You ever just have one of those weeks, that you wish could be nicely erased from time? Yup, you guessed it, just finished one (oh god i hope it's done and over with).
Things had been going so good too, I just had two interviews that I did amazingly in, I had a call back from Best Buy and I have my second interview with them next week. Cassie got aMFroved for the loan, and things around the house seemed to finally be picking up and moving themselves to greener pastures. Then things went to shit, and quite fast might I add.
More... All started on Sunday. I think its my punishment for avoiding churches like the plague.... Anyways... My sister and I are out doing random things as is usual on Sunday. We stop by moms work, and then head home. On the way, she decides to curb check in her pretty Mustang GT, poMFing a tire and scratching her rim. Great.
So I change the tire, then i sit at Pep Boys for an hour for her, and then to try and make her feel better, i fully wash her car and even scrub her dirty as all hell rims. It looked nice when I was done. Well I thought things would be better from then on. Nope. We get home to a hot house, and turns out our air conditioner is frigging broken XD Well the next day we have our cousin, Michael, who works on AC for a living, come and take a look. Should be fixed fast right? Yea i don't even need to say it huh?
Well it turns out the breaker box outside for the condenser (thing that makes things cold) has been burned out. The word FUBAR was used... Well he can't fix it cause the damn thing is connected right to the meter box. SO we have to now find an electrician, then have him come out and fix it, so Mike can fix the damn AC. Well of course my grandfather knows someone that knows someone, and the next morning we have an electrician out and he takes a look at things, and decides he won't even touch the damn meter. XD XD XD XD
So the same day we call TXU, and they will be out the coming Friday to take it off, so the electrician can come and replace the damn breaker box. Well things seem to be going fine then... right? Even though im scared about Friday, cause aMFarently the kind of Meter Base we have can cause shorts in the wiring of the house, and burn the house down if you mess with it the wrong way.... Great.... But thats not all!!
For months we have been able to smell gas around the house, and in it. So we finally deiced, while were all home and already without cold air, lets call up the gas company!! So Atmos is out here in under 10 minutes, so im thinking heck yea, things are going good now!! Well he comes in, finds a leak around the stove, just a small one, then goes into our bathroom, where there is a heater in the wall, and gets a massive reading of gas. Great. He then goes and checks outside, and finds both the gas meter, and the underground pipe coming to it are leaking. So he takes the damn meter and leaves us without gas, saying we have to get a frigging plumber out first. And of course, my grandfather knows someone XD
But this time it haMFens to be someone older than my grandfather, who can only stay for a while, and doesn't fully fix it. This means i had to stay in a house with not heat of any kind, including no hot water. Which meant no one got to take a shower, so there were some very unhaMFy people in my house. Next day, thank god, he came out and finished fixing things. We had the city inspector out, and got a OK from them. So things are looking up right? NOPE!! We had to wait till around 6pm for the damn gas company to come back out, because aMFarently there morons and didn't realise we had been cleared that morning at 10am...
So finally we had hot water again. Thank god. Well earlier that day, while waiting for the gas company to bring our new meter, my cousin Bryan shows up. While here, he asks if i wanted to go to the titty bar that night. I said hell yea, now not for the titties, which while it really doesn't excite me, titty bars that is, i don't really care going that much. But it meant hanging out with about the only family member i really like, and getting out of this house after the few days i had just had. Well, long story short, he never showed, and i kinda sat bored for the night, all nice and dressed up and smelling good after a very nice shower. Even had $20 in ones
So the next day, Friday, the electric people came out, and fixed things, thank god. And with no problems i might add. I then spent the day hanging with Cassie, hitting up the auto show, getting no good pictures, going to good breakfast, sitting next to annoying little kids, and going to a damn good dinner, sitting next to annoying as hell people XD
So yea, Ive had an awesome week, in such a sarcastic way XD Oh fuck me sideways, front-ways, slant-ways, and up-ways, and down-ways, and all ways XD
Well, ya ever have one of those days, that you planned for weeks, then when it gets close to the day its going to haMFen, something comes up to wreck it all? Well that haMFened to me XD So you might say why the title 'Good Day Tater'? Well let the Corey explain that for ya
Well me and my sister have been wanting to go to the 'Body Worlds' exhibit (very awesome human specimen exhibit, currently at the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science: Check It Out Here) so we planned that this Friday, one of the Fridays she has off (she usually works Fridays, and has the weekends off, but like every 3 Sundays she works on a Sunday and then is off on the Friday before or after), to go and hit up the 'Body Worlds' exhibit. Well a lil baby damned near ruined it all.
