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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Who Would You Pick...? 

MSNBC is allowing readers to post their suggestions who should be the next Wonder Woman. Some of the actresses suggested were awesome and the other were ...omg..."forbit!"

So, who would you suggest to be cast as the next Wonder Woman?


Peace, At Last... 

Terri Schiavo just recently passed away today. Rest in peace, Terri.


It's a Boy! 

Congratulations to Cindy and Dane on their newest addition to the family, Dylan!

Will post some pics when I see them later this week.


Wednesday, March 30, 2005


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M-Vader with Darth Vader and C-3PO

I just thought this was cute. M&M will be selling their dark chocolate version of the candies, for a limited time, just in time for the release of Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Their pitch: "Go to the Dark Side."


I'm not sure how often I'll be blogging for the next few days. Along with yesterday, I'll be having something due everyday all the way til next Wednesday, with the exception of the weekend. Saturday is CobraFest and I'm hoping that I can make it if I can finish all the stuff I'm supposed to do for my part for RAD.

My computer at home is still misbehavin'! Waiting for a friend to come over and see if he can fix it. It is a bummer when you can't use your own computer! Argh!

ta ta...


Monday, March 28, 2005


I was shown this by someone and I thought these were interesting words to live by. I couldn't believe that I had never read nor heard this before.


Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.


Time in ASL... 

I came across this clock in a community blog.

I wished I had saved the url for this one particular clock. It simply showed a hand writing down the time. However, in the seconds section, the hand was constantly writing down numbers. After each number, the hand would tear off the sheet of paper and throw it away and immediately write down the next number. Anyone remember that one?


Real Women Have Curves 

Real Women Have Curves was an enjoyable movie. Filmed with a Hispanic cast even made it more enjoyable for me.

The movie had me and KT laughing in some parts. In some other parts of the movie, I kept telling KT that it was so true in regards to the Hispanic cultural norms.

This movie is basically about a young teenager, Ana, who has just graduated from high school. She wanted to go on to college but her family told her that it would be in the best interest of the family for her to stay and work to help out the family. She also has to deal with her mother's constant berating about her weight. She's pressured to lose weight so that she can get married. Her older sister is overweight and hasn't landed herself with a man. Therefore, the mother works harder on Ana with the hopes she'll get grandchildren.

Overall, I highly recommend this movie, especially if you enjoyed Tortilla Soup or What's Cooking? I totally loved how a struggling Hispanic family was portrayed in this film with no exaggeration.

It made me miss my own family, especially my mother while watching this movie. I definitely wanna own a DVD of this movie.


Your Superhero(ine) is...? 

I got this from Mark, who got this from another blogger.

Create your own superhero!

Let me know. I'll let you know when I create mine.


Welcome, Cookie... 

I'd like to extend a welcome to Cookie into the blogging world.

I look forward to her stories about her experiences with the Peace Corps. While she was in the PC, she would send out a mass update about her experiences. They were so descriptive that you actually felt you were there and made you wish you were actually there with her. I'm sure she has tons more to share. Awesome girl!

Cookie will be participating in the 40 mile walk for Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Please help her meet her goal as she will be contributing her time and effort to help find a cure. (Go to her blog and click on her Avon link if you want to help by donating. I tried to add the link here but received an error message for doing so.)

Again, welcome to the blog world, Cookie!


Living Wills... 

Thanks to KT for telling me about this particular site in regards to creating your own living will.

LegacyWriter provides a questionnaire that will then create a legally-binding living will for you. You just have to sign it after you print it out (after you pay for it too) and voila, you're done.


5 More Weeks! 

It feels so good to be back at work, only for one reason...access to the Internet! The computer at home has been misbehaving and has forbidden access to the Internet. Isn't that frustrating?!?! So, I'm behind on emails, blogs and news. So, I'll be posting quite a number of entries today. So, keep checking my blog throughout the day.

We had an awesome time at the circus on Thursday night. I'll be posting some pictures here whenever I can get the computer to behave. I didn't take many pictures of the circus itself because there were constant motions and it didn't show up well in the camera. However, I did take a few and will post them here soon.

Friday was a nice break from class because it was cancelled and so will this Friday's class. Yay! This week will be a heavy week for me and KT as we have exams, papers and a presentation due. However, I just keep telling myself that it's only 5 more weeks til school is over for the summer. I so cannot wait!

