Thursday, December 31, 2009

not top 10

This was #2 on Sportscenter's "Not Top 10" list of 2009. It made me giggle on the treadmill this morning. Enjoy:

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

goodbye 2009!

when harry met sally

what a great movie.

Friday, December 25, 2009

merry christmas

scared of santa.

(via ffffound)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snooki - Streetfighter

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

(thanks, michelle!)

Monday, December 21, 2009

DEF lineman loses his pants!

the ithaca tundra

Stumbled across a ‘jersey shore nickname generator’ so I did the obv thing and generated nicknames for my kendall ladies.

The Ithaca Tundra Starring:

Becca: the appointment

Marci: m-pow

Hoover: the opportunity

Colleen: vibe time

Mallory: last call


from mallory :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

AVATAR was pretty sweet.

(pic via ffffound)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

another reason i love my family...

Just got an email from my mom about my office holiday party tonight. Here's an excerpt:

So what did you wear to work today, with your party in mind?  Don't get too drunk!  Remember last year?  You got lost!

She's taunting me!

reason i love my family

besides being my most loyal blog followers, i love this:

can a legend live forever?

In a recent Entertainment Weekly interview about his new movie Avatar, James Cameron talks about how with the new technology he utilized, he was able to seamlessly translate an actor’s performance into a synthetic computer-generated character.

Cameron makes a point that although they chose to use this technology to create blue CGI aliens, they could have just as easily made the computer-generated character look like a human:

“If we had put the same energy into creating a human as we put into creating the Na’vi, it would have been 100 percent indistinguishable from reality. The question is, why the hell would you do that? Why not just photograph an actor? Well let’s say Clint Eastwood really wanted to do one last Dirty Harry movie, looking the way he did in 1975. He could absolutely do it now. And that would be cool.”

I’ve heard of this notion of having movie stars play a younger CGI version of themselves, but it scares me a little, for several reasons.

1. Will it lead to someday just having computerized characters take over every part in every movie, so acting is rendered obsolete?

2. How will we foster new movie stars or icons if we don’t allow them to break through in roles of their own, since we’re too busy putting older movie stars in movies?

3. Will it be more of a distraction than anything else to have recognizable movie stars at a younger age taking on lead roles in new movies?

Only time will tell. But we're safe for now. Big blue aliens are no Eastwood.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Check out: Tim Burton @ MOMA

Yesterday I checked out the MOMA for the first time, and the museum itself is really great — huge, open space, lots of great work. Got to see Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Monet’s Water Lilies, as well as works by Dali, Matisse, Warhol, and Jackson Pollock.

But the real reason I chose to go to MOMA yesterday was for the Tim Burton exhibit, which will be up until April 26th. I thought I would enjoy the exhibit, but it was even more enjoyable than I first thought it would be. Burton has been making art for over 30 years, and in this exhibit we get to see him evolve as an artist. From high school assignments scrawled in cursive on notebook paper, to college notes on art and design, all the way through to sketches and notes on movies like "Edward Scissorhands" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," we get a glimpse into the mind of Burton that is really fascinating.

Even though we got to see some really cool props from movies, like Batman masks, Beetlejuice’s leggings and the original scissorhands that Edward donned, the most interesting part of this exhibit, in my opinion, was anytime I could read something Burton had written.

There were handwritten pages where the writing of a movie was begun, notes next to sketches that indicated what sorts of animations or sequences might happen to certain characters, and even a letter to Johnny Depp suggesting a line that the Willy Wonka might say (the line was actually used in the movie). It just demonstrated the brilliance of Burton, and showed that he was always thinking and full of ideas and passionate about his work.

One other really interesting part of the exhibit was an illustrated children’s book Burton wrote and drew when he was 18, and the letter he wrote when he sent this book to Walt Disney to get their thoughts. To send a homemade book to a company as big as Disney was a bold move for an 18 year old I thought, and the fact that he received a type written response with notes and pointers was really amazing. I think right in this spot we can see the determination and ambition Burton possessed.

