Monday, January 31, 2011
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Friday, January 28, 2011
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After hours in urgent care, because urgency has a different meaning in California.... -.- ... we finally see a doc. I look at my baby's finger and instead of a bruise, you see the above picture. It turns out that when she smashed her finger, she began to bleed inside her finger. The blood had nowhere to go so it was pooling up in her finger, causing it to look black and slowly increasing the pressure inside her finger, causing discomfort and pain. The doc explained that we will need to drain out the blood by making an incision on her finger.
My daughter didn't like that plan all too much. She's not a fan of seeing blood and instantly associates blood with pain. I told her what they were going to do and assured her that all would be ok. After telling her that it wouldn't hurt and that she would feel nothing but a sting, she lied down on the bed and braced herself. The doc used this super hot needle/pen thing to burn a hole in her nail. He lightly tapped the nail until he got under the nail and blood began to drip. I assume that the doc realized that the blood was not pooling under her nail but on the side of her finger so he grabbed a needle and poked a small hole on the side of the finger. Bingo. Blood oozed out of the finger. All the while, my daughter kept cool and collected. The doc then applied a little pressure to get the blood out of the finger and prescribed some antibiotics, just in case. No complications, no nothing. Just soak it in warm water and watch out for any discomfort or pain. As long as there's no pain, there's no problem.
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I don't think I've ever met a woman who doesn't appreciate a nice heart shaped box full of chocolates. It's no wonder that retailers everywhere stock up on them just to appeal to the ladies. There's just something about the heart shaped box that lights a woman's face. And from experience, See's Candy seems to be the one that brings the brightest smiles.
A friend once told me that chocolate is divine. If that is true, then check out the selection of See's candies and experience first hand that their divinity is the best. Chocolates are no longer a surprise gift on Valentine's Day, but where you get them, that makes all the difference. Later!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
This morning, I walk into my office and I turn on my computer. Nothing odd about that. I go and grab my coffee and sit down, ready to tackle today's work load. That's when it hit me... why do I smell cigarettes? I don't smoke, my window is closed, and no one has been in my office. Why the smell of smoke and cigarettes? Hmmm... I walk around and sniff to see if maybe I can get to the bottom of it. Nothing. A coworker then walks by so I ask if she can step into my office. I ask if she can smell it. (insert inappropriate fart joke here) lol She says smell what and I tell her cigarettes. She doesn't so she calls me crazy and walks away. Hmmm... maybe I am crazy, but then again... I think I know what it is.
I wouldn't doubt it if it's my dad.
Yup, my pops probably followed me to work today. Why followed? Well, because I wouldn't doubt it if all the weird stuff that goes on at home is him as well. Footsteps in the hallways, cabinets opening on their own, my dog being let inside the house when the doors were locked, corona bottles opening by themselves, cans and jars rocking back and forth... the list goes on and on. Today... I can add, noticed my dad at work.
My dad had 2 distinct scents to him. He loved to splash on Brut cologne (yup, old school) and he smoked... a lot. You know how some people say that you can tell the presence of an "energy" by smelling a scent that they were most associated with. I would say the two I mentioned definitely would fit my father. Also, I recently mentioned to my kids that we would go see grandpa this weekend so maybe the smell was his way of reminding me that I better go see him.
It's been almost 20 years now since my pops passed and it intrigues me that most of the "activity" centers around the kids. Their toys go off on their own, their swing sets swing on their own, bouncers are bouncing without batteries. Recently, the baby has taken a liking to my dad's drawing on the wall.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
local search find that it's more of a hybrid of several rating and search systems. Find a business and rate it, all in one location.
I say that Local.com would be a better place to go to search and rate. I'm not knocking on Yelp.com. I think that what they're doing is great. I'm just saying that Local.com is doing it better. Do a quick local search yourself and let me know what you think. Who knows, maybe we'll start seeing more decals across business windows with the below logo. Later!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I fixed 2 XBOX's for a coworker of mine some time ago. They both were showing the RRoD figured that he would let me take a stab at fixing them. I managed to get them both to work and handed them back. Another satisfied customer. Several months later, he happens to score a free PS3 console. He's never owned one so he's giddy, the problem is that it doesn't turn on. He then decides to bring it to me and gives me a rundown of what's wrong, "I turn on the PS3. It beeps a few times, then turns off". He asks that I take all the time in the world since it's not urgent and he didn't pay anything so he has the mentality of "If you can fix it, great. If not, oh well." I've never really worked on one before so I was eager to crack that baby open and take a look inside.
