Sunday, December 26, 2004

Christmas

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!

DAN

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Firefox 1.0

For those of you that took my advise and downloaded Firefox I would like to let you know that Firefox 1.0 final has been released. To get it click on Tools, Options, Advanced, Scroll down to Software Updated. If it is not expanded click on it and then click on Check Now. It should tell you that Firefox 1.0 is ready. If you haven't downloaded Firefox yet, what are you waiting for? Click on either the title of this post or on the Firefox box to the right or below. Alrighty, on to bed, I'm still working 10 hour days and it is making me tired.

DAN

Get Firefox!

Friday, November 05, 2004

1 Year Old

Today is the 1 year anniversary of this blog! Yippy! I hope all of you that have been here before enjoy my content and I will try to do even more over the next year. For those of you that haven't been here before, welcome and enjoy, post a comment or two, and always remember.....Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, for tomorrow we die.

Here's to many more years for this blog!!! *TOAST*

DAN

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The Day After

To all of you that voted, I would like to say thank you, no matter who you voted for. I recieved an e-mail from John Kerry to supporters and I am posting it the way that I got it.



Dear Supporter,

Earlier today I spoke to President Bush, and offered him and Laura our congratulations on their victory. We had a good conversation, and we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need, the desperate need, for unity for finding the common ground, coming together. Today, I hope that we can begin the healing.

In America, it is vital that every vote counts, and that every vote be counted. But the outcome should be decided by voters, not a protracted legal process. I would not give up this fight if there was a chance that we would prevail. But it is now clear that even when all the provisional ballots are counted, which they will be, there won't be enough outstanding votes for our campaign to be able to win Ohio. And therefore, we cannot win this election.

It was a privilege and a gift to spend two years traveling this country, coming to know so many of you. I wish I could just wrap you in my arms and embrace each and every one of you individually all across this nation. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.

To all of you, my volunteers and online supporters, all across this country who gave so much of themselves, thank you. Thanks to William Field, a six-year-old who collected $680, a quarter and a dollar at a time selling bracelets during the summer to help change America. Thanks to Michael Benson from Florida who I spied in a rope line holding a container of money. It turned out he raided his piggy bank and wanted to contribute. And thanks to Alana Wexler, who at 11 years old and started Kids for Kerry.

I thank all of you, who took time to travel, time off from work, and their own vacation time to work in states far and wide. You braved the hot days of summer and the cold days of the fall and the winter to knock on doors because you were determined to open the doors of opportunity to all Americans. You worked your hearts out, and I say, don't lose faith. What you did made a difference, and building on itself, we will go on to make a difference another day. I promise you, that time will come -- the election will come when your work and your ballots will change the world, and it's worth fighting for.

I'm proud of what we stood for in this campaign, and of what we accomplished. When we began, no one thought it was possible to even make this a close race, but we stood for real change, change that would make a real difference in the life of our nation, the lives of our families, and we defined that choice to America. I'll never forget the wonderful people who came to our rallies, who stood in our rope lines, who put their hopes in our hands, who invested in each and every one of us. I saw in them the truth that America is not only great, but it is good.

So here -- with a grateful heart, I leave this campaign with a prayer that has even greater meaning to me now that I've come to know our vast country so much better and that prayer is very simple: God bless America.

Thank you,
John Kerry

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

VOTE

VOTE

Make sure if you are registered to vote you get out and vote. This is an important year and you won't be able to complain for the next four years if you don't vote. I just got back from voting.

Also thanks to Tahmegirl for finding an error on my post from 10/6/04.

DAN

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Halloween


Here is the other one. Posted by Hello


Happy Halloween everyone! Be safe and have fun. These are the pumpkins that I did this year. I couldn't find my Dablo II pattern so I did these ones. I hope you like them. Posted by Hello

Friday, October 29, 2004

BoSox

Well, the Boston Red Sox beat the curse. I say they were due and deserved it. They have worked very hard the past few years to get here. Now Babe Ruth can rest in peace because he doesn't have to watch over the Red Sox to stop them from winning the World Series.

I would like to thank Bamboo_2 again for the corrections to the last post, let's hope she doesn't find any more.

Well, I have to get going to work.

DAN

Sunday, October 24, 2004

How 'Bout Them Yankees!

Ok, so this post was supposed to be on Thursday. I tried to do it on my break. I typed it all out and when I went to post it a server went down for a few seconds. I don't know if it was a server at work or one with Blogger but the post didn't take and I didn't have time to re-type everything out. Well, here is as close as I can get to what I posted the other day.

The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 10 - 3 on Wed. night. It was a good series. Both teams played to the top of their game. In the end the Red Sox came back from a 3 - 0 series lead for a MLB record. It was such a great thing. Finally the good guys win. Now it is the Red Sox versus the Cardinals. I was happy when the Cardinals got in as well. I didn't want the Astros to win because of my severe hatred to Roger Clemens. I hope the Red Sox win though to end the little curse they have been under for so long.

The Buffalo Bills lost yet again today. They played a better team first off, but at the same time they made too many mistakes. Its not due to coaching, they have been making good choices. It's not all on Drew Bledsoe, he's doing as much as he can. It's just too many, mostly stupid, mistakes. Let's hope next week will be better.

That's all for now, I start working 10 hour days this week. I could really use the overtime hours.