Overall, a very inspiring exhibit. It makes you want to start creating things. Check it out, @ MOMA through April 26. Tickets - $20 Adult, $12 Students

sweet million banner ad

nothing makes me want to play the lottery more than a giraffe that's throwing up rainbows and poopin' flowers...


Friday, December 11, 2009

if you want to feel old...

watch this video of 9 year olds talking about the past decade...

The decade according to 9-year-olds from allison louie-garcia on Vimeo.

Found this on my wonderfully wonderful friend Liz's blog.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

loofah, loofah...

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

just kidding just kidding just kidding

i love judy grimes.

miserable marci's post of the day

This morning on my commute IT WAS RAINING! That sucks and makes me mad. Why does it have to rain during the hours of my commute to and from work, and usually stop during the day? Also, why did it rain every weekend of the summer, but the sun was shining whilst I slaved away in my office during the week? F YOU, RAIN!

But there are things that make the rain that much more irritating. One of which being people. And especially people carrying really huge umbrellas for no reason. There is a reason they call them BEACH umbrellas. It is because they are made for multiple people to sit underneath whilst at the beach, not for walking down the already crowded sidewalks of Manhattan, idiots. Are you really that large a person that you need to carry an umbrella made for 4? And if you are that large, you deserve to get drenched.

Also, in general I usually get mad about people who walk really slow. I mean, if you want to mosey around the streets, that's fine. But please don't walk erratically back and forth, or walk in rows of 4 really slowly taking up the whole sidewalk. ESPECIALLY if it's raining, since some people like to walk briskly to get out of the rain.

Anyways, here is a pie chart to sum up my feelings on this:

Those people in the overlap... really hate them.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Jump Jim Crow

My brother's in a show that opens tonight - Jump Jim Crow.

Performances will run December 8th-20th at the Ukrainian Center. Shows are from Tuesday-Sunday. Shows running on weeknights and Saturdays are at 8:00 pm, 3:00 pm matinees will run on both Saturdays and Sundays (exception: there will be no 3:00 pm matinee on Saturday, December 19th). For reservations, email

check it out, it's free!

a constant battle

"My mind resides somewhere inside of myself. That being the case, one would assume I have privileged access to it. In theory, I should be able to ask myself questions and get different answers than I would from other people, such as you. But I'm not sure we truly have privileged access to our minds. I don't think we have any idea who we are. I think we're engaged in a constant battle to figure out who we are."

-Errol Morris

(via Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman)

funny looking animal of the week!

via world animal day at the Big Picture

Monday, December 07, 2009

6 year old football player who knows how to hit

my favorite part is that you can hear the first kid who gets hit crying... poor guy didn't know what was coming.

don't mess with twilight

a 22 year old girl was arrested and faces up to 3 years in jail for taping 3 minutes of New Moon on a digital camera.

This will be her jury:

jersey shore on mtv

I don’t really think there’s a need to blog about this, most people have already heard of this new provocative series, or seen it already. But for those of you who haven’t, get on it. Now. Especially if you need a good laugh, enjoy watching fist pumps, or need to find reasons to feel better about yourself.

Jersey Shore is basically the same show as The Real World, but the house they live in is on the Jersey Shore. And instead of getting a wide variety of conflicting personalities to live together in this house, mtv has arranged for a slew of self-proclaimed “guidos” and “guidettes” to inhabit the beach house. Hilarity ensues.

Some standouts from the beginning included Mike “The Situation,” which is a nickname he’s given himself to reference his washboard abs. This seems to just be a reason for him to lift his shirt up and display said abs (and armani exchange boxers) anytime he meets anyone. Oh Situation…

Another awesome cast member is “Snooki,” which is a weird nickname to begin with, but since she got fall-down drunk the first evening upon arriving at the house, no one respects her and they call her many a variation of her nickname without really saying it, such as “Schnookums” or “Schnickers.” And when the people in this house don’t respect you, that’s saying something. But can you blame her for being upset? She’s used to being “the center of attention,” after all she is the "Princess of Poughkeepsie." Oh schnooks…

Then there’s Vinny, who couldn’t go work his grueling shift at the tee-shirt store because he had pink eye, but made a miraculous recovery just in time to go out that night. Oh Vin…

I could go on and on because all these characters um, I mean people, are really gems. But I’m not going to right now. I just will strongly urge you to watch this show. Maybe I’ll do a live blog during a future episode, but I don’t know if I could keep up with all the amazing things that happen.

