Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My take on this whole Valentines Day thing.

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m hoping the Valentine gift shopping was successful for those of you with significant others (for everyone else, I hope you do something fun tonight – like get drunk with friends or something). I know personally, my girlfriend and I like to keep it simple. Honestly, in this day and age when things are so commercialized, even Valentine’s day can come off as cliché, tacky, and almost predictable. Which totally takes the entire fun out of it.
For example, I’ve agreed with my girlfriend that the flowers thing on Valentine’s is just ridiculous. Flower companies make the most of their profit on holidays like this, and I just see no reason to spend the extra dollar for freakin’ flowers. While I understand most girls just like the ‘thought’ of flowers rather than the flower itself, almost every girl expects Valentine’s day flowers. It totally loses all it’s value because girls expect it! Maybe I’ll try something different this year and get my girlfriend a cactus or something? Maybe a fern? Maybe a fichus? Hmmm… I’m guessing that probably wouldn’t go over well with the g-friend, but it might be worth a shot.

Anyways, I did find two hilarious greeting cards at, check ‘em out:

“It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m so happy we’re together. But if you ever leave me I’ll kill you, like, literally, I’ll stab you.

“Sometimes I think that instead of being a person, you should be cut up into little pieces of heart shaped candy. That’s how sweet and tasty you are.”

Hil-arious. Hope you enjoy Valentines Day!

-- Ramsey

Some semi-interesting facts about Valentine's Day:

- 188 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion (this total excludes packaged kids valentines for classroom exchanges.)

- Over 50 percent of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased in the six days prior to the observance, making Valentine's Day a procrastinator's delight.

- There are 119 single men (i.e., never married, widowed or divorced) who are in their 20s for every 100 single women of the same ages.

- There are 34 single men (i.e., never married, widowed or divorced) age 65 or older for every 100 single women of the same ages. Source.

four blondes, seven birds, and one douche bag.

Hey, while you're in there -- toss me a cold one!

Woman drives car off fourth floor of parking garage

A woman crashed her car off the fourth floor of a parking structure at County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday. She was injured when the vehicle landed upside down on top of an adjacent carport.

"I screamed for her to hear me but she didn't hear me and she just went on over," said eyewitness Delva Dyer. "I thought she was dead, because I didn't know that the structure had caught her."

The car landed on its roof atop a carport adjacent to the parking structure, limiting the fall to just over two stories.
"Grabbed the door and pulled, yanked the door open on her side, and, ah, kind of eased her out. And she said she was feeling okay. So we kinda eased her out and put her on the other roof, and, ah, laid her down, and I took my clothes, my jacket and shirt and laid her on there and waited for paramedics to come," explained rescuer Roy Seymore.

The 35-year-old woman was listed in serious condition with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. "She inadvertently hit the accelerator and in essence, pushed her car underneath the fence, and, fortunately, didn't fall the full distance of four floors, but landed on the roof of the building here behind us," said Chief Tim Ernst, Los Angeles City Fire Department. Article here.

Largest drain in the world (north california)

Dude beats Super Mario using only his feet

Man shoots friend in the face for $15 debt? WTF?

Tuesday morning police were searching for a man they believe shot his friend in the face over a $15 debt.

Investigators said Alton Jenkins shot Derric Tarver at a home on Albatros Street in Orlando on Friday. They also said Jenkins got upset after Tarver paid only $5 of the $15 he owed him, so he shot Tarver through the eye then dropped him off at the hospital.

At last word, Tarver was in critical condition.
Article here.

OH YEAH! Looks like the Kool-Aid man was here... <-- yes, this is a real website? WTF?

MTV 'sweet 16er' isn't allowed to drive $96k car to school

Gossips tried to sour Cher Hubsher's Sweet 16. They called local radio stations. They spread rumors on the St. Petersburg Times Web site,

"I have an inside source that says the red Jaguar was just for show and actually a rental car. They actually got the poor girl a 1996 Honda Civic." by benjamin

"first of all part of the show was a scam - she did not get the jag, that was a whole mtv thing. she drives a toyota camry, why is her "doctor" father lying?" by stephanie

Enough already. Cher Hubsher, the Palm Harbor teenager whose lavish Sweet 16 was documented by MTV crews and the Times, really did get a cherry red Jaguar convertible for her birthday.

The car was in the driveway when we reported the original story in January. To address the rumors, we returned to the house, took another look at the car and saw the leasing agreement. The Hubshers don't let Cher drive the car, which has a sticker price of $96,422, to school.

Would you? Article here.