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Figment

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Today, at around 3:30pm, Figment my cat was put to sleep.  I received the call from Figment's doctor, who was performing surgery on her to see if she had a string stuck in her intestines.  Instead, it turns out, Figment had an un-treatable un-preventable infection.  The vet told me the only option was to put her to sleep.  

We adopted Figment in February.  She was amazing.  She always knew how to make Jimmy and myself happy.  She had a special hug she liked to give us.  She would crawl up on top of you, place her paws on either side the neck, and start licking your ears.  She was the greatest cat ever, and her life was way way way too short.  I am going to miss her so much, and the apartment already feels so empty without her.  

Rest in peace Figment.  I love you.

Figment

Why you should vote for Obama...

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Being more positive

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So, I have always known I say way too many negative things in life.  As much as others think I don't realize it, I do.  It's more of the fact that I cant find a way to solve it, and I don't like admitting it.  

I would like to think that inside, I am one of the nicest, most positive, and caring person on the planet.  To those who don't know me, I believe I put in much more of an effort to be positive and to be nice.  It is important to me to be as respectful as possible to those who return that favor.

One thing that often gets mistaken as being rude or otherwise non-polite, is that to my friends, I am often very blunt.  As my friend, I think you should know what I think.  Brendon (for those who don't work with me: someone at Disney), used to always come to me first back in the old days at Coaster, because I would not hold back.  I would tell him like it was, and that was what he was looking for.  Trust me, if I didn't like you (and there are very few people I don't like), I wouldn't be your friend anyway, so what I have to say wont be that bad.  Also, I don't say things to my friends that are mean, or would make them go cry in a corner... I just make sure they know the real facts of the situation.  I don't ever want to hurt someone's feelings.

Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to defend myself.  I am only trying to explain that aspect of my life because I think many people try to interpret me or "judge" without fully understanding what I am all about.

Let me preface the rest of this post saying that I am definitely my own worst critic.  I will sit and judge, contemplate, examine, and pretty much kill everything I do.  I am much better now than I was in high school or college, but I still do it.  If I can find something negative about myself, I will, and it will bug me for weeks. Lol, thats pretty much what this post is all about anyway.

My last night on Sunset, after closing Tower, I went to meet up with two friends who were at Coaster.  We had a discussion on the unload platform about the position of the train.  It was a healthy educating discussion about trains and random crap like that.  Randomly, in the middle of it, one of the managers interrupted and basically told us to shut up.  I know we all have bad days (and he had a bad day), but in my opinion that still doesn't give an excuse to treat his cast with the tone that he did.  So I calmly retorted back to what he said to us.  I left the attraction, because I did not want to say anything else in defense that might get me in trouble.  Later that night, I got a text from a friend, thinking I was mad at her.  I am fairly sure, she got that impression because a friend of hers Matthew (like the only person that reads this blog) told her that I was mad at her (or she may have made the assumption on her own).  But that wasnt the point.  I was upset because of the way a manager was treating us.

However, as I am often told, "perception is reality."  It doesn't matter what my goal was, I will still be negative, and "mad."

To my lover, Jimmy, many of my negativities stem from a self confidence issue.  I will often put myself down or say things like "you would like it better if I wasn't here anyway."  At the time, that is what is going through my head.  I say it because I want to be re-assured that I am wanted.  Instead, I get screamed at for good reason, because it is obnoxious to live with.

I am negative a lot.  I need to work on stopping that.  The problem is, I just don't know a good way to do that.  I did find a good read here, and I would like to say I will follow its advice, but I can see that sliding out of my mind fairly soon.  I don't know what to tell you, because I don't know how to fix it.  I even just used the negative word "don't" way too many times.  :)  One step at a time I guess.  Hang in there folks.
An interesting and brave statement from Apple was put up on their "Hot News" website publicly stating that Prop 8 is wrong and "Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8."

From Apple's Hot News site:

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Just another reason why I use, love, and promote Apple products and services.

Apple Could Buy Dell

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Apple has announced that in its Bank account, it has 24.5 billion dollars.  Thats not how much the company is worth, thats how much spare change they have sitting around.  Thats a butt load of bank.

11 years ago, when Apple was starting to turn around from its down days, Michael Dell made the comment when asked what he would do with Apple: 
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." 

Today, Apple has more money in its bank account than Dell is worth as a company.  They could buy Dell at its value, and still have a billion or so left to throw around.

Good times.  I wonder how he feels about Apple now?  What I do know, is that I don't think he would be the first person that I would take investment advice from.

The truth about ACORN

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So, I will eventually stop making this a Youtube blog, but its an election year, and I will pass on what is important.  You have heard a lot about "ACORN" from the republicans.  They only thing ACORN is trying to do, is register minorities to vote.  The only thing the republicans are trying to do by attacking it, is suppress votes.

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What does amendment 2 say?

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Live in Florida?  Registered to vote?  Here is what Prop 2 will say:


"Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized."


Amendment 2 will prohibit even the existence of domestic partnerships because it may be considered the "substantial equivalent" of marriage.  This is a bigoted amendment to the Florida constitution, and it must be defeated!



Registration/Email Fix?

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I believe I have fixed the user registration issues, comments, and so on and such forth.

Last Chance

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Tomorrow is the last day you can register to vote in Florida for the presidential election.  Then its done forever, you will have no more chances.  Get off your ass, and change the world.

Dont vote?

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