Jersey Shore. Thursdays @ 10 on mtv.

Friday, December 04, 2009

how i met your mother / frosty mashup

Thursday, December 03, 2009

are you ready for some football?

Zoobaz and Uggs were good luck on Sunday vs. the Dolphins.

Hopefully whatever I wear tonight will work just as well!

Bills v Jets tonight. 8:30.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

Relax chicken! We won't kill you until after we're done eating our turkey :)

via cuteoverload

Monday, November 23, 2009

2 day work week!


(via ffffound)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

Friday, November 13, 2009

boots update

Been scouring the Internets looking for the gap model boots. And I found a pair that look similar:

Unfortunately, they are $450! Oh well, I will just have to settle on a different pair of boots this year. Don't worry America, I found some good ones while I was looking for these puppies. Boots will be had.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

a quest for boots

I was shopping on the other day and came across some boots on a model that I really liked. They are on the header of the women's outerwear page. Here is a screenshot:

As you can see, she is wearing awesome boots:

But alas, as I looked through the shoes available for sale at the Gap, and then Piperlime, and Banana Republic, these boots were nowhere in sight. Desperately, I emailed the gap looking for answers. This is what I heard back:

Dear Marci,

Thanks so much for your email. We’re very pleased that you're shopping with us and want to make sure you find the perfect merchandise for your needs. Regrettably, we don't have any information concerning the shoes in question. These shoes are either props provided by our advertising company, or are those worn by our models to the production. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause.

We hope this information is helpful and we look forward to shopping with you soon.

This is not the answer I was hoping for. Not only did the gap tease me by showing me boots on their model that I cannot obtain from them, they are not very helpful in helping me find said boots.

So I have set out on a quest to find these boots. I have some of the greatest fashion minds of our times on this case, and hopefully with all my troops we will be victorious in finding these boots.

If you have any information regarding where I can find these boots, or answers, please let me know in the comments area. We can find these boots...together.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

the curious case of Dolores the bear.

In high school we had a lunch lady named Dolores who was really old and wrinkly, so we referred to her as E.T. The funny thing was that she actually did resemble E.T. Now I’ve found something that gives me reason to believe that all Doloreses are wrinkly. And it all has to do with a bear named Dolores.

Why they named her Dolores, we’ll never know. Maybe it’s because deep down someone knew she would contract a weird condition that made her lose her hair and expose her wrinkly skin. Maybe they just like the sound of it. Either way, look what happened to this usually furry bespectacled bear…

Poor Dolores lost her fur! And it’s not just her — all the female bears at the zoo have developed this condition and lost their hair. They’ve been having a horrible time keeping the male bears off of them, and many watchdog groups are horrified at the slutty behavior of these females. One prominent watchdog official commented on their flooziness, “The amount of skin these ladies are showing is insulting to women everywhere, and setting a horrible example for our children.” A representative for Dolores refused to comment.

Will Dolores’ fur ever grow back? Will her children be afflicted with the same lack of hair? Would Rogain be a viable option?

Only time will tell.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

salon guy

I was leaving work with my friend Andrea yesterday when we were approached by a man who asked us how much we usually pay to get our hair cut. The following conversation went something like this:

Andrea: Um...usually around $100.

Man: After tip and everything? (looks at me) How about you?

Me: Sixteen dollars.

Man: Sixty?

Me: No. Sixteen.

Man: Where do you go?

Me: Supercuts.

(Man looks upset)

Man: You can't go there, you're too hot for Supercuts!

The man then tries to sell us this salon/spa package for $60 each. Needless to say, we declined.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

cool looking animal of the week!

From Jill Greenberg's new photography book, Bear Portraits. She takes some really great shots with great lighting, and has captured the likes of crying toddlers and monkeys. Watch the video below to learn more about Jill and her work, via coolhunting.

Monday, November 02, 2009

new view

the wonderful sites you can see from my new cube.

