Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A note about my Dad

Just thought I'd write it down, most will probably not care, but my Dad was admitted to the hospital due to a blockage in his neck. These problems really do run in the family it seems. Anyhow today he had surgery where they went in and reopened the artery similar to what they did to me when I had the heart attack. I called him and he is doing ok, and said he felt fine except for a sore throat, I guess from where they had the breathing tube or something. Anyhow me and pops have never really gotten along very well, but in times like this my prayers go out to him.

Anyhow hate to post bad news but just thought I'd jot it down. My dad has always been a oldschool 1950's type of guy who idolized Elvis Presley and owns all of his albums/8-tracks
So this video is for dear ol' pops.


Sunday, October 28, 2007

My Eve online screenshot featured on IGN

Eve Online Drake Screenshot


My Eve Online screenshot was featured this week on the Eve Online VN Forums. Thought I'd post it here as well :) The graphics in Eve are stunning. This is my Drake exiting a station with a moon as the backdrop as you can see. You can click on the thumbnail on the left for the full sized screenshot.


The link to this screenshot on VN can be found here.
http://vnboards.ign.com/eve_general_board/b22281/105027264/p1/?0

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The waiting game...

Not much been going on last couple weeks, messing around with Eve Online while waiting on the new upcoming patch for Dark Age of Camelot.

In more personal news, as some may know from previous posts I was denied on my application for disability, and what I call the "waiting game" has started. I've sent in my appeal after being declined for disability. Hopefully this will result in a more positive response. I have a disability advocate filing the appeal on my behalf, perhaps that will prove to be more helpful.

That's about all going on really, and yea rather boring, but I try to keep the blog updated best I can.

Now in the world of stupid news...



7-year-old suspended over stick-figure drawing

Complaint about image depicting 'water pistol' leads to disciplinary action

DENNIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A New Jersey second-grader's drawing of a stick figure shooting a gun has earned him a one-day school suspension.

Read full article here.


I just don't know what to say, this stuff is getting a bit too idiotic. I remember way back when I was in school we always made snide remarks such as "I wish the school would burn down" or "I wish someone would blow up the school". Did we really mean them? NO!
Kids make comments all the time or do things that are "at the moment" type things. We've all heard a child scream "I hate you!" but we know they don't mean it. Now don't get me wrong I I'm all for punishing the kids that bring guns to school, but a drawing? Come on, lets get real here.
The problem is schools/government are slowly taking away parental rights, I believe paddling should be in every school, I remember my senior year of high school getting into a fight, did we get suspended? no we both got sent to Principal's office where we both received one hell of a paddling, and we learned our lesson. The problem with today's youth is there is no discipline, parents are afraid to punish their children, and schools are so paranoid someone draws a gun and all hell breaks loose and its on the evening news.

It's a very sad state of affairs this country is turning into...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Nelly Furtado - Man Eater

Thought I'd toss this out, since it is Friday night after all. Everyone get up and dance!

Gotta love Nelly Furtado...Enjoy!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday once again...

Always seems lately that I'm updating this on Fridays. Anyhow, saw my Doctor this week, wasn't really nothing new, he did give me some Lidocaine patches to try for my back, so going to give those a try. Also discussed my disability application with him and he said he's write a letter for me again for my appeal since I was turned down, which you can read about in a previous post.

So anyhow I posted about telemarketers and bill collectors a while back, but the call volume has tripled. These people are calling every day now. It's getting quite funny, having someone bill collector call one day and ask for money, then call next day demanding money, after I have already explained the situation to them. Now they ask "When can we expect payment?" Well I use the term I heard from a comedian... I reply with "Well you can always expect payment, hell you can expect payment today in fact." Which of course makes them really happy for a second and all I do is stay quiet then. They beg for credit card numbers or checking account numbers, I speak up and say "Oh no, I said you can EXPECT payment today, I never said you'd get payment..." In most cases they just hang up then. Leaving me with a smile on my face.

Now I know they are just doing their job, but calling someone every single day 12 hours apart between harrasing calls gets to be a bit much, what makes them think if they call back 12 hours later I will magically have the money or magically have a job and get my paycheck in a 12 hour time period? Anyhow it is just one of life's aggravations I guess.

Anyhow I've taken my medicine for the night and gonna settle in and get some sleep, so everyone out there I hope you have a great weekend, and be safe most of all.

Friday, October 5, 2007

ORBITAL - HALCYON AND ON AND ON

Happy Friday once again, quiet week, been playing Dark age of Camelot and Eve Online as time permits while cleaning house and working on more forms to fill out for disability, this time for my appeal. I hate government red tape! Anyhow, enjoy this awesome song by Orbital. Very nice song and surreal video.