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  • Off to the Southwest

    Posted on April 15th, 2007 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    This afternoon my dad and I are flying off to Phoenix for a one week trip through the Southwest, with a final destination of my grandparents’ house in El Paso. Along the way we’ll be stopping in Sedona, Gallup (just to sleep), and Santa Fe. Naturally I’ll be posting pictures from the road… so stay tuned!

  • Happy Birthday Zoe!

    Posted on April 15th, 2007 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    Today is Zoe’s 2nd birthday! I don’t know how I ended up with the world’s loudest, most high maintenance cat (must be the Siamese), but I love her to pieces anyway. Happy birthday Zoe!!

  • Excuse me?

    Posted on April 12th, 2007 Jeff Keller 4 comments

    I’m already paying $3.36 per gallon for gas and now I have to watch commercials too? This Shell station in San Leandro has LCD TVs at every pump, which start looping commercials as soon as you start filling up. There were only like three commercials, so you saw each one a few times. I think they should give you a little discount for having to watch the ads! Is nothing sacred anymore?

  • Day trip to the Wine Country

    Posted on April 5th, 2007 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    My mom has the week off for Spring Break so I joined her and my dad on a trip to the Wine Country. We hit various wineries in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys, and yours truly tasted quite a bit of wine. Heck, I even bought three bottles, and I don’t even drink that much wine!

    Anyhow, a few pics taken with the Fuji FinePix F40fd after the link. I’ve been to all of these places before (and have posted photos), but here they are again.

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  • Getting more than I bargained for

    Posted on April 5th, 2007 Jeff Keller No comments

    So yesterday I finally went to the doctor to have him look at my shoulder, which has been bothering me on and off for almost three years. I’d never seen him before, so there was lots of Q&A when I got in the room. When he got to what medications I was taking, I told him I took prescription acid reducers (e.g. Prilosec) and then I tried to explain to him that I wasn’t taking it for heartburn, but to get rid of heart palpitations (which are supposedly caused by acid reflux). He ordered up a bunch of blood tests to make sure nothing else was causing the heart skipping (which I rarely have trouble with anymore, thankfully), and they all turned out fine.
    On top of that, I was nervous before my appointment, so my heart rate was high when they took my blood pressure, so he sent me for an EKG. Aside from my heart beating a little fast, the EKG was normal (as they have been in the past), so that was that (though an unneeded scare for me).
    He did manage to spend about two minutes talking about my shoulder… and I ended up getting sent to radiology for some x-rays and referred to physical therapy (which is what I really need).
    In the end I spent two hours and $55 worth of co-pays for what I thought was going to be an ordinary trip to the doctor.

  • Too cute

    Posted on April 4th, 2007 Jeff Keller No comments

    Earlier today, I took these shots of Sammy, one of the two kittens my parents adopted a few months back. He looks just too cute here, so I had to post them for you to enjoy. Sammy is the skittish kitten… but boy does he love to eat! He almost goes into a manic state when it’s time for a meal!

  • A little bit of the Old Jeff returns

    Posted on April 2nd, 2007 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    Over the last year or two I’ve noticed that I’ve become much less productive “at work”. I haven’t been reviewing products as quickly as I used to, and I’m not entirely sure why. Maybe it was because I was making good money regardless of how quickly I was pumping out content. Or perhaps it’s that I’ve been trying to “take it slow” for my sanity’s sake.
    Well over the last few days the “Old Jeff” returned briefly. I got a camera and had an opportunity to review it before everyone else, and that’s just what I did. I busted my butt for four straight days and accomplished my goal. Doubt it’ll last long, but it was nice to see that I still have some of the fire left in me.

  • Officially done

    Posted on March 31st, 2007 Jeff Keller No comments

    I have completely my training and am now a full-fledged cat adoption counselor at my volunteer job. I even adopted out two cats today! It’s funny, I may be reserved in social situations, but when you give me a task to do (such as adopt a cat) that fades away into the background. While I’m a 100% animal lover and am dedicated to finding homes for these cats, I’m really doing this volunteer work for “me”.