Friday, March 30, 2007

XP Background prolems

Yesterday or the day before, my work computer freaked out and afterward, I was not able to change my background. Everything was greyed out. So, after searching my blog for the solution (cause I was sure I've talked about this before) but was unable to find it. So, I hit Google. I tried one solution, no dice.

Then I found you download it, and run it, and it will fix it so you can change your background.

You can read this forum which is where I found it.

Bird Creek

On my drive in this morning, I took a look at Bird Creek to see how much water was in it. It was FULL! I haven't seen that much water in Bird Creek in ages!!!

Now I know why there are flood warnings and watches all over Northeaster Oklahoma, especially with more rain coming in tonight.

We needed it. Maybe not the average person, but the lakes and ponds were very low. When I was at Skiatook last weekend, you could see how low it really was. These rains should really help. No way Skiatook will gain the 12 feet it's below, but ever bit helps when you're trying to get a lake back up to normal.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Fishing Trip

We went out on our fishing trip Saturday. Me, my dad and my boy went out. We got there about 8:30ish or so and we fished till almost 4.

The only 2 fish we landed (both by my dad) are below. Only one was keepable. Normally, we would have thrown him back when we were done, but my wife told my boy to catch us dinner. So he was insistent that we brought home some fish.

I told my wife, it was her dinner. We'd have to eat something else :)

Probably about a 5 inch bass. He was tiny.

Good sized crappie. A few more, and we would be eating well!

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Work has been so crazy lately. Long hours, high stress. You know, that kind of stuff. It's Saturday, and I've got plans for some hopefully relaxing time and (if I'm lucky) some good eats!

I'm headed to Skiatook lake today for some fishing! I know my son and my dad are going, and there is a possibility that my grandfather may go as well.

I'm really looking forward to this, now if I can only manage to come home with a bunch of fish, I'll be doing great!

Monday, March 12, 2007


I hate time change. Especially Spring forward. That hour of lost sleep is murder. I really wish we would just adjust the clocks, and leave them that way. I don't care which way to leave them, just leave them.

I don't mind the fall back one as much as the spring one. There is something about the falling back of the clock, and the getting darker earlier, that just puts me in that snug feeling where I'm ready for bed, and want to curl up by a nice fire (if I had a fire place).

But, it's spring. And I do like Spring... It's my third favorite season (right behind Fall and Winter) but unfortunately, Spring means Summer isn't far away. And I don't care for summer (though I do love bikini's especially on my wife).

Anyway, enough rambling about lack of sleep. I'm ready now if it wasn't for work.

oh well.


I love Netflix. I've talked about them before I'm pretty sure. I could just image what my life would have been like if they existed when I was single.

Well, recently they have added the ability to stream movies directly from them.

I've been awaiting the day that option was available to me. They are slowly turning it on for their subscribers. Well, after about a month of waiting, I was really going crazy. I wanted to be able to stream movies to my PC.

Now, normally, I wouldn't care. When I want to watch a movie, I want to watch it in my living room on my big TV and surround sound. However, I love movies playing as background noise. So, how cool could this be at work? But still no access.

Well, about a week or 2 ago, I was looking at this Gizmodo post, and they had a link you could click that would give your Netflix account access. So, when I clicked this link, and I checked my account, I had access. I was so happy.

So, what do I think? Selection was surprisingly good. And that is all I know. I've been so busy, that I haven't even had the chance to listen to a movie.

I do know that you'll get 1 hour of viewing for every $1 you spend on your account. Oh, and it requires IE. (No firefox here).

UPDATE: While going back and looking at the article, some people said the link had stopped working and later, people said it did work. So, if you're interested give it a shot. if it doesn't work, stop back by and try again later, who knows. Worse case, you should have it in June.

Sunday, March 11, 2007


Yesterday, I got out and did some more work in the garden. I did lots of raking to get out some of grass that was in there. After that, I went to Atwoods to get some stuff...

I ended up getting 6 jalapeƱo plants, 3 bell peppers, 6 tomatoes, and some onion sets. I also got some lettuce, spinach, cilantro and corn seeds.

We may try a Three Sisters Garden where I'm planting the corn. Basically, you plant your corn followed by some pole beans. The beans climb up the corn stalks. Then you plant squash as a ground cover all in the same area. It lets you get more out of a small space. Sounds interesting. Not sure if we'll do the beans or not, but the corn and squash are going to happen.

This year, instead of using wimpy tomato cages, I picked up 2 stock panels. We cut them in half and tried staking them to the ground. (we had to make do with finding stakes around the house. I may go get some t-posts before the tomatoes start using the support.

I still need to mulch the garden, but it was dark, and I was tired when I finished yesterday.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Wow, 2 posts in as many days, what's up with that?

Anyway, I feel pretty lousy today. Not sure if it's a cold or allergies. For me, the only difference is if I can make others sick. I would have stayed home today but I have too much to do at work. I got home today, and my wife said she was surprised I hadn't started my garden.

I have been too actually. So tonight, instead of sitting on the couch relaxing like I really planned to do, I took the tiller, and got to work.

I got everything tilled, which is a good thing since the pull broke. I pulled it right out. So, no stopping till it's done. It's an old tiller. It was (I guess is) my grandmothers tiller. But she doesn't use it anymore, so I have it.

While I was working, I put it in reverse, and the reverse broke. So that made backing up even harder.

I now have some work to do on the tiller, but I don't see a reason not to try to fix it. It may be old, but it is tougher than anything I could buy today.

I'm not sure what I'm going to plant yet. I know jalapenos and tomatoes. Other than that, no clue.


Man, where have I been? Not blogging, that is for certain, huh?

Last Saturday was a busy day.
That morning, I was at the soccer fields helping get them ready for this years games. We were doing the initial marking of the fields, fixing bleachers, fixing nets, filling holes. I was there from 8 till 12:30, and I was one tired puppy when I came home.

That evening we had a Cub Scout banquet where my boy was suppose to get his Tiger badge, but because of a communication problem, they didn't get their awards. The promotion ceremony for the 2nd year Webelos into Boy Scouts was really cool.

Because of that, we missed the eclipse, but we did catch a really cool moon.

Work has been crazy, and I mean real crazy. So bad, I haven't wanted to go, but I have.

Hopefully, it wont be another week and a half till my next update.