Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Oops!



The police are chasing you! Where should you go? Oh, look! There's a fence! Get over it quick! Oops...dang.

It's a prison yard. 

Yep. That's just what a dumb criminal in Cleveland did. After leading police through a suburb and several communities the goober decided to exit his car and jump a fence to try to escape. The fence surrounded a state women's prison. I bet that was a shock to him!

He was arrested and so were his buddies that were with him. He deserves this award...


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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A late recap



Not having a TV has me so messed up as far as my favorite shows are concerned. I finally realized that I could watch both Survivor and The Amazing Race two days after they had aired. Ugh. At least I wasn't too disappointed.

Survivor rocked my socks off! There were TWO tribal councils which sent two survivors home; one villain and one hero. The winner of the reward challenge (The Villains--yeah buddy!) watched the second tribal council while eating hot dogs and drinking Coke. I couldn't do it...eat in front of people I knew hadn't had any food. Well, maybe I could...


The shocker to me was the Heroes choosing to keep Colby over James. I mean come on, even with a bum knee James is a powerhorse! How could you keep someone who has given up over someone who fights through pain??? It makes no sense to me. I guess we'll see how they do without their strongest player on Thursday.

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The best move of the game so far was Russell conning Tyson into changing his vote and staying in the game because of it! I hated to see Tyson go home but Russell is the best at saving himself! He got Tyson to change his vote to Parvati knowing that would give the Boston Rob team enough to send her home then gave his immunity idol to her and kept her and himself in the game while sending Tyson home. It was classic.

Russell


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I love Russell.

On Amazing Race I was sad to see Jeff and Jordan go home but not super shocked. They weren't the brightest crayons in the box. I still love them!


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I then decided to root for the cowboys, Jet and Cord, who then decided to mess up several times and come in last place (of course...I said I was rooting for them after all). It turned out ok though. It was a non-elimination round. Whew. 

Hey, does anyone else see the resemblance in Cord McCoy and Sean Penn or is it just me?


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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Another animal ruled by human laws



First a monkey got sentenced to rehab. Now a dog is being sentenced to good citizen classes. Yes he is. I swear. 

A pit bull named Winston in Chattanooga Tennessee decided he didn't like the way a police car looked and wasn't afraid of the consequences. He attacked the car, biting the bumper and tearing off a section of it and then went to work on the tires. 


He went to court where the judge declared him "a very bad dog" and sentenced him to obedience and canine good citizen classes. 


And don't think he'll get out of the prison uniform...he has to wear a tag now that declares him to be "potentially dangerous". Ya think?


The owner of the dog won't be penalized if Winston completes his classes successfully. Um, is there a test? I guess they could put him in the yard with another police car and see what happens.

Or maybe they could just hook him up as the new McGruff...



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Justin Bieber on Letterman



I've been (sort of) keeping up with all the Justin Bieber hype that's been going on lately but until I saw the following video from David Letterman, I had never heard him sing. Let me just say....he's not bad :) 


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Friday, March 26, 2010

Ever thought of living on an island?



Have you ever even fantasized about living on an island?
 

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I know I have. Just me and my peoples and my animals living peacefully on an island all to ourselves without any outside interferences. Sounds like heaven doesn't it?

It probably would be too. At least until the island disappeared. 

Wait. That doesn't happen does it? Islands don't disappear. No way. Look at Hawaii and all their islands. They've been there a long time right?

Yes. They disappear. (You knew I was going to say that didn't you?)

The newest island to disappear is New Moore Island in the Bay of Bengal. The bad part ...well, besides the island disappearing... is that India and Bangladesh have been fighting over who owns that island for the past three decades. I guess that's one 30 year fight resolved. 

And where did the island go? Under the sea of course. Scientists say that global warming is causing the seas to rise and islands are being submerged. Another island in that same area became submerged in 1996 forcing it's inhabitants to move to the mainland and 10 other islands there are at risk of being submerged.

