The owners of Amy’s Baking Company Bakery, Boutique and Bistro had an epic meltdown on Facebook. The meltdown involved basically screamed angrily in all-caps and threatening to sue everyone saying mean things about them. This restaurant received some heavy critique in an episode of Kitchen Nightmares. This episode showed the owners in a very negative light, with the primary problems being dishonestly prepared food (they used frozen ravioli instead of fresh even though they advertised it as fresh), and complete lack of kitchen organization or basic culinary sense, poor treatment of both staff and customers and a total and complete inability to accept criticism.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
After getting a severe run around with the mental health services provider I was attempting to work with, I was told the brief evaluation I received indicated I wasn’t seriously mentally ill, and did not qualify for SMI benefits. (Oddly enough, the person who did the initially evaluation felt differently about it, because she’s the one who indicated that I should go for SMI benefits. Not so oddly, people who actually know more of what I’ve been going through for the past three years agree that I am not well.) I am not going to appeal, but I am going to continue to seek help.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Or you know, let’s not because it’s annoying.
“Gotcha” is a conversational gambit where you prove you know more about a subject in such a way that your conversational partner
will want to kill you will be embarrassed. To be
fair, you might not have intended to embarrass them! It might be that you just
wanted to impress them with your depth of knowledge. Of course, it is equally
possible you might just be a jerk.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
This is for GBE2 Prompt 101: Television
This is going to be another random post.
I do not watch television very often! This is mostly because I am even more finicky about my television viewing habits than I am about my book reading habits. (There is no particular virtue about being especially finicky or preferring to read instead of watch TV.) I tend to prefer news, documentaries, cooking shows, house renovation shows. I also tend to prefer fantasy and science fiction programming, but again, I am very finicky about what I decide to watch.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This is a slightly more coherent though still largely off the top of my head version of things I have been writing about on other blogs. I have always had undiagnosed (for various reasons most of which I will be discussing during this post) depression. I also have a super fun and equally undiagnosed learning disability that has made getting an education an extreme difficulty.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This is for GBE2 Prompt 100: The Big O
I cannot tell you very much about The Big O. I only got about three episodes into the series and quit because of lack of interest! Also, it was checked out from the library. The library I go to occasionally has a bad habit of giving some anime a week limit instead of a three week limit, even though there are more episodes than can be watched in a week. (Basically, they can’t seem to tell the difference between a movie and a tv show as far as anime is concerned.) This is extremely annoying! Therefore, it was also impossible to watch within the time allowed. (The first page says the series is thirteen episodes long, but it is actually a two season or twenty six episode anime.)
Basically, The Big O is a film noir detective show with really big robots taking place in “Paradigm City,” which is the only civilization left anywhere because of an apocalyptic event that had occurred forty years previously. Another effect of this apocalypse is that no one has any memories of their previous lives. Our hero is a “Negotiator” who uses a giant robot called “The Big O” when his ability as a “Negotiator” falls through.
The art is stylistically very sharp and somewhat reminds me of old super hero comics or possibly Dick Tracy. Unfortunately, the series could not maintain my interest, though I did like the art.
Posted by Rena McGee at 9:19 PM