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Posted 28 Sep 2007 — by chad
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I got a Wii!!

When it first came out I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. But I got to play one at a friends house and fell in love with the thing. Of course, finances were always an issue.

Well, a few months back both I and the insurance company paid a doctor for surgery. The doctor office refunded the duplicate payment, and so now I had enough for the Wii!!

But now…I’ve been playing Wii Sports, and I bought Wii play cuz it was only a few dollars more than a 2nd controller. But….what game should I get? Any suggestions?

I had a question I was going to ask, but I think I’ll ask it in another post. Keep an eye out for it!!

Packers Won

Posted 24 Sep 2007 — by chad
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Right, so if you didn’t know before, now you do: I am a Green Bay Packer fan. And we won. Against the Chargers. Despite everyone saying we wouldn’t.


And yet, despite my joyousness at leading the division and being 3-0…I have to admit that I am both surprised by this (yes, surprised) and cautiously optimistic about the future.

Plus, being surrounded by Colt fans who are so convinced that they are going to repeat their Super Bowl win (despite the awesomeness of the Patriots this year, but I digress) and that they will go 16-0 (Colts I mean), I walk into every game (ha, on TV of course) expecting the worse.

Does that make me a bad fan?


Real updates coming soon-ish.


My car and other such nonsense

Posted 24 Jul 2007 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized

About a week ago or so I drove down to see my in-laws (my wife and son came with me, I didn’t just randomly go see my in-laws). Through the course of the day, my wife and MiL decide they’re going to go shopping.

In backing out of her driveway, my MiL backs into my car.

>crunch< Now, I’m all about family love and forgiveness and stuff, but there’s no way I can let this go (not that they asked, but I could see it in my wife’s eyes). So I’ve spent the past week cobbling together the cheapest parts from around town to save them a buck or two. I’m now a bit frustrated because they keep suggesting things like superglue and I keep suggesting things like driving lessons. Needless to say, this is seriously straining the in-law relationship. Anyways, a week later, some misordered parts and a worn out credit card later, I now have an assortment of plastic parts sitting in the trunk of my car that cost me 400 dollars. Yes. 400 dollars to get my turn signal fixed and my headlight mount fixed. Yeesh. I got my in-laws to pony up 360 dollars based on quotes, but there was one other piece that I didn’t realize needed to be replaced. So I bought that and they are about 40 dollars short overall. Should I swallow the 40 dollars or go after them for it? ~sigh~ Decisions Decisions. —————————————————- New baby is three months along and doing great. Checkup today was fine. Although if we’d waited another week we could have found out the sex of the baby. Grumble grumble grumble. Next checkup is in a month, guess we’ll find out then. —————————————————- Finished Harry Potter 7. Saw Harry Potter 5. No spoilers here for either one (though seriously, if I could spoil HP 5 for you, we need to talk). ————————————————— Child Ziggie (can’t call him Baby anymore) is going through a growth spurt. We are currently hitting one of these a week. At his current rate of growth he will be 6 foot tall by 2nd grade. Anyone have any Small boys clothes to share?

Oops, I did it again.

Posted 25 Jun 2007 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized

So it’s official. My family is growing by 1 in January.

Just when I’d finally decided never to have more kids…

Le sigh.

At least it’s not twins.

Now, does anyone have any ideas on how to explain this idea to a 3 1/2 year old?


Posted 24 May 2007 — by chad
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I have emptied my inbox! And I did with out doing a delete all.

Sorry, just had to post the good news while it was still empty. I didn’t miss anyone, did I?

Now, on to do my job…or juice….or nothing in particular….

Intelligence Sublime

Posted 11 May 2007 — by chad
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So…I’m a freaking genius.

In an effort to forestall re-installing Windows on my work computer, I downloaded a Registry Cleaner. Among it’s many features was an ability to get rid of “unneeded files”. So I was running it, happy to get my computer cleaned up and happy to push off a Windows re-install until I had more time.

Then a message popped up: 2000+ unneeded files found. Delete?

