Car fixed…

Yeah, my cars fixed. As I noted earllier, my expereince with Geico has been pretty good. I think Eric said he was paying outrageous prices for insurance with the same company. Well, its pretty good for this old man. Anyway, here’s a before and after photo.

You can see the dent in the left very clearly and the broken taillight. On the right is the fixed fender. They just popped it out and smothed it I suppose, but they did a pretty good job. If they were gonna do such a great job, I shoulda had them detail the car as well. I have a few small dings around the car that coulda used some work. Does anyone know how much detailing usually costs?

Anyway, something at work got me a little miffed and so I went to drown myself in beer last night… yeah, yeah, I know, I don’t really need to make an excuse to tie one on. I’ll drink because its raining, or because the sky is blue, or because the sun set in the west today. Hahahaah! So I have a monster hangover this morning. Later, today, we went shopping and we bought a leaf (?) of aloe. Musubi-chan peeled it and took the meat of it and made me take a tablespoon of it! Yuck, it is sooooooooooooo bitter. I can still taste it–Winward_skies was IMing me at that moment and will attest to my reaction…

But guess what? no more headache, no more upset stomach! Wow, this thing really works. Aloe is not only for the hair and skin, it’s good for you innards as well. A panacea if ever there was one. Now it could only fix the scar on my right cornea. Oh yeah, are there any opthamologists out there? What do you do with a scarred cornea–it’s about half the size of a grain of rice–short of a transplant? I once had laser surgery to remove it, but had to take steroids to prevent the scar from trying to heal itself–by healing itself, the scar reformed and its exactly like have wax paper over one eye. I can see light through the eye and some color, but basically everything is totally opaque. I know! Why dont’ you try it. Tape wax paper over one eye/one side of your eye-glasses, and try to function for a few minutes: read the newspaper, watch TV, go up and down stairs–ooo, scary. I have virtually no depth perception so be careful. Ha. If anyone actually does try it for fun, let me know what its like. I’ve had this for so long, that I don’t know how drastic the difference is. And oh yeah, I’m not tryig to garner some kind of sympathy, all in the spirit of total disclosure, something Paiky would understand… Hahahaah.

Not-so-Public Service Announcement

Rice Bowl Journals
It has occured to me that most of the hits we get on RBJ are from strangers. Do they block certain IPs? I’m not sure. But apparently they clear the number every week–usually Friday, but this week it was Thursday night. If we click on each others sites maybe we can get on the first page and if we do, “strangers” will also click on our sites out of curiosity. I have notice that when I’m in the top 20 on the first day, I usuallystay in the top 20. When I’m not, then I dwell in the unnoticed area between 100-300. Another thing I notcied is that if you don’t have a photo on you r profile–Taku, I’m talking to you!–then you seem to be ignored by the counter…

Anyway, what do you say we try an experiment and click on each other for the first few days next week, Probably Friday, maybe Thursday… and see how we fare in the top 20. I nkow that Marie is not so hot on the idea of “hits”, but lets consider this an “experiment”, okay? As far as I know, the people who come here regularly and are on RBJ are: mmh, Sleetse, Zettonv, Hattori_hanzo, Paikypoo, Enygma81, SammyStorm, Barberic_bojo, ca1b0y. If you click these names it will take you to RBJ and give these guys “hits”. Don’t forget me too. Like I said, this is not a way to get a whole bunch of hits, but it is an experiment to see if being in the top 20 early will affect how your overall hit total will be affected. I get the feeling that some of the popular people hit each other to make sure they are always on top. As Kyzer (when are you gonna start posting?) pointed out, they are all pretty cute looking girls. Well, I say that Marie and Anna are pretty cute too–as are we guys–and we deserve to be in the top twenty once in a while… So if you’re game, click on these names often and let’s see if anyting happens…I will post these names again next week when RBJ renews the numbers. Like I said, it’s an experiment and done all in good fun… So let’s Check it out.

And again, thanks to those of you visiting the Rice Bowl Journal by clicking on my icon. I’ve received comments and words of encouragement from RiceBowlers, as well. And don’t forget to tell me if you decided to join RBJ because you saw it here first!

