Sunday, August 31, 2008

Eye Candy vol 2

It's Sunday, which means its time for this week's hotties. I hope you enjoy!

Female hottie: Jennifer Anniston

Talk about hottie! She was pretty much t he only reason I even cared about friends and some of the really bad movies she's been in.."The Break Up" anyone?

Male hottie: Johnny Depp

Apparently, women (and gay men) find him very attractive. I'm not a very good judge on male hotness, though.

MILF: Kate Beckinsale

This woman is gorgeous. Go watch the Underworld movies, Van Helsing, or Click and tell me you don't agree!

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Nadine Velazquez

If you aren't familiar with this feisty little lady. She plays Catalina on "My Name is Earl". Definitely some tasty eye candy!

Classic/retro hottie: Raquel Welch

Not as classic a beauty as Marilyn, but this beautiful babe is known for her bikini bod back in the day. Not too long ago she was on TV and still looks pretty hot, given her age and whatnot.

As I said last week, I'm open to suggestions for eye candy. Hope you enjoy!

August's Top droppers

I just want to take a moment to thank my top droppers for the month of August. you guys have made my first month on entrecard very intersting and I look forward to reading your future blogs.

The Orange Derange Lab
Confessions of a Fitness Diva
Orange Derange
Free Women's Blog
Prove Me Wrong
My Girl Quest
Avon Romance Blog
The House of Babes
Beetles Memories & Ramblings

Thanks again!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Looks like they've learned

It may be amplified due to the fact that I live in south Louisiana, but it appears that the government has learned how to handle a hurricne in the last 3 years. Things are more organuized that what I hear they were like last time one of those things was bearing down on the state. They even moved up the LSU game (which is like the center of the universe around becuse of safety and traffic issues. Could it be, they actually learned? Guess we'll really know when/if it hits and all is said and done. Today, the weather is beautiful. Calm before the storm, I suppose.


It looks like John McCain picked his running mate yesterday. The governor of Alaska, MILF(she has 5 kids), and was former beauty contestant winner I believe, Sarah Palin. I'm not a political blogger, and will never be, but by looks alone, I have to say McCain did a good job. I was expecting him to pick some stuffy old guy lime most politicians are anyway.

If McCain were to win, and then, heaven forbid, something happen to him, I would gladly watch and listen to this woman!

Wouldn't you? lol

OK, we all know that he picked her for 2 main reasons:
A) get the Hillary supporters that for some reason won't vote for Obama
B) get the horny male vote

Man, politicians can get desperate!

DISCLAIMER: At present time I am not fully decided on Obama or McCain, but I am leaning more towards one rather than the other. This entry is strictly about Sarah Pulin and not meant to endorse or slander either candidate.


This morning I woke up and attempted something I had never done before...a cardio salsa workout!!!!

I've done Tae bo, Tai chi, Hip Hop Abs, Yoga, and even Richard Simmons in the past, but the little woman had a salsa workout DVD that I found and figured, "What the hell?"

Let me say, it felt good doing it. The time flew by. Usually when I do some sort of workout, it seems like it never gets to the end, but before I knew it, this was over. That may have been because the women on there weren't exactly an eyesore. Perhaps it was because I actually had fun realizing even more so that I can't dance...especially salsa!!!!

I think I'll try it again at some point in time. Don't want to use it so much that it becomes a chore.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pin Ups

Like most guys, excluding those of the homosexual variety, I enjoy looking at beautiful women. There is nothing wrong with looking at a female form in some form of medium. Lately, though, I have found my newest obsession is pin ups.

I'm not talking about the centerfold type from Playboy or Penthouse or anything. Those are just smut. i'm spaking of the vintage 30s and 40s pin ups. Classic beauties that have real curves, and leave something to the imagination (in some cases).

Yes, I like alot of things from that time period. Sometimes I even wonder if I was born in the wrong era.

Look at the difference in pin ups:

This is now:

and this was then:

Not exactly the best 2 pics to compare, but you should be able to get the point. Things were classier back then. *SIGH*

There'sa hurricane a-comin'!!!!

3 years ago south Louisiana was hit hard by hurricanes Katrina and Rita(although if you listen to people talk, they just got hit by Katrina... poor Rita gets Well, it appears that Gustav is headed this way. Not sure if he'll make landfall, what damage will be done, or at this point, what's going on ,but I do know that folks are getting ready for him.

Now, when Katrina and Rita came through, I was living in north La. All we got up there was some heavy rains. Now, I'm an hour away from New Orleans. I've been told, there's no need to worry, but they also said that about New Orleans.

I'm not sure if I'm scared or excited about this. I mean, yeah, this could be a natural disaster and all, but it would be something I could tell my kids about and I'm also a bit curious to see what actually happens for real. Yeah, I'm weird like that.

The worst part about this is that traffic is bad enough down here. Should Gustav cause evacuations, traffic will get worse! On top of that, this is holiday weekend and opening weekend for LSU football. I would not want to be a traffic cop having to deal with all that traffic!

