It’s Okay, we are all different … Remember that.
Today is my second day of being a “Media Whore” and I seem to be fine with it. I do note this morning that an Australian tourist board is searching for someone to blog about living on an island in the Great Barrier Reef. Applicants must be willing to live in an oceanfront villa, swim in the pool, snorkel the reef, and lie on the beach. How much does it pay you ask? The six month position pays $100,000.00 u.s. Sign me up! It sounds like a tough job, but someone is going to do it, might as well be me.
You Have To Be Kidding Me.
So here I sit, reading USA Today, page 2B, Thursday January 23rd, and there it is. “HOW TO MAKE MILLIONS BUYING BAD LOANS” from your kitchen table (of all places) and now here comes the really good part … without spending a penny of your own money! And I am sorry, but I had to think to myself … Isn’t that how we got into the mess to begin with? The ad goes on to tell you about some kind of financial superman who made billions “after going broke” during the financial mess, and he can show you how to do the same. Pass.
Oh that? You found about that did you?
You might find this amusing and you might not. Treasury Secretary designate Timothy Geithner’s confirmation hit a snag this week, when they announced he was some $34K short in paying his income taxes plus interest. Now let’s see, “you can not operate Turbo Tax and you are going to be put in charge of the U.S. Treasury.” What is wrong with this picture?
Friday in the Big City.
Nothing out of the ordinary coming my way that I know of, and I seem to be holding up rather well. The government is reporting that they have found “bird parts” on the USA flight that went down in the Hudson River, and divers have located the missing engine. I don’t know a whole lot about most of this, but I know that if I am ever on a plane that goes down, I want Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger to be the pilot.
Man! What a take charge guy that pilot seemed to be. And low and behold, I have heard it for years, and it turns out to be true. “In case of a water landing your seat will serve as a floatation device.” In this case, it was the entire airplane. Homeland Security has solved the crash and has released pictures of the culprits and you can view them here.
To be or not to be … that is the question — Opps, sorry about that.
A loaded gun was accidentally used during a rehearsal of a Florida play at a Senior Citizen Center and the bullet grazed the ear of another actor. He was reportedly doing fine after being checked at a local hospital.
Give it back! Dog-gone it Martha, give it back!
A New York man is suing his ex-wife for a kidney. In 2001 when she was desperate for a kidney, he donated one of his to her, and now that they are divorcing he is demanding it back or she can buy it from him for a palsy $1.5 million dollars. Good luck on that one.
Here is another victim of the bad economy for you. It is now being reported that “lawyers” are having a tough go of it, as more and more Americans decide to stick together and ride it out. When you are fighting a case and have the facts on your side, hammer away at the facts. If you have the law on your side, hammer away with the law. If you live in Oklahoma and you are representing yourself, take the Okie defense — hammer away on the table. No good huh?
Okay, wait, wait.
What if you are a lawyer and you go to the restaurant and you don’t like what they offer — Do you ask for a change of menu?
Yeah, I know, move on.
Things are getting pretty bad, Burger King offered a free Whopper to anyone who would un-friend 10 people from their Facebook accounts. Some 200,000 people suddenly found themselves friendless in America. And I stood there dumbfounded wondering why the line was so long.
Spit it out Pedro.
Zapatos after Mexico City launched a campaign urging citizens to swallow their gum rather than spit it on the street. Officials there say the average square yard of sidewalk in the city has 70 globs of discarded gum.
Slow and steady … Slow and steady.
A friend of mine handed me a Rubik’s cube one night and showed me how it worked. He then mixed it all up and said, “See if you can figure that one out?” and left me with it. As I am a pilgrim of very little patience, about 72 hours later, I dropped it in the trash compactor and hit the button. One very dead Rubik’s cube, much to the dismay of my friend.
A British man has finally solved the Rubik’s Cube after 26 years of trying.
Construction worker Graham Parker, now 45, first picked up the puzzle in 1983 at the peak of its global popularity, and though it stymied him, he kept at it obsessively after the world moved on. “I have had wrist and back problems form spending hours on it” said Parker, “but it was all worth it. When I clicked the last bit into place and each face was a solid color, I wept.”
You think that is bad, you ought to be a Media Whore in America and cannot locate your pimp. Now that is rough.
What am I supposed to do for the rest of the day?
Care For Another? Loose Change.