Thursday, November 29, 2007

Who dresses like this??

When I saw this ad in the Dec 3rd edition of Sports Illustrated , I laughed. Believe me unless the guy in the ad is looking in a mirror and laughing at that stupid scarf then, let just say I'm laughing at him, not with him.

What scares me is that ad didn't just come out of nowhere. I mean they ("Docker/Levi Strauss") must have done some research. It means their are actually people, "men" dressing like this.

He probably has a bunch of buddies that tie their sweaters around their necks and hang out at the country club...

The sweater, the pants yes....The, that's just wrong. I don't even know why it's wrong but if I met someone like this I am sure I would make a comment. I wouldn't be able to control myself.

If you get me in the Christmas Grab: DON"T BUY ME A SCARF!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

To continue in English Press 1

We've all heard those annoying little computerized voices that give us menu options over the phone,


For Service, press 1

For Sales, press 2

For someone who really cares , hang up and look in a mirror!

Well you don't get that one too often...On a couple occasions I've made it to the last choice and I am waiting for someone top pick up and then I get disconnected..

No buttons on these phones.. photo by Cursief Huigjeese

I learned a way of coping with those long waits in telephone hell. I use the speakerphone and go on doing something else and when I hear someone actually answer, I pick the phone back up.

But something else has come to my attention, something I just don't get. I called COMCAST Information on my phone the other day and was greeted in English by a perky feminine computer generated voice:

"Welcome to Comcast Directory Assistance , For English press 1 - or stay on the line."

Then a more sultry feminine computer generated voice tells you to press 2 for Spanish

What if I was from Tanzania and I only spoke Swahili ??? Why don't I get a choice??

Why didn't we get the Sultry voice in English and give the Spanish the Perky voice??

Since I am from the United States and was brought up speaking ENGLISH...How come I have to hear this, to continue in English message??

OF Course I want to continue in English that's what we speak in this country !!!

You speeeka de enlgeeesh??? Well you don't want to go to your local unemployment office or seek out any government assistance because you will spend most of the day trying to find the forms that are written in ENGLISH.

What is it with this country that we cannot say, look we speak English here and we welcome anyone from anywhere but in order to fit in to our society it would be easier if you learn ENGLISH.

Instead we print every public document in 6 languages and guess who pays for that translation service???

There is actually a movement in this country to teach Spanish kids in Spanish rather than teaching them English.....

When I was in Mexico, no one tried to make it easy for me to communicate...everything was in Spanish...and that's good, cause they speak Spanish in Mexico and I knew that when I went there.

Guess what, French is spoken fairly regularly in Quebec, Canada.

Personally I think it should be mandatory to only "speak" in "Sign Language" least it would be a little quieter!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Graffiti everywhere this Thanksgiving

Turkeys have been see all over the place asking us to eat HAM !

But now they have started defacing public and private properties....

Thursday is TURKEY DAY.....Have seconds and take a BITE out of Crime

original pictures from I touched them up a bit

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Local Boy Scouts Accused of Being Too 'Pro-War'

My Son, albeit FOX NEWS got his last name wrong !! O'Connor NOT O'Connell !!

Patrick and his troop were collecting donations to send care packages to the troops in Iraq. Whether you are for or against the War, the troops are made up of our son's and daughters our fathers and mother and our friends. Those people are there because it is their job to be there. Whether we agree with the policies of our government is not the point, here we are heading toward the holiday season and these troops are in harms way and far from their families and some woman named..MARSHA WEINERMAN, from the "Republic of Cambridge" decides that the collections are not appropriate and kicks the Boy Scouts out !! She said the donation boxes were not approved...

Hhmm What's This Marsha?? !!

That was an announcement from the City Of Cambridge Website

Looks like someone approved it!!

I took a screen shot just in case it mysteriously disappears.

Patrick with his Grandfather, a Vietnam Vet, Me to his right and my Granddaughter Raine whose dad was wounded by a roadside bomb while serving in Iraq!

We will all be home for Thanksgiving and Christmas but many families will not!

Donations may be sent to:

Boy Scouts Of America
Troop 45
Po Box 38-1241
Cambridge MA 02238

More info and reactions to this story here on Wicked Local

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Are You Smart Enough To Read This??

As I mentioned in my last post, If you have a blog, read blogs or just happen to be tall...then you are smarter than the average person. That's based on a little science and a large amount of speculation. Certainly anyone who commented on the last post, ROSIES comment where she seemed offended that I might have said unkind things about "Pay Per Post and Pop Up Ad filled blogs...She Said

"What we bloggers who get paid per post don't have is an overwhelming need for therapy. We neither tell the world all about our last shrink visit nor waste any one's life"

Well Rosies, I looked at your blog and now I know you are scared of suffocation, cancer and overdraft fees. I see that your friends, husband and Robin Williams make you laugh, you like chocolate and you Hate overdraft fees..

Hhhmm, Overdraft fees mentioned twice already?? How are those Pay Per Posts working for you?

Anyway, unless your comments are totally rude I will post them all and I thank Rosie for stopping by...Anyone interested in learning more about Rosies can click her link here: Testimonials By Rosie

So back to the title, Are you smart enough to read this?? I stumbled upon an IQ test the other day and discovered I was not a genius...but I'm close and I think I get smarter with every post I write. Here is your chance to take the test!! IQ TEST

You only get 20 minutes and there are 33 questions, GOOD LUCK and let me know how you did. My results are above

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Bloggers and Tall People are Smarter

I read an article the other day which stated:

" While researchers have long shown that tall people earn more than their shorter counterparts, it's not only social discrimination that accounts for this inequality -- tall people are just smarter than their height-challenged peers, a new study finds." Reuters/AOL online

Being 6' 2" tall and having a high opinion of myself leads me to believe that this study is very accurate!!!

What I'd like to see is a study of bloggers and their intelligence level. I am sure all those bloggers that have their pages filled with ads, pop-ups and pay per posts are not the brightest bloggers out there. They are here to try and make money and still haven't caught on that there are millions of others trying to do the same thing.

I believe we would find out most of these bloggers are short and just one step away from becoming spammers!!

Everyone knows that spammers are one of the lowest forms of life!

I digress, only because I've been getting so much spam lately!!

I think if you have a Blog, you are smarter than the average person. Okay I said it.

I think if a short person has a blog their intelligence level is higher than a tall person without a blog.

But really, who cares what I think?? Understanding the fact that few people do care what I think about, makes me smarter than people who think that I think what they think is something I care to think about!!

Here is your chance !!

What do you Think???

Are bloggers smarter than Non-Bloggers?

If you read Blogs and comment on them, does this make you a pseudo-blogger??

Are you a Tall Blogger or a Short Blogger??

Being a blogger, do you feel hostile towards non-bloggers?

Anyone out there interested in a 6'2" blue-eyed blogger with a high opinion of himself ??

Thursday, November 01, 2007

What to say

It has been difficult lately to come up with a post. I guess getting all wrapped up in the Red Sox made it easy to at least post something, but save an occasional shout out to my favorite sports teams this blog hasn't been about sports it has been an attempt at trying to expose the humorous side of an everyday life.

So I had a brilliant idea today, I've gone ahead and posted those old posts of mine and thought I'd ask you which ones you all thought were funny or entertaining.

That is if you have a couple minutes to spare before you go shopping on Ebay or washing the kitchen floor..