Cheap Bourbon Whiskey

Cheap bourbon whiskey and pearl snap shirts, are two things that stay the same.

For those of you who don’t know.  I am huge whiskey fan, I love a good bourbon, and I had one tonight.  Crown Cask 16 or whatever is wonderful.  I had it as a sippin whiskey.  It’s very nice, much like gentleman jack except w/o the bite.  Right now I’m punching the last of a ethan whatever it’s called, that shit that looks like Jack.   Anwyays just chiming in.

Denver!

Here I am in Denver.  I’m excited to be here.  With good close friends that I havn’t seen in a long while.  It’s nice to be with them.  They are getting married, which is wonderful.  They have been together as long as I have known them which has been 8 years 9 years something like that.  So it’s not like it’s a major change from the way they live their life now.  It’s comforting to  know that our relationships havn’t deminished over time.  I think that Mike would always be here for me the way I would always be there for him.  The same goes to Liz.  The cats seem to have reversed rolls.  Melvin is skinny and spike is fat.  It was the other way around when I lived with them.  Mike already had his bachelor party, wich sucks cause I was hoping for a night of debauchery.  Ah well.  It’ll be nice to relax with them over the weekend, and over the next week.  I hope that me being here help’s mike’s stress level within the next week.  I may or may not update next week.  I’ll see yah when I get back to cruces.

Soldiers and their wives.

I love our troops.  Please don’t get me wrong, you won’t find another more patriotic person than me.  They are all heroes in my eyes, anyone willing to sacrifice their life so that I may continue to live mine the way I have, is remarkable to say the least.  I find humor in the fact that people drive around and damn the war and damn the president and damn the troops, but what they don’t realize is the reason they can go around making the statements they can is due to the freedom that we have that has been paid by the blood of our soldiers.  A debt I’m afraid we can never pay back.  The little things I try to do for men in uniform, seem inconsequential to me, but if everyone would take the five minutes to help the vet cross the street, or stop and let the active duty personnel cross your path, instead of driving by, will make a big difference.   That being said, here comes the rant.

Why on earth do I have to listen to these lil girls whine about their husbands not being home.  YOU married the solider, YOU knew we are in the middle of a war.  Quit your bitchin.   You made a decision after he made a very important one.  You knew going in that he wouldn’t be there.  I think its horrible that the focus of today for young women is to go find a soldier and marry him.  Everyone I know seems to be doing so.  You know they are going to have issues, mentally, physically when they come back.  You know that they have a dangerous job, but they knew that going in.  Your pledging this huge comitment to this person, before they go overseas to fight, and who knows they may be killed, they will probabbly come back with PDSS, and they are going to be gone for a long time.  I just don’t understand why your complaining, this is all stuff you knew before going into the relationship/marriage.

Now I do have sympethy to those who have lost loved ones overseas.  It’s a price that is unbearable, unfathomable, that we have to pay for our freedom.  There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for a soldier to help them out, no matter how much in a hurry I am, no matter how long it’s going to take.  Anyways that’s my two cents.

Initial Installation

So I’ve completed the initial installation.  One of the things that’s new is the ability to encrypt a file system during the install.  I did not choose this option yet.  I am running KDE and it’s very windows vista looking.

There are beta nvidia drivers, but the installation of one of them mucked the system up, and since I didn’t really have anything on here, I wipped it and started over.  The default kde configuration that I have and drivers seems to keep the cpu just a buzzin with activity.  I hope that when the nvidia drivers come out that are stable for the new xorg that this will drop my cpu usage down from 50%.  I tried to get vmware to install, that wouldn’t work either.  I think it has something to do with the new xorg as well.

One thing that I have liked is the new pulse audio support.  It seems to be much better than in 8.  I can actually controll the volume through the little volume icon on the taskbar or pane as they call it.  In 8, you have to open up some dialog to get it to work, and it’s just a pain all around.

As far as for the future, I hope to get this box up and running in a more efficient manner, with the nvidia drivers, and getting vmware on here and seeing how well it handles that.  I’ll post later on how I feel more about the os.

-Jonathan

Fedora 9

So Fedora 9 came out a few days ago, I’ve installed it twice on my laptop.  I will keep a sublog of my experiences with it, and let you know how it is.

Stupid Survey’s on Myspace

My myspace is http://www.myspace.com/jcomega , and I get tons of these stupid lil surveys.   Figured I outta put one up on here with my comments:

How City are you?

[X] I’ve been to Starbucks more than once in my life  (They have good coffee even if it’s 5 dollars)

[] Sometimes I link arms when I walk with someone
[] shop at AE, A&F, or HCO (What… I’ve never even heard of them)
[] I own 4 or more polo shirts (Close but they are scout related)

[X] I will never be caught without my cell phone
[] I blow dry my hair on a daily basis

total:2

[]I will wear flip flops no matter what the weather
[] I own an oversized pair of sunglasses
[X] I own 1 or more pairs of ripped jeans (This shouldn’t count, my jeans are ripped from working in them)
[X] I layer my shirts (undershirts, and jackets)
[] have/had a “Myspace mirror pic”

total so far:4

[X] When I’m not drinking starbucks I prefer water or tea
[] get annoyed with tom-boys
[] I own an oversized bag or purse
[] I have seen every episode of Laguna Beach
[] My new fav is the Hills
[X] I say “lol” in online chat
[X] I own tight jeans (Don’t all “cowboys” wear tight jeans?)

total so far:7

[x] I walk across the street when cars are there or not
[ ] I wear large necklaces
[x] I own an iPod/mp3 player
[X] I have the internet
[] have more than 1 AIM screen name

total so far: 10

[] I own a small dog
[X] I have said “lol” or “OMG!” in a real conversation
[] I love shopping
[] I shop whenever I have a chance
[X] I have watched the Simple Life (It’s a funny ass show to see spoiled rotten people work for a lil bit)

GRAND TOTAL: 12
multiply by 3 and put “im –% city
total percent: 36%

How COUNTRY Are You?

have you

[X] ridden a horse
[X] been 4 wheeling
[X] said “ain’t”
[X] been cow-tipping
[X] been deer hunting
[X] been swimming in a lake
[X] caught a fish
[X] seen a deer get skinned

total: 8

You
[X] have worked on a ranch or on land
[X] have lived in a house in the middle of nowhere
[ ] have been duck hunting ( I want to go does that count?)

[X] have went swimming in a river
[X] driven a truck
[X] own or owned a rebelflag
[X] have said “I don’t like it, I love it”

total so far: 14

[X] have a funny accent or people have told you that
[X] own or owned a pair of cowboy boots
[X] own/owned a cowboy hat
[X] own/have owned a big dog
[x] say “y’all”
[x] have been made fun of for sayin “y’all”

total so far 20

You also
[X] swear when you’re mad
[X] have dipped dip/snuff
[X] go / have / gone to church on sunday
[X] have riddin’ a horse to somewhere in town
[X] have gone on a field trip to a farm/ranch
[X] ate deer jerky
[X] have eaten deer meat
[X] have shot a gun before

GRAND TOTAL: 28

multiply by 3 and put “i’m –% country”

total percent: 84%

Me And Wrangler

Boy I’d love to own a horse. I will eventually, one of these days. Here’s a picture of me and a few of them that I love like they were my own. They are my Cuz’s horses up in ALBQ!

Me and Wrangler
Me and Tika