Archive for March, 2006

What Do You Miss?
 

I saw this question posted on the Coffeerooms Message Board and liked it. What do you miss that is no longer made? Here is a few things off the top of my head that I miss.

Little Ceasers Pizza (which went out of business in my area a long time ago)
Gino’s Hamburgers (this was a fast food chain bought out by Roy Rogers when I was a kid)
Mug-A-Lunch Mac’n’Cheese (before Kraft was popular)
Fruity Marshmellow Crispies (Rice Crispies with colored marshmellows, it was so good!)
Saturday Morning Cartoons!
Non-Reality Television

Dustin

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Impressed With Technology
 

My mouse finally went kaput the other day. Well it worked fine, but the mouse wheel wasn’t working. I actually need the wheel to scroll through tables dealing with my school work. So off to Staples I went today to get a new mouse. While there I was amazed at how many mice they had! For five more dollars I could go wireless. I had avoided these in the past because I’m always on the PC and felt I’d run down the batteries quickly. Plus I didn’t really know how well they worked. Well I gave it a shot, and I’m impressed! It works great and I’m supposed to get 6 months battery life from it. We’ll see about that. I’m so impressed I may by a wireless keyboard to go with it (assuming they’ll both work off the same wireless receiver/transmitter). I work on a dining room table with papers and books scattered everywhere, so the less wires in the way the better. So if anyone has wondered about these things, two thumbs up!

Meanwhile, heads up parents out there, the Playstation Three is heading our way in November! They announced today a worldwide release in November of this year. No price has been set, but Sony claims they are shipping 1 million units a month to avoid the shortages that happened with Xbox 360 and the PSP. If your kids want one of these, get on that reservation list ASAP.

Dustin

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Nu Shooz and Pants
 

Nikko has just destroyed a month old pair of shoes I bought right before going on my cruise in January. I’m so angry! He has chewed on two other pairs of older tennis shoes I had as well. ARG! Now I have to take the time out this week to go shopping for shoes, WHICH I HATE TO DO! I can never find a pair of tennis shoes I like, it takes me a long time to make up my mind. For awhile I ordered them off line from an Airwalk website as I like them, but lately I’ve just been getting New Balances cause they are nice and inexpensive. I tend to wear out tennis shoes fast, so I’m not paying mucho moola for ugly brightly colored Nikes.

Not only do I need shoes, but some new casual/dressy slacks. I learned on my cruise that my old pair of off-white khakis no longer fit me. That was frustrating. I hate buying dress clothes as much as I hate shopping for shoes. However I need some nice non-jeans for upcoming vacations (Vegas, San Fran). I think i have enough nice button up shirts, I’ll have to check on that too.

Dustin

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Holidays
 

This Friday is Saint Patricks Day. When I was in fifth grade, I think, I wrote the following poem.

Green Is For Saint Patrick’s Day
by Dustin Cushman

If you do not wear green,
you do not want to be seen.
I have a hunch,
I’m going to get punched,
because I’m not wearing green.

Still to this day I remember writting that silly poem. I was going to do nothing for the day, but my friends J and K invited me to go out with them.  I’m not sure what we will do because J suggested we might want to avoid the Irish places. Um, just about every bar in Center City Philly is an Irish Pub πŸ™‚

I mentioned to J and K about my possible trip to Vegas in April. They said they are going at the end of August and I should come with them too. It’s apparently really hot then, so things are super cheap there (hotels, flights, etc).

One of the girls in the Days chat room just went to San Franscisco for business, and another lives close by. I had mentioned I’d never been and it’s supposed to be super fun. My friend L just got back from there. Well that started up a whole “Hey lets all meet in San Franscisco” this summer conversation. So it looks like I’m going to be going to a lot of places this summer, which is nice since I never do anything during the summer anymore.

Dustin

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MySpace Whores
 

I’m on a wireless internet connection, but a wireless cable internet connection. I have a wireless lan set up in my home for my PCs. With that said, I think I have a pretty strong, stable and secure connection.

However, when I go to myspace all my technology apparently amounts to a pile of shit. #1, MyS pace is down half the time so I can’t get in, I recognize this as being the servers load and popularity of the site. #2, when I do get in and go to look at someone’s page, IT KILLS MY CONNECTION! I have to go over to my cable modem and router, unplug them and boot them back up.

