ANYMORE! I'm sorry, that was one of the channels I grew up with, I remember seeing the 80's pop and rock boom, I remember sneaking to stay up late to watch Headbangers Ball at midnight. Hell I remember when Yo! Mtv Raps was getting popular, and they were still playing DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Price.....Now you have the brain dead teens and 20 somethings sitting down on their couches watching crap shows Like Jersey Shore, and 16 and Pregnant.....I mean I won't lie, I watched Real World from time to time, but then I stopped, it just got boring after a bit.

Yea, I know I can listen to music through my cable station on Music Choice. Download it from the net now, but now if you want to see a music video you need to go searching online for it. I don't mind doing that since the sound and video on my comp rock lol But what if I just wanted to flip on the TV while I was doing something else like cooking and wanted to watch a music video or 2?

In remembrance of Mtv Instead of our Monty Python, I'm going to give you the first 10 minutes of when Mtv originally came to television.2 Music vids in 10 minutes......You haven't seen that on Mtv in years.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A thought came to me earlier....

We all know fast food is bad for us, but we can't help but indulge on it from time to time. Why? It actually makes us happy it changes our brain chemistry a bit. Let me explain....no to difficult let me sum up.....If you've ever taken ecstasy I'm sure you know how it works it pretty much releases all your serotonin from your brain at once giving you that euphoria feeling for hours on end, fast food works the same way. Over the years, our body became accustom to getting the fast food in small quantities, once a week, once a month. Ever notice how you feel better after you've had some of your favorite fast food? Your body considers it pleasurable and releases the same serotonin though not in the same quantities as if you took ecstasy, your brain/body is considering this a treat. Which is the reason why you feel good when you're eating or done eating the junk food, and after a couple of hours your feeling a semi crashing effect. Once again not as bad as if you were to take ecstasy. I'm not going to lie for some reason McDonalds french fries are my weakness, I consider them fried crack. Yea that was my thought for the day, think of your favorite type of fast food as a drug! lol

I had no clue what to write about today, since my day was pretty uneventful, so I did that! lol Trust me I'm full of useless info. That being some of it.

Enjoy Monty for tonight though!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

To all of the US military overseas....

Come home safe! Even though I don't agree with the wars that are going on right now or within the last few years, I still respect and honor our troops. Anyone that joins any branch of the military knows what they are signing up for. To protect their homeland, and for that I don't see why anyone wouldn't respect them. It could be peacetime in the world right now, and somewhere in the US a young man or woman would be signing up knowing at any time they can be shipped out to fight for their country. Unfortunately sometimes the fighting isn't necessary. If you see someone in any branch in your hometown. Just go up to them and say thank you. You wouldn't believe how much that means to them.

On a sort of of geeky tangent here, I think I have the most awesome remote control over made. The Logitech Harmony One.
Touch screen, programmable, just all around awesome. You can program this thing to do just about anything with your electronics. For example if I wanted to watch something I downloaded on my Western Digital Media player, I would press the Watch Media Player on the touch screen. If the TV was on it would stay on, it would shut down the cable box, turn on the media player, and AV receiver (if it was off), and put the AV receiver to the right HDMI output for the WD player. From there I can control the sound to the AV receiver with the volume buttons and control the WD player with the Pause/Play etc buttons....Trust me this thing is fracking unbelievable. The only downside I have with it is programming it. You do it by USB to your computer. It's the program itself to program the remote that is the pain in the ass. You literally need the model number of whatever electronics you want programmed into it. Which if you have a big system can be a pain int he ass to get to. Another con I would say is the price point. Who would pay anywhere between 150 - 250 USD (depending on where you get it) for a remote control. I got mine free turning in frequent flier miles. But yea, if you want a good remote and have the cash, pick it up....it rules....

I hope that some of you took a look into yesterdays post and downloaded Infected and are listening to it and are going to listen to it....if not I'm going to be a sad panda.

And you know what time it is? CONFESS CONFESS!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Yup......

So for those of you that put in a bit of interest on Scott Sigler, I've uploaded the audio book version of Infected. You can download it here. I'm also uploading it now to another site incase this one doesn't work for everyone....I couldn't find my actual copy of the audio book, so I downloaded it from Demonoid lol. For those of you that like it after listening to it I can also upload the sequel Contagious for you. Though I would prefer you actually purchase a hard copy of it though it's not necessary. Just support the author anyway you can, by recommending the book, and giving people his site. Donate to him, or buying a different book of his in either paper form or audio book. This downlaod is roughly 218 mes, and contains a rar file with 9 mp3's all labeled.

