08-08-08: Just another day

What does that number mean to you? It means absolutely nothing to me, but it’s always fun to take notice on days like these (that really aren’t anymore unique than 04-13-08 or 07-05-08).

So I guess many of you already know that the Olympics started today. Something about the number 8 being very special in China. I haven’t taken the time to look it up (cause I’m a little tired and lazy right now, haha), but I may look it up later and post some more about why it is special…or if any of you feel like posting something then just throw it in the comments!

Obviously the fact that the number for the day, month and year is cool…but it’s cheating at the same time cause the year is not really 8….add 2000 to that and you’ve got your year…it’s just an abbreviated year of course…but I still don’t see how it’s so special since it’s not even the full year like the day and month are. Anyways, just rambling.

On this “very special day” I am most likely not going to see any clips from the Olympics, but instead just relax…take in some mountain air and maybe waste a little time on the web.

Just got my Nalgene bottle that I got off eBay a week ago or so. I got the sipper from an outdoors shop in Raleigh (can’t remember the name of it at the moment), but it’s not the Nalgene brand sipper. You can find these sippers, called SplashGaurds, at http://www.guyotdesigns.com/splashguard and they are the best ones I’ve seen or used before.

Nalgene with SplashGuard

I would recommend finding a local shop to buy one from though if you decide you want one, cause the shipping on their website was going to cost me like ~$12-13 for a $3 item…just crazy.

I “had” to get a new bottle since my Eddie Bauer bottle got a crack in the lid. The sipper plus this cooler bottle makes the investment well worth it, haha.

Also..it may be hard to tell from the picture to the left, but there are actually two different sipper style built into this sweet thing.

There is the one shown to the left with the stream of water coming out..which is good for sipping from when you’re jogging or biking or something and then the one at the top (where you see a little lip sticking out). It’s pictured better in the image at the top of the post.

Very good design though! I love this bottle and I’ve had it for like a hour and a half now, haha. 08-08-08 has been a good day so far. 😀 Hope yours is great as well.

New guitar!

Hey all,
I just bought a new guitar the other day! Got it on ebay.com, haha. Was a good deal and is a sweet guitar! It is a Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster with Crimson Transparent paint! Here is the discription from the page..

Premium alder or ash body, one-piece maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 25.5 in. scale, Bi-Flex truss rod, Micro-Tilt neck adjustment, Fender Deluxe locking tuners, 22 medium-jumbo frets, Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups, 5-way switch, Deluxe 2-point synchronized tremolo, Schaller Straplock ready. Near Mint condition with light fret wear, some of the gold lettering on 2 of the pickups has rubbed off, picking scratches on pickguard, some light surface scratches in gloss on front and back, and a small area near input jack with pin-tip pricks in gloss. Comes with tremelo arm and Fender molded case.

..and some pictures to complete the post, lol..
Maybe those give you a pretty good idea of how beautiful she is, haha. It should arrive at home on Friday the 23rd Feb, 2007.

Video editing: VHS-to-AVI-to-DVD

I recently purchased a tool to help me convert my families old home videos to dvd. Wow, what a long process! I work with videos constantly and am editing a lot, but this should make many tasks easier on me to complete.

The tool that I purchased is a WinTV PVR USB2. I got a really good deal on it though. eBay is definitely worth looking at before you buy, haha.