Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Safeway Waterfront Bluesfest 2013

I had a great time, as always, at Bluesfest this year.  However, there were two changes this year that I didn't love.  The biggest issue this year was the volume.  We always sit in the exact same spot, so I was definitely comparing apples to apples.  I can only assume that the hotel next door requested a volume decrease.  Since they sell out every year because of the festival I really think they can just deal.
The other issue was a blessing and a curse.  The Bluesfest was able to get Robert Plant to headline the final day this year.  I'm thrilled that we can get acts that big, and that it means more money for the Oregon Food Bank.  Unfortunately, it made a drastic difference in the overall feel and spirit that the festival has had in years past.  We arrived at 9am to set up our chairs and enjoy the day.  Around 7pm the people that came to see "Zeppelin" for $50 arrived and started pushing and bitching and complaining.  Security was so busy that they couldn't possibly keep up with the demands.  It went from being Bluesfest to a classic rock show at the Sleep Country Amphitheater.  It was a clash of cultures in so many ways.  It was a very unfortunate way to end such a lovely weekend.  That said I will go back next year, but I will plan my trip more thoughtfully. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Leave Your Adult Toddlers At Home

I hate the trend of women bringing their adult toddlers, or men, shopping.  Why is your idiot husband standing in front of the shoes I'm trying to look at?!  Do you really like it when he tells you which shoes to try on?  Have you not seen the adult toddler chairs by the dressing rooms and escalators?  These are the things that were going through my head the other day when this woman and her entire family were taking over the women's shoe department so that one women could buy a pair of shoes.  Her husband and kids were miserable and making me miserable too!  Is it too much to ask that you let them stay home?  Why are you punishing everyone?  Leave them home! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Go Away Lance Armstrong

I am so sick of hearing Lance Armstrong talk!  Why can't he just go away?! He loves to hear himself talk SO much that he's willing to risk prosecution just to get on TV.  I know people think that Livestrong is a good organization, but cancer awareness?  I think we're plenty aware, lets look at prevention.  I don't think he gets that it's not just that he lied and cheated, it's that he was such a pompous asshole while doing it.   And while we're on the subject of lying and cheating at games, who does that?  Children, that's who!  Poor cry baby Lance just wanted to be as good as the other kids.  Leveling the playing field etc.  I give that one massive eye roll!!!!  I hope the next time I hear his name it's followed by the list of things he's being prosecuted for.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Trump Dump

The elections are finally over and I think everyone is thankful.  Perhaps not as happy as I am, but glad its over all the same.  The only thing interrupting my post election glow is that idiot with the hair Donald Trump!  Why won't he just shut up?!  I am amazed that he has been successful in business when he comes off as such a buffoon.  However, with at least four bankruptcies to his name I'm not sure he should be considered successful.  If his goal is to get publicity even if its negative, than I guess he's doing great.  Where is Melania in all this?!  When was the last time anyone saw her?  If she's allowed to speak when not spoken to then why doesn't she say something?  Shouldn't that be the job of a trophy third wife?  Maybe he's had her deported.  It think we all know how he feels about people not born in the continental United States.  I say we hold one more election to decide if Trump should get to keep his Twitter account.  Now there's an election that could unite us. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Facebook Phony

I'm not huge fan of Facebook, I signed up because I need it for work.  I totally understand why many people don't think they have enough to talk about to take up a whole social media platform.  If you are one of these people please listen up.  Getting married or pregnant is not interesting!  Please do not sign up simply so you can announce either your pregnancy or engagement.  Neither of these things makes you an interesting person.  If you didn't have anything to say before, then trust me, nothing has changed. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Facebook Fake Out

Facebook seems to make it very difficult for people to control their sharing.  If you post pictures of you and your friends drinking all weekend please do not try to convince us you are calling in sick on Monday because of "stress"!  How stupid do you think we are? No one is buying it and it just makes you the joke of the day.  If you're going to try to convince us, then work at it!  Drag your ass down to Zoom Care and park out front long enough to check in.  Otherwise shut hell up!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bastas Trattoria Is As Good As I Hoped

I kept hearing about how great Bastas Trattoria is, so I finally went. It was fantastic! I had Uncle Vittorio's Ragu and finished every bite. The atmosphere made for a great evening and the service was fabulous. I can't wait to go back.