Tic? Or not.

Waking up this morning reminded me of three mornings ago when I arose to find this on my chest:

In my groggy stretching state I felt this little pest chilling right on me. I freaked out when I tried to brush him off, because he wouldn’t budge and it hurt. I thought to myself “Ah! %$@% there’s a tic on me!!!!”. Sure enough it wasn’t a tic, but I have no clue what this thing is. After trying to find some tweezers and what not, he just kinda fell off me. Random tidbit of nonsense I know, but man that’s not something you want to wake up to.

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Off in the world, totaling cars

Where have I been? Off in the world.

Over the past couple of weeks the biggest event that unfortunately comes to my mind first would be that I was in a wreck while driving the Lexus LX470. Some people would rather use the term “accident”, but I have come to not like this term. Why not? Because from my perspective an accident means that it was unexpected and no one was at fault. Someone is always at fault in an “automobile accident”. My conclusion is to say wreck instead.

Off of my rant and onto what happened.. I was driving down the road and the car in front of me slammed on there brakes giving me no time to slow down in time. No, I was not tailgating them, and no, I was not talking/texting on my phone. Yes, I was paying attention, and yes, I was far behind them. I’ll start out by saying that no one involved was seriously hurt, which was my main concern. The person that was in the car with me and I were still a little sore for a couple days after, but nothing severe. Thankgoodness. The car was a whole different story, it’s officially totaled and I was saddened to see it leave the wreck in the condition it was in. It held special meaning because it was my grandfather’s, who passed away in 1999. This one event has taken up most of my time and thoughts the past little bit. Thankfully some pressure has been taken off by getting a new car.

Other things that have been keeping me busy have been: running errands, looking for cars, apartment hunting, planning beach get-a-ways and other daily nonsense.

It’s good to be typing again. 🙂

(My mother tends to read my blog on a regular basis and has asked not to see any pictures of the car, so to see pictures click where it says “read more”)

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WordPress New Feature: “Possibly Related Posts”

Today I noticed that on some of my blogs there was now a “Possibly Related” link section at the end of my blogs and I checked the HTML seeing if some how I had accidently added this to those blogs. Nope, it was a WordPress announcement that I hadn’t noticed yet, called “Possibly an Announcement“. I’m hoping this will work out well. Seeing the fact that I’m afraid it’s going to make my blogs looked cluttered and not actually have relitive links I’m not possitive that I will be keeping this new feature or not.

From the announcement:
In a feature we’re calling possibly related posts we’ll now try to show posts related to yours a little section at the end. If we find any posts on your blog that are related, we’ll put those at the very top and in bold. Next we’ll show other posts from around WordPress.com, and finally we’ll check if there’s anything in the mainstream media.The result is a handful of links that should provide you and your visitors something interesting to check out. On blogs that cover the same topics frequently related posts could cause a 5-10% increase in traffic overnight. You could also start to see traffic from lots of other blogs. It’s a bit of an experiment, and we’ll be tweaking it a lot based on your feedback and the data that we collect once everything is live.

Right now this is just for English blogs, but we’re working on the technology to roll this out for every language we support. We’ll also be adding some ways for you to tweak the results to your liking.

Another iPhone Scare

Oh yes, I thought I’d lost my iPhone again! I haven’t had any problems with my iPhone since the scare with the volume. Until I tried to set my phone in my iHome and it just went blank. I took it back out and it wouldn’t respond to me trying to turn it back on.

The first thing I did was try to plug it in just to see for some reason the battery went dead, since it was sort-of on low juice. Nothing happend.

Then I plugged it into my computer, and just iTunes picked it up, but it said that it could not read “” iPhone. I was panicking at this point.

Finally the turning point, I had it plugged in and the held down the top button and home button at the same time for 15-30 seconds. Viola! The Apple logo popped up and I was back in business!

I hope this helped!! Good iPhone-ing to everyone!

Heads Up: Birds are Building Nests

Checkers, my 10-year-old dog, recently had a leg amputated and just went through her last chemo treatment about 2 weeks ago. She’s been adjusting extremely well to walking on only one leg, but cannot get through the dog door.

Checkers and Sarah

What does this have to do with birds? Since the door has been open for her to go in and out of the house as she pleases, we’ve had some new guests living in our house. As I was walking towards the den I notice a couple of birds fly back outside, I didn’t think anything of it. Then the next day the exact thing happend so I began to investigate. And surely enough they were building a bird house on top of an antique clock that was in our den. Moral of the story: Don’t leave doors open for long periods of time during this time of year, or you might have a bird hotel inside.

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NYR: Update #2, new blog and more

Ah, yes adding one more things on to the load. A new blog! Dedicated just to finding out which Snapple “Real Facts” are true of false. Check it out here.

My NYR (New Year’s Resolutions) have been going well, the exception is here and my photoblog. I hate that! I have so much on my plate I haven’t had the time I thought I would to update both of these like I would enjoy doing.

For school I’m finishing basically 2 years of school into less than 4 months. So far I think I’m going to be able to do it. I’ve narrowed my teachers 36-week recommended schedule into 36 days, basically 1 week of work into 1 day. I happily report that my grades are excellent at the moment, and I hope to continually report this.

I’ve also been taking my free time that I have in researching places that I would like to live and finding out what the cost of living is and trying to find apartments. =] To move to the USVI I’m not going to be able to find one online because most of the apartments are listed in the towns newspaper or by word of mouth.

As for modeling, I will hopefully soon be out of the contract I am currently under and start other endeavors.

Good luck on your personal NYR. It’s very easy to lose track of what they were, but if you keep your mind on track you will be sure to accomplish what you wanted for yourself in 2008!

Snow?

It looked like a normally gross February day today. Nothing was unusual for the forecast just some rain showers in the evening.. but what we got was heavy snow. Well just a little bit, but enough to throw someone off. Explain this to me how can our “weather people” predict snow and we hardly get any and then they don’t predict any and we get like one inch? I never understood this. I remember getting so excited when I was younger to get a snow day from school because we were going to get snow and then I’d wake up in the morning to hardly anything, if even that.

It was quite pretty and my first time actually driving in snow, seeing the fact that we hardly get any snow anymore.

Happy Valentines Day ❤