Sunday was Easter. The weather was just gloomy. We got up and went downstairs. KT had some Easter gifts for me. What was funny was that we both got each other the same card game, Zigity, for Easter. So, we'll have to return one. Of course, we got each other some candies, which is perfect because I've just been craving for some.
We went out for brunch with Jon, Krista, Wendi, Maureen and the kids at Chesapeake Bay. It's been a tradition for the past 4 years or so. Came home and relaxed a bit. Then, we headed out to Fairfax to hang out with the Officer Family and Cindy's folks. It was our second time there and still have traffic on a Sunday. There's not supposed to be traffic on the weekends, right?!?!
We had an awesome time with these people. Played Zigity with them and I have to say that it was an interesting game. It's very similar to Uno in some ways. While we were playing, we got into some deep philosophical discussions and it was enjoyable. KT and I had to reinforce each other to leave early. We enjoy their company so much that previously we've came home extremely late and then come into work late or whatever. But, we're not complaining! *wink*
Cindy is having her baby soon this week so we know we'll definitely be seeing the family again!
I took some pictures for this small Easter gathering and will post some pictures as well...soon! (Well, might be longer because we forgot to bring our digital camera. So, we went into a store and got a disposable camera. Hafta go get it developed.)

That pretty much summed up our Easter weekend. Simple and relaxing.

Have a great day!


Thursday, March 24, 2005


I'm looking forward to going to the circus tonight! It was an annual tradition with my parents and I to go to the circus whenever they came into town. I love going there and begging my parents to get me a thing or two.

Then, I came to DC for Gallaudet. From there, I hadn't been back to the circus. Last year, I told KT that I miss going to the circus and would love to see one in town. So, when the circus came last year, I decided to surprise KT with tickets to the circus. We really enjoyed ourselves there. I was surprised to learn that it was KT's first time to the circus. I thought for sure everyone has been to one. Not!

Well, tonight we'll be going with Roe, her sister, Elizabeth, Cliff and the Officer family. Last night, I just found out that it'll be Cliff's first time to the circus. Wowie!

I will try my darnest to take some pictures. KT and I do carry our digital camera to places and events but we're just so awful with actually taking pictures. Seriously, I wanna take some pictures and post them here later.

My weekend starts tonight because tomorrow's class has been cancelled. Yay-ness! However, I do have to try to complete one take-home test before I can actually enjoy the rest of Easter weekend.


If you were paid a generous amount of money in order for a company to post an advertisement on your forehead for a month, would you do it? (I had read a more recent article about it but could not locate it online so the above link would have to do it.)


Wednesday, March 23, 2005

His Essence... 

I thought it was very interesting about a company, in South Dakota, making candles with a fragrance that's supposed to be the "essence" of Christ.

They claim that they have found a clue in the Bible, Psalms 45:8, where Christ's garments emit fragrances of myrrh, aloes and cassia. Since the creation of this particular candles, it has been selling like there's no tomorrow.

An interesting quote from one person:

"You can`t see him and you can`t touch him. This is a situation where you may be able to sense him by smelling. And it provides a really new dimension
to one`s experience with Jesus."

I am curious to sniff out this candle. One reason, I don't think I've ever smelled cassia before. Secondly, I am curious the over fragrance from the candle.

I just thought this was interesting...


Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Will the Real Pope Please Stand? 

Now, why have I never heard about this before? Did you know?

Spanish "True Pope" Sect Leader Dies


Bringing Home the Bacon... 


Is work fun for you or is it the job from hell? Sometimes I have a productive day at work and other days, it's been a long day. Some days I like (not love) my job and some days I HATE it. Hopefully, when I get my Master's, I'll eventually land a job that I'll love. *crossing fingers*

However, some days I'll reflect and wonder why do we, Americans, work an average of 40 hours a week. Wouldn't it be nice to work like 20 to 30 hours and get paid with the equivalent of 40 hours? I know that most of you have complained that the days are short and you feel like there's never enough time to do anything else. Sometimes we'd wish there were more hours in a day than 24.

Previously, France only had a 35 hour work week. However, no more of that. Work hours will be increased. Apparently, they had did this with the hope to curb unemployment but it is still rising. Hmmm, interesting. The French thought that by working less hours, unemployment would go down because that would give corporations a chance to hire more people to work the extra available hours. However, it did not work.

