Wednesday, August 31, 2005

CNN's Coverage Sucks Again

CNN is doing a crappy job once again covering something of great importance. Their aerials (which are few and far between) don't do any justice to the situation in New Orleans and the surrounding areas, and their anchors are chatty and smiley like it's just no big deal. Plus, where are their on-the-ground reporters? That's where the best stories come from in reporting.
I haven't been a fan of CNN for a long time, but they are even suckier now than they
ever have been. Who the hell cares if an actress had to leave the scene of a movie because of the hurricane? We have hundreds of people dead and dying, tens of thousands of homes and businesses destroyed or damaged. Show me some REAL news!
Luckily, I have Fox News and MSNBC to watch; I only checked CNN because I was seeing if they had anything additional to offer, and the answer is, "Clearly not!" What is really bad is some people simply watch CNN because it IS CNN and don't know any better.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I'm blushing and almost at a loss for words.

I am so embarassed. I came home for lunch to find the new boy cat humping my girl cat.
He doesn't seem to realize that he has been neutered - he just keeps on grabbing her by the neck, straddling her, and waiting for something to happen. She just lays there like she is hoping the good part is coming soon.

I told my kitty to keep her legs closed, and I told the other cat, "No sex for you!" but I don't know that they'll listen. ;) Crazy kitties!

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Workaholic Me

My new roommate brought something home for me today. It is a magnet that says:
"I'm not a couch potato anymore. I am now a computer potato."
In just one week, she's managed to figure me out completely.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Chaos! Sirens! No Sleep!

The first night my roommates stay at my house, and it is total chaos! At 1:30 in the morning, the smoke detectors start going off all throughout the house. I get up, having just gone to bed an hour previous, but I can't find anything wrong so I go back to bed. Then, at 3:40 in the morning, they go off again. This isn't the little chirp-chirp, like when a battery is low; this is a full fledged piercing siren scream coming from all six smoke detectors in the house. An HOUR later I was able to get it to stop by completely disconnecting what I found to be the faulty one.
I am totally exhausted this morning. I guess I can call the fire department to look at it. ??? They owe me a favor anyway. I took a picture of one of them that was printed in the paper, and their "rule" says he had to buy ice cream for all the fire fighters who saw it. I'm sure a lot of fire fighters got their share of ice cream!

Friday, August 19, 2005

My Must Haves and Can't Stands

Welcome to readers of my column who are just now hearing about my blog!
This is my list of "Must Haves" and "Can't Stands," based on the book "Date ... or Soul Mate? How to Tell if Someone is Worth Pursuing in Two Dates or Less," which had me determine what ten things I most want and least want in a partner. The author (the founder of contends if someone lacks a Must Have or has a Can't Stand, then you should call it quits and move on to a potentially better match. We think we know what we want in a partner, but putting it down on paper is different - it made me really think. In no particular order:
My Must Haves
1. Sense of Humor
2. Emotionally Healthy
3. Strong Character
4. Educated (at least a bachelor's)
5. Ambitious
6. Loyal
7. Family Life (committed to marriage, home, and kids)
8. Parenting Style (someone who would parent similarly to me.)
9. Spirituality (similar commitment and beliefs)
10. Sexually Compatible
My Can't Stands:
1. Lying
2. Infidelity
3. Vanity
4. Depressed
5. Unhappy at Work
6. Materialistic
7. Childish
8. Fiscally Irresponsible
9. Undependable
10. Judgmental
My column readers know I had trouble getting my Must Haves down to ten. The ones that I would have liked to include also are kind, personal habits (cleanliness), intellectual, and communicator (good at both talking and listening.)

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Why DO Men Have Nipples?

Embryos follow a female template until about six weeks, when the male sex chromosome kicks in. At that point, males already have developed nipples.
Lest you fear an evolution of Robert Deniro's breastfeeding style, however, know that only females have mammary glands.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Your jelly gotta squish out somewhere.

When bounty hunter Stephanie Plum gives up sugar, her friend Lula responds:
“You’re like a big jelly doughnut. You give it a squeeze and the jelly squishes out. You don’t let it squish out where it wants and it’s gotta find a new place to squish out. Some people can hold their jelly in, but not you. Your jelly gotta squish out somewhere."
For more, read my review of Janet Evanovich's "Eleven on Top" under Pop Culture.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Pics from Hamilton Pool

Here are the pics I promised from Hamilton Pool.