Showing posts from May, 2008

zoe wants to go play with her friends


Plumber on board?

Busy busy days

This is Joy's new look. Officially. My daughter has to wear glasses, she's farsighted (dad's side! Everyone on my side is near-sighted). But hey she wanted to look like Mommy, she picked the frames (first choice too), but ... we all like them and she can see now. :) And for anyone who knows me and remembers, I had a thing for tortoiseshell glasses for the longest time too. But I don't think Joy has seen those, but the shape of these are definitely something I have worn over the years.

Yesterday we got manicures and pedicures with my friend Susan. 14 years since we've seen each other!!! It was fairly relaxing, I want to do it again without the distraction of kids. So hard to talk about some things when there are impressionable ears around. And now to ... walk the dog, help Josh study for finals and write my paper for my final. I need a few more free days...

What do you think?

swim suit season sucks

OK, so my mom said i looked liked I was losing rolls around the middle. This encouraged me to try and lose a little more weight. I feel lighter and my jeans sort of need a belt, but i still have more dunlop than I would like.

This is my goal ....

well, not the boobs. I'll never have the boobs.

Recommended Article By Annette: Laziness Is The Father Of Repetition

Hi Musings,
Your friend, Annette, has recommended this article entitled 'Laziness Is The Father Of Repetition' to you.Here is his/her remark:
This got me laughing :)Laziness Is The Father Of Repetition
Posted By admin On May 22, 2008 (12:22 pm) In UncategorizedMe: “Hello, this is ***.”Caller: “Is this %%%%?”Me: “No, I’m sorry. You have the wrong number.”Caller: “Oh, sorry.”Me: “It’s okay…goodbye.”(They hang up, but seconds later, the phone rings.)Me: “Hello, this is ***.”Caller: “Is this %%%%?”Me: “No, you’ve dialed the wrong number again.”Caller: “Oh, sorry.”(The hang up … phone rings again.)Me: “If you keep hitting redial, you’ll just keep getting the same wrong number.”Caller: “How did you….oh!” *hangs up*Related:
Stupidity Is The Mother Of Repetition
Article taken from Not Always Right | Funny & Stupid Customer Quotes -
URL to article:

Remember the playoffs game post ...

Latest game posted on Twitpic. This is just one of the several games I am playing.

Discovery Channel - Message from a friend!

Hi, Musings
A friend of yours, Annette just asked us to pass this along to you.
Here's the link at that they thought you'd be interested in seeing.
They also included a message for you:
"Because I have very little else to do while the dev server is being rebooted."
We hope you'll stop by ... and that you'll enjoy the feature that your friend chose for you!

Samsung demonstrates e-passport with flexible OLED display

How cool is this?Definitely time to get passport paperwork started. Can;t even go to TJ without one these days. Filed under: DisplaysIt's been a tick since we've heard anything noteworthy on the e-passport front (that's probably a good thing, truth be told), but Samsung SDI and German security printer Bundesdruckerei are out to break the silence. The two have teamed up to demonstrate a passport that boasts a "slim and bendable" OLED color display within a "polycarbonate data page." Predictably, the aforementioned display can be used to "provide a raft of information including a video of the document holder." It's also noted that the units will be heat-resistant, enabling officials to laminate the cards and make them less susceptible to manipulation. Information about a potential release date wasn't divulged, but it sure sounds like this stuff is dangerously close to being ready for use. Read | Permalink | Email this | CommentsSamsung …

A New Friend

How many of you get this comic?

Simply Adorable!

In these days of technological and information overload, sometimes we all need to see the cuddly side of a piece of gadgetry. My wife, Mrs gadgetshop has a very close and personal relationship with her Kenwood Chef. And who am I to get in the way of true love? For my own sins, I have formed a close personal bond with my old Acorn Electron, and now have it framed above my writing bureau at home. (Being about as powerful as the processor in my washing machine, it's pretty much useless for everything else).

Now there's an answer for the legions of people who bombard the gadgetshop postbag with requests to make the hassle of listening to MP3 music from an MP3 player just a touch less, well, antiseptic. They shouldn't all be white and look like they're heart monitors, now, should they? No indeed. Which is why the set of iPals we have on test at gadgetshop HQ are rather endearing little critters.

Coming complete with an audio cable for connection to any number of iPods or MP…

Help put me through school (and yourself too)

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That's My Boy!!!

a 3.8!!!!!! he thought he was going to have a lower GPA and get a lower grade in math.

