I consider myself lucky, I wasn’t fed to the Gators

I’ve just returned from spending a few days in Florida.  I stayed at the  The Gaylord Palms ….I know…I know!     I laughed at the name too!

While checking in I was told to make sure to keep the key card away from my cell phone, because it might de-activate the card.

 

So I carefully placed my key card into a pocket inside my purse.

~*~

The next day I decided to spend some time by the pool.

When I went back to my room, I discovered my key card didn’t work…Humm…

So I went back to the lobby and told them what had happened,

they were very polite and made me a new card.  They told me if it ever happened again to pick up one of the house phones and someone would help me,

I didn’t need to go all the way to the lobby.

~*~

Back to my room I go to try once again.

Guess what?   My new key still didn’t work!!

So now I had to find a house phone and call in my problem.

Once again they were very polite and told me to wait in front of my room and someone would come to help me.

I waited about 10 to 15 minutes for someone to come, and then I heard the sound of something big walking down the hallway.

This guy was huge…he was like a walking wall…6..foot high…5 feet wide..

and of course a shaved head.

(what kind of security dude would he be without a shaved head?)

( PS..he was much bigger than the above picture)

~*~

First thing he asks for is my key and some I.D.

He tries the key, and of course it doesn’t work.

(I may be blond…but I know how to use a key card!)

Next he calls the front desk to see if I’m registered.

Yes…I’am…but this guy wants more proof.

He asks me to tell him about 3 items that are in the room.  WHAT???

So I mention…

#1…I have 2 pieces of grey luggage.

#2…I have a large beige purse.

#3…The bedspread has pictures of monkeys playing instruments.

Is it just me,

or does the idea of monkeys dressed in clothes freak anyone else out?

It just seems so wrong to me on so many levels!

(what is that monkey to the left doing, and why is his hand on the other monkey?)

What happens at the Gaylord Palms, stays at the Gaylord Palms?

 

~*~

The whole time that I’m being questioned by the security dude, he is blocking the door so I can’t look in.

After I name my 3 items he goes into the room to check out my answers.

He comes back and asks me if I have a tooth brush  ???

Yes, as a matter of fact I have 2 pink toothbrushes.

He goes back into the room to make sure I wasn’t telling him a lie.

He comes back and lets me in my room.

All he said was…

“Someone will bring you 2 new keys and will slide them under the door.”

Gee….Really?

I must look like someone that can’t be trusted.

 

Boo!  I’m so scary!

I guess I should consider myself lucky, I wasn’t fed to the alligators.

See ya later…Wally Gator!

 

XOXO,

Janice

The Real Housewives of___fill in the blank saga continues??

   I live in Southern California  and have been a fan of the Bravo show the Real Housewives of Orange County from the very first season. 

  I was thrilled when more and more Real Housewives Cities Joined in the Fun,  Drama, and Craziness that seemed to unfold on the shows.

At first I viewed the shows the way that any good anthropologist would. 

   By examining and analyzing the way that different cultures

  grow, develop and interact with each other.

  Then reporting on what you have learned.

A few Good qualities that a anthropologist should  possess are…

1.  Is to be inquisitive about life and society. 

 2. Have the patience to watch how humans behave.

 3.  And to be non-judgemental.

No problem!

  I can do all of those things,

 but the being non-judgemental kind of takes all the fun out of it.

   I mean really…

 Who among us doesn’t like to critique?

But now with the suicide of Russell Armstrong, (Beverly Hills Housewives)  the whole world seems to be critiquing the Bravo Franchise Future.

~*~

I came across a poll today.

Is the Real Housewives show to blame for Russells suicide?

 52% say yes 48% say no

Do the producers have a moral responsibility to the cast?

  71% say yes..24% say no

Should Bravo cancel the show?

  48% say yes…52% say no

Does reality t.v. ruin relationships?

  85% yes…12% say no

Would you go on the Real housewives for $50,000?

  33% say yes..67% say no

Would you go on the show for a million dollars?

