Monday, May 21, 2007

Noticing a few things...

Well, folks, here is another round of "popped in my head..." Hang on, it could get bumpy...


eMusic.com has lots of music. Some of it is the original artist, though not usually the original recording you may know and love. That's not always a bad thing, but if you head over there, be warned. And, while you're at it, if you want, I can recommend a song to you (let me know) and you can sign up to get 50 free songs if I send the invite! Now, they do have a lot, I should say TONS, of 'cover' songs. Tribute to Sammy Hagar, tribute to Eagles, tribute to Doors, etc etc... Tribute means someone else is singing the songs you know and love. Some artists are good, some suck big time. Luckily, you can preview each song for about 30 seconds. They also have some really off-the-wall stuff... Like an extended dance remix of a cover of "Stairway to Heaven." Yes, the Led Zep song... remixed with dance beats and a female vocal (if memory serves)... Ouch. Of course, Tyler's favorite song of late is Cledus T Judd's "1st Redneck on the Internet" - a real hoot! Other groups are actually very good - some Supersuckers, Communique, others that I don't remember the band name off-hand...


We use a program called "Check (POP) Mail" that runs in the system tray to alert us when we have new mail. That way, we don't have to leave Outlook Express running all the time. Anyway, when you have NO mail, the icon reads "POP-E"... Notice what I noticed? It reads POP-E... Poppy... Emily's name for my Dad.... As he would say, that is "very kewl!"


Tyler, Emily and I were playing "Barbies" tonight. Tyler was the mailman, Emily was "Kensley" (a Barbie named after her new cousin, that is the 'Polly Pocket' version) and I was Blaine or Ken or whatever his name is now, though I called myself "Righteous Bob." For whatever reason, Emily always called my figure "Jim." Go figure. Tyler's job was to deliver slips of paper, which he labeled "Bill - Bob," "Bill - Kensley," "Check - Bob." That is, two "bills" (we owed money) and one "check" (I got paid). Tyler was also the bill collector, who came knocking on the door, demanding payment. While I was eating popcorn, "Kensley" paid Tyler with "Bob's" check... Did you catch that one?? Bob gets a check and Kensley pays all the bills with it... Dang, free-loading Barbie doll... For all the jobs Barbie has had over the years, you'd THINK she would have some money to pay the friggin bills with!! :-)


Sharon, the maintenance woman where I work, asked me if I was "taking a nap on Saturday evening down at St. Michael's?" That would be the hospital where Kensley was born. And, yes, as a matter of fact, Shan and I were napping out in the waiting area... Great... Man, Arkansas is such a small town.... :-) Of course, Greg and Michelle and their girls stood watching us until I woke up with that "somebody's watching you sleep" feeling... I was right, only I didn't know just how right I was!!


Every play around Yahoo! Answers? I like answering questions with my usual sarcastic remarks...Turns out, I get selected as the "best answer" a lot despite (or because, I guess) of it... Anyway, it's a lot of fun...


Speaking of mindless activities to occupy a lunch-time... Remember a while back I told you about lunchfight.com? Well, I still hop over there every once in a while to splat my way back to the top of the scoreboard... Why? I dunno, something about keeping punk-arse kids in their place, maybe? LOL... I'm sure the average age on there is about 13... I am so twisted!


How ya doin so far? Keeping up? Good... :-) Thanks for tagging along. If I lost you somewhere around the Barbies, well, I understand...


I posted some pictures to Dad's online guestbook at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and I saw that he had some more entries. I think when the 'free year' come close to an end, I'm going to order a hardbound version....


Oh, speaking of Pittsburgh and Yahoo! Answers... One of the questions I saw was something like "Does anyone know how much Cedar Point tickets are at Giant Eagle?" I responded that I did not know the answer, but at least I knew what Giant Eagle and Cedar Point were! :-)


And, I wasn't going to say anything because I wasn't sure just what TO say... But, we are losing our Computer Technician. Though, in reality, she has become much more than that at the co-op... She is very smart and skilled in Microsoft networking, and the Prescott School District has snagged her away from us. She will be missed greatly!


Did you know that if you type 'google' into Google, you get about a BILLION pages returned? Dang! Yahoo has 777 million.... Altavista has about 25.7 million. Why am I telling you this? Something that popped in my head earlier today (well, technically, it was the thought to Google "google.").


My Mom said she drove her car off into the ditch today... Wasn't really paying attention and "oops!" into the ditch... She is fine, the car is fine... But, she borrowed Super Glue from me tonight... I probably should have called to check on her... And she wants to take our daughter to get her nails done.... I have a bad feeling about this.... :-) (Just kidding Mom.. really!)


Say goodnight, Gracie....

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