Friday, August 31, 2007

I want ribbons to be cool again

Remember that? Favorite high school hair accessory.
THE RIBBON. We would puffy paint our softball numbers on the
end and a little ball or bat on the other end. So fun. Shamrock ones
in March. Christmas tree ones in December. I realize that it would be
completely queer to rock a pumpkin ribbon one next month, but it was
so fun to be festive like that.

Come on....who feels me on this one?

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Supa Fly


I saw this one yesterday and felt compelled to take a photo.
On a Nissan? Come on.....

What is your favorite word function?



I know this is nerdy, but I LOVE the "undo" button in word. When I mess something up royally, I usually cuss, and then get excited because I just hit "undo" the magic button.

What is your favorite word function?

Dog lovers please tell me....

I know everyone has seen, heard, read about Leona Helmsley and her will.

I do not have a dog and have never had one, so dog owners and dog lovers (and well anyone really) please tell me how you could or would leave $12 Million to your flippin' dog?

I guess this dog has a personal chef and is only HAND FED. Hahahah.

Full story here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Huntington and Sky Banks Merge

What this means for me....no ATM fee at Sky ATMs!



Full article here if you want to read a bunch of legal
mumbo-jumbo.

As if snakes aren't scary enough....

On Bob and Tom this morning, I heard this news story and it
frightened me.

A man in Washington on a horse ranch spotted a venomous
5' snake on his property and cut its head off with a shovel so
it wouldn't get to any of his horses. After it was decapitated,
he reached down to pick up the head, and IT SWIVELED AROUND
AND BIT HIS FINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What?!?!?!?!? So, even dead
snakes can bite and poison you. Beware.

Read full article here.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Crazy Weather Pictures

I took these at the German American Festival
on Friday night right before we were told a funnel cloud was spotted.

Nature is pretty cool/scary.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Retirement....at 33

Jenna Jameson, one of the adult industry's most famous *ahem* faces, has retired. How did she announce her official retirement? She had her implants removed. I would like to retire at 33. The thing is, I don't believe for one second that this broad is going to retire. I bet she will pull this stunt for about 6 months and then we will see her reemergence with bigger and better ta-tas. What do you think?

Read full article here.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sprint Sucks at Service

Today I called Sprint to deal with a billing issue and the fact that I have not been able to log onto sprint.com for 3 months. Every time I get on the line with a rep they ask me my first and last name, phone number, mispronounce my last name and then ask how they can assist me. I let them know that I just want to be able to log onto the website so I can take care of my billing issue myself but my username and password are not working. It is not that I have forgotten them (and believe me, I don't forget this kind of stuff, I keep my usernames and passwords organized in a private place) it is that they are locked and they don't work. Here is what transpires:

Rep #1: Hardly speaks English and completely does not understand me. Disclaimer - Good for people trying to expand their horizons and for trying to learn a second or third language. However, if your job is customer service, probably not the best place for learning/practicing your new language. Transfer.
Rep #2: Tells me that I need to sign up for web access to get "what's called a username and a password." No kidding. I have both those. They don't work. He transfers me to "web support."
Rep # 3: Oh, you need to be transferred to Sprint. This is Nextel. Uh, didn't Sprint merge with Nextel? Just for fun, type in www.nextel.com. Guess where it takes you. Give up? SPRINT.COM! Transfer.
Rep #4: Dial Tone. Those bastards.
I call back. I weave through the automated system. Sit on hold for, um, let's see, 15 minutes while enduring really distorted music. Dial tone. Call back. Wait. Wait. Wait......
Rep #1 (#4): Tries to get me to sign up for a new account. Ok. I enter my cell number on the website and it tells me that number is not valid. Apparently I do not have a working phone. Funny, I have been texting people this whole time asking for cocktails. Finally Ms. Sprint puts me on hold and lo and behold, comes back and she has RESET THE SYSTEM! We create a username and password. The stipulations for the username and password are ridiculous, but that is ok, since we are finally getting somewhere. Now, she tells me that Sprint is going to send me a verification code that I will need to enter when I log in. Sounds good. I get a text. I go to log in. All of a sudden, I get SEVEN text messages with verification codes. The codes read like this: "RuyA7n3p" and "RxwsgFVP". How 'bout "uRsoFingAnnynG." None of them are working. So now I have to read them to her and she has to enter them herself. Thank God I know the military alphabet. This goes on and on. Finally I had to go to the bathroom so badly that I had to hang up with my rep. Problem not solved. One hour wasted. Seriously...65 minutes wasted.

