Who was Ponzi and what did he scheme?

For those of you, like me, who are tuned into CNN on a regular and are appalled by the state of financial disrepair in which our nation currently finds itself – you may also, again like me, ask yourself – Who is this Ponzi guy and what exactly did he scheme? For those of you questioning this same thing, CNN published a piece dedicated to Charles Ponzi and exactly what it was that he did. You can find it here: Who was []

A History of No History

I grew up in the small town of Oak Hill, West Virginia.   I will eventually blog about life in a “holler”.  However, for this blog I am touching upon the education I received while there.  In particular, my high school education. I attended Oak Hill High School.  As I sit here, in my mind I go over the list of teachers that instructed me.  The good.  The bad.  And the…well anyway.  I had a recent conversation with my good friend over at []


A little while ago I blogged here about the demise of Polaroid instant film. Now we are hearing of the demise of Polaroid as a whole: Polaroid files for Chapter 11 (CNN) (CNN) — Polaroid Corp. announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Minnesota-based company said it is taking itself and its subsidiaries into bankruptcy in order to restructure its finances. “Our operations are strong and during this process Polaroid will ship products to our retail partners, work with []

Movie: We all have chains that bind…

…some of us just wear them around their waist… IMDB:  “A God-fearing bluesman (Jackson) takes to a wild young woman (Ricci) who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.” Ok, I just finished watching it and I am torn.  It has been out for forever, it has been played all to hell on cable.  So, I thought, what the heck. Finishing the movie entirely was a feat for me.  I kept wondering to myself []

Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture…

Words to a song that will, one day, have to be explained to a younger generation: “What does it mean Grandma?” “Well, back when I was a kid, one could take a picture using what was called a Polaroid.  The instant photo would spit out of the camera and while developing before your very eyes you would have to shake it back and forth to allow it to air dry.” “What megapixel was the camera Grandma?” Wha…? I have an odd way []

A Night With Bob (aka Things To Do While Stoned On A Friday)

Be prepared, this is an all too long blog by a half-stoned and irritable woman who has been injured by the vermin who commute with her… I have blogged enough about my distaste for my fellow commuters that you, my dear reader, should now realize the full scale of my irritation towards them. On Thursday evening I was making my way home from my regular 9-5.  It had started to rain and I parted ways with my friend Melissa.  I hopped the []

2008-11-11 Irish Famine Memorial

On November 11th I was able to check another item off of my bucket list.  The Irish Famine Memorial.  I had seen it in the movie P.S. I Love You.  There was a scene between Hilary Swank and Harry Connick, Jr. where they are standing in this beautiful expanse of space and they are eating corned beef sandwiches.  Connick eludes to the fact that it is a little morbid for them to be eating at a Famine Memorial and Swank answers that []

Top Ten YouTube Videos

So I am going to blame this blog on my good friend Erin who sent me my latest “happy spot”. Those of you who know me, know that I have certain videos that I pull up on particularly bad days to make me think of something else. Kind of like Peter Pan and the Happy Spot when I need to relearn how to fly. Most will associate my happy spot with Amp’d Mobile Busted. The happy spot sent by Erin is number []

My Day

My day today started with my accidentally picking up the air freshener instead of the hairspray.  Currently, my hair is fresh and smells like a tropical breeze.  I thought to myself, is this going to be indicative of the rest of the day?  Surely not. I boarded the train late.  I hopped onto the Flatbush Avenue train thinking that it was too damned cold to wait the eight minutes for the Penn Station Express.  After all, I would only have to hop []


Just a quick thought… In looking at my stats there are two things to note: 1. My blog “There is only room for one bawl baby in the family.” has the highest number of hits. The blog contains my thoughts on the movie, ‘The Outsiders’. I find it interesting that, with as many tags as I have, that is the highest hit blog of mine. It makes me want to run a test of some sort. What sort, I do not know. []