Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I'll miss seeing her around =/
It wasn't shocking that she left, she was very unhappy with our place. The new job she got will be good for her. It's half the hours and she'll be making just as much, so her poor body won't be taking quite as much abuse. (She has a whole host of medical problems and is in pain quite frequently). It just sucks because one of my favorite people has to leave while annoying douchebags like the guy I've christened "Baby Mama Drama" on Twitter continually threaten to leave and don't.
Ugh, such is life. I'm just glad she actually did say goodbye as opposed to the rumor last month that she did quit when she hadn't. I was upset that she didn't say goodbye then when I thought she actually had left.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
|Home Screen courtesy of LauncherPro|
I had crushing doubts of completely screwing it up, but I managed to ghetto root it, using my old Blackberry's MicroSD card and the Blackberry itself as an MicroSD reader when tethered to the computer. (Everything I had read recommended against using a smartphone as a card reader because supposedly they can't format and write the SD card properly. I clearly had no issues.)
I followed the directions on this site to a T and used the 2gb microSD from my Blackberry. It worked beautifully.
When I got up and running, I downloaded LauncherPro out of the market, which I have had absolutely zero use for on my phone, but this little app allows me to put things on the home screen like any old Android device, like so.
I can also make it masquerade as normal too.
I don't know if I'll keep this thing rooted, but I'm quite proud of myself for having rooted it.
I'm flying my nerd flag high today. Hey Steve Jobs, you and your iPad can go shove it. I have a pretty sick tablet for $250 and 35 minutes of my time (excluding the time wasted waiting for my old Crackberry to charge enough to turn on so I could use it as the microSD reader.)
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
Recently he was interviewed by Rolling Stone and crapped all over the United States, saying "You guys are evil, Canada is the best country in the world." He then continued on about how Canada's healthcare system is superior to the US's...which in my opinion, they have a better deal up there, but I digress.
|Super Boy? More like super DOUCHEBAG.|
Ummm...first off, there's two Koreas and South Korea is not who is bad. As for North Korea, it's a dictatorship. Maybe, just maybe if he wasn't gallivanting around the world trying desperately to be a street-cred homie he might know that. He's what? 16? I'm pretty sure I knew what kind of fuckery government Kim Jong Il has going on over there when I was sixteen, because I was in school.
However what takes the cake is this tidbit he has to say about rape*: "I really don't believe in abortion. It's like killing a baby? [In instances where the pregnancy is from rape] Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."
What the hell are you smoking?
I am pro-choice and my opinion surely has a hand in my reaction to his comments, but seriously...as written, this douchebag is saying that "Everything happens for a reason and that if you get raped I'm not sure I believe in getting rid of the fetus if the rapist knocks you up". Then he says "I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that." Um, no shit you haven't been in that position and you never will. If a chick rapes him, he doesn't have to worry about being knocked up with an illegitimate child via a rapist. Until he finds himself in possession of a uterus and ovaries, then I'm pretty sure he is not entitled to an opinion about that at all. I can tell you right now, if some sick bastard raped me and knocked me up, I would be at Planned Parenthood in a heart beat. Who the hell wants to raise a rape child? Not to be a bitch, but the mother who gives birth to that kid is going to have a living, breathing reminder of that trauma for the rest of her life. Plus, you're going to eventually have to tell the kid the truth about his origins. Imagine being told you were concieved through rape...seriously, you'd feel pretty shitty about yourself.
I really think this was an ill-concieved interview by Rolling Stone, the kid is sixteen. Most sixteen year olds are not going to have intelligent answers in reference to questions about politics and abortion, which are controversial topics to begin with.
Perez Hilton says, essentially, that it's admirable that he's trying to formulate opinions about these subjects...and I think he's wrong. I think that when being interviewed, Justin Bieber needs to stick to subjects with which he is familiar and at least somewhat educated about.
*According to Perez, Rolling Stone has posted a retraction about the rape comment, claiming that the reply about abortion as a result of a rape should have read: "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that." I don't think adding that sentence makes a bit of difference, he still sounds like a toolbag, and should have declined to answer the question.
In spite of Rolling Stone's retraction, I really hope this puts a dent in his "perfect" image and calms the hysteria surrounding his "wonderfulness" a bit. All I know is this kid's 15 minutes of fame need to be up immediately, so he can make room for someone who makes legitimate music.
|Self explanatory caption.|
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Most idiotproof, well recieved dinner ever.
Kielbasa slices sprinkled with paprika, cilantro, salt, pepper, and onion powder cooked in a frying pan...cheddar sour cream potatoes (instant no less) and mac and cheese balls from Trader Joe's.
You'd have thought I cooked a gourmet meal, especially the potatoes, with the reception the meal got.
I guess I shouldn't complain that the boyfriend is not hard to please in the noms department.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Before I met the boyfriend: it made me feel like shit because I was alone. Well that and the V-day before I met the boy...I was figuring out how to dump socially retarded ex all while he was nagging me about what the hell we were gonna do for V-day.
