Lotus

Female
from Cincinnati, OH

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    • It juust makes me sick...

      12 years ago

      Lotus

      Hot damn, it's time again for the annual "Stella Awards"! For those
      unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella
      Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the
      McDonald's in New Mexico where she purchased the coffee

      That's right, these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and
      verdicts that happened in the U.S. during 2005. You know, the kinds of
      cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your head scratchers
      handy. Here are the Stellas for the past year:

      To kick things off the right way, there was a three-way tie for 5th
      place. Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $80,000 by a
      jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who
      was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were
      understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running
      toddler was Ms. Robertson's son.

      Also in 5th place is Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles, California - you
      knew California had to be in the list somewhere, right? - who won
      $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with
      a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the
      wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps. Go
      ahead, grab your head scratchers.

      The last of the 5th Place winners was Terrence Dickson, of Bristol,
      Pennsylvania, who was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of
      the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener
      malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he
      couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to
      the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to subsist for
      eight - count 'em, 8! - days on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry
      dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance company claiming undue
      mental anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay
      Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. We should all have this kind of
      anguish.

      Keep scratching.There are more.

      Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th Place in the
      Stellas when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being
      bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the
      beagle was on a chain in it's owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get
      as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have
      been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed
      over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet
      gun. Grrrrr ... scratch, scratch.

      Third Place went to Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, because a
      jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she
      slipped on soft drink and broke her tailbone (coccyx). The reason the
      soft drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend
      30 seconds earlier during an argument. What ever happened to people
      being responsible for their own actions? Scratch, scratch, scratch.

      Hang in there, there are only two more Stellas to go.

      Second Place: Kara Walton, of Claymont, Delaware, sued the owner of a
      night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window
      to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was
      trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the
      $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000 ...
      oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. Go figure.

      Finally, (may I have a fanfare played on 50 kazoos please) this year's
      runaway First Place Stella Award winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor
      home. On her first trip home - from an OU football game, no less -
      having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph
      and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to
      make herself a sandwich.

      Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and
      overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for
      not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the
      driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury
      awarded her - you are sitting down, right? - $1,750,000 PLUS a new
      motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this
      suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might buy a motor
      home.

      MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!

      they make me want to cry.... :(

    • MENSA Candidate...

      12 years ago

      Lotus

      FORT MITCHELL, Ky. - A Kentucky man wearing only a thong and carrying a knife is accused of videotaping himself attempting a burglary, then leaving the tape behind, police said.

      Helped by the tape, police arrested Rodney McMillen, 36, of Covington, over the weekend and charged him with burglary, Police Chief Steve Hensley said. He was found at his mother's home in Norwood, Ohio, Hensley said.

      McMillen is accused of breaking into a woman's apartment on Sept. 20, clad in only thong underwear and carrying a knife, Hensley said. The woman fended off the attacker, who left the apartment and fled into a stand of trees near the apartment complex, Hensley said.

      Investigating officers found a video camera the burglar left in the apartment and found video of McMillen's family on the end of the tape, Hensley said.

      Investigators were able to identify some of them and tracked down McMillen at his mother's house, Hensley said.

      McMillen was being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati on $50,000 bond, awaiting extradition to Kentucky.


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    • add my friend on your friends list

      12 years ago

      Lotus

      add pippen - he's awesome :)

      that is all :P

    • hi hi everyone...

      13 years ago

      Lotus

      or no one since it's been so long :(

      i, once again, can't type much... i'm amazed that i could even get to this site during working hours.

      i miss being able to pop in here during the work day - but c'est la vie.

      i do miss you guys. i hope you are all doing well.

      *sniffle*

      ttfn - i will check in much more frequently than i have been. i plomise.

    • hi guys!

      13 years ago

      Lotus

      wassup?


      i know i've missed a lot.

      been WoW'ing... but now the novelty has worn off... and i can live a somewhat normal life again... and play only rested xp smiley8.gif

    • quick update

      13 years ago

      Lotus

      i got the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      more to come... i start on 1/23

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    • calvin & hobbes

      13 years ago

      Lotus

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      crap - all the awesome comics are gone - i'll find them though - they're worth it, imo.

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    • sanagy

      13 years ago

      Lotus

      does anyone know what happened to him????

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    • thanks for stopping by jw's!!!!!!!!!!!

      13 years ago

      Lotus

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      but damn... my apartment's trashed now.

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    • clark w. would be SO insanely jealous

      13 years ago

      Lotus

      this guy in cinncinnati has made an incredble display of lights around his house... but i've never seen one choreographed to music like this:

      wizards of winter

      i dunno - since it's the holidays i thought it was pretty damn cool (especially the looming peace sign) and WAY more than i'll ever do regarding decking the halls.

      sorry i haven't been on and i really hope that everyone's having a fantastic holiday season. i'll post more pics soon, i plomise. smiley8.gif

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  • Comments (98)

    • cheeser FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

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    • Dropkick

      10 years ago

      Red Wings shall lose! Though they are a close 2nd to my Blackhawks...but they will still lose!

    • Dropkick

      11 years ago

      Thanks! Hope everything is going swell for you girly!

