January 31, 2005

Pilates Ball

Many of you know what I am talking about, and if you don't I'm sorry. Since Austin complained he doesn't know what is going on in my life here is a little update.

I have been considering buying a gym membership to Bally's or 24 Hour or something, but decided that in order to justify the purchase I needed to prove I would actually exercise. I pulled out my giant blue pilates ball to blow it back up. I had blown it up originally and it only took me about 1-2 hours to do the first time. I must've gotten lazier since then though because I've been working on it off and on for about a week and it's still only half inflated.

I thought maybe I could take it to the gas station and blow it up with the tire air... but the thought of the following story stopped me:

Today a woman in the area exploded a pilates ball while attempting to fill it at her local gas station with the free tire air. She is recovering in the local hosipital with mild burns. Now that's sheer laziness for you.

Yes, some of you may say I have a wild imagination. Course if you look closely you will probably say that I must think myself terribly important to end up on the evening news because I exploded up my pilates ball at the local gas station.

I hope you all have a good week....

Posted by 10lees at 08:24 AM

January 28, 2005

Worst Song Ever Sung

I don't know if I can choose just one, so here is my list to honor the artists who are horrible singers:

Gwen Stephani: Rich Girl. Ok, it was cute when the little Russian Jewish guy sang the 'If I was a Rich Man' in Fiddler, especially as his goal was putting staircases all over his house. But Gwen, in case it escaped your notice, YOU ARE RICH. Go back to your band because you suck alone.

Britney Spears: Toxic. Was the violin player playing like he had his balls in a vice on purpose? Britney's voice has never been excellent, but waking up to pair of cats caterwauling would be more pleasant than listening to this song for more than two seconds.

Good Charlotte: Lay It Down. Seriously, does off key high-pitched falsetto count as singing? Is selling out to make more money worth it? These are my two questions for the band.

Ashlee Simpson: La La. She blames the Orange Bowl sound system for being bad, I blame the singer. When do singers feel the need to sing only flat notes in their songs? I am not sure this is because that's the way the song was written, because I am positive I could sing better - and those of you who have heard me sing know what I mean... Sign the petition to make her stop singing, I donít know where on the web it is located Ė google it.

Posted by 10lees at 12:41 PM

January 24, 2005

Worst Fear

So instead of sharing all of the silly things I am scared of I am just going to share my daily fear, the thing I worry about every night before going to bed. And don't worry it's silly as well...

Every night before I go to sleep I check my hair for bobby pins and make sure they are all out because I don't want to roll over in my sleep and have one of them pierce my eardrum. I know it's probably never happened, but it is still something I am scared of - not of going deaf just of ear pain...

So I hope this is ok that I turned it in late Professor Brandi, please excuse my tardiness...

Posted by 10lees at 10:54 AM

January 20, 2005

Gmail Invites

If anybody wants an invite for a gmail account please let me know! I have 6, though I know most of you already have one.

Hopefully tomorrow's 'Worst' column gets more comments than last weeks....

Posted by 10lees at 09:19 AM

January 14, 2005

Worst Political Move of the Election Season

I am starting a new Friday column, titled 'Worst'. If you have any worst items you'd like to hear please let me know! Next week will be 'Worst Fears', just as a little teaser...

This comes straight from a great and grand Western state. Christine Gregoire and Dino Rossi ran for Governor in this state and one of them won. Too bad we can't tell which one won. There are been three counts, on the third count Christine Gregoire said she was 'confident' she would win the count even though she had lost the other two. Of course it gets worse when she does win because the county where she held the most sway 'finds' 700 'misplaced and previously disqualified' ballots. She wins by just over 150 votes. Just before the recount is certified she says she hopes that Dino Rossi will graciously concede the election. Which is not what she did when she lost the first two times.

Outside of being completely ungracious and a poor loser about the election, there is talk of voter fraud. When the winners are separated by less than 200 votes out of 3 million the dead and felons voting seems to be more of a problem. Because absentee ballots were mailed out only 2 and a half weeks out from the election some military has been disenfranchised, though probably not as many as one party would have us believe.

The Rossi supporters call for a revote because it seems to be the only thing that will clear up, this will be ruled on January 20, 2005. Everybody I have personally spoken with about this election believes in a revote, whether they are Democrat, Republican or don't vote.

But here's the worst move: Gregoire, newly installed as the new governor, had discussed with 'the people' the possibility of adding a new state income tax. Our state does not currently have an state income tax, but is still one of the highest taxed states in the nation because of our obscene sales and property taxes. Word of advice to the new governor: no matter how confident you may be about no revote, I'd keep this kind of plan under wraps until you are definitely our elected official.

If there is a revote, I can guarantee Rossi would win and not because of his political beliefs, which is perhaps disappointing, but because of his attitude. He has been gracious in winning and in losing and has let his party do his talking instead of railing against the other party himself. It is one of the oldest political moves, stay gracious under fire, let your party do your dirty talking, and let your opponent disgrace herself. Some of you may feel that this is a poor reason for anyone to win an election, and you would be right, but this has always been the way politics has been played.

Posted by 10lees at 09:05 AM

January 09, 2005

Snowing

It is snowing here today, and apparently nobody knows how to drive in the snow. But you can't blame them as there aren't many plows on the road yet. Though it is nice that they will cancel school (and work for me) if it snows two inches - just two inches overnight tonight and I'll be free for Monday. What are the chances?? I'm guessing slim to none...

So I guess I should've made marrying Brad Pitt part of my New Year's Resolution since him and Jennifer have broken up. I have to say I'm sad... I thought they'd make it and they seem so perfect for each other. Not that I've ever been that attracted to Brad Pitt, so I hope instead one of my friends from high school snags him... any one of them always had a crush on him. My old joke used to be dating Bruce Willis, but now that he is dating people my age, and in some cases younger, it kinda creeps me out. Pretty soon 24 is going to be the age of his daughter - doesn't that disturb him at all?? Ewwww....

I am meeting a guy from eHarmony today, we'll call him Matt. Keep in mind his name isn't actually Matt, but I'll let you know how that goes later and if it even happens on account of the snow. I hope you all have a fun week!

Posted by 10lees at 10:36 AM

January 02, 2005

A New Year

Six bonus points if you know who Adam Savage is and where the quote above came from. I do believe that Adam Savage looks a little like Hansy - seriously you should check it out. I should probably start giving out rewards for those that gather the most bonus points.... hmm, maybe I'll come up with that sometime soon.

I'll warn you in advance, my New Year's Article will be neither as clever nor as insightful as Laurel's - so you may as well skip it now and jump over to her blog.

I do not have a New Year's Resolution, unless it's to marry Matt Damon, or someone equally famous. Unfortunately I would have to find them, meet them and make them ask me on a date somehow and then get them to marry me. This seems highly unlikely, but if you are going to fail at your New Year's Resolution you should fail big. Maybe I should resolve to lose weight and instead gain it, or resolve to keep my job and work hard to get fired... that could be fun though I am sure it would be financially unsound.

I am sorry my posts have been below par, I need to find more people of whom to make fun. Did I use whom correctly Laurel?

I am wishing you all a Happy New Year and a safe execution of said year. I hope to see most of you, if not all, at least once.

Posted by 10lees at 01:17 PM