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I have absolutely no complaints about this weekend. I didn’t leave the house from 6 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Monday and I could not have been happier about it. I spent a lot of quality time in my pajamas, on the couch, watching cheesy Hallmark movies. So while I had a great, lazy weekend, others weren’t as lucky.
Spice Girls Fans
Last week, the internet was abuzz with rumors that the Spice Girls were going to reunite and go on tour. An ardent lover of “Wannabe,” this development was quite exciting to me. But now, the artist formerly known as Posh Spice has crushed my girl power dreams.
Victoria Beckham released a statement to Vogue UK on Saturday at a viewing of her fashion collection that quashed the rumors, simply saying, “I’m not going on tour. The girls aren’t going on tour.”
But all hope is not dead. Beckham continued on, saying, “It was so great to see the girls. We had such a fun lunch. It was really, really, really lovely. I still speak to them all individually, but for us all to get together was really lovely. There’s something so strong in the message of what the Spice Girls stood for. What is that in the future? What does that look like? We were just bouncing ideas around. Brainstorming. But this is what I do.”
Stop leaving us hanging, Posh. [via Perez Hilton]
For those of you that love Disney, visiting your favorite place just got a little bit more expensive.
On Sunday, the Walt Disney Company quietly raised the ticket prices for both Disneyland and Disney World.
According to Business Insider:
A regular, one-day ticket to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom now costs $119, a $4 increase, the Associated Press reported Sunday.
The cost of “value” tickets, sold during less crowded times of year, increased by $2 to $109 for adults. Peak ticket prices, for the busiest times of year, now cost $129 for adults, a $5 increase.
Disney also significantly increased how much Florida residents pay for annual passes. The premium Platinum pass now costs Floridians $729, up from $679.
Well, there goes the only reason anyone would want to live in Florida. [via Business Insider]
A Maine Dairy
If you read any of my pieces, you see that I am a big fan of the Oxford comma. Some other fans of the grammatical staple? Some dairy delivery drivers in Maine who received a $5 million settlement because of it.
The drivers’ employer had claimed they were exempt from overtime pay, according to Maine’s labor laws. However, the court ruled that a missing Oxford comma in the law that exempts certain tasks from receiving overtime compensation meant that the drivers were indeed entitled overtime pay. The judge wrote, “Specifically, if that [list of exemptions] used a serial comma to mark off the last of the activities that it lists, then the exemption would clearly encompass an activity that the drivers perform.”
The company decided not continue the ligation and proposed a $5,000,000 settlement with the drivers. Unfortunately for anyone that was planning to move to Maine and try and take advantage of this missing punctuation, you’re out of luck: the Maine Legislature has since edited this exemption, adding in semicolons for extra clarity. [via CNN]
Travelers in New Zealand
Anyone know travels knows that there is always at least one person who screws up the experience for everyone else. If you happened to be flying through Auckland this weekend, that person was a lady who stepped smoke a cigarette.
According to Stuff:
Having gone through security as normal, a female passenger left her plane’s gate to have a final cigarette before boarding.
She bypassed security altogether on her return, thinking she didn’t need to go through a second time. All passengers had to be rescreened as a result and it took around two hours to get back to normal, a spokesman from Aviation Security (Avsec) said.
All I can say is that lady is lucky I wasn’t on her plane. [via Stuff]
Shoppers at a Philippines Mall
You know what? I’m just going to let the video do the talking in this case.
Yep, this is pretty much my worst shopping nightmare. [via New York Post] .
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