Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Today Show is Totally Disturbing

So, I'm watching the Today show this morning (as you do) and they tease a story about what to do if your car is sinking in a body of water.  As I do drive across a (very short) bridge everyday on my way to work, I thought, oooooo I can be a few minutes late to work for this (like I need an excuse) and I lolly-gagged a bit to catch the life saving tips.  So, eventually the story begins and I guess this is a part in a series of stories about what to do in order to stay alive in all sorts of random situations (a bear attacks! a snake bites! your mom calls you at the butt crack of dawn on a Sunday!) and, I shit you not, the lead in is accompanied by "staying alive" the song. Cute.  So after the really peppy song stops, we hear a 911 call of a woman who is in a car that is sinking.  The operator, of course, sounds barely awake (as an aside, I'd make a terrible 911 operator, I am an anxious mo-fo) and is trying to talk to the lady and she's all, OMG!OMG!My car is sinking! and at the point I'm thinking, oh, in about 2 seconds we're going to see this lady and she's going to share with us all how she got out of her car all alive and happy and shit. But, NO.  She DIED.  The Today show played the frantic last words of a lady who died in her car at 7 fucking 30 in the morning on a Tuesday.  Totally disturbing.

Also, the thing to do if your car lands in a body of water is to roll down your window, keep your seat belt on and your hand on the window ledge and get the eff out as soon as the car stabilizes a bit.  So, there you go.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I wanted to tweet this but it was too long...

What is up with the Nutrisystem commercial where the girl says she’s not your ordinary girl and she loves sports and then she catches a football that is lobbed to her from someone about 2 feet away and then she looks into the camera and says, “see, how many girls can do that?” What the hell? I think all of the ones with sight can (and probably many without, the ball actually landed on her), but thanks for playing.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Lets just rip off the band-aid quickly and move along

Lets get the basic stuff out of the way. Hi I'm Mike, 30, married to a gorgeous woman named Mina. We've been together for a total of about 5 years, married almost 2 of them in sunny California. We've got two cats, Ella and Miles, no dogs, and no kids (yet). Follow us along on the crazy ride of being first time home owners, planning to have kids, and all the other stuff that fits in between and bleeds over. We are going to attempt to write this blog together so you can see our perspectives on all that goes on. Let me tell ya, I'm a handful, never sitting still for long. Its the blessing and the curse of being a left handed man in a right handed world.

Now, where's my sledgehammer? I need to get to demo'in.