Thursday, April 29, 2010

Suki plays with Leo, Sasha plays with Brit, Adolph builds a bonfire, and Rico plays with it.

I came here to bitch, and now I don't know what I want to say.

I mean, I could bitch about the weather, but I've been doing that a lot lately.

I could bitch about work, but I really don't mind my job. I mean, I hate that I'm working at all, but you know what I mean.

I seem to bitch about work even more than I do the weather, though.

I guess I'll tell you another story from my 7-ELEVEn days, and that way I can entertain you and bitch about work at the same time.

I call this one:

What drive through?

Early in my career in the C-Store business, our handyman did us a huge favor. He gave us one way doors. See, when I started there, the doors would push in as well as pull out (that sounds bad) and it was very irritating, because the doors when pushed open, would inevitably lock open and would break the door buzzer light....

And it would go off continuously....Imagine the old round, red school bell. Yeah, like that but a little smaller.....


It was fucking ghastly!!

I can't tell you how happy I was when he made them one way doors. I was also surprised that it was as easy as it was. He merely pop-riveted an L-shaped strip of aluminum into the the top of the door frame, restricting the door's movement.

It was brilliant, and it provided me with endless hours of entertainment. I know, because on slow nights, I'd count, that fully one-third of my customers would look right at the sign, and push ineffectively on the door.

Many were locals, and would say ''d think I'd learn....'

Yeah, think being the operant word.

But, I didn't come here to talk about that....

Believe it or not, that was all exposition.

So, picture it:

I'm in the vault (aka walk-in cooler) stocking one night. I didn't mind doing it, and actually preferred to, because I did it right. I'm cruising through, grabbing beer, soda, whatever, when I hear this tremendous


My first thought was 'What fucking now?!?'

I head out of the vault, and look towards the front door, and see a pick up truck.

On the sidewalk.

With his bumper against the frames of our double doors.

Seems his 'gas pedal malfunctioned' or 'his breaks were soft' or he 'hit the brake instead of the gas,' I don't remember which, but what made it memorable were the glass doors.

See, they were intact. After everything was, cops, a total fuck-a-roo, I took a look at the door. Now, this was a typical 7-ELEVEn, with those nice double doors, which are set in a pretty sturdy aluminum box which surrounds both doors. Yeah, that huge door frame punched into the store by almost half an inch, and neither of the doors broke.

I think about that little inanimate aluminum strip every now and then, and every time, I thank my handyman again. See, had that strip not been there, the doors would have slammed open, and one at least (would have hit the magazine racks) would have exploded.

Cause you just know who would have had to clean up all that fucking glass...

Buenos con queso,


P.S. Here's an HNT

Monday, April 26, 2010

Subtle innuendos follow/There must be something inside

So, I'm marginally back online at home.

I can't play eq, and I can't....well, I guess all I can't do is play eq, but I still feel like I've lost a limb or something....

I've been on quite a bit lately, due to my 'puter difficulties. It's not the same, of course, cause I only get 140 chars to say stuff, but I do my best.

Oh, I also applied for an internship on Ellen's Show, so if there's a vote/popularity contest thing, I expect at twelve votes,as I have 12 followers....

I mean, right?

Buenos con queso,


ps if you want to follow me on twitter search for...duh....kvenya

Thursday, April 22, 2010

City girls just seem to find out early, how to open doors with just a smile....

Well, it's HNT, so here you go:

Since I got to walk to work in a snowstorm, that's all I'm giving you today.

Buenos con queso,


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Once we loved the flowers, now we ask the price of the land.....

It really sucks not having access to a computer at home.

Of course, that's at least partially my fault, as I haven't tried anything else to fix my desktop, nor have I even tried to put my laptop into the network upstairs, and see if I can get it online.

I just seem to find other things that need to be done, I guess.

On a totally unrelated note, I've decided to start an 'obscure song quote title' theme.

I have no idea how long I'll be at it, nor even how often I'll be posting, but if any of you are still reading this drivel, please join the fun by seeing if you can identify the source of the upcoming titles, today's included.

I should prolly stop fucking around and get to work.


Buenos con queso,


Sunday, April 11, 2010

We had a storm coming in this morning....

So, no spacestation pics or vids.

I'll have more as soon as I can.

Buenos con queso,


Saturday, April 10, 2010

I hate busy work...

I guess I should explain that.

See, I have no problem doing boring, mindless repetitive tasks if I'm at work. In fact most jobs I've had have had at least an delement of repetition, if not specific daily routines. Now, I don't necessarily subscribe to the 'if you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean' philosophy, but if there's work for me to do, even if it's of the abovementioned variety, most of the time, I'll just work

I'll work through breaks (wait what are those), Hell, half the time I'll forget to take a lunch

No, what's been pissing me off lately, is the busy work in video games.

Again, I think I only have one regular reader that's a gamer, so if you want to leave now, I'll understand.

If you've been reading here lately, you may remember that I've been playing a borrowed copy of God of War III. Or maybe you don't, but for the purposes of today's story, it really doesn't matter. There are many things I expect in video games.

I expect my FPS to have a badass sniper rifle.

I expect my RPG to have great combat and spell effects.

