Saturday, December 30, 2006

Random thoughts before the year ends

Originally posted on xanga.

I am listening to "Into The Ocean" by Blue October and realized that it reminded me of one of my favorite songs, "Heart and Soul" by T'Pau. Take a listen and see if you agree with me. Which than reminded of a Pretty Poison song, "Catch Me, I'm Falling".

Gonna play some basketball tomorrow hopefully. Gotta get some exercise in.

My daughter is sick. Hope she gets better.

I luv my wife. =D

I am up to about 150 chinese characters now. I am thinking about learning the simplified versions, but am hestitant. I picked up a menu at a chinese restaurant and could make out 5% of the characters. Most the restaurants around here still use traditional. I need to get to 1500 to be ok. After that, learn the 1000 or so simiplified versions. Wish me luck.

I miss having an ipod, my 3rd gen broke, doesn't turn on anymore. I am too cheap to buy another one. Plus, I hate using iTunes. Guess I'll have to stick to my trusty sony walkman that plays cassettes, but has an FM tuner.

I had a good Christmas.

Hope all of you have an Happy New Years!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Ebay shipping

Originally posted on xanga.

So I have a few things I was looking at on ebay. Some CDs from the 90s and 80s that I think I wouldn't mind having for around $5. Who buys CDs these days anyways? Old skool guy like me. Anyways, I looked at some CDs around $1-$3, thinking shipping would be like Amazon's maketplace ($2.59). So the total would be around $5. I looked at around 10 CDs. The lowest shipping I saw was $5.80. What's going on?! The S&H cost more than 3 times the actual CD. Well, ebay's lost my biz, I've gone back to Amazon, even though the base price is higher, with the S&H, its the same. So, what's my point? Shipping is crazy on ebay!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years!

Friday, December 8, 2006

Rant and Rave

Originally posted on xanga.

I was prompted by windows media player to update to the latest version, WMP 11.  After getting it installed, WMP restarted.  Which I hate because I have to load my CD again.  So, I tell WMP to Play CD.  I have a CD of Albums in MP3 format.  So, with the old WMP, the List Pane has each album listed with a plus sign next to it.  I can expand it and select which tracks to play.  Well, with WMP 11, I can't!  It only list the album name.  No plus sign, I can't select the track I want to play!  I have to play it all and move around with the track forward.  Lame.  I though the move to "Vista" was suppose to be better, not take away existing stuff.  Lame I say again.  Thumbs down to WMP so far.

Although I didn't watch the game, I did catch the score, Phoenix 161, New Jersey 157.  What?!  Both teams over 130 in an NBA is unheard of these years.  We're not in the 80s anymore.  That's crazy.  Props to the Suns for showing that offense still means something.  Unfortunately for me, offense or defense, I can't play a lick.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Day Break

Originally posted on xanga.

The new way of watching TV is on your computer or laptop. I've watched 4 hours of Day Break and love the show. But I've watched it from the ABC site. The quality of the shows is great too. I can't complain. Well, maybe one complaint, they should post all the shows so I don't have to wait for it. =D