Zune HD 32gb, Rest in Peace

Today was a huge bummer, because my Zune HD has been crashing for a while.  I figured I would try to restore my Zune to factory state and see what I could do about fixing those crashes.  It turns out that my Zune is having some larger issues, I’m guessing specifically related to the flash memory. My Zune is no longer connecting to my computer, and I’m guessing it’s finally dead.  I … [Read more...]

Planning the Car Purchase/Finances

I have started to research the car buying process, and it has become time for me to set up and plan exactly what cars I’m going to be looking at, how I’m going to save, and the timeframe for everything. I’m looking for a compact car or a midsize car that gets good mileage.  Specifically, I’m looking for a car that will average around 38 miles per gallon.  The cars that I have narrowed … [Read more...]

The returns of putting effort into life.

Raise your hand as high as you can. Now raise it two inches higher. THAT’S WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOUR LIVES! -George N. Parks This quote always makes me think, especially as we’re nearing the end of the term here at school.  It worries me how little effort that people want to put into life.  Is this what society is coming to? We as humans, are becoming lazier and lazier.  Very few … [Read more...]

So Busy!

Today was my 24th Birthday, and I’ve been doing a lot of work all day!  I almost forgot about my post for the day, but I figured I should keep to this resolution.  It’s funny how when you get a year older, you don’t feel any different.  It seems like you seem more different at the end of the year, reflecting on all that you’ve accomplished that year. I feel like I’ve accomplished a … [Read more...]

Goals if I win the HGTV Dream Home 2012

The HGTV dream home 2012 was unveiled a week ago, and is located in Midway, Utah.  The home looks nice, but small, and would be an awesome prize to whoever wins it.  In addition to winning the home, you also get $500,00 and a new GMC Terrain.  Sounds like a great prize, and Lauren and I have made a pact if we win. First off, we’d buy an RV so that during the summer we can travel … [Read more...]

The one resolution I haven’t kept yet

I’ve been doing a great job of sticking to most of my resolutions, but there is one that I haven’t been able to manage.  I haven’t been able to keep sleep under control, and I’m getting about 5 hours per night because of the sole fact that I am so busy.  It’s hard to get back to a standard sleep schedule after being so flexible during school vacation week. Today I am following the … [Read more...]

NDAA signed into law, which scares me completely.

The National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law on December 31st, 2011, and takes away rights of American citizens suspected of being terrorists.  Which rights am I talking about?  The first is the 6th amendment, which as a refresher is that you are entitled counsel.  The other right dates back before the Magna Carta and was taken when writing the Suspension Clause in … [Read more...]

New Years Resolutions

It is now 2012, and one of those lovely traditions is to set New Years Resolutions- those promises that very few individuals keep for long term change.  For transparency sake, I decided that I am going to post my resolutions up here and keep track of them throughout the year, and see what goals I actually keep.  So without further adieu, I give you my New Years 2012 resolutions! … [Read more...]

You were, You are, UMass, George Parks.

It’s not often that one your heroes passes away.  It’s even rarer that you spent so much time over 4 years with your hero, and then all of the sudden  they are gone.  That’s exactly how I feel at this moment.  Last night my girlfriend called me from the marching band trip where they were staying in Ohio.  She was crying, and I was concerned she had a sinus infection … [Read more...]