Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mobile blogging


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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve

Recently, comedian Rickey Gervais wrote a follow-up to an article he
crafted on why he doesn't believe in God.

Below is his response to a question on how he plans to spend Christmas:

"Eating and drinking too much with friends and family. Celebrating
life and remembering those that did, but can no longer.

They are not looking down on me but they live in my mind and heart
more than they ever did probably. Some, I was lucky enough to bump
into on this planet of six billion people. Others shared much of my
genetic material. One selflessly did her best for me all my life.
That’s what mums do though. They do it for no other reason than love.
Not for reward. Not for recognition. They create you. From nothing.
Miracle? They do those every day. No big deal. They are not worshiped.
They would give their life without the promise of heaven. They teach
you everything they know yet they are not declared prophets. And you
only have one."

Wether you believe or not, agree or disagree with his beliefs, I think
his message is so important: Love one another.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Coffee or tea. Which is the right drink for me?

Woke up extremely late, 11:45. Didn't want to get out of bed but my kid insisted on going I. The front and watching TV. Not my ideal way of starting the afternoon.

Lila woke up a few minutes later and asked me to make coffee while she cleaned up. I also made Mac and Cheese at this point. I am in a state of confusion. I feel like I'm wandering through life.

I need something to do, I don't want a hobby. A hobby is just a fancy way of saying "I'm spending money." I want something that will bring in cash. A job. But I'm so lazy and I hate working and I hate people, what am I to do?

I know, I will sit on this stupid recliner, eat and get fat, like world's fattest, fat. Then, maybe, I will get on Maury Povich and I'll get paid to lose weight and some diet and weight loss company will hire me to be their spokesperson.

Things are looking up!

Now, excuse me. I have a date with a bag of Doritos.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Men? Policemen?

Today, as I was watching my kid watch her marathon of Sesame Street on our Apple TV, I developed a sudden headache of epic proportions. I ended up sleeping for about 45-minutes at three different times throughout the day, I also had about twelve Advil and that only made me feel about 40% better.

Today is also the day I remembered that a cheese and tomato sandwich is probably the best sandwich ever.

My head started feeling better after my last nap at around 9:30PM, which is an awful time for a nap seeing as how it’s now five-in-the-morning and I’m watching Blade Runner and writing a blog post. I’ve tried closing my eyes, but it’s like they’re spring loaded and wont stay shut. I’ve tried reading boring things on the interwebs and that usually puts me to sleep, but tonight, not so much.

I suppose the reason I’m not sleepy is because a wild-hair climbed up my butt and decided it would be a good idea to invest in the stock market. I thought it would be real nice to actually have a use for the stocks app on my phone, and the potential income would be a great benefit, but I figured it’s too late to invest in the companies that I give two hoots about. I’ve got about $500 that I could invest, but that would buy one share of Apple, and a couple of shares of Coke. Unfortunately, while having a nice chunk of money in the future would be nice, I need cash now.

After my dreams of being the next Warren Buffet faded away, I decided to turn on Blade Runner. I actually love this movie, but I often forget how much love I have for it. Every time I watch it, I appreciate some little detail, a silent stare or a head tilt and I am reminded at how much of a masterpiece it truly is.

Another interesting thing is the whole “Is Deckard a replicant or not” sub-plot, once you know about it, every word, reaction shot, blank stare, every question becomes a possible hint to the fact that Deckard is as clueless to his own humanity as Rachel is when first being interviewed. Blade Runner brought up the theory of questioning our own humanity seventeen years before The Matrix slowed down its first bullet.

There’s nothing quite like it, and there hasn’t been anything like it since. I cannot think of one movie that comes close to what Blade Runner delivers. 

I’m going to finish re-watching Deckard fight Pris, and I’ll watch Batty beg his father for more life, and maybe then I’ll dream of Electric Sheep.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I might have a problem.

So, I’m bored and I thought I’d list all the Apple gear I own and have owned through the years. Let’s begin.


  • iBook (Dual USB) - Came with OS X 10.0 and was returned.
  • iBook (Late 2001) - Sold
  • PowerBook G4 867 MHz - Purchase as an early wedding gift April 2003. Sold.
  • Mac Mini - Ordered day it was announced in January 2005. Sold.
  • MacBook - White. Purchased July 2006. Sold.
  • MacPro - Quad-Core Xeon 2.66 GHz. Sold.
  • MacBook Pro (Late 2007) - 15” Glossy Screen, 2.2GHz. Sold.
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2009) - Unibody 13”. Sold.
  • iMac (Late 2009) - 27” Core i5. Sold.
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) - 15” Glossy Hi-Res, 2.4 GHz. Current machine. 


  • 20” Cinema Display - DVI


  • iPhone - 4GB
  • iPhone 3G - 8GB
  • iPhone 3GS - 16GB
  • iPhone 4 - 32GB


  • iPad 16GB - Wi-Fi only.
  • iPad 16GB - 3G + Wi-Fi.