(On a side note, I wonder what are the average work hours per week in other countries. More? Less?)

I dunno about you but wouldn't it be great to be able to work less hours, along with a great pay, and yet still have time to enjoy the rest of the day? I feel like I go into work in the mornings and come out in the evenings. I don't get to enjoy the day or feel the sun rays' warmth. I'd love to be able to work less hours and still be able to come out of work and enjoy a portion of the afternoons. Wouldn't that be lovely?!?

Ahem. I better get back to work.

ta ta...


Monday, March 21, 2005

How Much is a Full Body Lipo? 

Friday was nice to be off from school and work. Last week was Spring Break, so KT and I did have a break from school. However, we still had to work. KT was off from work Thursday and Friday. I was off on Friday.

Anyways, on Thursday, he had his "me" time along with some errands to complete. Friday, I had my "me" time. KT went out shopping all day long, just so I could have time to myself at home. Awww, he is really thoughtful. So, it was nice to by myself and do something around the house.

Saturday was a beautiful day. We decided to go out biking. Whooooo, was I out of shape! KT had previously biked to this particular destination which is quite a distance. I thought why not and just enjoy the day. Halfway there and I'm huffing and puffing and shaking. I tried to keep going but I was just out of shape. Now, just how bad is that?!?! We took a short cut home. About 2 or 3 blocks from home, I had to get off the bike and walk the rest. Came home, put my bike away, drank up some water, sat on the couch and napped. I was worn out! When I woke up, my body was sore! Isn't there like an instant pill that makes you lose ALL the extra weight within hours? No? Dammit! Ok, so how much would it be for a full body lipo?

I'm so glad that Spring is here and that it arrived a day early. That should mean that warm weather is near and the days will start to be longer. I can soon come home from work and go out for a little bike riding. I love to bike but just need to get back in shape.

Cliff came over for dinner. Had a good time with him. Played Phase 10 - dice version. (How'cha like that, Cliff?)

Sunday was a gloomy day, thanks to the rain. Had a productive RAD Committee meeting. Came home and enjoyed my last day of Spring Break with KT.

Before heading to bed, we watched Suspiria. Talk about visually stimulating! Trippy! While you might not like the story plot, you will definitely love the props and the colors. Sometimes, I like to watch old movies or shows and laugh at the primitiveness of such technology or plots, which were considered the newest stuff at that time. KT had noticed that it was rated R. I had to laugh because it's like rated PG according to today's standards. Times have changed, eh?

I Googled this movie and apparently is a classic of Dario Argento's. I'd definitely watch this movie again.


Friday, March 18, 2005

Some Movies... 

Earlier this week, KT and I have watched some movies, along with Saw, which I have already blogged about it.

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Dodgeball was ok. This isn't one of Ben Stiller's funniest movies. Some scenes were funny but doesn't stand out. You're not missing anything if you haven't seen this yet.

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Exorcist: The Beginning had started off good but then just plummeted. It couldn't keep your attention on the movie all the way to the end. It could have been shorter and scarier. Again, you're not missing anything if you haven't seen this.

Funny thing I just thought of. My mother was pregnant with me when she saw the original Exorcist with Linda Blair. She told me that there was a really scary scene that she had screamed and the popcorn tub had flew out of her hands into the air, letting the popcorn erupt and land all over the place.

Now, I never saw any of the Exorcist movies. So, 30 years later, I finally see one. Alas, it wasn't scary enough to be enjoyed.

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Now, The Mudge Boy was an interesting movie. KT had seen it not too long ago and had told me about it. When I was watching this movie last night, I kept telling KT that he didn't tell me about some scenes. He just laughed. It is fucked up, especially with the chicken. You just have to watch it to know what I'm talking about. I recommend this movie.

Hmmm, I wanna go to the theatre and watch a movie but there isn't any that really stand out that make me wanna go see it. I wonder what movies will come out in the summer.

Anyways, have a wonderful weekend!

ta ta...


Thursday, March 17, 2005


BTW, Happy St. Paddy's Day!

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Yes, I'm wearing something green. Na-na, na-na, boo-boo!


Mini Blessings... 

