Sunday, July 31, 2005

July 31, 2005

I finally got around to downloading this weeks iTunes Free Downloads of the week (for the week of July 26, 2005 to August 1, 2005)... And this is the selections for this week (I kid you not)...

1 - Annie
2 - Ryan Farish

It's almost like I am living in freakin' The Twilight Zone. If you do not believe me, check out the screen shot I took of the iTunes Music Store (bottom right corner)...

For anyone who doesn't know me, my sister's name is Annie. If you don't know who I am, well, check out who the iPod belongs to...

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

July 27, 2005

I wrote an e-mail (on the 8th of July) to Penny Christensen of the Chamber of Commerce in Preston, Idaho and asked:

"I was wondering if the city of Preston is planning to hold another “Napoleon Dynamite Festival” next year. I have a few friends who missed this year’s [2005] festival, and would like to come up to see it next year if it does happen again."

I finally received her e-mail back yesterday, and it said:

"As of right now the answer is Heck Yessssss!"

SWEET!!! Idaho, here I come... Again!


Tuesday, July 26, 2005

July 26, 2005

Sorry folks. The hard drive that came with my computer (that I purchased back in December of 2003) finally gave up on me Saturday morning. So, I had to replace it with a 200GB hard drive because it was on sale for the same price as a 40GB. Then I had to reinstall Windows XP Pro on my computer, as well as all the updates for XP and ALL the software that I use.

So let's bring you up to speed on what has happened to me in the past few days...

July 26, 2005

Went out Sunday evening, near the Saltair, to light fireworks along the beaches that have dried up now along the Great Salt Lake... Had fun until we found out the fireworks that Tristyn bought up in Idaho, at the fireworks stands next to the Fort Hall Casino, were duds!--

DON'T BUY FROM THOSE CONCESSION STANDS!!! THE FIREWORKS FROM THERE SUCK!!!


Celebrate the Independence of Your Nation By Blowing Up A Small Part of It

...I saw this set of fireworks while I was trying to find something to purchase the other night to help celebrate Pioneer Day, the 24th of July. The box that held this bundle of fireworks together was about 6 feet tall and a foot wide. Then, while I was driving home last night from work, I noticed that the box was not there or anywhere in site... Looks like someone had shelled out the asking price of $500 to buy that thing!


Wednesday, July 20, 2005

July 20, 2005

Well, I did it! I finally got Tristyn to listen to a TWiTcast. The only way I could do get her to listen to and episode of TWiT was if I agreed I would go with her to Media Play last week to get the new Harry Potter book. Well, as you can see for Saturdays entry, I did... the only bad thing was, like I also mentioned, was that my iPod stopped working while we were there. So, we couldn't listen to an episode, let alone anything!!!

So, since we both had yesterday (Tuesday) off, I made her listen to Episode 8 (not Episode 8A). It was great to talk to someone about what I went off on in July 12th's blog... How Apple is switching... She said she would listen to more later-- Sweet!

Spent about 5+ hours yesterday just cruising the world with Google Earth. Visited Rome, France, the Grand Canyon, Hawaii... Where else? Greenland, Iceland, London, New York... And yes, I even found my house. LoL. I'm not positive, but I think my car is parked on the driveway. But I can't tell 100% for sure because of shadows covering the front of the house from trees.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

July 17, 2005

Tristyn called Apple yesterday and helped get my iPod back up and running... YAY!!!

I finally left around 2:30PM yesterday to drive down to Nephi for the Ute Stampede, but I did not make it in time to see any of the car show. My father took 2nd in his class and the Peoples Choice Award (not related to the award show). My uncle David took first in his class with his car! Rock on!

Then after visiting with my family for a few hours, Tristyn and I left to go see what was going on over at the City of Fun Carnival near the Fairgrounds. I guess I have grown up too much to enjoy it anymore. I guess that the only way I could enjoy it once again is to see the excitement in the eyes of my kids (if I ever have any one day...), like the way I once enjoyed it when I was younger.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

The Horror! The Horror!

Two bad things happened to me early this morning....