DAN

Saturday, October 09, 2004

George W. Bush resume

Hello, I received the following e-mail from a friend and I thought it worth posting. First I don't know who the author is. If you are the author and would like me to remove this post from the Blog please either e-mail me at the address to the right or post a comment to this posting. Second, I am not responsible for the accuracy of any of the statements in this particular post. This does give you something to think about though. Enjoy.

Job application from George W Bush

This individual seeks an executive position. He will be available next January, and is willing to relocate. For details, click on ‘Full story’.

GEORGE W. BUSH

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, DC 20520

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Law Enforcement:

Ø I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for driving under
the influence of alcohol. I pled guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver’s
license suspended for 30 days. My Texas driving record has been “lost” and is not available.

Military:

Ø I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL. I refused to
take a drug test or answer any questions about my drug use. By joining the
Texas Air National Guard, I was able to avoid combat duty in Vietnam.

College:

Ø I graduated from Yale University with a low C average. I was a cheerleader.

Past Work Experience:

Ø I ran for U.S. Congress and lost. I began my career in the oil
business in Midland, Texas, in 1975. I bought an oil company, but couldn’t
find any oil in Texas. The company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my
stock. I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that
took land using taxpayer money. With the help of my father and our friends
in the oil industry (including Enron CEO Ken Lay), I was elected governor of Texas.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS:

- I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies,
making Texas the most polluted state in the Union. During my tenure, Houston
replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden city in America.

- I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of
billions in borrowed money.

- I set the record for the most executions by any governor in American history.

- With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida, and my
father’s appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President after losing
by over 500,000 votes.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT:

- I am the first President in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.

- I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of over one billion dollars per week.

- I spent the U.S. surplus and effectively bankrupted the U.S. Treasury.

- I shattered the record for the largest annual deficit in U.S. history.

- I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.

- I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.

- I set the all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of
the U.S. stock market. In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans
lost their jobs and that trend continues every month.

- I’m proud that the members of my cabinet are the richest of any
administration in U.S. history. My “poorest millionaire,” Condoleeza Rice,
has a Chevron oil tanker named after her.

- I set the record for most campaign fund-raising trips by a U.S. President.

- I am the all-time U.S. and world record-holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations.

- My largest lifetime campaign contributor, and one of my best friends, Kenneth Lay, presided over the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud in U.S. History, Enron.

- My political party used Enron private jets and corporate
attorneys to assure my success with the U.S. Supreme Court during my election decision.

- I have protected my friends at Enron and Halliburton against
investigation or prosecution. More time and money was spent investigating
the Monica Lewinsky affair than has been spent investigating one of the
biggest corporate rip-offs in history. I presided over the biggest energy
crisis in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed.

- I presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history.

- I changed the U.S. policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.

- I appointed more convicted criminals to administration than any President in U.S. history.

- I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy in the history of the United States government.

- I’ve broken more international treaties than any President in U.S. history.

- I am the first President in U.S. history to have the United
Nations remove the U.S. from the Human Rights Commission.

- I withdrew the U.S. from the World Court of Law.

- I refused to allow inspector’s access to U.S. “prisoners of war”
detainees and thereby have refused to abide by the Geneva Convention.

- I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations
election inspectors (during the 2002 U.S. election).

- I set the record for fewest numbers of press conferences of any
President since the advent of television.

- I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any
one-year period. After taking off the entire month of August, I presided
over the worst security failure in U.S. history.

- I garnered the most sympathy ever for the U.S. after the World
Trade Center attacks and less than a year later made the U.S. the most hated
country in the world, the largest failure of diplomacy in world history.

- I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to
simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering
the record for protests against any person in the history of mankind.

- I am the first President in U.S. history to order an unprovoked,
pre-emptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I did
so against the will of the United Nations, the majority of U.S. citizens,
and the world community.

- I have cut health care benefits for war veterans and support a
cut in duty benefits for active duty troops and their families in wartime.

- In my State of the Union Address, I lied about our reasons for
attacking Iraq and then blamed the lies on our British friends.

- I am the first President in history to have a majority of
Europeans (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.

- I am supporting development of a nuclear “Tactical Bunker Buster,” a WMD.

- I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice.

RECORDS AND REFERENCES:

-All records of my tenure as governor of Texas are now in my
father’s library, sealed and unavailable for public view.

- All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my
bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

- All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my
Vice-President, attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in
secrecy and unavailable for public review.

PLEASE CONSIDER MY EXPERIENCE WHEN VOTING IN 2004

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Birthday

Hey all. Yesterday was my birthday. I'm now 26 years old. You know what that means!!! Yeah, either do I. After 25 birthdays, it just means you are getting older. Oh well. In case you are wondering, no I did not do anything, I am pretty boring.

On another note, it is getting close to the deadline for registering to vote. If you have not yet, make sure you register. If you are registered come Nov. 2, make sure you get out a vote. It does not matter whom you vote for, just make you vote, you do not have a right to complain if you do not vote.

Catch Ya
DAN

Thursday, September 30, 2004

The Sun

And you probably don't want to hear tomorrows another day
But I promise you you'll see the sun again
And your asking me why pains the only way to happiness
And I promise you you'll see the sun again
I promise you you'll see the sun again

--Dido



DAN

Saturday, September 18, 2004

9/17/04

Celebrate we will,
'Cause life is short
But sweet for certain...

...We climb on two by two
To be sure that all these days continue...

--Dave Matthews

Friday, September 17, 2004

It's Good to be Posting Again!