Fo'shizzy es incredible

Cowboy Troy has some hella funny lyrics. You *have* to listen to this (Ain't Broke Yet) if you are needing a laugh. The title of this post comes from one of his other songs. And that "incredible" is pronounced the spanish way.
"Ain't Broke Yet"
(feat. Big & Rich)

[Chorus - Big & Rich]
Well he ain't broke yet but he's sho' nuff bendin'
Well he ain't broke yet but he's sho' nuff bendin'
Well he ain't broke yet but he's sho' nuff bendin'
Well he ain't broke yet but he's sho' nuff bendin'

[Verse 1 - Cowboy Troy]
Well, I'm three weeks late on my credit card payment
The lady on the phone said she wants to make arrangements
"Put a little down, Can you pay a little on it?"
My wallet's too flat, couldn't pay if I wanted
They're callin' on my job, I'm gettin' letters in the mail
The haters in the hood all hopin' that I fail
My pocket's on Slimfast, tank on empty

It's like the Lakers playoff games

289 to 263 <-- I won. I'll have to post the other games in the series too. I lost like 2 in a row, but had won the first one. It's getting interesting.

Country kind of morning

Please Man <-- take a listen :) (that country+rap/reggae I mentioned in a tweet)

I finally got a hold of some Cowboy Troy, so I'll be listening to that today too. I made some mixed CD's and brought them to work. "American Idol" (Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Daughtry) and "Country Mix" (MuzicMafia members, Dixie Chicks, and Rascal Flatts).

And here I am chair dancing ("son of a 'Bad Word'" ) and working on documentation. Yeah baby, I do it all. Coding, troubleshooting, writing documentation, and training. Plus I can chair dance and type at the same time. So why am I still a contractor?

Ok, this is weird, now I am typing to the Beat of Rollin' "go cowboy go" ... profile

B.W.A. is a good thing :)

And here I have been worrying about how big my backside has been getting.
Body fat found under the skin - and particularly on the buttocks - may help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, research suggests. The study contrasts this subcutaneous fat with visceral fat, which is wrapped around the organs, and raises the risk of ill health. It is thought subcutaneous fat may produce hormones known as adipokines which boost the metabolism. The Harvard Medical School study appears in the journal Cell Metabolism.

Witticism of the day

While having a conversation with a friend about the possibilities of kids (and comparing them to animals), I managed to come up with this quip:
Cats are like teenagers. They only pay attention to you when they want something

I didn't vote for Bush, I wasn't even born yet!

This is pretty funny!

Don't speak toddler? Here's what they're saying:

"Oh please, you can't expect her to know how to run a country just because her husband did."

"Excuse me? In addition to being former first lady, she had performed admirably as New York senator."

"That's debatable."

"So is Obama's experience level. Not to mention the question of his patriotism."

"Oh don't bring up this Reverend Wright crap again. If every politician were held responsible for the words of his associates..."

"Or her associates..."

"They wouldn't..."

"This was not an associate. This was his pastor!"

"Right! This was his pastor! Not him! Not his words! You want to talk about personal accountability? How about all the 'misremembered' stories Shrill is spreading around the campaign trail?"

"Oh, and you have a perfect memory?"

"I'm not running for President!"



Eleven people were hanging on a rope under a helicopter, ten men and one woman. The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had to leave, because otherwise they were all going to fall. They weren't able to name that person, until the woman gave a very touching speech. She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a woman, she was use to giving up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general, and was used to always making
sacrifices with little in return.

As soon as she finished her speech, all the men started clapping .....


Annette Sargent

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." -Robert A. Heinlein

Steph kicks butt

This was a pretty interesting game. And spread out.

sweet dreams

courtesy of a comfortable ride and an all day sucker

3 miles!


The Ultimate List of Moms on Twitter | Sparkplug CEO

The Ultimate List of Moms on Twitter | Sparkplug CEO: "There are some seriously fascinating women below - I suggest you get to know them!"

Student 'Twitters' his way out of Egyptian jail -

Student 'Twitters' his way out of Egyptian jail - "a graduate student from the University of California-Berkeley, was in Mahalla, Egypt, covering an anti-government protest when he and his translator, Mohammed Maree, were arrested April 10.

On his way to the police station, Buck took out his cell phone and sent a message to his friends and contacts using the micro-blogging site Twitter.

The message only had one word. 'Arrested.'"