Let me just say, I have NOTHING against little Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt. She is an innocent little girl. What I have problem with is “Brangelina” and the press obsession with them. Let us not forget that Mr. Pitt left his wife, Jennifer Anniston, for Ms. Jolie. Let us not forget this whole debacle is the result of an AFFAIR! If there were problems between Brad and Jennifer, I’m sorry and they should have gone to go to counseling. Having an affair with your co-star and setting up a family very publically is a bit much. Every newspaper must be like a dagger to Aniston right now.
Today I heard that Jolie & Pitt are asking $5 Million for the first pictures of their baby and it will be donated to charities in Nambia. Yay for the charities, but whatever media outlet coughs up $5 Million for this needs to be kicked squarely in their teeth. This insane cycle of celebrities having children with bizarre names and then selling the rights to their first pictures is such a perverted form of jourmalism, it disgusts me.
Yet, the sales of these issues must warrant the amounts they are paying, so then you have to ask why people are so interested in this stuff? So the question then becomes, in this paticular case, we come back to does no one remember that this is all the product of an affair? Are we not glorifying someone who broke the sanctity of marriage? Someone who broke his marital vows, had an affair and left his wife? People are so concerned with how gay marriage may effect the sanctity of marriage, but hey, two pretty people had a kid from an affair, let’s put them up on a pedestal! I could care less how anyone feels about gay marriage, but you have to see the hyprocicsy here.
So do me, and journalism in general a favor, when these outrageously over-priced pictures come out, don’t purchase whatever magazine they are in. All you are doing is helping the vicious, never-ending cycle.
You know, I wonder how many people ever pay attention anymore to what Memorial Day is about? It seems anymore it is ONLY about “the unofficial start to Summer” as I heard endlessly on the news today. I heard lots about grills, box office numbers for movies and traffic, but the mentions of the true meaning seemed to be totally secondary.
This past year I learned a lot about Remembrance Day from my froeign friends. They take it very seriously, and it is not just some day off from work. It is set to an actual date that means something to them, the anniversary of the end of World War I. Ours floats, attached to no signficant event.
I hope you all had a safe Memorial Day, but I also hope you all took a moment to remember all of our fallen soldiers.
The Apprentice is almost over, The Apprentice is almost over! Can you tell I’m thrilled?
The teams were down to Allie and Roxanne on Synergy versuses Lee and Sean on Gold Rush. They were summoned to meet with the Donald, Don Jr. and Ms. Pouty-lips herself, Ivanka. Their task was to create four new uniforms for Embassy Suites main employees:front desk, breakfast cook, suite keeper, and bellman. The judges would be actual Embassy Suites employees.
Lee was up as GR project manager and they went immediately to meet with the Embassy executives to understand what they were looking for. They then went off to meet with actual employees to see what it was they want from the uniforms. They opted it would be best to rework the current uniforms with improvements.
Allie was leadign Synergy and followed the same course of meetings. The big difference for them is that they decided on a total ground-up redeisgn of the uniforms. Allie seemed to have an odd obsession with culottes, which none of the employees they talked to even knew what they were. Not a good sign.
GR quickly met with Edward, their deginer from Lafayette 148. The meeting and designs were quick, and they were off to purchase fabrics. Allie and Roxanne met with their designer, Marc, and Allie insisted on skrts for the front desk female clerks. This didn’t thrill Roxanne as the actual employees had insisted they preferred pants, but she kept her mouth shut for some unknown reason.
When Marc didn’t take things the way Allie wanted him to, she was very vocal with him and Roxanne felt he should be left alone since he was the expert. WHAT?!? A person on this show who thinks the “expert” actually knows best?!? How did she get on this show? Is their screening getting lax?
After the fashion show to show the designs to the employees, GR received 83 votes to Synergy’s 37. If you saw Synergy’s designs, you would have to agree, they were just plain old horrible! As their reward for winning, Lee and Sean got to have dinner with Ivanka and Donald Jr.. I think I would have asked for a different reward. It is supposed to allow them insight in to Donald, but, you know, I can not imagine a worst dinner than sitting with Pouty Lips and Hair Boy Jr..
The boardroom saw the “friends” fall in to the traditional “it’s all her fault!” mentality, and went so far as a a shouting match. Well, the Donald was disappointed with both of them and sent them both packing.
