Disclaimer: If you are easily offended by sheer honesty, or you think me having my own opinions is "being negative", then this is not the place for you, and I suggest you leave and head elsewhere. I call a spade a spade, and I don't sugarcoat anything.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Part 3 Scammers!!

I got another message today from someone else interested in the computer I have for sale. But today, I got the jump on this one! The person asked first if I still had the computer for sale and how well it works, and asked me why I am getting rid of it. She also asked me to send her pics. I said I could do that if she is still interested, and yes the computer is still for sale. A few minutes later, she wrote me back about the computer. It was in this letter that she revealed to me again that she is a scammer. She showed all the classic signs of being a part of this PayPal scam. This was the letter she sent me:

Thanks for your reply and am glad to know that it is still available

for sale.However i have few questions on the item you are selling.
1,I would like to know the reason why you are selling it?
2,What is your firm price though am okay with the listing price ?
3,Do you have the original box with the accessories?
4,Do you mind if i pay you through paypal though i would be willing to
add an extra dollars to cover the shipping because am not local at the
moment i am out of town on a rig offshore and i would like to purchase
this item as a gift for someone very special to me at overseas.
If you do not have a PayPal account, you can do so by going to
www.PayPal.com and set up your account it is free,easy and guarantees
transaction safety.Once you send me your
paypal email account, I will send you the payment for your item as
well as US $120 to cover shipping via USPS Registered Mail.
I would be glad if my request is favorably considered.

When I got this e-mail, I said to myself, "Ohhhh BROTHER!!! Here we go again!" This is the third scammer that has contacted me about this darned computer! Well, now that I have had a little more experience, I decided to get the jump on this person. I am getting very sick and tired of these damn spammers! Some of the things that identify this person as a scammer are these lines:

"I will send you the payment for your item as well as US $120 to cover shipping via USPS Registered Mail."

"am not local at the moment i am out of town"

Yeah, sure she's not local. She's probably also from Nigeria! Well, I am sick of this. So, this is what I wrote to her:

Hi. Thanks for your reply. Yes, the computer is still available. I am selling it because I am upgrading, and I'm getting a new desktop. The price is not firm, I will entertain offers. I do have the original packaging and all accessories. If you want it, I can give it to you in that. I don't mind PayPal, but you absolutely MUST pay me through PayPal's official site. So far, I have gotten 2 other people from Nigeria, ask me to ship this computer to them, claiming they put money in my account via PayPal. But on closer examination of the supposed e-mails from PayPal, they were discovered to be fraudulent e-mails. Thankfully I know what to look for, and I will NOT in any way, shape or form send this computer to you, unless I actually SEE the money in my PayPal account, which I will check once I get the supposed e-mail. NO EXCEPTIONS! And NO EXCUSES. And I know how to identify spammers right away. If you are truly willing to go ahead with this transaction, you can send the money to XXXXXX@XXXXXXXXXXX.com. Once I get that confirmation, and I see the actual money in my PayPal account, I will send your computer tomorrow. Thank you.
PS, I know all about the PayPal escrow scam, so please don't try to pull that one on me. :)

Yes, that was the e-mail I sent back to her! LOL! When I sent that e-mail, I did not expect to hear back from her at all! And I didn't. I know for sure she was trying to steal my computer, just like the last two did. But just like the last 2 individual scammers, she was not about to get this computer at all until I actually saw that money in my PayPal account. Don't these dipshits know that an intelligent individual is actually going to check their paypal account and see that the money is not there???? Of course they could also say what the last person said, thinking they could get away with it on a technicality by saying the money is in escrow. Not everyone would think to call PayPal and ask if there even is such a thing as escrow, which is why I am writing about this in this blog. Hopefully people who read this will learn from my experience. I'm a very jaded person! I trust NO ONE! And I pick up on things right away. Which is why I didn't really believe that first scammer when she said the money is in escrow. Though the e-mails did look official, if you know what to look for, you can avoid losing your items you are trying to sell.

Well, this time, I took off the old ad, and decided to edit it with a new ending. This is what my new ad reads on Craigslist:

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop available for sale. It is a model P305D, with 4 Gigs of RAM. The screen is 15 inches wide, and in 64-bit HD. 250 GB memory. DVD drive (not a recordable). Built in webcam and microphone, and Wi-Fi. Comes with bonus software MS Office Professional 2007 installed. Ideal for students!! Asking $400, but will accept offers! Serious Inquiries ONLY please! Scammers are immediately identified and will not be considered. If you are a scammer, you should know that I didn't just fall off the turnip truck yesterday!! I will not ship to Nigeria, and I will not accept PayPal. I will only accept cash.