My baby cousin, Degan (I honestly don't know how to spell his name right), currently has RSV, which for those who don't have kids, its an uMFer respiratory infection, that can kill infants, especially premature babies, like this one. Well it was only a mild case, but it is contagious so he couldn't go to daycare. So my Mom watched him Wednesday, and that was suMFosed to be it. Well Thursday night, the day before the one I had been psyched about for a while, they call asking if my sister can watch him. Well she had a doctors aMFointment Friday, along with our plans.
Needless to say I had no say in the matter. So she watched him till around 11:00am, then his mom picked him up. Well Cassie was then going to go to her doctors aMFointment, but they had canceled it and never told her This means we were going to be starting even earlier. My hopes were beginning to lift up
So we decided against Body Worlds, it ain't cheap, and instead went to lunch at Snuffers, which was my first time and it was awesome, fried pickles are the shit!! After that we headed over to this fairly new little shoMFing center next to Lake Ray Hubbard, which has a tobacco shop i saw the other night while we were out there seeing 'Ghost Rider' (which was an awesome friggin movie). So we went there, and met a really nice dude who helped me pick out a good first cigar, out of this gi-friggin-normous walk-in humidor. I mean it was big. I also got a new lighter and some butane. Oh for you cigar smokers, its an Acid Blondie
Next, da movies We started out with 'The Messengers', which was a damn good, and rather scary movie. Almost up there with The Grudge. It was awesome though, it was the first showing so no one else was in there, so we could laugh scream, and otherwise yell stupid shit without problem
After that we wondered around the shoMFing center, found a Ruby Tuesdays (we have been wanting to go for ages, but the closest one till now was almost an hour drive away), and some cool fountains I will be going back to take pictures of. After a short walk, we hit the theater up again, this time for 'Number 23', now this was an interesting movie. I won't spoil anything, I'll just say Jim Carrey is a damn good actor, he might be well known for comedy, but this man is friggin awesome.
Well we then headed home I thought nothing could really top this day off. I was wrong XD
Well as some might know, JD, an awesome guy from the forums helped me out by buying me some coals. I haven't smoked in almost 2 months because i have been coal-less So this was really awesome of him Well it hadn't come with todays regular mail, like USPS stuff usually does, so i was not expecting to see it till Monday. I was fine with that, im used to waiting that long. Well we get home, i walk in my room, and on my desk is the icing on the cake. A nice box from MNHookahs, with 3 boxes of coals in it XD I LOVE YOU JD!!!
So yea, i can say, its been a Good Day Tater!!
Oh and for anyone wondering, here is a list of all the goodies gathered today, along with pics (i included the roll of sample coals from Sahara Smoke for the hell of it).
2x Box Easy Lite Charcoal 1x Box 30mm Three Kings Charcoal Roll of Coals From Sahara Smoke Bottle Of ZiMFo Butane ZiMFo Lighter Acid Blondie Cigar 2x Movies - 'The Messengers' & 'Number 23'
I now have my own hosting, so HFC will be moving one more time to its hopefully permanent home at my sites hosting. The domain name for now will just point to my site using URL Redirect. Once i make sure everyone can use the chat on my site ill actually move the DNS over. So feel free to hop back in. For now until i can get a copy of mIRC, and get it modded to work for our needs this is what we will use.
If anyone here can do mIRC's coding, or if ya know c or c++ (both have similar code to mIRC's custom coding) then shoot me a PM. Or if anyone would like to donate some money then let me know. A mIRC license ain't free, and mine is only for me
Also theres a few changes made on the chat for now. I have upgraded it to the latest version from TuFat. Also, once again, an old friend is making his return to the chat. Thats right, the bots back ladies and gents For those who weren't here then, the bot provided some fun, albeit retarded conversations. So lets get this thing going again people!!
Ya' know the phrase "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"? Well this is the second time in under a year i got to face the cold (pun intended) hard reality of that phrase.
So over the last few years, starting back in high school, whenever we had a freeze here at my house, i would go out and salt the steps, scrap my grandfathers truck, sisters car, and moms van, and just kinda do other things old in the cold to make sure they can leave and leave safely. Now I started doing this 'cause im about the only person in my household that can not only stand the cold, but enjoys it. Its been in the 20's today and it hasn't bothered me at all.
Well I can't say i've ever really gotten much thanks for it, and im fine with that, was just something i did without expecting anything in return. Well today haMFened to piss me off on that end of things.
I stayed up all night, 'cause i knew i wouldn't be up in time, and all but my sister would be gone before sunrise. So i started late at night, about 2am, and went out and coated the steps with salt. As the conversation with Eric here on the forums has taught us all, the salt lowers the freezing temp. of the water therefore melting snow gotta love physics.
