Barf Me Out

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Unlike my previous St. Patrick’s Day entries which are lighthearted this one, while still humorous is not at all about leprechauns nor pots of gold but rather how nauseated just the mere thought of eating the traditional meal of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes (at least in the states as in Ireland the long-established feast is made with lamb or bacon instead of corned beef and cabbage) makes me.  I can’t for the life of me understand why my family insists on serving that specific food on the same day year after year and we’re not even Irish!  While I’m not a big meat eater I can consume some such as fast-food cheeseburgers, cold cuts and the occasional turkey but that’s where it ends.     Not only am I extremely finicky about certain types of food I’ll consume I also have a keen sense of smell whether it’s of someone’s perfume/cologne, foul breath or the putrid stench rancid food gives off which is exactly what I smell whenever corned beef, cabbage and potatoes are cooking.  I can and have literally felt my stomach turn within the first few whiffs and must always leave the room.  Now this is where it gets weird.  I can’t stand the odor of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes yet I can occasionally eat a Rueben sandwich since the meat is similar to that of cold cuts but sans the sauerkraut.  I’m not sure what the difference is between the two but the meat made in Rueben sandwiches that I can tolerate from time to time looks, smells and tastes entirely different than the one made with cabbage and potatoes.  Gag me with a spoon on that kind.  Fer shur.   All of this writing of corned beef has not only made me feel the need for two tablespoons of Pepto Bismol it’s also made me not want to eat meat for a very long time.  I haven’t for the past five Fridays due to Lent but today I’ll be having a very vegan dinner.  Whatever that may be.   *  Given this special day I kind of want to find a clover patch and search for one with four leaflets.  Then again even if I were to find one I doubt if it would bring me good luck at all as I’d probably pick a clover mixed with poison ivy.    ...

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Headin’ to the Wild West

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Being the quintessential 80sgirl that I am you’d think that I would have seen Young Guns followed by its equally successful sequel Young Guns II but I never had the interest in sitting through almost two hours of a western movie despite the all-star cast.  Some thirty years later; however, AMC is playing both and dammit I’m gonna watch them.  Strange how I never knew anything about Billy the Kid as I don’t even think we covered it in elementary, junior high or high school.  If we did I didn’t pay any attention which was the norm yet I learned more by watching Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure than I ever would have from some old text book or teacher.  Maybe I’ll be more enlightened by watching both movies.  As the Asia song goes “Only Time Will Tell.”  But I do have a keen interest in riding a horse at this particular time while blaring “Blaze of Glory.”  YEEHAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

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Au Revoir Music Videos

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m still trying to recover from this one.  Last night while watching I Want My 80’s on MTV Classic I began searching various channels and shows when I came to VH1.  It’s been at least two years since I’ve watched it due to the Top 20 Countdown being cancelled and as I kept going from one hour to the next all I saw were movies, ridiculous reality shows I’ve seen previews of on MTV Classic and reruns of television shows.  Where the hell were the music videos?  I searched straight into next Saturday and not one single hour had any music videos set to play.  For those unaware of this tidbit VH1 stands or at least stood for Video Hits 1 because the motherf*cking network played music videos.   I then began to search the internet to see if I was alone in thinking this but apparently I’m not as various websites have stated both VH1 as well as MTV no longer play music videos as they used to as they’ve now been replaced with what else but reality shows and many sites as well as forums have said that the demand to watch music videos has decreased since most people can simply go online to see them.  Horse pucky!!!!  But it really doesn’t affect me since I rarely listen to new artists and if I happen to hear a particularly catchy tune on the radio which sparks my interest I may try to listen to more songs from her, him or them.  If in fact I like it enough I’ll buy the CD as I recently ordered some from my most favorite website   Just writing about how VH1 used to play music videos reminds me of years ago when they would play the Big 80’s which was a thirty minute show that aired music videos from the eighties and the History of Music Videos A to Z that played music videos from artists/groups that began with the letter A all the way until they got to the letter Z.  Usually two or three videos from one specific artist or group was played then they’d go on to the next.  It usually ran for about three days and mostly 80’s music videos were shown which I loved.  In fact I can remember them showing Paula Abdul’s picture who represented the A’s then ZZ Top who represented the Z’s and it was far out!!!!!  Now, more than twenty plus years later they’ve been replaced with completely scripted asinine shows from the most desperate wannabe stars working in an urban salon to wives or, in many cases former wives of celebrities whose narcissistic lives apparently peak many people’s interests to countless other crapola shows.  In fact since they no longer or rarely play music videos I think the channel should change its name to CTV which could stand for Crapola Television because that’s basically what the station’s become.  At least they still have MTV Classic so I can get my fix of videos at a time when music still meant something. ...

