Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Confessions Part 1

No I’m not going to talk about Usher. I do have a confession. I am a 23 year old male and I cannot change a flat tire.

Do you find this strange?

Go ahead and make fun of me, I don’t care. I mean I pay $77 a year for AAA and they are for Roadside assistance, right? I look at it this why I am keeping someone employed and that makes me feel good.

This all came about when I was out driving one of the stations big yellow vans. I call this van the VAN OF DOOM! Why well it has no windows in the back or sides and you have to rely on the mirrors, that when you wind down the window won’t go up and then your stuck driving down the parkway in 30 degree weather with a window wide open. It’s Pittsburgh its cold here, except today it’s 70. Go figure.

Anywho, I was up north in Downtown Butler and poof flat tire. I called the station and a tow truck picked the jock and myself up and off we went home, but I realized I wouldn’t be able to change it anyway because I don’t know how. Hopefully AAA is reliable.


Monday, March 28, 2005

Sock Puppet Fun

Ah, the Sock Puppet! I have three of these. i don't know what it is about puppets, but I like them. To bad puppeteering couldn't be my college major. Oh well, enjoy and laugh at the puppet. Posted by Hello

Chickie Chickie Chi Chi

In case you are wondering about the title it’s what my sister and I and a few selected friends call Chinese Food!

And what is the reason for this post? Well, day after a holiday, so just for fun.

I went to the China Buffet by my house today for some yummy General Tso’s. So good! Only problem is where was the spicy mustard? I get disappointed when there is no mustard. I like my Tso’s HOT!

So, PLEASE yummy China Buffet, bring back the mustard for this loyal customer!

On a side note: Thanks to everyone who has blog marked me! Thanks for reading.


Saturday, March 26, 2005

Photo Update # 4

I have so many black and white photos of amusment parks. I take so many pictures at these places. I guess it's something about the motion and the atmosphere of a place like an old amusement park.

Hope you enjoy!

Weather is improving going to be almost 70 by then end of the week!

Later! Posted by Hello

Moral Dilemma

Ok, so they revamped the promo department at work and are creating a new full-time position.

I know some people say “Why are you sitting on your ass go for it.”

Well, here’s the thing. I know the other people going for the job. They have been there longer than I have and sit probably better in ran k then me. They have been waiting for an opening in the department for at least a year or more. They in the mean time took sales assistants jobs, so it’s not like they don’t have a full-time job, unlike me who is still coasting as part-time.

Basically I’m saying should I apply?

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Supermarket Sweep

Remember that show where people ran around a supermarket trying to get the most groceries? Well I do!

This brings me to where at the end of the “sweep” when the “official checkers” come in and tally up everything. Now I know what you are thinking “What the hell does this mean?”

Well let me explain.

I was sent to the store to pick up four items. I obtained those items and went to the check-out counter and saw that the 8 items or fewer was long with the slow older gentlemen working the registrar. He’s a nice guy, but slow. The other lanes were filled with customers with full buggies. No problem there because I was heading for a quick and easy self check-out, or so I thought.

As I approached I saw that all lanes were full. I thought, “Ok they probably have a few things,” but I was wrong. Why do people think that when they drag around two shopping carts of food, that they can quickly check themselves out. What happens is they get confused by the speaking machine that tells them to “Scan items and press finished when done.”

So after they look for the bar code and scan they get confused and then press the help button and a worker came over and did it for them. What the hell is the point of self check-out when all they do is get some to do it for them? Please use those machines when you have few items and learn how to use them correctly. Thank you!


Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Little Shop and the Golden Girls

Ok, so I went to see Little Shop of Horrors. It was in town and the tickets were $25 through a special deal from work. Good show if you are in Pittsburgh go see it it's here until Sunday.

Why did I go see it?

I like puppets and how they work. Avenue Q is a good example too. But the best comment came from me of all people on the way out.

People were rushing out of the theater to the parking garages and my sister and grandma ended up in front of us me and my mom were stuck behind 2 older women. When we caught up to them I said "Sorry we fell behind. We got stuck between 1/2 of the Golden Girls!"

It was funny at the momet. In case you were wonder my mom said it was Estell Getty and Bea Authur.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Am I really doing something?

It was a strange day. I went to get Gas from GetGo, I had 20 cents off on my advantage card, on a side note here I love GetGo and yeah for Giant Eagle on thinking of this save money on gas thing. To all those other gas places learn to think and stop bitching.

Ok, back to the story. I then went to visit MJ as she works at a department store near the gas station. I talked to her for a little bit and then ran into someone else I went to college with talked to her got her story, she's a actress who works in a salon, go figure. So I was looking around the store and ran into another girl who I went to college with and thought "Whoa! What's going on?"

Got her story she does freelance work and works at the Clinique counter of the department store. And then I tell her what I'm doing working part-time at a radio station and stuff and she goes " I am glad that you are actually doing something with yourself." I then had to think to myself "Am I really doing something and I'm that blind not to see it?" I guess I am but to me it's just a fun job and hope it'll lead to greater things.

