Thursday, July 31, 2008

obama and britney and paris 
this new ad is just stupid. i understand that he was trying to make a point on his 'celebrity,' but why in the world would mccain compare obama with two dumb white girls? who would fall for that?

this trick might come in handy 
this site can turn your music video to mp3. i tried it with this song. my browser had some problem with popups and installers, but if you are patient, it works.

Monday, July 28, 2008

saving fives 
wow. this woman saved $12,000 in three years by squirreling away five dollar bills.

i never pay with cash so this would be lost on me. the best i can do is to 'keep the change' through my bank. [via]

Sunday, July 27, 2008

i didn't think i would even get this far on this quiz 
Would You Have Been a Good Wife in the 1930s?: You Would Make an Okay 1930's Wife

You have some of the attributes of an ideal 1930's wife... but you probably didn't intend it to be that way. You don't buy into retro gender roles, though you do embrace your femininity at times. A 1930's man may find you passable, but you probably wouldn't want anything to do with him.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

criminal twin? 
i found this site, criminalsearches.com, and was busy entering the names of people i know [myself included], when i discovered something pretty neat.

someone in my state, with my boyfriend's first and last name [even same middle initial] also has the exact same birthday [month and day]! different years, however, this guy really is 60.

this idea just blows me away.

tiny fish nibble the dead skin from your feet. this is spa treatment? nuts, i say.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

this is why we hate texas 
sold at the Texas Republican Convention are two products, designed to promote hate.

a t-shirt that reads, "the difference between obama and osama is just a little BS"

and a button which says, "if obama is president, will we still call it the white house?"


Monday, July 21, 2008

adorable photo of the day #28 

* with thanks to my daughter for the pic.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

an open letter to Bryan Adams 
Dear Mr. Adams,

Thank you for opening last night's show with my favorite song. I have seen you in concert a couple of times before, but this song was always omitted from the set list. It was a great show, my family and I had a fantastic time. Keep on rocking.

Friday, July 18, 2008

pretty yuck 
is this link.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

fashion police 

in Flint, Michigan it's now against the law to wear saggy pants. the graphic to the left sums it up. wearing saggy pants could land you with disorderly conduct or indecent exposure and you could be jailed for up to a year. i am assuming they do have something better to do with their time!

even more, if the police stop you for waring saggy pants, they have the right to search you (e.g., drugs or weapons). the way i see it, there's lots out there that can be construed as indecent. speedos and spandex... even the way some women walk around in bikinis... all kinds of things that we casually say should be against the law. but purposely passing a law that gives cause for police to search who they want... i see a problem here.


the museum? 
there are so many odd museums in this country, maybe it is time for a road trip. see a sample: 10 Weirdest U.S. Museums

Monday, July 14, 2008

i just opened a brand new box of cereal, still sealed, and it was stale. i mean stale. should i write the company or let it pass?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

who knew? 
jonbenet's parents didn't do it.

maybe OJ didn't either.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

here's one for discussion 
in michigan, a couple of sex offenders have won the lottery. this article explains that we are talking big money - $57 million.

now, of course, there is talk about prohibiting sex offenders from buying lottery tickets. what do you think?

on one hand, their dollar is as good as everyone elses. on the other, it's a shame for peope like me who never win the lottery (of course, it might help if i played). but it's a shame every time someone else (besides me) wins.


and boiling. did you see that guy who was surfing along the volcano in hawaii? the water was literally boiling beneath him. daredevil!

Friday, July 04, 2008

happy birthday america.

if i had a WTF license plate 
i would keep it. in NC, the DMV has figured out that WTF means something more than just random letters and they are asking for their plates back.
Thanks to some text message-savvy grandchildren, North Carolina drivers whose license plates have the potentially offensive "WTF" letter combination can replace the tags for free.
the grandchildren told, the woman complained, and thus a war was born. they say there are nearly 10,000 holders of license plates with the letter combination.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

square milk 
the milk jug redesign. people are upset. really? don't these people have anything better to do? this is a way way to save 19 cents per gallon at a time when everything else is going up. milk is milk, right, no matter the container.

you made it down here?

what? you want a reward?