What People Think I Do: Proofreader’s Version

There’s a meme floating around and I’d be quite remiss by not taking advantage of it.

Take note, however, that this assessment is based on my extremely limited capacity as a proofreader in my current position for a company that will remain nameless.

Click on the image for a larger version.


You like? Make your own at uthinkido.com but you might want to screengrab your image (like I did above) before you save it. Both of my copies were pixelated after downloading so I had to do them again. Lame!

I’ve Been Tagged!

Kim (aka LadyGypsy) was kind of enough to tag me for this little meme, so here I go and here are da rulez:

  1. Go to the the 4th folder where you keep your pictures on your computer.
  2. Post the 4th picture in the folder.
  3. Explain the photo.
  4. Tag 4 fellow bloggers to join in the fun!

Here’s what I ended up with (and click it to embiggen):


Not so long ago, we here in southern California were in the middle of a cold snap (for us, at least). The temperatures were in the 30s in the morning and with the rain we had, it produced plenty of snow in the local mountains.

Here you see proof that we do indeed have weather out here. This was actually one of many shots I took the day I posted this image; this one not being the best 😛 We eventually drove up into those mountains to see the snow up close and man, was it a lot of fun.

So here’s who gets tagged: whatigotsofar, Preston, and Fitness Surfer (a regular reader of my weight loss blog). I know that’s only 3 blogs but honestly, those are the only ones I follow regularly. All others are tech blogs and stuff along those lines. Now go to it!

This meme comes at a good time because, as is obvious, I haven’t had much time to post lately. Since buying my treadmill, I’ve been using it regularly and when I’m done, I pretty much collapse on the couch and rehydrate myself. I’ve been jogging about 2 miles a night and feeling pretty good about it. I get the feeling the 5k won’t be as tough as I thought it would be but hey, who knows?

I have also been fighting off a cold or something these last few days but I haven’t let it take me down. If anything, it seems that getting the heart pumping by running on the treadmill may be working better that sitting around sulking about being sick. I’m almost over it and not coughing as much but I’m still taking my multiviamins and drinking plenty of fluids. My runny nose is pretty much gone, too.

Anyway, it’s almost The Kid’s bedtime and my time to drag out the treadmill and get running. I’m looking forward to seeing what pictures you all end up posting!

Meme for Today

I stolded this from blogger extraordinaire LadyGypsy since, well, I’m pretty much dry on content and I return to work on January 5. Between spending some quality time with the family and running to the hospital to visit Mom (who will be released tomorrow–yay!), I’ve also been pretty busy.

Da rulez for this are as follows:

Things you’ve already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to: leave in plain font

See my comments, if any, after each answer.

1. started your own blog (Duh!)
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band
4. visited hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to disneyland/world (Disneyland is a weekly occurrence around here; Disney World would be awesome!)
8. climbed a mountain
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo (On Rock Band, yes)
11. bungee jumped (Hell…no!)
12. visited paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. taught yourself an art from scratch (Always pretty handy with art)
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning (Horrible)
17. walked to the top of the statue of liberty
18. grown your own vegetables (Lots of work but very enriching)

19. seen the mona lisa in france
20. slept on an overnight train
21. had a pillow fight (With The Kid)
22. hitch hiked
23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill (Who hasn’t?)
24. built a snow fort
25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping
27. run a marathon (But I’d like to do a triathlon sometime)
28. ridden a gondola in venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. seen niagara falls in person
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Mexico)
35. seen an amish community (Wife’s family from Amish Country in PA)
36. taught yourself a new language
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the leaning tower of pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen michelangelo’s david in person
41. sung karaoke
42. seen old faithful geyser erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. visited africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight (Should I cue up Acker Bilk’s “Stranger on the Shore” or Burt Kaempfert’s “Wonderland by Night“? )
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. had your portrait painted
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the sistene chapel in person (Sorry, I’m an art nut)
50. been to the top of the eiffel tower in paris
51. gone scuba diving or snorkelling
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud (Have a son–not hard to do)
54. gone to a drive-in theatre (And boy, do I miss them!)
55. been in a movie
56. visited the great wall of china
57. started a business
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold girl scout cookies (Something would be terribly wrong if I said Yes)
62. gone whale watching (And saw nothing–BO-RING!)
63. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood

65. gone sky diving (Hell…no!)
66. visited a nazi concentration camp (But have seen pictures taken by wife’s grandfather–just awful)
67. bounced a cheque
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favorite childhood toy (A few my Dad gave me)
70. visited the lincoln memorial
71. eaten caviar
(See #65)
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in times square
74. toured the everglades
75. been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the guard in london
77. broken a bone
78. been on a speeding motorcycle
79. seen the grand canyon in person
80. published a book
81. visited the vatican
82. bought a brand new car (A few times)
83. walked in jerusalem
84. had your picture in the newspaper (When I was a kid visiting Santa. Will post if I can find)
85. read the entire bible (Nah)
86. visited the white house
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox
89. saved someone’s life (If taking the car keys away from a drunk counts, then yes I have)
90. sat on a jury (Interesting once you are chosen; boring until then)
91. met someone famous
92. joined a book club
93. lost a loved one (Many times over)
94. had a baby (Wife did–does that count?)
95. seen the alamo in person
96. swum in the great salt lake
97. been involved in a law suit (And won!)
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee

We went to the aquarium today; heading to the mountains of Wrightwood tomorrow. Look for us if you dare!

See ya later 🙂