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DROID ~ The First 48 Hours

[caption id="attachment_546" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] I've been eagerly awaiting the switch to the DROID coming at the end of March, however Friday morning I woke up to an ailing Crackberry. Having the TAC insurance plan, and pointing out my New every Two plan was due for renewal in two weeks, I asked about just pushing that date to Friday, vs. getting another new Curve on VZW's dime. The agreed to this...

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Florida Time!

Aah yes, the time has come once again for the trip to Florida. 5 days in the sun, with some other Rollag Friends, and no work, snow or cold weather. My parents have been awesome and offered to watch the four-legged kids for the long weekend, which will be GREAT. Recalling from last year, flying your pet with you, is almost as expensive as flying yourself, and you have to ensure there is...

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Computer Hardware Resell/Donations

[caption id="attachment_530" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] It’s no real secret that I’m kind of a technology whore. I’m quick to take in any old, yet still useful computer gear (with the exception of the TekTronix terminal). Mainly, I’ve gotten gear from businesses or family/friends that are offloading it, because they don’t need it, and/or don’t want to take the time to refurbish and resell it. I am now getting a stockpile of computers...

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FarmVille ~ Time for greener pastures

[caption id="attachment_526" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Tim\'s Farm on Zynga\'s Farmville"][/caption] OK – So, if you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably had at least 1, if not 1,000 invites from your friends to play FarmVille, no need to be ashamed. I was sucked into the game last summer, and found myself spending more time than I should have been spending, plowing, planting, milking etc.. It wasn’t so bad, because you could plunk away at it while you...

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Blackberry vs. DROID vs. iPhone

My Verizon contract is up coming in June, and I’ve started to get the upgrade offers from Verizon, and I’ve been really debating on what device to get. I started out, way back in the day with a basic analog phone on Ariel like most other people, which became Voice Stream, and now T-Mobile. I’ve used Nextel service in the past, and have had an array of devices like the Sidekick family, Treo...

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Randys Premier Pizza ~ Oakdale, MN

[caption id="attachment_503" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] I was looking for a good pizza joint to go and meet up with Mike at, and dropped Aaron a quick line to get his suggestions. Based on our target area near North St. Paul, he said we needed to go to Randy's Premier Pizza. He thought the idea sounded good, so he joined us as well. If you've never been to, or ordered from...

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The start of my 2010 ~ How are you faring.

[caption id="attachment_489" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] So, the start of the new year has come and gone. Was your New Years full of drinking and chaos, did you stay at home and do nothing, or something in the middle? I kind of used it as my last stand before getting back on the health wagon. We spent NYE with our friend Rachel up in Fargo at Bid D's (after having to wait outside...

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2009 In Review

How was your 2009? After a rocky first quarter, the last three got progressively better. After a few visits to sunny Florida to quell my winter blues, some time to clear my head from the ending of 2008, my year picked up drastically. I do want to thank all of my true friends who stood beside me over the last year. You were a true shoulder to lean on when I needed you....

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Pepperoni and Garlic Pizza ~ Pairings Food and Wine

[caption id="attachment_469" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] Recently at work, I found myself forgetting to bring lunch with. Not wanting to spent the afternoon regretting a sub-par lunch from Jimmy Johns (I will state that I don't mind Jimmy Johns on a road trip, but not for a lunch that will be holding me for the remainder of the day) - I ventured over to Pairings to check out the food. I had...

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Fitness Time – What method works for you?

It’s no secret that I’ve been trying for the last recent while to shed a few pounds, and while I’ve had some success, it still is a challenge to continually make the time when you’re involved in so many different things. Last winter and spring weren’t too much of a challenge, as I kept minimal food in the house, aside from my meals, sort of forcing myself into a healthier style of eating. ...

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