Friday, October 30, 2009

office move.

last day that this will be the view from my desk

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

Halloween Edition!

Monday, October 26, 2009

gettin' friendly @ friendlys

Free Happy Ending for customers 60 and over?

Now that's good service.

Friday, October 23, 2009

a question not to be tolerated

Reporter: What do you say to parents who think the Wild Things film may be too scary?

Sendak: I would tell them to go to hell. That's a question I will not tolerate.

Reporter: Because kids can handle it?

Sendak: If they can't handle it, go home. Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like. But it's not a question that can be answered.

Sendak: This concentration on kids being scared, as though we as adults can't be scared. Of course we're scared. I'm scared of watching a TV show about vampires. I can't fall asleep. It never stops. We're grown-ups; we know better, but we're afraid.

Reporter: Why is that important in art?

Sendak: Because it's truth. You don't want to do something that's all terrifying. I saw the most horrendous movies that were unfit for child's eyes. So what? I managed to survive.

from an interview in Newsweek with Maurice Sendak, author of Where The Wild Things Are, about the movie.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gearing up for a JC Hallow’s Eve

Hoover and I were talking about Halloween the last week, and we had the idea that she should dress up like a scarecrow and sit on our porch, then come to life and scare the crap out of kids who are trick or treating. Then we realized that it’s probably not the best idea, seeing as the kid may shoot or shank her, especially when startled. See, living in Jersey City you become aware of a different sort of culture. I once saw a homeless man chasing a kid down the street throwing large rocks at him. Later, I saw the same homeless man being arrested as the kid looked on.

So is life in the dirty Jers. That’s why I’ve decided to come up with a list of the “Top 5 things you need to know for a Jersey City Halloween.” And without further ado…

5. That fake gun might be real.
Don’t think for one second the “toy gun” that seven year old is holding is not loaded. If you are off your guard for one moment, the kid can lock, load, and shoot that weapon faster than you can whip off your Kate Gosselin wig and try to dodge the attack. To combat use of weaponry, make sure you handily disarm any child you see who is holding a gun, sword or blow gun. And if you can’t see where their hands are, you should probably take them to the ground just in case.

4. The unwrapped piece of taffy with shards of glass coming out of it isn’t a new type of candy.
It would probably be a good idea NOT to eat it.

3. If you see a bunch of “doctors,” it’s probably just the cast of the new hit NBC show, Mercy…
Which is shot in Jersey City.

2. Be prepared for a large proportion of Princess Jasmine costumes.
Or Kelly Kapur from The Office.

1. If you see someone dressed as a homeless person, it’s most likely not a costume.
Nothing against the homeless people of JC, but they do exist in pretty large numbers. So if a “large child” dressed in rags shows up at your door smelling a little bit like a soiled diaper, it might not be someone in costume. In this case, promptly close the door to your house and if you’re feeling generous, slide a dollar bill outside.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

long island edition!
courtesy of rpalmes1

a brilliant idea

Kate Gosselin and Octomom should be each other for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

twitter facts

twitter why can't I stop hearing about you?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Miserable Marci’s Monday Rant – da bills

The Bills officially are the worst team in football this season. But no, you may say, what about the Rams, who haven't even won a game this season, or the Bucs, who the Bills actually managed to beat? It doesn't matter. The Bills are worse.

During halftime of the game, the sportscasters were doing the recaps of all the NFL games of the day, and when they got to the Bills/Browns game, they literally said, "What a miserable football game." And that was just the first half.

I don't even have the energy to bitch about them today. That's how bad it was. I mean, when you lose to the Cleveland Browns with a score of 6-3, that's saying something about how much you suck. When you have the ball in field goal range and it's 4th and 26 in the first half, maybe you should GO FOR THE FIELD GOAL. Even if it's windy. I think Lindell has a better chance of battling the winds then the Bills' offense has getting 26 yards in one play. Or 26 yards in one half.