I'll keep all interested readers posted on the situation.

My apologies

I want to apologize to all my regular droppers and dropees. I'm going to be cutting back a bit on the dropping in the future. Nothing major, I just get tired of sitting at the computer all hunched over reading everyone's blog and then searching for the card(if I can even find it). I'll still be dropping, though, just cutting back a bit.

oh, and yes you read right, I actually read blogs before I drop. *GASP* what a concept?!?

Monday, August 25, 2008

I won't be moving to Alabama anytime soon

I know that some places have some obscure and ridiculous laws, but these new ones that the state of Alabama will be passing soon take the cake.

The first is a law that requires smokers to pay a $24 fine for smoking. Now, I'm not a smoker...anymore...but this whole smoking ban kick that the country is on is a bit much. First, they take away smoking in restaurants and bars. Then they want to keep you from smoking in your car (at least down here in La, they do). In probably one of the worst and most pointless moves to curb smoking, they don't allow smoking in TV and movies. Any smoking that does occur is prefaced by a warning. WTF?!? Now, Alabama is trying to pass this dumb law. A fine for smoking is like giving a fine for passing gas in public. Yeah, people don't really care for it, but it's a personal choice, and last I checked, this was still a free country. Make no mistake, smoking is bad, but so are a lot of things. If a person wants to light up, then let them. These anti-smoking tactics are really getting on my everlasting nerves!

The other law is similar. Alabama people who are fat will have to pay $25. I think it's an insurance fee or something, but I'm not 100% sure. Notice I said fat rather than obese. That is because, as I understood it, anyone with above the standard body fat index for their age and height and such will be charged. This is unconstitutional! First of all, not everyone that is fat got that way by eating their way there. Some have thyroid conditions, others are big boned, some have inherited the gene from their family, etc. Of course, there are those that did it themselves there, but as with smoking, that's there choice and they shouldn't be assessed a fee for it, especially the way they're defining fatness.

One can only hope these laws don't spread to other states!

Extreme fandom

College football season starts this week. This reminded of something I saw on thr local news last year.

In case you are not aware, I live in Baton Rouge, La, home of the LSU Tigers and the extreme fans they have. An example of the extremes they go to reared its ugly head last year. A grad student at LSU, who had received her undergrad from Virgina Tech had her car and aprtment vandalized.

Her car was spray painted purple and gold with the worlds "LSU Rulz V Tech sucks!" on it. Her windoiws were bashed in and tere was major structural damage to the vehicle itself. Her oartment was similarly damaged. All this becuse she didn't cheer for LSU and they played Va. Tech that week. WTF?!?

I'm not sure if anything was done to rectify this situation, but if it was me, I'd have pressed charges on someone. That's not right. It's borderline prejudice! All becuse of a gaame?

I know there are rivalries and such, but this was a bit extreme!

Hopefully, this won't happen to anyone this year.

Musical Monday

Welcome to the first edition of Musical Monday! I listen to all types of music, and these blogs will reflect my musical tastes. As with the weekly hotties, I'm open to suggestions. This week, I'm going to go the video route.

Let's flashback to the 80's This little lady turned 50 last week and this is the song that catapulted her into super stardom! Hope you enjoy "Like a Virgin"!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Eye Candy

This is my first entry in hotties of the week sequence of blogs. Every Sunday, I will have 4 hotties. Here are this week's choices

Female Hottie: Halle Berry

I figure, she had a birthday this month, so why not reward one of the hottest women alive today by letting her be the inaugural hottie of the week.

Male Hottie: Will Smith

There you go ladies. Hope you enjoy!

The next category is MILF. Halle (and any other MILFs are eligible for both this and hottie of the week, bu not at the same time and not in successive weeks.)

MILF: Salma Hayek

Words can't describe the beauty this Latin hottie possesses!

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Monica Belucci

I saw her in "Shoot 'Em Up" this afternoon. not sure what else she's been in, but I know she's also in "Matrix:Reloaded" (or whatever the second one is she's also a MILF. I'm sure she'll appear in a couple of the other categories in the future!

The final category is an homage to days gone by. The definition of beauty and hotness has changed over the years, so I'm going to remind us all of days gone by.

Classic/retro hottie: Marilyn Monroe

Who better to start this category than the penultimate pinup herself, Marilyn Monroe!

Well, that's this week's batch. Feel free to nominate for next week. I'm always reading/listening!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Coming soon

After looking at tons of blogs over the past weeks, I've noticed something similar in many of them. Eye candy and music. So, I'm going to jump on the bandwagon.

Be on the lookout for entries regarding hottie of the week. Don't worry ladies, I'll put a guy up there as well.

Mondays will be musical Mondays, and I will choose a song that will be featured. Not sure if I'm going to add a player or just blog about it or some other option. We'll find out Monday, I guess.

On top of all this, I'll still be dropping and commenting same as normal, and my normal random blogs.

Thanks to everyone that takes time to read and comment!

