Monday, December 29, 2008

Fork in the garbage disposal!

Thanks to M...please enjoy:




Yes, yes and more yes-ing!

B is for ???

While examining the University of Alabama toothbrushes I gave my brother for Christmas (no subliminal messages there), I posed the question: What does the "B" in Oral-B stand for?

After "brush" was the best answer we could come up with, I decided to do a little digging – only to find the answer could be one of two things: "brush" or "better". Brush makes sense, but I found another source that said "Oral B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the words better."

Granted the second answer sounds like a bunch of B.S. to me...but I guess we'll never really know...



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Playing Fair and Drinking Responsibly

Failure is NOT an Option

40 great inspirational speeches in two minutes

I can barely get one sentence out in two minutes so this is an impressive montage.

I'll Back You Up

Don't mind me...just feelin' sappy today...

Twelve (hundreds of dollars worth of) days of Christmas

Growing up, my friend and I would make it our goal to sing "The 12 Days of Christmas" successfully without messing up during our walk home from elementary school. Starting December 1, we would painfully get through the twelve days while taking an hour. I specifically remember getting stuck on the "seven" and sitting at the corner, in our beautifully colored snowsuits, discussing whether it was pipers piping or swans a-swimmin'. After all, those were the important things.

Have you ever wondered how much all those items would actually cost?

One partridge in a pear tree: $15 for the patridge and $150 for the pear tree --> $165 total
Two turtle doves: $40
Three french hens: $45
Four calling birds (aka canaries who knew??): $600
Five golden rings: $395
Six geese-a-laying: $360
Seven swans-a-swimming: $4,200 holy pricey!!
Eight maids-a-milking: $47
Nine ladies dancing (per performance): $4,759
Ten lords-a-leaping (per performance): $4,285
Eleven pipers piping (per performance): $2,213
Twelve drummers drumming (per performance): $2,398

GRAND TOTAL: $19,507 (this number implies nine through twelve only performed once)

Yikes. It's also said these items are more expensive online.

I wonder if you can find seven swans-a-swimming on eBay for less? Buy it now!

(information courtesy of MSNBC)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Not the Mr. G I Used to Know

My 7th grade basketball coach was Mr. G...

He was pretty cool. However, not nearly as cool as this Mr. G. He makes me want to dramaaaaaa!

What Day Is It? What Child Is This?

Though the holidays are closing in on us, it is only a matter of time when you wake up in the morning and think, "Wait, is it Christmas yet?"

Don't you worry your pretty little head too much.

Visit Is It Christmas whenever you are feeling overwhelmed and prepare to be informed.

And have yourself a merry little Christmas...on the right day.

How Not To Propose

I'd say "no" immediately then tell him to go lock it up:

How Not To Propose

Please note:
The fact that I have back-to-back references regarding weddings/honeymoons is merely coincidental. Plus with three good friends getting hitched next year, our topics of conversation have shifted a bit from what shirt are we wearing tonight to what the bridesmaids' dresses should look like.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh, Sweet Lunar

The other night, we were talking about where my roommate was going to go for her honeymoon - after viewing her and the beau's official "wedding" page. The last tab was a survey, asking people to say where they should go. The choices were Hawaii, Canada, Las Vegas or Mexico.

So we're talking about the honeymoon when I realize - what a strange term honeymoon is. Clearly, this led me to ask my two friends if they knew the origin – both gave me blank stares.

AHA.

Naturally, we Googled it and multiple stories were found. This one was my favorite explanation:


The word honeymoon has its roots in Norse word “hjunottsmanathr” which was anything but blissful. The Northern European history describes it as the abduction of a bride from the neighboring village. It was imperative, that the abductor, who is husband to be, take his bride to be into hiding for period of time. His friends assured his and her safe keeping and kept their whereabouts unknown. Once the bride’s family gave up their search, the bridegroom returns to his people. This folkloric explanation presumably is the origin of today’s ‘honeymoon’, for its original meaning meant ‘hiding’.

How romantic!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Holidays! Love, the Angels

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Buddies and Elves

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Good point!

Stephen Wright asks, "What's another word for Thesaurus?"

Now we're talking!

Don't Give Up

Can you guess what song this is?


I believe you can...

Work It

It is inevitable that we as humans get bogged down in the everyday nuisances of our own lives - completely consumed and forgetting what other people are going through.

While Plato said it well with...
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

My mom said it better with...
Everyone is a work in progress.

