I'll describe myself as a bright 30 something year old dude person with many interests. I write about movie stars, regular people, super heroes, technology and plain weird stuff. This blog is a place to learn, a place to explore and a place to exchange ideas. Feel free to leave comments or make suggestions.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Homelessness, mental illness and McDonald's
Last Friday my family and I were enjoying a wonderful evening in Culver City. We had just finished shopping at Best Buy and were ready to find somewhere to eat. Since there was a McDonald's half a block a way we decided to eat there. When we first entered the McDonalds, it was reasonably clean and was decorated to honor movies from the 1920's to the present.
As we were eating we were approached by a homeless man. He asked if he could have some fries. My girlfriend was going to give him some fries,
"I don't want them"
"Well why do you ask for fries and not want them?"
"Can I have hot mustard with them?"
she gave him the mustard and the fries
He sat behind us, while we were still eating and he had then already finished his fries.
He got up approached the table and said something
sounding like "wanting number one and sleeping outside"
I didn't quite understand him, and so I thought he wanted to order a big mac meal, which was the number one.
So I said
"Listen, My family and I are trying to eat, I'm going to give you a dollar and you're going to have to leave us alone.
(I was still under the impression that he wanted to eat more)
However, he took the dollar stepped away for a moment came back and
"I'm going to do #2 now."
Now, I understood him, He was grossing us out while we were trying to eat.
I told him to leave us alone.
He left our table.
I talked to the manager and he said, that he had already called the police and they were on their way.
The homeless man was now going to other tables bothering them.
My family was way too grossed out to finish eating.
We were discussing how gross it was.
I was upset.
Everyone was upset.
After the ordeal, we all discussed what happened.
I opined that never in my life had gone into a restaurant and have been harrassed that way not even in East L.A.
Chris said that if that the homeless man wouldn't pull such a stunt in a poorer city because he would get beat up.
My fiance said that it was sad and gross, but that the man had mental problems.
I agreed with them both.
Something needs to be done about our population of homeless people and those with mental problems especially.
I don't think the government does enough to help people who have mental problems, and often enough those with mental problems become homeless.
Homelessness is everyone's problem.
Mental illnesses is everyone's problem.
We need to talk to our representatives/congress and get something done about it.
All the anger that I had and the grossness of what happened has gone away,
I now feel sad,
because there are millions of people like this man
who desperately need help and there is not enough resources available for help.
So if you have any suggestions ideas or anything let me know.
Everyone can do something about these issues.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Today it is April 20, 2007.
As many of you know, today is the day that people light up their doobies and smoke one for the man upstairs, or woman.
While you are watching Cheech and Chong movies.
I'd like for you to know some famous smokers throughout history.
Musician "The Beatles"
Queen of England
First President of the United States.
Playwright "Romeo and Juliet"
Kung Fu Master/Movie Star
Joan of Arc
Saint/Leader of God's Army in France
For a more complete list click HERE
Have a wonderful day and don't forget to buy the munchies before starting, that way you're safe from the Po Po.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Choices, Choices, Choices
I was thinking about my career and where I want to go. I know that I want to move to Oregon
However, I'd like to become a teacher first. The opportunity to become a teacher in Oregon is much more difficult than here in Los Angeles. They need more teachers here in Southern California than in Oregon.
My fiance would like to become a librarian, her job now here in L.A. is of the kind she dreamed about, she wants to become a librarian. Here in L.A., there are many programs for library science where she can follow her dreams.
So after almost six months or more of deliberating, we have decided not to leave California soon, and just to move out of Inglewood. The school district here in Inglewood, is not so nice, which is why we want to move to somewhere where they have a better school district, and less crime.
We need to walk outside during the night without feeling as if there will be some type of crime being committed. I am expecting the best to come from our decision to stay here in California.. However, I know that I want to move to Oregon as soon as we both have our careers in full bloom. That would be optimal.
What do you think?
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
My time in hell, gripe of the week
For the past two weeks I've been working at my job as a receptionist. Most of the time everything runs smoothly. However, I will be writing my gripes in this blog.
Today I will start with Gripe #1.
If you have caller ID, don't misuse it.
I get many calls per day with someone asking the question "Did somebody call here?" or any variation of "Somebody called me from this number", or "What is this?", "Who am I calling?".
First of all, I'm a receptionist, not a mind-reader. If I were a mind-reader, I would not answer your phone call believe me, I'd let the phone ring to my heart's content.
If you're calling someone just because you received a call from that number, then you should at least think of something better to say than to ask such questions. If the number seems strange, then it's either a miss-dialed call, or the call is not meant for YOU.
However, If you feel that it's really important to call back, then think of something important to say. Here are some examples of important things you can say to ME, when you call.
"I'm George W. Bush, and I'd like to let you be the first to know that I'm resigning my post and handing my presidency to you."
"I'm Stan Lee or Sam Raimi from Marvel Comics/Sony Pictures, I'd like you to take over for Tobey Maguire in the next Spiderman Movie."
This is God, I'm coming back soon. Repent.
Last but not least,
I'm the dude from GGW and I need a camera man this weekend in Cancun, all expenses paid, are you available?
Aside from that, please restrain yourself from calling. It might be hard to do, but it's not impossible.