Tuesday, February 26, 2008

See The Drool Running Down My Chin?

It's because I'm in total love with my laptop. The screen resolution and graphics are so much better than my desktop that I have become EVEN MORE addicted to the internet and my games. I promise this will wear off, it's just that it's so hard to tear myself away. Besides, it's a slow time of year. I probably wouldn't be posting much anyway. Right?

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Attention Slackers

All of you lazy bums out there who never remember to actually put a check in the mail, listen up. City Utilities is no longer allowing you to save yourself a stamp by paying the tech when he shows up to disconnect you. According to this article the technician who knocks on your door is no longer allowed to accept any cash or checks as payment from anyone. However, you do still have the option of immediately calling in and paying with a debit or credit card.

What surprises me the most about this article is the fact that you used to be able to pay the technician at the door. To me, that just doesn't seem wise. Especially if you pay with cash. What's to prevent him from just pocketing it and disconnecting you anyway after you've closed the door? Not that CU techs are shady, just that some people are shady. I guess with a check you wouldn't have too much to worry about, but still I would not have been comfortable with handing them payment. Of course, I can see how it would be convenient if your disconnect came as a complete surprise.

Either way, it doesn't matter any more. I'm just going to have to memorize my debit card # so I can call it in next time...wait, I mean you guys will have to memorize your card #'s...nevermind.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

It Has Arrived!

My new laptop is here. And it is even more awesome than I imagined it would be. This thing is HUGE! So, now I have no excuses for not updating this place. Let the posting begin.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Good Morning!

Hello everyone, and happy Monday morning to you. I just wanted to pop in here and say that more posts will be coming soon, but my laptop is going to be delayed a few weeks and I still can't use blogger at work - so my blog is still on temporary vacation.

I do however have some exciting news. Exciting for me, anyway. I got to switch to day shift at work starting today. I have to be there at 7:00 and I will get out of there at 3:30. So very exciting! That's gonna give me so much extra time in the evenings. I'm anxious to see how much more productive I will be around the house now.

Anyway, better eat my breakfast and hop in the car.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sorry, We're Closed

That's basically what the internet told me the other day at work when I decided to update the blog. "Sorry, we're closed. You can knock but you can't come in." Okay, technically it said something along the lines of "This website has been blocked...." Yadda, yadda, yadda.

Yep. They finally blocked blogger. Just the latest in a long string of websites that I am no longer allowed to access at work. And for some reason, this one really irritated me the most. All blogger sites are blocked as "social networking" sites. I sorta understand preventing people from playing games at work (should be watching for dying patients) and streaming music at work (strains the network)and MySpace (cause it's stupid) - side note, here's my MySpace page - and YouTube (same as both games and streaming music).

But Blogger? Really? It's not like it's e-Harmony or anything. What's wrong with social networking. And besides all that, I work in the IT department! I'm not saying we should get special treatment, it's just that we should totally get special treatment. They pay me to sit at my computer and wait for the phone to ring. How am I supposed to entertain myself while I'm waiting?

So anyway, that's why the posting has lagged. And it will continue to lag for a few more days, because when I'm at home I don't spend much time blogging. But, I will be fully functional at work soon because I finally ordered a Dell laptop. And when it gets here I can carry it to work and do whatever the heck I want to on my own machine. So, then blogging will return to normal. And one of the posts will definitely be pictures of my new laptop - because it is the awesome! (yes, i said it that way on purpose).

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Well, I'm finding myself struggling with my attempt to lose weight and get healthy. It's so frustrating because I'm the one who's miserable and I'm the one who decided I desperately want to change, yet I'm the one who is too lazy to do any exercise and has started giving in to my food cravings again. I guess it's just not in me to change. I don't know.

Most people who have successfully lost a large amount of weight always talk about that "moment" that became their turning point. It's usually some sort of embarassing thing that happened, or something they realized they can no longer do because of their weight. But trust me, I've had hundreds of those moments. I'm embarassed daily. I constantly find stuff I'm afraid to do or places I'm afraid to go because of the fact that I'm morbidly obese. I've reached the turning point so many times. And then 2 weeks later I'm back to my old habits.

I'm 37 years old. It's ridiculous. I want to get married and have babies and I know I'm running out of time. But do I have the willpower to change my life? No! I see older women that are obese who are using canes and wheelchairs. I see others that can barely walk, can barely get out of their chairs or their cars. And I know that if I don't lose half my body weight, I will be just like that in no time. But here I am struggling. And not even struggling with a diet, because I purposely didn't start one. I can't even handle trying to keep myself from eating after 9:00 pm or make myself spend 10 frickin minutes a day actually moving.

You know what? Screw it. I've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. I'm just gonna spit it out there. I weigh 320 pounds. Please, somebody ridicule me enough to get me back on track.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Good News - Patriots Lose The Super Bowl

It was awesome. They were held to only 14 points.
Brady was sacked and knocked down 10 times more than Manning was.
No perfect season. I love it!

Friday, February 01, 2008

An 80's Kind Of Day

For some strange reason I've got 80's music running through my head. So, I decided to post a couple of vintage videos from back in the day.

First comes "Shout" by Tears For Fears, one of my favorite groups ever. These guys were awsome.

And just to give you a reason to laugh, "Hanging Tough" by New Kids On The Block (NKOTB)