I'm glad that I'm back to my good ol' posting self again. I missed doing this and getting the reply's that I was getting. I don't get a lot of hits but I get more that expected. I checked today on Google, Yahoo, and Search.com and found that if you type in ViperWD and click search I'm right there at the top. So if any of you forget my address you can just search for it! :) Ok, I have a thought of the day for today:

I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay.
--Dave Matthews


Ok, that quote brings me to my topic today. One of my best friends is going to be moving away soon. Tomorrow (Friday) is her last day at her current job where we met. She will be moving an hour away to goto a better job that will help her get to where she wants to be for a carrier. I will miss her, but I am happy that things are looking up for her. I've had the pleasure of knowing her since 2001. We worked together for about a year. I moved on to another job because I needed the money, then on to another job because I couldn't take Red Lobster any more. I love my job at PowerNet Global and I am glad that I have gotten here. I hope she is glad once she starts her new job that she is there as well. I also hope that even with the distance we can still stay friends and hang out once in a while. It will be hard, I've had friends move away before and we didn't stay in touch very well. I hope that doesn't happen this time. I would like to wish her the best of luck with her new job and nothing but success and happiness. Also her birthday is coming up on 9/26. For those of you out there that know who I'm talking about please post a comment on this posting about your thoughts of her and wish her a happy birthday. Please don't use her name though, I don't know if she would like that or not.

That's all for today,
GoodNight
DAN

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Can I get a WHAT! WHAT!

So it's been a while since my last post. In fact it's been over a month. Why you ask? Well, I have been pretty busy. First off, I have been playing with my new TiVo. Second, the Olympics were pretty cool to watch, especially with TiVo. I watched the most Olympics this year than any other year. Third, it's been nice out so I have been trying to spend time outside.

I'll go into everything with more detail in the coming days. Today I would like to point out something I just found myself recently.

How many of you out there use Microsoft Internet Explorer? I'm willing to bet most of you, if not all of you. Well there is a "new" that, in my opinion, is way better than IE and more secure. It's called FireFox. It was created by Mozilla The are responsible for three browsers now. The Mozilla browser, of course. FireFox. And Netscape Navigator. The last of which I'm sure you've all heard of. Well all three are based on the same engine, Gecko, but all three are different. Netscape Navigator was my favorite until recently. Mozilla is a slightly cut down version of Netscape without all the hoopla. But FireFox takes the best of Netscape Navigator, mixes it with better speed than IE and adds extras that you can chose to add or not. You can customize everything. You have to check it out if you want something better, safer, and faster than Microsoft Internet Explorer! Click on the button below and download FireFox and try it out. It's a small download, under 5MB, and worth a try!
Get Firefox!

That's all for me today, I'll try to be back tomorrow.
DAN

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Concert

Ok, so here is the link to my review of the concert. Sorry it's even later than anticipated. I guess better late than never. Click Here.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

A Lot To Say

We have a big show tonight so I'll get right into it.

First, the Dave Matthews Band concert that I went to last Tuesday. In as few words as possible, it was great! I want to talk about each song so I put it onto it's own page. I am running out of time so I will post the link tomorrow. Sorry for the wait.

Next, on Saturday I went over to a friends house from work and we played Pictionary. I had a really good time but I again learned that I can't draw worth beans. There was another co-worker there with her husband and I think we all had fun. I hope we can all get together again to do that.

Then on Sunday I saw Spider-Man 2. It was a great show. I think it was as good if not better than the first one. They focused more on the romance story line between Peter and MJ on this one, but they did not lack on great fight scenes. I don't want to give too much away but spidey fights Doc Octopus a few times and they are great fights. The story was really good, it kept me wondering what was coming next and it leads into the next installment. I, for one, cannot wait.

One of the local radio stations in the area is giving away round trip tickets, hotel room, and VIP tickets to see Dave Matthews Band in San Fran this September. I keep listening to see if I can try to win. That would be great to go to the other coast and see DMB. The radio station actually announced that they were giving away tickets to this show before the official DMB website announced the show. Kinda cool.

Ok, there will be another big post coming up because first this Friday I am going over to another friends house from work, and then on Saturday I am going to a graduation party. So I should have a lot to talk about.

"Nine planets round the sun
Only one does the sun embrace
Upon this watered one
So much we take for granted
So let us sleep outside tonight
Lay down in our mother's arms
For here we can rest safely "
--Dave Matthews Band - One Sweet World

DAN

Thursday, July 15, 2004

7/13/04

So on Tuesday Night I went to see Dave Matthews Band Live at Darien Lake with a friend of mine. They were great. I won't go into my review just yet, I really don't have time right now but I will post the set list.

Intro (fade into next song)
Don't Drink the Water
Don't Burn the Pig
One Sweet World
Intro (fade into next song)
New Song #3
Bass Intro (fade into next song)
Crush
Song That Jane Likes
New Song #4
Too Much
Recently
Interlude
Rhyme & Reason
Hmm ? (New)
The Space Between
New Song #1
Warehouse
What Would You Say
[Tease]
New Song #2
Ants Marching

Encore:
Tripping Billies

DAN

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

PIG

Don't Burn the Day Away

DAN

Friday, July 09, 2004

Deet

Think back, a few years ago, before anyone knew what the West Nile Virus was....~~Dream Sequence~~....People were trying to get that insect repellent off the market. Why? Because they were saying how unsafe Deet is. They were telling us to use items that had the least amount of Deet possible....~~End Dream Sequence~~...Now, in a world afraid of West Nile, Deet is everyone's best friend. You don't hear anyone saying anything bad about Deet. Why? Because it works so well to repel mosquitoes. Even the Governments CDC website tells us to "use repellent with DEET when spending time outdoors."

