This goes out to Murph - the biggest pork rind I ever did see, spotted in La Paz. A street-eats-why-not? Bet you can't eat just one......
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
i was checking on the status of some of my orders to make sure they arrived, when i noticed that you can review your past orders.
i found ones from 1999. and apparently, i purchased not one, but two snoopy snow cone machines that year.
one of them went to someone that i now have no idea who it is. am i getting that old?!
Monday, December 22, 2008
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
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Sunday, December 14, 2008
holiday themed one this week...
24. What is your favorite holiday song?
hmm...i have a couple of faves.
on the traditional side, joy to the world brings back fond memories - my sister & i getting the church giggles during mass from the cadence of the pew in front of us - when we were way too old to be caught laughing at church.
as far as music videos go, you can't beat the ridiculous holiday attire and over the top facial expressions of the hall & oates version of jingle bell rock. on the contemporary side, i always loved christmas in hollis by run dmc - this is usually my #1.
but, this year the top spot is going to christmas wrapping, by the waitresses. you mean you forgot cranberries too??
really? do pets get stressed? are we sure about that? what are they doing all day - lounging around, eating, sleeping, playing. sounds like the least stressful existence around. while admirable there is a natural remedy, coco loco to think this is needed.
here is an interesting exercise. one word, one minute to write whatever comes to your mind. as you can see mine was "held" this time around:
i may have stolen this from one of my loyal readers, so apologies if i did! you can try it yourself here.
Friday, December 12, 2008
this is my recent tag cloud from amazon. given that i buy a lot of gifts for peeps, i can understand some of the ones that are not quite me - beer, garnishes, hunting. but i am really stumped on the "qualifying textbooks".
Thursday, December 11, 2008
You know how everything on food packaging says "0% Trans Fat" and you are thinking that´s great but what the hell does contain Trans Fat because I have yet to find this evil monster. Well my friends it´s alive and well in everything in Argentina. Turns out they shipped all that Trans here from the US and have been going gang busters ever since. You can´t swing a cat in this place without eating Trans. Couple that with all the steak, late night eating, dolche de leche (crazy caramel on everything of course including Trans) and empanadas....It seems the health craze has not quite made it to Argentina yet.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
this is what scientists are spending their time and resources on?? aren't there a few diseases they should be curing?
worse still -- after all the hype -- the article didn't even bother to include a rendering. a waste on all fronts.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
So I am reading an article about what lengths retailers are going to to get shoppers to spend, given it´s Xmas and all and we have this bloody inconvenient recession. Thanks dumbass bankers and stupid people buying stuff they can´t afford.
So the article does a quick wrap up around the globe, London has Sainsbury´s "Feed the Family for a Fiver" promotion, Australian retailer ´Just Jeans´ is givng away a plethora of prizes every week until Xmas. So nothing really out of the ordinary.
But apparently in the US "mall operator ´Macerich Co.´ is pumping scents through hidden outlets in decorative dispays and last week employees were ask to clap and cheer for customers as the entered the malls, to thank them for showing up."
"Good job you in the blue shirt, thanks for coming and buying stuff today." Mall Cheerleading, now that´s a Xmas job I want.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
thanks to faithful reader yr. fav. librarian for suggesting this table topic - our first interactive, one! this will require a little work on everyone's part. it's called the "nearest book meme" (what a great word meme):
23. Here are the instructions:
*Get the book nearest you to. Right now.
*Go to page 56.
*Find the 5th sentence.
*Write that sentence here in the comments (as adapted for this table topic).
*Don't look for your favorite book or your coolest, but really the nearest.
"A gracefully time-worn mirror and round coffee table (an excellent foil for a boxy seating area) introduce some history and patina to the modern mix."
from domino: the book of decorating. actually, i really need this sentence. i've got a nice patina mirror in my living room at the moment, but my black, rectangular coffee table is really sucking the life out of the space, particularly given the boxy seating arrangement i have. round you say?
fun. i've already seen this pop up in a facebook status. will be very interested to see what everyone comes up with!
i'm newly fascinated with the idea of becoming a "color psychologist". how's that for reinventing myself?
i didn't even know that the career existed until i came a cross an article a few months back in time magazine. it talked about companies like pantone and how there are think tanks that set color trends for the coming years.
this year, the article pointed out, "purple is having a moment". forecast for 2009 - watchout for mimosa everyone!
pantone has teamed up with an astrologer for a book called "colorstrology."
my march day ten birthday color is Pantone 12-0426, Mellow Green, which indicates that i'm "kind. deep. talented."
aww, thanks for that. you can check out your own colorstrology here.
so, i never got into the whole ebay thing. and the one person i did know that used ebay was ripped off. (well, he was asking for it, sending a money order to a shady canadian PO box in the hopes of receiving a playstation.) so, i've always been skeptical.
but, now that i'm on a retro/flea market style furniture kick, i've been poking around. i'm kinda loving this vintage clock at the moment. it's pretty bold-looking, but in situ, i think it works.
bidding ends tomorrow - what do you think?
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
totally stole this from last in london's facebook posting, but as you know i'm a fan of other people's pictures (OPPs) and they are too funny not to share.
the chicago tribune is compiling "scared of santa" photos on its site. you can check them out here.
oh, skymall. you continue to surprise and delight me with your fine offerings.
last week on my flight to nashville i came across this bad boy - the singing & talking elvis. this animatronic bust croons eight tunes and even includes unique facial features like the king's curled upper lip.
a great holiday gift for the low, low price of $199.95
i can totally envision the development of this ad:
"right, so we need to really boost sales of lean cuisine this quarter. we really want to highlight all of our varieties and demonstrate the breadth of our product offering."
"hey, can we tap into popular culture as well? like, iPods and iTunes are really hot right now."
"yeah, but it's going to be during the holidays. how do we contextually tap into current timings?"
note: although, "in the biz" i am in no way related to the lean cuisine account. nor have i tried to crash any of their strategy meetings recently.