Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Poll

I can't believe I did this...I still can't believe it. I submitted a cover letter for a job application....that had a TYPO in it!!!!!!! OMG! A flipping TYPO! It was one of those where I had read it about 15 times and one that spell check would not find. "Thank you for the opportunity to apply to the a So-and-So firm."

It asks specifically for good writing and presentation skills! OH CRAP!

Seriously, do you think they just threw it out?

Happy Birthday Sal!

Happy Birthday to my celebrity sister, Sal!! I love you!! Check her out Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11am on NBC in Toledo to give us the celebrity scoop from GossipGirls.com.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Dexter

Have you ever seen the show Dexter on Showtime? I had never even heard of it until recently when my friend told me it was "the best show ever. Maybe even better than 24." Naturally, I had to watch it, so I watched 5 episodes of season 2 with Moe and Ryan last night. MAN!

This show is exciting and complicated with very complex characters and a plot that really keeps you entertained. It's also a pretty deep show that is able to pull off some humor without being cheesy. If you like forensic science, thriller, murder investigation, cop- stuff, you will love this show (p.s. there is nudity). In the midst of all the reality TV garbage that we have to put up with, this is worth renting. If you are bored, go rent Dexter and watch it. Two thumbs up!

Thank you

A big thank you to everyone that sent me birthday wishes via text, blog, phone call, card, and especially those of you that made it to the Bay. I am very lucky to have so many fantastic people in my life and truly appreciate all of you.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I don't get it

I'm not proud. I'm watching America's Next Top Model right now and I just cannot understand why one photo is better than the other one. These are the statements that just crack me up:
  • Her eyes look empty
  • You look sleepy in your film
  • You need to figure out how to model in water
  • The meat of your eyes is at the top
Help me, Tyra. All of the pics of the models look "whack" to me. I guess it's a good thing that I don't know a good picture from a bad one.

Do you watch this show? Do you know what's good or bad?

Call PETA!

Hotmail has this one advertisement that I see every time I sent an email for an animal treatment of some sort. However, it took me several times viewing it to realize the actual message of the ad. The first time I saw it, it went like this:

A picture of a dog is headlined with the phrase, "It only takes about 2 minutes to poison a dog..." and at the bottom of the screen it says, "Please, donate now." I actually laughed. What is this ad for? Dog killers?

The second time I saw this ad, I realized there is a second line that comes rolling across the screen about 20 seconds later. It reads, "It takes 2 hours to save a dog's life." Oh, donate for the cure. I get it. I guess I don't have to call PETA, it's just bad advertising.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Burn After Reading

Well, it was, ok. I think the theory of too many great actors spoil the soup applies in this case.

With so many characters in this film, I will comment on the big ones:

Brad Pitt - spacey, adorable, slightly feminine, curious (loved him)
Frances McDormand - hopeful, shrewd, also adorable
Malkovich - elitist, scary, crazy, classic Malkovich
Tilda Swinton - icy, direct, also scary, funny in the not meaning to be way
Clooney - pathetic, weasel, ass, jerk (oh, I hated him)

This was one of those movies like Snatch or Lock Stock with a ton of characters all wrapped up in each other's lives where it comes together at the end. Except not nearly as good. Rent this one.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

This could be a lucrative career for some

A friend emailed this to me the other day. It is from "The best of Craigslist."

Seeking Adult Drunk Clown for 30th Birthday party

We need an Adult Drunk Clown who is good at getting drunk and stupid. No need to do any clown tricks, just hang out and drink a shit load. We will be hopping around to different bars and want a clown to tag a long and drink heavely. He doesn't even need to socialize with anyone, just drink.

the birthday is on Friday, Sept. 5th in Bucktown. Oh, did I mention that the clown needs to get shitfaced. Don't worry, we will purchase all the drinks.


See the original post here.

Friday, September 19, 2008

ARRRRRRRRRR you going to celebrate?


Happy "Talk like a Pirate Day!" September 19 is the international day when everyone should talk like a pirate. Check out the official website here.

So to all you saucy wenches and scurvy sea dogs, have a great day mateys and don't forget to salute the jolly roger.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cafe Latte, no sarcasm please

When you order coffee, it usually comes out FLAMING hot and you have to wait 30 minutes to drink it. I started ordering lattes and such at 120 degrees as recommended by Starbucks and Bigby (whatever, Beaners).

Today, however, I ordered a latte from Panera and as I was waiting for it, I hear the "barista" say, "Ok, seriously? Is this a joke? How do I know what degrees the milk is?" She goes on and on, thinks the guy that rang me up is messing with her. "Who orders this? C'mon?"

Finally, I step up to the counter and tell her. "I just don't want it so hot that I have to wait 30 minutes before I drink it. You know? I does not have to be exactly 120 degrees." I bit my tongue hard when I thought telling her about that little thing called a thermometer, that measures temperature, say, of steamed milk for a latte.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My friend sent this to me and it brought too much joy not to share. Musical tribute to 80s pop culture....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

9021 OH-YEAH!



Have you been watching the new 90210? The original show debuted when I was 11 and ended when I was 21, so needless to say...I watched every single episode and then discussed it with my friends in detail like they were our OWN friends (remember having a 90210 party?). You can even catch these classic gems again as they seem to be running on the soap network (if you are so lucky to have the soap network). Dylan plays the distant surfer, abandoned son, love-lorn teenager SO well.....

Anyway, the new show has been impressive so far with all the proper ingredients for a saucy show: slutty mean rich girls, the new kids, the "adults" that are still cool, and the bad boys of Beverly Hills. Combine the characters and drama just happens. Also, I love that they have intertwined the old plot with the new (Jennie Garth and Shannon Doherty appear on the show as Kelly and Brenda - grown up).

