Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday!

Its been a busy day, but I finally got around to putting my face in front of a fresh blog screen! I was kinda upset I didnt completely get to finish renovating the page, so please excuse the mess.
While I love saving my money, I also love spending it almost as much so when I saw the insane amount of deals this Monday had, I had to go a bit over budget for the month.

But how often do you get 895 dollar watches for 100 bucks?

Not the prettiest, but the diamond inset was flashy enough for me. And if I never wear it, can anyone say resale value? Today was the day of deals, apparently, and for anyone slow to shop, don't delay, the prices are only going to go up after this.

Greed for myself wasn't the only thing I accomplished today however, and after buying myself some expensive cologne, a new winter jacket, that watch, and assorted clothing accessories, I actually earned myself some money back through a website I use (Ebates for reference).

Some stores I really suggest checking out, as the deals wind down:

  • Amazon- You can get anything here, and they change the sales up all the time
  • OverStock - For everything you didn't get at Amazon, mostly new stuff and great electronics
  • DesignbyHumans - T-shirts, so maybe not the classiest thing to go with my watch but I really dig them
  • FragrenceNet - For some great deals on cologne and perfumes
Did you guys get anything worth mentioning? Do you plan on it? I'd love to hear about it

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I have not posted in a year! And here's why...

While not very popular or loved, I feel like if anyone still visits here I should offer them an explanation for the horrible dormant status of this blog!

When I started this blog, I was unemployed, single, and living with my parents. Now I'm the complete opposite, with a girlfriend, a house, and a terribly boring but decent paying job. I also had a minor drug problem for a couple months as well, but the funny thing was, I conquered it all by myself, and helped my girlfriend stop her problem as well. We're sober these days, and life is pretty good. Yeah, great story huh? Terribly boring, I'll shut up now, and get back to the posts. In the mean time, Stay fly.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stupid Criminals

Dennis Newton was on trial in 1985 for armed robbery in Oklahoma City. Assistant District Attorney Larry Jones asked one of the witnesses, the supervisor of the store that had been robbed, to identify the robber. When she pointed to the defendant, Newton jumped to his feet, accused the witness of lying, and said, “I should have blown your —ing head off!” After a moment of stunned silence, he added, “If I’d been the one that was there.” The jury sentenced Newton to 30 years in prison.

Stephen Le and two juvenile companions tried to break in to a parked pickup truck in Larkspur, California, on the night of September 27, 1989. But the owner caught them in the act, chased them, and hailed a police car. Le and one of his friends climbed a fence and ran. It soon became apparent that they had chosen the wrong fence – this one surrounded the property of San Quentin prison. The suspects were booked for investigation of auto burglary and trespassing on state property, although charges were never filed. “Nothing like this has ever happened here before,” said Lieutenant Cal White. “People just don’t break in to prison every day.”

In February 2004, Carlos Henrique Auad of Petropolis, Brazil, broke into a bar near his home and stole a television set. A few nights later, Auad tried to break in to the same bar through the roof. This time, carrying a gun, he slipped and fell and shot himself in the right foot. Auad went straight home, but failed to notice that he left a trail of blood that led right to his door. He was arrested by police who found the television set.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Overtoun Bridge

The Overtoun Bridge is an arch bridge located near Milton, Dumbarton, Scotland, which was built in 1859. It has become famous for the number of unexplained instances in which dogs have, apparently, committed suicide by leaping off it. The incidents were first recorded around the 1950′s or 1960′s, when it was noticed that dogs – usually the long-nosed variety, like Collies – would suddenly and unexpectedly leap off the bridge and fall fifty feet, to their deaths. In some cases, however, the dogs would survive, recuperate, and then leap off the bridge again. What makes this tragic mystery even more mysterious is that many of the dogs that jump from Overton Bridge jump from the same side and from almost the same spot: between the final two parapets on the right-hand side of the bridge.
Some believe that the bridge is haunted. In 1994, a man threw his baby son off the bridge, claiming that it was the anti-Christ. Later, the man attempted suicide there as well. Was Overtoun Bridge responsible for this tragic event?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Mystery of the SS Ourange Medan

In February, 1948, distress calls were picked up by numerous ships near Indonesia, from the Dutch freighter SS Ourang Medan. The chilling message was, “All officers including captain are dead lying in chartroom and bridge. Possibly whole crew dead.” This message was followed by indecipherable Morse code then one final grisly message… “I die.” When the first rescue vessel arrived on the scene a few hours later, they tried to hail the Ourang Medan but there was no response. A boarding party was sent to the ship and what they found was a frightening sight that has made the Ourang Medan one of the strangest and scariest ghost ship stories of all time.
All the crew and officers of the Ourang Medan were dead, their eyes open, faces looking towards the sun, arms outstretched and a look of terror on their faces. Even the ship’s dog was dead, found snarling at some unseen enemy. When nearing the bodies in the boiler room, the rescue crew felt a chill, though the temperature was near 110°F. The decision was made to tow the ship back to port, but before they could get underway, smoke began rolling up from the hull. The rescue crew left the ship and barely had time to cut the tow lines before the Ourang Medan exploded and sank.
To this day, the exact fate of the Ourang Medan and her crew remains a mystery.