Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Wake up

Okay, enough depressing posts. When Zelda and I start to worry about things, we do what we always do to relieve our stress. We have wild, animal sex. I'm talking we're hanging off the ceiling fans like a bunch of monkeys over-stimulated from phermones.

When I woke up the next morning, it was about 65 degrees in the house. For those of you up north, that's pretty darn cold for someone of my tropical rainforest ass to wake up to. I unlocked the door, unlocked the deadbolt, moved the 35 pound dumbbell out of the way, pushed the dresser out of the way, and turned off the motion sensors to the girls' room. I had on my boxers when I pulled Gwendolyn from bed and walked her into the bathroom to get ready for school. I turned on the water to the bathtub and sat on the edge of the tub. Sweet mother of ice, sleet, and hail! A lightening bolt shot up my ass into my spine. Apparently, there was a huge rip in my underwear. Gwendolyn was still half asleep while she was in the tub so I went and changed into a new pair. Don't worry, I didn't even put in the plug to the drain yet.

I don't know how they were ripped so badly because I'm not wearing them while playing Tarzan. But, Zelda is taking full credit.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Well, we're broke. My federal loans have run out for this semester. Since I have started school, tuition has been raised $2000 higher than when I started. Next semester, it will increase another $1000. Guess how short we are to pay property taxes? What's worse is that I can't get a night or weekend job until I finish with all my adjustment credits. I've got about 46 more to go. At least the national exams are over.

There's definitely a lot of drama in our lives right now. We'll talk about it all when it's all over.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving day Everyone! Sorry about the last bitch post, but it was frustrating. Anyways, here's the pictures from Halloween I promised.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Fuck Comp USA

I sent in my laptop over 2 weeks ago for some minor "warranty" work. The connection between the power adapter and the laptop itself was so loose that the power was flickering between the AC and the DC power supply. It's the same problem that I was having a few months ago.

I was under the impression that my laptop was still under warranty. When I bought the damn thing, they told me that I had a 1 year manufacturer's warranty and a 2 year extended warranty that would total 3 years of coverage. It's been just over 2 years and Comp USA is trying to tell me that the first year of the extended warranty is congruent with the manufacturer's warranty. What the fuck is this bullshit?! Why on earth would I purchase a warranty that was running congruent with another? After complaining to them, they agreed to drop the labor charges and only charge for the part: $65.00. Since I was in Dallas taking reviews and board exams, I didn't have time to argue with them. I agreed to pay the $65.00 and that was it.

When I got back from Dallas, I waited til the end of the week to call them to see if my laptop was back. It was. They didn't bother to call me about it. So, I brushed it off and was just happy to get my laptop back. When I got to the store, I find out that they LOST THE FUCKING POWER ADAPTER. Now, this is not the first time this has happened. I once turned in my laptop for repair work a year ago. That was the first time they lost my original power adapter. They replaced the lost power adapter with one from a floor model. I wasn't too happy, but at least I was back in business. Since then, I've been having lots of problems with the connection between the replacement power adapter and the laptop.

I have important documents on that laptop. Not only that, but with Zelda on the desktop computer at home, I don't have access to internet connection except at the clinic. And, even that is limited. I've called them today and talked to a manager. She said she would call me back within an hour. It's been 3 hours. Any suggestions?

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Global Warming? Read the whole post first.

Alright, let me first start off by saying that this is first and foremost my THEORY. Anyone who wants to challenge me better have facts on their side.

Since childhood, I've been hearing about global warming and how mankind is responsible for this event through pollution. I will first start off by saying that I think the global warming argument is a crock of shit. Let me explain. I do in fact believe that there is a warming trend that is occuring to the earth. However, I do not believe that man caused it.

When we look through the layers of the earth, we find that the earth goes through warming and cooling cycles over millions of years. Next, with one volcanic eruption, more "greenhouse gases" are released than since man first started walking the earth. The hole in the ozone in Antarctica has sealed up. There aren't any factories in the Antarctic. So, why was there a hole in the first place.

Now comes my theory. I was sitting through chemistry class one day and took notice of the model of the atom. You know from basic science that the atom is made of a proton and neutron nucleus and surrounded by an electron cloud. It kind of reminded me of our orbital system. Now, the atomic model states that the electron cloud is everchanging. The electrons do not follow a set path. The uncertainty principle states that you can never know when or where the electron particle will be. It's an everchanging in a cycle. So, let's consider the same possibility for us. If we orbit the sun and make minute changes through time, what's to say that we don't come closer to the sun during some of the summer months as opposed to other summer months. Think about it, a few miles closer to the sun and we're going to notice temperature differences. Light a match and bring your finger closer to the the flame. See how it gets warmer? Who's to say that we're not in a phase where we continually get closer to the sun? Then, over the next thousand or so years, we'll balance it back by drifting farther. Thereby experiencing another ice age. Look again back to the layers of the earth. There's proof saying that this planet undergoes such a cycle. Coincidence? I don't know. But, it sure makes more sense than what I'm hearing with the current theory.

Does this mean that I support more pollution? Of course not. I think pollution is harming us physiologically. I've seen too many x-rays of silicosis, asbestosis, etc. to know that there has to be some correlation between sickness and pollution. However, to say that the earth is going to burn up because of us is a little stretching.

