Friday, May 29, 2009
A gallery of Pics:
Phone Arena Gallery N97
CNET N97 review and video
HOW Distracted are you, Mr Bus Driver? To hit a pole head on and not SEE it in that big ass bus of yours? Oh it was 630am. Maybe he was sleeping still....
From the Trib:
The Trib Story:
Several banged up when Port Authority bus hits utility pole
From the PG:
Several hurt in Oakland bus crash
Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie says the 77B Penn Hills bus was rounding a bend in North Oakland when the driver lost control and the bus jumped a curb.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Pens Sweep Carolina
Honestly, I was not surprised that we swept Carolina. When we reached 5,6 and 7 goals in a game, I knew Pens were in a ZONE. We faced super hard and major rivals in Philly and Washington. Now we face our 3rd biggest rival these days: Detroit. I think we are a better team than last year. I think that we can we win it in 6 games.
I have serious issues with Mr My Teeth Are A White Beacon. You always root for the hometown when it is sports. Especially Pittsburgh sports. The ONLY exception is the Damn Pirates cause they live in the world of SUCK. Apparently, I am not the only one who is pissed.
He grew up here, he coached here, he won a Superbowl here, he was talked up as being a huge Pens fan. But suddenly he is "Raleigh's Own"?? Oh Carolina, you forgot to mention what City he coached to a Superbowl. That's right... the same city that beat your ASS in 4 games.
PITTSBURGH. Don't you f&%$ing forget it.
Here is what other new outlets are sayin:
USA Today: Pittsburgh fans angry Bill Cowher supported Hurricanes over Penguins
Trib Cowher sounds the siren for his Hurricanes (the death siren, that is)
That second quote was after it became apparent that we were stomping on Carolina. And while I am at it, I am so f&%$ing sick of every city having a "rally towel" or some other bullshit to copy PITTSBURGH. Your all losers.
Cranking the Hurricanes' warning siren with his right hand and grasping a white Carolina rally towel with his left hand — sans his Super Bowl XL ring — Bill Cowher no longer bleeds black and gold.
Cowher did admit that he would jump on the Penguins' bandwagon if the Hurricanes were eliminated.
"I'll take this white (Carolina rally towel) and replace it with a gold one," he said. "Absolutely. I'm an Eastern Conference guy. Whichever of these teams comes out, I'll be pulling for them.
Let's give Bill a f&%$ing Detroit crying towel or whatever the hell they have so that they will lose too. I don't want him cheering for us. Only real Pittsburgh fans are allowed here.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Unless you paid for 2 seats, don't pretend look surprised when someone on a packed bus asks you to move your shit off the seat next to you. I know that fake expression. You and your bad 80s hair were not THAT into your phone to not notice that the bus was full. Your purse doesn't need its own seat. I am sure it will survive just fine riding on your lap just like every other purse on the bus. I'm just sayin.
Monday, May 25, 2009
This was after I spent last night, drunk, partying and Matrix. I'm taking a break from iTunes to catch up on the news... see you later :-)
Friday, May 22, 2009
** Update** THANK YOU to my Twitter follower: Shadow. With his tip, I will be able to complete the mission after work. I still hate itunes, just a little less now. :-)***
I will never ever ever buy a f&%$ing iPod. Never. iTunes is the worst f&%$ing music manager I have seen in a long time.
Narrow 77 genres on over 12000 songs to a mere 15.
Transfer all updated music to iPod
Sounds simple enough, right? Fuck. No.
Current Mission status: Complete F&%$ing Failure
See, I am used to Creative Labs Music software. You can right click and select a large group of songs and edit things like...Genre. In iTunes you have to hold the control key and click. And click. And click. This is 12000 songs I am talking about. Now to make it worse... I did not know that you couldn't do that in iTunes. When I tried to do it... It UNCHECKED ALL 12000+ god damned songs! Son of a bitch!
Currently I have a setting that says to sync all items turned on until I can recheck all 12000 mother f&%$ing songs. Who knows how long *that* is going to take. Meanwhile, I am using my creative software to assist me in going folder by folder to edit the music in the external hard drive. Since changing in on the ipod is damn impossible.
So, Fuck you Apple. And Fuck you iTunes. I will never buy your shit. I don't care how cool it is.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Ok, your task is to use the words "strong" and "banana" in a phrase. Go!
