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Showing posts from June, 2009

Alien Invasion; AGAIN!

This just out today:
TNT cast Noah Wyle (ER) to headline a new untitled series from DreamWorks Television and Steven Spielberg. Wyle's character will be the leader of an unorganized group of soldiers and civilians as they battle against hostile aliens taking over the planet. The pilot depicts the aftermath of an alien invasion that wipes out most of the human population and now they are searching for the remaining survivors. Spielberg executive produces along with DreamWorks Television's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank and screenwriter Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan).
What I want to know is, seriously? How many shows like this have been done and failed?
Invasion was actually a great series and was canceled mid season 2. Anyone remember V? UGH..
War of the Worlds on the small screen. TNT has brought us some great shows: Saving Grace, The Closer, Raising the Bar and now this. :0(

REALLY?? Customer Service Lost!

So I usually get Arrowhead Water delivered, and usually it is okay, but today, I swear Ashton Kutcher must be lurking around ready to "Punk" me at any minute.
The salesman/delivery guy rang the doorbell 6 times until both the dogs were in a state of panic, and then when I answered from behind the door, he started yelling his sales pitch to me about adding cases of water to the order. He wouldn't take no.
The neighbor stepped out of his apartment to see what all the noise was~oh it was early.
Then to add serious insult to injury, he left the wrong water~drinking water. When I called Arrowhead to ask them to have him switch it out, they accused me of lying, because right, that phone call was fun to make, then they had the nerve to tell me that I am wasting water because I touched the bottle, they would have to dump it out? WTF? Seriously!
Finally after talking to no less then 4 people, they are coming back out to switch the bottle.
Really people? UGH

My Apologies To My Car: Fillmore Street!

I have to take a minute to apologize to my car for the harrowing experience I put us through on Friday May 29, 2009. We arrived in San Francisco happy and excited, only to find ourselves at the top of one of the steepest hills in the city; the famed Fillmore Street. There was a Hummer on our ass, and the slope of the hill wasn't forgiving. We were stopped and with no experience on such a hill, we were doomed from the start.

In my two decades of driving a stick shift without incident, I was confident that I could manage the clutch, release, gas pedal, ratio perfectly. When I started doing this, my palms were sweaty and my heart was pounding and in the rear view mirror, he stared at me. "Don't even think about rolling back into me, stupid tourist!"
Of course, I slid backwards quicker than I could do the "release clutch-push gas pedal ratio", so I grabbed onto the hand break and lurched it up with a loud "EEERRRRTCHOOOOUCH!" , heart still pounding, I …

The Big Red Bridge!

I did it! I walked across the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday May 31st!
It was cold, foggy, windy and I loved every minute of it. I am not afraid of heights, but this bridge is right on top of the San Andreas Fault, so you know...a 220 plunge into 40 degree water isn't my idea of fun. I was a little nervous, but I did it anyhow. It was amazing.
I do think that the man that built it should have made the side railings a bit taller to avoid all the suicides that apparently take place there, you know because now it is pretty easy. A strong gust of wind and a person might blow over the side. It shouldn't be so easy, because someone may have second thoughts and then it is too late.
All in all, I think everyone should do this at least one time!