Saturday, February 28, 2009

I've known about this music site for awhile now but just tonight I installed it as an add-on in my Firefox browser. Now I can easily type in an artist name and it starts playing instantly. I typed in Kansas and it played a song of theirs and continued to play artists "like" them. What a simple and great concept. I've been happily listening to some old 70's rock since!

You don't have to install it through your web browser if you don't want. You can do the same thing from the website. This is one of those gems that you find on the Internet and wonder how you lived without it for so long. Make sure to check it out. You will NOT be disappointed.

Sore Throat

Unfortunately I have a nasty sore throat that started yesterday. Not this cute adorable sore throat you can purchase off of the Think Geek website! Ahh, don't you just love that one can market bacteria for profit???

Now, if only my hamburger throat was soft and cuddly right now. *sigh*

Thought Of The Day

Friday, February 27, 2009


I watched this movie on Shaw's Video on Demand this evening. What an unexpected gem albeit very frustrating movie.

I thought the movie was extremely well done. It was one woman's search for the truth that frustrated me...and will haunt me for awhile that is certain. The movie is a little on the long side but worth a watch in my books. Based on a true story that will no doubt make you want to pull your hair out at times.

Hats off to Angelina and Clint Eastwood for this one. Who needs Hollywood action films with explosions and wicked special effects anyway??? Well...ok...I do once in awhile. :-P

A Fine Frenzy - Come On, Come Out

Although this isn't necessarily my favorite song on the CD, One Cell In The Sea. I really have too many favorites to choose just one. This video makes my heart smile just a little. The scenery perhaps. The apparent friendships experiencing small things together. The smiles. The song.

I thought I would share it with you in hopes it makes you think of the last time you made a wish as the dandelion seeds blew off in the wind.

I'm looking forward to the sun warming my face.

Go Music!

A buddy from work showed me this site yesterday. A place to purchase music in MP3 format for dirt cheap! For example, the CD I recently blogged about by A Fine Frenzy. That CD is selling for a whopping $1.13 (American). Or you can purchase the songs individually for only 9 cents each! That my friends, is some GREAT savings! The site is in Russia so I'm sure that's why things are so cheap. I guess knowing that a friend has already purchased and downloaded songs and albums successfully puts my mind at ease a bit. Anyway, these deals are too cheap to pass up if you are one of the few people that buy their music legitimately. And who knows what kind of loophole there is on this site...but for's working. Be sure to at least give it a look. There are lots of Cd's that are only selling for 89 cents. And I don't mean old obscure ones either!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


My MSN Messenger error is BACK. I cannot believe how it tricks me into thinking everything is A OK when it most certainly is not. So um ya...back to the drawing board.

On the upside with this error. I had posted it on the Windows 7 forum and because I never got an answer that resolved the issue it now goes to the Microsoft team! Yay!!! There's hope for me yet.

For now...I will continue to click on the little X numerous times while I curse softly under my breath.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Media Converter

I recentely stumbled upon this gem of a website that I highly recommend if you have an iPod, Zune or other media device that you need to convert video for so you can view it.

Media Converter claims to be the fastest free online audio and video converter. It's pretty simple and you can convert up to 10 files a day for free. If you need more than that they a Premium service availalbe. I converted a url link from YouTube and it worked slick. Have fun.

More Useless Information

I used to change my wallpaper quite often. Now it seems I just leave one on for a month or longer.

I'm still enjoying Windows 7 and after upgrading the ram to 2gb's from 1 my MSN Messenger error has mysteriously left for good. I have no idea what happened but good riddance! Everything else is running very well and I haven't run into any installation woes or errors.

Heard it through the grapevine that Microsoft may actually be releasing 7 sooner than anticipated. April to be exact! Now that my friends, is good news for a change!!! I was beginning to wonder what I would do when my Beta version ran out in August. I would have missed it.

That's it that's all from the Useless Information front.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Despondex - At a Drug Store Near You!

FDA Approves Depressant Drug For The Annoyingly Cheerful

Bath & Body Works

Ok, so I admit it. I do love a good bubble bath and some lotions although alot of times I forget to lotion after I bathe. Doh! This is a newer store that opened in West Edmonton Mall and I guess it's very popular. Myself, I'd never heard of it before but I quite like the aroma's they have and the prices are quite reasonable. My favorite smell? Too many to pin point just one but I do like Sensual Amber and Wild Honeysuckle...even Sweet Pea! My least favorite hands down is Black Amethyst. YUK!

