Verizon scraps $2 fee
It only took them a day for them to back down.
It only took them a day for them to back down.
All cellular phone companies are evil, aren’t they? Convenience cost extra.
Mia enjoying a malasada
I am so behind in posting photos that I have taken this year. I hope to rectify this by posting a photo album every three days until I am caught up. I was going to post an album a day, but that seems a little too ambitious.
The above is a photo of Mia Izobel taken by Farrah on her iPhone 4S at the Waikele Shopping Center. Let’s just say she enjoyed the malasada.
Check out the trailer for the new Ridley Scott film. There’s a question of how or if this movie fits in with the Alien movies. Nonetheless, the title in the trailer suggests some sort of link, harking back to the Alien trailer. I vividly remember my sister taking me to see Alien at the Old Mill Six Theater. I didn’t know it was going to be a scary movie until that thing popped out of John Hurt’s chest. From then on it was a tense two hours.
Something to look forward to for next Christmas season.
A link to a nice relevant infographic for the holiday season. Yup, I did a lot of online holiday shopping, most of it through Amazon.
I can’t wait to see this movie.
I don’t think I’ll ever visit the Philippine rainforest.
Mostly, the Agta fend off the serpents with machetes or shotguns. Only six people have actually been killed in the span of 39 years, including a man who was found inside a snake, and two children who were eaten by the same python on one fateful night. Without their iron weapons, the Agta would surely have lost more individuals to python coils.
I believe the rule in advertising is not to mention your competitors - unless you can make them look bad. (via The Daily What.)
It should say no Droids as well: “The first victim complied, but the second only had a Droid, according to police. The thieves apparently didn’t want a Droid – so they took cash instead.” Man, thieves are getting picky.
NY Times article on the people who are not on Facebook or have quit Facebook. I am (again) considering decreasing or completely stopping direct Facebook interaction. This seems like a New Year’s Resolution type of thing if you are into that sort of thing.
We came back from our trip to Hawaii this past Thursday. I wanted to post a few photos I took during vacation. What’s interesting about these photos is that they were all taken with the iPhone 4S. Yup, I left my Canon 7D at home. We did, however, bring the Canon S90 with us, and I had a Sony NEX-5N at my disposal. Those photos should be up on the photos page sometime this week.
What I found interesting was that we (Farrah with her iPhone and I with mine) were able to capture moments effectively with our iPhones. There were a few missed opportunities, but none I regret in not having my Canon 7D with me. I’m sure if there were more nighttime or low-lit moments to capture, I would have failed with my iPhone. But most of our activities were in the daytime, making the iPhone a perfect vacation camera.
I also tried out the new version of the Path app. The app has been recently updated for the iPhone and Android. The updated version of Path makes it more intuitive than its previous incarnation, but there is still one thing lacking: people I know using Path.
I have a few co-workers using the app, but I would really like other family and friends to use it as well. Honestly, I don’t think many will do so, only having time for Facebook and, perhaps, Instagram. It’s understandable. I found myself posting more to Path (as a test) and Instagram than Facebook directly.
I’m thinking my time on Facebook will become more limited to pushing data from other sites/apps than direct interaction with Facebook (e.g. logging in and actively posting, commenting, etc.) There are only so many hours in the day. I’m finding that Facebook is taking a significant chunk of that free time I rarely have.
Today we visited Pearl Harbor to specifically see the USS Arizona. Unfortunately, Mia fell asleep during the short film that is watched before taking the short boat ride out to the memorial. She was also asleep all the time we were at the memorial. It wasn’t until we started to leave that she stirred from her slumber.
Next, we went to the zoo, where these photos are from. Mia loved to see the fish, monkeys, birds, and all the other animals at the zoo. To our surprise, there was so much to see. We’ll need to visit our local zoos to see what they offer.
All in all, it was another beautiful day.
A few photos from our first day in Hawaii. The first day was mainly getting Mia acclimated to the new time zone, and for me to recover from my Dramamine hit. Oh, but plenty of good food was eaten yesterday. What’s on the menu for today? We shall see.Shopping at Times Getting to know her cousins Checking out Fruit Ninja
I hope to be on a plane to Hawaii when you read this. I’ll be doped up on Dramamine which will help me make it through the plane flight. I’ve always had a little trouble getting on a plane, whether it was a short or long flight. But for some odd reason, I’ve been getting more anxious about this flight.
I hate this feeling. I truly do.
I am writing about this in hopes of purging all this bad “mojo” from my brain. It really comes down to that, doesn’t it? It’s your inability to stop your mind from thinking discomforting thoughts. You feel the sudden shift of the plane because of turbulence and you think the worst-case scenario. Or you feel the air in the cabin is not as fresh and free-flowing as it should be, and you feel more enclosed than you really are. Yes, my mind is wandering. My mind is thinking of these things - and more - it should not be thinking.
But why, why now? Am I really thinking of something else?
It’s possible. This is our first flight with Mia. She’s been a pill lately. Either she’s teething or simply closing in on the terrible twos. I don’t look forward to her acting up. I’m getting uncomfortable just at the thought of feeling the eyes of people wondering, “Dude, can’t you control your kid?” Seriously? You try to stop her from squirming and screaming when she’s in the zone. Pressure. Tough on a five our flight.
So that may be it. I am not wanting to deal with what may happen. But to think more about it you can’t control what may happen. But shit happens. You cannot control everything. You can only set yourself up for the best result. Then you need to deal with the unexpected and adjust accordingly if it happens.
This is what I need to remember. Deal with it when things happen. And also remember that the Dramamine will kick in sooner or later.
[gallery type=“slideshow” link=“none” size=“full” ids=“197057177,197057178,197057179,197057180”] These are a few photos I took with my iPhone 4S. They came out ok.
All of three of us have been having similar feelings that we're ready to revisit those characters. There's nine years between the first two movies and, if we made the film next summer, it would be nine years again so we really started thinking that would be a good thing to do. We're going to try to write it this year.
Ethan Hawke talking about the possibility of a third film to round out Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.
I have been eating more eggs lately. It is most likely due to Mia liking eggs so much. This has led me to search for different ways to cook eggs. In this link, a few chefs share ways they like to have their eggs cooked. Or do you have a better method?
I’ll be posting a few trailers of movies I’d be interested in seeing in the theaters - if we ever have a chance to actually go into a movie theater. This one is done by Steven Soderbergh. It looks like a straightforward action/revenge flick starring a bunch of people - Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Michael Douglas, and Antonio Banderas. Oh, and Gina Carano is the person seeking revenge!