Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I am not a dude...

...But I know sports bull shit when I hear it. After college football season, I thought to myself "Thank God I don't have to hear anymore biased sports commentators in love with a player." All I have to say about that is; Superman does NOT sleep in Tim Tebow PJ's. Then the NBA Playoffs came around and I was so sick of hearing about Lebron and Kobe. Now, I love their puppet commercials but anyone that discusses basketball with me knows that I would love to punch Kobe in the face. I didn't know much about Lebron James as a person, but after hearing and reading some of his comments during the Cavs/Magic series I decided I wouldn't mind punching him in the face either. I distinctly remember one of his comments at half time during game 2 where he said one his teammates "missed some of the easiest shots" he had ever seen. Well I got news for you Lebron, you missed some too! Now, even while the Magic were winning the series the commentators were still loving all over the guy. Barf.

Now that the NBA Finals are over and the Magic played their little hearts out, people are trying to talk shit about Dwight Howard. Like the guy didn't try his best! C'MON! But our very own coach, a Yoda of sorts, Stan Van Gundy is speaking out for Orlando's favorite ball player and hopefully putting those criticizing assho...I mean commentators in their place. Quoted in USA Today he says...
"To me, (NBA MVP) Lebron James loses against us, OK? And he didn't play a very good Game 6," Van Gundy says. "Now he's a great player. But nobody wrote that he didn't play a good Game 6. The only story afterward was, 'He needs more help."

He goes on to point out that...
"Dwight misses two free throws, and his offense isn't good enough. ... When Dwight misses free throws, the first question I got was, 'Does it have to do with Finals experience?' When Kobe (Bryant) missed five free throws in Game 3, he was 'tired."
Is it just me or is their some bias going on in the NBA as well? I guess people are a little bit upset that they didn't get their damn Lebron-Kobe showdown that has been hyped up all season long via endorsements and funny puppet commercials. Get over it! The Magic deserved to be at the finals. And if you ask me, the real problem was putting Nelson back into play. I think he messed up the vibe. Not that he isn't a good player, I just feel that Orlando plays as a team and they don't depend on one superstar player (like Kobe or Lebron) to get the job done and when you mess with that team vibe its sure to cause problems. We might not be the champs this year and Dwight might be faced with some ridiculous criticism, but I am so proud to say that I have been a Magic fan since the Shaq and Penny era and I will continue to be a fan even after the Dwight era. Plus, there's always next year!

Here's the full story from USA Today

Monday, June 8, 2009

To all my Tweeples.

Twitter seems to be the hot new ish, but most people don't get it...including me. The only real reason I am on the site is because of work. Our clients expect us advertising folks to be on the up and up of the social media craze, which is also why I am writing a blog. Well, the way I see it, Twitter is just another distraction to my everyday life where I can allow my self-absorded spirit out to play. That's why people like Ashton Kutcher love Twitter... its just another way to promote themselves. Finally, someone has realized this and created a site to review the most self-absorbed tweets. It's hilarious.

One girl tweeted: OMG i was saying how i couldn't afford the gas to fly daddy's jet to the riviera this summer, and this barista totally rolled her eyes at me

Gee, her life must be so rough with the high expense of gas these days. I wonder how much her trust fund was effected be the recent economic recession. Barf!


Friday, May 29, 2009

Get over it people

I am so tired of everyone's doom and gloom attitude. I feel like this whole "recession" has put everyone in a funk. Since 2009 was dubbed "The Year of Me" by my friends and myself, I have tired my best to wake up every morning with a smile on my face and good attitude in my heart. It has really been working well for me up until the last few weeks. I don't know what it is but I think people's negative world views and spicyness was starting to rub off on me. I don't like it and I am not gonna take it anymore. People need to realize good things aren't just going to be handed to you and if you don't make your own good fortune then you are only going to have bad luck. This is why I have been doing my best to just be honest. I think if everyone just stopped for a second and were honest with themselves they'd feel a lot better about things and realize that maybe the reason they are down on their luck is because of decisions they made. Take some personal responsibility and do something about your life problems. Then after that awakening I think they'll be ready to be more like me... Putting a smile on their face and good attitude in their heart.

No more doom and gloom people!

There are too many things to be excited about. Here are 5 reasons why the world should be happy:

1. 90% of economists say the recession will be over by the end of 2009
2. People are finally paying attention to the environment and making an effort to be "green"
3. Conan O'Brien is the new host of the Tonight Show
4. It's the summer and its a proven fact that good weather can change people's attitudes
5. I'm writing a blog. Duh.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I heart NYC.

My Top Ten Most Random Things I Have Seen Or Hope To See In New York City
(in no particular order)
  • A man dressed up like a lumpy Lady Liberty
  • Mrs. Baxter... one of those scary bag ladies who lives in my friend's building
  • A Mexican in full Mexican attire serenading me on the subway car
  • A mugging where the person scares the robber away using loud profane language
  • A cab driver who is a US citizen and speaks English
  • Somalian pirates drinking beers merrily with Columbian durg lords
  • A rich fashionista trip on her oversized heels while crossing a busy street
  • A rowboat full of Canadians on the Hudson river
  • Bret and Jermaine
  • My sorority sisters on a rooftop

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dogs have feelings too.

