I actually got tomorrow (monday the 22nd), off of work. Might try out RS 3
And as for you guys who said that bad battery life is normal for smartphones. I only had the message app running,and wifi enabled, and in 6 hours, my phone wasn't being used at all, and it dropped 46% battery (was at 68%, now 22%). I'm not sure thats normal. Since making writing this, it has dropped yet another 1%, without it being used. Before the update, My phone was actually the best in the family, now I think it landslided to the worst. So now looking at Droid phones, with the best battery life , and in the mean time, hoping iOS 7 is going to fix this battery problem.
So I decided to update my phone (I have an iPhone 4s) to ios 6. After I updated, I learned of the battery bug..the hard way. My battery was litterally draining 1% per minute, with no apps running, on my home screen. it didn't drain as fast when locked. I looked it up online, and followed some advice, of putting the phone into recovery, and setting up the phone as a new phone. That ended up helping, however, battery life is still horrible. This is how I've used my phone today:
Last night, I went to bed with my phone locked, no apps running, network and wifi off, at 10 pm. The battery was at 94%, and I went to check my phone today at 3 pm, battery was at 89%. I used my phone lightly for an hour (responded to 4 texts, browsed facebook for several minutes, and looked at twitter. Then from 6-7:30 pm, i was browsing facebook more, and browsing my phone like I normally do. The battery is currently at 60%.
Maybe it's just me, but I'm sure my phone had better battery life before the update. What do you think? Is this battery life average for smartphones. I was closing apps when i was done using them. And please don't turn this into iOS vs Android. which is ironic since I am thinking of getting an android phone, so I can have iOS and Android. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think all I have to do is switch the SIM cards between the 2 phones.
Other than that, I am getting nervous about college coming up. I did better than I expected last semester, and I'm hoping/depending on doing good these next semesters.
Work is going good, my only complaints are the managers showing favoritism, and one of my coworkers (new person, not one of the favorites) doesn't want to do the job, and tries to get out of certain tasks anyways possible, going as far as bossing the "seniority" around. And I am looking forward to vacation
So I'm not into any girls ATM...not looking for relationships..doing better in college. I have the money for this year at college. Family problems have gone away..mostly...work is going good...why am I still not happy?
I have been getting 30 hours+ a week at work. Not bad considering it's a part time job. However, going through my checkbook, I have noticed I have been spending a bit too much, and I need to put myself on a budget, so, I have been practicing control, and only buying my weekly supply of energy drinks, which have been lasting me 2 weeks lately, and gas. And the occasional drinks, usually iced tea so I can get away from pop. It doesn't look like I will have the money to get through next year of college without debts, which was my goal, so I am trying to hurry and decide whether I should get a second job over the summer.
So far it looks like I passed my classes this semester with at least a B or B+. I still have my Comp 2 exam left though. 3 years to go. Next year I am taking 6 classes each semester, for personal reasons, and on top of that, working. Not looking forward to that.
There has been a new member on the cleaning crew, who started a couple weeks ago, I think. We have talked some, mainly a few words, but Friday we actually talked (she started the conversation), and she's pretty cool. On Sunday at work, I started talking to her, and she asked me to walk with her (she was still on the clock, and I was on break). I found it easy to talk to her, and already found we have some things in common. I'm not going to jump the gun, but at the moment, I find myself remembering I don't have the money. I didn't realize she works at both buildings, where as I work at only 1 of the 2, so we probably won't have time to talk or work together. And she doesn't have facebook.
The only other thing worth mentioning is that I have been looking for a somewhat healthy drink, besides water, or milk, which isn't expensive. I have been drinking tea lately, along with orange juice/apple juice, but I have heard tea isn't as healthy as everybody thinks. I already know the fruit juices are loaded with sugar.
Just wondering, who all among Sal's realm, drink coffee? It can be any kind, from plain coffee to frappes/lattes/cappuccinos.
Second question: Does anybody here have a coffee maker? I have decided to get a coffee maker using my walmart cards that have been sitting around, as the bluetooth car stereo costs too much; after i use the cards, i would still have to pay more than $30 out of pocket, which i don't have right now. So I am looking for recommendations, under $75, preferably around $50, and it must be carried by walmart. Also I want it to be programmable (able to set the time to make coffee).
Currently, I am looking at Hamilton Beach Brewstation #48464. If anybody has this coffee maker, I would really appreciate your opinion/experience with it.
Why am I making a big deal of this? Simply put, I want to get rid of my walmart cards, and I want a coffee maker, but some of my friends have had trouble with bad coffee makers (I looked them up and they had terrible reviews, except for the one which had decent reviews). And I don't have any money to buy one, besides the walmart cards. (Ironic since there is a girl I have been wanting to ask out..yep, fell for yet another one) :P
So I realized that I have $75 in Walmart cards, and currently trying to decide what to get. At the moment, I am thinking a coffee maker, or a bluetooth stereo for my car, either one will likely have its own pros or cons. The bluetooth speaker needs to fit in a 2002 Mercury sable,and I want a coffee maker that can be programmed at a certain time, and possibly be able to make iced coffees/flavored coffees, or frappes.
