Archive for January, 2005

The deed is done

Cingular is cancelled and I’m back with Verizon. The new phone doesn’t integrate as nicely with my car as the T637 did, and I can’t transfer things back and forth to my Powerbook, but at least I can make calls now.
Next step: sending back the old phone to Cingular. Thank God for 30 day money back guarantees!

Cool picture of the week

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Taken with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1 right here in Brentwood!

Goodbye, cool phone

Just a few weeks ago I raved about my cool new Bluetooth phone. Well, it’s going back to Cingular along with their crappy service. In the last two weeks I’ve had more dropped calls and network busy errors than I had in 2 years with Verizon. I can’t even take the major road to the freeway without the call dropping. What’ s the point of having a cool phone if you can’t complete a call?
So I’m going to go back to Verizon and hope that they get their act together and come out with a real phone with Bluetooth. They insist that the V710 will be updated soon with better Bluetooth features. We’ll see.


I recently settled with the insurance company of the truck who hit Marc and I back in 2003. My check finally arrived today, and they didn’t make it out properly… so now I have to deal with them again to fix it. Why can’t I seem to put this behind me?

Bad trip

When my friend Mark first showed me Katamari Damacy, I thought it was the dumbest game I’d ever seen. I bought it this week. And it’s a lot of fun… but the best part is the totally bizarre world shown in the cutscenes. The introduction alone is worth the price of admission, and shows why drugs and alcohol should never be mixed. You can watch it here.