This stops the scammers before they start. I hope! So far though I have gotten a couple of responses. Let's see how well it goes.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

PayPal Scam Warning!

OK, so I am peacefully trying to sell this computer over Craigslist. I tried in my local CL section and got almost zero results. It was disappointing! So I decided to try another area. I tried the Tacoma-Seattle area of Craigslist. I got almost immediate results! I got several inquiries about this computer. I was asking for $400 for this computer, but figured some people may instead offer me $300, which is what usually happens. I expected it. So I entertained offers. Well, this morning I woke up to about 4 messages in my inbox all inquiring about this computer. I answered all of them. Only 2 have written me back, and they wanted to have the computer shipped to them. Well, Craigslist advises against that, but I played along anyway. They both offered me the full price, PLUS an extra $150 for shipping. Sounded reasonable, but I told them I would have to have the money today. As soon as I got that money, I would ship the computer to them.

Well, one of them sent me the money, through their PayPal account. This is why I absolutely HATE dealing with Craigslist!!! So many people taking advantage of one another. The e-mail that was sent had PayPal's official logo. This was what I got:

As you can see, the top of the page looks official, but the body of the letter has too many spaces where there should not be any. Another thing that caught my attention was this guy's address. When I scrolled a lot farther down the page, I saw this:

Notice his address is located in Ife, Osun in Nigeria, and his name is very different than the name he has on his PayPal. Well, I looked up the address, and sure enough it is a verifiable address. But what gets me is the guy lives in Nigeria, and he could not meet me (actually he would have met my ma), but said he was buying this computer for his son who is overseas. OK, I like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but I was still iffy on this Nigerian transaction. Something about it felt wrong to me. Then almost immediately after getting this e-mail, I got another one, which also looked official, but said something very different than what I had seen PayPal send:

Again, it looks official with the logo on top of the page, but take a close look at this line:

It said that this person has transferred money to my account, but that it is being held in ESCROW. I didn't know PayPal had ESCROW services! But it said that I will get my money when I provide them with a tracking number that I am supposed to get when I send this computer off. Well, something smelled fishy, and I still sensed something was not right. So, I e-mailed the guy again and told him that I got this message, but that I cannot send him anything until I at least got the money for the packaging and shipping. He kept on demanding that I send the item NOW!!! I told him he will just have to wait. I also told him that I would like to contact PayPal and ask them about this ESCROW service because I never heard of that service before! And it doesn't sound like something PayPal would offer. I didn't hear from him after that. I looked all over PayPal's website and saw nothing about escrow services. I even looked in their Merchant services section and got nothing. So, I called PayPal.

The man I spoke to said that PayPal does NOT have escrow service, that it is nothing but a money exchanging site. I looked closer at the e-mail, and there was something funny. I looked at the e-mail address at the top. This is an official e-mail from PayPal:

That is their OFFICIAL e-mail. Here is what is on the fraudulent e-mail:

Notice there is a difference. You can barely notice it, but there is a period after paypal.com that does not belong there! It just goes to show that you should check the address carefully. Well, when I contacted PayPal, they said they know all about this kind of transaction, and that it is a scam. So please, if you get an email from someone from out of the country, and it's not on ebay, be careful!! Shoot! Even on ebay you have to be careful, look at the ratings from the people who purchase from you. Good buyers will have good feedback. I've got 100% perfect feedback, which means I may be purchasing from out of the country (as I often buy from the UK), but I am a good buyer! I've never scammed anyone.

Well, I e-mailed this guy back and told him that I contacted PayPal, and they told me the e-mail was a scam. So I told him if he would like to send me the money from the official PayPal site, I will be glad to send him the computer. But I warned him that PayPal does not have escrow services. Believe me, I do not expect to hear from him again any time soon!

And remember when CrystalK said on my old MySpace blog that I am so easily misled? LOL! Well, I can seem that way, on the internet. Because I often like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Unless I know better. For example, I didn't buy for one second that Mcgillicutty was a 50-something year old man! A teenage boy I would have had an easier time believing, but definitely NOT a 50-something year old man! Men in their 50s generally do not do the things Mcgillcutty did. I've seen 50-odd year old men at their worst, and Mcgillicutty did NOT in any way fit the description. So I knew better than that. CrystalK always wants everyone to think the worst about me because I don't like her. LOL! Which is fine by me! No one decent or intelligent is going to believe her anyway, because she has never met me. And it's her own fault I don't like her, anyway! She should stop acting like such an ass-hat and get rid of her double-standards. I mean, I don't mind people speaking their minds like she does. But she doesn't like to give anyone else the right to do so without her jumping down their throats and cussing them out. That is why I don't like her! I never do that myself! I speak my mind and I like to have others tell me what they are thinking. That is the whole point of having something called 'a discussion'.

