Tuesday, March 31, 2009

24

1) How in the hell can the President just appoint her daughter as acting Chief of Staff?
2) Presidential orders? Sure! Just sign here digitally! Who says there's red tape in Washington?
3) The fact that Jack is exposed does not worry me in the least. He signed on for another season!
4) Scars or no scars, that Jack Bauer is one buff mutha!
5) Larry Moss and his team are sitting ducks. I am totally nervous!
6) I hate Olivia and am mad that because of her next week we have to endure a sex scene. We want action, er, um, not that kind! Also, I did NOT appreciate how she used some sleazy car salesman techniques on Aaron Pierce. He's a decorated hero, for gosh sake!
7) Tony Almeda is an enormous bad ass. Slimy Jonas Hodges knew he wouldn't talk. Tony's got skills!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMIE!
Love you, Sister.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Movies

I used to see a movie a week, but I have not been to the theaters in months now and I miss it. Here's what's out now:

1. Monsters vs. Aliens 3D
I would see this just for Seth Rogen's laughing/chuckling. I love it!
2. The Haunting in Connecticut
Um, scary. You couldn't pay me. I get nervous watching the commercials for it and have to switch channels if it's at night and I am alone.
3. Knowing
I want to be Nicolas Cage. He has made 3 million bad movies and keeps coming out with more.
4. I Love You, Man
Looks funny. Renter.
5. Duplicity
BARF! This movie might actually make me mad. I cannot stand Julia Roberts or Clive Owen. I heard it was terrible anyway.
6. Race to Witch Mountain
Although the Rock might be the hottest man alive, this movie looks pretty bad. Maybe I will take my little cousins and act like it was their idea to go see it.
7. 12 Rounds
Starring John Cena, the WWF dude. He's no Dewayne Johnson.
8. Watchmen
I also heard this was bad even though it had some good potential.
9. Taken
This one I really wanted to see. Maybe I'll go this week. Side note, poor Liam Neeson.
10. The Last House on the Left
This kind of movie is so dumb and predictable. I would never waste money on it.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour

This Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 PM (your own local time), is Earth Hour. For one hour, everyone is encouraged to turn off all unnecessary lights in a movement against global warming. See the official website here.


Hey buddy, where'd you get that...TORTADA?

The new item at Taco Bell, the premium chicken Tordada, boasts all white meat chicken in two varieties - Baja Roha or Bacon Ranch. They look good and seem to be a good concept, but I was very disappointing when I tried it. They are messy and everything just falls out. Plus, they need cheese sauce or something. Not worth it, friends.

My advice, stick to the old faithful items like soft tacos and bean burritos.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

24

1) Originally I didn't like Etan, but maybe he's ok. I felt bad for him actually and Olivia's a snake - a total snake.
2) It's hard to believe that the Prez actually trusts that little skanky minx.
3) In last week's previews it looked like the Prez and Ethan were involved and I am glad to see they are not.
4) Tony and Jack are an amazing team.
5) Best line of the show: Tony: "It's going to be 10 against 2!" Jack: "9 against 2..." Shoots.
6) Bio gas? Really? I guess only Jack could survive that.
7) At the end of this day Jack better get a freakin' hero award and not a jail sentence. I'll stop watching.
8) Jon Voight is an excellent bad guy...very sophisticated and sleazy...GO PACK!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Obsessed

It really annoys me when pop culture takes words and makes them common so the acutal meaning of the word totally disappears.

Obsessed. Ex: "I'm like, obsessed with Taco Bell."
No you're not. If you were actually obsessed, you would live next to a Taco Bell, your room would be wall papered with Taco Bell stuff, you would own a Chihuahua, and you would eat it literally every day (to boot you would have some serious health problems). I mean, you can use it for emphasis, every once in a while, but it's annoying when someone is obsessed with every little thing.

The actual definition of the word:
ob·sess           Listen to the pronunciation of obsess
Pronunciation:
\əb-ˈses, äb-\
Function:
verb
Etymology:
Latin obsessus, past participle of obsidēre to frequent, besiege, from ob- against + sedēre to sit — more at ob-, sit
Date:
1531
transitive verb : to haunt or excessively preoccupy the mind of obsess ed with the idea> intransitive verb : to engage in obsessive thinking : become obsessed with an idea

I am trying not to judge, but c'mon!

