Monday, August 28, 2006



Had a seizure again.

Weird times in the life of Randall.

Don't know what it means / what's wrong with me / if I should go to the doctor or not. This one was a lot different than the one before. Could be hypoglycemia, or could be that I'm still crazy.

I also got these weird blotches underneath my eyelids.

Anyway, now I'm going to look for jobs that have healthcare, as I am in genuine need of it.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Hint Hint....


If I say I'm angry, that means listen to what I have to say. Don't provide feedback. If I'm depressed, then provide motivating helpful feedback. If I'm angry, I just want to talk to hear myself talk and get it off my chest. Even if what you're saying is completely valid, chances are that I've already thought of it, and you saying it doesn't really help me out.

Not a slight at anyone in particular, but this is definetely a useful code for the future.

Monday, August 21, 2006


2005 Chevrolet Malibu Base 4D Sedan White 34,346
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4D Sedan Silver 31,847
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 2D Convertible Black 67,023
2004 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2D Coupe Gold 2D 18,584
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2D Coupe Silver 53,645
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4D Sedan Silver 35,135
2004 Dodge Neon SXT 4D Sedan Red 43,206
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Base 4D Sedan Blue 53,467
2004 Dodge Neon SE 4D Sedan Silver 46,568
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 4D Sedan Silver 36,304
2002 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4D Sedan Black 47,883

Blah. Buying cars isn't a very fun activity, but I sure am glad I can buy from an auto auction. I'm expecting to spend no more than $9,500 total including tax, licensing, etc.

Good times!!! I am excited.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

PS-- I called it.

Check this post, and notice the last line.

so I'm bracing for some tough issue that is about to be thrown my way.

I've often told people that I knew something HUGE was coming in terms of my personal life, and I had way too many blessings and things going my way.

I knew something was coming, but I thought it would be something easier. Wow. I was wrong.

One reason why SLC > NYC

So I've pretty much used the tired ol' "I hate Salt Lake, I love New York" phrase too much over the past two weeks. Now, I'm going to tell you why SLC kind of rules.

Internet speed.

Verizon says they're rolling out FIOS to NYC residents, but certinaly not in my former Manhattan residence. However, Comcast has already offered me 8 Mbit internet for $33/month, and Utopia is on the horizon [15 mbit fiber for $40.]

Haha NYC. Eat that, old infrastructure.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Financial / other new york lessons

So I've moved, I don't know if you heard. I'm back in Utah and am going to help my sis out with some issues she's got (and vice versa.)

This is airing out my dirty laundry for financially how I spent my new york life, in an effort to save other people from the same fate.

As my collegues on the Engadget Podcast always used to council, wait to buy consumer electronics devices. While they were counciling more along the lines of, "Wait till the next version comes out, it's going to rock!" I'm counciling more along the lines of, "Wait till you can afford the next version."

Life lessons I've learned: Life isn't constant, nor is it easy. Don't expect everything to stay the same as it has been, because I gaurentee it won't stay the same. I had just gotten to a point in my New York job / life where things were evening out. I had all the furniture I needed, all the consumer electronics I needed, and I was just about to start settling down for some good ol' credit payments. Then May 31st hit. My brother died. In the immediate term, nothing changed. I came back to New York two weeks later, kept collecting the same paycheck I had before, and nothing was really different. BUT, that was before I realized the full impact of my brothers death not only on his wife and kids, but my other brothers and sisters.

I'll post more later.

Note to Cingular potential customers

So... I hate Cingular. I like GSM, and I liked the phones I had [both stolen/lost] but unfortunately Cingular's subpar customer service and expensive rate plans mean now that I'm back in the west, I'm back with t-mobile. I know its going to cost me $175 to switch to t-mobile, and I know this means I've spent over $1,000 on cingular phones/service fees, but its really worth it.

For my mobile dollar, T-mobile is the best. That's all there is to it. $1,000 later, I can confedently state that T-mobile = the bomb.

Sunday, August 06, 2006


I've always really dug OK GO, well at least Get Over It!, and now their new song kind of catchy, plus the video is probably one of the coolest videos i've seen in a bit. AND.... they're using the internet to market effectively.

Case in point:

OK Go - "Here It Goes Again" Buy OK Go - Oh No at iTunes.

Freaking crazy, eh?