Merry Christmas!

I have been up since 7am PST GMT -8 on Christmas Day. Getting ready to head to my Aunt’s house. Running a little late so figured why not blog. Happy Holidays from me to you and your family! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Time to plugin my iPod to my car and listen to those holiday tunes that most of us are tired of by now.


“I Want a Wii Now” – Random Bitch at Wal-Mart

So last night I was having dinner with my mom and she wanted to drag me to Wal-Mart to offer advice on getting gifts for people. Personally I have gotten everything done and now just in the process of checking tracking numbers. I must say out of FedEX, DHL, UPS and USPS the USPS tracking site is probably the worst and they have one item with an expected delivery date of 12-24-2007. Which has me worried but meh has only failed me once.

I want a Wii Now!

So my Mom and I went to the electronics section of Wal-Mart and were looking for some game. There was some woman with her daughter yelling at Wal-Mart clerk A since I didn’t catch his name. She was totally heated the conversation went as follows.

Bitch: “What do you mean you had 42 Wii’s this morning and sold out in 11 minutes!”
Clerk: “They are a popular holiday item and word got around”
B: “But my son really wants one! You should have  held onto it for him”

Now  I was trying to ponder what logical thought process she was using to come up with this remark. Wal-Mart has never held anything for anyone. I called them to see if they had any copies of Super Mario Galaxy when it was released and he said he would hold one for me. He didn’t do so because well they had a full shelf and many boxes of them on a rack. But everyone and their grandma wants a Wii. Last holiday they were a hot item as well. I camped out for 16hrs in front of a Target I was 17th in line for 1 of 47 Wii’s. Now that I have the Wii I never play it. Well except when hot ladies come over and want to get naked for Wii Playing. (okay that last part was a lie.)

But I think the angry customer thought process is always interesting. Getting angry at store clerk or phone person never seems to accomplish anything. You just get imprinted in the clerks memory as a random slur against yourself. So the odds of you getting decent service again dwindle quickly. The people the yell over the phone are always great because you can put yourself on mute. Put them on speaker phone and you will get a crowd of people enjoying the person yelling. They are wasting energy and time and at least you get some humor out of it. But odds are if they heard what we did to mock them it would just piss them off even further.

So this crazy lady went on for about 5-7 mins about how she wanted a Wii. I wanted to mention to her that I had one. I could have probably sold it to her for $500 or so dollars. Or I could have mentioned the GameStop Raincheck that if you drop $250 for the Wii they guarantee one for you by the end of January. But meh she gets the stupid award.

I guess the point of this blog post is that it’s to late to get a Wii you should have been looking in June. Don’t get pissed at a store associate or phone people because you are stupid. You will accomplish nil. Most phone places will tag your account that you are hard to deal with and just stupid and it’s rather difficult to get that removed.  The Customs and Border Patrol do it. It stays on your account for 40 years. =)

Happy Holiday!

Also if you are awesome and have a Wii. My Wii friend Code is 5651 4193 4958 5574 shoot me an e-mail with yours and we can be Wii Friends!

1st Annual Contest

I figured since I love all my readers so much I would give away a brand new 8GB iPod Touch!

iPod Touch

To win the contest you must visit the link below and complete the following.

All you need to do is get to the end of the roll and if it says you are winner it will give you a promo code. Leave a comment with the promo code and if you are a winner it will say you are a winner. If not well better luck next time.

Good Luck to you all!

A Future Blog Post In the Works

As a person I tend to make casual observations and enjoy pointing things out. There has been one issue that has been bothering me lately and been working on a blog post about that. But figured might set the tone for that peice of work now. Fight Club is by far one of my favorite movies.

Tyler Durden: We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.

Narrator: Martha Stewart.

Tyler Durden: Fuck Martha Stewart. Martha’s polishing the brass on the Titanic. It’s all going down, man. So fuck off with your sofa units and Strinne green stripe patterns. I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let’s evolve, and let the chips fall where they may.

So with that in mind have a great weekend happy holidays. Enjoy spending the $469 billion dollars this year on the holidays.

A Journey Into The Past


In the world of SPAM I consider this my favorite piece of Spam. Though I would post a blast from the past. I think the first time I got this e-mail was in 97 or 98 I don’t recall exactly. But thought I would drop it out there.

I consider e-mail forwards to be rather annoying since most people leave all of their friends e-mail addresses in them and the past few people that passed it along. Normally I grab all of the e-mail addresses and put them in a reply to all.

Then I paste an image along the following lines.

Hopefully the point comes across that FWD’s are evil. Kinda like MySpace Survey’s. Hmmmm if comments are enabled on bulletins I should try that.  Well going to go look at that most people don’t enable comments. For good reason.

