Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kill Obama Poll?

Yes, you read the title right. Apparently, there is a group on Facebook that posed the question on whether or not to kill President Obama. This is beyond wrong.

Whatever your political views are, it doesn't matter. There is no reason to wish death upon a human being, let alone start a group for that sole purpose.

I don't have all the details on the group. It was brought to my attention in my blog surfing tonight, but if Facebook ever does anything right, they need to remove this group.

The creators of the group should be reprimanded as well. Obviously, they haven't done anything particularly wrong, as far as I know. I think it is illegal to make nay kind of threat on the President's life, but I could be wrong. If I'm not, then, the CIA, FBI, Secret Service, or whoever handles this kind of stuff needs to hunt these people down and handle them accordingly.

That's just my opinion.

Something for those of us over 30

A friend forwarded this to me this afternoon. Alot of these pre-date me, but they point is still true. Hope you all enjoy

THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!

If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill.... barefoot... BOTH ways Yadda, yadda, yadda


And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.

You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!

And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen!

Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take, like, a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!


Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3' s or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone. Cause - that's how we rolled, dig?

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either!
When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... forever!
And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!


You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel! NO REMOTES!!!

There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or before!

Regards,
The Over 30 Crowd

(Send this to someone you'd like to make smile, Whether they are under 30 or not.)

Babysitting is a crime?

When you were young, I'm sure there were times when you were left in the care of your neighbor or someone at your church or something. Well, apparently, that is illegal in Michigan.

I was talking to someone tonight about how everything that we do these days is so scrutinized, and this just goes on to prove my point.

Go ahead and read this:
Each day before the school bus comes to pick up the neighborhood's children, Lisa Snyder did a favor for three of her fellow moms, welcoming their children into her home for about an hour before they left for school.

Regulators who oversee child care, however, don't see it as charity. Days after the start of the new school year, Snyder received a letter from the Michigan Department of Human Services warning her that if she continued, she'd be violating a law aimed at the operators of unlicensed day care centers.

"I was freaked out. I was blown away," she said. "I got on the phone immediately, called my husband, then I called all the girls" — that is, the mothers whose kids she watches — "every one of them."

Snyder's predicament has led to a debate in Michigan about whether a law that says no one may care for unrelated children in their home for more than four weeks each calendar year unless they are licensed day-care providers needs to be changed. It also has irked parents who say they depend on such friendly offers to help them balance work and family.

On Tuesday, agency Director Ismael Ahmed said good neighbors should be allowed to help each other ensure their children are safe. Gov. Jennifer Granholm instructed Ahmed to work with the state Legislature to change the law, he said.

"Being a good neighbor means helping your neighbors who are in need," Ahmed said in a written statement. "This could be as simple as providing a cup of sugar, monitoring their house while they're on vacation or making sure their children are safe while they wait for the school bus."

Snyder learned that the agency was responding to a neighbor's complaint.

Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said the agency was following standard procedure in its response. "But we feel this (law) really gets in the way of common sense," Boyd said.

"We want to protect kids, but the law needs to be reasonable," she said. "When the governor learned of this, she acted quickly and called the director personally to ask him to intervene."

State Rep. Brian Calley, R-Portland, said he was working to draft legislation that would exempt situations like Snyder's from coverage under Michigan's current day care regulations.

The bill will make it clear that people who aren't in business as day care providers don't need to be licensed, Calley said.

"These are just kids that wait for the bus every morning," he said. "This is not a day care."

Snyder, 35, lives in a rural subdivision in Barry County's Irving Township about 25 miles southeast of Grand Rapids. Her tidy, comfortable three-bedroom home is a designated school bus stop. The three neighbor children she watched — plus Snyder's first-grader, Grace — attend school about six miles away in Middleville.

Snyder said she started watching the other children this school year to help her friends; they often baby-sit for each other during evenings and weekends.

After receiving the state agency's letter, she said she called the agency and tried to explain that she wasn't running a day care center or accepting money from her friends.

Under state law, no one may care for unrelated children in their home for more than four weeks each calendar year unless they are licensed day-care providers. Snyder said she stopped watching the other children immediately after receiving the letter, which was well within the four-week period.

"I've lived in this community for 35 years and everyone I know has done some form of this," said Francie Brummel, 42, who would drop off her second-grade son, Colson, before heading to her job as deputy treasurer of the nearby city of Hastings.

