Wednesday, August 31, 2005

August 31, 2005

I've been saving this quote for over a month now... Waiting for summer to end.

- Hey Ryan? What did you do this summer?
- I told you! I went up to Idaho to take some pictures of the Napoleon Dynamite Festival.
- Did you get any [pictures]?
- Yes, but the camera I used was too advanced. So most of the pictures were too blurry.
- What kind of a camera did you use?
- A freakin' Canon! What do you think?!

... If you don't know where that came from, you're a freakin' idiot!

Saturday, August 27, 2005

After Four Red Bulls...

Well, I woke up on Saturday morning, only to find it ready to thunder and lightning. It started to rain for a few minutes once we had about a quarter of the items out on the driveway. We had to hurry and put towels over the stuff already out so that it would not get ruined. It cleared up and the sun finally came out about an hour after starting to rain. . Then, around 9AM, we had a major rush of people. They were folks that probably came down from the Brighton High School's Drill Team Garage Sale. I didn't get to check that out because we were too busy with our own sale. Around 1PM, I had to go inside and force myself to get some sleep. I was able to squeeze in a couple of hours before I had to get back up and then get ready for work. Work was pretty average, except that I was so tired towards the end. How exhausted? I was getting change under my till, dropped the drawer on my hand/arm and instead of saying "Ow", I just started laughing. That's how exhausted I was.

Arrived home from work and saw that we still had not sold the air hockey table. If any one wants one, get a hold of me...

Then, I woke up on Sunday morning, only to find that my calve muscles were sore as hell (they still are as I write this). They must have been sore from being bare foot while carrying and walking up and down both the driveway and yard (to carry stuff from the basement to the driveway.) Just goes to show you how much I get out to get exercise...

Well, we made enough to go get a new lawn mower... And hopefully a new weed eater!!! I hate the one we have now.

August 27, 2005

This is what happens when you leave money on the floor, and you have a dog that likes to chew anything that looks (or is) valuable.

The bad thing about this bill is, it was a Where's George when I got it...!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

I Am Now Going to Be Flipping' Famous!!!!

I recently traded links with Napoleon Stuff. However, unlike the last one (see August 1st, 2005 entry), this guy actually went through with writing something quite nice about my Napoleon Dynamite website, about me, who I am and what I do... I feel really bad for not making his site look big on my site. But don't worry, I'll find someway to help repay him. For starters, you can check out his website... Napoleon Stuff. Check it out! Come on! Napoleon would be checking it out... Heck yes he would!

Since I'm too excited, I'm going to post what he wrote on his site here... Just for my sake. lol

"Ryan's cool pictures from Napoleon Dynamite's hometown!
There's a guy named Ryan who sent me an email almost a month ago, and he said he liked and even placed a link on his site for me. Ryan has a site with some fun pictures from his "Sweet Road Trip" to Preston, Idaho, and also his trip to the Napoleon Dynamite Festival. I liked Ryan's site and told him that I'd probably do an article about him, but that was almost a month ago. Sorry Ryan! (I read your blog and it sounds like we've both been pretty busy lately!) So even though it's long overdue, take a look at Ryan's site... While you're there, you should take a look at Ryan's blog. With the help of some friends he's taught himself all about computers and the web and now runs his own websites and computer repair business. Sweet Skills Ryan! (And in case your wondering, no that is not Ryan's picture to the right here... that's Napoleon Dynamite! Gosh!)"

...On the website, he has a picture of Napoleon to the right of where he has this posted.

I can't remember the person who owns/runs Napoleon since I lost the e-mail, but I want to thank you for making my day a whole lot better now!!! : )

Oh, and speaking of... I just re-did my Napoleon Dynamite web site... so be sure to check both sites out...

Updated: May 25, 2018, dead link

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


My parents have clean out the basement (most of the stuff down there) and are planning to have a garage sale this Saturday. Now that they have cleaned out the basement, they have most of it all ready to go in the garage.

If any one wants to come to the garage sale, just contact me and I'll give you directions...

August 24, 2005

Utah fair. Utah fair. The corn dogs are beyond compare. The cows are sweet. The goats are mean. Burritos filled with cheese and beans. The pigs say oink. The chickens cluck. The Tilt-A-Whirl comes on a truck. The bull goes moo. The duck goes quack. Napoleon has got my back. I like to eat, the cakes and pies. My shoe just stepped in a surprise. (Humming)"...

GD, JoAnna! Even though I posted a link to the song (Audio #5) on my blog (see Friday, August 19th), she started to sing (write) it to me the other night when we were chatting and now it's stuck in my head. So, I did want any person would hopefully do... I put the song on my iPod! lol

I'm hungry now for a burrito! Dang it Pedro!

Updated: May 25, 2018, Link to the radio ads on YouTube

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

So Long, Van Winkle...

Nearly 2 years after leaving the Food 4 Less on Van Winkle, Gold's Gym (originally Lifestyles 2000 when many of us left F4L) has finally purchased the entire north side of the vacant building. For what...? A swimming pool. A volleyball court... You name it.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Where to Begin?

On Thursday (the 11th), I took my computer into CompUSA to have them look at, and possibly replace, the hard drive. Well, since I had no computer to play and waste my time with, I did a lot of catching up with things I have put off in the past. I actually cleaned my room! Well, I straightened it up, but there is still some crap I have to throw away or get rid of. Oh! I finally place one of the Apple logo stickers that came with my iPod, on the back window of my car.

Well, on Friday, I was originally going to have a photo taken of my car in front of this airplane up in Heber City. But I found out on Thursday that the guy who owns the plane, sold it a week before. That would have been a cool picture to post here. So, since that was now canceled, I never went up to Park City on Friday and just stayed home and tried to do a little more cleaning. Tristyn came by and we watched "Lost & Found".

I didn't wake up until noon on Saturday. So I finally got up to Park City around 1:30PM. I was lucky enough to find a parking space to. That town is growing and shrinking at the same time. Well, I will be posting the pictures I took of the car show on my Photos page as soon as I get around to creating my Photos page... Meaning, write the HTML code to make the page.

The car show ended around 4PM and my family and I headed back to the condo that my family was staying in. Then after dinner, we headed up to the Park City Ski Resort to go down the Alpine Slide. Then, once I got done with that, I headed back home. I did not know if I was scheduled to work on Sunday (which I was), or else I would have spent the night. The other reason I had to head home is because I left my dog all alone in the back yard.

Sunday came and went. Nothing exciting happened.

On Monday, CompUSA called and left a message saying that they could not detect anything wrong with the hard drive. Bull-honky! Why is it that when it does something wrong to me, stating that a part needs to be fixed or repaired (on their tab), it works absolutely fine for them? Every time! Well, looks like I need to wrap this original hard drive with card board (so it doesn't scrape the outside of the hard drive) and then to drop it down a few flights of stairs... Then it will be defective for sure!

So I brought my computer home Monday, re-installed Windows and all my software on the new hard drive that I purchased a while back. And here I am...