Trying to Quit Smoking With Chantix (Update 2)

Quit date was 12/12/2010. I’m now over two weeks smoke-free! (and I haven’t even cheated once. promise.)

The cravings are subsiding, but still get incredibly strong ones. A few times they felt overbearing, but since I had no cigarettes here at the house, I couldn’t cheat. Urge went away quickly enough, though, so I didn’t get in my car and drive to the store.

Also…it’s not the Chantix anymore (I’m thinking about stopping taking it) since it just controls the nicotine receptor for when I smoke. Since I’m not smoking or cheating, it makes no sense to continue taking it. I do love the vivid dreams and will miss them! I’ll check the literature first to see when/how/why to stop taking Chantix (taper off? continue until I’ve finished what I have? etc…)

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Trying to Quit Smoking With Chantix (Update 1)

I’ve never gone a day without smoking for over 28 years. Maybe one time when I was sick, but I don’t recall. I am now on Day 4 of not smoking. I haven’t even cheated with sneaking a drag when nobody was around. Completely smoke-free for 4 days. I want a cigarette as much as ever, though…and that makes me very nervous.

My weight remains the same, oddly. I was beginning to think my digital scale was broken, but then I lost a pound yesterday (which is strange, since I’ve cheated on my diet twice this week). I have an appt. with my doc soon, so I’ll see what their scales say then.

QUITE DATE: 12/12/2010

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Nose Hair

I couldn’t stop staring at the checkout guy’s wildly protruding nose hair. I fantasized that it was evil and that each strand attacked me. Then I thought that was trite. I mean, of course it would attack you. So I took a different point of view and fantasized that a bunch of kids fell into the water and each strand was able reach out and save all the children’s lives. I wanted to see what happened next, but the words “Is plastic ok?” knocked me out of my daydream.

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Ebates – Coupons and Cash Back For You Coupon Queens :)

For those of you who are coupon queens like me, Ebates is an awesome site. But use it wisely…don’t just shop for stuff you don’t need (it’s tempting!), but rather use the site to shop for things that you were going to buy anyway 🙂

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Taiwanese Boy, Lin Yu Chun, Sings Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” LIVE


taiwanese boy – Lin Yu Chun Sings Whitney Houston’s

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Attn: All Geeks – CNET’s 2010 Tech Preview


Spring 2010 Tech Preview!

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Underwear Goes Inside The Pants



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Turning 44 On 4/4 On Easter. A Sign Of Something?

It will be Easter when I turn 44 on 4/4. I think I read in Revelations that that’s the sign of Jesus coming back to smite us all. Sorry.

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Homophobic Harassment At Gay Pride

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Cheap Greenhouse Experiment

I realize that gardening is a bit gay, but I look at this more as a science experiment than obligatory 🙂

Perhaps I’m easily impressed, but I was amazed at how well this worked! Here’s what happened: I got one of those domed “greenhouse” seed starters and a heat mat…technically called the “Hydrofarm CK64060 Hot House with Heat Mat”.

I didn’t use the plastic holders that came with it, but replaced them with peat pots that I could plant directly in the soil (they compost in the soil). Instead of perennials (that come back each year), I went with annuals (that bloom and then die at the first cold snap).

Two days later, I had sprouts. Yes, TWO DAYS after dropping the seeds into the soil, watering them, putting on the greenhouse dome, and plugging in the heat mat…it was alive! These pics are from three days into the experiment, but I’m still not sure what’s going on with the seeds on the left rows. I’ll have to check the seed packages to see if they’re the kind that take longer (the packages for the right ones said 7-10 days to sprout). Regardless, I’m almost ready to replant some of them outdoors (after these cold nights are over).

So….if you want your seeds to sprout hella fast then click the above links to Amazon.com and get one for yourself!

gay gardening experiment with cheap seed starter greenhouse and heat mat
gay gardening experiment with cheap seed starter greenhouse and heat mat
gay gardening experiment with cheap seed starter greenhouse and heat mat
gay gardening experiment with cheap seed starter greenhouse and heat mat
gay gardening experiment with cheap seed starter greenhouse and heat mat

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frog. fail.

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Won $1000 On A Scratch-Off Ticket!

Woo-Hoo! I won a thousand bucks on a scratch-off ticket (around 7-something after taxes). That last little star made my day 🙂

scratch-off ticket winner

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Please Don’t Buy Sony Products!

I"ve had one Sony product after another crap out on me (way before their time) over the past few years.  Sony is not the quality product it was when I was growing up.  Samsung and LG are the new Sony.