On Friday night, we hit up the local "Club Soda." If you don't know, Soda is a really old bar that always has live music, bad dancers, cougars and creeps, and fantastic people watching.

I noticed almost immediately upon entering Soda that there was a particularly wild chick on the dance floor - I mean wild! She was shaking her a**, whipping her hair around and jumping up on the stage (and jumping up on guys). Then, she turns to the side. ..

Looking at my friend, "Is she? No, she can't be?" This crazy lazy was skinny - skinny arms, skinny legs, skinny neck, but not a skinny belly. She was for sure pregnant - and drunk. To add to all this, she actually pulled her shirt up to show her belly off. Now, if you had a beer gut - you would not be doing this (trust me).

Still not believing someone could be so irresponsible, I had to poll my group of friends and we did come up with the consensus that she was with child and intoxicated. I kind of wanted to slap her.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday Night TV

Last night's episode of The Office was not so much funny as it usually is, but more sad in my opinion. Yes, it had it's funny points, however it was more awkward than usual and I hated seeing Jim lose his "Jimness." I hate to say it, but the show might need to go in a different direction.

30 Rock was solid though. Loved it!

What did you think?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Polaroid is extinct!

Today someone casually mentioned to me that Polaroid is no longer making film or their original cameras. Since they are a client, I decided not to react as I would normally: "WHAT? NO WAY? YOU ARE TOTALLY LYING!"

So, I calmly googled Polaroid and it's true! Now, we can no longer shake it like a Polaroid picture. Weird. See for yourself here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

24

1) I am glad to see Morris return to 24 - we love Morris. So smart!
2) How funny was it when Chloe was mad at him for "rescuing" her? Typical Chloe.
3) The Senator Mayer situation was terrible! Just when Jack was trusting him and getting somewhere....sigh.
4) Best line of the episode: "Senator, if I wanted to kill you, you'd already be dead."
5) Runner up best line: "Trust isn't my strong suit."
6) Jack's fight scene with that bad dude from Starkwood was fantastic.
7) I hate Olivia. Where is the 1st gentleman - did he make it?

Obnoxious Questions aka Small Talk

Small talk. We all hate it and yet it happens to everyone. I guess some people feel the need to blow past small talk and ask really personal questions. These are the people that shouldn't. These are the people who you knew like 10 years ago, or your cousin's friend's stepmom. Whatev.

Sample questions from people that are basically strangers that really annoy me:
"Where are you living? Do you rent or own?"
Ok- how is any of that your business? I feel like people only ask this so they can gossip about me later.

"Are you dating anyone (wait for answer) - when are you getting married?"
Get a life - if someone does not share this with you, you don't ask. Same goes for having kids.

"Salary or commission?"
I am FLOORED when people ask me this question. At this point, I start lying. "Oh, I am pulling in 6 figures..." Idiot!

Any questions drive you nuts?

Friday, March 13, 2009

For St. Patty's Day

Here is a great joke I received from my friend Sherri. Memorize it and practice your Irish accent so you can tell it this weekend (I did).

Seamus and Murphy fancied a pint or two but didn't have a lot of money between them, they could only raise the staggering sum of one Euro.

Murphy said 'Hang on, I have an idea.'

He went next door to the butcher's shop and came out with one large sausage.

Shamus said 'Are you crazy? Now we don't have any money left at all!'

Murphy replied, 'Don't worry - just follow me.'

He went into the pub where he immediately ordered two pints of Guinness and two glasses of Jamieson Whisky.

Seamus said 'Now you've lost it. Do you know how much trouble we will be in? We haven't got any money!!'

Murphy replied, with a smile. 'Don't worry, I have a plan. Cheers!'

They downed their drinks. Murphy said, 'OK, I'll stick the sausage through my zipper and you go on your knees and put it in your mouth.'

The barman noticed them, went berserk, and threw them out.

They continued this, pub after pub, getting more and more drunk, all for free.

At the tenth pub Seamus said 'Murphy - I don't think I can do any more of this. I'm drunk and me knees are killing me!'

Murphy said, 'How do you think I feel? I can't even remember which pub I lost the sausage in.'

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Acronym City

I went out with one of my friends last night and her nurse friends joined us. It always fun to hang out with nurses/medical people because they have the best stories. Also, ever notice how they really do talk in their medical jargon, which happens to be all acronyms?

