Wednesday, May 17, 2006

story time at JAQQ

its story time!

i'm the kind of person who LOVES telling stories. No, i dont mean fictional kinds: i'm not gonna type up some cutesy story of a pennyless girl who ended up marrying a prince.

i'm talking about real stories that happen to me. When in college, i worked in the library [no, i'm not a nerd]. And each time i went in, i'd share my latest stories. Well, the one guy said: "your stories are always lame." i took offense to that.

one day i came in with a GREAT story though. That morning i had been to the local gas station to buy some coffee. Yum! I love french vanilla coffee with french vanilla creamer. so good... Well, as i went to get my coffee, i noticed that it was all empty. SAD DAY! the little old lady behind the counter said: "oh here-- i just made a new pot of it." So, she thought she'd be nice and pour it for me.

Unfortunately, her aged hands werent quite so steady-- She poured scalding hot coffee all over my hand!!!

the first thought that crossed my mind was: "She's somebody's grandmother." So, i didnt scream, i didnt cuss, i didnt throw a fit. I just breathed in, breathed out, and said "its okay. no problem."

Then i proceeded to drive to college, though one-handed since my burned hand was in so much pain. I walked into the library and shared my story-- which this guy claimed was equally lame.

Question for my readers:
1) Is my story really that lame?
2) Share your own story with us!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

The Ups and Downs of Finales

Tis the season... when season finales are coming around on tv. Some of them are terrible- they leave you with a huge cliff-hanger of an ending, like "Oh crap! My favorite character might be dead!"

Then there's the great season finales- they leave off on a happy side, having your wildest fantasies come true.

And you have some that do both. So I'd call them "So-Sos" or some such word.

But despite which kind of season finale it is, they all have one common suckiness in common- You have to wait until September to find out what happens next! Talk about torture. Plus having to deal with reruns all summer long!

So, I absolutely LOVE the tv show "The Office" on NBC. It is so freakin' funny! But the main reason I love it is because of the underlying love triangle of Roy, Pam, and Jim. Pam has dated Roy since high school, and they are now engaged. Pam and Jim are best friends at "the office." Jim secretly loves Pam, and Pam secretly loves Jim, but she feels stuck. (None of this is ever said outloud- Just in certain looks, etc.) Well, on Thursday's season finale... Jim tells Pam that he loves her... She says she just sees him as a friend. He sheds a tear and leaves. (Boy broke my heart!) Well, she goes and calls Mommy dearest and sounds all confused. Jim walks in, Pam hangs up the phone, and without saying anything, Jim goes right up to her and kisses her. She, in turn, kisses him back. I started cheering! It's about time! And then it ended. So, it was a happy ending. But it sucks having to wait until September to see what happens next- does she dump Roy, regret kissing Jim, run away scared? Who knows! But for now- I'm sticking with the "excited" bit.

Then, you have your series finales. Those suck, cuz you hate to see a good show go. But at the same time... Now you have some closure. It'll be sad to see Alias, West Wing, and Will & Grace go.

There are some good summer series on. TNT has an awesome one called "The Closer" and USA has a show called "The 4400," which is AMAZING!!! If you've never seen "The 4400," get it on DVD. I promise you that you'll love it! The 1st season only had 5 episodes. The 2nd seson had 12. The third season is starting June 11th. I'm so excited! It's about 4400 people who were abducted over the period of 50 (or so) years. Then, all at one time, they all reappear. The government is trying to figure out what happened and what to do with these people, especially when it becomes apparent that many of them have "special powers." Season 2 left with a HUGE cliff-hanger. So I'm glad it starts up again soon.

Well, share your thoughts on season finales. Any good ones, bad ones, so-so ones? Let's hear it!

Check out this website for an awesome video of Pam and Jim. If you've never seen the show, you can still check it out. See what great stuff you're missing!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Well Hello There Mr. Officer... Part 2

So last week, my dad got pulled over by a cop. He was going 70 in a 35 zone (or something close to that... I forget the particulars). I guess the cop was feeling particularly forgiving that day, because he let Pops off with just a warning. Talk about LUCKY! I mean, seriously! You can get your licence taken away for going 20 over the speed limit.

Now comes the question.

Are you a smooth talker? Can you get yourself out of a speeding ticket? Or, if you're like me and have never been pulled over, what do you think you'd do?

Be silly or serious with your responses. I love them all!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Well Hello There, Mr. Officer... Part 1

So, a cop car almost hit me yesterday. So that got me thinking... Hmmm, maybe there could be a question in here about that.

So I came up with this:

You know how women are always saying that they have a thing for a man in uniform. Well, ladies, do you? And which kind of uniforms? Police, military, etc?

And guys- you aren't getting off the hook. I then started wondering... Do guys have a thing for women in uniform? Or is a turn off?

And then, what is it about the uniform that makes the person appealing? Just the looks? Or the meaning behind the uniform?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

what would you do??? [get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses...]

Okay, so awhile back i saw a little segment on TV news testing the whole "good samaritan" principle. Trying to see if people would help a victim. This time, a child.

On a really busy street in NY, a man was kidnapping a 12 year old girl. He'd walk up to her and say: "where have you been? i've been looking everywhere for you!" [pretending to be her dad, mad that she ran away.] He grabbed her arm and started dragging her away. She was screaming out: "leave me alone! leave me alone! you're not my dad!"

And, did people stop? Did anyone even call 911???
What would you have done?

They went thru this time after time. For over 2 hours. And NO ONE intervened. I couldnt believe it. Finally, two guys did come to the rescue; it was kinda comical-- b/c they were gonna beat the crap out of the guy; he quickly let go of the girl, but his hands in the air, and shouted out to them: "TV! this is for tv. The cop is right over there!" [b/c the whole thing was being very supervised.]

It made me so sad, and so MAD! this is a child's life at stake. A defenseless child. And no one helped.

What would you have done?
Will thinking about this now change what you may do in a future situation?