Oct 31, 2009

Christopher Walken Poker Face Halloween

More Cowbell!

Phil Collins Sings Old MacDonald

So this music video is just over 3 minutes long, but well worth the viewing. Several well known celebrities such as Sting, Hugh Laurie, Robbie Coltrane are featured making farm animal sounds. There's also a sprinkling of other folks you'll recognize. Pretty much my favorite part is seeing Sting oinking.

Happy Halloween!


Halloween78', originally uploaded by Don Quixote 2x4.

Oct 29, 2009

Snug Life

Snug Life


Spencer and I picked up two Snuggie rip-offs at BJ's last week. Spencer remarked that the Snuggie is like putting on a bathrobe backwards except that our rip-off Snuggie has pockets. We were able to buy a dark blue Snuggie and a Cranberry one to match our new couch that we put in our 'Entertainment' room.

But the picture above of some lady actually wearing her Snuggie while roaming the aisles of Wal-Mart is just too much. Before I would be appalled that people would go shopping in their pajama bottoms, but wearing a Snuggie has taken casual wear to a whole new level.

If only we could have Snuggie Friday at work.

Oct 27, 2009

The best Halloween costume EVER!!!!

This costume is priceless. I think the only trouble if I were making it would be those big eyes.

Oct 26, 2009

Beagle Puppy Attacks Rottweiler

Simply one of the cutest animal videos I've ever seen. How can you not smile broadly watching these two play-fight? I love the Beagle puppy just pouncing onto the head of the Rottweiler!

Oct 25, 2009

Musings


I spent the entire day today on the computer.  I did manage a brief nap this afternoon, but otherwise I read all my RSS feeds, posted furiously on Facebook and worked through over 700 plus emails in my personal in box.

I came across an email I sent to myself back on September 24th that contained snippets of blog ideas, but now that I read them nearly a month later...the humor seems gone. So I'm going to post them in bullet form just to say that I did something with them this time rather than delete them.

Here are my ideas for a blog post from my lunchtime visit to Lowe's with my friend/co-worker Jillian back on September 24th:



  • Candy dish with hairy hand reminds Jillian of Pete
  • Cute little girl in the Christmas decorations aisle with chunky cheeks
  • Stand alone electric fireplace cabinet for Jillian’s room
  • HUGE leaf sucker attachment
  • Nylon twisty ties for $5.88 too expensive
  • Disco Ball curtain rods
  • Boring kitchen curtains
  • Claw foot bath tub – Jillian got in and I took her picture
  • Jillian buying bulbs to feed the squirrels – cashier suggested moth balls
  • Gray haired dude with white beard sitting in a plastic chair at the exit of the Lowe’s parking lot – was he tailgating at noon?
[drawing courtesy of my mom Gloria Silva]

Oct 24, 2009

Don't Let Crack Heads Sing at Your Funeral

"Sunshine on a Stick"

You've got to be kidding me? My favorite PSA from the 70's mentions Pomegranate Juice? That is so amazing. The proverbial seed was planted in my head through a PSA?

Amy Sedaris Sits Next to Justin

How fabulous! Two of my favorite entertainers sitting on a fake panel shilling for the new Sony e-book reader.

Take On Me-A-Ha-Ukulele Cover

This woman has such a beautiful voice. Listening to her sing reminds me of being on a tropical island.

Just another day at the office ;)


Just another day at the office ;), originally uploaded by WytzeNL.

Believe it or not, my Beagle Minnie (not pictured here) does the very same thing to me every night before we go to bed. She gets into the bed and crawls up on my back and sits and stares and pants and does whatever other annoyingly cute thing she does to get Spencer's attention before she settles down for the night.

How Very Kimmy of Me!

I bought this little cutie yesterday. I saw him and just couldn't leave him in the store! It’s a dip bowl with spreader (tail).   (Thanks Michelle!)

Brett Domino: Hip-Hop Medley - Stylophone Beatbox

I simply cannot stop watching this video. I love these guys!

Oct 18, 2009

My Lazy Sunday

I went to Easton, MA on Saturday to visit with my friend Leslie.  We used to work together at Staples and have remained friends since I left there four years ago.

I arrived at her house around 10:30 and we spent the day together going to a Country Store and a pub in downtown Mansfield.  But while sitting having a salad, I started to not feel so good.  I didn't think much about it other than the hour and fifteen minute ride home ahead of me after I said goodbye with my old friend. It turned out the ride home was one of the longest of my life because I started getting really sick as soon as I hit Route 495 North.

I felt really flush, my back started getting really sore and an overall feeling of sickness hit me.  It was so bad that I considered pulling over off the shoulder of the highway to tip my seat back and lie down for a bit, but I didn't want some good Samaritan stopping to ask if I was alright. I just wanted to be home...NOW.  The ride home took forever.

I pulled into the driveway to be met by Spencer and Minnie on the doorstep.  I blew past them in a mad rush to get to the bathroom thinking that I was going to be really sick.  The sickness didn't come so I got myself to bed after confirming that I wasn't running a fever even though I felt so hot.

