Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Good Work Crew!

A very successful and packed 4 days this weekend:

Friday - TGI Fridays and Simpsons movie. Spider Pig and teeny boppers. Like Oh MY GOD! Seriously! Shut up!

Saturday - Bowling for Rhinos, a fund raiser for the Detroit Zoo. Fun bowling, plus Mike won $300+ dollars on the 50/50 raffle (all of which are going to his wedding planner to ensure he gets his hand job on the wedding day). And white music that even I was ashamed of (I'm looking at you Sue, Mike and Pam!).

Sunday - Drove up to my uncle's cabin in the middle of nowhere Michigan to celebrate my cousin's graduation from high school. Rode jet skis, played Euchre, chatted with family, and watched my 18 year old cousin get wasted with parental blessing. Also, I think this may have been the very first time I have ever really drank in front of my parents. That was only a little weird. Plus my alcoholic cousin (a different one), is sitting there the whole time watching as I drink. I felt a little bad that I was drinking right in front of her, but f#$k it. I'm not the one with a problem, so why should I have to stop drinking? (really! no problems here!)

Monday - Drive back from Middle of Nowhere. About half way into this 3 1/2 hour drive, my mom runs over a large 2x6 board that was in the middle the of the freeway for God only knows what reason. Pops a tire AND bends the rim. Nice...My dad had to drive 60 MPH the whole way home.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Don't drink the water, there is earth's blood in the water

It is no secret that I have become even more hippie lately. I am on board full force to stop global warming. I saw this link on CNN and it angered me:

Why is America so stupid? Why do Americans continue to buy bottled water? It is fucking water! Walk to your damn sink, turn on the faucet and get a glass of water! It is just that easy! We are basically telling our city water departments to keep on being lazy and stop keeping the tap water clean. All of the bottled water companies just filter tap water anyway and then they resell it to you with at least a 1000% markup. Have you ever seen any of these so called springs some of the companies claim to get water from. Buying water just seems imbecilic . It is an all time low for the world. Plus the health of the world is suffering because with bottled water you do not get the nutrients like flouride, iron, calcium, and magnesium that you need to function. Trust me. Most of the patients I see have low levels of these and we have to replace them.

The bottles themselves are wasteful and then most of America doesn't even recycle them. Plastic is an oil derivative and is very wasteful to produce. This is from Wikipedia for bottled water:

"The annual global consumption of bottled water in 2004 is 154 billion liters, [2] up 57 percent from the 98 billion liters consumed five years earlier. Though the materials used are generally recyclable, 90% of bottles are not recycled. The Pacific Institute calculates that the process of making the plastic for the water bottles consumed in the U.S. uses approximately 20 million barrels of oil per year (Harpers Magazine, July 2007). Overall, the average energy cost to make the plastic, fill the bottle, transport it to market and then deal with the waste would be "like filling up a quarter of every bottle with oil." (Peter Gleick, an expert on water policy and director at the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California.(Seattle P.I.)"

The think outside the bottle campiagn is a good website to go and get info about the bottled water companies and where they get their water from.

We can stop global warming if we as humans just open our eyes and see the waste that is right in front of us. We have to stop with the American way of thinking that everything is roses if there is not a big gun pointed at us. Our generation and those after us need to change things!! Please don't help kill the earth, there is no other planet out there.
"Nine planets round the sun Only one does the sun embrace Upon this watered one So much we take for granted" Dave Matthews Band - One Sweet world

Thursday, July 26, 2007


I'm really tired. Please take what I say in this post with a grain of salt.

CNN.com - Baghdad bombers target soccer celebrations, killing at least 50

WTF is wrong with these people? Stories like this sometimes make me think for a brief moment that we should just move all our troops out of Iraq, then bomb it until it was a big sheet of glass. People who would do something like this deserve no mercy and will never ask for it anyways.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Wire

Sue and I have added The Wire to the growing list of shows we don't want people to spoil later seasons of for us.

We just finished Season 1, and I have to tell that this is the best cop drama I have ever seen. In addition to all the usual violence, drama, and cop stuff, it gives you a chance to bone up on your ghetto slang. If you talk to me and I let out a "Holla back at me shorty" or "WEST SI-EEEEDE!", you will know why.

I'd go far as to say this first season was better than most of the "The Sopranos" seasons. If you have a Netflix/Blockbuster card, go rent the first season tonight.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Simpsons Movie Friday!

Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet?Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet?

Can you tell I am excited for The Simpsons Movie?