As I talk to more people I went to college with it seems everyone is feeling shafted by what they got out of it now. I always felt that way. Kind of coasted through and just basically get lucky sometimes on finding stuff to do. So all these former classmates think I am "Doing something," then what are they doing? I thought I was just having fun. Anyone know what this means?


Friday, March 18, 2005

Remembering the high school fire

I don't know why memories of this just pop into my head, but here it goes.

In my junior year of high school our school caught on fire. If you read the article that this is linked to that's one story. I have another one.
It was I guess the first of February and about 3 weeks into rehearsal for the school musical "Fiddler on the Roof," the cast of about 30-40 people were sitting the old chorus room waiting for things to start.

The 3:05 bell rang which told teachers to start drink...OH wait go home. About 10 minutes later I remember Jenny walking into the room and going "Um..guys, there is...uh a lot of black smoke in the hall."

We all looked at each other and said to ourselves "What?"

So being the the inquisitive person that I am myself and a few others walked outside the doors into the hall. Sure enough there was a haze of black smoke filling the hallway.

So we darted into the room and said "Hey everyone let's get the hell out of here, the school is on fire."

Mow we didn't know for sure where the fire was at or if there was an actually fire. But something was causing this smoke. So in a mad panic we all ran slightly ducking under the smoke and ran outside. It was a drizzly day and we stood there watching the door seeing that everyone was out and then through a window we see a flame.

The Home Ec room was on fire. That was my home room at the time. Some people on the outside thought hey cool the place is on fire the others just silently stood and watched. The sound of shock and nothingness was disrupted by the sound or breaking glass. One of the tiny squares exploded then another. It was like a machine gun knocking-out the windows. There was black smoke billowing through the air now as more windows broke and flames shot out.

I sat there and thought "Where the hell is the fire department?" A few minutes later they came and tried to put out the fire which spread to the second floor. We stood their was our rain soaked expressions and found ways to get home. We were off for 3 days.Good thing the place was being remodeled it made demolition a lot easier.

I think the thing the bothered me was when we returned the vice-principle, Cliffy, as he was called by the students gathered us in the gym, as the auditorium was being remodeled, and proceeded to scream at everyone. Claiming "You are all responsible for this!" It looked like Howard Dean giving his famous speech now that I think about it. I thought the whole time "What a DICK!" and made me hate high school more. It was never solved the how or why of this fire, but they said some sort of fire speeder upper( Dead serious their) was used.

That's my random memory.


Thursday, March 17, 2005

Super Nanny can get you Drunk!

So, I have become obsessed with that ABC show Supper Nanny to the point when it's on, my sister and I start talking in English accents. I know sounds childish for a 23 and 24 year old, but it makes us laugh. I cannot believe that so many parents have these problems that their kids are trying to kill one another.

But that is besides the point of this entry.

Are you ready for Super Nanny: The Drinking Game!

Since there are so many predictable sayings in this show, I have determined it would be a fun game to play on a boring Monday night so here are the rules:

1) When Jo stares into the camera with that "What's going on here face," you take a drink.

2) When you hear Jo say, "That is not acceptable!" you take 2 drinks! And yes it is the most heard phrase.

3) When she says routine,technique, kisses and cuddles take another drink.

And by that time you should be a half hour into the show passes out drunk!



Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Photo update thingy

Just another photo update! Is it summer yet? Posted by Hello

Monday, March 14, 2005

Two Updates in 2 minutes!

Wow right after I wrote about Pi day I found out Mario Vasquez dropped out of American Idol. Nikko Smith, son of Ozzie Smith, is back. Read more here.

Personally, I didn't care for Mario. I think people have seen someone like him before. I don't like how the judges push certain people and leave others behind.


Happy PI Day

My friend Chris sent me an IM wishing me Happy PI Day. And I was like wow it's 3.14 today. It's a silly thing that they did in our High School for math classes, but it was fun.


Judge Yertle The Turtle Presiding, Everyone Rise

Ok, So I have never said what I actually do so I think to understand this post I will tell.

I work part-time (like most recent college grads) at a radio station in town. During the week I do promotions and odd jobs around the station, but on weekends I am on the air. It's really fun the people I work with are fun and interesting. I get to a lot of people on the phone and many of the Pittsburghers I talk to are interesting, sans the little kids who think it's funny to call and request stupid stuff because they are bored. But most are great and interesting.

"Ok, so what's your point," you say well I got a phone call last night from some girl who said "Is this the guy who also works in the cashier's office at Kennywood," yeah so I also work at an amusement park, oh well. In the end I hope my plan will pan out, that's a different entry all together. So I said who is this, like maybe they know me, the voice is unfamiliar so they said " Well, if I think I know who this is all I want to say is you're a prick. Have a good night," and then they hung up.

