Here is one that I evidently forgot to post, so in the Spirit of Christmas ………
Freezing cold here, if you are somewhere with “bone chilling cold” stare deep into the above picture, click your heels together three times …. Oh, hahahahaha. What a sick puppy I seem to be early in the morn.
This morning I once again awoke to “pressing serious issues.” Such as: Is Paula Abdul going to be back for another year of American Idol? And the answer is yes! Which should relieve the fears and anxiety of about five Americans all total.
The rumors of her leaving are not true, they say she will be with the show until it’s eventual end which should be in 2012 when the Mayan Calendar runs out. Kelly Clarkson another Idol graduate, has a new CD coming out, the title cut, “My life sucks without you.”
Now isn’t that special? If she will cut one for George Bush that says, “How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away?” I will be down there today, cash in hand to purchase it.
Here is a good read for a cold day.
The Urban Hermit (St. Martin’s Press, $24.95), Sam MacDonald, 36, reveals how he paid off $15,000 in debt, stopped boozing and lost 160 pounds. How about a life of only consuming 800 calories a day – not exactly overdoing it in the snack department. It’s not something people should do. They could get hurt. I believe that was the quote. And I could have lost just as much weight on 1,600 calories a day. I had to cut everything out because give me an inch and I’ll take a case of beers.
Explaining what drove him to become an “urban hermit”? Bills. They were driving him insane. Don’t think you have the Lone Ranger Syndrome on that one Sam.
So how does a guy who had great parents and a wonderful education. (He graduated from Yale in 1995.) find himself living on the ragged edge of life. When your life goes screwy, I guess there is a tendency to want to explain it.
Which brings me to this, how come I am not selling something at $24.95 at Barnes & Nobles or jumping on Oprah’s couch. Now here is one that is really sad, “you take an extended holiday, so you ask a friend to write your blog while you are gone. No problem, except one, “the blog actually gets better with the guest host while you are away.” Now “that” is sad eh?
Oh well, drink a Coke and have a smile. Anyone seen the new Coke bottles they introduced over the holidays? Pretty cool. I can no longer drink Coke, as I am diabetic, but I bought a couple of bottles to photograph just for you … because you are sooooooo special.
Here is something else that is Christmas related. The #1 googled item on Google Christmas morning …. IHOP … International House Of Pancakes, seems no one was cooking breakfast on Christmas morning, everyone was going to IHOP, I have forgotten how many millions of hits they got, but it was considerable.
Man, I just love stooooopid criminals!
Los Angeles – A graffiti artist who posted incriminating videos of himself on YouTube has pleaded guilty to felony vandalism. CyrusYazdani, 25, was recorded spraying his moniker “Buket” on buses, bridges and overpasses. He pleaded guilty to 32 counts of vandalism and was sentenced to 314 days in county jail, 256 hours of graffiti removal and five years of probation.
Talk about a traumatic youthful experience.
Columbia South Carolina – Police said two robbers shoved an 8-year-old inside his home at gunpoint and stole his Christmas presents. The boy’s mother said the men grabbed her son as he walked to his bus stop, pushed him inside their home and took his PlayStation and four games. She said they also took her wallet and cellphone, her uncle’s wallet and a pair of pants.
All the news is not bad, there is a ray of hope in all of this.
Joplin Missouri – An anonymous donor dropped five cashier’s checks for $10,000 each into Salvation Army kettles at two Wal-Mart stores. It’s the fifth straight year someone has given $50,000 to the Salvation Army without taking credit. The remitter identified the giver as “Santa Claus.” Capt. Jason Poff called the contributions “tremendous” in light of the economic downturn.
Say what you want, but it appears that Arizona is truly a fun place to live.
Tempe – A group of Santa impersonators are on the naughty list of law enforcement officials. A YouTube video shows four people dressed as Kris Kringle, white beards and red hats included, covering speed and red light enforcement cameras with boxes and decorating them with Christmas wrap.
At the end of the video is the message: “Ho, ho, ho! Death to the surveillance state! Free movement for all people!”
If and when I ever decide to move from OKC, I am heading for Arizona.