Friday, February 18, 2011

INXS Fans Getting A Bit Bullshitty

OK, it finally got to me this morning. LOL! It started this morning when one of my friends was dropped by one of her friends because she does not like JD. I hear stories like that and it makes me wonder what the heck has become of INXS fans?? Why does everyone have to be so damned judgmental? I mean, I have been shit on because I am an INXS fan who mostly (if not entirely) prefers Timmy. And he is still in the band. I realize this is Facebook, and people have a right to be friends with whomever they want! That does not bother me. What bothers me is people who shit on those people they wanted to be friends with in the first place, because that individual does not like the same band members of INXS that they do! It's such a waste! And it's a sad commentary to what INXS fans today have become. Very sad! In fact, sad isn't even a strong enough word to describe how sad that is! It's downright shitty! I have even been shit on because I can't stand Jon Stevens! The whole concept is just pointless to me! I have friends who like Jon Stevens, and I understand where they are coming from. It's their life, it's their choice! All I ask is that these friends understand that I do NOT like Jon Stevens!!

I don't shit on anyone. I try to get along with everyone. If I don't like someone, it's for a damnsite better reason than their choice of favorite INXS band members! In fact, there are even Timmy fans out there that I don't care for. It's rare, but it happens. For the most part though, I try to get along with everyone as much as I can. Those that I do like, I would give them the World if I could! Ask anyone. LOL! It used to be that INXS fans were so easy to talk to and get along with so well. I remember the days when I used to get in the chatrooms, and I would chat with other INXS fans sometimes until well into the night. They were that much fun! But nowadays, INXS fans have become what U2 fans have always been! As one of my friends have put it, they've become tribal. It's sad! But then, looking back to the good ol' days is always deficient. It's not sad in a way that I'd be crying. It's sad more in a way I am just sitting here, shaking my head. Or slamming my forehead with my hand, thinking "stupid people"! LOL! U2 fans used to be the worst! I hated them! Probably why I never became a full-fledged U2 fan in the first place! Their attitude has always been if you don't worship the ground the band walks on, or if you like any other band more than U2, you're lower than dirt! I like U2. They are a good band. Not the best, but good anyway. But I don't effing LOVE them, and I don't prefer them over INXS. That's never going to happen! Bono is just not as good looking as Timmy is. In fact, compared to Timmy, Bono is downright HOMELY!!

Well, it just makes me angry when someone disses a perfectly good person, like this friend of mine, just because she prefers INXS with Michael and doesn't like JD. I like JD, he's good in his own way. But I have to agree he will never be Michael. Michael on the other hand, is dead. He can't come back and front the band anymore. Yet, I still love the band! I love them because of Timmy. I accepted JD with open arms. I'm having a hard time accepting this new album of INXS's, but I love the originals they have done so far. I commend those that have never preferred one over the other in this debate. It's hard to do when you are so used to seeing INXS with no one fronting but Michael. Or if you only just became a fan after JD took over and cannot see anyone else, not even Michael, fronting INXS. But those people who do shit on other fans over this debate, not just about Michael vs. JD. It's about which fans prefer which band members and it makes me SICK!! I have to wonder if INXS is all that runs through their veins. Why does this even have to be an issue? I asked don't these people have more mature things they can disagree on? After a while, it gets bullshitty hearing (or even sensing) that everyone thinks so-n-so sucks because they don't like JD, or whathaveyou! The fact is, I've never seen this kind of attitude until Jon Stevens took over INXS. I must admit I love INXS more now that Jon Stevens has been 86'd! LOL! Good GOD I hate that man! But I don't mind his fans. In my case it's hate the man, not the fans. LOL! Leastwise those that are not so damned judgmental!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

JD Fans And Timmy Fans

Recently I joined this group on Facebook called Groupettes. Anyone who had been reading this blog for any length of time knows that I am a hardcore Timmy fan. I was invited to join this group that celebrates INXS fans in general. Since I love INXS, I joined. And I think the creator of the group is a cool person besides. :) I like her a lot. But this morning, I began to wonder if I was the only person in there that is a Timmy fan. I began to get the feeling that I was once again surrounded by hardcore JD Fortune fans. I have nothing at all against JD Fortune, I think he's a great singer, and I liked meeting him, he's a nice guy. But even knowing all that, I am still not a HUGE fan of JD's. I've been in situations like that before, where everyone around me were all hardcore JD fans and I was alone among hardcore Timmy fans. Case in point, back in 2006 I joined the Hardstar INXS forum. It wasn't until after I joined that dumbass forum that I found out I was the only Timmy fan in there. Everyone else was a JD fan! That sucked! Because I can remember there were some people bashing me and my interest in Timmy. That was what made me decide to leave. They bashed at me, so I bashed right back.