This totally messes up all the fantasies I've ever had of living on an island. Unless, of course, I built my house as a houseboat...then when the island disappeared I could live on the ocean. Hmmmm...that might work. 

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Get you some books....or maybe a marmoset...



I received this email the other day and thought it was just awesome! What could be better than books at a great deal? Humor to suck me in! I clicked the marmoset just in case you're wondering. I'm adventurous like that :)

By the way, I was a good girl and emailed Better World Books to make sure it was ok for me to post this. They were nice and said yes. Now I'll have to go buy some books...

One last thing --and it's important-- buying books from Better World Books funds literacy programs all over the world because they rock that way!




According to our email stats, you guys are fond of the Bargain Bin.


Seriously - it doesn't matter what promotion is in the email, how small we write it, or how far down the email message it shows up.  It could be a tiny text link at the very bottom of a superhuge sale, and you guys have proven time and time again that you want to click on the place where 5 used books are $15.


Heck, it could be a pygmy marmoset with laser eyes, and you folks would still click on the Bargain Bin link.  Okay, you love the Bargain Bin!  We get it.


In fact, we're going to try something.  Just to prove our hypothesis, we're going to show you both:  A laser marmoset, and a link to the Bargain Bin. Since there's almost no way you're reading this (already clicking on the Bargain Bin, no doubt), it's probably a valid test.


So go ahead, just click naturally:
Laser Marmoset Bargain Bin - 5 used 
books for $15




Are you still here? Why? Get clicking already!












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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

R.I.P. Robert Culp



I just read that Robert Culp passed away. He was an actor in so many movies and TV shows that there are too many to list. He died after a fall at home. He was 79.

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The chili grenade



Did you read this story about the world's hottest chili being made into grenades to fight terrorism? I thought it was a joke but apparently it's not!

The world's hottest chili, the bhut jolokia or ghost chili, is grown in India and has a Scoville unit (the way they measure the heat of the chili) of 1,000,000 units. Compare that to Tabasco sauce which ranges from 2500 to 5000 units and jalapeno peppers which range from 2500 to 8000 units. Do you have an idea of how hot this chili is now? Crazy hot. I can't believe people can even eat them! But then again I think the mild sauce at Taco Bell is a little too hot for me. I'm a wimp when it comes to hot stuff.
"The chili grenade has been found fit for use after trials in Indian defense laboratories, a fact confirmed by scientists at the Defense Research and Development Organization," Col. R. Kalia, a defense spokesman in the northeastern state of Assam, told The Associated Press.

"This is definitely going to be an effective nontoxic weapon because its pungent smell can choke terrorists and force them out of their hide-outs," R. B. Srivastava, the director of the Life Sciences Department at the New Delhi headquarters of the DRDO said.
I have to admit that I NEVER would have thought of making a weapon out of a chili but I think it would definitely work!


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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pass a shot



Don't people usually drink alcohol when they're depressed? I mean, do I have that wrong? I know that people drink to celebrate things so that means they drink when they're happy but really, I always associate heavy drinking with sadness. Maybe it's just me.

Apparently it's just me.

In Ireland --a place I associate with drinking alcohol-- the economy has gotten so bad and the unemployment rate so high that people have pretty much quit drinking alcohol. Ok, not everyone has quit drinking but alcohol consumption has dropped 21% since 2001.

Pubs are closing at an alarming rate of one every day and 15,000 people have lost their pub related jobs.  
"It was the worst year for our industry in living memory," Kieran Tobin, chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), told a news conference in a central Dublin pub.

It's estimated that Ireland has lost $135.1 million dollars in revenue from the recent decline in alcohol sales. That's a lot of Irish Whiskey not being enjoyed.


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Monday, March 22, 2010

Beware of Happy Bukkit!



My mom sent me this picture the other day and I almost died laughing. I really did. I almost called 911...