Here are some other miserable tidbits from yesterday's game:

  • Prior to yesterday's game, Cleveland was on a 10 game losing streak

  • Buffalo has lost 12 of their last 15 games

  • The Bills have lost their last two games to previously winless teams

  • Buffalo had 9 false-starts in yesterday's game, in total they were flagged 13 times for 75 yards

  • The Browns only had 2 completions in yesterday's game. And still beat us

  • The Bills have only scored 20 points combined in their last 3 games

  • Buffalo lost another defensive starter in yesterday's game, Kawika Mitchell, upping the running total of injured defensive starters to 5

I don't think I want to even watch any more games.

....go bills.

Friday, October 09, 2009

one week...

...until this

Freaky Friday....update

Today I walked by the red sweatsuit kid and he was wearing...


What a day...

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

awesome looking animal of the week.

via national geographic.

Monday, October 05, 2009

lunch break

Miserable Marci’s Monday Rant – the kid in the red sweats.

As I walk to the PATH station every morning, sometimes I notice my surroundings despite my morning stupor. And one morning, as I walked down the street, I noticed this little Indian boy, probably like 7 years old, walking with his mother on what I'm assuming is the way to school. He was wearing a red long sleeved shirt. And red sweatpants. I thought to myself - will this kid get made fun of? He's wearing matching sweats to school. Then I put it out of my mind and continued on my day.

Imagine my growing concern as I continued to see this child on an almost daily basis, and he continued to wear red sweat pants and a red long sleeved shirt. The kid hasn't changed out of this outfit at all! How can his mother let him do that?! Is he just a figment of my imagination? Could that sweatsuit possibly be a weird school uniform?

What is going on! Needless to say, this poor defenseless boy's outfit really made me mad. Sure, he's seven years old, and yes, I probably wore worse things when I was little, but not the SAME SHITTY THING EVERY DAY!

The kid needs to be spoken to. Or donated other pieces of clothing, perhaps. I need to start a clothing line like TOMS shoes, where whenever I sell an item, the red sweatsuit kid gets a new article of clothing. But until then, ol'Red Sweats will be walking down the street to greet me every morning...

end rant.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

cute kids and sports movies... a few of my favorite things

This four year old boy memorized the entire speech from the movie Miracle. I hope my kids are this awesome.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

Friday, September 25, 2009

i am absurdly proud to have been twitterpic'ed by someone I don't know.

Someone I've never met posted this picture of me, Mallory and Mayo to TwitPic. Apparently he goes to IC now, and found this in the college's photo database?

I do not really remember who took this photo or why...but I think the real question is, why isn't IC using this gem in all of their marketing collateral? I guess it's lacking the obligatory kid in a wheelchair and native american, but I'm pretty tan in this photo, I could pass.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

fattest baby ever!

Almost 20 pounds of joy here people.

Like baby Colleen!

(thanks to Hoover for finding this)

women are unhappy.

Maureen Dowd's article in the NYTimes about the happiness of women around the world gives us ladies some big time Debbie Downer news:

“Women have lives that become increasingly empty,” Buckingham said. “They’re doing more and feeling less.”

Cue wah wahhhh sound effect.

Dowd talks about how as the gender gap closed, women were given more and shit to do and think about. For instance, Dowd says, "if they once judged themselves on looks, kids, hubbies, gardens and dinner parties, now they judge themselves on looks, kids, hubbies, gardens, dinner parties — and grad school, work, office deadlines and meshing a two-career marriage."

That's a lot to think about. And great news for all the women in the world.

But there is a solution, perhaps... The article mentions:

“Across the happiness data, the one thing in life that will make you less happy is having children,” said Betsey Stevenson, an assistant professor at Wharton who co-wrote a paper called “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness.” “It’s true whether you’re wealthy or poor, if you have kids late or kids early. Yet I know very few people who would tell me they wish they hadn’t had kids or who would tell me they feel their kids were the destroyer of their happiness.”

Kids really do ruin your life. It's been proven by research.

....sorry Mom.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

go get 'em olive oil

via ffffound

assist to the fans

What the Bucs coach had to say about Sunday's loss to the Bills:

“We got hurt with penalties on offense. This is a loud place and we knew that all week. The false starts hurt us and stopped a couple drives. The crowd noise was definitely a factor. Discipline was an issue and we need to clean it up.”

