Archive for April, 2011

Weekly Tweets

April 24, 2011 - 4:48 am Comments Off on Weekly Tweets
  • So plagued with bugs in Dragon Age: Awakening. Do I keep going back to get kicked in the head again? Why yes, yes I do. Reboot: 6x so far. #
  • Find My iPhone is free – remotely find/lock/wipe/message your iPhone via at no charge: #
  • Watching the tiny maggots fall off the deer on #GameOfThrones last night, I declared, "Now, this is what HDTV was MADE for!" #
  • Today's factoid: there's a name for the face your cat makes when he smells something funky. It's the Flehmen response. #themoreyouknow #
  • Can you buy Portal 2 via the Xbox? #
  • Happy San Jacinto Day! #
  • How can two years simultaneously feel like it was an eternity and it was yesterday? I miss you, my friend. #DaveSzulborski #
  • I'm different! Portal turret Easter egg: #

Weekly Tweets

April 17, 2011 - 4:48 am Comments Off on Weekly Tweets
  • Word Cloud: How Toy Ad Vocabulary Reinforces Gender Stereotypes #
  • It's astounding to witness the utter lack of control that Jean Auel has over her characters anymore. #
  • Are Yelpsters Foochebags? (Hint: Yes.) #
  • CTW2 was a Petite Lap Giraffe – franchising is Little Woodrows? name a color I am no longer naked in. — #
  • "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh-so-smart or oh-so-pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant." -Elwood P. Dowd's mom #
  • iPhone corrected "banh mi" to "bang me." How interesting. #
  • Oregon lawmakers Rickroll the state legislature: #
  • "Wolf! WOLF! Find the plot! Go find the plot! FIND IT! FIND THE PLOT!" #jeanauel #
  • House of Leaves reference in last night's XKCD: #
  • RIP All My Children and One Life to Live: *lip quiver* #
  • Did-a-chick? Dad-a-chum? #
  • My mom used to record All My Children on the Betamax every day so we could watch it when I came home from school. #allmychildren #
  • So, like, Scott Adams is the Harlan Ellison of the cartoon world, only with considerably less charm? #

Weekly Tweets

April 10, 2011 - 4:48 am Comments Off on Weekly Tweets
  • So far have gotten email from Disney, Brookstone, and TiVo that their data provider was compromised. Musta been a big break-in. #
  • I either drank a glass of Vietnamese iced coffee or rocket fuel. Is there really a difference? #
  • You can't spell "Stupid" without "UTPD." #
  • I think, at this point, companies who _don't_ use Epsilon should just email their customers saying so. I'd get less email that way. #
  • Jennifer Garner is going to be playing Miss Marple. *head explodes* #
  • The archives of David Foster Wallace – leading off with his praise for Blair Witch: @mikemonello #
  • "That's because you're not in the kitchen enough to break things." #
  • My dentist told me I only need to come in for yearly cleanings. So lucky to have excellent teefs. #
  • Been calling the @AnytimeFitness by my house for MONTHS trying to get a live person or a callback. May give up & try another gym entirely. #
  • 64 hours into my Dragon Age Origins replay, ALL my DLC items are gone because the game couldn't contact the @Bioware server! Going to cry!!! #
  • You can't say "uterus"! Think of the children!! Waitaminute… #
  • RT @imbri: RT @Malbonnington: Open your phone's browser, go to Google & search for Tilt. #98 ° (thanks @dlogtnarg) #
  • Dear Austin: If you're on the access road, you YIELD to people exiting the highway. Look it up. Transportation code Sec. 545.154. @statesman #
  • Thank goodness! @dragonage support got back to me with the KB article; had to tweak a settings file – but am no longer naked in Denerim! #
  • Left pondering that age-old question again: Do zombies poop? #

Austin gym rates

April 7, 2011 - 1:29 pm Comments Off on Austin gym rates

Been calling around to different gyms to get their rates, which can be a pain in the patoot, so I thought I’d share it here in case anyone else was looking:

Lifetime Fitness:
No contract
Single membership: $69.95/month; $79 “administrative fee” to join
Couple membership: $119.95/month; $105 administrative fee to join
Under 12 add-on: $6/mo
Family membership: $149/month
Personal training: $50-150/session
Note: This is where the awesome trainers David and Britney from the A&E show “Heavy” work.

24 Hour Fitness:
Initiation Fee: 136.34
Single membership: $29.99/month
Couple membership: $59.98/month
Personal training: 3 for $129; 10 for $649

Anytime Fitness on Bee Cave:
Initiation Fee: wouldn’t answer (“I never worry about that stuff!”)
Single membership: $39/month
Couple membership: $59/month
Personal training: $30-70/session
Note: I called this location for MONTHS and it wasn’t until I tweeted their corporate account with a complaint that I finally got a call back. Do not have high hopes for their customer service.

The Hills:
$25 per person “administrative fee” for enrollment
Single membership: $79/month
Couple membership: $134/month
Personal training: $45-75/hour

Gold’s Gym:
No initiation fee
Single membership: $15.99 biweekly WITH personal training (~31.98/mo), $17.99 biweekly WITHOUT personal training (~35.98/mo)
Additional members: $12.99 biweekly (~$57.96-61.96/mo)
Personal training: $55-75/hour

Weekly Tweets

April 3, 2011 - 4:48 am Comments Off on Weekly Tweets
  • Fan-made Fallout film: #
  • Who knew it would take so long to download 14.5 gigs? #
  • Why was there a big spike in beta particles in San Antonio on March 2? Houston: #
  • According to my daughter, I speak in code: "We'll see" means yes, and "Maybe" means no. #
  • Tonight's Being Human: WOW! #
  • 60 completely unusable stock photos: (Samara having milk and a sandwich? Hitler in a gingham dress?) #
  • You never listen to the in-flight safety speech, so why not not listen to Richard Simmons on Air New Zealand? #
  • How a differential gear works – Boing Boing #
  • Got the final Earth's Children book. It might be schlock, but I've been waiting 30 years for it. Jean Auel, don't fail me, please. #
  • Well YOU are a bug bite squared. #
  • "If you rest your fist against the grinding wheel and then hit the switch, it hurts." Words of wisdom, my friends. #
  • Pianos all over Austin: #
  • Bald eagles are hatching today. Watch the webcam: #
  • You've checked out the People You May Know on LinkedIn, right? #
  • I was watching this video and the next thing I knew I was driving down the highway with a car full of rabbit… (cont) #
  • April Fool's political satire: #
  • The sweetest picture you'll see of giraffes all day: #
  • The second-sweetest picture you'll see of a giraffe today: MWAH! #