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Friday, February 19, 2010

Apology, schmology...

Why was it necessary to interrupt programming this morning to air Tiger Woods Apology? Why was this even news? So he is a sports celebrity, so what. Isn't what he did between him and his wife...and all those women?

If you missed the heartfelt apology and feel the need to see here to view it.
Dear Tiger Woods:

I don't know why you and your "handlers" saw fit to interrupt my morning television schedule. While what you did was reprehensible, yet it is not my business.

How long did you rehearse that sincere apology? Was it your idea to speak in such a flat monotone? Or was it your handlers? Was that supposed to instill in me sympathy? It didn't. I don't feel bad that you felt you were entitled to special treatment. I don't feel bad that you felt it was ok to forsake your marriage vows because you thought you were above such things. Nor do I feel sorry that you've ruined your family life.

What you did was a private matter. No wait...apparently there were a lot of women involved, so perhaps we should call it a semi-private matter.

I never slept with you. Why should I care?

What about you, loyal and faithful readers? Do you care? Do you think a public apology was appropriate and necessary?

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Wonky blog/Bye bye Social Spark

It appears that my blog was acting wonky on Thursday due Social Spark. I totally suck at editing html templates, so it was probably my fault. In any case, Social Spark declined 2 of my 3 blogs. (I'm sure the 3rd decline will be coming soon. Apparently my blogs don't have 20 or more posts in the last 90 days of original 'quality' content.) In the words of Kathy Griffin, Social Spark can suck it.

If my blog is still acting wonky, please be kind enough to email me and let me know and I will get back to working on it as soon as I can. Thank you!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Stoned Kitty

This is Irish shortly after having her pain medication. Poor kitty. She is now off the meds and doing fine.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

The Invention of Lying - Review

Saturday night was movie night at our house because as a family, we are not really fans of the Olympics. Anastasia and I did catch some late night Olympic coverage. We watched the "Women's Downhill Skiing Over Bumps And Doing Jumps" (we have no idea what the official name was, every time I asked if Anastasia caught what it was called, that's what she told me it was) and the beginning of the Men's Luge.

Back to the movie, The Invention of Lying (2009), not really a family movie. Anastasia and I cringed at the beginning of the movie where there were a bit too many sexual references than we were comfortable having our kids watch. When Ricky Gervais' character Mark goes on a first date with the out of his league, Anna (Jennifer Garner), she opens the door and announces, “I was just masturbating.” To which he replies, “That makes me think of your vagina.” This,then makes her run upstairs and finish what she started. However, the theme of the movie was worthwhile even to cringe and let it pass. Anastasia and I loved the truthful name for places, like the nursing home where the main character's mother lives, “A Sad Place for Hopeless Old People.” We found ourselves laughing, wincing and even had tears running down our cheeks a few times.

Ricky Gervais plays Mark Bellison, who is "A bit fat and has a funny little snub nose" and has less than perfect 'genetic material'. We know this because it is repeated numerous times throughout the film. Mark’s life changes when he learns to lie. His life gets better and he brings hope to those who have none. Each person he meets he strives to help better their lives, a homeless man, a bickering couple at an outdoor cafe, the suicidal guy who lives in his apartment building. He learns to lie to his advantage and shares his good fortune and his life becomes brighter.

If you've seen the movie...remember just after Mark reads before the throngs of people outside his apartment and he takes the elevator back up to his apartment? Right then the electricity went out at our house (our entire block). Anastasia and I looked at each other and shared a freaked out glance.

I would definitely recommend this movie. Anastasia and I adore Ricky Gervais movies. Not too long ago we rented For Your Consideration (2006).

Lola's Diner Disclaimer: I rented this movie. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any way for this review. I just did it for snicks and grins.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Just wondering...

I grocery shopped with our daughter on Saturday and made the rounds of the mexican grocery, Food 4 Less and Dominick's. We covered quite a bit of ground since we don't have a Dominick's near us.

We passed probably 5 or more Liberty Tax locations. They seem to be on almost every other corner in Joliet. Which begs the question, why does a person in a lady liberty costume, waving and dancing around inspire your trust so much that you decide to have your taxes done at this place of business?
So, what other business mascots makes you go wth?

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