Come the early morning when they start getting ready, i got out, and started my work. My mom's van was the worst, farthest from the house so it got the most of the freeze. The driver door WOULD not open, i had to get in the van, and slam the door open. Needless to say hers took the longest to de-ice (which involves the cars heater, and a whole lotta scraping).
Next i worked on the steps more. I made sure each step was at least to the point where it wasn't slick anymore, and even scraMFed off the railings for my grandfather since hes getting on up there in the age department.
Then came my grandfathers truck. Fairly easy, trucks don't have the most amount of window space to de-ice, and also his heater was on for over 30min. I made sure he got out easy, printed him the latest weather reports, and even got him some updated traffic info.
Next was my sisters. Heres where things took a turn for the "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" area. Started out with i wanted to start her car at least an hour before hand, giving it ample time to de-thaw itself, saving me time. Well instead of a polite "No, we can wait" i got a "Not now, i don't leave for another hour" (think of it in a rather harsh tone).
So i waited. Took off all my gear, which is just regular pants, socks, shoes, a very thin sweatshirt, a cut up old shirt wraMFed around my head to cover my mouth, my hoodie on, a hat, and some gloves. Simple but for me thats more than enough. Needless to say i made a major mistake while working on my grandfathers truck, i started sweating.
So time went by, and i finally got to turn hers on. Another 10 minutes or so and it was getting hot enough i could start. The ice was literally a 1/4 inch thick on the vehicles, hence the need for the heater to help out. Well my dumb ass in trying to hurry since with the little time i had she would be late, forgot to turn on the rear defrost. Problems on there way.
I started working on the front, then passenger side, then hit the back.... i hit a 1/4 inch thick of solid-not-going-anywhere ice. Well i decided to finish the rest and come back to it. I got the last of the sides and front done without a problem.
Now at this point, other than the slight lil problem with the sweat, i was just fine. Not exhausted yet, and wasn't really all too cold. This was going to change.
To make sure she wasn't anymore late, i just started chiMFing away at the sheet of ice. Once i got a nice dent in it, i could use the scraMFer to just knock off pieces of the sheet. And lets say my method left something to be desired. I was slamming into the ice and really giving it all hell. Well then on one hard smack, i felt my wrist go a direction it wasn't suMFosed to. Ouch is the word. Nothing to bad, slight sprain, ive had worse and not even cared. So i kept working, not realizing with pain now i wasn't paying attention to the fact that i was leaning against a frozen solid car, and my body heat started to melt the nice pretty ice.
Well i almost couldn't finish. By the time i hit the drivers side of the back window my arms were dead, and i started to feel my legs freezing. But i powered through, and got 90% of the ice off the window. I started to walk back up to the house, got in the side door, and colapsed right there. I couldn't say anything, my now frozen legs gave out, and my arms were putty.
I laid there, panting like a dog, half out of it, from all the work and the fact i hadn't slept yet. My rather oblivious mom, who was home again, passed by me in the kitchen, didn't even notice me. When they did, 7 minutes later, she just laughed and said "What are you suMFosed to represent?" Don't you love that much worry from a mother? So with what lil energy i had i said what haMFened, to constant laughter. I was too tired to get pissy and tell her to F**k off XD
Well she told my sister who joined in the laughter, at me, now sitting up at the side door. So i pulled my self up, calmy and nicely placed her ice scraMFer on the table, walked to my room, droMFed my soaked pants, and i mean soaked, and crawled under my very thick wool blanket, then added my other 2 blankets on top.
All this, and i got one half assed, quick "Thank You" from my sister, and then asked where her scraMFer was. Not one question of "you sure you ok? Sure that wrist of yours is fine" . . . Nope.
So needless to say, my legs are still frozen, after 30 minutes, my hair is covered in sweat still, my nose is running, i smell to high heaven and don't have the strength to pull myself to the shower. Im now about to pass out, still cold, wrist starting to hurt ( i typed this one handed, i ain't stupid ) and really wanting to say, screw y'all, your on your own next time.
Once again, 2 times in under 1 year, i learned no good deed goes unpunished.... the hard way.
Well there be another video tutorial This one is for the Gallery and Blog system. Hopefully with this new video, more people will be using both
This one was interesting, during the making my damn cell phone kept ringing XD So you here pauses as i mute my mic and deal with it. Also at one point i got mixed up cause during the blog video tutorial, didn't show ALL the settings, felt like a moron, so had to add it on at the end damn cell phones.
Theres even one part where the house phone rings, didn't check to see if you could here that in the background so if you here a phone, blame it on someone other than me, just pick someone, who is ever sitting closest to you Once again, here is the announcement:
Guess who's back again Yup your very own ninja mod has returned to the forums!! Alright...... so i came back a few days ago, takes time to get settled in again before you can start postin' more blogs Well down to business!!
