Monthly Archives: February 2009

Insensitive Joke of the Day

How do you know when American Indians are going out to eat for dinner?

You have to check their reservations.

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Saturday Top 5: Romantic Movies

These are my favorite 5 romantic movies. I know that many will not agree with this list, and I am open to hear other opinions on your 5 favorite romantic movies. Happy Valentine’s Day!

#5. Sleepless in Seattle – Tom Hanks may be the king of the romance film (Cary Grant, Clark Gable, or Humphrey Bogart may have an argument though). At least he is the king when it comes to chick flicks and romantic films in my lifetime. This is the ultimate chick flick which I will sheepishly raise my hand and admit to liking. I don’t think I need to describe it, but if you want a good Valentine’s day movie rental for you and the lady, this is your film.

#4. Cast Away – This romantic film doesn’t exactly end with the love interests walking away hand-in-hand with their lives together forever. But it’s still a great film about one man’s love for his lady which sustains him through years of torturous isolation on a deserted island. This is one of my all time favorite movies regardless of genre. Tom Hanks turns in perhaps his greatest performance either in spite of or due to an extended section of the movie with the only conversation being between Hanks and a volley ball named “Wilson”.

#3. Jerry McGuire – This is a great romantic movie on more than one level. What other sports movie (primarily about football) would be considered a romantic chick flick? Also, it has some of the greatest lines of any romance or sports movies made, and they are still being used and parodied over 12 years after the movie’s theatrical release. The three most memorable are: “You had me at hello.” “You complete me.” and “Show me the money!”

#2. Grease – This is musical set in 1959/1960 starring John Travolta as Danny Zuko and Olivia Newton John as Sandy Olsen. The movie focuses on these two characters and the competing social roles and peer pressures that accompany trying to fit into their groups, the T-birds and the Pink Ladies. It’s a bit of a chick flick, but it’s super cool with a soundtrack that is tops. The music was written by Frankie Valli and Barry Gibb and starred Frankie Avalon, Frankie Valli, Sh-na-na, Olivia Newton John, and John Travolta.

#1. Groundhog Day – This is the perfect romantic movie as far as I am concerned. This guy (ironically his name is Phil) gets to try over and over without end to “get it right” with the woman he is destined to be with. The best part is that every time he screws up and totally makes his love interest angry, he gets to wake up the next day and she has no memory of the event. It’s extremely funny, very sweet, and smart as far as comedies go. It’s not a total chick flick either considering it is Bill Murray’s arrogant and sarcastic humor at it’s peak.

So you may ask,”Where is Titanic, What Women Want, Forever Young, You’ve Got Mail, Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, or _________(fill in the blank)?” They are on your list. What are your favorite romantic films? Happy Valentine’s Day.


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Max Factor

I know, I know. It’s not Monday. I can write a Max Factor post whenever I want. This is for Ela. Max went in a fluffy little fur ball and walked out a skinny and hardly recognizable rat. He’s still cute, but we are having a bit of a hard time getting used to his new look. I think he is a little embarrassed at his own nakedness. He’s acting a little “down” tonight since we took his glorious coat away.

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Friday Bottom 3: Worst Breakfast Foods

In a way, these could be the top 3 as well. I will just say that these are really bad for you.

#3. Bacon – Why isn’t this #1?  Because these strips of fried fat and salt are actually OK if you are on Atkins.  Man, I love me some bacon.  Chris is going to need some Lipitor just reading this blog.

#2. Pancakes – It’s not bad enough that you smother these cakes with syrup and butter.  To get the whole experience, you need a stack of them and a side of bacon and sausage.

#1. Doughnuts – Or is it donuts?  It’s so confusing.  The problem with these delicious treats is complex.   They are deep fried carbohydrate loops drenched in sugar.  How can you just eat one for breakfast?  They just make you hungry.

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Many Thoughts

-I think I am losing my voice.
-Yesterday I got a bit of a cough and today my voice is cracking.
-I sound like I’m 13 years old.
-Overtime was offered to me Tuesday for Friday, I said yes.
-Yesterday, my overtime was cancelled.
-This morning around 5 AM, I received a call offering overtime for today. Sweet!
-Last night I parted ways with my green Glock 19. I plan on purchasing a black model 17 or 19 Glock as soon as one comes in to Lou’s (5-8 weeks).
-My vacation is approaching. April 5 is right around the corner.
-I will be snorkling, hiking, relaxing, and eating.
-Last night Marcela and I went to Capri in Homestead and used our Christmas gift certificate.
-The restaurant was packed. I was surprised to see so many people.

-After our delicious spaghetti dinner, we enjoyed a real treat… Canolis! They were so good.
-I got to see my old buddy Oral Beason last night at the Dolphin Mall.
-Oral and Dee are having twins, one boy and one girl. That will make 4 for them.
-It feels like years since I have gone fishing out on the water.
-Max is going to get a puppy cut. We are taking off his long fluffy coat since he hates being brushed so much.
-Valentine’s Day is two days away. I will work that day but I have something planned.


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Wednesday Quotable

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.  ~Eric Fromm

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The richest want it;
The poorest have it;
if you keep eating it, you will die an untimely death.


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