My blog on random thoughts

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January 26, 2011

Another busy day

Spent the morning making high quality version of my zoo and porch bird pictures to post on Micro Stock Photo.  We'll see if they like them.

Next, we went shopping for eBook readers.  So far the Kobo and the Nook look the best.

This afternoon, my older brother came over and helped us fix some potholes on our driveway.  They look good so far.  Now to wait 3 days for them to cure!

January 19, 2011

Taxes Done and eFiled!

Taxes are submitted and getting a decent amount back.  All of it goes to pay off credit cards though :(
Also sent in some incentive points to get verified.  Hopefully that means I can get some more money for March bill payments.  My goal is to get these cards paid back down after Christmas and birthday spending.

Finally the W-2 arrives

I can now do my taxes...cheer I think

Finally sun!

Well it's my last day off in my long on-off vacation. Doing laundry, paying bills, and birthday shopping for Mom. Went downtown yesterday for a gift with Kelly. Today we go to the mall. I just hope I find what I am looking for.
Ends up today will be the pre-shopping trip to Verizon. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

January 18, 2011

Another Day off

Nothing much planned for the day.  Grocery Shopping, pay my Macy's bill, check out cell phones so I know what I want to get in a few months.

Any ideas?

January 16, 2011

Lower the flag to half needle

I don't usually care about sports but even I am sad about our lose to the bears. We had a good run from what I heard.
On the upside, it isn't raining at the moment. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Enterprise to do right thing?

Enterprise Rental Car won't charge you for not charging...I don't believe it.
They forget to tell you that the Volt, like the Prius, is a high price rental. At $100-$200* per day, I would still expect to be charged if I don't. Now to find an extension cord to go from the hotel room to my car.

* Rate based on added options, insurance, and how well you bargained you daily rate.

Official "What the..." link of the day

This is just too much!

Computer repair day two

On to day two of servicing my cousins laptop. Today is the day for fine detailing and then the long final cleanup. It's going to be hard to replace some of the missing Dell applications but I think I can do it. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

January 15, 2011

Aunt Katie’s 50th

Went to my Aunt Katie’s 50th birthday party tonight.  Got a few pics posted on my photo site ( and 1 video that I’m putting on Facebook as well as on a special webpage( ).

January 14, 2011

Too much rain

Still hasn't stopped raining yet.  Checked the website this morning and the local rivers are at stage 1 or 2 all around my work.  That is not how I want to get more time off!

Finished getting my Windows Home Server Vail Preview machine working again.  Easy enough fix but it would have been nice if they would have told somebody ahead of time.  The Connect site doesn't say anything!  Hopefully the newest beta refresh doesn't ruin it totally. 

Keep planning to get my shoe collection orginized and recataloged so I can sell what I don't wear and publish the pictures for what I'm keeping.  Still hoping to find people to just swap one-for-one but I'm not gonna hold my breath.  Maybe I can afford some new pairs from the sales of old.  If I'm really lucky I can get some new camera or sports gear too.  Depends on what people are willing to pay.

Well off to get ready for another day in the Mattress department.

January 13, 2011

Floating Away

Raining like crazy today! I guess it's better then snow. First day back to work from my 5 day vacation.
Went with my mom yesterday to spend her 2 Fashion Bug gift cards. I recommended Catherine's or Lane Bryant but she was focused. The manager was as rude as ever. I would have thought after the last run in they would have learned. Sigh!
On the up side, the spaghetti sauce we cooked came out excellent!

January 12, 2011

6 month rollup for what's been going on.

August:   Got a new computer since the motherboard on my last one died in the middle of a BIOS flash.  Another HP from Fry's and I like it.  Turned the old one in to a Windows Home Server with a new motherboard.  Also bought a Technet Standard subscription.  For my birthday we went to Point Defiance Zoo.  Pictures availible on my photos page
September:  Kelly also got a new computer to replace his Mac G4 running OS 10.4 (Tiger).  For his birthday, we went to Woodland Park Zoo.  Pictures availible on my photos page
October:  Not much of interest except finding a pair of football pants at Ross.
November:  Going to to my least favorite time of year.  Work gets slow for me but crazy for the rest of the store.  Hello late hours, goodbye sleep.  Also had some of the worst snow in a long time.Thanksgiving was nice and quiet.
December:  No snow and crazier hours!
Christmas was again nice and quiet.

January (month to date):  Taking some time off this last weekend and more next week.  Had a jury summons, but court was canceled.  Not to worry though, I got a new summons for Febuary....sigh.

New year, new comitment to my blog

It's 2011 and I am going to try to post here more often. I have a few ways of reminding me and I'm turning them all on!
My next post will be an update of what's been going on for me in the last 6 months