Other moms say they regularly deal with similar situations.

Amy Cowan, 34, of Grosse Pointe Farms, a Detroit suburb, said she often takes turns with her sister, neighbor and friend watching each other's children.

"The worst part of this whole thing, with the state of the economy ... two parents have to work," said Cowan, a corporate sales representative with a 5-year-old son and 11-month-old daughter. "When you throw in the fact that the state is getting involved, it gives women a hard time for going back to work.

"I applaud the lady who takes in her neighbors' kids while they're waiting for the bus. She's enabling her peers to go to work and get a paycheck. The state should be thankful for that."

Amy Maciaszek, 42, of McHenry, Ill., who works in direct sales, said she believes the state agency was "trying to be overprotective."

"I think it does take a village and that's the best way," said Maciaszek, who has a 6-year-old boy and twin 3-year-old daughters. "Unfortunately you do have to be careful about that. These mothers are trying to do the right thing."


At least they're doing something about this, but the whole fact that the law exists is ridiculous in itself, and then on top of that, who ratted the lady out? Why, oh why, can't people just mind their own business?

What do you think?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Change for the worst?

I've read on quite a few blogs in the past couple of weeks about how Entrecard is about to reinstate the paid ad system, this time with the blog owner not able to reject them. Many of you are made as hell about this.

As you can tell by my sidebar over there, I'm right there with you on the whole paid ads suck thing. As I've said before, and will continue to say as long as I use this service (which may not be much longer)....regardless of how money hungry the EC folks are, it is the real people like you and I that keep it going. They can have all the paid ads in the world, but if no one sees/clicks on them, or they don't have any blogs to put them on, then they cease to exist.

You would think with all the outrage over these things the last time, they would have learned, but apparently not. I don't know when these things are set to start, and really don't know much about this whole situation other than what I've read in a couple of blogs, but you can rest assured that I'll be right here fighting them tooth and nail! Who's with me?

Monday, September 28, 2009

Music Monday

This week I figured I'd give you a taste of some classic rock, so I hope you enjoy Kansas' "Carry On My Wayward Son"



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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Eye Candy 9/21

Female Hottie: Rhona Mitra

This week's female hottie could pass for Kate Beckinsale's twin sister. As a matter of fact she plays a look alike version in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. I can't forget her season on Nip/Tuck, though. Especially the 3 way scene. I'm sure we'll see more of her soon.

Male Hottie: Liam Neeson

For this week's male hottie, we go back across the pond and get an Irishman. lots of women love Liam Neeson. Must be the accent, or the fact that he's been a jedi...or it could be the voice. Who knows? After seeing him in Taken, though, I suggest you don't mess with him...lol

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Frances O'Connor

The movie Bedazzled brings us our random hottie for this week. Frances O'Connor is far from a household name, but she sure is cute as a button. She doesn't have the most extensive resume, but she has appeared in such move is as Timeline, The Importance of Being Earnest, Artificial Intelligence, just to name a few. Hopefully she'll be showing up again in something soon.

MILF: Elizabeth Hurley

Also coming to us from Bedazzled, is the best thing about that movie (no offense to its star, Brendan Fraser). Elizabeth Hurley exudes sexiness. Model, actress, MILF...need I say more? She is uber hot and needs to get back in front of the camera soon. We miss her. In the meantime, there's always the first Austin Powers...lol

Retro/Classic Hottie: Mamie Van Doren

Marilyn Monore, Jayne Mansfield, and Mamie Van Doren were the three biggest sex symbol actresses of their day. Mansfield and van Doren never achieved the same success as Monore, but they did pretty well for themselves. Mamie van Doren appeared in such films as Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women, Teacher's Pet, High School Confidential, among others. These days, at age 78, she's still alive and kicking.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Quote of the Week

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.-Oprah Winfrey

Genetically-enhanced bread

Remember our house guest? Well, the other day he came back and got a few of his things. The operative word being "few". Actually, it was more like a couple. He didn't want to take too much because he was scared he wouldn't be able to see out the back of his car. WTF?!? That's what rear view mirrors are for? lol

Seriously, though, its a valid concern, but at this point it seems like he's just looking for excuses to keep coming back...sporadically, on top of that. He won't be back until he comes back through in a couple of weeks. WTF?!?

