Monday, June 30, 2008

Charge your Mind

14 Simple Ways to Super Charge Your Brain

Have you ever felt exasperated when you bumped into someone at the store but absolutely couldn't remember their name? Sure, it happens to all of us.

Despite being the strongest computer on the planet, our brains do lapse. It's hard to blame them really. As humans, we spend much of or existence stuffing our brains with stuff. Some stuff is worthless, some of it's meaningful, some of it, well, it's just stuff and there is an endless amount of it.

No matter how powerful our brains are, they need recuperation time, to be kept in shape, and even an occasional charge. Think of it as a tune up for your brain. Skipping brain maintenance is as silly as the person wandering the parking garage because they forgot where they parked. Is that you? Are you that person? Sure. We all are at some point. No worries, there is hope.

Now I am not a brain surgeon and I am not going to suggest you do anything surgical or dangerous. I am however an astute student of human behavior, so I always look for simple ways to super charge my brain.

Here are some things you can begin doing as soon as today to begin the great brain tune up.

Check out the list here.

Gas Drama

U.S Drivers Adding Modified Fuel Tanks to Save Hundreds Filling Up in Mexico

A San Diego company is doing brisk business selling and installing giant gas tanks for pickup-truck owners seeking to scoop up as much Mexican diesel per trip as possible.

And with Mexican diesel selling for $2.20 per gallon at government-subsidized Pemex stations in Baja California, motorists "want to get as much gas as they can'' when they go to Mexico, Express Performance Center co-owner Tim Abbas said.

The store is able to mount auxiliary gas tanks with as much as a 98-gallon capacity on some trucks. If filled in Tijuana, that monster tank will save the driver well over $200 per trip, even discounting the cost of driving and time it takes.

"It seems like people are panicking,'' Abbas said. Sales have gone from 11 last year to 13 just last month. The tank conversion costs $1,300 for a 75 gallon tank and $1,700 for a 98 gallon tank.

U.S. officials say the gas purchases are legal and untaxed, if the auxiliary tank is connected by fuel lines to the vehicle's engine, as opposed to isolated storage tanks, and if buying fuel is not the primary reason given by the driver for a trip across the line.

More of the article here.

I think I would need to add one of these tanks to make the trip worth while, seeing as my tank only holds about 10 gallons, so I would probably be using as much gas to get across the border (waiting at the border) than I would be saving the $2 per gallon...

Hands Free

Hands-free cell phone laws effective July 1

SAN DIEGO--On July 1, two state laws affecting the use of cell phones while driving will take effect. The first law prohibits all drivers from using handheld wireless telephones while driving. Drivers age 18 and over must use an ear piece or similar hands-free device. The other law also taking effect July 1, prohibits drivers under age 18 from using a wireless or hands-free device while driving.

"The under eighteen law is going to be a big difference (in affecting traffic safety)," said California Highway Patrol spokesperson, Jaime Coffee. "They (those under age 18) can’t send messages to their friends or text, and this will remove the distractions so that they can focus on the task at hand: driving."

California is one of 14 states, and the District of Columbia, to prohibit cell phone use by those under 18, according to the American Automobile Association.

Those 18 and over are still free to text message. However, an officer can pull over and cite drivers of any age if the officer believes the driver was distracted and not operating the vehicle safely, according to the law.

The fine for the first offense is $20. Subsequent convictions are $50.

Violators will not receive a point on their driver’s licenses if convicted of driving while using a hand-held device, but the violation will appear on their driving record, according to the California Highway Patrol media relations office.

The rest of the article here.

Friday, June 27, 2008


I think Ryan and I will have to hit this up tomorrow!!

Event Overview:
See Spot surf during the Loews Dog Surfing Competition – the nation’s original surfing competition for man’s best friend. There’s no "dog-paddling" for these surf dogs. Canine counterparts are invited to hang 10 (errr, 20) for a great cause. Last year, 47 brave surf dogs took to the waves and more than 1,000 spectators gathered to watch the dog surfing event unfold. The competition garnered national and international media attention, and more than $10,000 was raised for a great cause. This year’s event should be even better.