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Cafe Overflow

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

  There are no words to describe the sheer bliss I feel each and every time I drink a Venti White Chocolate Mocha containing two pumps of whatever flavored syrup I have a craving for that particular day from Starbucks.  Whether it’s a warm or hot day as I sit outside watching the rush of traffic and preoccupied passersby I relish in drinking my iced coffee in addition to going to the drive-thru which always uplifts my mood thus making my travels more pleasurable while pop songs from the eighties emit from the CD player.     While I can’t get enough java there comes a point when I have to ask myself “How much is too much?” in regards to the number of Starbucks which continue to be built.  There’s practically one on every corner and then some!  Several weeks ago while running errands I noticed three Starbucks at separate shopping centers in addition to having one at the mall and if that’s not enough they’re in the process of making one at Target.  Five Starbucks within a mile of each other.  That’s ludicrous!  There are so many other places of business which the public could benefit from such as a 7-Eleven, Mexican/fast food restaurants particularly west coast style, specialty shops and even franchises that would be an asset to everyone but instead they keep on constructing Starbucks.     I’ve tried and tried to comprehend the reasoning as to why there are more Starbucks now than ever before as more and more just keep popping up but still can’t.  At least whenever I have a thirst for a frou-frou coffee there’s a variety of locations to choose from.  ...

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Endless Scenic Views

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

I never realized this before but whenever I’d go on my computer and see the same desktop picture of a girl running on the beach  adjacent to a huge rock formation it was as blasé as could be.  I’d simply move my mouse since I rarely turn off the PC and that same mundane photo would be on the screen.  I’ve had my computer for more than a year and a half and I’ve changed the background design several times but the ones that were readily available were as lackluster as could be.  They weren’t eye-catching or inspiring in the least.     It might not matter to everyone but many people want their screen setting to be appealing.  Whether it’s of a large body of water, a sunset, a voluptuous woman/well-built guy or a number of other attractive or, in some cases unattractive yet at the same time quite amusing images it’s important that the first thing you see once you turn on your computer is something you enjoy.  I was online earlier and after I closed the web browser and looked at the uninteresting picture I remembered how on my previous computer I had various backgrounds from waterfalls to nature and then it hit me!  Obtain great backdrops which is exactly what I did.  After downloading the application I’m now able to view majestic looking settings.  I adjusted it so that each day I’m greeted with a dazzlingly different picture.  As I stared at this particular wallpaper it was and is mesmerizing making me wish I was in that specific wondrous city.  Not sure which one since there was no information about it but I have a feeling it’s someplace such as Tokyo.  Now I totally feel donning a komono while listening to “Mr. Roboto.”     Now you be the judge.  What would you rather see this luminous photo or a frickin’ hydrangea?    ...

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Is There No End?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

I’ve never written three separate entries within the span of three days but due to yesterday’s unfathomable tragedy taken place at yet another high school I feel compelled to do so.  I hadn’t heard about the devastating events that unfolded until I’d gotten home from mass and saw it on the news.  My God what’s happening in this world?  I now feel like my parents when I say that things like this never happened when I was in school.  Kids bringing guns to school for what?  Anger?  Revenge?  I never thought heinous acts like this could occur but I was even more horrified upon learning that this is the eighteenth school shooting to happen this year.  What the f*ck?  Eighteen shootings at places where kids as well as adults go to receive an education in this country?  This is the reason why I rarely watch the news because of the atrocious crimes being committed worldwide.  I never thought I’d see the day when it would get to the point that metal detectors would be implemented in any type of school but when you’ve got kids bringing contraband that’s the outcome.     The public as well as media outlets can try to assess the situation to the moon and back by blaming movies, television, video games, social media and any other source by which kids can view violence but there’s really no clear-cut answer for this.  When I was in school ADHD wasn’t mentioned but today you hear so many cases of it and the medication kids are taking for it.  Do they play a key role in adolescent’s deciding to shoot up a school?  Are they taking mind-altering drugs or are they suffering from (often times) an undiagnosed form of mental illness?  Then there’s the controversial topic of firearms in regards to whether or not there should be federal bans on them as this is most prevalent following a mass shooting.  There are numerous perspectives when looking at violence in schools and the contributing factors but is there an answer or a way to prevent another disaster like this from happening?  I don’t think there is.   How many times do kids who are angered say they want to kill someone?  Yet the following day they’re fine as if nothing happened.  What about people who pose with weapons or post ominous messages on their social media accounts?  If the police or F.B.I. were to investigate every one of these cases it not only would be futile many times there’s not enough hard evidence to prove somebody’s actually intent on harming others so it’s left alone.  Nobody knows what homicidal thoughts are racing through a person’s mind if they don’t say anything and many times if they do that person doesn’t take them seriously.  It’s easy to say afterward what could have or should have been done to prevent such a catastrophe but let’s face it if a person has a detailed plan of going on a murderous rampage and doesn’t say or do anything to anybody to cause alarm it’s not something that can be prevented.  Right now people will be talking about this most horrific of tragedies but as time goes by it will start to fade out of the spotlight just as all the other deadly shootings in the past have until another killing spree occurs.  But what can be done about it?  Again, it’s much easier said than done.       These past two days have been beyond emotionally draining for me which is why I’m going to watch The Goonies as a way...

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