February 24th, 2011

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Why does software hate me?

I finish troubleshooting my blog's css code to accommodate Internet Explorer's requirements, and then something totally unrelated breaks. The Vita software I downloaded is acting up on my iPod Touch.
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R.Downey and Z.Galafianakis fused to record in DUE DATE time piece material

I haven't laughed during a movie so much since Hangover.

Direct TV has promo, any three free pay per view movies within the next three months. The third and final flick I chose was Due date. And I checked the mailer to make sure, upon purchasing Due date, that I was still within the time frame of the promotional. It's just my way of tellling Direct TV that pay per view was much more pleasing when one could buy a movie for $3 something and save onto the TiVo indefinitely.

There's so much going on in this movie, it is difficult to not want to watch it more than once. Pig latin? really? Who speaks that anymore? and yet Downey has a scene in which I swear I thought I heard his lines as "You promised you would get me to my high school sweetheart to see her give birth"

I think the DVD is flaoting around in the library already too, but I may be wrong. I might be mistaking Due date for Kind of a funny story, which also has Galafianakis in a leading role. The thing is, watching movies in hi-def 1080i is much more pleasing than watching a movie on DVD. I may happily decline to watch the DVD now that I've had a descent fix of movie madness. How did Galafianakis get to be the new Cheeck & Chong all rolled into one? Is it in my head, or am I hearing thins? Doesn't Zak's last name sound like "I qualified for a kiss from Ana" in Spanslish?

This Direct TV version of the movie I got to see tonight came with a little surprise after the credits rolled by too. Comments and interviews of those involved in the making of Due date were revealed. I enjoy these tid bits from time to time because I find them inspiring. For instance, knowing that the stomach scene was the brainchild of Downey/Galafianakis, and not the writer, eases the pressure in wanting to include each and every detain in the screenplay I'm trying to write. Hearing how much actors contribute to a scene despite what may or may not be written in direction of the screenplay is helpful. If I do come across the DVD, I just might spend some time watching the film again, only this time with the comments feature turned on in special features (if available).

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Tornado themed home decorating

A new filing system is in order. I'm in dire need of a personal assistant to manage my finances, my life, relationships. I use to keep file folders in which I could store my bills in order by merchant name. DWP, Gas, Pacific Bell, etc.

I began to see a pattern forming when laziness in filing prompted a small change. I combined bills for DWP, Gas to be filed in a single folder labeles "Utilites". When the credit card statements started to pile up, I made a similar change. My alphabetical order system wasn't cutting it as I had my Auto Club Visa filed in the A's, My B of A Visa filed in the B's, My Discover card in the Ds, My Chase Card in the the D's (for Disney), and my Citibank Master Card in the M's. Who would blame me for not wanted to go into that filing system. I literally had to finger thru each file to find the proper place for my statements. I encompassed all my credit cards to be filed under C for credit card. Child file folders are then placed inside the parent hanging folder with labels like Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express to keep them all together. The distinguishing factor is the last few digits in the account number.

I don't know if this idea will work. The pile of bills have only moved from my desktop to my bedroom where they continue to float from bed to chair to laundry hamper to ironing board, and back to bed. My next solution to the procrastination of filing will be, since expiration dates usually last several years anyway, to limit use of one card for all my transactions for the length of a year, after which I would alternate to another card. Anything to reduce this paper mess.

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