The scooter below is a NO GO! I came up with a list of questions for Ryan to ask when he called today, one being IS IT STREET LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA? (California has a lot of different rules, a lot more stringent on some stuff) Unfortunately it was not street legal here, so I guess it is back to looking for Vespas or Buddys...

Possible New Ride

These are picture of my possible new ride. Ryan is going to call them and chat with them on his lunch break and we are going to make a decision this weekend on if we will be getting me this new ride!! We were going to wait until after the wedding and after I sold my car, but it is a very good deal (and we would get 10% off if we order it by Monday). Again, it is just hypothetical for right now, but at least we are moving in the right direction :).


Suicide's impact -- in animated reality

Real voices, real stories. On, Americans who have lost a loved one to suicide share their heartbreak. And those who have considered suicide -- or survived an attempt -- share their transformations.

The site, launched this week by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, features speaking avatars -- animated images created by users who choose their on-screen self's age, hair color, clothing and accessories. The voices are recorded by telephone. Visitors can create avators for one of three categories: Loss (people who have lost a loved one), Turning Points (those who have considered suicide) or Helpers (those involved in suicide prevention).

The site, which aims to raise awareness about suicide's impact and to offer help and support to people who need it, asks that visitors who create avatars omit last names, money requests, links to for-profit organizations and, most important, descriptions of the actual suicide or attempt. The focus is on prevention, and the site seems determined not to romanticize one of society's grimmer realities.

The stories of Loss are wrenching. A woman devastated by her husband's death; a mother bereft almost beyond words at the death of her child; men and women who have lost a parent, sibling, friend... Anyone wondering whether their absence would be felt should listen to these stories. There's no doubt.

Too few stories, at least for now, are featured in the category for those who survived. I think we all need to hear from more people who managed to find, and hold onto, perspective.

The site could well be helpful for the fragile among us, but so too is the number for the 24-hour hot line: (800) 273-TALK. If you think you may need it, go ahead and write it down. Keep it with you.

Wall*E is a Winner

I am getting quite pumped to see the movie, especially since the reviews are coming in so positively!! Hopefully when Ryan and I head to Disney for our Christmas gift they will have some Wall*E gear.

Robot tale "WALL-E" another Pixar masterpiece
This is getting to sound like a broken record: Pixar Animation Studios has just topped itself. Again.

In "WALL-E," following the sublime culinary slapstick of "Ratatouille," Pixar and director-writer Andrew Stanton -- officially the studio's ninth employee way back when -- have spun a whimsical sci-fi fantasy about robots 800 years into the future that has all the heart, soul, spirit and romance of the very best silent movies 60 years ago. Well, you don't expect robots to talk, do you?

While the soundtrack is full of clanking noises, explosions, music and even dance numbers, there is little dialogue as such to get this story told. Stanton and his animation team punch across their terrific (and ecologically sound!) story by inventing a visual and aural language with which these robotic creatures can express a rainbow of emotions.

The film is so clever and sophisticated that you worry, slightly, that it might be too clever to connect with mainstream audiences. But like those worries last year that having a rat for a hero in "Ratatouille" might throw off audiences, surely "WALL-E" will make that connection. It's so sweet and funny that the multitudes undoubtedly will surrender to its many charms.

More here.

Baby Boy

Yay!! Stacey found out this morning that her and Billy will be having a baby boy!! CONGRATS!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Meat Recall near YOU

Kroger Issues Voluntary Recall

If you have Kroger ground beef sold between May 21 and June 8 with sell-by dates in the same time frame, don't eat it.

The grocer issued a voluntary recall of ground beef sold at its stores in the Columbus and Toledo areas and in Michigan. If you have meat from that time period, throw it away or return it for a refund.

Kroger's decision to recall its products does not end an investigation into the original source of E. coli-tainted meat responsible for an outbreak in Ohio and Michigan, nor does it rule out the possibility that meat purchased elsewhere is contaminated.

None of the Kroger meat in question remains for sale. Gina Nicholson, food-safety manager for the grocer's Columbus division, said it is unclear how many pounds are involved.

