Superbowl Sunday

Believe it or not I am aware of the fact that this Sunday is the Superbowl. If you know me or the Daily Dalia then you know I am not a sports fan, especially football. I wrote in my yesterday’s post how I don’t like when things are dragged out…the game is football! The fact that it takes an hour to play 4 minutes is insane, my patience wears as thin as Cher was in the 70’s (don’t you just love when I get her name in).  I did go to one San Diego Charger game…ONE. First let me tell you why I went…my son played flag football in the 7th grade and was tackled by some kid and he broke both his wrists. Yes, this is another reason why I detest the game…uh…doesn’t the flag mean you grab that and not tackle? Well the coach felt bad and got the family 4 tickets to see the Chargers play (could he not have called Walt for some Disney tickets instead). We did not stay the entire game; I believe at least ½ of us were ready to leave from boredom. My beef is that a play takes 2 seconds and then the time out is like 10 minutes. And some fans are a little too rambunctious for me…its football people.

I used to enjoy the Superbowl when I worked as a bookkeeper at a sports bar, Hennessey’s Tavern and I would run the pool; that is what brought me enjoyment, winning money! So this Sunday I will not be watching the game, honestly I don’t even know who is playing. My Superbowl is coming soon…Feb.22nd.

In the news…

Tell me it is so  – I read the other day that they are delaying the switch from analog to digital until June and the first thing I thought was ‘oh crap, I still have to hear those damn commercials that I have been hearing for almost a year”. They were saying how people were not going to be ready for this switch. What the hell have they been doing since a year ago? How can they not be ready, were they just procrastinating. Then I read the switch is back on as scheduled…sweet! Sorry Obama, I know you pushed for the delay but c’mon, let’s get on with it. This is why I stopped watching soap operas, I have the kind of personality that if something drags on and on I just want it to finally stop!

Tell me it isn’t so – Then I read that Angelina Jolie will not be returning as Lara Croft, Tomb Raider. I remember back when I first saw that movie, I knew nothing of the video game based character but I liked Angelina so I watched. I thought she was so great; her character was a strong, smart woman who was also very sexy even when totally clothed; now that is a great role model for a girl.  I don’t recall a part in either of the movies where she was running from the bad guys and then tripped, God I hate when Hollywood does that. Can we have the guy trip just once? Sorry, got off track there. Anyway, I hope her replacement continues on as superbly as Angelina did and refuses to trip if it is in the script.

120 Seconds

If you could only watch a couple of minutes of T.V a week I would highly suggest the last 2 minutes of Scrubs. This has to be the most insightful time of the week; there is always a lesson to be learned and this lesson is told in the most creative way. Forget Oprah or Dr. Phil, you will learn all you need to know about life from J.D…that’s John Dorian for all you non watchers. I am so sad that this is Zach Braff’s last year playing the endearing character of J.D., now who will I learn from.  I suggest that they take those last 2 minutes of the past 8 years the show has been on and make a movie from it – I predict it would be a hit. The best part of these 2 minutes is that when it comes on you just have to listen, I don’t know how they do it but it’s lures you like a snake to its charmer. One week they used the theme of The Wizard of Oz (that was my favorite episode so far) and last night they used Sesame Street. If you don’t watch Scrubs it is not too late to start, you can always watch re-runs. I would have to think if everyone watched this show the world may be a kinder place. Here are both endings, The Wizard of Oz and Sesame Street.

I’m now a cult member

I finally caved in and joined Facebook, I held out for 5 years (I just read it started in 2004) but I was told by a friend it would help my blog traffic. So yes, my motive was selfish but just in the last 24 hours I have heard from a few people I would have probably never heard from and it brought back some good memories. I’m the type of person that likes to reminisce so this is right up my alley.  I always thought that Facebook was for 20 year olds and that I was too old to be part of the craze. I remember reading an article where these 2 kids were embarrassed when their mom joined. So me, being a good mom, did not want to embarrass my kids and refrained from joining. Oh well, their older now, too bad if they are.

This month it added its 150 millionth member so that makes me about the 151, 229,011 member.  It’s only been less than 24 hours since I joined and it’s already overwhelming. I have been warned it is addictive but I don’t have an addictive personality (unless my chardonnay is involved) so I’m not too worried. Then you read quotes like “”The whole thing seems so weird to me. Now you really have to turn off your computer and just go out to live real life and make real connections with people that way. I don’t think it’s healthy.” Real connections…live a real life…that also can be overrated. To read more…

I don’t think it can hurt joining the Facebook  “society”  and I don’t know if it helps, but for now I will enjoy the newness and it can entertain me while I look for a job. Any words of wisdom for me from experienced Facebook junkies?

Can it just rain dogs

Now this is a cool cat

Now this is a cool cat

There are some animals I would have to believe that people really do not have an opinion on like a turtle, I can’t see anyone saying “I really don’t like turtles”! But now when it comes to cats I think you either love them or loathe them; I am a loather. Yes I am allergic to them but that isn’t the reason why they are on my “keep them away from me” list.

This past weekend is San Diego they hosted one of the largest West Coast cat shows; attending this would be my torture on Survivor, let me eat the live tarantulas instead.  Kim Everett-Hirsch, a cat judge said “Dogs, you order them to go and they go. You are god to a dog. With cats, it’s the other way around. They’re god, and they go when they want”.  Exactly, this is why I do not like cats, that and the fact that one just jumped me out of the blue and scratched my leg for no apparent reason (unless they sense the enemy). Cat people can be odd too, what about the ones that have like 100 cats in their house; that is just sick.

Now dogs, they are a different story. C’mon, you can’t argue the fact that they are known as Man’s Best Friend. What are cat’s known for; black ones if they cross your path are bad luck, Cat Woman was a supervillain of Batman and worst of all, they climb on your kitchen counters…ewwww.  Ok, I will give you that Cats was a hit on Broadway. 

 

What Interviewer would you choose?

The hero pilot, Chesley Sullenberger, who landed the distressed plane in the Hudson River last week is giving his first interview with Katie Couric. This led me to think if something “big” happened to me, who would I want to give that first interview to; who would you choose? (if you pick “other” can you please comment  on who that would be because I am sure I left out some of the obvious choices)

 

Lesson Learned

I was shopping at Albertson’s supermarket this past week and overheard a statement I wanted to share with everyone. A mom was shopping with her two children, twin boy and girl age 6. I heard the mom say to her son “just because it is too heavy for you doesn’t mean it’s too heavy for a girl. Don’t tell her that”.  They were near the milk so I assumed they were speaking of a gallon of milk.

I just loved the fact she pointed that out to him and at a young age because it is at young ages that kids are most impressionable. It’s also very important that the girl heard this because if she didn’t, her whole life she may never try to do something that a man cant. She may assume things that are not true about her. Yes, it is only a gallon of milk in the supermarket but that is where it starts. I applaud the mother for not just letting that comment slip by.