  69% say yes…31% say no

The past few months I have heard stories of how Teresa Giudice (New Jersey Housewives) and her husband Joe only made a combined income of $79,000 a year when the show first started.  And then filled for bankruptcy for 11 Million dollars a few years later…

How does this happen?

~*~ 

There are never ending stories on the internet about Bankruptcy, Divorce,  Foreclosure, and Death involving the Real Housevives shows. 

 Questions of

Is there a curse on anyone who dares be in the public spotlight by being on a reality T.V. Show.

I don’t know about a curse, but there sure seems to be a plague of Bankruptcy and Divorce with the Real Housewives…

~Bankruptcy~

  

Sonja Morgan ….. New York 

Alexis Bellino…..  Orange County

 

Teresa Guidice…  New Jersey

    Lisa Wu Hartwell …. Atlanta

Michaele Salahi ….. Washington D.C.

  

Lynn Cartin …. Orange County

~Divorce~

 

Vicki Gunvalson…Orange County

 

Countess Luann de Lessep….New York

 

Tamra Barney…Orange Country 

Camille Grammer….Beverly Hills

 

Sheree Whitfield…Atlanta

 

Nene Leakes…Atlanta

  

Lisa Wu Hartwell…Atlanta

 

Jeanna Keough…Orange County

 

Cat Ommanney…Washington D.C.

~*~

 And Honorable mention for being the next to  divorce?

~*~

Alexis Bellino…Orange County

Ramona Singer…New York

Teresa Giudice…New Jersey

Lynn Cartin…Orange County

Michaele Salahi…DC

~*~

What at first appeared to be a entertaining little show

 (that I admit I’m addicted to)

 about the lives of the rich and famous

 has turned into a bitch fest

 of people doing nothing more than trying to out do each other

by either suddenly becoming

 writers of tell all books

  singers recording really terrible music

designers hocking crappy clothes, jewelry, accessories

 wine or other alcoholic drinks

 they have put their name on. 

  WE watch them  spending all the money they have

 or don’t have on a lifestyle

 that is suppose to make us envious? 

~*~

I guess this formula works pretty well.   Just look at the top two  reality T.V. shows…

 Jersey shore

  A group of 20 somethings  that have been thrown together.  We watch them doing nothing more than hooking up…. drinking and looking for trouble.

Keeping up with the Kardashian’s

A dysfuntional family that loves to

 fight.. whine .. shop

and  frequent expensive restaurants and clubs 

while  one upping each other to hog the spotlight.

~*~

I don’t know about you…but I’m getting really sick of reality T.V.

   I’m tired of them trying to convince me I should lust for a life like this.  

Is this all just a Evil plan by the T.V Gods?

What do you think?

I’m sorry if I have upset anyone with this post

But think about it…

 is it really reality T.V when it’s scripted?

And Is watching a train wreck….Entertainment?

The Rednecks That Live Next Store

OMG!  I have new neighbors…… I think they are going to turn out to be the neighbors from Hell… 

  

Remember the movie    A Christmas Story?    And the neighbors… The Bumpasse’s with all their hounds running around making noise and getting into everything…My new neighbors are just like the Bumpass’es….only replace the hounds with kids…

The  Bumpasse’s moved into the neighbor hood the beginning of the summer, while I was vacationing in Europe…I was depressed as it was having to end such a great time…but then to come home and discover what has moved in next store…well….all I could do was..let out a big sigh!

  My daughter and her husbands bedroom is on the side of the house that faces the Bumpasse’s house.   My bedroom  (thank god) is on the other side of the house so I haven’t had to listen to them all night long while trying to sleep…

So…let me tell you a few of things that the Bumpasse’s have been up too.

The first weekend they move in I come home to find the Bumpass daughters on my front lawn selling lemonade…while at first I thought it was kinda cute,  it brought back memories of my kids selling kool-aid in the front yard…one big difference though…my kids didn’t scream at the top of their lungs….LEMON-ADE!!!     wait…scream… is putting it nicely….shrieking at the top of their lungs is more like it….like the sound of fingernails scratching on a chalkboard shrieking…. the youngest Bumpass daughter was running around on my front lawn…Shreiking   LEMONADE !  they yelled LEMONADE  at every person walking by…or any car driving by…. 

