Archive for December, 2007

It’s ok kids, you can play with plastic bags

Posted by cher on December 29th, 2007

This has been bothering me for awhile – since I moved to the city a year ago, actually. New Yorkers push their kids around in strollers with plastic coverings.


I noticed it more in Queens than in the city, which confuses me even more. All packages that come with plastic bags clearly indicate not to let children play with them. It’s a pretty well-known fact that plastic bags + kids do not mix. So why then are parents enclosing their kids in plastic as they walk down the street? I don’t even like kids and it bothers me. What’s the deal?


I found the above picture on It’s actually a pretty cool website – people (usually remaining anonymous) recount stories (rat out) nannies. There’s some entertaining and scandalous stories – one tipster reported seeing a nanny binge drink while with her charges in a park in Arizona. Click here to read what one Jane Doe saw a nanny do with a plastic stroller cover. Also, while I was perusing the sight I stumbled upon this post, which bears a striking resemblance to one of my posts!

Guitar Hero: The Ultimate Addiction

Posted by cher on December 28th, 2007

I haven’t written in awhile because I’ve become addicted to Guitar Hero. Ok, part of that’s a lie…I haven’t written because I’m lazy and I’ve been bogged down with this whole apartment-hunting-moving-process. But I am currently addicted to Guitar Hero. It’s only been in my life for a week now, but I now understand what the fuss is all about. After playing some easy songs and clearly mastering them, I discovered the “career” function. I created my own band and properly named it “HotCher.” Unfortunately, something went amiss and now whenever I log in to play, it comes up as “HotChe.” Not exactly what I was going for.

I’m excited that tonight I moved on to the medium level and managed to rock on both songs I played and even incorporated the fourth fret. I was feeling pretty good about myself until my neighbor came over and told me about this kid on YouTube who made his way to the most difficult song – Dragonslayer. I watched the video and immediately felt pretty shitty about my guitar hero ability. Watch for yourself and see how crappy he makes you feel.

After I watched it, I tried boxing on the Wii for the first time and felt much better about myself after two knockouts. Hey, you do whatever you have to for a little self-esteem.