Monthly Archives: May 2011

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

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This is what happens when people go a little nutty and get too emotional…

So I’m in the women’s locker room at the gym the day after Osama Bin Laden was killed and getting ready, minding my own business. Two ladies are also there getting ready, one probably in her 50’s, we will call her Crazy, and one probably early 30’s, who we will call Crazier! So I’m sitting there listening to the TV, and all the sudden you hear the commentator mention that there are reports that the source confessed to Osama’s whereabouts through the notorious water boarding techniques used. Well Crazy says out loud to a friend of her’s walking away “Well I guess that technique is pretty effective then”. She has a very southern, twangy draw as she is saying this. Well you can only imagine what happens next! Crazier whips her head around and quickly pipes out “ Oh that’s really Christian- torturing someone is the answer right?”

I swear this is what Crazier looked like! SCARY

So my mouth starts to drop open and before I can think about what’s going down, Crazy responds back “Well they did kill 3,000 people so I think it’s justified”. Crazier- who pretty much now looks just like Joan Collins in Mommy Dearest- quickly comes back with another comment saying “ Well I guess if you are atheist then yea’ that would make sense, so I guess you must be atheist.” Ok now I am completely at a loss for words (granted I haven’t said anything yet and I’m literally the only other person within earshot of these two nut jobs). I start to wonder if I should step in, but I’m very reluctant to get in the middle of this cluster so I sit still!

So now Crazy has come back with “ Umm I don’t think religion has anything to do with water boarding and I think he should’ve died and I’m happy they killed him”. Crazier again quickly comes back with “ Well that’s what’s wrong with the world, ‘your people’ are running the government”. Ok- the term ‘your people’ is a little below the belt for me. I’m staring at both of them waiting for the first swing, and all I hear is Crazy say, “Those aren’t my people running the government.” Crazier mumbles something under her breath, and it literally ends right there! That’s it-just ends without another word. Needless to say things were a little uncomfortable until Crazy wraps things up and leaves.

So seriously what just happened? I mean I’m just straightening my hair, getting ready for work, and these two ladies jus went to town, guns a blazin’, about Osama Bin Laden. I mean really? Really!

Anyways I hope you were just as surprised as I was about this convo in the women’s locker room or maybe you agree with one side or the other, but how about we make a pact that we all try to get along! Didn’t John Lennon say it best with “Give Peace a Chance”. Or at least give it a chance after your first cup of coffee in the morning. Geesh!

XOXO

J

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So I just started doing P90X, which is a series of work-out DVD’s that specialize in specific areas of your body, or specific techniques. So I totally didn’t know what to expect, but thought hey I’ll try anything once (well almost anything). My co-worker let me borrow his set of DVD’s and I’ve gotten through two of them thus far! They are a hour each so don’t hate!

Let me just say—the guy who is like the “lead trainer” on there is a complete goober! Like 100% Chatty Kathy, that literally can

If this guy doesn't scream cheesy, then I don't know what does!

not go 10 seconds without uttering some sort of catch phrase of cheesy line. So dude is talking, and makes a point to say that one of the “underlings” training with him on the DVD has one leg. I take that back, he has two legs, one being a prosthesis. First of all if I was that guy, I would have punched him in the face because a) you can’t tell he has a prosthesis on and b) what the hell difference does it make? On top of that the leader trainer constantly keeps saying “ If he can do it with one leg than you don’t have any reason not to”. Dude I will cut you! Quit with the leg comments- good gracious!

So while I’m definitely feeling the burn with the P90X workout, I have decided to use the setting where I can mute little buddy out so that I don’t have to hear the one-liners and cheese ball phrases! SO THERE you greasy hair-gelled , tight-shirt wearing meat head!

Has anyone else out there used P90X and has gotten absolutely annoyed? I can’t be the only one!

Would love to hear from ya!

J

I’m Addicted…..To My IPad 2!

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So this is the first time since we made our BIG IPad 2 purchase that I have spent more than 45 minutes on my MacBook laptop. Considering how much I love my laptop, this is a pretty big deal! My hubby will even jokingly refer to the MacBook now as a paperweight cause it literally just sits on the coffee table for days without being touched! I mean who knew?!?! I never in a million years would have thought I would be so IN LOVE with something like an IPad. I mean I can read books, browse the internet, download fun apps, listen to Itunes, watch movies, FaceTime chat with my dad, etc. all on my IPad2!

Rocco's dog costume for the next Halloween shin-dig!

I’m not a techie by any means, but the iPad makes things so easy! One of the coolest accessories is the smart cover! OMG- why didn’t I think of this thinga-maboper that literally turns off your IPad once you put it on. How fun is that?!?!? I’d be RICH!

So Mr. Jobs if you are reading this (which I’m guessing you frequent this blog quite a bit), kudos on a job well done with the IPad2!

Would love to hear from all the other IPad lovers. Any cool apps I should check out?

X’s and O’s

J