Oh Joy!

Come Monday I’ll be doing some pretty heavy duty holiday shopping. I don’t like waiting until the last minute, by then it’s slim pickings at almost every store, everywhere. I did read that more than 30% of all of the holiday shopping this season will be done online so I want to assume that there won’t really be many people at the mall this coming Monday. I’m just going to cross my fingers in hopes that I’ll be able to find everything I’m looking for.  Sean is fairly easy to shop for, but he drops hints for quite some time around any gift-giving celebration. Me on the other hand, all I really want is a Mac. I doubt that’s going to happen but it’s worth the wish. Technorati: Mac, Apple, Christmas

You’re kidding me, right?

Last night Sean and I went over to the tree lighting downtown.  Driving down the main strip you’re greeted with gorgeous lights wrapped around the poles, and even the mechanical reindeer that many people have on their lawns during the Christmas season.  All of the store fronts are filled with lights and over crowded with people looking to see the tree from every possible location on the street surrounding the tree.  Then you hear the countdown and turn your head as quickly as possible expecting to see something spectacular, you then realize it wasn’t worth the trip. Now, I don’t want to sound stereotypical or anything but I live in a very “hip” beach town.  More than 50% of the population is homosexual, of that 50% it’s more male than female.  Now, the fashion sense in these residence can blow…

Home is where the fleas are?

On Saturday we packed up a few suitcases as well as the dogs and headed to a hotel in the area.  Karen and I dropped a bomb in the house and Sean couldn’t be around for it because the dust in the air would be enough to kill him with how bad his asthma is.  Now, I’d personally prefer to just drop a fogger from Walmart and call it a day but she (who reads too much into EVERYTHING) is convinced that the fogger would either kill the dogs or not kill the fleas and a whole other mess of misinformation that she picked up from one of her Google searches.  So she picked up this product called “Flea Busters” and we spent a good 2 1/2 days getting the house back in order so that we could at least…

What are your plans?

Thanksgiving is around the corner, Sean and I are going to spend a quiet evening at home with a Turkey, all the fixings and of course Bella waiting patiently under the table for scraps of food to fall.  I’m still behind on getting things accomplished due to a lack of a computer these days.  We’re in the process of packing up the house so we can bomb and my only computer as of right now is the desktop, so that’s why I’m sitting on Sean’s right now.  My laptop is on the verge of death, the battery is dying on me and the wireless doesn’t wish to work for me.  The desktop is completely packed up so there’s only one option for getting anything done and that’s waiting very patiently until Sean goes to bed so I can hop online…

Behind…

I know I haven’t been around much but there’s a lot going on with family as well as the living situation right now, so it’s certainly taking it’s toll on me. I’m still in search of a home for hubby and I.  We got the unfortunate news that the complex we were looking to move into is currently between owners and no one really knows what the outcome will be when the new owners finally do get their hands on the grounds there.  So we’re back to looking in Delaware, we’re not overly happy about it but there’s obviously a reason as to why we’re staying in this state, hopefully we’ll figure it out. So I did keep the loan but we’re banking on it to give us even more money to put towards a down payment in the general…

Not half bad…

I’m not really an extreme shopper, even if I had a few million in the bank I’d continue to enjoy the wonderful world of Walmart and other fine discount stores. Why? Because there’s no real reason to spend money on things that you’ll rarely use. I don’t see the point in someone spending $150 on a pair of sneakers that are just going to get dirty anyway, but hey that’s my Payless Shoe Source mentality talking here. I’m also speaking in regards to personal usage, when it comes to the business world this is a completely different story. Those who work in any profession when they’re on their feet all day, or just walking through slippery areas depending on how the non-carpeted halls are in your facility, investing in a proper pair of shoes is obviously the right route to…

Take me to the Beach…

For the past month or so I’ve noticed that I’m in somewhat of a funk.  Life is good right now so it’s not really an emotional funk, I’m just having trouble brainstorming ideas for new clients, as well as current personal projects.  Up until the launch of the summer season down here, Sean and I spent quite a bit of time at the beach.  I’m not sure what it is but there’s something about the way the waves hit the shore that spark my inspiration to astronomical levels.  Now, going almost every evening did have a wonderful effect on me but when you don’t go for three months you’ve lost your ability to regain that inspiration you once bottled up inside for the rainy day.  Right now I’m to the point of being completely drained.  I can literally stare at…

Morpheus Photo-Morpher

A few months ago I spoke of a program named Morpheus Photo-Morpher. While I don’t spend a lot of time morphing images together, I do enjoy playing around with the program whenever Sean and I take new pictures together. While we’ve only been together for a little over a year now, we know that in some way we were meant to be together, so it’s only natural that I keep some kind of a scrapbook for whenever we do things together. I have quite a few pictures of us from the beginning of the relationship until now and when you play with the points setup the way that Morpheus allows you to, it really does blow my mind with how cool the final products are. It’s a pretty simple program to use, and doesn’t cost that much. But you load…

Looking for a Camcorder

While it seems to be nothing more than an unnecessary splurge, Sean has been looking into purchasing a camcorder.  He likes to video tape things, I honestly don’t see the point but I also don’t understand men and their toys either.  I know that he’d like to video tape the road trips we’re going to be taking in the future, he’s also interested in video taping the process of renovating the new house, and just the quirky things that him and his brother tend to do together.  It’s not like this will be plastered around YouTube or anything, it’s just for us to keep in our own personal digital archive. We’re just unsure of what route to take, he wants a DVD recorder and those aren’t cheap but I don’t want to pull out one of those big bulky VHS…

Online Universities

For quite some time now I’ve been looking to go back to school and there are numerous options out there that have kept me interested but thanks to a few outside resources I was able to find out that the bulk of the schools I had in mind were nothing more than diploma scams and there isn’t one job in the US that will actually accept a degree from any of these colleges. So I went back to the drawing board and I’ve come up with a few schools that I’m looking for an opinion on. There’s a lot of writing involved so I’ll narrow it down to the one that seems to offer the most for your dollar. Have you ever heard of capella university? Based on what I’ve read about it, it was founded in 1993 and over…