He kept talking about my work and what I was doing and then he hit a key word and then bam, I knew who it was. That puzzled look went away, or so I was told by my friend, and I was able to hold a real conversation that said I remembered who he was. He now had a wife and child and they were on the way out. We shook hands.
The question is, how long do you go before you just flat out say, "I'm sorry but I obviously have forgotten who the heck you are?"
It looks like the trial and punishment were swift. Today, the buzz that death would come in a matter of hours, and that the insurgents would cause wide scale violence against U.S. interests didn't stop the execution machine. Let's see how that ends up working.
Now, the only thing remaining is to see the 'proof.' The world wants to see the video, or stills from his final moments. I'm sure that CNN, MSNBC, etc... will have the censored versions and many will flock to the internet where all the grizzly reality of it all will be 'leaked.'
If this had been a 'pay-per-view' event, how many people would fork over money to see it live? Would you?
I've heard many speeches where they say, "Well, Bob thinks outside the box and he has made many innovations and brought new life and energy into this company." But on the other hand you get the person that wants to try something new or different and you get the "He bud, we have to do it this way!' Why you ask, "because that's how we've always done it." If it ain't broke don't fix it.
So which are you?
The closest that I have come to doing anything like this is going on the parachute drop at the amusement park. I was told that the anxiety goes away once you get to the top and the actual fall is the easy part.
What do you want to do that is completely out of your comfort bubble?
I got some more online entertainment and can join the rest of the Battlefield Warriors, and while playing I will wear my "Man Slippers" (Most suprised!!!) that I have been wanting since last year but was told that they were seasonal. Cookies, chocolates, and all the other edibles will hit the spot after I wait to respawn :)
I'm a simple guy so I'm happy getting my watch band replaced. The band had finally frayed and split. Still one of my favorite watches. Nothing fancy just a dependable timepiece.
Going to put flowers on my Mom and Dad's gravesite today, to let them know that they are still in my mind, then going over to have dinner with some friends. Yummy.
Zap forward a couple of hours...I'm finished and open my car and notice that the lady ended up parking next to me. Wonder how long she roamed around before she just said, "screw it, I'm gonna use these legs."
Overall, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be in terms of crowds. Did you have an easy time shopping?
I always get asked why I have been doing this for so long. Good question. I know that there is a need for blood. Somebody out there needs it, a car crash victim, a surgery patient, or any other type of emergency. It's a cool thing to know that all I have to do is endure a jab in the arm (I have small veins so it takes a couple of tries sometimes) with a needle and squeeze a little smushi thing for 45 minutes and someone benefits a whole lot!
Within days, that blood may be running through the veins of someone thousands of miles away or a person just down the block and you will never know.
As long as I'm able to do so, I'll donate blood...
We played four or five games each time and I won them all handily. I never let him win, or let him off the hook. He got good enough that we were both fully exhausted by the time we finished. The game scores were closer and closer, 15-11, 15-12, etc...
Then, finally one day, on our final game of the day, Will won - 15-13. He was serving and I tried to pass him on the left side but my ball skipped; game over! He turned and had that huge grin on his face. He asked me if I let him win and I told him that he knew me better than that!
Later, he says it was an accident.
I do believe that given the circumstances that they did everything that they could and realistically, the chances are very slim that the climbers are alive.
A couple of my friends are in SAR - Search and Rescue for the Sheriff's Department and I always remember how they would tell me about people getting lost in the desert or woods and everything involved in helping find them. If you know me, then you probably know that I'm the type of person that would be involved in this line of work. I contemplated joining but I also understood that I'd have to also do policing duties.
I respect the time and effort that these rescuers put in.
When is a book read? After you read the last page? Or, is it as soon as you begin reading it? What about if you read a chapter, say chapter three only?
Oh, and don't forget that you have 14 days to return the un-read book! If you try to return the book are they going to ask you, "Sir, did you read the book?"
"Uh, does looking at the pictures constitute 'reading' the book?" "I'm sorry sir, we can't accept this book back!"
Let's see who will spend money to find this out:
- Study concludes that it is an advantage to be tall in basketball.
