Monday, October 26, 2009

Wife's First Hunt

via my wife's brother-in-law


My sweet husband invited me to go hunting with him this year.
I Couldn't believe it...the first time ever!
I never thought he'd be willing to share his 'guy time' with me
And being the thoughtful man that he is, he even gave me an opening day present.
He calls it 'The First Timers Lucky Hat'. I'm so fortunate to be married to him.

I have attached a picture of me in my lucky hat

Some details about the new Microsoft stores

From a list I'm on...
Here are some yet-to-be-officially-revealed details about the Microsoft stores.

  1. Instead of Apple's sheer walls of glass, Microsoft's stores will have brushed steel walls dotted with holes -- reminiscent of Windows security.

  2. The store will have six different entrances: Starter, Basic, Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. While all six doors will lead into the same store, the Ultimate door requires a fee of $100 for no apparent reason.

  3. Instead of a "Genius Bar" (as Apple provides) Microsoft will offer an Excuse Bar. It will be staffed by Microsofties trained in the art of evading questions, directing you to complicated and obscure fixes, and explaining it's a problem with the hardware -- not a software bug.

  4. The Windows Genuine Advantage team will run storefront security, assuming everybody is a thief until they can prove otherwise.

  5. Store hours are undetermined. At any given time the store mysteriously shuts down instantaneously for no apparent reason. (No word yet on what happens to customers inside).

  6. Stores will be named Microsoft Live Retail Store with PC Services for Digital Lifestyle Enthusiasts.

  7. Fashioned after Microsoft's User Account Control (UAC) in Vista, sales personnel will ask you whether you're positive you want to purchase something at least twice.

  8. Xbox 360 section of the store will be organized in a ring -- which will inexplicably go red occasionally.

  9. DreamWorks will design a scary in-store theme park ride called "blue screen of death."

  10. Store emergency exits will be unlocked at all times so people can get in anytime they want even if the front doors are locked.

Project Valour-IT

It's that time of the year. Time to bring out your inner geek, crack open your wallet and send some of that hard earned money to Soldiers Angels for Project Valour-IT. Valour-IT gets voice controlled laptops to wounded warriors so they can communicate while they recover. The 'competition' starts today and ends on Veterans Day. If you can afford it, even $5.00, please donate.