It's ridiculous. I like it.

Poll

Do you talk on the phone while pumping gas?

Guiness World Records


This story was featured on the local news today, so I just had to look it up. Guiness's leggiest woman and smallest man were photographed together today in London. I thought these pictures were odd, specifically the ones of the little guy DIRECTLY underneath her, um, lady business. Click here for the Yahoo! slide show.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Indiana Turnpike is getting a letter

Have you ever been to a gas station that was out of gas? Have you ever been to a gas station when NONE of the pumps were working? Well, that happened to me on Friday and then again on Sunday while on the Indiana Turnpike. Friday, I stopped at the last station before scary Gary and they were OUT OF GAS. I basically flipped out at the clerk and she just shrugged and told me to drive 1/2 a mile up the road. Now, my gas light had come on about 26 miles prior and knew I needed gas or else I would run out on the Skyway so I had no choice but to stop in Gary. It was nerve wracking.

On Sunday, I stopped (after Gary) and this time I had about 1/4 tank left at another Turnpike plaza. THEIR pumps weren't working and the clerk was less than helpful (aka she ran my card twice and told me to just try another pump). Finally I made her admit out loud that their pumps weren't working. Isn't the Turnpike supposed to be nice for travellers?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Chicago Brauhaus


Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of experiencing The Chicago Brauhaus, a truly German restaurant. The entire menu was in German, the bier list was very authentic, there was a band featuring some dudes straight from Germany, and lots of people were drinking out of giant glass "boots."

The food was tremendous, they had my favorite type of bier, the band was extremely entertaining, and people were up and dancing the entire night. It was just fantastic. Just fantastic. I would HIGHLY recommend the Chicago Brauhaus if you are in the area. Click here to see their site.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Photo Parade #6

This is less sentimental than the other "miracle" photos, but it was the first thing that came to mind. However, the with the spirit of the Olympics still lingering, watch this movie again. It's a good one.

Long and Strong?

Have you seen the Garnier commercial for that "Long and Strong" shampoo? Seriously, like anyone has hair that long. Today I saw a lady in Walgreens with hair of that length, but it was not, well, that shiny, or nice. Then I noticed her daughter, with the SAME hair. Why would you do that to your kid? Is this a form of child abuse?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Chick-fil-A PLUS!

Today I found a Chick-fil-A in Canton, OH and stopped in for lunch. Often I am forced to eat fast food due to the nature of my job and finding healthy (and delicious) options is challenging. I was expecting another boring, tasteless, rubbery, grilled chicken sandwich, but low and behold, this chicken sandwich was FANTASTIC!

The most important fact that separated this sandwich from, say, all other fast food grilled chicken sandwiches is this: the chicken was actually chicken! It was a big piece that was grilled and seasoned (and not rubbery at all). The bun was a nice whole wheat kaiser that was fresh, and the toppings were tomato and big green lettuce leaves. Nice. 270 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 4 grams of fiber make for a good count.

I give this chicken sandwich an A+ and would recommend you try one. Do you love Chick-fil-A?

Monday, September 8, 2008

The I.N.T.E.R.N.E.T......

GUESS WHO HAS AN INTERNET CONNECTION AT THE H/MOTEL????

I will give you a hint....OK, IT'S ME! I don't know how it happened, but it happened and I am thrilled. Now I can blog and be connected like a normal person again. YAY!

Extreme Makeover: Toledo Edition

This week, Ty Pennington and crew are building a family of 13 a new home...in TOLEDO, OHIO! The Frisch Family's story was in The Blade today (read here) and the building is going on as we speak. Local company Buckeye Real Estate Group is building the home and has the week's schedule and photos on their site. Check it out.I am not sure when this episode will be aired, but you can see the house unveiling this Sunday in person. This is an amazing show that does such wonderful things for deserving people. Congrats to the Frisch Family and their 11 sons.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

K as in .....

Do you know the military alphabet? I find it comes in handy but I get made fun of for it all the time. When spelling something on the phone it is helpful to say, "D as in Delta." People get that.

Today I was leaving a message for someone and on her voice mail she gave her email address. "If you want, you can email me at K as in the letter, (goes on to spell last name at hotmail.com)....."

The letter?

Click here to learn the military alphabet.

Revenge Business

I think I want to go into the revenge business after a chat with Red Daisy yesterday. Now, I don't mean the "revenge business" like Sopranos style, more like pranks on your friends because they are bad friends.

Here is how it works. Your friend(s) are annoying you and you want to do something to them but either you cannot think of anything creative or you just don't have the guts. The consultation is free and you can meet with myself and my team of revenge ninjas who do the dirty work. Of course, we won't kill anyone, mostly harmless pranks and mean texts.

Want to get back at a friend and have it not get traced back to you? I think I'm in business.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Karen Walker for Vice President



Does anyone else see it?

Massillon OH

Week 2 in Massillon is well underway and I am sorry that I have not been blogging. This has been due to many facts.
1) The hotel I am in is sick. Not the surfer dude "that's cool" sick, but gross. No internet connection to speak of, hallways are dingy and smell of weed or cigarettes all the time, certainly no coffee pot in the room, no place to buy water, chairs and tables are either stained or dirty...should I go on??
2) So, the only way for me to get online is to go to Panera and park it, so guess where I am now?
3) The great part is that I have one of my best friends in the area and I can go kick it with her and not at the "hotel." Oh, and her house is amazing. Naturally, when I am at her house, we like to sit on the couch and drink beer and not blog.
4) Last week was rough for me and I didn't have anything nice to say, so I didn't say anything at all.