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June 5th, 2008

12:01 pm - I can't type 55...
Pass 1:
95 words


Second try: 100wpm. Third try: 102wpm.Collapse )
Wow... and here I thought the first pass was an anomaly.... no wonder people say I type fast, heh!

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April 18th, 2008

09:26 am - What Fuels the Angels?
I saw an interesting van on the drive to work this morning. The back of the van had two Angels logos and some generic "baseball" logos. It was going slower than I, and I passed the van on the left. As I drove by, I saw the gas tank access with the notation "STEROIDS AND HGH ONLY", and some faded marks for whatever text had been there before.

Commentary on baseball? LOL... the truck was plain white, other than the logos and text described above. I wish I had though to check the plates... hehehe...
Current Mood: amusedamused

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November 26th, 2007

11:01 am - Back to the Grind
I had a great trip to see my family, including my 5-month-old niece, for Thanksgiving. We flew home on Saturday, but our bags didn't make the trip with us. *sigh* Fortunately, though, our bags were delivered on Sunday - around 10pm. *double sigh* And then the 'baggage delivery' people insisted that I had to carry my bags up from their vehicle, so I had to wake up (having fallen asleep on the couch) to retrieve the bags.

We didn't open them last night, but this morning I was able to confirm that two large bags of pecan tarts (that my mom had sent with us) had survived the trip, so that was a minor bright spot in all of it.

This morning I got up at my normal alarm time and took a drive over to the vet's office with Dee (stopping at a drive-thru for breakfast for us on the way) to retrieve the cats. This time, though, they needed us to come back to the boarding area to get Peanut out of her cage. It sounded like Peanut was being unfriendly towards the staff. *sigh* Of course, I opened the cage and Peanut seemed very happy to have me picking her up, and she didn't fight getting into the carrier.

Well the kitties were home around 7:45am, and I stayed home for a bit to give Peanut some attention before running off to work. So I got into work a little later than usual, but I'll leave at my regular time anyway. *snicker* Oooh, the 15 minutes will be a killer, I'm sure.

I'd rather be home and slacking off. But it was much better to have the extra day to prep for the trip, rather than to recover today. That doesn't mean I won't bitch about being back to the grind today, heh.
Current Mood: tiredtired

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October 22nd, 2007

08:59 am - Fires
Traffic on the 5 was slow in Irvine, but everything started picking up south of the 405 merge. It was clear driving the rest of the way down to Carlsbad, but I could see the San Diego smoke plume as I drove in to work.

I'm at work now, and I'm just the second person here. Most of the other employees seem to be taking care of fire issues close to their homes, or staying home in case evacuation is necessary. I'm not expecting the office to get many more people in it today, though it sounds like one person (who's on the phone with the other person here) may be coming in to pick up materials.

I'm not sure how far away the fires are from here, but I don't smell much smoke in the air. I could just be desensitized to the smoke scent, too.
Current Mood: curiousconcerned

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September 7th, 2007

08:44 pm - Jobless!
Oh my god... I'm Jobless! Well... until Monday, that is. ^__^
Current Mood: amusedsm@rt@ss

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September 1st, 2007

04:56 pm - One down, thirteen to go...
Today's 17-7 win against the East Carolina Pirates wasn't the beauty that many Hokies were hoping for, but it's better than being a Michigan fan tonight. The team will need to perform much better next week to have a chance against LSU, but it was reassuring to me that the team didn't melt down when ECU got an early 7-3 lead.

At the end of the pregame show, Lee Corso put on a t-shirt with a quote of his own, from 2001: "I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them." That quote was originally meant as a funny line after Corso's rental car got hit by lightning in Blacksburg, but it meant a lot more to me today.

I've got a lot of kudos for ESPN. I don't remember them as being part of the 'swarm the campus' crowd in April. It wasn't a time they should've been there, anyway. But today, this was their time to be there, and I think they did a very good job with their coverage, at least from a Hokie point of view.

I'm quite happy, though, that there's something more significant in the college football world tonight than Virginia Tech's first football game since the shootings.
Current Mood: contentcontent

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July 28th, 2007

01:23 pm
Kevin Smith was just announced as the director for Heroes: Origins!!!

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July 3rd, 2007

03:26 pm
Ongoing construction means ongoing openings of new restaurants. I tried the new Quizno's location in The District at Tustin Legacy, since a sandwich sounded good. The food was on par with my Quizno's expectations, but the cashier's familiarity with the register was not; assistance was needed from a manager, and the manager then needed assistance from another manager because the first two couldn't find the key on the register for my sandwich.
Current Mood: amusedamused

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July 1st, 2007

10:26 am - Objet d'lust
As much as I had waffled on the thought of getting an iPhone before this week, the steady stream of information releast from Apple whet my appetite and I left work at 5pm on Friday to get one.

Stop One: at&t Store at Tustin LegacyCollapse )
Stop Two: Fashion Island Apple StoreCollapse )
The Apple Store ExperienceCollapse )

Overall, Apple had a great "experience" in the store, and getting the iPhone home was even better! I waited until about midnight to activate the phone and had no problems. And on Saturday I finally got to sync the iPhone with my desktop and load my tunes and photos.

I ran out for breakfast stuffs from a bakery this morning and finally verified that the iPhone works with my car's receiver. The iPhone warns that the device isn't "iPhone compatible" and recommends putting the iPhone in Airplane Mode to reduce audible interference; I said No, and could hear the "GSM clicks" sounds like my old RAZR. So I guess "iPhone" accessories need better shielding!
Current Mood: contentcontent

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June 20th, 2007

08:03 am - Just call me "Uncle Sam"
At 11:52am yesterady (19 June), I went from just "Uncle-in-law Sam" to plain "Uncle Sam" when my sister gave birth to Juliana Brooke G. She was born 7 weeks premature.

This morning, I had an e-mail from my mom with the first pictures of Juliana. Well, instead of signing her e-mail as "Mom" it's now signed as "NANA". *giggles*

I think I'll be planning many more trips home to West Virginia now, though.
Current Mood: chipperchipper

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