Anyway, that's a whole different subject. While he was living here, he didn't like the kind of bread we use, so he went to Whole foods (which seems like the only place he shops, btw) and got some of his own. That was about a month ago, give or take a week and some days, and the two remaining slices show no signs of mold!

What kind of mutant bread did he get? I'm tempted to try it out, and at the same time I want to keep it just to see how long it is before it actually molds. Is that weird of me?

Friday, September 25, 2009

If you can't play/sing it, don't try

When I was in 8th grade, my social studies teacher made us memorize the words to the "Star Spangled Banner". Our test was to get up in front of the class and sing it. As you can imagine, none of us had the best of voices, but that wasn't the point. WE weren't performing it in public. This leads me to the pint of this post.

In my days as a band student and director, I've heard some bad renditions of the National Anthem, but last night took the cake. It wasn't bad enough it was a non-home home game (the other school doesn't have a field, so it was a home game for them), but they butchered the SSB. On top of it being just God-awful, they tried to put all those necessary runs and stuff that overachieving singers do.

The principal (a veteran, btw) said he was highly offended by their rendition. The head director and I were trying not crack up at how bad it was....gotta be professional, y'know? The band was about to but into laughter, though. They held it in, though. --whew--

Now, I'm not going to sit here and say anything such as, they don't have the right to play it because they're not that good. If I was going to say that, then that would go for everything they played all night. However, there are some things that should be done with...a certain reverence, respect, and decorum.

You don't have to be the best to sing or play the thing, but it does have to be recognizable. I can imagine that Francis Scott Key was turning over in his grave after hearing what they did to his music.

Ugh! I feel dirty for having listened to that tonight. Maybe they should just go with a recording next time.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Slush Puppies, anyone?

Coming home from work this afternoon, the dummy light was on, so I had to stop and sacrifice some virgins...er...pay...for some gas. AS I was in there, I noticed the Icee signs all over the place.

I know they've been there before, but for some reason, today I noticed it. There are about 3 or 4 other gas stations on the way from the school to the house and all have Icee signs up.

Now, I don't know where you live or anything like that, but down here it seems like Slush Puppies have been forgotten. Personally, I prefer the Slush Puppies, mainly because they're not carbonated.

*SIGH* Now I have to go on a quest to find a gas station that sells Slush Puppies. Bet I'll find one in the backwoods somewhere. That's where they always are.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Not excited about the newness

You know it wasn't that long ago that the end of September/beginning of October was exciting because of all the new shows and episodes that were about to reclaim the airwaves, as opposed to the reruns and specials that had been running all summer. Sadly, those days went *poof* when networks decided that rerunning shows wasn't profitable (nevermind the fact that the people actually watching may actually want to see them again) and cheap (crappy) reality shows that they can stick on in their stead.

Last week, the new season got started and for the next couple of weeks there will be season ans series premieres all over the place. Unfortunately, I'm not really excited about any of them. Wait, let me take that back. I enjoyed Heroes last night, as well as the returns of both Bones and Fringe, and at some point in time I'm going to have to track down the series premiere of The Big Bang Theory. Glee is something that I'm not sure about just yet, though. That's like, what, 5 shows out of the entire fall schedule that has my interest. Of course there are others that I watch, but these are what I've seen as of today.

I believe that the main reason I'm not excited about shows anymore is the fact that at the first sign of trouble, networks will yank them. So, it does no good to really get into anything. I find this especially disconcerting because shows that stay on the air are those that I don't particularly care for, while the shows that I really like are he first to get canceled or have to fight for their life. I'm sure there are those of you out there that feel the same way.

Oh well, the new season is upon us. There plenty of new shows on the slate. Wonder which will be the first to be canceled and which will make it to a season 2. Same goes for the returning shows.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Musical Monday

Since today...or maybe it was yesterday, is the start of fall/autumn, what better song for musical Monday, then "Autumn Leaves" There are like a gazillion version of this song out there, but I'll let Nat "King" Cole do what he does best. Enjoy!



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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Eye Candy 9/20

Female Hottie: Freida Pinto

The movie Slumdog Millionaire took the world by storm last year. Aside from winning countless awards and accolades, it introduces us to this uber hottie, Freida Pinto. With a career on the upswing, I'm sure we'll be seeing more of her over here in the states.

