Thursday, March 31, 2005

Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman who spent 15 years connected to a feeding tube in an epic legal and medical battle that went all the way to the White House and Congress, died Thursday, 13 days after the tube was removed. She was 41.

It's finally over. I can't believe that this story has taken over most of the local and national news. Is it possible that the conservative Republicans are trying to hide what is really important: the economy, social security, the war in Iraq and its casualities.

The decision was made between Terri and her husband. I think it's very selfish of her family to prolong her life when she was, by all accounts and medical diagnosis, SEVERELY BRAIN-DAMAGED. By keeping her alive, her family would only be satisfying some sadistical need to hold on. That is just plain selfish and self-serving.

Saturday, March 26, 2005


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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

"Instead of worrying about my wife, who was granted her wishes by the state courts the past seven years, they should worry about the pedophiles killing young girls," Schiavo said, referring to a local case. "Why doesn't Congress worry about people not having health insurance? Or the budget? Let's talk about all the children who don't have homes."

He said U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is leading a charge to extend Terri Schiavo's life, is a "little slithering snake" pandering for votes.

"To make comments that Terri would want to live, how do they know?" Schiavo said of the members of Congress who want to keep his wife alive.

"Have they ever met her?" Schiavo said. "What color are her eyes? What's her middle name? What's her favorite color? They don't have any clue who Terri is. They should all be ashamed of themselves."

This does look like republicans using this emotionally charged matter as a way to gain votes from conservatives. I'd have to agree with the husband and his position right now. If something like this happened to me and I was hooked up to a machine and couldn't run around Disneyland or go to the gym, or to the movies, or eat Girl Scout cookies, or fall off a surfboard on the shores of all means pull the plug. I just couldn't lie in a bed all day or, as in Million Dollar Baby, sit in a wheelchair.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

It's that time of the year again, however there are some people out there that insist on ruining it for the rest of us.

Nutritionists who are trying to help the nation trim calories and avoid dangerous trans fat might not be as pleased. The Girl Scouts' national office has received complaints because the cookies are made with plenty of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil -- think Crisco or margarine -- which the Food and Drug Administration and the nation's top medical researchers agree is the most dangerous fat in the human diet.

If you are someone who believes the above, don't buy the cookies. If you are on a diet, don't buy the cookies. If you are worried about the nation's obesity problem, it doesn't concern you so don't buy the cookies. And don't tell people that they shouldn't buy the cookies, we're gonna buy them whether you say how unhealthy they are or not. I think it's sad that people will speak out against a product, one they probably have never tasted, enjoyed, or savored.

For some, Girl Scout Cookies are the one thing they look forward to all year, next to Christmas or their birthday. I bought three boxes today, which is good considering last year, I think I bought 10 or 12 boxes. These are my favorites:

Samoas Image Hosted by Delicate vanilla cookies drenched in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with dark cocoa stripes.

Peanut Butter Patties Image Hosted by Crispy vanilla cookies layered with real peanut butter and blanketed with a chocolaty coating.

Peanut Butter Sandwiches Image Hosted by Deliciously smooth peanut butter sandwiched between crunchy oatmeal cookies.

I don't care about how many grams of fat or how many calories each cookie has, they all just taste so damn good. In this sick and twisted world we live in, where some people cannot even crack a smile, it's good to know that I have some Girl Scout Cookies waiting for me at home.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Happy St. Patty's Day!
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Go corned beef and cabbage...drink green beer...drink Bushmills or Jameson Irish whiskey...pinch someone who isn't wearing green...Better yet, eat Chinese food...drink Tsing Tao...drink Singapore Slings...and pinch someone who's not Asian!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Chilly northern air
should depart by midweek

Don't put your parka and earmuffs away just yet.

The current spell of cold weather is being caused by a series of low-pressure systems that have been passing closer to the islands than normal, National Weather Service lead forecaster Jonathan Hoag said.

Yesterday's high temperature at Honolulu Airport of 75 degrees is 6 degrees lower than the mean high temperature for March. The morning's low temperature of 63 degrees is 4 degrees below the mean low temperature for March.

So they had to wear pants and a jacket today. Tooooo bad they're in paradise, yeah.

Oh, how sad.

