Friday, November 28, 2008

Holidays!! The Start

I was anxiously waiting for the weekend you see, I was already in the mood on Monday. Mine was starting early this time and was more thrilled when it did even earlier than expected because on Wednesday, we were dismissed at lunch time and though pleased, I missed to get my evaluation two.

The sole reason for the early break was the vigorous activity of that Wednesday morning and once the pay checks got into our hands, It was difficult to contain all the excitement and every one got so tired. Besides, it was thanksgiving the next day and black Friday the day after (two American holidays am glad for) and as such there was need to do shopping for those days.

Thanks giving was not as fulfilling as I'd anticipated, I got attacked by some virus the night before and practically spent the whole night awake. Had I gone for the flu shots, I'd not be in such suffering so instead of enjoying kulukulu with the many guest that came, I was miserable in my room drinking up some concoction one of the guests came up with. Am happy to say as I write now, it works because am in much better shape. This mixture recipe is for sale to the highest bidder as it works faster than the pharmacy drugs and is 100% organic.

Unfortunately, I have no pictures to share of the fun filled activities as my plans where all ruined and eating was such a horrible experience with my nose & eyes on fire.

Black Friday, the Friday after thanks giving is apparently made a holiday to allow for shopping. The prices of some select items are cut by sometimes even 80% for a very limited time. This has very many outcomes one of which is people camping outside big stores to wait when they are opened to rush in and grab stuff. It's also a dangerous activity that may lead to death as narrated in this story. I too had plans to also camp but safely in front of my PC screen waiting for mostly the apple and dell sites to open up their black Friday deals sales.

This camping plan of course went up in flames because for the first time in almost 2 years, I slept before 22:00hrs and by the time I woke up at 10 this morning, most of the stuff I wanted where already sold out and the deals already closed. I won't say how pissed I was but some people are going to miss my presents this year, my new debit card only has $300 which is peanuts in this difficult economy. All of a sudden am missing Ug so much where I'd be more on the receiving than the giving side.

Am thankful that I am much better now. A bit hazy but still able to wish all my fellow bloggers a happy festive/holiday season.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Self Evaluation One.

Am starting to enjoy my rather hectic and busy work experience. Much as I sometimes feel that it's a bit difficult for me to adjust into the US work ethics/hows, the internship is giving a comprehensive step by step process on how to get in and stay in employment with the various exercises and tests.

Today, I especially liked the exercise, It was something I'd never have thought out on my own or done unless some one encouraged me to. We had to do a personal court of arms which is basically like a short form of your goals, skill and walk.

Presenting my court of arms.....

1. If you could have any Job in the world, What would it be?
This was easy, I'd want to be a Network/System Admin with some big time firm like Google or Dell. Only because am fascinated by computer stuff and being an admin would give me all the access I'd ever want.

2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • More mature and developed in body, mind and knowledge.
  • Completing with college and staring my Masters degree.
  • Working with google and having my own computer firm.
  • A little thing running around me yelling "Daddy, Daddy".

3. What would you say is your greatest strength?
I certainly don't have a single greatest strength at this point. So, I went ahead and threw in all that makes up the mighty and powerful Emi's
  • Hardworking
  • Committed
  • Determined
  • Confident
  • Intelligent

4. What Is your Weakness?
Hmmm... beautifully crafted women. No I did not say this, much as I wanted to, Instead I said.
"I tend to overwork and get so attached to my work." Yes Am a workaholic and this is a bad thing seeing that I kill my social/family life. Bloggers, can you please help me get ride of it?

5.What Kind of Supervisor would You be?
If you were under me, you'd most certainly not suffer much but still face a flexible and understanding superior who want to see you get your duty done.

6.One Word Describing you?
Adventurous -The Indiana Jones type

The whole exercise made me ponder and think more about myself in a way I'd never done before. Actually get more focused and thoughtful.

what are you?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Summing Out the Weekend

So It has been a rather hectic and self awareness week for me, I learn't a lot this ending week and also got very tired along the way. I now know stuff like filling out time sheets and always taking breaks when ever they come up, please people, this is all new stuff to me. I missed out filling the time sheets in the first week and used to continue "working" even during the breaks.

The much anticipated weekend was ruined. I had to go in again for work on a Saturday and the whole Sunday was spent preparing and shopping for thanks giving that I did not get that much desired rest I was longing for. All in all, it was not a fun filled weekend even tho I managed to get in some stuff for the up coming thanksgiving dinner.

