Me. Bought myself an IPad for Christmas and it fucking rocks. I am on it right now and as soon as I am done writing this, I am going to watch a movie on it. I hope all you losers are jealous because you should be. This is bad ass !
Doing maintenance on my computer this morning, I’ve been moving files to new folders and trying to clean up my hard drive. One thing that I did not realize until today is that I have an awful lot of files that are in the PDF format. The PDF format is very popular among real estate people because you cannot easily change the text or content of a PDF document. It is easy to create a PDF file but not so easy to change the goddamn thing. So that helps reduce the chance of fraud. But with all these PDF files, I guess I need to download a Free PDF Search tool. That will help me find the file that I need out of the hundreds that are saved on my drive.
I came across an interesting group of blogs today. They are called photo blogs. The blogs are hosted and run by amateur and professional photographers all over the fucking world. The majority of them post one new photo each day or so, although some only post once or twice a month. It is fun going to this collection of sites and seeing what photos they’ve taken and are willing to share on the internet.
The History Channel has a show running about the old 1950′s and 1960′s Civil Defense bunkers in Virginia. The Cold War had everyone freaked out and people were building bomb shelters and holding air raid drills throughout my parent’s childhoods. They used to tell me stories about the Civil Air Patrol meetings they attended and emergency evacuation plans they had made that used to scare the shit out of the kids.
An abandoned bunker explorer on the show has a treasure trove of artifacts from 1959, from the old telephone handsets to the radios and even food rations. They showed a fucking can of biscuits that was left behind from 1959. The people confined in this damned bunker would have had to exist on 700 calories each day – that is the minimum amount of calories that a human needs to survive. I’m so fucking glad that those days are well behind us.
I love the History Channel. Funny how the older I get the more interested I am in learning about world history. I find that I enjoy reading historical novels and have entertained the thought of actually going back to school and taking some history classes. I wouldn’t want to take these classes online like so many people are doing. I would enjoy going to a traditional class room with other people to share and discuss things with. There is no shortage of community colleges in the area that I’m sure I could attend. Guess it’s just a matter of getting off my ass and going online and find out more about it. Got to start some where and finding out how much money they require is a good place to start as any.
My dad will be retiring soon. he was going to try to do it this summer, but since the economy is still in deep shit, he had second thoughts about leaving a solid paycheck behind. I can’t blame him – to retire now would be very fucking risky and I’m so fucking glad that he is smart enough to realize that. When he does retire, we have big plans for a huge ass party in his honor. We want to have a rented hall with catered food and a DJ for dancing, with a well stocked bar to keep everyone toasted. We’ll invite everyone from his past jobs and companies, all the neighbors, his college and Navy buddies that are still around – everyone can come and hopefully have a butt load of fun to help him celebrate leaving the fucking working world and enjoying endless days of golf as well as some travel, of course.
As part of the party, I plan to present him with a fucking gorgeous classic timepiece, a Rolex watch. He actually has one now, but I want to get him a special one to commemorate this well earned retirement. I’m pretty sure that most men will agree, the very best luxury timepieces are made by Rolex. I
need want to be careful as shit with my money when buying this gift – being frugal runs in the family, a good thing to be in times like these. I’m ready to buy the watch for my dad as soon as I know when the date is better known and a bit firmer.
Went to Walgreens on today to pick up the Sunday newspaper. They are running a special on it for 99 cents, which is almost half price for the paper. This is great when you don’t want to get the newspaper delivered to your driveway. I wish I could say delivered to your door, but those days are long gone. Now the “paperboy” is typically a fat old lady driving a broke down piece of shit gas guzzling minivan on the wrong side of the street at 4:00 in the morning, throwing the newspapers out of the driver’s window as she drives by.
If the old cunt is yacking on her cell phone (to who knows who at 4:00 am???) or its raining or if she is in a fucking hurry because she overslept or got out of the depot late, or any of the other shit that life throws at us, there is a 2 in 10 chance that she will forget to throw your paper in your actual driveway. Plus the odds are against you that the newspaper even put your address on the poor woman’s route sheet in the right order, or at all. Or that the newspapers got to the warehouse on time, or that they delivered enough inserts to make an entire Sunday paper. So if getting a Sunday paper is important to you, I recommend finding the drug store of the month or convenience store that is selling them for half price and stop in to buy your paper. The down side to that is that if everyone did that then there wouldn’t be a need for a paper delivery person anymore and those jobs are fucking important to these people especially these days with the economy still in deep shit.