Idk what I want to get yet, but I want to stay as close to the $75 as possible. So what do you guys think? Coffee maker, or bluetooth stereo?
Current coffee makers I am looking at
Hamilton Beach 12 cup
Mr Coffee frappe maker
Idk about the stereo though, because Idk what will fit in my car.
So lately I have been stressed out, as well as really depressed, so I decided to log into RS, to vent, and went to troll people in world 31. While trolling, I ran into somebody in a poh who was "teleporting". Basically, he kinda floated up into the air and disappeared, and reappeared a short distance away. And when he disappeared, small blue sparks came out. Any ideas what that was?
So aside from all the drama I am going through in life, which i don't feel like talking about, one thing I am worried right now, is that 30 minutes ago, i was leaning over my couch arm to grab my apple tv remote, and i accidentally dropped the remote onto my ipod touch. I think it scratched the screen protector or the screen. I didn't see where at on the ipod that it fell on, but just tonight I noticed there is a straight line, about an inch long, and about a couple hairs thick, that is shining multiple colors (when the screen is on/lit up of course.) I don't want to remove the screen protector, because I can be quite OCD when it comes to technology. I also noticed that the color of the line is also around the border of a dust bubble under my ipod touch screen protector. I don't see a scratch on the screen protector, but now I am worried because I can see the line almost everytime i used the ipod. :(
And sometimes I love it. Lately our internet has been going super slow, even after resetting the router and everything, to the point where we are being told to reset our router every other day. Our internet speed is only a fraction of what we are being payed for, and our ISP is trying to blame it on how many devices we have connected. While my brother is at college, there is usually a maximum of 5 devices connected to the internet, which is our dell, my laptop, my dad's laptop, the wireless printer, and our HDTV, even though we rarely use the internet on it, its just connected through the usb adapter, but it isn't actually active. Sometimes 1-3 of our smartphones are on the internet too, but that rarely happens anymore. At one point, I disconnected everything but my phone from the internet, and reset the internet and did a speed test, and it was at .5MBps, which is 1/6th of what we are paying for. I left it this way for 2 hours,and again, another speed test, with the same result.
Anyways, the reason I love it. Tonight, I got home, and my laptop wasn't connecting to wifi. So I tried my phone, and my ipod, and they all had problems too. My laptop was telling me to reset the router, as were the other computers in our house (I decided to try them too). So I was just sitting at my table, not even thinking of resetting the routers or anything, and all of the sudden, my internet started working, and at the speeds we payed for. (for 5 minutes, then it was slow again.)
While at work today, I got blamed for everything that happened, even if there was no way it was even remotely my fault. For example, I got yelled at for not putting away inventory, after being told not to leave the counter, which I couldn't anyways because we had a line of customers. I also got yelled at because prep didn't get done (which wasn't my responsibility today), got yelled at because the other workers didn't see I cancelled an order, etc.
Anyways, other than work, got in a fight with a friend, because they started accusing me of stuff, once again, that I didn't do. And now, my mom's birthday gift, a special Oster Blender that we use to make drinks, was broken. I went to make a milkshake, and I flipped the container upside down (so the lid which has the blade on the inside would be facing down, to screw it on). Milk started leaking out ( before I actually got a chance to use the blender). I bet I'll get yelled at for that too. Not to mention, I'll get to hear the 10 hour nagging from my mom, since HER birthday gift was broken (yet if our stuff is broken, or if she breaks any of our stuff, its no big deal).
Due to there being a 3 way tie, I will pick the winner, based on the whichever is first on the list. The winner is 1. And the place you all have chosen (or some of you :P) is.....*drumroll* Olive Garden!
Here is the key to the poll, which the restaurants were chosen from ones I have been craving lately, and then randomized.
1. Olive Garden
2. Texas Roadhouse
3. Five guys+Cold Stone
The reason 3 and 4 are on there, despite not being really fancy restaurants, are they aren't in the area, and I have been craving Cold Stone, but that's not in the budget with the other restaurants. Personally, the first 2 were the ones I was actually leaning towards while at work today, as they are fancy-ish restaurants, and 5 and 6 are nearby. The first 4 options are half an hour to an hour from my house, so naturally, I don't get to go there often, but I tend to go to restaurants at 3 and 4's price range more often. The first 4 options I already knew what I was going to get, Texas Roadhouse I would get a side salad, burger, and family would split cheese fries. Five guys, and chipotle are both obvious :P
But tonight we are going to Olive Garden. :) bottomless soup and caesar salad..here I come! :)
Next year is likely going to be a harder choice. Gee, I wonder what types of restaurants they will be :glasses:. certainly no place I could get drunk at
And as part of family tradition, I'm going out with the family, and I get to choose where we eat. :P But because of work and college, I haven't had much time to go out so, choosing the restaurant isn't easy for me (making choices isn't really easy either). So in the poll, I assigned each of my options a number, all you guys have to do is choose a number. The winning number is where we will eat :P
(I decided not to put this in polls and surveys, due to the fact that I'm not telling you guys the options. The last time I did this, and I did say the options, not many participated.)
