Monday, July 27, 2009
I've come to the conclusion that Dell Computers just suck. They sound good on paper with great deals, but my first one started acting up after one year, and crashed after three....my new one, only 11 months old completely just crashed in the middle of writing an email. I would not recommend a Dell to anyone.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I got ready for work this morning like I always do. I grabbed my keys, ipod, coffee mug, magazine, apple. I waited for the train like I always do. I got on, sat down, and prepared to read. After two stops I was reminded that I completely forgot something today. I forgot my gas mask. I didn't anticipate a woman sitting next to me who had just bathed in cheap perfume. She gave me a headache that lasted for hours. Thanks a lot lady. Is this some new form of terrorism? Or, are you, and everyone within 100 feet of you, just a victim of an ad campaign from another generation? Listen, whoever convinced you that lathering up in Woolworth's perfume and going out smelling like a French Bordello was a good idea was not your friend. It was a marketing campaign so you would spend more and a cruel joke on mankind. Please, please, please ladies, do you know how miserable you make everyone around you with your stench? How can you not notice the masses running from you. How can you not smell it? Oh, I guess you kill it with Aqua net.
Okay, it's time for me to sound off about this potential BART strike. I get you're not happy with the contract offer, but a strike is completely irresponsible. I haven't had a raise in two and a half years, in fact, my income has been on a steady decline and I have no medical insurance anymore...so I can't feel sorry for you. I especially can't feel sorry for you when you're planning on completely wrecking havoc in the Bay Area, making my life and tens of thousands of others a complete nightmare. Here in the USA where we all ready don't get enough sleep or time with friends and family, you're going to take that way from people with the traffic nightmare you're going to create. You're going to force people into 4, 5, 6 hour commutes, losing work pay all together, or causing an extreme financial hardship by forcing people to stay in hotels. You're going to separate families, forcing others to stay with friends. I'm mad as hell at you people because you're really going to F up my life. I need all the things you need too, but I can't just walk off the job and create havoc for all the other hard working, struggling people out there. HOW DARE YOU be so selfish. In fact, your trains have been delayed for me several times just in the past few days, you completely just didn't stop at my friends stop today and honestly, BART cars have disgusting and filthy. Have they EVER been cleaned? You keep raising your prices on me as my wages go down. I deserve to ride in a clean car. I deserve to not be packed in like a sardine, add a couple more cars during rush hour, for crying out loud. How dar you ruin months of planning for people with theatre tickets for birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. Ya, people depend on transportation for a lot things. How dare you force me to breathe air that is all ready bad, making it worse with the thousands and thousands of extra cars that will be out everyday. This isn't like a grocery store strike where we can just get milk someplace else. Think about the economic, financial, environmental and personal impact. Ya, you have, that's why you're doing it. Jerks.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I knew Carrie Fisher's one woman show 'Wishful Drinking' was going to be great, so my expectations for the night were set high. Not only did Fisher meet the bar, my bar that is, not the one out front serving the aptly named drinks, Darth Vodka (my favorite) and Princess Leia's Pleasure, she exceeded my expectations. Fisher opens the show mingling with the audience singing "Happy Days Are Here Again", casually tossing confetti at audience members, in some cases, even rubbing it into their bald heads. Later in the show she has confetti guns and shoots at the audience demanding answers to her questions. The set welcomes us into Fisher's "home", equipped with a couch, chair, and front door, a lawn gnome and an a huge apple. She wears slippers, walks around barefoot, drinks Coke zero and even dons her signature "cinnamon bun hair style". The highlight of the performance is when Fisher gives us an education on Hollywood Inbreeding 101 - complete with a board containing photos of Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher, Mike Todd and Elizabeth Taylor. Fifteen minutes into the show, I knew I had to see again. By the end of the show, my stomach hurt and face ached from laughing. This is a piece of "must see" theatre! I suggest you a) comment so I know someone read this, and b) head to Berkeley Rep stat for this limited engagement before the show heads to Broadway.