Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday 7 37.

Because I had nothing prepared to make a list about today, 7 random things.


  1. Today is my dad’s birthday.

  2. We’re going to pizza for dinner tonight, for said birthday. After that my mom and sister are taking dad to the movies. I don’t really want to see the movie they’re going to see, so I’m not going.

  3. I still need to take the IComLeavWE widget off the blog, I forgot yesterday and tried to do it Thursday without success.

  4. I’m not sure if I’m going into the VA on tuesday.

  5. Although for some reason, I have a feeling that I’ll be going in.

  6. I’m going to 2nd service tomorrow.

  7. Youtube is my friend!

Friday, April 29, 2011

I want to go to bed!

I got up at 2:45 this morning, so I could watch the wedding cerimonies. I had fun, and it was definitely worth getting up for, but now I want to go to bed! I like long weddings, and this one was pretty long. I don’t think it’s very cool to invite everyone there for 15-20 minutes, and then have everyone leave, and go somewhere else for 4-5 hours. I’ve definitely been to a few weddings like that. I’ve also been to a couple that were worth going to, because they were nice and long. I think I’ll wait, and go to bed at about 9, instead of going to bed at 8 like I planned. I don’t really want to get up at 4 tomorrow morning, (or 3, if I only get 7 hours of sleep.) Although I have a feeling I might sleep longer.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Randomness.

Acording to blogger, I’m on my 404th post. OK, it doesn’t look that good that way, but I’ve posted 404 times! 404 errors are fun, but they aren’t fun when the web page I’m trying to find is missing. I’m getting up early, like extra early! I’ll be getting up at about 2:45 tomorrow morning, to watch the royal wedding. I like weddings, so this should be fun! I got up at about 3:30 this morning anyway, so why not just get up 45 minutes earlier? Then there’s the shuttle launch tomorrow, it will most definitely be an interesting day!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Answering a question.

At what age did you stop believing in the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy? How did your parents tell you? Did you/are you handling it differently with your kids?
I don’t really remember, although I do spacifically remember the conversation about Santa Claus. We were sitting around the dinner table and either my sister or I, (I seemed to remember that it was me for some reason,) asked about Santa. Mom proceeded to tell us that Santa Claus wasn’t real, and that it was just a legend. I don’t have kids yet, and I’m not sure how I’d handle these things if/when I do.
Via that’s my answer
I got a phone message, and an email telling me not to go into the VA tomorrow, I guess they just want to make sure that I don’t come in. I called the paratransit number, and left a message. Then I set to restoring my backup files from last week, (exactly one week ago today.) I haven’t finished, but I got all the documents restored.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Today.

I went to the VA today, and finished the meeting minutes on meeting minutes. I didn’t have any work after that though, so I came home early. This morning, before I left for the VA, I was trying to figure out why the service pack 1 update for windows 7 keeps failing. I’ve tried a lot of things, but it’s still failing, which is really annoying!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekly links for 4/25

These are short links, because I didn’t do any prep over the weekend. I have 2 links instead of my usual 4. So, here are some cool links I found a couple weeks ago.


  • elive Video or audio streaming. Yep it does both, but I think you can just do an audio stream if you want.

  • that can be my next tweet

  • This is just for fun, it’s a tweet generator that generates tweets based on your past tweets, and it’s quite random!

Yep, that’s all the links for today. I do most of my prep last minute and didn’t manage to do any last weekend, because I was too busy setting things up and making sure update installations didn’t fail, (like they did last time.)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Catching up, and Easter Sunday.

I’m finally starting to catch up with IComLeavWe, and email, (because I had 60 emails at one point.) I’ve missed at least 3 days of IComLeavWE, but now I’m starting to catch up. Today I went to church with dad, after church we went to breakfast. Normally I have a friend take me to church, but my parent’s have a tradition of going to church with me on Easter. Since we couldn’t do the traditional Easter dinner, (because half of the family is on vacation,) we did Easter breakfast instead.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

400th post!

