Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"Growing Pains"

As kids, we all know that everyone watched "Growing Pains" and all those sitcoms (of course my favorite was and is "Family Ties"... which NEVER shows on Nick at Nite or ION or TVLand or any of those, but that's another story). Well I have been watching GP reruns for a while and suddenly I realized some things that I never realized when I was little:

1. I talk like Carol. The accent... the "A"s are SO New York/northeast US.
2. Jason Seaver is a douchebag. Why did Maggie marry him? At times he is so pompous!
3. Kirk Cameron is not cute. I should have stuck to my original plan and liked Ralph Macchio more b/c he looks more foreign/dark than Kirk does.
4. Carol used to be my favorite character, but now it's Ben. He's the comic relief.
5. I didn't realize Carol had so many boyfriends-I thought she was a "geek" the whole time. Her football captain boyfriend Bobby-I totally forgot about him. And he's cute too!

Guess that's it for now. Anyone want to help me get FT rerun again?

Friday, February 23, 2007

What the h*ll is this sh*t????

Anger over NY 'immigration game'

A Republican student group in New York has sparked claims of racism by organising a game called "Find the Illegal Immigrant".

Students will act as immigration officers in Thursday's game and try to find a student in a crowd designated with a badge as the illegal immigrant.
The game has sparked protests from other students with hundreds planning to demonstrate against it.
The New York University College Republican club denied it was racist.
It says the game is intended to raise awareness on immigration issues in the United States.
The winner of the game will take home a gift certificate.
The game is scheduled for New York's Washington Square Park.
College Republican campaign chairman David Laska told the New York Daily News: "Is it politically correct? No. But is it racist? Absolutely not.
"You have to do something like this to get people's attention."
College Republican President Sarah Chambers added: "Just because we don't want illegal immigrants being able to completely disregard the laws of our country doesn't make us racist."
The Daily News said up to 600 students were expected to protest.
One message on the website where details of the game were given read: "Let's not be lazy; instead, let's be just as organised as they are and bring out as many protesters as possible. Bring banners, voice boxes, picket signs."
Illegal immigration has remained a key issue at all levels of society.

Story from BBC NEWS: 2007/02/22 17:21:53 GMT© BBC MMVII

Monday, February 19, 2007

Always an adventure on the bus and the mall

On the bus to the mall this girl got on, and she had a big stain on the back of her pants right where her butt is. It was either red or brown... I didn't want to look closely at all, but I thought to myself, didn't you see this before you put them on?? Or, don't you check?? BLECH.

Then at Wendy's, I got my meal for free somehow. I had $1 off card (Curves promo), and handed the card to the cashier, and said "this is supposed to be $1 off" and he said "oh okay" and called the manager over and zeroed out the entire order I gave him. Then he said "it will be up in a minute" and I said "um okay thanks" and waited for my order on the side of the counter. That was great-I guess he didn't hear me right. He didn't even scan the card, so I STILL have $1 off when I go again!

I love when stuff like that happens.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Ricky in the news :)

Ricky Martin defends anti-Bush gesture
POSTED: 12:15 p.m. EST, February 16, 2007

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Ricky Martin, who was a headliner at the 2001 inauguration ball for President George W. Bush, has a message for the American commander in chief about war.
At a recent concert, the 35-year-old singer stuck up his middle finger when he sang the president's name in his song "Asignatura Pendiente," which includes the words, "a photo with Bush." The gesture last Friday prompted cheers from thousands of fans in the San Juan stadium.
On Thursday, the Puerto Rican heartthrob repeated his criticism of the Iraq war and explained his changed position on Bush.
"My convictions of peace and life go beyond any government and political agenda and as long as I have a voice onstage and offstage, I will always condemn war and those who promulgate it," Martin said about his action in an e-mail statement sent to The Associated Press via a spokesman.
Martin, like other artists, has been highly critical of the war in Iraq.
Best known to international audiences for his smash hit "Livin' la Vida Loca," Martin is a huge star in Puerto Rico, where symbols of national identity -- such as the Puerto Rican flag and anthem -- are widely adored, and residents have complicated feelings about Washington.
The United States seized Puerto Rico in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American War.
Puerto Rico's 4 million people are U.S. citizens and can be drafted into the military but cannot vote for president and have no voting representation in Congress. They also do not pay federal taxes.
Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

HYPERVENTILATING and trying not to throw something


Vandals attack Gaudi's dragon

POSTED: 7:05 a.m. EST, February 8, 2007

MADRID, Spain (Reuters) -- Vandals have attacked a mosaic-covered dragon statue by Spanish artist Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona's Guell Park with an iron bar, damaging the head and torso, police said on Thursday.
Locals said a group of youths dressed as punks attacked the statue on Tuesday evening, police said.
Police have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of damaging the historic monument, which lies at the entrance to the park.
The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site crammed with benches and walkways designed by Gaudi.
Built at the start of the 20th century, it was one of the first sites where Gaudi used his signature "trencadis" method of covering curved surfaces with tiny pieces of smashed, multi-coloured ceramics.
Copyright 2007 Reuters. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

HERE ARE SOME PICS OF PARK GUELL FROM WHEN I WAS THERE IN 2005 (in the 4th pic, the dragon is right behind the circular disk you see):

Monday, February 05, 2007

Errand weekend

JCPenney had a crazy sale Saturday-75% off everything.... so I got boots marked down from $70 to $17. :P And a few other things.

So with the Super Bowl-glad Peyton finally silenced his critics! And what is with the thousand Coke commercials? Don't enough people around the world know what it is and drink it that Coke doesn't need to promote it anymore? Obviously in the business world and for money reasons, they should have new creative advertising to compete... yadda yadda, but really. It's so dumb. Spend that money on kids that are starving. Or Darfur. Or cancer research. Or a million other things.

The Noles won too-AT DUKE!.. by one point, but still it's a W on the schedule!