Monday, October 31, 2005

Snipers Wanted

Who is this idiot you may ask? Well, yesterday in a game between the Packers and Bengals, this idoit ran on to the field and took the ball from Brett Favre during the middle of a play. Funny huh? Yeah, not really. One of these days, someone is going to be crazy enough to actually run on to the field and kill a player. Not sure what sport it will be in, but it will happen. It was only a couple of years ago in a MLB game that a dad and son ran on to the field and started to beat up a poor old third base coach. This guy actually got pretty hurt before the rest of the team was able to step in and make the save. So when will it stop? How are we going to prevent a player from being killed on the field by a crazed fan. Simple: snipers at every game. It is quite simple. You let the fans know that there is in fact a sniper at the stadium. You run on to the field and run towards a player, you will be shot down. Think fans will run on to the field anymore? Yeah, probably not. Will anyone run on to field ever again with this knowledge in their back of the head? Not unless they want anything else going through their head...and out the other end. Extreme? Sure. But I don't want to have to watch a player be killed on national tv. Think of it as a preventative measure.

The Five Things That Pissed Me Off Last Week

Here we go again....

#5 - Only got to see SAW II once this week. It is SO good. Maybe better than the original. Go see this movie.

#4 - The lack of comments on my blog. Only relatives have been leaving comments. I KNOW that many of my friends read my blog, many on a daily basis. So either my blog is of no interest to them (but they are reading it) or are just too lazy to write an opinion that will take a few seconds. What gives my homies?!?

#3 - The Kings' season starts tomorrow and they still do not look very good. I sure hope I am proven wrong, but they do not look very good this year. Maybe 45 wins? I don't know...a little scary and it COULD be a long season. Again, I would love to be wrong.

#2 - Not much luck this week in the local real estate market. I am working with a few people in town, but I basically didn't hear from them all week. I hope something works out. Open houses were also really dead this weekend. Not very productive, but I did pick up 2 out of town referrals. Thank you so much Kelly!

#1 - I was told to download something for work - a program we use to fill out contracts on our computer. I did that, but now, not only does it not work, some other programs on my computer do not work. What the hell?!?! Need to call tech support because even the SUPER SAVY computer guy at my office can't figure it out. Weird...

That's it. Don't piss me off this week...

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Celeb wonderings....

So, this is Nicole Ritchie to my left. Did I miss the memo that says that it is cool to wear THE BIGGEST sunglasses possible. I mean, those things are hideous. When I was younger, people would get made fun of for having glasses like that. What the hell. And a few cheeseburgers for me will ya?!?!?

In Touch Magazine - no I don't read this, I got this off the web - has come up with the top ten cleavages in Hollywood. Can you say slow news day? Did someone actually ponder over the pictures? Was there a points system? Did you lose points if they weren't real? How does one go about deciding this let alone even come up with this? Well, since they came up with the list, I shall at least post it:

1. Jessica Simpson2. Salma Hayek3. Carmen Electra4. Angelina Jolie5. Halle Berry6. Jennifer Love Hewitt7. Scarlett Johansson8. Mariah Carey9. Susan Sarandon10. Nicollette Sheridan

Eh.....the only list I want to see Jessica Simpson on is a missing person's list. GO AWAY you dumb bitch!!!! There, I said it.....sorry if I offended you.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

SEE...there is a demand for the man!!!