  • iPod - Original, Mac-only, 5GB, scroll wheel.
  • iPod (Dock Connector) - 10GB
  • iPod mini - Pink for the Mrs.
  • iPod (Click Wheel) -
  • iPod Shuffle - Won during a raffle at CompUSA.
  • iPod nano - Original Black.
  • iPod nano - Original White.
  • iPod (5th Generation)
  • iPod nano - Black
  • iPod Classic - 80GB
  • iPod Shuffle (3rd generation)
  • iPod Touch (3rd generation)

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I've been fortunate to receive an invite to a new website that's in beta right now, it's called homescreen.me.

The idea is you take a screenshot of your iOS home screen and upload to the site and explain the various bits and pieces of your daily, digital experience.

It's a neat idea, but at this time there is no way to easily find other peoples' home screens. Hopefully, this will be a feature implemented before it leaves beta.

You can check out my homescreen here: http://homescreen.me/batfish

iPad and beer

This day was a relaxing day.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I Want to Beat the Heat

"Another day, another dollar." If you live in Bakersfield it might as well be, "Another day, another hundred-dollars added to the electricity bill."

It's the oppressive heat that's been having me in a funk, lately. Almost near a point of depression. I wake-up in the morning and I immediately want to go back to bed and not have to deal with heat. How I long and beg for the cold, wet winter months to roll through town again.

I miss sitting in a slightly cold house. Watching the fog roll across the front porch, leaving the ground damp and soggy. I miss the smell of clean air. I miss not having to take another shower forty-five minutes after taking the first.

Such is life. 

So, today was an uneventful Saturday. Ate In-N-Out. I actually tasted the spread for the first time in my life. Let me tell you, I wasn't very impressed. I don't see why people freak-out for the spread. I didn't hate it, but I think mustard is far superior.

After burgers, we walked around the mall for about an hour and came home. Kaitlin has had a cough for the last couple days. I'm hoping it doesn't develop in to whooping cough, and though I highly doubt it, I suppose it's still a possibility.

This is the first time I've done a nothing-in-particular type blog post in forever. I really got back in to the swing of this. Trying to make an epic story out of things has lead to a rather lonely looking and out-of-date blog.

"Blogging for the sake of blogging"

That's my new motto. And I intend to stick to it, at least until the morning, anyway. 

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sleep Writing

I had just fallen asleep on my recliner. I concentrated of the quietness, the sounds of the cars. I let my mind float away. This came out:

"The quiet sounds like the number seven.
My subconscious drifts to the back of my skull.
It awakens, wraps around, waving goodbye to my eardrums and slams on the brakes when it reaches my ocular cavity."

  I should do that more often. Maybe not, I dunno.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I love Google and Apple

Let's try and be friends, guys. I love you both and your constant fighting is making me feel like my parents are getting a divorce.

Think of the children for God's sake!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

30 Simple Pleasures

I especially like #3 and #27

  1. The First Sip of a Beverage When You’re Thirsty – You just finished mowing the lawn or taking a long jog. The only thing on your mind is an ice-cold glass of water. When you are really, really thirsty, that first sip of any liquid beverage is sheer bliss.
  2. Catching a Glimpse of Bare Skin on the Opposite Sex – For guys, it’s when the waitress bends over a little too far. For girls it’s seeing that buff guy in a Speedo. Either way, when you see a bit more skin than you were expecting on the opposite sex, you can’t help but to smirk on the inside.
You can read the whole list at Pretty Young Things

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May Cause Flashbacks

So, here I am. 26-years-old. Married with a child, and I'm still doing the same shit I was doing when I started this damn website: Thinking the stuff I type is way more important that what it really is and listening to Radiohead.

I may have changed over the years, but my taste in music sure hasn't.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dead Bodies 50% off at The Grove

LAPD found a dead body at The Grove in Los Angeles. Here's a section from the Los Angeles Times 

LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said detectives suspect the unidentified man might have died of a drug overdose and could have been inside his truck for some time.

"He may have been there for a couple of days," Smith said.

You can read the whole article here

Sunday, May 9, 2010

TODO: Call Your Mother

It's Mother's Day. Have you called your mom? You really should. This is a picture of my mom and me. Yeah, it's the 80s.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Stop reading this and go see Iron Man 2!

Just like the title says: Go see Iron Man 2. Right now! It's that good. 

Robert Downey Jr. (or RDJ as I like to call him) is back as the super charismatic, super genius, Tony Stark. In fact, every one except the original black guy is back. Replacing OG black is Don Cheadle, who does an awesome job as Rhodey. Scarlett Johansson should be in every movie and require a scene where she's in a bra. Jon Favreau does an wonderful job both in-front and behind the camera. Gwyneth Paltrow is adorable as the new CEO of Stark Enterprises.

