The Perfect Guy:
Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot.
Who calls you back when you hang up on him.
Who will stay awake just to watch you sleep.
Wait for the guy who kisses your forehead.
Who wants to show you off to the world when you are in your sweats.
Who holds your hand in front of his friends.
Wait for the one who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares about you and how lucky he is to have you.
Wait for the one who turns to his friends and says, "...that's her."
An extreme form of skepticism that denies all existence.
A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.
Rejection of all distinctions in moral or religious value and a willingness to repudiate all previous theories of morality or religious belief.
The belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement.
also Nihilism A diffuse, revolutionary movement of mid 19th-century Russia that scorned authority and tradition and believed in reason, materialism, and radical change in society and government through terrorism and assassination.
Psychiatry. A delusion, experienced in some mental disorders, that the world or one's mind, body, or self does not exist.
[Latin nihil, nothing; see ne in Indo-European Roots + -ism.]
nihil·ist n. nihil·istic adj. nihil·isti·cal·ly adv.
I dislike when people see you log in and then block you immediately, as if I don't know they just blocked me. I am not naive enough to think they mysteriously disappear everytime I log on, and on that note I wonder why they don't just leave me blocked and only unblock me when they actually want to talk to me, that would hurt my feelings far less than seeing them disappear when I log onto MSN.
I hate when people don't set themselves to "away" when they are or people who hide in "away" so they don't have to talk to people unless they want to, if you don't want to talk to people that badly just block them, or go to "appear offline" don't hide in away.
The Quick Brown Fox:
1. In Word document and type = rand (200,99)
2. Press enter and wait 3 seconds...
(this one should make 225 pages of the phrase "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog")
1. In Word type Bill Gates
2. Perform a spell check with the Office Assistant (choose Rocky) open, he will do something cute.
*If it doesn't work the first time, try spellchecking a few times.
1. In Word Hold Ctrl + Alt + "+ on the number pad"
(this should make your mouse cursor turn into a funny apple command pic)
1. In Word hold Ctrl + Alt + =
(this should make your mouse cursor into a plus sign)
1. In Word hold Ctrl + Alt + -
(this should make your mouse cursor turn into a minus sign)
Silly Tip of the Day:
1. Set your animated assistant to Links, the cat.
2. In preferences, make it tell you the Tip of the Day every time you open Word.
3. Open and close Word again and again. Pay close attention to the Quote of the Day.
4. Eventually, you will find a silly one.
All the local merchants have sales on in honour of Whoop-Up Days, they gussy up the malls to look western and at the fairgrounds they hold a big fair with rides and games and vendors and of course a beer garden. It's all quite exciting as far as that goes.
I think in honour of Whoop-Up Days next year I'll go purchase a cowboy hat, hey if nothing else it'll give me a good excuse to pony up the dough. LOL and I've always wanted a cowboy hat! :P
As a side note on that topic, did you know that HIV & AIDS was only discovered in 1977. There are a whole bunch of questions pertaining to living in countries, getting blood, etc. Since 1977 and I asked why that year in particular and that is why. That was the year of discovery. Also on that note, some countries, especially in Africa, have an HIV rate of about 50%, that is to say 50% of the population is infected, scary huh?
So back to my story... I got into the chair to actually give the blood and the nurse got the needle in, with only a little bruising, and after they got the samples out of my arm and about 1/8 the bag of blood for donation the vein collapsed and they were unable to get anymore blood! I was so devastated! I was so pleased they'd found a vein, I'd even drank about 2 litres of water before my appointment and still not enough blood to fill the bag!
The nurse suggested I give up as it wasn't apparently an option for me to give blood (this is the 2nd time a vein has collapsed while giving blood in 2 years) but the nurse at the front said I could come back in a few months if I really was committed to the cause, she just suggested I start drinking more water like 2 days in advance instead of the day before. So we'll see...
But what really upsets me is that the other nurse tried to turn me away! Only 3% of the people who can give blood, do and she is turning me away! That can't be right.
Oh and I was also upset because they didn't have anymore of the red blood donor bracelets. Those things are hard to come by and I was looking forward to getting one as it's a cause I feel very strongly about, oh well, maybe I'll get my veins in order, or perhaps I'll try again when I lose some more weight!