I did not even get chance to watch the movies I'd collected for the weekend, test the new GTA IV game or collect much wanted socks.

How was the weekend for you?

Me, I'd have wanted something like this!

Well, Am looking forward to brighter days with the upcoming new week.

Have a great one too!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Today was a surprisingly fun day at work. Probably because I got in so late and got away with it tho this somehow affect's my hours and there is no way to redeem or pay them back but to wind it all up, it was one of those days of self realisation, amusement and peace.

T-bag who has the most charisma and fun is some one who you'd get jealous of if you are in my age group/stage and I sometime wish I was smooth like him. He seams to get away with the stuff he does and the shells for people, generally he's what I'd say the life of the party and even once picked on me.

Me and T-bag is good, We'd sometimes talk guy stuff and I find him an interesting and fascinating character with mob of game. He easily flirts with most of the chic's around and easily makes them laugh making some of us look terribly bad and suck even more in the pursuit to impress the co-worker chic's.

She also sure does dress smarter than me polished black shoes, long sleeved shirts e.t.c and was even giving me some fashion tips especially with growing the hair then putting on good cornrows like his.

Today at the closure, T-bag brought up one of his fun tactics and started dancing -totally like a chic. He did this with some other chic(somehow the hottest one) and seamed to be so perfect. To spoil the mood and finally get chance to shell him, I loudly proclaim laughing, "Dude, that's so gay, those moves your making"

I was corrected by some other guy near me who remarked, "what's gay about her dancing like that? Isn't that how girls dance in Africa?"

I calmly put my tail between my legs and went to confirm/appologise with T-bag. Turns out that it's true, he is indeed a she(real girl) but she made me feel more amused than embarrassed about the situation. All along for the 2 weeks we've been together, I thought she was a guy. It all explains the way she was acting and how she knows all the stuff that makes the girls tick, am still good with her and will probably learn a lot more from her for the remaining few weeks

Damn!! this is the 2nd girl in the group I've mistakenly thought to be a guy. The first one has hair really cropped short and dresses up very smartly like a guy(I'd dress like so's) from shirt to shoes. I always thought my ears heard wrong when I heard them referring to a she instead of a he when addressing him/her. I had to ask the guy(had beard) next to me which was which and he confirmed female. Of course today, when she asked if I also thought she was a guy, I lied.

Next time, I have to be more careful and look critically before deciding to call some one a he/she. I easily got away with this one but being more careful could save me a lot of embarrassment and avoid straining any relationship. Even tho it seams more reliable, feeling for the boobs is out of the question least I get a sexual harassment case

I now have to come up with another name. T-bag would certainly not suit a she. Any takes?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sex of a Fly?..

A woman walked into the kitchen to find her
husband stalking around with a fly swatter

'What are you doing?'
She asked.

'Hunting Flies'
He responded.

'Oh. ! Killing any?'
She asked.

'Yep, 3 males, 2 Females,' he replied.

Intrigued, she asked.
'How can you tell them apart?'

He responded,

3 were on a beer can,

2 were on the phone

No rewards for guessing which is which.

Good Day

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My Latest Toy...

Finally after what seamed like months of waiting,(they did take their time & messed up my order) it finally arrived. When it comes to buying Tech-stuff, I prefer shopping online where you can have plenty of time to analyse, customise, compare and admire a work of art before ordering compared to going to the outlets where you have to depend on some sales agent interested in only getting you off their case and of course the shipping is usually free. Also you buy directly from the manufacturer meaning that you get a good bargain and can always apply the discount offers.

Am talking about the latest addition to my small growing family of gadgets....This time it's the over talked about Dell XPS 420. It looks something like this
hehehe I know sweet. This beauty set me back about $1500, it's a $2,279 value but I have my ways. It did come with a WNR2000 Wireless-N Broadband Router with 4 port switch and a free EasyShare C813 8.2 MP Digital Camera, which means I can actually start with picture for my blog.

The Specs are neat and most tech lovers would appreciate even the standard version reviewed on Cnet here. I did "pimp" it up a bit to match my desires and pocket and most notable is.
  • The 6X Blu-ray and 16X DVD+/-RW. At least I can now be able to watch movies and burn on the blu-ray drive.
  • 4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz It's very fast to use.
  • Intel Core2 processorQ6600(2.4Ghz 1066FSB)w/QuadCore. I don't even know what this means exactly but it sounds good and eye catching.
  • A 640GB SATA Hard Drive. I know I could have done better than this but it's like 10x's bigger than the old one and can hold lots of music and movies.

