Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kim Kardashian Named Most Annoying Celebrity

Is it me or are the Kadashians EVERYWHERE?  They have 1? 2? 3? reality shows.  They are on the cover of all of the tabloids.  Their mom showed up on The Talk.  Their little sister is illegally modeling on the runways of fashion week and Kim's wedding was more hyped than the Superbowl.  It's no wonder that the King Kardashian, Kim has been named the most annoying celebrity.

I do feel bad for Rob though, the left out brother.  You always hear about Brody and he is not even a Kardashian.  Maybe it's because they didn't name him Kob or Kobe or Kennedy or K... 

He isn't even known as himself on DWTS.  Every dance so far they have compared him to Kim.  But unlike his annoying sister he has managed to make it past week 2!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Summer is over and ...

Without much fanfare summer has left us and we are now settling into fall.  It happened early Friday morning and somewhat appropriately, was completely washed away by rain.  As I almost put white capri pants on my daughter this morning, I got to thinking that summer is over and...

1.  I didn't make it to a Yankee game.
2.  I only had ice cream at Snowman once.
3.  I never had a fire in my backyard.
4.  Mini-golf and the Saratoga Racetrack escaped me again.
5.  I missed out on Capri pizza and an few Aquanett shows.
6.  St. Patrick's Day is less that 6 months away!

How would you complete the sentence?

Dancing With Hope Solo


I am renaming DWTS because the only one that I really want to see is Hope and Max.  I am so glad that he reached out to her and she agreed to be on the show.  Yes, there were some akward moments.  Yes, she has bigger muscles than her partner.  Yes, you have to suffer through Chaz Bono and Nancy Grace, but there were some really great moments on the season premier that will make me tune in again tomorrow.

Hope looked beautiful, even graceful at times.  She was honest and tough and gave a shout out to her teammates in Seatle.  Carson Kressley was hillarious.  There is no Edita to stubble through her praise and steal the spotlight.  And just as it should be Metacomet (or whatever Ron Artest is calling himself these days) was sent home. 

I may need to eat my words and watch the whole season...I even voted on Monday.  That I usually save for the semi-finals.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11th

The Nation Remembers...


Never Forget...

                          Image: Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in the attacks at the World Trade Center, pauses at his son's name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial before the 10th anniversary ceremony at the site (© Justin Lane/Pool/AP)

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Crossings

Since the sun was shining brightly today when I left work, I decided to pick up my daughter and bring her to The Crossings in Colonie.  The smooth paths are very conducive to jogging with the stroller and she loves the huge sand box and slides.

Unfortunately due to all of the tropical weather we have been subjected to lately, the playground (with all of the slides and sandbox) was closed due to flooding.  In fact many of the open spaces had pools of water; some of which had ducks happily swimming about.

More unfortunate was the path that I chose.  I slowed down so that the puddles would not spray us as we made our way through.  But one rather large puddle rose above my ankles and waterlogged my sneakers.  You would think that they would have that clearly marked.  Kind of like when the flashing signs warn you against driving through standing water.

As we both unhappily slogged our way back to the car I did see two interesting things:
1.  A man we passed walking on the path was walking in dress pants and dress shoes...making bird calls.  He was heading right for the engulfing puddle to become one with the birds,I guess.
2.  A woman was changing from her jeans into sweat pants...right in the parking lot.  Her daughters were trying to block her from view, unsuccessfully.

But the most interesting bizarre thing I saw was on the road driving in front of us.  A tan Buick with a large pair of testicles hanging from its licence plate.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ten Year Anniversary

I remember exactly where I was on September 11, 2011.   I was sitting on my couch watching “Today” when Matt Lauer mentioned a plane hitting the World Trade Center.  As shocking as it was to hear, it was believed that the tragedy was a result of an accident.  A short while later footage of the second plane hitting the south tower was shown live on TV.  I knew then that something terrible was happening.
I was in college and working in a restaurant at the time.  I went to work that day and wondered if anything else could happen.  While there, a friend called me to let me know that my father’s office building was being evacuated.  It was just a precaution, but I was scared.  I lived just blocks from the Watervliet Arsenal.  What if a site that produced weapons was next on their list?
I was glued to my television for the next three days.  I watched footage from The Pentagon and from Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Mostly though I saw the devastation and desperate pleas from people who lived near Ground Zero.  The towers had completely collapsed; debris was everywhere.  Dust filled the air as people raced to safety.  Memorials were set up along fences and on street corners.  And people pleaded with the public to help them find their missing husbands, wives, sisters, and friends.
It has been ten years since those awful days.  Security procedures at airports and government buildings have completely changed.  The towers have been rebuilt.  The Pentagon repaired and a memorial now stands in a small field in Pennsylvania.  On May 1, 2011 Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind 9/11 was finally brought to justice.  His body was released into the ocean by a brave unit of United States Marines.  For some people this brought a sense of closure.  But for me, I still have a fear that this could happen again.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Favorite Foods in the World

CNN is out with a list of the world's favorite foods.  You will find some of your favorites included:  lobster, ice cream, pizza (#2) and chocolate (#3).  You will also find some that are no so appealing well-known to us Yankees:  Champ, stinky tofu, and Massamun Curry (#1).

Personally anything that leaves a curry after smell would be immediately cut from my list.  I don't understand why people subject themselves to that spice.  It really doesn't taste that great and it permeates from your pores longer than garlic sauce.  It just reminds me of being dirty.  Why don't you just let your cat spray you and then get dressed for a date?  Or better yet, approach that skunk in your back yard and jump in bed with your husband.  Sounds appealing, eh?

But I digress... check out the link and see if your favorites made the cut.  I am still looking for the mac and cheese.