I’m skipping Saturday 7 this week, because well… um… I could probably list 77 reasons why I’m skipping Saturday 7, but I’m not going to do that. But this is my 400th post on the blog! OK, so it was supposed to come yesterday, so it’s a bit delayed! That’s pretty much the way my week has gone, and I’m glad it’s over!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

IComLeavWe

This week is IComLeavWe, (international comment leaving week.) I have the link on the blog, but at the rate we’re going, it would probably take me a half hour to find it. But I know it’s there, because I put it there… um… let’s see, Was it yesterday? Now I don’t remember! It actually started today, but since we’re at the point of taking 20 minutes to do much of anything, (I’m not kidding, I’m being very serious!) I’m going to leave my comments tomorrow, (I’ll have to leave extra comments.) I had an interesting day at the VA today, I got to type meeting minutes about… well… taking meeting minutes! They actually had a meeting that was a training about taking meeting minutes! Then I came back here, and waited for my friend and her boyfriend to come over, so I could take them out to lunch. Then we took out the canned air, and my friend’s boyfriend did the deed while I gave instructions from very far away, because I’m not a canned air fan.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Back up.

My friend and I spent most of the day on the phone with HP support. They walked us through lots of things, but in the end, a full restoration had to be done. My friend had to leave to go to her boyfriend’s chiropractor appointment. When they came back, we managed to complete the setup process. I backed up all my files onto my flash drive before we started the recovery. I think we ended up talking to 5 support people, but none of them ever gave up. They all stuck through to the end… or at least the next callback!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yesterday and today.

I called HP yesterday. I wasn’t prepared, and didn’t have the serial number for my computer, so they couldn’t really do anything. When I bought the computer 6 months ago, (yep, it’s only been 6 months!) I got the warranty that will allow them to come out here and fix things if they break. My trip to the VA today was a shorter one than usual. Once I finished folding the brochures, (because that was the only work they had for me,) I left. I got home about 45 minutes early.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Skipping weekly links today.

Because I almost forgot, and I wasn’t ready, I’m skipping weekly links this week. I’ll try to remember to do them next week! I think I have 3 links, not 4.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A question

What do you think happens to a blogger once they disappear? Do you think they give up? Take up a new hobby? Do it all on Facebook??? Most likely it’s because of twitter, but some people probably just forget. I know I wouldn’t use facebook for blogging, and for me, Twitter doesn’t make much sense either.
Via That’s my answer
I have a pretty bad headache right now, (although it isn’t one of the ones that keep me from sitting up for long periods of time.) After church today, I went to lunch with my friend and her boyfriend, then we came back here to see if we could resuscitate my computer. We couldn’t, (no matter what my friend’s boyfriend and I tried, everything failed.) I’m glad it’s stil under warranty!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday 7 36

So what I said I was going to do last week, I’m now going to do this week. I’m answering 7 questions! Raided from formspring


  1. Would you rather own a luxury yacht or a private jet? Definitely a private jet! Because flying is fun!

  2. Have you been able to keep your New Years resolutions or have you broken them? I’ve kept a couple, and broken a couple, although I try not to “resolve” to do anything, because I usually fail.

  3. How have your musical tastes progressed throughout your life? When I was little, I liked classical music, now that I’m older, I like country.

  4. If you had to give up one favorite food, what would be the most difficult? Chocolate! I could never give up chocolate!

  5. Do you like your life? Yep, usually, I’d say about 98% of the time.

  6. What is your browser’s homepage? Google

  7. Would you rather have the ability to fly, or the ability to breathe underwater? Most definitely fly! I wouldn’t mind being able to breathe under water though.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Everything went break!

So I was talking to my friend Mark on skype today, and he had to go. When it was time to call him back, skype said he was offline, and the calls were failing, but he said he was online. So I restarted skype, and that didn’t work. So then I decided to restart my computer, which has helped in the past. I went ahead and restarted with the headset plugged in, because I’ve done that before, and it worked. But this time, the sound came from the speakers, instead of the headset. So I unplugged it, and then everything stopped working. So I restarted again, at which time I found myself without any sound whatsoever! I’m blogging from my laptop today, and will be tomorrow too. On Sunday after we come back from church, my friend and her boyfriend will come over to see what they can see, and hopefully I can give them the right instructions to fix the system.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stuff happened today.

