Enid lives!

Sorry for the lack of updates xD Enid and I have been busy!

On Saturday we drove with my neice to Los Angeles. Boy did we have a busy day! First we drove to California State University, Northridge to drop my neice off for an orientation/informational meeting at 8:30 AM. Then we drove down to the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica to meet up with a friend for lunch. Then back to Northridge to pick up my neice, then head to my mom’s house to drop her off. Only we got lost on the way back! Luckily Enid was driving shot gun, otherwise I might not have noticed we were going the wrong way until we reached Santa Barbara! 😛 Finally we reached my mom’s house, and then we got back to my room at my sister’s house and crashed for the night, haha. And since I’m a huge dork I made a map.

A couple of days later Enid and I talked my fiance into taking us to see The Other Boleyn Girl. Enid guarded my purse while we were in the theatre 🙂 What a trusty octopus! Of course Enid and I really liked the movie, but Mike was less enthusiastic. 🙂

Since this week was a slow week for Enid, I’ll do my best to take her on more trips next week! Stay tuned!

I Can Totally Sympathize.

I’ve just recently begun thinking about planning my wedding (I’ve only been engaged for 9 months now… ) and one of my favorite websites I’ve found about wedding planning is OffBeatBride.com. I never realized how non-traditional I am when it comes to the wedding process, but I find myself agreeing with a lot of what’s on this website.

I found this article When Brides Don’t Squeal Enough today and I couldn’t agree more. When I was first engaged I was definitely not super excited about it. Mostly I was overwhelmed, anxious and scared. Everyone around me began asking if we’ve set a date yet (within days of the engagement!), what the theme would be, where we would have it, etc. Honestly I hated (and sometimes still do) talking about the impending wedding. It’s such a daunting task, sometimes it feels like it’s looming on the horizon like a thunderstorm rather than one of “the best days of my life.” I seriously felt like something was wrong with me because I wasn’t elated about the wedding. I know now that it’s just part of my personality; I hate being the center of attention, I hate huge parties, and that’s essentially what a wedding is. Unfortunately, it’s extremely important to my fiance to have his (large) family at his wedding, so this is something we’re going to have to get through. But at least we’ll be doing it together. 🙂

I love this dumb Ho.

Dumb bitch erases company’s files because she thinks she’s getting fired.

When Marie Lupe Cooley, 41, of Jacksonville, Fla., saw a help-wanted ad in the newspaper for a position that looked suspiciously like her current job — and with her boss’s phone number listed — she assumed she was about to be fired.

So, police say, she went to the architectural office where she works late Sunday night and erased 7 years’ worth of drawings and blueprints, estimated to be worth $2.5 million.

“She decided to mess up everything for everybody,” Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ken Jefferson told reporters. “She just sabotaged the entire business, thinking she was going to get axed.”

It didn’t take Steven Hutchins, owner of the architectural firm that bears his name, much time to figure out who’d done it — Cooley was the only other person who had full access to the files.

Police arrested Cooley Monday evening and charged her with causing greater than $1,000 damage to computer files, a felony.

Best part? The ad was for the boss’ wife’s company, and she wasn’t going to get fired, haha. I love people, good Lord they can be stupid. 🙂

Scientology church before the courts?

Tue 04/09/07 – The chance is real that several leading figures in the Church of Scientology in Belgium could be issued with court summonses. The Federal Judicial Authorities plan to prosecute the church for being a criminal organisation that has defrauded its members.
The judicial authorities opened their investigation into the Scientology movement in Belgium back in 1997, after having received tip-offs from ex-members of the church.

All aspects of the Scientology Church’s practises were gone through with a fine tooth comb.

Now the ten-year investigation has come to a close.

A total of twelve people all from the Belgian branch of the Church of Scientology or from the organisation’s European Bureau stand accused of a list of offences.

Read the whole article.

Good! Put these people away. This is a damaging and scary cult. :dork:

Yes!! Google Reader has Search!!