I'm open to suggestions for this week's hottie and Monday's song.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The evolution of certain networks

As you may or may not know, I'm an avid TV fan. So, it comes as no surprise that I've been upset by certain networks drifting away from the brand of programming that they are known for.

The biggest culprit is MTV!!!! Remember back in the day when videos were actually shown on that station? Before The Hills, Road Rules, and the 50 gazillion incarnations of The Real World. To date, there are only 2 shows that show much. Each year, they have been showing less and less music. TRL comes on Mon-Thu, and this summer they added FnMTV, which comes on Friday nights. I guess they could spare the extra time from Top Model marathons or didn't want to have people watching videos for more than an hour a day. *GASP* I hear that the Video Music Awards are coming up. Someone please tell me, what's the point? They don't show videos enough to justify having an awards show. Just have a Reality or bad dating show awards show. That's all they show nowadays. Oh, and change the name from MTV to something else because they are certainly not Music Television anymore. Hell, last year, at one of their award shows, Justin Timberlake was all but on his knees begging for them to play videos. I don't know about you, but when one of the biggest acts in the world says something like that, I would listen. I guess that would make too much sense, though, right?

Next we have VH1. Similar to MTV, they have forgone music videos in favor of reality. At least VH1 still shows video everyday, including a weekly countdown that shows the entire video (minus a couple). They also have various countdowns such as top 100 songs of the 80s, 90s, etc. The issue I have with that is that instead of just playing the video, they have comedians and celebs and other people talking and making fun through most of the clip they show. UGH!!! Even though VH1 has been favoring reality lately, at least they have been keeping to the musical roots, mostly. Flava Flav, Brett Michaels, and Salt N Pepa are all music acts, can't say that for all their reality stars, though. VH1 is also responsible for their Save the Music Foundation. That alone keeps them off my !$^%$ list, but they do need to expand a bit on the videos.

This next one hurts me to say, but Disney Channel is not without blame. A network formed to show vintage Disney cartoons and programs, they have totally abandoned this concept. I don't have a problem with them showing new cartoons and shows, but they need to mix it up with some vintage stuff. I can imagine Walt is turning over in his grave over this, but of course, the people running the Disney empire now on;y care about money these days.

Remember when Nickelodeon was fun to watch? Shows like Double Dare, Danger Mouse, You Can't Do That on Television dominated their schedule. Well, those days are long gone. Seems like all they show these days is Spongebob Squarepants. I have no issue with Spongebob, other than they show like 30 episodes a day. Nick doesn't seem to want to be a fun network anymore. Yes, they still have the orange colors, and they still slime people (only at the kids' choice awards), but other than that, it seems as if, like Disney channel, they're all about making money. They don't even show Rugrats reruns anymore.

Still speaking on Nickelodeon, let's go to Nick at Nite. I'm not sure if I have any kind of problem with their programming. It has updated with the times, but it's all late 80s and 90s stuff. What happened to the classic stuff? A good mix woule be nice!

TV Land is on the verge of losing its identity. It was supposed to be like Nick at Nite. Showing classic TV shows. Not all of us were around for the days when TV was actually good, and truth be told, the old shows are 1000 times better than anything that comes on these days. Nowadays, though, TV Land is selling off the classics for crappy reality programming featuring 50 yr old wannabe models (a good concept, just could have been on another network), high school reunions, Mr. T., George Foreman, etc. While Extreme Home Makeover is a good ratings grabber for ABC, it is a far cry from classic TV and why they even purchased the rights to it, I don't know. What is this world coming to?

Cartoon Network, yes, I said Cartoon Network, is flirting with danger as well. Many of the movies they have been showing lately aren't cartoons (or cartoon related). WTF?!? Jurassic Park 3 should not be shown on Cartoon Network. On top of that, they have been advertising some non-animated shows. They did this last year, though, and it got cancelled. Guess they're going to try a different one this year. Chances are it will meet the same fate.

Also on Cartoon Network is [Adult Swim]. They're known for taking chances on shows that wouldn't be aired elsewhere, as well as anime. However, lately they've taken to live action shows that aren't getting any ratings and are a far cry from funny. I hope this is just a fad.

While these networks are mutating, others have kept their identities. ESPN, Comedy Central, Food Network, BET, CMT, Weather Channel, etc., have all managed to keep up with the changing climate of our pathetic, over media saturated culture.

Finally, I spoke of TV Land earlier, and it appears that WGN may very well be taking their spot as a classic station. This summer they've been showing such classics as WKRP in Cincinnati, The Honeymooners, Alf, Family Ties, Mork & Mindy, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, etc. It's good to see that a station is changing for the better and not trying to shove more reality down our throat.

Maybe the other stations will take a note!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

You reap what you sow

Holy search engine Batman!

I was bored and decided to google my blogs and see what came up. Much to my surprise, I found that my post "Don't fear the Reaper" had been copied and posted on multiple Reaper sites. I don't mind my blogs being copied or anything,they even gave me credit and posted the link and all. I'm just shocked that someone thoguht enough about it to actually copy it. I'm honored! Now I'm curious if any of my other blogs have been copied anywhere. Hmmm...


