Shaken Not Stirred

Monday, May 25, 2009

Does It Really Matter Anymore

I've been watching television and noticed that almost all the shows that are left are reality based. By reality I mean sort of scripted, sort of clipped, edited until it is somewhat exciting. I have to admit I am a fan of some of these, or maybe it is because I can't help but wonder what these pseudo celebrities will do.

For instance, why is the Bachelor or it's spawn The Bachelorette still on? We all know that it NEVER works out. It NEVER works out. I think it only worked out once. And then these celebs go on to do other things, like the talk circuit or charity photo opportunities for People Magazine.

I just saw a clip and yes I was curious for the Bachelorette. One of the potential men stripped down and jumped into a pool. Why he stripped down in front of 19 other men and one woman is beyond me. I don't think that will give him a leg up, or maybe it will. But he may have forgotten about shrinkage caused by chlorinated cold pool water.

Anyway, I'm going to get back to reading. I am re-reading Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince because I'm taking my nephews and nieces to see the movie this summer. I don't want to be caught off-guard by any questions these little ones will have. I have to at least appear to be cool.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Put The Phone Down

Lately there have been a lot of news stories about texting and accidents. Why would you try to write a text (where even sitting still and closely to the phone) on screen no bigger than the back of your hand? And what is so important that you need to send a message to anyone NOW.

Seriously, just put the phone down and wait. Enough is enough. It's bad enough that we have accidents due to drunk drivers, but now just plain stupidity?

Monday, May 04, 2009


The painful return of budding flowers, plants, trees, etc....I'm not saying that it isn't wanted. It's actually beautiful. Spring, a new awakening, a new arrival, the start of something good!! However, it ushers in pollen. And a stuffy nose, itchy eyes and constant sneezing...are the exact reason I don't like pollen.

Because of the new pandemic, everytime I sneeze (and it's due to my body's reaction to pollen), people take four steps backwards. At church on Sunday, someone just smiled and nodded their head when I stuck my hand out for handshaking during the peace ceremony. I can understand their hesitance, after all, there is not really a distiction between a flu sneeze and an allergy sneeze. I can sometimes tell, but for the most part, not really.

So I'm suffering with congestion, drippy snot and itchy eyes. And nothing I have taken has worked yet.