Now, I'm not trying to say anything bad about Deet or downplay what the West Nile Virus could do, I'm just making an observation about how things can be changed.

Do I use Deet? Yes, I do when I am outdoors where there are a lot of mosquitoes. Do I feel it's safe? I do when used properly. Why believe me though, Here is what the CDC answers to whether it is safe or not:

"Yes, products containing DEET are very safe when used according to the directions. The regulation of substances such as DEET is determined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Because DEET is so widely used, a great deal of testing has been done. When manufacturers seek registration with the EPA, laboratory testing regarding both short-term and long-term health effects must be carried out. Over the long history of DEET use, very few confirmed incidents of toxic reactions to DEET have occurred when the product is used properly. To read more information about DEET safety see the National Pesticide Information Center [NPIC], EPA re-registration eligibility decision fact sheet (npic.orst.edu/factsheets/DEETgen.pdf ) and the EPA Re-registration eligibility decision (R.E.D.) fact sheet."

What is Deet? Well, first off, Deet is N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide. It is actually a product made by one company, Morflex, Inc. They make all the Deet you find in anything. It was actually developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1946. It is a very efficient and long lasting bug repellent. Not just mosquitoes but many bugs. When at the store pick your favorite product that contains Deet and then pick the highest concentration of it. The more Deet, the longer it will last, and the less amount of times you will have to re-apply. For more information about Deet, go to www.deet.com, CDC Insect Repellent Use and Safety at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/qa/insect_repellent.htm, and Deet Online at www.deetonline.org

What is West Nile Virus? Well, what everyone's afraid of is fatal encephalitis or inflammation of the brain. That doesn't sound like fun to me. Most people don't even show any symptoms of having West Nile though. But if you do, try looking for things like fever, headache, body aches, and maybe swollen lymph glands. For a full list go to CDC's Symptoms of West Nile Virus at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/qa/symptoms.htm. Most cases aren't all that serious but if you think you might have West Nile or what they call West Nile Fever then see your doctor as soon as possible and they will tell you what to do. For more information about West Nile, go to the CDC West Nile Virus Homepage at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/.

Now, I have just gone over a few of the major points about Deet and West Nile Virus. Please check out the sites I listed or do a search yourself for more complete information.

Well, I guess we've seen the end of the war against Deet. At least for now and while West Nile is still a threat.

DAN

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Croquet

Ok, ok, so it's called Croquet. I knew Polo was with horses and all, and aren't they similar? I don't know. If you click on the title of this post it will send you to a history of Croquet. You'd be surprised how many sites there are about Croquet. I thought, I'll find a quick website by going to Google Search and putting in Croquet. WRONG. There are a lot more than I thought. It only found 579,000 pages. only.

So, I had no idea how to play when I watched the first game but it didn't seem to hard and I picked up on it really quickly. If you want the official rules, which by the way vary from country to country, then you can click here.

People really take this game seriously. They have tournaments and everything. Now it was fun, and I might think about buying a Croquet set to play more often, but some take it too seriously. You can see this at Croquet World Online Magazine.

lesson Over,
DAN

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Fourth of July Weekend

Hello,

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. On Saturday my sister invited me over to the their house to see the fireworks that were at the Jammers game. They were ok, a little short and a little plain but it was still fun. I got to spend some time with my family while they were at least pretending not to hate me. I meet, who I assume is, my Dad's girlfriend. My sister told me earlier in the day that he had one but he didn't introduce her as such. I was going to do the usual "nice to meet you, goodbye." etc but when she passed me she looked in the opposite direction and didn't say anything. Oh well.

On Sunday I went over to my sisters husbands Mom's house and we ate chicken and played Polo, but without the horses. Actually I think it was called something else but I don't remember what, all I remember was that I was not good at it. It was, in my own defense, my first time playing though. It was fun but ran a little long. My Dad left early, well earlier than I did.

Well, gotta work.

DAN

Sunday, July 04, 2004

7/04/2004

I would just like to wish everyone a happy Fourth of July. Please be safe and have lots of fun!

DAN

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Weekend

Boy it was a long weekend. I didn't go to the weekly Applebee's on Friday this week. I didn't have any money because of the aforementioned brake change. Plus I had to work on Saturday morning. Then on Saturday a few friends of mine were trying to get together to have a bon fire but one who said he was going to go said, when I called him on Saturday, said that he decided to make other plans. So we went without him. It was fun, and if anyone who was there reads this, yes I did have fun. I'm not going to go into too much detail to save the innocent, or not so innocent, but I think everyone that went with me had fun as well. I hope they did and my being there didn't bring them down. It was a long night last night, that is for sure. I didn't get home until 3:30am.

Then today my sister, brother-in-law, my father, and I went to dinner for fathers day. It was in Warren and I'm not sure of the name of the restaurant. It was very good. I had lasagna per my sisters suggestion and it was a good one. The portions were, to put it lightly, HUGE. I ate about a third of it and I was stuffed. Hey, lunch for work the next two days. I don't know if my Dad reads this or not, but if you do, happy fathers day Dad.

