Archive for December, 2007


Posted in Rants, Reviews, Taz, Travels with tags , , , , , , , on December 18, 2007 by tazspaz

Well here is the latest Rant from Taz! 

I celebrated my 34 birthday in odd fashion.  The day started with my neighbor’s and I hanging out and them congratulating me to having to take care of an inebriated younger sibling who caused no end of drama for most of the remainder of the day.  However, the evening of that day salvaged an otherwise (yet once again) horrible birthday.  Due to someone planning a great night with dinner and Cirque Eloize: Rain tickets, 4 of us went out and had a great time.  Many called to have me come out for my birthday and celebrate like we did last year however; I didn’t feel the need to involve TABC in my birthday this year. 😉 

My Daughter’s birthday was by far more fun!  I brought her to Build-A-Bear Workshop and watched as she ran through picking everything out.  She already knew exactly what she wanted and where it was at so the stint in the crowd was short lived.  Thankfully!  The longest part was getting the bear stuffed and paying at the counter.  Then she picked to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks and have “dinner” in the theater.  Who knew you could spend over $100 on snacks for 4 people!  SHEESH!  

Cirque Eloize: Rain
This was one of the most amazing shows ever.  I hear that it is better in Las Vegas but the encore showing here in Dallas was great!  So many people seem to forget that it is a tale of life and not just a subset of enactments.  If you have yet to see it I would encourage you to go.  Even if it is a long weekend trip, flight to a different city, or a long drive I say it is well worth it!

On the travel front, personally, I have been to many places as you all can see from earlier posts.  The one place I seem to find myself a lot lately has been in L.A.  I do have to say I really enjoy the Hilton Garden Inn Suites in Montebello.  The adjacent golf course is grand and has spectacular views while you play the course.  Might I once again add that you should do your best to stay away from Chuey’s?!?!? 

I’m off to L.A. again in the morning!  

On the movie front let’s see what have I seen with the kids recently: 

Bee movie: 
In my opinion is a “B” movie.  It was funny and cute in the beginning and the kids loved it to death.  However, if I wanted to watch Seinfeld again I’d go rent a season series of DVDs.  Half way through the movie it seems to descend into the old format until near the end of the movie once more.

Pleasantly surprised.  I loved English Literature as a kid and even remember having to do an essay on Beowulf (was suppose to be 10 pages I submitted 250) in which you continued the story.  I didn’t know until the movie started that it was suppose to be animated.  I was going to see it because Angelina Jolie was in it.  : ) 

Alvin and the Chipmunks: 
By far one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a really long time.  Reminded me of the days when we would put on 45’s and listen to the Christmas songs (yes I dated myself there but if you were paying attention earlier I already said my age) as they made your ears bleed from the high pitch that had kids giggling uncontrollably.  Same goes for the movie; kids and adults alike were laughing and enjoying.  It was fun to see my kids so happy that day.


This is like all the Disney favorites rolled into one, moved from animated to “real world” and blended all together to make for an interesting family fun filled time!  If you have kids I encourage you to bring them and watch this movie.  You won’t be disappointed! 

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium: 
How to describe this movie?  It is full of magical wonder, with great actors and a story line that grabs even those of us that are no longer “young” at heart.  It gave me a new respect for Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman!

Well I hope today’s Rant gave you something to laugh about and think of and I wish you a wondrous Christmas this year! 


Update on “The Infection”

Posted in Rants, Taz, Travels with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2007 by tazspaz

Well, I have to admit, the prescriptions are nice.  I have a couple antibiotics, hydrocodone (750mg), and while working I take three [*shrugs*, suppose to only be two however, won’t work with just two) Motrin (800mg).  So I feel loopy with the antibiotics, the hydrocodone puts me to sleep [luckily], and the Motrin and antibiotic mix makes my stomach upset.  This has been a fun several days.  Just remember the following:

a)     Don’t flick a cigarette out the window as a truck drives by.  It WILL come back in the window.  If you figure it will then you won’t run the risk!
b)     If a cigarette lodges anywhere in your skin and you have to dig to get it out, chances are you may run the risk of infection, seek medical attention!
c)     If after a couple days you look at your neck and you remember the Twilight Zone episode of an eye growing out of your neck … Don’t rip the scab away, puncture the wound and do self treatment!  Seek medical attention!
d)     When you do arrive at the doctor’s office and he has to cut you open to start digging the infection out remember … … … It’s your fault for not using your BRAIN and  … … … SEEKING MEDICAL ATTENTION!!!  Anywho … Tomorrow is my birthday.  Wonderful thoughts to look back on a little sarcasm there if you don’t know me   I am thankful for the recent almost month now though!  Has been a wonderful time.  Well okay, if we’re counting the new job it’s been a great three months now!  Only one more state in the country to visit and I have hit all 50 states in the course of my life.  Have to come up now with a new challenge.  Oh and for those of you that count just driving to the boarder of a state and stepping over that doesn’t count!  You have to spend at least two nights in a state to count it!   I’m looking forward to tomorrow though.  Going with a friend to see “Cirque Eloize: Rain” and surprising her family with dinner at Stephan Pyles Restaurant.  Figure it’s a nice place and only about half a mile from The Majestic Theatre where we are to be for the night.  Really looking forward to the evening!


Posted in Taz on December 6, 2007 by tazspaz

What happens when you’re being stupid.

I burned my neck (don’t ask) and the next day I ripped away the scab.  I couldn’t find the rubbing alcohol so I used the hydrogen peroxide.  Stupid move.  Now the small burn mark has become a major infection.

The swelling from the puss underneath is as big as the first digit of my thumb.  I’ve tried everything to get it to drain and clear up but I seem to only make matters worse. 

Today the puss underneath can be seen turning green.  I have a doctor’s appointment now today to have them take care of it properly. 

Moral of the story … don’t go pulling scabs off!  Let the darned thing heal on it’s own!  Ugh.