What have I learned?

This past year has been a rough time… Seems like no matter what I am hit with more problems. But I have learned that when surrounded by great people that want you to succeed… No matter how bad things get, there is always going to be someone there to help you pick up the pieces and, get things to a point where you can breath again.

I am really learning to find the positive in a bad situation… While not having my car this past month has sucked, biking to work has been great for my health, and getting to my goal weight faster.

And with my favorite time of year just around the corner, things have to start looking up!


Can something be resurrected?

I am going to see if I can get this going again… It’s been defunct for too long. Let’s see if I can stick with it.

Obama for the iPhone

Screen Shot of Obama App

Screen Shot of Obama App

Thanks to Howard for the information on this one. Obama has released an app for the iPhone that has updates on his campaign with video and photos. Also gives you ways to help campaign for the Obama camp.

Way to go Obama! Staying on the forefront of technology shows a very forward thinking candidate!

Back on WordPress

Well, I had issues with iWeb again, and thanks to a good friend I am back on WordPress, hopefully to stay this time. Please bare with me as I tweek this new theme to work for me. 

The good news is that all my posts are back in one place again! I will be working on getting missing pics from the past few months up as soon as I can.

Let me know what you all think! Best of all, I am now able to blog from my iPhone on the go!

Paris is Burning!

Yup, Paris is burning, and I think McCain might need some ointment at this point. I never thought I would be able to respect Ms. Hilton, but she has proved me wrong with her response to McCain using her in his latest commercial! I am sure she didn’t write it, but still this is one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time!


See Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad and more funny videos on FunnyOrDie.com

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

My iPhone Grew A Spine!

The search for the perfect iPhone case is always a challenge. Well, my search is officially over! I received my case today from Switcheasy.com. The CapsuleRebel is quite possibly the coolest looking case I have seen for any device to date.

It starts with a rubber shell that wraps the phone in protection goodness, then the “spine,” a hardshell plastic piece snaps on over the rubber keeping it from coming off.

Other accessories include two static cling covers (although, I am sticking with the anti-glare film because it doesn’t show the fingerprints), A plastic stand that allows you to prop the iPhone up for video viewing, a cover that plugs up the dock connection when not in use, and a universal dock adaptor so you can dock the iPhone without removing the case.

It comes in your choice of white or black to compliment the color you chose to buy. I am thinking I might buy the black one because I think it would look really cool (especially around Halloween) to have the black rubber with the white ribs on the back!

You can purchase it directly from Switcheasy’s website for $24.99 plus $3.00 shipping. This is a huge improvement over the original capsule that was designed for the first gen iPhone! I think I might actually continue using this case for once!

Update: It looks like they thought of my idea! Besides adding some cool colored cases, they have also added a black w/white spine like I wanted to do! It looks just as cool as I expected it would!

Dan May Be Coming Home Today!

This week has been a rough week for Dan and I. He went in on Tuesday to have a surgery performed on his kidney. He’s been having problems with kidney infections all year, and this last one he had the doctors do a little more research. They found that he had a congenital defect that had caused a blood vessel to be wrapped around the ureter from his kidney to his bladder. As a consequence, his kidney could not expel its urine correctly and has been backing up his whole life. It had had gotten so bad, his right kidney is twice the size of his left and functioning only at 18%.

This meant surgery for him. So he has been anxiously awaiting this past Tuesday to hit for almost 2 months now. He had a long wait, as they were to perform the surgery laparoscopically with the Da Vinci Surgical Robot, of which Denver only has two (so long waiting lists). He chose to go with Porter Hospital by DU. Very nice hospital btw! Great staff, except his Nurse after surgery apparently.

We went in Tuesday morning, after he had to fast for 48 hours and not drink for 12 hours… by, was he miserable! We got to meet with his doctor who described the procedure to us, in terms that actually made sense to us! Myself and his family then had to wait for the procedure to be finished (longest 5 hours of my life!). The nurse called me about every 30 minutes to give me updates on his progress! That really was reassuring to know everything was going well. They finished ahead of schedule, then we had to wait 2 hours for him to come out of anesthesia to go visit him. Everything went very well, and he is recovering nicely.

He is finally back on solid foods as of this morning, starting with some cream of wheat. They are going to try him out on some pudding next, then if all goes well, he will get to have a real dinner later! There is a good chance that he will get to come home tonight! It has been really hard for me to sleep without him around, and the cats are not taking it well either… Waldo, who loves to eat, didn’t even touch his food bowl all day yesterday, although he did finally decide to come sleep with me last night.

I am getting ready to spend the rest of the day at the hospital with him, and hopefully tonight, will have him home so he can try and get on with his recovery. He is scheduled to be laid up recovering for 3-6 weeks. Please keep him in your thoughts for a speedy recovery as he will get very tired of being cooped up in the house very quickly! That and the sooner he recovers, the sooner we can start the search for our new family member!

Conquering Fears! Part 2

Well, I officially made it to an from work on the Scooter today. Can’t say I am any closer to being enamored with the concept of riding a 2 wheel motorized vehicle… but I can do it, and it will be a big financial help.

I’m not sure if it was the hot road tar that hit me in the face, or the cigarette butt the asshole in the SUV flicked in my face, but I just don’t see myself getting to a point where I would want to go out on a joy ride on the scooter!

It is nice that it didn’t take me any longer to get to work… I just need to find a route that doesn’t have so many potholes and large bumps… Those were no fun whatsoever!

Conquering Fears!

Today is a historic day for me, I conquered one of my big fears in hopes of saving some gas the next few months while Dan recovers from his surgery.

I took his scooter out for a ride. I have always been afraid to ride something motorized on two wheels. I can handle a bicycle, but that’s a little different. I still feel really uncomfortable and uneasy riding at such fast speeds on two wheels, but the important thing is that I made it over to the AT&T store and back all on my own, (well, with Dan following me in the car yelling at me when I did things wrong, like putting my foot down while taking a turn.. Whoops… 🙂

I am going to attempt the ride to and from work on Monday to see if I can handle it for that long a ride… It would be great to be spending $24 a month in gas rather than $120+ in the truck! With everything getting more expensive, got to be creative to cut costs!

Wish me luck, I will let you know how it goes on Monday!