Thursday, December 31, 2009

Free 3-month Amazon Prime Trial

Not something we would pay for (a full year cost $79) , but sweet if you want something small at Amazon and don’t want to pad your order to $25. Features unlimited Free Two-day Shipping.
Follow the steps below. Be sure to do the last one to so it doesn’t automatically renew at the end of March. Thanks be to Slickdeals.

  1. Click here
  2. Add the book to cart using the "Add to cart with free 2-day shipping" button on the right of the page (if visible)
    1. If the button is not visible, simply add the book to cart

  3. Login to your account, and sign up for free 3-month trial of Amazon Prime when prompted
    1. If the button was not visible in (2), in cart switch to "FREE Two-Day Shipping with a free trial of Amazon Prime" shipping
    2. Sign up for trial as prompted

  4. Once sign up is completed, remove the book from your cart
  5. Click here, log in if prompted and turn off your prime membership from automatic upgrade by clicking "Do Not Upgrade" button, and confirm your selection
  6. Enjoy your free 3-month trial of Amazon Prime

SDJ# Content.

As much as i may complain about work, after working two nights at two different 24-hour stores, it seems that my store is probably the best fit. i can't guarantee it isn't simply the fact that i know what my role is and where everything is and what exactly is expected of me. i know for certain i prefer my drive to the others. i feel sorry for anyone who has to drive over 25 minutes each way for work. What a waste of offense...and not that i do anything with that extra time.

How can an NBA team lose so many games? It seems so statistically near impossible. The Nets are bad; winning just 3 out of 32 games. i feel like i could put together a team with people i know that don't play basketball and somehow win that many. Can you imagine jrife and clapy at the guard positions, greg and david at forward and artanisknarf at center with megan, martha and i coming off the bench? On second thought, we probably wouldn't win any games.

i think i forgot what i was typing.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Left 4 Dead 2

Another wonderful Christmas this year. Apparently my whining about my old desktop paid off as Megan replaced it with a new one including a pimping new monitor. Also, during my next week off i'll get to begin the beer brewing experience with my new micro-brew kit as i read "The Butler Way."
When i describe Megan's Christmas gifts, i compare it to that of a 12-year old boy's Christmas. All of her gifts were probably found on letters to Santa across the country aside from the ladies workout outfits. A new set of drums for Guitar Hero and three games. We love playing Left 4 Dead 2 for the 360. My only complaint is having to play most everything online aside from the campaign. It makes me not want to play any more after being voted off by those damn puberty-awaiting punks in my very first game. Luckily, i didn't let it get me down and found a more suitable game and was victorious.

Regretfully, i picked up two shifts this week to help out and to compensate for the two vacation days i took to start off the New Year. Why do i do that every year? Oh well, it worked out in 2009.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Driving around.

So I've already mentioned my confusion of why there are buckets lining the highways of America, now I want to point out another fun game to play on the streets of North Carolina. It's called 'Find the Most Asinine License Plate'. It's sort of like playing that board game (Mad Gab) where you have to say a random sequence of words and try to figure out what it is supposed to translate into English. i don't have the best examples here, but these are some standard dumb license plates around here.

Simple, yet stupid.

Why would you pay money to tell people you are off to work?


Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Spirit.

This is the first non-mini size Christmas tree i've had in years. There are 3 big presents under the tree for me and when i accidentally moved them around they are all heavy. i'm guessing Megan has either tired of my lack of muscle and bought me a new weight set or each gift is hidden inside a lead box she wrapped from her nuclear pharmacy.

Next visitor arrives next Saturday. i'm pretty excited to have my mom see our house. As always, wherever i live has the standard Open Invitation policy.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

iPhone Apps of the Post

Searching for iPhone Apps could pretty much keep me occupied for an entire calendar year. Initially, i'd just scour the App Store's top 25 free apps, then the top 50 for good measure. Now i spend my time using a random app-finding device called Fluke (clicking opens in iTunes). i don't know that i have actually found much useful stuff, but i keep on searching.

Nice to Have Apps

i think this is one of my favorite apps as far as functionality and ease of use. Along the bottom of the screen it allows you to switch back and forth between, sellout.woot, shirt.woot, wine.woot, and kids.woot. It allows you to scroll through the pictures on top and then pull up the description below. It does not allow you to view comments directly, but it gives you one-touch buttons to get you where you need for more info or to purchase.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Just a reminder that big signs and large numbers don't always guarantee it is a good deal.

((wal-mart prices are starting to rollback up))


Despite having to work til 8 AM and then having to be back to work at 10 PM, i had a really nice Thanksgiving thanks to the future Mrs. Phillips fixing up a small feast. Now it's December 1st and we are just about all decorated for Christmas after a few more lights outside. How does one go about buying one of those super big ladders and transporting it home? We had to borrow a neighbors to hang the top lights. Speaking of neighbors, this Friday they are having their annual Christmas party that even got a write up in the Charlotte Observer. i almost feel like a celebrity since we will be there.

i found these Thanksgiving instructions entertaining...
"15 LBS of mashed potatoes in a casserole with a serving spoon. Please do not use the over-size blue serving dish you used last year. Because you are making such a large batch you can do one of two things: put half the mash in a regulation size casserole with lid" 
Is that dish regulation size or what?