Friday, August 31, 2012

People Watching again

I'm back to things I don't understand about things I see people do while I'm working in a hotel. This is part confused observation and part my own little quirk about something common and I admit, that part is all in my head, but it's the lead up I don't get.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tired today

Getting a little tired today, it's been a long week and it's only going to carry into next week.  Nothing to do but keep my head down and push though it I suppose.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Uphill battles

So in the coming months I'm not gonna be popular with some people. I'm ok with that, I can't be liked by everyone. But this is a case of putting my foot down for something that I believe in and something that is long overdue in happening.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Musical Diversity

I co-host a Blues show every Monday night on our local University radio station CHMR and I got to thinking about music in general. I listen to a lot of different genres of music and enjoy a very diverse cross section of what's out there.  Rock, Pop, Classical, Opera, Blues, Rap, damn near everything except Country, I don't acknowledge that as music and I never will, but that's another rant for another day.  Tonight, I'm gonna talk about Blues. Whenever I say that I co-host a Blues radio show I get the same reaction from people; "I don't like the Blues." Well have you listened to what's out there or are you operating from a preconceived notion?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sharing and Oversharing

Blogging again has been a wonderful thing. Forcing myself to write something every day is an interesting experience, and it's definitely been keeping me on my toes and forced me to adhere to my own self imposed schedule.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sleepy McSleeperson

So given that I normally post an entry between 4am and 8am because I work overnights, this entry is a heck of a lot late in getting done.  Well there's a reason for that.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Ongoing Alcohol Experiments

So last week was a fluke, at least that's what the latest bit of research is leading me to believe. Some friends are on vacation so we took the opportunity to flee the city to a cabin and enjoy some downtime that included BBQ, a fire pit and copious amounts of alcohol.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Customer Disservice

This story started last week with the entry I made about upgrading my connection from normal DSL service to Aliant’s FireOp service.  Getting nerdy for a min, it means in increase in my service from 7Megabits Download / 512 Kilobits Upload to 15 Megabits Down/Up.  A really, really nice increase for the service.  So I get off work at 8am yesterday and come home and make sure that the house is ready for the install and the tech won’t have any access issues.  My landlord even temporarily pulled back the siding on the house for access to where another cable comes into my apartment so the tech just needs to slide the FibreOP wire in alongside it.  So far, so good.  Then the fun began.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Novel idea

So I'm writing a book, well I've been writing it for the past two years. It started at a Sci-Fi convention. One of the authors, a friend of mine asked those of us on the committee if any of us would be interested in writing some short stories for a collection from the convention.  We said yes and Sci-Fi From The Rock got published.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Retail Ranting

Had what I thought was an unusual experience yesterday morning. I stopped into a Big Box Retailer to pick up a few things and went to the check out. That in itself is normal enough. Now as the clerk was checking me though, the first thing the clerk asked was "Are you paying for this with 'Store Branded' MasterCard this morning?" I answered no, mainly because I don't have one and really don't want one, but I settled in for the sales pitch anyway, and waited to hear all about the benefits or points to earn or rewards to work towards. Here's the strange part, it never came. No sales pitch at all. She just scanned my items, asked if I was using cash or debit and completed the transaction.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Nothing really...

I got nothing.

Usually I have an idea or a story or something on my mind that I can turn into a posting, but tonight I got nothing. That in itself I suppose is something, after all if I can talk about nothing then it becomes something. There's content in talking about nothing, so then it must be something instead of nothing, or is it something else?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

People watching

People are amazing, some are astounding. In my job I get to sit and watch a fair cross section of the population and they never cease to amaze me. Weary travelers who just want to get to bed after a long day of flying, business execs on one night stop overs, vacationers getting ready to leave on trips, brides and grooms celebrating their nuptials, twenty something's looking for a party. I see all that and more in the lobby of my hotel. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ghost Sightings II

Welcome back to the Lounge, gather round, settle in and get comfortable.  Everyone's drinks alright? Good, good. I'm going on with another ghost story tonight so I'll dim the lights just a bit more than normal to set the mood.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ghost Sightings

Let me start this off by saying that I believe in ghosts, spirits and things that go bump in the night. I believe in magic and dragons too, but those are stories for another night.  Tonight I'm going to relate some of what I've seen in my life that I just can't explain in any other way but to say that I've seen a ghost.  If someone can prove otherwise with a logical, reasonable explanation for the things I've seen, then yes I will change my point of view. I don't need to prove that what I've seen is a ghost, science needs to help prove that it wasn't.  Now with that said, on with the show.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mid Week Booze

I rarely drink during the week, well unless there's a holiday, or I'm off, or there's some occasion, or friends get together, or we're celebrating the fact that it's (insert weekday here).
As I've said, I work overnights and this week my two days off happened to fall on Tuesday night and Wednesday night. A friend asked if I'd like to stop over for a couple of drinks and by virtue of some twisting of my rubber arm, I agreed.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hangouts and Hangups

So I'm trying to expand my online presence, problem is that I don't trust most things online (as any good tech-geek shouldn't)  The more that you put out there, the more that can come back and bite you in the ass, depending on what you choose to say.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Oh Hello, I didn't know you were there

So apparently I have readers. Hello readers, welcome to my little corner of the net, my piece of insanity that is The Stylin' Lounge.

I suppose an introduction is in order.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Random thoughts at 7am

Ok, try and follow me on this and see if it makes any sense.

One of the worst things that can happen to a guy when he's interested in a woman, is to be relegated to the "Friend Zone." Once there, that's it. There's no chance that a romantic or sexual thought will ever be attributed to anyone in the "Friend Zone." You're essentially a living, breathing teddy bear.

You're done. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.00, don't ever think you're leaving. End. Of. Story.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

GPS Follies Part Deux

Well that was anticlimactic...

GPS Follies

So I have this GPS app on my iPhone, NavFree by name. I don't really need GPS in St. John's, I know my way around as well as most people but I figured I'd give it a shot and it's free and I never know when I'm going to be traveling, so what the hell.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Drinking and Podcasting

But not at the same time.

Went out with friends for a few drinks last night, had a great time and sang some karaoke.  It's the first time in a long while that I've been able to get out.  I work every weekend so finding something during the week has been the problem, but Thirsty Thursday at the Bella Vista = Problem Solved.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Unspecified Neurons Firing

Over a month between postings, not a bad record for a guy who has gone 5 & 10 years between posts. Before July, my last post was that long ago that the templates system hadn't been thought of, let along implemented on this thing.