Friday, February 20, 2009

Story of a mother with no control for her little brat.

Just the other day, I was sitting at a computer in the library on my leisure playing a computer game when a little girl came up to the computer next to me. She was there with her mother, but she walked up to the computer by herself.

About a minute or two later, her mother found her and urged her to go downstairs with her to the children's section of the library. Objecting to her mother's request, the little girl maintained her position at the computer next to me. I shit you not, this mother must have asked this girl about 108 times to go down stairs, but this girl who must have been no older than five years of age simply refused.

At one point, the desperate mother placed her hand on the keyboard in a failed attempt to end the child's activity, but the girl screamed, "stop, you need to stop". What a nerve! The mother, complying with this little brat's instructions, ended her attempts to pry the girl away from the computer. Furthermore, she chose to inquire about what the girl was doing and what she was typing, suggesting "that's not how you spell that, honey."

After failing to be an authority figure to her daughter, she even tried to provide an incentive to go downstairs (rather than a reprimand for not going right away, when requested) by implying, "you know what? Eddie such and such is downstairs too. We can go see him". The little brat replies, "no he's not staying down there, he's coming up here to join me."

Aimlessly looking around the library at the attendants as well as the visitors, this mother was completely lost and had absolutely no fucking clue as to how to discipline this child. She even looked over at me and said, "that's an interesting way to use a computer. Playing some computer games, huh?" I simply looked up at her, grinned, and thought to myself, "that is an interesting way to discipline your daughter - pleading rather than instructing."

This had to have gone on and on for about fifteen minutes, when the little girl - not the mother - decided it was time to go downstairs. It was as if the two of them were on the little girl's time rather than the mother's. Shocking lack of authority!!! I can not decide whether or not it was disturbing or mildly amusing. Amusing for me, but certainly disturbing for that little girl and her mother.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Passage of President Obama's economic recovery package!

Congratulations to President Obama on the passage of the economic stimulus package, which is designed to end the rapid fall of our economy and save or create 3.5 million jobs throughout the country. Passage of this economic stimulus marks first major milestone victory of his young presidency! For more on the latest and greatest regarding the stimulus, check out President Obama's latest weekly address from February 14, 2009.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Random Sunday night thoughts: Valentine's Day, President's Day, Obama, and more!

Yeah, it's currently 11:39 PM and I am more awake than usual late on this Sunday evening. Perhaps that is because tomorrow is President's Day and work is closed. Additionally, Ghost Rider starring Nicholas Cage is on Encore, so I'm watching a little bit of that. That's the same Ghost Rider movie Raph and Beanie loved so much when we went to see it in the theater! *sarcasm, in case you didn't pick up on it*

Valentine's Day came and went for all of you incurable romantics. Cupid shot his arrows, many of you chicks got your candy, teddy bears, jewelry, Hallmark treasures, and all of that good jazz. The concept of love, an emotion not so easy to universally define, is whatever you make of it. A wise man once said "We fall in love when our imagination projects nonexistent perfection upon another person. One day, the fantasy evaporates and with it, love dies." Logic dictates that if I'm in love with a special someone, I love them everyday.

I certainly would not need to pick a random freezing cold February day in which to funnel all of that love! In any case, I guess Valentine's Day is a 'cute' holiday for all of the couples it brings happiness to. Maybe one of these days, B-Money will once again find a suitable significant other worthy of sharing this mysteriously loving February day. LOL. Now that the day has in fact been over for almost 48 hours, it is time to look forward to the spring as well as St. Patrick's Day.

Mike will be driving up to D-town to see me tomorrow. Beanie, Mike, and I plan on going to Ruby Tuesdays at the Ledgewood Mall and then Cliffs Ice Cream afterwards. Who knows, maybe we'll even go see a movie at some point throughout the day. Quite a way to spend President's Day, isn't it?

While we are on the topic of presidents, President Obama is set to sign his economic stimulus bill, which recently passed through the House as well as the Senate, on Tuesday. You have to love the people who voted for McCain, continuously dog Obama for his inexperience or the fact that they just do not care for him, but are more than ready and willing to accept the stimulus check that they are going to receive without crediting President Obama for his hard work and dedication to get such a deal passed and signed.

