Thursday, July 26, 2007

Love Affair

Not the kind that you're thinking of.

I began my love affair with computers back in 94-95. This was during college where if you did not have your own computer, you had to rely on the computer lab at school and hope that it was not full when you got there to type your final paper, prior to turning it in two hours later.

Way back in 1990, i had already been introduced to and playing with the old game of "Where is Carmen San Diego" in the old 5" discs, remember the big square ones? No graphics there, only the black screen with green letters. a few squares, rectangles and funky green graphics to stare at.

So I bought an Macintosh Performa. The kind that has the monitor and the hard rive integrated in one unit. It came with only 80 megs of memory, which at that time was enough for writing college papers and other minimal stuff. The great thing about the computer then, it came with a free connection to the school's Internet portal. The old BOL, or Bruin On Line. Of course at hat time the basic connection was with a phone line, which would disconnect each time a call came through (you could also disable call waiting).

Now in the garage

That is when I was truly introduced to the Internet. Apart from researching for school and other stuff, I began surfing for mundane information. Eventually I signed up with AOL. Then came all the chat rooms, pop ups, profiles, then yahoo and the rest is history.

My second computer was a Presario Laptop, which I still use form time to time. On my desk sits a Sony Vaio, which hold most of my music, pictures and work files.

My favorite toy though is my Dell Inspiron, which I use mostly for work. If there is one aspect of the Internet that I could have lived without, it had to be AOL.

Now computers are so much more common and mundane that they are like house phones ten years ago. Everyone had one in their rooms.

Kids are so adept to using them and they see them as something that has always been there, along with the TV and cable box.

The love affair is still going strong, though it is not like at the begining, when every waking moment was spent on the computer....

That is a good thing.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


On Friday and Saturday nights, our restaurant turns into a night club. Here are some shots of the place.

Friday, July 20, 2007

What's Important in LIfe

For the last two weeks, I haven't been blogging much. I have been working and doing stuff with family. My Mom is here again after going back to Mexico for a few months. I guess she must like it here since she came back so quickly, maybe she just wanted to get away from my brother....

She was in L.A. for about three weeks and now she is here in Vegas, of course she is staying at my brother's, who is right now in Mexico with all his family.

The kids are out of school and will not be going back till the begining of the new school year.

Is this all a routine?..

Am I getting bored with my rutine?

Is Melissa?

How much of what we do everyday is just routine?

How do you tackle what is routine and mundane or just "the same thing everyday"?

Melissa mentioned it this morning:

Get up, shower, get dressed, brush your teeth, blow dry your hair, get your shoes on, kiss your boyfriend good bye.---That is supposedly her routine, well

I kind of broke it by walking her downstairs and to the door naked.

"Have a great day at work"

Monday, July 09, 2007


Is that what it was called?.
When "bosses" dictated to their secretaries?..... Bunch of lines, squigles, etc. If that was short hand, what do you call this?....

From somewhere in the blogworld.....

" i no no1 reads dis but im gunna say stuf anyway on da uva hand if peeps red dis den i most prob wudnt write in it! im so clever i no wot im not guna do, loli dont mean al da stuff i say but im gona say it anyway.anyway, b4 i get 2 random... da girls in skoo, r obsesd wit boys. its a ll dey eva talk frend bex fancy dis boy curtis who is a real beep i cant stand da guy. hes seriously anoyin. jemz has even gon 2 hit him loads of time but he dus his stupid laf nd runs away like a little kid.jemz is no beta. she fancys a bucktooth freak cald kyle. hes been a proper beep to her but she still likes him! im meen, common sense dat a 17 yr old only wants 1 fing, and i aint gona let my 14 yr old bff giv it 2 him. no beep treats ma friend like beep. i rekon hes cheatin on her anyways, cos he lives miles away from us.anyway, if u woz bord enuf 2 read dis i feel sorry 4 u. "

Friday, July 06, 2007


I thought the dramatic graphics and sensationalism was only for TV. Now you also find it on the Internet.

On today's main yahoo page, you have this news that there was a shooting at a casino in Las Vegas. The latest news is that the people who were shot are OK. the shooter is under custody and will more than likely be going to jail. This post though is about the pictures and graphics that are intended to catch your attention so you can be "hooked" to read or at least look at it.
They have them every year and for every disaster imaginable:

They actually almost make it all seem and sound like a movie title. I think they are obnoxious and pathetic. Notice the cross hairs (or telescopic sight) added as to the picture? The picture also shows where the shooting took place, but in real life, the place does not look that Orange/red dramatic color.
Get ready next year for:


Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Originally uploaded by Ciscokid1
One of the great things about working an overnight shift is driving home while the sun is coming up. This picture was taken last Sunday morning instead of going home to sleep and since I had my camera in the car, I decided to take some pictures. For more pictures go to my flickr page.