Male Hottie: Zachary Quinto

This summer Zachary Quinto was seen in the reboot of Star Trek, taking on the role of Spock, but most people know him as the villainous Syler from Heroes (season premiere tomorrow, btw). All summer I've been getting requests to put him up here, so you asked for him and here he is.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Alexa Vega

My, my, my, this hottie has been growing up right before our eyes hasn't she? Who would guess that the big sister from the Spy Kids movies would turn out to be such a little hottie. Too bad her show on ABC Family, Ruby and the Rockits, was cancelled. I never had the chance to watch it, but it looked somewhat decent. If you ever get the chance to watch the movie that got her in this spot, Repo: The Genetic Opera, watch it. It's not the best, but its alright. As far as Alexa goes, she has quite a few projects lined up, so no worries for this 21 yr old beauty.

MILF: Vanessa Williams

Before she graced the screen on Ugly Better, Vanessa Williams was quite the accomplished vocalist, as well as a former Miss America. These days she is one of 3 Vanessa Williams' in Hollywood and often uses her middle initial L. This mother 46 yr old mother of 4 has not lost any of her hotness, nor has she shown any signs o slowing down. Talk about a MILF!

Classic/Retro Hottie: Annette Funicello

Our classic hottie this week may best be known for being on the original Mickey Mouse Club, a variety of beach films, and her ample bosom. These days she has stepped away from the bright lights of Hollywood and is a businesswoman with her own fragrance, line of teddy bears,and an autobiography.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Quote of the Week

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice. - Bill Cosby

Ahoy Matey!

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Too bad this wasn't yesterday. Since my school mascot is the buccaneers, I can just imagine the possibilities the whole school (minus the stick in the mud principal) could have had...lol

Friday, September 18, 2009

Have your pride, but respect others

My neighborhood is rather mixed. There are whites, Asians, African-Americans, Hispanics, etc., that all live here. It's quite the melting pot.

The other day, for some strange reason, this old guy decided to raise a rebel flag. There is nothing wrong with that, per se, but the fact that he had a US flag flying previous until the lady across the street started dating a black man and he has all but moved in with her.

I'm not one to assume, but it sure seems as if this is race related and meant to send a message to the guy. Don't you think? The worst part is that his next door neighbors are of the African-American persuasion, and he doesn't seem to have a problem with them. Maybe its the interracial thing? Who knows?

I do not care for the Confederate flag. To me, it is a symbol of one of the darker periods in American history. When I was in high school, our big rivals were Rebels and their band had Confederate flag capes on their uniforms. Not exactly the most P.C. of uniforms. I think since then, they've changed it.

As I was saying, the flag is not my favorite thing, but I do respect it as a sign of one's culture. I live in the south, so I see these things all over the place...even in different colors. I'm sue there are those that have it flying, just because they see others doing, and others that take its meaning literally, and then those that use it for historical purposes.

What it all boils down to is that the guy that is currently flying the flag is all but saying he disapproves of the relationship and should go put on a sheet and hood so he can burn a cross in their yard, based solely on his actions.

Again, I have to say, this all assumptions and not fact. It could just be that he felt the desire to fly a Confederate flag for a few days, but ti does seem rather convenient...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kanye West...the supreme douchebag!

As I'm sure you've all heard...ad nausea...by now, Kanye West stormed the VMA stage after Taylor Swift won an award for best video, saying that she didn't deserve the award and Beyonce should have won it.

Now, first of all...Will someone please tell me what the point of the VMAs are these days? Seriously, MTV doesn't play videos anymore, so it kind of makes the show irrelevant, if you ask me. I'm sure there are a more than a few of you that agree with me.

Taylor Swift is not one of my favorite people. I personally think she's overhyped and forced down the public's throats almost as much as Miley Cyrus or the Jonas Brothers. Of course, I'm not a fan of country music, so I'm a little biased against her, but I do listen to everything objectively. She has a few catchy songs, just nothing that has earned her these accolades over more competent, talented artists.

Having said that, she won the award, and as such, she deserved to be able to make her speech. There is no guarantee that she'll win another one. Again, she's country and shouldn't even be on MTV in the first place, but that's a whole different blog. When Kanye stormed the stage, I couldn't help but feel sorry for her. Here she is, a teenager, winning an award on a network that doesn't play her genre, and just as she's about to say thanks to everyone that go her there, here comes gay fish lover (South Park reference), Kanye West, to say she didn't deserve it, but rather Beyonce did.