One of these days, many of you thoughtless skeptics are going to reach deep down within your wisdom [if you happen to have any at all] and smell the coffee before you judge or make the choices that you make based on your misconstrued judgements.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

President Obama's Weekly Address - 02/07/2009

After a weekend of fun, some comical moments, and even some boardwalk time throughout Mike's birthday weekend, we move onto a more serious note. Home sick today with what appears to be a stomach virus, I decided to take a break from laying down all day to post the latest weekly address - February 7, 2009 - from President Barack Obama regarding his economic stimulus package.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Jetti and ocean point view at Point Pleasant!

Best day of the year in 2009 thus far, as temperatures reached the sixties. Gorgeous day today; certainly a far cry from the freezing temperatures we have been feeling in the teens and twenties. It was refreshing to walk on the boardwalk without a winter jacket and breathe in the fresh air.

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Birthday cake serenade!

Happy 26th birthday Mike!

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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Mike's birthday weekend - Seaside Heights

Taking a walk on the Seaside boardwalk, prior to a little air hockey at Casino Pier and some pizza at Maruchas.

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I definitely love the shore, love the ocean, and getting away on some weekends as you can see. Just some more video footage, coming to you from this birthday weekend. Ohhh kid!

Shore house in Lavallette - Mike's birthday weekend

Some videos, thus far, of Mike's birthday celebration down here in Lavallette. We even have the infamous waking up of Greg Root!!

WARNING: Some explicit content. By clicking on some of these videos, your doing so out of your own free will.

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"I'm going to take that toy away from you, if you can't play nice!"

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Upon waking up, as you can see at the end of the third video, Greg did not even remember where he slept last night. Time to get some breakfast at Wawa. Peace out!

Back in Lavallette for Mike's birthday!

I'm down in Lavallette once again, this time for Mike Milek's birthday celebration. Happy birthday Mike! I made my way down here yesterday evening and got the shore house around 8PM. We watched Step Brothers: Unrated Version, which was my gift to Mike for his birthday. Those currently here are Mike, Angela, Chris, Greg, and I. Later today, we'll be heading up to New Brunswick to spend an evening at the Stress Factory Craig Fitzimmons. Throughout this weekend, there will be a number of pictures and videos that will be posted to the Blog of Bryan. B-Money is live and in full effect on this Mikey Milek birthday weekend. Stay tuned kid.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Morristown struck by earthquake moments ago!

A 2.9 earthquake hits Morristown, NJ!

About half an hour ago, I was woken up from a relatively deep sleep to the sound of a gigantic bang that totally shook the house. Nobody in town knew what it was. In an attempt to find out, we called the police but the police did not have an answer. I got dressed and walked outside to find the neighbors standing out in the street as well, looking just as confused as I was. After coming back inside and seeing the Channel 4 news, it was discovered an earthquake had just hit Morristown. Reporters said it was anywhere from a 2.9 to a 3.5. That's absolutely insane. That's the kind of news and type of natural disaster that we usually hear about in California or somewhere out there in the West Coast. Earthquakes in NJ??????! Perhaps that could have something to do with the weather being much warmer than usual the last couple days? Who knows. Maybe it will be bring some good luck! All joking aside, hopefully everyone is safe and can go back to sleep again - which is exactly where I am about to go. Good night everyone.

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow!

Six more weeks of germ killing ... and freezing our fucking asses off!

Today is Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means we apparently have six more weeks of a winter season which has already overstayed its welcome. Think of the bright side - cold weather kills germs, so your germs will continue to die for another six weeks. YAY. Even when Phil does not see his shadow, and the prediction calls for an early spring, we still seem to get extended winters, so who knows?

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers on their dramatic 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Superbowl XLIII. In my area, this was a superbowl being contested between two football teams that hardly any of my friends or acquaintances cared about. Nonethless, they produced what was a memorable superbowl.