Thursday, January 28, 2016

What Not to do During a Winter Snowstorm - Stupid People Warning!

I hate to be a asshole, but...wait, I take that back, I'm going to be an asshole.  I read yesterday that there were about 40 weather related deaths during or after the recent winter storm they just had to call Jonas.  (wtf is it with naming storms now? That's another post for sure)

Most of the deaths were related to snow shoveling or auto accidents and not taking it easy, being older and out of shape or just being dumb and thinking you can drive in a blizzard.  So a lot of these people died of heart attacks, which is very unfortunate and sad.  You just never really know what you can and can't
handle when it comes to shoveling snow.  Especially 2 foot of snow!  It took me and the hubby about 6 hours and 4 trips outside to clear the one car, part of the driveway (i have a 5 car driveway, which sucks in the winter) and a walk to the garage and trash buckets.  Even if you have kids that will do it for you, everyone should take it easy, because it's NOT easy moving that much snow. I paid to have my front walk and end of my drive done!  always keep cash on hand if you know its going to snow!

Living in the great northeast, you learn these things.  Or at least you should, because there are a lot of really stupid people out there.  When the state governments say, state of emergency, only essential people should be on the roads, you should not be going out.  But of course you have the nitwits that just HAVE to go out for something probably really stupid.

Here is the link to the first Stupid People Dying in the storm that really pissed me off mother and child die in car.  Are you freakin serious?  Really? there is minimum of a foot of snow on the ground at this point and you put your wife, infant and toddler in the car to keep warm and try to dig out?  A foot of freakin snow??? of course the tailpipe was covered!  You fucking moron!  How about
this, you leave your wife and kids in the house or wherever you were while you do this.  While I feel bad about the wife and infant dying, and the toddler being in critical, I have to ask the incredibly stupid husband, what the fuck was so important that you just HAD to be out on Saturday?  Hey brain trust, didn't you hear the weather on MONDAY???

Here is another link about how stupid people can be 18 yo Pregnant dies and do does her unborn child.  I get that some kids are just good and want to help out but seriously, if you are 8 months pregnant you should just sit your ass down and worry about it later.  Again I feel bad but Wtf was she thinking?

One more Stupid Person story to bring it all home: woman found monday dead in car. OK this shows the reason why you never get your order your way at burger king.  Someone should have let the police or someone know, but yet
again asshole people think nothing of anyone but themselves and allow this older woman to sit in her car during this storm.  Pox on them and their families for not caring what happened to this woman.  This is also another reason why you need to check in with older neighbors and relatives.  Dont just assume they will be ok.

OK one more because I hope this Bitch dies of ass cancer slow and painfully.  animal left in blizzard.  If you do not want to be left outside during a blizzard then you should not leave your pets outside during a blizzard.  As a matter of fact, you should not even HAVE pets if that is what you think you should do with them.  I think June Wiggins of Crown Heights needs a good ole, NJ ass beating!  As does the ASPCA for allowing this to continue.  I really hope she goes to jail that Bitch.  If I could have found her email or address I would have printed it so you all could write her some hate mail because after you read that article, you're going to want too!

Be safe in the snow and just don't do anything Stupid.

Monday, January 25, 2016

What to do during the Blizzard of 2016...

We here in the great northeast got buried in anywhere from 20 to 29 inches of snow this weekend depending on where you were.  It started late friday night and went clear through till midnight on Saturday.  Needless to say, no one was driving or going out on Saturday.  Everyone was stuck in side whether you liked it or not.  It was a waste of time to try to shovel any snow as it was coming down well over an inch an hour in some spots.  So here is my list of 20 things to do when you can't get out of your house!