Me Likes
At first time glance, you'll probably fall in love with the thing and after sample using it, you'll be completely drawn I did like most.
  1. The 22" wide screen flat panel monitor with web cam & mic....My mum & sis complained that this is two huge and unnecessary but of course they do not know these things and showing them samples of their images was enough to change their minds. I had to re watch QOS on this and it was better than on the old one. They say this panel supports High Def but I'll test my self when I get the $$ for a TV card and hook it up to cable.
  2. Speed...So much to say on this, stuff opens faster than am used to and the use is smooth. It came with a Dell Wireless 1505 adapter and after hooking it up to the home network, I was shocked by the download speed that almost clocked a record 1.5Mbs a personal one for me and am still in shock. Now imagine if I instead use the Ethernet 2 Gigabit Network Connection by connecting directly to the modem.
  3. Blue tooth, it came with a 19 in one card reader with blue tooth, though I do not have use for this feature at the moment, it's going to come in handy in the near by future with addition of other necessary stuff.
  4. The Blu-ray disk...Also a feature I'll be able too enjoy with passing time.
  5. The Chassis is nicely and beautifully finished. worth just looking at.

Me hates
Of course I had to look for the bad bits, although some people may say am just over complaining and price might have had a role to play, but still the things i did not like and could not quite figure out are there and are:-
  1. The Sound card, It has an integrated Intel® 7.1 channel High Definition Audio sound card which is completely useless for me considering I could only afford the D"ell AX510 Sound Bar UltraSharp Flat Panel Attachable Speakers" whose out put I've failed to appreciate.
  2. Windows Vista, I have no problem with Vista and actually prefer it to XP but I totally loath any Home Edition and the system was a Home Premium edition forget the Premium bit. It's just there to make it sound big but the limitations of using a Windows Home edition OS is clear in Vista. Up to now, am failing to connect to the shared drives of the old PC running Windows XPP Service Pack-3..I did manage this fit before at my old work place by assigning a static IP address to the XPP data storage machine such that the other Vista Home users could easily access it by using the IP-add instead and it worked. This time it is not and am starting to think it could be the SP-3 causing the zibs oba I configured the router wrongly(doubt highly) but am yet to know. May be if Solomon King and other tech geniuses and wizzards can offer a hand in this matter before am forced to upgrade Illegaly/legaly to the Ultimate edition.
  3. The Include anti Virus....I hate McAfee not only is it resource intensive(not that I have issues here) but it's also difficult to use(control) and much weaker in protection compared to the Kaspersky Internet security which I've become so fond of. It has 15 months subscription which I'd hate to lose so am forced to stick with it that long.
  4. The 128Mb ATI Radeon HD 2400 Video card I could have wanted something higher.
Apart from those, there is nothing else bad with the system with time, i should be able to customise it to the perfect best friend and it should be able to meet all my entertainment and gaming demands for my satisfaction and well being

This is the second most powerful machine am having at my exposure and use. The first one was an XPS 700 Jet black which was more costly and not as powerful as this because it only had 2GB ram & a 20" monitor without webcam. Originally I'd thought I'd call it the beast but It's actually quite a handsome machine and would certainly pull other female Pc's if they saw him.....

Am just now lucking a suitable name. Prince charming sounds really lame & gay....any suggestions?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

eeeooowwww!!.... my 4 worst moments

What happened to me today inspired me to write about these long forgotten matters. Obviously, we all have been in a situation or event that caused you absolute embarrassment and you could not think of anything other than the ground opening up and swallowing you to hide from all that shame.

From the start, I knew it was not going to be a good day. It started with the oversleep and me jumping out of bed @ 8:30am, that was late very late. The internship place is almost 45Min's away with the $van and an hr with the bus, but I was not getting late again today. The thing is I'd promised to quit if i ever made it late again and am a man of my word.

There was not time to take that much needed shower considering I'd even skipped the night one but at least I tried to brush and wash my face, the rest of the other small things would be done en route, so I threw in all the necessary stuff in my bag and rushed off. After the combing, polishing and finalising the dress up in the van, the most important item was not there. OMG where is that deo, where could it be? Am a profuse sweater at certain times and having to go with no antiperspirant is total condemnation for me besides, it also helps for the times when I've skipped with the usual shower.

I still went on and surprisingly was on time at least some thing good came out of the rush. However I was completely uncomfortable soon because within 30Min's of the teaching session, I was already feeling the perspiration trialing down my arm and I had no back up plan. I did try walking around with only my shirt and going out during the breaks yet even tho everyone else had on their heavy coats, I was not feeling the cold.

