21 September 2008

Back to Pixar

Got a chance to go back to Pixar. This time it was for business. I cannot go into detail of what went on, but I can share what 'unofficially' went on.

Fort Knox of cereal.

Last time I mentioned the FREE cereal bar. This time, Jun and I took full advantage of the word FREE. I could live here.

Fridge full of milk. Whole milk, low fat, non fat...even different kinds of soy milk.

I went sans milk, and i kept the biodegradable spoon. Honey Nut Chex, in case you want to know. That is Luigi in the back.

Parting shot, one last picture before we left for the day. Hope to back there soon.

To Boldly Go...

My buddy Jun need to get to a vent in his attic. I volunteered to go up in his attic. A hole needed to be cut into the existing vent, then the new vent tube shoved into the hole.

That is me in a very tight space.

Here is he hole. I had cut the hole, then cut darts along the edge and folded the exposed sharp edge over. Nice and smooth. There was not much elbow room there to move, not much leverage. I was on my stomach the entire time. Jun is going to let me live in his attic...rent free!

Shot of Jun from the attic. Prep for the new tube.

Expanding foam to seal the gaps. Seven inch tube shoved into a five and half inch hole.

Jun patching up the old exhaust hole.

A view from ground level. New vent tube next to old vent hole.

05 September 2008

Telemarketers and Spammers

I just got a call from a telemarketer...

Wait, before I get to that....Yesterday, I replied to a spam email. In the past few months, I have been getting an email from a Nancy Keenan. I tried to block it, report it...yet I just kept getting them. So, in a fit of rage, I went to the website she was promoting and got all the email addresses I could fine and wrote to them. Basically profanity and calling them terrorists. I sent it about 50 times, hoping the clog their inbox as they have clogged mine. I will not taint my blog by giving them any free advertising (not like anyone reads this). But know that you know her name, please be warned.

...anyway, I just got a call from a telemarketer. I could have sworn that I 'registered' on the 'no call' list. Now, this is my mobile phone that they call, so I am paying for theses minutes that they are wasting. So, I get a call from an unknown number. I usually do not pick up, but sometimes international numbers come up as 'unknown'...and there is a chance that someone from overseas may be trying to reach me.

Today, the guy on the other end wanted to sell car insurance (I think). He introduced himself and asked if i was up to date with my car registration. I really cannot remember the details, but he did ask for what make and model my car is...

First of all, I did notice that it took the douche bag a few seconds to reply back when I answered. I obviously did not recognize the voice or really what the hell he was talking about.

...I said, "what?" and he said, "I want to verify what make and model your car is." This is the good part...I said, "Car? I do not even have a driver's license"...at that point, he hung up. What a total douche bag!

I win!

So, I have decided that I am going to have fun with spammers and telemarketers. Telemarketers are more fun, because you get immediate feedback. I encourage all of you to do that same, see how long you can keep the telemarketer on the line before he/she hangs up on you. Forward junk mail to spammers. Give them all a taste of their own medicine.

When Is #14 Going Up?

According to the Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks, Patrick Roy and Trevor Linden are getting their jersey's retired.

Roy, arguably the best goaltender in NHL history, will get his #33 retired by the Montreal Canadiens some time in November. Roy won two Stanley cups with the Candiens in 1986 and 1993. He also won cups with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 an 2001. The Hall of Famer's jersey has also been retired by the Avalanche.

Linden, the most popular Canuck, recently retired. He captained the Canucks to the Finals in 1994. Linden also played for Montreal, New York Islanders, and Washington...sandwiched between two campaigns in Vancouver. His #16 will be hung in the rafters in October.

My question is...When is Theoren Fleury going to get his number retired by the Calgary Flames?

Calgary Flames on Wikipedia

There, right on the front page. Calgary Flames as the featured article. Do not bother going there after today, it will change. I included a screen shot of it just for my records, because I know you are not reading this.