Holla if you hear me on this one.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Shark for Sale!!!


Check out this Land Shark!!! This puppy is for sale on eBay right now; bidding starts at $500.00. Can you think of a more perfect mode of transportation for a Jimmy Buffett concert?
See full story of this amazing automobile here.

Sick by Shel Silverstein

This was my favorite poem by Shel Silverstein as
a kid and I even recited it in 2nd grade at a poetry contest.

What is your favorite Shel Silverstein poem?


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"I cannot go to school today,"

Said little Peggy Ann McKay.

"I have the measles and the mumps,

A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,

I'm going blind in my right eye.

My tonsils are as big as rocks,

I've counted sixteen chicken pox

And there's one more--that's seventeen,

And don't you think my face looks green?

My leg is cut--my eyes are blue--

It might be instamatic flu.

I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,

I'm sure that my left leg is broke--

My hip hurts when I move my chin,

My belly button's caving in,

My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,

My 'pendix pains each time it rains.

My nose is cold, my toes are numb.

I have a sliver in my thumb.

My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,

I hardly whisper when I speak.

My tongue is filling up my mouth,

I think my hair is falling out.

My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,

My temperature is one-o-eight.

My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,

There is a hole inside my ear.

I have a hangnail, and my heart is--what?

What's that? What's that you say?

You say today is. . .Saturday?

G'bye, I'm going out to play!"

From Shel Silverstein: Poems and Drawings; originally appeared in
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.
Copyright © 2003 by HarperCollins Children's Books.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Iced Tea

Does it annoy anyone else when you see a sign for "Ice Tea?"
Don't they know it is "Iced Tea?" Poor grammar in advertisement
makes me totally insane.



What drives you nuts on billboards or signs?

Friday, August 17, 2007

Dream

I took a nap today and had a weird disturbing dream. Dream:
At work, a "client" came in and brought a huge newt in a cage and set it down by my desk. The newt was huge and nasty. It was writhing and hissing and had a generally mean disposition. It somehow escaped its cage and started coming after me. I, naturally, jumped up on my desk, only to have it follow me because this evil, huge, conniving newt could jump. It started biting my wrist and my wrist started bleeding every where. Somehow I get the newt by the tail and hurl it across the room. This villainous muther f*&cker, spins, turns around IN THE AIR, and comes flying back at me. Someone in the office grabs it and puts it back in its cage.

After things are settled down, someone else brings in a long-haired guinea pig that is this burnt-sienna color. This disgusting little thing also started following me to my desk and not only is it the color of crayon that no one wants, but it flips over and HAS UTTERS, SIX OF THEM. GROSS. Someone saved me again and picked up this milky little pig and put it back in its cage.

This dream really ruined my nap. I did not feel refreshed at all when I woke up.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWO PRETZELS

Happy Birthday to my dear friend Two Pretzels! You are, by far, one of my most favorite people of all time and I hope you have the best day ever. That being said, I would like today to be a tribute to some of your favorite things:

1: THE Ohio State University Buckeyes
2: Blogging (and writing in general)
3: Fish Tacos
4: Cheese (all kinds, but Muenster in particular)
5: Hard-Boiled Eggs sans yolk
6: Sunshine
7: Tattoos (full sleeve)
8: Vitamin Water

This list is specific to 8 because of your favorite number and because I could go on and on, so 8 seemed like a good cut off point. Happy Birthday K., the world is a way better place with you in it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

German American Festival

Guten Tag! It is that time of year again: time for the GAF! Next weekend the Festivities begin on Friday August 24th, continue to Saturday the 25th , and wrap up on Sunday the 26th. If you like good German beer, authentic German food, accordion music, lederhosen, Glockenspiels, all surrounded by a wooded area, this is the place for you.

