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Random Thoughts on Random News in No Particular Order

Posted in Advertising, Life, Movies and Theatre, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2013 by urbannight

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1. Apparently two movies opened and totally bombed as Oz stayed in first place. These were The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. I have a theory here. Lack of advertising. I’ve not seen a trailer for either at any of the films I’ve seen and I’ve never heard of either title so they can’t have advertised very hard at all. You can’t expect to fill the theaters if you don’t advertise. The article says there was a strong marketing push for Burt Wonderstone. I wonder where that marketing money was spent?
2. North Dakota is passing a strict abortion law that would ban abortions at around 6 weeks into the pregnancy. Some people don’t even know they are pregnant until after that point. It’s just not a human being at that point. I’m just so sick of men controlling women’s reproductive rights and I really think it is wrong that any person has the right to tell another person she must have a baby she can’t afford, or care for, or any reason. But at the same time said people don’t want to do any thing to help the mother’s or the babies once the child is actually born and actually exists as another person.

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3. Some Sheriff in Colorado is refusing to enforce two gun control laws. One is requiring the background check when transferring ownership of guns between two people and another limiting the size of gun magazines. He says they will be impossible to enforce so he isn’t going to bother. I didn’t know law enforcement was allowed to pick and chose what they want to enforce or not enforce. How hard would the first one really be to enforce? You have to do something similar when transferring a car. Of course, a car is a lot more obvious if it isn’t plated. People see it going down the road. A gun isn’t so obvious. As for magazine size, if it holds to many rounds, it is illegal. Sounds simple. It’s not like they want to run around and examine every single gun. It’s more a case of getting in trouble if you get caught with one. Sure, he is correct when he says that it won’t stop the criminal from getting guns. But laws against murder are not stopping murderers, so does that mean we should stop arresting people for murder?

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4. Tiny homes are adorable. Very cute. I think it triggers that spot in me that really desired a play house as a child. I could probably manage in a 600 sq ft one but the 220 sq ft ones are totally insane. I would probably need three of them. One to live in, one for my books, and one for my stitching and scrapbooking supplies. It’s the 120 sq footers that really get me. The shower is too tiny to turn around in, there is a sink and a stove but no place to cut and prep your meal. The photos were at such weird angles that you could not get any idea of the layout. Where was the bed/sofa in relation to the ‘kitchen’ and exactly where was that miniscule shower located? The single person dwelling had a toy shed behind it. A shed anyway, with several toddlers toys in front. There isn’t room in that box for an adult and a child. Where did the toddler sleep? Maybe the shed. The shed looked like it was bigger than the house. The 612 sq footer was over half a million. 649,000$. A little over a thousand dollars a sq ft. But the photos show that the materials were all high end, with a very fancy shower mosaic, and high end appliances. Very Top Drawer, so to speak.

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Stringing Random Quotes into One Chain of Thought.

Posted in Entertainment, Life, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by urbannight

sad-world-we-live-in My random thoughts and quotes are not completely random. They are random but taken from the quotes included on my tear-away calendar. I tossed them in a stack and when I started to flip through them, I saw a pattern or a story.

“Show me somebody who is always smiling, always cheerful, always optimistic, and I will show you somebody who hasn’t the faintest idea what the heck is really going on.” – Mike Royko

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I don’t know who Mike Royko is, but I think he has it right. If on is facing the world with open eyes, then one would have trouble being that happy when faced with the crappy place the world happens to be. Or maybe they just aren’t smart enough to see what is before them. Ernest Hemingway seems to think so… “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

There is an odd truth in this. The more I know the more disillusioned I am. The more I know the more I tend to hate humanity as a whole. The more I know the less hope I have for this planet. The more I know the less hope I have for my own future.

The more I know the more I think the planet needs to start over. People are inherently selfish, which is the true root of all evil.

Dostoevsky must have felt a certain amount of this because he said, “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.”

There is a reason I don’t read the Russians. Too depressing.

The Russians seem to really relate to depressing things. A Russian Proverb is “If you wake up and you’re not in pain, you know you’re dead.” You can say the same thing in three words. Life is Pain.

This concept seems to fly right over the head of Paris Hilton who seems to think that “Everything bad that can happen to a person has happened to me.” I don’t think she truly understands the depth of bad things that can happen to people.

Obsession

Posted in Apartments, Art, Books, Entertainment, Food, Hobby, Life, Movies and Theatre, Photography, Science, Tea, Technology, Television, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by urbannight

I signed up for a Pinterest page.  I now understand how people say it can get obsessive and one can get lost in it.  Hopefully I will emerge from it soon. 

Things I’ve found on it:

Books, Movies, Food, Art, Decor, Homes, Style, Space, Science Fiction, Star Wars, Comics, Daleks, Tardis, Doctor Who, Nature, Scenery, and pretty much everything under the sun.

 

Random Religious Thought of the Day

Posted in Entertainment, Religion, Uncategorized, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by urbannight
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Sometimes I think the strangest  things.  Like this one:

What if the whole of Judeo-Christian religion started out as a human misunderstanding and misrepresentation of a REALLY bad breakup between Lilith and Lucifer?

Random News of the Day

Posted in Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by urbannight

Who is Emanuel Steward and do I care that he has died?

 

 No, I do not.  Why? Because, according to his family, he is not dead.  He IS recuperating from surgery. 

