Monthly Archive for January, 2006

Sneaking in…

Was I here?

Was I not?

Huh?

Shhhh…

Guess what?!

It’s before midnight and I’m headed to bed!

(Yes, I’m going to shower before going to bed.)

Woot!

I had a 7am appointment in Beverly Hills this morning…

…Yoshi woke me up at 6:45 after my alarm had gone off for an hour and I just slept through it. I walked out the door at 6:50.

Oops.

So I walked into my appointment at 7:05.

At least my teeth were brushed.

We also won’t go into how fast I was driving to get to BH in 15 minutes.

Whoo hoo!

I got my laptop back!

Thanks to my cousin for lugging it back to Taiwan and to my Dad who took it in at Taiwan.

I got a new charging thingy and also they replaced the frame (remember the giant crack?), but I know it’s mine because the keyboard is rubbed off. My Dad says they didn’t charge anything to fix anything of this stuff, so it’s like having a brand new laptop with and ugly keyboard.

YAY!

Happy Chinese New Year: 2006 The Year of the Hot Dog (No joke!)

Year 2006 is a Chinese Red Fire Dog Year. Because Fire is equivalent to color Red in the Five-Element system, Year 2006 is also called Red Dog year. Also, since Fire is hot, we even can say 2006 is the year of Hot Dog. [more from ChineseAstrologyOnline.com]

Have a weiner! (Um, whoops, that sounds dirty!)

Here are some luck predictions for 2006!

Confidential to L.A. folks: Check out this post I made at blogging.la about Chinese New Year festivities in the area!

Michelle is going for the gold

Michelle_Kwan.jpg At the ripe old age of 25, local skating legend Michelle Kwan is going to get her LAST SHOT at gold. Did you get that?

IT’S HER LAST SHOT!!!1!!!1!!11

LAST!

FINAL!

LAST!!!

Oops. Sorry I got caught up in all those headlines. Really, the big news (if it is even big or news) is that Michelle Kwan has been cleared to skate as part of the US Olympic team.

Kwan jumps way to last shot at Olympic gold

By NANCY ARMOUR, AP National Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Kwan is going to Turin, and she’s going for gold.

Kwan sealed her spot on the Olympic team Friday, showing a five-person monitoring committee with jumps, spins and those majestic spirals what she said two weeks ago: She’ll be healthy enough to compete in Turin.

And compete with the best.

“I’m thinking gold is good,” Kwan said at a news conference after the monitoring committee announced its decision. “I’m staying positive, feeling good. I’m injury free. So right now, it’s just going for it.” [full story]

PS – If it sounds like I’m hating on Michelle, I’m not. I’m actually a huge fan and want to see her get that gold. But sheesh… enough with that “last chance” stuff?

::CNN/SI article: Golden Opportunity: Kwan cleared to compete for U.S. in third Olympics::

Halp.

Because my company’s IT guys aren’t able to solve this one, I turn to my blog for help.

I used to be able to “lock” my computer and walk away from my desk (say for meetings/lunch/when I leave work at night) and “unlock” it when I returned with everything in tact (all my windows still open, etc).

Something happened this weekend and when I got in, my computer was “hibernating/sleeping.” No biggie. I turned the computer on and started my day.

Then I noticed that everytime I locked my keyboard and was gone for more than 15 minutes, my computer would put itself to sleep.

Unfortunately, the only way to turn the computer back on it essentially rebooting it, so I have lost all the open windows on my screen.

I already checked the power/monitor settings… everything is set to “Never” turn off, and hibernation is disabled.

What gives?

More importantly, how do I fix this?

Thanks in advance.

PS – I am talking about a Dell machine running Windows.

Complete this sentence…

For only a million dollars, you can…

Seen tonight at Home Depot

Kevin Weisman chatting with a friend near the check-out lines at the Home Depot on Sunset, just off the 101.

A little something to brighten your day…

No matter how bad things are, just remember, at least you aren’t this fool. (Money and a hot wife don’t mean much when you’re just an overgrown orangutan!)

Tip: Before you click on the link above, be sure your sound is on, but not too loud. Also, if you get scared, it’s ok to avert your eyes a bit. But try and last through the whole thing. I did, so you should have to, too.

Disclaimer: jozjozjoz is not responsible for any residual damage to your eyes, ears, mind, psyche, or general well-being as a result of you clicking the link. If you click on the link, you do so at your own risk. I’m not a lawyer, but dammit if I’m gonna get sued for terror the link will cause.

Thanks to Carly for subjecting me to this torture in the first place.

Aren’t you glad I like to share?

Complete this sentence…

If I had a genie, I would…

Hmmm.

Well, at least I got to nap for an hour earlier this evening.

And at least I’m done (for now) with what I was working on.

