Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Journal, August 20th

First thing when I get to work this morning, my boss asks me if I separate the skids at the end of my shift, I said yes, he said someone complained that I wasn’t doing it.  I hate it when people don’t come to me and tattle like a 5 year old.  9 out of 10 days, I separate them.  The other time that I don’t, I just don’t have the time or it’s pouring rain and I don’t feel like getting soaked while I do it so I take the stack and set it off to the side so I can take care of it in the morning.  Yet, someone still complained, idiots.

On the fun side, I got my forklift stuck.  I went to pick up an empty basket and my front tires went into the grass which isn’t normally a problem, but the grass was a little slick.  So the front tires just kept spinning, I walked over to another guy and said “Do you remember when I helped you when you drove off the ramp, it’s payback time.”  He went and got the other forklift, which is a little bigger than mine.  He couldn’t do anything with it so he went and got the big forklift.  He brought it down and picked up my forklift and moved it back onto the pavement.  Luckily, nobody else saw it.

Heading to bed early tonight, I had another restless night.

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession TumblrMy Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody,My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.


Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight.

  • Covert Affairs (DVR)
  • the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (DVR)
  • Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job (DVR)
  • Extant (live)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Journal, August 19th

Rumors going around work are that we are going to be very slow for awhile, which could lead to days off that I can’t afford.  From what I can see, we were going to be running out of subs tonight if nothing comes in so I’m not sure what we will be doing tomorrow.

After work, I met Cheri at Verizon, it sounds like we are going to go with a new contract with them.  They want a $240 deposit for my new phone on the no contract plan where if I sign a contract, I only pay $150 for my phone.  A contract with Verizon never scared me, I know how their service is.  I didn’t want a contract with AT&T because I had never used them before which I’m glad I did now.  We don’t have $150 lying around so we have to wait until payday.  Since we were with Verizon before, Cheri is going back to her old iPhone 4s because she never had a problem with that phone before, she actually loved it.  Skyler will keep her iPhone 5 that she’s using now as it was originally a Verizon phone as well.  Samantha will be switching to an iPhone 4s that used to be my sister-in-laws but she just recently upgraded as well.  I will be purchasing a new Galaxy s5 because I like to have all the latest stuff, I’m more of a tech guy then everyone else in the family.  I like having the new stuff.

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession TumblrMy Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody,My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.

Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight.

  • Anger Management (DVR – 2 episodes)
  • the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (DVR)
  • Running Wild with Bear Gryllis (DVR)
  • Switched at Birth (DVR)
  • Arrow (live)
  • Married at First Sight (live)
  • Sullivan & Son (live)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Journal, August 18th

3:30

Nothing going on tonight, probably catch up on the DVR.  I know, you’re shocked.

Cheri and I are both really getting tired of the poor network that AT&T provides.  I keep getting texts that don’t send so I have to resend them.  We both get phone calls that go straight to voicemail without our phones even ringing.  I’m starting to wonder if paying the extra $100 a month might be worth it to go back to Verizon.  I hate paying their price but they do have the best service.

While reading the local police blotter, I came across this.

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If you’ve ever asked how drunk you have to be to drive without tires, apparently .07 is drunk enough for the guy above.  I would have blocked out his name but let’s face it, it was already in the paper so I’m not really hurting anyone any more than he already has.

10:00

I got a phone call from my brother around 6 this evening, asking me to let his dogs out.  He ended up staying at work a little later and then when he got off, something came up and he wasn’t going home right away.  I don’t mind doing it, he doesn’t live real far away, neither does my mom who asks us to do the same all the time.  Like I said, I don’t mind doing it, but it reminds me why I like cats.  You can go away for a weekend and not have to worry about her.

I also got into a couple of conversations on Twitter, and then blogged about it, you can check that out here –> Phone Wars.

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession TumblrMy Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody,My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.

Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight.

  • Falling Skies (DVR) – It got a little interesting with the couple of kids that have the glowing rods on their backs, pretty much making them superheroes.
  • the Lottery (DVR) – The woman finally figured out, they aren’t going to have much control in the birthing process.
  • Who’s Line Is It Anyways? (live) – Always funny.
  • Partners (live – 2 episodes) – This is an ok show, it has its funny moments.
  • Under the Dome (live) – Always a good show.

Phone Wars

We were with Verizon at the beginning of the year, but the cost alternatives at other places were too much to ignore.  Our plan was up with Verizon so we shopped around.  We ended up going with the AT&T plan where you got 4 smartphones, unlimited talk and text and 10GB of data to share.  The plan really was perfect, we text a lot, don’t talk a lot (the teenager does) and Cheri and I didn’t use much data while Skyler used between 4 and 5 GB herself.  We had to buy our phones because it wasn’t a contract, and we had to buy Skyler out of her contract with Verizon but we went ahead and dropped the cash because we’d be saving $100 a month with AT&T.

It was ok at first, the network was a little slower, but we expected that.  Then we noticed that occasionally the phone wouldn’t ring but we would get a voicemail alert.  So it wasn’t letting calls through.  Now mind you, we don’t live out in the middle of nowhere and we never had these issues before.  I rarely use the phone for talking so it didn’t bother me so much.  I just made everyone aware of the issue, via Facebook.

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The money we were saving made it ok but the longer we were with the service, the more we noticed that we would lose network.  Text messages wouldn’t go out or when they did, they would take anywhere up to 10 minutes.  It’s been really bad the last month or so, maybe because I’m paying more attention to it.  Sending a picture is torture, don’t even try to send multiple ones.

Earlier today, while bitching about my phone, Cheri got online and started looking at Verizon plans.  They have a plan that’s pretty much the same as the AT&T plan so we decided that we were going to run over to Verizon tomorrow and check it out.  Since I was annoyed, I sent out a tweet with both of the companies listed.

