Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Long (Expensive) Death of the Rabbit Ears

How rude that there is more public advertising and awareness around the transition to digital tv than any other public health, literacy or hunger campaign.  The fact that this is taking up so much of our public officials time and our money ($1.8 BILLION!!!!) is rather pathetic.  I've never seen such action on behalf of our government to rally people to "save their tv."  

I'm not for everyone losing television (lord only knows what would happen to me without Mad Men!), I just think that we should hear more about pressing issues.  Tell me where to donate food or tell people about the toxic peanut butter!  Now we have until April to make sure that no American loses their signal (and they need MORE money!).

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Where is the Love?

Why is everyone breaking up?  Hellllloooo, it's almost time for spring... romance... my wedding!  The couple from "Once" just called it quits.  Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy announced that they have concluded their 5-year relationship.  Apparently she told the prince about their status via Facebook.  That is quite rude!  

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Let Hillary Celebrate!

How rude!  Thanks to Senator John Cornryn from Texas, Hill's confirmation has been postponed. He cited ethical concerns related to Bill's philanthropic fund-raising.  Hopefully she will be confirmed tomorrow and can celebrate then.  

Monday, January 19, 2009

Blue Monday and Tomorrow is Tuesday

Alison and I (yes that's 2x in a row) had a great day... Knicks game (they won!) with Scott + 2/3 of his boys, facials, shopping (shoes!).  That was until I learned that, according to the Brits (obviously this includes me), today is officially the most depressing day of the year, a.k.a. Blue Monday.  Oh the power of suggestion... I'm now here with heavy boots!  Somehow Pandora has also fallen to the day, selecting Tori Amos, Bright Eyes and other suicidal tunes.  How rude! The lady must go to sleep.  Tomorrow will be better.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I'm Not Afraid of No Birds

It has come to my attention that birds may be working against us.  Case in point, Thursday's plane crash caused by... geese (one of the biggest birds in the air).  Also, just look around.  They are everywhere and among us.  Sometimes they follow me and with their versatile transportation methods, they can easily travel from A-to-B "as the crow flies."  We also cannot forget the dreaded "Avian Flu," which Alison (my b.f.f.) reminds me, once paralyzed me with fear.  Why should we let these rude inflictors of fear, bring us down?  Recently, at the airport I saw a woman carry a pelican through the metal detector on her arm.  I find it amusing that we're letting a major threat to our aviation industry to fly first class from New York to LA reaping all the benefits, including the hot fudge sundae and Forgetting Sarah Marshall in HD.  How rude!  We shouldn't live our lives in fear of birds any longer.  I for one am going today and facing them head-on (obviously wearing a hat so that they do not... you know... on my freshly coifed hair). 

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rude Smokers

I'm sure that it's difficult to make out the rudeness in this photo but essentially we have smokers smoking next to the sign that reads, "Do not smoke within 25 feet of this sign."  The hubris!  Well ladies, you are caught and officially, rude!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Little Manners

My friend Lizzie sent me this article from the NYTimes Health section.  A pediatrician, Dr. Perri Klass, discusses how many children are ill-mannered, their parents neglecting to inform them that the world actually does NOT revolve around them.  It is unfortunate that a parent would allow their child to enter the world lacking good manners.  These children become the adults who cut in line, hold the subway doors open, keeping a full train at a station for them, do not hold doors open, interrupt others, are disrespectful to waitstaff and other offenses that we have to endure day after day.  

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Brotherhood of the Traveling Sweatpants

M.B. and I traveled several times over the past month and couldn't help but notice the sloppily shod flight passengers. There's something very off-putting about grown men arriving to the airport in sweatpants. When traveling internationally (when the dollar allowed), I always applauded the European men in suits, ladies in heels, etc. Not so much on the LGA -ORD flight which, by the way, is less than two hours. In other words, can these guys not wear pants and a belt for a two hour increment? How rude!