Friday, June 29, 2007

Let's Say I Break into Your House...

The best letter to the editor I've ever read:

Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.

Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely.

Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.
Let's say I break into your house.
Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave.
But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors.
I've done all the things you don't like to do.
I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).

According to the protesters:
You are Required to let me stay in your house
You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan
You are Required to Educate my kids
You are Required to Provide other benefits to me and to my family
(my husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).

If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.

It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself.

I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house.

And what a deal it is for me!!!

I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.

Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you to learn MY LANGUAGE!!! so you can communicate with me.

Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?! Only in America ....if you agree, pass it on (in English). Share it if you see the value of it.

If not blow it off......... along with your future Social Security funds, and a lot of other things.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Blue Man Group

This week was pretty exciting. Even with no school I'm keeping busy.

Last Sunday was Luke's baptism. It was pretty amazing...the kid didn't cry (definitely a first). It was nice to get together and celebrate that.

I had the chance to shadow a radiologist on Friday. I got to see some of the different stuff they do and also got to watch a procedure. I got a lot out of that; definitely an interesting experience. After that, I came home, watched the shuttle land, and went over to the the hospital. The ER was as busy as usual (meaning it was insane). After getting spit and sworn upon I met Jon and we headed up to meet my dad and sister in Vegas to help Andi and Karl move. Needless to say, Friday was a busy day. Hey, that rhymed.

On Saturday night we went and saw the Blue Man Group. Karl "knows a guy" so we actually got the tickets free. I'll sum up the show in one word: awesome. The visual effects were amazing and the music pretty cool. We really had a good time. And the price was right, too.

Band sectional on Tuesday at 2. Be there.

The iPhone launches on Friday night although it appears a select few have already gotten a hold of one. Many are predicting it will be a big hit; others a big flop. I'm gonna say that it's going to be big for a little while then die out.

The Aurora Boreals are amazing to look at from earth, but the view from space is pretty breathtaking also.

The new way to contribute to a green earth: the rubber Emo Bulb! The perfect energy saving solution for emos, goths and blind people.

Police aren't responding to your "petty" call? This guy found a solution.

I think I found the secret to Asian success...they can remove their head! Silly Asians.

That's all for now...I think I'm going to go get my free Jamba Juice.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Viva el Cuarto de Emergencia

Summer is nice. Even with school part-time it's nice to relax a little bit.

We went up to Vegas last weekend to see Andi, Karl and Matt. Matt is getting to be quite the personality. Karl, my dad and I went to the 51's (Dodger Triple-A team) game on Saturday. It was pretty cool because former Dodger all star, Ron Cey aka "The Penguin" was there. Although I don't think he was too excited to be there, it was cool to see him and get a pic and autograph. After that, we met up with some guy that Karl treated who is the VP of marketing for the 51's. He was a really cool guy; we were able to sit right up behind home plate for the last two innings and got to walk out through the dugout. Fun stuff.

If anybody has any interest in a nice second home in Vegas, drop me an email...I can hook you up.

I started working in the ER last Friday. That place is insane. I call patients, take vitals, and then transport the patent wherever they need to go. I have to admit, it is a lot more fun than the pharmacy. Some of the stuff was pretty out there...chopped of fingers, run-over feet, wood chunks in the eye, etc. It's definitely a new experience, but I really like it so far.

President "Bubble Head" Bush visited Albania last week to a very praising crowd. It seems the whole country loves him. Well, maybe all except one or two. I tend to agree with those one or two. If you jump the clip to around 50 seconds you notice he has a watch on his left hand. Give it about 10 seconds and that sucker is gone.

The infamous Mac browser Safari has been released for Windows. I have yet to try it, and honestly no clue why Apple would release it for PC.

Be careful where you park in LA. I would hope that's part of the ad, but either way its a pretty creative idea.

An Oregon middle school student made the obvious observation that the school water was just..."weird." Unlike the many of us who have made this same observation, he took action, tested the bacteria content, and found that the toilet water was cleaner than the water from the water fountain. Reminds me of the green water in anatomy. Good times.

That's about it for now. I'm gonna go take another nap...I love summer.

Friday, June 08, 2007

I'm Disgusted

And right now, every major news network and every cable news channel has continuous live "breaking" coverage of the return to jail of a "celebrity" who will not be named on this blog.

That's sick.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

School's Out!

In the (not-so) wise words of Alice Cooper, School's out for summer! Unfortunately the case is not so for me, but for everybody else out there, congrats and enjoy. Summer school starts tomorrow. I can hardly wait.

For my Senior Project I think I'm doing something related to the EMS (Emergency Medical Service). I'm hoping to do my paper on the efficiency and different techniques of the EMS system. For the project, I got approved to transfer to ER for the hospital and I'm working on negotiating some paramedic ride-alongs to rack up the hours, and as a "culminating activity" I think I'll take a class to pick up a more advanced BLS (basic life support) certification. Now I just need a worries, just a minor detail.

QHHS graduation was Thursday evening. We played Pomp and Circumstance 15 times for 900 [EDIT: 775. I stand corrected.] grads in the wind. AVC graduation was Saturday morning. We played Pomp and Circumstance 20 times for 1100 graduates in the sun. All band misery aside, congratulations to the class of 2007...we're gonna miss you guys.

Section leaders were announced last week and it was decided that we're going back to two per section. I got it again along with Emily, so that was pretty cool. All the other sections were pretty much as expected. Next year should be a fun marching season.

Microsoft announced the Microsoft Surface last week. It's basically a glorified table blotter-type thing. It's interactive; you view and resize pics, write notes, etc with built in wifi. Looks pretty cool.

A man trying to pay a fee using $2 bills was arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail after clerks at a Best Buy store questioned the currency's legitimacy and called police. I love people.

From the National Spelling Bee. Look carefully...anything wrong? Kinda ironic.

We all knew the iPhone had a lot of features, but I had no idea it was this revolutionary.

That's it for now...I'm gonna go take a much needed nap.

Saturday, June 02, 2007