Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday 5k!

26:46. getting a little bit faster...

Friday, October 29, 2010

funny looking animal of the week! part 2

kind of struggling this week... maybe another funny looking animal will help

via The Dainty Squid

Thursday, October 28, 2010

johnson boating commercial

oh the 80s...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Friday Night Lights starts tonight! The final season... pour some out for our fallen series homies. I'm sure they will leave us with a great season though.

Hope we get to see Riggins a little even if he's in jail. And of course, we get to watch the greatest TV couple of all time - Coach Taylor and the Missus.


heard it babysitting....

Last night Val was full of wisdom -- per usual! Here's what he had to say about a variety of topics:

On basketball:
They have to run around a lot in basketball. That's why they have Gatorade.

On what he learned in school today:
I learned that if you have a problem you can still be friends with people. Like if you're blind, you can still have friends.

On Shaq:
Me: He's so big.

Val: Yeah... (he leans in and whispers) ...He's chubby.

On this commercial:

That's just inappropriate.

On marriage:
Val: Are you married?

Me: No.

Val: Why not?

Me: I guess I haven't met someone I want to marry yet.

Val: You have to get to know someone before you marry them. You need to know what restaurants they like, their name, where they want to get married, what kind of food they like... Like if they don't like sushi, you can't bring sushi home every night, because they'll say "I don't like that."

I guess I better start learning some guys names and favorites restaurants.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

celeb apprentice

Currently shooting right outside my office. It's a weird setup, a couple of camping trailers with some fold up chairs and a picnic table set up in between them. The "Celebrities" are just kinda wandering around in and out of the trailers, standing around, etc. So it's hard to tell what the point of the challenge is. Unless it's who can just sit around the longest.

Here are the celebs we saw moseying about outside:

Jose Canseco - former Major League roider, who still looks like he's on the Ron-Ron Juice, damn that man is big.

Richard Hatch - winner of Survivor season 1, and all around normal looking man. I thought he was a member of the crew at first. Thank god he had clothes on.

LIL JOHN - of LIL JOHN AND THE EASTSIDE BOYS fame. Seeing him made me want to start shouting the lyrics to "Where Dem Girls At." It really took me back to 12th grade after soccer practice when the boys would roll out of the parking lot blasting that song and we would all swoon about how much we were crushin' on dem boys. Then we'd meet them at Mighty Taco and hang out in the parking lot. Those were the days.

Gary Busey - hair a mess, enough said. I mean this guy is just ridiculous.

Mark McGrath - former lead singer of Sugar Ray! Or possibly current lead singer of Sugar Ray... is that band still together?

Monday, October 25, 2010

this is good.

via scary basement.

funny looking animal of the week!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

hallelujah - jeff buckley

Thursday, October 21, 2010

dress to impress.

Today I decided to take a break from Ellen garb and wear a new dress. It's kind of Mad Men-esque, and though I would love to say I look like Joan today, I think I'm much more aligned with Peggy. No offense, Peggy.

In fact, Peggy and I have more things in common than you may think. Besides our catholic upbringings copywriting gigs, we also both:

  • Are kind of in love Don Draper, but could never be with him (her because Don respects her too much to make a move on her, and me because Don is a fictional character and I cannot date someone who is make believe)

  • Think some things that happen in the office are "BULLSHIT," as Peggy so eloquently told Joan (and I probably yelled at some point)

  • Make people in the office surprised when we actually look nice (like when Peggy got her haircut/makeover, or when I make myself presentable in any capacity)

  • Are young ladies trying to make it in a MAN'S WORLD.

Okay that last one was kind of weak but I couldn't think of any more.

I miss Mad Men already, even though that last episode really threw me for a loop.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

yanks need to get something going

Yankees gotta get it going today... I think they should enlist the assistance of this kid, who proved quite effective at helping the Phillies overcome pitching by Broxton earlier this season.

So can we find him, make him a Yankees fan, bring him to New York and get him a front row seat all before 4:07pm?