Ok, one sequel, one might wonder why they are doing it. But two sequels, there has to be a demand for the guy. This has been talked about for a while, but it looks like it might happen. Apparently, the script for RAMBO IV is nearing completion and a target date of April is being looked at to start filming. This is great news. I might get a new Rocky AND Rambo movie?!?! Awesome! Apparently, someone out there feels that Stallone is worth spending his money on. Let's hope this works out. I am willing to spend my money on this.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Hate Continues

Back in January I think (check out the archives to be sure), I wrote an article wondering why people hate Stallone so much. I reviewed some of his best movies and tried to defend my man. Well, the hate has come back as the news that Rocky 6 will be made soon. Evereywhere I go, people are making fun of this guy. Why? Sure, he has made SOME bad movies. Others have been really good and you should go back and read the Stallone post to know which are my favorites. But the news of Rocky 6 has brought nothing but laughter. Give the guy a break. He hasn't had a hit in a while, so why not take a risk on making a sequal to this great series. I know my butt will be in the theater seats when this comes out. Even if the reveiws are bad, I'll go see it. Why? This guy has entertained me. He deserves me giving his movie a good ol' try. Good luck Rocky.

Monday, October 24, 2005

The Five Things That Pissed Me Off Last Week

Yeah, got some good ones this week. Might as well get this started....

5. Drank expired milk. Man it tasted bad. Spit it out, but not after swallowing some. Gave me the heeby jeebies.

4. Found out that even though we have been paying for an alarm system, it was accidently turned off by the phone gy almost a year ago. A year of paying for absolutely nothing. Yeah, money well spent.

3. Had three hours of floor time in the office Saturday and then an open house for three hours right after and talked to ONE person. In six hours. Yeah, time well spent.

Here is where it all goes to hell......

2. In July, when I first started working, I was working with a (former) friend because she wanted to find a first house for her and her boyfriend. I sent them listings and we kept in touch a few weeks. Mid-July, she called me and said that prices were a tad high right now, and they decided to wait a year and just save. I don't know what gave me this hunch, but I did a search of records last week for her name. What do ya know! She bought a house in the beginning of August after going in to escrow in Mid-JULY. Wow! So I guess that what she did is lie to me. I would love to know what happened to make her feel she had to lie to me and not let me know. Man I was furious when I found this out. I emailed her congrats on her house. She was probably shocked I found out. It has been about 5 days since I sent that so I don't expect an email back. Thanks Ms. G.P. Nice knowing ya....

I clearly thought that was going to be #1 without a doubt until.........

#1 This happened just a couple of hours ago, so I will include it in this list since it did happen before the list came out. On Friday, I actually took a guy out to show properties. He loved one. He said, "Let's make this happen." He didn't have a preapproval loan letter yet so we had to wait until Monday (today) morning. It killed me to wait, but we had to. But finally, I was going to write an offer on property. Finally, my work was going to pay off. I would be doing something worthwhile. Yeah right.... He called me today and said he wasn't ready yet. He felt it wasn't a good time after all and we will see in the future. Hopes crushed instantly. No matter how used to disappointment I am getting, this one really hurts. Why does this keep happening?

Sunday, October 23, 2005

The vulgarity, part 2

Maybe "vulgarity" is not the right word for it, but it is easier than "I can't believe the what comes out of the mouths of some people."

The other day a lady had a baby, and her mother was in the room with her. After the baby was cleaned up and given back to the mom, the patient's mom says, "You gotta give that baby some titty."

And here I was, this whole time, thinking it was called breastfeeding...

Saturday, October 22, 2005

What did you call me?

Last night I had a patient who delivered naturally, no pain medication except IV, and even that doesn't work so well after a certain point. After all deliveries, we rub on the mom's tummy (fundal massage), feeling for the uterus to make sure it is hard and contracted, ensuring the mom doesn't bleed to death. We have to press fairly hard to express any clots that may be inside, and we have to do this every 15 minutes for an hour after delivery, per hospital protocol. It hurts the vast majority of patients, especially those who aren't numb from an epidural, but it's just something that needs to be done and the average patient copes with it because it lasts all of 5 or 10 seconds..

But not my patient...

I'm rubbing on her tummy and she says the following:

Damn, bitch, that hurts.

Excuse me?!?!

So I say the following to her:

I know it hurts and I'm sorry, but I HAVE to do this because if I don't, you could literally bleed to death in 5 minutes. If you want to do that, it's ok by me, but there is too much paperwork involved and I don't really feel like doing it.

