HTC – sadly horrible customer service

In the interest of fairness and so this post does not come off as my being an unreasonable disgruntled customer, let me say that I believe overall, HTC to be a good company that makes in most cases high quality products.

I went on Twitter several times to get help from HTC and I received a few responses asking if I had done a soft reset, yes many, many times.  Then they asked if I had spoken with their customer service team.  It is only after I spoke with their customer service team and received ridiculous advice, that I once again went to Twitter to rail against the company for their lack of service and all I wanted was to get someone high enough up the food chain that would at the very least be willing to listen and hopefully have some constructive recommendations.  I was told on February 7 via Twitter that they would escalate my issue and someone would reach to me.  As of this date March 29, I have not heard from anyone.

This is why I decided to first write this blog, then I will do something else fun, that I will describe at the end of the blog.  The response I received from their crack customer service team was a suggestion that I Google to see if/when there would be a software update for my phone.

Really HTC?  I mean really, this is your idea of customer service? Fabulous, cause I certainly am not bright enough to find this Google thing you speak of on my own. Sheesh! It gets more amusing, while on the phone with this fantastically trained rep, I found this new fangled Google thing and discovered that Ice Cream Sandwich update was in fact imminent.  So I had to inform him of this fact.  After clearly getting nowhere with this well meaning, but clearly poorly trained individual I hung up.

About 15 minutes later my phone rings, and god bless him, it’s the same rep to tell me that he has now confirmed what I already told him that ICS is coming via Verizon! So the total extent of service I received from HTC was to be told to Google for a remedy and then being informed of publically available information 15 minutes after I disclosed it to the HTC rep.  Clearly something is broken with HTC’s idea of customer service.

Unfortunately my second experience with one of their products has been an ever increasing nightmare that has reached a point where I felt strongly that I need to send HTC a very clear message regarding their terrible lack of care and customer service.  That is what this post is about, the fact that sadly for many companies customer service is not important since they have gotten so large and frankly don’t care if they lose a customer here or there.  Therefore it is incumbent upon us as consumers to take companies’ to task when they fail us.

Again in the interest of fairness let me say that my first experience with an HTC product was fantastic!  I had the original Droid Incredible and it worked flawlessly and I loved it.  I am an early adopter of technology and always have been.  These days I don’t have much money so not as much but when I can I try and get the latest stuff.

My problem begins when I purchased the Thunderbolt, at full retail I might add, since I was in the middle of my contract and was not able to buy the phone subsidized.  Now, keep in mind that when the Thunderbolt was released it was also highly praised as the hottest phone available.  It was the first phone to utilize Verizon’s 4G network and was also the first phone capable of simultaneously making calls while still using the internet.

I was very excited to get the phone, and was quickly disappointed.  It had problems from the very beginning, primarily that it would reboot often during the day including while using it.  HTC and Verizon both acknowledged a problem and promised a software update that would resolve the issue.  To their credit while very late from when they promised it would be available, they did in fact release the update and it did makes things better.  The phone worked pretty well for a few months.

Then the problems began again, and it got progressively worse.  After the update to ICS the phone works much, much worse. It reboots on average 6-8 times per day, sometimes at the most inopportune times, like doing something unimportant like making a phone call, or use the Google Maps app.  The worst part though is since the update it’s almost impossible to answer the phone, so I end up having to call the person back.

Also the lag time from when I kindly, gently and politely ask the phone do some silly task, like oh, I dunno, say make a phone call for example, the phone will decide to carry out this task anywhere from 2-3 minutes after my request or sometimes much, much longer.

The reality is, that this phone at this point is really become a doorstop.  All I wanted from HTC is to at least have someone high enough up the food chain and knowledgeable enough to attempt to help me.  Show they actually care and want to make an attempt to keep me as a customer.  To date this has not happened.

So now to the fun thing I will do with my new phone and to my old phone.  At this point I have narrowed it down to probably the Samsung Note II, Galaxy S3 or S4 as my replacement phone.

I don’t yet have the money to buy the new phone since I have to pay full retail unless Samsung wants a fun marketing opportunity and wants to comp me a phone in exchange for the footage.

I plan to have someone video me as I take a sledge hammer to the HTC Thunderbolt and smash it in to little, itty bitty pieces to ensure that no one else has to put up with a phone that in my opinion was not ready for primetime.  Once the video is complete then it will posted up on YouTube.

If I can’t use it as a phone anymore I may as well have some fun with it.

