Archive for July, 2009

3rd Wedding Anniversary

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Today – July 23rd, 2009 – is our third wedding anniversary.  That means that we got married on July 23rd, 2006 just before we moved from St. Louis, MO to Hong Kong, China.  Why am I writing like this and being so specific?  Because it makes it easier to search on later when I forget the next time.

Not that I’m in trouble or anything.  We both forgot about it actually.  My Mom actually reminded Michelle about it which is how we found out in the first place.  If it hadn’t been for that, we might have completely forgotten about the whole thing which would have been kind of confusing when a few family member sent us cards that arrived yesterday.  Meh.

Now the really funny thing is that Michelle had made plans to be out of town this week before we knew it was our anniversary.  Of course she was nice enough to ask if she should cancel her plans but that is just silly.  Realistically we would have gone out to eat (if Kira cooperated) and maybe had a little alone time later (if Kira cooperate) and that’s about it.  We can do that when she gets back.  No big deal.

So, to my out of town wife, I just have this to say:



Joke Day

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

One day a white lady was making a chocolate cake, her 5 year old son comes around from behind her and rubs some chocolate icing on his face and says, “Look mommy – look mommy! I’m black!” His mother slaps him across the face and tells him to go tell his father what he said.

So the little boy goes to his father,rubs more chocolate on his face and says, “Look daddy – look daddy! I’m black!” The boys father gives him a beating and tells him to go tell his grandfather what he just said.

So he goes to his grandfather, and once again with chocolate on face repeats the words “Look grampa – look grampa! I’m black!” The old man whips the child’s ass with his belt and tells him to go back to his mother.

He goes back to his mother and his mother asks him, “Now, what have you learned?”

The boy answers, “I learned that I’ve been black for 5 minutes and already I hate all you white people.”

Windows 7 Pre-Order Offer

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Windows 7 will be released on October 22, 2009. For early adopters, Microsoft is offering a special pre-order offer: Pre-order a Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade for $49 or a Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for $99. That’s roughly half off the retail prices that will be charged when the OS hits the shelves.  This offer applies to anyone currently running a genuine (legal) version of Windows XP or Vista of any type for the prices listed.  This means that you do not have to have Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista Business to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional.  Any upgrade path is supported.If you are interested in this offer, take a look at the Windows 7 Pre-Order Offer page and follow the instructions.  There is a list of retailers at the bottom of the page that are participating in this promotion.  Personally, I would recommend purchasing from or as they are online only stores and do not charge sales tax.  Every little bit helps.

Please make sure you read the FAQ and also note that there is a three copy limit for each version.  I doubt that will be a problem for most of us.  This offer expires on July 11th, 2009 or when supplies run out.