Saturday, November 19, 2005

Pictures of the house

Listening to: Bring It On - Insane Clown Posse - Big Money Hustlas OST (03:55)

Friday, November 18, 2005

You won't believe this story

We are sitting on the couch watching "Reba" on WB. One of the women was talking to an OnStar-type guy, and he was talking about all the times they had shared. He mentioned something that reminded me of the funniest story in my life. He was talking about the time that the girl on TV locked herself in the trunk.

Sounds funny, right? Someone locking themselves in the trunk. That could never happen. Not in real life.

Except for that one time. So, imagine this scenario: you're an operator. Not a 911 operator, but a AAA operator. You get a call. Some kookie lady is on the phone, but you're having a hard time understanding her. It sounds like she's in an elevator or something.

"What's that you say, ma'am? You locked your trunk?" I know what you're thinking; just unlock it, right? I mean, trunks lock when you close them. You just open it again. No biggie. "Do you have a trunk release inside the car? Use that. What? You can't get to it? Why not?"

"OH, you're IN the trunk? Well, I certainly think this qualifies as an emergency, we'll get someone out there in the next 10 minutes."

Bet you can't guess who the kook in the trunk is, can you?

Oh yeah, you guessed it. It was my dear wife, Courtney. She was going to the bank, and managed to lock herself in her own trunk. No one pushed her; or forced her into the trunk at gunpoint. She just fell in. Who falls in their own trunk? And lets the trunk close on them?

So, AAA guy comes, and lets her out of the trunk of the car. The funny part is that she had a Neon, and had two LARGE speakers in the trunk. There wasn't enough room in that trunk for a suitcase; no idea how she fit in the trunk. It would take me an hour to fold myself into the thing.

But wait, there's more! When I heard the story, I just had one question for Courtney. Why didn't you use the glow-in-the-dark EMERGENCY HANDLE? The big green thing that, when you pull on it, releases the trunk hatch. The thing that is inside the trunk in case you somehow manage to get locked into your trunk. Like anyone would do that, right?

Well, anyone except Courtney.

I can't tell you how much I laugh every time I think about that story. I just wanted to share it with everyone. Hope you liked it.
Listening to: Bring It On - Insane Clown Posse - Big Money Hustlas OST (03:55)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Krypton Toolkit released

The Krypton Toolkit, a set of UI controls for Visual Studio 2005 and .Net 2.0 Windows Forms devlopment, has been released. Get your free copy at

The components let you build Office 2003-like UIs, and are built by a company with a great reputation.

Did I mention that these components are free for commercial use?

Monday, November 14, 2005

House for sale

Our house is for sale. The house is in the Argyle Forest area of Jacksonville.

3 bedroom, 2 bath, with a 2-car garage. 1,744 square feet. Large master bedroom, amazingly huge master bath, with a garden tub. Walk in closet in the master suite. Cathedral ceilings throughout. Large kitchen overlooking family room, formal living and dining rooms. Tiled kitchen, with breakfast nook. Large screened-in lanai, with a great view of the waterfront back yard. We are asking $170,000.

Contact me if you are interested. Cullen_Waters AT hotmail DOT com.

Listening to: Bring It On - Insane Clown Posse - Big Money Hustlas OST (03:55)