Carpe Diem

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Model building Finding my inner kid

I used to build models as a kid.  Mainly I built planes but also remember having some cool models of the classic movie monsters, Frankenstein monster, The Mummy etc.

Working with these little pieces and the glue and paint taught me patience and attention to detail.  I have wanted to start building models again for years but they are getting harder and harder to find.

I just found a hobby store in my town that hopefully will have what I am looking for and much more.  I am so excited to go tomorrow and check it out.  I plan to see every inch of that store and see how many really cool things I can find besides models to do in the future.

It will still be probably a month or two before I can get all the stuff I need to start building them again, but I am definitely going to do so.  This time around I am going to work on other stuff too, like ships, cars and anything else cool I can find.

No idea where I would put them as space will be an issue but I will worry about that when the time comes.  I hope to share pictures when I start doing this.

Having had a rough 4 years, I am starting to have some fun again and hope to see my son this summer and hopefully expose him to this great hobby.  I love technology but sometimes it’s just cool to go old school and do something creative.

Be good

Carpe Diem

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TV – The Following on Fox

SPOILER ALERT I am writing this as if you dear reader have watched the show or more precisely are “following” the show. Groan I know bad pun, who cares.  If you have not then you may want to stop reading, but then again I would argue you aren’t watching the show anyway and this may convince you to start so keep reading.

I am a passionate and avid fan of all types of entertainment and pop culture.  I also read quite a bit, so I am going to start doing blog posts on different stuff I like.  So expect me to cover Video Games, Books, Movies, TV, Music and other stuff.  I may eventually even do YouTube videos and or Podcasts.  I also pride myself on knowing the names of character actors, and my ex-wife used to always be amazed that we would be watching a movie and I could name a character actor that she had no idea who it was.

Having said this I was disappointed in myself that I didn’t realize that James Purefoy had guest starred on another one of my favorite shows, Revenge on ABC.  I had to look it up and then realized the role he had played, but maybe in my defense the reason I missed it is because James is just that good an actor and the role is so different.  Of course it could be because I was distracted by the lovely Madeleine Stowe.  That’s a good excuse for missing your great performance right James?

The Following is very unique and has a cool premise, with great writing and acting.  I am a fan of Kevin Williamson since watching the original Scream.  It breathed new life into a genre that had become rather stale, that of horror.

In this new show he has developed a fantastic good versus evil dynamic with two brilliant actors Kevin Bacon as the tortured good guy and James Purefoy as the evil guy who oozes charm and charisma, making him that much more dangerous.  The writing is crisp and every episode is a thrill ride and the show is getting better each week as they reveal more but at the same time toss more mystery and intrigue our way.

The cat and mouse relationship that the two leads have is fascinating to watch.  While the entire cast is great, besides of course the two leads the other standout in my opinion is Shawn R. Ashmore.  The chemistry between him and Kevin Bacon is great and it is quite fun to see their relationship improving as Kevin’s Ryan Hardy begins to lower his guard a little and let Mike Weston in.

What impressed me the most though was the episode Let Me Go (episode 7) when James Purefoy is temporarily reunited with his son, I figure that can’t last right?  Here is a character that at least when we meet him is pure evil, but this last scene in this episode shows us that even the most evil of people still have a kernel of humanity left in them and nothing is completely black and white. 

I always give credit to the writers, but this is one scene that I believe has to give almost 100% credit to James Purefoy because it is such a tightrope to walk.  In this scene he manages to emote perfectly and believably.  Had he been completely stoic we would hate this character even more.  Had he started blubbering when he saw his son, it would have become a cartoon and not been believable.  Instead you could see James’ features soften and his eyes welled with tears but none were spilt.  You were able to see the man he was prior to his heinous crimes, and you saw a father who despite all his evil, loves his son.

As a Dad who has not seen his son for 2 years, I can say without reservation that these emotions felt right on the mark. 

One other thing I would like to do with these posts is to try and expose you to another show, movie, book etc. that I believe was under appreciated, or didn’t get the audience it deserved.

That would be Taking Chance with Kevin Bacon.  This is a fantastic movie that you can see with the whole family, it is a true story and I believe will reaffirm your faith in our country.  I also feel it is one of Kevin Bacon’s best performances.  I won’t give away anything about the movie but strongly recommend you rent it and check it out.  Be prepared to cry and I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Okay, now my request of Kevin, is it okay if I call you Kevin?  I think if I was fortunate enough to meet you, you would be cool with it.  I realize that you are crazy busy, with a wife, kids, a band and who knows what else. I completely understand and respect your wanting to have balance in your life by doing less episodes than a standard full season, but if there is any way you could give us a few more episodes for next year, even if it’s only two more, your fans would greatly appreciate it.