I helped the Bills win! Put me on your fantasy football team, stat.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"busy" g chat status

Today I conducted an unofficial study that asked the question:

On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the busiest), how busy are you?

The question was asked to a 3 person sample that had indicated on their g chat status that they were, in fact, "busy."

The mean answer was: 7.3 repeating.

Keep this in mind next time you chat someone who is busy, because in the words of g chat, "you may be interrupting."

funny looking animal of the week!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Miserable Marci’s Monday Rant – women and children first.

I went to the Buffalo Bills game yesterday, which was amazing. But one thing that WAS NOT amazing was getting into the stadium. Sure, there will always be a lot of people waiting to get into a large sporting event, but at the Bills stadium they make men and women separate to go into the stadium.

What year is this? I mean I can see that they don’t want a big lawsuit for a security man poppin’ a feel on some lady Bills fanatic, but honestly most of the people going in there are so drunk they wouldn’t know the difference. Instead, they have ONE WOMAN guard to search every single female entering through that specific gate.

This system is flawed for many reasons. The first being that if you are in a group with both men AND women (gasp!), you have to separate and lose each other through the crowd in order to get in the stadium. I for one found that irritating. After successfully making our way through the parking lot with our group intact, despite pausing constantly to yell praises of fans wearing jerseys that matched our own, or to be utterly confused about the guy in the Eagles shirt, we were forced to separate right before we made it to our destination.

Another reason the system is STUPID is the fact that they only have one woman guard at each gate. And like, five male guards. And since a lot of women actually go to Bills games, this means all the men get to enter the stadium rather quickly, while the women’s line goes back and back and back and CAT FIGHTS ensue as the ladies vie for position on line.

And Buffalo women are tough cookies. Putting a bunch of drunk Buffalo ladies into an essential bottleneck where they are constantly getting shoved into the person in front of them is just asking for a fight to break out. It’s like dangling meat in front of two pitbulls. Or letting Michael Vick dogsit.

It just doesn’t make sense. Ralph Wilson, I know when you were young girls weren’t even allowed to go to school and electricity wasn’t invented yet, but please change this security policy!

I mean, it probably wouldn’t bother Hasidic Jews so much, but since their numbers in Buffalo aren’t so high, maybe the Bills shouldn’t be so uptight about male guards checkin’ out the ladies.

End rant.

spoiler alert?

found this on craigslist:

Is someone in SATC2 having twins? My money's on Samantha. She would be the worst mom ever.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

use two hands to double your pleasure and double your fun.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Heard Kofi Annan speak at UB last night. His first speech was well thought and elegant, but spoke of broader overarching themes that although would be ideal, are hard for the average person to relate to and act upon.

Once the question and answer session began, Kofi was able to use more specific examples to make his points and teach his lessons.

Given the question: "What one thing can every average person do to help create peace in the world?"


Tolerance, empathy and to be engaged in what's happening in the world.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

by Chris McVeigh

Monday, September 14, 2009

that horrible familiar feeling is back...

Just got home from watching the Bills lose. Again. As a Bills fan you kinda forget what it feels like every year, but then it happens again and it sucks. So frustrating.

You go into a game not expecting anything at all except a blowout, and think "well at least I'll drink a few beers have a slice of pizza and have some fun." Then the Bills decide to start playing like a team who knows how to score. Even the defense makes big plays. Then things start getting crazy. The Bills shout song rings in your ears, and you can't help but dance, throw high fives all around, and text your nay sayers with taunting words.

Then the clock ticks down. Just like always. And usually we're winning by less than a TD when we let the opposing team drive down and beat us at the end. But tonight, we let the Pats do even better than that.

We were winning by two possessions. And we let them come back and beat us. BY ONE POINT. THANKS TO A FUMBLE. On a kickoff where we just NEEDED TO TAKE A KNEE.

And even though my heart is being torn up inside of me, there is something important that everyone should remember:

The Bills were supposed to get blown out tonight. They should have lost by at least 20 points. And yet the Patriots, with MIGHTY Tom Brady, risen from the injury dead, had to claw their way back to beat us by just one little point. That's pretty embarrassing.

