Friday Round Up

May 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )


Ah yes, it’s the weekend.  Per usual, I have some randomness to impart upon you today.

Vegas seems to be in the air and I’ve had more than a handful of friends and family take that trip in recent months.  I’ve  personally never been to Sin City and I think the only reason I would go is to check it out from an anthropological standpoint.  I’m sure it’s one of the best places on Earth to people watch.  Anyway, I came across this article this week, which is about a guy who lost over $200 million dollars in a single year at just two casinos.  He’s trying to fight the casino’s attempts to throw his unlucky ass in jail by saying that they knew he was addicted to gambling, pain killers and alcohol and let him keep gambling anyway.  Yeah, because when a casino sees a sucker they always turn them away.  $200 million.  I can’t imagine losing more than a few hundred bucks, let alone millions.  Sheesh.

In case you didn’t know, I have a major appreciation for sloths (two-toed or three-toed, they’re all awesome to me).  I think their slow paced, laid back arboreal existence is fascinating.  Here’s a super cute video of a bunch of them, taken from the world’s only sloth orphanage in Costa Rica.  I’ll give you a moment to geek out over the adorableness.  The video put a smile on my face bright and early on this dreary Friday, so I hope you like it.

So as I went about my week this week, I seemed to encounter a bunch of women that made me scratch my head.  It’s not been incredibly warm here in Chicago lately but some ladies have been wearing their skirts, in what I can only assume is an attempt to encourage higher temperatures.  Seeing all of these women break out their gams brought only one thing to my mind – at what age are you too old for a short skirt?  I saw at least three different “ladies” who were wearing a skirt that I would deem inappropriately short, and they were all at least a good 20 years older than me.  I’m talking at least six inches above the knee here.  Now, this would not be so questionable if I saw the women chain-smoking and loitering outside of seedy South Side motels, but this was not the case.  These leg-baring women were all hanging around my commuter train so I can only assume they were going to work.  I actually did a double take at one woman in particular because her skirt had such little material.  I’m the first to admit that I find women attractive but the ones I’m talking about simply made me uncomfortable and a tiny bit sad.  If any of you happens to see me wearing an insanely short skirt ten years from now, please tell me gently that I look like a tramp.

I had a few more things I was going to discuss here but it seems I’ve run out of time.  I’ll close with a funny little story for you, which also happens to be a tad embarrassing for yours truly.  I did something this week that I haven’t done in…well, I don’t know if I’ve ever actually done it before.  Let me preface this by saying that I’m not one of those women who think that guys should always put the toilet seat down.  I think it makes more sense hygienically, as little poo particles won’t fly around with the lid down (that’s what it’s designed to do, after all) but I think the whole lid up/down debate is kind of silly.  I mean, we should know to look before we sit, right?  Right…

Cut to one morning this week, when I was trapped at my desk for an inordinate amount of time.  When I finally got the chance for a potty break, I bolted to the bathroom.  The one I chose happens to be a bathroom the kids in our center use sometime, and I was in such a hurry that I barely flipped on the light switch before dropping my pants.  All I wanted was that sweet urinary relief and I’m sure you can see where this is going.  Yup, the seat was up.  Since I have amazing cat-like reflexes, I was actually able to catch myself on the sink before my butt hit water, so I was safe.  I will admit, though, that I felt like an idiot.  I did get a good laugh out of it so that counts for something and hopefully you got a chuckle as well.

Okay folks, that’s about all I’ve got for today.  I’m looking forward to a warm, sunny weekend and a wedding with free booze, so the next few days should be good ones.  Hope yours are simply smashing as well!

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