Monday, February 20, 2012

President's Day & 'Toddlers And Tiaras'

Good morning everyone.  I hope that you are enjoying your President's Day.  As I stumble out of bed to do my ramble today, I am doing so after enjoying about as much sleep in a 24-hour period as I have for quite a while. I went into work for an early event on Saturday, which meant that I slept less than normal beforehand.  Of course this was accompanied by working longer than I usually do for a normal shift...  Anyway, I am well-rested now, and if the weather forecast holds up, today may be the first day of 2012 that I make a trip to the actual 'Bikini Hill'.  It is supposed to be 67 degrees and sunny this afternoon in San Marcos, America, which would be perfect for stretching out and digging into my fantasy baseball magazine on my day off.  In the meantime, let me do some rambling...  Last week one of my friends showed me a clip from the show 'Toddlers And Tiaras' on her phone.  GOODNESS GRACIOUS...  This may be the most disturbing thing that's ever been on television.  The clip that I saw focused on a six year-old girl who is a little beauty pageant contestant, and she was hamming it up for the cameras...  At one point as she's dancing around she actually says, "A dollar makes me holler"  WOW...  This is actually someone's CHILD!  Completely unacceptable...  On a much lighter note, as much as I will bash commercials that I don't like, I found one that I do like this weekend.  Clorox has a commercial where a mother and child are waiting at a bus stop and the child is wiping his nose with his sleeve.  The mother says, "don't use your sleeve" - the boy then proceeds to wipe his nose on the sleeve of the white dress shirt of the man that is standing beside him...  Well played...  :)  I read something from the AllVegasPoker website that I have referenced here before that I truly had a hard time wrapping my brain around.  A poker player was discussing sports betting in his story and he made this statement:  "I have a feeling with sports betting (that) you can bet either team and as long as there isn't an upset, you have a good shot at winning..."  HUH??!!  If you bet the FAVORITE and there isn't an upset, then...  :)  My brain just FROZE for a moment as I tried to process his statement...  As I try to determine whether or not I'll be able to make a move back to Las Vegas at the end of this summer, I am reminded of the movie 'Apollo 13'.  There is a point in the movie where they are going through a checklist of problems that will need to be solved in order to bring the crew back, and someone basically points out that we'll worry about that when we get to it because we're only this far down the list right now...  (The actual movie quote is much better, but I can't seem to find it online right now).  Between saving up money, and finding a job in the desert where the current unemployment rate is 12.7%, and finding a place to live, and, and, and....  Well, I have this afternoon to look forward to if the sun does indeed break through as forecast...  Oh, by the way, 'Bikini Hill' has gone over 4,000 views now, so we'll see if we can get 16,000 more views by the end of the year to reach the 20,000 that I predicted...  :)  I hope that you have a great day and I'll see you again on Wednesday.    


  1. movie quotes : All right, there's a thousand things that have to happen in order. We are on number eight. You're talking about number six hundred and ninety-two.