The basic premise of the movie is pretty simple. Stark is getting old, the U.S. government wants his armor and he's getting some competition from Justin Hammer who is trying to build his own super armor. Also, there's a crazy Russian guy who is trying to kill Stark.

Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke play the "Bad Guys", and I say that with quotes because it's really hard to call them villains. Rockwell is so good in this flick, from his arrogance, to the cheesy little dance he does, he's incredible. Mickey Rourke is just as threatening with his electricity tinged whips, though I didn't see him as much as a threat as I did when Jeff Bridges was the antagonist.

Of course, like any other sequel, every thing is doubled. Two bad guys, two love interests, etc. Yet it avoids Spiderman's trappings that it had in its sequels. Every thing is bigger than the first, the fights are bigger and that's a good thing, a very good thing.

The visuals are amazing without being over done. Stark's computer, Jarvis, has been upgraded, and provides an outlet for Robert Downey Jr. do his crazy hand gestures that only he could pull off. Think Minority Report but in an actual 3D space. And Iron Man definitely has some some surprises up his metal sleeve. If anything, the suitcase armor scene alone is worth the price of admission, and the audience in our theatre went wild after Iron Man said, "Rhodey, get down!"

There's a ton of winks and nods to the other Marvel properties, I won't spoil them for you, just make sure to stick around after the credits. You almost get the sense that this -- and any other future Marvel movies -- is just a very expensive commercial for the upcoming Avengers movie, and there's plenty of Avengers talk in Iron Man, and I'll admit, made me giddy with fanboy nerdgasms.

So, bottom line, is Iron Man 2 as good as the first? Honestly, no. But, I think it's partly due to the fact that I had such low expectations for the first Iron Man, not being a fan of the comic.

Now, is Iron Man 2 the best comic book sequel ever? YES! I'd even say it's the best comic movie since its predecessor.



Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

iPad is here and it is good

So, I'm just testing Blogger's capabilities on the iPad.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Homescreen. March 2010

The current homescreen on my iPhone.

As you can see, I love 'Simplenote', but the default icon is fug-lee. So I switched back to the original 'Notes' icon to retain that original feel.

I never, ever used Stocks so that is hidden with SBSettings and replaced with 'Things' because it has annoying badges that force me to do the things I keep putting off.

I'm also beta testing the newest 'Bylines'. Go 'head, be jealous. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I hate titles.

I'm going to do some zen writing here we go. I'm a little tired right now, but I have to wait for the sheets to dry. I painted the bathroom today, it took a long time, though not as ling a it took to paint the pink room. Trucks drive by and interrupt the voices of little bear. I dislike this show immensely.

Back in track of my mind. Minds eye computer animation. I rearranged the computer in the bedroom. Looks so nice. All the wires are petty much hidden, like 99% hidden which makes me happy. Too bad the rest of the house is a disaster. Oh well can't do anything about it because i'm so damned tired.

Child asked me if those are gummy bears.

I have an open laptop on my lap. It's cool and not hot like it usually is. All this is being done on an iPhone. My thumbs are ad fast as my fingers. My should I getting sore and my eyelids are getting droopy.

My breath is going in and out. I hear it and feel it. I'm not high. Promise.

This is going to be the last thing I type before going to sleep.

I feel like I should see a therapist. What do you think, person who doesn't exist? I think it could be fun and educating. We shall see, maybe.

I ate rice a roni. It was very good and tasty. I also ate a cheese sandwich on sourdough. That was very good as well.


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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Open Mic Night Fail!

So, today we went to Fresno and hung out with Bob and Fake Nini. Eventually we ended up at a bar that was doing open mic night. The plan was Bib was going to do stand-up and I was going to read intentionally bad poetry.
So I wrote a pretty sexy poem about Mrs. Butterworth syrup. Yeah, totally funny.
However, we didn’t get a chance to get up on stage and I now feel that my hard work that went in to writing that poem is wasted.
So here it is for you to enjoy, it’s unfinished, but that’s ok:
I sleep and dream. Flowers shoot in my mind like bullets flying in the hood
My stomach turns and twists. It’s in knots that would make a boy scout cry. I want to lie with you, but you lay and lie and die.
I wake up and have breakfast and my eggs remind me of the time we sat out and looked out over the horizon and think about the kids we’ll have.
I open you up and pour your sweet syrup over my heart-shaped flapjacks. I sit and stare at you flapping away as the wind lifts up your apron and reveals the heaven that is your Carmel colored skin.
I take you from behind as you take off your red cap and know that it won’t last. You’ll be drained of all your love and my light will slowly start to dim.
I let your warm embrace pour all over me and cover me with your sticky hot love like the honey that’s stuck to the side of the bear next to you
The table can’t support our