Kroger buys meat from several suppliers, which also distribute meat to other retailers, Nicholson said. She did not know how many suppliers were being considered as possible sources of the tainted beef.

Federal investigators continue to probe the origins of meat responsible for the outbreak. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture did not respond yesterday to a request for an update of that effort.

Ohio health officials yesterday genetically matched bacteria found in ground beef sold at a Gahanna Kroger to 33 DNA-linked illnesses, 17 in Ohio and 16 in Michigan.

The state Department of Health's laboratory has confirmed that a beef sample from a Franklin County resident sickened by E. coli O157:H7 is contaminated with bacteria identical to that associated with the outbreak. Samples in Michigan also match.



Commuters turn to a humble yet efficient mode of transportation

At Motorsport Scooters in North Park, owner Alex Cohn said he has sold out his entire inventory of imported Taiwanese motor scooters – and 50 customers have put their names on a waiting list that requires a $500 deposit.

Tressa Garrison of Normal Heights checked out a Vespa scooter while salesman Eric Aker discussed its features yesterday at Motorsport Scooters in North Park. Sales of name-brand scooters such as Vespa, Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki rose 25 percent during the first three months of the year.

With gas prices topping $4 per gallon, sales have been brisk at Vespa of Oceanside. Depending on the engine, name-brand scooters range from $1,900 to $8,000.
“This is the first time in our history where we have ever been completely sold out of our bikes,” said Cohn, who has been selling motor scooters in San Diego for 16 years.

It's not much different at the Hillcrest showroom of Vespa San Diego, the Fun Bike Center in Kearny Mesa or other stores that sell motor scooters nationwide.

The humble motor scooter, a basic mode of cheap transportation in Europe and Asia, is suddenly posing a challenge to America's longtime love affair with sport utility vehicles and other gas-guzzlers.

More of the article here.


Ryan and I are going to hit up the movie theater this weekend (we would see it on opening night, but we have a wedding to go to Friday evening) - WALL*E COMES OUT ON FRIDAY!! WHOO HOO!!

Part of a review I found:

It's the surest thing in the infinitely malleable world of animation: Get the eyes right, and you're halfway home.

One look at the binocular-eyed trash compactor starring in the marvelous new Disney/Pixar feature "WALL-E," and you're halfway home. One look at EVE, the sleek, egg-shaped robot from space who introduces WALL-E to a world wider than his own, and those cool blue oval eyes--which digitally transform into upside-down crescents when amused--and you're all the way home. These two characters don't say much. The first half-hour or so of "WALL-E" is practically free of dialogue. Believe me, you won't miss it.

The latest achievement from Pixar Animation Studios is the best science-fiction film so far this year, the best romance so far this year and the best American studio film so far this year. I'm not sure if Disney's nervous, overcompensating ad tag-line is quite accurate ("the most fun you'll have at the movies this summer!"). Without being cheap or ham-handed about it, "WALL-E" presents a grimmer future for our planet than "An Inconvenient Truth," and its strains of comedy and pathos are unusually subtle for G-rated animation. Yes, it's funny. It's just not "Kung Fu Panda" funny. And while I thoroughly enjoyed "Kung Fu Panda," "WALL-E" is a transporting experience.

The director and co-writer, Andrew Stanton, was the primary force behind Pixar's all-time box office champ, "Finding Nemo." "WALL-E" is the sort of picture an ambitious talent makes after he's delivered an enormous hit. Stanton's co-writer is Jim Reardon, a longtime contributor to and director on " The Simpsons." The two sensibilities fold together seamlessly, and while the second half of the film is less amazing and more familiar than the first, it's nonetheless a gratifying reminder that in some sectors of the global entertainment industry quality remains job one.

Read the rest here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I finally got the videos loaded from the fireworks last weekend. ENJOY!!

Free Jack in the Crack

Free tacos from Jack in the Box on Thursday

Are high gas prices getting to you? Jack in the Box wants you to know that they sympathize. On Thursday, June 26 the restaurant chain will be giving out two free tacos when you show them a recent gas receipt.