I was sick the rest of Saturday night.  I must have ate something that didn't agree with me. But it was that kind of sick where no matter how hard I tried, I simply could not get myself into a comfortable position in bed.  I tossed and turned. I moaned and groaned. I cursed myself for eating something that made me so sick and turned a perfectly good day into a bad one.  Finally around 10pm, I swallowed two Tylenol PM's and hoped for the best.  I finally fell asleep...

So today is Sunday and I've done nothing productive other than read the Sunday Telegram and get excited that Price Chopper has the first Pom Wonderful Pomegranates of the season.  I had hoped to go to the grocery store tonight, but instead spent the afternoon watching Season 3 of All In The Family and taking several naps.  I brought my work laptop home with me Friday with the hope that I would be catching up on some things that didn't get done this past week, but the laptop hasn't made it out of the bag. Tomorrow's another day.

It's been a lazy Sunday.  My pajamas are feeling pretty comfortable right about now as I listen to the wind outside whip around and recall that it was snowing earlier this afternoon before I took my last nap of the day.

I'm not ready to embrace Winter this soon, but am hopeful that it will bring me more lazy Sundays in the coming months.

Oct 14, 2009

Skeleton Made From Sporks


ROOTED winner: Cutlery Skeleton

I guess I just have this fascination with Sporks. So you can imagine how delighted I was to come across a human skeleton made out of Sporks.This skeleton was entered into the Rooted competition and won.
Rooted gives out awards to artist displaying their work  anywhere they want, in any form as long as the subject matter doesn't deface anybody's work.
This sporky guy was created by five Kingston grads..{courtesy of ShellSuit Zombie}

Oct 13, 2009

Floppy vs. The Stairs



Simon's Cat ' Hot Spot'

Another fantastic cartoon about my favorite kitty.

Free Pumpkin-Carving Stencils of Favorite Dog Breeds


Now YOU can carve up your pumpkin in honor of your favorite canine.  I'm partial to Beagles.

Click here.

This is adorable.   I just might take a knife to my pumpkin and see what kind of damage I can do to it.

Oct 9, 2009

Bringing on the HeartBreak


Former American Idol runner up Blake Lewis released his sophomore CD this past Tuesday aptly titled Heartbreak on Vinyl.

There are only certain artists that warrant an actual CD purchase by me and I typically buy their CD’s from Target. I was quite surprised this past weekend when I didn’t see any mention of Blake’s CD in their Tune-In-Tuesday section of their advertisement in the Worcester Sunday Telegram.

I half-heartedly snatched the Best Buy flier and flipped to their music section not holding out any hope that they would feature the CD if Target couldn’t be bothered. However, I was thrilled to see that not only did they feature his CD; it was on sale this week for a mere $7.99. Psyche!

Last night after work, I stopped by the Best Buy adjacent to the Solomon Pond Mall hoping they might have a copy available. I’ve had disappointing trips to several Best Buy locations in the past when they didn’t have a Justin Timberlake FutureSexLoveSongs concert tour DVD in stock that was heavily advertised as a Best Buy exclusive. (It should come as no surprise to any of my readers that I’m not such a forgiving person if you burn me on anything related to JT.) Strangely, I heart Blake Lewis nearly as much as I do Justin and was prepared in advance for Best Buy to disappoint me once again.

A store associate happily greeted me upon entering the doors and I quickly made my way over to the left side of the store to their music section. I scanned their New Release section and didn’t see the Blake Lewis CD. I checked the end caps-nothing. So I walked back over to the first aisle and decided to look on the opposite side thinking this must be where they put his CD. Instead the other side contained CD holders and accessories. I gave a deep sigh. As I was walking away, a young man called out to me asking if I had found what I was looking for. He was seated within the technical service area for computers so I had no expectation that he could help me, but what the hell? After all, this was Blake Lewis and I’ve had his October 6th CD release date in my planner for like six months.

“I’m looking for Heartbreak on Vinyl by Blake Lewis.” I said.

“OK, let me see if we have any in stock. You know, if we don’t have it here you can always order it online. “
I must have given him a look because he quickly said, “The vinyl. We don’t carry vinyl in the stores, but you can get it online.”  It was only then that I realized he thought I was looking for an actual 33” vinyl record based on the title of the CD.

“It says here we have 4 in stock. Let me go check and see if I can find it for you.”

I jokingly said as we walked towards the section, “I’m just glad you didn’t laugh at me when I said I was looking for a Blake Lewis CD.” He turned and casually said that he had never heard of Blake Lewis before. Oh, yea, of course he hadn’t because I’m probably like one of twenty Blake Lewis fans in the New England area.

Sure enough there were 4 CDs right in the “B” section which further impressed me because (a) they had it in stock while it was on sale and (b) their inventory was 100% accurate. What can I say? I’m a sucker for Supply Chain efficiency.

He offered to ring me up at the desk instead of me having to stand in line at the front of the store which I thought was really nice. Seriously, this was the most customer service I’ve received from a Big Box retailer in the longest of times that it felt like I was in a parallel universe.

As I was checking out, he asked if I’d be interested in their rewards card and I shook my head no saying, “I don’t do a lot of shopping at Best Buy so no thanks.”

But as I was walking out through the doors another associate called out to me to have a nice night. I smiled and waved good-bye thinking that maybe I should have signed up for that Best Buy rewards card after all.