Sunday, December 21, 2008

Another Month Later...

Wow! Where has the time gone???

What a silly question. I didn't intend to start my post by contradicting myself, but I got to thinking about that question as I was typing it and thought to myself, "Time doesn't go ANYWHERE!"

I know - I'm a goof. But it's true, you know. Time doesn't go anywhere. Time "stands still" if you will. Time is one of those things that everyone has and you can't save it or store it. You can just use it or waste it. Hopefully how you're satisfied with how you're using your time.

I really didn't mean to go there. How drab!

Anyway - it's been yet another month since my last post. What's Dustin been doing? Where has Dustin been? What's been on Dustin's mind???


I've spent quite a bit of time doing the new-store-opening thing. It can be pretty stressful to work on opening 2 restaurants at the same time. And all I have to worry about is the technical side of things! I did develop a new favorite saying during these last two openings, though. I can't really remember what the circumstances were surrounding my comment, but the conversation was surrounding the completion of the equipment installations and whether the employees were ready for the store to open or how they were handling the opening or something. I made the comment "I only installed the equipment. I didn't install the employees." It elicited a laugh and all was well.

A few weeks ago, I jumped on the iPhone bandwagon as well. I have to admit, I was kind of a nay-sayer when the iPhone thing started happening. I saw the phone, I thought it was kinda cool, but really...what was the big freakin' deal???

It's a heck of a phone, that's what!

Seriously - this thing is fantastic. I have only downloaded 2 paid apps, and everything else I have on my phone I downloaded free. I haven't jailbroken my phone and I don't know that I intend to because so far, I'm happy with what I can do with it.

So, I've been working, iPhoning and that's pretty much it.

OH - except for one thing...I just want to whine a little bit about my xbox 360. It got the Red Ring of DEATH. That's right - my xbox 360 died last week. Well - I'm not 100% sure WHEN it died. All I know is that after about a month of no use (because I've been out of town too much to watch movies or play games), we were going to watch a DVD on it last weekend and got the dreaded red ring. The one that lights up 3 of the 4 quadrants with red light and basically means "general hardware failure". It's not as big a deal as it could be because Microsoft declared about a year and a half ago that anyone experiencing this problem within 3 years of the original purchase date will have the problem fixed at no charge because apparently they screwed up when it came to putting these things together properly.

We boxed it up and sent it out yesterday. They told me it'll be 2-3 weeks before I'll see it again. It could be worse, but now we have to move a DVD player in from a different room to watch our DVDs - and it won't be as good because our other DVD player doesn't have composite video or HDMI so now I'm so spoiled that just watching it with a regular dvd player is going to disappoint

Anyway, I guess that's all I have to say for now. I just thought I'd check in and let my fans (really, know that I'm doing well and have just been really busy. Hopefully I'll be around a bit more for a little while and you can hear more from me really soon!

Oh - and happy December 21st everybody!!! Today is the shortest day (daylight hours) of the year. The sun will start shining longer starting tomorrow! (Well, for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere anyway...)


Nicole said...

You're back!

I like your "I only installed the equipment. I didn't install the employees." True dat homey!

I want an iPhone, but I can't see it being worth the monthly charges for me... So now I just need to find someone who has one so I can googy gaga over it :P

Booo xbox! Hopefully it comes home soon. Poor little guy :o(

Yay for the shortest day today! That means pretty soon it will still be light out at 5pm! Wooohooo!!!!

Jen said...

OhNoo! The Red Ring of Doom :(

The Rock Chick said...

I'm finally catching up on my month long hiatus from blogging and reading blogs! I jumped on the iPhone wagon too and am not sorry!!!! Well, I wasn't happy the first day when I dropped every single call. I read online that the 3G signal is exceptionally weak here. I turned it off so that it only uses the Edge network and it's fabulous. I downloaded a couple of paid games, like Scrabble and Monopoly, and the amount and quality of free apps is amazing!!!!

I'm spoiled too by the Blu-Ray player on our HDTV. It really provides beautiful picture quality. Happy Dec 21st to you, too...just a little late!!!!