That's it. Just show the cashier a recent receipt from any gas station and you can get yourself two free tacos. The deal runs all day and you don't have to buy anything else. However, the receipt must be original, no copies allowed. Also, only one order of tacos per gas receipt.

If you live near a Jack in the Box, keep your gas receipts and have a free snack on Thursday.

On Fire

Crews Battle 800 California Blazes

SAN FRANCISCO (June 25) - Fire crews from Nevada and Oregon have arrived to help California firefighters battle hundreds of blazes that are darkening skies over the San Francisco Bay area and Central Valley, causing public health officials to issue air-quality warnings.

The lightning-caused fires have scorched tens of thousands of acres and forced hundreds of residents to flee their homes, though few buildings have been destroyed, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

"It's just extremely, extremely dry," Berlant said Tuesday. "That means any little spark has the potential to cause a large fire. The public needs to be extra cautious because we don't need any additional wildfires."

More than 800 wildfires were set by an electrical storm that unleashed nearly 8,000 lightning strikes across Northern California over the weekend.

More of the article here.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cilantro Live

I came across this restaurant website while I was searching some vegetarian blogs and I am sooo pumped that it is in San Diego. I have never heard of it before, but can't wait to try it.

about cilantro: welcome
cilantro is the first organic, vegan, and raw restaurant in san diego county. we first introduced this healthful way of eating in May 2003, and thanks to the wonderful support from our customers, friends, and staff, now offer our beautiful food in three convenient locations around san diego. the food at cilantro is prepared with natural and mostly organic ingredients, and without the use of any heat over ninety-five degrees. this process (or rather “un-process”) maintains the enzymes and nutrients present in the food, and helps the body stay balanced, nourished, and healthy. we don’t use any artificial additives, animal-derived products, canned foods, or processed ingredients, but rather make our delectable creations by using the ingredients that this wonderful planet offers: nuts, seeds, grains, sprouts, fruits and vegetables. nothing else.

No Burn

No-burn order issued for parched Southern California

SAN DIEGO – State fire officials on Monday said they had issued a no-burn proclamation for the southern half of California, including San Diego County.

With much of the state baking in sweltering heat and wildfires raging in Northern California, Cal Fire is suspending open residential burn permits in 24 counties – from Calaveras and San Joaquin counties in the central part of the state to San Diego and Imperial counties.

Agricultural, industrial, hazard abatement and forest management burning also is suspended. Campfires are still permitted in organized campgrounds or on private property – provided there are safeguards to keep the fire from spreading, the Cal Fire announcement said.

Candace Gregory, Cal Fire's Southern Regional Chief, said the proclamation took effect Saturday at 4 p.m. and will remain in place until she formally cancels it.


My friend is going in for an interview today. Please pray (if you are the praying type), that it goes well, that they walk away feeling confident, and that God will show my friend where He wants them. I know that trying to find a new job is a time consuming and stressful process, please pray for this friend's patience, confidence and calmness.

Thanks :)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Diet Mountain Dew

Ryan and I are trying to keep many aspects of our wedding a secret (we feel it will be more meaningful for people if they don't walk in knowing everything in advance), so I can't tell you exactly what this is, but I looked in my room while I was watching TV and LOVED the way the sun was glaring on these Diet Mountain Dew cans...

New Pictures

Ryan, Kevin and I went to the Padres/ Tigers game Saturday night. It was a blast. Tigers won, 7-5. There were fireworks afterward. There were tons of Tigers fan. We had a good time. I posted the pictures of the game (and fireworks) and hopefully once I get the video of the firework show loaded I will post them too. Check out the pictures here.

Black & White MJs

Cute Black and White pictures of MJ!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Heat is saying that it is 104 degrees outside right now... At 3:30pm (isn't that when the temps are supposed to be cooling down)... I sure hope the heat breaks soon... The guys are starting to come back in the office from being in the field and they are saying that at some job sites it was up to 118... THANK GOODNESS I AM IN AN AIR CONDITIONED OFFICE!!

Smile Word

Green Grass

It just makes me want to go lay in it :)

Summer Starts

Tomorrow is the first official full day of summer. Hope you are able to go outside and enjoy it (we have high temps in the 110 range, so I am glad I am working indoors today).

