Monthly Archive for October, 2005

Halloween Time Warp

Because I’m too busy (and lazy) to come up with anything for my blog today about Halloween, I thought I’d share a story from last year:

Trick-or-Treat Goodies (our way)

Oh yeah… over the weekend, I hard boiled (but immediately peeled approximately 5 dozen eggs) for some deviled eggs/egg salad.

Unfortunately, since I peeled the eggs right away, there was no time to make my Halloween eggs.

Maybe I’ll buy more eggs tonight???

Time warp? (aka – What happened?)

As you may have noticed, there are a few days worth of content missing from my site from the Sheryl Swoopes and George Takei posts, as well as the post with my whining about my flu shot (my arm is still sore).

Thanks to the opposite-of-stellar servers at ipowerweb that was previously hosted on, my data from October 26-October 29 was lost and unrecoverable.

Thanks to the opposite-of-helpful tech support people at ipowerweb, I was told that my data WAS recoverable and would be done “shortly.” I was told the same thing over and over again from the time I left work on Friday to Sunday morning at 1am. I spent over 6-7 hours on the phone or Live Chat with ipower being told the same thing “our senior techinicians are aware of the problem and it will be resolved shortly.” What a crock of shit.

I finally, at around 2am on Sunday morning, I spoke to the Lead Tech Support guy on duty and he was the first person to tell me, “Sorry, the latest backup we have of your site was on Wednesday and we can’t recover anything else beyond that.”

I got pissed and said that the server that was hosted on was a piece of poopy and that stuff is always happening to my site. And they needed to change me to another server ASAP. By the time I woke up Sunday morning, my site had been transferred and if you visited yesterday you may have noticed that they were waiting for the domain to point to the new server.

Anyway, sorry if you came looking for something that no longer exists. Sorry to professoreric who tried to make a post and found that the blog was doody. Sorry to the people who made comments that are now lost for eternity.

The good news is that is hosted on a server that is supposedly more stable than the old one.

The bad news is that my host is still ipowerweb, but I will seek to change that when my account is up for renewal next year.

Until then, let’s have some fun here and try to pretend like ipowerweb doesn’t suck. Thankyouverymuchbyebye.

a new meaning for hair ball….

Cat Bowling


How much is your blog worth?

Evidently, is worth a whopping $82,422.84 (but I think it’s priceless).

My blog is worth $82,422.84.
How much is your blog worth?

Thanks for the link, BillH

My fastest time yet…

…at WebSudoku: 3 minutes, 57 seconds on an easy puzzle. That’s in the Top 7%… see?

Search anyone’s Driver’s License Online!

Act now, don’t let this happen to you…

Check your driver’s license… Now you can see anyone’s Driver’s License on the Internet, including your own! I just searched for mine and there it was…picture and all!

Thanks Homeland Security! Privacy, where is our right to it? I definitely removed mine, I suggest you all do the same.

Go to the website and check it out. Just enter your Name, City and State to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked “Please Remove”. This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement.

I have a mousing injury.

My elbow hurts hurt. (Yes, that’s a sentence.)

Too much mousing means Joz cannot come out to play (online).


Randomness for 10-22-2005

Last night I watched a BBC special on the Discovery Channel called Einstein’s Beautiful Equation and an episode of Nature: Violent Hawaii. So then I couldn’t go to bed without brainbarfing about volcanoes, E=mc², humpback whales, the atomic bomb, creation/destruction, and the big crack in Hawaii.

Little quake!?


3.1 at 1:18p, west northwest of Santa Monica.

Did you feel it?


Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

Boldly striving to overcome the darkness both in this world and within yourself, you are righteously devoted to forging your own destiny.
It’s your choice, but I warn you not to underestimate my powers.
Luke is a character in the Star Wars universe. For more information, see his character entry at the Star Wars Databank.

What’s it worth…

…if you get stuck in the elevator in our building and the doors won’t open so you have to climb out of the top panel of the elevator car it continues to drop bit by bit (after already falling two floors)?*

(The answer after the jump.)
Continue reading ‘What’s it worth…’

I’m sure we can all agree…

…the L.A.’s Parking Enforcement sucks, but I’ve never heard of them ticketing a car with a dead guy in it. (I could be wrong about that, though.)

Dead man gets parking ticket

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities have apologized to the family of an elderly man who was given a parking ticket while he lay dead in his car in a suburban shopping center.

The 71-year-old man, known to be seriously ill, went missing nine days ago and his body was found in his car in a shopping mall car park in a Melbourne suburb, police said.

A parking ticket had been placed on the car the day before his body was found.[full story]

If you are visiting my office building…

…taking the stairs might be a good idea.

