Thursday, January 31, 2008

I am centered, I feel good

Runner's high, yoga buzz, I never got that. Massage euphoria, you bet. My 60 minute massage was just fantastic. My aunt is a masseuse who runs her own business out of Lambertville just over the border in Michigan. She is an awesome lady with tremendous skills. She makes you comfortable and is incredibly talented. If you want her number, just ask.

Here are the highlights:
1) Hot stones
2) Bamboo Brush
3) That massage cream that is self heating, but not greasy
4) A heated blanket
5) A serene room
6) My aunt! She really is wonderful

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

You are surrounded by trees...in a peaceful place...

I am getting a massage tonight and cannot wait. Personally, I think health plans should cover a monthly massage under "wellness," like going to a therapist. After a massage, you are relaxed, your skin is incredibly soft, and you just feel great, inside and out. The best part of getting a professional massage? You don't have to return the favor.

Do you like massages? Some people cannot handle them; it either hurts or tickles, or they are just uncomfortable.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Why beat a dead cat when you have 3 birds in the trees?

Someone just said to me:
"Well, let's not kill a dead snake here...."

We all know these people, the people that constantly use cliches and idioms and most often, use them incorrectly. I love this. All I can do is smile and hope I remember the mixed-up phrase so I can share later. Heard any good ones lately?

I also found a good site that explains the source of some idioms. Read them here.

Welcome to Blogger

Please welcome my friend Hurley to Blogger! He is a very funny writer that is not afraid to give us his opinion.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

PICTURE MAIL....EXCELLENT!

Continuing with the immaturity theme for the weekend, my dad showed me this beauty of a website and it is simply amazing. These ringtones and sound clips are super fun and are FREE! You can even create your own. ***WARNING*** This may consume several hours of your day.

I chose this one for my picture mail alert:


Create free ringtones at Phonezoo

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Taking compliments

It's one thing to say thank you gracefully, and its completely another to brag, but I just think it is sad when someone is complimented and their response is self-demoralizing.

For example, this morning at the gym during spin class, the instructor complimented a woman in the first row.
Instructor: "Your legs are beautiful! They are so long and athletic."
Woman: "No way, I have chicken legs. I hate them."

Too bad we can't appreciate ourselves more.

Can you take a compliment gracefully? Are you uncomfortable with compliments?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sick, just sick

Have you heard about the website that actually wants you to predict Britney Spears' death? Well, here it is, just in case you want to enter your guess. By the way, the winner wins a PS3.

HOW SICK IS THIS? I cannot even begin to explain how wrong I think this is. I mean, it is not like she is a saint, or that I think she leads a great lifestyle, like her music, feel that she is a good mother, or want to read about her anymore, but I certainly don't want her to commit suicide! This is morbid and grotesque in every way.

Weigh in on this please....

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Word of the Day - Dolt

This word was used in conversation with RD, and sent us into a fit of laughter. Needed to share:

Main Entry:
dolt Listen to the pronunciation of dolt
Pronunciation:
\ˈdōlt\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
probably akin to Old English dol foolish
Date:
1553
http://merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dolt
: a stupid person
dolt·ish Listen to the pronunciation of doltish \ˈdōl-tish\ adjective
dolt·ish·ly adverb
dolt·ish·ness noun

More Auto Show Pics

Jeep Renegade - Concept Car



Really ugly concept car,
might be sweeter if the windows
were tinted



D in a Mini Cooper

Compliance!

I attended the Auto Show at Cobo Hall yesterday. I would venture to guess that there were about 900 million cars there (give or take a few). Seriously, you could be in there for days. I liked the concept cars and seeing a Rolls Royce at $427,000 was the signal that it was time to go.

Here are some pics of my favorite concept car from Mazda. It reminded me of the spaceship from the 1986 movie Flight of the Navigator (remember that?). COMPLIANCE!






Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Megabus is Megagreat

I have survived the trip to and from Chicago via the Megabus and I have to say that I would absolutely recommend taking this form of transportation. Both the bus and the clientele are decent and I felt totally safe. The bus really hauls ass; we got to Chicago in 4 hours with one stop to eat (there is a bathroom on the bus - take your hand sanitizer though). I had my own seats also (empty next to me) both to and from - excellent!

The actual bus is a double decker (which I think is WAY fun) with big seats that recline. My feet didn't even touch the floor so I would venture to say it is more comfortable and way roomier than a plane. The bus there did not have video screens, but the one back did and we watched Chicken Little and Night at the Museum. Take your headphones because you can plug in and drown out any cell phone talkers or kids.

The driver is also the luggage loader, announcer, and security on the bus. I handed her my suitcase and she responded with an enormous burp. "Whoo, chili..." was her response. I felt right at home :)

Ticket price to: $7.00, ticket price home: $28.00. Overall, great experience, totally worth it.

Wisconsin, Land of Cheese


We took a little side trip to Milwaukee this weekend to visit some friends. I have heard that Wisconsin is the land of cheese and fireworks, and never having been to Wisconsin, thought that was just the stereotype or an exaggeration. Turns out, this is NOT an exaggeration. As soon as you get into Wisconsin, all the signs you see are for CHEESE, FIREWORKS, and of course, billboards campaigning to elect BRETT FAVRE for King of the World. We stopped at this lovely novelty store, Mars' Cheese Castle, that encompassed all things Wisconsin. Of course, the aforementioned products, cheese heads, beer, cheese curds, Packers paraphernalia, and lots and lots of cow things.

Eyelash update

My eyelashes are almost fully grown back. Thank the Lord!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Rock of Love 2

Will Bret Michaels find love this season? Who knows, but he is going to get some action for sure. Rock of Love, Season 2, episode 1 was great. Megan from Beauty and the Geek is on! Go Megan! I love her.



