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Something new

So I got a new phone. The new Motorola Atrix 4G. One of the fastest phones on the market. It’s pretty cool, I’m really enjoying it so far. The great thing is that I should be able to dictate blog posts. Excited about this part.
So it’s an android. Of course it’s rooted, i even went as far as to load a new pseudo-ROM over the top of the normal OS. This changes the look, feel, and style of the phone. It’s awesome.

Thats it for now. Hoping I get everything the way I like it and post more.

Peace

May 2011

Ok so maybe we will try a post a month and then get to one every week.

I’ve been working with our Explorer Post a lot lately and am taking a break from the webpage software we are using because (at least for me) its not very intuitive.  this wordpress stuff is a piece of cake compared to Moodle in my opinion.  I cant get it to do what I want. I made a new page and now the navigation links at the top are missing. its just a pain in the ass right now. I cant get root access to the back end of the file structures to install plugins i have to go through someone else. and i guess its not that bad considering the department is hosting it for us.  because of what i am used to its just not that easy to learn.  Installing themes is hidden somewhere. I like how wordpress allows you to install things from the site admin side instead of having to go into the file structure to do it.  oh well we will get it figured out.

So Skyler is napping and Nikki doesn’t feel well so they are both in their rooms asleep.  I really need to clean the house but cant get myself to get up and do it. I guess while I’m up I could do some laundry.

Nikki started a new job 3 weeks ago. she loves it. Her best friend Mikela got hired on later that same week so they are both happy to be working together again.

Dont really have anything else to say here today maybe soon ill post again.

Peace

Episode number 116. or something like that

I’ve been working on a ton of stuff for the Explorer Post recently. Our first major event is next weekend.  We (and when I say “we” I mean the youth) are going to be providing the first aid to the participants at the District Camporee at Griffith League Scout Ranch just outside of Bastrop.  This will be a good test of their skills and to see how well they have listened.  We are also looking at this as a very good recruiting event as most of the youth that will be participating are of the correct age range to join.  Hopefully there won’t be any catastrophic injuries etc.

I am really excited about helping this explorer post out. I have spent a lot of time trying to get things done and really hope that it lasts.  We have a good group of youth that are very ambitious and have a lot of drive.  Now that we have a good foundation to start with I hope they can recruit new youth who are just as motivated and excited as they are.  I really want to see this post succeed and grow to reach its full potential.  Our Chief is excellent in giving us the reigns and letting us run with it while supporting it 100%.  

We have a big week ahead of us as well. Bryan (the Lead Post Advisor) and I have a LOT of stuff to do before this big event next weekend.  Gathering medical supplies from supply James is going to be so happy when we come and confiscate 10 boxes of Band-Aids, 100 cravats, and 100 rolls of kerlix, not to mention board splints, SAM splints, pelvic binders of all sizes, Tylenol, and the like.  I have artwork that needs done but I need to “rebuild” the Star of Life on the Post patch so it can be blown up to 16″ wide for a banner that has already been paid for and is just waiting on the artwork that I have to provide. We also need to order 2500 brochures to pass out at upcoming events. Probably take one to each EMS and Fire station. Lucky for me the brochure is complete. Unless i finish a menu for Bryan Nikki and I we are going to be going hungry. 

Yes, I did say Nikki. She is attending this event as well. See we have a good number of female advisors, but the vast majority of them work on the weekends and since this event is a Fri – Sun we don’t have any that can go. The kicker is the rules states that anytime a female youth is present at least one female advisor must be present also.  Which makes sense but what makes this difficult is that the majority of our youth are female.  So mix a female group with male advisors and you get a lawsuit waiting to happen no matter how careful anyone is.  So we decide to play by the rules and Nikki volunteered.  (BECAUSE SHE IS AWESOME). 

Skyler starts school in august. we found a private school near the house that came highly recommended by our dentist.  Skyler is VERY excited and already has her backpack, lunchbox, and some other things ready for school to start. 

