ignoramus devious

Today I read an interesting article. It was about teenagers and young adults who robbed the homes of several celebrities over the course of the past year. They “allegedly” robbed: Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox, etc, the list goes on.
The burglars were finally busted.

The suspects were teenagers and people in their 20s. Per the news article, some of them graduated from something called a “continuation campus”. I had never heard of this kind of school before, but apparently it is a school dedicated to educating students who can’t quite cut it academically in a regular school.

I hate to be mean (ok, maybe I do), but these young adults are clearly not the brightest bananas in the bunch. The whole debacle is sort of like an LD Ocean’s Eleven. Yet, not only did they pull off the heists, they got away with the crimes for almost a year.

Um, wow.

I also had to wonder how lax the security at these celebrity’s homes is.
They entered one of the homes through a doggy door. A doggy door?!?!?! When one is wealthy and/or possesses expensive items, perhaps it would be prudent to 1. not have such easy access into the home as an unsecured door and maybe 2. invest some of that designer dud money in more effective security.

Regardless of whatever consequences the suspects face now, they will probably end up with millions of dollars when they strike a movie deal with whomever. If they ever get out of prison, they’ll be able to buy those Chanel boots for themselves. Maybe that was part of the plan the whole time.

Here is a link to the article in case you want to read it.

http://www.theindychannel.com/entertainment/21455798/detail.html?treets=ind&tml=ind_ent&ts=T&tmi=ind_ent_1_12150110292009

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netflix rules

soundtrack of the day – Robin Thicke, The Evolution of Robin Thicke
reading – my manuscript, still

Yesterday I read that Netflix is going to start offering streaming movies through PS3! This is me jumping up and down and clapping with delight. Once they get that whole thing going, I plan to abandon Blockbuster. Let us review what I will not miss.

1. Blockbuster’s high ass per rental prices
2. Blockbuster’s snotty ass employees. I mean, really? You wear a uniform and make like $7 an hour. Puhlease don’t treat me like a subhuman.
3. The crowd/line on Fridays and Saturdays, screaming children, rude yuppies, giggling teenagers, that jerk at the front of the line that is somehow taking 20 minutes to check out
4. The new release that I want to see being out of stock
5. The drive to the store and the drive to return the movie. Did I mention I was lazy?

Ah yes. It will be worth every penny.

Rambling Tuesday

Have you ever tried to encourage silence by being silent? It doesn’t really work.

So, what’s going on today? Hmmm…I finished listening to an audiobook – Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson. It was ok. The main character was pretty shallow. The writing wasn’t fantastic. I liked the story though, that’s the most important thing, well not that I liked the story but that it was good. Was that a run-on sentence? Probably yes. It’s staying.

Cell phone picture of the day – butterfly in the parking lot at work. This is from a couple of months ago, but hey, it’s new to you!

jubilation and lamentation

soundtrack of the day – Seal, System
reading – demon book manuscript

The birthday weekend was pretty cool. My husband prepared my requested dinner of steak and pineapple upside down cake with perfection! I got to use the new camera at grandma’s giant birthday party. The food for that function was just as good as Friday dinner. I think I probably gained around 5-6 pounds this weekend. I wasn’t even hungry this morning, which is weird. There will be much working out and eating lite this week.

The drink of the weekend was a white russian made with raspberry vodka, skim milk instead of cream, and kahlua. LOVE it.

Now for the lamentation. My beloved EnV2 has croaked. Just so you know, if you break your phone in the middle of your contract, Verizon has no love for you. The website informed me of their generous offer to ‘allow’ me to upgrade for full retail price. Um, gee that’s great, thanks. I mean, really? I can’t get like fifty bucks off or anything? I’ve had phone service through them for like, seven years maybe? I didn’t want to pay full retail for a new phone, so I hooked up my mother in law’s old blackberry. It has no camera, cannot even receive picture messages and is apparently unable to download games and ringtones from verizon’s website. Yet somehow, it costs $30 more a month than the service my EnV2. I appreciate the generosity on the part of my mother in law, but I despise this phone. It’s an 8703e, in case you were wondering, and it is the least user friendly phone I ever ever seen in my entire life. It is my dream in life to smash this phone into bits and pieces against a wall. Every menu has a submenu. Settings that I should be able to change, I can’t. For instance, I can supposedly remove password protection so that I don’t have to enter the password every time I pick the damn thing up. It won’t let me. That option in that submenu does not function properly. Joy. I have nicknamed it the crapberry. I am turning it off today.

so is my suffering.

happy birthday to me

soundtrack for the day – happy birthday song
reading – chapter 4-5 of the demon book manuscript

Today is my birthday! Oh yes. And I have requested a menu.

new york strip steak (on the grill if it isn’t still raining)
baked potatoes
corn
king’s hawaiin sweet rolls
and pineapple upside down cake for dessert

yes!!! so wonderful. I feel very spoiled. Hopefully I can squeeze in a workout to work off some of those calories before I commence book working.
My present was a very nice camera so you can expect to see more pictures on the blog!

Have a great weekend!

whining while I work

soundtrack of the day – Madonna, Confessions on a Dance Floor

reading – demon book manuscript

I am feeling frustrated. I spend so much of my day doing stuff that I don’t want to do that I have very little time to work on editing the book. Who do I write to get 2 more hours added to the day? In a perfect world, I could write full time. That would solve many issues for me. Unfortunately, I can’t do that. Noooo, I have to be a responsible adult and make a real living. growl.

I know this hectic way of life won’t go on forever. I just need to focus on doing what I need to do to get to where I want to be.

on a Tuesday

soundtrack of the day – Silversun Pickups, Carnavas

reading – demon book manuscript

Today, whilst exiting the restroom stall at work, I was looking at the floor for some reason and I hit myself in the forehead with the stall door. Yuck and ouch.

So, my birthday is Friday! YAY me! My birthday is on the cusp between Libra and Scorpio. My sign varies sometimes depending on who writes the horoscope. In the wikipedia, 10/23 is listed on both the scorpio and libra pages. Maybe I have a split personality?

Now we will examine the differences in personality traits.

Scorpio is loyal, passionate, observant and dynamic, but is also jealous, obsessive, and suspicious.
Libra is diplomatic, graceful, peaceful, but is also superficial, vain, indecisive and unreliable.

I guess that makes me an indecisive beotch.

Also interesting is the fact that Libra and Scorpio are romantically compatible signs. Good to know if I ever decide to date myself. Why, self! I never thought of you in that way.