June 29, 2006

News Flash

- Goodbye World!!
I just read on the local news website that there is a "potential hazardous astroid" headed to pass earth this weekend (Actually 12:10am July 3rd). It's over 1/2 mile wide and expected to get as close as our moon... That's just a little too close for me.

- I'm going through major media withdrawl. My internet and cable TV is scheduled to be hooked up Monday afternoon. Until then, I savor my time at my old apartment cause I can still get online with my laptop.

- High Definition..... it's the way of the future! (It's also the way of the past)

June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

Happy Dad's Day!!!

On this joyous day of days, I offer another nomination for "Stupid Invention of the Week".

What father wouldn't want a high capacity jump drive to take files back and forth between the office? It's every father's dream. Now I know what your thinking.... Jump drives are so boring looking these days.... You wish they were a little more fun to play with, right?

Well your prayers have been answered. Introducing the Jump Drive Teddy Bear!! By day it's a cute cuddley bear, but with a twist of the head, he transforms into a high tech storage device for the 21st century. You'll be the talk of the office for sure with this thing in your computer.

June 16, 2006

What will they think of next?

Brilliant... I love it. Somebody put LED lights inside their water faucet then hooked them up to a thermometer. The result: Your water is red when it's hot, blue when it's cold, and white when it's room temp.

Not so brilliant..... but WAY COOL! Somebody modified a toy robot by giving it a flame thrower. It's good to know that we still have some creative ingenuity in this country.

June 13, 2006

Correction..... I love SOCCER

Please disregard my previous blog. I have grown to LOVE Soccer in the past 12 hours.


June 12, 2006

Sports: Who really cares?

So the World Cup is being played in Germany this year and the nobody in the US really cares. Ask the average person on the street about the US team or the top World Cup seeds and your bound to get blank looks. So what is the bigger tragedy: Not doing well at the world cup?.... or not caring about the sport in the first place? The problem is that OTHER people care and want you to care too (Soccer is by FAR the world's most popular sport).

I'm flipping through the channels tonight and came across the "Rocks, Paper, Scissors WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP"! Yes folks, this was on national Television. The contestants were real, the fans were real, the cash was real ($50,000 prize)..... but WHO REALLY CARES! It's not a sport in "my book". In fact, neither is baseball, swimming, NASCAR, darts, or any other sport I could care less about. So who am I to say that "Rocks, Paper, Scissors" isn't a sport....... after all, it's a sport to somebody.

June 07, 2006

Glad they aren't mine

So I'm on my way to Beverly Hills for a little R&R and my car starts to shimmy all over the place on the Turnpike. I pull into a rest area and check my tires (I had been having trouble with one losing air recently). Turns out my tire had bubbles all over it and was getting ready to blow. I turned around and went back to Toyota to see if they had time to gimme 4 new tires. "NO PROBLEM"! It would be about an 90 minutes.

I went to a little mexican restaurant to pass the time: REAL mexican restaurants
have waitresses that don't speak English, have menus written only in Spanish, and have Coke/Pepsi served in really old school glass bottles.... it was quite an experience

Anyways, back at Toyota... waiting on my car.... I walk in and there are 7 or 8 kids running all over the place screaming at each other as they pretent to blast each other away with their finger guns. For about 10 mintues they went CRAZY: Crawling under my legs, under furniture, climbing on chairs and jumping off, screaming at the top of their lungs, giggling all the while. Finally one of the employees came over and chewed them out... got them all set up with a movie and walked away. They were quiet all of 60 seconds and then started right back with each other. 20 minutes later, one of the Toyota employees got the idea that these kids just needed some cookies to keep them quiet. Instantly the room was quiet and the kids were angels. She put the remainder of the cookies at the coffee table in front of me (in case I wanted one) and walked away. Well, about 2 minutes later, the kids spotted the cookies and started taking 3 or 4 each..... it was a mess. Finally, one of the little kids (maybe about 5 yrs old) quit beating aroudn the bush and took the entire platter of cookies to his corner.... so much for that snack!

For they entire time I was there, these kids were some of the worst I've ever seen. I can't believe Toyota would allow them to go crazy like that..... Sure I know their mom/dad are probably in a big deal, but so are many other customers that I bet got fed up and walked out. Even though I work in an elementary school, I couldn't wait to get my car back and get as far away as I could.

June 06, 2006

Baby Gas Hood

Here's my nomination for "crazy product of the month". Are your children protected?

June 03, 2006

National Boards are DONE!!!!

The tests are over.... my National Boards are FINALLY DONE!!! Yahoooo!

The good news is that out of the 6 tests that I took, I think I:

- ROCKED THE HOUSE on 4 of them

- DID OK on 1

- BOMBED the last test.

Hopefully, my good sections will give me enough points to push me over the edge and achieve my boards. If not, I'm going to have to study another year and retake the last part again. We'll find out at the end of NOVEMBER!!!