- 100 meter world record holders run fast, conclusive evidence!
- People that eat sensibly and exercise regularly tend to not be overweight
What study result have you seen that seems silly or a waste of time?
This morning I got a call on my cell, I normally don’t answer numbers that I don’t recognize, but I answered. It was a woman and she identified herself as from Tiffany’s. Ah, yes. A little history…In early June I had gone to look for a very specific ring but they were out of stock, I told the lady that I was under a ‘Deadline’ so to speak and that I/She wanted it really soon. She smiled and told me that they could get it for me no problem. She gave me a brief lesson on diamonds and I was on my way.
The lady today told me that they had some new rings in a wide price range that I might be interested in since she knew that my deadline was days away. I politely thanked her for all the reminder calls and apologized too.
Upgrade? Yes or No?
I got trained on the software portion and now know the procedure (do it wrong pay a higher rate), but I have to talk to the techie guys about being able to just export a file SQL Server to csv format and processing all the cards in batch.
I ran from my door to almost the top of the mile of pain, I was dissappointed that I didnt make it to the top but that's for another day. I recovered and continued, and ran most of the flat parts. At the half way point I realized that I had a significant lead and that I had it at that point. But I wanted to make sure so I ran other legs(19 legs available) of the route. By the time that I got back to my doorstep, I stopped my watch at 63 minutes - woohoo. Seven minutes shaved off the time. Walk right into the shower...ahhh. btw, I would really like to be able to do this route in less than 60!
Luckily I have DVR so I recorded both Survivor and Dexter final episodes. I was surprised with the last three going to the finals on Survivor but felt that Becky simply rode the coattails of Ozzy and Yul. I wanted Ozzy to win for the following reasons: I don't recall him lying, he won ALL the challenges, and pretty much played a straight game. He wanted it so he did what he could!
Unfortunately, the jurors have the final say and he lost 5-4 to Yul. Yul had the immunity idol that he found early on so people were afraid to vote him off after he told people he had it, and used a little social engineering to get his way. I'm glad that the jury saw that Becky didn't deserve to win and she didn't get a single vote.
Ah, so Dexter kills his brother and makes it look like a suicide. You always wonder what a bad childhood can do to you, huh? I wasn't really surprised but I guess that Dexter didn't have a choice other than to kill him, without risking his own exposure. It's enough that he has his own team member looking at him with the evil eye already.
Now to clear out the recorded movies.
We know what you want to say but one says that you have reached a limit about how much you don't care and the other one says that you care less about something else.
So which is it?
As long as it doesn't interfere with "Real Life" then you should be ok, right?
It was just a thought because it seems we have so many things on our minds that we just don't see anything and life passes by in a blur...
My theory is that if you don't put anyone in danger and you're willing to deal with the ramifications of breaking the rules then hey, have at it. In this case, speeding ticket, court appearance, higher insurance rates, etc...
Try not paying your taxes and see if you want to deal with the IRS! Or electricity, or government agency. They don't play around do they? So...it seems like there are some rules that are tougher to break.
Out of curiosity I read the "terms" of other cards, and noticed that some have expiration dates and "maintenance fees" for having the cards. Basically they take your money, and then tell you you have to use that money by a certain date, or you forfeit your money. Doesn't sound right. Can you imagine if you had a $20 dollar bill and it said, "Must be spent by 12/31/2006." And don't forget that these companies will make a huge profit because many people don't even use their cards or lose them.
Most companies don't count the sale of the gift card as income until they are redeemed so how do they account for these non-redeemed cards?
I'm backing USC - Go Trojans!
Mine was when during the month of December 1977. It was the Christmas dance and I arrived early to hang out with my friends. So what do a bunch of guys waiting do while waiting for the dance to start? We decided use the huge steel bike rack as a teeter totter. About three of four guys on each side and I stood in the middle to determine which side went higher.
They started going back and forth and just then I got tapped on the shoulder and look over for a second, and slightly moved my foot. Huge mistake! My right big toe got got smushed by all the weight of the bike rack and all the guys on it. It hurt soooo bad and I yelled for them to get the thing off of me.