"Oh, the other day, I received a DOA in the ER, but he was DNR, so I didn't want to do CPR or an EKG and we definitely didn't need to take him to the OR, meanwhile my patient in the 2 was coding, but ETY and ESP, and XYZ, etc.."

Another great thing about having drinks with nurses is that I always learn a lot.
Things I learned last night:
1) EEG stands for electroencephalogram. This test measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. I've had one, but never knew what it stood for.
2) EKG is actually Electrocardiogram, and can also be called ECG (same test as above but measuring heart activity).

Interesting!
Happy Birthday MERP!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

24

1) I liked Larry Moss, for a split second, when he basically told the VP to shove it and went in for the rescue mission under "his own authority." That was awesome. In the same second, I realized that Larry Moss might be handsome if I hadn't been hating him this whole season.
2) ...Then I hated him again when he suspended Renee. Not cool Larry.
3) Seeing Jack get arrested is enough to send me over the edge. Protocol schmotocol.
4) Olivia gave Ethan the BUSINESS - she hates him and I don't trust either of them.
5) I wonder what happened to Martha Logan...did she die? Is she in jail? I need more info.
6) What about when Jack just toasted Juma in the face? Wow.
7) The silent clock. We honor Bill Buchanon and his service to America (fictional service and fictional America of course- I was sad for real though).

Monday, March 9, 2009

Drum roll please.....

Mr. Freeze in Perrysburg is open! Today's wow cow flavors are cherry berry (gross) and devil's food cake.

Now - they have a product that was news to me; fat free, sugar free frozen yogurt (so basically the same as wow cow, but it's yogurt). Today's flavors were vanilla and peanut butter. I had the peanut butter and it was awesome.

I am delighted!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Michigan likes to party

Did you hear that Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm wants to propose legislation that would allow Michigan bars to stay open and sell booze until 4 am? Article here.

What do you think about that?

The party in me thinks it would be awesome, but the responsible in me thinks that everyone in Toledo would make bad decisions and the drunk driving over the border would be a huge mess. I can't imagine that the economic impact would be significant enough to be worth the headache.

I do, however, think you should be able to buy booze on Sunday. That law is ridiculous in my opinion.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Have some cake.. if you dare

Today I shared cakewrecks.blogspot.com with the office. Then, they shared with me one of their favorites...

This lady actually had her likeness crafted into a cake...for her groom to cut and her guests to eat. The cake creator is actually using this as a sales piece. Click here for more photos and article.

Does the bride not look like "I love New York?"

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

24

1) Aaron Pierce is a stud. Besides Jack, he is the only character who has been in all 6 seasons.
2) The VP has been revealed...and he seems like a shadeball. I don't like that he was a jerk to Renee.
3) Renee is crazy - but crazy awesome.
4) The 1st daughter is a pain in the ass. I can't believe Aaron Pierce had to take a bullet for her.
5) MERP -this is for you. Candyman on 24? Disturbing. He makes an amazing bad guy though.
6) I am sick and TIRED of Jack getting arrested for kicking so much ass. I mean really. Hey Jack, why don't you risk your life for your country and then we'll arrest you.
7) I wonder what John Voight's shipment is? Slimebag.
8) I am not one to pick apart shows, especially 24, but like the White House could be infiltrated so easily. That was kind of disturbing.
This season is so intense!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Changeling

Newly available on DVD: Changeling. I don't care if you are on Team Aniston - this is a good movie.

Quick synopsis: the movie is set in the 1920s California, a boy goes missing and Mz. Jolie goes a the hunt to find him. The authorities deliver her the wrong boy and when she claims it's not her son, they tell her she's just in shock and to take him home. As this spirals out of control, she finds herself up against a very corrupt police force and in a time when women should just "be quiet and mind their manners."

Some of this movie is pretty disturbing. Murders (of children), women's insane asylum complete with shock therapy, and John Malkovich (as a good guy!). It's also a long film, but since it's on DVD you can stop for bathroom and popcorn breaks.

I would recommend Changeling. Costuming and makeup are wonderful - 1920s stuff is just cool. It's Clint Eastwood film, so it's kind of depressing, but good, as Eastwood films are.
It was in the single digits when I got into my car this morning.

It's March people.

I'M OVER IT!