The cameras panned to Beyonce, and the look on her face was like, "why are you bringing me into this?" In a true moment of class, at the end of the night, though, Beyonce won for like artist of the year or something, and rather than give a speech she yielded the floor to Taylor. This was one of the few parts of the show I actually watched, so I was a little confused about why the audience was cheering her on so, then a few minutes later, I found out about this whole Kanye situation, and it made sense.

Kanye West...what hasn't been said about this guy. I'm not going to sit here and rant and rave on him. Why? It's not because what he did isn't worth a good old rant, but rather the fact that this has become a bit of a tradition whenever Kanye is at an awards show. Only difference is that he didn't have any songs/videos up for awards this year, as far as I know, so he just used Beyonce as an excuse to get up there on stage. This is after all the (self-proclaimed) voice of the generation. He and that Spencer dude must have gone to the same ego school.

Since the event, Kanye has been going around doing the whole media blitz to repair his image. Not so sure its working, though. He didn't have the best image to begin with. Only thing that may be going for him is the fact that Taylor accepted his apology. Too bad it took those hens on The View calling him out to do what is right, though.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hug a Crabby Stranger Day

Today is hug a crabby stranger day. Hmm...seems that all my neighbors are crabby strangers and I'm not going to go up and hug them. although, it may make them less crabby. Even moreso, can you imagine going up to a total stranger on the street and hug them? It could turn out very badly.

Still, the idea is a good thing. If you're familiar with the "good old days", you may know that back then everyone was a lot more friendly and not so paranoid about things, so hugging a random person wouldn't get you killed, but rather you'd earn a new friend...unless you did actually end up hugging a murderer or something...lol

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week I bring you a classic from the 80s (which seems to be everyone's favorite decade these days). Enjoy Quiet Riot's "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)"



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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Eye Candy 9/14

Female Hottie: Amy Smart

Our first piece of eye candy is the blonde-a-licious Amy Smart. Not exactly a household name, she may best be known for her roles as the ditzy Eve in the Crank movies. She also has appeared in Scrubs, Varsity Blues, Starship Troopers, Starsky & Hutch, among others, as well as a plethora of magazines, with more to come. I'm sure there are no complaints, right?

Male Hottie: Derek Jeter

I'm no fan of the Yankees. Let me put that out there, but I'm not going to deny you ladies the privilege of enjoying Derek. Seeing as how he passed Lou Gherig's record for something or other this week, he sitting on top of the world, and just like every other day in his life, all the women want him. I know more than a few of you are in that number, too.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Laura Harring

The Punisher brings us our random hottie for this week. Laura Harring is one gorgeous woman. Don't believe me? Look at the picture? Oh, and don't forget that she was Miss Texas 1985, and in that same year she went on to make it in the top 10 of the Miss Universe pageant. Her other acting credits include Mulholland Drive, The Shield, Love in the Time of Cholera, Mi Casu, Su Casa, General Hospital, etc.

MILF: Nia Peeples

Nia is another piece of eye candy that isn't exactly a household name, but when you have a son and look like that, it fits you squarely in the MILF category. I know her best from Blues Brothers 2000, but apparently she has been in The Young and the Restless, Walker: Texas Ranger and the TV version of Fame. On top of that, she also had a bit of a music career. Not sure if she can sing, but as with many singers, she could totally suck, but her hotness makes up for it. Isn't that why Jessica Simpson still has a career?

Classic/Retro Hottie: Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John is perhaps best known as Sandy from Grease and her singing career which includes hits such as "Physical", "I Honestly Love You", and "Have You Never Been Mellow". Her acting credits include numerous guest appearances as herself and starring role in Xanadu. These days she is still touring, so, though she may be a bit older, she not ready for the retirement home just yet.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Quote of the Week

If Harry Potter's so magical, why cant he cure his own eyesight and get laid. A teenage lad shouldn't need a broomstick to cling onto.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Good Lord, my boss can talk

I'm sure we all know one (or more) of those people that once they get started talking they go on and on...and on...and on....and on..., right? Most of these people that I happen to know are preachers/priests/ministers or my college professors (ask one of them what 2 + 2 is and they give you this long spiel about events int heir life that led to them figuring it out and after hours of talking finally they'd give the answer...lol)

So, last night we had a football game. Bosslady and I cannot leave until all the kids have gone home. They actually got out of there quickly, bur if you saw the neighborhood the school was in, you wouldn't want to hang around there at night, either.