Till next time, be good and do some good.  Thanks for reading.

Carpe Diem

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Starting Over and Over and Over Again

Now let me just preface my forthcoming statements by saying that while it may appear to some that I am complaining I assure you that I am not.  Having gone through a ton of personal turmoil over the past 4 years I have gained some very healthy perspective on life.

As such now every time that I experience a set back, I immediately think it can be worse and for many it is, so I have no right to complain.  Having said all that I am facing challenges, and while it’s not terribly fun, I do truly look upon them as challenges that can and will be overcome.

So it’s truly in the spirit of a positive attitude that I write this with the sincere hope that it may inspire some of you to do great things.  Essentially I am unemployed yet again, so after settling in to a rather secluded location thanks to the generosity of a long time friend and his wife, I have a roof over my head so that I can focus on the next chapter whatever that may be.

Now since I have gone through several lay offs in the past 4 years and as a result of that, lost most of what I owned I am incredibly low maintenance at this point in my life.  I realize that may sound like a complaint but it’s not, it just simply means that my overhead is much lower and I don’t need to make the big bucks to enjoy life.

In 2008 I made the peak earnings I have ever made which was low six figures.  While having money makes life easier I cannot say that I was happy at that time.  So here I am in 2013 making zero.  But other than the stress which I assure you is rather minor that having no money brings with it, I am a pretty happy guy.

I have a really cool and special lady in my life, although due to her work schedule we won’t see each other much in the foreseeable future, I consider myself truly blessed for every moment I have with her.  This past week I started by taking the traditional path of job searching and I pounded the pavement as they say.

I went in to many retailers, restaurants, pretty much anything I thought might be an opportunity, even went in to a Dry Cleaner.  This is all to say that even though I was making six figures not too long ago, I am very realistic and not arrogant when it comes to work. 

I am willing to dig ditches if someone wants to pay me to do so.  It was challenging as I didn’t find anyone that was hiring right now.  I actually had a couple of impromptu interviews, but I could tell by the reaction after hearing my past jobs and income that I am going to fall in to the dreaded “You are over qualified” category.

Now, I have always found this to be so ridiculous.  You can certainly be under qualified, and I am, for many jobs.  However, I am of the firm belief that you can never be over qualified.  Now, please understand I am not that naive, I do understand what they mean by that, but still find it silly.

If you have someone who is willing to do a job that based upon their qualifications may be less than what they could be doing, so what?  Let them work and be happy that you have someone in your employ that is good at their job for as long as you can have them.

Well, that’s enough for today.  Tomorrow I have an interview early for a restaurant and will put on the best foot forward and a smile on my face.

Till next time dear readers, thanks for tuning in.  Go out and do some good.

 

Carpe Diem,

Mauricio

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Jack Reacher – Review from a regular guy

I must say that being a fan of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher character I have been waiting for this movie with great anticipation.  I have read all of Lee’s books with the exception of the most recent A Wanted Man and his short story Deep Down. I plan to read both soon.  So I am a fan of his and of the character and having seen several of the trailers I really wanted to like the movie and hoped that I would.

However, having said that, I also went in to the movie with an open mind and with the intention of reviewing the movie fairly and as unbiased as possible.  I liked the film, and overall it lived up to my expectations not only as a film but also with the way the character was brought to life and specifically how Tom Cruise did with the role.

A quick background on the character for those not familiar with Lee’s work.  Jack Reacher is a former Military Policeman from the Army who now is essentially a vagabond.  He travels alone with no luggage and he seems to end up at the wrong place at the right time, pretty much everywhere he goes.  As far as the set up for the movie, other reviews have covered it so I won’t go in to great detail other than to say it’s a conspiracy plot similar to others you have seen.  An ex-army sniper is framed for 5 murders and asks for Reacher.  Now one of the biggest controversies if you can call it that, has been the casting of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

In the book Jack Reacher is described as being 6’4” and Tom Cruise according to IMDB.com is 5’7” tall.  My girlfriend swears that he is actually 5’5” tall.  She says she was at an event one time and stood right next to him and he is only 5’5”, well I finally know better than to argue with a woman especially one as awesome as she is so I will just assume for the record that he is nowhere near 6’4”.  Who cares?  It’s amazing what a big deal this has become.