Life is filled with mini blessings. My group number for jury duty wasn't selected so I didn't have to go. Now, I can enjoy the rest of my Spring Break.

Life is good...sometimes.


Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The Doctor Is In... 

Besides Dear Abby and Ann Landers, Carolyn Hax is my next favorite advice columnist, featuring in the Washington Post. People often ask her for advice in regards to relationships, of any kind. She's featured on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

I like some of her advice and have caused me to think about what I would've reacted in some situations.

One thing that I like about that that I don't really see from other advice columnists. She will appear online for any feedback/criticism on Fridays.

Maybe it's just me but I just simply like her and her advices. Usually have to create an account to venture into the Post online. However, I thought I'd post today's column here and see what you think of her advice.


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By Carolyn Hax
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 16, 2005; Page C12

Dear Carolyn:

My husband got laid off in 2003. Since then he has floundered through various part-time jobs trying to figure out what to do with his life (he is 28).

He finally figured out he would like to teach and got a full-time sub position at a local school. In the meantime, a fishing trip with his buddies a few states away has been waved in his face. Finally, when he has gotten a foot in the door with full-time employment, he wants to take a week off (and potentially burn bridges) to go fishing. He already went on this same fishing trip a few months ago and can't seem to fathom why I'm against it. Am I wrong to be angry? He has been on what I would consider a vacation for 1 1/2 years.

Fishing for Trouble

Yow. I think my self-esteem felt that one.

And I actually agree with you. Not about his being on vacation, though I suspect that's something you said out of anger and that even you don't believe . . . right?

I agree that after such angst and low-paid suffering, his priority should be his job. If not for his own sake then for yours, since you've had to live with his angst.

Still, you can't make him think like a grown-up. What you can do is ask him to think -- and you can support him if his choice is thoughtful, even if it's not the choice you'd have made.

What I don't suggest you do is harp on it if, ultimately, he merely chooses to be irresponsible. Life is long, his ego is sore and he at least seems to be finding his feet; spare him the lecture unless it becomes clear that his epiphany about teaching was just a ploy to buy more time to fish. Or is it duck.

Dear Carolyn:

A very close friend of mine recently told me he is cheating on his girlfriend. All too common; however, he is cheating on her with her best friend. He tells me he thinks of the best friend as girlfriend material. I told him he has made a promise to his original girlfriend. The thing is, I am just as good friends with her, and she is suspicious. My guilt is killing me. What do I do?


Tell your guilt to go kill your self-absorbed friend.

Lucky you, you get to betray a friend here no matter what -- either the guy, by breaking his confidence, or the girl, by telling a lie of omission.

Since he's the one who forced you into this hole, he's the one to betray. Easy one, really.

Except that betraying him would make you a meddler, which you might see as betraying your own character, and I wouldn't blame you. (Next time your friend decides to be a jerk, by the way, please suggest he make it a solitary pursuit this time, like cheating on his diet.)

Since you can't win, hedge. Tell this ex-boyfriend material that he put you in a vile position and needs to get you back out of it. Now. Because if the girlfriend asks you anything even remotely resembling a question about his fidelity, you're going to tell her the truth.


A Plea and a Bill... 

A Vatican cardinal has issued a plea. He plead to those who have yet to read "The Da Vinci Code",not to because it is anti-Catholic.

Hmmm...I think more people will read it. It's been 2 years since the release and has been printed in 44 languages. That is just phenomenal!


Argh! A bill has been sent to the (Florida) state House and Senate committees with an effort to keep the feeding tube in Terri Schiavo, who has been in a persistent vegetative state. The feeding tube is scheduled to be removed by this Friday.

The legislators, especially Governor Jeb Bush is hoping to have this bill passed by Thursday in order to prevent the feeding tube to be removed. This is just really sad that Terri is not allowed to pass peacefully.

Terri's parents aren't helping either. The doctors say that she is in a persistent vegetative state. The parents say that she is not. Hello, it's been 15 years and you still deny?!?!

You just have to read the article above to read just how inane this whole drama has been.


Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Laurent, SD, Once Again... 

As you may already know, Laurent, SD is actually coming closer to being a reality. You can read Marvin Miller's blog to catch up on the developments.

This morning I was asked a question that led to about 3 different discussions with different people. Some people are actually considering relocating there. Then, I was asked if I would do the same.

