So I realize I haven’t posted in about a week, which I will blame entirely to working the midnight shift. I do have the next three days off, however, and I intend to do some catching up on my writing, as well as my other goals. Standby…
There’s nothing like looking at recent pictures of yourself to really get you in the mood to sweat!
I had a good thirty minute spin today while watching Machete. I’ve decided that my new workout plan will be a simple one: Do something every single day. Whether it’s only doing a few sets of curls, fifty pushups or going for a forty five minute run, my goal will be to do anything to stress a muscle.
Believe it or not, Charlie Sheen recently got an offer to host a single night event in Vegas for $200,000. According to sources close to Charlie, he will do the exact same thing for everyone else if they offer to pay him the same amount of money and include a private jet travel and hotel. Not only is the man getting $400,000 for his Torpedo show, he’s raking in another $200,000 just to show up as a special guest at random events! Hate the man all you want, he is definitely still winning.
So today I’m doing a little spring cleaning. Not in my apartment, God no… I’m organizing my life.
I started out the day taking Louie to the vet to check up on his recovery from last week and he’s all healed up. While I was out there, I decided to take my net book into Best Buy to get fixed, since the SD card reader won’t hold an SD card without spitting it back out at me. It sucks because I only bought the book in January. So now that’s shipped off and hopefully it gets back to me all fixed up in a few weeks. What does this mean for me? Well, it means I’m going to be using my older laptop for a while. And this is where the spring cleaning comes into play…
I’ve deleted virtually every piece of random software and document that I could spare, freeing up about 20GB of memory. Next, I started organizing everything on the computer: Placing all of my photos in ONE folder instead of seven, moving all program files and documents off my desktop and into my documents folder, and upgrading my windows from Vista to 7. It feels good to get these things in order.
Next up on my agenda is to organize all of my external hard drives and make sure they are all up to date with photos and music (in case of a crash), and then sorting through all of my music and putting together a few playlists and burning some CDs for the truck. First up: an Alkaline Trio greatest hits CD. Actually, I better burn two of those since I stole Nicole’s about a year ago and then left the CD in my Jeep when I traded it in. Fail.
When placed in warm milk, raisins re-plump into grapes.
The metal backs of iPods are made from recycled zippers.
Eskimos don’t believe in bridges or tunnels.
Every sixteen minutes, someone named Richard dies.
Billy Bob Thornton’s grandfather was the first person to own a television.
On a dare, former President Rutherford B. Hayes declared war on Chile for 17 minutes.
The original title for Catcher in the Rye was Hey, Look, a Carousel!
Professionals call the top socket on an electrical outlet the “Martha,” and the bottom socket the “Jasmine.”
In the archives at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., there are two identical snowflakes preserved in a freezer.
Three out of every ten nickels has been in someone’s mouth.
If you hold one nostril closed for 72 hours, you will slowly lose the ability to see color. (Your sight will instantly return to normal when you release your nostril.)
Wave a magnet at the lower left corner of a vending machine to receive a free soda.
The glossy paper from the backs of stickers can be used to soothe sunburn.
The Z in Jay-Z’s name stands for “Zeppidemus.”
Jean shorts were invented three weeks prior to the invention of regular jeans.
Whispering instead of talking on cell phones saves significant battery power.
In Austria, the traditional Christmas colors are not red and greed, but purple&clear.
Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase “Baby Mama” in a satirical poem published in Poor Richard’s Almanac.
If you take the first letter of each word in the Monopoly board game instruction manual, they spell out an X-rated sentence.
The original name for the laptop computer was “Hinged Smart Slab.”
The average person inhales 3 pounds of spider webs in his or her lifetime.
When first introduced to the public, plastic laundry baskets cost $75 each.
Winnie the Pooh started out as a non-fiction account of mental illness.
Reading backwards for twenty minutes burns the same amount of calories as walking a half-mile.
The Q in Q-tips stands for “quantum,” as the small bit of cotton on the tip contains more atoms than the entire human body.
Revolving doors first invented as a way to keep horses out of department stores.
Peru and the moon weigh the same amount.
Human beings and anteaters are the only animals that can snap their fingers.
If you soak a baseball hat in coke, and then let it dry on someone’s head, over a 3-hour period the hat will shrink with skull-denting force, causing intense pain and irreparable damage.
Clouds cannot travel south southwest.