Don't get me wrong, I like JD. But I LOVE Timmy! In my eyes, JD isn't even a fraction as handsome as Timmy is. But these people kept trying to convince me that Timmy wasn't as good looking as JD. I can't agree with that! My interest in JD is strictly professional. That is, I only like his singing. I have friends who absolutely HATE JD! They hate JD almost as much as I hate Jon Stevens. But hey! I'm good with that. They are individuals and they have a right to like who they want. As does everyone else in this group. But I was almost ready to leave because I thought I was once again the only Timmy fan in there. I didn't want to go through the experience I had in the Hardstar forum again. I should not have to defend myself to anyone. Of course I know I don't have to anyway! I don't have to explain myself to no one! And now that I know better, I don't. Unless they are well-established friends. Most of the people I don't give a shit about, I have them on ignore. Don't worry, I don't believe they care anyway. So move on! hehe!

Well, it was nice to hear there actually were other Timmy fans in there. That was real good! I cannot fit in in a forum that only has hardcore JD fans. No matter how hard I try. And believe me, I did try hard! That's probably the one thing I hate most about most JD fans. They seem to not be able to accept that other people cannot see everything the way they do. There are a few JD fans I have a great deal of respect for, one of them being my little sis, Katrina. But definitely none of those that thinks just because I am not a hardcore JD fan that I am not a real INXS fan. I think I like JD about as much as I like Michael. I still like him, but not as much as I like Timmy. Face it. Timmy is all I have on my mind when I think of INXS. He's all I see. Well, I also like Jon and Andrew. Heck! I like all the guys! But in different ways. But my love for Timmy is dominating. Even though I am pretty sure he doesn't like me. LOL! Here we go again! I mean, does it really matter if he doesn't? Naaaah!! But even if he said it to my face, I'd probably still like him a lot. LOL!

Now, when I say I like him, I don't mean that I want to steal him away from his wife and kids and marry him for myself! No-no-no! I like Timmy, but not that much!! Anyone who thinks otherwise doesn't know the real me, and has a sub-humanian lack of intelligence! I would never sacrifice my freedom, not even for Timmy.

Speaking of which, I no longer have a boyfriend! I knew it was a mistake to tell him that I was moving to Montana! Well, I found out he's been secretly seeing another woman behind my back! I'm not mad at her, I am mad at him! He didn't even tell her that he was seeing me. When I confronted him about it, his only response was "Well, you're moving to Montana anyway." I called him a dumbass and walked away. If he thinks I am going to give him another chance, he's going to be in for a big disappointment!! I don't think I want another boyfriend either. I've had it! I don't know what I am trying to prove anyway! I don't want to get married, and I don't want kids either. So really, what's the point anymore in having a boyfriend? Well, one consolation is that my family stated they never liked him anyway.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Removal of Free Speech

I rarely now go into the pet forums on Craigslist, mostly because I notice a lot of the topics I have posted on get deleted. This morning I read a topic about someone who occasionally posts on that forum, the people on there were chewing him up to pieces! Which really is such typical behavior on pet forums. The guy made a joke he thought was harmless. The joke was about his pit bull killing a pet prairie dog, but it was intended to be a gag. However,  no one else thought it was funny. Apparently, this same guy who made the joke had been on other forums, made bad jokes, was generally abusive to everyone, and often went into the forums in a drunken state. Hmm, kinda reminds me of someone I used to know from the Pluba forums! LOL! She was abusive when she didn't get her way, she was often not very funny, and I would swear she would go into the forums drunk sometimes! Yet, others in there excused her because they were her friends, and being drunk was excusable because alcoholism is an illness. (cough)