Unless you were under a rock yesterday, there is no way you did not hear about Cheyenne Nebraska County District Judge Kristine Cecava and her insane sentancing of a child molestor. It seems Richard Thompson stahnds just 5’1″ and weighs around 100 pounds. He pleaded no contest to two counts of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl, and so he should have received a stern sentance. The judge noted the such a serious crime deserved a long prison sentance…instead he got “intensive supervised probation”. She also stated that he was not a sexual predator.
If the people of Nebraska retain her the next time she is on the ballot, they get what they deserve. This judge is clearly not cut out for this job. I could care less if this guy would have a hard time in prison, do you think that sort of though crossed his mind when he molested this girl? I doubt it. He belongs in prison, and if something happens to him while there, oh well, too bad.
This will mean nothing to 99.9% of the world, but Desmond Dekker passed away yesterday. Born Desmond Adolphus Dacres in Kingston, Jamica on July 16th, 1941, Desmond would go on to be one of the biggest driving forces in Ska music. To the Ska community, this is the equivilant of losing someone like Elvis. Everyone in the Ska scene knows of Desmond, an especially his song, “The Israelites”. (video below)
Like I said, I doubt this matters to anyone who reads my blog, but it’s a big deal to me. Desmond was so influential, his presence will be greatly missed.
Well, they seem to be doing well at home and made it almost the whole day until just before bed. Was weird, they had JUST been out, were wrestling and had accidents, both at the same time. Was very odd. At work…ugh, that was a whole nother kettle of fish. Multiple accidents from both. I think the problem there is they have to go out on leads and they do not like them at all. They will do their business on them, but reluctantly. Going to have to work on that more.
The fighting continues, but it is so funny at this point. Tonight I was sitting on the floor with them and they were having an all out brawl over who would get to lick my arm.
Wake up time slid to 6:18 AM, so I am hoping to slide them a bit more each day so I can get some sleep. Since all the employees left today on a business trip, when they went down for a nap, so did I…on the floor of the office. Felt sooooo much better after that. I did leave them for about an hour today, but Grandma graciouslly came over and was their puppysitter while they napped and I went to a technology demo I had scheculed weeks ago. (Just wish it had been more exciting)
I did have one friend tonight stage an “intervention” with me as she said I was quickly turning in to one of those parents who couldn’t talk about anything but their newborns. She’s right, but I think it is all a matter of finding a balance and I’ll get there!
Well we had some good advances and some problems with the pups today.
Lead training – Went much, MUCH better today. They didn’t fight me going out on the leads at work, and they walked back in with no help on the indication that we were going in. Winston even did both his jobs on the lead today, a first!
Wake up time – 7:20 AM YES! Sean got some sleep last night!
Accidents – Well, they used the potty pad at work…then played tug of war with it and went on to an accident each. Not sure why I am having such a problem at work. We’ll work on it though.
Winston and Iams – It would seem Iams does not agree with Winston and it came up after a couple of hours. Poor guy. I’ll be looking in to switching him back to Eukanuba. He had no problems on it.
Personalities – I am loving watching the differences pop up. Winston is perfectly content to sit in your lap quietly and cuddle. Patrick will for a few minutes and then he wants to go off somewhere. Winston is frighteningly smart at figuring out flaws in the run. We blocked off the bottom stair to the deck…well that last a few days. He made it to the fifth step tonight. We are now calling him “safe cracker”.
So, as the title says, this may seem dog heavy for awhile, but if today was any indication, they are all I will be doing for awhile!
I slept on the couch last night so they would know where I was and let me know when they were ready to go out. Well, little did I know that would 6:00 AM. After letting them out, I was treated to an hour of professional wrestling and ganwing on my toes. I got back to bed for 45 minutes and had to get up for their vet check-up. (which they passed)
They came to work for the day and had a couple accidents, so I spent a lot of time running them out to the parking lot. When we got home they got to play for their run for the first time and, wow, if you didn’t know better, you would say these dogs hate each other, but when they sleep, they sleep right on each other.
So today’s observations? Winston is the brighter one while Patrick is the more bull-in-a-chinashop. Winston is further along in potty training and had NO accidents tonight! YAY! Hopefully he will help teach Patrick.