Oh, and earlier I washed my car. I really washed my car. I used the Mr Clean car wash thingy and it works pretty good. It does what it says it does. Well, except on my windows, but that is my fault because I have rain X on them so they bead up no matter what. Then I waxed my car. I bought, what is in my opinion, the best wax you can buy. I did the black trim. I made the tires look like they are wet, even if they are not. And I put more Rain X on the windows. Rain X is the best thing for your windows of your car. If you haven't used it in the past you have to try it. Don't bother with the off brands, go for the real thing. Now my car drives like new and looks like new. IT IS SHINY!! :) And now my Mom is going to drive it to Boston and back. I'm not real happy about that but I am a nice guy so I am letting her drive it. ONLY HER though. I just hope that it comes back the way it will leave.

Well, on to another week of work.
And remember, don't drink and drive.
If you drink, don't drive.
DD's - our modern heroes, saving lives. I should know, I am one :)

DAN

UPDATE: I just wanted to let you know that I have added the Rain-X website to my list of links on the right. Also on the main page you can look up your car to see what size wiper blades it takes. Even if you don't use Rain-X items, this can be a helpful tool. Laters.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Saturday

I got a new grill today. I bought a Weber charcoal grill. I haven't used it yet but it looks pretty good. The store that I bought it from said that assembly would cost $30! I said no way and I put it together myself. It took me a total of 8 min. It was not hard at all and definitely not worth $30.

I also got my car inspected today. I knew my brakes were bad, but I was hoping the car would pass anyway. It did not, I needed new front pads and they had to resurface the rotors, the total for everything including a oil change was $207. That took a very big chunk out of my paycheck.

Went to a steak cook out today with my Mom and her boyfriend. It was stupid. They started the grill just as everyone got there so everyone started putting their steak on (you had to cook your own, which I prefer) when the grill was still way too cool to cook right. Then the steaks were still mostly frozen. How about you thaw the steaks before you try cooking them? So everyone cooked their steaks, which took way too long, they ate the steaks and barely talked and then just left. Nothing else to do or anything. Free steak is good, but kinda pointless. It was cold too, but that was a surprise.

I rented Scary Movie 3 today and it was very funny. The best one yet. The little kid just couldn't keep safe. If you haven't seen it yet, go and rent it.

So when I went up to check my e-mail etc online I turned on my TV Comedy Central and what comes on but none other than The South Park movie, bigger, longer, uncut. Now, what surprised me was that it was still uncut. EVERYTHING was left in. All the swearing and crude language, all the cartoon nudity like the seen with Kenny going up to heaven and the Saddam seen. I have to say that I was very surprised they actually played it on TV without a change. I'm not complaining just surprised, especially after all the threats from the FCC for indecentcy. Yes, I did watch the whole movie, I haven't seen it since I saw it in the theatre.

Ok, that's too much for one post. Catch ya...

DAN

Friday, June 11, 2004

Asparagus

I Cuss,

You Cuss,

We All Cuss For Asparagus!


DAN

Thursday, June 10, 2004

WMD

Ok, I won't do this often but I am going to post an e-mail forward that I received because I liked it so much. Here it is:

Ok, I just got this and I thought "Oh what could it actually say?" It
is one of the funniest e-mails I've been sent in a long time. You
HAVE to try this!!!!

Dan Paterniti
Try this soon, before someone forces Google to fix its site

1) Go to www.Google.com

2) Type in -- weapons of mass destruction--(DON'T hit return)

3) Hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button, NOT the "Google search"

4) Read the "error message" carefully -- the
WHOLE page. Someone at Google really has a sense of humor.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Nothin'

Hello,

Not much to say today. I finally got a comment about the new look. I do plan on posting a pic of me, no not to scare you away. When I have some more time I will make some comments on some of the articles in Scientific American magazine. There has been some interesting things in there and I would like to put my thoughts out there as well. Other than that I don't really have much to say. Things are still going well at work.

Crash,
DAN

Monday, May 31, 2004

Wow

I am a little surprised that no one has left a single comment for me about the new design. It's actually hard to tell if anyone has even been here since I've been hitting the site to look for comments. Oh well, I guess I do this for myself.

I had to work today. It wasn't so bad, it was really slow. My dept. had a total of one call incoming today. I got paid time and a half plus I get a day off paid next week. Plus it rained most of the day today. So I don't have anything to complain about.

I'm off to find something else to do.

DAN

P.S. to those who I went out with last night, in case you read this, I had a good time, we all should hang out more often.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Walking

So I went for a walk today. Boy do I need to do that more often. I went to where I used to walk when I needed to think. All I thought about this time was nature and outer space. No, not inside my head! :P I walked for over an hour and it felt really good. The last time I walked I lost about 15 pounds so I want to try to do that again, I need to lose more than 15 pounds though. If I start eating better and walking then I think I can do it. I don't need no stinking low carb diet!

Alright, that's all for tonight

DAN

Monday, May 24, 2004

Alias Season Finale

Well, Season 3 of Alias has come to an end. It sure was an action packed episode. --If you haven't seen it yet and don't want to spoil it then don't read the rest of this post.-- First the commercials make you think that Sidney betrays the CIA, but in fact it was the blonde chick in disguise. Later Vaughn goes to kill the blonde chick and he ends up getting stabbed in the back literally. Then Sidney goes to get her for doing that to Vaughn and her Aunt almost kills her but Sidney out smarts her. Sidney and the blonde chick get into a fight and Sidney almost gets killed but Vaughn saves the day and kills his wife. I was kinda hoping the blonde chick would stick around for another season because you loved to hate her. Plus she was very pretty. But she's dead, or at least they are making us think she is. They have done this before. But when she was getting shot for the 14th and 15th times in the face and chest she tell Sydney to look for something. Sydney goes into some sort of vault, she looks like she might be in an alias disguise and she looks at some black CIA papers that she has to look at with a black light. They show some sort of project that involves her and it was undersigned by her Dad. Somehow he is there and while she is balling he says that she was never supposed to see those papers. And that is how they end season 3. Now I left some stuff out because I am doing this a few hours after the fact and this is just supposed to be a summary, but it was a good show with a "what do they say" ending. It really makes you anxious to see the first show of next season. I really hope the show doesn't just end there. That just wouldn't be good. To all you other Alias fans out there, make sure you go out and buy the season 3 DVD set, out in September and make sure you watch come fall.

