Tuesday, January 29
Monday, January 28
So, I took Sammy to the park yesterday. Unfortunately Nichole couldn't go. We are fortunate though that we have an awesome park with a dog park in it not even five minutes away. So, as a special treat that is where we went. He is one of those dogs that can't sit still in the car. He starts slobbering up the windows and what not. He especially got over excited when we drove by all the dogs. I decided I would take him for a walk on the boardwalks first so he would calm down before we went by all the other dogs. They keep the dogs segregated which is really nice. Sammy doesn't do too well with other big dogs so we went in the smaller dog side. There were at least 20 dogs in there running around, playing and smelling each other. Sammy wasn't too sure at first, but he grew some nuts and I finally let him off the leash to see what he would do. Besides trying to hump one dog, he did really well. He seemed to enjoy himself, especially with the other Jack Russells that were there (3 others). One of the Jacks was a puppy and was jumping so high in the air and then darting, faster that I have ever seen a dog run, across the park. It was a good afternoon and I'm sure Sammy can't wait until we go back.
Saturday, January 26
So, it's been a couple of days since my last post. I've been busy...
The buzz around here (work) has been getting our taxes prepared and that awesome little kickback we all should be expecting this June. For the few of you that are possibly not aware: coming in June the government will be releasing a relief package to all bread earners. For someone like myself or Nichole, if you made over $3k this tax year (which we did of course) we will be receiving a $600 check each! I believe it's not all finalized yet, but we sure will be getting something. That $1,200 will pay for our whole trip to Colorado in September. It's not often you can say the government is giving away money.
As for our taxes, we both already filed ours so we can get an early return. All our 1099s and W2s came so why not get it over with and give me my money! The pretty decent amount we will be getting back will all be getting dumped into our E-Fund (aren't you proud Cheryl?)
Monday, January 21
Of coursed I watched the games yesterday. I had to watch the Patriots game online while I was at work, but I got to watch the Green Bay game on TV. It was a pretty decent game and I'm happy the Giants won and are going to the Super Bowl. Green Bay fans are obnoxious and I wanted to see an upset. But, man, was it cold up there. -2 degrees is unbearable. If you watched, did you see Coughlin's beet red face. I bet that was hurting after last nights game. It seems almost all of the continental United States went cold.
Thursday, January 17
I've been tagged! Apparantly, My Aunt wants me to think. I hate thinking. It's too hard. Lol. Okay, here we go:
Tuesday, January 15
Come one, come all to The Leebo Show! Leebo is a close friend of my Aunt's and he's always good for a laugh. It's usually rude or crude, but always good. Just the other night we were watching the game at Buffalo Wildwings and I thought I was going to choke I was laughing so hard. Nothing like a little "intruder" and some good old bathroom humor to get you rollin. So, stop by The Leebo Show for a great pick-me-up.
February 2nd is Free Pretzel Day at Auntie Anne's! To celebrate there 20th birthday, Auntie Anne's is giving away one free original or one free cinnamon sugar pretzel to everyone who stops by any of their locations between the hours of 10am and 4pm! All you have to do is get your ass there and they will gladly hand you a free pretzel.
Monday, January 14
Sunday, January 13
You all should know by now that I'm all about the free stuff and I'm definitely all about making more money. Some of you have even asked where I get all my pocket change and extra cash from. Well, Smorty is your answer. If you have a blog, you can get paid for blogging. It's that easy. In a nutshell, Smorty is your middleman and direct link with advertisers who will pay for you to blog about them or their product. Smorty makes it so easy as well. On your homepage, you will see a list of your opportunities and you pick which ones you want. Once you write up your post, submit it and you are done. Piece of cake. So, if you have a blog, why aren't you getting paid for blogging? If you don't have a blog, get one and start making that extra cash.
Nichole and I both wear glasses and the last time either of us had our eyes checked was years ago. Yeah, I know, pretty bad huh? But, we have been discussing getting our eyes checked since before Christmas. Now that the rush of the holidays is over, we have the time to get them checked. I know that I will need new glasses. I prefer something that has square frames and a nutral color. Pretty much like what I have now. I love the frames I have now. Gun metal gray and designer Guess frames to boot. I'm sure I will not be getting designer frames as my next set. But, even a nice set of generic frames can run you a bit. So, I've been thinking about looking online for some good deals. Maybe even someone that sells frames directly to you from the manufacturer. Someone like this Great Discovery: www.ZenniOptical.com. I think they have great deals because they not only sell directly to you with no middle-man, but they also sell their own manufactured frames so you can even get a greater deal. It's all about the bargains.
Friday, January 11
Cause I'm an old fool, who's so cool. Guess where that line of lyrics came from. Anyways.
Thursday, January 10
My Family loves to travel places. Who doesn't though? I like to travel too. But, being the struggling young chap I am, I don't get to go places much. But, Nichole and I do have a vacation to Breckenridge, Colorado booked for next September. But, I digress...
Wednesday, January 9
I like to consider myself an art lover. Although I have not been to many art museums, the few I have been to have been a fantastic experience. If you were to come over to my place you would see that I have a decent amount of art on my walls. There are not any themes, although the living room and dining room combined are all about music. Last Christmas, Nichole bought me these two matching prints that have pianos, drums, horns and a few other instruments that are all put together into an abstract. I really like them. They not only pop with color, but they also match very well with my other two pieces in those rooms.
Tuesday, January 8
The video game industry is a huge industry. Everyone from the ones who design the games to the ones that pimp them in the malls is involved. It has been a growing industry and continues to grow. It's most likely will never reach an end unless we hit a wall in technology. But, anyways.
Monday, January 7
So last night we went to the movies on one of our many gift cards. Thank you. We saw National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Nichole had never seen the first one until the other day when we watched it at home. I think the first one is very entertaining and a good story. But, I find it to be very coincidental, and if they ahd done it really well it would have ended up being 5 hours long. The new one was just as good. Very entertaining, a great story and well worth the trip to the theater (which is only 5 mins. away, if that). Everyone loves treasure, even if it is in a movie and not in real life. If you get a chance, go check it out.
We might be the NFC South Champs, but that is all we are. What a crappy game the Bucs played against the New York Giants yesterday. 1st quarter looked promising, and then it went to shit after that. But, we still had a good time. My Aunt came over and brought some snacks. Beer, food and football. Still not a bad afternoon.
Nichole and I have one of those all in one printer / scanner / copier. It's a Lexmark, just like everyone else has. We even have a Lexmark at the studio. The problem with these inkjet printers is the ink cartridges are so expensive. The printer at the studio is always running out of ink. We do use it a lot though. But, the one Nichole and I have has a bigger problem. Not only are the cartridges expensive, but for some reason the ink seems to dry up on it's own. We will go to print a page and it will only print in all blue. Or it might print halfway down the page, but the top will have nothing. I think we might have got a bad batch of ink. But, we spent so much on them, that I would hate to go out and spend more and only have the same problem with new ones. Enter, our good friend, the Internet!