Blood was pooling in my black converse and had soaked through the top. I didn't want to take my shoe off but an adult took it off for me. Into the office to have it looked at. I told them that it didn't' hurt much so that I could stay for the dance. The nurse cleaned my toe and wrapped it up. I just ended up yanking the nail off since it was bugging me and half my foot turned blue and purple -nice.
We all noticed some peculiar behaviour by our waitress. First, she completely forgot to take someone's order. I said, "excuse me, he still hasn't ordered." So, everyone except Larry gets their food and the waitress forgot about him again. Then, to top it off he couldn't get any refills. But when we finally took our group picture, we asked, "Did you get Larry in the picture or did you leave him out!?" laugh, chuckle, grin, even from her.
I have to remember to get those chocolates out of the car before they melt!
We tried to figure out what it was. Not enough water, too much water, fertilizer, what?!! Finally, we saw the little culprits one morning when I hand watered with the hose. They looked like some worms. A trip to Home Depot and some spray and poof, the little boogers went away. It says that it is good for a two months so I'll have to re-apply soon. But for the time being the grass seems to have recovered.
Now, the only thing is to remove the remnants of the wrong type of grass that we used as spot patches.
"If at first you don't succeed ..." and wondered how other's view that saying. Which of the following represents you:
If at first you don't succeed ...
a) Give up! It just wasn't meant to be.
b) Try, Try, Try again.
c) Figure out some way to cheat.
d) Ask someone that has succeeded and take their advice.
e) Blame someone else for the failure.
f) Change the conditions of the problem so that you can easily succeed.
Love you a whole lot! Remember that no matter what!
Well, you guys didn't win today but that's ok. Can't win them all but gives you a better perspective on things. Bonita Valley Softball registration started and it's going to be time for another season.
Hope you enjoyed dinner at Chili's and I'll see you tomorrow.
I've been working on some new stuff website stuff. I can program the database stuff and layout but I think I need the yang part that makes it look pretty, or at least more aesthetically pleasing. I tend to focus on making it more responsive. Let's see how things work out.
She's been taking pictures since she was tiny. I would show her how to use my cameras and she would pretend that she was a TV reporter and "document" everything with the little movie making ability of the camera - Canon G2. I know, ancient 2002 model but it did the job and still does. Sometimes you can't take a DSLR with you and not look like a dork, lol.
So...I'm looking at one of those Canon point and shoot with a nice big display on the back (almost all of it) It will sure beat my first camera - a Kodak 110 that I got for sixth grade camp! I still have it for nostalgia.
What kind of camera do you want to get?
Not that simple. I get to the window and pay and the guy hands me the bag. I check to make sure this monsterous order is correct. Nope. Just one sandwich. Remember, I'm in the drive-thru!
Me: I'm missing my free sandwich.
Guy: You paid for one sandwich.
Me: When I ordered at the box, I stated I had the coupon.
Guy: We don't do that. You have to buy another sandwich because you didn't give me the coupon when you ordered.
Me: I was at the box, I ordered it with the lady. How was I supposed to give it to her?
Guy: Next time you can get your sandwich.
Me: No ... I'd like my free sandwich, please.
Guy: Well, I didn't press the button for the order to say free.
Me: Of course not, you didn't take the order. She did.
Lady: Ok, I'll give you the sandwich free this time since it was my fault. She tells the back to make another sandwich.
I think this time, huh. You're doing me a favor. I park the car and the lady brings it out to me. I thank her with a smile and drive away.
Never under estimate your opponent.
Then as it looked like the Raiders were going to win the game, and the Chargers got that "forward pass" penalty, a break. Whew, an ugly win, but a win none the less.
Do you feel that the Chargers are as good as their record?
Who's your team?
Being an active participant in a dream sounded pretty cool and I tried it many years ago. I think the closest that I came to it actually working was a brief moment when I was dreaming that I was playing volleyball and then I said to myself, "I am dreaming!" That was it. Of course that was a far cry from being able to fly, and doing all the things that you can't do in real life and get away with it because it isn't real.
What would you do if you could control your dreams?
