Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Back to Work

My extended Spring Break weekend is now over. I have to go back today. At least I will only work a half day instead of a full day. I'm going to ease back into it.

I really don't like this job. I loathe going in each day. I want to be a writer but I'm not so sure that doing that would be any better.

I don't know. I'm so confused. I'm pathetic.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Still Existing

I haven't blogged as much here as I had intended. I do blog/journal quite a bit at Calorie King.

I decided to try and get back into the habit of doing this more often. Getting my thoughts down on virtual paper.

I created a second blog which I'm debating on whether to make public. It's a blog specifically to journal my thoughts on God, Christianity, etc. I struggle a lot with it. I'm a Christian, but I don't think I'm a very good one. My faith wavers more than I am comfortable with.

So I think I'll keep this blog for writing, politics, and generic stuff. I'll keep my second blog for all matters of faith.

Who knows how long I'll be able to keep this up. Knowing me and my attention span, probably not long. LOL.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Paranoia, Paranoia!

There's an article that discusses employees who have been fired because of what they write in their blogs about the companies they work for.

I'm a little freaked out. While I have not specifically said anything bad out the place I work for, I definitely write with a certain political slant in mind. A lot of my coworkers happen to hang out at the opposite end of the political spectrum.

That couldn't get me fired could it?

Here's the story:

Come to think of it, if I'm fired for what I say in my blog, I can focus on writing full-time.

Except that I'm broke and really couldn't afford to do that.

Crap. I'm screwed.

Let's hope the thought police skip my blog and move along to the next one.

Friday, June 03, 2005

KFYI Birthday Bash

It's been a while since I've posted to my blog. Not like anybody reads this. I'm sure you have all been chomping at the bit waiting for my next journal entry. :)

Anyways, last night I attended the KFYI 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash. The show featured all of the local KFYI hosts as well as Bill Handel, Kim Kommando, Matt Drudge, and Sean Hannity.

Some observations about that show--the bad stuff first:

  • Local Hosts: I don't understand how local KFYI hosts can entertain me so well behind the microphone and yet completely bore the heck out of me when I see them in person. I actually thought about leaving while they were on stage because I was concerned my eyeballs would remain permanently lodged in the back of my head. I have contemplated going to one of KFYI's monthly smackdown before, but not anymore. Yikes!
  • Tom Liddy: Where the heck was he? A mystery never fully explained last night. Interesting.
  • Too Long: The concept of time is apparently new to KFYI. The show lasted 3 1/2 hours! Way past my bedtime. According to Barry Young on his Friday morning show, it went 1 hour and 10 minutes OVER what they had planned. Hello?!? Dress rehearsals anyone?
  • Bad Sound: KFYI sound technicians were MIA as my co-worker and I could barely hear Cruella, Joe Crummy, and Kim Kommando. The microphones sucked.
  • Stupid Marriage Joke: Barry Young, the MC for the night, got all goofy when his wife Kim came out on stage. The joke was funny for like 1 minute but this went on for about 25 minutes.
  • Andrew Babinski: Not enough of him! Get that hotty some more face time please. And don't hide it behind a cream pie please. Yes, they did the pie in the face bit. Oy! :)
  • No Intermission: If you are going to keep us there for 3 1/2 hours, a break is in order. My butt and bladder thank you in advance.

Now the good stuff:

  • Seat Upgrades: Instead of sitting in the last row of the third level, we were moved to the main concourse, row 27. Not sure why but I was glad because I had left my binoculars in my co-worker's car.
  • Matt Drudge: I have always respected the Drudge Report for having the guts to publish stories that the mainstream media won't touch with a 10 foot pole. But after hearing Matt Drudge on Barry Young's Thursday morning show and then seeing him on stage that evening, my respect and admiration for that man is through the roof. This guy truly has made the big network news outlets obsolete and he has basically done it on his own. He's intelligent, hard working, and pretty darn cute. He's a trailblazer!
  • Brian Whitman. This guy nailed impressions of Michael Jackson, Bush Sr. and GW, Clinton, and Ted Kennedy among others. My cheeks are still sore from laughing at this guy.
  • Sean Hannity: Thank the Lord for Sean Hannity! He was the best speaker of the bunch and if he comes to Phoenix on another tour (which he promised he would), I would shell out the dough to see him. This guy knows how to fire up a crowd and after sitting through 2 hours of boring drivel, he managed to rile us up to the point where I am still thinking about it today. He stressed the importance of how big of a challenge it will be to run somebody against Hillary but also stressed that we can do it! The right side (pun intended) is winning! We have control of all branches of government right now. Our message is clear. We need to stick with it and not lose hope.