*EDIT* Here is the other link with the same download.

It's weird I noticed earlier today that on my screen anyways, that my AdSense ads are doing the basic ones from when you are just starting up. The public service ads....but it's only on the main page, in any of my actual posts the AdSense ads are normal., but I did add bidvertiser when I noticed that happening, thinking like many others Google may have canceled my AdSense account (though I didn't get an e-mail from them stating that.) Any of you know what that might be all about?

I'm also a bit peeved at the episode of SGU last night.....not to spoil it, but something happened at the end, that was implied but not shown, and it's going to piss me off when they announce it on next weeks episode......poor Eli is all I can say. Ooooo I just found the newest Episode of Caprica that appeared in Canadia last night! (Yea I said Canadia) So that's downloading while I finish this up and go through my followers posts. So, I leave you with this...more Monty Python :)


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I really hate DST......

Mainly because all the cable feeds are PST. So like I said in a previous post, because all our feeds are PST, everything is an hour ahead, including the time I get my shows via torrents. I'm sure you're not really interested into why that pisses my off, all I know is that it just does. lol Maybe I should jut pick up the damn book Beavis let me borrow yesterday and not worry about the TV lol. I'm actually debating if I want to download the audio book also I can just listen to it whenever I want. Actually audio books aren't that bad. I did it with the Harry Potter Series, (just so I don't have to ruin my hard-copies) I also did it with a few Scott Sigler books and The Princess Bride book.

Speaking of reading, or listening depending on what you like better if you like horror/thriller books, you should take a look at Scott Sigler's website. The first 2 books I would recommend are Infected, then its sequel Contagious. I mean you can't read or listen to one without the other, I enjoy Infected much more then Contagious, but I still think both are worth the read or listen. If you are interested in either of those 2 I'm willing to upload the MP3 version for you, but please if you enjoyed them, consider picking up the hard-copies to support the author. It's like what I do with games, movies and music, also with iPhone apps, if I like them enough I'll buy them. If it was good for 1 watch or 1 listen I won't.


Also I'm considering installing the Android software on my iPhone. Just to test out the OS, has anyone done this with their iPhone at all? If so how did it work out for you and would you recommend it. If not then I won't do it. (It's actually all done in Cydia, and you have to have a jailbroken iPhone)

If you look hard enough through youtube, you can find this clip dubbed into Halo....but it's Monty Python, I'm not going to ruin it for you!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Just another quickie.....

So, I use torrents to get a lot of my shows early, Chuck, Pawn Stars, Stargate Universe etc....New episodes of both Pawn Stars and American Restoration were on tonight....why the hell arent they on the damn torrents? I use mostly private trackers that you need invites to use so they usually have the shows almost right away. It's just odd these aren't on now. Then again with AZ because of the time change recently it might even be screwed up on times it comes out on torrents for me.....DAMNIT AZ needs to start changing or the world needs to get rid of DST....

I'm not usually one to do this, but I'm going to pimp out someones blog because of the info/tutorials that gets written on it. Trust me for all of you adsense users his blog is really informative so take a look. I mean I did some research on Adsense before I got to his blog, but the info he shows just blows that research out of the water. http://spunchops.blogspot.com/

Seriously though, take a look.


And I was flipping through channels last week I think it was, what the hell was Bristol Palin doing on Dancing with the Stars? Did she become famous for being a teenage whore or something?

Also picked up a book from my buddy Beavis, The Rum Diaries by Hunter S. Thompson. You may know him better from possibly Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. This one is also going to be a movie and is also starring Johnny Depp.

Anyway off to be pissed at my shows not being on torrents right now.....Yea I mad.

Just wow....

I didn't think The Walking Dead could get any better then the comics, but I have to say I think I'm enjoying it just as much if not more. If you haven't watched it yet, I urge you to do it. Keep in mind though when you watch the second episode, there might be a part in it that is NOT for the squeamish or those with sensitive stomachs...I had a grin going from ear to ear when I saw it. This has got be me my favorite non sci-fi show that's on right now. Those of you that have commented on my previous posts about The Walking Dead saying you haven't watched it yet....watch it!!! Here is a screenshot I captured last night. The whole scene was actually awesome too lol


I would love to tell you what this scene entailed, but that would just ruin it for you if you haven't seen it.

This clip though is for those of you that haven't seen Walking Dead yet. Hopefully this will change your mind and you'll see it now...It's the opening scene from last weeks premiere.