It is this new philosophy that puts a lot of things into perspective. If only I could figure out a way for all to embrace it so we (as a human race) wouldn't be so darn quick to judge others.

Alas, I'll just keep pluggin' along with my random bananas...

A Vision of Light


and I hope you can too...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy 21st, Mom!

Leave it to someecards.com to say exactly what you wanted to say.

Happy birthday, Mom-olla. I love you!

[Please note: this blog post will not take place of the actual phone call I will make to wish her well so don't try to blame me if you forget to call your mom on her birthday by saying you wished her well on your blog...it won't work!]

Monday, December 8, 2008

It really is that simple.

Real Simple Logo

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too

— Anne Frank

Sunday, December 7, 2008

J.man hits a new level...



Please note that neither of my brothers are paying any attention to him in the background.

**video taken on Thanksgiving Day 2008*

Friday, December 5, 2008

Redesign in '09

I'm considering a blog redesign in 2009...still up in the air as to what.

And like all things, it is merely a consideration so any/all suggestions are welcome.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

'Mingos Make Me Merry


The flamingo decorating options are endless...I think my favorite is the toilet seat decor.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Predictacall

This is my friend.
What you don't know about this friend is that she has the uncanny ability to predict who is calling her before the call happens. I was explaining about this so-called "disease" called phantom vibrations, where you think you hear or feel your phone vibrating, when in fact, it's not.

She went on to mention that she occasionally picks up her phone to call someone only to find that person is calling her AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. Now - I know you might be thinking - why is this a big deal? This happens to me all the time. Well, get off your high horse, buckoo, because we're not trying to impress anyone. We're just simply trying to patent a name for what it feels like to pick up the phone to call someone who is calling you simultaneously. Have no fear - PREDICTACALL is the ability to predict someone is calling you at the same time you pick up the phone to call them.

I know you've been searching for the right term for years and YOU ARE WELCOME for giving you the answers.

And for this, I went to college...

One Sweet Day

While out to eat with my dad today at lunch, we started talking about Mariah Carey. This topic then prompted the following conversation...

Dad: I really like that one song she sings about heaven...and she sings with someone else.
me: hmmm...she does sing a song with Whitney Houston, featured in a Disney film.
Dad: No... [while singing to himself]
me: OH! "One Sweet Day"? With Boyz II Men?
Dad: Yes! That's a great song! Didn't she write it for someone? What was his name? Sheeky Tuko? Sheeka Tukup? Sheek Tulu?
me: You're getting closer....
Dad: Shoot, why do I even try with names?
me: I think you're going for Tupac Shakur...and actually, no, that song wasn't written for him.

Anyways, you probably had to be there to hear my dad say "SHEEKY TUKO" with such exuberance that you wish Tupac's real name was Sheeky...

And for the record, visit here to learn who "One Sweet Day" was written for. In the meantime, I'll keep hoping that one sweet day, my father will properly name a celebrity just once.

The "Business Proposal"

I received this business proposal via e-mail this morning:

I am Mr.Tan Wong director of operations, Hang Seng Bank, Hong Kong.I have urgent and
very confidential business proposition involving transfer of $24,500,000.00 that will
be of great benefit for both of us. I will give you more details as regards this
transaction as soon as you notify me of your interest. Awaiting your urgent reply via
my email address (mrtan.wong31@gmail.com)which is my confidential email address

Regards,
Tan Wong

Pretty sure, it's completely legit. I hope Mr. Wong's ready to do business with me - except that I just shared with you his "confidential" e-mail address. Oops.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I Got the Gold Medal in Knowledge!



Fun fact for you to know and love:

In Mandarin, Coca-Cola means 'delicious happiness'

Imagine That

I have always been fascinated with lyrics. Always have been and always will be. My friend, B, recently claimed that she will never get sick of David Archuleta's new single, "Crush," which prompted me to A) definitely agree - probably too enthusiastically and B) check out the lyrics. While doing so, I was entertained to find that while the lyrics are shallow and follow a 17 year old male's attempt to figure out whether this girl is a friend or mooooore, it is important to note where exclamation points are used in the song.

i.e.
"See it's a chance we've gotta take
'Cause I believe that we can make this into
Something that will last, last forever, forever!"

I hope you noted that the last "forever" was followed by an exclamation point (!). And NOW, when you sing along to this groovy ditty, you will know when it's appropriate to exclaim FOREVER! rather than just your said forever.

There is a difference, you know. Just ask David.