Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dangerous Hot Dogs, Susan Sarandon & Transvestites

The following story on hot dogs as a choking hazard disturbs me on so many levels it's not even funny. The article starts off with "When 4-year-old Eric Stavros Adler choked to death on a piece of hot dog, his anguished mother never dreamed that the popular kids' food could be so dangerous. Some food makers including Oscar Mayer have warning labels about choking, but not nearly enough, says Joan Stavros Adler, Eric's mom." This mom, an attorney, also claims to have been educated about children's safety; her son had eaten hot dogs before without any problem. These kind of things anger me so much. While I hope to never know the anguish this mother must feel, I don't think blame lies entirely with the hot dog manufacturer. Here's the link to the full article:

While hot dogs are a dangerous choking hazard to children and in no way a joking matter, this following story on Susan Sarandon is kind of funny. My dad went to high school with Susan Sarandon (his big claim to fame!) and I always laugh when I read articles on her or see her on the news for her political activities. I especially find it amusing when she (or her publicist) shave a few years off her age. She's at least the same age as my dad or quite possibly a year older. I've also seen articles where she claims to be "New York born and bred" when in reality she grew up in Central New Jersey (she may have been born in NY but definitely went to high school in Edison). This weekend, while travelling to/from Shreveport, LA on a charter bus, I found out that one of the boy's dads went to school with a famous actress (who shall not be named) and they even went to prom together. This actress allegedly suffers from eating disorders and he said sometimes they (the media) use their prom photo as a "before" photo when discussing her problems. He said he's been in People, US Weekly, In Touch, etc.

Today I picked up my new glasses! Yay! I luv, luv, luv them! Last week I lost a contact (that sucker went straight down the drain!). Thought I could just call my neighborhood optometrist and order a new one, but no! My prescription was a couple years old so I had to go in for a full exam. So, I ordered the new contact and while I was there I looked at frames. My eyeglasses were from 6 years ago so I definitely needed a new pair. I'm kind of limited to what I can get because I have a small head and I also like my eyeglasses to have the matching sun glass clip. This pair is metal (which I never thought I'd like) but they are kind of funky at the same time.

Today I also received 10 pairs of sunglasses in the mail. I know that sounds crazy but let me explain. A friend had told me about a deal on a website that was 10 pairs of sunglasses for $9.99 (plus $5 shipping and handling). I've had designer sunglasses, I've had cheapo Wal-mart sunglasses. It doesn't matter. I've lost them, broken them, left them on the counter when I washed my hands in the restroom at the beach, my girls "borrow" them and never return them, etc. So I thought 10 sunglasses for less than $2 a pair would be a great deal (and it was!). Turns out all 10 pairs were "Mudd" brand sunglasses and they are all very cute! Nice variety....a couple pairs were black frames, a couple were tortoise frames, a couple were pink-ish frames, some had some bling on the sides. I found 3 pairs that I really liked, 3 pairs that I think KJ will like and 4 pairs that I think would look good on T-bone. Now I can leave a pair in my pool bag this summer, leave a pair in the car, leave a pair in my lax bag, etc.

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