I got the following scoop from J-X today:

One of our employees was stuck in an elevator for an hour this morning. He heard glass and metal break above his head. The elevator dropped from the 12th to the 10th floor. He had to climb through the ceiling and jump across a 3-foot gap to the neighboring elevator. He is currently working at his desk.

J-X is a very reliable source and especially since the elevators went out multiple times this week during power outages, I am inclined to believe this story.


–>If you haven’t been keeping up, here are some previous happenings at/near my office building:
Police activity (car chase?) with choppers and a guy laying on the roof of a building and a LAPD person with a gun pointed at him: July 21, 2005
Bomb scare at Jack in the Crack: July 8, 2005
Bomb Squad(?) on Vine, north of Selma: June 2, 2005
Suspicious package at the 101 @ Vine: June 1, 2005
Fire at the high rise across the street at Sunset and Vine: May 31, 2005

There is probably more, but those were the events that I could remember off the top of my head.

HOORAY for the re-launch of Fresca!!!

Back in June, I reported the re-launch of Fresca this fall.

Well, I’ve been seeing the billboards and I’ve seen their new fun & fuzzy Fresca site (can you believe they didn’t have a website until the re-launch)… but I need to go and buy all three flavors of Fresca in their new cans!!!

They still have their original sparkling citrus flavor, but they also have sparking black cherry citrus, and sparkling peach citrus. I just hope they are as yummy as they sound! And they are all sugar free… woot!

They have “Fresca events” through this weekend in L.A… I already sent an email asking where.

I guess it’s time to hit to grocery store this weekend… I wonder if I should keep any of the “old” Fresca cans (the one they had from 1995-2005) around as souvenirs or something?

Nah… I’ll just drink them!

Hi. I’m AragornAragornAragorn. Who are you?

Putting your appointed path ahead of any inner conflicts, you make your own rules for the benefit of all.

If my life or death I can protect you, I will.

Aragorn is a character in the Middle-Earth universe. There is a description of him at

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

via Wil (in exile)

At the risk of incurring the wrath of Trojans near and far…

They don’t call it the University of Spoiled Children for nothing…

Wal-Mart Heiress Returns College Degree

Morning Edition, October 20, 2005 · A year after it was revealed that a Wal-Mart heiress paid a roommate to do her college homework, she has given back her degree. The University of Southern California now says the granddaughter of Bud Walton is no longer a graduate of that school. This is the second time heiress Elizabeth Paige Laurie’s name has been officially removed: After the homework scandal broke, the University of Missouri changed the name of what was until then the Paige Sports Arena.


Bad Joz!

Breakfast: 3 bites of a gross, hard protein bar

Lunch: Pizza (2 small slices of sausage from Dominos) and popcorn (half bag of unburnt Smart Pop)

Dinner: ???

It’s not that I don’t have anything to blog about…

…it’s that I’ve been feeling so “blah” lately, I don’t want to spread it to anyone else, in case it’s contagious.

On the bright side, I’m not dead, so that’s something.


Why is this week taking so long to be over?

I want it to be weekend NOW!

I’ve been meaning to blog this…

…but Koga beat me to it at

Congrats on the new book, Carly!

(And it’s always great to see you visiting jozjozjoz!) :)

Piece of Pita!

Actually, I have many pieces of pita.

We are always ordering from Al Wazir Chicken and they load us down with tons of pita.

I try to leave it around the office for someone else to take, but so many of us order from there, it usually goes to waste.

Right now, we have 3 bags of it sitting on a shelf in our fridge.

What should I do with all this pita?

I was thinking Pita Frisbees might be fun, but it’s kind of a crumby idea.

*har har* I kill me!


We just lost power for a second or two… all the power flickered on and off.

Had to wait for all my equipment (computer, printer, etc) to reboot. Not a big deal, but if I had been in the middle of my 800 page print-out I was about to start, I would have been livid.

I wonder if we’re going to have intermittent power problems today… it looked like power went down at least a couple of times over the weekend.

UPDATE: I just got a call from the receptionist so I could let everyone on my floor know that all the elevators in the building are out. Greeeaaaat…

UPDATE AGAIN: It’s all good. The elevator outage was very temporary. Although if the power goes out again, they’ll probably go out again. Guess who’s taking the stairs today?

Nice try, Angels.

A World Series title in So Cal is not to be.


(I still refuse to call them the LA Angels of Anaheim, though.)

Yay! Michael’s here!

Here’s his run-down of what we did earlier today before going to the Grove and having dinner at Schwab’s. (We were going to Thai Elvis it, but there were waaaay too many people there.)

I’m dumb.

I procrastinated on my deadline and now I’m pulling an all-nighter before Michael arrives in an attempt to finish.

I’m also dumb because I ate food at 3:30am and now I have a tummy ache.

On the bright side, Michael is going to be here in less than 8 hours. Wheee!!!!!

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