I’m Cuttin Muh Her

It is finally happening. The day I have been waiting for, for at least two years since I started growing my hair. I am going to be cutting my hair. Don’t be sad, this is going to be a joyous occasion. In honor of Mellissa and Justin, I am going to be donating my hair to the Beautiful Lengths program. Which will turn my hair into a wig, for someone who is going through cancer treatment. I am going to be raising money with st baldricks who donate there money to some of the best cancer research people out there.

I don’t expect to make a million bucks off of this, but it would be great if I did. I am tired of looking like a hippy and guys thinking that I am a girl. I have a special prize also for whoever donates the most money. A jaws wave print, signed by shepard fairey himself.

I am going to actually be cutting my hair on April 3, 2010.

Please help and donate here.

Magnolia

When the frogs are falling, we see a caption on a picture in Claudia’s apartment, “but it did happen”. And it did. This happens when storms pass over a lake teeming with frogs, picking them up and dumping them elsewhere. This happened in the town of Villa Angel Flores in Mexico after a tornado picked up a cluster of toads and dropped them over the town one evening in June, 1997.

Magnolia

How I will use my iPad (and why I might need to buy a second one)

I woke up this morning thinking about how I wish I had my iPad already. Actually, I went to sleep last night thinking about the same thing. I had just finished my book and wasn’t really sleepy yet and wanted to read something else. I didn’t have another book to read on my bedside table. And I wasn’t going to get up and find an old book to read again. That would have awaken me for sure. So I decided to just read all the extra’s that are in a book, when it was printed, who printed it, the god awe full reviews (Who reads those anyways?) Thats when I had the thought, I wish I had my iPad right now. I could either find another book to buy in the online bookstore, Or I could read how the Lakeshow did last night. And went to sleep.

As I awoke I thought about how I didn’t want to wake up Erin and let her sleep a little bit. I thought about the ways that we could use an iPad in the house. I thought about how when it wasn’t in use it could be showing the latest pictures I had taken. Or just even a slideshow of pictures from flickr or facebook. I would love it if would just go through all the pictures that I have Favorited in flickr. I would build a frame for it, so it slides in and out easily and charges while in there.  It would have a fancy frame.

Or I was thinking that I would mount it into the kitchen, and use it as our primary to do list and Calendar. I asked Erin about this when she woke up and said, that would be great, I would look at the Calendar and see who’s birthday it was this week. And I responded, and yes you could add events to it from your NON iPhone, or while you are at work. And I could add events from my iPhone or while I am at work. You could even add events while looking at it. We could even have a dynamic to do list, or groceries list. Where we are out of something, you add it on the iPad and when we go grocery shopping, I could look up what we are missing on my iPhone.

Then I thought about how I always had my iPad at the bedside table and didn’t have to worry about getting up and grabbing it from the kitchen or in the front room. I know that there are probably cheaper solutions for this, but for this I know that I could write my own application or website to do the things that I want to do specifically. And that is what makes it more intriguing to me as a whole. For the price point to do what I want to, Know how to do, It is justified.

I already ordered my iPad 32gb 3g last week. I will wait to see how I use it in my life to make any more decisions.

iTunes Date Added

I want to start adding these little mp3 iTunes facts in the future. I guess i want to make this more personal somehow. I wanted to see how much music I add to my collection every year. Especially since I just purchased a new iPod to fit my collection. I had to get the 160 gig ipod classic since my colection is now 128.62 GB.

So I had to make a new smart playlist for 2006 till 2010.  I did Date added is in the range 1/1/2006 to 12/31/2006 (since the first recorded song added was in November of 2006).

Added in 2006:  6256 items

Added in 2007:  1550 items

Added in 2008:  5965 items

Added in 2009: 9597 items

Added in 2010: 581 items

No fees on Coinstar with Gift Cerificate

I don’t know exactly how long it too us to fill up the bottle. It was full, so we had to take it to get emptied and get some cash in exchange, hopefully. Between Erin and I, we have access to about five banks. None of which have a coin counting machine that I have googled about.

So I googled coinstar to learn how to maybe hack it so I could get cash without paying there percentage. I learned that you don’t have to pay a fee when you get your change for gift cards from certain places. I do enough shopping at Amazon where it worked out great.

Below is what we got, Worked out great.

Here is the damage:
Dollars: 7
Half Dollars: 0
Quarters: 493
Dimes: 1085
Nickels: 631
Pennies: 2771

I think with this I am going to buy a Drobo.

I forgot the international change that came out of it!