Thursday, December 10

{ Declutter for and after the holidays }

photo by kevindooley @ Flickr

I've recently joined Tumblr. Theres a lot of beautiful photos, literature, thoughts and ideas. I love it. It's simple! Here is a post from mnml on tumblr. I'm not sure about you, but I've been working on the house for the holidays. Perhaps this can help you too.

Holidays are here. People come and go. People buy and get a lot of stuff and after the holidays your house is full with stuff.

I like to keep my house as clutter-free as I possible can, and while I love presents (specially climbing gear) I have one rule:

For every item that gets into the house, two come out of the house

It’s been serving me well for the past few years. I apply that rule to my desk and my computer as well: for every item I place on the desk (either on the desk itself or in one of the filing cabinets attached to it) two have to come out. For every application that I download, two have to go.

It helped me clean the desk and the computer. I found programs that were sitting there untouched for months, so I made a copy on my backup drive and I removed it from my computer.

Here you have some tips from Zen Habits on decluttering your house:

  • Do it in small chunks. Set aside just 15 minutes to declutter just one shelf, and when that shelf or that 15 minutes is up, celebrate your victory. Then tackle another shelf for 15 minutes the next day. Conquering an entire closet or room can be overwhelming, and you might put it off forever. If that’s the case, just do it in baby steps.

  • Set aside a couple hours to do it. This may seem contradictory to the above tip … and it is. It’s simply a different strategy, and I say do whatever works for you. Sometimes, for me, it’s good to set aside part of a morning, or an entire Saturday morning, to declutter a closet or room. I do it all at once, and when I’m done, it feels awesome.

  • Take everything out of a shelf or drawer at once. Whichever of the two above strategies you choose, you should focus on one drawer or shelf at a time, and empty it completely. Then clean that shelf or drawer. Then, take the pile and sort it (see next tip), and put back just what you want to keep. Then tackle the next shelf or drawer.

  • Sort through your pile, one item at a time, and make quick decisions. Have a trash bag and a give-away box handy. When you pull everything out of a shelf or drawer, sort through the pile one at a time. Pick up an item, and make a decision: trash, give away, or keep. Don’t put it back in the pile. Do this with the entire pile, and soon, you’ll be done. If you keep sorting through the pile, and re-sorting, it’ll take forever. Put back only what you want to keep, and arrange it nicely.

  • Be merciless. You may be a pack rat, but the truth is, you won’t ever use most of the junk you’ve accumulated. If you haven’t used it in the last year, get rid of it. It’s as simple as that. If you’ve only used it once or twice in the last year, but know you won’t use it in the next year, get rid of it. Toss it if it’s unsalveagable, and give it away if someone else might be able to use it.

  • Papers? Be merciless, unless it’s important. Magazines, catalogues, junk mail, bills more than a year old, notes to yourself, notes from others, old work stuff … toss it! The only exception is with tax-related stuff, which should be kept for seven years, and other important documents like warranties, birth and death and marriage certificates, insurance, wills, and other important documents like that. But you’ll know those when you see ‘em. Otherwise, toss!!!!

  • If you are on the fence with a lot of things, create a “maybe” box. If you can’t bear to toss something because you might need it later, put it in the box, then close the box, label it, and put it in storage (garage, attic, closet), out of sight. Most likely, you’ll never open that box again. If that’s the case, pull it out after six months or a year, and toss it or give it away.

  • Create a system to stop clutter from accumulating. There’s a reason you have tall stacks of papers all over the place, and big piles of toys and books and clothes. It’s because you don’t have a regular system to keep things in their place, and get rid of stuff you don’t need. This is a topic for another day, but it’s something to think about as you declutter. You’ll never get to perfect, but if you think more intelligently about how your house got cluttered, perhaps you can find ways to stop it from happening again.

  • Celebrate when you’re done! This is actually a general rule in life: always celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small. Even if you just decluttered one drawer, that’s great. Treat yourself to something delicious. Open that drawer (or closet, or whatever), and admire its simplicity. Breathe deeply and know that you have done a good thing. Bask in your peacefulness.

Wednesday, December 9

{ Dandelion Wine }

"Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I’m one of them." -Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine.

