Monday, November 30, 2009

Tis the Season

to adorn your home with lights and trees and decorations galore!

Below is the difference between a 25 year old's apartment and a family's household:

(Exhibit A)

(Exhibit B)

Either way, I'll take it!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Young Girl, You're Outta Your Mind.

It's no secret: I'm obsessed with GLEE.

So we come to this Friday's song:

"It means I'm very young, and it's hard for you to stand close to me."

We've All Been There.

Maybe you are this client or maybe you've sat in on a meeting where you want to ring the "client's" neck for asking such things.

In the end, the funny thing to do is laugh and realize: hey! people say idiotic things (and you do too so let's be fair).

Clients from Hell is an amazing place to story tell about great work stories/experiences you've had where you ask yourself: "Did that just happen?" It's self-described as: "A collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers." BAM!

Sometimes it's comforting to know you are not alone in dealing with idio -errrrr -
'entertaining' people.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Mutt, A Marine and A Miracle

Don't try and tell me dogs don't have memories or feelings.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So Go Ahead and Wish.

"Well done, Wal-mart," says Amazing Amanda.

It's commericals like this where I don't get mad they are showing holiday ads already:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Piece Of The Puzzle.

It's just figuring out what it is and enjoying the confusion in the mean time.

Friday, November 6, 2009

And Ven(n)?

Venn diagrams have long been engrained in our heads. We were introduced in elementary school - typically it was to find the overlap in two different stories or two characters in a story. It was always educational.

Nowadays, we realize, "Hey! Venn diagrams are extremely accurate in depicting several real life situations we may stumble upon."

Such as:

To Sing or Not to Sing?

Applies to 99.7% of the males I know:

And my personal favorite...GET SPLAYD.

I Thought Mormons Were Peaceful

and soccer was just a friendly game with some physical contact. Leave it to BYU and New Mexico to get hardcore. YIKES.

Talk about a cat fight.

This Is The Way That We Love

Like it's forever. Thanks, brilliant students of Davidson College, you have introduced me to a new song that I've kept on repeat for about two weeks now.

It's not necessarily happy, but it makes me happy.

"Happy Ending" and it's by Mika.

I first heard it acapella at Davidson's Family Weekend then forced Mark to look it up on the spot because I was hooked. Then I heard Mika's version and I said "hmmm" but it's one of those gems in which the more you listen, the more you love.

"If anything should happen
I guess I wish you well
A little bit of heaven
Or a little bit of hell"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

England's Got Gadgets

and Gizmos aplenty! Ah, the glory of working for a publication that focuses on packaging. Check out this Gizmo Twist Cap.

What will they think of next? Also, it makes me wish I could watch infomercials where the voiceover is British. I know this isn't an infomercial per se, but that's just a random thought I would like to share.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mom. Mom. Mom. Lois. Momoooooooo!

Repetitiveness can get you so far. I love this commercial and if Hulu does end up charging – like a few articles I've read claims it will – they'll have to change their tagline to "Not for free."

The Genius of Google

can always be found in their icon. As I went to go Google something, I noticed this:

Intrigued because I'd recognize those legs anywhere, instead of Googling something work-related, which was my intention, I Googled "Google Big Bird" and sure enough got my answer!

Today is Sesame Street's 40th birthday!

So happy birthday, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, and the rest of the clan including my personal fav, Snuffleupagus!

Keep teaching children about letters and numbers!

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to the birthday cake?