Monthly Archive for March, 2006

You think it’s possible…

…for *poof! and your blog is moved and everything is set up the way it’s supposed to be and I can blog and not worry about anything!* to happen?

(sigh)

I thought not.

What’s up with yahoo mail today?

I keep sending things to people with yahoo email addies and they are bouncing.

This sucks!

The adventures of Lil Ed and Lil Antonio

Posted at blogging.la

So Steve Hymon, a reporter at the LA Times, is in the midst of a very unscientific (but interesting) experiment to see if two goldfish can live in water from the L.A. River.

Well guess what? It turns out they can!

Little Ed (named for Councilman Ed Reyes, river project supporter) and Little Antonio (named for Mr. Mayor himself) have been living in a tank of L.A. River water for about a month, as well on a webcam at latimes.com/goldfishcam (the webcam will be on until for the next couple of days, anyway).

According to the LA Times site:

Little Antonio has developed black splotches, but appears to be faring well; we think it had to do with a chemical imbalance in the tank.

The experiment, not surprisingly, has brought an array of responses from readers, ranging from high praise to this being the single stupidest thing ever to be published in The Times.

Then there was this gloomy note from one reader: “Just like you and me, Little Antonio and Little Ed aren’t getting out of this alive.”

After the goldfish cam is turned off, Little Ed and Little Antonio will continue to live in river water in their aquarium, but we’ll mitigate for some of the unique problems. We’ll try to give the fish a good life in exchange for being good sports.

::backstory::

Dear Universe:

I kind of need my flash drive with all my recent work on it. I had it this morning, but now I can’t find it.

Please return it to me before I have a heart attack.

Thanks muchly,
joz

UPDATE 3/30/06 @ 9:24a: OMG OMG OMG! WHERE IS THIS THING?!?! It’s not at work, not in my purse, not in my car, not at home, not in any pockets… I NEED THIS!!!

UPDATE 3/30/06 @ 9:26p: I found it today at 5pm.

I miss having a life.

In other news, I continue to be allergic to the world.

Forgetful me.

What’s wrong with me?

I was up early getting ready for the day, but when it came time to leave for work, I left my purse (including wallet and drivers license), cell phone phone, and memory stick at home.

Good thing my head is attached to my body, otherwise I’d probably have left that behind, too.

Also, I’m down another point in the saga of me versus the L.A. Parking Authority… I got a $25 ticket last night for having expired tags. My registration is all paid up and current… guess who has been carrying around the registration and new tag in her purse for the last month and a half?

Sheesh.

In Exile

My workload has been keeping me insanely busy! No time to mess with fixing my blog. In the meantime, I’m exiled at blogspot:

http://jozjozjoz.blogspot.com

My hope that this blogspot thing is temporary. Thanks for your patience!

In Exile

It has been more than 10 days since my last post on jozjozjoz.com, making this my longest absence from blogging since I started my blog.

So if you find this, booya to you!

Here’s a collection of links I wanted to compile for myself in my search for a new host, since I’m finally leaving iPowerweb and their CCC rating on the BBB behind me:

MEDIA TEMPLE
I heard MediaTemple was good; they have a AA rating with the Better Business Bureau, but there are these accounts of poor service:
Amazon Review of MediaTemple
Danny Choo: MediaTemple is a pile of steaming turd
The WatchMaker Project

HOSTMYSITE
-Hearing ok things about HostMySite.com… more research to be done…

NO WAY, JOSE!
-I know I am not going with 1dollarhosting/Webcountry… they have an F with the BBB!

Got any suggestions for me?

UPDATE: Lomara suggested Dreamhost, which I’d also heard of… turns out Dreamhost has an F with the BBB. Eeek!

Carly suggested Hosting Matters and they only have a couple of complaints at the BBB. So there’s one I could probably do more research on.

jozjozjoz.com temporarily hijacked…

Due to spammers, the servers for jozjozjoz.com were overloaded.

As a result, my hosting service, ipowerweb suspended my account.

They would only unsuspend my account on the condition that I agree to disable Moveable Type, the blogging software that runs everything on jozjozjoz.com.

I am currently in the process of moving jozjozjoz.com to another hosting service that doesn’t penalize its users for the actions of spammers.

Please be patient until jozjozjoz.com returns.

Thanks for your cooperation.

tee hee

i’ve taken over joz’s computer but i don’t want to mess with her login so i’m pretending i’m her on her blog.

it’s yoshi. playing hookie and hanging out with the jozjozjoz for a bit…

Tired.

Didn’t even join everyone for a drink after dinner.

Waiting for Yoshi to come back to the room.

*yawn*

When did I get so old?

Guess where I am?

I have a view of the Eiffel Tower from my hotel room.

(Hint: I did not need my passport to get here.)

Brrrr…

You can make fun of me if you want, but this is cold, especially L.A.

coldweather-03-11-2006.jpg

Still the same Joz…

I just dropped a giant amount of white, saucy food on my lap. (I’m wearing black pants.)

