Home for my rants, raves and general sharing of 'insytes'. Some of you will enjoy this gathering of text - others will wonder how I tricked them into giving me a Blogger's license...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Movie Review: Cloverfield

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

So damn cute, but such a pain the ass...

How can something put both a smile on my face and irritate me so greatly at the same time?

Found Ele under the sheets in the guest room - which while extremely cute, also frosts my ass as she crawled under the green sheet which was meant to keep the cat hair out of the bed.

Think this is her payback for me cutting back on the amount of wet food I have been giving her and her sister. Such a bitch.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Movie review: Sweeney Todd

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

We eat a lot. We drink a lot. We don't exercise.

We travel to foreign countries.

Tonight all those factors collided inside Heuer's body.

It is Tuesday afternoon and I find myself sitting in a Kaiser waiting room, staring at the lightly colored wood door in front of me. That door leads to the room where doctors have been poking and prodding Heuer for more than 45 minutes in the hopes of finding what ails him.

Needless to say, I am scared shitless.

Hoping Kaiser knows what they are doing…and that they return my Heuer to me in one piece.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE 1/9/08: Heuer got a call from the doctor this morning and it has been confirmed he has Giardiasis. He caught the bug while we were in Mexico, had it treated then, thought we killed it. Obviously the bug liked being inside Heuer as we had no idea that was what was causing him grief as of late.

He also has high blood pressure, high cholesterol and is pre-diabetes, but the 'bug' is the thing that was freaking us out the most so happy to know there is a name and a cure. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but I am hopeful we caught all these ailments early enough to do something about it.

2008 will be the year of 'health' for us.


I can be a forgetful ass sometimes...

Yesterday was January 7th, our 6 month wedding anniversary.

And I completely forgot it.

Well, I forgot it until Heuer came home – flowers and card in hand with an invitation to dinner so we could celebrate. Oh Lord. I am such a bad wife.

People always joke we picked 7/7/7 so that it would be easy for Heuer to remember. Little do they know it is ME who is the forgetful one.

Good thing that boy loves me. If my memory is this bad now…think what it will be like in 20 years. ☺

Also good thing he understands I am not perfect. The momentary look of disappointment was quickly replaced with a laugh, a hug and a proclamation that I was buying dinner since I was the goofball who forgot.

I do love that man.

So it all worked out in the end, especially since little does he know, I used his credit card. ☺


Thursday, January 03, 2008

Scoble vs. Facebook, Scoble wins…unfortunately.

Earlier today, Robert Scoble posted the following note:

If you are trying to contact me on Facebook, please don’t. My account has been “disabled” for breaking Facebook’s Terms of Use. I was running a script that got them to keep me from accessing my account. I’m appealing. I’ll tell you what I was doing as soon as I talk with the developers who built what I was using and as soon as I talk with Facebook’s support (I sent an email in reply to the one below, but haven’t heard back yet).

Seems he broke Facebook's TOS by using a 3rd party software (Plaxo) to extract his 5,000 contacts into his Outlook contact manager.

Some folks applaud Facebook and their decision to lock his account down, while others claimed this was a PR nightmare for the company and demanded they reactivate his account. In the end, Facebook buckled and Robert's account is active once again.

Robert is a likable guy. But being likable does not give you the right to do whatever you want, whenever you want. He had agreed to the Facebook terms when he signed up for an account, he was fully aware of his rights. With all the platforms available to him, he could have chosen another social network. He didn't. He knew Facebook would give him the ability to build an audience quickly so he chose to deal with the TOS. Then he knowingly broke the TOS trying to extract his contact's data.

But my opinion doesn't count.

So we move on.