I may be not so funny to some, but offhand, I can only remember being banned from one forum, and that forum didn't count! It was the delusional mods forum, and I wanted to be banned from there! I intentionally spammed their forum because I knew it would get me banned. I didn't ever want to go back there, and I did not want people thinking I enjoyed it in there. Ya know the funny thing is, I tried looking for that forum again, and it's not there. There is a delusional fans website, but it centers around sports fans, not INXS, U2 or Depeche Mode fans like the one run by Catsredrum and Netrage did. That's kinda funny! Because ol' Netrage told me that he would never take that forum down. Guess I won the battle there. Well! It served them right! They should never have messed with me! They could mess with a lot of people on the internet, but not me. Because I'll take their shit and throw it right back in their faces if I have to! When I tell someone to back off, they'd better do it. I can be polite the first couple of times, but after that, I can begin to get nasty. The final straw was them trying to accuse me of killing my Groucho. They didn't say it in those exact words, but they did say it in a round-about kind of way, and the message was received loud and clear! That pissed me off, and that was when I said "this has got to stop!" and began my fight against the delusional fans forum! They were damn lucky they were not standing in the same room with me and saying that. They would have been on their asses.

Anyway, I think I bring up some very good points, and it is proven when people neg the crap out of my posts! LOL! The negs to me are a badge of honor. They tell me I am doing my job. The other day, someone posted on the forum looking for doberman pups. Another poster made a comment, something to the effect of that no responsible breeder would touch the OP with a 12-foot pole. I saw that as a great opening, because I feel that is the problem with the so-called responsible breeders. I said "It is exactly that attitude that will always keep the BYBs in business. Because if a person is desperate enough, and wants a breed bad enough, they will go to any lengths to get it." And it's true! And you really cannot blame them! I'm shocked that no one argued my point there. Surely the responsible breeders should have said something in response to that! Sure, they could argue the OP could get the breed they want from a rescue, but where do most rescues come from? 9 times out of 10, they come from the BYBs. It's a vicious cycle. Instead of reputable breeders refusing to sell someone a puppy of the breed they want, try educating them on the breed. Let them know the good and bad points of a breed. Then have the buyer sign a contract (made legally), and sign in front of a notary, that way the client HAS to abide by the rules in the contract. That is the best way.

Well, instead of responses, people began negging my post. I said to them "Neg me all you want, but I speak the truth!" ("Negging", BTW, is short for giving someone negative points. The posts on that forum are often rated by other posters). Well, the next day I noticed that post was gone. Why it was gone, I have no idea. I'm beginning to think anyone who speaks the absolute, honest-to-goodness truth gets their posts deleted because these people don't really care to hear the truth. I speak from experience. I haven't had a problem with having reputable breeders not selling to me, as most people who meet me in person, actually like me. Even though I bad-mouth show breeders. I'm a much different individual in life than I am on my blogs here. Or even on forums. But anyway, I haven't had a problem but I have known people who did. And usually for some silly reason. Like the one friend I had who wanted to buy a kitten, and the breeder would not sell to her because she didn't have a fenced yard. There had to have been some other reason that the breeder didn't tell her! There always is! Like the breeder didn't like the color of this person's shirt or something! I don't know. But the real reason could not have had anything to do with the fact this friend lived in an apartment and didn't have a fenced yard! Because that would have been a dumb reason not to sell someone a kitten! A dog, I could understand! But a cat?? No! Because here's a newsflash: Cats can CLIMB! They can jump. Even with a 7-foot tall wooden fence all around our yard when we lived in Lakewood, our cat still got out of the fence! Nothing could stop him! He'd find a way out.

Well, how about those videos of animals that hate Justin Beiber? That's the weirdest damn thing I ever saw! I'll tell you, if animals don't like you, there's something wrong with you! Animals can sense things that humans cannot. If they sense there is something bad or evil about someone, then there is really something bad! I wonder what it is with Justin Beiber? Only time will really tell. I get along great with animals. I've even been able to approach animals that no one else has ever been able to approach! I remember when I had a job with the census group. One of the homes I had to stop at the man had a big rottweiler. This rottweiler was a trained guard dog. While I usually do not touch these dogs without getting to know them first, this dog actually seemed to like me, which got me funny looks from the owner because he said his dog normally does not like strangers. Once he told me that, I was amazed! The dog wasn't jumping on me or anything, but he would nudge my hand with his nose and wag his tail. He still kept an aire of suspicion about me though, but at the same time, seemed to like me. That wasn't the only time that happened either. To me, it's just the most rememberable because it was a rottweiler that didn't know me at all, and had been trained for guarding the house and family. Those dogs are usually very aggressive.

I love animals, I always have. I still do. I'm more cautious around animals but I still love them. I can't think of a time I didn't have a pet, but I can remember a lot of times I had to fight to keep what I did have! Because my parents did not like pets. My ma still doesn't, but she tolerates the dogs, only because living here with me, she has no choice.

