Backup!

Never underestimate the importance of a backup! I ran some upgrades to WordPress and all of my dates and times got screwed. I didn’t panic, but I restored a backup of my database, upgraded again, and then re-added all of the missing posts and comments since the last backup.

If I would have backed up right before the upgrade (like I normally do) I would have saved a lot of time. Lesson learned…

This And That

Went out to an 80’s bar last night with a few friends and ended up staying until closing time. As a result I’m feeling a little “under the weather” today. The bar is pretty cool…they have a big screen TV that they play videos on while the song is playing, so you get the feeling that you’re back in the day, listening to some of the music we grew up on. They played some pretty good songs last night, but they also played a lot of garbage I had never heard of. The highlight of the night was when I asked a cutie for her number and got it. To tell you the truth, I don’t think I’ve ever asked for digits before. I also had another first last night…I’ve never tried to tie a cherry stem in a knot with my mouth, but did it on my first try.

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Miracle

Miracle (Widescreen Edition)Great movie! I don’t know if I need to say any more than that. It’s just an awesome story and will forever be a part of history in the United States. The movie made me proud to be an American.

I can’t pick a single thing from this movie that I would have changed. Kurt Russell did an excellent job as coach Herb Brooks and all of the other actors did a great job as the hockey players. I can’t wait for the DVD to come out because I want to know how they did some of the camera angles during the games. There were some fantastic shots (from the camera). I believe they used the original commentary from the game, which was a nice touch. The thing I liked the most about Miracle is that I learned about the entire story of it. I’ve always known about the event, but by watching the movie I was able to learn about a lot of the action that happened behind the scenes and led up to the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team beatest the Russians and going on to win the golf medal.

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, go see it in the theater and then watch it again when it’s released on DVD and VHS. It’s definitely on my purchase list with an A+!


Take A Chance

The Mega Millions jackpot is estimated at $222 million. Wow! WIOG, a local radio station, is running a group lottery ticket, so I stopped by on my way to work and put in $1. They already had collected over $750 at around 8:15 this morning. I also stopped at 7-Eleven and bought my own $1 ticket.

You can’t win if you don’t have a ticket…

The Friday 5

When was the last time you…

  1. …went to the doctor?
    I think it was about a year ago.
  2. …went to the dentist?
    December 28th, 2003.
  3. …filled your gas tank?
    Almost 2 weeks ago.
  4. …got enough sleep?
    See my post about NESS.
  5. …backed up your computer?
    Just the other day.

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NESS

Not Enough Sleep Syndrome.

I don’t know if such a thing exists, but I have it. I don’t get nearly enough sleep, especially during the week. Most nights I don’t get to bed until after midnight. Sometimes as late as 1:30 a.m. For those of you that don’t know, I start work at eight in the morning. Six or seven hours of sleep a night just doesn’t cut it.

I try to get to bed earlier, I really do. But I can never make the move from this chair to my pillow…only 4 feet away. I’ve always been productive late at night, especially when I was in college. It seems so much easier to get things done when everyone else is sleeping. The world is quiet and I can think clearly. Once in awhile I’ll be laying in bed already and will come up with such a good idea, that I have to get up and write it down. So then the whole sleep cycle has to start over again.

Maybe my body is getting used to the lack of sleep, but I somehow doubt it. I’m tired all day long, but can’t force myself to take a simple nap after I get home from work. NESS is kicking my ass! If anyone knows a cure, please let me know.

Fargo

Fargo (Special Edition)I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this movie, but it was pretty good. “Okay”….”Yah” For some reason it’s always entertaining to listen to what we (here in Michigan) call the UP accent.

Fargo is based on a true story, but not in the usual sense of a true story brought to film. It wasn’t one of those feel good stories. Without giving too much away I can tell you that it’s about a man who hires a couple of guys to kidnap his wife so that he can make some money off of his father-in-law. The deal is supposed to go off without a hitch, but of course things don’t happen like that.

I really loved how Frances McDormand played a pregnant cop named Marge. She never stopped eating or talking about eating through the entire movie. Overall I have to give this movie a B, but say that is definitely worth watching.


New Toys

Today I bought a new electric razor on Ebay. I went with a Norelco Advantage 6737XB, since it’s one of the best models made my Norelco. My Remington just hasn’t been treating me too well anymore, so it was time for a change. Suprisingly I was the only person to bid on the auction. It went for $70 and the razor sells for over $120 in the stores, so I’d say I got a pretty good deal on it.

I’m also finally moved over to my new computer as my main box. I finished installing all of my software today and then moved an extra NIC and HD over from the old computer. The next step is to get Linux running on the old box and I’ll be all set! I also need to find time to figure out what is wrong with my brother’s computer. I think the motherboard may be shot. I hate figuring out hardware problems!

Linkage

  1. I need to start cooking some more. Maybe some good recipes will help.
  2. I’m still not too sure about Orkut, but I’m checking my account more often now. If you want an invite, leave a comment and ask.
  3. Southwest Airlines has good rates on flights right now. I booked my mom’s flight with from Detroit to San Diego for a total of $295.
  4. I was really looking forward to seeing Blue Man Group and playing some Texas Hold’em out in Las Vegas. Someday!
  5. A magazine I’ve recently thought about subscribing to.
  6. Cool movies made using the game Halo. Which reminds me…I haven’t watched the last few episodes.
  7. A lot of good poker information.
  8. Free online golf handicap system.
  9. If I had a girlfriend, she would have gotten this for Valentine’s Day.
  10. Sick of seeing of all those motivational posters, plaques, and sayings all over the place? Despair Inc. was created with us in mind. I have a calendar and several of their posters.