The turkey isn't the only one stuffed today. Even got some white meat for my turkey sandwiches later on. What happens when you get about 20 people stuffed and filled with liquor and then play TABOO? Boys versus Girls with a race to 25 points. Boys 1, Girls 1. No tie-breaker due to a two hour tv special. Plus, many were all comfy and zonked out on the couch. Can't forget about all the "Devil's Advocate" debates. Can you defend your position, or crumble under the pressure from everyone tossing questions at ya. Temperatures rise but it's all in good fun.
You going shopping tomorrow?
But do we watch because we like to see them squirm and see if they will try to escape? Or how they try to talk their way out of the situation even after they are presented with the chat logs and photos...Most of the guys admit that they have seen the series themselves and now they get their own 15 minutes of fame.
I saw the doctor that had to call his wife to bail him out of jail - $30K, and that he would explain later how he got busted in a sting but that he didn't do anything. Kiss that career goodbye.
Met a lady named Susan and we talked on the bench while I was waiting for another court to open. I ended up going to the cycle for an hour and she saw me up there and waved a couple of times. As I left she asked if I was going to be here tomorrow. I told her it depended on how my legs felt.
What would you stand in line for days for?
It was pretty cool. I was wondering how long before the tears began to flow and it happened real quick. She thanked everyone for their involvement and making it all possible. It was cute. Nope, I didn't take the camera; those duties were proudly taken on by Lil Ms. Heather and she snapped a gazillion photos with a little point n shoot.
Her best friends were there, BV (high school and softball) people, and family. We stayed until everyone had left. Next party - Heather's!
My friend bought a deluxe crab sandwich, soda and chips for me just because. Find out that we both missed each other's b-day so we are gonna head out for dinner this weekend to celebrate. Stayed there for about an hour and half. Ran into some other friends and got teased as usual but I dished some back.
I decided to take a new route home and ended up stuck in an apartment complex. Some tight turns and back on the freeway. I saw a woman give another driver the finger because the driver wouldn't speed up/down enough to get on the freeway. Appears the slow lane woman was talking on her cell.
Dropped off a check at Dawn's house and then headed home. Just as I got all settled in my daughter texts me that the Mariah's Volleyball CIF game (play-offs) is tonight. I ask when, and she responds now. I find it interesting that she'll text men when she can just call. I ended up calling her and asking for the details. I headed over and watched them practice.
My daughter does the drills with the high school team and IMHO is very good. Troy (Mariah's dad) says she's a stud. I notice that she shows good control and has mentioned that she wants to be the setter and make the Varsity team as a freshmen. I still remember teaching Heather how to play sand volleyball and how much time I spent trying to get her to just pass the ball straight. I don't take credit for her ability. She has that internal desire to excel in everything she does (My daughter in whom I am well pleased) Oops...the volleyball match. I noticed the poster board collage of REAL PHOTOS that Heather made for Mariah. Guess all the seniors (3) had one.
The Bonita Vista Barons won the first two games over Rancho Buena Vista Longhorms in a HOT gym. They kept the doors closed and as spectators we wondered what the girls had to endure; I'd find out later.
BV just need to win one more game and they finally win a first round CIF game in Mariah's stint. RBV didn't want to roll over yet and won the next two games. Tie-breaker goes to 15 and BV won!
Mariah started to cry since that's all she wanted - a first round win. I gave her a hug to congratulate her on both her win and full scholarship in softball to Oklahoma State. I'm proud of her. I've watched her grow up and saw/see how much effort she exerts to get what she wants. Kissed my daughter good bye for the night and head to get a bite to eat.
Bought a drink at Subway and ate at Alazan's(sp) very good carne asada burritos not the biggest but really good. Headed home and cleaned up some. Watched saved DVR stuff. Trillian is being a PITB. It took me a long time to delete inactive accounts (some since 1997); longer than it should.
My gf and I have great hopes for this year, but she's leaving real soon. I don't want her to leave but she's mentioned that she can't fix ... here, and that she decided this before we got back together. I can understand that so, if it's for the better in the long run then I'm all for it. Am I making the wrong decision by not asking her to stay? I keep hearing her saying that she's not changing her mind so maybe that's a hint to not try to convince her? I'm just happy we're back together!!!