Honestly, I have never ever ever thought I would live in South Dakota nor have I desired to do so. Don't get me wrong. I think having a signing community is fabulous. I wonder if John Flournoy would be green with envy from his grave or if he just beaming with joy.

While I think it's fabulous, I believe there are many things to consider before one relocates. However, I hope that Marvin Miller has taken these things into consideration and has addressed them. This town will be built little by little and I'm sure that if any situation arises will be addressed.

I will be a spectator and watch this town. I am curious if it will attract people and corporations. I am curious to see what the future residents will have to say about Laurent.

As for me (and KT), I just don't see myself living there. I do believe in "never say never" because you just never know that I just might end up there. Somehow, I doubt it. However, I wouldn't mind visiting there.

So, let me ask you a question. Would you move to Laurent, where everyone signs? Why or why not?


Monday, March 14, 2005

Rosie O'Donnell... 

There's something just interesting, for some people, to read celebrities' blogs to see and read about their feelings and views on things.

Thanks to Sarah and her blog for letting me know about Rosie O'Donnell.

The NY Times has reported that Rosie O'Donnell has been blogging not too long ago and provided the link to her site. Apparently, she has two but they are both of the same content.


ta ta...


What Would You Do? 

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You have to check out this thriller. I have to say that I enjoyed the movie and had me asking myself and others about what would we do if we were put in that situation. Personally, I think I'd go insane along with the adrenaline pumping throughout my body.

It was like watching Cellular but scarier.

In these intense situations, we all react differently. We become unpredictable. This morning I was reading about the woman in Georgia. She remained calm while she was Brian Nichols' hostage for 13 hours. I have to applaud her for being able to remain calm and create some dialogues with Nichols.

For some of us, we'd scream and cry our head off and probably would have been shot to death.

I am sure some of us have been in some eerie situations, myself included, and our survival mode kicks in. Perhaps, in another blog entry, I'll tell you about some eerie situations I've been in.

Anyways, check out Saw when you can!


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Yesterday, I was reading the Sunday's paper and came across the weekly Parade magazine. I always enjoy reading the annual tradition of showing what people earn across the nation. It is interesting to see how much people make in what they do for a living and where they are located.

Some jobs I thought would rake in some serious money and yet only brought in a low or decent pay. Some jobs I thought were not big money makers and yet they were. Of course, there are so many factors to consider when looking at the salaries earned by various people.

I was thinking to myself, if there was a Deaf version to show how much Deafies earned across the nation, would Deafies be willing to disclose their salaries (accurately, that is)? This is probably a pointless question. However, the reason I asked was because a lot of Deafies are privy to certain information. Their reasons are often that someone is stalking them or that the Deaf world is small and they are not comfortable with disclosing some information.

At the same time, I think it would be interesting to see what Deafies earn to see if we are on the same paying level, or close enough, with our hearing counterparts. Or far from it. Or far ahead of it.

So, if there was an article that showed what Deafies earn across the country, would you disclose your salary?


I just thought the following information, from Washington Post Express, was intersting to share:

2 -- The number of children female cabin crew members for Malaysia Airlines can have before they must resign. They also must retire 10 years earlier than men, at age 45.

Talk about discrimination!


Can you believe that this month will mark 2 years since Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" has been on the market? It's still going strong. The sale has been fantastic that the publisher still hasn't set a date for the paperback edition.


It feels so good to come to work at normal hours. This week is Spring Break from school. Yeah, everyone else is out on vacation, except me and KT. It was nice to sleep in a little and come to work an hour and a half later. We definitely cannot wait til summer rolls around so we can work normal hours.

Well, I better get back to work. ta ta for now...


Saturday, March 12, 2005

One Year! 

Today, my blog is 1 year old!

Wow, a year has passed by and I've actually kept this blog updated on a regular basis. Better than I did with a regular journal...I think it's because it's online and I'm practically glued to the computer.

Before last year, of course, I had never heard of a blog. Ridor was the first to let me know about his. I had read about his for some time before it started to catch on with other people, like with Cliff and Kekua.

When Cliff and Kekua got one of their own, they were after me to get one. I was like...what the heck for? But their persistency paid off and I soon opened one up.