The sweat still continued for a while and my only prayer was no one would notice. I was totally embarrassed when T-bag talked to me at the end of the day and offered to bring me a deo the next day, some one had noticed in fact all the guys around me must have and I sat between two lovey girls the whole time. I feel scorned and sorry for making them suffer. He did further on talk about the sweaty smell and on the bus home, some high school girls noticed and kept holding their nose when looking at me. I lived through it all but am at loss on how to redeem my self. Of course the deo was smiling on my table when I got home, like it was laughing at me for not considering him first.
Lesson:never forget to pack the deo never.

The following are the winners of some of those other moments that have happened from the past. I rarely got an eeeooowww moment at home but somehow excelled in them at school . Of course they are quite a number and would take some hours to read/write but I'll only do 4.

1: The VIP treatment.
Starting my secondary, I was first made a day scholar when I'd just joined S.S. I had to run to the loos after my first lunch, It was a hole in the ground and when I went in for the afternoon lesson, the VIP perfume clung on my like some leech. It was too late there was not way I could shower or get it off me. The teacher was very miserable and he put it out on me no going out so all those classmates had to bear. It did wear off eventually but I earned the nickname stinky for almost week.
Lesson: Only kakka if the next step is showering.

2: Jazzing up the chic
This beautiful damsel a class below me was sitting in my exam room. during exams, you'd be distributed in different classrooms all over the school. this would give me chance to make a mark and impress. Gathering all my knowledge, I found myself on her desk during the night prep in order to try the charm some time during the reading. I do not how it happened but I woke up with a paper cigar in my mouth and a painful feel on my back from slap the teacher on duty. generously supplied. Apparently I was snoring so loudly and to think that the damsel did not even wake me up made me know she was not impressed. I spent the rest of the night standing in front of the classroom as if the shame from all the shells and abuses from the teacher. was not punishment enough. I changed to another exam room 3 classes away the very next day.
Lesson: Get lots of sleep before attempting to date some chic

3:The open fly.
Am certain most guys have had this one at some point. You know the stunt of opening up your zip and pulling the shirt to make a perfect tuck in, that's how mine began. I was a back bencher most of the time and before I'd completed one of these stunts, some chic claimed I was keeping her pen, I put the book in front of me on my laps to show there was nothing on the desk, she insisted and came over to look for her self. Every one was looking now and when she removed the book (without warning) the ka shirt sprang out and every one saw. The laughter that followed made the issues of the pen be forgotten and people made up all kinds of stories to torment me afterwards.
Lesson: Tuck in only in private.

4: The uncommon fart.
There was a fart master in class. He'd already done over 10 and every one was pretty much used to his stuff, to such a point it rose no laughter or surprise when he did it. So on some particular night prep, He opened up the reading with a quite one only few people must have heard. Towards the end of prep, I remembered his fart and suddenly burst into laughter, It was not even expected but out came this huge fart, it was more about the sound than smell because half the class must have heard it and every one burst out laughing. I immediately replaced the fart master and people still went to bed laughing about it, lucky it was the end of prep.
Lesson: Don't be laughing at other peoples mistakes

Those are the few I could feel O.k sharing of course they are some others I don't even want to start thinking about because I'd get so down.
Am sure some of you'll have had your moment
. What is the most embarrassing one you can share?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Day One

Monday! Working On Monday for me is like telling an African Pig to take a shower, yes I hate having to get out of bed knowing that am heading off to work after a weekend of non-work activity. But It being the first day of my Internship, I reluctantly dragged myself out of the bed and prepped for the first gathering.

I did not really dress to impress and even intentionally left part of my hair uncombed just to send a message. "I am me and don't concentrate much on appearance" Thankfully in this new world, you can have your hair in any colour, shape, length and size so my message might have not reached home and I had to pay for putting on a T-shirt because the chill really got me good. It was kinda needless to go this way so am reverting to just being normal.

The first day was a total bore, it was slightly beyond my expectation and I fought hard to stay awake most of the time. I must add I thought of quitting at this point and heading back to my chill but with some slight encouragement from the coordinator and thoughts of the past 3 months of lounging, am staying in to discover the thrill and adventure promised. After all, who am I to judge a book by it's cover.

I did get very exhausted, probably because I've been out of action for a while now is the only explanation I can come up with for the sleep I had when I got back home (5-5) personal record.
Today Tuesday is Veterans day -God sent. I could do with the holiday and finally watch the movies I've been dying to -Quatam of solace and Madagascar 2 not yet in cinema here but I can't wait any longer and a friend from else where has just uploaded them to some secure server. Sorry I can't share the url, but hopefully I can give the kabozi.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

For the new week.