So my friend's ipod power button is jammed in. He jailbroke his ipod last summer, and just now he tried installing an app, and when his ipod restarted, it only showed Newsstand. So after many attempts at fixing it, we managed to log on to his find my iphone via my iphone, and reset his ipod. Now its in the circle of doom, and won't do anything. Ouch. So now he waits for the battery, which was at 100% to die.
Me, I got tired of the drama Maddie started, so now moving on. Trying to focus on college, I have a 2 page paper which I chose to write on the recent Java error. I also think I started liking a girl at college, but my friend really likes her, so I am just going to leave her alone. She is pretty awesome though. Waiting on my Ethernet splitter in the mail.
Oh, and I arrived to work 20 minutes late today :( first time in a year, and a half (when i got hired). I was really proud to be the only one at work not to arrive right, and to actually feel good about it. But like everything in my life, I couldn't remain happy forever. =/
We talked things through. It turns out one of her friends who used to work with us told her one of my friends said i was talking about her. I told her that I wasn't talking about her, idk if she believes me or not. My manager pulled me aside today and told me 2 things.
1. that Maddie probably doesn't want a relationship (which I know is false), and my manager said that out of the blue, like when we were doing one of the procedures at work, she just mentioned that.
2. That I can't be making facebook posts about coworkers (and I wasn't I was talking about girls in general).
I'm assuming Maddie told the managers that I was talking about her, which when we talked I explained to Maddie that I only went to them for advice, I didn't say anything about her other than that I liked her.
So now, I think Maddie still thinks I was talking about her, and the managers think I made posts about her.
nd finally, when Maddie and I got in our little text fight, i let it slip that one of our friends said some stuff about her. (what can i say, at the time i was on that relaxing gas dentists use, and frankly i really wasn't thinking.)
So my dad and I have wanted a different coffee maker, as ours is old and crappy, and whats worse is it required a filter that isn't made anymore. That being said, we are looking for a good coffee maker, preferably one that can make anywhere from 6-15 cup coffee..We have our eyes on the Hamilton Beach BrewStation, 12 cup atm. We are looking for coffee makers that have a timer, so we can set it to make coffee at a specific time, and set it at multiple times if available.
I am too lazy to find an quote an article, which is why I made this in the blog section, and not in the tech area. If somebody would like to make it a more official discussion, and put it into the tech discussion, go head. :P I got off of work today, and the first thing I noticed when turning my phone off airplane mode, was seeing that one of the techies on youtube that I follow, posted a video about Google Maps on iOS. I watched his review, and was intrigued. I decided to check to see if I could get it on my iPhone, which is running iOS 5 (I didn't update due to the crappy Apple Maps. I am now thinking about getting iOS 6. Tomorrow, I am going to do a field test with the app, on my way to work. So, those of you with iOS devices, what are your thoughts on this (the app, not me updating to iOS 6).
Personally, either way I am excited for it, as long as it works, because it means I will have voice navigation, and won't necessarily have to keep glancing at my phone every 5 seconds unless I'm stalking trying to find a friends house to hang out with them.
Friday Night, was sleeping well, until Jo appeared..wtf? so ignored it, and tried to dream of other stuff. Saturday, we were busy at work, I got yelled at because 20 customers changed their mind, and it wasn't even my fault. Manager yelled at me..and I had to put up with comments from co workers, who were trying to give me crap, since they knew it bothered me. Maddie was one of them. When they saw I was upset, they stopped. Maddie and another worker tried to make me feel better, which they did, sorta.
Sunday, I had a bit better of a day. But a nearby gas station, ran out of gas for that day. *facepalm* Maddie and I got off at the same time, so we walked out together..Had Monday off. Tuesday (today), my alarm didn't go off, so, instead of waking up at 6 AM for work, I got lucky, and happened to wake up at 6:20. Not realizing the time, I was about to go back to sleep. Good thing I checked the time to see how much more sleep I would get, haha. I got to work 15 minutes early. Not bad, considering usually I get there 30 minutes earlier, when i wake up at 6, and not 6:20. Work went by really quick. Been goofing off at home. I should be doing work..I hate how procrastinating can become a habit. But now I'm going to bed.
