Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Help. My brain is about to explode.

So, like most of my postings, this issue is about a week or two stale. I've just finally gotten the gumption to write something about it.

Watch this clip if you dare, but please, don't watch much. I got through about 25 seconds before I wanted to hurl.

I hope you didn't watch too much. Showbiz Tonight is a blight, a BLIGHT on my brain.

Anyway, I remember when this happened, and that one dude who became a famous blogger (I know his name, I just don't want to write it) asked Ms. California a no-win question and she 'spoke out' although rather mildly, against gay marriage. I remember feeling that it was an unfair question, and I briefly felt a bit of admiration for Ms. Thang in her answer.

Upon further reflection, I still think it was a stupid question, how did a famous blogger become a pageant judge, are they giving that post away at raffles now? But I also think it was kind of a stupid polarizing answer. It seems like you could answer the question in a much more diplomatic way couldn't you? One that wouldn't cheese off half the judges? Tell me if I'm wrong here.

ANYWAY, now Ms. California is being lionized by the pundits of the right. Being held up as this pillar of goodness, and a potential politician.


Saying what you believe is one thing, but having that turn into so much cultural capital blows me away.

and is everyone forgetting? This is a beauty pageant contestant. BEAUTY PAGEANT! Is this really the type of folk we want making and passing laws? I'd love it if she cut the ribbon to the new Jiffy Lube in Escondido, but please, not in public office.

There are people who say what they think all the time, in forums WAY more interesting than the MISS USA Pageant, and I never hear A.J. Hammer talking about them.

BHAAA. Makes me wanna RETCH.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Funny Stuff

I thought this clip from a recent office episode should be seen. Should be seen by you all.

There you go. The rest of the episode is funny too! Bless you Hulu, you've made my shallow life worth living.

Friday, April 10, 2009

This Comercial Blows Me Away...

For all the wrong reasons.

Happiness is simple... conformity.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Holmes in the House

Things have been quiet around the blog lately so I thought I would give an update on my life. We moved into our new home and have been trying to get out of boxes ever since. The whole process has been quite the fiasco--but it's great to be in our new home. After we gave notice to our landlord we found out that the underwriter for our mortgage didn't like the appraisal on the home due to lack of comparable sales and our loan went *poof*. Meanwhile the well well water was not passing county inspection for bacteria. After the sellers bleached the well twice and it still came back with bacteria they hired a contractor who found a dead snake decomposing in the well. They removed the snake and re-bleached. We moved in as renters while the water situation was still up in the air. Fortunately, the water came back clean on our fourth day in the house. We also heard that day that our other loan application through rural development had been approved (apparently the USDA backs home loans in rural areas).

We had decided to move in and rent, against the advice of our realtor because the water and loan questions were still up in the air, because we had both received an impression that it was the right thing to do. (We had the same feeling at the same moment while we were in different rooms in our house. I went in to tell Taliatha what I thought we should do--I was sure she wouldn't like the idea of moving into a house with bad water--and was surprised to find she had just come to the same conclusion.) We're still waiting for the final stamp of approval on the loan, but we should be able to close some time next week.