Next time you're at the mall be sure to check it out. If you or someone you know enjoys a relaxing bath or things of that nature...I know you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

People are Good

And I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round.

PS: Not a damn thing was taken.

Friday, February 20, 2009

30 Minutes and Counting

I am 30 minutes from turning off the On Call cell phone and not having it until next month! Actually this was a decent shift this week as I didn't get too many calls in the middle of the night. Those are always the killers. When you are up every two hours and then have to go to work in the morning. I'd say I got quite lucky. *s* So ya, survived another bout and looking forward to the freedom I will feel tonight...and um's the weekend too! Sweet.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Once Upon a Time...

Teddy experienced one of those mornings you wish you could have just stayed in bed. The story goes like this.

I was On Call last night so of course someone was calling in early this morning. Actually, this is the good part of my morning...they waited until 6:30 to call...and only the On Call Gods know that this is a good thing. Anyway, I stop taking calls at home at 7am and usually that's my time to hop in the shower and get ready for work. Today however, I had to move the car out of the parkade as they were doing cleaning today. No problemo. I always park it down by the ball diamonds. I'll still have plenty of time. So off I go but what's this??? Every car in the greater north is already parked there??? I drive around and around and cannot find one small space for my half a meter larger than a Smart So I end up in an Imperial parking lot directly behind my building. Perhaps 20 feet. *sigh* I go to pay and figure out it will cost me 6 bucks. Ok, I can live with that seeing as how there is no parking anywhere to be seen in a 2.4 mile radius of my place. I dig in my wallet and pull out my Visa. The machine says..."This machine does not recognize that type of card". After many attempts I pull out my debit card but get the exact same message. Dammit. I don't have 6 dollars in change in my pocket. So off I go to get money from the condo. As I'm going up in the elevator it decides to go on strike. *sigh* There I am...stuck in the elevator. After some fiddling it starts moving and low and behold it lets me off at my floor. I scurry through the condo looking for loose change. it. Race back down only to FIGHT with the dreaded machine. It was having a hard time swallowing my coins. At this point you wouldn't want to know the exact vocabulary I was using. Hey, it's downtown...there are no kids around. Finally it takes my money and spits me out the ticket. *whew* I can now get back to the condo and clean up. But wait...the elevator has once again taken me hostage. There I the middle of the small lonely room...I look up as if in disbelief...come on big gotta be kidding me right? As a side note, I did notice they put new light bulbs in there. Makes it a little brighter...cozier. Anyway, I digress. Where was I...oh ya...I finally play "Is this your floor" and make it out alive. Inside the apartment I breathe a sigh of relief. I've made it. Time to go drown that entire ordeal in a nice hot shower. WRONG. The Gods were not done with me yet. There was no hot water. Boy did I sing a song.

Moral of the story. Stay in bed on your brothers birthday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Fine Frenzy

I highly recommend the CD One Cell In The Sea by A Fine Frenzy. Well, that's if you're into subtle mellow tunes that move you inside and may at times force you to wipe a tear from the corner of your eye. Wait...maybe that's just me. *sigh*

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tour at Work

Today was like Show and Tell. I got a chance to go on a tour to see the Server rooms and telecommunications center. I found it all extremely fascinating. The rooms were clean and loud. Imagine hundreds of computers running! And boy do they kick out a ton of heat. I was standing by one rack of servers and I could have closed my eyes and pictured myself on a beach. :-) Of course they keep those areas cooled down with some big time air conditioning. The last stop was where all the telephone lines run into the various buildings Atco has in the downtown core. All I can say is that it was a MASSIVE wall of wires. Insanity to try and find the correct line attached to someone's phone. The network guy said he can find it with relatively no problem. I see chaos and he sees organized wires I guess. That's why they pay him the big bucks! Yup...t'was a great day at work!!! :-P

These photos aren't from my tour. I just found some on the Internet that reminded me of what I saw today.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Error In My Side

My system error free smile was short lived. My msn error is back. *sigh* Looks like I will have to reinstall Windows 7. Not really a big deal as it went very fast. Oh well...that's beta for ya! Still liking the OS though.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Still Loving Windows 7

Well after much uninstalling and reinstalling I finally managed to get rid of my ugly Msn Messenger errors in Windows 7. I have to say that I am really loving this OS and would like to jump on the band wagon of those begging Microsoft to launch the full version NOW and not later. But then reality sets in. I know this beta version has a long way to go, so I say...take your time Microsoft...and get it right dammit!!!