    • ferretlxix

      11 years ago

      Hoppy Easter

    • ferretlxix

      11 years ago

      Just passing through to say "Hi".

    • Ronin

      11 years ago

      You're still Alive!!!! smiley0.gif

      How are you doing?

    • noobalicious

      12 years ago

      wow...you actually logged in...hiya smiley1.gif

    • noobalicious

      12 years ago

      *sigh*....archer lady still hasn't come back to visit

    • Drain_You

      12 years ago

      you probably have forgotten all about me, but just saying hi to an old rvb friend!

    • ferretlxix

      12 years ago

      A Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    • cheeser FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Merry Christmas, it's great to be your friend! (I miss seeing you around!)
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    • Dropkick

      12 years ago

      You've been cut from my friends list. But if you're ass ever gets on this site again you better let me know or I'll hunt you down. I know where you live. Ohio.

      Can't be that hard to find you.

    • TheGift FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheGift73

      12 years ago

      Ditto! You have no idea how much i am looking forward to the next season. smiley0.gif

    • wingnut80

      12 years ago

      very late indeed. i am now a man!

    • wingnut80

      12 years ago

      typically untoasted, but yesterday i went ahead and toasted them, and they were amazing.

    • noobalicious

      12 years ago

      OMG smiley11.gifsmiley11.gif ..you're alive

      Kazmodan...but am about to switch servers after the big upgrades are done....and i hoodwinked into another game--guild wars smiley6.gif ---just as addictive smiley4.gif

      but anyways, great to see you back smiley0.gifsmiley11.gif

    • Lotus

      12 years ago

      LOL - ronin! ^_^

    • Ronin

      13 years ago

      You'd better email me soon. I was starting to worry that you'd gotten sucked into a vortex or something.

    • Deathsshadow

      13 years ago

      killbillstarwars7tp.gif Amusing Kill Bill image for you since you enjoyed the movie like I did if you have seen this before then... just delete it?

    • ferretlxix

      13 years ago

      Just wanted to say Aloha since I hanven't checked in with all my friends on my list in a while.

    • scaperchick

      13 years ago

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    • burner2

      13 years ago

      First Avy day on Friday, check out my journal if you want to get involved. (this is a circular message)

    • noobalicious

      13 years ago

      3 days till new job... smiley0.gifsmiley11.gifsmiley11.gif
      excited smiley11.gif

    • scaperchick

      13 years ago

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    • scaperchick

      13 years ago

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      I hope your best xmas ever continues throughout the year - you deserve it, Michele!!!

    • Larith

      13 years ago

      i love "the dark tower"!

    • cheeser FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      bobbyg's free giveaway

    • evlmel

      13 years ago

      I'm actually going to see the zoo lights this friday for my birthday!!

    • burner2

      13 years ago

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    • sanagy

      13 years ago

      just passing through to say hey smiley0.gif

      been a while since you been around

    • sjudrum

      13 years ago

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      RAWR!

    • wingnut80

      13 years ago

      I dont think that Mass drivers have any concept of the term "passing lane".

      Also, I informed a friend of mine yesterday that if they went to Detroit they would get killed then eaten. I got a confused look in return.

    • TuckerLover

      13 years ago

      Hope you're having a great day and taking care of yourself!
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    • Larith

      13 years ago

      well to be honest i was drunk...and now i am thinking that it wasnt a good idea

    • wingnut80

      13 years ago

      Hmmm...well I am getting some more work done today. After that, I am going to get my rib piece finished and then take an extended break so that I can save up some money for my left sleeve.

    • ashlan

      13 years ago

      "Cake for me too, please"

      "We're all outta cake!"

      "So my choices are... Or Death?"

      "Well we only had 3 pieces and we weren't expecting such a rush!!"

      "Well then... i'll have the chicken."

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    • Kschenke

      13 years ago

      "Even the Mona Lisa's falling apart."

    • evlmel

      13 years ago

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      Thanks for visiting my journal and playing along! I think we could always use a crazy kungfu fighting bride smiley0.gif

      I shall watch you from here on out!

    • Larith

      14 years ago

      Fuick yes it is!!!1!1!1@335

    • thejewman

      14 years ago

      haha nothing wrong with the navy, just not my cup of tea

    • Zen_Kaeinsho

      14 years ago

      I <3 you, dont' stay away so long!

    • RabidPossum

      14 years ago

      The book is pretty awesome. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

    • Lotus

      14 years ago

      no - i have not read it. :(

      but since i haven't read it - i'm glad the movie's better. :)

    • crayola

      14 years ago

      ooh! have you read fight club the book? (even though even Chuck Palahniuk himself said the movie was better than the book..)

    • r123

      14 years ago

      ok

    • Freeman

      14 years ago

      Hmm we seem to have a "mutual stalker"

      Is such a thing possible?

    • RabidPossum

      14 years ago

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      I am stalking you!! Mwa ha ha ha!

    • burner2

      14 years ago

      For being so cool and dangerous

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    • Lotus

      14 years ago

      i can't see the pic...

    • Tokyo7

      14 years ago

      Ima Call you a friend
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