After meeting the boyfriend: being a girl and all I feel obligated to do something even though the boy really doesn't give a crap and normally I'm broke and get pissy because of it. This year he's the broke one and he can't do anything extravagant (first year he made my room into a flower garden while I was at work, and last year a diamond bracelet...) and he's upset about that. (Though I guess next time he gets paid & I have a day off that coincides with his schedule, we're going to go pick out a bead for my Pandora bracelet he got me for Christmas) I got him an anime DVD box set, Magic cards, and made chocolate covered banana things & you know what...I don't give a crap that I'm getting very little in return today. We spent the whole day together yesterday, had dinner & went to go see Sixteen Candles on the big screen. (which I paid for because initially I was going by myself because I thought he had to work.) This year, I look at it this way: I'm returning the favor of all the spoiling of me he's done throughout the entire relationship...*cough* $80 concert ticket 2 weeks after meeting me *cough*...and thats fine by me. He deserves it.
Bottom line: Valentine's day sucks for both the single and the attached. Pressure and feelings of inadequacy abound.
Either way: spend time with the ones you love today...be it friends, family, or lover...and also, don't forget...share the love everyday, not just one day a year. That's just uberlame.
Friday, February 11, 2011
It's winter in CONNECTICUT
And the gentle breezes blow,
40 miles per hour at 32 below!
Oh, how I love CONNECTICUT
When the snow's up to your butt;
You take a breath of winter air
And your nose is frozen shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful,
You may think I'm a fool.
I could never leave CONNECTICUT cause I'm frozen to the stool.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I fired up the app on my phone while in New York, and was amazed at what it had to offer. Around town at home in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut...not so much.
It seems like the same three people review things and any others are just people who signed up for the service just to slam a venue. I wish more people would use it so that it is a more accurate picture as to what places are like, and less skewed by one honest review and three bitter, scathing ones because a waitress looked at someone crosseyed.
Another thing that annoys me is all these people from New York have rated local haunts and go on a diatribe about how "blah blah this place sucks, I've had better at home, ect." Pardon my French, but no shit you've had better (insert cuisine here) in New York. You live in the country's cultural melting pot...use a little context when rating out here...of course you're not going to find five star sushi in Torrington, but what you do find at a particular restaurant here is the best around. (okay, maybe I'm just bitter some prissy New Yorker ripped the sushi at my favorite local sushi place to fucking shreds.)
My point is, Yelp is an underrated and underutilized service around here, which is a shame. The area has tons to offer and the service could be a great vehicle to highlight that...whether it be the Northwest Corner's best loved restaurant, or a great little best kept secret hole in the wall type place.
Below is a widget of stuff I've recently rated.
Five Guys they are not, but damn. They definitely have more quality than some crappy fast food.
|By the way...this shot is of the Philly Burger. Amazeballs. No lie.|
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I plan on laying curled up with my pretty new Nook Color and reading "Assholes Finish First" by Tucker Max. Don't worry, I'll write a nice review when I finish, although so far it is as hilarious as his first book, "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" and full of "OMFG, he is such a misogynistic douche moments" like the first.
I might venture out and procure something delicious and gluttonous for food later, and then proceed to NOT share with the boyfriend since I have been banned from the living room during the game. (I was banned from the house but I told him there's no freakin harm in me laying down and reading my Nook all night in bed)
In protest, I am also wearing my Jorge Posada shirt. Baseball season is within spitting distance :)
Thursday, February 3, 2011
|What little chips I got|
The burger was fresh, juicy, and delicious, as expected. After the lackluster fries last time, I wanted to try the house made chips. When my order came out the guy explained to me that they needed to make a fresh batch of chips so they'd give me the little bit they had left and sub in onion rings if I'd like. I took that option because I was starving and didn't feel like waiting another 20 minutes for my food (The place was a zoo again, I was lucky I got a counter seat). What little of the chips I had were excellent, and the subbed onion rings were amazing.
Overall, they've improved with the chaos, I just wish they'd stop running out of things. First it was pickles, this time chips. Hopefully next time nothing at all will be out.
I do, however, want to address an anonymous comment left on the first post:
|Burger & Onion Rings|
On this return visit, I saw essentially the same people I saw the first time, and they were far more organized. I don't forsee this "new manager" being a problem, because like I said, the organizational issue seems to have been solved. I didn't notice anyone being rude at all in either of my trips, and quite honestly the second time everyone-customers and employees seemed more relaxed, which in my book is a positive. Personally, I'd take this complaint with a grain of salt. That said, I still heartily recommend Jake's!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
During yesterday's snow we decided to run out to the grocery store in the morning before conditions got too horrendous to deal with (the boyfriend was stationed in Montana for two years in the Air Force so he is no stranger to extreme winter conditions, so obviously he was at the wheel). On the way back, his favorite radio station, WCCC was discussing what things are going to end society as we know it and asking for listener input on the subject. The DJs were going on about Facebook, texting, ect. when the boyfriend practically ripped my phone out of my hand and dialed them. It took two tries but he got through.
His reason for society's demise: Twilight. He went on an expletive laden rant to Klonk (one of the morning DJs.) After he was done, she comes back with "You know what else is going to ruin society? The fact that I'm going to have to edit the shit out of this!" At that point we knew his rant was making it on air. We had gotten home and rushed inside to boot a computer so we could hear the online stream. We ended up using his dad's computer because it was on already. When it came on we stood around as his dad sat there and listened. I shot video of the tirade's broadcast. Pardon the laughter at the end...it kind of ruins Klonk's comeback.
Of course now everyone knows my boyfriend's hatred of the Twilight franchise. (I made him watch the first one with me on our first anniversary, he ripped it to shreds from story line to camera work)
I admit he has some valid points...such as sparkling vampires are pussies, but still.