A co worker thinks Maddie is flirting with me now. For example, Saturday night, she kept hitting me at work. Kind of like playful hits. She has been starting conversations alot more often now. she's always asking me for sweets. When I was upset, she was the first to appear worried. When I finally admitted I as upset to Maddie and another co worker, Maddie told the other worker to sandwich me in a group hug, and the co worker , a girl like Maddie, said something I didn't catch (I wasn't paying attention). Finally when I let it slip that I was thinking of quitting my job, she really seemed upset.
3 other co workers, who don't like Maddie, but are good friends with me, have been saying she's been calling me a creepy stalker when I'm not around. I don't believe it. They also have been saying things about her, that really don't sound like her. Idk who to believe. One thing one of them said was that one night, she stood outside for an hour talking to a stranger outside the workplace, at night, because he was cute. Sure, she is very talkative, and talks to strangers, but we are talking about a girl who won't leave the workplace if a customer, even if she thinks he's hot (this happened her 3rd week working at the place), is staring at her, or looks suspicious.
Personally, I think she just wants to be friends, and maybe our friendship is a bit closer. I doubt she is into me.
Well, it's been a good several years of the game, but it's time to move on, and focus on life. And Jagex helped me come to this decision with the release of EOC. They forced an update on us, that completely changed the way an original feature of the game works. Some love the update, and some do not. I, along with seemingly many, do not like the new update. Jagex has once again proven their "player-given-motto":"if it ain't broke, "fix" it until it is"..or anything along those lines. Unlike many parts of the game, the combat system, had few flaws, unless compared to other games. From what I have gathered, Jagex decided to follow the bandwagon, rather than be original. I am sure that this feature will bring in new players. But I know many old players will leave the game. I prefer the old combat system, and refuse to take part of the new system. However, I will remain a member on this forums, and probably get on frequently. But I just can't continue wasting my life playing a game, where the company makes updates, based solely on their greed.
And before anybody accuses me of anything, I did indeed try out the EOC, today when it was released. Now if somebody could tell me how to cancel my transaction via credit card, I would appreciate it.
The only part of the update I like is the graphic upgrades to the weapons and armor.
No, I'm not asking (or accepting :P) any gifts on here.
Anyways, so far, there are several items I have my eye on, some of which I need more info on. (The first 2, I don't need any information on lol.)
1. Dark Knight Rises dvd. (I know some1 in the movie irl, so I want to own a dvd, not just watch it. And no, I haven't seen it yet)
2. Bourne Legacy. I am a big fan of the Bourne Trilogy, so want to see/own a dvd.
3. A better PVR/DVR, preferably wireless. If anybody knows any good WIRELESS ones, my ears are open lol. The Hauppauge 950Q isn't just a hot choice, considering where the tv jacks are in my wall.
4. Bluetooth speakers (both portable and not-so-portable, within a decent price)
A Bluetooth setup for my car (radio+bluetooth)..haven't managed to find one yet, so if anybody has any idea how I could go about finding a new radio for my car, besides google, I'd appreciate it.
As the title says, I'm running out of ideas for blog titles. Told you I'm not good at daily blogs :P
Anyways, how today went. Barely got any sleep last night. Worked noon-8 today. It was kinda slow at work, barely any business. I got asked to work in another department, so it was fun learning (some) stuff. Time went fast, for the first 5 hours. Then it started slowing down. The last hours seemed to spaz out on me, going from fast to slow. But one of the workers I have been friends with for over a year, today, was being moody with me, and it kinda upset me. Hoping there won't be an issue between us. Anyways, Maddie's been messaging me alot on fb. And the girl, Megan, who is 16, who I wasn't sure about, worked today. I had to go to her department to order something. She greeted me when I walked in, but other than that she kinda ignored me, and I could tell she didn't want me to be there. After I got what I needed, I left. And here I am now.
My hands have been drying out ALOT, and alot of lotion brands/types aren't doing any good. I am trying to remember the kind of lotion an ex friend used, because when I borrowed some, it smoothed my skin out amazingly (my hands went from being red, and cracked, not bleeding, to flat, smooth, and normal). It was a special type of Aloe Vera, but I can't remember what, besides the fact that it was something like "Aloe Vera with.." I believe fruit was added or something. Anybody know what it could be?
A couple months ago, my wisdom teeth were found to have finally appeared in an x ray at a dentists (oddly enough, it was on accident). All of today, and some of yesterday, my gums have been hurting where my wisdom teeth are supposed to end up at....It's really annoying, and I noticed the gums in two of the teeth's approximate location, is sort of swelling, and on the one, part of the gum feels weird, like it feels different from the rest of my gums, and it has a weird..taste? on it. Like, that 1 spot , when I put my tongue on it there is like a blood taste to it, but I'm not bleeding.