Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Injustice Of It All

Ever have one of those moments when you're left thinking: Hey! That's not fair!! ??

Well, that's the kind of weekend I had - just full of moments of great injustice.

We'll start with Thursday night's episode of Survivor. Guess what? My tribe - that poor tribe I picked right off the bat to be my "favourite - well...they lost again. Both challenges. And in the first one, for reward, they lost miserably. It was almost painful to watch. Especially after watching the other team gloat & rub it in their faces upon arriving for the challenge, and after watching Rocky try to light a fire under his tribe by challenging Dreamz in the first match-up. Dreamz squashed him. And then every member of the "Luxury Tribe" followed suit, absolutely pummeling the Losers into oblivion. The only member of the Losers to score a point? That would be - get this - Yau Man!! The spindly, scrawny, old, be-spectacled Asian man, and he beat a spindly, scrawny young Asian chick. Not exactly a huge victory, but for a moment, his tribemates were smiling.

In the Immunity Challenge, they faired a wee bit better in the memory game, coming very close to actually winning it. But whether from food deprivation, dehydration, or being psychologically beaten down so many times that they don't know how to do anything but lose, they had several brain cramps, and in the end, the other team stole the victory out from beneath them. And all I could think was: This just isn't fair.

Next up was the Sens vs. Leafs game on Saturday night. After watching the Sens whoop the Laffs on Thursday night, I was sure we had this game in the bag. And after taking a 3-1 lead into the third period, I was already planning on how I was going to prance around the office today and rub it in the Leaf fans' faces. But as usual, I got too cocky too soon, and my poor ol' Sens blew another 3rd period lead, losing 4-3 in OT. Guess who scored the OT winner? Darcy Tucker. The one hockey player in the world that I hate the most. Sooooo not fair.

Sunday night was The Amazing Race, and my prediction was correct: Rob & Amber screwed up royally. And I think if I was Amber, I could look back on the tapes and lay the blame solely on Rob's shoulders. Their biggest slip-up was in the Detour, when they chose to build a sign post listing in order all of Magellan's stops in his trip around the world (or something like that...) - and spelling was important. So of course, Rob spelled "Phillippines" wrong - "Phillipeans". The camera flashed on it a hundred times with foreboding music playing...Duh-duh-duuuuuuh. But they never figured it out, which completely baffled me. Knowing that spelling counted, I think the first thing I would have done was gone through all the names to check they spelling. Anyways, they eventually gave up and took the much easier task of navigating with a compass to find their next clue.

At this point, they were still very much in the race, albeit at the back of the pack. Rob's next big blunder came during the Roadblock, when he had to sift through letters to find one of only two letters addressed to them in a bag of 1,600 pieces of mail. It came down to him battling with Mirna & Schmirna, in all their shrieky glory, and Rob got sloppy again. He was more concerned with looking over his shoulder at what the Mirna was doing and trash-talking rather than concentrating on the task at hand. I swear, he didn't even flip half the letters over to see the label, and he was tossing most of them on the floor without a second glance. Needless to say, Mirna & Schmirna got the jump on them and managed to finish ahead of them, so Rob & Amber, who had previously finished first in three straight legs, were eliminated. Not fair. Not fair at all.

After the huge Amazing Race let-down, I flipped over to Much Music, where they were airing their 50 Sexiest Videos. They happened to be on #21. It was Justin Timberlake's Sexyback. Some of you may already know how much I love that song. I don't even really like that kind of music, but I love that song. And it was #21?????? On the list of 50 Sexiest Videos? Huh????? The song is called Sexyback, for God's sake!! And Justin Timberlake is in it! It should have ranked in the top 5, if not #1!! Geeez!! So not fair, it's not even funny!!

And that about sums up the injustice of it all. Have a great day!

13 comments:

Rachel said...

Well geezzz sounds like you had a shitty weekend. If you makes you feel any better mine sucked too because I started to get sick. Now I HAVE to be at work bc the other guy is off .... injustice!!! I wish I were at home in bed!!

priscilla said...