Overall, the night was good. We went to the Hard Rock Cafe beforehand for dinner. I had a kick-ass Strawberry Daquiri and a delicious turkey burger so big that it could feed a small country in Africa with leftovers to spare.

I hope I can see Sean Hannity when he comes back to Phoenix. He is well worth the price of admission!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Kyrsten Sinema--Nitwit Extraordinare

On my lunch break, I listened to Sean Hannity engage in a hilarious verbal smackdown with Krysten Sinema, a representative from the Arizona legislature.

She sent out a press release saying he broke the law when he crossed the fence at the Arizona/Mexico border during his show last week. The problem is she failed to get all the facts about this case before she sent out the press release. Sean Hannity was told by the Border Patrol that there was a 3 foot zone beyond the fence that is still considered America. Had he gone beyond that 3 foot zone, he would have been in violation of the law, but he didn't.

Since she was wrong, Hannity (rightly so) demanded an apology from her but she refused. He had her back-peddling and tripping over her words from the first question. Eventually, she hung up before the interview was over because she was so ticked off (and, I imagine, because she knew she was dead wrong). Classic radio entertainment!

What's funny to me about this is I have no doubt in my mind that she sent that press release to get her name out there in the national spotlight. It worked. However, I'm not sure she got the attention she really wanted.

I love listening to desperate legislators make fools of themselves all in the name of free publicity. It's more entertaining than reality television! :)

Link to Nitwit's press release: http://www.kfyi.com/promo/hannity/border.html

Monday, April 11, 2005

First Photo

I'm messing around with blogger.com's features. I think I've figured out how to post pictures. I'm still experimenting so please be patient. Thanks!

Me at Lake Pleasant taken by my Dad (March 2005) Posted by Hello

My Favorite Drunk

Yesterday, I ran into my neighbor who lives in the apartment directly below me. I was getting out of my car. She was getting into hers. I smiled. She glared. It was our usual interaction.

I think she figured out that I was the person who complained to management about her loud music a year ago. Hence, the animosity between us.

Even though she is not my favorite neighbor, I can’t help but crack an amused smile every time I see her. She’s an entertaining drunk with equally as entertaining drunk friends.

Whenever I see her, I think about the time she and a male friend stumbled up to the third floor after a late night of drinking. When she realized she was on the wrong floor, she shouted incoherently, “We went too high!” I'm lying in bed thinking to myself, "It's not enough just to be drunk and stupid, but you feel the need to advertise that stupidity to everyone in Building 12?!"

Another time, she and a car full of friends pulled up in front of my building around 1 a.m. The bass speakers were thumping and the girls were shouting and giggling. I watched as my neighbor opened the door of the SUV and tumbled to the ground. Behind her, another twit came stumbling out of the vehicle. This one tripped her way to the wall that surrounds my apartment complex. There, she proceeded to pull down her pants and urinate in the gravel. When she finished, she gave her bum a few shakes, pulled her pants back up and stumbled back to the vehicle. While all this is happening, the girls in the vehicle are laughing hysterically. My neighbor doubled over and nearly toppled onto the sidewalk.

I’m watching all of this from my window thinking, “Classy bunch of friends you got there, Hon.”

So every time she glares at me, I want to walk up to her and say, “Sweety, at least I know what floor I live on and my friends are toilet-trained!” Double whammy!

Friday, April 08, 2005

My First Blog

Let the trumpets sound out! Boogy down and all around!

I have officially entered the 21st century!

Welcome to my blog. I'm blogging because Writer's Digest Magazine says I should. Really. I read an article by Robert W. Bly in the April 2005 issue that says blogging is an excellent marketing tool for writers.

Mind you, I've never published a story. I don't write everyday like a good writer should. I'm taking a writing correspondence course that barely keeps my interest. So I'm not really sure why exactly I'm doing this except that a magazine says I need to.

Bly says a good blog will have the following:
  • insightful analysis and carefully considered opinions
  • how-to info
  • research tidbits
  • links to other websites and blogs

I think I've failed my first blog post. I hope blog readers are a forgiving bunch!

Let the blogging adventure begin! If you decide to join me, welcome aboard and hang on tight. I have no idea where this will take me. My hunch is I will end up in a deep pit that I can never crawl out of. But, hey, at least I'll have some fun on my way to that pit!