Greetings faithful readers and entrecard surfers. I just wanted to drop you all a quick note to say if you comment on this blog, don't forget to keep checking back. Chances are I'll reply back ASAP. Also, leave a comment and the favor will be reciprocated. Saying all that, I don't want you to think I'm begging for comment or anything, just letting you know how things work here. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Would it be too much to ask?

As you can tell from reading previous blogs, last week was my birthday. I don't care too much birthday celebrations or anything like that. All I ask is acknowledge the day. So, you can guess my disappointment when it's a week later and I have gotten nothing from my parents, not a card, phone call, or anything. WTF?!?

Now, I do know things have been a little hectic around there. This being my little brother's senior year of high school, my dad having some issues with his colonoscopy, and my mom having to have some kid of procedure done last week. So, I'm hoping that they just got too busy to send it and it'll be coming soon. I mean, I go out of my way to send them cards for their birthdays, and respective parent's days. Would it be so wrong to ask for something in return?

I know it's better to give than to receive and all, but last time I went "home" I felt so unwelcome it's a wonder I even stayed as long as I did. No wonder I haven't been home in 3 yrs! Hopefully this year, I can make it back there, but this lack of acknowledgement isn't exactly making me want to go out of my way to make that 5 hr drive, especially with gas prices the way they are!

Maybe I'm just being a brat about this whole thing, but that's how I feel. I love my parents and wouldn't be where I am without them, but seriously, it's not like I'm asking for money, just a card that says "Happy Birthday." Oh well, maybe it got lost in the mail. *SIGH*

The good ol' days

There is this commercial that comes on down here that more or less questions why the good old days were so good. It shows footage of Depression Era scenes. Now, the advertisement is for some job seeker website and they say some crap about how the internet is better...yada, yada, yada

While that may be true, but think of this...The internet, cable TV, cell phones, etc. didn't exist back then. Music was played and performed by those that had real talent, not manufactured in a studio.

TV and movies were much better. Writers actually took the time to write and didn't just crank something out to make a buck. Reality TV wasn't anywhere near conception.

Gas was under $1, hell, it may have been under 50 cents! Times were tough, but stuff was still cheaper then. Damn inflation!!!!!

Actresses didn't have to starve themselves to have a certain "look" in order to get the best roles. Whoever started that nonsense needs to be drug out into the street and shot!

People that were famous actually earned their fame, not get it because of their family's money or who they know!

Kids actually knew what fresh air and the outside was. Nowadays it seems like it's all about the internet and video games.

I could go on for days on all the thins that were better about the past, but I'll stop there. I'm sure some of you will disagree with me and say that times are better now. Yes, we have more technology and whatnot, but can you honestly say these are the good old days? No, with each generation, times get worse. Such a shame!

Damn, i can't get over how much gas was back then. We could sure use those prices now!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Location, location, location

I was reading someone's blog the other day and an entry they had posted said something about how they were surprised as to wher everyone that surfed on in was from. I looked to see where everyone was from, and it was indeed impressive to see people from all over the world. Just goes to show the reach the internet has.

So, I was thinking, if anyone actually decides to surf on in here, leave where you're from. I'm curious to know where all you entrecard folks that drop on me are from.

Chances are I may on;y get one or two comments from this, but it's worth a shot. Prove me wrong!

Friday, August 15, 2008

I Don't Need No Stinking Updates!!!!

Words can't describe the am mount of frustration I'm feeling right now! This week, Windows downloaded its updates. no big, it happens every month. however, something went wrong this time. After downloading said updates, the comp has to reboot in order for them to take effect. Well, it did that and when I came back to the next morning it said that the current profile could not be launched because of insufficient security or that it was corrupt. I figure, it was just a mistake and rebooted again. Same message, so I go on and let it work with the temporary settings.

Under these temporary settings, most of my my programs are hidden, there's a different desktop scheme, and every time I launch something it's like I was launching it for the first time. I actually had to remember some of my

I e-mailed one of my more computer savvy friends about the problems I was having, and she said that the updates had been causing a lot of people, especially those that use Microsoft XP, problems. Now, isn't that just great!?!

So, I get everything close to normal and unhidden, then I remember, all this is going to be for naught. It said that all changes will b erased next time I log off. UGH!!!! Damn Microsoft and Windows XP! Damn them to hell!!!!

On top of that, my Winamp was having issues related to its new updates. It would start at the bottom of the list, then go straight down the list. This wouldn't have been a problem, except I had it on shuffle! When I went to a different song, it would go back to the bottom or top, whichever was closer, and then go back down the list. I went to the Winamp site and asked about it. Apparently, like the Windows updates, lots of people were having issues with the same thing. It was easily remedied, though. Just had to go back to the old version.

