Can you see my "I'm not a happy camper look?" The lady apologized for not getting to us sooner and she told us that she had forgotten that we were in her area - Uh huh.
Heather starts the 8th grade on Tuesday. The best part is seeing your friends that you haven't seen all summer!
Then she says this in regards to my blog:
her: Hey Sam.
her: On your favorites, do you just put down just the movies you like?
me: [looking at her with this what the heck are you asking grin] Did you just hear what you just asked me? LOL
her: uh... [hides her face]
What ya doing for this long three day weekend?
I wonder what people really fear the most: Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Fires, etc...So I guess it comes down to whether you want to know that it's coming or not.
Which natural disaster do you fear the most?
The hangers are right above the machines so that everything is ready to go into the closet as soon as it's finished drying. This comes in handy, too handy at times, because I get lazy and just let them hang there until I need them. I'm sure that when I get a significant other, she'll tell me to put the clothes where they belong!
I've only had one washing accident, but I need to give Heather half the credit since she was helping me do laundry when she was four or five, and placed a BRAND NEW pink bath towel that my mom had given to her, into our whites. When the clothes finished Heather thought it was cool. I soaked the stuff until it all came out. un-timed, Day 16
Have you ever messed up your laundry?
The guy couldn't find my keys so I had to hunt him down in the bays. I saw Cortez again. He said, "I'm not stalking you, ok! LOL"
I was supposed to go shopping for dress shirts today, but well, I was really lazy! One reason that I dislike getting long sleeve shirts is that if I buy the shirt that fits my neck, then the sleeves are too short. My friend said, just buy a larger shirt and have it tailored to fit.
Also have to make sure my workstation is set-up before Tuesday (my e-mail machine basically), even though I use my laptop since EVERYTHING is blocked on the workstations.
2x un-timed, Day 16
Is there a web-site you want to go to, but it's blocked at work?
The contract department told me that my contract was ready to be signed and if I could come and sign it today. Yes, of course. I'll be there in 30 minutes. I read all 16 pages and signed it.
I've been patient and it paid off. So, I start on Sept 4th in a new department and new floor (two floors up).
Wanna go celebrate with me?
And there is the cause of my funky "Asian Rice Farmer Tan," as someone mentioned in a previous post.
Starting on 4 Sept, I'm changing my running/walk time so my legs won't be getting any darker.
2x un-timed, Day 15
Did you see the lunar eclipse?
They moved but had to give that little huff to let me know they were inconvenienced that I interrupted their conversation. I smiled and said, "Have a good day..."
2x un-timed,Day 14
You ever run into these types of people?
This wasn't a joke though. It was like someone was paying me back :) I cancelled the transaction, re-inserted the card and then paid with my VISA debit card instead. I later called the credit card company and straightened everything out; seems like auto payments don't always auto pay!
BTW, I hate the "Please say 'Cancel a card, Dispute a Charge, or Make a payment.'" prompts. I bypassed all that by saying, "CUSTOMER SERVICE"
You ever have your credit card declined?
Took my friend out for her birthday dinner but she didn't eat! Sorry, no rainchecks!!! She says that I still owe her one, but it's not my fault that she oinked out with her girlfriend earlier! No problem, it made my dinner check smaller :)
Do you like my moon eye?
You play this card and whatever two people you choose have to kiss! You can hold on to this card until the right time (enough alcohol consumed) or play it outright. You can use it to kiss someone YOU want because the rule never states that the holder can't be part of it. Another scenario is getting two people to kiss that would NEVER do this on their own...maybe two guys or two girls. LOL.
Anyway, I sent all my photos/videos to my e-mail, and now my phone is happy again ready to store images like this. :)
Do you play any drinking games?
I took the photo and randomly cut out the pieces, I adjusted the layers slightly by doing a stroke, and shadow. Some of the pieces have a bevel either in or out then finally placed them on the original. I flattened the image and saved for the web.
Let me know when you guys get tired of this because this little project is actually harder than it seems, and I'm not too sure I can keep this up for another 350+ days. :)
I circled around and ran on the other side of the street to give them "privacy." He was begging her not to leave, and she put her food in the car. I kept wondering if they would be there after each lap, and after the fifth lap, she was gone and he was left sitting on the curb crying.