I am a big fan of all things Google, one of these services being their Google Reader, a feed reeder. What is that, you ask? :dork:

Your inbox for the web

With Google Reader, keeping up with your favorite websites is as easy as checking your email.

* Stay up to date.
Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content.
* Share with your friends.
Use Google Reader’s built-in public page to easily share interesting items with your friends and family.
* Use it anywhere, for free.
Google Reader is totally free and works in most modern browsers, without any software to install.

One of my biggest complaints about it from the beginning was its lack of a search function. It seemed odd to me that a company that built its notoriety on creating a new search engine would not include this service in one of their products. But FINALLY, they have added this function! Now you can search your subscribed threads with ease:

Search lets you use keywords to find items in your subscriptions (if you’re looking to search all blogs, give Blog Search a try). If you subscribe to someone’s shared items, it’ll search those too.

This is just so awesome!! Especially for someone like me, who has literally THOUSANDS of read items, this is really an essential feature.

Thanks Google!! :star:

Did you hear? There’s a new iPod!

But that’s not all. Seems like Apple has updated its whole line of iPods! XD So what’s new, you ask?

The new flagship iPod has “the same size screen as the iPhone, but it’s even thinner” (eight-millimeters, for those taking notes), and it also touts the “same multi-touch interface” found on the firm’s handset. Additionally, it boasts a 3.5-inch widescreen display, the ability to “flick through your photos,” and you even get the “slide to unlock” feature, too. And yes, this thing actually has WiFi. Of note, the built-in wireless antenna isn’t exactly attractive, but if it means that we can surf the web (YouTube included) and buy tunes on our iPod, we suppose it may be an acceptable flaw. As for battery life, the Touch is said to last 22-hours when playing back audio and 5-hours when watching video, but only time will tell how draining web surfing will be. The iPod Touch will be arriving in 8GB and 16GB flavors and will be priced at $299 and $399, respectively, when they ship “worldwide in a few weeks.”

And there’s also a new iPod Nano:

The new units will include 2-inch screens with QVGA resolution, and apparently boast the same quality as the iPod video. The displays have the highest pixel density the company has ever shipped, and it seems the extra-wide players will sport an “enhanced” UI (which looks a lot like the video we saw recently) and its own version of Cover Flow. The nano will come bundled with three games, including a circular-Arkanoid rip-off called Vortex, and apparently you’ll be able to purchase more from the iTunes store. The battery life is fairly impressive as well, with Apple touting 24 hours of playback for audio, and 5 hours for video. The 4GB model will be selling for $149, though it’s only available in silver, while the rainbow-colored 8GB will leave you $199 lighter in the wallet.

And a new classic iPod:

Like the brand new iPod nano, the flagship iPod is also sporting an all-new interface, headlined by Cover Flow. The iPod comes in 80GB and 160GB capacities, with 30 hours of battery for audio playback, 6 hours of video on the 80GB version, and 40 hours / 7 hours for the 160GB unit. In addition to the new interface, the iPod Classic is getting a new all-metal shell, and is selling at $249 for the 80 gigger, $349 for 160.

Thanks Engadget. Which one are you looking forward to? Personally, I think the iTouch is a ripoff for the amount of space they give you. Once I get enough money, I’ll just grab one of the video iPods. Maybe I can get the old ones for cheap somewhere. :star:

Best Cities for Singles

Are you living in the United States? Are you single? Check out Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Singles. Here’s the Top 10:

  1. San Francisco-Oakland
  2. New York
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Atlanta
  5. Chicago
  6. Washington
  7. San Diego
  8. Seattle
  9. Dallas-Fort Worth
  10. Philadelphia

They were judged on “culture, nightlife, job growth, the cost of living alone, online dating, the number of other singles and that ever-elusive quality, cool.” I can totally see San Francisco as the #1 city. :star: It’s such a fun place to be, and there are so many colleges in the area, there is definitely a young people’s vibe there. 😎