now I can’t quite remember exactly when I got my Samsung Intensity, but it’s been at least 2 years.
This is the first cell phone I’ve ever had, and It’s been an excellent one. I learned its ins and outs, how to get to menus without even looking, texting without even looking, and eve how to tell if I’m about to get a text!
But all good things must come to an end, and this phone went out in style.
Granted, it would have lasted a lot longer if my ignorance hadn’t peaked when it did.
What ignorance, you ask? Oh, just leaving it on top of the car.
What was worse was watching it die. As I was pulling out of the college campus, I could hear it sliding along the top of the car. Horrified, I looked behind me to find the poor thing bouncing along the road, battery, keyboard, and back panel all going in separate directions. Yes, the keyboard came off, but I managed to get it back into the phone in hopes of saving it.
But as you can see….it’s far from saving.
Thankfully we’ve been eligible for an upgrade for a couple of months now, so we’re going to get a new phone. We haven’t looked at the options yet, but I’ll put them up when I’m able.
In the meantime, goodbye my phone. You’ve been great.
I was allowed to take my bandages off today, allowing me to see the holes the doc poked in me. Wanna see?
Here’s two of the puncture wounds.
The yellowishness is from this weird stuff they paint on surgery. I think it’s some kind of antibacterial stuff.
I swear, they had a vampire do the puncturing part. I’m afraid for my humanity. I could become a vampire….
Hopefully not, though.
It’s weird though, I can practically feel where the tubes were fed through my veins. It’s a soreness that’s more annoying than painful. I still feel a little hung over, too. Slightly dizzy, bit of a headache, slightly dilated eyes. It’ll all pass over soon enough, though.
Oh, I saw this floating around the internet.
Vader does not forgive.
Vader does not forget.
Yup, that’s right. The IVC filter (AKA alien robot squid thingy) is still stuck inside of me. Like, literally STUCK in me! The thing got crooked somehow! My surgeon tried getting it out from above and below, but without any luck. He’s contacting the rep who sold the filter to try to figure out the best way to get it out. In the meantime, I’m at home, slightly dazed from the sedatives, and slightly sore where they poked into me.
Of course, I think anyone would be sore if they just had holes poked in them with tubes going into their veins.
And no, I didn’t say anything ridiculous when I woke up from sedation. Sorry to disappoint! The stuff had a really quick half life, so the second I was awake I was wide awake. The first thing I heard when I woke up was music, but I can’t remember what exactly it was, except that it dated back to the 80s. So I had a conversation with a nurse about music of that period!
But anyhoo, we’re waiting to hear from my surgeon about what’s gonna happen next. Hopefully it won’t come down to cutting me open!
That’s right, tomorrow I get my IVC filter taken out. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can check out my post about DVT and the IVC filter here.
I’m pretty excited about it. Mostly because I’ll be hopped up while the surgeon cuts into my neck. Maybe it’s a morbid excitement? I don’t know, I guess that depends on who reads this. At any rate, it’s gonna be a fun afternoon at the hospital tomorrow!
And if I’m able, I’ll go see the midnight showing of Act of Valor with a friend of mine. Surgery and a movie in one day? Awww yeeeaaah.
You have to listen to this. No, seriously, this is really awesome! Very relaxing, too. I forgot all about it!
Yes, there IS such a thing as Geek Pride Day!
“A non-denominational holiday to be celebrated by nerds and geeks who do not feel ashamed of showing their unconventional interests in public.”
And guess what day it falls on? May 25th. Who’s birthday is on May 25th? Yours truly.
But it’s for a reason really. Star Wars: A New Hope was released on that day. I’ll go into all the cool stuff about May 25th when that day comes.
Ha. Ha ha.
Anyhoo, you know how when you hear something you haven’t heard in years, you get goosebumps, or a flood of memories? That just happened to me. I was surfing Memebase when I stumbled across a Playstation 1 startup sound. Oh. My. Gosh. Those memories of first and second grade poured right in. So I decided to search for a few more startup sounds from years past that I remember. Oh. My. GOSH. MORE memories flooded in.
Take a listen, and see if you remember some of these old sounds. Sheesh, I get goosebumps just listening to them.
(Skip past the Star Wars theme)
Of course, I’ll probably think of 12 more when I hit “Publish.”
And Star Wars Episode I is still Star Wars Episode I.
Even in 3D.
I saw it coming, but I couldn’t stop myself. Not to mention I had an obligation to fulfill with some friends. I did have a few laughs, though. Yes, I was laughing at the movie. And I reached out to try to choke Jar Jar a few times.
Ah, yes, the 3D report.
They did do pretty well with the 3D conversion. Granted, this movie was not filmed with 3D in mind, so there aren’t many “3D moments.” You know, the moments when the movies is specifically trying to exploit the 3D magic. Despite this, there was nice depth to everything, and the opening title scroll was pretty cool with the added dimension.
And I’m such a rebel. I kept the 3D glasses. This’ll be the second pair I’ve kept. I just might be that one guy that destroyed the environment.
Also, James Cameron is re-releasing Titanic in 3D. That’s just sad. And somewhat ironic. See, when Lucas was filming Episode I, Titanic was being released. Lucas knew he would never beat Titanic in the box office, he complained about it throughout the making of The Phantom Menace! Now, The Phantom Menace is the first one to be re-relased in 3D, and Titanic is following its lead.
All this to say, I will NOT be seeing Episodes II and III in 3D. I will not waste the money. I will, however, see IV, V, and VI when they come out. I’m excited!
I’m off to see Star Wars Episode I in 3D. Am….am I crazy? Insane? I hate the movie, but I like it. Kinda. Yup, I’m crazy. Anyhoo, I’ll let you know how they do with the 3D.
Okay, so I like originality.
Now, I understand that sometimes originality isn’t much of an option. Or it’s in everyone’s best interest to be unoriginal.
But when you perfectly well have the ability to be original, and you choose to not be original, I think that’s a problem.
Take this device for instance:
This is a MacBook Pro, made by Apple. It’s original. It doesn’t look like any other device before it, except the previous MacBook Pro/PowerBook models.
Let’s look at another device.
This is the HP Envy 15. HP’s latest and greatest.
Now, if you couldn’t tell the difference between the two when you first looked at it, don’t worry. I couldn’t either. In fact, I kept looking at it in disbelief. Disbelief at how blatantly apparent it is that HP didn’t even try to come up with something new. Couldn’t they at least make it look like their older models? Or something not Apple-like?
It’s quite annoying to me. Not that I’m personally offended, of course. But it’s just painful to see.
And sometimes, it’s just plain funny.