Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Current mood: amused
Here are some stupid things I heard or what not today:
***Disclaimer: These are not my political statements, just me picking on how people said things, please do not start a political debate on any of it! Please***
Stupid Thing #1: They did a segment on NPR about the state of the union address, in which they interviewed members of congress. One Congressman said ". . . Americans like to win and they hate defeat." Really!! Do they eat, sleep and shit too because I think that is a really general statement that would apply to just about any person in the world. I have never met someone who said "Dude, I so love to lose, it like totally rocks my world". I mean really, was he just jumping up and down waving his hand saying "pick me, pick me I want to be in an NPR segment" And they said "What the hell, we need one more comment to fill the slot." I mean really.
Stupid Thing #2: "If Libby said anything untruthful in his interviews, it wasn't because he was lying. . it was because he is a very forgetful man". . . really, really that is the defense you want to go with. " I am sorry your honor when I said I did not out a CIA operative. . .I just forgot I did it. My bad." Dude you either did it or you didn't. You are either telling the truth or you are not. I don't care just come up with a better damn defense then "oops, I forgot".
Stupid Thing #3: Parking and parking lots are HUGE commodities out here in DC. For a restaurant, store or building to actually have it's own parking lot. . . well it is nothing short of a miracle. So does DC say woowhoo you eat/shop/live here you actually get to park. NOPE they say ohhh so you want to park here huh? Well not only do we want your money for your food/goods/rent but ya kinda sorta need to pay extra for that too. Apartments charge anywhere from $50-$200/month rent for a parking spot at your own residence. Stores and restaurants put the nice little toll booth out there and charge you by the hour. But the best one so far is my gym that I paid $250 down and $30 a month for (which is actually a damn good deal out here) I now also had get a parking tag which is an extra $10 a month. . just so I can try to find a spot on their tiny rooftop parking or park a block down in the Giant garage and they will validate me. I had to do this because when I get off of work there is NO parking allowed on Connecticut, so I had no other choice. $10 a month to park at a gym where I PAY to belong too. Come on people. let's start bulldozing some worthless buildings and get a real parking lot. You can start with that crappy Italian restaurant on the corner.
Okay, I have had my say for the day. Thanks for listening.