'Sideways' Couple Announce Separation

POSTED: 5:58 am PST March 14, 2005
UPDATED: 7:18 am PST March 14, 2005
Director Alexander Payne and wife Sandra Oh have gone from "Sideways" to splitsville. The Hollywood couple "have mutually decided to separate," a spokeswoman told People magazine on Saturday. "They will remain friends." The couple met five years ago, and were married in 2003. Payne wrote and directed "Sideways," which was nominated for five Oscars, and he shared the Academy Award with writing partner Jim Taylor for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Oh, a former co-star on the HBO series "Arli$$," was one of the stars of the film.

Monday, March 14, 2005

The current Asian "It Girl," Sandra Oh, is part of a new series. I hope they don't surround her with those tired old cliched stories about Asians.
Grey's Anatomy

Cops Suspect Teacher Was Selling Drugs

Agents Allegedly Seize Drugs, $2,220 In Cash

POSTED: 12:07 pm PST March 11, 2005
UPDATED: 3:37 pm PST March 11, 2005
A middle school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs for sale and being under the influence of methamphetamine, according to San Diego police.

Is the pay really that bad???? But then again, for a teacher, he was really stupid.
Don't be fooled by the 2-for-1 southern Califonia special at Disneyland. There was a time when you could go to both parks on one day for one price. But Disney caught on to that and probably found out they were losing money on it because quite a few people were going on the same day. Now, you have to come back another time to go to the other park, or pay $20 extra. NEVER go on the weekends. Some of the people must have gotten confused and thought it was 2-for-1 ugly day. The worst was this very ugly, inside as well as out, woman who proceeded to yell at every little thing. This was at the Carnation Restaurant on Main Street. She was loud and rude. She had two children with her and another adult. The scary thing was that she use to be in prison. How I might know this? Well, her prison tattoos on her hands were screaming ex-con. This would also explain her attitude. She talked down to the waiter like she was at some 4-star restaurant. We ate as fast as we could to get away.

I went with a high school friend who had not been to Disneyland for over 10 years. She'd never been on Star Tours or Indiana Jones, which broke down several times during the day. But they honored our fast pass around 7. We rode it twice because we cut in line on the way out. We felt it was justified since we came back to the ride several times to see if they were open. She felt it was the best ride in the park. However, she would have thought different if we were able to go to Disney California on the same day.

She also had not been to Downtown Disney. She couldn't believe the shops and restaurants. It is a nice change to eat something other than space burgers. Most of the people we encountered were polite and courteous which was a pleasant surprise considering it was a little crowded.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

I've sort of been keeping tabs on the whole Michael Jackson thing. No one can run away from it because every news station has something on it. Anyway, one thing that irritates me about the whole trial is that these so called "law experts" keep saying things like, "Well, we have to remember he's just a kid." None of them have ever worked in a middle school before. They have no idea what kind of "kid" is out there because they've never dealt with at-risk or troubled youths. The whole thing reminds me of that great movie The Grifters.

I'm not supporting Jackson. A forty-something man sleeping in the same bed as boys...that's just odd. Unless it's a relative, but then again, that can be taken the wrong way too. Something tells me he's going to be found innocent because of the shadiness of the family. Jackson may be gifted muscially, but when it comes to common sense, very stupid.

Monday, March 07, 2005

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -- Fox television's Oahu-based drama series "North Shore" has been canceled, officials said.

Producer Harry Bring said he was told Wednesday that the network will not renew the hotel drama, which shut down in December two episodes short of its planned 22-episode season.

"There was no reason given yet," he said. "I don't know if it was cost, ratings or whatever."

He doesn't know? Obviously stupidity could be a reason. White cast and very white hotel combined, have nothing to do with the North Shore, much less Hawaii. Maybe the fact that there were never any real Hawaiians or Asians on the show, or that the story lines were about as white as mayonnaise. With the exception of the name and the name of the hotel, the show could have been anywhere tropical...Florida, Puerto Rico, or Mexico. I tried to give it a chance. I liked the show "Hawaii" better because the stories revolved around locals and real locations. Obviously, the producers/creators of "North Shore" had never been to a real Hawaiian hotel. One thing this show did depict well, white people coming to the islands and trying to take it over.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Well, I picked the right winners. I watched some of the show, just to see what Chris Rock was going to do. He was very reserved compared to his last comedy show on HBO. I wonder what the show would have been like if it was on HBO and they let Rock do what he does best: uncensored mockery of everyone.

Who cares what the actresses are wearing, most don't have to pay for it. Same goes for some of the jewelry and shoes. It just shows how cheap some of the actresses are, even some of the actors.

Michael Jackson: GUILTY? OR NOT GUILTY?

There's something disturbing about Jackson.

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