Monday, May 24, 2010

White Out

I found this picture on I used to hate the idea of an all white room. I thought it was so boring and plain. But after seeing tons of pictures of all white rooms, I want one...bad! It just looks so peaceful and serene. I can imagine that sitting in a room like this in the middle of winter when it's dark at 4:30 in the afternoon could make things less depressing.

My mother would say this is impractical. And it probably is because the only thing a couch as white as this one is screaming for is a red wine stain.

Friday, May 21, 2010

May Kinda Sucks

Normally, I love May. Love, love. But, I'm not gonna lie to you Internet friends...this May has sucked balls. Here's my May in a nutshell:
  • Have a decent first day or so
  • Find out they are upping my rent
  • Get sick with a cold
  • Weather becomes cold and rainy
  • Pedal Pub, which was fun so Yay!
  • Get a little bit sicker
  • Get really effing sick, miss a couple days of work
  • Find out my sickness is a sinus infection, get antibiotics
  • Continue feeling like crap
  • Finally sun comes out and I start to feel better
  • Realize May is ending

So, I know it's a bit dramatic because there's really about a week left of May and next weekend is Memorial Day, so it's not really that bad. But still, June better represent because May has really been awful.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mission: Space

I have a confession. I am predisposed to dislike this ride because it's in the old Horizons space and when I was a kid, there was nothing as good as Horizons. Nothing! I also have another confession. I've never been on this ride. But I'm still going to review it based on what I have heard about it. Don't hate...congratulate.

There is a good reason that I haven't been on the ride, it's because I've heard about multiple people getting sick on the ride. Like actually sick. They provide one sick bag on the ride, so that should tell you something. What I've been told is that you are put in a very confined space and the ride makes you feel weightless and you're being thrown all around. It's apparently really awesome technology that maybe is too much of a good thing.

The good news is that now there are two ways to enjoy the ride. You can "enjoy" the full experience or you can do a toned down non motion experience. I think you are still getting all of the visual stuff of being in space, but not the feeling of being rocketed into space. So, eventually I will probably do the non motion ride just to see what it's about. But I'm still mad at it for not being Horizons, so I haven't been able to do it yet.

I would definitely caution anyone on this ride. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that I personally know 3 people who have had severe motion sickness on this ride. I'm also not exaggerating when I say that I have been standing in other ride lines at Epcot and have heard people talk about how horrible motion sickness someone they know has just experienced on the ride. You've been warned!

Since I haven't been on it, I'm not going to star it.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Poor Ass

The Pedal Pub = great fun and a bruised bum. Seriously, my butt is so sore. Next time, I'll bring a pillow to sit upon.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I Know This Much Is True

I think I bought this book because of the title. I just hear the title as a Oprah whisper. I think it was an Oprah book, but even if it wasn't, it should havebeen. Can't you just hear Oprah saying this title in many different ways. But the day that I bought it, I heard her whisper it, so I bought it. I can't resist the Oprah whisper.

I also started reading this book at the perfect time in my life. I had just started our rotation in Civil Commitments and this book involves a lot of the crazy. But, reading it made me understand a little bit more about what the family goes through, how mental illness can be all consuming, how it can make you bitter and how it can destroy others.

The book is also hella long. Like, H-E-L-L-A long. So, despite the writing and the characters and the beautiful prose I got bored at the end. I was mostly just reading it to be done with it.

The short story is that one guy has issues, but his brother is worse. Schizophrenic worse. So, the one guy pushes all of his issues and problems aside to take care of his brother and he's bitter about it. He drives people away left and right. But then there's redemption and warm fuzzies, but also some sad things.

I feel kind of blah about it. 4/5 or 7/10 stars.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Random Acts of Douchebaggery

Dear large SUV/Truck,

You are not a compact car. You are too large to be a compact car. When you park in the "compact car" space in the ramp, your ass sticks out into traffic making it impossible to see around you and difficult to get around you. In addition, you parking in the compact spaces means that cars have a difficult time parking in the spots next to you. Parking yourself into a compact space like this makes you selfish. Next time, I use keys.