Anyway, I hate being in places where my basic rights of free speech is taken away. That is why I love these blogs! I can live without getting in forums, but I cannot live without my blogs! Blogging is fun! They are my release. It is because of what I write in these blogs that I am able to remain calm in my every day life. Writing for me is a kind of relief of my innermost feelings. So, you can understand why I don't like being in places that take away my rights to say what I feel. People may not like what I say on here, but that's OK. I'm not asking for their acceptance. The only people who matter to me are my friends and family. The people I love most are those who can read these blogs, and still know that deep inside, I am a great person. That's why I say I have the most awesome friends on the planet! I brag a lot about my Facebook friends. LOL! But it's true! They are the most awesome people on the planet! Well! One person is questionable, but for the most part, they are awesome.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What Is It With Pets and Justin Beiber?

This is crazy! Pets around the world HATE Justin Beiber! It's the strangest thing I ever saw in my life! I don't know why. I kinda joked around that Beiber must be the antichrist! But he looks so nice and friendly. But pets around the World hate him! They say animals are good judges of character. I know his music sucks shit, but I didn't think animals could get so angry at music or photos in magazines. But tonight alone, I saw like 10 videos of animals that had a wild, negative response to seeing, or hearing, Justin Beiber! I will show you a few of these videos. And believe me, I don't believe these were staged! There are some that I think have been, but not these videos! These are the most explanatory videos on this subject. Take a look at these from beginning to end:

Check out this pomeranian's immediate response once the Beiber song plays:

And most amazing of all, check out this cat's response:

I say this last one was amazing, because the cat was shown a picture of Nick Jonas and didn't care, but when the page was turned back to Justin Beiber, the cat hissed and slapped the magazine. There is something about Justin Beiber that animals don't like! It kinda makes me wonder, if Beiber has pets of his own and they also hate him?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Animal Hoarders

What would you do? I was watching Animal Hoarders on Animal Planet last night. The new episode looked at a woman who kept buying birds, mostly hookbills, and keeping them in her home in large cages. When she was asked to surrender some of the birds, she surrendered the only set of finches she had, which I thought that sure was dumb of her!! I'd have kept the finches! Get rid of the damn parrots! I have nothing personal against parrots, as long as they live with someone else, and I don't have to touch them. They are indeed pretty birds, and I am not saying there aren't some friendly hookbills out there, but I don't trust them! I mean, this woman's house was FULL of big hookbills! If she would have kept the finches and got rid of the big hookbills, she would have served the purpose of the therapy she was receiving.

Parrots bite, and bite HARD!! Their bills are designed to break open very hard nut shells with ease. So if they can crush a nut shell, there is no doubt that they can crush your finger bones as well. This woman, according to her daughter, has already been hospitalized four times due to parrot bites. The first time would have been enough to tell me that keeping parrots is not for me! I'd have stuck with finches. They are smaller, don't need much room, don't need a heck of a lot of attention, eat less, dump less, are much easier to clean up after, and if they do bite you, they don't bite hard enough to break the skin. The hardest biting finch I ever had was an orange bishop weaver. It bit like a small wrench pinching me. They hold on tighter than other finches, but they still don't break the skin. Large parrots do break the skin, and can break your bones too. That's why I don't trust them. Smaller parrots, like budgies, grass keets, and lorikeets, are fine. I wouldn't mind them so much, but those big hookbills, like cockatoos, macaws and conures, I don't trust them at all! They may be pretty to look at, but I always hesitate to touch one. Even if I know the bird. I have a friend who has an African gray parrot, and it is a beautiful bird, and he plays with it, it takes crackers and brazil nuts from his mouth, and is a generally friendly bird. He would let me pet the bird, but I never want to. Looking at it is one thing. Touching it is something I would never do!

I thought it was stupid of that woman to give her finches up! Those were the ones I would have kept. I would have got rid of the large hookbills! They are a bear to clean up after! She had crap caked on the bottoms of those parrot cages. Parrots attract rats to your house too, because of the food they eat, pretty much the same things rats like eating. Parrots are noisy, require a lot of attention, generally are expensive to care for. They are basically like monkeys as pets. Why they are still legal to keep and monkeys are not, I will never understand! Parrots do have a plus side. They can become affectionate. But the way I don't trust them, they would go insane at my home. I might talk to them, but I would never make any physical contact with them. That's why I don't have any large hookbills, and I have no plans to get one in the near to forseeable future. Possibly never ever will get one. They need contact with humans. I like finches. Maybe you cannot really handle them, though I have heard of some people who have held them, like others held parakeets. But finches are beautiful, make cute little sounds, and are fun to watch flying around in their cages. I still have plans to get some finches. I love them!

