Friday, May 30, 2008

Jokes

Found a new website when I was looking for that Jamaica joke. It's called The Humor Archives.

Thought this one was funny:

Q: What's black & white and tells the pope to F@#% OFF?

A: A nun that's just won the lottery

Iron Man

Well, if anyone was disappointed in Indiana Jones (Moe!) go see Iron Man immediately. This action movie delivers a great plot, a dashing lead man, amazing fight scenes, GREAT toys, and, well, a lot of blowing shit up. It's cool. This movie is based on a comic, so expect it to have comic book elements in it. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark is a fantastic pick. We are going to see more of him in the next Incredible Hulk movie also as Tony Stark (so hooray).

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dancin with Mr. Brownstone

Thanks for sending me this quiz Wrona! This site has other fun quizzes so you can waste plenty of time on this site.


Who Was Mr. Brownstone? A GNR Quiz



Score: 86% (12 out of 14)

Public Enemies

Filming in Chicago, right now, is a movie called Public Enemies (due out 2009) starring some of our favorites, the illustrious Johnny Depp and Christian Bale (among several amazing others, check out the cast list). The movie is about 1930s American gangster stuff. So, being a big fan (a slightly nerdy, very excited fan) we checked it out last night and actually saw some of the movie filming around midnight.





Read more about the movie and it's development here.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Eagle Eye

Check out this trailer for the new movie with my new favorite hottie actor Shia LeBeouf due out in September.

Pork and Beans by Weezer

Have you seen the Weezer video for "Pork and and Beans?" If not, here it is. My cousin O told me about this video and how it highlights or alludes to some famous YouTube videos. Watch this; it's entertaining and I like the song.



What did you pick out of this video?

Accomplishment

I took this picture of my computer screen on my last day of work last week. Notice there are absolutely NO EMAILS in the inbox. I had taken care of everything. Aaah.

Glorious

This week I am off work! I am in between my jobs and loving it. Today I have done nothing but watch Cash Cab and blog.

Cash Cab

The Discovery Channel has many great shows, but my favorite is Cash Cab. I love the host, Ben, and most of the time the people in the cab are very entertaining. I just found out that you can play on their website! Go play...it's so fun.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Da da nunt daaaa, da dun naaaaa



Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Observations:
1. Indy is indeed still an action hero.
2. If I were a 15 year old girl, I would have a poster of Shia LaBeouf in my room (oh wait, I do...)
3. Special effects too much.
4. Great action/chase sequences and music.
5. A few cheesy lines/dialogue a la Star Wars episodes 1-3.
6. Overall, I enjoyed it and would recommend it to other Indy fans.

Last Day!

Today is my last day at work and I have that feeling like I am about to go on summer vacation. EXCITING! Just so one of my favorite coo-workers does not forget me, I left him this memento in blue ticky tack that I stole from his desk:
Did I tell you that Jeff is a big Red Sox fan? Yeah, I will miss our little rivalry.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Slacker Radio


Thank you to whomever recommended Slacker Radio! I know it was someone from a blog but I just cannot remember who.

As far as free internet radio goes, Slacker is one of the best. Launchcast buffers too much and Pandora lacks I think. Slacker is totally where it's at.

Thanks again (it might be Sad Panda)!

Pork Chops for Breakfast and other Leftover stories

I have never felt limited to "breakfast foods" for breakfast. For some, cereal, toast, yogurt are staples for breakfast and they would not stray. While I enjoy breakfast fare, I cannot be confined to that menu and often find myself eating last night's dinner for breakfast.

Impractical Shoes and I were talking the other day and she finds myself and most members of my family absolutely revolting because we tend towards a non-traditional AM meal.

Iris: "So, you've never sat at the dinner table thinking, MAN this will be good left over for breakfast?"
Shoes: "BARF! YOU GUYS ARE SICK!"

