Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas and one other thing

So some kids I know got World Monopoly (not sure of exact title). Instead of getting $200 to pass Go, you get $2 million. Instead of buying properties for $400, $500, you buy them for $600K and more. Houses are a million, depending on which property you land on. The biggest change: no paper money. Yes, that's right. No paper money-just a little calculator thing. The money is on a card (like the casino) and you just insert the card into the machine and press the buttons. At first it was awesome (because you can buy lots of world cities like Barcelona, Istanbul, Sydney, Hong Kong, Paris-), but then I thought wait, this calculator thing is just helping the "lazier" kids of this generation by not making them count money and instead pressing keys. Ugh! Is this really going to help make our kids smarter??

The other thing is that I was out to dinner last week and the people next to us just walked out and did not pay. DID NOY PAY!! The waitress was stunned and called over the hostess to make sure she was not going crazy. Indeed, they had left the restaurant. The bill was over $80 we heard them say. What assholes!! How do you do that?? How do you live with yourself?!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


This makes MY BLOOD BOIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New York immigrant dead in apparent hate crime

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A 31-year-old Ecuadorean man who was beaten last Sunday in what New York City authorities say may have been a hate crime has died at a Queens hospital, his brother said Saturday.
Jose Sucuzhanay and his brother, Romel, had left a party on December 7 at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church when several men approached them in a car in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, police said. The men allegedly began shouting anti-gay and anti-Latino vulgarities at the two men.
Jose Sucuzhanay suffered severe head trauma and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital. He died Friday night from his injuries.
Romel Sucuzhanay, 38, escaped with minor scrapes and has talked with detectives on the case.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she was "horrified to learn that anti-LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual) and anti-Latino slurs were used by one or more of the assailants, raising this event to the level of a hate crime."
Quinn said she was in touch with the NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force. According to police, however, the attack has not been categorized as a hate crime.
"This is a wake-up call and shows how far we still must come to address the devastating problem of hate crimes in our communities," said Diego Sucuzhanay, Jose's brother, in a written statement. "Only by exposing these crimes and working together will we be able to make a difference."
No arrests have been made in the case. Police are offering a $22,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the attack.
Sucuzhanay's mother arrived Saturday in New York from the family's home outside Quito, Ecuador, only to learn that he son had died, said family spokesman Francisco Moya.
He said the victim had lived in the United States for more than a decade and was a legal resident, working as a real estate broker.
A news conference is expected to be held Sunday afternoon.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008



I am just going to start right into it:

1. I was waiting for the bus and a student had left something in the classroom; the professor brought it back out for him. Kid didn't even thank him.
2. So far I have complained to Pier 1 Imports about their freaking hot dishes that they say are microwave safe but burned my thumb to the point where it got white only after a minute in the microwave, to Milet for making a dictionary that is missing 30 pages, to a lawyer about my old apt. complex not bothering to return my security deposit, and to the current apt. complex and another company for another issue (too long to write). Where will it end?? When will people do their job... and CORRECTLY!! When will anyone take responsibility?!

On the brighter side, I bought corduroy pants and love them. Haven't bought corduroy in years. And The Contender started-new season!! Love boxing! :)