So, I'm thinking about starting up one of the older versions of Final Fantasy again, I can play 1 and 2 on my iPhone, or I could download them via emulator. I'm also thinking of either FFIX or FFX. I love both those in the series, now I know people go batshit crazy for FFVII, I mean I enjoyed it but not to the extent the others have.

Speaking of FFIX I NEED TO GET ME ONE OF THESE!!!!!! (well 2 of them, one to open and one to keep closed)

Vivi rules, not much more I can say about that.














Why am I addicted to dollar store energy drinks? The damn thing is called RipIt, and it tastes like an orange crush soda. It's got less of the caffeine then the other ones out on the market, and you don't crash as hard as the other ones...if you crash down at all.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sweet......

New episode of The Walking Dead tonight. As I mentioned in a previous post the pilot rocked, and I'm hoping the rest of the series does as well, seeing as how it's based of the comic series of the same name. I am still surprised that AMC picked this up as a TV series seeing as how it deals with zombies, also with the way some comic to tv/movie adaptations have been doing as well. Like I said before if you haven't seen it and are a fan of Zombies, and the forthcoming Zombie apocalypse I still recommend watching this and downloading it via torrent if you are out of the US. I just hope tonights episode doesn't make me eat my words in this post.

Speaking of comic to screen adaptations I still think people should watch Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Though it missed big at the box office, I'm almost positive that is what they wanted. I think it will in time become a cult classic. Yes it misses a lot from the graphic novels, but thats what you get when you try to squeeze things in a movie time frame. You want to see some adaptations from book to screen look at the Harry Potter series. SO MUCH was taken out of the Half Blood Prince. Kind of pissed me off specially with Tom Riddles back story.

I was finally able to watch episode 14 of Caprica, since the last 5 episodes won't be showing here in the states on SyFy until sometime next year, since SyFy didn't even want to give it a chance at a second season. I'm sure it will wind up just like Firefly and at least get a movie to end it....even if a TV movie I think I would be happy with some closure. Unless of course the producers of Caprica picked up on that it wasn't going to get a second season and the writers made the season 1 finale not a cliffhanger but something that could stand alone in case they didn't get renewed or canceled. That's what you get though when you change a shows day that it airs and put wrestling in its place.....what the hell happened to SyFy, they used to be a good channel when they only showed scifi lol.

Looks like I'll also need to get a new monitor. True I have dual screens but once my main goes out, I'll doubt I can live with just the 19 inch monitor....my main is 24 inches. Lately it's been getting buggy, showing burn ins on the top left, dead pixels just about everywhere, (though you can't really see them) and now it comes on when it wants to. I'm sure I can live with it for a bit longer it is almost 3 years old, and I think it can live on with it until Black Friday when the deals are out an about. Just hope I don't get stomped on during it though lol.

I spent some time today cleaning out the shed in the back yard, it has all of Ricardo's tools he left here while he went to Mexico, they were all over the place, so I separated the tools he borrowed from me and put them away and put his into a clean little section so when he gets back it's still not a mess. Actually I needed to do that anyways so when I actually have to get in there this week for the lawn mower and crap like that I would be actually able to take them out. My lawn is nuts right now, since I haven't done anything to it since the bathrooms started to get worked on. I'll take care of that sometime this week.

It's surprising you can ramble on about nothing for awhile like I just did lol......Anyways here is another Monty Python sketch. I know some of you don't care for MP but I do lol. Personally I love this sketch.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Interesting fact.....

Arizona doesn't change for DST like the rest of the free world, neither does part of Indiana, well I think Indiana. So it kind of pisses me off for the fact that most of my shows on cable will be on 1 hour later, and screw up any schedule I have. I just don't get it. I never understood why we don't change, so part of the year AZ is on PST, the other is MST. Daylight savings time was created by Benjamin Franklin to basically make sure throughout the day in the past to get that bit of extra light in the mornings and at night for farmers. So when friends out of state tell me not to forget to change my clock I just tell them don't worry I"ll forget.

Also I finished Force Unleashed 2, just like the first one it had both a light side and a dark side ending, and to follow Star Wars cannon, I would say the dark side ending would actually make it follow. Unlike the first game where it was the other way around, the light side ending actually left it open for another game in the series. I enjoyed the game on my PC even though my controller setting were screwed up. I was to lazy to use joy2key for it since I was already getting used to the setup, but if you liked the first Force Unleashed you should enjoy the second. Just keep in mind that it's a shorter game, and a bit easier then the first.

