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Win a Date With Jozjozjoz! To The Blogger Prom!

i’m supposed to devise some sort of contest to decide who takes joz to the blogger prom. ummm, got any ideas?

and before you ask, no, joz hasn’t broken up with yoshi. joz and yoshi have been together for a really long time and joz has figured out that yoshi is much more pleasant when not forced to attend social functions with strangers. when the yoshi could be at home, watching baseball and drinking beer. yoshi is anti-social. joz is whatever you’d call the opposite of anti-social.

ANYWAY!

answer these questions: why do you want to go to blogger prom? why would anyone want to go to blogger prom? WTF is the blogger prom?* Who put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?

truly, this contest is going to be simple. tell me who you are, why you want to go (please, 100 words or less, joz’s attention span is rapidly declining thanks to twitter), and give me a new, creative, and inspiring tagline for jozjozjoz.com and you’re in–provided you pass a standard background check and pee in a cup.

entries must be submitted via comments to this post by 11:59 pm PST on friday, july 17, 2009

the winner will be notified by sometime saturday morning and given instructions on how to redeem their prize.

see? simple!

FINE PRINT: THIS PROMOTION IS OFFERED IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE. THIS PROMOTION IS VOID OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTIONS LISTED ABOVE, AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED BY LAW. THIS PROMOTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS (THAT WE KNOW OF). THIS PROMOTION IS OPEN SOLELY TO PERSONS WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF, AND CURRENTLY RESIDING IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE. IN ORDER TO ENTER, RESIDENTS OF THE JURISDICTIONS LISTED ABOVE MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. ALL ENTRANTS MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE AND BEATING HEART AT TIME OF ENTRY. BY ENTERING, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE READ THE “OFFICIAL” RULES AND ANY APPLICABLE WEB SITE POLICIES AND/OR TERMS OF USE, AND THAT YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND (!) BY ALL OF THEM. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN (ALTHOUGH A BEER WOULDN’T HURT). A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE AN ENTRANT’S CHANCES OF WINNING A PRIZE (WELL, IT MIGHT).

*the exclusive invite-only Blogger Prom 2009, which takes place at the Andaz Hotel July 22, 2009. Free cocktails, delicious food, sweet giveaways, a gorgeous venue and only bloggers in kitschy, cool, weird prom attire.

i am king. i rule the world.

ok, so not really. but i think i did manage to fix joz’s computer. it seems to be running just fine now, although i’m no techie and have no idea what the hell i’m talking about.
theory #1: the fan attached to the power supply was overheating, causing the computer to shut itself down. that myth is busted. there appear to be 2 fans on the power supply, both work when the computer is powered up.

theory #2: the dust bunnies inside the case are multiplying at a rate faster than they are being destroyed, thereby causing clogging in the vents. while this myth is plausible, after pulling off the cover and carefully examining the insides, it was concluded that this computer may be dusty, but that’s not overly detrimental to the computer’s performance.

HOWEVER, taking off the cover did cause two metal strips with little hooks on the ends to fall to the bottom of the case and another fan to fall from whatever position it was in previously. that fan was now resting on the board for the monitor, causing an alarming bend in said board. removal of power supply and sliding around of drives called for in order to have a look at origin of dropped fan.

turns out that the fan is somehow attached to motherboard (??!?!–the giant green thing that runs on vertically on the side of the case. that’s the motherboard, right?) using those two metal strips. reattach fan to motherboard using strips to hold it in place, power up computer and voilà,the rally monkey returns!

so joz’s theory (for those of you keeping track, that’s theory #3) that the motherboard was fried was kind of true. and there could still be a serious issue with the computer, but for now it seems to be up and running…

1,001 Thank You’s

to our friendly neighborhood Sharky the Kid for steppin up to the plate and helping me paint today. such a relief to have some most of the things to do crossed off my list. joz called her last night to see if she could help out today and she was willing to get out of bed early on a sunday to prime and paint a kitchen and bathroom. whoo hoo!

so now all i gots left to do:

  • paint closets (inside and out)
  • sand, prime and paint doors
  • sand, prime and paint kitchen drawers
  • prime and paint bathroom cabinet
  • change outlets
  • change light switches
  • replace switch plates
  • change out door hardware
  • replace drawer/cabinet pulls
  • install shelf above kitchen sink

and i have a whole week to do it!

our new year’s celebration aka “the hotel room story”

UPDATE: The pop-up footnotes don’t work here, but check the original post– they work there!

(with commentary from jozjozjoz in footnotes*)

so we got to san francisco around 4:30 pm on new year’s eve day. we went to check into our hotel (hotel nikko) and the nice lady at the front desk said, “it’s a full house tonight, your room is not quite ready. unless you want a smoking room?” um, no. everything in there is stinky with stale cigarette smell. i just told her that my asthma would act up*. apparently, they have some sort of machine* that they use to “purify” the room when non-smokers stay there, but i was taking no chances.

so since our room wasn’t quite ready, we went to have something to eat across the street. when we returned, there was quite a line of people waiting to check in*. 20 minutes later, we had our keys and were headed up to our room, on one of the “nikko floors“, which require a key to access.

we called stkyrice and aiyahh and decided to meet up around 10 pm for our new year’s celebration. that gave us time to explore a little before we had to get ready, so we went to the nikko lounge, surfed a little, joz blogged and then we grabbed some water* and went back to the room.

jozjozjoz decided to take a shower and had just gotten out of the bathroom when we heard someone trying to unlock the door to our room. whoever it was was jiggling the handle, sliding the card in and out, but was unable to get in. we figured they either had the wrong room or the wrong floor, and when they went away, thought nothing else of it.

ten minutes later, jozjozjoz was sitting on the bed putting on lotion* and i was on the edge of the bed, channel surfing and watching espn. again, we heard someone trying to gain access to our room, only this time, the door opened*.

should i remind you that jozjozjoz was BUTTNAKED when we heard the door swing open*?
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