I found this quote on a blog and I loved it. Almost as if I felt related to it. Now I'm going to have to read the book my self.

{ }

I've stumbled upon Tumblr! Apparently its another social network surrounded by the idea of blogging, sharing, thoughts, ideas && Randomness.

What is Tumblr?
Millions of people sharing the things they do, find, love, hate, think, or create.

Weblogs? Been there, done that. Facebook? It's full of kids. Twitter? That's so 2006, darling. No, the smart thing to be doing online these days is tumblelogging, which is to weblogs what text messages are to email - short, to the point, and direct.

Actually it looks pretty cool. I may try this out. Myspace, I'm bored with and frankly they don't seem to want to work with outside links and I'm about sharing stuff so myspace you're getting swept under the rug. Facebook, I feel like we have a acquainted friendship. Seriously though the multiple app invites are a HUGE turnoff. I want to communicate and talk to people not reply to 28 some application invites. So if you ever wonder why I'm not doing applications, or ignoring your requests this is why. I'm going to check out this TUMBLR site. If anyone out there is using it toss me your url.

Okay, I went ahead and joined tumblr.


Tuesday, December 8

{ Seeking Christmas Spirit }

At the moment I'm watching Alvin and Chipmunks: A chipmunks Christmas, looking for my christmas spirit and Oomph. My Kitchen and living room is currently displaying boxes of Christmas decor until I get in the mood to make a mess so I can show off my starved Christmas tree. Which I happened to spend 5 hours last year pulling off lights from a pre-lite tree because it looked like complete and utter crap. I'll never do that again, it was like removing bubble yum bubble gum from a child's head of hair. Long and complicated, and I couldn't just cut the lights because some were good and well I'm poor and these days you salvage everything you can.

I'm going to finish watching the chipmunks. Check out these links I found.

A Pink Dolphin appears in Lake. [check it out]
55 Scandulous Barbie photos. [check it out]


Friday, December 4

{ When cats wig out }

I remember when I was a kid and dressup was always fun. The things you find in your moms closet, over-sized shoes, tops, red lipstick, purses. If it was pretty you romped around the house with it til you drove your mom nutts. Then, there was your best friends dog. You could never tell if he was happy if he looked pretty or not, but you thought that it was the best thing in the world.

So, when I hopped over to today to check out their Daily Beauty Blog . You can imagine the last thing I expected to see was cats wearing wigs. They're refering to a post from the Dallas News "Kitty Wigs: two women's quest to give cats good hair". What is good hair? I remember a guest on the Tyra show discussing this subject about "good hair". Well, I never would have thought. Most people try vitamins, bathing and grooming. Now I'm waiting to see Paris Hilton on the red carpet with her new "teacup pig" named Princess Piglet wearing a wig.
Hmm,, nice new switch from "When pigs fly to When pigs wear wigs." I'm sorry no one can top Miss piggy.

Early this afternoon I also ran across another blog at "I hate cute cats too"
Who on earth can hate a cat with a face looking up at you like this? Quit being haters for the super cuteness. ♥

Too all my sexy blog peepers. Have a great night!


P.S. Remember I encourage all my readers to follow my blog. I'd love to know who you are =)

Thursday, December 3

{ Oh Rats: and other things }

Thanksgiving has come and past I wish the turkey had last a little longer though. I'm not sure about most of you folks but I spent Black friday at home til at least the evening at then jammed at a party with a group of friends and listened to them spin some sick tunes. The following week I've spent reorganzing bits of clutter around the house that needed to be done. My pet rats were pretty happy to have me pull there house apart to reorganize their cage, shift the shelves and make their old toys new again.

Boba my PEW (pink-eyed white) decided to come out of his shell when I put more white into his cage. PEW's dont see the same as Black-eyed, the colors are different. I hadnt given this much though before til it dawned on me. However, White with rats is like dressing your kids in White clothes and then sending them outside to play. The brightness is only temporary, but at las'he was happy and most curious.