Car fixed…

Yeah, my cars fixed. As I noted earllier, my expereince with Geico has been pretty good. I think Eric said he was paying outrageous prices for insurance with the same company. Well, its pretty good for this old man. Anyway, here’s a before and after photo.

You can see the dent in the left very clearly and the broken taillight. On the right is the fixed fender. They just popped it out and smothed it I suppose, but they did a pretty good job. If they were gonna do such a great job, I shoulda had them detail the car as well. I have a few small dings around the car that coulda used some work. Does anyone know how much detailing usually costs?

Anyway, something at work got me a little miffed and so I went to drown myself in beer last night… yeah, yeah, I know, I don’t really need to make an excuse to tie one on. I’ll drink because its raining, or because the sky is blue, or because the sun set in the west today. Hahahaah! So I have a monster hangover this morning. Later, today, we went shopping and we bought a leaf (?) of aloe. Musubi-chan peeled it and took the meat of it and made me take a tablespoon of it! Yuck, it is sooooooooooooo bitter. I can still taste it–Winward_skies was IMing me at that moment and will attest to my reaction…

But guess what? no more headache, no more upset stomach! Wow, this thing really works. Aloe is not only for the hair and skin, it’s good for you innards as well. A panacea if ever there was one. Now it could only fix the scar on my right cornea. Oh yeah, are there any opthamologists out there? What do you do with a scarred cornea–it’s about half the size of a grain of rice–short of a transplant? I once had laser surgery to remove it, but had to take steroids to prevent the scar from trying to heal itself–by healing itself, the scar reformed and its exactly like have wax paper over one eye. I can see light through the eye and some color, but basically everything is totally opaque. I know! Why dont’ you try it. Tape wax paper over one eye/one side of your eye-glasses, and try to function for a few minutes: read the newspaper, watch TV, go up and down stairs–ooo, scary. I have virtually no depth perception so be careful. Ha. If anyone actually does try it for fun, let me know what its like. I’ve had this for so long, that I don’t know how drastic the difference is. And oh yeah, I’m not tryig to garner some kind of sympathy, all in the spirit of total disclosure, something Paiky would understand… Hahahaah.

Not-so-Public Service Announcement

Rice Bowl Journals
It has occured to me that most of the hits we get on RBJ are from strangers. Do they block certain IPs? I’m not sure. But apparently they clear the number every week–usually Friday, but this week it was Thursday night. If we click on each others sites maybe we can get on the first page and if we do, “strangers” will also click on our sites out of curiosity. I have notice that when I’m in the top 20 on the first day, I usuallystay in the top 20. When I’m not, then I dwell in the unnoticed area between 100-300. Another thing I notcied is that if you don’t have a photo on you r profile–Taku, I’m talking to you!–then you seem to be ignored by the counter…

Anyway, what do you say we try an experiment and click on each other for the first few days next week, Probably Friday, maybe Thursday… and see how we fare in the top 20. I nkow that Marie is not so hot on the idea of “hits”, but lets consider this an “experiment”, okay? As far as I know, the people who come here regularly and are on RBJ are: mmh, Sleetse, Zettonv, Hattori_hanzo, Paikypoo, Enygma81, SammyStorm, Barberic_bojo, ca1b0y. If you click these names it will take you to RBJ and give these guys “hits”. Don’t forget me too. Like I said, this is not a way to get a whole bunch of hits, but it is an experiment to see if being in the top 20 early will affect how your overall hit total will be affected. I get the feeling that some of the popular people hit each other to make sure they are always on top. As Kyzer (when are you gonna start posting?) pointed out, they are all pretty cute looking girls. Well, I say that Marie and Anna are pretty cute too–as are we guys–and we deserve to be in the top twenty once in a while… So if you’re game, click on these names often and let’s see if anyting happens…I will post these names again next week when RBJ renews the numbers. Like I said, it’s an experiment and done all in good fun… So let’s Check it out.

And again, thanks to those of you visiting the Rice Bowl Journal by clicking on my icon. I’ve received comments and words of encouragement from RiceBowlers, as well. And don’t forget to tell me if you decided to join RBJ because you saw it here first!