I did have to remind someone to clean out their computer today, not clean out as in desktop clean up and uninstall, I meant open it up and clean out the fracking thing. I'm sorry but when dirt is caked on the insides like I've seen them, I'm surprised the computer itself was still running. The amount of heat that can build up if the ventilation isn't working properly will destroy everything on the inside. Take this tip. If you don't remember when the last time you opened up the computer and took a can of compressed air to the fans and heatsink, it's more then likely time to do it now, and do it at least once ever 3-4 weeks from then on out. ALWAYS KEEP THE COMPUTER CLEAN!!!!! I don't want to have to fix it for you.....


And last but not least another Monty Python sketch. I've always loved Monty Python. Actually I watched Holy Grail when I was volunteering at the polls on Tuesday lol.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Finally.....

I'm done.....found the item that went on the one wall. It's a wrought iron piece of artwork, I just decided to pick up some flat black spray paint and paint it black. So now it doesn't have that rust looking color anymore. I kept thinking a Ansel Adams print, but I couldn't find the one I wanted, and all the ones I saw were way to big for that wall, this piece fits nicely. I found it at a place called Brass Armadillo here in Phoenix. That place still rocks. So much stuff there. Basically think of it as an antique and collectable store that people come in rent cases and such and put their stuff in it. There were a few antique Zippos I saw I was drooling over, and a couple Antique Safety Razors and straight Razors. Actually it looked like an entire shaving case lol, but here is what I chose. I took a pic in the mirror so you can get a better view of it.













So what do you think? I like to think I have some decent taste in things lol. And thanks to everyone who commented on the progression of the bathrooms, honestly, I didn't know if it was going to be worth it but it is now that everything is done.....well minus the pony wall which will be finished when the contractor gets back from Mexico. You really wouldn't know it wasn't done by looking at it, but it isn't lol.

Also I actually cleaned off my patio with all the tools and crap like that, so I have that back, I just don't have the backyard portion where all the old crap was placed, I'm tossing that out little by little each week till he comes back and we can get the big crap to the dump in his truck.

I decided to do something a bit different tonight. I'm actually writing this first and checking everyones blog after I'm done rather then the other way around. I don't know why. I just decided to do it lol.

Don't be surprised if you see me posting anything Monty Python, or Black Adder quite often....trust me the shits funny. You'll love it lol

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I decided......

Not to do the Celtic Cross on the one wall, it wouldn't match anything else in that bathroom.....I was looking forward to it, but after thinking about it for a bit I decided nah as much as I would like it it just wouldn't look right there. So, now back to something that will look good there. I'm thinking Ansel Adams print in a black frame......Here is everything I have in there now.





































(Those aren't crooked, I just didn't hold my phone straight)

So yea, that's everything in there right now. If anyone has any ideas for the wall behind the door, (it's a decent size wall) let me know I'm thinking no bigger then 20x20. And it needs to be black and white or just black to go with everything else. I looked around a ton today....6 different stores and didn't finds anything I liked. Do you know what a pain int he ass it was to find a damn gray candle? lol

Onto something a little interesting, what are your thoughts of the MS  Kinect? I always figured playing video games you were meant to sit down, it everyone is trying to get into the flow with the Wii. Sony is doing the Move. which is a bit weird looking but I heard that it's more accurate then the Wii motion controllers. I still think Sony and MS are going to take a hit with these accessories. That's just me though.

And here is another combination of 2 of my favorite things Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Doctor Who....ENJOY!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm looking for....

A black Celtic Cross, for the other bathroom now. I've looked around in different stores, nothing....so now I'm looking on line, and the closest thing I've found was this. I like it. Not to bad on price, I just need to look around and see if there are any other ones. What do you think? Remember this bathroom, I decided to go black white and gray with it.


So yea, that's what it looks like, it's going to go on the wall behind the door. I found another one on eBay, but 50 bucks is a bit much. I have everything else right now, minus the cross and the items for the top of the sink. Though I am thinking when the pony wall gets it's wooden top, that I would put something on that, though I haven't decided yet.

I will say this though. The bathroom looks cool.


I'm upset, SyFy canceled Caprica, because it wasn't getting the ratings they wanted. Well what do you expect when you switch the day from Friday to Tuesday and put wrestling on in it's place....Tehre is only 5 episodes left, and SyFy won't be airing them until next year, Those in Canada though with Space will be able to see the few remaining ones on Space.....if you want to record it and upload them for me that would be great! lol. Since I already can't find it on the usual site I go to.

Also if you're a geek you may want to look into the music of Jonathan Coulton. You may have heard of one of his songs, from the game Portal he did Still Alive., but in lieu of The Walking Dead, I decided to find his song Re: Your Brains mashed with Shaun of the Dead. Enjoy!