This week I discovered:
1. Baking Soda and Vinegar unclogs drains
2. There is a floor to my closet
3. Pledge is no good for glass checker boards
4. My Fiances socks will always find themselves on the floor
5. I'm getting old. I'm 29 and I've actually found a white hair.
6. Fried Ramen with Teriyaki sauce is good
7. There are scary people that shop at walmart

I also found an application for Facebook
We'll see how it works. I encourage you guys to Follow you never know what you might learn and I love knowing whose out there reading. Scroll down the left margin and you'll see we're to Follow.

Here's a couple links to shed some boredom. Let me know what you think!
The Strongest girl in the world <-- This is like, Whoa!!
Real Life Invisible Man <-- This dudes got skill
Oh, By the way! Here are the scary people I found at walmart (people of walmart)


Friday, November 20

{ Germ infested and bored }

I woke up this morning feeling much worse than yesterday. This week I was blessed with cold given to me by my loving Fiance. Okay, so it was inevitable. You share things with the people you love right? I would've passed on this one. After a few days of seeing my sniffling, stuffy, raspy throated vegetable state puking Fiance I was gifted with a germ infested cold. I woke up feeling crappy yesterday sniffles, sneezy and stuffy. Sometimes I was chilled as if I had been rolling in snow, at other times I felt like I just finished sweatin to the oldies with Richard Simons. However, I did manage to post a blog yesterday {Laundry: The Right to Hang}. My phone rang this morning at 6:45 am.. I ignored it, went back to sleep.. okay attempted to. After a few does of Theraflu I managed to pull myself together [somewhat] and then I found myself plotting a new blog for today. Oh and if you dont know me well. I have a tendancy to get really weird and silly when I'm sick.. okay.. alot more weird and silly than usual.

Today I feel like Indiana Jones and the temple of snotty tissue (Gross, I know. Yuck!) I began with Yahoo search #1 and typed "Things to do when your sick"
I found something..

what are fun things to do when your home sick and are bored

1. (although this one doesnt relate to being at home sick, I can see myself still doing this.)
Ride your bike to walmart, throw bouncy balls down the aisles and yell, "I choose you pikachu!"

2. (Extensively long, but worth the read) I hope you have read maximum ride... or you won't understand a few of these (I'm not sure what this has to do with the novel exactly, but now I may have a look at it)