  1. Bake Cookies
  2. Drink Exotic Drinks
  3. Take a nap or two or three
  4. Wash clothes, or things you usually don't have time to wash, blankets, curtains, comforters...
  5. Clean out your closets, get a bag of cloths that you don't need or want together for a charity.
  6. Bake a Cake or Pie.
  7. Play on Facebook or Pinterest like everyone else in the world.  
  8. Wonder if anything else in the world is happening because the news only knows one thing right now and that is that it's snowing...
  9. Rent a Movie
  10. Binge on Netflix
  11. Call someone you haven't spoken to in a while.
  12. Snuggle with your pets, or children or loved one.
  13. Start a website for something really stupid.
  14. Rewrite your resume.
  15. Surf the internets
  16. Wonder how long it's going to take this snow to melt.
  17. Make Soup
  18. Play games, card, board or Ouija
  19. Polish the shovels because tomorrow you will be digging out!  
  20. Wonder what I have to do to make anyone comment on this blog???

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


If you do not live under a rock these days or are totally oblivious to what is going on around you, you will have seen, heard or read about the recently released Netflix mini-docuseries called "Making a Murderer".   It is the story of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey who are currently incarcerated for life being found guilty charges of Rape and murder of Teresa Halback.

While I have been more or less consumed but this series and just about every article, interview and social outlet I could find, I find it very interesting that most people tend to argue whether or not these two people are guilty of these crimes rather than being infuriated at the system who put them behind bar and the glaringly obvious mishandling of an investigation.

This series was released on Netflix on Dec 18th 2015 and has gained momentum over the last month, people petitioning for Steven and Brendan's release or new trial, heated debates over the veracity of the evidence in the film and most importantly the handling of case from the very day this woman went missing.

I believe that the world was ripe for this film to be released when it was, with people becoming more and more aware of police brutality and innocent (or presumed innocent) people being killed by police, the timing couldn't be better.  I'm not saying that the feelings of the average american negate the fact that this series does stand on its own, but I think that with the lack of moral conscience that some police show towards citizens, it just adds fuel to this already hot fire.  I am not in anyway saying that all police are bad.  I have always been an advocate that they should all go through proper vetting and that many have an already established mental or emotional problem that leaves them easy targets for becoming corrupt or just are not right for the job.  I will also say this, there are some police in this country that are heroes and make this world a better place just for being in it and always doing the right thing.  Its unfortunate though, that most fall between these two groups and it is even sadder that we do not hear or see on the news some of the outstanding things that police do every day.  With great power comes great responsibility.  We instead see the corrupt or bad ones and so our opinions of them are sometimes stale and misguided.  But I digress....

While people debate over if these guys are innocent or guilty, I do not believe that was the true point of this series.  Our judicial system is flawed, seriously flawed.  This series puts that out there like a neon light atop the empire state building! However I do not think for a second that it was entirely the police's fault of what transpired.  Corruption ran rampant in that town and people will do anything or say anything for their pound of flesh, even if it turns out to be the wrong flesh.  Absolute power corrupts absolutely and that town was not lacking in absolute corruption.

There are a few things that you should take away from this series, other than your opinion on whether or not they are guilty.  First is, in some places in this country, no matter how much you do not want to believe it, there is collusion and corruption among police, lawyers, judges and elected officials.   Second, when these cases are in the news and sensationalized, we can not pass judgement based on what we see exclusively on the news or in the news papers.  These people sometimes get it wrong, and in saying that, how could anyone in this country get a fair trial if people have already made up their minds?  The third thing and this is actually pretty scary, if you find yourself being accused of a horrible crime like these two were, without money, and a lot of it, you should probably just resign yourself to the fact that you are going to jail, whether or not you are guilty of the crime.  Money talks in cases like these.
The fourth thing and probably the most scariest of them all is, if this can happen to Steven Avery, twice, it can happen to you!

Watch #MakingaMurderer on Netflix

Friday, January 15, 2016

Wait! What? Why you lying?

 I have been struggling with my weight since I was 5.  I come from a family that would say "eat everything on your plate there are children starving, you know".  So I would do just that.

Being a child, you figure that you are making your parents happy by doing what they ask of you.  No harm, no foul.  Back in those days is probably when I started my never ending battle with weight.  Unknowingly eating everything in sight was really not what was meant but cleaning your plate.  I really should have been more picky.

As I got older, I did just about every fad and gimmick diet known to man or woman kind.   I had great success with some of them, weight watchers, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig to name a few.  I also spent 10's of thousands of dollars on these diets that I only ended up eventually gaining all the weight back and then some.  I would gain the weight back sometimes in months, other times in years.

