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2009-01-22 19:14:29 891

Jenna Bush's Federally Protected Wetlands Now Open For Public Drilling

Seriously. Seriously.

2009-01-21 21:29:37 890

I have been borrowing my Dad's old 1989 Toyota pickup on long time loan for a while now. Its nickname has been "Ole Jumpy" for the longest because of issues in first (and recently second and reverse) where it gets into violent shaking fits and depressing the clutch remedies the situation. Over the past year I have been googling unsuccessfully for a solution to the problem and found nothing. At the beginning of January when I went to Emily's dad's to get an oil change we discovered that the center link was just about gone one one side. Being that I like both wheels pointed the same way when I steer, I purchased a new one from Autozone online and we replaced it the next week. I had high hopes that it may cure Ole Jumpy but it did not. I finally thought to modify my google search to "jumps in first and second gear" and quickly found out that it can be an air intake problem. In fact a bad air mass flow sensor or any tear in the tubing behind it can cause these symptoms. Today at lunch was the first time I had daylight (and it wasn't 14F) that I decided to check out the problem. Behold! It has a small tear in the intake air tube a few inches from where it goes into the engine. I patched it up with electrical tape and now it runs like a new car! Well as well as a 1989 should run anyway. So after three or so years of being Ole Jumpy, I have a patch on the problem, and have found several places to get a replacement hose. So Ole Jumpy needs another name, maybe back to good ole Yota like the olden days of high school. Five more years and Yota gets an antique tag! Seriously!

2009-01-21 21:11:07 889

I just totally spammed some of my friends with ING Direct signup emails. I have had an ING savings account for years now and they just ran a special where if I got their checking account and made three purchases on the debit/mastercard they sent me, I would get a $50 bonus. So now the deal is if I refer friends who deposit a whole $250, the friend gets $25 and I get $10. The question is, does the friend also qualify for the $50 bonus too? If so they will rack up $75 in bonuses for a $250 30 day investment and I get $10 assuming anyone does it. Worth a try!

2009-01-13 21:27:29 888

It is not fair. Wah wah wah. Emily's mom is getting a new macbook (it got shipped here to me) and I am not. Boo. At least I got to touch it and run it through all of its updates. I hope she loves it, especially since it cannot catch Antivirus 2009 like her Dell.

2009-01-06 20:32:39 887

Tivo outdid itself recording the best movie ever. It recorded Hard Target for us this afternoon. Nothing can beat a Van Damme action flick set in New Orleans with his good ole Creole uncle played by none other than Wilford Brimley of Quaker Oats and diabeetus fame. Of course the final thirty minute gun battle takes place in a Mardi Gras float warehouse. Completely logical since the middle third of the movie is of Van Damme running through the woods (not bayous!) away from New Orleans. Oh and "hunting season, is over" is like the best line ever to tell the bad guy as you drop a grenade down his pants.

2009-01-06 18:33:56 886

Diet Coke Plus: It's like riding a pony, except the pony is 300 FEET TALL and COVERED IN CHAINSAWS.

2009-01-05 22:13:19 885

Back to the real world of work today after a long long Christmas break. Boo for work.

2008-12-29 21:48:39 884

Best fark quote ever:

Do vegans breast feed?

If so, FAIL

2008-12-20 14:50:12 883

Working from 8 to 5 sucks. Doing it twice in one day is even worse. Last night I shadowed Gerhard through some server upgrades, a few Solaris 9's up to 10, patches on a bunch, and moving several to the new SAN. Everything was going well until we wasted several hours on a box just to have its primary drive die as the final data copy was going. We finally got it installed after borrowing a hard drive from another box. Everything was done around 5 this morning. I stopped by McDonalds and got Emily breakfast on the way home. She was just starting to get up for work so at least I had a nice warm bed to get into.

2008-12-18 22:30:44 882

Dick Rice is hard at work. I love WTVA.

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