1)drink something 2)see how long you can hold your breath 3)see if you can beat that record of holding your breath 4)read (maximum ride is preferred, but whatever) 5)write a novel 6)write a stupid story that makes you laugh so freakin hard but no one else would understand it except you 7)send thousands of txts to your friends, just to tick them off when they turn their fone back on after school 8)learn to play piano 9)learn to play guitar 10)attempt to sing and then laugh at the pain it inflicted on your throat 11)listen to your ipod since the voices and instruments are way better than your attempts 12)create a comic strip 13)pester your parents 14) try to get grounded 15)when you get grounded, blame everything you do on your medicine and claim you have no memory of whatever you did whatsoever. 16)poke things 17)draw 18)email all the famous people you know and claim you wont stop emailing them until they call you and say tht they hope you feel better- and mean it 19)when they threaten to block you, create a different email and then continue bugging them 20)repeat #19 until the second part of #18 happens 21)make a campfire in your room 22)become a caveman/cavewoman 23)when youve accomplished #22 start talking about how insulting geico is to you 24)play chess with yourself 25)fall asleep on the chessboard 26)save the world by threatening to give any villian strep if they do something bad 27)poke the villian anyway cuz they must have done something to get the title "villian" in the first place 28)roll ur neighbor 29)dig 30)learn spanish 31)annoy your parents by speaking spanish nonstop 32)talk incessantly 33)watch every episode of the powerpuff girls from the beginning to end 34)laugh ur head off at their eyes and the names of the characters 35)give yourself another name 36)talk in 3rd person 37)walk around the house mumbling to yourself for an hour 38)beg to be put into a crazy institution 39)run around claiming that the erasers and whitecoats are out to get you 40)create an imaginary friend 41)clap flipflops together nonstop 42)hide the shoes and pretend to read when your parents come in to make you stop 43)when they tell you to stop, blame it on your imaginary friend and that he's making lovely music, and
your parents just arent with the times 44)when they dont believe you, claim he is real, and he's just shy. 45)type with your eyes closed 46)read aloud 47)every time your voice cracks, burst out laughing 48)take a nap 49)dream 50)wake up 51)go around the house acting clumsy and stupid and then lay down on the ground 52)stand up and claim you were sleepwalking 53)chew on something important 54)throw darts at a hannah montana poster 55)pretend ur michael jackson and put on loads of makeup 56)learn something 57)enjoy a beach. 58)if you dont have a beach go find one on ebay 59)pick up telemarketers' calls and make conversation with them thats completely off topic 60)if they hang up, redial the number and act truly hurt 61)make a feind 62)sweep ur closet 63)blow bubbles 64)blare your music 65)grow wings 66)call a lab and ask for your rat back 67)blog 68)prank call your siblings' friends' houses 69)create an evil laugh and save it for when you can talk without being in pain 70)create your own secret language 71)become your own secret service 72)sneak around the house singing james bond 73)read a rap aloud in an english accent as if it were a poem 74)get in the front seat of your car and honk the horn 75)drink water (its kinda required for strep) 76)watch black and white cartoons 77)write notes to yourself 78)create a town made of jello 79)hide your dads office supplies and blame it on leprechauns 80)become irish 81)claim youre actually someone from the past and youre in the wrong body 82)have a staring contest with a mirror 83)go to the dr's office and cry when they say your name 84)pluck a rooster 85)burn a certain stalker book 86)go online shopping for water 87)go to boston in the fall 88)eat pinecorn 89)what??? you dont know what pinecorn is??? its corn from pine trees, now go eat it 90)cook something outrageously disgusting and say you made it special for dinner 91)when they ask if you were serious, tear up and ask if there was something wrong with you trying to be nice 92)crack up when they eat it 93)say gullible slowly- it sounds like green beans 94)swallow your meds with monster 95)when you're bouncing off the walls blame it on your meds and that monster has no effect on you at all 96)find harry potter and poke him, whispering in his ear that youre a dementor see if he does a potronus against you for it 97)become an alien 98)use your created language from #70 and explain that you really are from neptune and you need to get back as soon as you can 99)dry your pool... with hairdryers 100)become a greek god of japan

Yahoo Search #2
Ways to get sick (I wouldn't suggest attempting these. I just found an odd humor about it. These are all random searches I tossed together)

forcing self to eat something old
forcing self to hold a flashlight to head til its warm, then sticking ice around your lips so they turn bluish.
Eat fish, then drink milk.
mix lemon juice & milk and drink it
Don't wash hands
Get high
Get drunk
Leave food on table overnight to food poison yourself
Take laxatives for diarrhea
Touch a poison ivory plant
Eat rotten foods, such as vegetables and fruits
Eat expired food
Miss sleeping for a whole day
Eat food which is way past it's sell by date and has visible mould on it.
Drink some water out of the toilet.
Pick up tissues out of bins and use them.
Kiss someone who is sick.
Drink some really salty water.
Food poisoning
E. coli
S. aureus
Poison fungi
Eat raw chicken, food poisoning
roll around in nuclear waste

Yahoo Search #2
sick humor Poems

by Shel Silverstein

"I cannot go to school today,"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
"I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I'm going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox
And there's one more--that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut--my eyes are blue--
It might be instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I'm sure that my left leg is broke--
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button's caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,
My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is--what?
What's that? What's that you say?
You say today is. . .Saturday?
G'bye, I'm going out to play!"

Being sick doesnt have to mean being completely miserable, it has its ups and downs.
Hopefully we all learned something here. You dont have to be at home sick bored and well if your desperate enough to try and make yourself sick.. I think you might be weirder than I am.

This is Brenadettebizarre *sneezes* signing off.

Thursday, November 19

{ Laundry: The Right to Hang }

Balcony Laundry by tengtan

This morning I was quit disgruntled when I happened to catch a Yahoo News article about a resident of Pennsylvania who was told not to "hang her laundry" outside to dry by a town official and some neighbors.

