Saturday, February 21, 2009

New Van Stickers

A few weeks ago, Rachel and I noticed that some of the custom printed stickers on the back of the mini van (to advertise my business) were starting to peel up towards the top of the picture stickers. So I contacted the gentleman who put them on to let him know, and to have him print new ones and put them on since he gave me a guarantee for them.

But instead of printing and replacing only the picture stickers, I asked him if we could redo the whole back window so that the business name and phone number were bigger. He said no problem and then took a few measurements of exactly how big we could fit it on the window.

He contacted me Thursday (2/19/09) to let me know that he had the new stickers printed and were ready to be placed on the van. Well, I had to meet up with The Dixie Book (one of the top two phone books here in St. George) on Friday (2/20/09) to confirm and pay for my ad for their 2008/2009 book at 9AM. After that, I could head over to his location to have him (with my help) take off the old stickers and put on the new ones.

After we put them on and I was driving home, I was looking back at the new stickers... Then I realized that I could see where the old stickers had been. You see, we park the van in our parking spot where we live. Because the back of the van is always facing towards the west, the setting sun has "baked" the letters into the tint. But I hope that will fade away soon. But the picture below shows you what the back of the van looks like now. The pictures of the iPod and computer are a little smaller to allow the bigger lettering... But it's the words that let people know about me. So it looks MUCH better!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Staheli's Farm, No Flickr and YouTube

On Wednesday, it was one of Rachel's day off. So we took the girls, and invited Rachel's mom, to Staheli Farm out in Washington Fields. There, you can see, watch and pet some of the farm animals that they have there. It is a real farm, it's just they let people come and look.

I know the girls had fun. Well, that is until they started to get cranky because it was about time for them to take naps. So we headed back home... But we will be back.

Then on Thursday, Rachel and I just received the rest of our direct deposit to our tax refund for this year. After paying off bills after getting it, I don't think we will have enough to buy the Flickr Pro account I so dearly wanted. Plus, Rachel post all the pictures that are on the on the Walgreen's website anyways... So I figured, what is the point of posting the pictures twice when they get posted on Walgreens website. So, I will no longer be adding pictures to my Picture or Mobile pages.

I just want to remind you though, that I just just took video of the girls the other night. I will try to edit the video footage and maybe even post it sometime this weekend. But remember, if you have not folded within the past 30 days, AND have followed these instructions, please do so now so I can let you watch the new future videos on YouTube. Thanks!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Christmas in February

Well, it has been almost a month and a half since Christmas 2008 has come and gone, but I finally finished editing the video that I took of Christmas morning.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Welcome Home Daddy

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, I had a big job fixing some computers at a local business. On the way home one of those days, I asked Rachel to take some pictures of me walking in and hugging the girls as they greet me at the door. Here are some of those pictures.

Oh, the last picture is what happens to Junk Mail in this house...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Thanks Warner Music Group for Pulling My Video!!!

Thanks Warner Music Group! Here is the reason why I am mad at WMG [News Article].

For those of you following me on Twitter, I twittered and said that I received an e-mail on Sunday morning from YouTube saying that one of my videos that I posted back in 2006 is being prevented/blocked from being shown... All because the music in the back ground was Bette Midler's "The Rose". That is BULL SH**! (Don't go looking for it, I had to end up deleting it)

Well, I even tried to use Shazam app on my iPod touch to see if it was really Bette Midler's version, since on the Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack, the song is performed by a completely different artist. It took me a while to hear this, and notice a difference on the soundtrack. But, sure enough, Shazam said that it was Bette Midler. I looked for any way to keep the video up on YouTube, but no luck... So I had to delete it. Once you post a video, you can't edit it and re-post it in the same spot, or I would have tried doing that.

So............ To prevent this from happening to me again and having any of the videos showing the girls, or ANY video of mine pulled again, I went through and edited all my video descriptions and tags that would hint that there was any music on that video. Those certain videos may not get as many views as before, but hey, at least I know I can keep them up for a bit longer... Until someone snitches.

If you have videos on YouTube, I would recommend doing the same thing... Your videos may not get a lot of views like they did before, but at least they will be safe for the time being.

OH!!! I am so ANGRY right now...