Installing iOS7 on your Device


*FIRST AND FOREMOST BACK DA FUCK UP ALL YOUR DATA BEFORE PROCEEDING. I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU LOSE YOUR STUFF OR BRICK YOUR DEVICE!!! MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THE PROPER IPSW FILE FOR YOUR DEVICE. THIS IS BASICALLY JUST UP BECAUSE MANY OF MY FRIENDS ARE SAYING THEY HAVING PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING THE UPDATE FROM ITUNES. THIS IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY FROM DOWNLOADING THROUGH ITUNES.

IPHONE USERS:

CDMA = MEANS YOU ARE USING SPRINT OR VERIZON SERVICE
GSM = MEANS YOU ARE USING TMOBILE OR AT&T
HERE IS A LINK THAT EXPLAINS IN DETAIL MORE THE DIFFERENCES.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407896,00.asp

HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE IPSW DOWNLOADS. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG THAT LINK WILL BE ACTIVE. THESE ARE OFFICIAL APPLE UPDATE FILES.
http://www.iosdownload.net/?iosday

AFTER YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED THE PROPER IPSW FOR YOUR DEVICE WAIT TIL IT FINISHES DOWNLOADING AND REMEMBER WHERE IT IS SAVED ON YOUR COMPUTER BECAUSE YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW.

**YOU CAN ALSO REFER TO THIS PAGE FOR INFO AND PICTURES OF THIS PROCESS**
http://osxdaily.com/2013/09/18/how-to-install-upgrade-ios-7-manually-with-ipsw/

SO BASICALLY HERE IS HOW YOU DO THIS. ITS VERY EASY.

1. UPDATE ITUNES TO THE NEW 11.1 VERSION FOR BOTH WINDOWS AND MAC
2. BACKUP YOUR DEVICE NOW!!!! THIS IS JUST TO BE SAFE YOU WILL NOT LOSE ANYTHING. IT JUST UPDATED MY IPOD AND I LOST NOTHING
3. ONCE THE FILE HAS FINISHED DOWNLOADING GO TO YOUR DEVICE SUMMARY SCREEN IN ITUNES WHERE IT SHOWS ALL YOUR INFO.
4. LOOK BELOW FOR YOUR COMPUTER TYPE

FOR MAC USERS
*PRESS THE OPTION BUTTON AND CLICK CHECK FOR UPDATE.
*A WINDOW POPS UP ASKING YOU TO FIND WHERE YOU HAVE SAVED THE IPSW FILE YOU HAVE JUST DOWNLOADED.
*FIND THAT FILE AND CLICK IT SO THAT IT IS LOADED INTO ITUNES.
*ONCE YOU HAVE DONE THIS A DIALOG BOX POPS UP SAYING ITUNES WILL UPDATE YOUR DEVICE TO IOS7 AND WILL VERIFY THE UPDATE WITH APPLE. CLICK OK

FOR WINDOWS USERS
*PRESS THE SHIFT BUTTON WHILE CLICKING CHECK FOR UPDATE
*A WINDOW POPS UP ASKING YOU TO FIND WHERE YOU HAVE SAVED THE IPSW FILE YOU JUST DOWNLOADED
*FIND THAT FILE AND CLICK IT SO THAT IT IS LOADED INTO ITUNES
*ONCE YOU HAVE DONE THIS A DIALOG BOX POPS UP SAYING ITUNES WILL UPDATE YOUR DEVICE TO IOS7 AND WILL VERIFY THE UPDATE WITH APPLE. CLICK OK

5. FOLLOW ALL THE SCREEN PROMPTS AS ITUNES UPDATES YOUR DEVICE. THIS WILL TAKE PLACE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER UPDATE. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT YOU DOWNLOADED THE FILE AND ARE UPDATING FROM THE FILE RATHER THAN ITUNES DOING ALL THE WORK FOR YOU.
6. THATS IT. REALLY THATS IT. JUST FOLLOW THE PROMPTS AND LET IT DO ITS THANG AND YOUR DEVICE WILL BE UPDATED.

I HAD IOS7 BETA SO FOR ME THERE WASNT MUCH OF A CHANGE. IN FACT IM SURE THERE WAS ONLY BUG FIXES AND SUCH FOR ME BUT IF YOU ARE ON IOS6 THEN YOU WILL NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE IMMEDIATELY!