After uninstalling the newest version, and tracking down a download of the previous version I had to download, it's been working fine. Shame I can't do that with Windows. I really don't know what I'm going to do about that. *SIGH*

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Big 3-0

August 13, 1978, Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, TX...I was born. Hard to believe that was 30 years ago. I'm having mixed feelings about turning 30. I mean, I'm fairly accomplished for a 30 year old teacher, but so many of my friends are way more successful and stable. Partially because they're married and went into more lucrative careers.

I also know, so many people that get depressed about turning 30 (or older). I'm not one of those people. As Aaliyah stated in one of her songs, "Age ain't nuthin' but a number." Truer words were never spoken (or sung in this case).

So, here's to 30 good years, and hopefully many, many, more!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Remember cartoons?

Growing up, I didn't have cable TV,and satellite was nowhere near as convenient and accessible as it is now. I do remember coming home after school and turning on cartoons. I also could do this in the mornings. Well, this morning, I had a doctor's appointment, so there was no need for me to go to work for an hour, then leave, and then go back. So, I just turned the TV on in hopes of seeing some cartoons. There were none to be seen, except for on Cartoon Network and the preschool cartoons on Disney and Nickelodeon.

what happened to the good old days when you could turn on the tube and see some quality animation? These days i seems like he morning is all about news. There was nothing else on, except for a couple of sitcoms...and of course, the Olympics, but that's a special case.

The afternoons aren't much better. Back in the day, I could come home and watch Ducktales, Transformers, Freakazoid, Taz Mania, etc. Now, they have been replaced with sitcoms. Are sitcoms that unimportant now that they get reduced to after school slots? I can't tell you how outraged I am about this!

Nothing against Reba, What I Like About you, etc, but they don't belong in after school programming. There are a ton of 'toons out there that could be shown. Cartoon Network, Boomerang, etc. can't show them all! Someone tell me how we got to this point! When did Nickelodeon and Disney channel abandon what made them popular in favor of teeny bopper shows?

Speaking of Nickelodeon, it seems that every time I flip through there, Spongebob is on. Nothing against Mr. Squarepants. Hell, I'm glad they're even showing cartoons, but I know they have other cartoons they can show. Fairly Oddparents comes to mind. I could just be flipping through a marathon, or Spongebob hour or something.

Yes, I'm nostalgic for the good old days when cartoons used to come on in the morning and afternoons, but I fear they've gone the way of sitcoms in primetime, non-reality Tv, and music on MTV. *SIGH*

Monday, August 11, 2008


Norton Virus scan is a good thing to have, but whatever you do, don't interrupt it while it's scanning. I did that this morning, and good lord was my comp running slow until I totally restarted the whole system. Not sure why that was, but it happened. Good thing is, there were no viruses.

Anyone else who uses Norton experienced this problem?


Yesterday, I was watching the first Pirates of the Caribbean and I got to thinking...this movie made pirates cool, but at the time pirates were about as cool as bank robbers. Somehow over time they've gained a cult status.I can just see some little boys outside playing pirates back then, and their mothers calling them in and saying they shouldn't be such foul creatures.

Pirates aren't the only ones that have fallen into that trap. Indians, assassins, ninjas, etc. have all become sexy fantasies for people. Amazing what can happen over time. Just think in a couple hundred years, terrorists may be cool!

good thing I'll be long gone by then

It was just too long

Friday night, a friend came over and asked if we could watch the opening ceremony for the Olympics. I said yes, since there really wasn't anything on.

I was impressed and in awe of all the beauty that China has to offer with their art and whatnot. We don't have anything that comes close to that here in the USA, but that's not a bad thing. We have other things to offer...I think?

This is the first ceremony I've seen since 1996 (Atlanta Olympics). From what I remember this one surpassed that one in every way.

There was a tape delay since China is on the other side of the world, not this is where my dander was raised. 204 countries participating in the Games, is it really necessary to show them all walking around the track? Nothing against any of the athletes, but NBC could have taken advantage of the thing not being live and edited it to just introduce the countries and say how many athletes they have, especially the smaller countries that no one knows about.

Sad part is, they did that when they would come back fro ma commercial break, and near the end. Why couldn't they have done that for the whole thing?

After sitting through all that, there was still a good 30 minutes left before they finally lit the torch, which apparently appeared out of nowhere, but the way it was lit was cool.

Oh, and I can't end this without mentioning the pointless 30-45 minutes they spent before the ceremony started just blabbing about China. It was like watching a horse race. They come on a good hour or 2 early for some that last maybe 5 minutes and just blab on and on and on....and on and on....and on endlessly until the race starts. That's the same feeling I got Friday.

Still, after all that, it could have been worse. There are tensions between the US and China, not to mention the ever present threat of terrorism. So, it was good to see that it went off without a hitch. Now, let's hop we can bring back a ton of gold!

Friday, August 8, 2008

What happened?

Myspace and facebook used to be good for meeting new and old friends, as well as wasting time on-line. Now they're just sites that I log on to check mail and stuff.