I have never been in a hoarding situation before myself. The closest I ever came was I once had 9 dogs at one time. But I was able to care for them easily. I was younger then though. Now, I know my limits. I only have 3 dogs. While I would like to have more, I know I can't. 3 is my absolute limit with dogs now. Though I would not mind having other pets too. I plan on getting some small birds. mostly finches and smaller softbills. I'd also like to have a fish tank again. And I'd also like to have more snakes, lizards and other herps. It'd be cool! Someday I would also like to have some small exotic animals. I'd like to get some spiny mice again, like I had before. But I would never get myself in a situation where I am hoarding animals. Because I am totally aware of where my limit in animals stands.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Beavis and Butthead Are Returning!

YES!!! I was looking through the internet and I found some good news. Beavis and Butthead are coming back to MTV!! I am so excited to hear that. Now, Katrina and I can start discussing the new episodes again. I kinda hope they also run some of the classic episodes at the same time as well. The new episodes are due to come out this summer. I have MTV, so I need to stay tuned and find out when and what days. I first saw the show when it came out in 1993, and it was fun then! I remember though at first I was a bit apprehensive about seeing this show. I heard some bad things about it, and I was afraid it was going to be another crappy-suck cartoon like Ren and Stimpy! But I got curious one night. The very first episode I ever saw was one titled Buff N' Stuff, and it made me laugh so hard, especially when Butthead mentioned Popeye, which he mentioned twice on that episode! I love Popeye! So from then on I was hooked on Beavis and Butthead. I take great pains in trying to find some of the classic episodes today, WITH the video commentaries intact! They are basically worthless without them! I managed to find some on YouTube with the music videos intact. But most people take the videos out, which I think is DUMB! That's the way Beavis and Butthead were meant to be seen, is with video commentaries. In some episodes, the video commentaries are the funniest part of the whole episode! The episode it's self may be boring, there are a few like that. Then you get into the parts where Beavis and Butthead are sitting in front of the TV and speaking their minds on what they see in the videos, and you laugh out loud!!! In those boring episodes, that may be the ONLY time you might laugh.

I am right now trying to turn some CD-ROMs I got with Beavis and Butthead episodes on them (SOME have videos intact) and switch them over to DVDs. It's taking all day, but the end result will be worth it. I also have some on VCD, which I am trying to get rid of. It's not easy. I got the Mike Judge Collection, but I hardly ever watch it! I spent over $100 for that collection, and the episodes do not even have the video commentaries intact!! Makes me MAD!! They have some videos, shown separately from the episodes, but that isn't worth shit! I want ALL episodes, with ALL videos intact! That's how the show was meant to be seen. And the only way it should be seen! And I am not the only one who feels that way.

Well, apparently these new episodes that will be coming out have video commentaries, so I said I will watch them. What I hope is that Mike Judge does NOT have too many episodes where Beavis wants to act out as that Cornpolio character! Or Cornholio or whatever the Hell he calls himself! I HATE those episodes!! Those are episodes that I would never care to see again! I don't think this Cornpolio act Beavis puts on is funny at all. It's just plain corn-stupido. I realize Beavis and Butthead are supposed to be stupid, but my GOD!! Get rid of the Cornpolio act!! That goes way beyond stupid, corny and boring!! All Beavis does during his Cornpolio act is give his head a wedgie, raise his arms up, and says the same shit "I AM CORNPOLIO!" and "I NEED TP FOR MY BUNGHOLE" and constantly over and over and over again talking about his butthole in the same manner. It gets boring hearing the same thing over again on the same show! That was the one thing I hated about their movie Beavis and Butthead Do America, was Beavis putting on that act and singing "BUNGHOLIOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!" That scene lasted way too long! If it wasn't for Robert Stack's contribution to that scene, I would skip through it to the end of the movie. I hope there won't be too much of that in these new episodes. But I am glad they are bringing back video commentaries!

The last time Beavis and Butthead ran, which I think was either last year or the year before, I noticed they had 4 episodes in a 30-minute period. I knew what that meant, it meant they cut out the video commentaries! It was only then that MTV decided they were going to run the really classic episodes! Such as Washing the Dog, and Citizen Butthead! Both of which I would like to see again WITH video commentaries intact. That is why I am hoping MTV also runs some of the classics, the way they were MEANT to be seen; WITH video commentaries!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Am I Alone?