It made her shut up.

Lightning sucks yo!!!

My friend's house in Oklahoma was struck by lightning. When lightning is mad, it sure can cause some destruction. Just check out the pictures of the devastation. I put little yellow arrows in for you in case you can't see the destruction.

It's crazy just seeing drywall blown away like that. Luckily, her and her husband weren't anywhere near these rooms when it happened or who knows what could have occurred. Even worse, the house had only been built about a month when this happened. Yuck!!

Friday, October 21, 2005


I am starting to get SPAM in my comments section advertising this and that. Has it come to that? Putting SPAM on people's personal blogs? AHHHHHHH!!!!!

Posting a comment is easy...

OK, I know there are plenty of people who are reading this blog. However, almost NOBODY is leaving comments. There is no registering required. Here is a step by step so that hopefully some people will start posting on here so I know people actually enjoy what is being read here.

1.Read the article

2.At the end of the post, click on the underlined part that says, "0 comments" or "1 comment" or whatever.

3.This will take you to a page where you can type in a box. Type your comment there.

4.Click on the button that says anonymous right under the box.

5.Click on the button that says login and publish and ignore that it says login as you are doing it anonymously.

That's it. You are done. Takes a few seconds and it lets me know this is being read and enjoyed. Of course if you ever want to write a post, you have to ask me how to do that first.

Rich....where are your posts? You did like 2 and then that is it. Holla at us boy!

How am I supposed to help you?!

Toward the end of my shift today, the telephone rings. The clerks are changing shift and I'm not doing anything important, so I answer it. Here is the conversation:
Me: Labor and delivery. This is Jessica.
Caller: Russian?
Me: No, sorry. Do you speak any English?
Caller: No English. Blah blah blah russian russian russian baby blah blah blah.
Me: Is there anybody there who speaks English? I don't understand what you're saying.
Caller: Blah blah blah russian russian russian baby blah blah blah.
Me: Your wife is going to have a baby?
Caller: Baby. Da.
Me: OK, come into the hospital.
Caller: silence
Me: Come into the hospital if your wife is going to have a baby.
Caller: Baby. Da.

It was back and forth like this for, like, 5 minutes. I kept telling him I didn't understand. He obviously didn't understand me. Finally, and I felt terrible about this, but I hung up on him. Of course I told him I was going to hang up on him because I didn't know how to help him, but he didn't understand that either. But really, what else was I supposed to do?

So my question is, why did he bother to call is he didn't speak English? Maybe he was hoping someone there spoke Russian, but when it became obvious nobody did, whouldn't you just give up and come in? Or how about calling a friend who speaks English and have them call us? What on Earth could I have possibly done for this man? It was so weird...

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Kevin Martin

The 5 things that Kevin Martin of the Kings seems to have improved on from last season...






'Nuff Said...

My Microwave Damnit!!!

A headline in the paper today caught my eye. At some Walgreens, not in town, two coworkers got in an arguement over who got to use the microwave in the staff lounge to heat their food first. So, like any of us would do, one of the coworkers stabbed the other worker with a knife. Over heating food!!! A KNIFE!!! No, the person didn't die, but charges will of course be filed. Next time you use the work microwave before someone else, be sure to watch your back.

Monday, October 17, 2005

New weekly column - 5 things that pissed me off last week!

Yes, because I am always pissed about something, I am going to start a new weekly column - the 5 things that pissed me off the previous week. Here we go in reverse order...

5. The Kings defense so far through three games. Ok, it is preseason, but it doesn't look like anything is going to change. Either we change it, or we are going to have to rely on outscoring teams.

4. The wife and I finished a puzzle and it was missing a piece! One whole piece!! All that work on a 1500 piece puzzle for that? DAMNIT!!

