Friday, September 25, 2009

Stupid Laptop

OK I am really really frustrated now. My stupid laptop will not boot into Windows... AAARRRGH. I have done a factory refresh of the whole OS Partition, complete with reformat. I have tried checking the memory chips, cleaning out all the dust -- Still no joy. OMG! I want to throw it against a wall.

I bought it from Fry's, and the warranty expired the beginning of the month. Apparently, the warranty and MFRs warranty run concurrently, so instead of a 3 yr warranty, it appears I paid for a 2 yr 9 mo warranty. Oh Cheesypoofs! I am so mad.

Now, after sinking $3k into the wife's Honda Odyssey to fix the transmission, I don't have the cash to replace the laptop. Not to mention, I am still unable to land a job. /SlamsFaceIntoKeyboard

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Best Burgers Ever!!

I have lived in the Antelope Valley for almost a year now, and I have yet to locate a hamburger joint that can come anywhere close to my favorite hambuger spot of all time: The Athenian Grill in Reseda, CA.

I have searched high and low in this desert community only to be disappointed time and again. In my search I have found eatery's that have other fare I would be happy to rave about (Jimmy's on Sierra Ave @ Ave K for the Best Philly Cheesesteak), but I digress...

The wife and I took a drive into the San Fernando Valley tonight and stopped at Athenian's for some dinner. I ordered my regular Double Cheeseburger with bacon and avocado. Two 1/4 lb beef patties, 2 slices of american cheese, shredded lettuce, a thick slice of juicy tomato, some mayo dressing topped with a pile of bacon, and another pile of fresh sliced avocado wedges!!!  /Drool

Okay, now maybe you are all hungry after reading this, and unless you hit this one burgermeister greek themed eatery, you will nevah (nevah I say) know the joy of sinking your teeth into a burger that is almost too tall to shove into my face hole.

Next time you are anywhere near Reseda, California, stop by The Athenian Grill on Reseda Blvd, just South of Sherman Way. You will not be disappointed. And if you ever try to compare Chili's or some other chain to The Athenian Grill, you will understand why they are not even in the same category.

And, just for you, I have linked a map to the place: Athenian Grill - Reseda

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Starting off with a smile

OK, to start this off with a bang, I have to post a joke I told to my wife years ago. Enjoy:

A tourist walked into a pet shop and was looking at the animals on display. While he was there, another customer walked in and said to the shopkeeper, "I`ll have a C monkey please."

The shopkeeper nodded, went over to a cage at the side of the shop and took out a monkey. He fit a collar and leash, handed it to the customer, saying, "That`ll be $5000."

The customer paid and walked out with his monkey. Startled, the tourist went over to the shopkeeper and said, "That was a very expensive monkey. The normal cost of a monkey is only a few hundred dollars. Why did it cost so much?"

The shopkeeper answered, "Ah, that monkey can program in C; very fast, tight code, no bugs, well worth the money."

The tourist looked at the monkey in another cage. "That one`s even more expensive! $10,000! What does it do?"

"Oh, that one's a C++ monkey; it can manage object-oriented programming, Visual C++, even some Java. All the really useful stuff," said the shopkeeper.

The tourist looked around for a little longer and saw a third monkey in a cage of its own. The price tag around its neck read $50,000.

He gasped to the shopkeeper, "That one costs more than all the others put together! What on earth does it do?"

The shopkeeper replied, "Well, I haven`t actually seen it do anything, but the other ones call it a Project Manager."