And as the ESPN announcers flip-flopped back and forth, first talking about how atrocious the Bills were, then talking about how much they liked the Bills once they started winning (fair weather fans indeed), I knew that no matter what the outcome... even if it ended as badly as it did tonight...even if i wish those arrogant Pats fans could have all gone home with the knowledge that they just lost to the Buffalo Billls... that this was an important game.

Because we only lost by one to the Pats. And we lost on a dumb, dumb play.

Imagine what happens next.

I think 3-13 haiku prediction guy should be feeling a little worried right now.


Friday, September 11, 2009

a little piece of business advice

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

bad bills forecast

Some guy on predicts the NFL season using haikus. At first I was kind of amused, until I read what he wrote for the Bills (who he predicted to finish last in their division):

Rebuilding for tenth
straight year. Are shovel-ready.
The Buffalo Bills.

What a horrible haiku.

He also predicted that the Bills would only win three games this season, going 3-13. Come on...even the Bills aren't that bad.

I've written a little haiku about this prediction:

You are wrong, you douche.
Nobody circles wagons
Like Buffalo Bills.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Scientists in Papua New Guinea ventured into a remote volcanic crater and discovered a basically lost world, untouched by humans for 200,000 years. They found over 40 new species of animals, which is pretty incredible considering how small it feels the world is becoming. Maybe it's because I'm a nerd, but I got kind of excited when I read about this.

Cause when you're little and you learn about all the different animals of the world it's so fascinating, and now it seems like there's not a lot left to discover in the natural world.

But there was! The scientists found 14 new species of frogs, a new kind of bat and a GIANT RAT species! Word on the street is these rats are as big as cats. GROSS! They also apparently were not afraid of humans, which made the scientists believe this habitat really hasn't been touched by humans in the last 200,000 years.

Here are some photos of what they found (photos courtesy of The Guardian):

a fruit dove

the HUGE wooly rat!

common tube nosed bat

an endangered frog

Read the full article here.

funny looking animal of the week!

Monday, September 07, 2009

one of the biggest debates of all time

Did Dottie drop the ball on purpose?

I think so. Discuss, discuss...

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Gmail server down - CRISIS

Yesterday for approximately one to two hours the gmail server was down. As a result, people could not sign on to check their mail or gchat. GASP.

The reaction to this was a little like when Michael Jackson died. I got a text message from my friend about it, an IM from my office mate, and someone actually walked up and asked me about it as well. People everywhere were freaking out. If gchat is down, how are you supposed to avoid doing work?

Thankfully, the server seemed to right itself after only about an hour of mild anxiety bordering on the verge of excruciating stress. We needed a gmail fix.

Yesterday we all learned a very important fact - gmail is like crack. And thank god it's back.

On an unrelated note: the apples from the organic Asian market taste so much better than the ones from Shop Rite.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

badass looking animal of the week!

Is this polar bear eating the remains of a whale? Or some other giant creature? Either way, it's mouth is blood stained. That's pretty badass.

photo via National Geographic

Monday, August 31, 2009

it's possible to be polite and badass at the same time

71 year old Dawn Fraser, who is a four-time Olympic gold medalist for swimming, fought off a man who tried to rob her today. The best thing about it (besides the fact that she wasn't robbed), was what she had to say about the incident:

"He threatened my life and I got really annoyed about that and just grabbed him by the ear and the hair."

Cool as a cucumber.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

heard it on a conference call

"The Internet connection's really spotty here."

- our client (an Internet service)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Funny looking animal of the week!

Allentown edition
(Mal's dog!)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

the results are in!

Apparently if you Google search "dork nerd geek" the first link that appears is a test to let you know which one you are. I just wanted to know the difference between them, and now I know which I am!!!

I just took an online test to see if I was a Nerd, a Dork, or a Geek.

And it seems as if I am.... A NERD!

Here was my result: 52% Nerd, 26% Geek, 35% Dork. Making me a "Pure Nerd."

Take the test for yourself here.
(Don't worry you don't have to sign up for that dating site to get your result)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!