3. We got a second dog and to go get him, we had to drive all these winding roads. On the way back, I didn't want to make the little guy fly all over the car so I drove a little slower. One guy was driving behind me, but not on my butt ny any means so I figured I was ok. However, when we made the turnoff we needed to, the ass honked at me. AT ME!!! Sorry that I wasn't driving crazy down a curvy dirt road. Jackass....

2. Last Monday's weekly new agent beating(meeting). Not a very positive occassion.

1. A lead that I felt really good about fell through. I believe I already typed about this. I had been talking to this guy about helping him sell his house and maybe 1 of his 3 duplexes. He told me this week that he decided to refinance instead. ERRRRRR. I do have some more solid leads that I picked up this weekend so wish me luck there because I am all pissed off.

Want to share what pisses you off. Join the site!! Just ask me how and you too can vent.

Saturday, October 15, 2005


We got tickets to see the premiere of Domino Thursday night. The movie started at 730 and the ticket said to get there early, as admission is not guaranteed because they overbook to ensure a full house. We got there about 615, stood in line for 30 minutes and were let into the theater about 645. Ok, here's where I spout off about the beefs I have...

1) First, the movie. It was good. Very much a film Manuel and I would see. Lots of action, shot in a different style, guns, sex, drugs, good story. Ian Ziering and Brian Austin Green from 90210 do a good job and are very funny. The Jerry Springer scene is hysterical. We liked it. I'm not sure how the Bee movie reviewer lady gave it 1 star. I was wondering if we were watching the same movie...

2) Now, I don't bat for this team, but my god Keira Knightly was hot. And just so you don't think I'm switching sides, Edgar Ramirez, the guy who plays Choco, HOT HOT HOT! Smokin'! Whew...

3) It pisses me off that the lady sitting next to Manuel complained the whole time about everything. She was pissed off because she was one of the last people to be seated and complained about her seat (which wasn't so bad because she was sitting next to us and we sat where we sat voluntarily). She complained that the theater wasn't big enough, that they should have shown the movie in a bigger theater to fit more people. She talked on her cell phone to a friend of hers who didn't make it in and told her to ask if she could exchange the premiere ticket for tickets to see the movie the next day, and was surprised when her friend called back to tell her they wouldn't do it.
Here's why this lady is a stupid whore (a little harsh, admitted, but I love calling people stupid whores when it's deserved). The ticket to the premiere explicitly says to get there early because seating is not guaranteed. What don't you understand about that? You have nobody to blame but yourself that you didn't like your seat - you should have got there earlier and you would have had your pick of the theater. It just amazes me the gall of people - you're getting something for free and you complain about it?!

Kings are back in action


Not really sure what to say about the Kings chances this year. They have played 2 preseason games so far and I am not that impressed. I think it is just hard for me to get myself out of the mindset of them being championship contenders. That is in the past now, but it is hard to break the idea of them as a top notch team. Now don't get me wrong, they do have some talent. From one through eight, they have a very solid lineup. If the starting five starts to click and Shareef and Bonzi play up to expectation, who knows how far they can go. But that is the best case scenario. The key word is "IF" they click. There is no saying they will and that is what scares me. Still, if they click offensively, the defense STILL sucks. That is very evident after just two preseason games. It will be an interesting season. I would love to come back and read this in June and say to myself, "I never should have doubted them." I would love to be wrong. But we'll see.

Through two games, I HATE our draft pick Francisco Garcia. He's horrible. Ok, he scored 13 points last night, but he just doesn't seem to fit. He's a gunner, pure and simple so far and doesn't play in to the offense at all. He forces way too many shots that he shouldn't even begin to think of taking. Hey Fransisco, you are NOT the world's best three point specialist. Give it up man. Again, I would love to be proved wrong, but man does he rub me the wrong way so far.

The new Gold Kings Jerseys stink. They suck ass! They look like (insert the ugliest thing you have ever seen here. ) How they are going to last the 14 games with them on before the fans start rioting is beyond me. I say burn them all and try something new. Anything......please!!!