I expect my action/adventure games to have puzzles.

These are all good things.

Even quests are good things. Go here, kill this guy, get a part
of the puzzle/weapon. I'm fine with that kind of stuff.

Tough bosses, locked doors, and hidden passages; I'm good with all that.

No, I'm talking about the annoying 'time wasters' that the designers toss in just to make the gameplay longer.

Things like timed puzzles. These just piss me off. I just got to a spot in GoW that goes like this: You're locked in a room, and there are flame jets on both sides of the room, and yes, the fire will kill you.


Above you, trapped in a glass box is the person you're trying to save (escort missions suck too). If you take too long solving the puzzle, the box fills with water, she dies, and you fail. That's where I shut it off this morning. I hate when the set some arbitrary time limit and expect you to
work on their timetable.

I probably died 15 times before I shut the game off. Bullshit like this serves no purpose but other than to rack up some deaths, and make the game last longer. Time should only be a factor in sports games, or racers, where times are actually used, either as limits, or scores to beat.

Something else that pisses me off are fucking rythym puzzles. I'm a whiteboy from NorCal. I've got no rythym. I mean, I've made my peace with it and everything, but I also choose not to play games that utilize it.

Well, in case you couldn't see it coming, GoW III has one of those too.

Man, was I pissed!!!

That was another of the places where I just turned the fucking thing off. There's a reason I don't buy that type of game, and I resent the designers forcing me to.

Ok, enough of that.

I'm going to look for the space station again tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned.

Buenos con queso,


Thursday, April 08, 2010

I was up even earlier than usual this morning.....

But, it was at least partially my fault.

See, I set my alarm for 5, instead of the usual 6 am, as there was something I needed to do this morning.

So, instead of waking up at 5 (which is when i usually wake up) I woke up at 4:22. Needless to say, I just went ahead and got up, because trying to sleep for 38 minutes would have been a joke.

So, I can hear y'all asking me what in the world would have gotten me up that early this morning.

Well, I'm glad you asked. See, I downloaded an app from N.A.S.A. the other day. Among other things, it lists 'viewing opportunities' for sky-bound objects.

Case in point:

That, friends and neighbors, is the International Space Station as it tracked across my morning sky. Now, I didn't have my tripod, so the picture's a little shaky, but that white line is the path that the ISS drew as it headed from WSW to NE on it's way around the planet.

I'm going to try and shoot some video on Sunday, but I'm not sure how that will go.

Check back, if you're of a mind.

Buenos con queso,


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Well, swapping out the power supply didn't work.....

Well, it kinda did. I mean, now my fan comes on, and the HD access light comes on, but the computer doesn't boot.

I don't really want to do it, but my next step is to canibalize a hard drive from one of my other computers and see if that flies.

I just hope the drive that's in the 'puter will still work as a slave.

Or I've lost all my music.



Buenos con queso,


Tuesday, April 06, 2010



I'm trying (once again) to post a photo without an actual computer.

Here's hoping it works.

Buenos con queso,


Saturday, April 03, 2010

That was supposed to be a picture of the God of War III box.....

I'm not really sure what happened to the pic.

Oh well, whatevz.

Yeah, a buddy loaned me his copy, as he's playing MW2.

I plugged it in, and what can I say but Holey Schmoley!!

The intro, or what I like to call the 'come on', is amazing. Not only
does it depict all the key scenes from the first game, but it does it

The start screen??


I have pics, but obviously I'm not going to upload them, given my
earlier failure, but as soon as I can get to a computer, I'll post them.

The game itself is just fucking crazy. I know that only one of my
readers is a gamer (hi andie), but if any of you have a PS3, and if
you played the earlier games, I highly suggest you pick it up.

I was pretty tired, so I only played to the first checkpoint, but, as
noted above, it was fucking SICK!!

Oh, and I'm having a little contest:

The 1st person to buy me an iPad will be my new BFFL (best friend for

Buenos con queso,


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Fwd: Guess what I'm doing tonight?

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Date: April 3, 2010 8:31:20 PM PDT
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Subject: Guess what I'm doing tonight?

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Friday, April 02, 2010

Thursday scores a checkmate....

While I was at work feeling sad and blue because of the radio, there was a scheduled 'area power outage' in my neighborhood.

I'm not sure why, or who, or anything, but suffice it to say that from 8am until noon yesterday, 'they' had the power off at my house.

Unfortunately, my computer was running at the time. I usually shut it down when I'm not using it, but I had a DVD burning when I left, so I didn't shut down.

In retrospect, I prolly should have.

See, when I got home last night and hit the power button, I got no response.


I'm guessing that the power surge/spike from the restoral of power lunched something. Maybe my power supply, maybe the motherboard, maybe something else. All I really know, is that I'm without a desktop right now.

I'll prolly see if I can fix it, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I'm going to have to buy a new box.

NOT what I want to do right now.

Well played Thursday, well played.

Buenos con queso,


Thursday, April 01, 2010

The radio's killing me today....

Did you ever haveone of those days when every song they play makes you think about your lost loves?

Well, I'm having one of those today.

Guess that's all I have for today.

Buenos con queso,