Tuesday, December 5, 2006

  • E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles! Can you believe it? My boys actually won a game last night, without fearless leader Donovan McNabb! Hallelujah! I certainly don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, but we're back tied with Atlanta, the Giants and Carolina... the playoffs aren't TOTALLY out of our future, although I gotta be a bit of a negative nancy and say I don't really see another Eagles superbowl in my near future...
  • Grey's Anatomy: possibly my favorite show right now. God, it is just SO GOOD! Apparently I get no more until January, but that's alright. This is the time of year when I need to be doing things besides watching TV anyway, so the little "winter hiatus" is good for me.
  • What a screwy world we live in where Play Station 3 is causing such a commotion. Some kid in North Carolina was killed by police yesterday when they went to arrest him for stealing 2 PS3s from a fellow student. His dog was shot to death by police, too. Say what? No evidence the kid was armed, and, from the article, no freaking clue why they had to kill the kid. Arg. Can't we all just get along? I feel like I am living in some weird world where it's going to turn Brave New World or 1984 on me at any second... or at least where it is inching closer and closer to that every day...
  • Another reason to eat at Chipotle: 22 people were sickened by e. coli linked to several Taco Bell restaurants in New Jersey. Such a shame. First of all that people got so sick, because e. coli ain't no joke, but second of all because I still do like Taco Bell, even though I eat Chipotle twice a week and Taco Bell now maybe once every two months. Hopefully this won't hurt Taco Bell even more, because I am sure they're suffering in areas where Chipotle has brought its wonderousness. Now I'm hungry.
  • Some people can come up with really good excuses for doing really bad things. Like this one from a man in Easton, PA who pleaded guilty to molesting two little girls: "My wife's bingo habit made me do it." I throw the BS flag on that one! He says if his wife had been home more he wouldn't have had to molest those two girls... people are so freaking dumb. And the thing that got me the most is he tried to use this excuse on a female judge. Her response is priceless: "Some people, when their wives are not home, decide to do other things, like clean their living rooms." Amen, sistah!
  • So there's this guy, Percy Walton, on death row in Virginia. His execution has been postponed several times because they are trying to decide if he's mentally capable of understanding his punishment, i.e. that he killed some folks and so he is going to die for it and will then be dead, forever. (I am not making this up, this is how they decide if someone is mentally capable of being executed.) I have been blessed with no situations in my life that make me truly reflect on what I think about the death penalty, so I won't get into that debate. What I found interesting, and--while the situation isn't funny--somewhat amusing, is that his fellow inmates on death row are writing letters to the Associated Press on his behalf. Now, I don't know, I've never heard of it happening before, but maybe it's common practice for fellow death row inmates to write letters in support of not killing another inmate. But this time, they are writing to say how wacky he is. Some of the ways they describe him: "nuttier than a fruitcake," "crazy as a bed bug," and "a walking talking cukoo (sic) bird." To me, if the crazy bastards on death row think you're that crazy, then you probably are. The part that sort of amuses me is that I can just picture these dudes sitting in their cells writing these letters and getting to the part where they want to say how crazy he is and they write, "Percy is..." and sit up and think about how they can say it best, shake their heads a little, then write "nuttier than a fruitcake." Because you know in this situation, plain ol' "crazy" just doesn't cut it. I don't know... maybe you have to be in my head to see the humor in it... so enough of my craziness. :)
  • Well, that's all the news I got for now. Back to work.

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