Taking Advantage

I think the worst thing that anyone can do is take advantage of a person. It’s the easiest thing to do. All you need to do is set the person up so that they can’t say no. Well.. today I said no. Usually, I’m a very nice and generous person. If someone needs a ride to a dealership to pickup their car, or wants to get coffee, or needs something, I’m usually there to help. Today, I finally felt like I was being taken advantage of in the worst way. For those of you who don’t work in cubeland, you’re…
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The Almighty Buck

I don’t get it. I’ve lost my understanding for why America is so great. I’ve lost my faith in capitalism. I think the “good news” listed within can accurately describe my disgust. I have to stiffle a bit of laughter for fear that Katrina victims might here me. Exxon Mobil was able to post record US profits for the 4th quarter, even after their refineries were hit by one of the strongest hurricanes in recorded history. Wow, that’s 2 records in a row, coincidence? Something is going on here and it’s not coincidence. How is it possible for Exxon Mobil…
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Good Times?

It’s been awhile since I’ve been on here. For that much I apologize. I’ve had an interesting month. First and foremost, Christmas and New Years took place. Christmas was down at Nichole’s father’s place in San Diego. It was almost 85 degrees down there, with it storming up here and below 50 degrees. New Years was with the family in San Francisco. Hillary, Dana and the kids came to help us ring in the new year. It was a challenge at the very least. I’m sure the job of the shepard is as equally hard. Though, I have to say…
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It’s Official

God hates me. That or I’ve done something to seriously fuck up my karma. Not only am I recovering from being sick with something that can only be the plague, but my car was literally smashed into and the axle and/or frame is now bent to holy hell. I swear I’m really not sure getting on an airplane is such a good idea. Ideas like mountain, midair collision, and plummet to my doom keep entering my thoughts. I’m sure it’ll be fine, I’ve counted my bad omens and they do equal out to the magical three number that everyone always…
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It’s the most expensive time of the year…

Christmas is upon us, and my wallet is crying. I think this Christmas has been the most stressful and the most draining. I think the main reason is the fact that when you find out that someone is getting you a gift, you feel that you need to reciprocate. I think most people feel this way, and I’m certainly in that boat this year. Nichole and I always have this discussion because people go to her and ask her what to get me. Well, dammit, don’t get me anything! That means I have to get you something too! I’m terrible…
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The Escape was not a liberating experience

I haven’t publicly lamented about my recent and ongoing car troubles so I’ll spare you from those at least temporarily. They promised transportation and I was excited to see what kind of vehicle I would receive. Upon learning that it was a Ford Escape, my heart sank into the depths of my bowels. I’m thouroughly convinced that the death trap that I’m currently driving will be the end of me. The man behind the counter did not seem to mind. I’ve decided that my current automobile is a piece of junk. It’s failure to transport me from point A to…
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Bono’fied

I had the distinct pleasure of attending my first U2 concert, or should I say experience last night. It was not a concert per se, it was more like a religious experience. I have not seen so many people packed to the gills for such an event since Pat Robertson was on channel 7 on Sunday morning. It was a spectacle just to see the people that attended. The crowd was a very deverse group of people ranging from the old baby boomers four rows behind me and the High School students two rows in front of me. This week…
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iPod Video Converter

5 programs, 3 broken avis, and several hours wasted later, I finally found a converting process that works for my iPod Video. It’s ridiculous that you have to go to such lengths as I did to get this stupid thing working. I tried using DVDx, which hasn’t been updated in a year and a half. I used Nero Recode. I used DVD2AVI and then Quicktime Pro. None of these programs worked the way they were supposed to work, even with tutorials! Call me crazy but this should not be a hard thing to do. As a consumer, I buy DVDs….
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We all knew this was going to happen

eventually. It was just a matter of time before someone decided to exploit problems in the Linux operating system. The fact of the matter is no one is safe from bugs and exploits. The reason that the Windows Operating System is targeted most of the time is a direct result of it’s market share. Thieves are not stupid, and neither are virus writers. If they want to con people out of money or try to crash more systems, they go after the operating system with the most users. With the introduction of higher market share, it was just a matter…
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Spiced Iced Tea

Last night was mildly crazy. Nichole and I shared a bottle of Veuve for my birthday. That translated for 3 glasses each. I was starting to feel something by the time she passed out around 8 PM. Not knowing where to proceed from there. I grabbed my favorite drinking glass, a bottle of Snapple Iced Tea and a half filled bottle of Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum. Now, I’ve never heard of anyone doing this drink before, so I’m going to claim it as mine. You heard it here first. I have named the drink Spiced Iced Tea. It’s an amazing…
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