You got me on this one.
I have no idea what the hell that means. I interpret this as "shut the f&%$ up about the rotten food."
Is this opposed to weak silence and fresh bananas?
I don't get it. And apparently I am too tired to come up with something witty to say about it.
This is no big deal. The battery life on the old laptop was so bad, I dragged the power cord around with me anyway. I was used to it. So, I intended on buying a new battery with my income tax. I didn't plan on my washer breaking... So, no battery for me. I'll wait. Since I know the battery is a rock (yes, I tested it myself. It would not take a charge and I took the battery out a couple times. Trust me, it was *dead*), I only plug the laptop in when I am actually using it.
Two days ago, I turned on to download windows updates. When I was done, I turned it off, closed the lid, pulled the plug and went to bed. This morning while i was getting ready for work, I noticed the standby light blinking. "HMMM?" I actually picked up the computer twice to be sure it was *not* plugged in. When I turned it on I discovered that the battery had an 85%charge. It had been in standby for 2 days cause i closed the lid too soon,
That's right 85%. The brick is suddenly no longer a brick.... I am shocked. It has 100% charge now. The laptop is now under it's own power. It's a damn miracle. I have never heard of a laptop battery coming back to life and yet this one has.
Here is proof of life. its a little blurry cause cell phones don't take good pic's of PC screens:
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
From AP/Yahoo news
NJ man charged in police station restroom rampage
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A South Jersey man is in a mess of trouble for
allegedly making a mess inside a police station. Police said 24-year-old Jason Detora was at the station early Sunday with his girlfriend, 22-year-old Nicole Leadbeater, who'd been arrested for driving under the influence. She'd gone to pick him up at a bar where he couldn't pay his bill.
Police said Detora went into the men's room, defecated on the floor, smeared feces on the walls and set fire to paper towels and toilet paper. Detora was being held at the Camden County Jail on arson and criminal mischief charges.
Hey dumb ass... Uh.... did you not realize they could figure out WHO did it since you were IN THE POLICE STATION? Apparently, the girlfriend is no smarter since she was picked up on a DUI while picking up the moron boyfriend of hers from the bar.
Apparently we need to start teaching people when it is appropriate to call 911 and when it isn't. Lesson 1: This is not a reason to call 911.
Man calls 911 over 28-year-old son's messy bedroom (AP)
BEDFORD, Ohio – An Ohio man who argued with his grown son over a messy bedroom said he overreacted when he called 911. Andrew Mizsak called authorities Thursday after his 28-year-old son — who's a school board member in the Cleveland suburb of Bedford — threw a plate of food across the kitchen table and made a fist at him when told to clean his room. The son, also named Andrew, lives in a room in his parents' basement.
The father declined to press charges and told police he doesn't want to ruin his son's political career.
The son, who also works as a political consultant, said he's lucky to be living in the house rent free. He also promises to keep his room clean.
Yeah... I imagine this kid doesn't have a shot at a political career living in the BASEMENT of his parent house at *28 years old*. If at 28, you can't keep your room decent or live on your own... I'm not voting for you. Really dude, what office are you running for? Mayor of Star Trek, Star Wars or Hogwarts? Some dumb people and their kids...
And finally, proof that some people should not be allowed to breathe (or at least, that if it wasn't a reflex they wouldn't remember to do it):
Cops: Driver was under influence of bowl of cereal (AP)
NEEDHAM, Mass. – A Massachusetts man may wish he had breakfast in bed instead of in his car. Police said a man who was stopped for erratic driving on Central Avenue last week was eating a bowl of cereal and milk while he drove. He told officers he was hungry.
Lt. John Schlittler told The Boston Globe that the 48-year-old man, whose name was not released, was also driving with an expired license. The man has been cited for unlicensed operation, failure to stay in lanes and operating to endanger.
Schlittler didn't know what kind of cereal the driver was eating.
I am still trying to figure out how someone this dumb lived to be 48. 48!!! Eating cereal WHILE driving on an EXPIRED license??!! I can't make this shit up! My brain can't comprehend the level of stupid required to eat a bowl of cereal while driving. This is Dumbass to th 10th power.