Quick Blurb at 4:47pm – 5:02pm

For some reason I have an incredible headache. Maybe it has been the great deal of text I have been dealing with today. Scrolling by whizzing. So while the headache is invading my brain I was pondering a few things.

Raleigh constantly compliments…. Fucking Phone Ringing at 4:49…….. at 4:58 we get rid of that bundle of joy…..

So as I was saying Raleigh gives me compliments on my eyes which are some sort of blue. Glasses on I never her mention about it. 90% of the pictures she takes of us I get asked to remove the glasses. Today I got another compliment from some other person about my eyes.

So next year being 2008 I am up for some new eyewear and was thinking about contacts since I am not really cool with the Lasik as of yet. But I could be provided someone has cool info. So anyone have any thoughts and the maintenance with contacts?

I have been wearing glasses since I was in 2nd grade. Figured might me time for “a new look” especially if it pleases Raleigh. =)

Happy Weekend. I am out.

I got invited to a blues club tonight since Raleigh won’t be arriving until later. I got 2 beers on my desk I need to chug and then stumble down to the ferry.

Please enjoy the pre drunk blog. Probably no Friday text message. Most people don’t seem to respond anyway. Hey a txt from Raleigh.

Tristan Out! =)

The Christmas List – 2007

Well it’s 2007 and people are asking “Tristan what do you want or need for the Holidays?” So I figured I would lay it out for the people that care to know. I also have an Wishlist if anyone cares to look for that you can just search for Tristan Pipo.

My Wish List

Note: I have multiple wishlists setup for different groups. So it’s not empty on the right hand side of the page you will find the multiple lists.

Okay so lets kick off the list for this site in no particular order. If you are a reader from the intertubes shoot me an e-mail and can exchange mailing information.

  • Ocean's 11,12,13 HDDVD Box Set Image Ocean’s HD-DVD Box Set (Oceans 11, 12 and 13) $55 Link

    • My favorite set of movies makes the jump to HD DVD what is not to want. I think my Ocean’s 11 Disc has been watched more then anything time to upgrade and replace.

  • Zelda The Phantom Hourglass Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass for Nintendo DS $33 Link

    • I can always use a new game to entertain me while on the ferry. Currently have conquered all my DS games at the moment.

  • KitchenaidCookWare Kitchenaid Gourmet Essentials Hard Anodized 12 Piece Cookware Set $199 Link

    • Note: Now this was the best reviewed set on Feel free to change the brand up if you desire. Could not find on

  • Fiestaware Fiestaware 4 Piece Table Setting $20 Link

    • I will admit it I need some more plates. Raleigh recommended Fiestaware and I made mention to my mom and she was like that is what you should get. Now a multiple of 4+ would be nice. You can also get get different colors which is the appeal of Fiestaware I suppose. Link from Wishlist

  • The Orange BoxThe Orange Box for XBOX 360 $59.99 Link

    • I waited 8 years for Team Fortress 2. I can wait a little longer.

  • LED Faucet LED Enabled Faucet$12.99-$19.99 Link via ThinkGeek

    • I ran this idea past Raleigh and she seemed cool with the idea. But it was one of those things “That’s nice Tristan, Here is something to distract you and hope you don’t remember this later” Well that didn’t work. So here it is now on the list.

  • Guitar Hero II Game OnlyGuitar Hero 2 Game Only $39 Link

    • Can always use more songs for this long winter indoors. Me and Raleigh have already gotten down the mastering of Guitar Hero 3.

  • Edit: Old School on HD DVDOld School on HD DVD $22.95 Link

    • I was recalling a conversation I had with Raleigh over the weekend that she has not seen Old School. The copy I have on DVD is scratched to Hell. Figured it would be a time to upgrade. I loved this movie it was totally hilarious. I was told to cross this out. Not sure why. 😉

  • A Mountain of Happiness.

    • Not sure anyone I know can afford this one.

So that is a quick little rundown of a list. I am not exactly sure what I want since this year has been rather fulfilling. A great deal of things happened but without a doubt it has been Raleigh.

I have felt incredibly lucky to find a Woman that I can connect with and be myself with and just accept each other for who we are. It’s odd to finally be understood by someone and understand them back. I will be writing a year in review coming up when the year is done and ready to be reviewed and we get to add another month and year to the blog archives.

I won’t be breaking 1000 posts in 2007 but it has been a fun one. Much love to you and your family this Holiday Season. I say Happy Holidays if this bothers you. Well you can…. It’s the Holidays I will keep it clean.

Oh and as the reindeer fly.

Hi Marcia. =)

P.S. Raleigh made me do it.