Friday, October 24, 2008

It's Everybody Can Bite Me Friday!

It's so freaking hot in L.A. I heard it was raining in the Midwest and I almost burst into tears.

One day my mom and I were shopping here in LA and she wanted something that cost about 400 dollars. She was so disappointed she didn't have the cash on her. So I told her to just use her credit card and she said she couldn't because she wasn't sure how much money she had in her French bank. I didn't see the connection. The French government is a wee bit socialistic (although capitalists at heart) and they don't allow their citizens to overspend, thus no bankruptcies etc etc. If you use your credit card, it acts like a debit card, not enough money in the bank? No Can Buy Overpriced Crap. They're never in debt. At the time I thought that was SO DUMB. Now? Not so much.

You know how I hate Twitter, texting and people who talk on their cell phones without an earpiece while they're driving?

I don't get why or HOW we adults grew up without these things and still are lousy communicators. Most of us are frozen at the thought of cocktail party chatter, job interviews, going on a blind date, asking your neighbor for a favor. IMAGINE how fucked up the kids today are gong to be when they get to be our age? Especially men. I can think of only one man I ever went out with who was a good communicator. All the rest barely listened, were watching three games at the same time or just ignoring me. Although women ignore me too. As usual, I'm part of the problem, not the solution.

I find Twitter the worst of them all. "My cat just ran by holding a dead mouse in its mouth." WHY DOES THAT MATTER TO COMPLETE STRANGERS? Newsflash, that is not interesting. My friend Tommy at Hollywood Dad is back and posting and he called me yesterday to tell me he ran into and talked to Posh Spice and David Beckham. That's a pretty big get in LA. He blogged (WITH PICTURES) about it so go already. But would I Twitter that to anyone? Half of you don't think that's interesting so why bore you with it? Although I just did.

Why must we always be in touch? I never texted my mom and asked her to bring my lunch because I forgot it; she made sure I HAD it when I left the house and she had 3 jobs, 2 kids and a 4 bedroom house with no help. AND a husband who ignored her.

That train crash we had here in LA a few weeks ago killed 25 people. The moron driving the train sent 57 texts that day while he was on the train and the last one was sent 22 seconds before the crash. I'm sorry he was killed so he couldn't spend the rest of his life in prison.

It's Uproarious time, where I'm revealing my fav female comic.

So have conversations. Stop typing. Have your people call my people.

End of chat.


  1. I just had this conversation in a class--someone took offense at something I said in person and handled telling me via e-mail. I opined that it would be better to have that conversation face-to-face. That person doesn't LIKE to talk. WTF?

  2. I have a friend who complained her new boyfriend only texted her and never called. She finally dumped him via text.

  3. Anonymous4:15 PM

    I believe there is a strong link between today's Friday blog and the Uproarious rant about the space program (and I couldn't agree more). The space program is responsible for cell phones and texting and all that came after them! That's how you can call someone in Europe from California. It's relayed via the damn sattelites that resulted from the space program.
    Martha Jane

  4. MJ, that's really sad, I'm debating both sides of a topic on 2blogs.

  5. I love that I can email and blog online, but I have no interest in telephones (cell or regular) especially texting people. It stresses me out when the phone rings and I only pick up if it is my husband or of course you. Okay, probably me with the problem.
    BTW T hopped on one foot all day yesterday!
    I forgot to say I keep getting emails from Twitter people asking me to join their group. I don't know these people.Delete.

  6. Anonymous8:56 PM

    Two things:

    One, I refuse to get involved with Twitter... Everything you say mirrors what I've been thinking just based on it's premise.

    And two, thanks for pushing Hollywood Dad again. Posh and Becks were definitely in my top five celeb sightings (1) Brad Pitt and Jen Anniston with you (2) George Clooney at Jones Restaurant (3) Angelina Jolie at the Arclight (4) Britany Spears at the playroom on Ventura Blvd. (to be blogged soon) (5) Becks and Posh...

    With honorable mentions to Keannu Reeves at Spago, Cameron Diaz at Baja Fresh on Sunset, a very stoned Heather Graham at Poquito Mas, Kevin Spacey, Matt Dillon & Haley Joel Osmont sitting together at the Belmont on La Cienega, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale at the play room on Ventura Blvd, Laurence Fishburne in Runyon Canyon, Chris Rock at the Grove and Jessica Simpson canoodling with Dane Cook at the Improv on Melrose.

    Hollywood Dad is back for real. And the Britany Spears story will be up soon.

  7. I'm just trying to figure out where all this pixelated matter fits in the scheme of things. I'm actually considering killing my blog because of it.

  8. See? And here I was having a nice peaceful day and you get me all riled up and now I'm pissed.

    Parents just didn't get to know where their child was every second of every day back when I was a kid. I just saw the South Park episode last night where the parents overreact to potential child abduction by building a wall around their city. And stand next to their children at the bus stop and sit next to their kids in class.

    With regard to cell phones, what started out as an overreaction to control/protect their children covers the .00001% chance that something will happen. The result of this overreaction is enabling children's instant gratification centers.

    Sorry, now I've gone and spilled diatribe all over your nice new carpet. I'll clean it up. Got a paper towel?

  9. You know why I like to be on twitter? Because I crack myself up is why. Some random thought will pop into my head and I'll be laughing while I type it up and kid myself others will think I just said the funniest thing ever!

    That is my ego for you. :o)

    I was behind a car that was weaving one day and wehn I went to pass him up, the guy wasn't even looking at the road because he was texting or surfing. He was headed towards the intersection when the light turned red. He had time to brake but I couldn't help thinking how a poor innocent person might have been hurt by him. Stupid people!

  10. That would make for a great bumper sticker to keep other cars away from you while on the road:
    Of course, the cops wouldn't think it was half as funny as I do.
    I totally agree with you. How weird is this Twitter, and also the people who update their Facebook status several times a day??!

  11. Oh, I am SO with you on the texting/Twitter thing! I HATE Twitter - and the people who get annoyed when you won't go read their stuff on it! Ay!


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