Right away, I noticed that someone else has messed with it. Some of the wires look a little off and some screws are missing. Still, I pressed forward and go the core of the problem. I noticed that the heatsinks have some white thermal paste on them but it's overflowing from the edges. I figure that's the problem. Thermal paste should not be hard and brittle. This stuff definitely was. I scraped the crap off and cleaned it up. I reheated the motherboard to connect any bad soldering and then applied some fresh thermal paste (artic silver 5 all the way!). I put the sucker back together and voila! It turned on! But what's this... "Cannot start. The correct hard drive was not found" Hmmm....
I don't remember seeing a hard drive inside the PS3... maybe it's straight out missing. So I call my bro and ask if his PS3 has a hard drive. Yup, he says, and that's it's easily accessible from one of the sides. I take a look and BAM! There's no drive. Oh man. So I can't test it out 100% but at least I got it to turn on.
So as I'm getting ready to take it back to the owner, the owner says to me, "You know what... I'm just gonna get a new one. Just keep the PS3." What?!?!?! Just like that, I'm now the owner of a PS3. lol So I end up getting a hard disk for the PS3 along with a controller to give it a good test run. Everything seems to be working ok. DVD check, Audio CDs check, PS2 games check, PS3 games.... PS3 games... Hello.... where's the check on Ps3 games!?!?!? I have a problem with the blu ray disc drive... Oh man...
So now, that's where I stand. I have a new PS3 with a busted blu ray drive. Well... I'm hoping that it's not busted and it's just a matter of cleaning the lens or updating the blu ray drivers. I've read across the internet that I need to do a system file restore to assure that every thing is in order. I haven't tried that yet. But I'm hoping that it's not dead and the fact that I can still play DVDs, PS2, and Audio discs is a good sign of life!
I'll try the system recovery when I get home tonight and hope that seals the deal on my new and free PS3. Pretty damn awesome turn of events if you ask me... and it all started with my curiosity as a child. Later!
PS: I can use the PS3 and I have figured that if it comes down to it, I'd have to play downloadable content only. Nevertheless, if you're a PS3 owner, add me to your list of friends and we'll get our gaming on! PSN Tag: M3TLLMNX
Monday, January 24, 2011
With that being said, we have always been on a mission to find stylish and affordable girls clothing. With 2 growing young ladies, what they own is quickly donated when it no longer fits and all that clothes needs to be replaced. A new favorite of the girls happens to be Tea Collection's latest collection, Viva La Artista. Especially since my oldest is looking to be an artist. It's definitely worth a look if you're into stylish and affordable clothes for your young ones. I'm certain that you will find something that caters to your taste. Later!
Friday, January 21, 2011
I checked out the Mitsubishi Eclipse Gt, to get a glimpse of something with speed. My brother in law has an Evo and he's constantly raving about how awesome it is, so I had to check out the Mitsubishi family to see what the fuss was about. Then I checked out something that screams American, the Chevrolet Corvette. I can definitely see myself in one of these bad boys but I don't see myself coming with a $50K windfall anytime soon. lol After clicking a few links, the Gmc Sierra Sle came up. I don't see myself in a truck... It's simply not my style. And that's when I realized that a Mercedes-Benz Cls550 would be luxury sedan for me. Stylish and classy, a car that looks sleek, but not over flashy. Kind of like me. lol
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Thursday, January 20, 2011
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
- October was my best month. Total income that month was $161.37
- May was my worst month. Total income that month was $2.80
- IZEA, Inc. (Sponsored Tweets, SocialSpark, Payperpost) was my my biggest money maker. Total income for the year was $563.76.
- Mylikes was an up and coming earner for my Twitter account. I started using it in June and made $110.01 for the year.
- Blogsvertise was an up and coming earner for my blog. I started using it in October and made $187.00 for the year.
- Total income totaled $1,074.95. Well short of my goal of $1,500.00
So there you have it. A total of $1,074.95 made from my modest, little blog. Not bad, no? Short of my $1,500 goal for the year, but that's not stopping me from increasing my goal yet again. $1,700.00 for 2011!!! Whoo hoo! Let's do this! Thanks, friends, for making it happen. Later!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am for my DVR. This is the one electronic device that I have in my home that I actually know how to operate. I use it on a daily basis and I am not ashamed to say that when my old one broke, I had a new one within one day. I just cannot be without it. While my cable tv always has great shows on, I work crazy hours at the local hospital. There are many times that I cannot watch TV until late at night or early in the morning. Thanks to my DVR, I can still see all of my favorite shows like CSI, 16 and Pregnant, and Desperate Housewives. All I have to do is make sure that I set the device to record them while I am gone. Then when I do get to actually sit down, all of my faves are there waiting. This thing has completely changed how I watch TV and I will never be without one as long as I can help it.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Simply put, the game was freakin' awesome. Everything you want in a football game. High scoring, hard impact, 4th qtr drama and it was all capped off by this killer run by Marshawn Lynch that has everyone who watched it say, "WOW!". To everyone's surprise, the "lowly" Seahawks came up and defeated the defending Super Bowl champs. Brees had his chance to bring the team back but the unsuccessful onside kick sealed their fate. If you missed this game, you MUST watch it when the NFL Network replays it sometime this week.