So, should he have just let her go if she wanted to "leave?" If he did, then would she say, "You didn't fight for this relationship." If he didn't, then would he get the "You aren't listening to me, and are trying to control me?"
un-timed, Day 11
What do you think?
Seems like Heather ate too many cinnamon sticks and didn't have room for that much pizza. Somehow I knew that was going to happen. More pizza for me, right?
I try to teach Heather something when I spend time with her to prepare her for those life situations that come up. Today, I told Heather that she shouldn't make decisions when she's upset. Just remember that, okay. It will come in handy one day. She laughed and repeated what I said so that I knew she was listening. She goes with the flow and every now and then will bring up something that I've taught her, told me how it has applied. Makes me feel good that she actually listened.
Got my follow-up call that everything was going ok, still set for the same date. Later, I got asked to do a website (not maintain) for a church - Something simple. I said that I'd do it. As I'm driving us back, a team mom calls, and I got the eyeroll treatment from my passenger. Lucky she's not my gf. Tonight's run was pretty blah, especially having to fight with my sock.
Un-timed, Day 10
Ya like sushi?
This just happens to be on the route that I take when I run during the day. Hmmm, I wonder if that water slide is working :)
I spoke with a couple of friends today around noon, and felt kind of bummed at the things going on, then I received an unexpected call from someone that wanted some info. It was weird how I could go from one mood to another within 30 minutes.
I went to home depot and bought a sprinkler head, since it's broken again. I think my neighbor shattered the top with his mower since he cuts his grass to putting green height. So, right now if I turn on the sprinklers, I have an old faithful right in my very own yard.
un-timed, Day 9
My friend came over to do the route with me. I took the camera because I wanted to get a scenic downtown San Diego from the top of the hill but it was a little hazy. I ended up getting some squigglies while we were walking. I think this one looks like fiber optic cable...
I used the street light and the moon to draw my initials on the image. 2.5 seconds to draw the letters. Since I framed up the light and the moon, it only took me to do one letter to get my initials. :)
For the life of me, I couldn't get her initials. It just wasn't happening.
Nothing fancy here, just moving the camera around for 3.5 seconds. I wonder how many people out there actually see this when they are driving home?
You like my long exposure art?
Canon announces the 40D ($1300 USD) with full specs, also the 1Ds Mark III ($8000 USD). The 40D is an ACTUAL UPGRADE! Now includes the "liveview," 6.5 fps, 10+ megapixels and is the scaled down version of the 1D Mark III. ($3,500 USD), and the G9 ($500). I still use my G2.
The 1Ds Mark III, the flagship model with 21+ megapixels! I WILL try each of these new cameras out soon.
As you see can probably see it's now the 1Ds Mark III, then 5D (Full Frame)...then 1D Mark III, 40D, and Rebel Series, in the separate line-ups. Anyone of these will get the shot you want, it's which one will do the task within your available budget. Let the drooling begin.
Don't you hate that as soon as you get a camera, then an upgrade is just released?
An old man was smoking on his balcony as I went by each lap, a couple was making out in their car for the entire time! They didn't even flinch after the second lap. Half moon going on tonight and very clear. A nice night for thinkin'
Here I sit after taking a nice shower with the A/C on and kicking back...I'm wide awake!!!
That glow on the bottom right is my laptop on the floor. I'm still tired...yawn.
Nothing terribly exciting today for me. How about you?
I helped a my friend buy something for his girlfriend. It's her birthday in a couple of days and he didn't have a clue as to what to buy, so he asks me to help. The interesting part is that we had gone to dinner just recently and she gave him FOUR items to choose from. She didn't just come out and say it, but she did the woman thing and "hinted" what she wanted. I also noticed that she gave him different price ranges, too. :) Hmmm, maybe she invited me so that I could tell him...
Do you think that if it's not in someones nature, that they can change?
