Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Generation X is a term used to describe generations in many countries around the world born from 1965 to around 1982. The term has been used in demography, the social sciences, and marketing, though it is most often used in popular culture.
Ratting hair and curling up bangs.
Tight rolling jeans.
Achy Breaky Heart.
I'm too sexy.
Salt n' Peppa Let's talk about sex.
New Kids on the Block.
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.
Hootie and the Blowfish.
The Spice Girls.
Pop up Videos.
The first Gulf War.
Bill Clinton playing saxophone on The Arsenio Hall show.
Bill Clinton's affair.
Oklahoma City Bombing.
REAL TV shows.
Doogie Howser, MD.
My So-Called Life.
Eek! The Cat.
Subliminal Pepsi Cans.
The Heaven's Gate cult.
What’s the Internet?
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
by Raul Gutierrez
Trees talk to each other at night.
All fish are named either Lorna or Jack.
Before your eyeballs fall out from watching too much TV, they get very loose.
Tiny bears live in drain pipes.
If you are very very quiet you can hear the clouds rub against the sky.
The moon and the sun had a fight a long time ago.
Everyone knows at least one secret language.
When nobody is looking, I can fly.
We are all held together by invisible threads.
Books get lonely too.
Sadness can be eaten.
I will always be there.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
my first incident of stupidity was when a I mentioned to someone that I had purchased the first 10 years of Sesame Street on DVD so my kids could have something good to watch I was informed that Sesame Street, the earlier seasons "ARE NOT for children!" they're not? hmm funny how I always thought it was a CHILDREN'S show, what with learning how to count and read and all. But apparently the fact that children are playing WITHOUT any padding or helmets or because they go OUTSIDE and are KIND to each other and SHARE is bad for your child to watch because then they'll think they can do it too. Hmmm ... I watched ALL of those Sesame Street episodes as a child and I seem to have turned out okay. I didn't die because I rode my bike without a helmet and I can still use my knees and elbows even though I have bumped and scraped them several times falling down. I never ate more cookies then was good for me, I never went to strangers houses and I hardly ever ate a typewriter. I guess this person being a "new mother" is in that overbearing protective stage and she just needs to suck it up and realize that filling your child's brain with 70's children's shows is MUCH better then letting my baby watch Cops or the Simpson's or anything that may be on the Cartoon Network at the moment. Even modern day PBS Kids falls on my list of "my kid wont watch this." Yes, I do realize that apparently this warning label is on the packaging of the DVD's, I haven't read it, but like I said it's better then the alternative.
The second stupid encounter is the lady at the gym I used to go to (I quit yesterday). This scene reminded me of an episode of Friends where Chandler wants to quit the gym but couldn't so eventually he had to close out his bank accounts .. well, mom and I went in last night to quit the gym but mom is a chicken and couldn't do it and was talked into a "medical leave" while she goes to Washington to help the oldest sister stay on bed rest where she belongs with pneumonia and a baby on the way. Now she has to come back and try quitting in September. I however stood firm and QUIT the gym because I really need that $32 extra a month right now, that's almost a full tank of gas for us. So in this who was the stupider of the two ... the lady who gave us guilt trips about quitting OR my mom who couldn't stand firm in her resolve to quit. It's a toss up.
And last but not least ... I was having a hard day yesterday as more and more people have broke "the happy news" in the last few weeks that they are expecting a baby. And I really am happy for them, but from where I stand I see only bleak loss of my own opportunities to be a mommy and to have one of my own to love and play with. I know that people don't always know what's going on with others and it's not like I walk around with a sign that says "I can't have children you stupid freak so don't rub it in." Most likely my sign says something like: "If you tell me you're pregnant I'll deck you" .. . well, I got one of those great emails from one of my cute childhood friends yesterday letting everyone know that their little family is growing, so if you couldn't tell by my only post yesterday, I was already on edge so when I went into the gym to quit mom and this special woman who works there (who still periodically thinks my name is Jessica) were talking about the oldest sister and her being 25.F and having her 5th baby. Well the gym lady thinks that that is so old for having a baby and let us know in no uncertain terms that she pretty much thinks that is over the hill. Well, aside from insulting my sister, she moved on to me and reminded me that I'm almost 30 and I should have my children now (if not 5 years ago) because I'm getting old and it will soon be to late for me and .....blah blah blah. huh. Thank you very much Marlene for making my life so much brighter and bringing such a warm cozy feeling to my empty soul. I went home and cried myself to sleep. I do have to give kudos to my mother who after this kind lecture turned to me and said "I didn't have my first baby until I was 30 and I had six of them" this did take the sting away a little bit.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Hi - this is kind of cool.