I was reading my very first entry, which you can find in the Archives on the side. It said that if I blog more regularly than Cliff and Kekua, I will slap them so hard that my hand print will be forever "tattooed" on them. And guess what? I have blogged more regularly than them, so it's time for them to get their reward. Oooo, I'm gonna have fun with that!

Anyways, I enjoyed blogging and look forward to another year. I hope that you've enjoyed make a stop here to read up on my life and thoughts. Thanks to all who have made some comments, some have been interesting and some, thought-provoking.

ta ta...


Thursday, March 10, 2005

Good Grief... 

Have you seen this commercial about a reality show, Tiny House?

Man and woman get married and they move into this tiny house, where it looks like it was specifically designed for little people (that is the PC term, right?). They have to live in that house for a year. Clips are shown of their frustration at various places and times. My favorite one is when the husband is getting ready to do the nasty on his wife on the little bed...she's like "you gotta be kidding me!"

And then...

...turns out to be a commerical for Geico insurance.

Hilarious! For awhile, I had actually thought "awmigod, are they for real?!?" Imagine having an actual reality show about that?

Geico got me good on that commerical. Did you fall for that one as well?


Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Stamped With Approval... 

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Regardless of the marriage, she'll never ever can or will replace Princess Diana!

I've never liked Camilla Parker Bowles, who will soon marry Prince Charles on April 8th. The only difference is that the wedding will be "low-key" compared to Diana's wedding. Good!

Stamps have been created and ready for distribution on April 8th for a month. The Queen has approved of the stamps and I'm sure she has received Camilla warmly than Diana has ever been.


Tuesday, March 08, 2005

You're Wacko, Michael! 

I'm sorry but I just don't get Michael Jackson. This isn't the first time that he's been accused of sexual molestation upon minors. Yet, Michael continues to invite kids over to his Neverland home, especially boys, for fun and sleepovers.

Despite his "love" for kids to come over and hang out, he just needs to stop doing that and focus on his two kids, which the public has never seen their face.

The latest development is that the brother of the kid in question (a cancer survivor) has witnessed Michael groping the kid while asleep. Damaging? Yes, it is!

Of course, supporters of Michael will adamantly say that the kids and their parents are just trying to milk major money from Michael. At first, I had agreed but then Michael keeps putting himself in this position by inviting boys to his place for a sleepover. Ok, now that's enough and Michael needs to learn a BIG lesson and not just "a slap on the wrist", which I wouldn't be surprised if he did get that.

There was an interview not too long ago with Michael's mother and one of his brothers. They were asked if they ever had any thought or feeling that there was a ring of truth to these accusations. They adamantly said that they never had a feeling if one of the accusation is true because "Michael would never hurt kids because he loves them so much". Whatever! Wake up and smell the coffee!

Will this be another OJ? Will Michael's fame and fortune allow him to elude the law? Will this be a "he said/she said" scenario, in regards to the notion that people tend to believe those in "power" over the ordinary people?

What do you think?


Monday, March 07, 2005

Wonderful, Wonderful! 

Friday night, KT and I went to see the Vagina Monologues.

I had read the book before, offered by a lesbian friend of mine. I was really impressed with it. Since then, it had been featured on HBO/Showtime and hosted numerous performances. I've always wanted to go and check it out but never had the chance. Just found out that PKZ had hosted one last year or so.

Until this year, I was like...I'm going!

Earlier that day, we had been dealing with some stuff, especially our car. Let's just say that last week was just a LONG week, filled with stress. Friday didn't feel like "TGIF". KT was developing a terrible headache and getting pale. I was just stressed and concerned.

However, thanks to Rosey for offering her room at the dorm for a little relaxation and meeting Jillian. KT was able to rest up while I went out and got dinner for both of us. After we ate and KT was starting to feel better, we decided to head out to watch the performance. (There was a chance that we would not be able to go if KT was still not feeling well.)

We get there and saw CK and turned out that CK was having the same symptoms as KT had earlier. Aww, we know he was there for his wife, Allison but he was just not feeling well but remained there the whole time.

Anyways, I truly enjoyed myself at the performance. Some monologues were hilarious and others, heart-touching. Of course, the highlight was definitely Allison's monologue. It was THE BEST! KT and I were like...our close friends would definitely enjoy this show.