Is it just me or is Heath Ledger one UGLY dude???? He looks a lot like Leonardo DiCaprio, only with his eyes grown much closer together. There are people out there who actually think Heath Ledger was "hot", and I look at him and think to myself "What about him is hot?" I look and I see nothing. He may have had a great figure, but it's ruined by his hiddeous face! And up until I saw him, I used to think all Australians were good looking. He proved different. Everyone liked his version of the Joker better than Jack Nicholson's. I have to say, Jack Nicholson was by far the better version of the Joker! Heath Ledger's looked too fake. And he wasn't the "think he's funny" type at all. He was more serious. I saw the Dark Knight, finally, and frankly I didn't care for Ledger's version of the Joker. It might have been better if he had better make-up like Nicholson did. But all Ledger had for a smile was red lipstick. I would think with today's better technology they would give him a bigger smile like they gave to Jack Nicholson. Would have made Ledger's Joker more believable. But I will hand him this, he did seem to have talent. And it is kinda sad he's dead at such a young age.

I wonder why it is the ugliest people are the most talented? I thought I was alone in that department. I mean, I may be ugly, but I have great talent in a lot of things. Anything I can put my mind to do, I can do it. Maybe not perfect at first, but I can get a good lead going. Heath Ledger was ugly as shit, but he was a talented dude. I don't blame him because his make up sucked. But I just don't see him as the "better version of the Joker". Certainly NOT better than Jack Nicholson was. Then there is Jon Stevens, a guy who used to sing with INXS. He's ugly and fuggly and anything in between! I personally don't even think he had any talent. But other INXS fans do. I see a lot of INXS fans have had their pic taken with him. To see Jon Stevens is a shock to my system! Makes me cringe in disgust! That's how ugly he is to me. Remember Barney Rubble on the Flintstones? Jon Stevens looks just like him, only with longer hair. His head starts at a point and then gets very wide at the chin, he has no neck, and he's got them beady, close-together eyes. He's what I call UGLY!! But every other INXS fan thinks he's wonderful. I couldn't have stood next to him though to have my pic taken. I'd have been afraid he'd have broke my camera lens. And I heard his ego being so almighty was the reason he is no longer singing with INXS.

Speaking of big egos, there was this person on the pet forum, who calls herself SavannaCat, and she gave me the best laugh the other night. Not with her, but at her. Apparently she was pissed off at Animal Planet because she tried out for a part in the series "Confessions: Animal Hoarding" and didn't get the part! LOL!! She made me laugh so hard with the way she got all ballistic and threw a little hissy-fit on the forum, whining "Oh they lied to me!" and yadda-yadda! She was like a spoiled 10-year old, claiming that Animal Planet owed her some kind of restitution! I don't think Animal Planet asked her to apply for their show, it was strictly voluntary. And it still is! So really she had no reason to get so angry. But anyway, that was my entertainment for that night, watching her go ballistic on a forum like that. It was too funny! Next thing I know, she's attacking the people on the forum because she didn't get chosen to be on that show! LOL! The more I read about her (after she told her whole lifes' story to the forum), the more I realized why she was acting this way. She really is spoiled. She said herself she doesn't hide the fact that she is. She's probably had everything in life handed to her, never working a day in her life. Oh well, let's be fair! She probably did have to work hard to get those tears, screams and whimpers going as a young child, to get that favorite doll or kitten she wanted. But that was probably the only work she did! She apparently owns 9 homes, breeds savanna cats (which I think look hiddeous), attends shows (another lanky show breeder), and rescues cats. More likely she probably breeds savanna cats to make money off them. I do know one of those cats runs about $20,000 (NOT worth it, IMO) and they are not recognized by any major cat registry so they cannot be shown.

I think paying $20,000 for ANY cat is stupid! Not when you can get a great purebreed cat for about $1000. I've seen siamese for about $1500, and they looked GREAT!!! I would NEVER pay $20,000 for a cat that I think is too ugly to live anyway. For all I care, that $20,000 cat can rot at the breeder's house! It's crazy to pay that much for a cat! And savanna cats can turn on their owners too. So, is it worth $20,000 to have something like that in your house that can attack you on a dime? I don't think so! That's why I think paying that much, for an UGLY cat, is dumb, stupid and senseless! Take $50 and rescue a nice kitty from a shelter, or if you want it, take $1500 and buy a good siamese from a good breeder! That's what I'd do!