Saturday, January 20, 2007

One Good Thing About Illnesses...

.... thanks to the combination of stomach flu, head flu, and sinusitis.... I've barely eaten a thing for three days. All of my formerly favorite foods, which now fill the fridge because I bought them earlier this week... now completely repulse me. The jalapeno cheese ball, the deli pancetta, the Ukrainian smokies... all now make my stomach turn. To quote Black Mage, HORFL.

On the downside, I've wasted a lot of money on foodd that's gone bad while I've been sick... oh well...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Post Below...

… wow, that was just epically misformatted.  Why can’t I just send in text, and have it post… text? Is it really so hard?


Yes.  Yes it is.


At Least I'm Still Alive...

… up at 5am so I could expunge most of what I ate yesterday, then sat with a crying Poppy for a few hours in time to be violently sick again right before work.


And work is where I am at right now, because this is the one day I can’t miss.  I’m cold, but at least I’m sweating!


Wish me luck.


Monday, January 15, 2007

New Blog Format

Ok, people, I'm a little sick of my current blog format.  I like the sidebars and stuff, but I really wanna spruce this page up, and I am now taking suggestions!

What do you like about the format here? What do you hate? A lot of people keep asking me who the pics on the side are of, since one has yellow hair, and one has black.  As much as I like having Prince Vegeta over there, it's a lot of hassle for people who aren't "in the know", or at least who consider it a stupid television show.  You know who you are.

Is the sidebar ok? Would you like better navigation?  More black? Less black? Darker black? Are the colors ok?

I need to know!

My First Remotely Published Post

And also the first post that's remotely interesting! Give it up for technology, yo!

Ok, I really don't have much to talk about here, I'm just doodlebugging around with the advanced features of Blogger, especially the ones that let me post from my e-mail, which means I can post a lot more often now! Giggity!

Look! Formatting!

Wasn't that interesting?

Want to know something deeply disturbing? Someone took the time to write up a fairly in-depth treatise on Mr Tyzik. That's someone with a lot of time on his hands (or a college student who wanted to do a term paper that would make their teacher's head explode.)

I'll get back to Links of the Day, Music of the Day, and Picture of the Day soon, this way!

Let's try attaching a picture, see how it works! Daughter will be attached as Attachment, Son and Daughter will be attached as Embedded Link.

Here goes!

EDIT: Hmmm, didn't work... I can't e-mail HTML tags, it seems. That suck-diddly-ucks.... time to hit the help section!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Goodbye, Forums

Well, that's probably it for me. I've now been told in no uncertain terms that I am not welcome on the only forum left that I enjoy hanging out on. About a month ago, I was repeatedly insulted and told to leave my favorite, and most long-lasting, forum, and today I've be quite impolitely asked to vacate my 'current' one.

This, combined with the repeated lifetime bannings I've gotten on other boards, has led me to one inescapable conclusion: it is impossible to ignore anything on the Internet. In absolutely every single case of every disagreement on every forum I've ever been on, if the other posters had just read, and ignored, whatever it was that made them mad at me (me personally), then I would still be hanging out there, and enjoying myself. If they had decided not to be offended by something that was not said with the intent to offend, there would not have been any problems, anywhere, ever.

But that's too difficult.

Therefore, I bid adieu to the world of online message boards. I will continue to comment on UserFriendly and PvP, and maybe Slashdot, but that's about it. No more Internet discussions for me, because it's getting far, far too difficult to put up with the people who have 'board seniority', and are therefore always right.

On the plus side, this should free up enough time for me to finish several books, get into shape, and maybe cure cancer.

In honor of all the people who are incapable of dealing with reality:
You Know Who You Are

Monday, January 08, 2007

SLEEP! Glorious Sleep..

Last night, Throkky said she would take the first shift with the baby, and lo and behold, I went to bed around 8:30. I skipped ice cream, I skipped hot chocolate, I didn't even have a belt of the old Irish... I just crawled into bed and passed out, and was not awoken for a solid 8 hours! That hasn't happened since the middle of December, and for the first time in several weeks, I'm not yawning at work! WOO!

Around 4:45, Throkky decided it was my turn, so I was woken up by basically being beaten with a baby. I figured that eight hours was even pushing my luck, so I had no troubles getting out of bed, and playing with her in the living room (which is post-Christmas SPOTLESS, thanks to Throkky!) She mostly crawled around, and tried to eat day-old Cheerios off the kitchen floor, shen she went ballistic, and passed out. I took that time to heat some meat pies, and clean the kitchen table off. Then she woke up, so we hung out for a bit and watched Superman Returns. Then she went ballistic, and fell asleep again, so I had a shower, while Sebby woke up and watched Superman Returns (though he got mad at the villain girl because she was supposed to be a hero girl... his words!)

Then I got dressed, informed Throkky of the situation, and went to work, with Sebby playing F-Zero X (I FINALLY beat the Joker Cup on Expert yesterday, so now we have ALL the cars, and ALL the tracks...) and Poppy snoring in her little cradle-chair.

I'm probably gonna get stabbed in the head today to make up for all the good vibes.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wal-Mart.... Good? Confusion!

Wal-Mart Plans To Use Unstoppable Marketing Power... To Get People To Use Compat Fluorescent Bulbs

I have to say, this is actually a pretty cool step, but when you think about it, it's also probably the cheapest and least impactful "step in the right direction" that Wal-Mart could take. Instead of paying their employees more, or raising prices 1% and donating tens of millions to charities, they will instead just run comprehensive in-store advertising to get people to buy the better bulbs, which already exist (and are manufactured by affiliated companies).

Ah well.... baby steps, there we go....

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I Don't Know Who's More Obsessed...

... him, or me.

Son: When my fish die, I can get new fish?
Me: Probably, yeah.
Son: When my dad dies, me and mom will get a new one.
Me: Uhm... your dad?
Son: Yeah, when you die, we'll get a new one.
Me: Oh.

I know his grasp of life and death is rudimentary, but still... it hurt. In a funny, morbid, Kubrick-esque sort of way.