Dates - Summer begins on June 20th in 2008 in the Northern Hemisphere. The seasons are considered by some Western countries to start at the equinoxes and solstices, based on astronomical reckoning. In North American-printed English-language calendars, based on astronomy, summer begins on June 20, the day of the summer solstice and ends on September 20, the autumn equinox. When it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.


I am quite tired this week! Working at 6:30am has taken its toll on me. On top of waking up at 5:30am to get ready and leave by 6:15am, for some UNKNOWN reason I woke up at 3:30 this morning and COULD NOT get back to sleep... GRRRRR... I am thinking that when I get home tonight after work I am going to throw on my PJs and hopefully be sleeping by about 7:30 :).

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pads vs. Tigers

I have tickets for Saturday night's game for the Padres vs. the Tigers. At first I wasn't sure who I was going to cheer for, but I think Ryan and I are both going to be rooting for the Tigers (but if the Padres win we won't be mad, hehe). The tickets are the same spot where we had them earlier this month (third deck, but right behind home plate). It should be another good time.

Padres Salute to the Negro Leagues and Family Fireworks presented by Medtronic and brought to you by NBC 7/39
Celebrate baseball's history as the Padres Salute the Negro Leagues with a special pre-game ceremony. Plus, stay after the game to enjoy a Family Fireworks show presented by Medtronic and brought to you by NBC 7/39.

Exceptional Summer Tips

Heard these on the radio this morning...

Tips for an Exceptional Summer
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you must.

3. Buy a DVR, tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,

'My purpose is to___________ today.'

5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.

7. Make time to practice meditation and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat fewer foods that are not manufactured in plants.

11. Drink plenty of water.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

17 . Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy underwear because today IS special.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Forgive everyone for everything.

28. What other people think of you is none of your business.

29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

34. The best is yet to come.

35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

36. Do the right thing!

37. Call your family often.

38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:

'I am thankful for __________.'

Today I accomplished _________.

39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

40. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Quite the scorcher out today. 100 degrees at the office. I am sort of glad that I have been coming in at 6:30am, at least I am beating the heat... Thank goodness the high tomorrow is only around 90 :)

Long Week

I thought when I was out on Monday I would be able to use my personal/ sick day to cover it. Apparently it is ONLY SICK days, if you are coughing, vomiting, or at least lying and say you are then you cannot use your sick days. What a pile of poo. Since I am still on call for the rest of the month I figured that if I get called in for jury duty any more I will just call in 'sick' so that I can actually get paid for it. I am not asking to be paid for not being here, I am just asking that I am able to use my personal days how I PERSONALLY want to. Oh well. Since I wasn't in on Monday I am making up the 8 hours I missed by working 6:30-5 with a half an hour break for lunch... TALK ABOUT LONG! Yesterday it was okay because I was catching up on work, but I think the rest of the week may slowly drag on....

At least I have a job though! Enough whining for me!

Celtics Prevail BIG TIME

Celtics smash Lakers, bring home 17th NBA championship

BOSTON (AP) -- With Russell and Havlicek sitting courtside, and Red surely lighting up a victory cigar somewhere, these Boston Celtics returned to glory like the great teams before them.

Dominant in every way.

On a new parquet floor below aging championship banners hung in the rafters two decades back, the Celtics won their 17th NBA title and a first one -- at last -- for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen -- their Big Three for a new generation.

After 22 long years, the NBA has gone green.

Lifted by ear-splitting chants of "Beat L.A." early and cries of "Seven-teen" in the closing seconds by their adoring crowd, the Celtics concluded a shocking rebound of a season with a stunning 131-92 blowout over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 on Tuesday night.