"They said it made the place look like trailer trash," she said, in her yard across the street from a row of neat, suburban houses. "They said they didn't want to look at my 'unmentionables.'"– Carin Froehlich (U.S. residents fight for the right to hang laundry by Jon Hurdle)

This really bugs me. For ages Americans like Froehlich and ourselves have been hanging our laundry outside. Theres a great history behind it. Our parents and grandmothers who spent days outside in the warm summer sun hanging up linens, blankets, clothes to dry. My Grandmother always said she loved how they smelled after being outside. Not only does this save money but its a relaxation almost mediation state for many of us. Or women who chit chat with there children and friends. Its a time of bonding with outdoors, our heritage and expresses a type of freedom.

"It's an image that epitomizes summertime: freshly laundered sheets pinned on a clothesline, billowing languidly in a warm breeze. But that iconic summer sight — so nostalgic, so pure — is becoming rarer, falling victim not just to hectic lives, but to restrictive ordinances and convenants. " -By Dru Sefton (Clotheslines: Conservation of watts and the old ways drive a movement)

I dont care, its just not right. If you believe in something you should stand up for it. Specially during this time with all the unemployment and low cash flow. I'm sorry but things get expensive, laundry matts are even expensive and if I can afford another meal by hanging my clothes outside I'm going to do it. So move over. I'm coming full force through my yard with a basket of laundry and a bundle of clothespins. If you don't like it "Heres a quarter call someone who cares."

"The Environmentally-Friendly Way to Dry Your Family's Laundry!
In the "olden days" it was a common sight to see housewives hanging the family's laundry
outdoors to dry. It was the only real option, until gas- and electric-powered appliances became
available. Now many families depend on dryers to dry their clothing. Environmentally-conscious
families are returning to the quaint custom of hanging clothes on a clothesline as part of their
effort to reduce energy usage and preserve our environment."- J.E. Davidson (Tips for Hanging Laundry on a clothesline)

Need to refresh your Laundry hanging skills J.E. Davidson covers the basics. If you want more you have to check out the article on

1. How To Hang Linens So They're Soft and Fluffy
(tips for avoiding stiff uncomfortable laundry)

2. If You Wear It On Top, Pin It At The Bottom, and Vice Versa
(like hanging multiple sheets and towels in overlapping rows)

3. More helpful hints
(like hanging dark colors indoors, what not to hang, avoiding bird-traffic)

Project Laundry List is an organization dedicated to inform people like us of the Benefits, Rights, and awareness of hanging laundry.

There mission statement: making air-drying and cold-water washing laundry acceptable and desirable as simple and effective ways to save energy.

For those of you looking for more information regarding Project Laundry List or those that are curious here are their principles they've stated from there website.
  • It is not enough to define a problem and offer no solutions.
  • Our consumption patterns create the demand for electricity.
  • The generation of nuclear power is an inefficient energy source producing an abundance of hazardous waste of which we cannot safely dispose.
  • Raising awareness of existing alternatives to nuclear power and large hydroelectric projects will help people and corporations to make appropriate technological choices.
  • Nobody should have to live, work, or play near a nuclear facility.
  • No culture or community should be destroyed by a hydroelectric facility or any other monolithic corporate project.
  • The sun is the most powerful nuclear reactor and can serve many purposes—none of which should be ignored.
  • All citizens nation-wide should have the legal right to hang out their laundry.
  • North Americans, as all people, must lead by example.
  • Frugality, or thrift, needs to be a universally practiced virtue.
I really hope we all pull together and can remember that theres more to just Hanging Laundry outside. For the people that seem to have such a big problem with this I feel really sorry for them. I really do. Something so petty but also one of the most common moments for every person throughout history. If we have to listen to your snobbish remarks, rediculous views of the world and two-faced stories, and lies the goverment tells us .. you can view our "unmentionables" and our "Right to Hang".

Health, Wealth and Happiness,

Monday, October 26

I have actually had these links stashed on my desktop for my next post when my dear friend Maliki sent me this loving message via Google talk.

you need to update this
throws fritos at you

So, after being prompted to update my blog, with a stash of Fritos thrown after me.
I decided to toss up a very much needed post.

The following pictures are from very funny and amusing pictures of cats, in ridiculous photos submitted by readers. Check some of my favorites.

I'm hardly sure what to even make of this guy. However its very funny!

