Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thirty Mile Zone

So, Keith has been going in to work really early in the mornings, this Summer. That means that I have to find something to watch on early-morning TV. Thankfully, Cheaters comes on at 5am and then TMZ at 5:30am. I've never watched TMZ before, but I find it oddly entertaining that early in the day. Of course, by the afternoon, I'm sickened with myself for having enjoyed it so much.

It's a strange show, and I really sort of can't stand that Harvey guy. He just seems like such a know-it-all. But he also really seems like a HUGE geek, so who knows... he might be kinda fun to know in real life. I sort of doubt it though. I do wish they had some little bios or something (on the show... I'm not going to search this shit down online) on the people who are featured. I don't mean the celebrities that the paparazzi follow around; I mean the people who intro the little pap bits on the show. By the way, how do I get a job at TMZ? I want to know, because I want to work there and stalk that pretty blonde boy. He seems dumb, and he also seems to hate fat chicks, but man... he sure is pretty.

Ok, moving on... here's a list of things that TMZ thinks are important:

#1: K-Fed's fat now. Who cares? TMZ does. So does Yahoo!, actually. Apparently it's big news. No pun intended. The headline on Yahoo! was actually, "Kevin Federline's weight gain shocks fans!" Really? Why? Also, Fans?

#2: Michael Jackson is dead and his doctor is the one who killed him. I will give it to TMZ that they were the first ones to officially report him as being dead. I just think it's kind of sad that THAT is something to be proud of in this day and age. At this point, I could care less. The media and the Jackson family are why this is still news. I have a feeling that the majority of the rest of the population wishes it would just go away. I feel sorry for his kids, but I feel sorry for all the kids in the world who lost their fathers today. I'm sure it sucks beyond belief, but maybe something good will come out of it. Maybe they will have some semblance of a regular life now.

#3: American Idol's "Glitter Girl" was killed in a hit and run. It's pretty awful that this poor girl's 2 "famous" moments came because she was possibly drunk. I do feel for her mother, but I mostly just feel bad that this is big news.

#4: Jon and Kate + 8... enough said. I do find it pretty funny that Harvey rolls his eyes every time something about them comes up, yet they are featured in every single episode of the show.

To wrap this up, I might bitch and moan about how awful this celebrity crap is, but I eat it up just like the rest of the world does. Now I'll just sit patiently and wait for that Octomom show to start.

P.S. I forgot to shout-out my THANKS to TMZ for getting that damn "put sunglasses on your dog's butt; it'll make people say wut" song stuck in my head for the past 5 days. Thanks a lot. I really appreciate it. Ugh.

Money and a Goal

Money has been a constant worry in my 32 years. No one ever gave me a real need to worry about money when I was growing up, but I still managed to do it. And, I've kept up the tradition to this day.

My "Where Will You Be In 60 Years?" list has always included things like, "Have More Money" or "Save More Money" or "Be Able To Retire - And Have Money!" Money Money Money! That's what it's always about. And, frankly, I'm just tired of it.

It doesn't seem to matter how much money a person has... it's never enough. When I started my current job, almost 13 years ago, I brought home about 1/3 of what I make now. How did I do it? How did I pay my bills? I have no idea. I recently decided to enter all of my monthly spending into Microsoft Money and let me tell you, it was depressing when those final figures came into view. I'm never buying food or gas again (as I plan my Friday evening trip to Target, in my head.)

Keith changed the oil in my car last night. He wants me to buy a new car, since mine was paid off in May. I really don't want to. I'm hoping I can hold out another 3 years, until a different loan is paid off. If I can do that, plus end up with even 1/3 of the money that Microsoft tells me I'll have in a year, I might actually be able to stop worrying about money for a few minutes. But then, I'm sure I'll be signing my name on another dotted line, and 5 more years of worry will be in my future.

P.S. Yes, I am a pessimist. Why do you ask?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Welcome to my life...

Well, I guess it's time to get this party started.

This blog will include a little bit of everything. My random ideas and thoughts on pretty much anything. I'll probably talk a lot about TV, my friends, Keith, food, my dog and cat, work, the weather, and all that boring stuff.

It'll be great! Stay tuned!

Oh, and for your enjoyment...

These are a few of my favorite things [/singsong]