Tucker appears to be getting some cabin fever… The sub zero temps are really cutting into his outdoor energy burning time.
Lehman Brothers have 10 times the assets of Enron…
Today is the 10th anniversary of the day I started work with my current employer. Amazing.
SCSU Homecomming 2007. Huskies win 7-0. Thanks for the seats Jeremy! The Canisius College boys looked to be giving 2-3 inches and 20-30 pounds at every position. Basically, a bunch of Minnesotans showed the New Yorker’s what hockey is. Ash felt bad for their goalie — the "sieve, you suck" chants after every goal followed by the "it’s all your fault" chant after the 7th goal may have had something to do with the sympathy.
It’s large-garbage-day in town this Saturday. Our garbage bill is included in our property tax. Twice a year you can leave pretty much anything at the end of your driveway and they’ll take it away. Scavenging leachers peruse the neighborhood. One mans trash is another mans treasure.
I just hit the mother load! A beta-max player and a 25" furniture TV up the road from my house. If you hurry it’s probably still there!
Tucker was neutered on Thursday. By Friday he was humping every leg within 30 feet of him. I guess we forgot to tell him what neutered means. The poor little guy had to go back into the vet on Monday because his guts haven’t been right since… nor has my yard, front entryway, or his crate. Now he’s on prescription dog food and some enzyme meds in a syringe to regulate things. *This concludes your dose of too-much-info for the day.*
“Authorities are warning St. Cloud residents that a man who fled officers Monday should be considered armed and dangerous.” Reports the central Minnesota paper The St. Cloud Times.
After 18 hours of searching the St. Augusta area (about a quarter mile from where I work) police have yet to find him. And no wonder! The man is described as a 26 year old wearing a cutoff dark-colored T-shirt and blue jeans. Looking for an armed young man in a cutoff in central Minnesota is like looking for needle in a stack of needles!
42" Plasma. I never really planned on getting a plasma but I got a super sweet deal on this baby. I also wasn’t planning on hanging it on the wall, but the stand it came with is missing parts — I don’t know if I can wait 5 to 7 business days to use the thing!
Still, you do have to admit the cardboard stand really does bring it all together…
Best Opera Mini Sites:
My Home Page: m.netvibes.com –it gives me access to weather, gmail, espn, yahoo sports, new york times, and basically any feed you can think of all on one tiny page.
I couldn’t get the gmail java app working, there is always m.gmail.com on your web browser (Opera Mini)
The flashed phone is not recognized by google so you have to circumvent the certificate by placing it on your phone manually. The certificate required by Gmail Mobile Application is available for download at www.verisign.com/support/roots.html.
Here’s an alleged guide to get the required certificate to resolve the “Your phone doesn’t have the appropriate certificate to communicate with Gmail” error.
I awoke to a 60 degree house on Thursday morning. I thought i could fix it myself so I convinced a wholesaler to sale me a hot surface igniter. I replaced mine, because that’s what happened last time my furnace was on the fritz. That didn’t fix it so I called the HVAC guy over. 6 hours later he tells me it’s my Flame sensor and he’ll need to fix it. $180 dollars later all he did was sand the corrosion off the sensor and it worked fine. Sweet my furnace works, but he then saw another $488 problem. The draft inducer motor was cracked and carbon monoxide is likely leaking into my house. A quick call to my favorite uncle and he replaced the plastic leaky motor with a shinny new aluminum one for less than 1/3 the cost. Nice. Now my house is warm and I’m not dying a slow death from carbon monoxide. Also nice.
I was lucky enough to get the day off and attend the American League Division Series Game One, the Minnesota Twins vs. the Oakland A’s at the Metrodome (thanks to Ozzy). Even though the Twins lost 3-2 it was a great time. I only saw one A’s fan the entire time I was there.
It was my first live attendance of a playoff game for any professional team, ever. The fans explode for absolutely everything. Santana is stretching out, standing ovation. Gardy brings the player card to the umpires, standing ovation. Joe Mauer is up to bat, standing ovation. Santana has two strikes, blow the damn roof off.
The lines to buy Homer Hankies were looooooong. It was pointed out to me that they are selling on ebay for $10, but you can just call 800-33Twins and get them at regular price (more info here).
This disgusting photo was taken under my new desk at work. I’m so glad I have two outside walls bordering my cube… well, I guess it’s a trade off as now I can pick up am 1240 and listen to the Twins games.
You have to check out the full resolution photo, click here.
I’ve added exterminator to my job title.
The first score sheet (pictured) that was passed around had us in first place, but apparently some other team came in a stroke ahead of us. We talked to them with two holes to go and we had a 2 stroke lead, but they miraculously* came in with a lower score. Busch!
*You keep your own score and no one is there to catch you if you’re shaving strokes. Read more
I warned Ash, “heads up,” as I was about to tee off – she was getting some practice swings in near the tee-box. Rather than stopping her practice swings and paying attention, she decided to continue her practice swings behind the golf cart. I was in the middle of my back-swing and I what sounded like an avalanche of golf clubs falling from the sky.
I look up and ask, “Did it break”? To which she quickly replied “What? Break? No, go just go ahead and hit…” with a look of guilt so obvious you’d think she never told a lie in her life. Her follow through colided with a the steal bar on the golf cart that holds the roof in place. The club didn’t have a chance.
I think it’s funny because I was thinking just one hole earlier how much power she was starting to get out of her swings. Apparently, power enough to snap a graphite shaft against a golf cart like a twig.
I wittnesed close up the St. Cloud 4th of July fireworks show for the first time. I’ve been here ten years now and have only seen them from a distance. It’s unbeliveable how many people back into the tiny wilson park. It was touted as the largest show in the cities history, celebrating the sesquicentennial and even though I missed the first 149 of them, I still belive it was the largest.
Yet another successful year at Brainerd International Raceway. John’s camaro keeps getting faster so now he’s within a 10th of a second of my dads black and gold camaro. The vette was also faster, with it’s *caugh* new driveshaft. Well, that and it’s got all new poly bushings on the suspention.
There was also a exebition vehicle there… a get powered dodge ram pickup. It’s litterally a get engine stuffed inside a fibreglass truck body. The guy had to shut down on one of his runs because a fuel like burst. The announser said his shoes were literally dripping with jet fuel – that’s never good.
You can see more pictures here.