Thursday, May 27, 2010

things I need to do...

1. get a dog
2. buy it a dog mansion here.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

adorable looking animals of the week

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Monday, May 24, 2010

monday morning optimism

thanks hoov :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

world cup... cant wait.

a sloth orphanage!

oh my goodness... so cute.

Meet the sloths from Amphibian Avenger on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

the great sitcom pitch... inaugural entry

We're going to have a new feature on this blog...the Great Sitcom Pitch! It all started with my brother's idea for an original new television sitcom. After several weeks, and a bunch more pitches, we're bringing this to the Internets. Big time TV execs reading this, please contact us if you'd like to make one of these happen. So without further ado... I'll give it up to...

Guest Blogger Rusty Buehler:

First of all, let me just say I'm so excited to be a guest blogger. If I can't keep up with a blog regularly, there's nothing better than to sit down and bang out a few thoughts while somebody awesome like my sister does the heavy lifting.

SO! TV pitch of the week! I'm going to start with the one that started it all...

(Note: For maximum effect, you really gotta shout it out loud, pronouncing 'rose,' like the kind of wine you order.)

NO WAY ROSE! is a half hour multicam sitcom on ABC about a plucky young woman named Rose, who owns her own winery in Napa Valley. But... here's the twist... she's a recovering alcoholic! Tune in each week to find out what shenanigans Rose is getting herself into. With the help of her sassy retired Mother, Rose leaves no grapeleaf unturned!

Possible casting... Zooey Deschenel or Natasha Lyonne as Rose, and Lainie Kazan or Jan Hooks as her Mom. Who do YOU want to see as Rose?


I just found out that if Crystal Bowersox wins American Idol, I win this American Idol pool I entered 3 months ago. So... let's go Bowersox! ...even though I like you, Lee. You'll get a record deal anyways. Don't worry.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

funny looking animal of the week!

A Zoo Born! In honor of Hoover's birthday!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Gotta Have You, by The Weepies

glorious, glorious grills

I have taken the plunge and bought a grill. And boy, is it wonderful. Isn't it beautiful?

Last night I used it for the first time after leak-testing not leak testing the propane tank because hunger outweighed fear of explosion.

Turkey burgers and hot dogs. A wonderful start to what will be a wonderful summer of grilling. We also enjoyed some wonderful beers, including a 6'er that expired in August 2009. Stay classy, liquor store near our apt that sold that to us yesterday.

Looking forward to lots more bbq's this summer. Feel free to leave your favorite bbq recipes or secrets to comments for me to enjoy!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

funny looking animal of the week!


Monday, May 10, 2010


On Saturday Becca and I set off to take Time Out New York’s “Cute Walk.” A 2.4 mile walk through the city that includes stops at puppy stores, toy stores, and candy stores? Sounded like a great time to us.

Before we began, we met at a Cuban restaurant for brunch that had free unlimited sangria with your meal.
Becca indulged while I took one sip and tried not to vomit as I nursed my hangover. The food was delicious though!

Then we started the cute walk. We started off a little shaky, getting lost for a while, but finally found our first destination: Papabubble candy shop. They make their own hard candy there, and we sampled some before moving onto our next destination.

Afterall, the candy was yummy, but puppies were waiting…

Then we went to Animal Haven. We looked at a bunch of adorable puppies and played with one that loved to bite us. It even bit me in the chin, which I wasn’t sure was possible, but apparently it is. But we forgave her for physically assaulting us, because SHE WAS SO CUTE.

Her sister also watched on as we played:

After we were done filling out the papers to adopt the puppy (just kidding!) we moved on to Pylones, a colorful gift shop that had toys, office supplies, books, and other cool gadgets and knick knacks. I picked up a wind up panda bear for my brother and we moved on to our next stop …

KIDROBOT. Here's a place that has lots of "designer" toys, it's pretty cool. Bec posed with a mustached stuffed animal before we moved on to...

LE PETIT PUPPY! Which contained, yep you guessed it, small puppies. There were a couple puppies out to play with, baby Jack Russell Terriers that were only 9 weeks old. They were roughly the size of gerbils which I found both weird and adorable at the same time. We also gave some shout out love to a cute weinerdog puppy who really just wanted to come out of his cage and say hello to us. But alas, time was of the essence. So we went down the street to Parrots & Pups and saw even more puppies. Our time was running low, however, since we had tickets to A CUTE MOVIE, so we skipped a few stops on our walk and headed right for the last stop…

Magnolia Bakery! The line stretched out the door, but it didn’t take too long for us to get inside and get our hands on yummy treats. Then we kind of had to book it to the movie theater, since our cute walk was taking a cute long time. So we hopped in a cab and Bec enjoyed her wonderful cupcake.

We arrived at the theater just in time to meet Amy D for the start of our cute movie - BABIES! Which was adorable and, dare I say it… cute. My favorite baby was the one from Nambia, but they were all pretty darn sweet.

After the movie, we got some mac and cheese at SMAC, and that concluded our day of cute.

If anyone else would like to indulge on the Cute Walk, you can find all the stops and their addresses here. It’s a great way to spend a summer afternoon!


Made eggplant stuffed with a shrimp and crabmeat last night for dinner. It was very delicious. Thanks, Emeril, for the recipe. It's funny that Emeril's recipes use so much of his signature cooking spice, Essence. BUT IT WORKS. So good.

Find the recipe here.

Friday, May 07, 2010

You and I, by Ingrid Michaelson

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Adorable Looking Animal of the Week

I would like one, please.

via fuckyeabulldog