Thursday, January 29, 2009




Wednesday, January 28, 2009

You Don't Want to Miss This One

I've been home sick for two days, and, as a result, have found some of the best news stories out there on the web! Here are my top 3. You'll thank me, later.

3. This is a list of the top ten fast food chains for customer service. It made my top three for two reasons: 1. I think it's funny that fast food chains get evaluated for service and 2. In-N-Out Burger was number 1. We all know how passionate I am about In-N-Out Burger, even though I've only been there once in my life:

2. Did you know there's a place in the world where you can drive a 60 ton house across a frozen lake in winter? Thanks, White Bear Lake, Minnesota, for this video that made me thankful for 60 degree weather! (Just watch the video on the link, it wouldn't let me embed it)

1) And the Number One Internet News Craze. It's number one not only because it's from Georgia, but it screams class. Insert sarcasm. It would be fun to watch if it were a show in Vegas, not 14 year old girls at a high school basketball game. The title of the dance performance is "Sluts of Jonesboro." Although I'm embedding the video, I'm also sharing the link to the article, because the comments on the article's page make the whole thing so much classier.
Jonesboro DanceTeam 2009

As a final note, because Val stole my AFI post, I now am required to steal her idea of coming up with my own Top 100 films. It might be awhile before I get it finished, but I hope this implants in you avid anticipation.

Monday, January 26, 2009


I think I'm getting a cold. My throat has been soar for two days. Or it could be my wisdom teeth. I got two types of Vitamin Gummys, one with extra Vitamin C (thanks Mommy!) to try to fight off whatever it is, if it's anything.

Max threw up, too, so we're just a sad little house tonight.

On an unrelated note, I've seen 33 of the AMI Top 100 films of all time. I think it's kinda impressive, but here's one thing I guarantee. You now will stop what you're doing, go over to the AMI web site, do the crap they make you do to register, and then look at the list to see how many you have seen.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Watch This.

You'll thank me later.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Owie colored this. He's my nephew. I like the colors and the symmetry, so I thought I would put it online for everyone to enjoy.

How to Instantly Feel Better About The Crapfest that is Your Day:

If you think you are having a bad day, think again. Here's an article about a guy who is definitely having a worse day than you, so smile.

I'll summarize his day's events for you:
1. Poor guy lost his dog.
2. While looking for his dog, he accidentally locks his keys in his running car.
3. Upon realizing this, he is left to watch as his car heats the body of water where he had parked melt and swallow his car whole. Yes, his car fell into the frozen lake because the running car melted the thick layer of ice.
4. The car was a rental....

Let's hope he got the rental insurance. And finds his dog.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I'm officially never buying another polyester dress/work shirt ever again. Why? It's impossible to iron.

My Cause

Judges are Awesome - Long but Worth Reading

I wanted to give you a cool comparison of judges administering sentences. The first is from the always hysterical Judge Kirby Benedict, a federal judge for the New Mexico territory around the time of the Civil War. Google him, he had a pretty cool life.

"Jose Manuel Miguel Xavier Gonzales, in a few short weeks it will be spring. The snows of winter will flee away, the ice will vanish, and the air will become soft and balmy. In short, Jose Manuel Miguel Xavier Gonzales, the annual miracle of the years will awaken and come to pass, but you won't be there...

You won't be here to enjoy it because I command the sheriff or some other officers of the country to lead you out to some remote spot, swing you by the neck from a knotting bough of some sturdy oak, and let you hang until you are dead.

And then...I further command that such officer or officers retire quickly from your dangling corpse, so that vultures may descend from the heavens upon your filthy, cold-blooded, bloodthirsty, throat-cutting, murdering son of a bitch."

Fun, right??? The second sentencing comes from Judge Leonia Brinkema, a NY judge, in the pretty famous case of Zacarias Moussaoui, you might have read about. Moussaoui (the guy in the picture) was the only public trial of someone openly involved in the September 11th attacks. He was convicted, but the jury refused to give him the death penalty, to which he cockily replied, "God curse America, you lost. I won." To which Judge Brinkema replied:

"Well, Mr. Moussaoui, if you look around this courtroom today, every person in this room when the proceeding is over will leave this courtroom, and they are free to go any place they want. They can go outside, they can feel the sun, they can smell fresh air. In contrast, you will spend the rest of your life in a super-maximum security facility. In terms of winners and losers, it's quite clear who won and who lost.

As for you, Mr. Moussaoui, you came here to be a martyr and to die in a great big bang of glory, but to paraphrase the poet T.S. Eliot, instead you will die with a whimper."

Feel free to share your thoughts. For those fellow Catholics out there, I think the Brinkema sentence shows how just a life sentence can be in lieu of a death penalty - which seems somewhat barbaric. Agreed?????

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Be prepared to have cat-filled nightmares....


Reasons Why I Now Use this Service Instead of LJ:
1. More of my friends are here. I guess that means I succumb to peer pressure.
2. I needed something to do to distract myself from boring Civil Procedure reading. I mean, really, who cares about Pre-Answer Motions?
3. Livejournal served only to connect me to imaginary people, while blogger will connect me with people I actually know.
4. I thought that a change of pace would make me update more.
5. Uploading videos and pictures is easier.
6. Blogger doesn't want me to pay just so I can have more "userpics"
7. Did I mention how boring Civil Procedure is???
8. Commenting from non-users is easier so you don't have to sign up to leave me a comment!