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KOA Campgrounds…..lol


so sitting here in Bowling Green Kentucky at a KOA campground just south of the city. So rather than make a huge blog out of this, here are some things I noticed….

1. This KOA is really fucking nice!
2. Huge ass place with a lake and dog park
3. store to buy shit but its closed i think grrrrr
4. I need a fucking C O K E! not the drug!
5. There is a table of old guys two campsites over playing cards. dominoes earlier
6. There is a skinny blonde in the campsite next to ours that is outside in her panties smoking weed.
7. I think the ppl across from us are fucking lol
8. there are no kids around. then again its almost 5am and we are about to pull out of here
9. About to leave for Great Smoky Mountains National Park
10. Coach Casa de Grylls is the biggest fucking RV/Bus in this lot
11. A friend of mine passed by earlier but didnt stop WTF
12. Its quiet out here
13. Smoking an e-hookah prompted the girl next door to start staring at me because of the red light
14. im sitting in a chair waiting for Mark to get all our hookups disconnected
15. WTF are these old guys doing playing cards this early?!?
16. surprised that Jason Voorhees hasn’t popped out of the woods with a mask and machete chasing after us
17. im sleepy
18. again im thirsty and us splitting a Red Baron Pizza didnt help
19. all we have to drink is orange juice and water but i want carbonation man!
20. from this KOA to next destination is about 263 miles

Thats about it. Just kinda interesting the things i noticed. OK just a tidbit…The girl is outside smoking right now cig #2. THe old guys are playing cards but the couple appearing to have sex must have stopped but that started earlier about 40 minutes ago. their lights are off and no more OH OH OH. lol. One other funny observation was this….yesterday when we checked in someone asked us why we didnt opt for a cabin. well for one its me and a bus driver and two why stay in a cabin when we got a full size Prevost coach with 3 pull out extensions? Thats room enough right there! They do have showers and such here but again we got that. So no need to pay $100 for a cabin when accomomadations are already set right? I think so too! lol

Ok thats it. I actually managed to type this on a tablet. Wow. I have no idea how to add photos with this WordPress so fuck it.

Laters!

G

On the Road Again 2013 Edition


So Tuesday was a long day in the bus. Left Chicago early in the AM and eventually made it into Greensboro late this evening. Because of the venue we can’t park on the premises until tomorrow so we are parked in a lot until then. Mark and I noticed a BBQ restaurant right across from where we are parked. The place smelled awesome. I looked them up online and they specialize in pork bbq. So looks like we are hitting that place up tomorrow. While we was in Chicago we couldn’t book tickets for Medieval Times because their website said not available so that was out of the question. We did end up going to the Willis Tower and to the Skydeck to see the views. You can see about 30 miles from up there. Its awesome. I snapped a few pics and finally was able to step out onto the glass extensions. Kinda felt like I was skydiving for a brief moment because you look down and your basically standing on this thick plate of glass. No worries though they are supposed to withstand tons of weight. After that we made our way north of the tower and headed to the famous Kuma’s. I must say the burgers there are fucking amazing. AMAZING!! I had a Kuma burger which if you have ever been to Red Robin Burgers its kinda the same idea. Got an egg on it. Mark, who is the bus driver, insisted we grab a few for the road. So we each bought two burgers a piece for the road. That ended up being tonights dinner. We just put them in the toaster oven and BAM! Kuma Burgers in Greensboro. 

I guess you could call you pigs. We stopped just east and outside of Knoxville at Outback Steakhouse. We each had the Outback Special with a salad. For me actually an Outback Special with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a house salad with honey mustard dressing. Of course their famous delicious bread. Mark basically had the same but he had green beans and a dry salad. I just cant eat much salad without some kind of dressing lol. So anyways, it was basically a 12 hour day give or take. We went through Asheville where I found out about this sweet little tiny house thats available for rent like a hotel room. Its pretty nice actually. I went to the website and its really nice. I could totally live in something that small. Basically its a kitchen, living room, bathroom, small area for dining and a sleeping loft. In fact I think it had two upstairs sleeping lofts. Really nice though. Its the simplicity of it all! 

After we had our show Portland and Tacoma we headed east with a nice 5 days off and Mark and I decided lets hit up Glacier National Park. Oh man let me tell you, the campgrounds there was fucking amazing. The views….amazing. I mean I could take a tiny house like I mentioned above and just live there by the water with the pine trees and mountains in view. I’ve always loved scenic views and the trips I have taken by motorcycle have been stellar. So it was no question that we would enjoy this stop. After our visit here we had to hit up Fargo North Dakota and then two shows in St Paul Minnesota. Work work!! 