I know that all of my teachers have always taught us about carbon dioxide trapping the energy of the sun and all, but I've also been taught that you should also verify everything you're taught. To me, I just see more validity in my theory than what I'm currently hearing. There's such a craze now about global warming especially with Know-it-all celebrities that I just want the average person to think differently and not follow everything you hear. Scientists, doctors, lawyers, teachers are all human. They can be wrong. So can I. I don't doubt that my theory could be wrong. But, I'm hoping someone could help prove or disprove it.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Back from Hell

Let me just first thank everyone for all of your well wishes and good luck. Now, on to how I performed. I'm almost too afraid to say anything because I don't want to jinx this good feeling that I have after completing those tests. I've never studied like that before. I hope it paid off. I'll find out the results of the test December 27, 2005. I'll let y'all know what happened.

Let's start with the beginning. One of my classmates, Jake, said that he'd pick out a hotel room for four of us to share. He picked a hotel with no wireless internet located in another city. Sure, it was only 15 miles away from the campus, but there were several other hotels much closer. Some of those should've had wireless internet. But, that's okay. We saved a few bucks. I think it was about $4 that we saved.

I actually drove up myself Sunday evening and stayed with my buddy Carlos. The next day, I was in the motel with 3 of my other classmates. This was our study group. We hit everything over and over and over. Let's just say, by the time the test came around, I knew my stuff.

When I woke up the next morning at Carlos's place, I felt a little bit of a sore throat. Not a bad one though. It stayed that way until Thursday. When I woke up that day, OH MY GOD. My throat was on fire, I was shivering cold, and my head was pounding. Yeah, the stress did it to me again. The day before the biggest test of my life. I was running a high fever. I got some Tylenol to bring down the fever and headache while I was taking the exam. That way, I could somewhat focus. I should've brought a towel. I was sweating so badly while taking the exams, I'm sure the proctors were laughing at me thinking that I was a nervous wreck. So, I couldn't party as hard as I wanted to. Speaking of partying, we met with Big Dick and tCj Saturday after everything was done. They kept me laughing the whole night long. Big Dick is just as raw in person as he is on his site. He's definitely got some fun stories to tell and you'll laugh your ass off. tCj is a young cutie. Her pictures do not do her justice. She'll be leading men around on collar chains soon enough.

I was so out of it, but I was determined to have a few drinks in celebration. I had been awake since 5:00 that morning. We partied until 2:00 in the morning. I was popping Tylenol every 4 hours. I know my liver wasn't too happy with me.

Afterwards, Zelda and I went back and got a hotel room at a different place. A much nicer place. Sorry folks, with my beautiful wife there, there was no time for wireless internet. Just me and her time (porn music playing).

When we woke up the next morning there was even more porn music playing. Afterwards, when Zelda was in the shower, I heard a loud buzzing sound. Then, a voice came over a speaker in our room that said, "This is a fire alarm. Please leave the building and do not use the elevators. Keep in mind that Zelda was still in the shower. She came down with a skirt on and a towel dripping wet. I started to hear more porn music but then realized that we couldn't just go back to our room. Anyways, it was a false alarm. Someone decided to pull the fire alarm as a joke.

Here's a radiology quote from my week in hell. It helped lighten the tension.

student (while reading an x-ray): "What's that radiopacity right over the symphysis pubis?"

Dr D: "That's the shadow of the penis."

student: "Why is it shaped like that?"

Dr D: "How do I say this? It's looking at you."

student: "Oh, scared turtle sign?"

Again, thanks everyone for sending me all of your good vibes. Pop the champagne, light some cigars, uncork some wine, or do whatever you do to celebrate. I'm done!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Must Take a Break!

Okay, I have been going crazy reviewing everything I have learned in the past 3 and a half years and trying to get in as many credits as I can in order to graduate on time. However, I need a break. I shouldn't take one because I'll be leaving for Dallas either Sunday or very early Monday morning. I have a few days of review up there before the testing begins on Friday. Saturday will be the second half of the exam. I will be sequestered at the testing site until 7:00 pm. They don't want us communicating with any other examinees until everyone is done. I'll have to make sure to bring a few sandwiches.

I will be done Saturday at 7:00 pm. Zelda is going to try to take a bus up to Dallas that day. That way, we can party with my buddies who are finished, buddies from college (Carlos), and all of you Dallas Bloggers. The testing facility is at Parker College of Chiropractic. Its address is 2500 Walnut Hill Lane; Dallas, TX 75229. I still don't have information on the hotel where we're staying at yet, but I'll get that info today. I do know that it's about six miles away from the college. We'll be leaving Sunday night after the last of my buddies are done testing. Since I'll be done Saturday night, I'm going to have one hell of a hangover Sunday.

As far as everything else at home, Halloween was a lot of fun. As Zelda said on her site, pictures will be available as soon as I get my laptop back from EVEN MORE warranty work. I actually only got pictures of Zelda and the kids. I'm too much of a camera hog to let anyone take pictures of me. It's okay, I'm pretty sure only Jack wants a picture of me anyways.

On another good note, I got the results of the Board exam that I took in September. I passed! Now, only one more BIG one. See y'all Monday, November 14, 2005 when it's all over. I'll have a lot of catch up reading to do. As for you Dallas folks, I'll see y'all that Saturday night.