I have always said how much I dislike puppy mills and I would never buy or advocate buying a dog from a pet shop. It's just terrible what some people will do for money. Some people may feel that purchasing a dog from a pet shop that has been bred at one of those horrible places is helping the innocent puppy they are about to buy, but I strongly disagree. It's just wrong. Of course, someone is going to buy that cute puppy in the window... however, that money is only going back to those greedy, inhumane asses running the puppy mills. Spend the money and get your dog from a REAL breeder or get it from the Humane Society. Don't let these people win. Here is a quote from a story I read on USAtoday.com:

The 56 PBK dogs purchased that day (plus some Pomeranians the auctioneer offered for $2 each because they hadn't sold and would be killed) were driven Saturday and Sunday to Denver. The Denver Dumb Friends League's examinations found that many had bad teeth and gums (at least one needed all teeth pulled) and most had foot lacerations and extremely long toenails from walking on wire cages. Nearly all, says Sarff, had poor muscle tone from lack of exercise, and some had infected ears and eye issues. Almost all were fairly well socialized.

One of two shelties that landed with Colorado Sheltie Rescue was in rougher shape. Penny had two large mammary tumors, one fist size, requiring complicated surgery, and her uterus was adhered to her intestines, which likely would have killed her in her next pregnancy. She also had a badly infected mouth; 25 teeth were removed. Penny, 8 ½, got medical treatment and loving care for days, but she just couldn't fight hard enough to recover. She was euthanized Monday.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dinosaur For Sale

Isn't he beautiful? If you have driven down Orlando Ave and passed the World of Decor in the past month or two than you must have seen this gorgeous triceratops outside, for sale. I can't believe he has lasted this long without anyone buying him. I remember the first day I saw Tiny (yes, I have named him). I was driving along Orlando Ave on my way to work and looked over to my left and there he was... looking all Cretaceous period and horny. I thought to myself "Damn Amy, if you weren't on a budget you would have to buy that little guy, but I bet he will be gone by the end of the day." However, its been almost two months and he is still there at the glorious World of Decor. I mean, look how good-looking he is!!! If I had the money I would buy him in a heart beat and place in my front yard. Seriously, who wouldn't want a lifesize triceratops?! Help me, help find Tiny a home in which I can come visit. Thank you.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Friday... but no more happy hour.

Back in my glory days of college life at Florida State, my friends and I had a Friday Happy Hour/Drink Special ritual... mainly Lauren Kelly, Brittani, Kristin, Kari, Lindsey, and myself. However, LK and myself seemed to be the two that were always there. We would wake up Friday afternoon to enjoy a lovely lunch of leftovers at the Chi Omega house, we would then prep for the afternoon/evening/night of debauchery. First stop, Potbellies. We would arrive before Happy Hour(s) started around 3 pm. We would always be those bitches who pushed three tables together and save about 10-12 chairs for people who wouldn't get there until about 5. Oh well, we didn't care if the Zeta's and ADpi's were given us the stink eye. We were professional drinkers back then and they should have gotten there early like us. After gambling (and winning everytime) at flip cup against the same guy (but who had to recruit new friends each week), we would take our earning to Sports Deli for their Beat the Clock pitcher special at around 7 pm. Again, we would kick guy after guy's ass at flip cup until the special was over. By this point we were usually pretty hungry so it was onto Momo's for pizza. The only challenge? Getting there without driving. Occasionally, we would bum a ride but a lot of the time we would call FSU's Safe Bus to take us to the furthest edge of campus and then walk the rest of the way. After scarfing down a delicious ham & pinapple slice for me and a banana pepper & bacon slice for LK, and getting a free pitcher of beer for the guys that worked there (the knew us...we were regulars obviously) it was time for AJ's Sports Bar where the $3 jager bombs and $2 big daddy's flowed like water. Oh man. It was always a good time. On more than one occasion, we would head over to see our buddies at Lambda Chi for some late night sport events (as seen to the left).

Now don't get me wrong, I love my job. I am very lucky to enjoy coming into work everyday with amazing bosses and a really positive work environment, but it is still work. There is no afternoon nap or gossiping on the couch at Chi O. So as excited I get every Friday morning about the weekend beginning, I still get that nostalgic feeling for the college years... the best years of my life. Sandra, Kari, Lindsey, LK, and myself have had some amazing times here in Orlando after graduation but they really do pale in comparison to the past. And now, it seems like we are really getting old. Sandra and Jim are moving in together... Kari, Lindsey, and myself all live alone. LK has a real boyfriend... and she is moving back to St. Louis.

I am going to miss my partner in crime. It's going to be the first time in years that we've been truly apart. I feel like its all coming to an end. We are all moving on, getting older, living our lives as adults and not a bunch of college kids just hanging out. After graduation, I thought it was over, but I was wrong (and I'm glad). All the playtime and going out is really coming to an end. I'm okay with it. I know I will still have the friendship and love my Chi O sisters for the rest of my life. I just miss the closeness, the sorority house, the Saturday football brunches, the keg parties, and now I am going to miss the random nights at Wall Street, the Saturday beach madness, and the occasional game of Ultimate Frisbee. That's not to say that we won't ever do those things again, we will, in fact we will do it tonight...its just that things aren't going to be quite the same.