Saturday, October 11, 2008

Weekend Wonderings

San Diego at Night

I saw this meme over at Lyndonology-Tales of a Coffee Addicted Internet Junkie Please feel free to use this on your own site.


Q. What is your salad dressing of choice?

A. Bleu Cheese and Italian mixed together

Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?

A. I enjoy In-N-Out Burger

Q. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?

A. I love Donovan's Steak & Chop House

Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?

A. The typical 20% or more if the service is really good

Q. What food could you eats every day for two weeks and not get sick of?

A: I can't think of anything I could eat every day for two weeks without getting sick

Q. What are your pizza toppings of choice?A. Sun-dried tomatoes, asiago cheese, bacon and chicken. Trust me, that combination is awesome.*

Q. What do you like to put on your toast?

A: Butter (real, not the synthetic stuff) and shredded cheese


Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?

A: The Disney Villain’s Halloween Photo

Q. How many televisions are in your house?

A: Two. One in the family room and one in Rainmans room


Q. Are you right-handed or left-handed?

A. Right-handed

Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?

A. Three babies :)

Q. When was the last time you had a cavity?

A. In 2004

Q. What is the last heavy item you lifted?

A. A large tool box

Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?

A. Nope


Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?

A. No. I already try to live each day as though it were my last. Knowing the day wouldn’t really change anything for me.*

Q. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

A. I would switch my first name Jeni with my middle name Raen

Q. What color do you think looks best on you?

A. Cobalt blue

Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?

A. Why yes I have and it is always intentional ;o)

Q. Have you ever saved someone’s life?

A. Yes. I tried by giving CPR until the ambulance arrived unfortunately he was pronounced DOA.

Q. Has someone ever saved yours?

A. Yes, when I was involved in a car accident as a child. My mother's car was teetering on the edge of an embankment and I was pulled out of the car by a Hells Angel seconds before it rolled down the side.


Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?

A. I would never accept money for a kiss unless it was for charity. For the record I have kissed four women and one of those was the best kiss I've ever had ;0)

Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?

A. Are you frikkin serious, hell no. I’m kind of attached to my body parts.*

Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?

A. Yes. I would miss me Pirate Queen however I would continue to write in my personal journals.

Q. Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?

A. It would depend on the magazine; if it were from Picture, B&W: Black & White or Selvedge then my answer would be a definite yes.

Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?

A. After reading a story about a guy who died doing that. I think I’ll pass.*

Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?

A. It’s tempting. But I don’t really think you can put a value on someone’s life.*


Q: What is in your left pocket?

A: Usually my cell phone and some loose change.

Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?

A: I thought it was ok, before it became popular. Then it just got annoying to hear people quoting it all the time. Now I just find it boring.*

Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?

A: I have carpet and tile in my home

Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?

A: Well I’m not disabled or a senior citizen yet, I still stand in the shower.*

Q: Could you live with roommates?

A: Yes. But I actually like being alone.*

Q: How many pairs of flip flops do you own?

A: I have... are you ready for this...I own fourteen pairs of flip flops!

Q: Last time you had a run-in with the cops?

A: I haven’t had a run-in with the cops yet. But I’ve had friends and relatives that have.*

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: Loved.*

Q: Who is number 1 on your top 8?

A: No one, I don’t even have a top 8.*


Q: Last friend you talked to?

A: Candy

Q: Last person who called you?

A: Samantha

Q: Person you hugged?

A: Rainman


Q: Number?

A: 27

Q: Season?

A: Spring and summer


Q: Missing someone?

A: Yes, my son Rusty and my mom.

Q: Mood?

A: Grateful

Q: Listening to?

A: Baby Come to Me by Regina Belle

Q: Watching?

A: The screen as I type my answers *

Q: Worrying about?

A: The economy


Q: First place you went this morning?

A: Bathroom.

Q: What can you not wait to do?

A: For Rainman’s birthday a bunch of us are going skydiving and I can’t wait!

Q: What’s the last movie you saw?

A: The Notebook with La Jolla Man

Q: Do you smile often?

A: I try to, but I don’t do it as much as I should.

Q: Are you a friendly person?

A: When you get to know me.

* My answers are the same as Lyndon’s
Have a great weekend everyone!

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N Posted by Rain at 10/11/2008 10:57:00 AM

Monday, October 06, 2008

Fairy Tales, Rescue and It's Party Time

The mudslinging turned so nasty this weekend,

it made my stomach hurt.

I will be so glad when this fucking election is over!


After Bailout, AIG Execs Head to California Resort
Rescued by Taxpayers, It's Party Time with $23,000 in Spa Charges
October 7, 2008
Less than a week after the federal government committed $85 billion to bail out AIG, executives of the giant AIG insurance company headed for a week-long retreat at a luxury resort and spa, the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, California, Congressional investigators revealed today.
"Rooms at this resort can cost over $1,000 a night," Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) said this morning as his committee continued its investigation of Wall Street and its CEOs.
AIG documents obtained by Waxman's investigators show the company paid more than $440,000 for the retreat, including nearly $200,000 for rooms, $150,000 for meals and $23,000 in spa charges.

"Their getting their pedicures and their manicures and the American people are paying for that," said Cong. Elijah Cummings(D-MD).
AIG CEO Robert Willumstad and former CEO Martin Sullivan are both scheduled to testify today.
Waxman says there is evidence the two men changed the bonus schedule once the company began to post losses, so that executives under the "Senior Partners Plan" would continue to make multi-million dollar salaries.

"Mr. Sullivan and the other top executives should have had their bonuses slashed due to poor performance," said Waxman.

Congressional investigators also raised question of whether AIG executives sough to "cook the books" and hide negative information from outside auditors.

On Dec. 5, 2007, Waxman said, CEO Sullivan told investors "we are confident in our marks and the reasonableness of our valuation methods."

Documents obtained by the committee show that one week earlier, auditors Pricewaterhouse Cooper had "raise their concerns with Mr. Sullivan…informing him that PWC believed that AIG could have a material weakness relating to the risk management of these areas."

In my opinion we need to vote out of office every Senator and Congressman who voted for this bill. This is exactly why I didn't want the bailout passed in the first place! This is just a bailout for the already wealthy executives who will line their pockets some more while telling all their employees times are tough and they just won't get any raises or bonuses this year. I want every penny of the $400,000 to be paid back and charges filed against every executive that went on this week long retreat.
What are your thoughts?

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N Posted by Rain at 10/06/2008 10:21:00 AM