Monday, October 31, 2005

It Finally Happened

Well, I knew it would happen, but I just didn't know when it would happen.

...I finally lost a computer. Meaning, I wasn't able to fix a computer because something happened to a part that could not be replaced or fixed. Well, my record was (...Let me check my paper work records...) 18 service jobs on record. So, 17 out of 18 at the moment.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Testing It Out Early

The other night when I was getting a few groceries, I remember that diggnation Episode #17 mentioned that certain Wal-Mart's around the country are allowing people to test out the new Microsoft XBox 360 in their stores before they are actually released to buy on November 22. So, to prove that it is out to the public to play with, and that I have seen and tested it out, I took a quick picture with my camera phone. Sorry about the quality. If I can get this girl that I know who works at Wal-Mart to allow me to take my digital camera in and take a better looking picture, I'll post that picture later.

Monday, October 24, 2005

It Took Me Like 3 Hours To Do His Upper Lip

Well, I don't know if it actually took me 3 hours to cut around the mouth area, but it sure felt like it. Like I said, I told you I was going to do it.

The only bad thing is, it took me around 5 hours to work on this pumpkin, in a 4-day time period. Since I cut around the eyes first, those have already started to dry out, and are starting to cave inward. So, that means I will have to possibly cut another one, or something similar right before Halloween. Since this one took a long time, I'll probably just end up doing the Liger cut-out.

Big thanks to Tristyn for helping me on the starting part of this grueling process.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

I'm On a Roll With HTML

On Saturday afternoon, my father asked me if I would like to be the webmaster to the NUMOA (North Utah Mustang Owners Association) website since the webmaster now, I guess, has been slacking. I said I would do if I could post a link to tech-tonics.com (seeing how it is a non-profit organization and I'm not getting paid for it).


So as of now, I don't know if I have the job title yet, but I will hopefully find out in a few days. So lets keep those fingers crossed...

Friday, October 21, 2005

Busted!

Well, here is a fact that I wasn't out to prove... Dogs (especially my dog Snickers) love Napoleon Dynamite too!


Actually, they love and want whatever is leftover on the plate that is on top of desk that is in front of the monitor.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Hey JoAnna...

...I know that this is no surprise party.
...And I know that I can't give you a cake or presents (especially since I'm not there in person)...
But there is one thing that I can do. It is to let everyone know that...



IT IS JOANNA'S 21ST BIRTHDAY!!!!

I'm sorry I'm not there in California to help you celebrate. I just hope that you have a fun and adventurous birthday.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Guess Who I Sold A Poster To...?!

Remember those Napoleon Dynamite posters that I sold on eBay this past week? Well, I just happen to sell one of them to the man who made one of the original shirts seen in Napoleon Dynamite! Which shirt? ... It's the one with the helicopter logo printed on the front. If you are interested, you can visit his site where he sells these shirts: No Riders Shirts.


He also told me that "Jared Hess (the director of Napoleon Dynamite) tried to buy the Blue 206 shirt (?) last January. He instead sent a box load of the shirts to Jared and Munn Powell (the cinematographer of Napoleon Dynamite). He told him that there was something so wrong about selling him shirts after he put him in the movies."

Dude! ...This guy is honest! Go buy a shirt from him... He has more than one style of shirt, with the helicopter logo, and he has other great stuff too!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

My Beer Is Really Talking To Me...

After finishing one of my Mikes Hard Lemonade late Tuesday night, I turned the bottle around and found something printed on the inner-label of my bottle. Check out the picture to see what it says. Hover you mouse pointer here to see what it says...

Sunday, October 9, 2005

October 9, 2005

I told Tristyn this when we were up in Evanston, WY a week or two ago... "I thought my life was pretty boring and plain, since I am on the computer a lot, until I realized how many different and exciting things I've done and places I have been too that I get to post on here."

Sometimes an iPod Is Just an iPod

I knew this day would come!!! Brian is finally getting an iPod! Welcome to the club Brian...