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I figured that would be it, but apparently not.

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I feel so loved.  I figured I would go ahead and respond and see what each would say.  Here’s the Verizon conversation.

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That was it, a typical sales job.  He was trying to get me over to their side, which I expected.  He didn’t really answer if I can use my old Verizon phones or not and didn’t really say anything about the Edge plan other than it was an alternative to a contract so I assume it’s a month to month like our AT&T plan.  According to the website, it costs the same as well but we’ll look into that tomorrow.

Here’s the conversation with AT&T and it didn’t go to well for him.

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Like I said, it didn’t go to well for him.  Granted, he started behind the 8 ball because I was already annoyed with the network.  Then he did the cardinal sin (in my eyes) as someone that calls tech support.  Have you restarted your phone?  I realize that support deals with morons all the time, but I hate it when they ask me the basic questions.  It shouldn’t make me mad because I hadn’t really told him anything yet. but I just hate when they treat me like one of the morons.  Yes, I’ve shut my phone off, I’ve shut off all running apps, I made sure I had bars before I sent messages or made calls.

I guess we’ll all have to wait until tomorrow after work to see if I switch to Verizon or not.  Like I said above, it will depend on deposits and how much we have to pay for phones.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Journal, August 17th

Noon

I stayed in bed till 11 this morning because I didn’t sleep worth a crap last night.  I kept waking up, I don’t know if I kept rolling onto my back or what.  When I roll onto my back, Cheri says I stop breathing then I wake up gasping for air.  I know at one point when I woke up, my thought was that I was going to be tired at work, then I thought it out and remembered the kids weren’t here, so it was still the weekend.

8:00

About 6:00 I got a text from Samantha telling me to pick them up at the local theater, which is completely the opposite direction of where we meet and further.  So I responded to her and told her I will text her mom, because I get tired of them trying to do everything through her.  So I sent back, No, you have to go down 19 to go home.  Try again.  She responded that her and the JackAss were going to a movie at 7:30.  I responded with then we can meet a little earlier on their way.  She responded with just meet me at the McDonalds then.  The McDonalds that she is referring to, is probably less that 5 minutes from our apartment, and is on their way to the theaters, but she wanted me to drive 20 minutes to the theaters to pick them up.  Yeah, I don’t think so.

When I met them to pick the kids up, the JackAss yelled out the window that Trevor needed a shower, that he hadn’t showered since Thursday night, like he was proud of the fact.  I just said back, that doesn’t surprise me and they always shower on Sunday nights.  He said that thinking he’d get a rise out of me, I’m not sure why he even tries to bother, I never let what he says bother me.  He’s just an idiot, and apparently a great parent to be proud of the fact that he let a child go 3 days without a shower.  Douchebag.

We planned on watching another Castle:  season 5 disc but they sent us disc 4 instead of disc 3.  I probably wouldn’t have even noticed except they did a previously on because the first episode was the 2nd part to the last episode on the disc we didn’t get.  I called Netflix and asked them to send disc 3 while I keep disc 4 and they said they would, so they were cool about it.

11:00

Not really tired yet, and that’s not good news.  I did get all my cards logged in and put away today.  I forgot about doing my Tumblrs and ended up working on My Life so maybe I’ll get to the Tumblrs tomorrow.  Not sure how much longer I’ll be up but I’m not really that tired.  I’d rather be tired on Mondays then work 7 days a week so I guess I shouldn’t complain.  Although the 7 day paychecks were nice when I was getting them.

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession TumblrMy Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody, My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.

Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight.

  • Satisfaction (DVR) – Another character is going to start screwing with the main characters relationship.
  • Hell on Wheels (DVR) – Mr. Bohanon is back with the railroad.
  • the Last Ship (DVR) – They are giving the virus to shipmates to see if the vaccine works.
  • the Strain (DVR) – More people are finding out about the creatures/virus while the government is trying to cover it all up.

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  • Dear Zachary (Netflix streaming) – This was recommended on the Tonight Show by Jimmy Fallon.  OMG!  He did not say enough about it.  It was a really good documentary but he should have said keep the tissues handy.  It will make you angry at the system, and sad for the family.  Cheri and I both gave it 5 stars.
  • Frozen Ground (Netflix streaming) – This wasn’t too bad, it was kind of a thriller but more in the sense that you think they guy is going to get away with it.  Cheri gave it 4 stars, I gave it 3 on the account of it being so quiet and dark.
  • the Iceman (Netflix streaming) – Not too bad either.  I always liked gangster type movies.  The Iceman was a hitman for the mob and this is based on his mob life.  Cheri got a phone call and talked through half of it so she can’t give a star count.  I, however, will give it 3 stars.

This Week on ADITLOAN

It’s time for another edition of This Week on A Day in the Life of a Nobody.  Let’s get right to the good stuff.

fallontonight:<br /><br />- Jimmy Fallon’s Monologue; July 15, 2014<br />[ Part 1 / Part 2 ]<br />

the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

howtoraiseageek:<br /><br />First look …<br />

the Avengers:  Age of Ultron

clarkgreggreporter:<br /><br />Via TV Guide: A first look at the all-new San Diego Comic Con exclusive poster (designed by Matt Ferguson) featuring both Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter.<br />(Pictured: Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain de Caestecker, Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, Hayley Atwell)<br />

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter

thereal1990s:<br /><br />It (1990)<br />

Pennywise from Stephen King’s IT

Stephen King books made into movies

Star Trek

Star Trek II:  the Wrath of Khan

howtoraiseageek:<br /><br />Batman.<br />As tweeted by Zack Snyder.<br />

Batman

Friends

  

  

Last Song of the Day album covers