I bought a Sony Playstation3 and it has worked flawlessly until around a month ago. After their system update, 3.01, none of our game discs would play anymore (they would freeze after a few minutes of play). I emailed Sony about this and they said I need to send in my system and pay them $150.00 to fix it because my system is over a year old (ie, warranty expired). After checking their forums and other gaming forums for a cheaper fix, I discovered that hundreds (thousands?) of others were having the exact same problem after the 3.01 update.

After a month of waiting/hoping on a fix in a new system update from Sony, a week ago it arrived and we downloaded it (3.10 was the update number). Well…that made things even worse. None of our game discs would load so we could play them at all (at least before they'd play for a few minutes). Their forums began filling with countless people who now had completely broken PS3 consoles, so I knew I wasn't alone. I called Sony's customer service number and "John" had me do a system restore to try and fix it. That didn't fix the issue(s) and he said there was nothing else they could do and that I'd have to send in my console and pay them $150.00 to fix it. I told him that I should not have to pay anything since it was clearly their update(s) that caused the console to break, regardless of my warranty expiring. Sony broke my working console (and thousands of others) and are now trying to get a whopping $150 from me? I don't think so.

This isn't the first time I've had a bogus Sony product, but the other time it happened I wrote it off as…sometimes a company that mass-produces products will have some come off the assembly line as bunk. I was forgiving and gave them more of my money….but the buck stops here. I will never give them a fucking cent of my money again and I strongly encourage you to not buy Sony products. I realize that I'm some guy you don't know, but all I can say is that I'm a nice guy who is being honest with you about my experience. I have a $300 paperweight and they don't give a flying fuck. That's not to say that Samsung, LG, or one of the myriad of other companies who will be getting my money from now on won't screw me over….but apparently this is all I can do and just hope that you read this and decide to give your money to anyone other than Sony.

I know there are bigger problems in the world, so thanks for listening 🙂

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Republicans Like To “Rape” Democrats?



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ninja kitty



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spam

this link kills spam

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43

i turned 43 on april 4, 2009. had a groovy party at “the garage” in seattle where we played pool, drank a lot, laughed even more, and my friends got to decorate my birthday cakes in any way they wanted. as you can see from a couple of the cakes i’m posting here, my friends aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer.

birthday cake
birthday cake - the phrase was a private joke with my friend reis obrien and the penis was...well...a penis
i actually turned 43.  weren't they clever and imaginative?  the cake in the back was called "69 nipples" designed by stephanie looney.
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lolcats (still funny after all these years)

if you’re new to the web and haven’t seen “icanhascheezburger” (also known as lolcats), then click here and enjoy.

if you’ve already seen it, then go there again because they’re constantly adding to and changing the site. some of them are bleh while others are brilliantly executed. i hadn’t been there in many months and noticed they have a way for you to do your own lolcats captions for the site.

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Remember Waking Up To This?

tv test pattern with sound
tv test pattern with sound
http://test-pattern.com/with-sound.htm

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Look At The Post Dates First

Always look at the date of the blog post on any post I (or anyone, for that matter) make about technology. Technology changes so fast that opinions, guesses, observations can’t always keep up. Also…casual blog posters don’t have time to bring old posts up-to-date. For example…my post about Blu-Ray stopped being the case when the prices dropped exponentially.

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Soy Makes Kids Gay?

According to a Jim Rutz article at the World Net Daily website “Soy is feminizing, and commonly leads to a decrease in the size of the penis, sexual confusion and homosexuality. That’s why most of the medical (not socio-spiritual) blame for today’s rise in homosexuality must fall upon the rise in soy formula and other soy products.”

Well gang, he figured out our scheme. Damn you, Jim Rutz….damn you.

On to Plan B where our recruits hypnotize the newborn babies in the hospital before they go home. This time, we won’t leave a trace for the likes of Rutz to take to forensics.

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Anita Bryant Pie In Face



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don’t buy a blu-ray player (buy a ps3 instead)

using bestbuy.com as a reference, i searched for blu-ray players and the cheapest ones are 399.99. the sony playstation 3 video game system, however, also has a blu-ray player included and its cost is also 399.99.

although i don’t play many playstation games, buying a blu-ray player with a gaming system for the same price seemed only logical. the quality is superb (yes, it goes up to 1080p and 1080i) and, in case you didn’t already know this, it also plays non-bluray dvd’s.

Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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Bush’s Last Day (Show Your Anticipation!)

You’ve gotta’ love the “Bush’s Last Day” throw pillow. I’m buying one for grandma!

bush sucks

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Google Provides Free 411 Service

i hate getting hit with a 411 surcharge on my cell phone, so i was happy to find this little nugget. instead of dialing “411” for information, dial “1-800-GOOG-411”.

according to their video, if your phone has internet access you can also get a map of the neighborhood around the business you’re looking up.

most importantly, it’s free.

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