DAN

Sunday, May 23, 2004

New Look

Ok, here is the new look of my Blog. What do you all think? Please let me know by clicking on the comments link next to my name at the end of this post. I hope everyone likes it.

DAN

Changes

A lot is changing with this Blog. First off Blogger, the way this Blog gets to you, has revamped their look. Second, I am seriously thinking about changing the look of the Blog since it only really looks good in Netscape. I want something that will look good in both Netscape AND Internet Explorer. So keep checking back for the new look and new features including some pictures maybe.

The Alias season 3 finale is on tonight. The commercials make it look like it is going to be one Hell of a show. I will post after the show to voice my opinion about it. I haven't heard if ABC picked it up for a 4th season, but they better have. Season 3, yes this one that ends tonight, will be out on DVD in September, just in time for season 4's start. It will make a good birthday gift! hehe

Alright, I'm off to change some things around here.

DAN

Monday, May 03, 2004

Final Test

Ok, I am at work again. I was just told that I got a 90% on my test. That's really good. I got a 90% or higher on EVERY one of my test throughout training. That was my goal. The Manager here asked if I wanted to work for PNG and be hired on as a permanent employee, and of course I said yes. She handed me my employee handbook and told me I will fill out some paperwork tomorrow and my official start date will be 5/10/04. Finally a job that I like, they seem to like me, and the pays pretty good. Now if I can just get my personal life straightened out I'll be all good :)

Ok, it's lunch time so I am going to try to find something for lunch.
Eat, Drink, and be merry!
DAN

Friday, April 30, 2004

I Passed!

So, I'm at work right now. I'm on my lunch and I'd thought I would post that I passed my test!! That means I will be hired in the coming weeks. No more worrying if I will have a job next week or not. I will probably get a raise once I get hired so that will be nice also. I thought I passed, I just wasn't 100% sure. Ok, I'm going to go read and relax, it is hot in here right now.

Werd Up
DAN

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Alias, 90 day, Gmail

Ok, there's a lot to talk about today. BTW, Hi, how are you today. I hope I find you feeling healthy.

First off, Alias was great this week! I was on the edge of my seat until I fell off at the end when it was a real cliffhanger just like at during the first and second season. I have to admit I thought Sloan had reformed. Boy was I wrong. I can't wait until this weeks show.

Second, I took the first part of my 90 days test on Monday. It was all on the computer, mostly multiple choice with a few fill in the answer and one essay. Then I took the second and third part yesterday. The second part was all essay. The third part showed some screen shots and I had to fill things in. My boss came up to me today and said that I passed the first part and they have yet to score the second and third part. I'm 97% sure I passed with flying colors so I will be hired soon. That will be nice, to have some feeling of job security. I will probably know for sure sometime this week.

Lastly I signed up to beta test Gmail. It gives you 1GB of storage space for e-mail so you never have to delete e-mails if you don't want to. It should be interesting to see if it makes it past beta. Google is making a lot of noise with this service.

Ok, that's enough from me.
Under the Table and Dreaming,
DAN

Monday, April 19, 2004

Corrections

Per corrections from Bamboo2. Fixed spelling and grammar mistakes on yesterdays posting.

DAN

Sunday, April 18, 2004

Alias & The Practice

Wow, Alias was great tonight! It had Jennifer kicking ass with two guns. They tricked me into thinking that they killed off Sloan. It had, what I thought, was the beginning of the end of the blonde chick. This show was the best all season. There were a couple of weak episodes this season, but I knew J.J. couldn't do that all season. The twists keep coming, now Sydney has a sister fathered by Sloan. Only three shows left this season. I hope the show gets picked up for next season. It was picked up by TNT for syndication and that includes up to 88 shows, so next season is almost in the bag. And if a show goes 4 or more seasons then they usually can go even further.

The Practice, I'm saddened that the show will end this season. They are planning a spin off and if David E. Kelly is involved then it should be good as well. We'll have to see.

"I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay."
-- Dave Matthews

DAN

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Happy Easter

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Easter!

DAN

No Score, Erie

So lets forget that I ever said that I would post every score for the Mets. I just can't seem to do that. I will post important games etc. just not every one.

I went to Erie today. I got some nice clothes for work, cheap at Target. I love that store, it's like Wal-Mart, but better. I hope we get one in our area. I got a coupon for Bed, Bath and Beyond this week in the mail for 20% off so I had to go there. I almost got a 1 1/2 quart All-Clad sauce pan but then I noticed that the coupon said that it excluded All-Clad so I then went over to the Calphalon section and I found some nice pieces in the tri-ply area. It has a layer of Aluminum sandwiched between two layers of Stainless Steel all the way throughout. I ended up getting a 10" Stir Fry Pan. The regular price was $40, but I got it for only $32. A very good deal. If I had gotten the same pan from All-Clad it would have cost over $100. Same quality, same warranty (lifetime), You can't go wrong. I can't wait to use it!