This isn’t the MySpace server, I’m pretty sure it’s MySpace whores. People on MySpace LOAD their pages up with songs and 50 million movie clips and animations. It kills my connection immediately because it’s trying to load 50 different sites at once.

Does this happen to anyone else? It’s not like it would really matter if the page loaded up fine anyways, I couldn’t read the dark blue text on a black background that has strobing stars anyways.

Yeah, I’m being a shit tonight aren’t I πŸ™‚ Sorry, not a good night, I’ll explain another time.
Dustin

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The Friday Five
 

The Friday Five is a fun little website that posts five questions every Friday for bloggers to answer. I thought it would be fun to take part in every week (or try to take part in).

1) 10 years ago what did you think you would be doing now?

I thought I would be done with school for one! I thought I would probably be teaching something somewhere.

2) Where do you think you will be in 5 years from now?

I WILL be done with school! I actually have 2 years left before my official time runs out and I have to beg and plead for more. I WILL be done by the end of this year if it kills me to get there.

I will probably also be doing the soap page if soaps are still around in five years.

3) Do you live life one day at a time or look to the future.

A little of both I guess. I never really thought about it.

4) Do you wish you could go back in time and undo something in your life?

Sure don’t we all. Unfortunately this isn’t a Michael J Fox movie, so obsessing over it won’t do me any good.

5) If you could send a message back in time and give a younger version of yourself some advice, what would it be?

Don’t waste time, but also be sure to live life to the fullest cause we only have one life to live (no soap pun intended)

Dustin

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It’s A Beutiful Day In The Neigborhood
 

I’m not exactly sure how warm it is outside, but it’s sunny, pleasant, and you don’t need a jacket. That’s nice! Especially for March. It is supposed to be in the 70s this weekend, even nicer!

Unfortunately the nice weather has me unable to concentrate on anything right now. I just want to be outside enjoying it. I might have to go shopping later today as there is stuff I need but I keep putting off leaving the house.

Dustin

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Not Much Going On
 

Yeah I haven’t checked in for a few days, sorry about that. I’ve been really busy πŸ™ But hey, I got a mid-week thoughts update for the soaps done this week! First time in two weeks I had the time to do that.

I don’t think I reported on last weekends outing, which honestly turned out to just be innocent dancing. No drama, no fun incidents. It was a fun night of dancing though. Unfortunately I had a stomach thing going on all day, so I couldn’t eat anything for dinner when I went out with my friends and I had to limit my drinking (I’m more fun when I drink lol, I hope my mom’s not reading!).

This weekend I’m doing something with my friend J, what we don’t know. She’s coming over to see Nikko. Originally we planned to go see that movie “The Hills Have Eyes” but we are both on the fence as if we really want to see it. Renting something or videogames is another option. Later we are going to meet her friend K for dinner down the street from me. Maybe I can convince them to go out in Philly, I don’t know.

And now to completely change the subject . . . If anyone out there is a blog designer or knows of a really good blog designer, let me know! I’m interested in having someone design a new look for my blog, something maybe fantasy oriented to go with my taste. Oh yeah, I’m willing to pay!

Dustin

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VH1: I Love Toys!
 

Tonight at 10pm (Medium watchers will have to Tivo or tune in at 12am when it repeats), VH1 is showing “I Love Toys.” It’s from the people and personalities who brought us “I Love the 70s, 80s, and 90s.” I’m so excited! I can’t wait to see them talk about some of my favorite toys, many of which I still have. Here is just a few things I want to see.

Sit-n-Spin
Those balls with handles you could bounce on
Star Wars Toys
GI Joe
Transformers
M.A.S.K
He-Man
Go-Bots
Mego’s Worlds Greatest Heros

What toys would you like to see covered?

Dustin

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Terrible Dog Dream!
 

I had the worst, yet weirdest, dream last night I wanted to share. I was in Virginia at my mom’s, and Princess was in the backyard. Nikko didn’t exist in this dream. I was heading home (on foot) when I saw a hyena in the neighbors yard. The weird thing is, it was more of a computer animated hyena than a real looking one. It was also laughing at me with an evil human laugh. I freaked out because I knew Princess was in the backyard, so I ran home to check on her. The nasty hyena had bitten her leg, she couldn’t walk on it and was bleeding! I quickly went to call the vet, but all the numbers weren’t working. Then when I finally got through it was one of those damn “Push 1 for . . . Push 2 if . . . Push 3 for . . . ” systems! I don’t remember anymore of the dream.

Dustin

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