What do you eat for breakfast?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Restaurant Review : Spaghetti Warehouse

Ok, we've all been there. For some, just the complimentary bread and butter is worth the trip. Today I strayed from my usual soup and salad and splurged. I got one of my all-time favorite, throw the diet out the window, totally worth it, dishes: CHILI MAC. I was so good I feel like I won't be able to go there again and not get that.

Have you had Spaghetti Warehouse lately?

MAC vs. PC - after research

WOW! Thank you everyone for your passionate responses! They really helped. Yesterday, I visited the MAC Cafe in Toledo and talked to a nice gentleman for about 45 minutes about a MacBook Pro. Overall, here are my concerns about a MAC:

1) Am I going to miss the right click?
2) It is much more costly than getting a PC right now.
3) It is not really "right out of the box." I still have to get Office Suite and extended warranty (totaling another $350).
4) The learning curve (although I am sure that it wouldn't take me long).
5) Compatibility issues with documents to and from PCs.

Right now, I am about 60% PC and 40% MAC. I am going to think about it for another few days and then make a decision. MACs are cooler though :).

I also discovered this company called Tech-Tattoos. They can customize your Apple product (laptop, iPod), any cell phone or gadget really. They will etch a design, your initials, a photo, or a logo onto your item. Go to their site at www.zapyourcrap.com (catchy name, right!).

Monday, May 19, 2008

Gates or Jobs?

Do you have a MAC or a PC? I am about to purchase a laptop and and really am considering getting a MAC (I have always had a PC). Give me your opinions please, the longer-winded the better.

Friday, May 16, 2008

License Plates

Here are some recent personalized plates:


God Bless us, everyone....



In the McDonald's drive-thru...


Ants Marching....


Ah, the grey ghost....


I don't get this one really...


NO CLUE on this one...

Gross

Every day I see this one particular car in the parking garage and, every day, I want to write this person a note and tell her that a sign that says "I love my pussy cat" is disgusting. Today, however, it made me laugh. She has put too many stuffed animals in her car and thus pronouncing something else. I hope the Melissa Etheridge foundation of Toledo starts calling her for donations.

Testing...testing

I am really good terrible at html.

Thanks Dr. T!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Random reason why I will miss the office

Today I watched (maybe for the last time) one of the weird things that have become normal to me while working here.

As I head down the corridor to the bathroom, there is a big window that overlooks a motor-court that wraps around a grassy knoll. There is a man that either lives at (or has been rumored to OWN) Hotel SeaGate (which is the most disgusting hotel in all of Toledo) that brings his teeny-weenie dog out for a walk. Now, this man is not small. Ok, I'll just say it...he is a big man with a big belly, always donning some sort of creepy trench coat and smoking a Misty 120. His dog is a Yorkie or Shitzu or something COMPLETELY opposite of what you would expect from this guy (let's call him Herb and the dog, Princess).

So, as I trek down the hall, I watch Herb fire up an absurdly long, feminine cig and puff away as his toy dog takes a dump on our grassy knoll. With no plastic bag to mention, Herb just lets Princess crap away on our lawn. Just an average day...

The simple things in life

I found happiness and it cost me $1! Actually, I made my sister buy it for me when we were at Pier 1 recently. Happiness comes in the form of a bamboo back scratcher. No longer do I have to rub up against walls or trees to itch my scratch. No longer do I have to feel like a stump with stumpy short stumps for arms when I can't reach my itch on my back. I love my back scratcher. Go get yourself one.

Crow for Lunch


First, I would like to apologize to everyone for talking any smack about American Idol in the past. Although I CANNOT STAND the tryouts, the latter half of the show is good. I watched last night and loved it.

I have been secretly watching ever since DT made me listen to David Archuleta sing "Imagine." That kid is just so talented and might be the humblest, most deserving, purest person in the biz. Watching him go to his hometown and seeing his reaction to his tremendous welcome was moving. Tears followed by "GOSH!" If I had been watching all along, I bet I would have been choked up.

David Cook and Syesha Mercado were also great to watch and more importantly, listen to sing.