I wouldnt put it past my cat to do this either. Poor Vet! I hope that didnt hurt.

If I attempted this with my cat. I would be Mauled !!

Ha, ha, ha... this is great! I practically fell off the chair when seeing this one.
If fleas did this, we'd be in a heep of trouble. No wonder Dr Katz is scared to walk on the carpet.

Ha, ha,, this reminds me of a few people I know.

Okay, well I hope you enjoyed the laughs and giggles for today.
I will attempt to put up a new post. ASAP.
Til then, check out the site

Health wealth and happiness,

P.S. I invite all my readers to join/follow my blog

Tuesday, October 6

Morning Fetish with Germans and Australians

When I woke up this morning and decided to update my blog and look for some new bizarre photos to add to the site I ran across something that was by the millions as I typed in "bizarre".
The Photo above is a band from Berlin, Germany "Cinema Bizarre". I had to see what all the buzz was about so I proceeded with research. They're actually really talented, good tone, good lyrics, great voices, and something about the look they have going on there. All young musicians Strify, Romeo, Kiro, YU are in there 20's. There song Escape to the stars (official) video on YouTube is going to be my new favorite song that I'll likely play over and over for quit some time. There also seems to be some stuff on Buzznet for those interested in learning more. Here's one more video Forever or Never on Youtube you might like.

I also happened to run across this Australian Toilet cleanser add while reading Prettyontheoutside. I'll tell you what, If cleaning the toilet included this sexy guy
I'm not sure if much would get done. So Ambi pur, if I buy your bottle will you promise
to deliver the guy as well. I can only dream. "Move over Mr.Clean, Theres a new hottie in the house"

See more at OHLALA Mag

Tuesday, September 22

My mornings with Prettyontheoutside and Hollywoodtuna

Yesterday, was a good day and after I read a new post on Gilmores
Blog Pretty on the outside it got even better. Not only does he have a great eye for art
but his taste in men is also absolutely mouthwatering. The above photo is from DNA Magazine [drools] by photographer Frank Louis. If it wasnt for Gilmore I wouldnt have viewed this Glorious site. I love his posts and look forward to what ever it is he has to share. Thank you Gilmore for brightening my days.

Aside from Gilmores Site I also check out Hollywoodtuna. Hey, I'm not ashamed of my overly curious naughty girl side. At least I'm in tune with myself.

In this post on Hollywood tuna the writer says

"She seems to be having a little trouble containing her big hipster boobs in that thing, but not to worry some lucky son of a bitch with the best job in the world gets to help her adjust them. How does someone get that job and where do I hand in my resume? I don’t have much experience, but I’m a quick learner."

Now, Heres my thought. I want to know who helped the sexy DNA guy adjust his package [ahem] in those wonderful red, white and blue spandex as his member politely salutes to the world.

Check out those sites, meanwhile I'll be climbing in an ice cold shower and then grab a good cup of Coffee.

X's and O's,

Saturday, June 20

Things discovered

1. After about 20 minutes of going through icons at mywackospace that the site failed to finish processing my generated code. Them bastards. I guess I'll stick to photoshop cs2 and do my own.

2. That my horoscope for yesterday seemed a little to freaky to crap I deal with in life.

June 19, 2009 Cancer (6/22-7/22) You've often wondered about what might happen to the ones you love if you decided to stop taking care of them. Would they sink, swim or find someone else to care for them -- in which case, you'd never be able to live with the guilt. Regardless, it's just about time for you to do both yourself. Give them a few referral numbers, a pep talk, make your exit and see what happens.

3. This cute pic of a kitten meeting its first rat friend.
[posted by lostmycat on flickr]

4. People dont seem to use yahoo anymore these days!
Either my friends dont have me on their list or everyone is
using twitter/facebook/myspace. I'm always open for new
friend invites. Come on people.