Lol, I seriously couldn’t think of what to call this post! I did go to the VA today, which consisted of a lot of waiting, for a pretty long time. I eeventually did get to fold some brochures, but that was it. My friend and her boyfriend just left, they came to fix the fan. The plastic band thingy that held the screen on actually did break, (yeah, stuff breaks around here without any intervention whatsoever!) So the solution he came up with? Um… twist ties! Yeah, I just hope the stupid thing stays on, and doesn’t fall off. But if it does fall off, I suppose that means I can fix it, because it only involves twist ties. While they were here, I played this Although it’s a different kind of thing… still funny though! Oh yeah, another thing that happened today? I hit 100 posts for the year 2011, yay for that!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Yesterday: a day of shutdowns.

So when I got up really, really early yesterday, I was reading tweets that download squad was shutting down. DownloadSquad was a cool blog that covered software and web stuff too. So, here are some links about this:



Cisco also shut down the flip video camera line yesterday, (the cheap video cameras that you can take pretty much everywhere.)

What’s with everything shutting down lately? It must be a season we’re in, or something.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Interesting day.

My day at the VA was interesting today. When I first got in there, they told me they did need me twice a week after all. They have a headset for me there now, so I can call on the phone and read my script at the exact same time, without anyone hearing what’s going on. I tested it with one of the people that work there today, and she said she couldn’t hear anything. So I did 2 things today, folded brochures, and tried to make patient follow-up calls. But I was really nervous about making the calls, so I only made one, and didn’t do too well.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekly links for 4/11.

Besides my early morning weekly links posts, I think this is the earliest I’ve posted weekly links in a long time! I actually have 4 links this time, yay! I’m using and liking pinboard so far, it seems to be working well for what I’m using it for, which is mainly exploration and archival. OK, here are the links!


  • Worth Of Web Check your site’s value, which is basically how much this site thinks your site is worth.

  • Ofelio Search engine for RSS feeds, this seemed cool when I found it.

  • http archive Tracks stats such as load times.

  • 750 words Can you write 750 words a day? I’ve done it twice now!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Word association, because it's fun!


  1. Analytical :: mind

  2. Production ::post

  3. Softball ::baseball

  4. Uniform ::Dress code.

  5. Intangible ::Can’t touch it.

  6. Grill :: Barbecue

  7. Second base ::Third base

  8. Citizen ::The first thing that came to my mind was journalism, the 2nd thing was “of the world.”

  9. Celery ::vegetable

  10. Opera :: symphony



Via unconscious mutterings
OK, that was fun huh? I’ll be off to church in a little while, so wanted to get the blog post done before then.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday 7 35

So, I was actually going to do something interesting for Saturday 7 this week, and see if I could find a 7 question survey thingy. But… um… do you think I could find a survey with only 7 questions? No way! So here’s the boring and predictable 7 random things.


  1. I wish more people would participate in Saturday 7 besides me, yep it actually has its own thing right here.

  2. I don’t have a headache today, (yay!) which is unusual for me.

  3. I’m looking forward to tomorrow, because I’ll be going to church, and then coming home and seeing what my friend’s boyfriend can do with that stubborn fan of mine. Literally, the fan has a plastic band that holds the screen on, and that’s what fell off, and that’s why the screen fell off.

  4. I like doing Saturday 7, but I want to do Thursday 13 again, but it won’t be every week, I can tell you that.

  5. I posted a link to the Beatle’s birthday song, “you say it’s your birthday,” on Facebook.”

  6. I have a lot of Facebook friends who have birthdays this month, dad’s birthday is also this month, but he isn’t on Facebook.

  7. Birthdays are fun! But when it’s mine, I tend to get tired of it towards the end.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Yesterday.

I went to the VA yesterday. While I was there, they asked me to only come in once a week for now. They can’t exactly find enough work for me to do, so that’s why. So, I’ll be going in on Tuesdays, then not going in the rest of the week. Not too much went on Today, just an ordinary Friday. Nope, I’m not going to link to that stupid song again, because I did that last week! Although it did stick in my head for a while, yeah, having that song in my head wasn’t much fun!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday 2 questions.

OK, so these were from last week, so I’m a week late!
1) Are you easily convinced or persuaded to spend more money when you are in the store than the intended budget you come in with? I usually don’t go to the store with a budget, when I’m grocery shopping, I have a list; otherwise, I only go when I need to get a certain thing.