Pic of the day!!

While still on the weekend mood, remember this with the start of the week.

Have a great one all..

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Another One of those days..

Alas it rained on me. Good lord it rained on me and the rain washed away all my former cheer.

I had a beautiful night on Tuesday witnessing McCain being kicked in the balls and Obama becoming the first US black president. This was sweet, sweeter than the lemon crunch cake I've become so fond of. That night was full of crazy happyness and sunshine beamed to the safety of T.V set. Had I been out celebrating with the masses, I might have even lost my virginity just to make a "white-black " baby on this historical moment.

The next day would find me away from home. No, I was not going to join the non-stop parting of the democrats, but rather participate in some user experience survey for an upcoming gift website. For those of you who are tired of sheep being thrown at or receiving a Mojito(it's not a gay drink) without actually feeling it go down your throat on face book, this is exciting news. The site/app actually allows you to buy and send your friends real gifts which they can redeem on their cards(credit/debit) and spend at any bar or restaurant. Cool those who've run away from face book can jump back in to enjoy such services. It's still in it's beta stage but should be rather useful.

As usual, I got lost(someone please donate a GPS navigation system) and was with some incident because out of the blue it started drizzling and I half walked-run in the rain to get the survey place. It was still raining after my session and I had to get back home quickly. After all, what harm can a little rain do to me? Some ka woman I met selling umbrella's wanted me to take one at 10bucks ≈ 20K, I told her off with words that would make my blog censored when she tried to "force" me to buy. By the way It was a normal ordinary umbrella and I was not that desperate.

That "small" rain must have done some kinda damage because I virtually slept the whole night and whole day. I only got out of bed a few hours ago with a slight headache and the muscle "fire" still in my legs. Maybe am just unfit or weak but I've not felt this crappy since I greedily enjoyed direct-from-tank beer smuggled/stolen from the "cold room" at Uganda Breweries in Port Bell, Kampala(another story).

Hopefully this Friday, things can get back to normal. I'll steal an umbrella and get a long rest over the weekend.

What are you cats getting down to over the weekend?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


(c) stolen from some site which I can't seam to track back

He's a great family man, hence he should be able to effectively manage the much needed change at last.

Congs to Barack "Hussein" Obama and millions of other democrats

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Dear all, It has been a rather uneventfully weekend for me and as such have noting much to write about hence bring up this post I'd made some time back to use on such days. Of course, with the US election high up, I have nothing to say except Am hoping history is made today.

From the time I got that Mp3 player, I've been looking for music to fill up most of the allocated 2gb. Back home in Ug, this would have been a rather simple task considering that half of my lapi was packed with only music all compressed to create more space, long story short my backup external fell and I left my lapi home with big sis.

Music I love, Top of the list is rock, gospel, then some reggae. I was able to replace most of my collection with the help of the internet and some individual songs, I get Here!

My small player is not yet full and has space for about 130 more songs, Am not going to fill up a whole post with all that music only the top 5 artists in each music genera. This first bit will only have alternative rock the rest will follow in more scarcity times.

Rock- The Alternative
  1. Linkin Park This is one of my greatest bands, I somehow find myself listening to their music and I have most of their albums with me. The songs that get to me are from
  2. Cold Play Most of the cold play songs appeal to my inner self and I find them immensely comforting. The notable ones are:-
  3. GreenDay All my friends like green day, so its natural
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers.
    • Album: Californication(1999) -Californication(Lyrics), -Otherside(Lyrics)

  5. Sound Tracks. These songs I mostly learnt about after watching the movie and had to get the full versions.
    • Gavin DeGraw - I Don't Want To Be: "One Tree Hill, Vol. 2" Ost
    • Breaking Benjamin - Forget It: Smallville: The Metropolis Mix
    • Goo Goo Dolls - Before It's Too Late: Transformers(The Movie)
    • Snow Patrol - Signal Fire: Spider Man.3
    • Dashboard Confessional – Vindicated: Spider Man.2
    • David Grey - Its Not Easy To Be Me: Smallville: The Talon Mix
    • Maximum the Hormone -What's up, people?: Death Note Ost
    • Goo Goo Dolls - Iris: City of Angels
That winds up the first few rock songs that made it to my player and cant seam to get enough of them. next is the rock- The Christian.

What's in your Player?