Update: Had to remove that damn movie because it was constantly playing every time I went to the blog to check for comments (which is about every half hour or so).

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I am ready to rock!!!!

Saturday night Eric and I took my two little sisters to the Bad boys of Rock tour at the Chesaning Showboat which takes place in my lame hometown of Chesaning. Now generally they have lame acts that only old and rotting people enjoy and they never sell out. Of course the only day they have ever sold out was this year with this night of rock. Maybe they will continue and have more good bands, but I digress.

This was the first time ever that so many swear words were screamed out at the Showboat because my hometown is lame and "Conservative". It was great! The tour had 4 bands. The Exies a smaller band that I have never heard of opened. They were pretty good. Next was Buckcherry. Do I need to say anymore? They fuckin rocked! My favorite song by them, "Crazy bitch". Next was Paparoach and they always fucking rock!! They were my favorite band of the 4. The headliner was Hinder. They were pretty cool, although they were the lamest of the three bands. It was a pretty cool concert overall. It was fun screaming a lot of swear words and jamming to a lot of songs about sex and drugs in the spot that I graduated from high school!

After the concert, Eric and I met up with my best friend from high school Mo and here hubby Tim who were also at the concert. We headed over to the Oakley Family Tavern, a small bar in the neighboring town. Oakley is so small that if you blink you miss it. All they have is a gas station and two bars. The Family Tavern is awesome because #1 the alcohol is dirt cheap and #2 the kitchen is open until 1:30 am. A small mug of Amber Boch draft was $1. Yeah that is right, $1!! And a Jack and Coke was $1.50! It was so awesome! The rule is that everytime you buy a drink you have to talk about how cheap it is. Everyone buys each other drinks cause it is so cheap. It was a great weekend.

Monday, July 16, 2007

New Look

Yea, we have new look here. Sort of a subtle update to the existing blog. The main reason is for the snazzy new voting module that Blogger added. And the better looking calender. And the fact that I just like new stuff.

I'll leave you with the wisdom of P. Diddy: "VOTE OR DIE!"

Charle Scrubs Christmas

Charlie Brown Christmas - Performed by the Cast of Scrubs

Ah, the combination of my favorite christmas show and my favorite TV series. Now that's what I'm talking about!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Fear Tactics to the Rescue!

Experts warn of lightning-strike injuries with iPods

Seriously? This is what CNN.com chooses to put on their front page? A story about people being injured by their iPod while being struck by lightning? I can picture just how this story got approved...

Reporter: I've got this idea for a story about people being hit by lightning.

Editor: Yawn... Lightning? Lightning?!?!? Who cares about lightning? Its been going on forever. What's new to say?

Reporter: Well, see, I've got this angle to involve the iPod and some other...


The worst thing is that the article mentions a grand total of two cases of people injured by lightning while wearing iPods. Two. Two cases in the last six years and I should be even thinking about this? Why I am wasting brain cells on this again? And the article even mentions that it is nothing specific to iPods. Nothing like "iPods make it more likely you will be struck". Just the fact that having ANY electronic device nearby will make the burn worse. So why does the title focus on the iPod? Oh right, because that will get people scared. Scared enough to read this boring and pointless article.

Friday, July 06, 2007

President free to violate law as long as he is not caught

I'm baffled by the logic of this one:

Yahoo News: Court dismisses lawsuit on spying program

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled that the ACLU could not bring suit alleging that warrantless wiretapping is illegal because they can't prove that they were actually targeted by the wiretapping because by its nature it is secret. That raises the problem of course of then defining who exactly COULD challenge this program?

This despite the fact that one of the judges stated publicly that he believed the program was both unconstitutional and in violation of the FISA act of 1978.

So the lesson here is that the Bush administration can do anything they want without fear of judicial review as long as the person they are doing it to cannot prove they are specifically targeted. Lets see where that could lead:

1) Currently the program only intercepts calls from the US to foreign soil. But now that this ruling is in place, what is to stop the government from tapping US citizens at home? As long as they can ensure that no one can prove they individually were tapped they would be home free.

2) Internet snooping? No problem as long as you can't prove it.

3) Tracking via your cell phone? No problem as long as you can't prove it.

4) Your tax records? Your personal health records? check and check.

5) A camera in your bedroom? As far as I can tell, as long as no one could find the camera, they are free to do that too.

And I'll leave you with a few choice quotes:

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. ~Woodrow Wilson

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. ~William Faulkner

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759