November 27, 2008
It’s Turkey Day in 2008
So it’s Turkey Day apparently, otherwise I was tricked into eating turkey for no good reason. I’m not a fan of the bird. I like chicken, but I do not enjoy turkey. In fact I’d rather have a pizza or something like that.
I’m also not feeling inspirational or thankful this year and definitely don’t feel like doing a complete post.
Will I be going to bed early tonight so I can get up early tomorrow and go shopping on Black Friday? Hell no. I don’t like going to the store when the number of people are at a normal level and I hate getting to the checkouts and waiting in line, so why would I go where I have to wait in line to even get in the store? What is this, fucking Disneyland?
Go back and eat some pumpkin pie and come back in a month when I write something else.
November 14, 2008
Hey Marriott… You Suck!
Well this past week I had the pleasure of staying at the Marriott for a work related meeting. In case you’ve never stayed at a Marriott before I’ll let you in on a little secret; it’s not that fabulous. I know you were thinking that it must be an awesome place to say but in reality… not so much. I stayed there Monday night and thankfully my job footed the bill; because I don’t think I’d pay over $200 for a place to sleep. Two Hundred a night for real; for that you could get a shitty motel and a hooker… and herpes.
Now it wasn’t only the fact that this place took that much money for a room not much different than any run of the mill motel; it was the fact that although they advertise ‘internet in every room’ I apparently didn’t see the part that said it was $14.95 a day for that service. Seriously? I would think when you jack people over 200 for a shitty room (god, what do they charge for a nice room?) then you could possibly provide free internet connection. Oh well, I didn’t need the internet connection anyway, I was far too busy watching one of the wonderful 14 channels they offer. There’s nothing more I love than staying in a place that doesn’t even have Comedy Central. Fine, now I can’t even laugh this shit off.
On Tuesday, you know the whole reason I was there in the first place, during one of our breaks from the big seminar, I went to the snack shop and decided I needed a pack of Stride Gum. Hey, when you want flavor that lasts longer than you ever wanted to fucking chew a piece of gum, I recommend Stride. Anyway, I decide to buy myself a pack of Stride and find out that it costs $2.29. Holy balls, that is crazy shit right there; luckily I didn’t want a 20 oz of pop, because that was almost $3. And after all of that, a nice drive home from the Twin Cities in a fucking ice storm; don’t even get me going on that.
What else is going on around here? Oh yeah, the weather is starting to make a turn for the worse. We are now on a direct course towards winter time. I tried to stop it, tried to delay it, but to no avail. I’ve already seen the freezing rain and the sleet and the snow; the only thing left for it to do is accumulate. Go ahead snow; I fucking dare you… in fact I double dog dare you. Don’t push me, I’ll pull out a triple.
What else has been going on lately? Hmm… I don’t know if anything significant has happened since my last entry. My birthday yes… thanksgiving isn’t here yet, so it’s not that. I feel I’m missing something. Oh I know what it was. We elected the first black president of the United States. It was a very quick and clean election process that night as well. They had actually declared the winner before my old ass went to bed. The first time I voted was in 2000 and holy shit did I have to wait for those results to come in. I remember being at the bar and thinking fucking A, wrap this shit up already. Well two weeks later they finally did. So to hear a winner announced so quickly that night shocked this shit out of me. The one thing I noticed at the acceptance speech was the faces of the crowd. People with hope in their eyes and a whole crowd united. I don’t think the other side has had that since what… September 12th 2001? Now let’s get this country straightened out and back on track so we can get back to not caring about anything!