Mysapce is the site I prefer. I remember when I first got on there, I would go on there searching for new people to meet, chat up, and possibly even hook up with. That didn't last long, as I decided to delete all those non friendly friends (one of which was the infamous Tila Tequila) in exchange for people that share similar interests to me, went to school with me, or that I actually knew. At the time, I was also working in a computer lab, so the bulletins keep me pretty bus with filling out pretty much every one's surveys and other bulletins. This got to be a bit annoying, though. however, now I'm missing those bulletins. It seems no one even gets on there. If not for my obsession with comments and whatnot, I doubt there would even be a point to get on there other than to keep in touch with my old friends.

I joined facebook out of peer pressure. To this day, I still don't know how to use most of the stuff on there, but the applications keep me pretty occupied for a couple of minutes, and the poking keeps me in touch with people rather than leaving a comment that says something like "Hi! How are you? Long time no chat!" On top of all this, maybe it's just my comp, but the profile page seems to take forever to load, maybe it's all the crap I have on there. Unlike myspace, though, the friends I have on there, found me almost immediately after I joined!

After saying all this, I am reminded of a couple years ago when there as all this drama about the negative connotations of myspace and facebook. How neither site does a good job of policing itself, blah, blah, blah. On top of that, there have been references to both sites in various TV shows and movies. I have a theory that these reason have led to the downturn of both sites, but I could be wrong.

Either way, I still have both sites. No plans of deleting either account either. If you want to join me on there, e-mail me and I'll add you. Just don't be a stranger afterwards.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Enough already!!!!

I grow weary of these big switchover commercials. Am I the only one They're making it sound like it's the end of the world or some kind of crime if you don't switch over. It's only the beginning of August, but I can imagine these things are going to get worse as D-day gets closer, especially around Xmas to up the sales of high definition televisions and then the last few weeks before the actual date. Still, as someone said, who is this really going to affect? Most people I know have cable, so we're safe. People with directv are pretty much already getting HDTV, aren't they? So, what's the point? Those who don't have cable need to step into the 21st century (unless its for financial reasons) And people wonder why I don't like commercials!

Another commercial I grow weary of, is this silver plated dollar thing commemorating 9/11. Enough already. They keep saying "We'll never forget". Of course we won't forget! How can we? Just when it's about out of our heads, something brings it back to the forefront! I'm not saying we should totally forget or anything. I mean, those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it, but geesh. This is ridiculous. On top of that, who is actually gonna buy these things other than collectors and just some weird people that buy anything they can get their hands on. Ugh! Enough of this!

Oh, and last, but not least...Hurricanes Katrina and Rita! I live an hour away from New Orleans, so it's probably magnified for me down here, but, as with 9/11, they won't let us forget. Of course, the city of New Orleans is still rebuilding and many people still don't have homes and whatnot, so they can't forget. Also, with this being hurricane season, I understand the comparisons, but every hurricane does not need to draw comparisons. They're all not headed for Nola! Also, Rita, who was much bigger and did more damage, has to feel like the scorned little sister to Katrina hot, popularness because you never hear about hurricane least not as much as you do Katrina. What's up with that? I feel for everyone that lost stuff, and if that ha happened to me, I don't know what I'd do, but enough is enough!

side note of irony..Katrina was a big bitch of a hurricane that did nothing but damage...i dated a girl in high school that was a big bitch who did nothing but take my money...hmm...

The soap opera is over...or is it?

Well, it appears that finally the Farve soap opera is over. Last night he was traded from Green Bay to the NY Jets. He stays in green, apparently. Still, it will be weird to see him in a different uniform. However it won't be any stranger than seeing Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Emmit Smith, Wayne Gretzky, and Michael Jordan in different uniforms late in their careers.

I for one wish Brett the best of luck (and hopes he hands the Patriots their asses) this year. The best thing about this all is the ESPN can finally move out of Green Bay. I swear poor Wendi Nix pretty much had to buy a house up there she was there so

No, I can start seeing what's going with my teams (Cowboys, Dolphins, Broncos, and Buccaneers)

Of course, now that I've said that, watch some other drama happen like he wants to retire

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Time in a bottle

My, my, my where has the time gone? Seems like just yesterday it was May and school was out, now it's August and school starts back tomorrow. Ugh! Where has my summer gone? As an educator, I've had to go back for pointless meetings this week. Let me tell you, those are more some of the most painfully boring this to sit through. Avoid them at all costs if you can. Football coaches may be out in the hot sun during that time, but they're lucky.

So, what have I done this summer. Well, I've been hired at a new school, finished a couple of video games, watched a ton of movies, started a couple of blogs, started a diet, and grew a beard that I'll probably shave off tonight. How productive, huh?

