Well I went to sign for a new apartment but after we found out some more details that kinda fell through so I had to deal with a hassel with the bank to cancel some checks and $15 to stop a check and then had to put my account on alert for anything if someone tried to do a background check with my bank for a certain place and that was just a great deal of hassel. But got it taken care of.
I was supposed to have a date last saturday but the girl I was going out with hadn’t made any contact at all during the week. Then she calls me up on Saturday and says what time am I picking you up at the ferry dock? I was like I haven’t heard from you all week and you are calling me 10 mins before asking when you are picking me up. I removed it from my schedule and made other plans. Then she started freaking out and saying how sorry she was and wanted to reschedule so I set that up for this weekend but again I have not heard a thing so it has been removed. This girl seemed a bit crazy anyways when she was asking about which wedding dress I would prefer a bride to wear.
So I went and saw Smoking Aces the wonderful new movie. I hadn’t heard much about it except for the little video clips that were on IGN video before reviews for Wii Games. So I was expecting a movie that had some elements of Lucky Number Slevin which is a truly great movie. It’s like a modern pulp fiction of sorts. Well it had that feel to it but it had a bit of the linear and non linera elements that made it great. But Smoking Aces is a total mob hitman style movie that is just pleasant and Alicia Keys in a Dominatrix outfit. Was very pleasant to watch.
Sunday was pretty cool day went to go check out a Condo which shall be dubbed the Pipo Pad. Right next to the Ferry on Bainbridge so I would have a 2 min walk to the ferry and I would get to sleep in an extra hour in the morning and I would get home 90 mins early every day. Good times. I was pretty tired all day Sunday went and had breakfast at this place called the streamliner had probably the 2nd best Biscuits and Gravy of my life. Since I don’t like eggs and I am either left with Waffles, French Toast for breakfast at a diner the only other option really is biscuits and gravy. So I tend to go for that and judge the breakfast on the biscuits and gravy. The best was at this litle hole in the wall place me and Darin stopped off at in Missouri and that was crazy insane. If you want to check out something really delicious you should check out my http://del.icio.us/tristanpipo page this web2.0 stuff is sweet as hell.
Monday was a day dealing with getting everything settled out. The old apartment I decided I didn’t want called in my credit check and I was like hey I told you I didn’t want it you might as well stop because I put a stop payment on the check so you are just going to cause a big issue. So they stopped and I have not heard anything of it. Which was sweet. The new place called and got all the paperwork to sign this weekend.
I must say 30Boxes has this thing called the Truithness Factor which is on a scale of 1-9 based on how “connected” you are and how you use the service. I scored a 9 and since I totally dig this site they have a donation button so I donated $5 and got a special star next to my name. But in donating I have gotten invites from a few more people in Twitter. Which is addicting as well So my Twitter Page with 30boxes and my blog seem to be getting a great deal of exposure.
But lets see Tuesday I went to the Mall to go pickup a bus / ferry commuter pass $114.70 for a months worth of unlimited bus and ferry. Which is a steal for a deal. Since it costs $1.25 for the bus each way so $2.50 and then $6.50 to walk on the ferry. Plus the fact I don’t need to wait in the line to pay I just walk right on makes life incredibly easy. I also picked up Seasons 5, 6, 7, 8 of Red Dwarf the great show on the BBC. Barnes and Nobel had it Buy one Season get one Free. So that was totally sweet plus 10% off with the BN card. Thanks go out to Raleigh for that one.
A buddy of mine sent me 1GB stick of RAM for my laptop which is nice going from 1GB to 2GB I really need to upgrade to a 15” MacBook Pro. Leopard please come out soon. Please!
A good friend of mine has been odd lately. He joined this thing called Quixtar which is basically Amway spawned as a new company. Now I don’t have anything pleasant to say about this Pyramid Scheme. A while ago he basically said I was making the dumbest decesion of my life for not getting into this and that I could own my own business. Which I tend to view as total bullshit.
The whole concept of Quixtar is basically a pyramid. You have one guy at the top Quixtar who gets some more people that go out and get more people to pawn off Vitamins and Energy Drinks and other shitty products at 300% on average above retail to morons. So the concept is that Ollie has basically gone to everyone he knows to get them to sign up underneath him to sell this stuff via a website. Now the concept for this idea is that you go to his quixtar page. Sign in and then it redirects you to a vitamin page or best buy or whatever and people purchase from you. I have the same concept for Apple and iTunes but I don’t force it upon you. If you want to click great if not no worries. To run this site costs about $112 a year. Revenue from iTunes clicks or someone checking out an iPod link more then covers that. But anyways I have done my research from peoples experiences with the company and I even found a Dateline Investigation on Quixtar.
If you would like to check that out I suggest you do /file/video/dateline_quixtar.wmv but I have yet to find anything good about this company. But Ollie says I need to speak with lawyers and doctors that he has spoken to and I should find IRS tax filings about the whole thing. I could really care less about that because well if you do Quixtar fulltime if you make more then $70 a month you are in the top 11% of earners. But Ollie swears he is going to be a millionare about the whole ordeal.
But he called me Wednesday Night to bitch me out because I have been telling people all this negative stuff and since I present a valid argument and people tend to see my way and we know all the same people I am cutting into his business of propigating bullshit so he can make money and he called me a Fucking Prick on the phone.
I was saying I would love to speak to you about this in a respectful manner over dinner or lunch. Then he went on a slight tangent about how busy he was. Now I have known Ollie since I was the age of 11 and I was bothered by the fact not that I was being called a fucking prick everyone is entitled to think that and I totally encourage you to express that to me but do explain why. I will not be bothered I actually love that brutal honesty. But his argument that I was taking away from his “Business” didn’t really seem to hold much water because he was just doing a McJob for some other person above him above him. I always get a chuckle when people get truly mad because of how they get bothered by how I don’t really show any emotion in such matters. They try to attack my character. I really should have been on the Debate team in High School. I did it in College and was quite good at it as I get a stupid chuckle about I was a Master Debater. Someone has a real hard time arguing with you if you keep a smile on your face and pleasant tonality to your voice when they are trying to argue with you. They don’t know what to do and when you have that going for you a few things can happen this will either upset the person more because they tend to feel like you are not communicating with them on their level. Or they ponder what does this person know that I don’t.
But I must say since Quixtar came around it has caused a great deal of drama. According to what I know is not correct because the information has not come directly from Quixtar or the IRS or the “Older Life Experienced People” that Ollie knows. I went out into the world and spoke to people that have been in the “business” and various people’s experiences and Dateline. I think information like Ollies I tend to take like a grain of salt because well most people that do only Quixtar cannot afford to hire someone to pursue legal action against them for the bullshit they propagate. But I also view this like if I go to a store that works on commission. Everyone knows what the markup is and they are going to try and sell me something by telling me anything so that it sounds good even though I may not want it. I am one hell of an anal person and like to have a balanced view to try and keep unbias on things. But I also like to know what I am talking about. My father did amyway back in the day. I know how it works even when I am told I don’t know how it works. But who knows sucks that Ollie is trying to take advantage of everyone he knows so he can make a small fraction of coin.
That turned into a rant that I didn’t intend. But still not sure what crossroad I am with the Ollie fellow. But he wants me to present what I know. He has tried to present what he knows but eh. I get much more help from a forum of people that have experience with a product for support then then the actual company itself since they are looking after their interests. Had an issue like this when I was working with SiriusBackstage.com
Interesting Times Indeed.