Now, a couple things here. This person does not know me very well. I just happen to tell things like I see them. The person who looks like the prick is the person who called. The second thing here is thanks for wasting my time as I could be talking to more interesting people. So thanks for judging. The best part is when I am back at the park they won't have the comfort of being on a phone.


Saturday, March 12, 2005

Where have you gone and where are you going?

I think I'm going to have theamed titles. Anywho, random thought, Today was the longest parade in the world the St. Patrick day Parade. I know it's not St. Patty's day yet, but in Pittsburgh if the 17 falls on another day other than Saturday it is always the Saturday before, which is today. And I realized that I did this parade last year.

I've been in the same place, sort of, for over a year. My how time flies. As I drove the big yellow van through the wintry day I thought, "Wow! I did this before." And as I tried to reflect on this I gave up the thoughts of falling into patterns and said lucky coincidence.

I also got my big fat refund check from the government. And I'm not being sarcastic for once. It was hugh now I can pay all my bills, for once.

It's been an Ok day. I'm just really tired after the parade I met the family for dinner and now I am back at work waiting for my shift to begin at 7. I wish I lived closer so I could have gone home and take a nap, because I am tired.

Ok, enough tiresome babbling.


Thursday, March 10, 2005

Why political?

Why is everything political? I mean, why do people feel the need to push their political ideas? I look at all these blog sights and everyone is just trying to out do everyone else on their political ideas.

I look at the local Pittsburgh blogs and I see people claiming they are the greatest leaders in the world and know how to pull this city out of it's problems, yet no action. And then you try to say something nice about the city and throw out a random idea and you get a college lecture. As I remember there was sleeping involved while reading because it was that boring.

This is why I don't vote. Go ahead and hate on me. I really don't care. If all you can do is hate on other people then you must of low self-esteem.

A lot of people have opinions, but don't turn them into constant yelling, like those political shows on TV because those people don't do shit.

In summary to all the I am the greatest politico of all times. SHUT UP! Because you are not listening to what's going on around you.


Southwest is Coming

Old news to some, but I am excited they are coming to Pittsburgh. I've watched Airline on A&E and found it amusing, and I am glad they try to make things fun while flying.

Some People complain they don't have an assigned seat, but I say get their early like you are supposed to.

So I was so excited I signed up for their Rapid Rewards program it was free and I will probably fly them whenever I can. And they have this thing to download that is also free called Ding that, about twice a day, sends special one-time-only fares that are sometimes cheaper then their fares are already. Neat, huh!

So if you want to sign up to here's a link:


Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Square 1

So I was talking to some people at work and the subject of old shows you use to watch when you were a kid and we named like "The Disney Afternoon" You know Gummi Bears, Tailspin and Rescue Rangers. Then it popped into my head, Square 1!

Does anybody remember this show? It was about math and had the Dragnet parody Mathnet. I use to watch it all the time. I remember there was a parrot that kept squaking numbers out, which was a code for some hidden fortune. Oh the good old days! LOL

I think one of my favorites was Kids Incorporated. Now there is classic TV.


Tuesday, March 08, 2005

The Key to Eternal Life

Here it is:

Up, up, down, down, left, right,left, right, A,B, Start.


I love when I find old games and remember the codes for them. Yeah for Contra and old school NES.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Strange Night

Ok, for some reason went back to my high school. I haven't stepped foot into the school since I graduated five years ago. Just the thought of it made me cringe, but I went. We went to see the musical. So there we were in the auditorium waiting for the show to start. I sat in the seats and realized how small they actually were. Their were five of us all graduated with 3 different years of graduation and one who never lived here.

I felt my anxiety disorder creep in at the thought of seeing some of these people, but all was well. Then the show started. It started ok then went horribly wrong. In high school I was in the musicals. We did some crappy shows but at least we had fun doing them. This cast was awful, they made this poor kid sing tenor parts he could not reach. And if I see another show scene that has a semi-circle staging and and every dance there is a circle formed that was rehashed from Oklahoma circa 1998. I feel bad for these kids. I get the feeling that the people in charge kept telling them how great they were doing and lied to their faces. Why do teachers and administrators do that?

There is no originality anywhere to be found and the talent pool, apparently, has shrunk. Or maybe they really weren't looking for talent, I don't know.

hopefully next year it's better with better people and staging/Choreography. Right, Poop?

Needless to say it was unbearable to listen to, so at the intermission we left for the bar and drank the night away, remembering why we don't go back to see anything at the old High School anymore. And don't say it's rude to leave during intermission, they got my $7 they could care less what I did after the money was taken.

Ok, that's it for now!


Friday, March 04, 2005

Random Photo Update

One of my early photos in Downtown. I just saw this guy walking and the yeild sign and hoped for the best. Came out well I think. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Random thought

When I get a X-mas card from someone with pictures of their kids, I'm going to send one back with me and a random picture of someone else.

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