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Saturday, March 20, 2010

So funny



I've already told you how much I love The Soup on E! but I'm not sure if I've told you how much I love Chevy Chase. He just cracks me up no matter what he does! So guess how happy I was to see the two combined? TONS!!! I mean, what could be better? Enjoy!



Also, please click here to read something that is very important to me. Thank you. Happy Sunday everyone....I hope you have a great day!


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I don't get it



I'm not going to say much today because if I do it will be bad stuff. I'll just leave it at men who can't be faithful to one woman are not men at all.

Here's what I don't get...

Jesse James had this:

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And decided he needed this too:
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Married means one at a time Jesse. It's called D-I-V-O-R-C-E. Be a man.


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Friday, March 19, 2010

Betty White is still making me laugh



I was browsing through the People site...in other words, indulging my guilty pleasure, and I came across this clip of Betty White in a new show Hot in Cleveland. I have to tell you that at 88 she's still cracking me up! I'll have to start watching this show! 






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Thursday, March 18, 2010

EPA wants to protect your pets too



Each month I put flea drops on my cats. Because I love them. And I hate fleas. Plus I think they hate fleas.

After I apply the drops, my cat Larry itches like crazy. I've always thought that he scratched because the drops were making the fleas die and that the fleas were biting as they were dying. I'm not sure why I think that but that's what I think.

Then this morning I was reading a story that said the flea and tick drops are killing peoples pets. Killing them. That scared me. 

I scanned through the article and read the reactions that people reported their pets having: skin irritation, burns and welts on their skin, excessive drooling, uncontrollable shaking, vomiting, seizures and in 600 cases, death.

There was a link to the EPA site and I followed it (it's here if you want to see it) and became even more worried about applying drops to my animals that I thought were helping them but may be hurting them instead. 

Now, being the obsessive person I am, I just had to find out some ways to treat fleas without using pesticides. You know I love the internet! There are so many sites out there that give me the information I need.

I found this site and decided to share some of their ideas with you.
  • You can dab some petroleum jelly on a flea comb to help make the fleas stick to its tines.
  • Dab fleas with a cotton ball soaked in alcohol. This slows down fleas, enabling you to catch them. Then plunge the fleas to the bottom of a cup of warm water. Next, dump the water into the toilet and flush, or rinse down a sink, to prevent the flea from escaping.
  • Smother fleas by dropping them in a cup of water to which a teaspoon of cooking oil has been added. 
  • A half teaspoon of nutritional brewer's yeast daily can provide the B complex vitamins a dog needs. Dr. Michael Fox has recommended brewer's yeast or nutritional yeast (but not baker's yeast), giving 1 teaspoon per 30 pounds of body weight mixed with the animal's food.
  • B complex vitamins - 50 mg once a day for cats and smaller dogs, and twice daily for larger dogs.
  • Use Omega 3 and 6 fatty acid supplements.
  • Add a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar to your dog's water bowl.
  • Add a teaspoon each of safflower oil and powdered kelp or seaweed to the food bowl.
  • Fresh garlic in small quantities can help repel fleas by making the animal taste unpleasant to fleas. Grate a small amount of fresh, raw garlic into your pet's food at mealtime, about one-half to 3 chambers of the clove (chamber, not a whole clove) depending on the animal's size. One vet recommends one crushed clove of garlic (not a whole bulb; a clove is just one chamber) per every 30 pounds. 
  • When bathing your pet, you can use apple cider vinegar to rinse his or her fur. Fleas don't like the smell or taste.
  • Lavender, peppermint and geranium essential oils repel mosquitoes. Lavender, lemongrass and geranium repel ticks. And lavender, lemongrass, peppermint and citronella repel fleas. Dab oils between your dog's shoulder blades. Lavender (which also repels flies) is particularly versatile. Other effective natural repellents include lemon, cedar, eucalyptus, myrrh, neem and rosewood
  • Put a drop of lemon oil or rosemary oil on your dog's collar.
  • A safe, easy homemade flea repellent: cut 6 lemons in half, boil in a quart of water, steep a few hours, then strain the solution into a spray bottle. Spritz your pet's fur, taking care not to spray near the eyes. Don't spray anything in a dog's face; apply spray to the hand and then rub it on the fur.
  • Another gentle homemade flea spray: dilute a flower-scented shampoo in water and spray liberally, or rub into the coat and let air-dry.
  • One inexpensive over-the-counter choice for dogs and cats is Gentle Touch drops. Gentle Touch is a spot on that is all natural and free of chemicals and petroleum solvents. 
  • Avon Skin-So-Soft wiped on pets keeps insects off
I knew about the Avon Skin-So-Soft and have used it in the past. It really does work. You can put a couple cap fulls into a tub of water and dip your pet in it also. 