This is not the first time nor the last that people will be unhappy with the casting of a beloved character from a book.  As the late great Ricky Nelson once sang “You can’t please everybody, so you may as well please yourself” Which I believe Christopher McQuarrie did and as far as I am concerned he hit a bull’s-eye by casting Cruise.

Here is a couple of examples of what I personally thought were casting “mistakes” that in my mind turned out fantastic.  When Tim Burton’s Batman was announced and I heard that Michael Keaton had been cast as Batman, I couldn’t see it and thought it would be disastrous casting.  Well, I loved the movie and loved Keaton as Batman. A more recent example, ironically enough also regarding Batman was when I heard that the late Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker I was very disappointed.  In fact the first stills of the movie showing the Joker I was fully expecting to be very disappointed.  I believed Heath was a fine actor but just the wrong choice for this iconic character.  Especially after Jack Nicholson pretty much knocked it out of the park in my mind.  Despite my concerns I was such a huge fan of the Batman franchise and just as importantly loved Christopher Nolan’s work I decided to keep an open mind when seeing the film.  Well WOW, Heath in my mind at least on screen will forever be the Joker.  He was fantastic and it shows how wrong first impressions can be.

If the only characteristic about Jack Reacher that you took away from reading the great novels is his height then I guess it could be a major deal breaker.  However, for me his height is such a small part of who he is that I can look past it and suspend my disbelief, which is pretty much the point of most movies.  Folks this is not meant to be a documentary.  Artistic license is taken many times.  Also nobody is looking for Academy Award recognition here.  At least what I was looking for was a movie that was fun, had action, some humor and kept me interested.  It did all of that.  Jack Reacher is the epitome of the term “Popcorn Movie”

As far as I am concerned the only quality or characteristic that Tom Cruise lacked in order to portray Reacher was height.  He possesses all of the other characteristics, he has the physical build and is believable as a guy who can kick your ass.  He has the stoic persona and dry humor of Reacher as I have read him.  So if you are a true fan of Lee Child and the Jack Reacher character you owe it to yourself to make your own decision about Tom Cruise as Reacher after and ONLY after you have gone and seen the entire movie for yourself.  In fact I would say with confidence that if Lee Child had never given Reacher’s height in the book, nobody would have really noticed.  It really is a non-issue and would be a shame if a true Reacher fan didn’t the movie simply because Cruise is not tall enough.

I genuinely hope that they do more Reacher features.  I believe that they will improve over time and hope Cruise stays with the character for the foreseeable future.  If the series is nurtured properly it could very well be a franchise with longevity similar to the Bond series.  If that is the case I could envision a movie every 2-3 years which means Cruise could do them for another 8-10 years then pass the mantle to someone else.

While the movie is not the best action film I have ever seen it does largely deliver the goods.  I also very much enjoyed Werner Herzog as The Zec, he oozes evil and that eye of his freaked me out, will probably have nightmares tonight.  The entire cast does a fine job but for me the fabulous Robert Duvall steals the show with his one-liners.  It’s always great to see him on screen.

Just like you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can’t judge a movie by the height of the main character! If you are a Reacher fan I am confident you won’t be disappointed.  If you don’t know the character but love action and suspense, you won’t be disappointed.

Mauricio’s grade B

Carpe Diem and Peace

Mauricio

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Playing violent Video Games makes you a Killer!?

Nonsense!   Title gets your attention though huh?  Not even sure exactly where to start on this topic.  I am not a professional writer nor an expert on this topic.  I am a regular guy, a father with 2 children including a 16 year old son who plays plenty of video games including shooters, Halo, Call of Duty and others.

The reason I am writing this blog and putting up with an ancient laptop and not even a solid internet connection to write it, is because I really am very tired of the media, politicians or in this case the NRA using Video Games and Movies as easy scapegoats to lay blame for the actions of disturbed, deranged or otherwise evil people.

Most people that consume these types of media can tell fiction from reality and right from wrong.

I am not sure I will properly articulate all of my beliefs in this one blog and will probably end up writing more in the future, but hope this will be a good start for the dialog.  Most importantly before I lay out some of my thoughts and why I am so passionate about this subject and felt the need to write about it, I want to give my sincere and heartfelt prayers and thoughts not only and of course especially to the families of the Newtown victims but to all those touched by violence who I want to make sure are not forgotten.

