Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
This actually solidifies my theory that people are inherently evil. Well I have no idea, but this story is beyond depressing.
The injuries occurred as the shoppers crammed into the Wal-Mart when the doors opened at 5 a.m. Some 2,000 shoppers were waiting to get inside the store for Black Friday sales. Police said the shoppers knocked the man, Jdimytai Damour, to the ground at 5:03 a.m., three minutes after the store opened.
Kimberly Cribbs, who witnessed the stampede, said shoppers were acting like "savages...When they were saying they had to leave, that an employee got killed, people were yelling 'I've been on line since yesterday morning.' They kept shopping."
Again, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! For a couple bucks off?!? Hey, I'm all about the deals. But for the love of God, running your fat ass over a man dead on the floor to get Kung-Fu Panda for $5, and you don't stop to help?! Even an 8 month pregnant woman was injured (although, at 8 months pregnant, you're lucky if you could get me all the way to the bathroom, let alone Wal-Mart on black friday).
When we were at Target, we all calmly stood in line out front and chatted about coffee and what other deals they were shopping for. When we were let in, everyone calmly walked through the doors and proceeded to the section of their choice. I even resisted the urge to push an annoying eleventeen year old with Guitar Hero III out of my way. People calmly grabbed five 32" flat screen TVs and 423 portable DVD players each, and headed to the checkout. I really think that if I saw someone lying on the ground, I could have forgone my Kodak camera for a couple seconds to help out- even in this struggling economy.
AND lets not forget the two men who shot and killed each other at a Toys-R-Us in California. I mean, what could have possibly gone on to warrant a shooting? "Hey buddy, that's my Leap Frog!" "Oh really? I'll shoot you for it." Awful.
Friday, November 28, 2008
The first thing that I did when I got home on Wednesday was study the many sale flyers strewn across the kitchen table. After thinking about it for a while, I decided against standing outside of Best Buy at 2am for a new computer. Not worth it. However, I did decide that it was worth it to go to Target at 5:45am for a camera. So my mother and I got up and headed over to Target (sans egg mcmuffin :( ). It actually wasn't that bad, believe it or not! There was a long line outside the store, but we got there only a few minutes before it opened. I headed straight to find the $89 Kodak camera. Yes, this will be perhaps my 5th or 6th camera. I seem to have really bad luck with cameras (even worse than computers). After the Target madhouse we also went to Kohls, Express, DSW etc. I love the deals!! So does the whole family:
Mom got right to work with her new purchase....Dad spent his morning at the luxurious Home Depot and came home to play with his new power drill...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
We busted out of there a few hours later with a couple computer monitors, a video camera (which I believe my parents just recently tried to use- come to find out it was broken). And I did get my lap top which lasted a couple years, it treated me well and travelled around Europe with me. The fan on it finally broken making it unbelievably slow. So, I got another one a year and a half ago. This top of the line (and by top of the line, I mean cheapest) Acer computer has not always been the greatest friend to me, and I cannot download one more picture because the hard drive is apparently full. I have been through 2 power cords. The first one Bruiser chewed through, and it kept working for a couple months using some electrical tape and strategic positioning. The second one was ordered off eBay and was so cheap that it just fell apart one day. I am currently on my third power cord, and last thread of patience. As my roommates can attest to, simply hopping on the computer to map quest something is a good 15 minute process.
Long story short, I need a new computer. So I am currently debating whether or not any of these lap top deals at Best Buy are worth it. Last year we did a drive by at like 10:30 at night, and there were ALREADY PEOPLE LINED UP!! It was actually insane.
So if anyone else has no life, and wants to wake up from their turkey coma at 1am to go stand outside of Best Buy on Randall Rd...uh let me know.
Monday, November 24, 2008
So I finally saw Twilight Saturday night. And it was pretty much exactly what I had expected. It followed the story line as well as it could, and I even thought that the casting was right on. Certain scenes that were hard to picture while reading the book, did look sort of cheesy on the screen- but I knew that was coming. The only other thing that annoyed me was the makeup job, especially on Carlisle. A little too much white powder. Other than that, the soundtrack was actually pretty good and Robert Pattinson was kind of hot. I am still working my way through the fourth book. What am I going to post about once I'm finally finished with these?!
Friday, November 21, 2008
*I like Dave because he looks like an overweight Jesus.
*Diego is wonderful because he is a "Spanish man with blue eyes".
* Ankhuser just seems so handsome and educated because "During my incarceration, I have taught myself to speak, read and write Kiswahili and also I have taught myself T'ai C'hi, Yoga and also how to read, write and play music."
*Merle is just a sweeheart because he "met 5 U.S. presidents, but it was nothing compared to the day I met Jesus Christ." Awwww..
*And last but not least, I love Robert because he looks so sexy in those shorts and he's honest and eloquent: "I'm a convicted Bank Robber seven times over. I'll probably never see the light of day again in this lifetime, for all intent and purposes. I'm what many may consider as a personified poster child for bad guys. And so it goes...I'm not everybody's cup of tea."
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday night Eileen and I were sitting around playing with Snapfish. When we decided to go out and meet up with her boyfriend and his friends. Needless to say, the night ended up with me shoving mac and cheese pizza down my throat at 1:30am. And it was DELICIOUS!
