Showing posts from May, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness Movie Review

I generally don't do a lot of movie reviews on this blog. Mostly because I'm just that lazy, but I have to post something about the worst thing I have seen in months. Star Trek Into Darkness. I would say this review will include some spoilers, but that is impossible since the movie is a complete rip-off of all previous Star Trek movies and a few others. And by rip-off I mean, a copy and paste of those movies.
I can understand throwing in a few references to previous movies as people usually get a kick out of getting those references, but to cut and paste previous movies is a little much. Since this movie is picking up where the last one left off, with the Star Trek universe starting over, it makes sense that they would have a some of those references. So, fine Dr. McCoy now has a Tribble in his lab. In the series they have a story about how the Tribble showed up. In this movie he just happens to have one and everyone knows about it and accepts it. Khan, the villain who is gen…

BMW Still In The Shop

And another Seattle area weekend goes by without a motorcycle. On the plus side, I have to give the guys and Ride West props for actually working on it this time. Sounds like it might be the fuel pump and not just the injectors. And another plus, when I go to sell it as soon as I get the POS back, it will have some nice new parts for the new owner.

Chase Finally Cancelling a Canceled Account

I logged on this weekend to access my Chase mortgage and received an error:
You're unable to log on for one of these reasons:
This website is temporarily unavailableYour User ID is invalidYour profile is locked

Along with a list of phone numbers to contact, depending on which service I am trying to access.

Knowing my user ID isn't invalid I decided to give it a day or two and give it another try, receiving the same error when I did. So the only logical conclusion is that my profile is locked for some reason. So, I call the number listed. I enter the automated validation information and sit on hold for a minute or two before the call is dropped.

I then call back and go through the same process, this time reaching a person. I explain my issue, and she transfers me to another department. Because, the online service department number was not one of the numbers listed in the 12 to choose from at the error page.

I enter my information again, select a few options, and get the next person…

Beemer Back in the Shop

Last weekend the weather reached the upper 70's, which, anyone who lives in the PNW knows is not something that happens often, and is great weather for taking the motorcycle out for a ride. Unfortunately, as seems to be the case with the BMW, it wouldn't start. After cranking it quite a bit it eventually started but ran like crap. So, back to the dealer it went along with another video of the problem.
On the plus side, a couple of days later when they called me, there wasn't any question of the issue like before, and lack of belief in was it was telling them. This time the guys at Ride West knew exactly what the problem was, another bad injector. So they replaced it and took the bike out for a few shakedown rides and told me I could pick it up today. I brought my helmet and jacket in to work, ready to bus on over to the dealer after and get the bike. That was until they called me today. Today, I received another call that after the shakedown ride they found they …

Disabled couple denied chance to live together by group homes

sent to me from FoxyNick

This is so wrong, why would they deny people this? I mean I can understand why disabled people are undesired people because at some point society deemed them undesirables, but some how they survived evolution. And they are here demanding rights, they are a community just like gay, lesbians, feminists, blacks, Jews, Catholics, etc... I have a few friends who are disabled and I don't see them as any less of a couple

Hava Samuels and Paul Forziano, who are mentally disabled, say the group homes where they live are blocking their request to live together as husband and wife. They are suing for the right to do so.

Ready the full story here...