Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The End of Civilization as We Know It

I don't know which is worse, this, or the fact that K-Fed & Britney are spawing a 2nd time... God help us all.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Luau, Part II

Ok, this is a picture of the tablescape from the luau that we had on Saturday. I had tried repeatedly to post the picture, but for some reason, I was unable to. The wok on the right had the fried rice Chrissy's sister Noelle made. You can't see, but the pinkish tray on the front left corner of the table had a tiki face on it. It is holding sweet potato chips. The 3-tier tray directly behind it was a wedding gift from one of the guests, Sharon. All in all, I think it was a great success. Everyone seemed very surprised and pleased with the lengths to which we went to decorate everything. If I can get the image tool to work again, I'll post a picture of Chrissy and me in our luau gear. :-)

This is So Friggin' Bizarre

Everytime Connie Chung Says Goodbye We Die A Little, Especially This Time - Gawker

This is Farrah-on-Letterman/Cruise-on-Oprah-level weirdness. I'm talking Howard-Dean-scream weird. Actually, it reminds me of Ashcroft singing, "Let the Eagle Soar." Eeee... Wonder if she was boozin' it up before this show. Or maybe she started doing drugs. Who knows?

Monday, June 19, 2006

Turning Up 'American Idol'

Turning Up 'American Idol'
This is an amazing article that about a man who was born with a defective gene that made his hearing all but gone by the time he started school. He really has an incredible perspective on life in general. I think that people's attitudes really have a lot to do with how they happy they are in life. Some people are bound and determined to be miserable and no matter what happens to the, by God, they are going to be miserable! In any case, I was very moved by Mr. Swiller's story. I would recommend that anyone read it.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

A Weekend of Extremes

Well, we went to New Jersey this weekend to visit with Chrissy's family. We had a luau last night with a bunch of our friends, and that went great. We baked a ham, fried some rice and got some chicken, we had crab rangoon appetizers as well as chicken and vegetable spring rolls. We had rum (yum!). Basically anything remotely polynesian, we got. Of course, we fed 12 people and still had leftovers for about 8 more meals. But that's nothing unusual for us. So that was the good...

Then, this morning, we were meeting Chrissy's cousin Denise and Aunt Fran for breakfast at a restaurant she highly recommended. Then we were going to visit her Aunt Kay, who is in a physical rehab center recovering from breaking a pelvis bone in a fall. If she follows orders, she should be able to go gome in a few weeks, but she's pretty stubborn. She's already had one setback because she was trying to do too much herself.

But I digress. We went to a restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ, called Maritsa's. We had forgotten it was Father's Day, and had to wait a little bit for a table. No problem. After a bit, we got seated. The waitress took our order, including our usual "pork roll well done," and the wait began. After about 15-20 minutes, we started seeing people around us finish their meals and leave, and other patrons being seated and ordering. Then, we started seeing the new patrons getting their food! So we snagged the passing waitress and asked if it would be much longer, and were told (with no apology) that "he" was real busy and backed up and it wouldn't be long. Another 10-15 minutes later, Denise got up and asked the manager how much longer it would be, because she had to leave for work soon. She was assured that it would be any minute. Another 10 minutes or so later, we decided that if one more table that was seated after us got served before us, we would leave. No sooner did we decide that, then the table next to us got served. So we get up to leave. As we pass the counter, the owner/manager sees us and says, "Oh, wait, your food is up!" We turned to each other, trying to decide if we should stay, when the owner's son (and the cook of the restaurant) says, "You want it well done or you want it raw? Get the hell out of here!" I said, "Forget it. Let's leave." I guess the owner decided to back his son and said, "You always complain! We don't want you here! Leave and don't come back!" So long story short (too late), if you're ever in Maple Shade, NJ, don't ever got to Maritsa's on Main Street. The service is slow and apathetic and the owners and cooks are rude.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The 40-Yard Line!!

Yow... God, I love the internet. Where would you have seen a story like this before Al Gore created the internet?

In other news, Ben Roethlisberger is an idiot. If you haven't heard, he was riding his motorcycle without a helmet and crashed. He claims now that he will be more careful in the future and wear his helmet. More likely, Cower told him that if he doesn't stop riding or at least wear a helmet, he's off the team. That's what I would do if I were his coach...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Again inspired by my sister's blog, I am adding a Blogarithm button. If you wish to be notified any time I make a new post, however infrequently, simply click on the button at the bottom of the column on the right and follow the instructions. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

YouTube - AL Gore as the president

YouTube - AL Gore as the president

I had heard about this before and I finally watched it. It's friggin' hilarious! Now, I just have to find and watch Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents Dinner!