Cheap Rim Strip

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So my new Noom shirt came today, and by the way I just love it.  I thought, now is a great time to put my wheel back on my bike so I can stand next to it and take a picture with my Noom shirt on.  I filled up the kitchen sink, grabbed the tube and pumped it up a bit so I could dunk it under water to find out if there is a hole or not so I can fix it.  No holes, great!  I go back out on the patio and find this (image above).  The rim strip snapped.

Naturally, I googled it and found out that bike stores will give you a cheap rim strip that will over time become brittle and break, which is exactly what happened here.  The good news is that I can buy a fabric rim strip which is obviously going to last longer.

I went to Nashbar.com which is where I buy all of my cycling accessories online, but they only have rubber rim strips.  I went to Amazon and they have them really cheap, like $3 cheap.  That’s not too bad.  If they are that cheap on Amazon, I wonder if they will be around the same at the bike store.  I will check and see when I have the money.  I won’t be able to go out until I have a Co2 pump anyway, so I won’t worry about anything until I get my next check.

Cool New App for Sprint Customers

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you are a Sprint customer, boy are you in luck because there is a cool new app for your android, blackberry and other select Sprint phones.

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Have you ever lost your phone, had it stolen or accidentally dropped it in the tub, kitchen sink or since it’s summer pool or lake?  If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you are in luck because Sprint has this awesome new app called the Sprint Total Equipment Protection App TEP for short.

 

With this new app you can locate your phone from any computer, say you lost it in the house or left it at work, at least you know the exact location.  But say someone stole it, you can give the police the GPS coordinates so they can find your burglar.  You can also lock your phone so the thief cannot use it.  You can sound an alarm in either case if it was lost in the house or stolen.  Then the thief will be found easier from the alarm going off in his or her pants.

You can also remotely wipe your phone of it’s contact information in case it was lost or stolen and you cannot recover it so the person who now has it cannot use that information.  At least YOU have control of the situation.  And since it has a syncing capability, you won’t lose any of the contact information you had in there if it were lost, stolen or drown in the kitchen sink.

You only have 30 days to activate this from the day you got your Sprint phone but TEP is opening a very short window so you better act on this quickly because open enrollment is going on now from August 1st until August 30th 2011.  TEP will offer Sprint customers a quick and convenient way to replace their phone if it is ever lost, stolen or damaged.

It’s only $8 and if you have to file a claim you could be charged a deductible of $50-$100.  Yeah I know it’s a bummer but if you have a phone that was $300-$450 then you won’t think it’s that much of a bummer especially when that LG Optimus was free, if that’s the phone you have.

So hurry, you have until August 30th to add this feature to your phone.  Here are some quick screen shots of the TEP on the HTC Evo:

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Fly Problem

I don’t know what it is about summer but all of a sudden there are fly’s all over the kitchen window above the sink.  It’s like that every year at this time.  When I go to take the dog out in the back yard I usually open the back door then we walk to the back gate and I let her out then I go back into the kitchen and close the door.  But even if I’m not opening the door they come in through the front door when we answer the door or when we are coming or going.

So about a week ago I was sitting in my room watching tv and the saying “you catch more fly’s with Honey than you do with Vinegar” came into my head.  I wasn’t thinking about the fly’s so I don’t know where that came from but it was like all of a sudden a light bulb turned on above my head.

I went into the kitchen and we had these honey packets from KFC from awhile ago that we never used, yes I’m the guy who saves ketchup packets and all the other “packets” lol.  Anyway, I put some on a napkin (yes, from Taco Bell lol) and put it on the ledge above the kitchen sink and left it.  Well, after a few days the honey had soaked into the napkin so you couldn’t even tell it had any honey on it, it just looked wet.

I threw the honey napkin away like 2 days ago and cleaned the honey off the tiles.  During the entire time I had that honey sitting there it was like all the fly’s had disappeared from existence.  They were gone.  None of them took the bait and landed on the honey and got stuck but they just disappeared.  That’s why I removed the honey but it’s been 2 days, the fly’s are back in full force.  So, I went to look for more honey packets to put on a little plate but we didn’t have any more, I’d used the last 2 but we did have some syrup.

Yes, I know what you are going to say, ants… well, they didn’t come when the honey was there so hopefully they won’t show up for the syrup lol.  But since I put the syrup out about maybe 10 minutes ago all the fly’s are gone again.  It’s almost as if they were offended by it or something lol.

Oh speaking of fly’s lol have you heard on the news about Obama killing a fly during an interview and then PETA came out against him saying he murdered an innocent fly on TV lol.  OMG hilarious.  They said he should’ve used this thing called Katcha Bug which is a stick with a little pyramid looking dome that you catch the fly in then set it free outside lol.  Ok whatever you say PETA.  I believe that dogs, cats, birds, elephants, lions, tigers and bears oh my all have souls but I mean come on, who freakin cares about a house fly whose life cycle is only 15-25 days anyway.  Who cares, KILL EM!

Wet Dog

Flower got a bath today and it was about time.  I went to lay down next to her and she smelled really bad.  She was so pissed off at me for daring to put her in water and she tried getting away lol.  She was fine though in the kitchen sink and I got her all cleaned up and since she barely has any hair it wasn’t hard to dry her.  Just a towel over her and she’s done.

After her bath she was running around the house like a crazy dog.  She was mostly running away from me lol.  I put her on the bed and she ran over to where the bunched up comforter is and burrowed into it and peeked her head out so I could see that she wasn’t pleased lol.  Now it’s back to sleep for her.