Entertaining moments:
1- Fantasia Barrino's performance. By entertaining, I mean uncomfortable to watch. Couldn't they have booked Kelly, Carrie, or Chris?
2 - Cut to Simon's face during said performance and he looked bored/appalled - it was terrific.
3- Simon's shirt. It was unbuttoned to his navel.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Let's Refuel America - see fine print....

Chrysler's PR move called "Let's Refuel America" has a lot of fine print. I went to my dealership today to see if I can end my lease a little early so I can get in on this great deal, but seems that it is not such a great deal. This card/offer is not valid with the only two Jeeps that I would even consider, Compass or Patriot. Furthermore, you are not eligible for the gas card if you want to use your lease loyalty dollars or the cash rebates.

I knew it sounded too good to be true. Vespa anyone?

Ick

Toledo current temperature:

59 degrees. Rain. 100% humidity.

GROSS.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Who needs cell phones?

I just talked to someone that had left me a message earlier in the day.

Message was like this: "Hi, uh yeah, this is Mr. SoandSo and I want to talk to you bout booking dates. Call me back. Thank you ma'am." Click.

When he called back I told him I would have called him back but he didn't leave his number.

His explanation was something like this. "Oh yeah, that's a, 'cause, I don't have no phone. I don't reckon the good Lord wants me to have a phone." Followed by a LONG story about him having a cell phone and it smashing in a hotel room on accident and what a hassle phones are.

PS Would like you to guess what kind of event this gentleman wanted to book? HINT: PBR

My days are numbered...

I have accepted a position with another company and thus have decided to leave my current job at which I have been employed for 3.5 years almost to the day. Thank you to everyone that has listened and offered advice to me in this long process. Your help is so appreciated!

I will keep you updated on my new adventures...starting June 2!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Texting - just for friends?


Do your clients text you? I find this behavior to be very odd. Texting is so informal and it is meant to be a quick form of communication. I don't like texting as a form of communication with clients; I just think it's weird.

Also, I realize that with cell phones you can call people after 5, but I think that using your brain should be a prerequisite to a phone call. For example, I am an event coordinator for Cupid.com speed dating and I actually got a phone call about the event at 2am on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Hm...maybe he was confused as to what sort of dating event this was.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Countdown to Playboy?


Preditions please.....
Do you think Danica Patrick will end up posing in Playboy?

You know....Hood rat stuff!

What were you doing when you were 7? I was playing kick the can and watching Dukes of Hazzard (if I was lucky enough to stay up that late on a Friday). Check out this story and video of a 7 year old stealing a car and his reasons why. One word: ASTOUNDING.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Movie Quote

While at work today, Uncle Buck came up in discussion and I just had to share:

Audience Participation Please...

How many posts do you have under your belt? This is my 431st!

Pizza for 23 cents!


That's right! Today, Papa John's is apologizing to LeBron James and the Cavs in the form of basically free pizza all over Ohio. Papa John's made some T-shirts that said "Crybaby" on them with the number 23 and apparently it caused quite a stir.

So, to make amends, the pizza chain is offering this amazing deal today only, 23 cent pizza! Details are pick up only, large, one topping pizzas! Papa John's website here.

Full story here from the Plain Dealer.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Grand Canyon Skywalk: As if the experience of the Grand Canyon is not breath-taking enough, this new tourist attraction lets you walk out over top of the Canyon via this walkway. The Skywalk is a glass bridge that is suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River over the Grand Canyon. The tech specs for the bridge are amazing: it is strong enough to hold a 747 and can withstand up to a 8.0 earthquake! Check out the site for more info and pictures.



Would you walk out on this bridge? Would it freak you out?

Roll out the Red Carpet.....



Please welcome my sister, 31derful to Blogger! Her blog cleverly documents her adventures in the dating world. I lovingly call her the Carrie Bradshaw of Denver and if you go read her blog, you will see why. Love you Carrie!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May 22 - Are you ready?