We got to talking, actually, she just suddenly went from happy-go-lucky to moody bitch and just started ranting and raving. Not sure what triggered that. Hate to say PMS, but I do wonder.

During this rant, she kept saying the same thing over and over again. I swear it could have been a drinking game with the amount of times she said the same stuff. Could have been out of there at 10 at the latest, but instead it was nearly 1 before we got to leave. Talk about long winded!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Never satisfied

So, the house guest is gone, but he did leave a few things that he wasn't able to fit in his car and when he returns from Houston, he'll pick the things he thinks we don't want up.

As I have said in the previous posts about this guy, I have no issue with him, but rather the whole situation and the way he all but took over the house and disrupted our lives.

Having said that, strangely enough I miss the guy. It's like there's a void in the downstairs area now. Of course, its kinda hard for the little woman to miss him, he literally calls her every 5 minutes giving her updates...kinda like a live twitter thingy...lol

Oh well, maybe we'll have another overnight guest soon (under better circumstances, of course).

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shameless plug

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He'll be gone today Woohoo!!!

Well, today is (allegedly) the day our house guest is leaving. Again, I want to reiterate the fact that he is a nice enough person and all, and its been good to have a visitor, but our whole way of life has been turned upside down because of him being here.

Karma better reward us big time for this...lol Seriously, though, given the circumstances, we can't really complain too much. He has been more than grateful and hasn't been in the way, bt he did view a few gay porn sites that left a ton of viruses on the comp (thank goodness for virus scan catching and deleting them), leaves his dirty,wet towel on the sink...typical roommate stuff.

This whole situation has reminded me of my days in the dorm when I had bad roommates and had to find ways to get rid of them. I swear if he's not out of here today, I may have to resort to those tactics again.

Keep your fingers crossed that he's gone by the time I get home tonight.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week I wanted to bring you something from one of my favorite musicals, Grease, but there are so many good songs to choose from in there. So, when in doubt, just go with the theme song. I hope you enjoy "Grease"



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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Eye Candy 9/7

Female Hottie: Raquel Alessi

Raquel Alessi is an up and coming actress who biggest claims to fame are a starring role in the movie Miss March, where she played the girl next door turned Playboy Playmate to save her boyfriend and Ghost Rider where she was the younger version of Eva Mendes. With looks and a body like that, I say we should keep an eye out for this one.

Male Hottie: Billy Dee Wiliams

For this week's male hottie, I went a bit on the retro side. Perhaps best known for his Colt .45 commercials in the 80s and more importantly for portraying Lando Calrissian in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Billy Dee was the embodiment of smooth back in the day. These days he still has the occasional appearance here and there. I often hear his voice on Robot Chicken. Ladies still love him, so I suppose he's still a hottie.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: K.D. Aubert

The movie Soul Plane, with all its stereotypical nonsense, brings us this week's random hottie, K.D. Aubert. Yeah, she's totally random. Her career highlight, aside from Soul Plane is being one of the original Fantanas (remember they used to sell Fanta) and some appearances in music videos. Not sure if you should be on the lookout for more of her, but would anyone complain if we did?

MILF: Sofia Vergara

This Latina MILF is sure to get some notice when ABC's new show Modern Family airs (pending it doesn't suck and gets canceled). Sofia starred with K.D. in Soul Plane and has appeared in My Wife and Kids, Medea Goes to Jail, Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, Dirty Sexy Money, etc. Her last role was as Mama Morton on Broadway's production of Chicago. Amongst all that, she gets to run around after her son.

Classic/Retro Hottie: Betty Grable

One of the most beautiful and graceful women to ever grace us with her presence, Betty Grable is this week's retro hottie. Best known for her iconic pin-up pose, Betty was also an accomplished actress with roles in such films as The Gay Divorcee, Springtime in the Rockies, How to Marry a Millionaire, among others. Beautiful and talented...are there any two words that better describe Betty Grable?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Quote of the Week

If it's the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?

This better not be a trend

Thursday night may have marked the end of reruns as we all know and love them. Why do I say that? Well, Fox decided to experiment with what they are calling a Tweetpeat, which is a rerun but with people twittering live during it and select tweets showing up on screen. during Fringe and I believe they did it Friday, as well, during Glee.

I'm no fan of Twitter as it stands, and see this as nothing more than a way to justify the showing of reruns and capitalize on Twitter's popularity. It annoyed the living daylights out of me to see that stuff up there and really took away from the experience and enjoyment.