 And let me till you….Bumpass Fest went on for hours….

Then finally it was quiet once again..I went out to check my front yard…. they had packed up most of the lemonade stand….but they left their chairs in my front yard…I thought that was kind of odd till I took a look at their front yard…..It was full of furniture…couches…chairs…tables and tons of boxes…so my guess … they didn’t even miss what they had left behind.

Their yard still looked like that the next day…and they still hadn’t picked up what they left in my front yard…so the chairs were tossed  into the pile of stuff on their front yard..

My daughter has told me stories about how the Wife/Mother screams all night long at the husband…she even wakes up the kids at 2 in the morning screaming and telling them what a horrible father they have…the funny thing is…you never hear a word from the Husband/Father.??

This family never talks to each other…they scream every word!

Last night the daughters were digging in my trash…and pulled out a bunch of card board boxes that I had neatly put in piles to be re -cycled…the mother yelled at them to put them back…they did…but now the boxes were all over the street…I had to once again go stack the boxes in neat piles..

 Now… I know what you must be thinking….why is she being so annal about a few boxes….it wasn’t just a few boxes…it was about 20 boxes of all sizes…some of them big enough to put a washing machine or wide screen t.v in…so I was a little pissed off when I had to clean up the boxes….So….not only are they noisy neighbors they are trash pickers too!

So whats your guess…The neighbors from hell?… noisy Rednecks?..White Trash?….I think I will just refer to them as the Bumpasse’s….it seems to be a perfect descript

I believe in seeing the bright side of everything….so the good news is….I will have more to blog about?

P.S.  all is quiet on the Bumpass front today…..the Bumpasse’s have a boat. and I don’t see it in the driveway today…so that means they are wreaking havoc on a lake somewhere and terrorizing someone else today!        *Evil laugh*  tee hehe

XOXO

Totally Ridiculous!

Ready for a Rant?,,,well,,,, Ready or not here it comes….

My daughter goes to the mail box the other day to pick up our mail…and it is so full of mail that she couldn’t even open up the mailbox. 

I have a small mailbox, the kind that we have been forced to use  because the post office is so lazy they only want to stop once on every street to deliver the mail.

 

  What happened to the good ole days when a mailman would bring your mail to your door?

I have talked to the post office numerous times, asking them for help with stopping the delivery of junk mail…they always say the same thing…..

 

There is nothing we can do about it….if we don’t deliver the mail we will get fired

So in order to save my sanity and save the earth at the same time, I started calling any phone number I could find on all the junk mail, or as the people who are doing the mailing out of the junk like to call it  (advertising)

I was greeted with different responses, some were very pleasant about it.

 (no problem or i’m sorry you no longer wish to receive our mailers)

Some were down right rude.

 (there is nothing I can do about, go to our website, or leave a message at the beep).

Some phone messages down right begged you to reconsider your request to no longer receive  their mailings.

  (a 2 minute  message about how their mailings are recyclable and how they are a earth friendly company.  now are you sure you want to cancel?)

  What a bunch of bull.

They don’t want to lose customers because they base their fees to advertisers on how many subscribers they have.

  Who cares that their junk mail can be recycled! 

How about we save more trees by not printing junk mail that everyone throws away!

I called on every piece of junk mail I had, and let me tell you that took quite a few hours to do!

Hopefully I can keep my sanity while it takes the 8 to 10 weeks for it to take effect!

 I can’t help but wonder what the true problem is. 

  1.  The fact that my mailbox is too small
  2. There is too much junk mail in the world
  3. The post office is lazy
  4. All of the above 

 

I’m thinking about starting a campaign to do something about the junk mail problem. 

I’ll keep you posted.

Thank you for listening to my Rant..