One of the ladies here at work has a grandson who is a semi-finalist in the Doodle for Google contest. Please go to this website and vote for Spencer Norton's picture, Region 2, Grades K-3. It really is one of the better ones in that category.
Thanks for your vote :)
"Iron Man 2"
Release date: April 30, 2010
Lowdown: This franchise has always been planned as a trilogy, and you can expect everyone to return and for Terrence Howard (aka War Machine) to get a lot more screen time.
Release date: June 4, 2010
Lowdown: Think "Lord of the Rings" meets "Beowulf." The most recent script rightfully set the Norse god's origins in pagan times (and was a good read to boot). As the comic book version also lives in modern times, it will be interesting to see how director Matthew Vaughn ("Stardust") ties that into the movie. The more important question is whether Marvel will spend the money Vaughn needs to make the magical world of Asgard come to life.
"The First Avenger: Captain America"
Release date: May 6, 2011
Lowdown: This is going to be a tough sell. Cap has been around since the 1940s, but other studios were always hesitant to develop the character because there isn't much appetite for a patriotic supersoldier draped in red, white and blue in the lucrative overseas market. Marvel is going full steam ahead, but even longtime comic fans wonder if this one can really succeed.
Release date: July 2011
Lowdown: If you waited for the final scene at the end of the "Iron Man" credits, you heard Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) tease audiences by introducing the Avengers Initiative to Tony Stark. This beloved superhero team has been around since the 1960s, and with Marvel controlling the rights to all the original members (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk) this may be a dream project come true. But is Marvel getting cocky thinking two "Avenger" movies can be hits in one summer?
Release date: 2011
Lowdown: This is tough sell No. 2. Henry Pym is a scientist who discovers a way to shrink himself to the size of an ant and to communicate with them in order to fight evil. Pym's character got much more interesting over time (not to mention bigger when he became Giant-Man), but this has always been a hokey concept that conjures memories of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." Note to Marvel: Just skip Pym's Ant-Man years and move ahead to his cooler, current identity of Yellowjacket.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
‘Summertime’ from New Kids on the Block
Originally posted Monday May 05, 2008 12:45 PM EDT
They’ve called their new single “Summertime” and the tune is, well, appropriately sunny. The New Kids on the Block will officially release the synth-heavy anthem on May 13, but PEOPLE.com has a first taste. Sweet and bright, the song finds the guys getting nostalgic, singing, “I think of you in the summertime / and all the good times we had, baby.”
Listen to it here:
Next up, the New Kids will perform the full song on the Today show on May 16 for their first live performance in 15 years before hitting the road for a summer tour.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
"There are . . . millions of [young people] whose lives are like smoking candles from which the flame has been blown . . . . They are the bitter fruit of broken families and fractured homes. Most of them have no fathers of whom they know. In my judgment the greatest challenge facing this nation is the problem of the family, brought on by misguided parents and resulting in misguided children . . . . The family is the primary unit of society. I believe it was designed by the Almighty. A nation will rise no higher than the strength of its families." - President Gordon B. Hinckley
I have decided that I really am lucky to be who I am and to have been born and raised in the family I was.
In this screwed up world that we live in I am glad that my parents taught me values and the difference between right and wrong and then trusted me enough to make the right decisions. I'm grateful for my older sibling who made life mistakes before me so I didn't have to and I could learn from their examples of what to do and what not to do. I'm glad that I have a well rounded family life and though it my be a little skewed and "dysfunctional" to others we have all grown up and we can get along now (for the most part) and we're better friends with each other now then we ever were and we enjoy spending time together. I'm grateful for the example of love that my parents have shown. I'm glad that they still hold hands and show affection for one another. I'm glad that even though marriage isn't perfect that they work together to make each other happy and to make sure that us kids are watched out for. I consider myself lucky to be a member of my family.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
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