Friday, October 14, 2005


I went to this site because it gives you a poker nickename:

After a couple of minutes of slow loading and answering about 10 questions, it said my nickname should be, Manuel, The Rampant Jalapeno! I love it!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

I'm a superhero!!!

Your Superhero Profile
Your Superhero Name is The Ultra ChimpYour Superpower is TelepathyYour Weakness is 80s MusicYour Weapon is Your Dark BlowgunYour Mode of Transportation is Submarine


It happened again today! I had another lead I felt postive about and now it is kicked to the curb. A couple of weeks ago, I met a guy while I was out walking my farm area. He said he was looking to sell and wanted some information. He also said the next week I talked to him that he might also sell one of his THREE DUPLEXES. He asked for some information on property he might want to buy and I provided it to him. Today I went back just to check in and see if he had decided anything. Well, he decided something alright. He decided to just stay in the house and refinance it! WHAT?!?! After all the lines you gave me for three weeks about selling and you pull the rug out like that. Now, I know that is his perogative, but it just seems like once again, something fell through for me AGAIN!. When is one of these damn leads going to pan out? ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHHHH!!!!

In other news, you have to check out this video clip of an acappella group. HILARIOUS!!!!

Hope you like it.

Monday, October 10, 2005

I'm a loser

Yes, again it has been a while since I have posted. I am as good with posting here as I am with returning emails, but I am trying to get better with both. Lot to catch up on again!

Still doing the real estate thing. I LOVE my job! Unfortunately, I am about as successful right now as I was last time I posted. I had my referral close escrow which was nice. It wasn't a huge check, but at least it was some money. I currently have a second referral out there right now so hopefully that will work out too as well. However, as far as things go here in town with sales, not much is happening. I have a few things here and there, but nothing immediate. I am in talks with 2 or 3 people who are interested in buying, and I have 1 person that I am actually working on to list his house with. That might be exciting because he also owns 3 duplexes and might sell more than just his house. Wait a second, I also have one more seller I am keeping my fingers crossed on. However, they aren't selling till Spring so it will be awhile. What pisses me off is that me and the other new agents are really starting to feel the pressure from our Career Development Manager. Her and the manager keep saying you have to do this, this, and this, and for the huge part, we ARE doing all of the things they say. I know I am at least. I am doing Open Houses, calling people in my Sphere of Influence, walking my Farm Area and meeting people. Unfortunately, things are just not panning out. I have had great leads that have just unfortunately gone away. For example, I did an open house and had a guy who was REALLY interested. It wasn't going to work out, but I talked with the selling agent a bit so that he could get what he wanted. He wanted to look at it one more time before he decided. Unfortunately, before he could do that, he happened upon a condo he liked better. He bought it on the spot. If he hadn't seen it, he probably would have bought the house from me, I'd have money, and I bet work would be off my back despite the fact it is only ONE sale. But what can I do? If just a quarter of the things I have come across would have panned out, they would be kissing my feet. Unfortunately, things have been unlucky. I am not trying to do a woe is me thing, but this luck of dead deals has to end eventually. I am very frustrated, but trying to stay positive.

Still playing poker of course. Love every second of it. Still in first place in my biweekly tournaments which is good because I think it is good competition. All of the points are being totaled for an end of the year tourney. It has added some extra fun to the games.

Other than that, not much is going on. We are getting a new dog on Sunday which is exciting. His name will be Orko, and we HOPE that Leia will not get too jealous. I'll keep you updated. If you'r reading this, go ahead and leave a comment so I know I didn't just write all this for not.


If I have any typos, screw it, this is too long to go back and edit!

Monday, October 03, 2005

This is so cool.

Poker Championship

I have registered to play in the
Online Poker Blogger Championship!

This event is powered by PokerStars.

Registration code: 2439512

Another big update is coming soon. Lots more to say!!!!