Ok, goodnight sweetheart it's time to go,
DAN

Friday, April 09, 2004

Mets

Ok, so I already missed a day. I was busy playing with my computer. Getting it up to date etc. So yesterday the Mets lost 18 - 10 to the Braves. Not Good. Then again the Mets Lost today 10 - 8 also to the Braves. The Braves take the series 3 games to 1. Well, at least they are high scoring games, so you can't say they are boring. Ok, I'm off to bed, I get to work tomorrow.

DAN

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

The Mets season opener was today and the Mets beet the Braves 7 - 2. GO METS!!!! If you are a Mets fan, I will try to post as many of the Mets scores as possible. It's a long season though, so don't get upset if I miss a day.

DAN

Sunday, April 04, 2004

No Alias today, whatever am I to do? Next week it is on an hour later, that's just no good. I made fish and chips for dinner today and it came out pretty good. I even surprised myself. And yes I made the fish part from scratch. I bought fresh Haddock at the store and I made a beer batter and fried the fish. Yum!!

I guess I will find something to do, I ain't got much to talk about tonight, or at least right now, I'm tired :)

DAN

P.S. The last post on April 1, 2004 was an April Fool's joke in case you couldn't tell or didn't read my comment.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Ok, so when I got to work today, they told me that this will be my last week here. I talked to Express and they don't have anything else for me right now. They said they will be looking but now what am I supposed to do? I can't afford not to have a job! Well, I guess I should get going and start work only 2 days left here I guess. They didn't even say why, they just did, and since I'm a Temp. They can do that.

DAN

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Alias was great this week. Wasn't too dumbed down. I couldn't believe that the blonde chick's Mom killed the Dad. That was a surprise. Then, for the first two seasons they built up Sloan so we hated him a lot. Now they are building it up so we feel bad for him. It was a good episode. The last scene hit a little close to home for me. A slightly different situation but the same feelings. Alias is one of the only shows ever that really brings out emotions in me. I truly feel bad for characters when bad things happen and vise versa. It has the best of many worlds. Every episode is like a mini movie, it is a drama and brings out emotions, it has comedy, it has action and suspense, and a hot leading lady. What could be better?

Another great show, the one I'm watching now, is The Practice. It has some great writing and even though they got rid of a lot last year, it still has some great actors. Only 4 more new shows until it ends. It's too bad ABC had to cut it's budget so much. I guess they are going to do a spin off of some sort. David E. Kelly makes some great shows and if he does the spin off then I'm sure it will be good, and I will definitely watch it.

Ok, one last thing before I go. I would just like to wish Bamboo2 a happy belated 22nd birthday. It was this past Wed.

That's it for now, but please remember,
"Tomorrow is no place to place your better days" -- Dave Matthews

DAN

Saturday, February 28, 2004

WOW! It's been a long time since I last posted. I'm ashamed of myself for that. I've been very busy with work and all. Which, by the way, things are going very well. This past Tuesday our Dept. moved to a new area of the office. We now have a nice big window view and better air flow. We aren't stuck in the corner any more. We also have the new computers, new phones, new everything. We are special ;P I can't really complain about my job, things are going well, now I just hope they officially hire me once my 90 days are up.

Yesterday When I went to my weekly Friday night out I saw two of my good friends that I haven't seen in a long time. The first I haven't seen or talked to for in upwards of over a year. I worked with her at Wal-Mart in the layaway dept. She helped train me and we became good friends. We had a great time working together. Then I moved to the Foods dept and we didn't get to work together much, and then I became CSM and I almost never got to talk to her. Then, the killer, I left Wal-Mart for Red Lobster. Well, she went out with everyone Yesterday so I got to chat with her and it was like it was back at Wal-Mart. We were back to joking around and having fun.

The second I haven't really gotten to talk to since I left Red Lobster in Sept. We had a good chat and plan on getting together Sunday to chat some more. He's a good guy who if you show some respect, he will show you 10 times the respect back.

So I am very happy that I went out yesterday, I miss both of them, and I miss working with them. I am glad we can get together once in a while though.

Ok, one last thing for tonight. I have added two new features to my blog. If you look at the end of every post you will see two new links. The first, Comments, you can click on to make comments or read comments about that post. If you want to make any comments about something I post that others can read then you can do it there. The other is Linkback. If you have a blog yourself or a website and you write a reference to my blog or something that relates to my blog or something I wrote about in my blog you can put it there. Also if you see a webpage that you think is pertinent to something that I wrote about, even if it's not yours, you can put it there also. If you want to know about these then you can go here: www.haloscan.com I would like to thank Haloscan for these free features which I hope will enhance my blog experience.

Ok, I've blabbed enough.
DAN

Thursday, February 05, 2004

So it's been a long time since I last posted. Sorry about that. I have a lot to talk about but I just don't have the time right now. Work keeps me going to bed early and when I get up in the morning I don't think about updating my Blog. I will try my hardest to post more often though.

