Monthly Archives: May 2007


I was going to do an ink blog since I had found the stylus I lost a week ago. But in the five minutes that I found the stylus and then went out to get my laundry from the dryer, I have managed to loose it again.  Yay me!!!

Well it looks like I have managed to survive another spring semester at the bookstore.  I don’t know what it is about the spring semester that is so grueling.  Probably because there is more going on in the spring at the bookstore than the fall.  But all the stress is over for the time being with the graduation ceremonies for SF State being held this weekend.  The department almost blew it big time when ALL of us were late.  My excuse was that I went to sleep early and woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t go back to sleep.  The insomnia was so bad that I watched Blade Runner in it’s entirety, which is a first.  Not that Blade Runner is not a good film, but it is slow.  And I have never been able to watch it in it’s entirety until now.

My back is somewhat killing me due to the fact that I lost my bottle of Vicodin and I wore my dressed shoes on Graduation Day.  The soles are worn out and I’m usually in pain by the end of the day.  Which just made the back pain I have been suffering the last two weeks even worst.  It’s so bad that just farting shoots a slight jolt of pain up my spine.  I had to go to Fry’s to return something and I sat in a $2000 massage chair which got every kink and knot out of my back except for the pain in my lower back (It’s at my butt crack almost).  I’m kind of worried about it, but am hoping that now that everything is done for, my stress levels will go down and the back pain will go away.  It would help if I found my prescription also.  I bought some heat pads, but it’s so hard to put them on by yourself.

I left Fry’s today without buying anything at all.  It wasn’t even like I had to fight myself over anything.  I must be getting old.

Vista on the UMPC is better than it was a week ago.  The memory upgrade really helped out a lot.  It is still somewhat slow to start up (Lots of things going on in the background) and the fact that I can’t get the desktop background images to work (only solid colors).

But what’s even better is the loaner TV that Fry’s gave me.  I think that I want this TV even though it is smaller than my original TV and costs more.  It have a built in HD Tuner and the picture is just amazing.  I am def. going to miss this TV when it’s gone.

Adventures in Vista

So I must be getting old because I left Fry’s with only $60 worth of stuff instead of $600.  The TV took about an hour to process, but I left with a 26″ Samsung LCD TV loaner to replace my 32″ that’s being repaired.  It’s better in the fact that it has double the inputs of my TV and the contrast is so much better than my TV.  But it’s 26″, not 32″; I am missing those 6 inches.

So I bought a mini USB keyboard for the UMPC and a 4GB USB drive in order to install Vista on the UMPC.  The drive wasn’t bootable so that didn’t work.  I was still able to use it to install Vista on it, but the drive is going back to Fry’s next weekend.  The keyboard is nice because I can fix it in my bag and carry it around.

So Vista is installed on the UMPC and it has been a challenge, but I’m slowly getting things working.  The only thing that isn’t working right now is the sound.  And I haven’t tried the Bluetooth yet.  Let me try it out now.

Well, stuff is installing.  The touchscreen is still a bit off, and I can’t calibrate it for some reason.  It does seem a bit faster, but I do have it in classic mode for graphics and stuff.  I’m waiting for the memory that I ordered to get here before switching it back to Vista mode for graphics (No Aero see through stuff though).  I bought a 2GB mini SD card hoping to use Ready Boost. but it’s not Ready boost compatible, so I’m out $20 that way…

And Bluetooth might not be working….poop.

Still, Vista looks nice, and it seems to be working just as well as XP was.

Keg stands and Glow sticks

I totally forgot about the party last night.  Not sure how I did that with the pounding in my head.  While I can still feel the love for my glow stick, raving days, I think that I am getting a little old to be doing keg stands.

I did totally trash my diet though, drinking and eating carbs.  I even had a bit of caffeine.  Well that’s going to stop today.  I’ve worked too hard to loose the weight that I have just to gain it back now.  So I am def. going to the gym tonight after I get back from the gym and no more alcohol or caffeine, and start watching those carbs again. 

Sunday Drive to Fry’s

So to start off with, the bookstore finally got in the academic versions of Vista and Office 2007.  These are the site licenses that are cheaper than the retail versions.  It probably one of the best reasons to be a student in college, to get cheap software.  Office installed with no problem and I am loving it.  The stuff that I’ve played with so far, I like a lot.  It’s the Enterprise version, so there is tons of stuff that I probably will never use.

Vista on the other hand has been more difficult.  It’s Vista Business, which means it doesn’t have the media stuff, like Media Center.  So I was going to put it on my UMPC.  Problem is that I didn’t have a keyboard or a external DVD player to install it onto the UMPC.  Well the keyboard problem was easy enough to fix, I Just borrowed an Apple keyboard from work.  As for the DVD problem, I copied the DVD info onto my Zen Vision MP3 player; It can be used as a portable drive.  Unfortunately, it can’t be used has a bootable drive, even though it was recognized in the BIOS.  So I might pick up a 4GB flash drive while I’m down at Fry’s.

But the real reason I’m going to Fry’s is because of my LCD TV.  I finally found the receipt for the TV and so I can take it to Fry’s to see if they can fix it.  According to the receipt, I can get a 27″ loaner set until they repair it.  Actually, I’m wondering if they will let me return this set and upgrade to a name brand set.  Or a bigger set…Now that I’m thinking about it, I wonder if I should get a LCD mount and mount the TV on the wall.  It would free up some space.  I would also need to get a new wireless keyboard and mouse for the computer.  And I need a keyboard for the UMPC.  While righting out journal entries is fun and all, my handwriting sucks and typing is so much faster.  **sigh**  But I really shouldn’t be spending more money.  I should be saving it.  Well, first things first, I need to get out of bed and get this TV boxed up and head down to Fry’s

Testing from Office 2007

Testing from Word 2007 to see if I can post this way

What Tarot Card are You?


You are The Hierophant

Divine Wisdom. Manifestation. Explanation. Teaching.

All things relating to education, patience, help from superiors.The Hierophant is often considered to be a Guardian Angel.

The Hierophant’s purpose is to bring the spiritual down to Earth. Where the High Priestess between her two pillars deals with realms beyond this Earth, the Hierophant (or High Priest) deals with worldly problems. He is well suited to do this because he strives to create harmony and peace in the midst of a crisis. The Hierophant’s only problem is that he can be stubborn and hidebound. At his best, he is wise and soothing, at his worst, he is an unbending traditionalist.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Mom is getting desperate

So today my mom tried setting me up with a Mormon missionary from San Diego

I thought you like white girls


Oy Vey! O.K. I think it is time for me to get out into the dating scene…I’m afraid of what will be waiting for me the next time I come up to visit.

Food for today

strawberry/banana smoothie
whole wheat bagel
large salad
bbq meatballs (10 pc)
tapioca pudding
1/4 bacon/mushroom cheeseburger
banana shake
bottle of water

yeah, I’m falling off of the wagon