Leopard is Failing me….

Leopard is failing me… I installed it the day it came out, and I really enjoy it. But there’s just so many unfinished items in it.

First was the Green Screen of Death.

Then, I wanted to test out Time Machine. I took my external drive that I’ve been using for backups forever. I reformatted it and then turned on Time Machine and told it to use that drive. The first backup worked great! After it was done, I was able to enter into that wonderful timewarp thing. But then, I couldn’t get back out! I clicked the “Cancel” button, nothing. I pressed “ESC” on my keyboard, nothing! I pushed the power button, NOTHING. I had to hold the powerbutton to force a power off…

The next day, I tried a new backup. I plugged in the same drive… And it chugged for a minute and then froze my entire computer! I couldn’t do anything. I had to force a power off. There have been other reports of this.

So that’s just annoying. Then I plugged in a different drive and Time Machine poped up asking if I wanted to use it as a backup drive. I clicked “No” and then tried ejecting the drive and my computer froze!

I am also having issues with Frontrow. I can get into it just fine, I can move around and access everything just fine. But as soon as I try and exit and get back to the desktop. My computer freezes completely.

Next, if I try and view a folder with lots of Images/PDFs in Finder, the whole computer freezes up again!

Then this morning, I was working on my computer and then went to finder and suddenly my computer thinks it has two identical drives in it!


Lastly, I love having a fast connection!!!
My home connection:

My work connection:

Trevor Hall and Other Stuff

So Thursday night I headed out of work about 2:30 and headed up to Santa Monica to meet Constantine up at the mall by his office. It took forever to get there, but traffic really wasn’t all that bad. Just a really long drive.

So I got there and we shopped around for a little bit. I bought one of the new flat apple keyboards there. I _love_ it! I would have liked to have the wireless one, but I don’t like how small it is. So I go the wired one. Which is ok, because it has 2 usb ports built in. So that’s good news. 🙂 I also love how soft the touch is.

From there we headed out to Cha Cha Cha’s It took us like an hour to go the 10 miles. lol. Damn LA traffic. Anyways, the place is really cool. They have this very funky decor. The food was good too and we got Sangria which was fun! I got Jerk Pulled Pork. It’s Fucking HOOOOTTTT! But it tastes good. I finished it for lunch Friday.

Left there and headed for The Derby to see Trevor Hall. The website said that he was supposed to start at 8 and some other guy was supposed to start at 7:30. So we get there at 7:30 and the doors are locked. So we go down the street to get Coffee Bean. Head back to the doors at 8 and they are just opening them. We get to the ticket lady and I had printed out the flyer that clearly said. “$8 W/flyer $12 without”. It didn’t say anything else about restrictions. So I hand it to her and say that I am paying for both of us. She then states that the flyer is only good for ONE PERSON. Excuse me? It doesn’t _SAY_ that anywhere! THEN! The flyer also clearly states “Free well drinks till 9pm”. So she hands us two coupons… Apparently “Free drinks” means. “One free drink”. UGH! What an annoying place.

Once we get in we find out that Trevor isn’t supposed to go on till 8:50 now. WTF? Why can’t they keep these things straight!

Anyways, the guys before him were ok. But Trevor was amazing. I enjoyed going.

Friday I worked and then came home, went to the gym for an hour to bike on a bike that I can’t crash. Then putzed around Torrance Toytota. Which had the EXACT Camery in stock that Cars Direct told me I would have to wait a month to get (If I could even get it at all, because I wanted navigation without leather). So I called Cars direct and bitched them out. And Torrance Toyota is still using the line. “Well hybrids are really hard to get your hands on.” LIARS! If you have 14 of them in stock, and Santa Monica Toyota has 50 in stock, that means they are NOT hard to get your hands on! So I walked out of there. Then today I get an email from them saying that they have a Red Prius, and they say they are willing to give me the exact price I wanted on Friday. Idiots!

Came home and did the dishes from the camping trip and then watched some TV.

Friday night we got some EXCELLENT thunderstorms and rain showers which was just great!

Saturday morning I got up and vacuumed and then got my hair cut. Constantine and I were supposed to go to the fair, but it was pooring down rain, so we went to Ikea and got lunch. Then out to one of his friends house to take pics. From there we went to The Getty. The views from there were AMAZING! You could see all the way past long beach! It was just breathtaking. You never get that clear of a day in LA!!!

Pics from the getty are here.

If every day in LA looked as pretty as it did on Saturday this place would be a lot nicer! That night we came back to my place, baked an Apple Pie and watched Fracture. It was a REALLY good movie.

Sunday we got up and made breakfast and then went to Barnes and Noble and got books about Vienna and Prague! YAY! After that we went to Home Depot and got stuff to make another giant painting! Went after that for a walk on the beach. LA was still very pretty and clear but not as nice as the day before.