I think this guy wins The Stupid Hall of Fame Award for this Month.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Listen here bitch, your pissing me off. LOOK at the calendar dammit, it's MAY 17th. Yeah. Well past the time your allowed frost now. I spent a couple hours in and out of the rain on Saturday, chasing the kid, replanting the flowers (I *just* bought) into pots and at least 45 minutes arranging my approx 20 pots. My OCD and I severely dislike that I had to undo all my perfect arranging to move all the flowers into a cluster so that I could cover them up with a sheet. Why? Because in the middle of F&%$ing MAY, its gonna go down into the 30's and FROST. WTF? I am sick of winter. I am sick of my furnace being on. I am sick of COLD, you bastard. So, get your shit together and KNOCK IT OFF. Tomorrow, I will have to spend another 45 minutes redoing all my hard work and I better not have to do that again until f&%$ing October. You hear me? Are we clear?
Good. Don't let it happen again.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
We have played 2 of our biggest rivals in this conference and WON. Take that Flyers! Take that Capitals! I rather enjoyed the nostalgia of slamming the Caps out of the Cup finals. 9 times we have faced them and 8 times we have sent them home crying....
Maybe later I will go find some storied of the Capitals crying and make fun of them here.... stay tuned.
My charity bowling event is tomorrow night for work, and while I have raised exactly $0 online, I have I have sold some gas raffle tickets and I have $45 of my $50 goal at this point. So, thank you to Amy, Julie, Cathy, Chris and Mark for helping to make my hilariously bad bowling possible tomorrow evening at princess lanes. It benefits a good program to help kids excel. :-)
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Event Date 5-15-2009
What is the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon?
The JA Bowl-A-Thon is an important fund-raiser and helps JA impact the lives of thousands of students. Whether you're a bowler, team captain, company coordinator, or a donor, we depend on you for our success. Thank You!
Participating in the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon is a lot of fun. But more importantly it will help impact the lives of over 82,000 students – in the Western PA region - during the 2008-2009 school year.
The Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon is the largest event of its kind, and one of the most visible charitable events in the region.
I have participated in this charity event for the last 3 years with my employer and it is a blast. I bowl horribly when its not Wii bowling, plus I have the most horrible ball delivery you have ever seen. So, it's quite entertaining for my co-workers to watch me. Unfortunately, unless you work with me, you won't be able to witness it. However, I promise I'll tell you all about it in the blog. :-)
If you would like to sponsor me, there is link below that will take you to the Donate Page. Search for the bowler name Angela Hartzell and you will find me under Team Connor. To participate, I need a minimum of $50 in donations. $10 donation will get you an automatic entry into $2,500 GetGo Gas Raffle.
You can donate in various pre-set amounts and the last option lets you choose any amount you want. The site takes Am Ex, Visa, and MasterCard. I also I have $10 raffle tickets in my possession for anyone who just want to pay cash for a entry into $2,500 GetGo Gas Raffle or donate by cash or check.
In the name of shameless self promotion, I'm asking if you all will consider donating to a worthy cause. My event date is 5/15 at 6pm. If you choose to use the online donation, please make your donation by noon on the 5/15.
To Donate/Sponsor me in the Bowl a Thon, click the link below
Thank you, now back to the regularly scheduled programming.
Thanks to whoever nominated me. It means alot.
So vote. Please :-) You can vote for me once a day, every day, from now until July 15.
Just click below.
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Friday, May 8, 2009
You have lost the last 9 out of 10 games. 9!! Your record is now 12-16. Here is what is being said about your return to Loserville.
Bucs' offense stays stagnant
Wait... I don't get it. Didn't you guys WIN against one of the best teams in baseball this season? WTF you suddenly FORGET how to hit the damn baseball? Wasn't in NICE not to need 50 excuses for why you sucked?
The Pirates, hitting .198 as a team in the past eight games, dropped their fifth consecutive game and fell to 1-9 in their past 10.
"I think everyone is pretty frustrated," said Hinske, who started at first base and went 0-for-4. "We're not hitting as a team. ... It makes it hard."
One day after hitting 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position in a frustrating 4-2 loss, the Pirates rarely got the chance to fail under pressure. They advanced only three runners past second base. Thirteen of their final 14 batters were retired.
"I don't know what to say," said Moss, who went 0-for-4 to fall to .195 this season. "It's just going tough right now."
