Tuesday, February 20, 2007


I have much to write, but it's too late.

Maybe tomorrow. :(

Sunday, February 18, 2007

My keyboard has a drainage system!

I'm watching my son take his bath right now. He's splashing water all over the room, including my Dell laptop. He isn't really getting it very wet, just a little drop of water here and there. If it was more, I would be concerned, but it's currently at harmless levels. I once saw a review of a heavy-duty grade laptop that was completely waterproof and drop-resistant. The drop-resistant part didn't stand up too well (the LCD screen shattered and the hard disk drive was clicking on the 8th drop) but as for the water test, they built a drainage system into the system chassis. All liquid spilled on it came out a little hole in the bottom. I was impressed!

I do not believe my precious Dell has such a system, but I know it can withstand a certain amount of elements. So here I sit writing and watching my son. Quite a lot has happened since the last time I posted, but I really cannot remember most of it. I've been shopping very much for Colleen's parents' "Family Day" (not related to FOX's "Family Guy", unfortunately) so I've visited a few malls, Wal-Mart's, Best Buy's, bookstores, dollar stores, and much more. The only place I haven't been recently is the grocery store and I think that trip is coming up soon.

Thus ends another stress-filled weekend. One thing I did do that was very awesome was see Ghost Rider opening night. Seriously awesome movie. You should definitely see it. And Sour Skittles FTW!!

One last thought. Why do children love water so much?

Friday, February 16, 2007

Perks are good

I get to go into work at 8:30A today, rather than 8A sharp. I sit here thinking about how that would be different than getting to work at 8:30A anyway after being late from traffic. Anyway, I have a meeting at the half-hour mark, and it serves no purpose to be there a half-hour early. Woot!

So what do I do with this extra time? Mostly nothing, of course; except to add to my wonderful weblog. Although there has been some exciting news on my mind: yesterday I passed the computer certification "Network+". And I just barely passed it too. That was a big relief off my shoulders. Now I have just a little bit less stress to deal with.

Seriously though, TGIF! What a week! I hope this upcoming weekend proves to be a little bit of a breather. If not, then what can I do. I seriously hope that Colleen has this baby soon enough. It's really weighing down on her.

I can't forget to go to Wal-Mart too.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The day before Valentine's Day

I meant to make an entry here yesterday but it just wasn't happening... I had to come home from work a couple of hours early to help Colleen with Ian. She had gotten practically no sleep the day before and was having a really hard time. I wish this baby would just pop out already. So I finished my daily workload from home when I could.

The days pass by slowly for me. Things will go faster once the baby is born, but until then all we can do is wait. I need to buy Colleen something for V-day today, seeing as how the big day is tomorrow. I noticed that Blizzard has decorated all of the massive World of Warcraft with holiday things. Then they add many little presents to give you extra abilities for short periods of time. The purpose, of course, is to bring you the Valentine's day spirit. What it really does is make you play more during the holiday's to increase your level even more rapidly. Then on Valentine's day evening, "Sorry honey, I can't go out to dinner with you, my warrior is almost to level 46!"

But life goes on. Colleen actually didn't want to go out this year to save money and effort. I have to agree with her; it would save a lot of stress. So she bought a nice Italian-style ready-to-make dinner for us late tomorrow night. I am trying to make it special.

I have things to do now; until next time, ciao!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Uh oh...

Eeek! It's already started!! I have neglected my blog!!

No, wait. It is just a typical weekend for me leaving absolutely no time for anything personal to do. I barely even have time to do laundry! Oh the horrors! Seriously, my weekend is full of work, work, work!

So what exactly did I do anyway? From 10A until 3P, I installed Windows Vista Ultimate on a customer's computer. Then, after driving near 100 miles, from 4P until 6:30P, I educated my Mom in how to use Google's Picasa. The time before 10A was spent watching Ian, changing his diaper, dressing him, and feeding him, then finally getting ready to go. When I got home at 7P, it was time to change him again, bathe him, feed him, and put him to bed. "Welcome to Parenting" as my beloved girlfriend loves to say.

Speaking of my girlfriend, she is quite annoyed at me today because I spent hardly any time at all watching and taking care of Ian. (According to her...) Also, when I say "quite annoyed" I am declaring an understatement. I try my best but it just isn't quite enough...

So this concludes a weekend. Yesterday I was working for at least 50% of the day, but received a nice amount of compensation for said work. Today was not as such. Tomorrow will prove to be yet another testing day in my life.

Care to come along?

Friday, February 9, 2007

Hey you! Over there!

Sssssh! Be quiet! I'm blogging at work!

Technically speaking, is that a bad thing? I'm sure psychologists would argue that an employee utilizing time to clear his mind of thoughts bothering him/her would, in the end, create a more productive employee. Right?

Either way, I don't care. I am otherwise unsupervised at work. That does not mean I am completely unproductive; just simply a little more relaxive. But wait, doesn't that produce a more productive employee too?


Thursday, February 8, 2007

I hate mornings

I stayed home from work today to help Colleen with Ian. She is expecting the first signs of birth any day now. Since her whole family has activities planned, she asked me to stay with her.

I really wish this site had a spellchecker. Alas, maybe they will incorporate one soon. Wait, I just saw the button on the toolbar above. D'oh! Anyway, I was talking with a co-worker yesterday about how much we hate MySpace.com. All the flashing lights, the music, the static background with scrolling text which kills any computer slower than 2GHz... Internet Explorer is such a processor hog on poorly designed websites. Ever heard of Flash, people? Get with the program! However, the main picture is clear. I dislike these sorts of sites! Yet here I am again, forcing myself to swallow the pill of society that I have decided to take.


Because it's something different.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

First time, you're the guest; after that, you're on your own...

I'm watching American Idol right now. What's important is not that I am watching American Idol, but I am watching cable television on my laptop. Furthermore, staying true to a laptop's capability of being fully portable, not one wire is connected to my Latitude. This is of course possible by the streaming media capability of the free service known as Orb.

I have utilized Orb for at least six months, but without streaming TV capabilities. After updating the drivers for my TV tuner and installing the latest version of Orb, the service magically began working. I have been thrilled for the past 24 hours. Honestly, this is great! I highly recommend you check it out for yourself.


In other news... Some people just can't sing. Just... No people. No.

Introductions and Formalities


...Which is why I created a Weblog.

Since when did it become so "fashionable" to create a "blog"? Even Microsoft's newsletters are covered in them. I want to read Bill Gate's own blog! Where is it! Someone get Google on a browser NOW!

But seriously, get a life people! All of a sudden, we are forced to read other people's "blogs" in order to get any sense of information. You know what? BLOGS killed the Webmaster! Down with BLOGS! Hang them in the street for all to see!!

Hello, my name is A.J. Touchstone, Jr.