This subject is touchy and emotional and I don’t plan to discuss at least not in this post about guns, and gun control in any great detail.  That is for another day.  I also am going to share some things with you now that only my closest family members and friends know.  I do not share any of this to sensationalize or for any other reason other than to give some context and lay the foundation for why I feel that I am uniquely qualified to discuss the topic of whether or not Video Games lead to and or cause violence.

I have personally been touched by Suicide, Manslaughter and Kidnapping all involving family members.  More on that in a moment.  It’s all on public record and these days with the internet can all be researched, found and verified anyway.

As far as Video Games go, I have actually been playing them actively since 1972!  Yes you read that right 40 years! That was the Magnavox Odyssey 1 system.  This will make many of you feel old, televisions back then generated static electricity, so the system only generated a couple of white blocks like Pong, and then the fancy, shmancy, graphics were actually acetate overlays that stuck to your TV via static electricity.  Yes kiddies that’s old school for you.  And guess what?  The games were fun, so it’s not all about graphics.

Man, just thinking about that makes me feel so damn old! But we digress, I have made my living for most of my life, over 25 years in the Video Game industry, so I have a tremendous amount of experience in the field and have and still play many video games across a multitude of genres.

The irony of the ridiculous speech that Wayne LaPierre gave is that when he attempted to play a shell game with the American public and misdirect them as to the cause and possible solutions to gun violence he tried blame games.  Well his list was games that either are not current today, have little to no guns in them or were never commercially available.

This is the best one.  He mentions and uses as one of his examples a game called Kindergarten Killer.  He actually even had the wrong name and had it as plural Killers.  Now as I have said I have been involved in this industry either as a hobby or professionally for almost ALL my life.  As such I pride myself on being very knowledgeable about the industry, but realistically nobody can or does know everything.

Well, until Mr. LaPierre chose to pick on my industry and use that example I had NEVER heard of Kindergarten Killer.  Why?  Because I have lost my edge?  Because maybe I just am not, that knowledgeable about this industry as I thought?

No, I would admit so if that were the case. No what Mr. LaPierre doesn’t bother to tell you is that this “game” was never sold in stores or even available in any kind of packaged goods format.  This game is what is called a “flash” game that you can play on any pc.  It was written by a young man, and while the content is abhorrent it never had an audience.

Of course in his attempt to confuse and place blame elsewhere he doesn’t tell you any of that.  So it’s ironic that a game with sick content that nobody ever heard of, now will probably be played more than it ever had when it was created many years ago, thanks to the NRA and the misguided statements by Mr. LaPierre.

What frustrates and amazes me, is that every time there is a tragedy, video games and movies get called out.  Rarely if ever does anyone mention books.  Now I firmly believe that none of these mediums inspire, promote, initiate or in any other way cause violent behaviors.

It’s a slippery slope if we start to further regulate or ban these mediums.  How about books?  They can and are extremely graphic, yet we don’t look to blame them.  In fact books as a general rule are much more graphic than a movie is.  Look at the Bible, there are many instances of torture, rape, murder in there too.  Brother killing brother as one of many examples.  Yet many of the people that would lay the blame for violence at the feet of video games, are the same folks that go to church, worship read the Bible and want their kids doing the same.

Plenty of studies have been done about the effects of video game violence and there is no proof that they lead to acts of violence.  I would argue that often what we see depicted in violent movies or games, came from heinous acts of evil that had already happened not the other way around.

Now back to my family and personal tragedies to drive the point home that if video games caused violence I or my son should be out committing these heinous crimes, but we are not.  Why? Simple, despite what we see on Television the Movies, or the games we play, we know better.  Despite the pain we have gone and or are going through as people, both my son and I know and understand that violence is never the answer, so we find other ways to cope and deal with life’s frustrations.

Within a span of 1 short year my mother died at the hands of my father, and it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds, it was an accident.  A preventable one, but an accident nonetheless and not intentional.  My younger sister was kidnapped right in front of my eyes.  My dad was not a wife or kid beater, but he would lose his temper and slap us.  Without going in to any greater detail here today, it was an accident borne out of frustration with my mother who sadly was an alcoholic.  He struck her with an open palm, she fell struck her head and died.  As such he was convicted of Manslaughter.  I have never hit either one of my children or my wife and we were together more than 20 years, so again it is not always cause and effect.  You are not pre-destined to cause violence if you experience it.  The entire story is really for another day and I feel I have a few books in me, so maybe if there is enough interest I will write more about this in blog or book form sometime.

