20... getting over life.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Holy crap. I work for Engadget.


Thats all I can really say, frankly, wow.

This is one of those really sappy stories, but I used to read Engadget, and now I work there.


Today, its official. I got an Engadget e-mail address.

For those of you not familiar with Engadget, they're a nerdy-ish techy type publication. For those of you not familiar with my, I'm a nerdy-ish, techy type, that really wants to become a tech reporter. This is really a great first step in this direction.

The great part about Engadget, is they're not so straight laced as other traditional media outlets. In fact, that's one of their strong points. They've got the geek attitude down.

I'm producing their podcast. Basically, think radio producer, but for internet radio. I'm hoping that this can turn into my day job, instead of my free time job. We'll see where it goes.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Appreciated complements

Today, a reporter said I did a good job on a story a couple days ago, and I really appreciated it. I don't know if people realize that we appreciate compliments, but when you think something is good, and someone lets you know THEY think its good, its a double great thing.

Carole Mikita's packages are always easy, and typically turn out good, but hey, its always good to hear it.

Anywho, read engadget. Podcast producing starting soon!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Another weird thought at 3 am.

Great birthday/christmas gift idea for people with ipods-- itunes music store cards. Thanks mertlich family!

Thanks to them, I bought (legally)

a gladys knight song (I am a chlid of god)
Bloc Party's Album (i'm a suckah for the british invasion of 2005)
hey mercedes - 11 to your 7 (more out of respect, because they need the money.)
aimee mann - save me (classic song)
a q-tip song (because he's awesome!)

go team!


So i tried to be good and go to bed at 8pm.

I work in 2 hours.

I've decided, i'm going to go to work without anymore sleep. Now i'm going to stay awake and get stuff done. I work 3:30 am - 6 PM.

yes, I am an idiot.


Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Making people angry

It seems like I make everyone angry at work... well only in my department. I unplugged a wire so I could listen to my ipod, and forgot to plug it in, so I get an angry phone call.

AND the aformentioned 4am call.

Everyone outside my department seems to like me though, so i guess oh well.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Biggest idiot.

So if you were watching my channel on saturday, you'd realize how STUPID i am. I accidently brought up an OTS behind the sports anchor...


i'm stupid.



If you have my number, please call me and tell me how YOU're doing, in case I haven't talked to you in a while. Email works too. I want to hear how everyone is doing, and whats new in everyone's lives.

Another rude awakening in mortality.


Hospital Treatment

Why is it that my family always gets treated like crap when we go to the hospital? I get ignored for 3 hours, just to tell me that i'm probably not dying, and go pay money to random other people...

My father, whos heart rate dipped kind of low a few days ago, has been in the hospital for TWO DAYS waiting for a cardiologist. Those kinds of things are what piss me off about the medical community. My dad isn't dying now, so we should just ignore him. NEVERMIND the fact that he'll have to pay extra because he was in the hospital for two extra days, and now they don't want him to leave because he hasn't seen the cardiologist yet.

Thats bull S*** (its shut your mouth words). Honestly, if someone can give me a legit reason why ANYONE should wait for two days to be seen, or if anyone can give me a reason why I was supposed to go to seven different doctors, with NO resolution... at all... (I still haven't heard back from a cat scan, so I assume i'm ok) then i'd give them money. There is no reason. At some point you have to either a) find another doctor who isn't helping emergency patients, or b) make time for my freaking patient!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Kim's Mexico Journey

Yo Yo friends and family.

Goto my friend kim's blog. Its going to be great.


She just moved to mexico.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


Thanks to all you readers out there who keep clicking on my banners. I hadn't checked my adsense in a while, and i'm not doing too shabby.

Hey, update:

I got that 3rd job, its for associate producing. Mostly overnights, but hey, I don't complain.

I might have a voulnteer gig at engadget, mostly for the love, but also for my career. It'd be producing the podcast.



Monday, July 18, 2005

Getting kicked in the throat/teeth

I feel like i've just been beaten to death.

My insurance is going to double, for less coverage.

it feels like crap.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

My cool day/life... you're jealous

So... recapping cool events of the last little while.

Got my ipod (you heard that) but now I've hooked it up into my stereo through the CD changer port (cable, yaddyadda, and now its flush mounted in my center drawer thing.) Having my entire MP3 collection in my car is pretty awesome.

#2-- Saw Howard Dean yesterday.

My friend Pete (elder) Stark and I were hanging out yesterday, and we were walking down main street. I looked in this window, and said "that looks just like howard dean." Turns out... it was him. He was speaking at westminster college.

Funny part about that was, if he was staying at the hotel monaco (which I'm pretty sure he was) then that means he was at the same hotel as Ludacris, 50 Cent, Lil' Jon, and the east side boys.

Weird, eh?

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Happy b-day to me!

So.... it was the best b-day i've had in a good 5ish years. I turned 21, (no drinking for good ol' mormon randall!) and I had a sweet party. It was a ninja party. We had a good assortment of folks, and my friends were there, so that was awesome. My family (of the layton variety) got me an iTunes music store card, a cool shirt, and a fun day,so that was cool. My sister (of the SLC variety) got me two cool shirts, and some oreos. Overall it was a bam birthday.


(PS, if you're still looking to buy me presents ;), I need a cd-rb10 connector for a pioneer cd player, and I'm really looking for a dock connector -> Car DC adapter/line out. Either that or just a dock connector->pwr, or dock-> RCA/minijack (1/8"))

PPS-- DONT BUY ME PRESENTS, thats a nerd shoutout for people to start looking for my dock connector->dc/lineout adapter

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

becoming one of 'them'

Yes, i'm finally one of them. Probably one of you reading this right now has an iPod, and soon myself, and my sister, will have them. I'm getting the 30gig 3rd generation variety. My sister is getting a 4th gen (click wheel) 20 gig version.


i'm part of it.


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