Oh well, guess its time to countdown to Xmas break. good thing about school starting is that football season isn't too far around the corner. Bring it on!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Don't Fear the Reaper

Last year, a show debuted on the CW network called Reaper. It centered around Sam, a college dropout stuck working a dead end job whose parents sold his soul to the devil for some kind of trouble they got into earlier in their life. Due to this deal, Sam has to work for the devil as his bounty hunter capturing escaped souls and sending them back to hell. With the help of his friends Sock and Ben, Sam has sent countless souls to hell, but life has gotten confusing for our young bounty hunter, as his love life sometimes gets in the way, the relationship with his demon neighbors leads to explosive consequences, etc

Sounds pretty good, huh? I loved this show when it started, but there were a few episodes where it just seemed to drag on. Then came the writer's strike. During the strike some new episodes aired and they were awesome Just as I was getting back into the show, American Idol started and they would be on at the same time. Sadly, I don't have a Tivo. now that I think about, I'm not sure why I just didn't set the VCR...anyway, so I missed all the good episodes. This summer I've been catching up on them, though. I must say, I'm falling love with this show all over again.

Shame that when the season starts I'm going to have to wait until January for new episodes. That sucks! What's even worse is that Gossip Girl, which is also on CW, has much lower ratings, but was immediately picked up for full season, but Reaper had to wait until the last minute and doesn't get a full season. WTF?!? Of curse, CW is more interested in alienating all the male viewers it seems like. They've sent Smackdown packing, and in case you haven't noticed every show on there is geared toward women. Smallville may be the only thing that passes for a guy show left on there, and it's nearing the end of its run. Seriously, how much longer can Clark not be Superman?

I urge you to give Reaper a shot if you haven't already. As Blue Oyster Cult sang. "Don't Fear the Reaper". Of course, the show could use more (kudos if you got that reference)

One of the best shows you're not watching

I know it's summer and there nothing but crap on TV. This year most of that junk is just stuff that networks gave the green light to as a precaution because they didn't know how long the strike went on.

Occasionally the summer does deliver some diamonds in the rough. One such show is The Middle Man. Awesome show! Rem ids me of Get Smart (the show, not the movie). Of course, I can just about guarantee you either haven't heard of it or don't like it because it's too cheesy or the fact that it's on ABC Family.

I almost didn't give it a chance, either, but I figured, what the hell, and have loved it ever since. Why don't you all give it a chance. Monday night at 10/9 CST and again at 12/11 CST. It's definitely worth a shot. It's a good show that doesn't deserve to be cancelled. Oh and *GASP* IT'S NOT REALITY!!!!!

Here's some info on the show:

A struggling female artist named Wendy Watson is recruited by a secret agency to fight against evil forces.[1] The pilot episode features a super-intelligent ape who escapes captivity, murders several members of the Italian Mafia, spouts a half dozen catch phrases from American movies on the subject including Scarface, Goodfellas and The Godfather, before being revealed as the pawn of the true villain.

The Middleman is a freelance fixer of "exotic problems," which include mad scientists bent on taking over the world. Because of Wendy Watson's coolness under pressure and photographic memory she is recruited by the Middleman and his grumpy robot assistant Ida. The series includes various pop-culture references, including many involving comic book super-heroes, such as when Wendy refers to herself as "Robin the Boy Hostage."

Wendy lives in "an illegal sublet with another young photogenic artist," her activist friend Lacey. Other characters of the show include lyric-spouting Noser, and Wendy's problematic ex-boyfriend Ben.

After you check it out, let me know. I'm sure there are some episodes on the ABC Family website, too.

The audacity of cats

Last night, I went to bed and left a blanket on the couch. no big, right? Well, my cats apparently thought otherwise. I'll admit, I haven't cleaned their litter box out in a few days, but that is no excuse for them to climb up on the couch and lay a nice big poop!

That's right, ladies and gentlemen, they climbed up on the couch, positioned themselves on the blanket and let it go. All because the litter box wasn't clean. I swear cats have bigger balls than humans do

I did clean the litter box this morning, so there should be no more accidents. Well, that's all. Just wanted to share.

Let's All Go the Movies!

In case you're one of those that just pops by here to click on my Entrecard and maybe glance at my blogs, or if you're one of my devoted readers, I want to let you know about my new blog

No, I'm not shutting this one down or anything. That one is for movie reviews and such. Feel free to surf on over, read, and comment. I won't complain!

Crimson Crime

Why is it such a crime to be a redhead these days? does everyone have to be blonde or brunette? I've been watching a lot of TV and movies this summer and it all seems to be geared towards eradicating the world of redheads. Reminds me of that episode of South Park where Cartman went all Nazi and tried to kill all the ginger kids.

I was especially perturbed when I watched Clueless this weekend and in the course of making over Brittany Murphy, Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash changed her beautiful red hair to strawberry blonde. MTV had a similar thing last week. This show called Made had some girl that was trying to be dancer. Well, in the last few days before she was supposed to be in this talent show and show off what she learned, they gave her a makeover. Guess what they did? Cut her red hair off and dyed it blonde. WTF?!?

It seems like in our society, it's a cardinal sin to be a redhead. Chelsea Handler i always making fun of redheads. Of course, some of the famous redheads aren't exactly pillars of society such as Carrot Top, Kathy Griffin, etc.