**BIG NEWS** This year they are finally offering shuttles from the outlying areas to get out to Oak Shade Grove (which is kind of a hike, especially if you want to get loaded). The best place to get picked up/dropped off will be Value City parking lot right by CHUCKS. I know, I know...it is like a dream come true.

My friend Dos and I will be bartending in the big tent at the Jager booth on Friday night, so come visit us!

Prosit!

Everybody wants some.....


I want some too! Van Halen (with Diamond Dave) plays at the Palace on October 22. Anybody interested? Tickets go on sale Saturday 8.18.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Call me a hater...

I absolutely, 100% cannot STAND the music of Marvin Gaye. I can understand and admit that it is appealing to some people, but when that crap comes on at a wedding or at a party, you will find me at the bar, doing shots...

Oldies



Today I am listening to the "Oldies" station on LaunchCAST to expand my music horizons a bit. I can dig the Oldies style, '50s and '60s music. Paint it Black came on though and I thought that was weird. To me "Oldies" does NOT include The Rolling Stones. Stones are Classic Rock.


Do you like Oldies? What is your fave music genre?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Apple Jacket


Accessories for food? C'mon. I ran across this today and thought,
"How ridiculous! Who would buy this? I mean, it is cute, but really..."
...as I pulled my nectarine out of my purse in the plastic baggie.
Oh, I get it now.....

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Dear Mr. Freeze

Dear Mr. Freeze,
While I find your ice cream treats amazing and your options seemingly limitless, you have really let me down. The decision to replace Wow Cow with Frost has been disappointing to say the least. The quality of the new product is not under question, but rather the variety. Every time I visit your quaint little stand (either location, any day) you only have chocolate (some variety) and vanilla. This will not do. This will simply not do. I miss the FLAVORS! Remember grasshopper, new york cheesecake, strawberry, blueberry cheesecake, lemon, caramel, cappuccino???

Please bring back Wow Cow. Pretty please...with Wow Cow on top?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I made a scene in Hudson News

On my way out to Denver, I was perusing the Hudson News magazine rack and I stumbled upon this gem and gasped out loud......SO LOUD in fact that the lady next to me asked me if I was ok.
I was actually not ok. I was overcome with emotion and immediately purchased the latest version of Rolling Stone. I cannot believe that is has been 20 years since 'Appetite for Destruction' was released for our listening pleasure. Thank God it did. Great article. Greater music. I miss you guys, my favorite band of all time....Guns N' Roses.......

LAUNCHcast

Have you heard of LAUNCHcast? I used to listen to it all the time and forgot about it. Go to www.launchcast.com and sign in with your yahoo account or sign up for an account. This music player will let you create your own station or let you select from one of their hundreds of preset stations. Perfect for those of you at work that don't care to listen to the overhead music piped into the office.

Playing right now: Big Hits of the '80s

Back from hiatus

I am back from my travels to Denver, trips for work and the like. Blogging and reading of other blogs resumes now. Apologies for my absence.

Colorado Trip in Pics (abridged)

Unusually Cloudy Day
In a cab to a Rockies game

Outfield
Mark and the sisters
Infield
On the plane on the way home

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Work is really getting in the way of my social life

Ok, so this is clearly the summer of rock for me and I had the opportunity to go to Poison on Tuesday night. If I would have done that, I would have had to have gotten up at approximately 6am on Wednesday and drove to Dayton for an all day conference. After a night where for sure I would have went to bed (drunk) at 3am, this would have been bad. So I did the "right" thing and stuck with my original plan and didn't go to the concert and went to Dayton last night, like a normal person would have done. Now, if I would have gone with my gut and went to the concert, guess who I could have met? That's right....C.C. DeVille! DAMN IT!! Here is a pic from my friend Brandon just to prove what a rockin night he had and what a lame-o I am.
Work sucks.