Check out the recap of the game here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More MJ

This green outfit is one Ryan and I got for the little guy, but it looks MONDO on him... guess he'll just have to grow into it :)

Angels And Airwaves

Saturday evening, Ryan, Kevin, David and I went down to Encinitas to one of the historic theaters to watch the premier of the Angels and Airwaves documentary called Start The Machine. We got there about an hour and a half early, stood in line, had some fun, went in, watched the movie, sat through a little Q&A with the band and then headed out. I really liked the movie. David and Kevin had mentioned that they had seen most of the parts through their website, but it was now all put together for a movie. Anyway, if you don't know much about Angels and Airwaves, Tom DeLonge (one of the guys from Blink 182) started it once Blink broke up. They are still rockin' and rollin'. Below are some pictures from the Q&A setcion after they showed the film. The pictures aren't the best quality, but you get the idea (we were sitting in the back of the theater and it was hard to focus the pictures).

MaryBeth's Uncle

Hey everyone. I just wanted to post an article that was written about my friend's uncle. He passed away last week. This is an extremely hard time for the family (as I am sure you could imagine). Please keep the family in your prayers.

Also, if you have time, this is an awesome article about the heart that MaryBeth's uncle had for children.

Mr. B's Playground - Remembering a Loved Heartland Teacher
By: Lauren Keith

Every child looks forward to recess at school, but some don't get to enjoy it like the others do.

That's exactly what Kelly Elementary teacher Marc Boardman saw during his recess duty at the Benton, Missouri playground. It touched his heart as he watched students in wheelchairs not being able to play with other kids because the school's pea gravel kept them from wheeling out to play. There's a sense of urgency and more passion now Mr. Marc Boardman just passed away, June 10th.

Read more of the story here.

Tattoo touch-up

Not that anyone was really wondering, but I went on Saturday to get some spots on my newest tattoo touched up. Because it is on my wrist I can see it a lot better (than the one on my back or on the top of my feet), so I saw some lines that weren't really taking on my skin and some spots that just seemed lighter than the other ones. If you go back to the same tattoo artist you had it done most of them will do any touch-ups for free - of course we gave Logan a tip of his time though. Anyway, all that being said it is still healing (obviously), but I think I like it better now than I did when I first got it :). Thanks again for the Christmas present Ry!!

Jury Duty

So yesterday I did not post because I was not at work... I was at the Federal Court House... Wasting time for jury duty. I am 'on call' for the entire month of June. What that means is that I am required to call every Sunday and they will let me know if I need to report that week, if I need to call back later in the week for another message, etc. The first two weeks of June I got off scott-free. This past Sunday I called and they told me that I had to report Monday morning at 7:15am... GRRRR. Long story short, I was waiting around A LOT, was on a jury panel but in the end was not chosen to be on the actual jury (THANK GOODNESS). Bummer alert - I DO NOT GET PAID BY MY EMPLOYER, so I asked if I could use a sick day... They said NO. Next time I get called in I will not tell my employer, but simple say I am sick so I can actually get paid (so now the rest of the week I have to make up the 8 hours I missed on Monday from sitting around at the court house)... BOOO!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Recycle e-waste

3 free recycling events to be offered this month

Recycle San Diego will offer three free recycling events this month for businesses and residents.

The company accepts home appliances such as washing machines and microwaves, along with electronic waste such as computers, televisions, monitors and cell phones. A complete list of eligible items can be found at

Recycle San Diego's first collection will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at 8222 Ronson Road, San Diego.

Another event is set for the same time and place on June 28.

The third event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 21 at Civic Center Park, 3232 Main St., Lemon Grove. –M.L.

Mail In Shower

Yesterday I received something in the mail from Aunt Kris (she is Ryan's "Aunt" but everyone calls her Aunt Kris). It was a flyer that she had sent out to people for a MAIL IN SHOWER for Ryan and I. I had never heard of anything like it. It had a really sweet poem and suggests that people send us wedding gifts during a specific week so that we get gifts all summer long - HOW AWESOME!! Ryan and I are soooo thankful for this amazing gesture. I wanted to let anyone know that might have gotten the flyer:


Please use the address that is located on the registries (which goes to my work address). The problem is that I live in a gated apartment complex so FedEx and UPS (which is what the gifts would come through) cannot get in to my complex and therefore cannot leave anything for me. Again, Ryan and I are soooo gracious for this, but just wanted to mention the address change is anyone had received it and thought about participating.