However, just as there are shames to redheadedry, there are also those that bring pride to the redhead community. Lucille Ball, Angie Harmon, Debra Messing, Gillian Anderson, Julie Andrews all come to mind. Hell, Lucy even dyed her hair to be a redhead (don't quote me on that).

I'm all for being different. I think I may be one of the few people left in this country that feels that way. It seems like we're on a track to being assimilated into one idealistic society...kind of like the one in Demolition Man or Aeon Flux. Won't that be grand to not have our own thoughts and ideas and be told what to think, say, and do?

I'm not a redhead, but I know quite a few of them, and they have expressed this feeling to me. I hope that I'm just jumping to conclusions, but if I'm right...don't say I didn't warn you!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pop Up Evolution

Everyone knows about pop ups. You can't surf the net without running into some sort of rollover ad or pop up ad that annoys the ever living snot out of you. Pop up blocker works wonders, but it doesn't block them all.

I've noticed lately that there has been an evolution of pop ups. Back in the day, they were just your standard ads. Now they've evolved to the point to where some take over the page you're searching for. These ads can't be blocked by pop up blocker and have a timer that counts down before you can skip them. Not to mention the fact that if you go back to the page before an try to go to the destination you were headed for, said ad still comes up. It's uber annoying. Not to mention, who knows what viruses are contained in these pop ups.

Just as annoying as pop ups are these things down loader things. Some sites you go to will try and download something to your computer. Again pop up blocker doesn't bock it. It's not a pop up, so why should it, but you still have to deal with have to cancel it before it starts and then have to wait for it to stop. Ugh!

I despise pop ups with a furious anger, yet I don't wish them away. They're a minor annoyance compared to having to pay for everything on the net.

I just thought of something. The new pop up ads that take over the page are similar to those ads at the bottom of TV screens that make you watch them. Is it really that crucial?

New favorite

Anyone that's an avid reader of my blog knows that I enjoy an occasional view at porn and have my favorites. Well, a friend of mine suggested I check out this chick and she is now one of my faves. May I introduce you to my new favorite:

Gianna Michaels

Gianna Michaels

Gianna Michaels. She's got curves and she's not stick thin. What a hottie!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Burn, Baby, Burn

Ugh! I finally got some Cd's and was ready to burn them and my CD burner is still acting funky. Any CD I play in there works, but when I get ready to burn something, it decides it doesn't want to work. WTF?!?

I think it may be finally time to admit that it's burned out. It's been doing this for the past month or so, but I went behind he comp and jiggled some wires and it started working again. Strangely enough, though, the Cd's that were burned since that time work fine the first time or two, then they start having issues. I so need to figure out what to do that doesn't involve buying a new CD burner. Best I can think of is downloading Roxio on the little woman's laptop and burning Cd's on there for the time being.

This is so frustrating!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Traffic increase?

So, as I've mentioned a few blogs back, I recently joined this site called entrecard. since joining, views to my blog have doubled as have comments. Sadly, though, not everyone that views leaves a comment, but hey,m beggars can't be choosers right?

I'm thinking of starting a new blog strictly for movie reviews. AS I type the little woman and I are getting ready to head out to see Mummy 3, and since I we have Netflix I'm always watching movies. We'll see, though. Work starts back for me Thursday and the summer movie season is pretty much over. If I make this blog, though, I'll be sure to link it.

For all that bother to read and comment my blog. Thanks and keep it up!

Friday, August 1, 2008

I want my MTV

August 1, 1981...a new cable channel is launched that showed music videos. It was known as Music Television (MTV)

27 years later that same channel is not even recognizable and the fact that is still dares to call itself MTV when the only music they show are clips between shows, partial videos on TRL, and a show that was spawned by artists begging for videos FNMTV is insulting to my intelligence.

Last year, at the VMAs, Justin Timberlake accepted his award for best song or something and emphatically told MTV to start playing videos again. Now, I don't know about you, but that would have been enough for me to yank all the crappy reality stuff they keep on a constant loop and the unnecessary showings of Top Model. Of course, that would make too much sense, and it took them nearly a year to come up with a show that *GASP* showed videos. FNMTV is a throwback to the old days of MTV, although with the audience screaming through the videos and the annoying British news guy that has to talk to everyone about doing stuff on-line it takes away from the experience. Still it's a start. Hopefully more video shows will be coming back to MTV.

I was reading on wikkipedia, that they haven't shown videos all summer except for on TRL and FNMTV. WTF?!? Is the channel not called MUSIC Television? Where is the music? If they're not gonna show videos, then they need to change their name to crappy reality TV.

BTW...speaking of the VMAs. What is the point of having a show about videos if you don't show them? Am I alone in thinking this?

The "geniuses" running MTV apparently think no one will sit through videos anymore. It's all about the money, not the music. Sad, sad, sad...

Well, let's go back shall we. On this day 27 years ago, this was the first video played. Enjoy!

Hapy Birthday MTV(even if they've corrupted you)!