Friday, June 26, 2009

SageSTEPPE Experience

You can all thank me later for posting so much. I'm just entertaining the world. Here are some pictures from my summer job:

While camping this week, we would have archery tournaments after work.

Me dominating....not really.Trying to climb a steep hill. We kept falling back down.Out in the desert

Hard at work, watching for rattlesnakes (96 degrees with no clouds...ughhh)

Everyone's a critic...especially me.

Okay, okay, summer is on it's way and the summer blockbusters are coming out in full force. I've discussed this before, but it's time to start things up again. Before I start, a few things:
-I love movies
-I believe movies, like any form of art or entertainment, should be exceptional in all aspects
-It is okay to be critical of movies, just like you should be critical of the food you eat, the people you associate with, and the things you do in life.
-Some movie critics may be awful, but many are excellent. (that's why they became famous critics) Their opinion does matter, even if sometimes we don't agree with them.
-You can call a movie terrible, and still like the movie. Just admit that it's a terrible movie.
-It is weird to say you enjoy every movie you watch. That's just not possible. If you do, I might (will) question your opinions on anything and everything in life.
Sooooo, here I go. Most blockbuster movies are terrible. It's funny really. I think the directors know it, but they know how much money they will be making so they don't care. Night at the Museum 2, Terminator Salvation, and of course, Transformers 2. These are just a few of the movies out this summer that live up to the blockbuster disaster category. All have made (or will make), millions of dollars. But as one critic so perfectly wrote: (speaking of transformers)
"I know it's popular. So is junk food, and they both poison your insides and rot your brain."
Transformers will no doubt be a success, but we should expect more from our movies. One critic called it possibly the worst movie of the decade.
Here are some other quotes from critics:
"A 150-minute simulation of life in a garbage disposal."
"...a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments."
" will give most people a throbbing case of metal overload."
Anyways, if you want to read two full reviews from Roger Ebert or Peter Travers from Rolling Stone Magazine, go here or here.
And just to be fair, click here to see a favorable review. (Although this guy basically says it's just like the first movie, but BETTER!!! oooooohhhh.)
There's my two cents. The end.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson

It's all over the news by now. Michael Jackson died. Sad.
When i was really little i called him my idol. He was the coolest. He's had some controversy in his life, but I stand by him. He's weird, but his music is the best. What you might not know is that we share something. (Not skin color, b/c I'm darker than he is). No, we share a birthday, August 29th. Poor Michael, he was gonna be back on top of the music business. Oh well.

In other news, I just got back from a week of camping and work. I have so many scratches and bug's crazy. I fell again and have some nice cuts on my hand and arm. We had fun though. I'll post some pictures of the adventure soon. Anyways, that is all.


I forgot, Wimbledon has started!!!! Serena plays tomorrow in the 3rd round. I'll be up around 6 or earlier to watch it live. Thank goodness it's the weekend. The end.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Snake Bite!!!

Work has been pretty dangerous lately. On wednesday we saw two snakes on one site alone. Me being the brave snake handler I am, had to pick them both up and play with them. This is the result:

As you can see, the snake took a nice bite out of my hand. The story goes on and's really quite boring. Turns out the snake was poisonous, so I had to lie still for a while so my co-workers could call 911.....then came the life flight, the was a nightmare. Luckily, i survived, and all is well.

Okay okay, maybe I'm stretching the truth a little. We did see snakes on the site, but I certainly didn't get near them. Really, I'm just clumsy and while standing on some cut down trees, I fell over. Like...all the way over, completely onto my back. These snake-bite-looking stab wounds were the result. I fell quite gracefully. Since I wear shorts everyday I got scratched up a lot. This day was exceptionally bad. You should see my legs. Anyways, you better believe that when I'm the one to come across the snakes, I go the other way. The end.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A piece of advice from your favorite Judge

I'm sitting on the couch watching Judge Judy with tiddy. It's raining outside and we're just waiting for Jess to get home from work. I'm happy. So Judge Judy just gave this lady some really good advice that she's been saying for years:
Never ever ever loan anybody money with the expectation to get it back. The minute you loan someone money, you become the bad guy. Because "those who have little will think ill of those who have a lot and who dare to ask for the money back". She says to never loan money to friends, family, strangers, anybody! "Think of it as a gift that would be a surprise to get back"
It's completely true. When you loan someone money, they are so grateful and happy. But the second you start asking for that money back, they can get angry and act like somehow they were entitled to the money all along. Then they begin to think you are selfish and rude for asking for it back. If you bring up the money, they can get awkward and aggitated. It's true, when you loan money, you become the bad one.
Anyways, Judge Judy just went off on a lady about this again and I always love when she does. So I thought I'd share the good advice.

Side note: Many people are responsible and don't have problems paying people back. But still, in general.....don't do it. Tiddy agrees.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What's goin' on

This has been a pretty good week. EXCEPT......sadly, no...tragically, Serena lost a hard fought match in the French Open. Try not to make the mistake that you can discuss this with me, unless you are expressing your deepest sympathys. I will cut you. I'm being surprisingly serious. However, Roger is still in the mix and I'm really pulling for him this year. This is his best chance, so cross your fingers.

In work news, the other day a thunderstorm rolled in. Did I have a rain jacket? Duhhhh, no. So It started pouring on us. Reeeaaallly hard. Then I started yelling, owww, this rain is hurting! Oh wait, it was hailing on us too. Quite the adventure. Besides that, summer is moving along.

PS: Skin is all cleared up. I think I was mis-diagnosed.....and i might file charges. Okay, I don't think that's possible, but still. The end