Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This Old House

The house buying saga continues. The main mortgage guy took a week's vacation. Got the appraisal done and have to wait to see if the appraiser is going to recommend the need for an inspection.

I also am getting an estimate on getting my house super insulated and the HVAC shaped up. I also found a great new front door on Craigslist for super cheap that I hope to pick up tomorrow. Once I get it installed then I'll get my storm door on.

Got some more projects to finish around the house. My new tools are keeping me busy. :)

Hey look at that!

Wow, I had another awesome appointment with the eye doctor. He said I'm several months ahead on the healing process and already took out a few stitches today. Which normally doesnt happen till around 6 months.

My vision continues to improve in general and today ... for the first time in over 6 years ... I saw clearly and distinctly out of my left eye. He tired a corrected lense at -12 diopter which isnt too dang shabby. Too bad I cant get it in a contact yet (too rough on my eye) and no luck with glasses yet as my vision could warp again and they'd be instantly worthless.

I'm also allowed in the water now, just not deep swimming or a lot of submersion without big goggles. So that means I can ramp back up at the gym, hit the pool and the hot tub. WOO! I'm so excited.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fish Fry

Okay, Fish Fries are evil.

I went to one last night and ate like 5 big plates of fish and I'm still bloated from it. I came home and in a half hour I was dead asleep and slept all night long less one hour where I woke up to realize that Brian May issued a statement that they might have that American Idol guy sing some music for Queen for awhile. I dont know how I feel about all that since I dont watch American Idol at all.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

All hail our new monkey overlords

Google's logo today is in commemoration of the discovery of "the missing link". The latest best evolutionary link between primate and human evolution.

Check out this great post on a message board for people waiting for the Rapture about this:

I saw it and was going to post on it as well but you beat me to it. I almost threw my laptop it made me soooooooooo mad

Sheesh, rage much? Honestly I know things can be frustrating and a computer can be a large source of frustration when they arent working right. But if you are so wrapped up into something that you read online that you want to physically throw your laptop, you need an adult TIME OUT. Not disrespecting this person's personal beliefs or anything here, but close the laptop lid and go sit quietly in the corner until you can behave.

The same poster follows with:

Made me wonder what the logo would look like after we're taken outta here!

*blink* You're not concerned with the enjoyment you'll receive in Heaven? You're not the least bit concerned about seeing all your loved ones and be eternally in the love and protection of your god? The thought that comes to your mind at this point is what Google's logo will look like after the Rapture? I'm assuming you assume that it will be some soft of pictographic representation of "Oh damn! Why didnt we learn and accept god before it was too late?!". Which shouldnt matter to you at all since you'll be in Heaven. But it seems like you'd like to divide your time in Heaven between tip-toeing thru Jesus's tulips and sitting in judgement on how we all behave down here. You really think you'd be in a Heaven where you would have a free moment to be bored long enough to sit and look down and shake your head at the "stupid" people who are left? Your Heaven sounds like a front porch on a busy street. That's what you're so ready for? Eternal life of watching cars speed down your street, yelling at people to get off your yard and gossiping with the neighbor lady about the single woman who lives across the street? Oh that and what Google is doing for their logo nowadays. I'm serious about the sitting in the corner thing. Go there now.

Rare Sentence:

An example of a sentence uttered less than 10x in the history of human speech:

“I cannot believe how this goose got into such an incredible position."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Every crime is a hate crime ... no sorry.

Members of the federal government are still working to pass new Hate Crime legislation that would shore up inadequacies in the current laws and expand the protection to LGBT people.

Many argue that adding Hate protection is unnecessary as all crimes are hate related crimes and thus what? I've never understood the argument against Hate Crime measures. You have the person guilty of committing a crime and you claim to be tough on crime, but you are against further penalizing them in this regard? Anti-Hate Crime comments normally come from the most "lock them up and throw away the key" type people as well. I just dont get it.

How I see it:

Crime 1: A 43 year old man goes and rob's a bank because he lost his job and believes he has no other means to acquire money. He goes in with a gun and threatens the tellers and gets his money and takes off. Is this a hate crime? No. He may have scared the people involved and should receive the extra punishment of it being an "aggrevated assault" while he was stealing.

Crime 2: Two 22 year old men go out to specifically find a person who is black/gay/jewish/etc with the express intent to injure or kill that person simply because that person is black/gay/jewish/etc. They find their target and lure him to a location where they begin to beat him. As they begin to violently dominate this person their rage and excitement intensify. Their work boots begin peeling back scalp from skull as they kick the victim's head. Ribs crack, bruises begin to form quickly from the severity of the blows. Soft tissue is contused and ruptured as they now use weapons because their hands are becoming too sore from their strikes. The person is still breathing and this seems like the ultimate act of defiance against their efforts to fully make this person submit to their will and aggression. They use a length of dog cable and attach it to the victim's neck, cutting his skin and off what remaining air he can muster into his punctured lungs. He's then tossed into the back of their vehicle and driven miles and miles out into a desolate countryside. He is then tied to a fence in a mock crucifixion pose, stripped nude, genitals now mutilated by an old jack handle and the gas they dumped on him is now slightly washed off by their urine. They leave him - clinging to life - for over 3 days. The victim finally succumbs to his injuries and blood loss and the elements and dies hanging there. Is this a hate crime? Yes. Hate motivated the whole process. And on top of the normal punishment for the crime, they should be punished extra for it being a Hate crime as a deterrent against people in our society that need extra protection.

The only argument left I can see is why is Victim A more or less special than Victim B to receive more or less punishment. Well in a simple world this thought is correct. But in our very complex world we realize that some people need our extra protection and as long as it's not reducing the punishment on a non-hate targetted victim, I dont see the big deal.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Meep Meep!

In case you dont have a Road Runner internet connection with Power Boost and ever wondered if it was worth the money. In the words of my High School Art Teacher (who was Korean) it's "fast as dust". Which basically means super damn fast.

And yes those are "B's" as in BYTES, not BITS. Chica-POW!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Home Buying

Still in the process of buying my house. I changed houses from the one on the corner to the one I live in right now. I will save $20,000 and can get it paid off in about 10 years or so which will rock.

And I dont have to move! WOOT!

Monday, May 04, 2009

The love of atheists

Ask a deeply religious Christian if he’d rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don’t seem so bad lately.

-- Scott Adams

Sunday, May 03, 2009

I'm out of here.

I just found out over the weekend that I can start moving into the house I'm buying. Yeah sorry forgot to post that I'm buying a house. Been super busy with all this shit. The carpets were cleaned today and I will be painting over the next two days and then it's time to ... move.

Moving, yeah ... one of those things that sounds fun until you do it.

Friday, May 01, 2009

This is disgusting.

I've campaigned against this man before as a shared outing with the Obama campaign in a neighboring county. However I am going to go full throttle at him this time.