You know what's not fair? My dope-growing drug-dealing neighbours think they are the only people who drive on King road. Once a long time ago my mom kicked the guy off our property because he came over to give Mark shit for ripping up the roads past his place, which wasn't even Mark. Then when I was just learning to drive he scared the shit out of me when he almost drove me off the road because he was way over on my side, we almost had a head on collision, he turned out at the last second. Then they drive around during hunting season with their big guns hanging out the windows. And they always wave when they meet you, but I never wave back. I don't like them at all. Now last Saturday I was on my way out to my hair appointment during the freezing rain, and they were backing out of another neighbour's driveway, the only one they get along with, and I thought he was just going to go as far as the road and then stop until I passed, but nope, he just kept backing his van right out on the road in front of me. So I had to jam the brakes which wasn't a good idea with the ice, go on the opposite side of the road to get around him, sideways, then I almost get stopped and he pulls back into the driveway. ??? So I go on my way and then I see him back out again and head towards home. Now this morning I'm rushing to work and this van just shoots out in front of me from his driveway. It was a good thing the road had melted and the sand was out there because I got stopped, but this time I blew the horn at him, then he puts on his brakes, speeds up, then brakes again and pulls off the the other side of the road. I was so mad, I ripped out of there, I hope I burled some stones on his hood. So what do you think is his excuse? He didn't see me? My car is red buddy.

Sharon said...

You know what's not fair, I just got my car back from having the head gasket repaired and yesterday on my way home, I had to get a tow truck because there was something going on with the transmission... now Jean-Marc thinks it's a fluke, but he's inspecting it today to see what else it could be.

Are we a bunch of unlucky's.

Jill said...

Wow...Your guys "injustices" are way worse than mine. LOL!
I hereby declare this "The Venting Blog" - carry on! Get it all of your chests!! :)

sara said...

This is funny.. PK- your story is great. I don't know... I have nothing to complain about today so far...
Jill - you sound sad or something. i hope it's not cause we fought about Facebook. LOL.
Sharon- I figured you had called about hockey. They do have ockey the next 2 week-ends but I guess you probably already know this. that really sucks about your car.
rachel- what kind of sickness do you have? Flu/ cold?
Very bad cold is going around again.. I have 2 away today with it, and Graham was starting to get it Monday.
anyways if I think of somehing to complain about I will be back.

Sarah said...

WOW. My day doesnt seem as bad as everyone elses. No problems yet... **knock on wood**

I actually dont have anything to complain about today, except I hate my job, and wish I was downsouth on a beach but thats everyday HA.

Rachel said...

Pooh on the people who have nothing to complain about, lol.

Yaa, I got a bit of everything. Its mainly a chest cold. I can feel it in my lungs, cough, stuffed up and a constant headache I guess bc I am stuffed up. I also got the chills, I am really hot in the face but chilly on the arms ... its really weird!!! But then I put a sweater on and I get super hot. I feel like I'm going through menopause, lol.

Jill said...

Sara: Not really sad, just one of those weekends where I feel like I'm in a rut AGAIN...And you know, worrying about dumb stuff...The usual for me. Definitely not because of our fight over Facebook...haha! I can just imagine how that would go, too...Maybe it's 'cause Graham & I never really got into it over hockey on Saturday night (did you see how good I was being?? I didn't get upset or mad at all!! or at least I didn't show it much...haha!)

Anyways...Ya, my "problems" seem quite petty compared to everyone else's. But keep on bringing it...It always makes you feel better to get it all out!

sharon said...

Jill is your mom doing the garden tour thing in the summer?

sara said...

Jill- I have to laugh.. graham commented on how he was so good after the game Saturday night... he cheered about it with dad when we got home. I'm glad you guys didn't get into it!!!

priscilla said...

Chad was happy too, he was shouting and stuff. I wanted to tell him to stop because I never tease him when Toronto loses. But instead I pretended like I didn't care. He was actually picking on me a lot that night, I was getting mad. And we also watched Phil give his final performance.

Jill said...

Sharon: I think my mom is helping to organize that garden tour, so I'm sure I'll be going on it! (Not our house though...not fancy enough!)

Sara: That's funny, Graham & I both on our best behaviour, and then bragging afterwards about how good we were! lol...To be honest, I'm more worried about my team right now than what the stupid Leafs are doing! Very troubling...

Sharon said...

Ah I see, I am going to the Church tomorrow night because Kathy asked me to do a small thing on business cards and how it would be a good idea if every house on the tour had one... apparently it's going to be some grand affair this tour. Kathy told me this isn't no Christmas House Tour... they are getting into the big leagues with this one.