Jul 26, 2011

Scents and Insensibility

I told a random guy at work today that he smelled good.  Of course, I apologized beforehand telling him that I was about to say something that most would deem ‘inappropriate’ in a work environment, but I said it anyways.
The nice thing is he smiled and thanked me.  Then he told me that one time it wasn’t the first time someone had randomly complimented him.  One time he was on a beach and a woman walked up to him to tell him he had ‘nice toes’.    Now THAT was way more inappropriate, don’t you think?


I have heard of guys having a foot fetish, but never from the opposite sex.  Who knows? Maybe she just liked his feet.  Regardless, I achieved my daily goal of talking to one complete stranger today at work and this is the thanks I get for trying to expand my conversational horizons. 


Maybe next time I keep should keep my nose out of a stranger’s business!


Jul 15, 2011

Swamp Ass PSA starring Nathan Fillion

Jul 10, 2011

Justin Timberlake Hosts the ESPYs

Jul 9, 2011

Rap Hero

So                                            
So the really, really funny part of this video is the skinny dude who dresses up like Kanye West with diving goggles.  These guys try to recreate one of Kanye's epic videos and it's clever as hell.

Tastes Like Chicken

Pretty much every day I come across something funny to share with selected friends and co-workers. 

I sent this picture on the left out this past Friday morning with the subject line: TGIF

My former co-worker and constant friend Jillian responded back: "Bet it tastes like chicken."
My current co-worker and also constant friend Michelle quickly replied back: "Spoken like a true non-mom! True mom's know babies taste like shit! HA!" 

I love my co-workers and hopefully they constantly love me back.

Jul 8, 2011

Ood vs. iPhone



I just had a funny thought at work as I was on my way to the bathroom. I was nearly plowed over in the hallway by this woman walking toward me while looking down at her iPhone.  It became obvious pretty quickly that she wasn’t aware of her surroundings as she headed directly towards me and I had to make a quick shift to the right to avoid bumping into her.  So this experience got me thinking…

The creature on the left is called an ‘Ood’ and it’s an alien from the current Doctor Who franchise.  I’d like to draw your attention to that round thingy it is holding.  I think it’s some sort of communication device that allows them to interact with other species, but I can’t help thinking it bears a striking resemblance to the iPhone. 

It’s a physical part of their body and they carry it everywhere.  As humans, I think we’re pretty much one step away from this ourselves.  How many times a day do you encounter people walking around oblivious to every single thing happening around them except their bloody phone?

OK. I admit ,like a gazillion other people, I own an iPhone.  I love my iPhone, but I’m not in love with my iPhone.  Know what I mean?  By nature, I’m an introvert and you’d probably expect me to say that I love the solitude that using a smart phone provides me on a daily basis, but I don’t at all.   I still believe that being present and giving my 100% attention to someone or something is much more important than checking my Gmail or texting a buddy at any given time of day.

I’ve been to movies where people sit there in the dark illuminated by their iPhone screen because they just can’t seem to shut themselves off from the world for the 90 minutes it would take to watch a film.  I’ve been to concerts where people stand up and try to capture every second of the musical experience by using the video on their Smartphone instead of just enjoying the show that they paid big bucks to see.  Finally, I’ve been to meetings where half the folks in attendance are texting or checking their phone rather than paying attention to what is being discussed.  I’m getting really sick of it.

You’re not going to get any argument from me about how amazing and convenient it is to use a Smartphone.  I love my Apps and my ability to have access to pretty much everything in the digital format.  Sometimes I just worry that these phones is just another way of allowing ourselves to be driven by distraction rather than being driven by the life that is actually happening around us.

With that being said, I’m off to play Angry Birds.  (just kidding!)

Jul 1, 2011

Summertime



We were heading back home this afternoon and this song came on.  I thought it was sung by Dr.Hook.  Spencer said no.  Maybe Dr. John?  Another no.

I checked it out later and it's from a 70's band called Mungo Jerry.

I really liked this song when I was little-probably because it was catchy and reminded me of a jug band.  Wait.  I'm remembering there might be Muppets involved...I'll have to check that out later.  But after poking around on the 'Official' site of Mungo Jerry, I happened up on an awesome performance of the song with Billy Idol and Slash. I totally loved their version.

Now I'm off to iTunes to see if I can find the MP3.

So enjoy my trip down memory lane and have an awesome 4th of July.