2) Do you often buy under pressure, or would you just walk away? That depends, I guess, the last really, really big purchase I made was last October, when I bought my computer, and I bought it online, and I knew what I wanted ahead of time. I did do some small tweaks at the last minute, but I pretty much knew what I wanted. Other than that, no, not really.
Via Thursday 2 questions.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A few random things.

A list of random things:


  1. This will be my 384th post, according to my blogger dashboard thingy.

  2. I actually woke up at 4 this morning, took a Tylenol PM, and went back to bed.

  3. I didn’t get up until 8:30 this morning, yeah, that’s pretty late for me!

  4. I actually like getting up early… but not 4 in the morning early, unless I have a reason for it.

  5. I’m 100% sure I’m going to have to take the fan back, unless my friend’s boyfriend, (who built it,) can come and fix it.

  6. I’m obviously not all that good at building things, but sometimes, I’m really good at breaking them!


OK, that was an interesting list; I knew I needed to post something before I forgot. So, that was it!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Today.

I was going to try and find a question/meme thingy to do today, but didn’t find one. Things went pretty well today at the VA; I got everything done, that I needed to do today. I was watching TV earlier, and I heard a loud crash… as in, I thought something fell off the wall. Nothing fell off the wall, but the safety screen thingy fell off the fan… yep, the new one that I got on Sunday. Yay for fan parts being on the floor! Yeah, I might have to take that one back, if it broke without anyone touching it whatsoever, it probably won’t be a pleasant thing to carry back-and-forth to and from the bedroom. I have this one, a ceiling fan, and my AC, (which isn’t in yet,) but the standing fan, (I call them floor fans, for some strange reason,) goes back-and-forth once in a while. I was actually asleep when this happened, the crash woke me up.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekly links for 4/4.

I finally got set up on pinboard last weekend! I’m most of the way set up, at least. I started by saving everything over at instapaper, then hitting the like button, like… a lot. Before I started liking things, I set it up to save to pinboard when I liked something, so that’s how it works. So far, pinboard seems to be working pretty well for me. Let’s get to the links, which I only have 3 of this week.


  • Cheap filler If you’ve ever shopped on Amazon, they have this thing that if you spend $25, you get free shipping! That’s fine, but sometimes, (most of the time for me,) my orders aren’t $25, so that’s what this site does.

  • FullyFollow This site seems like a cool concept, but I’m not sure how it works. You sign up, give it all your social networks, (twitter, Facebook, etc.,) and it somehow connects all of them into 1 profile, and then gives you a link, so that everyone can follow you everywhere.

  • threewords.me Have your friends describe you in 3 words; this is a pretty simple site.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Unconscious mutterings.


  1. Limited :: Time

  2. Zombie ::apocalypse, lol!

  3. Energy ::drinks

  4. Proof :: reading, water, evidence.

  5. Hassle ::An inconvenience, or something that takes too long.

  6. Peep :: Actually, the first thing that comes to mind is the candy, which I don’t like, so that’s weird.

  7. Jogger ::Runner, but I know they’re not the same thing.

  8. Hunt :: Fish, or deer hunt like my parent’s do, or easter egg hunt.

  9. Career :: Job, but it’s also something you want to do for the rest of your life.

  10. Plants :: flowers, or planting a garden.


Via Unconscious Mutterings


Time to hurry off to church! After church, my friend, her boyfriend and I are going to go to the store so I can… well… get a fan for my bedroom! The one I had for about 4 years broke last year.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday 7 34

7 blogs I follow, that don’t often show up in the blog list widget, most of these come from “blogs I’m following” in google reader, which is a folder that blogger makes for blogs you follow from it. In no particular order, just 7 random blogs:


  1. A Homesteading Neophyte

  2. making electricity

  3. Forgetfulone

  4. Straight On Till Morning

  5. All things Zilla This one came from google reader.

  6. Sweet Memes

  7. Ramblings and Stuff My friend Mark’s blog, he’s having a birthday today!


I follow 47 blogs, acording to blogger. Those are just 7 out of 47, and who knows how many google reader subscriptions I actually have, but it’s a lot!

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's friday, and other random stuff!

Yep it’s most definitely Friday, speaking of friday this isn’t exactly my most favorite song. I got all my grocery shopping done today, wanna see my list? Because grocery lists are fun, it’s here OK, OK so this isn’t weekly links I know that, but one more! this is pretty interesting and cool.