Rob and Adam introduced me to Twitter weeks ago and of course I had to join in on the fun. What you see below allows you to see my Twitter updates here or you can click on my Twitter link. Twitter… hehee that makes me giggle. And then when I said Twa Twa in the title… I almost typed twat. I am so dirty. The coolest thing about Twitter is that I can easily post updates from my mobile phone.
JT and I purchased the Samsung SGH-A707 earlier this month. I really love my phone so far. No dropped calls, excellent camera (2.0 megapixels), 3G and I still have the unlimited MediaNet service with Cingular but now with highspeed internet. Beautiful.
A few coworkers presented a birthday card to me today. I thought it was a kind gesture and I was even more impressed that they were able to sign it without me finding out about it. Very cute. Tomorrow I will be 29. eek.
I finally found the latest Transformers trailer posted on YouTube a month ago.
And here is the teaser trailer:
This year may be promising for great movies.
Another excellent trailer for the movie, 300:
and more recently:
And because I love YouTube so much, let me throw in the Jason Sundance and Sean Michel auditions on American Idol from Tuesday night. Their voices are great.
President Bush 2007 State of the Union Address:
9:13 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. And tonight, I have a high privilege and distinct honor of my own — as the first President to begin the State of the Union message with these words: Madam Speaker. (Applause.)
In his day, the late Congressman Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. from Baltimore, Maryland, saw Presidents Roosevelt and Truman at this rostrum. But nothing could compare with the sight of his only daughter, Nancy, presiding tonight as Speaker of the House of Representatives. (Applause.) Congratulations, Madam Speaker. (Applause.)
Two members of the House and Senate are not with us tonight, and we pray for the recovery and speedy return of Senator Tim Johnson and Congressman Charlie Norwood. (Applause.)
Madam Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:
The rite of custom brings us together at a defining hour — when decisions are hard and courage is needed. We enter the year 2007 with large endeavors underway, and others that are ours to begin. In all of this, much is asked of us. We must have the will to face difficult challenges and determined enemies — and the wisdom to face them together.
Some in this chamber are new to the House and the Senate — and I congratulate the Democrat majority. (Applause.) Congress has changed, but not our responsibilities. Each of us is guided by our own convictions — and to these we must stay faithful. Yet we’re all held to the same standards, and called to serve the same good purposes: To extend this nation’s prosperity; to spend the people’s money wisely; to solve problems, not leave them to future generations; to guard America against all evil; and to keep faith with those we have sent forth to defend us. (Applause.)
Happy Birthday to my favorite woman in the world: My mom. Mama I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I’m sorry I could not give you a birthday hug and kiss today but I will see you soon… this weekend. I love you Mama. *hums Song for Mama*
I upgraded to WordPress 2.1 last night and I immediately got the following error:
WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 1]
SELECT cat_id, cat_name FROM
I have been googling the term SELECT cat_id, cat_name FROM and also researching the forums at http://wordpress.org/support/ to no avail. I found my threads that discussed the situation but none of the suggestions such as this one have worked for me yet. I will continue to research.
I was asked to cover an important meeting on Tuesday. This will probably be my most important one thus far. I worked on it most of today and will work on it all day tomorrow as well as Monday. I hope to make a bar graph to display timeframes, maybe a spreadsheet or two and several exhibits to strengthen my arguments.
JT handled some important business today and I am thankful for that. We had Lee’s chicken for dinner. You must wonder when I cook… I wonder too. And speaking of Lee’s chicken… I can’t believe that this major franchise does not have a website *gasp* Ten years ago a company could get away with such nonsense… but not now. This evening we watched Tuesday’s episode of American Idol (recorded on Media Center) and the twins watched Dora the Explorer and Backyardigans. Now the family is sleeping peacefully and I am… I really should be in bed.
Some of my co-workers ordered out Chinese food for lunch today. I had the number two lunch special: sweet and sour chicken with white rice and two crab rangoon. Pineapple Vess for the drink. I really wanted a nap after that meal, but I had to head over to three hours of training. Oh but wait, as usual… I slept through most of the training.
Last week, Keisha counted to ten by herself for the first time. This was at 6:45 a.m. while we were getting ready for school and work. I was so excited that I yelled for JT to come in the room, then I called my mom, aunt and JT called his mom. This evening I was teaching Keisha how to count to ten in Arabic. She listened very well and did a great job with repeating the numbers after me. William did excellent with counting with me as well (in English).
Tomorrow is Mama’s birthday. I talked to her this evening and she told me that she got her hair done and tomorrow she is going out to eat with a friend.
I have been tweaking this new theme here and there throughout the day. I added a page which has a java chat to #nexy on Wyldryde IRC. The link is here: http://www.missnexus.com/?page_id=449. More tweaking to come.
I found this simple theme on http://themes.wordpress.net/. Give me a moment and I will put the regular stuff back up like radio.blog, site buttons, etc. I will finish that tomorrow. I will probably add something at the header. Maybe a colorful butterfly.
Today really sucked otherwise. The work day was entirely too long. When I got home, I received a letter that I was not selected for a job I put in for because I did not have enough specialized experience. This was a really big downer. On the other hand, I received some positive words from loved ones and friends and that got me through the evening. Perhaps it was meant to be.
*Cheers* My radio.blog is back (look in the right panel). I missed it a great deal and a lot of people told me that they used to listen to it a lot. With a new webhost and a very nice bandwith plan, I decided to reinstall radio.blog. I briefly had radio.blog 2.5 up and realized that there was a 3.0 available. Thanks to the helpful documentation on the forum, I easily installed the update. My radio.blog will have some of my all-time favorites, favorites of the moment and some others.
So this month, my blog turns six years old. That is a very long time… a few months before I met JT. I have had some few rough spots along the years but I have always come back to missnexus.com. I love being able to vent and be creative here whenever I want.
*whispers* My birthday is this Saturday on the 27th. I will be 29 years old *gasp* I don’t want a birthday party this year, but I do expect one next year. Listening JT? I wonder what happened to my Amazon wish list link. I need to put that back up.
My webhost plan with BlueHost expired the week of December 17, last month. Unfortunately I didn’t have the $80 to renew the annual agreement and the price of the other plans were not very reasonable compared to the annual. There were no monthly plans. Thankfully, a representative was nice enough to back up my files for me in a .tar and he emailed them to my hotmail account.
I searched many hours for a cheap (in pricing) host but not cheap with the features. A lot of plans look too good to be true and I try to stay away from them because you usually end up disappointed. I signed up with GoDaddy webhosting for a month. After someone suggested it to me, I thought it may work nicely since they already host my domains. Well, I didn’t care for their features and I didn’t like how it took several minutes to set up a database. I am very used to cPanel-like structures.
So about 2 weeks ago, I restarted my hunt for a new webhost and I ended up with HostDepartment. I have the plan in the first column here. I like HostDepartment so far… they have a toll-free number but generally assist with technical questions with the Live Chat feature.
Even after getting a new webhost, missnexus.com was down for so long because I couldn’t figure out how to upload my blog’s .sql. Shady and Rob helped me out a great deal, but I kept getting many errors. After deleting two tables and hundreds of spam comments, I was able to get the database backed up properly. ‘Local Host’ did not work correctly in my WordPress config file… so I contacted HostDepartment and a rep gave me the correct info.
And here I am.
I never want a long hiatus like that again.