By Scott GoldsteinTribune staff reporter
Published August 17, 2005, 9:19 PM CDT
Two Comcast customer service employees were fired for changing an Elgin woman's name to "Bitch Dog" on her August bill after she repeatedly complained about poor service, company officials announced Wednesday.
"We are appalled by this treatment of our customer and want to extend our sincerest apologies'' to LaChania Govan, the company said in a statement. "This is not the way Comcast does business. We have identified those responsible for altering Ms. Govan's bill, and they have been dismissed as a result of this incident."
Govan noted that the apology and firings came only after her story was published in the Tribune and gained widespread media attention, but she also said she appreciated the company's actions.
"That's very good," said Govan, 25. "I'm glad to see it. That's a step in the right direction."
Meanwhile, she said her phone rang steadily Wednesday as she fielded interview requests from NBC's "Today" show and numerous other local and national radio and television programs.
One of Govan's many callers just wanted to apologize: Comcast Vice President of Customer Care Mark Coffman.
The voice mail message Coffman left said he was calling to "let me know that they don't personally condone that," Govan said.
A Comcast official declined to say where the dismissed employees were based or why they made the name change.
The company is "putting things in place so that it will never happen again," said spokeswoman Patricia Andrews-Keenan, who declined to be more specific.
Andrews-Keenan, who is based in Chicago, emphasized that the incident was considered a rare occurrence in a company that deals with thousands of customers."We have never had this kind of thing happen," she said.
"We do a large amount of transactions with customers in the market every day. So we really look at this as being an anomaly."
Govan's story sparked well over 200 messages e-mailed to the Tribune about customer service problems with Comcast and other companies, including the Tribune. One message writer faulted the newspaper and its "rude customer service people'' for not having the paper delivered to the front porch. The complaints also included barbed comments about nasty operators, late technicians--and technicians with muddy boots--as well as sacrificed vacation days waiting in vain for service.
Judy Renick, 53, of La Grange, said she was called a nasty name in an answering machine message left by an angry customer service representative from a magazine company whose sales pitch she had just rejected.
"I just said, `You know what? I really can't talk about this right now. I just have to get going.' And within seconds my phone rang back and I let the machine pick it up."
Bertie Ratliff, 59, a retired teacher from Bloomingdale, said she accidentally included a $2,000 check made out to her credit union with her monthly Comcast bill.
Once she realized what had happened, she assumed Comcast would recognize the problem. Instead, the company cashed the check, she said. Ratliff said it took weeks for her to recover the money.
Andrews-Keenan could not confirm that specific case but said because checks are processed electronically in large batches it wouldn't be that unusual.
"Because they do them in such volume, they're not actually going to say, `Oh, we made that out wrong,' " she said. "Those happen periodically. As soon as they make us aware, we turn them around."
Janet Wagner, associate chair of marketing at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, said customer dissatisfaction may only increase as companies increasingly turn to technological solutions such as online help or automated phone messages.
While Govan's case unquestionably involved an employee who crossed the line, Wagner said it is also important to recognize how stressful it is to work in customer service.
"Customer service people have very stressful jobs," she said. "We say that they have to perform what we call emotional labor and they're under stress, so every once in a while somebody snaps."
and also for your amusement I'm going to post the translated lyrics here as well:
Drgostea Din Tei by O-Zone:
[These are just sounds.] x4
Hello [on a cellphone], greetings, it's me, an outlaw,
I ask you, my love, to accept happiness.
Hello, hello, it's me, Picasso,
I sent you a beep [cellphone signal], and I'm brave [or strong],
But you should know that I'm not asking for anything from you.
You want to leave but you don't want
don't want to take me, don't want don't want to take me,
don't want don't want don't want to take me.
Your face and the love from the linden trees,
And I remember your eyes.
I call you [over the phone], to tell you what I feel right now,
Hello, my love, it's me, your happiness.
Hello, hello, it's me again, Picasso,
I sent you a beep [cellphone signal] and I'm brave [or strong],
But you should know that I'm not asking for anything from you.
Comcast is a huge digital cable/internet/phone provider down in the states and Convergys here deals with their high speed internet and their video help.
