Saturday, February 24, 2007

Chicken was Made!

We had chicken a couple of nights ago. It was nice. It had been a while. We'll have to make chicken more often. :) Hopefully the Queen will forgive me for asking so often.

I'm looking for a junior developer. Anyone know someone in the Salt Lake Area who wants a job? I need to hire an entry level .NET developer. Anyone interested? :)

My character died last night in D&D. It was a sad, sad, day. She was turned into a wraith and then attacked the party. She had no choice in the matter. Now, it's time to create a new character so her death can be avenged. :)

I'm in a strange mood today, so I'll keep this short. Who knows what I'll say if I don't. :)

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Queenie is Pissy!

The Queen is in a foul mood. MSN's websites all suck and have screwed up her various and sundry free accounts. Unfortunately, I seem to be a magnet for her ire. Why is it that I am the target for her anger when Microsoft "screws the pooch"? I guess I'll just have to avoid her until either the problem is fixed or she figures it out. I don't think she wants my help, not that I can fix anything, but it sucks that she blames me for anything technical that happens. I guess it my own fault that I get blamed. That doesn't reduce the intensity of situational hooverage, however.

If anyone out there has figured out how to change existing email information associated with the MSN Live service or MSN games, please let me know. I'm planning on looking into it myself, but if anyone else has had any run-ins with MSN's services, please let me know. Better yet, contact the Queen and let her know. I appreciate any assistance you can provide.

On the bright side, the Datona 500 coverage starts in about 30 minutes. I'm looking forward to seeing a ton of wrecks. :) I don't want anyone hurt, but I like seeing the cars get trashed. It feeds the testosterone need in me.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

1 Million Dollars

The Admiral has asked anyone who reads her blog to tell what would be done if they had a million dollars. Here's what I'd do. Set up college funds for my girls, pay off all debts, move into our dream home, and buy our dream cars. I figure this would take about half of it. The rest of the money would be invested for early retirement with a few donations here and there. I'd continue to work, though a large portion of what I earned would go toward that early retirement I mentioned.

I feel that once I have a million banked after the debts are all paid, I'm in good shape to retire because I could life on about 5% interest pretty well when there aren't any expenses other that utilities. :) I'd retire immediately if I started with 1.5 million.

This was a nice exercise in "What If". Thanks to Admiral Bobcat for this assignment! :)

On another note. I'm home sick today. Rather, I came back home sick today and have slept for about 3 hours since returning at this point. This isn't a good way to spend VD, but then again, I'm not that enamored with this particular holiday anyway. That would explain why I'm wearing all black today. I'll let you all know that I am NOT stupid, however. The queen did receive something I know she likes for this useless commercialized holiday.

If you love someone, don't wait until February 14th to tell them. You should be telling them EVERY day in the things you do and the things you say. Your actions at the very least should say it each and every day. That is all.

I think I'm going to go back to sleep now. :)

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Find a Scape Goat

So now they're trying to fabricate a reason to blame computer games for the actions of a troubled individual. Get real folks! If a person has trouble separating reality from fiction, it's NOT the fault of the game!

I can't believe the media is going along with this nonsense! C'mon, folks! a person is responsible for his/her own decisions even if that person has trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality. It's like blaming cars for auto accidents.

OK, enough of my ranting. We have a DVR now! :) Yay! That means we aren't held at the mercy of the networks anymore! We can play with the girls without missing our most favorite television shows. Yeah, that means we're really boring, but that tends to happen once you've had kids and they aren't in their teens yet. :) Once they get to their teens, I hear things get really interesting...

I think I've been working too much. I have a touch of the illness that has been going around for the last few weeks and haven't been getting the rest I need in order to fight it. I think I'm losing the fight though. Each morning finds me feeling worse than the previous. I need a day off in the middle of the week. I think that would help. I think I'm going to go to bed early tonight as well so I can get an extra hour or so of sleep. It might make a difference. :) Please send me "Get Well Soon!" vibes so I can get back to normal. Thanks! :)

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Some People...

My long awaited Monday night 24 session was interrupted today by some idiot gunman trying to kill some local residents at a local mall. As a result of his stupidity, all the local stations went to live coverage of the developments. This started about 15 minutes before the 2 hour 24 marathon was supposed to start. This means that no 24 for me tonight. I guess I'll have to try to find it on the Inter-web (a phrase from one of my friends).

I feel for all the families who lost members tonight, but if the guy had waited until there weren't so many families around, and he was surrounded by SWAT before his attempt to commit suicide, there would be far fewer families contemplating burial of loved ones. Please don't misunderstand me, I don't approve of what the guy did, and I DO know that it was a serious matter. I just don't get why so many people decide to try to take out innocent by-standers when they decide to take their own life. My stand: "If you really feel the need to end your life, then do so. That's between you and God. By all means, leave everyone else out of it!"

I'll dismount my soapbox now.

Abrupt subject change: The one bright note to this evening is that our DVR was installed tonight. We now have the ability to record 2 shows while watching one that was recorded earlier. Now we aren't so dependent on the TV schedule. Yay!

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Too Much Time Wasted...

...on people who don't deserve my time makes me feel bad. The owner of the company I work for is apparently too ignorant to realize that his entire business is based on IT, but he's too cheap to take care of that part of his business. (It would make my job so much easier if he would. I guess I'm just asking for too much, eh?) Anyway, I've neglected you all and that makes me feel bad as well. Let me apologize now for that neglect. My work has had me far too busy over the course of the last 2 weeks. I can't see any let up any time soon, so I'll apologize in advance if I'm a little too busy to post very many times.

My heart goes out to OTJ for her recent loss. You have my sympathy. I have a good idea how you're feeling right now.

As for my DILF progress, I lost another couple of pounds last week for a total of 5 pounds, but managed to gain it back over the weekend. LOL doesn't that just suck! :) That just means I get to start all over again.

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