Dammit.

What’s the problem with the following equation?

Not enough time

+

Not enough energy

+

Too much to do

=

jozjozjoz

(Help me. I suck at math.)

Still on my list of things to do…

…get some blogging done.

Oh well. One of these days…

Happy birthday, Efi!

“Mr. Flan! Flan! Flan!” himself is a year older today.

I’m not sure if he’s a year wiser, though.

But he is definitely older.

Ok, I’d better not tease him too much about aging because he’s going to be mean to me when I turn *cough* 29 *cough* later this year. Who are we kidding?! He’ll be mean to me regardless!

Oh well, just go wish him a happy birthday!

Start saving up…

… to buy me a Sam Maloof rocking chair.

Please.

pssst, wanna know a secret?

in the jozjozjoz/yoshi household, the common belief is that yoshi does most of the housework. when one actually examines the facts, however, there is a distinct margin between what the yoshi actually does and what the jozjozjoz actually does:

yoshi:
*laundry (including stain removal on the jozjozjoz clothing, changing bedding, etc.)
*dishes
*cleaning (disinfecting kitchen and bathrooms, moving piles of the jozjozjoz clutter into jozjozjoz territory, i.e., her desk)
*dusting

jozjozjoz:
*garbage (collecting from every room and taking it to the dumpster)
*recycling (taking every bottle and can from my desk and putting into the kitchen, and rinsing out everything i leave in the kitchen to be recycled, not to mention all the paper and plastic that goes from the kitchen and the office to the recycling bin)
*vacuuming (ok, this only means she moves furniture and runs rooben around, but still)
*puts all the clean dishes away
*puts all the groceries away
*refills the toilet paper in the bathrooms
*puts towels in the bathrooms on laundry day
*puts sodas in fridge so that there are always cold ones

so here’s to jozjozjoz, may she never realize just how unbalanced this household chore list really is…(although she does, on occasion, read my posts, especailly on her own blog).

I hate traffic.

I get really nauseated when I’m in stop and go traffic, especially when I’m at the wheel.

Right now I feel like I might toss my cookies chicken club salad from Johnny Rockets.

Bleh.

It turns out the puppy story was false…

It wasn’t a problem with the journalism, but rather the teenaged girl (19) who supposedly saw the teenagers play football with the puppy was lying about what really happened to injure the dog. It turns out the gal who reported the injured puppy was actually the owner of the dog and that her developmentally disabled brother had actually stepped on the puppy and she got scared and lied to the police about what happened.

It’s quite a sad story regardless, but at least we know that the puppy wasn’t intentionally harmed.

Thanks to the Edgewater Resident who provided the link to the [full story] at abc9.

Why does my mom leave me voicemail messages that are over 2 minutes long?

She knows how much I hate voicemail.

UPDATE: She just left me another voicemail (while I was checking the first one) to say sorry about the long voicemail, I hope you got it! Sheesh!

What is wrong with teenagers today?

I cite 3 stories… one local, 2 non.

(Ok, I know it’s not “teenagers” as a whole, but these 3 stories involving teens caught my attention today.)

Teens Allegedly Steal, Crash Land Plane

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. – Two 14-year-old boys escaped with minor injuries after crash-landing a small plane that authorities say they stole from an airport hangar. The single-engine Mooney M20C belonged to one of the boys’ parents, and the pair was trying to run away from their homes, said Cindy Beavers, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. … The plane ditched in Joshua Tree National Park between 5:30 and 6 p.m. The boys suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene by rangers, according to park officials. Officials said they didn’t know why the plane went down but speculated it ran out of gas. [full story]

Teens play “football” with puppy. Puppy dies.

In this photo provided by the Edgewater Police Department, a 3-week-old Pekingese puppy is shown Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at the Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Edgewater, Colo. The puppy that two teenagers allegedly were using as a football died Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 2006, according to Jamie Petsitis, a spokeswoman at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. Police operations Cmdr. Mike Marchese said the teens could face a felony charge of animal abuse. (AP Photo/Edgewater Police Department, Mike Marchese)

Turns out this was false. But the puppy still died :(

Peke Puppy Death

…and finally a story about a 12 year-old… which is basically a teenager, right?

Boy, 12, Sticks Gum on $1.5M Painting

DETROIT – A 12-year-old visitor to the Detroit Institute of Arts stuck a wad of gum to a $1.5 million painting, leaving a stain the size of a quarter, officials say. The boy was part of a school group from Holly that visited the museum on Friday, officials say. They say he took a piece of Wrigley’s Extra Polar Ice gum out of his mouth and stuck it on Helen Frankenthaler’s “The Bay,” an abstract painting from 1963. The museum acquired the work in 1965 and says it is worth about $1.5 million. The gum stuck to the painting’s lower left corner and did not adhere to the fiber of the canvas, officials told the Detroit Free Press. But it left a chemical residue about the size of a quarter, said Becky Hart, assistant curator of contemporary art. [full story]




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