Friday, August 29, 2008

Maybe It's a Little Too Early...

Happy song of the day:

"You Look Good in My Shirt" by Keith Urban

Puts a smile on your face and makes you dance in your chair. Oooo that's just me? Shocking.

I like presents

In case you are thinking of gifts to give me just because, here are a few ideas for you (in no particular order):

1) An English bulldog that I will name "Moose" [please have him resemble the below and note I will accept more than one]

2) A house on Cape Cod (not too picky)

3) Endless cups of coffee...all I ask is that the coffee mug have a sizeable handle.

4) Paperclips. Seriously. I love them.

5) Mark DeRosa (speaks for itself)

6) Chapstick. I'm an addict.

...That should do it for now.
I really don't think it's much to ask for.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I love getting office e-mails like this one.

Treat in the kitchen

P says, "there is chocolate or white milk in the kitchen
for anyone who wants it".

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

THE secret

Admit it.

Haven't you always wondered what Victoria's REAL secret is?

"The Hills" are alive...

I like "The Hills."

I love "The Hills" and I know a good handful of people who appreciate the drama they create just as much as me.

And as much as I hate the Heidi/Spencer dream team, I do love Spencer's quotability level. My favorite in last night's episode (and maybe overall) occurred while having a heated discussion with his sister:

"I can't make you un-my sister."

Genius. Mad genius.

Aloha, amazing website.

So my friend, A, is always on the top of her game with the latest websites - be it for viewing or shopping pleasure.

This time, she's really done it. Remember those shows you've always wanted to watch? However, naturally the minute you remember you want to watch them, they aren't actually ON TV at that time. [i.e. "One Tree Hill" has always seemed right up my alley with the perfect balance of cheesy quotes and good looking men, but I always forget to watch it.]


It seems too good to be true...but the good news? It isn't!

So thanks, A, keep 'em coming!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Batting .400

Apparently I don't know many of the 100 most common words in the English language.

Do youuuuuuuuuu?

Find out here!

...I got 40 outta 100.

Dot is great, dot is so great

Five boxes of (unnecessary) candy for 4 bucks at Walgreens. I couldn't resist.

One of those boxes was Tropical DOTS. Mixed reviews on the flavors, but A plus for the packaging. This includes a very handy "DOT Drop," where you can open the box at the top easily and the DOTS just drop out! Hence the clever name.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My friends are funnier than yours

M: "that's important. i hate a weak shake. milk or hand."

I also have a friend who likes to fall in sewers while another thinks that Juniper is a planet.

I'm SO lucky.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Yadda yadda yadda

The trek to work this morning was a doozy (not counting the twenty minutes I was stuck underground on the EL). After I had just settled on what song to start out my stroll with ("All Summer Long" by Kid Rock, if you care), I noticed a man with his luggage, sitting outside a coffee shop. Nothing unusual. I stayed in my own world until I heard, "Excuse me?" And suddenly, he was standing right in front of me, severely sweating and super stressed.

He gave me this spiel about how he lives down the street and a water pipe broke, flooded the street and resulted in his car being towed downtown. He had to catch a flight to Boston in two hours, but his computer, wallet and cell phone were all in his car...which was "towed downtown somewhere on Wacker". And did I know that you need ID to fly? He was frantic. I was about to feel bad for him when he said, "I normally would never ask this. I mean, I'm a VP for an elite marketing firm and I make good money, I'm talking good money like one hundred K, but I'm freaking out - can you please spare me any cash for cab fare?"

Dude, really?
A of all) I *strongly dislike* when people feel the need to share how much money they make
B of all) Did he really just say "K" instead of "grand" or "thousand?

Anyways, the good person in me handed over a ten and a "good luck."

Walking away, I realized if he really is the VP of a marketing firm, it's nice to know how he handles crisis situations.

Note to self: Don't work for that dude.
Note #2 to self: Don't hand over tens to strangers again.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Break Me Off a PIECE of that.

"Break me off a piece of that...Chrysler car? Football cream?...Break me off a piece of that...Grey Poupon?...... It has to rhyme with 'piece'. 'Break me off a piece of that ... Fancy Feast.' That's it! It's cat food."

Great pizza place to try in Chicago. It's not your typical deep-dish that we all know and love so much, but the crust is crunchy and the beer is better.


In the heart of Bucktown. Try it. I mean where else can you order an individual pizza with a mashed potato topping?

Warning: After eating here, you will probably be prompted to incorporate the word "piece" into your sentences. i.e. "Man, I ate one piece too many" or "Piece be with you," etc. Not that this actually happened...I'm just sayin'

Something 'bout a Sunday

As I started making coffee this morning, I was just thinking about how much I love Sunday mornings. They might be one of my favorite things. Drinking coffee, attempting the New York Times Crossword (where I'm lucky to get six words correct) and just enjoying the morning. This thought then prompted the thought about how many songs are about Sundays (and occasionally rain on a Sunday).

Thus, I have pulled a few of my favorite lyrics involving Sunday...just because...

* Sunday morning, rain is falling, steal some covers, share some skin (Maroon 5)

* And the haze clears from your eyes on a Sunday (Jimmy Eat World)

* Take me to a zoo that's got chimpanzees, tell me on a Sunday please (Sarah Brightman)

* Suddenly everything's gonna be okay, there's somethin' 'bout a Sunday (Michael Peterson)

* And steal a kiss as the sun fades, that's what I love about Sunday (Craig Morgan)

* Pray that it's raining on Sunday, stormin' like crazy (Keith Urban)

...I was tempted to add the ever-popular line from Manic Monday..."I wish it was Sunday cuz that's my fun day"...but I just couldn't do it. That would have been taking it too far and it would have taken away from the SUNday.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Michael everyone's talking about these days

Move over, Michael Jordan (even though you've been retired since 2003) - there is a new Michael in the spotlight. Although Michael Phelps has been unreal in the pool, personally, I am more interested in all that he consumes. The dude eats 12,000 calories a day!

His typical eats:

Breakfast: 3 fried egg sandwiches, 2 cups coffee, 5-egg omlette, bowl of grits, 3 pieces of french toast, 3 chocolate chip pancakes

Lunch: 1 pound pasta, 2 ham and cheese sandwiches, energy drink (1,000 calorie)

Dinner: 1 pound pasta, 1 large pizza, energy drink (1,000 calorie)

And he still complains about how hard it is to keep weight on. Yeah, I have that problem too...Oh, to be an Olympic swimmer.

So many words to choose from!

As if there aren't enough cool websites, welcome to WORDLE!

Here you can insert different text and change the font, color, arrangement of the words to your liking. Definitely not for everyone, but if I can finally give in to the fact I am a sappy hopeless romantic, I can give into the fact that I am obsessed with this website.

Happy wording!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Red Flag

Nation-wide mistakes baffle me.

I realize that yes, there are a lot of stripes on our flag, but it's the American Flag, for goodness sake. That's sacred ground. You can't mess that up.

Or if you're a new $0.42 cent stamp, apparently you can.

Monday, August 4, 2008

I'm in the Wrong Business

I enjoy my job, but after seeing this man, I worry if I'm in the wrong business:

Then I realize, nope, I'm fine right where I am.

Quoting Others

So I'm reading through some of our readers' testimonials and some of the quotes don't get much better than:

:: "Robots! I love robots! They are so cool."
Umm okay, perhaps you need to expand your horizons a bit.

:: "I tend to defocus on ads which try to get my attention using pretty models."
Oh I'm sorry, next time, hideous models will be hired for your viewing pleasure.

::"I do not like the imagery of someone receiving a physical."
I would worry if you do...

::"I like chocolate!"