Mark is one cool guy. He is kinda like a father figure. He just entered his 60s. He is this goofy white guy. He has a story though. Not to get into details but basically his son died years ago in work related accident and his wife left him because of it. He had stopped driving tour buses and then later decided to get back in. He has driven for me about 6 times. So it was really cool to have a driver that I already knew. He’s the guy that says, “fuck it brotha lets buy some hookah, grill some steaks and down some beer.” LOL Well, we found some e-hookah cigs at a  Pilot Travel Center so we bought a few. I got a pomegranate one because well I love the taste. I will tell ya, tastes pretty similar to hookah and there was much more vapor than i get from my Blu e-cigs. Im not a big smoker but I do like to puff so for me Blu is just fine. I know others that will religiously say that there are others much better. Im sure there are but hey im fine with what I got. 

So yeah when we stopped at Glacier we had stopped at a grocery store and bought some porterhouse steaks to grill. Where our luggage bay is we have a pullout bbq grill. Yeah the joys of living on a luxury coach! lol Basically we forgot to get spices so when we stopped at a travel center we decided to pick up some spices. Most people will vow that salt and pepper is all you need but Mark and I are the same. We like to add spices to our dead cow. SOOOO we grabbed a bottle of Lawrys All Seasoning and a bottle of McCormick GrillMates Montreal Steak Seasoning. We grilled up them fuckers and damn they were good. I had bought some beer out in CA, Portland and Tacoma. I had earlier bought a bottle of The Reverend Quadruple Ale and that shit is delicious. Loved it! Sadly I only bought one and couldnt find more. Cool thing was I had 4 bottles of Ballast Point Big Eye IPA. One of my favorite IPAs from CA. The pairing of that IPA with the steak and the salad was pretty good. Mark had made this awesome cucumber salad. Was delish. 

Its pretty nice to have a bus to myself. Before Mark and I both have had a trailer to transport two motorcycles for short rides on days off. We didnt have one this time but its nice to have them when we do. I remember when I always wondered what it was like to ride on days off like Neil Peart and when we finally had the chance to do so it was amazing. Hitting up the roads most wouldnt think. Shunpikers as Neil calls him and his riding buddies. Basically its what you call motorcyclists that hit up roads other than the main freeways and highways. Thats where you really see smalltown America. Getting back to the bus though. Its pretty nice to have a quiet place to dwell. The humming of the generators actually is a pleasant sound to me. Im one of those people that needs sound to sleep and just feel safe. yeah yeah im crazy. We have a conversion coach that has a back sleeper where the lounge would normally sleep. I sleep there. Mark had told me the sofa actually pulls out to a bed even though there are a few bunks. He sleeps on the pull out. We have a pretty nice bus. Its new. It was actually used by a famous female singer in the recent past. The interior is black and red. Kind of fitting for Taylor Swifts Red Tour lol. Has pull out extensions and all. It was a nice change though in Chicago to actually stay in a hotel rather than the bus for a change. I think in the music biz no matter how much you feel comfortable in a bus you still want the comforts of having a normal bed to sleep in; a normal shower; basically a normal place to be….normal! If that makes sense to you! 

We spent a few days in St Paul. I have a friend there. Her daughter won tickets to the show but I wasnt sure if she was going with her or if she was taking a friend. I guess the latter. I didn’t see them but then again its not like I was looking for them. She is an adult but you know…I dont really meet up with people unless I know them well. Thats just me! One funny thing I wanted to mention was that I decided to wear my LA Kings jersey in the home of the MN Wild….Oh yeah I got funny stares! Oh well! GO KINGS GO! We won the Stanley Cup in 2012 so yeah its all good! 

So really thats about it lately. Been watching The Trailer Park Boys seasons on Netflix. I love that show. Right now im on season 6. There are 7 complete seasons right now and just recently i found out that they are reprising their roles and will have a season 8 but will be a webcast type of show. Thats cool. I really cant ever get enough of Ricky’s bullshit antics and anger issues…..Bubbles and his never-ending supply of cats and well….Julian who always carries around a glass of rum and looks like my cousins husband. lol. 

Well ill write more soon. im off to bed. 

As Katie Linendoll says:

Chowski!