Pro players... paid tons of money, just once, just once, I would like to see you (as a team) ACT and PLAY like Pros for the WHOLE DAMN season. Now i remember why I loath baseball. Your all a bunch of whiny sissy bitches who could never cut it in the NFL or NHL. I am not like Jane pitt, I don't want to like you at all. You can't suck me in and break my heart with your lousy bullshit.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Oops! False Burglar Alarm Brings Cops To Marijuana House
PITTSBURGH - Police found no intruders when they responded to a call about a burglar alarm in Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood -- but they did find a whole lot of drugs.I think the award should go to her for not making sure the alarm wasn't tripped before leaving the house with 256 illegal marijuana plants. Second, How do you have kids living the the same house with that many marijuana plants!!?? I will give the criminal the props though. Mr. Bey at least took the blame like a man.
Downstairs, officers were met in the foyer by Jamar Bey, 33, of Beltzhoover, who they said told them that the home belongs to his girlfriend but he often stays there.
Bey said the marijuana was his and he did not want his girlfriend to be implicated, police said.
While police were still at the home, Bey's girlfriend arrived. They said she told them that she was trying to get children out of the house and must have somehow set the alarm off.
Police said they removed 265 marijuana plants from the home and that more people could be facing charges.
From the Police Blotter on the PG:
West Police Blotter
• Michael Rouse, 19, of Homewood, was charged April 22 with retail theft after he walked out of Giant Eagle in Kennedy Center with a basket full of items without paying for them.I guess he thought they wouldn't notice him. He was invisible that day....
Another reason why not everyone should get their drunk on. I guess she couldn't tell the difference between a bank and a fire station... Only an idiot would try to assault a police officer in the VFD.
• Amy Louise Pannier, 38, of Neville, was charged last Thursday with harassment, institutional vandalism, criminal trespass, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and aggravated assault on a police officer.
The charges were filed after she wandered into the Heidelberg Volunteer Fire Department on First Street in an intoxicated state and asked for money.
She was hostile to police, became violent and attempted to run when informed she would be charged with public drunkenness. She also tried to spit, punch and hit a police officer.
and finally.... I know its not in Pittsburgh...
However, I could NOT pass this one up though... HILARIOUS!
Man Mistakes Musical Card For Noisy Neighbors
I only have one thing to say here: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Omg is that hilarious.
BERLIN -- German police said an (82 yr old) elderly man was so annoyed at hearing the same serenade over and over that he called authorities to report his neighbors -- only to discover the culprit was a musical greeting card on his own windowsill.
Upon further investigation, police found the musical greeting card on his windowsill, where occasional breezes opened the card just enough to play an irritating tune. Police said the retiree was happy to find out his neighbors weren't trying to annoy him.sorry, I am still laughing.....
Monday, May 4, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Lawmaker compares BCS to communism
Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas said Friday that efforts to tinker with the BCS are bound to fail. He told a House hearing that the BCS is like communism and can’t be fixed.
Barton has introduced legislation that would prevent the NCAA from labeling a game a national championship unless it’s the outcome of a playoff system.
THIS is what he is doing? We got a shitty economy, Chrylser is going bankrupt, Pig flu is everywhere, and credit card companies are on the verge of creating another money crisis, and HE is worried about college football? Are you kidding? Your going to try and pass a law about what games are called at the college level?
Please feel free to not elaborate about the college system, I know it is a mess. A LAW is not the answer.
Lets break this down then Mr Lawmaker since you apparently have NOTHING better to do. The team the wins the Superbowl calls themselves World Champions, but NOBODY else in the world plays. Are gonna pass a law against the NFL for that? The correct term would be National Champions. (but really, it doesn't sound as good does it?)
Baseball has a World Series, but again nobody else in the world plays. Are you gonna pass a law against the MLB to change it? Should it be the National Series?
At least Racing and the NHL call their winners "Cup" Winners. Although, they might not be safe either...
Ok back to not working Mr lawmaker. I hope Texas is proud of your work on correcting such a damaging and horrific problem of the NCAA having a BCS National Championship Game.
This was spotted at Sam's Club in West Mifflin this afternoon:
I just HAD to take these pics. I don't care who saw me, beause the driver of this car should be shamed and embarrassed. Despite the *enormous* size of the Handicap parallel space, this car was still 3/4ths of the way out of the spot as if it was pulling out.
I would love to know what made this driver think the car was parked properly. If this is how they park, one can only imagine how badly they drive! This is clearly an epic fail at parking.