To buy or to lease?

My lease is up in September so currently, I am getting ALL kinds of mail with incentives from other dealerships. I think I am going to buy now because I am going to be driving a lot and going over mileage will cost you.

Do you lease or buy? What is better for you?

Car dealerships are going crazy right now trying to sell cars. Today I heard that Chrysler is offering this incentive called "Let's Refuel America." This program offers those who buy or lease a Chrysler product between now and June 2 the ability to never pay over $2.99 per gallon for gas.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Is this your wife...she's hot!

Real scenarios reported by hiring managers (posted today at MSN Careers):

1.
Candidate answered cell phone and asked the interviewer to leave her own office because it was a "private" conversation.
2. Applicant told the interviewer he wouldn't be able to stay with the job long because he thought he might get an inheritance if his uncle died – and his uncle wasn't "looking too good."
3. The job seeker asked the interviewer for a ride home after the interview.
4. The applicant smelled his armpits on the way to the interview room.
5. Candidate said she could not provide a writing sample because all of her writing had been for the CIA and it was "classified."
6. Candidate told the interviewer he was fired for beating up his last boss.
7. When the applicant was offered food before the interview, he declined saying he didn't want to line his stomach with grease before going out drinking.
8. An applicant said she was a "people person" not a "numbers person" – in her interview for an accounting position.
9. During a phone interview the candidate flushed the toilet while talking to hiring manager.
10. The applicant took out a hairbrush and brushed her hair.

Win, Place, or Show

The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow at Churchill Downs and will be celebrated and watched all over the country. For instance, I will be attending a derby party, complete with gambling/gaming, mint juleps, and floppy hats. Do you watch the derby? Do you bet on it? You can bet officially on the site Twinspires.com (it's free to join).

I love the names of the horses. Click here for this year's list of contenders.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

It's just one of those days...

Ever have a day when you think that everyone is annoying? Everything is irritating you? You think to yourself, MAN! This today is so obnoxious. Then you realize, it might be you?

Wow Cow!

At Mr. Freeze in Perrysburg today:
Roasted Almond and Chocolate Mousse

Clear Blue Sleazy

This is a story from my awesome cousin Smokey, but I MUST post it. I will tell it in the 1st person because she told it to me. So, Smokey, allow me to tell your tale.

I was at the gym the other day and was thinking to myself, Man, I just love Urban Active. What a fantastic gym. It is such a nice environment here with nice sinks and good soap, hand sanitizer, fancy machines.....OH MY GOD!!! IS THAT A.......

As I walked into the bathroom stall (the handicapper, mind you) I see a pregnancy test on the back of the toilet. Before I dared look at the indicator window, I see the box for the test is shoved into the "sanitary objects only" silver tin. I tiptoe over to the creepy white stick, cross my fingers and look. There are TWO LINES! SOMEONE IN THE GYM JUST FOUND OUT THEY ARE PREGNANT!!! OMG, OMG, OMG, I hope one of my cousins or bro-in-law is working out right now so I can tell someone!

So, I wonder, are they just working out? Like, no big deal? Better work off some of this pre-baby weight. The biggest question here is, why did she leave it on the back of the toilet for display?? I was all of horrified, shocked and slightly amused. A real life scandal...how exciting. Now we are on bump watch at the gym.

Thank you Smokey, for that amazing story last night. I only wish I had been there with you to witness this miracle.

Baby Mama

Saw Baby Mama on Tuesday night and laughed so hard at times it embarrassed my sister who loves me unconditionally. I would highly recommend it. Yes, you have seen lots of the funny lines in the previews and trailers, but believe me there are great gems in there and many characters and cameos that you will love (and who will make you laugh). The Tina Fey and Amy Poehler duo is one of the best of all time for me.

The plot is predictable, but who wants a terrible plot twist in a comedy? Best surprise...Steve Martin. His character is so wonderfully quirky, it makes you want to know him. Second place...Romany Malco. Go see it.