My brother committed suicide by gun and left 4 wonderful boys.  My brother played video games too, and they didn’t kill him.  Some pain that we all missed did.  I am so very proud of my nephews, their mother has done an admirable job of raising them.  They are all well adjusted, successful and bright boys.  Again, no cause and effect, they did not commit violence because their father did.

My 16 year old son despite having played violent videogames has never been violent and in fact has never even been in a fight.  My son and I have not seen each other for 2 years, this takes a tremendous toll on us both, yet we are not out causing violence and mayhem in an attempt to deal with the pain of this loss.  Again no cause and effect.

The reason we can and do cope without resorting to any sort of violence, is because we have a decent core set of values instilled in us by our parents.  In my humble okay, maybe not so humble opinion it all starts with good parenting and listening to others.  We as a nation have become numb and unaware of the people around us and the pain they may be feeling.

I do not claim to have all the answers, nobody does!  I do believe strongly that Video Games are NOT the cause of these heinous crimes.  We need to stop casting blame elsewhere and taking the easy way out.  We need to look in the mirror and realize that if we see or hear something out of the ordinary we need to reach out and speak out.

I cannot begin to understand what pain Adam Lanza was going through, but clearly there was something there.  I also believe that there had to be signs, because I do not and in fact cannot believe that somebody is perfectly well adjusted with no outward signs of problems today and then tomorrow goes on an evil, heinous murdering rampage.

We cannot prevent all violence and tragedies, but if we look around be aware and most importantly care more about our fellow human beings even if they are weird or strange we might prevent one.  If we can prevent one it’s worth it.

Well, I ended up writing more than I really had planned to or expected to.  I realize that most of this may be a bit of a rambling mess, but when you type from the heart that’s what happens.

I will leave you with a funny little situation that happened to me years ago at a trade show, that reminds me of what Wayne LaPierre is trying to do with misdirection and confusion.  First though I want to tell you who he reminds me off besides this guy I encountered at the tradeshow.  You have these street hustlers on the sidewalk that want you to play either the shell game, or 3 card Monte, where you need to follow what shell the pea is under or where the Queen is with 3 card Monte.  They use misdirection like hey look over there, in an attempt to fool you and confuse you. 

Okay, so me and some colleagues in the game industry were in New Orleans for a tradeshow.  I was warned by the way by a customer to have 1 Hurricane, but do not under any circumstances have 2.  Well I love a challenge so guess what?  Yeah I had more than 1.  How many? Hmmm, well I honestly can’t remember and there is more about this trip but that will have to wait for another day.  Believe when I tell you that, that entire trip was an adventure worthy of at least it’s own blog post.

So we were wandering down Bourbon street after having imbibed quite a bit and a man stops us on the sidewalk and wants to make a wager with my colleague.

This Wayne LaPierre, err I mean street hustler says “I bet you I can tell you where you got your shoes” Now think about that question for a moment.  How would you take it?  Even if we had not been drunk we probably would have still fallen for it.  So my buddy is thinking there is no way in hell that this guy can tell me where I bought my shoes, so easy money right?

Wrong! He makes the bet and the guy gets a big Cheshire Cat grin on his face and says…. Drum Roll please….

“You got your right shoe on your right foot and you got your left shoe on your left foot”  Sigh

That my friends is the kind of sleight of hand and misdirection that the NRA and Wayne LaPierre are attempting, but he underestimates the intelligence of the American public.  We are not fooled that easily.

Thanks for reading.

Carpe Diem and Peace

 

Mauricio

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I am back

That’s it for now.  I miss writing and plan to do more soon.  Need to get reliable internet at home and then will get back in to the swing of things. 

Thanks to my small but loyal readership, sticking with me despite the fact that there has been nothing to read. 

If any of you has a topic of interest let me know.  I have read a few books recently and caught up on a few movies including having just seen Skyfall.  It was awesome!

Just caught up on several shows that I like via Hulu Plus, most notably Once Upon A Time (love this show), Modern Family (another classic), The Middle and others.

I may write about the upcoming Wii U system.  Looking forward to getting back in to gaming finally.

There is plenty for me to write about, just need to find something I am passionate about and that I hope you dear reader will appreciate reading.

So until next time, which I promise will be sooner than this last hiatus, take care.

 

Carpe Diem,

 

Mauricio

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