On the other hand, as annoyed as I was with the tweets, it was better to see a rerun on than some more crappy reality show that lord knows we don't need any more of. If they must continue with this, then they need to find a better way to show the tweets besides taking up half the screen. We get enough of that with the in-show advertisements!

This is a political issue?

Earlier this week, it was announced that President Obama would be speaking to students K-12 across the country. Of course, this has to be turned into an issue, because everything a Democratic president does is meant to further their agenda, right? not so fast!

The main purpose of this speech is to speak about the importance of education, something that affects all parties, races, creeds, colors, etc. I don't understand the outrage. If he were going on there to talk about his health care plan, economic policies, the war, etc., it would make sense for Conservatives to be up in arms, but he wants to speak about educational importance.

Hell, if someone would have taken the time to tell me how important an education was, i may have ended up higher than #6 in my high school class and it wouldn't have taken 6 yrs to graduate college (not counting the major switch and classes being offered at odd intervals).

Maybe its just me, though, but I don't think there is any reason for people to be pulling their kids from school that day, threatening to have teacher and administrators fired if they show the speech, etc., over this.

Then again, they are claiming he's going to "brainwash" their children. I could go into a whole different rant on that, but I won't, as it's just a classic example of how closed minded some people are.

He's gotta go!!!!

If you read my previous entry, then you know we have a house guest living with us. He has made himself more than at home, which is fine, but he is starting to wear out his welcome.

apparently, while we are gone he turns the AV down to 75. We usually have it on 80 or so during the day when no one is here. He also said we were going to be able to keep the food in his refrigerator, yet he has cooked and eaten it all already as if he just wants to get rid of it ASAP, rather than give.

On top of these, there is the smoker's smell. No real issue there, especially since I used to be a smoker myself, but when said smell has never been in the house, it makes it a bit of an issue.

Then of course, there's the whole issue of just inconvenience with having someone else here and having to change our lives.

I'm trying to be as patient as I can, but I'm not sure how much more I can take. Did I mention he left his dirty towels on the sink, hair in the tub, and while he's ever so grateful about everything, it does get annoying when he thanks you every 5 minutes.

I don't know. I'm not trying to make it sound like the guy is a burden, because he has stayed out of the say for the most part, just the fact that he needs to be gone. Not gonna be able to enjoy my 3 day weekend with him here, as I'll be more looking forward to Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The neighbor

Alright, so Sunday this guy movies in and knocks on the door asking us to help him move some of the heavy stuff. He immediately hits it off with the little woman (as most gay guys do). They've become real good friends the past couple of days, then last night, the guy who he moved in with, and has been living there for about 2 yrs now texts him and says that it won't work out and he demands him to be out by Saturday morning.

Now, this puts our new friend in a bind. Luckily, he knows some people in the area and will be able to movie in there next week, in the meantime he's stashing stuff in our place.

As if this wasn't bad enough, in a conversation they had before things made a sudden 180, our new friend found out that the guy thinks the little woman is trashy. Not cool, man...not cool!

If that wasn't bad enough, get this...if you remember, I said in many posts earlier this year that some anonymous party called the police to complain about my grandfather's car and resulted in getting it towed (Mommy and Daddy have it now, thank goodness). Well, turns out, it was him that did it.

I had noticed that during that whole time, he hadn't parked in his spot, but I thought it was just coincidence or something. Now that I know who was behind this all, I'm seriously thinking of pressing charges, but at the same time I don't want to cause any waves around here.

I swear, with the exception of maybe 2 or 3 folks hat live here, everyone will just as soon smile at ya as stab you in the back as soon as you turn around. As soon we're able, its outta here we go, until then, we're just going to be the bigger people, keep log of all these events, and just move on.

Aren't you glad you don't live here?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August Top Droppers

Wow! Can you believe August has come and gone already? Seems like this year is flying by, doesn't it? I just want to take a few moments to acknowledge my top droppers for this past month.

Everyday Living
Winesworld's blog
Celebrities in Pantyhose and Tights
Rambling Stuff
Funky Town Disco Music
Secondary Roads
PJ's Prose
The Way I See It
Lisgold
Prove Me Wrong

A special thanks goes to these consistent droppers, but I wish to thank any and all my readers, viewers, commentors, etc. You are all greatly appreciated!