Monday, October 25, 2010

There is so much truth in this.

I laughed so hard when I saw this. Wish I could post this on my facebook page. But, being that I am a real estate broker, it wouldn't be appropriate.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

What was Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy) thinking?

I have been an avid, true-blue fan of Grey's Anatomy since it started. I think it's a great program.

I was leery last year as I sat through the season finale and watched a cold hearted, yet grieving, man methodically kill each unwitting individual who happened to be on his path as he made his way to the main target, Dr. Shepherd. It was hard to watch but I got through it and finally started breathing again.

Then this new season began and I have found the cases very hard to stomach. In the opening episode this year, it was a kid who has to basically have his head/face broken in half and then operated on. We got a glimpse of how terribly difficult and somewhat paralyzing his recovery was going to be. The surgery on that was episode somewhat graphic and I found myself just wanting them to move on from the subject; somehow it just seemed so invasive.

And this last episode, well it just made me really angry. Shonda, how stupid do you think we are, really? There is no way you can lead me to believe that an educated, obviously professional couple with some access to health care in the UNITED STATES would allow a partner (much less oneself) to develop Human Papilloma virus to such an extend that 1) he would be 80%+ covered with warts, 2) he would have tree like hands and 3) his conditions would be so removed that he would be infested with spiders. Really Shondra? C'mon!

Cases of that extreme are in the poorer sections of Asian and Indian cultures where they have no access to the appropriate health care, clean housing, are clueless regarding the appropriate care and are surely not educated enough to speak English. This guy's English was very good and his wife was obviously well taken care of, even to the extend that she looked like a professional. Spiders? How the hell did he get a spider? He was not allowed to come into this country in this condition, so it's assumed his condition developed while living in Seattle.

That episode was so over the top gross that it is leading me to believe that Shonda is going for the shock factor and no longer confident that her characters' stories are strong enough to keep us coming back. All, I know is that I couldn't get through that episode fast enough and the case of that poor man has stayed with me even today. I feel nauseous about it and this is not how I want to feel. If I want to know about the health issues of the indigent people of third world countries, I'll go to National Geographic.

Watching something like that unfold while expecting to be entertained was not fun nor was it fair. I really hope that shock is not this year's theme for Grey's Anatomy, I don't think I can stomach much more.

I just had to get that off my chest.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

NYPD - No longer New York's finest

Here's another interesting report:

What I don't get is how stupid do they think people really are? They keep denying it and yet the evidence keeps stacking up.

No wonder Law and Order pulled the plug - their series gave these guys WAY too much credibility.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

NYPD Corruption - Unbelievable

I am still in shock after hearing about the level of corruption in the 81st precinct of NYPD along with the extreme measures taken by high ranking officers to cover it.

Adrian Schoolcraft endured this horrible event because he refused to conduct FALSE arrests.

This document sums sums it all up. Start at page 6 and watch it just unfold. I hope that they nail everyone along the chain.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

BlackBerry Storm

I'm so frustrated right now with my phone.

I obtained my first BlackBerry Storm in November 2008. I loved it! One of the features I use the most is the Voice Activation feature. Well, it used to be the feature I used the most. Up until 2009 it was almost flawless. I could call out a phone number and it would repeat it back to me for confirmation before dialing it. I could call out the name of someone in my contacts list and it would usually get it on the first try.

Then, last year, BlackBerry upgraded it's software and now the feature is worthless. It appears to me as though they tried to tweak it. Now it's just a pain in the neck to use.

Does anyone out there have a really good voice activation feature on their phone?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hurt Feelings

Ok, so my feelings are getting hurt these days.

I have a male friend, we'll say his name is George, just in case the real guy knows my blog. I don't think he does but just in case.

Ok, so George and I have been friends for a very very long time. I make a new friend, we'll say her name is Karen. At one point Karen and George meet and Karen decides she wants him to be her friend, too. And George really likes Karen and wants to be her friend. Only, I think he thinks he is going to be able to be more than just friends with Karen. Karen has no interest in George as anything more than a friend but she has no trouble allowing him to think he might have a slight (ever so slight) chance at being more than a friend because he opens doors for her. I don't mean structural doors, I mean opportunities. So, now George doesn't want to do stuff with me anymore and I realize that Karen is not as good a friend as I thought.

So, my feelings are hurt.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Trying to get into the swing

Jeez is my life that boring that I can't come up with something to write about?

I could write about how friggin cold it is right now but that really isn't that interesting.

Am I blocked? Do I just not want to write about stuff that's on my mind?

I went through and visited some of the blogs on my crawl. Sunwolfie, Synaptice Misfiring and Occhio Grosso, they're all still blogging. Doggy Blog is going strong. Unfortunately, it looks like we lost Timmy (Str8upwithatwist). I'm very sad that Timmy is no longer blogging. :(

Synaptic and Occhio are my FB friends, too. Interestingly, I get a whole different side of them from their blogs. (Sunwolfie is a FB friend, too but she's also my sister, so she doesn't count) That's because FB is so superficial. I don't mean that in a bad way. Really, FB is just supposed to be snippets. Not as whimsical as Twitter, of course. And the interaction between FB friends is much more spontaneous and faster than with blogging. Blogging sort of requires a bit of time commitment because there's more material to post and read through.

Ok, well, that's about all I have today.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

I miss blogging

Wow, I haven't blogged in a very very long time.

So what happened?

Facebook. That's what happened.

That, and I became just too intense about so many things that were beyond my control. I wasn't writing about daily happenings like I was once before.

So, I'm going to try to start blogging again. I don't have any New Year's resolutions so maybe that could be a new one. We'll see.