8/6/10 [file photo] - San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, left, talks with quarterback Alex Smith during the NFL football team’s training camp in Santa Clara, Calif.

  
49ers Fire Offensive Coordinator Jimmy Raye — One word: FINALLY! As much as I want to place blame on Alex Smith, I can’t just blame one person. Just because this is the first time an offensive coordinator has stayed past 1 year doesn’t mean it’s a good thing.  I personally think that the undefeated pre-season cursed the Niners this year. Eh… I could be wrong. Oh! Here’s an idea: what would happen if Mike Singletary put in David Carr for just one quarter? Would there be a significant difference? I mean, what do you really have to lose at this point, Niners? IF THE NINERS don’t win this coming weekend, I REFUSE to watch anymore Niners football this season.
  
You know you’re in trouble when… The RAIDERS are doing better than you after Week 3.  However, the redeeming moment(s) of this past weekend’s games: the missed FGs. Seriously, 32 yarder? Should’ve made it, Janikowski.  Oh well, Raider fans should be used to heart break by now — you crazy, masochistic fans!  On another note, would you consider Pete Carroll’s season thus far “a success?”

8/6/10 [file photo] - San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, left, talks with quarterback Alex Smith during the NFL football team’s training camp in Santa Clara, Calif.

  

49ers Fire Offensive Coordinator Jimmy Raye — One word: FINALLY! As much as I want to place blame on Alex Smith, I can’t just blame one person. Just because this is the first time an offensive coordinator has stayed past 1 year doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. I personally think that the undefeated pre-season cursed the Niners this year. Eh… I could be wrong. Oh! Here’s an idea: what would happen if Mike Singletary put in David Carr for just one quarter? Would there be a significant difference? I mean, what do you really have to lose at this point, Niners? IF THE NINERS don’t win this coming weekend, I REFUSE to watch anymore Niners football this season.

  

You know you’re in trouble when… The RAIDERS are doing better than you after Week 3.  However, the redeeming moment(s) of this past weekend’s games: the missed FGs. Seriously, 32 yarder? Should’ve made it, Janikowski.  Oh well, Raider fans should be used to heart break by now — you crazy, masochistic fans!  On another note, would you consider Pete Carroll’s season thus far “a success?”

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Parking Violation Citation (1:32AM): “partially blocking driveway.”   


 
Thank you Officer Molyneux for taking my hard-earned money and giving it to the City of South San Francisco.  One can look on the bright side: 1) “it’s merely $40” and 2) “at least you didn’t get towed.”  Don’t get me wrong—they’re very valid points but I still have the right to be irked, right?  My side of reason gets it; I did technically partially block the “driveway” (as one can see that the curb is dipping to form the driveway).  However, am I really blocking this person’s driveway?  All my friends have agreed on my Facebook post: “NO!”  
 
Long story short, I cannot contest it.  I’ve written my check, placed it in the envelope and it’s ready to be dropped off at the mailbox later today.  Here’s another peeve:  the “defendant copy” is part of “the envelope provided.”  What’s up with that?  
 
The United States of America:  Land of the Free, Home of the Brave—more like land that freely hands out tickets to “make quota” from people who WISH they were brave and hide behind their stupid police badge to continue the “top dog” life they had in high school.  And we wonder what’s wrong with the law enforcement system in this country… One of a few reasons I decided to not continue my pursuit of a minor in law emphasis sociology.

Parking Violation Citation (1:32AM): “partially blocking driveway.”   

 

Thank you Officer Molyneux for taking my hard-earned money and giving it to the City of South San Francisco.  One can look on the bright side: 1) “it’s merely $40” and 2) “at least you didn’t get towed.”  Don’t get me wrong—they’re very valid points but I still have the right to be irked, right?  My side of reason gets it; I did technically partially block the “driveway” (as one can see that the curb is dipping to form the driveway).  However, am I really blocking this person’s driveway?  All my friends have agreed on my Facebook post: “NO!”  

 

Long story short, I cannot contest it.  I’ve written my check, placed it in the envelope and it’s ready to be dropped off at the mailbox later today.  Here’s another peeve:  the “defendant copy” is part of “the envelope provided.”  What’s up with that?  

 

The United States of America:  Land of the Free, Home of the Brave—more like land that freely hands out tickets to “make quota” from people who WISH they were brave and hide behind their stupid police badge to continue the “top dog” life they had in high school.  And we wonder what’s wrong with the law enforcement system in this country… One of a few reasons I decided to not continue my pursuit of a minor in law emphasis sociology.

Top drama for “Top Model” means top dollars

As my last few days of unemployment wind down, I’ve been catching up on Cycle 14 of America’s Next Top Model since Cycle 15 just started up (also because there’s nothing else left for me to watch in internet TV land).

  

Most of us are familiar with the casting formula of MTV’s Real World — pick the people that will obviously have conflict = audience will either love them or hate them = make them want to follow the show either way.  Actually, this works for most MTV reality shows, e.g., Jersey Shore (season 2 brought back the much hated Angelina).  No one wants to watch a “normal” reality show, right?  Human beings definitely have a fascination with drama — either causing it or watching it because it makes their ordinary life a little less boring.  It’s kind of a sad notion, right?  I see it happen all the time with women, and not just with young women!  The older women I’ve worked with over the years make me wonder if we ever grow out of the high school stage of our lives.  It’s really pathetic and most of all, extremely frustrating!

  

Which leads me to wonder if Tyra and staff pick the stereotypical “black girls” for the show simply because they know they will instigate something every other minute.  Don’t forget they also like picking the white girls who clearly have some hidden issues with African American people.  Then again, Tyra is from Inglewood and her “ghetto” side comes out from time-to-time on the show.  It’s always entertaining to see her go from “white girl” to “oh HELL no!!” girl.  Word on the street is that most people find her annoying… I used to watch her talk show… key words being “used to.” :)