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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.