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The hardest question for me to answer in this world is always the "Tell us all about you" question. The best way for me to answer is that "I am composed of contradictions and subject to change without notice."

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Starting anew

I have copied this blog over to its permanent home: http://www.belhoste.com. While I have enjoyed using blogger for the past almost two years, I thought it was time for this change. After all what good is version 1.0 without the version 2.0 :-)

Marshmallowey goodness

marshmallow temptations It seems that this blog has a new fan (yay!!) and here is what he said in a comment:
"I love your Blog. I'm Dale Tuccelli-Tucker. Thank you for the link to my site. I will offer all of your readers a 10% discount by mentioning Belhoste when placing their order."
This was prompted by a previous post that linked to his site for gourmet marshmallows. So all you faithful readers and/or marshmallow lovers, go over to Marshmallow Temptations and check out their fine products. Just make sure to savor the flavors because when it comes to marshmallows, the sugar rush can be too much.

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posted by Belhoste at 6:55 PM 0 comments


Love Bytes

I know on some level I had realized this fact, but I had never really REALIZED it. I spend more time during any given day with a computer(s) than with my significant other. Reading this article brought that little tidbit to the front of my brain.

My time spent with various computers may or may not have something to do with the fact that I have never spent any real time away from a computer. My job requires the use of a computer, my friends all want help fixing their computers, my mom and dad call me on a regular basis for technical support (it is only after twenty minutes of working on whatever failing gadget they have questioned me about that they then ask "how are you doing"), my life partner has me fix her computer on a semi-regular basis (in all fairness, she has gotten pretty good at fixing it herself now), and my hobbies almost all include the use or abuse of computers.

Although it doesn't take a rocket scientist or even a survey to come up with these beauties:
"They were surprised, Rodio said, to find that computer problems could unleash such powerful emotions. When confronted with a dead computer, 19 percent admitted to wanting to hurl it out the nearest window, 9 percent felt stranded and alone, 11 percent used language normally reserved for special occasions, 7 percent did so loudly, 3 percent did so tearfully and 3 percent additionally vented their wrath on inanimate objects."
They were surprised that people had "powerful emotions" with regards to their computers. This does not make me want to purchase their help desk software - especially considering the "powerful emotions" that I have experienced in my lifetime directed at hardware and/or software.

Back to the original topic.... hmmm... oh nevermind, after getting all worked up over this computer stuff, I now have the need to go throw a pesky laser printer off of a rooftop.

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posted by Belhoste at 6:59 PM 2 comments


Just another rejection

Crystal over at Boobs, Injuries, & Dr. Pepper (yes, that truly is the name of her blog), had to deal with this little trifle of rejection:
"Why are you grumpy?"

"I'm not grumpy. I'm....grumpy."

"My mistake. So, why the attitude, dear husband?"

"Well, you didn't exactly make me feel desirable this morning."

"This morning? I didn't even see you before you left."

He sniffed indignantly. "You don't remember."

"Chris, I'm taking Ambien. People have dressed in drag to go shopping, followed by robbing a liquor store and taking a salsa lesson and they don't remember a second of it. Give me a break."

He crossed his arms and stuck his bottom lip out.

"I was feeling amorous."

"Okay. And I turned you down? Was I mean about it?"

"I believe your exact words were, 'Ooh, gross, how can you think about something like that when I just had a dream about my parents? Ewww!', before you rolled over and started snoring."

"Well, you have to admit, that is oogy."

Not speaking to me.
As you can see from that little discussion - it was a bit traumatic for him.

posted by Belhoste at 8:48 PM 0 comments


iPhone Ringtone Options

Now that Apple has come out with ringtones for my iPhone, I have made a purchase or two of some songs and the accompanying tones. But I still find it to be a little lacking considering the sheer volume of music that I have from my CD collection. So I have been researching some options (whether or not I will actually do any of them is still being mentally debated):
Reminder: I am a Mac user (at least when it comes to my music) - some of these are Mac only options.

And of course the necessary quote from the WIRED article:
"The legality of all this futzing is still being debated. Some say using a song you purchased (either on a CD or online) as a ringtone does not constitute fair use and may be grounds for copyright infringement. So, proceed with caution.

And before you go crazy making a dozen ringtones, we can't help but suggest you consider another ring option: the ever-popular vibrate setting. Like a timeless black suit or little black dress, vibrate is classy, demure and doesn't annoy the hell out of everyone within 20 feet of you.

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posted by Belhoste at 2:10 PM 0 comments