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This just in…….. I don’t know weather to laugh or cry. I just went into the bathroom and was bowled over by the smell of strawberry. STRAWBERY! Sigh, it’s just wrong! Wrong wrong wrong!

That is all.

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My job confuses me. Ok more specificaly the bathrooms do. My cleaners like to play with my head I think. Last week the urinals smelled like cinnamon. The week before it was mint. Now they smells like apples. Friggin apples! Why does my urinal try to make me hungry?????? That’s just wrong on so many levels. If they smell like bananas next week I’m quitting!

My apologies if you see typos above; I did this post on my phone 😉

My apologies for “borrowing” this from Gizmodo, but I was so mad when I read it and until I relax a little, I won’t be able to type coherently…

Timothy Butler over at OFB did some sleuthing and found that AT&T is downgrading its EDGE/2G service to the weaker 1900 MHz band. Their response to those with newly-lousy service? Buy a new phone.

EDGE/2G was previously using the 850 MHz band, which compared to the new 1900 MHz offered superior coverage, especially indoors. The switch, as confirmed by AT&T sources, is designed to boost the network’s 3G coverage, but that leaves many users of previously functioning phones, including the original iPhone, with worse service, especially in rural areas. An AT&T PR representative, as well as several customer service reps, offered the same solution: buy a new 3G phone, at the customer’s expense.

AT&T representative Mark Siegel denied that AT&T is forcing customers to upgrade operational phones to 3G, but this all amounts to a definite push, intentional or not. Customers who have recently purchased EDGE/2G phones may now find their phone unable to get adequate service in areas previously covered.

As much as we love the push for better, faster networks, it shouldn’t have to come at the expense of those with last-generation phones. [OFB]

Source – Gizmodo.. go visit them please 🙂

It seems that Amazon has TV theme singles.  I just came across the song from Big Bang Theory, my favorite show.  A huge plus is it’s done by one of my favorite bands, Barenaked Ladies! Here is a link to the song in case you want to check it out!

Big Bang Theory

Written by Katie Lawson , Staff Writer, RedCross.org

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 — In an effort to avoid usual blood shortages in the winter months, blood service providers have designated January as Volunteer Blood Donor month. This year, the American Red Cross is inviting those who have never donated to become first-time donors while encouraging those who have made given blood in the past to become regular donors.

A Good Time to Give

Every two seconds in the United States, someone needs blood. Whether it is used to help an accident victim, an organ donor recipient or a patient with cancer, more than 38,000 blood donations are needed in hospitals every day around the country.

There is never a bad time to donate blood; however, there are times when donations – particularly new volunteer donors – are needed all the more. The winter months usually bring a general shortage of donors. Many people find themselves traveling for the holidays, out of their normal routine and unable to donate. Others may be affected by illness or inclement weather.

To be eligible to give blood, you must be a healthy individual over the age of 17, who has not donated in the past eight weeks (56 days) and weigh at least 110 pounds. That means, if you began giving blood at the age of 17 and donated every 56 days until the age of 76, you would have donated 48 gallons of blood and potentially helped save more than 1,000 lives! Donors who contribute regularly often say they do so because they want to help others. Remember, because blood cannot be manufactured, there is no substitute – it must come through generous voluntary donors.

Full article is here…

RedCross.org

Happy New Year!

Well hello to all two or three of you that still have me in your RSS feeds 🙂  It’s been months since I have been here as you know and I have been remiss.  Between job issues and family issues it has been a long few months.  But that’s neither here nor there; what’s going on now????

Well it’s the start of a new year.  I had a lot of good happen last year so I am looking forward to the new year in anticipation of good things continuing.  I am making plans for this blog, and the others that I have.  Blogging may work as stress relief from my job and that is something that I really need.  I am also formulating other “secret” plans that I will reveal as they unfold.  I am not making any resolutions this year but I will be revamping my goals list and see where that takes me and my family.

Here’s to wishing everyone good fortune in this new year!  I will be typing to you soon…….

GZD