The Colts vs the Jets game was just as good. The poster boy on NFL QBs, Peyton Manning, is set off to make another run to the Super Bowl against the loudmouth Jets. Classic stuff. And after what seemed to be the game winning 50 yard field goal by K Adam "I don't miss big kicks in play off games" Vinitieri, Jets QB Mark Sanchez came up big by setting his team up for an easy field goal for the win. All in all, an awesome set of games to usher in the playoffs!
Sunday morning featured the Kansas City Chiefs vs the Baltimore Ravens. I'll admit that I was rooting for the Chief's to lose. In my opinion, Oakland should have been in their place, but the Raiders screwed up their chance to represent the AFC West. Anyways, The Ravens just destroyed the Chiefs, and just to throw salt into the wound of Oakland fans everywhere... the dreaded "tuck rule" made an appearance in the game. Bitter or not, that tuck rule is a stupid rule and it should be changed or completely scratched out of the NFL rule book. I'm just saying.
The afternoon game featured the game of the weekend, The Green Bay Packers vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. The felon turned savior, Michael Vick vs back up to Mr. Favre turned uprising star, Aaron Rodgers. This game had classic written all over it and even though it wasn't a high scoring game like the Seahawks/Saints game, this one was still decided in the 4th qtr in the final minute of the game. QB Vick had the Eagles at the 27 yard line with seconds to go and he was looking for the win when his pass was intercepted in the end zone. Awesome, awesome game.
In all honesty, I don't remember a better Wild Card weekend in the NFL. The games were exciting (except the Chief/Ravens game) and they all had their big play moments. If you are an NFL fan you have to be happy with the games this weekend. And wow... I'm still thinking about that Marshawn Lynch run! Here's a video of the play that I found online. The run looked so much like it came from a video game that someone decided to add Tecmo Super Bowl sounds to it! Freakin' awesome! I know for a fact that all football fans everywhere simultaneously said, "UUUHHHH! GET OFF ME!!!!" at the .13 second mark of this video. If you didn't, you are not a fan. lol Enjoy. Later!
Friday, January 7, 2011
"Ok, Mrs. Smith. What seems to be the problem.", the doctor asks.
"It's my daughter, Morgan! We don't know what's wrong with her. She keeps getting these weird cravings, she's beginning to put on weight and she's been feeling extremely nauseous most mornings. Please help doctor."
The doctor walks over to Morgan and begins to examine her. After a few minutes of poking and prodding, the doctor turns to the mother and says, "Mrs. Smith. Your daughter is about 4 months pregnant."
The mother, astounded says, "Pregnant! How can that be? She's never been left alone with a man! Isn't that right, dear?"
Morgan looks at her mother and responds, "That's right mom! I've never even kissed a man before!"
Upon hearing this, the doctor walked over to the window and began to stare out. After about 5 minutes of silence, the mother asks the doctor, "Is something the matter, doctor?"
To which the doctor replied, "No, not really. But, the last time anything like this happened, a star appeared in the east and three wise men came over the hill. I'll be damned if I'm going to miss it this time!"
If you love college football than you are probably looking forward to the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game that is coming up in a few weeks. The Auburn Tigers are taking on the Oregon ducks and it should turn out to be an offensive showcase. Both of these teams have some of the highest scoring offenses in all of college football. They also both have some of the most dynamic athletes. Cam Newton is the Heisman Trophy winner and promises to always put a show and put up points on the board. LaMichael James for Oregon is also the top running back in the country and should prove a tough test for Auburn's defense.
I got my tickets to go to this game weeks ago and decided to take my friend George. We both said goodbye to our wives, switched on our home alarm systems from ALL HOME SECURITY, packed out bags and boarded the plane for sunny Glendale Arizona got the national championship. The game should be really exciting because it is the premiere game of the college football season. All of the hype and trash talk leads up to this point. This game will decide the best team in college football and George and I will be there to see who wins it!
Glendale Arizona should be a perfect place to host a national championship because the weather should be perfect and the city of Glendale has something to offer almost anyone.