Current events, politics and life in general from the perspective of a conservative woman in New York
This hasn’t happened to me in a long time. So I was surprised when G-man from The Pickle tagged me with a meme. It’s certainly a nice change from all the depressing news out there.
I’m supposed to share my opinions on the following eight things. So here here goes:
I grew up mostly on Long Island. After college, I spent a little over twenty years living in Manhattan. I’m now temporarily back in the ‘burbs, but I still consider myself a city person. We Manhattanites are known for walking much more than people in other cities. Personally, I don’t understand the point of driving around looking for a parking space that’s right in front of where you want to go. I say, park the car close enough, and just walk to where you have to be. Needless to say, I walk very fast. One of the ways I can spot a tourist is by how slow they walk.
Growing up, I never considered myself much of a dog (or animal) person. I never liked having my personal space invaded by large dogs, whose owners refuse leash them when going out.
However, two of my sisters have dogs, whom I’ve grown to like. One sister had a chocolate lab, who was a very good dog. Another one has a yellow lab. My oldest sister has an adorable maltese who loves to get scraps of our food. I love picking her up.
I have too many go to into here.
One of my biggest pet peeves not being able to fit myself into a subway car since most of the people in it have congregated by the doors (with the rest of the car being almost empty). I mean, what do these people think the subway is? Their living room?
Another pet peeve is when I hear people (mostly women) yacking away on their cell phones in public places and holding up lines as a result. I remember once waiting on line at a drug store. The woman in front of the line who was paying the cashier was at the same time discussing what she wanted for dinner while she fumbled in her wallet for exact change. I mean, come on! Who gives a rats ass about what you’re having for dinner. Can’t it wait until you pay for your purchases and leave the drug store?
The same this is true with women blabbering on their cell phones while using ATM machines and other ticket machines.
I haven’t seen any recent movies in movie theaters for a while now. Perhaps it’s because of the disdain I have for Hollyweirdoes. But with that being said, there are some movies I like, such as the original Die Hard, Mel Brooks films, and some foreign films by Pedro Almodovar.
As a young girl, I dabbled in ballet and gymnastics. I also played lots of tennis. But lately, I haven’t really indulged in any hobbies. I just have lots of personal stuff going on and so I feel stressed.
However, I do like playing with computers, blogging, walking, reading, working out and shopping.
Odd Food Preferences
As a child, I used to HATE ice cream and almost all sweets. Even now, I don’t have that much of a sweet tooth. If anything, I constantly crave salty foods. I could drink a whole bottle of pickle juice if it was in front of me. Otherwise, I LOVE sushi!
For those of you who regularly read my blog, you’ll know that I don’t care for Obama (and that’s putting it mildly). I predicted that this country would go down the toilet with Obama running it, and it looks like it’s happening as I write this. Now I don’t like McCain either. But he was clearly the lesser of the two evils. So let’s just say I hold many of the anti-McCain, so called conservatives responsible for this Obamination in our White House.
Anyway, I could go on and on. But you’ll get the gist of my political concerns by reading my posts.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, posting to this blog has been sparse. My friend Vilmar who has regularly been guest posting here, has been very busy with work. Also, I am dealing with some personal issues right now. So let’s just say these past few weeks have been, and will continue to be very stressful for me. I haven’t been sleeping all that well either.
Hopefully, things on my end will get better soon. But in the meantime, please feel free to have a look around, and check out my archives, along with the blogs on my blogroll. If you need to get in touch with me, just use the contact form, and I’ll get back to you just as soon as I can.
As soon as things settle down on my end, I’ll start posting again.
I will be a guest tomorrow on The Blog Bunker, on Sirius radio’s Indie Talk Channel 110. I’ll be on from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. So wish me luck!
I have started two new blogs. I did so with the intention of trying out some other software scripts. However, even though WordPress has been a royal pain for me lately, it still ended up working the best out of everything I tried. (Besides which, exporting data to other software problems was a nightmare.)
So when you have a chance, please take a look and let me know what you think.
When I checked my email this morning, I found a message from a “Maria” with the subject line “You’re Stupid.” At first, I thought it was only spam. But then I realized it might just be from someone contacting me from the is blog, so I opened the message. So here it is verbatim:
I wasn’t aware that “Jorge” was the presidents name. Atleast lean how to spell before you start talking shit about Mexicans.
Considering the fact that she called me stupid, I think she could have at least taken the time to proofread her message for grammatical errors and typos.
This morning there was no subway service whatsoever, due to earlier torrential rains.
So what would have been approximately a 20 minute commute, turned out taking two hours, just to get to midtown. The subways were all closed due to flooding, there were no available taxis to be found, and the few buses I saw had people packed in like sardines in a can.
Finally, I decided to walk to work. Now I frequently walk back home from work, and love walking, but not in 90 degree weather. Luckily, my mother ended up driving into Manhattan to drop my father off at work. She called me on my cell, and asked if she could drive me to work, so I said sure.
Anyway, with all the traffic, and the area near Grand Central Station being closed off due to that busted pipe, it took us about half an hour to get from Park and 47th Street to East 33rd Street.
It’s time like this that I wish I lived *someplace else.”
Do you think Alias Clio’s descriptions are accurate? If so, which type are you?