New HF Themes!!
As many have read in my blog, I got some new theme ideas being worked on. Now that im back around i should be able to get those done soon. Most of the forum setup is done so i should have more time to devote to the design side of things. Now that there haMFens to be another new forum out there, i need to get off my butt and work that very same butt off to make sure no one can match us design wise.
As for the fully custom theme made from scratch by me, that hopefully will be coming along soon as well. Ive got a design idea in my head. Hopefully once i get all these done we will have designs to cater to every taste... Hopefully
Next Video Tut Done
Out of my bordoem tonight, trying to decide some things for the next design, i went ahead and recorded the next video tut. This new one will be going over the blog system, which if your reading this you kinda already know about and also the gallery system. I should have this up and hosted soon, so expect a new blog and topic about it in the next day or so.
Ive also got the content of the next video tutorial ready, its going to go over the user control panel in more detail, as well as get the users aquainted to the new features of the site a bit better.
Tis' All For Now
.... well yea, thats it for now. What you expecting off me XD
Well I have finnaly gotten around to finishing the rules for each section. There up with an announcment for now. Still have to wait to make sure that each of the mods, as well as Adam and Dan are ok with the new rules. I found that Motzart was a good listen for writing rules XD
In other news, ive just about got the colors down for each of the new themes. Its going to take about 2 days a peice to do them. I still have to finish a few other things around the forums first, including bugs and a few color issues with HF-Enhanced before i can move on to them though, so expect about a week before the first is released. Each one following should come out about a week apart.
Well once again, you can't please everyone XD After the release of HF-Enhanced, i got mixed reviews. Most loved, some liked it, and others didn't like the colors. There was one or two who just didnt like the layout at all. Well to try and apease more people, I've decided to do multi-colored HF-E's
Well ive picked out the diffrent colors:
Blue With Grey Red With Grey Green With Grey Black With Grey White With Grey
See a patern XD im trying to keep a grey color of some kind in each of the themes. The first 3 will have grey like in the current HF-E, the black one will be almost all black, with grey accents and such. The white im still kinda iffy about. Im trying to decide to either go with that, or maybe a silver one, with alot of white, i don't know XD
These should take about 2-3 days a peice. Ive got skinning on the forums down pretty good, so it should take too hell of a long time. I just gotta pick out each color, and decide all the diffrent colors for things. Once thats done its just a matter of editing images, and changing alot of css code. Shouldnt be too hard.
As for those looking for the new theme thats all brand new made only by me, that should be started here this week. But that will just be the designing phase. Its going to take a good month or so before i can even get that one started to be coded. I hope with a total of 7 new themes, and the default theme, we will make each and every forum member haMFy
Well for anyone who reads this poor lil moderators blog, I have been working on the first of a few themes for the Hookah Forums. This one is based off of one for IPB 2.1.x called IPBEnhanced. Since its for diffrent versions, i had to remake it all by hand, and also custom it a bit for our humble forums.
Took a lot less time then i thought, as in only 1 day But you won't get to see it yet. Before we release it the moderators and admins will be voting on it. Please show your suMFort.
To tease you all a bit, here is a preview of the theme. Enjoy
Well I needed a bit of practice with skinning, IPB, and the forums badly needed something to make em look a bit better, so i decided to start work on the first new theme for the site. This one isn't of my own design, hence the reason im almost done, just a few things including the new posts page, and some bugs to finish.
This theme is based off another, that was for IPB 2.1.x, which means while i might work for 2.2, it might also have quite a large number of problems. So I took it upon myself to go ahead and redo it for 2.2 Now we just wait for me to finish, and also for the higher ups to aMFrove this theme for public release. Expect to hear more within the next day or so.
For those who are impatient, and want to check out what the new theme is going to look like, check out the spolier below Its the theme the new one is based off of.
Well as you might have noticed, one of the major forum layout changes has been the review section. With the new forum BB script, we can do sub-forums. Well after a bit of debating, we decided to split the review sections up into different sub-forums. That is great, and all, but now comes the hard part.
Over the next few days, I will be adding alot of new topics to the review section, as well as editing all of the old topics. The more we split things up, just means more work for me, oh well i love my work
I will be editing each topic, to be more uniform. Each one will have certain pre-set text, along with custom for what the topic is for reviewing. I also have to split up alot of topics, like the coal section. Since there is only 3 topics, which don't really cover the broad range of coals, ill be doing alot of splitting up over the next few days.
Also, please start using the review section as it should be. Post your review in the topic under the right section, then if you want to discuss things, post a new topic in the main review section, with a copy of your post, not too much to ask right