Could be worse, I guess…

Windy

I feel like I need to gather up Toto and wear my ruby slippers.

Please “each” me how to type

Thanks for all the comments.

No internet today.

(IM via phone doesn’t count.)

Help!

I need a transfusion of silly!

I’m sorry that my blog has been so boring and has consisted of me complaining about lack of sleep, staying up late to work, and stressing about deadlines. Unfortunately, this is what my life has been for the last several weeks and there are no signs of this changing.

I used to blog as a outlet for stress and silliness, but I think I’m so strung out, I lost my silly!

There are a few ways you can help with this.

1) Leave a random comment. Especially if you’re a lurker. Remind me that you’re out there and checking in, even when there’s nothing interesting to see here. If you don’t know what to say, why don’t you leave me your best suggestion of how to achieve world peace? That should be easy enough.

3) Buy me something from my Amazon wishlist. As I told Mike Doss, preferably something that starts with “S” and ends in “egway.” If not that, I’ll take a DVD or a yogurt maker. To be fair, I don’t know how buying me something from my Amazon list will help with my lack of silly problem, but I don’t think it would hurt.

4) Tell me what happened to #2. Either that or each me how to count.

Thanks!

I didn’t finish…

…sigh…

Refreshed…

I came home from work and took my nap.

Now I’ve got to stay up all night and finish my work.

Wish me luck.

Is it nap time yet?

I’m tiiiiiiiired…

Rush rush rush!

And not in a Limbaugh kind of way.

Disturbing IMs

From Sunday morning, 1/15 from my friend Jay:

him (10:31:29 AM): hello
joz (11:00:22 AM): Hey Jay
joz (11:00:23 AM): What’s up
him (11:00:45 AM): i saw you in a film yesterday
him (11:00:57 AM): i think =)
Continue reading ‘Disturbing IMs’

Good sneeps.

I think I asked this already, but why is a nap on the couch (futon) with the TV on in the middle of the day soooo comfy?

I think I deserved a nap this afternoon, even though I got a full night’s sleep last night because I did a lot today.

Granted, they were things that I was doing to procrastinate from what I was really supposed to be doing…

-Organized one of my AIM buddy list… well most of it, anyway
-Chatted with some old friends on AIM
-Took out the trash
-Took out the recycling
-Cleaned out part of the fridge
-Dried the dishes and put them away (Thanks to Yoshi for washing the sinkful of dishes I generated)
-Used alcohol and scrubbed the random black gunk off our Lack side tables from IKEA (we use them as coffee tables and since, duh, I’m a spiller, they get really messed up from all my spills)
-Helped Yoshi flip the mattress
-Helped Yoshi install the Mattress Genie we got for Christmas.

mattressgenie.jpg

Yes, we got a Mattress Genie from Yoshi’s Mom. I’m not sure why she thought we might need/want a Mattress Genie, but since we’re both into gadgets and stuff, we had to install it and try it.

And what do you know? It was easy to install and it works.

I’m not sure when we’ll use it and the airpump is really, really loud and obnoxious, but it’s a new toy… so cool.

My favorite part is going to their website and seeing this:

mattressgenie-ani.gif

BWAHAHAHAHA!

Dilemma…

QUESTION: Do we watch Figure Skating (“State Farm U.S. Championships” Women’s free skate. From St. Louis.)? Or the Dog Show (“AKC/Eukanuba National Championship: Live 2006” Over 3,000 dogs compete in Tampa, FL.)?

ANSWER: Both. Hooray for TiVo.

BONUS: Take a nap on the futon when tired.

New Tax laws… um, ok then…

Via Mike Doss (who got it via James)

http://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch12.html

Bribes. If you receive a bribe, include it in your income.

Illegal income. Illegal income, such as money from dealing illegal drugs, must be included in your income on Form 1040, line 21, or on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) if from your self-employment activity.

Stolen property. If you steal property, you must report its fair market value in your income in the year you steal it unless in the same year, you return it to its rightful owner.

Found property. If you find and keep property that does not belong to you that has been lost or abandoned (treasure-trove), it is taxable to you at its fair market value in the first year it is your undisputed possession.

Fortune cookies at my desk.

Now I know I just went through a whole post about how I am not into sweets, but Bossguy just got a tub of fortune cookies and now they’re at my desk for everyone here to share.

So I’ve eaten two… but I got a bonus third fortune!

Here they are:

-It is hard for an empty bag to stand up right. (Huh? Obviously I had to get another fortune after that dud of a fortune.)

-We learn most when we are teaching. (Um, ok…)

-Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets. (Allrightly then!)

I’ve come to conclusion that this batch of fortune cookies has sucky fortunes. No more fortune cookies for me.




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