Speaking of kids, its official we are having only one.  We/I took a big step in securing that a week or so ago and went and got me the big SNIP.  Why everyone says its no big deal is beyond me. I expected to begin feeling better a few days in but DAMN did that hurt.  The procedure went pretty well. I went into the room about 15 min after taking a sedative and dropped trou. They lay me down in this cold ass room on a cold ass table with no blanket and my junk hanging out.  I was then informed that the doctor would be in soon.  After 5 min or so I closed my eyes and what seemed like almost immediately (it was almost 40 minutes) the Dr came in the room and said “Well, are you ready for this?”  He told me I would feel a little poke “down there” and then based only on what I felt happen afterward I can only assume he pulled out the largest needle in existence and jabbed me in the nuts with it.  He assured me it was a small needle, but any needle poking around the family jewels is too big.  The medicine took hold quickly and he went to work. I didn’t feel much after that, a sharp pain here or a small tug there and then it was over. He told me I could walk out and go home. Lots of ice oh and here is some vicodin.  the next day or two is a blur but apparently I talked to my mother-in-law for a while on the way home and was not my normal self but some hilariously drunk retard version of myself who couldn’t read 3 words without laughing.  Too bad I don’t remember it. I spent the rest of the week on the couch doing little except constantly thaw bags of frozen peas with my testicles.  I finally got up off the couch on Friday to go outside a little. Sat I “helped” Nikki in the flower bed. To be honest I watched her do most of the work. Sunday I felt much better and was able to get up and walk around without significant pain. The good news is, here I am now, mostly pain free with it all behind me. 

I figure this is enough information for now; I have some real work to get working on.  You can look forward to another post next week.  Yeah, next week. I’m going to try just one a week for a while and see where that takes me. 

Peace

updates?

Yeah so I’m bad about updating this.  i need to figure out how to get posts added when i change my facebook status.  or tweets etc. 

for now I’m at work. been working on Explorer post stuff but for now im finished waiting on people to call/email me back.  kinda bored with the internet for now.   at the fire station for my shift today and my partner is asleep. im getting a little hungry, but dont want to wake her up to go get food. 

home stuff has been really good lately. Nikki and i have been able to spend more adult time together lately. send sky to daycare and hang out with people our age.  thats good for us.

we have been having fun with Skyler too. she’s not left out.  we took her bowling for the first time last weekend.  she loved it. just doesnt have much power behind the ball (which is to be expected) so it takes 30-40 seconds for the ball to make it to the pins.  but she has fun which is all that matters. 

Sky has a “boyfriend” now. recently they got in their first fight. now this is all in skyler’s head. while the boy actually exists they only see each other in daycare, so the arguement over the phone is imaginary.

well gotta run for now think im gonna eat something.

Peace

Oops

Sorry this got placed on the back burner. After grandpa passed I had a lot going on. So a usual this is the first thing to get put off.
So merry Christmas happy haunnakah or however it’s spelled. happy kawnza. Happy festivus etc. I got some good stuff for Christmas. Kinect and black ops for xbox. Some tools torque wrench bolt extractors.
Hope everyone had a good Christmas talk to you next time.

“Bud” Berger

Arnold “Bud” Berger Passed away Saturday, Peacefully with family at his side.  Rest in peace Yogi.  I have heard more stories this week about this guy. Many stories about how much he loved his family and friends. He was a big joker too. always making up stories and everyone ,except grandma, believed him. Continue reading

An unfortunate roadtrip

Unfortunately we have a bit of bad news to start this post with. Nikki’s grandfather collapsed on Tues due to a sudden cardiac arrest. He has been in the hospital since. Multiple tests and scans have shown that there is no chance for recovery. The exact cause of the arrest is still undetermined. However I assume it’s the same thing that kills so many celebrities: Cardiac Arrest. At least that’s what the media reports. Continue reading

First Aid

In 1950, Simon & Schuster published a new children’s book, Dr. Dan the Bandage Man. Publisher Richard Simon decided to include a few bandages with each copy as a publicity gimmick. He wired a friend at Johnson & Johnson:

PLEASE SHIP TWO MILLION BAND-AIDS IMMEDIATELY.

The friend wired back:

BAND-AIDS ON THE WAY. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO YOU?

Source: http://www.futilitycloset.com/2010/11/06/first-aid/