Are you watching?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sprint sent me a new phone!


I received my new phone in the mail yesterday! Let's give it a whirl and see how it works. It's a Samsung M510 and seems like it is going to be a good phone for what I need. Review in a few days.

Forever your Girl....

Did you watch American Idol last night? I did not. However, I heard from several people and on Bob & Tom this morning about this performance. Apparently, this aspiring singer wrote a song about stalking Paula, but masked it by calling it a love song. My favorite line? "If I were Colombo, I'd Peter Falk her...." Whoa. Watch Simon's face.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sweeney Todd

Dark.

Gloomy.

Gory.

Tragic.

Singing.

Amazing.

Johnny Depp is, needless to say, FANTASTIC, in this movie. His debut as a singer was a delight. Helena Bonham Carter makes a wonderful dark damsel, Alan Rickman is THE perfect villain, and Sasha Baron Cohen offers his famous comedy. Loved it. Go see it.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sprint vs. Iris Took - Round 8

I have a small victory to share with you all. My latest mishap with Sprint was that I needed the battery replaced. The phone is under a year old and so it should be covered. I took it to the Sprint store (insert LONG-assed story here, filled with incompetent, rude, and lazy employees and a VERY irate and fed up Iris) and got a new battery. New battery does not hold a charge. Expletive. Expletive.

I called Sprint to cancel my service. I was just going to take one for the team and pay my cancellation fee and switch to Verizon. After 25 minutes of waiting on hold, I talked to a nice gentleman named Lamar that talked me out of cancelling and is now sending me a new phone of my choosing. He actually had me go online and choose from any phone I wanted (not the Blackberries or other really obnoxious phones). My contract is not extended and I don' t have to pay shipping and handling. Where has Lamar been my whole life?

Sprint may be winning the war, but Iris Took just took the field.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Welcome to Blogger

Please welcome my great friend, The Red Daisy, to blog world!
Glad to have you RD!

Whadda you looking at, Butthead?

Watch this Back to the Future fans....it's Biff (Tom Wilson) singing an amazing song. He is a stand up comic now and he is on Bob & Tom (my favorite morning show) all the time. It was on this morning and I felt I MUST share it.

It's like looking into a mirror.....

Reuters:

Twins separated at birth met and married


How upset would you be if you found out that your HUSBAND or WIFE was actually your twin?
All I could think of was Tom Cruise's line in Jerry McGuire, "You complete me," and it actually would apply in this case.
Story here.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

megabus.com

I am embarking on a new method of travel next week - the megabus! I have heard good things about the megabus but I have to say that I am leery. I actually like driving, don't mind that it is 4 hours or more, and enjoy the time to call people and catch up. Also, if megabus is ANYTHING like riding the Greyhound, if will NOT be happy.


Here is the awesome part; my one way ticket was $7.00. Yes! SEVEN DOLLARS! Tolls are more than that.

Anyone ridden the megabus? What was your experience?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I'm sorry Blog....

Happy Belated Birthday! You turned one on January 5 and I didn't even wish you a Happy Birthday post! I appreciate you and love you! Happy Birthday!

Is it weird...

That I walked to lunch today with no coat on? It's January. No wonder I feel weird, this huge swing in weather is making me feel weird. Anyone else?

The New American Gladiators


The new American Gladiators premiered on Sunday night and I watched. I watched last night again (in between the sad football game). The old American Gladiators was a great show and I like this one too. Although there are complaints about bad commentating and the show losing its originality, but I love it. I, personally, LOVE Hulk Hogan and am glad to see him back in a sporting event and without his ridiculous wife (ex) and spoiled, talentless daughter in a really bad reality show. Also, I like watching the females compete better than the males. The men competitors are usually average, but the women are typically pretty buff and amazing. Good motivation to get to the gym.

Are you a fan? What do you think?

Monday, January 7, 2008

A good way to pass the time at the Sprint Store

I was at the Sprint store yesterday waiting for my phone to be repaired. Did I mention that I HATE Sprint? Not only is their service terrible but usually their employees treat you as if you are bothering them and generally it seems as if they are just trying to get rid of you. Ugh.

Anyways, I was waiting around in the Sprint store and started playing around with the display phones and discovered that they ACTUALLY WORK! I was able to make calls and send texts! I even received calls back and texts back. Isn't that crazy? I can't believe they work!

The next time I am at Sprint (and I am SURE there will be a next time) I am going to use this knowledge to play an elaborate joke on someone. I just haven't come up with the joke quite yet.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

OO-eee-OO-aaa-aaa......



So, no Golden Compass for the kiddos (too controversial, and their school actually issued a statement not to see this film) so we went to Alvin and the Chipmunks. Very cute for kids, but laking in adult humor - this is no Shrek. However, they did a good job of making our old classic friends contemporary entertainment. I would recommend this one as a rental for sure.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Golden Compass

Has anyone seen this movie? I am thinking about taking my grade-school aged cousins to it tonight. I think it looks great.

Also, I have been hearing all this buzz about how Catholic grade schools are advising their parishioners to boycott this movie because of it's anti-God messages and what not.

What? Where are we? Germany 1941?

What happened to seeing this with your kids and then TALKING to them if they have questions. Opinions please (moms especially...)

Fishnet Poll

Fishnet Tights: Trampy or Classic?

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Yeah right

Like the owner of a Beamer would have imperfect teeth...

New Year, New Committment

Sorry for the break in blogging during the Holiday season. I did a lot of celebrating (drinking) and traveling (eating) and general merriment (not working). I shall recommit to frequent blogs about nothing in particular but hopefully always providing entertainment or information.