Thursday, October 29, 2009

Oh Arrrrrnold.

That Arnold Schwarzenegger not only has a tough last name to spell, but he has a way with words.

Read on for his creative take on why he did not sign the bill to help fund San Francisco's waterfront. Take note of the first letter in each line and see what it spells. Fair enough.

Hasta la vista, baaaaby.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Forgotten Son

chose to attend Davidson. Then three of us visited. I could attempt to elaborate using words, but really and truly, pictures tell the story pretty darn well. Kid's living in a dream world and I really couldn't be prouder of him.

To a tennis player, love means nothing.

W.Woodrow couldn't cut it as a Wildcat.
He had to transfer to Harvard or somewhere else lame.

Apparently universities these days have swings.

The best part of this picture is that Mark was attempting to ruin it, by literally jumping in the background. I would argue: he's simply making it better.

North Carolina, be prepared to see a whole lot more of me over the next four years...

Monday, October 26, 2009

I Have A Theory.

I have many theories. And one includes all fun all the time. Apparently I am not alone in this theory.

Volkswagen continues to grab my eye with their marketing campaign. What is this? A positive campaign promoting happiness and fun? I'm confused and I love it.

Go on, have a little FUN.

“Whatever you do, don’t be bored.
This is absolutely the most exciting time
we could have possibly hoped to be alive.
And things are just starting.”

[Waking Life]

Friday, October 23, 2009

Forever Lazy?

Sign me up.

So you thought the Snuggie was cool. Then they introduced Snuggies for Dogs - kinda creepy. Then the Snuggies hit the runway and took on animal prints and collegiate themes.

Okay, we get it – the Snuggie is cool, while keeping you warm.

But wait (and thank you, Amazing Amanda, for this find) because we can go ahead and take it a step further and introduce you to

As Amanda notes, "I also enjoy how not even professional models look good in a uni-lazy." That, my friends, is reason enough to purchase.

I'm picturing Uni-lazy parties, Uni-lazy pub crawls, Uni-lazy just for the sake of having an excuse to be lazy, Uni-lazy holidays - really, the list is endless.

With the holiday season quickly approaching, pretty sure you could have all your loved ones covered (pun intended) with one simple purchase.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Are You In With The IN Crowd?

Collective buying power has never felt so good. If you aren't utilizing or at least receiving a Groupon e-mail in your respective city, then pardon my bluntness, but YOUR LOSS!

The Groupon is quite possibly one of the best ideas ever to hit our hurtin' economy.

Does it get any better than real-life examples: My friend, Liz, and I just enjoyed two sandwiches for the price of less than one due to Chicago's Groupon.

So find your city, subscribe immediately, then grab the daily Groupon if it tickles your fancy and GO!

Never Graduate.

Even though they are more a sitting band, I saw this commercial this morning and yet again, chuckled out loud. Leave it to something related to ESPN's marketing campaign - I think their commercials have always been a stroke of genius.

It also got me thinking what instrument I would make up if asked "what do you play?" I think I'd combine tuba and electric guitar I'd play an electric guba! Yeah, I went there.

Sometimes Pictures

say less than ten words, but that doesn't make them any less compelling. Like this brilliant Oscar Wilde quote:

Or something as simple as:

Whatever the picture is saying or depicting, let it speak to you.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Flowers Are Not Overrated

But Boy, Did I Use To Think So.

I loved this article called, "Why Real Men DO Buy Women Flowers" - so grab a bunch or a dozen and give them to a woman (or me - I'll take 'em gladly!)

My favorite part:

"My dad knew that buying a gift for that person who'll laugh at your terrible jokes, kiss you with lips and breath, and hold your hand as a needle searches for your vein is just a way of saying "I'm thinking about you when you're not here."

And that's what flowers are, just a simple, easy way of letting someone know they were in your thoughts. That's it. It's not complicated. Flowers announce: out of sight, still in my mind and heart. It is unerringly human to want to know that someone is thinking about you when you are not around."

May You Know

You're Never Alone

Song of the day: "Never Alone" by Lady Antebellum featuring Jim Brickman on the piano

I think this song speaks for itself. There are just some things that make you feel good and knowing you really are never alone is a dang good feeling.

::May your tears come from laughing
You find friends worth having
With every year passing
They mean more than gold
May you win but stay humble
Smile more than grumble
And know when you stumble
You're never alone::

You Get Sprung

by Watermelons!

So I don't normally do a product push and by "don't normally do," I really mean I never have and that's not the intention of this so-called web log (that I realize I have been drastically unfaithful to the past two months - my apologies).

However, one trait (among many) that I have picked up from my father is that of always buying new gum flavors when in a store. I do not chew a lot of gum, but if I'm grocery shopping, I'll reward myself with a pack as long as it's a flavor I've never tried before.

For today's flavor, I bring you Orbit Mist Watermelon Spring. It's delicious, a party in your mouth and it almost clears your sinuses; it's so springy!

The glory of working with my dad: I walked down to his office to give him a piece (of gum, not of my mind). My favorite part is watching his reaction. He slowly unwraps, examines the color - Watermelon Spring is green with pink speckles - then *POPS* it into his mouth. After a few chews, his eyes lit up and he was impressed with my ability to pick out good gum flavors. Success. He did take the "spring" in the name a bit literally and sprang out of his chair then proceeded to hop twice around his office.

You don't need to take it that far, but go ahead and chew on this! You might just like the spring it gives you!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

By Popular Request

It's time for all to learn.

That's right - based on popular request, I think it's time we all learn the words to BEAR DOWN CHICAGO BEARS. I don't care if you are a Bears fan or not. It's food for the soul. So enjoy it - know it - and go for it!

Bear down, Chicago Bears, make every play clear the way to victory;
Bear down, Chicago Bears, put up a fight with a might so fearlessly.
We'll never forget the way you thrilled the nation with your T-formation.
Bear down, Chicago Bears, and let them know why you're wearing the crown.
You're the pride and joy of Illinois, Chicago Bears, bear down.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Coping with The Cubs

...and their lack of post-season play this year.

Although I love October, I can't help but feel a bit sad that this October brings a Cub-less postseason with it. Though they started picking up play towards the end and started winning more (as soon as they were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs), it is still a bummer that WGN won't be airing their games this 2009 go-around.

Guess there really is always next year.

However, with the lack of post-season play means it's okay to focus 100% on Da Bears - who have been playing well...and (wait for it) actually completing passes for touch downs and running their routes! It's a breath of fresh air.

So instead of being sad about the Cubbies, I think it's time to realize October really and truly stands for football and turn that frown upside down. Also, while you are at it, learn the "Bear Down Chicago Bears" song because if you're like my mom, all you know is "Bear down Chicago Bears...dadadadadadaaada daaa" while thumping on furniture. Although charming, if there are touchdowns to be scored, there is a BEAR DOWN to be sung.

Here's a little help: