TJ's Blog

Posted by TJ on Thursday January 4, 2007 @ 11:22 AM
[Tags: sports, pain, definitions]

[Mood: in Pain]
[Music: Beatles - Let it Be]

I was going to try and post every blog with my mood as blah. I thought that would be original and fun. And I am always in that mood anyway. Blah is always my demeanor... not too excited, not too depressed(just mildly apparantly). Writing about this made me look up the word on
blah     /blɑ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[blah] 
Key - Show IPA Pronunciation Slang.
noun 1. nonsense; rubbish: What they say is blah.
2. the blahs, a feeling of physical uneasiness, general discomfort, or mild
depression; malaise: After the long weekend many workers had the
Monday-morning blahs.
adjective 3. insipid; dull; uninteresting.
Synonyms 1. bunkum, humbug, hooey, eyewash, twaddle, bosh.

Great so that means my mood fits the perfect stereotype for an accountant as insipid, dull, and interesting..What a great word and great new phrase "Monday Morning Blahs" I will have to use that one around the office.

Well the reason I did not set my mood as blah today is my leg is freaking killing me. And my whole body feels like its sleeping. I am either not getting enough sleep or I sit too much. I guess sitting while working a 7.5 hour shift, driving two hours/a day then sitting doing B.S on the computer for another 3 hours while at home can not help my fitness.

On Saturday I am going skiing for this first time. I am going have to do a Google search on tips because I do not know what the heck it is all about. I figured I will try it out though because it is one of those things everyone should do at least once. You know what I think the scariest part is getting of the ski lift the first time. I can just see me falling on my ass or having them have to stop the thing for me to get off. It should be fun though and besides the fact that I have to wake up at 6am I am looking forward to it.

Well I gotta get some sleep...

Posted by TJ on Thursday January 4, 2007 @ 11:11 AM
[Tags: blog, personal, update]

[Mood: blah]
[Music: My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade]

Yeah I bet you thought I was going just make the first post and never post again. Actually, I probably have better odds if I bet that no one read my blog yet. Though, that is how 90% of blogs probably end, one post and the blogger forgets about it and never post again. Well I made it to two blogs now so I beat that already.

I just finished the blog.. and you can now add comments! Please comment so I know some one reads this thing...

I mean I am also doing this for my personal use any way. Next year I think it would be cool to look back and say , oh last year on January 2nd the most entertaining thing I had going on was I cashed in my change for $375... Whatta loser! heh.

Any way thanks for reading... uh.. me.. thank me for reading...

Posted by TJ on Tuesday January 2, 2007 @ 12:56 PM
[Tags: personal, blog, web design]

[Mood: blah]

I have been wanting to start posting a blog for a while now. I just needed the time and more importantly the ambition to create the code. Yeah that's correct, most people just write in their blogs.. I write the code for the blog then write in the blog.

What people do not realize is how much trouble it takes to create each new page on I create, manage, and run everything on myself. To give you an idea of the work that goes into each page here are the components this blog needed to get up and running:
  • Database - This is where the data is stored
  • Form - This is the form that I use to write a new blog (162 lines of code)
  • Processor - This previews the blog and processes the submitted dated. Here we puts the blog into codeable content and adds it to the database so the data can be recalled later. (172 lines of code)
  • Administration - This will have a list blogs so I can go back and edit/delete blogs at a later date. I still have to create this. I still have to code this page. (100-150 lines of code)
  • Main page - this is page you;re reading now. Here we recall the data from the database and put it into a nice readable layout. (250 lines of code)

So yea that's what takes to create a new page. It is a lot of typing, coding, testing, and recoding. But I hope it was worth it and at least some people will read my useless ramblings. The ability to add/post comments will come within the next few days.

And on a fun note...
Over the weekend I went to Commerce Bank and used their Penny Arcade to cash all my change. The machine counts all your change for you and then you goto the teller to get your money. Those people at Commerce Bank sure are helpfull and friendly too, seriously. It is a lot better than those machines you see at the supermarket because the bank does not charge a fee.
Here is a pic of the change bottle before I cashed it in:

This netted me $375.11 ... Woot!

Posted by TJ on Monday January 1, 2007 @ 06:21 PM
[Tags: test, update, blog]

[Mood: mood]
[Music: Artist - Song]

This is a test
had this been the real thing hopefully it would be more entertaining.
Thanks for reading.

Let's now test an update

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