I know your beliefs on Apple and Macintosh's... But if you ever decide that you want to put an Apple logo sticker on your car, I'll be glad to give you one. If you want an Apple logo sticker with an "iPod user" sticker, just let me know.

Friday, October 7, 2005

$90's Well Spent!

I headed in to Fast Sign on Friday around noon o'clock to have them put the sticker (that they custom made) onto the back window of my car. This is what it looks like... Only problem is, the blue "s", it disappears when my car is in the shade or in total darkness. So, I'm going to try a few things to fix that problem, or else I am going to have to go back in and have them make a white "s" instead so people don't go to tech-tonic.com instead...


Now, to play the waiting game...

However, since I placed that Apple logo sticker on the back of my car, I am also going to have to them make a sticker that says, "iPod user..." (...speaking of iPod, I have great news later on...). If anyone owns an iPod, and would like one, let me know. I'll probably have them made in a week.

"I've Never Done That In My Car..."

After having dinner with Tristyn Friday evening, we dragged State Street up and over to my work, and then back down it again. We ended up driving up Big Cottonwood Canyon. We drove all the way up to Brighton Ski Resort and then on the way back down, I turned onto the road that takes you onto Gardner's Pass. OMG! That road, from the very top until half way down, into Park City is bumpier then ... Well, I can't think of anything to compare how bad it was. It was so bumpy, that I was laughing the entire way down because it was freaking someone out... ;) I'm laughing thinking about it now...

Monday, October 3, 2005

Rule #2 With the Camera Phone

Never take scenery pictures with the camera phone. They end up looking blurry and terrible. My family and I went up into Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday afternoon, and I thought it would be fun to take some pictures with my new phone. I knew they were not professional looking (like a 35mm or digital camera), but I didn't realize they would be this bad. I deleted them all, but I did save one to show you how bad they come out. The picture on the right has been shrunk, click on it to get a larger and better look, to what I mean.


Am I not right? It looks like a scene, taken from the old videos of the 1960's. So that is what the 60's looked like-- A big blur, man.

Oh, Rule #1 is, "If you are going to take naughty pictures, make sure the person you send them too can keep them to themselves...". No, I haven't done anything bad. It just from things I have read and heard in the news that made me make that rule.

Saturday, October 1, 2005

This Is Better Than the TiVo

Since I am getting that sticker placed on the back of my car with my cell phone number, I know I am going to be receiving a lot more phone calls (hopefully) for business. Therefore, on Friday, I purchased (and activated) a new cell phone from Cricket. I ended up purchasing the Audiovox 8910. It ... is... AWESOME!!! Only problem is, it does not have any games loaded onto (or ever will), and so far, I am having difficulty trying to send photos to my e-mail since this phone does not have the ability to connect by cable to any computer. So if anyone has my cell phone number, I will still have that-- so do not delete it or loose it! For now, my new number will be posted on the main tech-tonics.com web page until Monday afternoon (10/1/05-10/3/05). That way, if I post the new number here, it's going to stay here for good and I know someone will try calling that number in the future, but will most likely get someone else.

If I am successful on uploading those pictures to my e-mail address, I haven't decided if I am going to post them on my photos page.

[NOTE: I fixed the e-mailing pictures problem. For some reason, it will let me e-mail them to my secondary e-mail address, but not the other (main) e-mail address that I use. Oh, well. At least I can now get them off my phone to save them :) ]

Here Piggy, Piggy, Piggy...

Thanks Tristyn, for reminding me to post this entry...

Friday evening, on the way to cash my paycheck to buy my new cell phone, I was driving my car (with Tristyn riding shotgun) and we passed a cop who was driving the opposite direction. I happened to glance and to see a stuffed animal on his dashboard, but it did not really hit me with a connection until Tristyn asked, "Wait-- Did you see that, on that cops dashboard?" (or something along those lines)... And then I finally got the connection. LoL! This officer had placed a stuffed fuzzy pink pig on his dashboard. I was laughing twice as hard because the two of us, I should have been the one that would have said something before she did.