Unfortunately, most of our friends were planning to come for Saturday's performances, but it was sold out! Why did they not buy tickets in advance?!?! All I know is that they missed out a wonderful performance.

I had thought about going to DPHH after the Vagina Monologues but with what happened to our car and dealing with other stuff, I was like...I'm not in the mood to be in a crowded place right now, even though it just happened to be the weekend where old friends have decided to fly/drive into town and hang out. I would have loved to come out and see them but after the show, KT and I were only thinking about coming home, kicking off our shoes and just plop our tired asses on the couch.

Anyways, the money spent on the performance was well worth it. All the women who performed and everyone else (the crew) who helped out all did a wonderful job! Loved it!!!


Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Teen Executions... 

Resulting in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to execute juvenile perpetrators, citing violation on the 8th Amendment on cruel and unusual punishment. The death penalty should only be applied to those aged 18 and older.

I am sure this decision has been received with mixed reactions by the general public. I'm not so sure where I stand on this. I know there are some juveniles who have committed or will commit some horrible crimes and appropriate punishment needs to be meted out.

I guess I have mixed feelings about the death penalty being applied to those only 18 y/o and older. To me, that's like saying that those 17 years old and younger do not know the difference between right and wrong. The hell with that, they know what they're doing and they know that their actions bring consequences. Maybe I'm reading too much into this. However, I am curious if there will be more horrendous crimes committed by juveniles, due to this "protection".

I wonder what Beccaria and Bentham, "fathers" of criminology theories, would say about this.

As a result of this, prosecutors have decided to cease additional trials against Lee Boyd Malvo, citing unnecessary expense. He is already serving life in prison.

What do you think?


Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Evil Weather Forecasters... 

All that hype about getting 6 to 12 inches of snow...and getting only like 1 or 2 inches. KT and I were excited with the possibility of not having to go to work or school today. We wake up and looked outside...what a joke! Mere inches of snow.

These weather people...get us all excited for nothing. Yet, we fall for it just about every time.

On a side note, what's up with the federal government not in sync with schools and other places? My work follows the federal government. If the gov't let its employees go home early, we get to go home early as well. Well, this morning, the schools were either closed or announced delays in classes. The gov't said they will be operating on time. Not that I work for the gov't or have kids or whatever, but this forces the parents to use their annual/sick leave as they have to stay home from work or find some other alternatives to get their kids to school. In this day and age, both parents usually have to work so it'll usually be 1 parent who will have to stay behind at home, using up annual leave.

And that's not just for today but it's been happening previously.


Some time ago, I blogged about Terri Schiavo. Since then, there was some developments but I didn't blog about them. However, I just had to blog about the recent development.

Before I get to that, I'll bring you up to date what's been happening since I last blogged about Terri. Terri's husband, Michael, won an order to have the feeding tube removed from Terri. Within hours, Terri's parents were able to produce a stay to leave the feeding tube in.

This is just tragic because Terri has been in a vegetative state for 15 years. Over time, in a vegetative state, Terri's internal organs, especially her brain, has literally dissolved.

So, what's happening now? Terri's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, asked a judge to grant Terri a divorce from her husband. Their reasons is that they feel that Michael has been committing adultery and not acting for the best interests of Terri. Just how STOOPID is that?!?! First of all, Michael has been trying for YEARS to get the feeding tube removed from Terri because he feels that in would be in the best interests for everyone, including Terri, to let her go from this earth. However, her parents have been able to prevent that from happening. So, I'm sure that Michael, aside from all this, has needs and desires to be fulfilled. After all, Terri cannot meet his needs. Just what is he supposed to do?!?!?

A judge has ruled that the feeding tube will be removed from Terri on March 18th. So, of course her parents are fighting this. So, they came up with this "brilliant" tactic...by having Terri divorce from Michael...so that they can have control over their daughter's so-called life. Hey, what a minute, what about Terri's best interests?

This is just really sad. I know that we never want to let go or say goodbye to our loved ones but that is life. I'm sure that Terri's parents are bitter towards Michael and will continue to be once the feeding tube is removed. They just need to wake up and realize that Michael has been trying to do the best for Terri, all these years.

Once again, if you haven't done so, make out a living will that will dictate to medical professionals whether or not you desire to be resuscitated or put on ventilation systems.

ta ta for now...