What color eyes do you like?
un-timed, Day 5
Dropped off Heather's softball stuff at her house for her tryout, then I headed over to get some pancakes. People think that I have an unusual way of eating them. I start by making a little hole in the center down to the bottom and filling it with warm syrup. I eat outwards until I reach the edges, or eat them all.
Went to go see a movie, and the person that selected it is soooo banned from picking another for a long time. I'm embarrassed to admit what movie it was, it was super bad...I mean really bad! :)
Had to mow, edge the lawn, and Cortez just happened to be doing a house inspection right across from my house. He comes over and we chat a bit - softball no doubt. I cleaned out the garage, and finally washed my car. As I was doing this the real estate lady from across the street came over and started talking to me. Maybe 10 minutes pass, then she gives me her card. The neighbor laughed at me since the lady said "bye" about 5 times.
This time I put less of the tire stuff on so that my rims wouldn't get all "dusty." Went to a party but left early because I just wasn't feeling social. That's it!
Do you think I eat my pancakes weird?
I was testing the 3200 (H) ISO setting on the camera, and the phone rang in my hand! What a trip. The number said "Restricted," and by the time that I took the picture, and put down the camera, the person chickened out or decided that maybe it was a little late and hung up. I won't normally answer a restricted/blocked call unless I'm expecting a call from someone I know.
Well, good night. I'm taking Heather's softball stuff to her house so that she'll have it in time.
So, do you answer restricted/blocked calls?
She is part of the Homies Collection, and has an official name. Regardless of her official name what does it look like she is doing? Or is it just me?
Incase you're really bored, she's part of set #5 in the Homies Collection.
Since it was still light outside, I did the Water Park, Coors, hills and around back to Palm Ave (5 miles). The run was pathetically slow, but it won't take me long to get back into it. If it's dark then I'll run around the block.
Do you like to run?
un-timed, Day 3
I messed up big time on the image, but I think it still came out okay. Can you tell what it is? It's fairly obvious. But it was fun, and it didn't take that long.
I originally wanted to change clothes for each person, and maybe change the hair a little, wear some sunglasses, etc...But, something came up suddenly, and I didn't have time. Next time, I will make it better! Someone didn't know that if you click on the photos, it brings up a larger version. :)
What is your favorite card game and why?
Sometimes I get surprised when I arrive because I was on total auto-pilot. I was aware, but time just seemed to zoooom by. That ever happen to you? When?
They waited a week afterwards seeing if I would do it without prompting - I didn't. It was kind of late and another friend said just start tonight.
Here's a webcam shot for day 1. I'm uploading stuff to the server and wrapping up the league stuff...just watching the little bar move across the screen. Good Night.
I'm organizing my photos and find these from August 2002. Check out little miss Heather leaning on my shoulder. The one of the left was taken at the Bronx pizza place from when we lived downtown.
At this point, Heather had just come back from Nationals and her sister's team had just brought home the National Championship. Heather was the bat-girl and had her own little uniform. I remember her going to get the bat after each and every game for the entire season.
Little would we know that five years later, she would have three National Championship trophies, huh?
I was excited because this is when the Canon D60 digital SLR with it's whopping 6 megapixel resolution was new.
Has anyone seen something like this that says, "I want a girl..."
How many of you "girls" out there are looking for something like what this poster says AND do you think you'll ever find someone that fits the description?
I'm going through the bazillions of photos so that I can finally post them on the website and found this one. At one point she put a pillow on her head in case she got too close to the ceiling.
I know I'll never forget this Nationals! :)
On the way, I noticed an armada of construction vehicles near my house. It seems that you can't stop the inevitable. New apartments are going up nearby. I took this photo because it reminded me how as a kid I tried to stop them from tearing down my house (The Beyer Trolley Station sits there now) but to no avail. The best I could do was to let the air out of the tires. :)
We cleaned and took out everything except the frig, soda machine, and the steel table. Everything else was moved into storage. Three people responded in addition to the snack bar coordinators, but one left early.
It took us almost three hours to get it all done. I didn't feel well, but stayed till the end. After that we congratulated each other for getting it all done. I gave the ladies a hug and kiss, and said we would see each other soon.
