Yearly Archives: 2005

People that make you believe in people

This is just a public thank you for those people who are willing to help others without asking for something in return. I feel like I have been the beneficiary in quite a few things lately, so I Just wanted to say thanks to the no-nonsense people who help to get so many things done.

When we got home tonight after a work party, our toilet was having problems and kept overflowing. It took me a minute or so to realize that instead of trying to get the toilet to stop flowing (the flapper had gone bad), I should turn of the water. So in the meantime we were in the middle of a lot of water. We called the “emergency maintenance” number and the man that helped us was super nice, and I was extremely grateful for that. He had to make a few trips to get a few things like a bunch of rags and a wet vac so we could get rid of all the water, and he impressed me very much with his professionalism. I’m not even sure of what his name was, but he was extremely helpful. When I explained what had happened, he didn’t accuse me of anything, he understood that I had tried my best to stop the toilet leak and he didn’t question what had happened, he was only there to fix it and within an hour we had a nice dry floor again. We’ll have to have the carpet cleaned a bit, but he arranged for that to be done tomorrow, too.

There have been more people that deserve thanks, too, like the people who helped to push me out of my icy parking spot and many others along the way, so I hope I can return the favor somehow in my own way. Thanks to those people who make me believe in people again.

That’s del.icio.us!

del.icio.us is a social bookmarking website that categorizes everything using tags, which are basically your own little one-word description of a website. You can put as many tags you want on a specific bookmark to put it into multiple categories, which are then viewable to everyone else. The other cool part about this site is that other people can then see your bookmarks, or search for popular sites in a certain category. My bookmarked sites are here: del.icio.us!

Gallery’s Flippin Sweet

Gallery 2 Beta 4 was released earlier today, and we’ve upgraded our gallery to the latest version. The codename for this release is “Flippin’ Sweet”, which, for all you who didn’t spend last summer in Alaska hunting wolverines, is a reference to Napoleon Dynamite. Feel free to take the gallery off some sweet jumps, and we promise there will be more pictures up there in the near future.

More Than Meets the Eye

‘Transformers’ Movie Release Set For July 4, 2007

The Transformers are coming to a movie theater near you! But you’re going to have to wait a while. Set to debut 4th of July weekend, 2007, Dreamworks has started work on a live-action film of the Transformers. Steven Speilberg is the Executive Producer and the director is Michael Bay, from such movies as “The Rock”.

Can I just say that I hope this will be good? It looks to be quite promising, considering some of the names that are attached to it. It’s only been 20 years since the last movie, so it should be fun. I just hope we get another Weird Al track for the soundtrack.

Home Run City

Comerica brought to its knees by Abreu

In case you didn’t catch the Home Run derby this last Monday, you should read this article about how Bobby Abreu smashed the previous home run record of 27 with 41 blasts. It was a pretty neat sight to watch, and I especially appreciated Abreu’s demeanor as he was at the bat – he was really enjoying it. You could tell the fans were getting into it, too, and it was exciting to watch him break the single-round record by about 10 home runs with 24. It was really amazing, and really cool to watch.