Friday, July 29, 2005

Ignorance Part II- How stupid is LA?

The ignorance of people in the world today absolutely astounds me.

Yet again on Los Angeles Craig’s List, someone posted the question, “Where was Israel during WWII?” They went on to ask, “If all of these Jews were getting killed in the Holocaust, why didn’t Israel do something about it?”

Of course, there were several misspelled words, but you get the gist of the astounding ignorance being displayed.

Several people responded with the correct answer that Israel didn’t even exist until 1948.

I think my favorite response, however, was the poster who responded that Israel didn’t have a ‘real’ army until 1949. Holy cow.

Are people really this ignorant of world history? It hurts me just to think about it. Ugh.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Posted today on Los Angeles Craig’s List:

“My partner & I went into Houston's restaurant the other day to have a nice dinner as we've done so many times in the past. We went around 5pm to get a seat without taking a number. We were greeted, seated, etc. The first bad news was that they've removed their best dessert & our favorite; the apple crisp w/vanilla bean ice cream. The final blow was when the waiter announced, "...I have more bad news...". My parner has had surgery on his head & was wearing a "Hard Rock all serve all" cap to cover the scars. The bad news was that he was going to ask my partner to remove his cap as they have a new, "no hats" policy. We left, disgusted & angry.

The manager explained that they're trying to attract a more "sophisticated clientelle".

You be the judge. We are never going to Houston's again. The Bush regime's philosophy is creeping into every nook & cranny. And Houston's has become quite the snob hangout.

Just be warned...don't wear a cap & expect to keep it on if you wanna eat at Houston's.”

Oh my word. Are people really this ignorant? First of all, it is common courtesy for a man to remove his hat while indoors. Period. It is considered even more atrocious for a man to wear his hat at the dinner table. Does no one know proper etiquette anymore??

Second, WHAT?? What the FUCK does Bush have to do with a ‘no hat’ policy in a privately-owned chain restaurant? Is it because the religious right keeps pushing these god-awful things called ‘manners’ and ‘respect’ on an unsuspecting nation? You don’t have to be Christian to understand basic courtesies and show some respect for other people. Acting like a pig does NOT demonstrate how liberal and hip you are… it only shows that your mother raised you to be trash. *shudder*

This is why I don’t identify myself as ‘Pro-Bush’ or ‘Anti-Bush’… I don’t want to be on the same ‘side’ as any of these morons.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Quick Hits

My new favorite site- perfect for those days when your coworkers are pissing you off because no one can make a damn decision about where to eat.

Also, Craig's List- why can't we get this going in DFW? No one seems to frequent the DFW pages but me and 6 other people. Let's start a campaign and get some action going on this page, particularly the Rants and Raves page.

I started my final semester of Spanish this past Tuesday. Yay that I only have one more month and I'll be done with my foreign language requirements for pretty much any school I want to get my degree from. Boo that the class doesn't start til 7:50 at night and goes to 9:50. At least my teacher lets us out a little bit early rather than taking a break in the middle of the class. She's a great teacher- very entertaining, knowledgeable, and I can understand most of what she says in Spanish. There's a ton of homework, so this class is going to drain the fun right out of my life for the next four weeks. Also, our teacher has huge fake tits, so it's easy to pay attention, I just have to make sure I don't become hypnotized by their rhythmic swaying.

One more rant- what the fuck is up with the Blogger posting template? Why does it change all of my links to link to when I go to preview the post? Mother fuckers.

Ooh... fun idea from a friend's blog. What celebrity do I look like? Am I as lucky as she is to be compared to a (pretty) whore? Nah... I'll probably get Ricki Lake and Rosie O'Donnell, as usual. At least getting called Rizzo was slightly flattering- she gets laid on a regular basis.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

People are stupid

Wow. I just had someone at work email me because they can’t get a program to work on their computer.

We got a notice from one of our program’s companies with a .PDF file attached. The note stated that the next time you sign into their program, there will be a new security certificate prompt that you must click “Start” on to get to the program. You will only have to do this once. There was a print screen on the .PDF showing what the security certificate will look like.

My agent was trying to ‘install’ the new program by clicking “Start” on the graphic on the .PDF.

Ho. ly. Cow.

Bitch, bitch, bitch... you'd think I was having a real problem

Excessive noise absolutely whips my ass. I’m not sure why this is. I’m an extremely visual person- you tell me something, I may or may not grasp it; if I get to see something, I’ve got it down. Maybe that has something to do with my extreme sensitivity to noise.

So why is it that I always have to work with the noisiest people ever?

One of my co-workers stomps around the office like a baby elephant in her giant wedge heels. That grates on my nerves like you cannot believe. She and I are about the same size, so why is it that I can walk around with galumphing so that everyone in the office can hear me coming 50ft away, but she can’t?

My favorite is the poor kid who still has a horrendous stuttering problem at the age of 22. He can barely get a word out. I feel so bad for him, but it wears me out. Of course, he also stomps (he’s a big guy), and heaves sighs so loudly you would think he was contemplating the future of the entire free world.

And the bit players- the Indian guy who moans instead of saying ‘Um’ (which would be worse? I can’t decide.); the boss who seems to have a perpetual hacking cough; the Russian woman with the best lilting voice and laugh, but also the loudest; and the VP who is quite possibly the loudest man in town, and also very likely the most eccentric. His favorite trick is to walk into the office and shout my director’s name across the floor as though the man weren’t standing less than 20ft from him.

What else can I bitch about today?

Ooh, I know. My roommate. I have to float every one of her bills, including buying the groceries for at least 2 weeks out of every month. She borrows things without asking, broke a hair clip and just threw it away, and it’s time for her to mow the damn yard!

My leg hurts, my toe is still purple, and my hair looks bad. And we’re out of Ziploc baggies.

On the flip side, my parents came to my house last night bearing gifts. I have a window unit in my bedroom now! YAY!!!! Air conditioning… no greater indulgence, no sweeter sin.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Who am I? Where am I?

I do believe I had about the oddest weekend I’ve ever had…

-Friday night I had the most monumental (possible non-event) of my life. I don’t know what to think about it. I don’t know what I can say about it. What do you do when you get what you want, but only part of it, but there’s a possibility you might get all of what you wanted, you just don’t know yet? And what do you do when it’s something you have wanted so badly for over 7 years that you have prayed about it, cried about it, and gotten stupidly drunk because of it? I don’t know what to think, say, or do at this point. I think that’s a first for me.
-Saturday night I saw a friend I haven’t seen in over a year, and it was like no time had passed, except that he had chopped off about a foot of hair. It was definitely an interesting evening, but I’m glad I went.
-Sunday I spent a while in a friend’s pool, then went to visit another friend and her baby. I had to discuss the events of Friday night with both of them, which didn’t really help me to reason things out, just confirmed some of what I was thinking.
-Sunday night I went out to help a friend celebrate a birthday and met some cool new people. It was very different being with this person and not in our usual circle of common friends.
-Monday I spent most of the day in a friend’s pool and a good portion of the afternoon discussing the events of Friday night. Still wasn’t able to wrap my mind around anything. I spent a lot of time staring off into space, in my own little world. I think they all thought I was really drunk. I’m just extremely confused at this point, and I don’t know whether to be happy or sad.

Final tallies:
Rum drinks consumed- 5
Beers consumed- 30ish?
Cigarettes smoked- Thousands, consequently millions
Bands heard live- 2
Cities visited- 4
Injuries- the weirdest sunburn I’ve ever had (it doesn’t hurt!), and one hellacious spider bite
Mind-numbing experiences- one, but it was a doozy

Someone tell me where to go next. I’m lost.