Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
i LOVE my paper shredder. one of the best gifts i have ever received. for sure in the top 3.
so while shredding is great, and an eco-friendly no electricity shredder is admirable, this hamster cage / shredder combo invention is pure coco loco!
ps - that being said, friendly reminder: shred your mail people, all of it. shred it.
congratulations to TFAAF's very own Pandora, who has been selected as one of only 5 finalists in Warren Adler's (author of War of the Roses) Fall '08 short story contest!!!
check out her entry, "The Longbranch" here, and don't forget to vote for her for People's Choice!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
i embarrassed to say that i took a 3 hour nap in the middle of the day on saturday from about 2.45-5.45. d'oh.
i'm even more embarrassed to say that of the 10 remaining waking hours on saturday, i spent two of them watching a straight-to-dvd-then-straight-to-oxygen hilary duff movie.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
in honor today's inauguration, let's have a presidential question this week:
26. If you could have dinner with any of the US Presidents which would it be?
hmm...tough one. i have to remember my AP American History for this one. they all certainly have their merits. i was considering Taft - weighing in at over 300 lbs, i'm sure he'd serve a good meal.
but, i think i'll vote for Jefferson, seeing as how i am a big fan of the louisiana purchase, the lewis & clark exhibition and mount rushmore.
i fully admit that i am a pack rat, bordering on having compulsive hoarding tendencies. i like my stuff. so, it's comforting to know that others share my troubles.
behold above an assemblage created using found items discovered while helping a friend pack recently: directions for a "tube wringer," a guitar footstool, car coin sorter/dispenser (note, she doesn't have a car) and the most random of all - a hole punch in the shape of a camel.
i was search of a blue dragon, but they don't seem to exist. instead, i went for a qi lin - a mythical chinese creature based on the giraffe (right). it was either that or the foo (left), but you know how i feel about dogs...
Monday, January 19, 2009
well, it's official...obama mania has reached baked goods proportion.
while i think it's admirable that we're marking the historic occasion, it's a bit coco loco that it's on a black & white cookie, no?
welcome to post-racial america. deal with it cate blanchett!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
i have previously espoused about the state of work toilets. totes wrong and totes bizarro. but, today might have been the most bizarro sighting yet.
due to reader concerns, i am no longer using my camera phone in the loo. thus, behold a mock-up of my encounter below:
oh, yes. that is a fun-sized milky way.
on the seat.
of the toilet.
you know me too well, dear readers.
i received not one, but two emails tonight alerting me to the fact that the day after tomorrow was on FX tonight - the greatest disaster movie of all time.
when you think about it, the wolves really are the icing on the disaster cake, no?
speaking of...the day after tomorrow just might be getting a run for its money. check out this preview for 2012. mega disasters, plus the mayan end of the world? you had me at the first frame.
lloyd dobler just might give jakeypoo a run for his money.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
drum roll, please...
clocking in at 8 jazzy comments, the 2008 post of the year goes to Table Topic #19, when we took a walk down memory lane of games past. candyland, perfection, don't tip the waiter, chinese checkers - oldies, but goodies.
keep those comments coming!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
after a faux rose topiary, a book on how to talk to animals and 80s VHS tapes, we have the kookiest lobby swap yet. hamburger buns. actually, expired hamburger buns. yum. scarily, they were going a short while later. i only hope right to the trash.
Monday, January 5, 2009
easy(ish) table topic to kick off the new year - just requires a bit of counting:
25. How many states have you visited?
now, a friend of mine always said that it doesn't count unless you've actually had your feet on the ground and spent at least a dollar there to count as "visit," so with that in mind my number is 22.
counting things like airport transfers & rest stops on roadtrips, it increases to 29, but i think that's cheating, don't you?
first came the "year of decisions" in 2007.
then last year, i decided that 2008 was going to be the "year of rest". it wasn't entirely restful, but i did enjoy spending time on my couch.
i've decided that this year of the ox in 2009 shall be the "year of new york city" (YoNYC) for me, during which i intend to do things around the city - more museums, events, checking out new neighborhoods and maybe a few touristy things to boot (e.g., i've never been to the top of the empire state building).
wish me luck - and let me know if anyone wants to tag along!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
yesterday i had lunch at panera. it always amazes me how many people make that place their office, what with the free wifi and all.
but i was really surprised in particular to see two women working, potentially interviewing someone.
quote: "it doesn't have to be your obsession, but it helps"
occupation (as evidenced by their labeled t-shirts): S.P.I.R.I.T.S. paranormal investigators