First, I was dragged to the new Harry Potter book release with my friend Tristyn at Media Play late last night. I had to walk around looking at stuff I wish I had the money to buy for two hours while she waited patiently in line. Well, it sure beats the person who got there at 1PM yesterday, was first in line and ended up winning a spot (by a special raffle they had) to be first in line to buy the book. How ironic and sad is that?


Then while waiting for the clock to turn midnight, my iPod gives out for some unknown reason. What the flip?! Came home and can't get it to reset, start up or do anything!!! And Apple Care is closed... OH!!! When is this day ever going to end???


Thursday, July 14, 2005

July 14, 2005

Yay!!! It's pay day! But even though I am getting paid today, I'm back to being broke once again.

I'll be in Nephi, Utah this weekend for the Ute Stampede, so I won't be posting Friday evening or Saturday.

If you will be there, I will be near my fathers car... or I'll be out taking pictures of other cars.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

July 12, 2005 #2

Dang it!!! I missed it! I missed free Slurpee day at 7-11... Gosh! I didn't realize it was July 11 (7-11) until I was on my way to work and I saw someone had used their finger to write "Free Slurpee Day at 7-11" on the back of a pick-up trucks' dirty window. If anyone is reading this and remembers next year, please tell me that it is 7-11.

Monday, July 11, 2005

July 11, 2005

It's starting to work. More people are visiting my main site (tech-tonics.com) ever since I started blogging. LOL. That just sounds wrong. But hey, that's the word for it, so it will have to do and will have to stay. In the past, I was lucky enough to get just a couple hits a week on the tech-tonics.com site (counter)... Now I have noticed I am starting to get a lot more. Thanks to everyone who has visited, read these, and re-visited to see what else has been written.

Also, since I am talking about web counter hits... I normally get around 10 hits a day (or more) for my ND website. Yesterday, Sunday, I got one!!! I noticed it jumped in hits-per-day since I posted a link on Wikipedia.org's web site about Napoleon Dynamite (just scroll down to the bottom of that page)...................... Dang it! Someone better not have deleted it from that site!!!..... Nope, it's still there. Guess the people who have wanted to see the site, have seen it.

Right now, I am working on repairing a computer. So while it is doing its thing, I'd thought I would write in for today, or for right now. Sorry, no picture as of today, or at this moment... Wait! Heck yes I do have one... LoL. Sorry, I just had to...

Sunday, July 10, 2005

July 10, 2005 #2

I finally shelled out enough money (from my wallet) to buy my own digital camera. Yesterday, I purchased an HP Photosmart M22 digital camera from CompUSA This way, I can use this camera to take my personal pictures for this site/blog.

So, what did I use my camera to take my first picture of??? My baby....

Yes, those are my new plates I had to get because of the little accident/incident back in May 2005. The car looks great thanks to Chris' Auto Body (I wish they had a website so I could post that web link instead...). A big thanks to them for getting my car back together. Thanks guys, looks great!!! Oh, and BIGGER thanks to my father for paying for remainder of what the insurance didn't. Thanks dad.

July 10, 2005

Speaking of new, Skidz finally saved up enough money and bought himself a 1990 Acura Integra GS last week.

Here he is. Check him out...


Friday, July 8, 2005

July 8, 2005 #2

I took a few extra pictures while at the Napoleon Dynamite Festival, back in June 2005, of Pop 'N Pins and the Uncle Rico van... But I had my iPod in the photos when I took the photos. I then submitted those photos to the iPodLounge.com website to have them displayed in the Gallery. It took a while, but they were finally posted the other day. Take a look... Uncle Rico Van & Pop 'N Pins

... I also took a picture of the house used for the exterior shots used in the movie, but for some reason, the website wouldn't let me upload the picture.

Thursday, July 7, 2005

July 7, 2005 #2

What is it with trucks and the front end of my car? Less than a month ago, someone backs into my car. Then today, after dropping my sister off at her house, someone else almost did it again! Gosh! (Don't worry, it wasn't the same person from before...)

July 7, 2005

Just one month shy to the one year mark since I started this website to start the advertising of my side computer repair business (see PC Service & Repair link above if you do need my service), I've decided to start posting a "blog" here on the main page to allow anyone who wants to, to see things I get to see or experience from my point of view.


I promise to keep the postings on here as short as I can, but who knows when something exciting may come up that may go over board with.