Came back to my place after that and watched Shooter. Another EXCELLENT movie! Constantine left after that and I hung out at home the rest of the night.


Trip is not yet better

But hopefully it will be…

It’s now nearly noon. I’ve been here since about 9:30 now. We were supposed to take off from MSP at 7:10… What time did we really leave you ask? 8:10!!!

We sat in line on the tarmac for an HOUR waiting for all the other planes to take off. Very annoying. I can’t believe they get away with this shit. And they wonder why they are losing money. It’s the HORRIBLE service. Maybe if the people who run the airlines would actually use them.

The flight attendant on our flight was speechless when we all told her that the airline didn’t do ANYTHING to help us out when we were stranded. She was like, “They didn’t even give you toothpaste or anything?!?!” It was kinda funny. Apparently this is all new because of the new owners of Northwest or something.

UGH! So anyways, now I’m at the library (the only place I have in this area that I can get free highspeed internet) where there are TONS of children running around SCREAMING. What happened to the days of getting yelled at if you talked over a whisper in the library?!?!?

Now I’m gonna go home and try and nap before this afternoon.


Sleeping in an Airport is NOT FUN!

So far this trip has been a DISASTER!

It’s now Friday morning, 5am… I’m _STILL_ not in DM!!!!!

That’s right. I was suppposed to have been in DM at 11pm last night… So the flight from LAX to MN was ok for the most part. There was some FAT, and I mean _HUGE_ woman in front of me with her screaming child, my iPod died half way through the flight and then we circle MN for about 30 minutes before landing.

We get to the gate nearly 40 minutes late and for some reason they aren’t ready for us! There’s not a plane there or anything, they just aren’t ready. So then we get off the plane and everyone is slow and by this time I have about 10 minutes to get from this plane to the next.

I get off the plane and ask the woman if my flight is still on time and what gate it’s at.

Of COURSE it’s on the Oppisite end of the fucking airport, and for some stupid reason the tram is out of order! So I run in my sandles and two bags all the way across the airport. Get to my new gate and the fuckers haven’t even started loading.

Then things turn for the worse. We sit there for nearly 40 minutes…. announcement. “This flight is being cancelled till morning due to weather.”

UGH UGH UGH UGH! Shoooooot MEEEeeeee!

So we get off the plane. The next flight is at 7:10am. I find a couple of other guys who are going to drive down and rent a car.

BUT!!! Because it’s weather related the airline apparently won’t pay for ANYTHING. No hotel room, no food, no car, no NOTHING, not even a “sorry about this fucking mess” coupon! ASSHOLES!

Soooo, THEN we find out that the luggage handlers have already gone home and there’s apparently NO ONE in the whole airport who can do it, so now the guys don’t want to leave without thier luggage because, since it’s WEATHER DELAY the airline won’t fucking deliver it. UGH!

So I end up fucking sleeping on a couch in the airport for the night. I freeze my ass off, they’ve got annoying ass music playing all night, warnings about F’ing security alert levels, and the lights don’t f’ing go off at ALL!


Ohhhh, and to top it all off, I haven’t had anything to eat since 3pm yesterday because I was expecting to get home and eat the leftovers from my dad’s cooking… And of COURSE by the time I find out that I’m not going to be home, EVERYTHING is closed except for McDonalds!


What another great weekend with Constantine!

Friday night he came over after work and we went out to the Chicago Rib Company down the street. Very yummy food! 😀 After that we came back to my place and we watched a movie and drank some wine.

Saturday we got up and I made breakfast from the leftovers from the Rib place and then went up to Santa Monica to drop my car off at the mechanic for the girl. The guys working there were crazy. Went new car shopping at the Santa Monica Honda dealer and test drove an Accord.

Headed off to see Wicked after that. It was AMAZING! We were 8 rows back from the stage, right in the center! Best seats I’ve ever been in!!! The play was GREAT too. I highly suggest you go and see it. We headed back to Santa MOnica after that and ate at Panera Bread. Then back to my place where we hung out the rest of the night.

Sunday Constantine left to go rock climbing with friends and I stayed home and did some work. I took a nap from noon-6. Watched some TV and then went to bed at 10. I’ve been SOO tired lately!

My fingers hurt today and I can’t really type very well. Ugh.

Found lots of neat stuff on the internet this weekend:

Do you know what GoatSe is? If not.. Click here (NSFW!!!). Anyways, this is a really cool thing of people’s reactions of seeing GoatSe for the first time.

See the moon turn RED!

20 Fresh and free icon sets!

George Carlin’s New Rules for 2007. Very funny!

Turn your handwriting into a font!

Find autos near by!