I clicked on view, looked through all the files, it certainly looked like something I didn’t need anymore.

Just to be safe, I made sure my backup was up to date. It was.

So I clicked Delete.

It chugged through, then popped up finished. Then I noticed something strange….all the icons (and I mean ALL the icons) on my desktop disappeared.

I thought that was strange, but figured explorer locked up and was doing something goofy.

I rebooted, and came back and it’s still empty.


So I go to my Start menu. It’s empty.

So is my quick launch.

This wonderful program had marked all (yes, all. I did a search) of my lnk (shortcut) files as unnecessary.


So now what. I could spend the 2-3 hours to re-create all the shortcuts. It’d be time consuming, but it’d be better than a Windows re-install, right?

Well…no. After 20 minutes of trying to determine which Phtshop.exe actually launched Photoshop and which one tried to reinstall it, I decided I didn’t have time for this.

So I wiped the hard drive and reinstalled Windows.

And…you guessed it, my backups weren’t as current as I thought. (no, just kidding, they were fine).

So now I have a clean Windows machine, with shortcuts, and it’s faster than I remember it ever being.

~sigh~ why did I put up with the crap for so long?

So, my quick notes:

-unnecessary files are sometimes necessary.
-a clean Windows is a happy Windows.
-trial software makes Windows an unhappy Windows.
-apparently the first time I got cygwin to work it was a fluke. It won’t work this time.

So, yes. I am now piecing together my data so that it is something useful.

That is all.

I will survive…

Posted 14 Mar 2007 — by chad
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LiveJournal Username
Your favorite Star Wars character?
Your favorite Star Wars movie?
What color is your lightsaber?
How do you weild your lightsaber(s)?
What is your signature force power?
And now the big question… Light Side or Dark Side?
Is pretty fly for a Jedi. pyrusj
Bustin’ out flips and jumps that’d make Yoda jealous. myladyteri
Is first to get killed in battle… How embarrasing. pyrusj
Manages to chop off one of their own hands. Ooops! explainor
Wields a lightsaber like second nature. divinemaddness
Uses force lighting in the battle… CHEATER! explainor
Comes out from the battle victor. drewpdoane
Chance you leave this battle with all of your limbs in tact.
nice to be surprised every now and then.

–Baby Ziggie update–

This kid is growing like a weed. The other day I was sitting at the kitchen table eating dinner with him (I forget where Mommy was). He and I were talking and I realized two things. 1) His conversation has finally moved past the one word sentences (car, car, truck, tv, cow, dog) and is carrying on complex conversations. He has his own wants, needs, desires, etc. and 2) he’s a real person. I know this sounds really dumb to everyone who hasn’t been a parent, but it dawned on me, I think for the first time, that he is his own separate person.

What can I say, I love him.

Long enough? I think so.

Testing, testing.

Posted 06 Feb 2007 — by chad
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This is a test of the emergency blog system.LiveJournal

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Posted 05 Feb 2007 — by chad
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I wonder if this thing realizes I’ve been married 3 years….

Real update? Never!!! (heh, or maybe later)

The Vapor Trail
Random Brutal Love Master (RBLMm)

Here today, gone today. You are The Vapor Trail. Are you in a relationship now?

Your exact opposite:
The Backrubber

Deliberate Gentle Sex Dreamer

What about now?

Vapor Trails can be highly charismatic people–unpredictable, confident, and magnetic. You’re experienced. You know how to handle yourself in a relationship, and many people appreciate that. Many people, all in a row.

You’ve had your share of blissful beginnings, to be sure. But things almost never turn out how you’d like, do they? The problem is you’re never happy with someone for an extended period of time. Relate to the following:

Vapor Trails especially need a girl who will laugh at their jokes. They’re also the most likely male type to be haunted by serious regret.

FACT: A few of your exes, the ones you were best to, will always love you. Nice going.

ALWAYS AVOID: The Intern, The Maid of Honor

CONSIDER: The Sudden Departure

Link: The 32-Type Dating Test by OkCupid – Free Online Dating.
My profile name: Ziggie013