Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Well I've been here on this island for a few days now.. had to suffer a little bit at first with a bad sinus thing that was causing some massive migrain headaches, but am better now. I'm somewhat restricted to the place that I'm working at for now, but will eventually venture out as soon as I'm capable.. I'm pretty sure there is an Anime store somewhere on the island and my goal is to find that. Another thing I want to find is the micro-brewery that has a live jam band that plays there.. cuz that would rock to try a few types of locally brewed beverages while listening to some music in the style of Phish or the Dead.. of course during the times I'm located those places I'm sure I'll try and hit up some historical landmarks as well and take lots of pictures. Soon as I can do that, I'll be sure to share some here. Till than it's just work work and more work, but hey, that's what I'm here for. This is no vacation after all, and would be totally unfair to have too much fun here without my family.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


So I'm leaving tomorrow.. for my work trip/military deployment/paid vacation to a small island in the south pacific.. known for it's WWII history it's a place with a nice strategic advantage for whatever situations may arise.. I'll be there for a whole whopping two months, seperated from my family, and well, getting paid. It's a good deal, but still a huge price to pay to just try and get some bills paid down.. Just when I've gotten used to playing in my finished basement I have to leave to go sleep next to another Airman and see the same people 24/7 for the duration. But oh well it could always be worse, and I know a good amount of people that are deployed currently to not soo great locations, and I'm going to remember that and think of them and their seperated families every time I crack open a beer on the beach while watchin the sun go down (or up if I'm working a night shift or something, just depends.. LOL).. But seriously I will be thinking of those folks and sending out some good vibes to them while being thankful for what I have, the job I do, and the job those real troops do for all of us and our freedom. Cheers!  

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bloggy Blogg

Not much to talk about today.. i finally got my laptop all set up with the software that I'll be needing for awhile.. I'm going on a 2 month trip overseas and I'll need all the computer stuff I can take to help keep me occupied. I was testing out my Adobe Photoshop CS3 and made a lil update to my banner up top.. nothing too fancy just fun to mess around, only took me a few mins but still, at least i know that app works.

Oh I guess I could talk a little about my new doggy. I just got a new Pembrooke Welsh Corgi (looks just like Ein from Cowboy Bebop) and he's really cute. This would be my second Corgi and I actually named the first on Ein, and after he died I told myself I wouldn't ever get another dog, but the wife found this one through a friend that works at the local Humane Society and we just couldn't pass him up.. He actually looks more like Ein than my original Ein did, but even though they have slight differences, this new one really reminds me of the old one. So since I didn't feel like naming yet another Corgi Ein we racked our brains for about a day or two and couldn't really think of anything. So than we just blurted out names till he responded to one, and the one that worked the best was Rowlf, or Rolf, or Rolfie. But even though it's not the best name, he at least has one now.. He was just nuetured so when we got him home, the first day and a half he was walking around actin kinda dopey, but now he's getting all his energetic Corginess back in him.. and yes Corgi's are very unique in their manurisms and personality.. they do funny things sometimes for no apparent reason, but are just amusing. They are very smart, and I dont see this little guy being much of a problem training, he's only about 10-14 months old, but already acts pretty big for his age.. regardless, I can see him being a really good family pet and being with us for a long time. BTW his middle name is Ein..hahaha.. thats what my boy said, and since dogs dont usually have middle names, i thought whats the harm..., after all my son Logans middle name was based on a really good freind of mines who had passed away from a diabetic coma.. So I named my first sons middle name Vincent after my dearly departed friend.. So Rolf Ein Smith is my tribute to my first Corgi friend Ein in the same fashion.. I know, I'm weird.. LOL. Oh well. I'll post a pic of Rolf when I get around to actually taking one.. heh heh

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ones and Zeros

I've fallen in love all over again with the fabulouse language of binary code...I've found a whole bunch of cool sites that have built in binary converters that can convert your text message to binary.. it's kinda funny cuz i've been posting my facebook status updates all in binary, and only a few freinds have caught on to the charm of the binary game I've been playing... I know, a bit childish, but hey, it helps pass the time.. heh


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Figure That Kills!!!

I dont have much to say today, so I'll just shout out my thanks to NCSX Import Video Games & Toys for showing me a figure that could literally kill, or at least some would kill for to be real and maybe go on a date with..  or somethin like that.. anyway here is Yoko

Sunday, February 7, 2010

new laptop malfuntions

well first off, my dad is out of the hospital and is doing well. He had a lil bit of cancer in his bladder and it was removed and is all good now.
My new laptop that i got to replace my older one that had a black screen of death is having problems already. The Bluray disc drive wont read a bluray or a regular DVD. It just starts up spinning, and then makes all kinds of noise while doing nothing else until i actually open it back up again and take the disc out. This is very annoying. Especially since I'm trying to get thing all done and taken care of before I deploy. I guess I'll have to call Best Buy and HP tomorrow to see whats up.. I better start getting some free shit for all this trouble I'm having with HP... tbcont

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Dad

I took him to the ER on Monday, they had to put in a catheter and clean out his bladder cuz it was full of blood and clots causes from a few small cancerous spots. They did a procedure yesterday when they found the spots, and then soon after removed said spots, and he is now in recovery. May get out tomorrow or Saturday. His doc also told him that apparently at some point before he came into the hospital he must've had a small heart attack in which my dad was totally unaware or. Most likely from the stress of not being able to go to the restroom without seeing lots of blood. Either way, I think he'll be fine now, he's refusing to stay any longer than he has to and doesn't want to do any more testing. He thinks his heart is fine, and I pretty much believe him, mostly because he's been out hiking with his dog since my mom passed a year and a half ago. So I know he's been somewhat active for a 77yr old man.. we'll see how it all goes. Just one more reason I'm glad I moved him out to my town a few months back. Otherwise I would've had to drive 3 hours to get to him and who knows what could've happened in that amount of time..