Saturday, June 28, 2008

Two Weeks Away

That's right... after a year of planning, a few arguments, many memorable moments, and a  little bit of stress, the big day is only 14 days from today.  In fact, 14 days from this very moment the wedding and reception will be over, and we'll be officially man and wife.  It's been an interesting 13 months, but it's been a great 13 months, and in a few weeks, I'll have even more stories to share.  However, do not be surprised if the posts get to be rather sparse as things get a little crazy here in the final stretch.  I'll do my best, but won't make any promises. 

On another subject, tomorrow is the big Galaxy-United game at noon, serving as game 1 of a two game doubleheader on ABC, with game 2 being the Germany-Spain Euro finale.  I'll be at the first one and will be hauling tukass to get to a friend's house for game 2.

Stay tuned.

Charity Event in NYC

Thought this was pretty cool if you're a soccer or basketball fan.

Kind of funny when you think that Reyna has not been healthy enough to play for the Red Bulls, yet he was able to play in this charity event...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

That's What She Said

Psyched to see this today. 

Carell Clocks In for More Office - E! Online

It's actually pretty surprising to see how quickly (one might say meteorically) Carell's career rose with the success of The Office

Obviously, I love the show so I am very happy to hear that it will be on for 3 more years... Though I'm NOT too thrilled to hear that there will be a spin-off.  Personally, I think it can only take away from the success and reputation the American version has attained.  In fact, we're almost "Americanizing" a British hit...

I'm probably being too harsh... I'm sure it will be as successful as Joey was after Friends ended.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Keyless Remote Adventure

For the past year and a half, I have manually locked and unlocked the door of my Toyota 4Runner because I had thought my keyless remote was defunct. I was under this impression because I had replaced the battery, and had spoken to representatives at my local Toyota dealership who informed me that I needed a new remote, for somewhere in the neighborhood of $400. Instead of paying for a new one, I figured that I could live with manually locking the door.

One day, my brother mentioned to me that I could probably find a remote online, and program it myself to match my car. A year passed and I had never gotten around to it... until last week.

Lo and behold, I found a remote for $40, that came with Contra cheat code-like instructions on how to program it for my 4Runner. 2 minutes later, I had a remote control that worked. On a hunch, I decided to try and program my old "defunct" remote to see if that made a difference. 2 minutes later, I had TWO remote controls that worked for my car.

Lesson learned, you can buy your own remote and program it to match your car. If your remote has stopped working and replacing the battery does not work, look for the programming instructions online rather than taking it to your dealer to get a new one.

For those of you who have the 4Runner remote with Lock/Unlock/Window down, the following instructions will program your remote:

1) Driver's door open, all other doors closed, key removed from ignition switch.
2) Insert key into ignition switch, then remove it.
3) Press LOCK and UNLOCK on the vehicle door lock control switch at 1 second intervals 5 times.
4) Close and re-open driver's door.
5) Press LOCK and UNLOCK on the vehicle door lock control switch at 1 second intervals 5 times.
6) Insert key into ignition switch.
7) Switch ignition ON and OFF once to program a remote transmitter code whilst retaining the original codes or twice to program a remote transmitter code whilst erasing the original codes. Three times to check how many remote transmitters are currently registered or five times to erase all codes.
8) Remove key from ignition switch:
9) System should now lock and unlock vehicle. Once, twice, or five times depending on which mode has been selected. One to four times, slowly, to indicate number of remote transmitters registered.
10) Press and hold LOCK and UNLOCK remote buttons together.
11) Press LOCK remote button for 1 second:
12) System should now lock and unlock vehicle once to confirm, twice to indicate registration has failed.

Note: To exit programming mode: Close driver's side door or insert ignition key. A maximum of four transmitters can be programmed.

Have fun!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

What could have been...

Always frustrating to learn what could have been...

Back To The Future: News Corp. Launches A Weather Site (NWS) - Silicon Alley Insider

I obviously have my opinions on how we ended up in that position in '05, but at some point you have to let go of the past and focus on how happy you are with your life in the present, and I couldn't be happier.

To all my friends still there, I wish you the best and hope you do what is best for you now, and in the future.