First off I want to say to all those who are upset about what happened during the half time show at the Super Bowl. GET A LIFE, GET OVER YOURSELF! Number one, the whole outfit wasn't supposed to come off, it was an accident. Number two she had a pasty on her nipple so you couldn't see anything anyways. Number three a couple of years ago Lil' Kim went on TV for an entire awards show with less on than that. Then someone grabbed her. I would think that is worse. CBS cut away as fast as they could when they saw what happened. When I saw it they cut away so fast that I couldn't tell if I saw what I thought I saw. Plus you could tell that Janet was embarrassed she crouched over and covered herself up as quickly as she could. Now stop talking about it, stop trying to sue anyone about it, and move on to something important.

Ed, on of my favorite TV shows is ending soon. I found out last week that there are only two more episodes left. What happened? They moved it to Fridays to cancel it? It doesn't make any sense. I am not happy about this! I bet you, at NBC, $10 to bring Ed back. (if you watched the show you will get that)

On to another of my favorite shows, Alias. I got the season 2 complete season on DVD set the week before last. I just got done watching it this past weekend. It is just the best TV show on, well, TV. It's like a top of the line movie every week. Just as long as they dumb it down anymore than they have then I will never purposely miss an episode. Every week I look forward to Sunday to watch the best night for Drama. First on is 10-8, pretty good. A good way to start the night. Then, of course, Alias. I can't say enough about this show. And finally, The Practice. Although they cut the budget of the show for this season and lost many of the stars of the show, they kept enough of the stars and didn't cut on the writing which makes the show. It is the best 3 hours on TV bar none. hehe get it, bar, hehe like in lawyers.....ahhh nevermind :P

Ok, you've heard enough from me tonight,
"just 'cause things around you seem heavy, doesn't mean you can give up this ground."
--Dave Matthews

DAN

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

HI! You can just ignore that last post and the link to the site feed on the right. Just for now. It's something new that I'm trying to figure out. I'll let you know when I do :)

Sorry it's been so long since my last real post I've been very busy with work and all. Speaking of work, things are going really good. This past Friday was my first day training in my new Dept. I also trained yesterday. Then today my trainer and another girl in the dept. said that they thought I was ready to be on my own today. I did pretty good. Not too many things I had questions on and I moved right along on my report. I only got a few incoming calls so that helped too. I think after this week I should be all set. I like things so far.

I would like to say thank you to Bamboo2 for her very thoughtful gift on Friday. She saw that I had Evanescence's CD on my wishlist so she got it for me. Then she had a very nice note on the inside. Now, this isn't why I put up my wishlist, but thank you very much! It was very nice of you.

Ok, TTFN
DAN

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Hello, this is just a test post to test the site feed. Thanks!

DAN

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Well, week 2 is over and week 3 is about to begin at my new job. So far things are still going pretty good. Another one of the trainees has left. She quit then came back and is now going to be in Order Entry instead of Customer Service. There is a lot of stuff to learn in a very short period of time. So now we are down to two. They wanted four. I don't know if they are going to try to hire more after they are done training us or not, I guess we will see.

Also I'd just like to say how much I like the show Alias. It is one of the best shows on TV. I don't have time right now, but I will soon. I just thought I'd throw it in right after I finished watching this weeks episode.

"23, so tired of life, such a shame to throw it all away"

DAN

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Hello again,

Well, my job is going really good. I've gotten 90%+ on all my tests. The trainer told me today that she is really happy with how I'm catching on and taking in all the info. Out of the three of us training, I'm the only one who hasn't had to retake a test. The trainer talked to me about moving to the Pic/Freeze/Move section which would give me more to do and the person I was shadowing today said they were thinking about hiring one of us for over there. It also means more money once they hire me from Express, the temp agency I'm with. So hopefully things keep going well there. (knock on wood)

The power went out tonight around 8pm. It was 14 degrees F out, so we got a little worried that if it stayed out for long then we would have to go elsewhere because out furnace runs half on electricity. But it was only out until 8:45pm so we were ok. We only lost 2 degrees inside. Not too bad.

This week has gone by very fast so far.

Oh one last thing. I just thought I'd send you to my favorite Blog(other than mine that is). It's, big surprise here, Alton Brown's Blog. He recently said that he was going to try to update it at least once a week, which is a good thing. I like to hear what he has to say about the food industry, his show, and many other things. Give it a look sometime.

Can I get a What, What!?!
DAN

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Now, I know that most of you reading this don't care about this, but I just thought I'd post it telling you that I have put up my wish list online. Now my Mom can stop begging me for it. My Wish List

Peace.
DAN

UPDATE:
It took me a little while but I finally made my list the same style as this page. Now it looks a little more seamless.
DAN

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Wow, it has been a long week. There is a lot to learn at my new job. I was planning to post after my first day on Monday but I was pretty tired then I had to study for a test that I was going to have on Wed. Yes, that's right I had a test, and then I had another today too. I have two weeks of training which includes classes and a 400+ page book to learn. Plus, we have to take tests throughout and you have to get an 85% to pass. I think once I get through the training period, I will like the job. It is a lot to take in all at once but once I get it down it will come like second knowledge. I get the whole weekend off this week and next so that's pretty good.

Get heavy on with digging your ditch.
DAN

Monday, January 05, 2004

Well, I start my new job tomorrow. It should be fun, I am glad to get back into the workplace. My 3+ month vacation is finally over. Now I can finally start paying my bills again and maybe even buy something at Applebees soon. I should get to bed, I want to get a lot of sleep so I'm not tired at work tomorrow. I'll fill you in on my first day tomorrow.

Work like you don't have to, love like you've never been hurt, and sing like your in the shower.

DAN

Thursday, January 01, 2004

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to 2004!

DAN

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