5. I have 8 people following me on twitter. Only 2 of these friends
have pictures. Pictures people pictures, ya pain in the butts.
visit my twitter page

5. Cheeto Lip balm [?] What will they come up next. Check out this blog by Mario Marsicano

Sunday, May 24

New internet disaster

Yikes! What a headache. After about a week 1/2 of waiting for my new Att service to [work]
its finally up. I thought getting back online was going to be nice instead it was just a load of stress. Intially the date for setup had to be put off due to climate conditions around the pole, so it was moved to monday. Finally it was setup ... worked- for about 6 hours. Woke up the next morning internet was gone [nooo! this cant be happening] It did. After 3 hours of phone time with Att no resolution I was put on a date with ATT the next day. Att showed up but unfortunataly they said our pc had a problem but the signal was strong. That the ethernet card was bad. [It wasnt. 'Brand New'] So.. After my fiance disassembled the pc and migrated it to his dads to find out that we couldnt connect their. Our pc was destined to have Windows reinstalled. Apparently something went stupid. Fixed that problem. Took Pc home. Put pc back together.
Open and setup new modem. [Nothing]After 12 Att Technicians and multiple level 2 techs. Nothing was resolved our pc gladly connected to the internet at Dads right. [yes] Well not at home with ATT. Turns out after all that manual configuring that Att was doing for us on all those endless hours on the phone. They forgot to correct and complete the order from the initial problem. Our activation day was the 15, however because of all the hassle with the pole it got moved to the 26th without bothering to tell us. Now if the activation date is crucial to our internet working. Why the crap wouldnt a TECHNICIAN think to look at the activation date.
Sorry att but I think your Techs need some more lessons.

Thanks to Rick a [lvl 2] Att Tech and his quick smarts and great service we are back online.
I wish I could feel so thankful for the other 12 techs we talked too.

Wednesday, May 6

Challenges: The rocky climb

Here it is, another day to get past yesterday and move toward the future. Sometimes you just have to keep trying no matter how hard the climb. Easier said than done, right? Maybe not. I know sometimes life can be challenging, hard and manipulative but in the end its worth it. Whose to say when that day has come. Some journeys are longer than ever. With so many things happening around us and all seeming to go wrong. It just makes you think .. what in the world am I doing here? Well your living for a matter of fact. Yeah, your life may or not stink right now, but the moments you've experienced those special moments are worth more than anything else in the world. Shit I feel like Ive been climbing rock mountains my whole life without climbing gear. What the heck happened to them any way? Did I drop them? Forget them or did somebody steal them? Maybe it was the vigorous challenge? Maybe I did it on purpose. Challenges in life is what helps you thrive. The mountain maybe rocky but the view from the top will be better than anything else in the world at that single moment. So my advice for today. Live every moment the best that you can and hang on, it will be worth it in the end.

Tuesday, May 5

The first Post: Writers block?

Yikes! I always seem to get writers block on the first post. Never quite sure what to lay out on the table.
For some reason I decided to start a blog for my main focal point on the web. Aside from the well known myspacers and facebook fans. Many people have their ideas about Myspace
, Facebook or the new Twitter phase thats sweeping the net. So I figure why not run them all, there's always the great, grand and all mighty [ delete ] button.

My decision to start a facebook is primarily for close friends and family. I'm not in it for a popularity star! Since my family is widespread its much easy to stay in contact and seems to be much more formal than myspace. So if for some reason I decline your friend request in facebook. You know why. Your either not family or I dont know you well enough to have you on my list. Dont get me wrong I'm a friendly girl, but not everyone needs to know my business. Myspace started out to be interesting slowly fading in color. Then I began to keep it around primarily because it was helping me learn html. I'm not a pro but at least I understand it all now. If you're interested in learning more about html a good start is Twitter is basically my connection between sites to keep people updated on whats happening where. Not necessarily
my every where about. Just a little shout, " Hey this is what I'm doing over here on"or maybe I might decide to share my loathing to do the laundry day. I guess, perhaps it depends on how moody I am.

My new daily indulgences which happen to be my old ones are coming back in picture. Such as my lost love of reading I recently regained thanks to my local libarary. I recently discovered and great author Michelle Rowen also known as Michelle Maddoxx the lady behind the witty books " Bitten and Smitten " and also "Fanged and Fabulous" which happen to be series. I love her, her books are captivating. Humorous and witty. It only took me the first few pages to get sucked in. If you ever get the chance check her out. Until next time this is Brenadette your friendly blogger.