Someday call Dumbledore. Stat.

banned by the nba

A pair of basketball shoes has been BANNED by the National Basketball Association, the Athletic Propulsion Labs Concept 1 Shoes. Apparently just putting them on your feet makes you jump higher... up to 3.5 inches higher. Unfortunately for my sorry vertical leap, I'm pretty sure I still won't be dunking even with this shoe's help.

And at a price point of $300, I don't think I play enough street ball to make the purchase worthwhile. Although these shoes do make me want to purchase a pair of moon shoes, like from back in the day.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

heard it babysitting....

For a child who had gone home sick from school due to puking at recess, Val had a lot of wisdom to impart on me yesterday.

On the NY Yankees:
"Do you that the Yankees are the meanest team?" (ed. note - not sure about this one, since he is a Yankees fan)

On the NY Rangers:
"These guys are professionals. They know how to skate fast and backwards. You know they have fake teeth?"

On the NY Red Bulls:
"When I watch the Red Bulls at their stadium they always pass the ball to the other team. I don't know why they do that."

On a Russian soccer jersey hanging on his bedroom wall:
"See that? That's for me to wear when I'm a grown up - like when I'm 16."

the rent is too damn high party

it took me a second to realize if this was a Saturday Night Live skit (they use kenan very effectively these days) or real life.

Adorable Looking Animal of the Week

thanks bec!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine

Saturday 5k!


windy out there today.

Friday, October 15, 2010

its fridayyyyy

this reminds me of me and rusty for some reason...

A plea to Ellen!

Today I am going to embark on a journey to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show, and possibly start a lifelong friendship with her slash work for her. It all started several months ago, when I noticed, whilst watching American Idol, that my taste in clothing was oddly similar to hers.

My coworkers began to realize this as well. As the weeks wore on, and I continued to wear a plethora of vests, boots, and various other Ellen-esque items, it began somewhat of a running joke at the office. So much that when I recently received a work related award, my boss had written an Ellen reference into his nomination. Turns out all I had to do to be successful was be more like Ellen!

Now, I could just waste this wardrobe similarity and use it for a Halloween costume or something, but I am determined to do more. Today I am starting a campaign to go on the Ellen DeGeneres show and compare some of our outfits IN PERSON. And since Ellen is pretty good at getting invited places herself, I am taking a cue from her and trying to get myself an invite to her show.

How will I do this, you ask? Well, I'm not entirely sure. It will be a online effort, using mostly social media such as this blog, twitter, and Facebook. Let's see what the power of the Internet can do to help one girl live out her dream of meeting Ellen D.

Stay tuned for more.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Avett Brothers tonight @ Radio City. can't wait...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Adorable Looking Animal of the Week

first off, this pup's name is Hamilton Wesley Wigglesbottom. that immediately gives him cred. then there's this most adorable video of the 6 week old pup. he's got cute cred oozing outta him.

Saturday, October 09, 2010



Yahoo's "Trending Now"

I never really see what the Yahoo! Trending Now lists have to do with anything that is actually currently happening. Take a look at the list right now for example:

Pee-wee at number 3? That means out of all the people on the world using Yahoo!, a vast vast majority are searching about Pee-wee Herman. Just blows my mind.

I guess I understand the actresses, since they had movies open lately. But still, is running home from the movies and Yahoo! searching the actresses the new thing to do? People, it's called iMDB. Look it up.

Honey Bees at number 9 is my favorite though. I wish that I had awoken on this Sunday morning, opened up Yahoo! and typed in Honey Bees. I wonder what I would get if I did?

Hold on a second I'll try. (I feel like Mark Zuckerberg live blogging at the beginning of the movie "The Social Network" right now. Only I'm not mad at my girlfriend and I'm not drunk. I'm also not a genius who is about to embark on a journey to start a world-changing social network and make billions. Wah.)

Anyways, back to Honey Bees. Just searched them. Apparently they're being killed off by a virus & fungus combination. This just got real.

I'm kinda sad about this now. This is what happens when you delve too far into the Yahoo! Trending Now box. Next time I'll just glance at it's wacky results and let it be.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010