Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Resolve to Resolve

I'm a project-starter. I'm not a project-finisher. So I'm resolving to solve this in 2010.

Add 12monthsofresolutions.blogspot.com to your blog reader and join me! Make sure you comment if you're in on the plan.

Monday, December 14, 2009

And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon

2009 has been an enlightening year on so many layers. Let's grab a bite to eat sometime and we'll talk about all that's gone on the past 365 days. I think you'll notice one thing during our meal together. I just learned how to hold my utensils correctly.

Like this...
And this...
Luckily, these aren't my hands. Mine aren't nearly as plasticy looking.

I told Bob and Kay that I recently learned this eating technique. They claim they tried to teach me but I just wouldn't do it. I don't believe this but really that's beside the point.

I'M COUTH! I'M FINALLY COUTH!!! (opposite of uncouth.)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I have to go Poddy(Cast)

It got your attention. Admit it.

So I've been listening to a lot of podcasts at work lately. I think I may add to my things to do in life to have my own podcast. Here are some of the ones that I love...

Numero Uno - Bill Simmons' The B.S. Report. While Bill is a writer for ESPN, he is much much more. Hilarious doesn't describe his podcast and while the sports episodes are funny, my favorite are those that Bill spends talking to his friends about reality shows. He loves all of the Road Rules/Real World competitions and has started talking about Jersey Shore. I can only hope you will begin to listen to Bill so we can discuss.

#2 - What d'ya Know. This is the NPR show that I grew up listening to with my family. It's fun, and I think I will always love it. However, I was informed by Kay that the host is a liberal. I guess that means I shouldn't listen anymore.

C - PTI. I love sports. I like Tony and Michael.

IV - Fresh Air from NPR. I'm not going to say that this is my favorite. I just started listening to it and in one week I have figured out that the main host is one of the worst professional interviewers I've ever heard. She insulted the guy from The Carpenters by insisting their music is cheesy and then played Sonic Youth's version of "SuperStar" even though he said he did not like it. During her interview with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman, she insisted on calling them by their whole names...the whole time. For instance, she said, "Morgan Freeman, what do you think about Clint Eastwood's choice to not say 'Action' while directing?" or "In 'Million Dollar Baby', Morgan Freeman, you narrated...." She also uses filler words way way way too much. I may be about to nix this one.

Do you listen to podcasts? What do you suggest?

Christmas Wish List for Her

So I decided to pop in for a Christmas special...I'm pretty sure my New Year's resolution should be to blog more geez

Here are a couple of ideas for her for all of you last minute shoppers:

Seriously I die for this boot, so in love

Nine West Chiclet (who named that boot) in Tobacco, purchase here

how cute are these socks peeking out of the boots above

Free People Sweetheart Ruffle Over the Knee Socks, Purchase here

Lucky Brand Hope Necklace, purchase here

I loved this magazine, and you can have it all in a book!

Domino: the book of decorating, purchase here

Seriously I'm obsessed with this jewelry hook...perfect display and it holds everything

Filigree Jewelry Hook, purchase here

This Camera is great for vintage shots and its a mini! (you prob. want to buy the flash that goes with it)

Lomography Diana Mini 35MM Camera, Purchase here

If you want to get your 'old lady style' on and give to a good cause these are perfect

Gold Glitter TOMS, purchase here

Sephora has the holiday harajuku fragrances on sale for $15...I would pick fragrance G (great size for travel)

Harajuku Lovers Snow Bunnies G (.33 OZ), purchase here


Puma Oversized Knit Mits, Purchase here

Who doesn't want frozen hot chocolate?

Serendipity 3 Frrrozen Hot Chocolate Mix (3 pack), Purchase here


Southwest Giftcard, Purchase here

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Joizee

Have you seen Jersey Shore on MTV? I know, I know...the 2 hour series premiere last week was a little daunting but I'm sure you can catch it one of the 100 times they are replaying it.

You think I'm crazy, don't you? You think I must be addicted to New Jersey since I loved the Real Housewives of New Jersey (remember, Caroline? "We are az thik az theeves.") You think Jersey Shore can't be good? Think again. Here's the cast in all of their guido-glory.


Let me assure you, you don't know people like this. You might never meet people like these. I can only thank the folks at MTV for capturing these creatures for all of us to enjoy.

Friday, December 11, 2009

One of these things is just like the other...



Loved the first. I think I'll love the second.

As if HS wasn't bad enough...

So people say that High School is much harder now than it used to be. Not so based on the editor's comments in Eisenhower's yearbook. (Poor Lois.)



What would Jackson Prep's yearbook editors have said about me?
(via Mental Floss)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Real Names of Products You Don't Know

(via MentalFloss.com)

1. Jovny the Vlasic Stork
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2. Bibendum the Michelin Man.
3. Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch.
4. Martin the GEICO gecko

5. Mrs. Joy Butterworth.
6. Rastus the Cream of Wheat guy.
7. Sascha the Hamm’s Beer bear.
8. Gidget the Taco Bell Chihuahua.
9. Lorraine the Sun-Maid Raisin girl.

10. Mr. Six, the creepy Six Flags dancing guy.

It's a man's world

So I love where I work. I am surrounded by great, fun people. Strangely, the past two places I've worked I've been one of the only girls.

At my current job, I hear a lot about guns and hunting. I don't mind since I have my TuneBuds that I just slip in my ears and turn up the iTunes. Sometimes I listen to super girly music like Taylor, Carrie and Reba just to drown out the testosterone.

The guys have really been great to me. They are all super nice and besides the occasional belch, are very polite. However, sometimes they prove true to their gender in their words.

I give you "Was that a Compliment?"
1. I really like grey hair. (I got my hair colored that very night.)
2. Can I borrow that life vest? (Twice I've worn my cute, green puffy vest and twice I've been told this.)
3. You look like a lumberjack. (Said at lunch the day I wore my new blue and yellow plaid flannel shirt.)
4. Your eyes look like you're getting sick. (Ugh...ugh.)

These are not exaggerations. And luckily I can blog about them and laugh them off. I know the guys mean well, even if their words could use some help.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

PAM (Ewing) IN SPACE!!!

(imagine the Pigs in Space theme from The Muppet Show)

So Victoria Principal, aka Pam Ewing from "Dallas", is going into space. I've said before and I'll say it again, you can keep space. I love to see pictures taken of space...just don't expect me to take said pictures or see the matter that the pictures show in person. I don't care anything about it.

It seems that space is going to be in our fairly near future, according to Davy Fisher. He mentioned something called a Space Elevator the other day. Granted I kind of spaced (pun intended) out while he was talking about it, I heard something about a really long wire and an elevator and orbit and atmosphere.

I think it's the idea of being so alone that turns me off of space. I had a hard enough time being a foreigner in England and I was surrounded by people all speaking my language. I cannot imagine being in space where you are all alone.

So while all of you conquer Mars, I'll be keeping things real down here on good ol' Mother Earth.