Saturday we planned a little girls night, just for the heck of it. There was some catching up, trying on Jaime's engagement ring, Homemade Pizzas, playing some card game that I was AWFUL at and then a delightful little dance party. This really just consisted of us stomping around in our heels, Eileen carrying/swinging Bruiser around and everyone arguing over which song to play next. We then headed to Casey Moran's and no one really remembers what exactly we did there and how we got home. After piecing timing together the next morning, it turns out that Eileen must have spent a good hour asleep in my bed spooning Bruiser.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
All victims tested positive after being drugged, assaulted at a sex party.
The Groningen District Court found the two guilty of severe assault for injecting semiconscious men with HIV-infected blood at sex parties between January 2006 and May 2007.
Peter M., 49, who was also convicted of rape, was sentenced to nine years in prison and Hans J., 39, received a five-year sentence.
"By committing these acts, (Peter M.) has shown himself to have a serious lack of respect for the rights of others," the three-judge panel's written ruling said. "While he knew from his own experience what far-reaching consequences are tied to an infection with HIV, he repeatedly attempted to bring this same hurt to others."
Prosecutors had argued that the two men, along with a third who was acquitted of major charges, had drugged the 14 victims and intentionally infected them.
But in Wednesday's ruling, judges said while the victims all had HIV, it could not be proven that they were infected by the injections because they willingly took part in orgies where gay men had unprotected sex.
The judges also said allegations the victims were given GHB, known as a "date rape" drug, were also unproven.
The suspects were not charged with attempted murder since Dutch courts have held that HIV is a chronic illness rather than an inevitably fatal one.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
A vision in pink.
Overall, the show is definitely not as good as Orange County or New York. However, I will still watch it when I have nothing better to do.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday morning my Dad and I ran a couple errands and then got food at San Franos. Now, San Franos is a little hole in the wall that my Dad loves, but his cholesterol doesn't need. I decided to go the healty route and have more poutine. Then it was off to the wedding!
The wedding took place in Hamilton at a Polish Catholic church. It was a really cute church and the ceremony wasn't too long (you know those Catholics!) Afterwards we went to a classy bar called the Honest Lawyer to kill time before the reception. The reception took place at a renovated train station and was awesome. There was another (larger) wedding going on in another room. So, in true K fashion we ended up trying to sabotage them by the end of the night. And by sabotage I mean we wrote in their guest book and drank from their open bar. What? We're rebels! The speeches were great and my cousin's band played. I colored with my little cousin Evan (he did not like my artistic talent).
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Things I have done:
1) Gone skydiving (over the Swiss Alps- it doesn't get much better)
2) Got PADI certified (In Turks and Caicos)
3) Backpacked around most of Europe
4) Saw the paleolithic cave drawings in Lascaux
5) Lived in a foreign country
6) Learned another language
7) Crawled up the "Holy Stairs" on my knees in Rome
8) Been inside some of the most famous cathedrals in the world
9) Posed in a phone booth in London
10) Went white water rafting
11) Skied in Colorado
12) Been horseback riding
13) Seen a space shuttle take off
14) Been to Disneyland, Disney World and Euro Disney
15) Taken a train ride to the East coast (never again)
16) Overcome fears (heights would have been one of those)
17) Bottled Holy Water in Lourdes
18) Eaten at the Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower
19) Waited 3 hours to see Pope John Paul's tomb in the Vatican
20) Taken pictures of The David, the Creation of Adam and many other things that you weren't supposed to take pictures of.
21) Celebrated my 21st bday in Nice
22) Went through the catacombs in Paris
23) Been to a strip club in Cedar Rapids (classy)
24) Spent $31 on 2 coca colas in Paris
25) Saw a naked old man in Ibiza
26) Worked with kids with disabilities
27) Got a puppy!
Ok of course I've done a million more things, I just can't think of them right now. It doesn't hurt to remember what you have done while always planning what you will do.
Things I HAVE to do:
1) Backpack through Thailand (I'm obsessed)
2) Train through India
3) Pay my parents back for everything they've given me (see, I'm not entirely evil)
4) Learn how to snowboard (I have a snowboard and boots- just haven't gone yet)
5) Learn more languages
6) Get actively involved in a philanthropy
7) Go mountain climbing
8) Volunteer at an AIDS clinic in Africa
9) Oktoberfest in Germany
10) Do something completely different for New Years (Note: I HATE New Years and can't wait until I can avoid paying $100 to go to an annoying club)
11) Lose weight
12) I would like to try fasting for 48 hours (there is NO way I could make it)
13) See the pyramids
14) Be able to meditate
15) Meditate in the Taj Mahal
16) Ride an elephant (ever since I saw Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
17) Go to Tibet
18) Machu Picchu
19) Live with barely any possessions for as long as I can (I give it an hour)
20) Go to NYC
21) Get a job at a pub in Ireland or Scotland
22) Learn how to surf (I would be terrible)
23) Save someones life
24) Run a half marathon
25) Be in a movie (And no, this doesn't count)
26) Meet someone new each day
27) Get a tattoo in Thailand (I know, I'm weird)
28) Have kids (eventually)
29) Be him
30) Eat something bizarre in Marrakesh
31) Help the environment
Ok, I could go on for days, but I have a wedding to get to in Canada this weekend!
Whats on your bucket list?