One more easy (and fun..at least to me) way to rid your pets of fleas is to take them to the beach and let them swim in the ocean. The salt water removes the insects and clears up any skin problems they may have. That works for people too.

So now I have some things to think about. Maybe you do too. All I know is that I don't want to harm my pets. Especially if I think I'm helping them.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sadly his life was short too



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He Pingping, the world's shortest man according to Guinness World Records, has died at the age of 21. He stood 2 feet, 5.37 inches tall. He is pictured above with the world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen who is 7 feet, 8.9 inches tall. 

He Pingping died after developing chest problems while filming a television program in Italy. The Chinese-born man, who became a record-holder in March 2008, was taken to hospital in Rome for treatment but died on Saturday March 13.



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Monday, March 15, 2010

Peter Graves found dead at home



I was so sad to read about Peter Graves passing away. You know I just watched Airplane the other night. He died of natural causes. He was 83.





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Sunday, March 14, 2010

The chicken noodle soup



I just think Kelly Rippa is too cute! If you don't smile you might need some more coffee :) Have a great day everyone!





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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Probably inappropriate but I can't help my sense of humor...



I watched Airplane last night and laughed like I'd never seen it (even though I've probably seen it 500 times). To me the whole movie is great but my favorite scenes are those with the "Jive Talkers".


Inappropriate, maybe. Hilarious, definitely. 







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Friday, March 12, 2010

Pro-life means no killing right?



You know who Elton John is right? And you know that he's gay correct? Maybe you even know about his controversial statement where he said that "Jesus was gay". 

I'm sure that statement rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. As a matter of fact, it really bothered a prominent anti-abortion activist from Atlanta named Neal Horsley

It bothered him so much that he decided to protest outside of Elton John's condo, holding a sign saying that "Elton John Must Die". He also made a video titled "Why Elton John Must Die" and posted it to YouTube.

He was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, criminal defamation and using the Internet to disseminate threats.

I have so many thoughts about this but the main one is this: If you disagree with something, why not just ignore it and go on with your life? It's not like Elton John hurt anything (except maybe what certain people think of him) by making that statement. I've heard celebrities say many things before. Just because a celebrity says it doesn't make it gospel.


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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thank goodness for YouTube



Thanks to being TV-less I missed the Oscars. I read all about them but it wasn't the same as seeing it. The one thing I really wanted to see was the tribute to John Hughes. Some of you know how much I loved him. It was a lot.

I went searching on YouTube and was so happy to find this video of the tribute. It was awesome to me! I miss John Hughes.




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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

80s Child star dead



I read this morning that Corey Haim was found dead in his home from an apparent drug overdose. 

He was an actor in quite a few of my favorite films of the 80's including Dream a Little Dream, Lucas, Silver Bullet and The Lost Boys.


I think I'll always remember him screaming at his brother that he was a creature of the night (in The Lost Boys). Corey was a teenager around the same time I was and I guess I just connected with him somehow. He was 38. He will be missed.



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Monday, March 8, 2010

Sweet sorrow



Sometimes I'm really odd. I should say I have a love of all things odd. Which in turn makes me odd.