It got to the point that at 48 years old, I weigh a whopping 353 lbs.  I was the biggest I had ever been and I was totally out of control.  That was on Sept 2nd, 2014.  I was a size 32 at the time of my surgery for Gastric Sleeve.

Today I am 229 and holding steady, even though I really really want to get below 200 for the first time since I was in High School and I feel that will come eventually as long as I mind what I eat and get some exercise every week.

I am 229 lbs today, I went from a size 32 to a size 22 or sometimes, depending on the clothes, a 20.

Here is where I start railing on people on online support groups for bariatric weight loss again.  I can not tell you how many times, I read that people have lost weight and are the same weight as me and say that they are in size 18 or 16 or even 14!  Seriously??

Now I get that maybe these people are taller than me, right?  If you are taller than 5'4" than most likely you would fit into smaller clothes, it's logically...But No, that is not the case.

Because many of these people LOVE to post pictures of their short dumpy selves in these support groups, a lot of time in photos I wouldn't even show my husband and I can tell you they are purchasing the wrong size clothing!  Talk about shoving 10lbs of crap into a 5 lb bag!  Its almost like looking at that site "people of walmart"!!

I just wish people would be honest with themselves.  Going through this surgery and everything it entails and dealing with the dramatic changes it brings, why do you want to lie to yourself that you are something you are not?  I feel that it will just make you fail at this also eventually.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Predictions for 2016

Now that we have turned over a new page in life, we are at a time when we can look forward to what is in store in this new shiny year.  Here are a few of my predictions for 2016.

  1. Earthquakes and Flooding will increase this year world wide.
  2. There will be more severe weather patterns, winter will be colder and summer will be hotter.  The dry parts of the country will be drier and the wet parts wetter.
  3. China will fall to pieces, Economically speaking and that will affect global markets including the USA.
  4. Because of the collapse of China's economics, the US may start to manufacture things again.
  5. Gas prices will drop even lower by mid year only to increase after June.
  6. Presidential Race will be Hillary vs Trump, Hillary will win.
  7. There will be more Big Terror attacks in Europe.
  8. There will be more Homegrown Terror attacks in the USA.
  9. The Refugee Crisis in Europe will start to cause problems.  Specifically in Germany where they let many in.
  10. Steven Avery will be granted a new trial.

If I think of anymore, I will add to this list. 

What do you think will happen in 2016?  Leave a comment....

Friday, January 8, 2016

Welcome to 2016

Its finally 2016 and I am so happy the holidays are finally over.  I will admit, I do loath December and all of its bullshit.  But at last it's over and now onto a new year.

New for 2016, I think I'm going to start to do some Giveaways.  I have some gift cards, avon products and some other stuff I can drag out to do a few contests. I'm doing this mostly to see if anyone is actually reading this blog.  Information on these Giveaways will follow.

I'm going to start doing more posts on my always present struggle with food addiction (dont laugh its a real thing) and my weight.  Even though a lot of people would say that I took the "easy way out" I can wholeheartedly tell you, it is not nor has ever been easy being morbidly obese.

I am also going to talk more about my advocacy of Animal Rights and maybe highlight some really decent groups that you can donate to or support.

I am also going to start to call attention to things that I find interesting.   Like, has anyone reading this post seen the Netflix documentary called #MakingaMurderer?  Wow, just wow...

And as usual I am going to keep on poking fun at really stupid/odd things that happen or I come across in my daily life.  I try to find humor in just about everything, I think that keeps people young on the inside.  But sometimes dumbass behavior just needs to be called out.  My biggest pet peeve is a hypocrite.

So I hope to get your attention and keep it this year.  If you have the time, leave me a comment and let me know what kinds of giveaways you would be interested in.

Peace out...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Jaded's Atheist Wager

Words to Live by...
You should live your life and try to make the world a better place for your being in it, whether or not you believe in god. 

If there is no god, you have lost nothing and will be remembered fondly by those you left behind. 

If there is a benevolent god, he will judge you on your merits and not just on whether or not you believed in him.