Monday, October 25, 2010

Passed out after a long hard day.

Having issues with iOS 4 and IMAP Mail accounts syncing? You're not alone.

Chris Hardie posted a great piece back in June on this topic and updated it in September.

I post this today because even after multiple restores I still have syncing issues with multiple mail accounts that that seem to just ignore the fact that I deleted a mail message. 10 times. The same message. I wanted to put my head through a wall.

Essentially I'll delete a message move on to the next then when I go to jump to another message, BAM! There's all the mail I just deleted.

Makes mail on your phone really (un) useful.

Chris posted that after upgrading to 4.1 his issues went away, but mine persist. Especially on my MobileMe account. Which kinda bugs me. A LOT!

Hope some of you find this link useful and entertaining.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

When are young girls gonna stop using the "stranded, no money for gas" con?

Scenario: I pull up to a Gas Station and a young girl asks...

"Do you have a few dollars I can have? I'm stranded with out my wallet, I live in Boca and I need gas!"

This isn't the first time I've heard this con.

Me: "Oh man, that sucks. Where's your car?"

Girl: "Oh, um... It's down the street?"

Me: "Do you need help getting it to the gas station?"

Girl: "No, I just need a few dollars to get home."

Me: "OK, but how are you going to get gas in the car if it's down the street? Do you have a gas can?"

Girl: "Um, No... I just need a few dollars and I'll take care of the rest."

She's getting irritated now, I'm a poor mark and she's already looking for other guys at the gas station to sell her story to.

Me: "Yeah, that's what I thought. Well, I don't have any cash, but I could use my card to spot you $5.00 to get home"

Girl: "Oh forget it!"

As she storms off.

Me: "That sounds like a great idea!" said with a great big smile.

I've got no problem helping out someone who truly needs it, but when you smell a con it usually is just that, a con.

While I was pumping gas she was pretending to call her mom to amp up the story for the next guy to over hear. Then a cop pulled up, she suddenly didn't need any spare change and just went walking.

On to the next gas station...

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ga Ga for Erica

Erica came by for her 1st visit with Ember and he total loved her.

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Sleepy Kisses

1st bath

This picture was taken fresh after Ember's 1st bath, which was on Tuesday. We gave him his 2nd one this morning. It's amazing how much dead skin comes off!

For a kid who freaks every time he wets his diaper, he sure does enjoy his bath. Go figure.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Catching some rays with daddy.

Still peeling and a little yellow, Ember an I hang out in the back yard a few minutes a day to get some fresh air and help him with his jaundice.

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Oops! Made the mistake of watching TV in real time again.

Kristen's mom had been telling us about a new show on TV she started watching called 'The Middle' and wanted us to check it out.

Well, I'm not sure if they just had an off episode or if the show is always this lame but I was bored out of my mind. Half exhausted, half in awe of my 10 day old son in my arms, I was in the mood for a good laugh. I didn't get a single one. But since I was comfortable and Kristen and I were kinda talking through the show anyway we left the TV on for the next show, 'Better With You' at least I think that's what it was called.

Another dud.

Reaching the point of irritation with how lame the 2nd sitcom was, I made my exit and head to Target to grab a few groceries. When I returned, Kristen had made her way to TLC and 'Sister Wives'. Intriguing from what I can tell, but I don't know if I'll make it through an entire episode.

After putting the groceries away and finally settling in on the couch comes Kat and 'LA Ink'. The faux reality of this show just kills me.

I'm about 5 minutes into it and I'm ready to just throw a hammer at the TV.

As you may of noticed by now I don't really enjoy much TV. I mostly use my TV for the Roku and primarily to listen to MOG or Pandora and watch the occasional movie of Netflix or Amazon.

I watch so little TV that it's hard for me to believe that 1) people watch this crap and 2.) these shows were green lighted.

Many people signed off on creating multiple episodes of turd and millions tune in.

Blows my mind.

Mental Note: stop watching TV in real time it's slowly sucking out your soul.


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Best Friends...

Ember and Dora nap side by side after breakfast this morning. Sent from my iPhone

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Ember fights off the sleep

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While fighting the urge to fall a sleep, Ember gives a cute little smirk.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuckered out...

Ember kept us up the entire night as he worked hard to help get Kristen's milk to come in. Finally at 11:51 he passed out for more than 20 minutes allowing time for Kristen to get a shower, me to send some emails to the office, make breakfast, write this post and hopefully take a nap.

Sent from my iPhone

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Monday, October 11, 2010

My Perfect 10

Meet our little boy...

Ember Brighton Thomas Shockley

Born at our home at 8:05 AM on 10/10/10 weighing in at 8 pounds 0 ounces and 20.5" in length.


We're exhausted and going to sleep now.

Birth Story from Dad's point of view coming in the next few days.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wait for it...

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This woman is a welcomed sight after a long day. I often see her doing her funky dance while walking her dog in the early evenings on my way home from the office. She always makes me laugh and leaves me a with a big o'l goofy smile. Perfect way to end a work day.


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Friday, October 8, 2010

Dinner & Card Game.

Went to dinner tonight with the Kitchman's and Morsani's for Alexis' birthday then headed back to our place for a quick card game of Monopoly Deal before everyone had to head home to relieve baby sitters. Ahh... Domesticated Life. All in all a pretty tame evening but I managed to capture a few fun shots with the iPhone and doctor them up in Cross Process and Black & White.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

42 Things You Didn’t Know About Thom Yorke (And 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kid A)

Everyone knows that Thom Yorke is passionate about climate change, that he purchased the entire Warp Records catalog after OK Computer, that he was born with his left eye fixed shut. But did you know that he can’t read musical notation? Did you know that he said he’d “start skanking dancehall style” if Radiohead were to split up? Did you know that today marks his 42nd birthday? If not, this list of 42 things you didn’t know about today’s birthday boy might very well shift your paradigm.

Not sure where all the facts come from, but they're interesting none the less.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Maternity Photo's Slide Show

As promised a quick slide show for some of my favorites from the Maternity Shoot. 



Artist: Coldplay

Song: Don't Panic

Album: Parachutes


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On Ember's Due date; No baby yet but we do have Maternity Photos...

We did a Maternity Photo shoot with Liz Lauren back in August and the Photo's just came in today! We're quite pleased!

Here's a quick sampling of the photos, more can be found on My Gallery or on Kristen's Facebook Page.

Video Slide Show To Come...


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Friday, October 1, 2010

It Gets Better

So with the recent suicides of young LGBT kids, I think it's fitting to post this. Not just for young gay kids but for all kids. Middle School Sucks. Period. High School for many sucks just as much if not even more. The one thing I can say, Is yes, it gets better.

When ever you have just the worst day ever, watch this video and remember, It will get better and you should stick around to see how much better it can get.


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Wow, the new Apple TV's are small!