Saturday, January 06, 2018

It's Been One Week

Since you looked at me, Cocked your head to the side and said I'm crazy.
One week since I made the change, went to a new store and feeling the lovey-dovey.

What a difference a week makes.

Leaving a situation where you feel like you were being blackballed and going into an environment where everything is more friendly and accepting.  I know it has only been a week but overall this change has been very positive for me and it is nice to be back in the store I am working in.

I've only had my fitbit back and functional for about a week now but already I can feel myself checking my steps and making excuses to take a little walk to get more steps in.

I think I've decided that I'm going to give StepBet a try as extra motivation.

For those of you who haven't heard of it, it is basically an App on your phone that looks at your data from Fitbit or whatever step tracking software you have and creates a weekly goal for you.
From there it breaks it down into daily goals on 4 days, 2 days of stretch goals where you need to push yourself to get more steps in and then a day of rest.

At the beginning of the competition you put up some of your own money and enter a competition with a bunch of like minded people.  Your first week is a feeling out week where you are allowed to make a mistake without consequences.   However, week 2-6 you have to hit your daily goals and your stretch goals or you are booted out.

If you finish the competition by hitting all of your goals then you win and get your money back plus a little.  The extra comes from those poor schmucks who didn't have the desire and determination to win money and instead figured the money didn't matter then failed.

Me?  The Money Matters and I'm curious to see if I put a buy-in on this site and hit it up hard all year long how much my money will grow.

I've already downloaded the App but when I go to get into it I am told that it needs more data from my Fitbit in order to calculate my goals.  So, now I wait until that threshold is met and see what it will spit back out at me.

In other news the Podcast that I am a part of has finally gone live.
It is in the iTunes store and I believe on GooglePlay as well.
Search it out, it is called Backlog Busters (and linked to the rss feed as well).
This is our first attempt at doing anything like this so forgive us as we take some time and fumble around while reaching our comfort zone.

My game for January is Uncharted 3 and I am about 1/3rd of the way done with it.  I truly love the Uncharted series as it feels like you are playing an action movie.  Also, this game makes me miss the National Treasure movies - Nick Cage should make more of those as they were a modern day Indiana Jones.
Trashturkey's game for the month is Hyperlite drifter and from what I understand he has been lazy and slacking in getting video game time in.  Everyone give him 20 lashes with a wet noodle.

The only other real news I have is that my phone died and my replacement arrived. 
There appears to be one setting that is messed up (and unless I can find a way to fix it I am blaming it on a software update).

Normally when I connect my headphones to blue tooth and then get into my car for my drive to work my phone will automatically switch the connection from my headset to the car.

Then when I am ready to leave the car and walk from the parking lot to work I turn my headset back on and the phone switches the connection back to my headset from my car stereo.

The current problem is that when it is switching from my headset to the car stereo it is putting my volume the whole way to zero every single time.
So now I have to turn it back up and during that time it goes from no noise to bloody ear piercing loud and then back to a quiet low volume causing chaos with my ears.
Not only does it cause chaos but it is annoying as hell.   I shouldn't have to adjust my volume every single time that I am changing connections and it has never worked like this before.
Not on the previous phone which broke (which is the same phone...) and not on the phone before that which I was using for 3 years.

I'm hoping this is something that will be fixed with a software update because I am not finding any hidden settings that explain this behavior or allow me to change it.

Hope y'all are having a wonderful 2018 so far and always remember to


  1. Keep making America great.
    Seriously you kids and your tech. Complaining about connecting to your car then your headset? I remember losing headphones to Walkman and being totally

    1. Jenn, I am older than you lady.
      And this is my space in the interwebs, it's my right to complain!!!

      I remember inventing the iPod in college, my group members telling me it was stupid and then having to do what they wanted instead.