 

Apparently, he is the Godfather of Detroit boxing.  Now, because of this wording, I’m imaging a boxing Mafia.  Men in long silk shorts and boxing gloves trying in vain to hold onto their tommy guns while clinging onto to the side of old cars with wide running boards you can stand on. 

 

Boxing gloves are not conductive to this kind of activity.

 

He supposedly ‘nurtured and guided’ people to world titles in the 1980’s.  It seems to me that boxing has been around a lot longer than that, even in Detroit.  If one is a ‘godfather of boxing’ shouldn’t one have been involved with it for a LOT longer than that?

 

A town in Florida is declaring war on baggy pants.  Despite the photo’s of people in generously wide pants, what they really mean in pants that are below the waistline and expose the undergarments or the skin. 

 

Some people say it is really to give the cops more ability to do ‘stop and frisk’ activities.  If they are really trying to cut down on crime, leave the baggy pants alone.  While it may not STOP crime, it will make it easier to catch people as they trip and stumble because of their own clothing.

Random Thougts at 1:00 am.

Posted in Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2012 by urbannight

I went to be ‘on time’ for a change and am now awake.  So what are the random thoughts of a person at 4:00 am?
I’m really tired of blowing my nose and having chapped nostril edges.  Sniffling, Sneezing, and not Breathing is not conductive to sleep.  Or driving.  Nothing worse than a massive sneezing fit that won’t stop when you are driving.

What’s with all these celebrities having babies.? It is everywhere on the online media.  It’s like the new ‘it’ thing to do.  I don’t see the big deal either.  They all go on like they just did something no one else can do.  Despite the fact that women have been popping out babies since the beginning of time.  It’s so natural that even animals can do it.

I hate pictures of Romney and Ryan and their giant grins. Even from the start, before I know a lot about Romney, he always looked insincere and like he was compensating for something. Much like a used car salesman trying to distract you from the problems with the car using showmanship. Paul Ryan looks like a bully laughing at someone he just sent flying into a pile of poo.  And when they show them together, with those huge, ‘shit eating’ grins, they look like a couple of snake oil salesmen celebrating how much money they scammed from the small town hick’s.

When I want to read a news article, I want to READ it.  I don’t want a video.  I hate video news articles.  I can read the info faster than they can tell it to me.   Don’t waste my time with videos.

I use Firefox on one monitor and Explorer on the other.  I wish it would let me select different home pages for each program.  I would use Yahoo on Firefox and MSN on Explorer.  That way I can get into MSN games and play while doing other stuff on Firefox.  I love playing Jigsaw, but it only gives 3 puzzles at a time.  I wish there was a greater varied of puzzles at all times.  And I finally beat Mahjongg Dimensions. There is only three levels.  That is kind of sad.

I really need to go back to sleep.  My brain isn’t really functioning right now.

 

 

The Stolen Survey

Posted in Entertainment, Life with tags , , , on October 9, 2012 by urbannight

Okay, I stole a survey.   I want to work on a story during my down time so I thought I would crank out this survey instead.  Someone else did it and I thought it was a good idea.  Everyone likes surveys and quizzes, right?

A. Age: 42

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore you hate: All of them.  Cleaning the bathroom most of all.  Or taking out garbage.

D. Dogs: I like them.  Okay, I love them.  I do some dog sitting.  I own cats.

E. Essential start to your day: Sleeping in.  I don’t like mornings.

F. Favorite color: Many.  But Black in general.  It works well with all the other colors I like.

G. Gold or silver: Both depending on the base color you are going with.  I’m lucky enough to be able to wear both.  But really, I would choose copper.

H. Height: 4’11”

I. Instruments you play: Flute and Piano! Not that I’ve done either in over a decade.  Anyone got a spare flute they want to send me?  I wanted to replace mine and as I have no idea where it went.  Turns out used ones cost two or three times as much as mine cost when it was new. 

J. Job title: Officially: Claims technician 2.

K. Kids: I wanted them but not at this age.

L. Live: Omaha. It is a cosmic joke.  I wanted to move to Alaska and somehow ended up in Nebraska.

M. Mom’s name: I’m not sure I should be telling. 

N. Nicknames: None now.  Many in the past.  Abby (for abnormal), Poet, Sprite, Queenie, Moon, to name a few.

P. Pet peeve: People who talk on cell phones at the store, especially when in front of the cashier.  Other drivers.  All of them.  I want the road to myself.  People who honk their horns.

Q. Quote from a movie: “A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having.” V for vendetta. 

R. Right or left handed: Both.

S. Siblings: One, Sister, Younger, she had all the children.  She wanted to leave town and I wanted to stay and have a family.  Sometimes I think we got the lives the other was supposed to have had.

T. Time you wake up: Between 6:00  and 8:00 am.  Depends on if it is a work day or not.

U. Underwear: Yes, but I’m wondering what this is really asking.  

V. Vegetables you dislike: Tomatoes.  Despite the fact they look delicious and make my mouth water.  The taste never lives up to the beauty of a good tomato.

W. What makes you run late: traffic and over sleeping.  I love sleep.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Feet, legs, ankles, teeth, chest.

Y. Yummy food you make: Oreo cheesecake! Also, beef stew, oyster stew, scalloped potatoes with ham.

Z. Zoo- favorite animal: Big cats and Primates!  But only if the zoo is set up with animal appropriate habitats.