So I'm hoping this job is less stressful than Cap One although I'm sure it will be and all in all Cap One wasn't so bad, I had some fun and made some good friends... so here's hoping I can have the same good experiences at Convergys.
The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification
Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m. By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.
See the problem is now that I own one I realized that what I actually got was a fashion icon, I bought into pop culture. By obtaining the iPod I got the spiffy and coveted white earbuds, putting me in the elite iPod crowd that apparently exists as a sub-culture. Apparently in fact, this sub-culture is so elite and so worth getting into that there are people buying white earbuds and plugging them into non-iPod devices like Discmans and then hiding the Discman so that no one knows they don’t have a real iPod! I mean honestly, that's sad!
I would also like to take a minute to note the ad campaign that iPod is running for their devices, well I suppose not so much the ad campaign but the slogans behind iPods. The slogan for shuffle is “Life is random”, which I suppose is not so horribly inaccurate. The tag line though reads at this “Time to mix things up. Meet iPod shuffle, the unpredictable new iPod.” I wonder if perhaps unpredictable will be taken as unreliable? The iPod mini tells us exactly what iPod is trying to sell, an attitude and a sub-culture with their tag line reading “This season’s must-have accessory? Your music.” And “Music is the New Black.” This iPod comes in four colours to suite anyone’s wardrobe, or better yet, buy all five and then you’ll always be colour co-coordinated! The worst by far though is the original iPod; its motto is “Your music in colour” okay now that doesn’t even make sense! Why music must be in colour is beyond me! This tag line for this is “Everything Sounds Better in Colour”…. Okay then? But then if you go onto read specs you realize the things views photos, save mp3s or data and, etc. etc. Which is cool, except that honestly now who needs to have “20GB or 60GB models and carry up to 15,000 songs or as many as 25,000 photos in your pocket”??
Well kudos to Mac for suckering me into your sub-culture, I think the lesson learned from this is that perhaps I should research before I fall into marketing traps! I think perhaps just to smite them a little I’ll attach my old clunky non-iPod earbuds to mine and try and make my own statement!
Oh and as a side note all the quotes I got came directly from the official iPod site located at:
Mess with MSN
List of all the MSN emoticons
Christian MSN Dollz
MSN Display Pics
14 Quotes on Love & Life:
1. I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.
2. No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make you cry.
3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
4. A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
5. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
6. Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.
7. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
8. Don't waste your time on a man/woman, who isn't willing to waste their time on you.
9. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.
10. Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened.
11. There's always going to be people that hurt you so what you have to do is keep on trusting and just be more careful about who you trust next time around.
12. Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you try and know someone else and expect them to know you.
13. Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.
14. Remember, whatever happens, happens for a reason.
Thanks to recent CRTC decisions, two huge American satellite radio companies will soon be flooding Canada with American programs. Years of effort to build Canadian programming and artists, especially Canadian music, are at risk. The federal government can ask the CRTC to set aside its decisions – but only has until early September to act.
You can help defend Canadian content by sending a message to Prime Minister Paul Martin now, urging him to set aside the CRTC’s satellite radio decisions and to instruct the CRTC to find a Canadian approach to satellite radio.
When you visit FRIENDS' online action centre, you’ll be able to edit and send a message to the Prime Minister, automatically copied to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and your own MP. It’s fast and easy to use, and your message will be heard by political leaders who care about receiving your vote in the next election.
To send a message, click the link below:
In the meantime pray that I get a job there, and pray I get it in high speed internet because it pays more! LOL
1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.
2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.
3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with that.
4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In."
5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Smuggling Diamonds."
7. Finish All Your sentences with "In Accordance With The Prophecy."
8. Don't use any punctuation at all.
9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.
10. Order a diet water with a serious face, whenever you go out to eat.
11. Specify That Your! Drive-through Order Is "To Go."
12. Sing Along At The Opera.
13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme.
14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play Tropical Sounds All Day.
15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You're Not In The Mood.
16. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock Bottom.
17. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream "I Won!, I Won!"
18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking lot, yelling "Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!"
19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner. "Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go."
20. And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity.... Send This E-mail To Someone To Make Them Smile!