Ozzie’s sick

i’ll probably be taking him to the vet tonight/tommrow.  he’s had an upset tummy all weekend.  we were up all night.  he just couldn’t keep anything down.  poor guy.

ok.. today is just a yuck day

one of those days were i’d rather be home in bed.  nothing really wrong, i just don’t feel like being here. 

it’s sopoused to get cold this weekend, i’ve been waiting for rio radio to fix some equiptment for me, and i’ve yet to get an answer from them. 

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Are they just talking to themselves.

Someone would think that our civilation is a group of roaming people talking to themselves.  how many time have you seen them at the restruant or standing in line.  they are just sitting/standing there yapping and yapping.  well come to find out they are on the phone with a blue tooth in there ear.  problem is, those little recievers are so small you’d never know they were wearing it.  even worse is if it was a girl with long hair.  Well.. here’s the perfect solution.

This bluetooth hand set can never be mistaken for someone talking to themself. 

Signs you are growing up!!!

25. Your  houseplants are alive, and you can’t smoke any of them.
24. Sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
23. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
22. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you  go to bed.
21. You  hear your favorite song in an elevator.
20. You watch the Weather  Channel.
19. Your  friends marry and divorce instead of “hook up” and “break up.”
18. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
17. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as  “dressed up.”
16. You’re the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won’t turn down the  stereo.
15. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
14. You don’t know what time  Taco Bell closes anymore.
13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments  go up.
12. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of  McDonald’s leftovers.
11. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
10. You take naps.
9. Dinner and a movie is the whole date  instead of the beginning of one.
8. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would  severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.
7. You go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid,  not condoms and pregnancy tests.
6. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer “pretty good $h!_.”
5. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
4. “I just can’t drink the way I used to” replaces “I’m never going to drink that much again.”
3. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
2. When you find out your friend is pregnant you congratulate them instead of asking “what the hell happened?”
And the number one sign you are getting old is:

1. You read  this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn’t apply to you and can’t find one to save  your sorry butt.

Saturday

Woke up way to early.  Dropped off Megans car with Patti at the tire place.  Then we went to church to finish up the ivan tait dvd’s.  Ended up running into another snag trying to build the masters for the 15th and 18th.  i swear, i’ve seen each episode at least 10 times already.  no joke.  we had to take megan to an eye exam.  then i went back to church and watched the 15 and 18th again.  ended up giving up on the dvd recorder and just went and bought a brand new one.  after that, i was done in less than an hour with both services.  i was so upset with myself.  i could have had these done all last week.

Friday

Friday seamed to just drag on.  Still trying to get used to this new time.  We went to the house of china and got the usuall.  Then, Patti and megan went out to a movie.  Hannah and I went to the carnival.  I love getting to go on rides and it had been ages since the last carnival i went to.  I think we went on ever single ride out there.  Some more than once.  It was a pretty good sized carnival.  I had a really good time.  didn’t get home till around 11 though.  i think i was alseep before my head hit the pillow.

Are You an Internet Addict?

I was reading through an AFP report on Yahoo! News that says Serbia is now treating people with Internet addictions. This counseling center considers anyone who is not interested in daily activities with family and friends as a potential Internet addict and looks for other signs such as spending prolonged hours online, turning to virtual friends, and isolation. I’m not sure exactly how they treat Internet addiction, but they say treatment usually lasts one year. 

After reading this, I headed over to Net Addiction and took an Internet Addiction Test (IAT) that told me my Internet usage is causing occasional problems in my life. I won’t take that test too seriously because my occupation requires me to be online a lot of the time. However, I will keep that in mind next time I choose surfing the web over, er, household chores. Can you blame me?Internet addiction can be harmful for those who delve into the darker side of the web, such as online gambling, cybersex, online affairs, and online gaming. But how do you know when you or someone you love is addicted to the Internet? When is it time to pull the plug and seek treatment?

Here’s a list of common symptoms to watch out for:

1. Lying about how much time is spent online.
2. General decrease of physical activity and social life.
3. Neglecting obligations at home, work, or school to spend time online.
4. Spending too much money on computer equipment or Internet activities.
5. Feeling a constant desire to be online when they’re away from the computer.
6. Going online to escape real world problems.
7. Disregarding the emotional or physical consequences of being in front of a computer all day.
8. Denial of the problem.

There is much debate about the reality of Internet addiction. The bottom line is that anything can be harmful when abused. If you find yourself spending more time online than with real people, then plan for some quality time with the family or friends every other day. Find an activity the whole family enjoys and make a date with them.

I personally disconnect completely every weekend and get out of the house so I’m not tempted to check email. I also have movie nights and “Lost” nights during the week, which are a great excuse to turn off the computer. Different things work for different people, so just find something you enjoy and don’t hesitate to shut the computer off.

What do you do to escape cyberspace?