I invited a friend to dinner and told them it was my treat. It was a cheap date since all they wanted was Starbucks. We talked until I finished then parted ways.
If you ask friends for advice, do they know the "whole" situation? Or only a sliver? This has a bearing on how they answer. So...
Who do you confide in? (Parent, friend, co-worker, etc...)
I went to the store to return something, and if you're a regular reader then you know what it was. The only problem was that it had a 15 day return, and today was the 16th day.
I got into the return line and looked over the people that would be handling the returns...Hmmm, how about Bob, the guy with the frown and looking like he hates his life. Or, maybe Tom over there, that looks like today is his first day on returns and he is gonna look for that low return rate. But over there, Susan is still smiling at 3:00 p.m.
Susan looks over at me and says, "I can help the next customer!" She examines every last detail and the product is perfect no blemishes, nada. But, she notices the 16 day. She looks at me and then talks to her supervisor, then a second later, its complete. Whew...
I look around the place and look what I found while going through the book section! Yes, it's what you think it is...I was looking for someone to take a photo of me holding it with that "Look what I just got for Christmas grin! :)"
I think the buyer for this store had some fun and said, "what the heck!"
El Patio was good. Wanna go with me sometime?Would you buy this gift (Candi the Pole Dancer) for someone?
They need to have single guy size, along with recipes for one! It seems everything is geared to the 4+ size family. I went into Vons and asked the lady if I could cut up the lettuce and just take what I needed since it was sold by the pound anyway. I explained that I wanted a BLT, but not for a week!
The lady smiled but I knew she really just wanted to laugh at me. No problem, I'm glad I made her day...I ended up getting the smallest one and grumbled (showing a smile, though) as I went to get the rest of the ingredients!
And that was the highlight of my lazy Saturday...
Tonight was poker night but I got the weekly text message late so I hadn't planned on it. By the time, I did get messaged, I was was already watching the movie.
You get your copy yet? Or, did you get it on DVD Tuesday?
Three of us decided to walk down to Hazelwood on the bay for lunch since it was a really nice day. I got my sandwich, potato salad and drink paid for me, and I was told that I had to take them to Ruth Chris Steak House on Sept 14th, which is across the street from Anthony's.
Uh...did I get the short-end of the stick, here?
A new Commanding Officer takes over the base tomorrow and since the pier is all goobered up, they are doing the ceremonies on the USS Midway. Funny thing is that when I was kid, I spent some of my good-grade money on a model of this aircraft carrier, and then sailed it in a lake. I waited until it got to the center and then sank it with my Crossman 760. It shot pellets, bb's and darts.
None of these were here when I first started as a kid, except for that train station.
Would you let your man have this hanging off your truck?
Seems like each time I go back to the Blood Bank, they have a new form to fill out. Now, they fit you in a private little booth and when they draw the sample to test your iron, you get dragged into a closed door room.
They made an error and asked me to wait, but I told them that I had to be somewhere.
After a second, the lady comes back and tells me they can do my double donation in a second. I had 15.4 iron this time, down from 18+ last time.
I noticed that they got a new machine. Sophia was laughing at me for taking pictures of the machine. The interesting part is that no blood touches any part of the machine. Here it is all clean to the left.
At the right, she is entering all my information: 5'9" 180 pounds. Yes, I gained 5 pounds at Nationals. Not too bad :) I expected 10 but I'm not complaining. You can see my blood type there. Universal Donor.
There was another guy smiling at me because he saw me taking a lot of photos. I actually have a little video somewhere when I did this several years ago. The blood looks really dark because there is very little plasma in it since it's all been taken out.
I love that clock. The numbers are huge and it's an atomic clock.
The lights above it are attached to a button in the bathroom. If they light then someone pressed the emergency button. The red one is for the women, and the other one is the mens.
At the end, they laughed at me because I was told to apply pressure to the insertion point with my left hand and raise my right arm up. Sophia then said, "Let's see you try to take a picture now!" That's so messed up, even the guy started laughing!
They depleted my supply down to 35%, so I can't go back for another four months.