Friday, April 30, 2004


i got this computer a couple of weeks ago and everything is great. yesterday i download the new iTunes update (4.5) and the new iPod update. well, i connect my iPod and it tells me that something is not right and that i need to restore my iPod's settings. so i do that and connect it again, it freezes iTunes. i disconnect, get on the phone with applecare and it still freezes. michelle (from applecare) and i do some diagnostics and it still freezes. she then tries to connect me with a specialist, we get disconnected. i call back, and get gus (another specialist) and he says that we've tried everything and that i need to send my iPod in to get repaired. booooo.

so basically, my iPod took a big dump on me this week.

guess what else? i ordered a new golf bag from nike and it came a few days ago. i open the box only to find that it has been extremely damaged in transit. so i call and they send me a new one while i send back the damaged one. the new one arrived on wednesday and it was fine. also, my new nike irons arrived today! i have to drop them off at golf galaxy tomorrow to get lengthened and to get the lie adjusted. then i will be the


i'm also waiting for a new bible to come in. it is a greek and hebrew keyword study bible. i can't wait!

anyway, i'm off to a men's deal at church tomorrow, so that will be nice. then off to the cardinals vs. cubs in the evening. i hope we don't get rained out. everyone keep it real.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

the day is mine!

today is the day! the old crooner is going home. if he makes a cd, i might listen to it before i buy it, but within his genre he'll probably sound great. i wish him the very best of luck in all his endevours. have fun at school and enjoy life.

now as far as all of this "american idol is racist" crap, what are people talking about? i am getting very tired of these uneducated statements. the chinese community didn't get in an uproar when william hung didn't even make the show. the islands of hawaii didn't pull the racism card when one of their two representatives were voted off. so why is there an outcry of racism when a black contestant is voted off? i was just as amazed by that bottom three, but you have to look at the entire show. if we want to break it down into races, four white contestants and one hawaiin contestant were voted off in the first five weeks! then ONE black person, who happened to be a good singer. and tonight another WHITE contestant went home out of a Black contestant, a Hawaiin contestant, and a White contestant in the bottom three. so stop pulling your racist card everytime something happens to a black person. the next thing you know jesse jackson is going to be on the show.

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

eh.... so what?

that's how i felt after the show tonight. one good thing to happen was


so hopefully he will not get the votes tonight. we'll see. it's up to geriatric america to decide.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

hey, wasssssup?

so i found this picture tonight...

some people....

!News Flash! Everyone in America Seems to Have Gone Deaf!

what it the world just happened?!

how does john stevens not only not get voted off before jennifer hudson, but doesn't even make it into the bottom three on the night she gets the boot? unbelievable!


i'm almost positive now that there are some alternative powers at hand in this competition. no one can look me in the eye and tell me that john stevens is a better vocalist, not even a better pop star, but a better vocalist than fantasia or jennifer. no one. this is too frusterating, i'm out.....

who will go?

i'm not sure, but i hope that it is.......

john stevens.
he actually sounded good last night, but he is still not the american idol. i just can't see him belting out a power note! anyway, we'll find out tonight.

Monday, April 19, 2004

it's here!

it's here, it's finally here!

the imac has arrived, and it is glorious! a 20 inch screen, 160 gig hd, 512 meg of ram. this is officially the first blog from the imac.

i'm playing around right now, learning and foolin' with stuff.

just to let you know, there will be a change coming in the future for thefatrat. new look, new name.... you'll just have to wait.

Saturday, April 17, 2004

so long jpl....

ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the Building!

at least john stevens wsa in the bottom three. ha, ha! take that.

the package is in motion.....

Apr 17, 2004
5:41 am / Package status / BERKELEY MO / Package in FedEx location
5:24 am / Arrived at FedEx Ramp / BERKELEY MO

Apr 16, 2004
7:22 pm / Left FedEx Sort Facility / INDIANAPOLIS IN

Friday, April 16, 2004

the imac is coming.....

i ordered my imac this past tuesday and it shipped out yesterday. here is the tracking report

Apr 16, 2004
5:39 am / Left FedEx Sort Facility / OAKLAND CA
1:54 am / Arrived at Sort Facility / OAKLAND CA
1:30 am / Left FedEx Ramp / OAKLAND CA

Apr 15, 2004
7:32 pm / Arrived at FedEx Ramp / OAKLAND CA
6:53 pm / Left FedEx Origin Location / UNION CITY CA
5:30 pm / Picked up by FedEx / UNION CITY CA

so there you have it. we should have arrival by tomorrow hopefully.

in other news, kristie is out of the house this weekend in colorado at a women's retreat with friends. so i'm home alone. the computer should keep me busy.... if it gets here in time.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

no votes please...

ok, no one vote for john stevens please. thank you.

my prediction: diana

Sunday, April 11, 2004

He is Risen!

I pray that you all have a blessed Easter.

Remember His stripes!

May you go in peace.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

i must be an idiot!

really, i must be. i am missing the train on this one.

i really emphasize this statement as i LOUDLY BANG ON THE KEYS OF MY LAPTOP!

i'm getting frustrated now. it's really getting ridiculous. he knows it too. look into his eyes. he knows that he shouldn't be there. it's just plain silly now.

anyway, camile is gone and i say, "good riddance to her constipated face." peace out. she always looked so mortified.

~next to go: PLEASE be john stevens

Sunday, April 04, 2004

so long, old friend....

our beloved Buster has found a new home. a nice couple came to take him to their home yesterday, and it was a sad day. the little guy should be happy there, they have no children and they love animals. they do have a cat, so he will have some company. the lady seemed to be in-love with Buster. she cuddle with him, and pet him. she thought that he was just the cutest thing.
so, Buster is no longer with us. we will always remember him in all his furriedness.