Monthly Archives: August 2006

well its live….

welp Biebs’ World is now live so update your bookmarks and rss feeds!

however after doing research its im possible to import comments from wordpress =(

The Saga Continues…

Well, the lady who seemed to think she shouldn’t have to show up for her shift at Red’s DOESN’T have to show up anymore.  She was asked to please pick up the Saturday night shift because one of our waitresses got admitted into the hospital.  Still she refused to work, saying she had a friend going thru a bad time and she needed to help her.  POOF! she was fired.  It was no surprise when a guy came in for a beer around 10 that night and said he’d seen her at Peppercorn’s a little earlier.

From now until Wendy gets out of the hospital we only have two waitresses.  That means double shifts for both of us.  The money will be terrific, hours horrific!  But, I’m just mean enough to be glad the worthless waitress got fired!

google searches

google search for biebs resulted in this

Biebs

search for bgwillers

bgwillers

we are moving up in the world in terms of search engines!

When did I get the ‘dumb ass’ tattoo?

Once again I offered to work in an effort to help out someone and find out that they were out at another bar partying.  I put in a ten hour day and was freaking beat when I got home at midnight or I’d have halled my ass to Dodge and dragged her out of the bar she was at.  I am definately not a fighter and would have gotten my butt kicked, but I’d have put out a good try!  Nothing like doing a ‘good deed’ and feeling like a freaking dumb ass!!

Disciple, back in the ‘Hat Town

Mark it on your calendar. September 28th! The best rock band in all the land is coming back to Manhattan. These guys put on one of the most exciting shows I’ve ever been to. It’ll be my fourth Disciple concert, and I can’t wait! Let everyone know! Disciple rocks Manhattan September 28th!

Thar be sound in them speakers!

I got the radio put in, the front dash put back together, and the amp and subs hooked up. So I can hear music now! Now I just need to get the rear speakers and get those installed, and I guess it will be done. That and figure out how to set my clock. But it’s nice to have my dash back! I’d update with pictures in the morning.

Edit: Here’s the pics.

Re-assymbled!

Pimp Juice

1st Podcast

Okay, so it’s not technically a podcast since you have to download it manually. But if there’s serious interest in adding my personal podcast to your feed list let me know and I’ll work on setting up a server for it. If you don’t mind just right clicking and saving, then yay for me!

Don’t know how regular this will be. Just something different to add content to the site other than the posts and the “Matt McBain” show. This isn’t anything from my radio show, just my own personal thoughts on various topics. This week: Free time without Andrea, busted up tents, the middle east and other randomness. Enjoy!

Podcast 1 – 9MB

Nasa lost…err…unfound moon tapes.

Apparently there are 13,000 reels of video tape from all the Apollo moon landings from liftoff to splash down. With Nasa hoping to go back to the moon sometime in the next 15 years, they wouldn’t mind taking a look at them, right? Well, somehow they’ve misplaced the 2,000 boxes that the tapes are in.

But according to Nasa, they’re not lost.

The tapes aren’t lost, insists the NASA official put in charge of the search. But he doesn’t know where they are.
Forbes.com

I always thought I knew what lost meant, but now I don’t know. I mean those Nasa guys are obviously smarter than I am.

What a Disaster

Maybe it’s my youthful ignorance, but anymore it seems like nothing is as it seems. The radio in my Toronado was in far from mint condition when I got the car. The display didn’t work, and none of the tone controls worked. It pretty much just turned on, and turned up. I could listen to the radio and that was about it. But it was a Bose system. It sounded decent, but never really got loud. I wanted to upgrade the stereo and hopefully get a little more out of the Bose speakers that I was sure still had some life left in them.

And then.

I pick up a nice Pioneer stereo and a kit to mount it into the dash. First I have to get the old stereo out though. Little did I know what lied ahead of me. I knew I was going to have to take off the drivers side dash trim. I was prepared for that. Or so I though. I got all the screws out and the panel loose, but the darn thing was wedged between the upper edge of the dash and the steering column. After about 45 minutes I started thinking the only way for me to get it off was to remove the whole feakin’ steering column. (I deeply despise the people who design cars.) For some strange reason I got the idea to put the gear level and reverse. Wouldn’t you know that did the trick.

So now I can clearly see the bracket and the screws that hold the radio in. There they are just smiling at me, an all too easy reward after all the hastle I went through to get the trim off. I remove the screws and tug to pull the radio out…and it doesn’t budge. Ugh! So I start feeling around what I can, and for the life of me I can’t feel anything.

So now I have to remove the ashtry and ashtry bracket that is below the stereo to see if there’s anything underneath. Upon doing that, I get a little bit of a chuckle. This truly is a luxury car. Inside the ashtray there are two little vacuum lines to pull cigarette smoke out of the car. Sheesh.

After I get the ashtray out I am able to feel a bit more around the radio and finally find what’s keeping it in. There’s one last bolt left on the passenger side of the radio, right by the air vent. And the only way to get to it is…to remove the glove box. UGH! Luckily I’m a pro at this part since I’d taken it out and put it back in several times when I was fixing the heater door. Andrea gives me a hand getting that out, and I can FINALLY reach the last bolt holding the old radio in, take it loose and pull the unit out. Praise the Lord! Nevermind I’ve all but completely disassembled the dashboard now.

Here’s a shot of how it looks now:
Delicate destruction.

One would think that this is the last of my headaches. Oh what else could go wrong? Just wire the new stereo to the old speaker leads and mount that bad boy in there! Well that’s just what I did. And lo and behold, the unit powers on, but it’s eerily quiet for a stereo that’s supposedly on. Nay, it’s silent! What have I done!

Well I start reading around on the net to try to figure out what the heck I did wrong. Come to find out, this Bose sound system that is in my car doesn’t rely on the stereo to power the speakers. OH NO! Each speaker has to have it’s own built in amplifier. And the outputs of my shiny new Pioneer stereo just aren’t compatable with ANY OF THE SPEAKERS IN MY CAR! Well isn’t that plesant.

So I picked up two Pioneer speakers and got them mounted in the front today. And I ordered two more Pioneer speakers off eBay for the rear, because of course they have to be an odd size. 4″x10″. So what started out as a $150 head unit swap is pretty much turning into a $300 complete redo of my car stereo. But damn it when I’m done it’s going to sound goood!

The happy and the sad.

Well if anyone doesn’t know.  Andrea got a new job.  Hooray!  She’s going to be a customer service rep. for Cingular Wireless (I think that’s the company).  So she’ll be working the phones and stuff.  She’s pretty excited about it, and I’m happy for her.  But maybe she can tell you a little more about that job.  I don’t know much about it.

But I do know that she’s going to be working nights.  And since I’m working days, we’re going to see a lot less of each other.  I’m not too crazy about that, but it’s a good opportunity for her.  I think everyone can attest to working nights and weekends at somepoint, because you just have to.  Just too bad I’m not working nights too.  So if I seem bummed out at times these next few weeks, it’s probably just me going through Andrea withdrawls.  =)

But wish her the best!  I know it’s going to be hard juggling 30ish hours a week and go to school full time.  So say a prayer for her too!  I’m going to try to help out around the house and running errands so she can at least have some free time, but the prayers couldn’t hurt!