Thursday, October 15, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

Yeah, I know I've been slacking here but I have some good excuses! Really! In case you didn't know I've been in the process of starting a new bidness. I'z a Impotent Bidness Person now. Don't ask me why I'm speaking (typing) like Eddie Murphy's Buckwheat character. I just like saying "Bidness." Adds a touch of professionalism, doesn't it? ANYWAY. TheManTheMyth and I have started DeJongh Racing. We've got a business license and everything! Actually, what we have is a business license that says "DeJough Racing" whoever THEY are and I am impatiently waiting our corrected business license from the City of Long Beach which will probably NOT happen any time soon even though I called them the instant I opened the envelope and saw the WRONG NAME and after they stopped laughing about someone screwing up the data entry which wasn't on account of my copperplate writing they promised to reissue a new license with the correct name on it.

There's lot of paperwork involved with starting your own business. We had to make a jillion trips to the State Board of Equalization to obtain our Seller's Permit and then go back and file our Fictitious Name paperwork and then place the ad in the paper so that everyone knows that DeJongh (NOT DeJough. Idiots) Racing is the Real Deal. And then I had to set up a PayPal Bidness account, bank accounts, verify that the bank account is legit and that's not even including getting our website up and running.

So, what KIND of business is this here DeJongh Racing you ask? Well, I could tell you OR you could just go HERE and see for yourself. Just keep in mind that this is a work in progress. Our web-site guy is well-connected in the motorcycle industry and our site will be linked to motorcycle shops across the country. We've been told to give it about 3 months and then we should be making some $$. I've been asked what I'm going to do with my extra coin but I'll tell you what I WON'T be spending my money on: renting a clown, Bobo. Because unlike SOME people, I don't underestimate the creepiness of it. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, just look Here. Cracks me up Every. Single. Time.

So yesterday (Left turn, no signal), when my alarm went off at the alarming hour of Dark Thirty, I get up and stumble out to the living room so I could wake up while watching the KTLA Morning News (the BEST!). Except the TV would not turn on. I'm all "Huh?" Check the connections, FIOS box, etc. Nope. Nothing. The only thing that happens is the "Standby" light blinks several times. And I'm all "Great." And of course we can't find the owner's manual. So I have the brilliant idea to go online and see if I can either download a copy of the owner's manual or figure out what's wrong with my TV. And I did. Figure out what was wrong, I mean. It wuz D-E-D Dead. There was mentions of circuit board malfunction and soldering and yadda yadda yadda blah blah blah. And repairs would involve taking the TV out of it's specially constructed cabinet that was constructed specially to hold this TV (another Project by TheManTheMyth). At which point TheManTheMyth pointed out that if our TV was going to have to be removed from its niche, it would be a One Way Ride for said TV. Because it practically took a crane to just get it into the house when we bought it back in 2003. Seriously, it had to have weighed at least 400lbs. And was about 3 feet deep. We're talking Big and Heavy.

To make a long story short (too late!) we are now the proud owners of a 46" LCD TV which was purchased on the "small payments stretched out over many years" plan.

Once we got the TV hooked up, I immediately turned on the Ducks/Wild hockey game and Oh.My.God! The picture quality was like the game was being played in my living room! It was so beautiful I got a bit teary-eyed. Oh and get this: the Owner's Manual? It's on one of these:

I kept looking all over the place for a booklet and was ready to call the store and complain that we didn't get an Owner's Manual when I saw this little thingy and decided to plug it in to my laptop. Who knew? Ain't technology wunnerful?!

Oh and guess what just arrived in the mail? Yep, my correct business license! Woo-hoo!

1 comment:

  1. You could put a net across the front of the TV to make it really seem like you're there. Or some plexiglass. We stopped in Best Buy yesterday (a few free minutes before The Barbarian got out of school) and those TVs are NICE! The King was drooling. I got hives looking at the price tags, so I dragged him out of there. Hey, I also watched KTLA Morning news yesterday -- totally cosmic! My friend's brother has a motorcycle shop in AZ; I should send him your info. Well, good night, Mrs. DeJough. Enjoy your weekend!