of the Month:
get caught up with everything I'm behind on.
of the Month: Linkin
Park - What I've Done
July 29, 2007 -
was a good weekend; Saturday Lin & Brian took
Mary Lou, Teresa, the rest of the Fredericksen
clan and myself out to eat at Red Lobster for
lunch. After lunch Teresa & I moved Lou's
furniture back into the bedroom that Donna had
painted... and then we raced to meet up with Letha
to go to a house concert at Matt's. We went out
to eat at Zen Zero first, and I had the yellow
curry, which I've not been as happy with lately
at Tuptim Thai because of its runniness, but Zen
Zero's was perfect. The concert was very good,
but was kinda long.
I did a few things on the computer, scanned some
stuff, edited some pictures I took yesterday,
made an ad for the humane society, and I ran 10K
on the treadmill.
July 24, 2007 -
the rebate site for one of the video cards I ordered
didn't work... it just rejects my rebate number...
only $20 it was, but I found it worthy of shooting
TigerDirect an e-mail... they've always been my
go-to technology source, but in more recent times
I've not been as happy with them. Course the rebate
isn't really their fault... they got supplied
the number and form and don't have much to do
about it, but I found it a good opportunity to
write um a "You need to do a few things better"
July 23, 2007 -
held the YouTube Democratic debate tonight...
I'm not sure what I think about the format, I
guess I liked the format, I just wished they would
have narrowed the gamut of questions to the more
serious ones. I was kinda surprised that they
only got 3000 questions. I don't really have an
ultamate favorite, but if I had to put them all
in order: Edwards, Clinton, Obama, Biden, Dodd,
Kucinich, Richardson, Gravel- but I don't really
like the last three very much.
was a good Monday, Teresa & I went out to
Chipotle for lunch with Wendy today. Most of my
work day I spent giving out all but the last new
computer- and dealing with new computer issues.
July 22, 2007 -
been a productive weekend; Saturday I got more
of my normal weekend chores done, and last night
I stayed up and worked on the Heavenly
Pet Memorials website, mostly just the overall
design. I found some very nifty free css templates,
and then I rebuilt one with my own images. I still
have a lot more to learn about the css- a lot.
year ago last month I got into the stock market,
and initially I lost quite a bit... If I would
have gotten in a couple months later things would
have been better- but it is good to see how things
go up and down- a good reality check right off
the bat is good for anyone I guess, too much initial
success could make you do more risky things I
guess. So far I've been lucky enough to get an
18.3% return on what I invested.
I did my normal 10K (6.13 miles) on the treadmill-
normally I run half, and briskly walk the rest,
but today I ran the entire way.
first battered women's shelter opened in Bethlehem,
it's the first of its kind in Palestine, or anywhere
else in the Arab world.
July 19, 2007 -
I've been a bad blogger this month.
saw Harry Potter this week. I've not read the
books, but I've seen most of the movies I think,
and I'd rate this one highly for the series.
been incredibly busy at work lately with the new
computers. I have four left which are ready, but
I'm just waiting to know who the users will be.
I've gotten a lot more calls than normal this
week- Tomorrow I shall take a 15 minute break
even if the world is going to explode! Maybe I'll
take a day off sometime... I want it to be a day
that isn't super hot though.
gotten some new technology this week... a four
gig flash drive, cause 1GB never seems large enough,
a dual DVI video card, RAM, and processor for
a system I started to build a year ago, but when
it wouldn't work I pushed it to a corner and gave
up on it. Sometimes building a computer can suck...
like when it doesn't work, and you can't figure
out why it just doesn't work, cause all the parts
a new, and you put them together... so is one
defective? Did some'n go wrong somewhere with
a wire, jumper, or something somewhere? And then
you have the junky; What next... Cause if you
can't figure out which part is broke, how do you
return it? Well, I finally discovered it was the
processor, and now the system works. Not that
I've put a hard drive in it yet- but it boots!
Now what to do with it.... When I started to build
it the second computer I put was not working so
well, but I since fixed that- If everything were
perfect I'd have the new one be my sole Windows
system, and one of the others run Linux, but I'm
not sure how fond I am of the idea of trying to
migrate my Windows license, as I've heard that
can be a real pain. I also got a new video card
for my Linux system at work... the fan on it quacks
every now and then- The new video cards just have
big heat sinks.
July 9, 2007 -
back to work. It was mostly a good day- there
were a number of plexing problems though. Not
the sort of difficult problem I can learn from,
more of a sort that defies logic and reason.
work Teresa & I went to the dollar show and
saw The Invisible.... It was her idea,
and I was mostly pondering it wouldn't be good,
but I must say I was proven wrong, yup, the best
movie I've seen in some time!
weekend I got a lot done on Saturday, but Sunday
was filled mostly with watching TV and taking
after work Bob, Teresa and I went to see Transformers-
Teresa was the most gung-ho to see it, and she
really disliked it- Bob and I however liked it,
though there were parts that I would have done
differently... If you don't want to see a lot
of robot fight scenes, this movie might not be
July 5, 2007 -
busy week. Today seventeen new computers and six
laptops came in, so I have some setting up to
do. For the 4th of July I went with Teresa &
Mary Lou to Pat's house, which is somewhat near
Lake Sherwood, so we could see the fireworks there,
and all the neighbors must have spent thousands
on their own personal displays. It was nice to
have Wednesday off too- Now after one day back
the weekend is just another day away! Tuesday
night I went with Teresa and Lou to the movie
Disturbia, a scary one about a teen that
was put on house arrest and he begins to watch
all the neighbors only to discover that one of
them is a serial killer. I found it to be a very
July 1, 2007 -
today I went to Topeka and Teresa, Bob and I went
to the zoo. I thought it was well worth the admission!
It's been a few years since I've been there, and
they've made a lot of improvements since the last
time I went. We then ventured over to Sam's Club
where they are having a "you don't need to
be a member this week" thing going on...
we purchased like $30 worth of juice, and a few
other things... I don't think the deals were all
that better than Wal-Mart really, and they don't
accept Visa, and they go through all your stuff
between the checkout and the door to make sure
you paid for what you got, and it just seemed
meh. We then went over to MaryLou's and together
went to Blades of Glory, which was a
decent movie, and it was at the dollar theater.