One of the loves I have is for words. I love onomatopoeia ...buzz, schlop!, ding!, crash!, meow, ribbit, beep beep!, zoom. If you didn't know already or didn't figure it out by my acting it out, onomatopoeia is a word that imitates a sound or suggests the source of a sound. I love that!

But what I really love are oxymorons. An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines words that are normally opposite in meaning. Today, just for fun, I thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you :)

  • Sweet sorrow: While it is sweet when someone I don't care for gets in trouble I wouldn't say their sorrow was sweet..

  • Legally drunk: If it's legal then why do people get in trouble for it?

  • Extremely average: It's REALLY just like everything else...As a matter of fact it's MORE like everything else than everything else is!
  • Constant variable: Maybe the variable is constantly changing...?
  • Living dead: Not only are these guys scary but they're doing the impossible! Wait. Right? I mean you can't be dead and alive at the same time can you? Say no. Quickly!
  • Friendly fire: Hello? They're SHOOTING AT YOU. How is that friendly??
  • Organized mess: I've seen this. It can happen.
And my favorite...
  • Jumbo shrimp: Delicious little but can be big guys...especially dipped in cocktail sauce :D

I'm actually very sick today...physically not mentally...  Hopefully I'll get to visit y'all soon. For now I'm going back to bed. I hope y'all are doing good and have a great day :)

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Soup dishes up The Amazing Race



Have you ever watched The Soup on E!? OMG I love it and I love Joel McHale. He's so wonderfully sarcastic! I was watching it yesterday online and came across this clip of this years Amazing Race. I laughed through the whole thing! Enjoy!







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Saturday, March 6, 2010

I miss my TV



Badly.

Very badly.

Want to know why? K, I'll tell you. It's because American Idol is NOT COOL! There is no place online, not even on THEIR website, that you can watch what you missed on TV. Not one. You can watch each individual singer perform but I'm sorry, that sucks. I want to see the actual show. 

Why won't they show us the full episode like my other favorites do? I can watch Amazing Race online. I can watch Survivor online. Not A.I. though. Nope. They're not cool.

So I guess I'm done with them before Simon is done. I wasn't planning on watching after Simon left anyway but not before then. Now that they've deprived me of watching the show online however, I've decided to quit them early.

Now onto the cool shows.

I am really starting to like the cowboys on The Amazing Race


They're growing on me. They've come in first on the last two legs and they're really pretty cool. I love how they say "Oh my gravy". I'm thinking about starting to say that myself!

Don't worry, I haven't thrown over my Big Brother team Jeff and Jordon for them. 


They are playing well but not as well as I thought they would. They even messed up so bad on one of the tests that Jeff told Jordan they should never reproduce. That made me sad and Jordan looked sad but he was smiling later while he was talking about how dumb they were. I imagine it is a stressful game and I'm sure I'd say lots of not so nice things if I messed up.


Onto Survivor. I've decided I'm a villain. I wasn't sure there for a while and even though I absolutely love several of the heroes (Rupert, JT and James), I can't stand the rest of them. I want them all to go home!

The villains however have all got my heart with the exception of Coach. 


He could leave and it wouldn't bother me a bit. He spouts Confucius quotes all day and cries all night. He says you must be weak to be strong. Pffft. Boston Rob said it best to me when he told Coach to suck it up and act like a man. No doubt. Rob is definitely a man.

Except now he's targeted my fav villain, Russell. Booooo! Of course, it is Russell's fault. 


They got a clue that there was a hidden immunity idol at their camp somewhere (both tribes had one hidden at their camps) and of course Russell HAD to go look for it even though Boston Rob made it clear that anyone looking for it would be next on the chopping block.


I have to defend Russell though. It's his nature to want to save his own hide. I knew he would look for it. I just wish he had been smarter and not gotten busted looking for it. The goober.

Tom DID find the hidden idol at his camp and used it. I'm not a big fan of Tom BUT he did make a smart move using the idol the way he used it and he got rid of a big schemer, Cirie. 

That made me happy.



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