Wednesday, January 30, 2008

On his way to a bank...

So yesterday, I'm leaving work and driving along my merry way. Probably singing along to the radio. Terribly of course. I'm waiting for the light to turn green and a car pulls up behind me. Nothing abnormal about that.

I glance in my rearview mirror, just standard operating procedure. Then do a double take.

The guy driving the car behind me (a Toyota Camry most likely, probably a few years old at least) is wearing aviator sunglasses with some sort of handkerchief draped over the bottom half of his face and held in place by the glasses.

What?!

Having trouble picturing it? Imagine this guy but with aviator glasses on.

I know! V. creepy.

But I didn't get a chance to get him to come around me so I could get a better look because he turned at the next light. Ah well. At least it made an interesting story. Kinda. Maybe?

Hump Day Humor: Google Search

Step 1: Go to google.com

Step 2: Enter exactly: "Find Chuck Norris"

Step 3: Click the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button

Enjoy!


(Thanks Alex!)

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Definitions

What is a zyzzyx?


A small wasp that gets its name from the sound it makes while flying.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tuesday Trivia: Definitions

Tuesday Trivia is a weekly post offering interesting trivia questions. Leave a comment if you know the answer or if you'd like to take a guess. The answer will be posted tomorrow.

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What is a zyzzyx?

Monday, January 28, 2008

LOST Mobisode #13

Magic number 13. And that means we're days away (not months or weeks, but days!) from fresh episodes of LOST! If I were a dog (no comments please!), my tail would be wagging so hard it would fall off!!! Speaking of, this week's mobisode takes us all the way back to the beginning before Jack opens his eyes, featuring our favorite four-legged star and a somewhat surprise appearance by a supporting character.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Book Review: Garden Spells

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

This is a story about two sisters in a small North Carolina town learning to get over their issues, conquer their fears and be happy. In addition to their personal demons, these sisters live with the stigma that their family is known to be different and a little weirder than most.

What actually is going on is that each member of the Waverly family has a gift that is difficult to explain. Claire is a caterer with such a gift in the kitchen and knowledge of flowers that she is able to influence moods, perceptions, and even some actions with her recipes. Sydney gives hair cuts that transform people to look their best and gives them the release, confidence and courage they need.

But my favorite character is their old cousin Evanelle, who magically knows what people need and is compelled to give it to them but offers no explanation. The items end up becoming useful in the future, and are very common mundane items like a lighter, sheets or even a phone number.

It wasn't difficult for me to suspend reality to accept these magical gifts or the magic apple tree in the backyard that throws apples that predicts either the best or worst moment of your life. What was difficult for me to accept was how quickly the characters got over their personal issues to all of a sudden, with a snap of fingers, be happy and fine with everything. An old nemesis doesn't suddenly realize that maybe she's been a bit insecure and call you when she figures out that some particular evil is after you. You don't wake up one day and take down all of the walls that you built around yourself. That stuff takes time, more time than the author gave her characters.

Garden Spells is a sweet story, an easy read. It was Allen's first novel and that was plainly evident. In the hands of a more capable writer, we would have had more flushed out characters and a deeper story with more layers to it.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hump Day Humor: Bill Gates' Last Day

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Board Games

How many bedrooms are there in the board game Clue?


None. The nine rooms on the board are the hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, ballroom, conservatory, billiard room, library and study.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tuesday Trivia: Board Games

Tuesday Trivia is a weekly post offering interesting trivia questions. Leave a comment if you know the answer or if you'd like to take a guess. The answer will be posted tomorrow.

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How many bedrooms are there in the board game Clue?

Monday, January 21, 2008

LOST Mobisode #12

We're in the final stretches...only 10 more days until brand new LOST episodes. You'll be hard pressed to find someone more excited than I am. I'm considering cancelling any and all plans so I can be home to watch it live. Anyway, below is the 12th mobisode featuring Juliet and Amelia (I don't remember Amelia...anyone else?) just before book club arrives as seen in the Season 3 opener.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Strike now affecting next season

Major studios have cancelled a group of writers' development and production agreements, which means the writers' strike is affecting not only this season, but next season's scheduling and shows. January means pilots for the new season are developed and studios order new series. But with the writers not working, scripts are not being written not just for current shows but for new ones. Click here for full story from the Los Angeles Times.

Hump Day Humor: Chopping Broccoli

Some of the best of Dana Carvey...



ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: States

What is the very appropriate state flower of Massachusetts?

The mayflower.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tuesday Trivia: State

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What is the very appropriate state flower of Massachusetts?

Monday, January 14, 2008

LOST Mobisode #11

Here's the newest mobisode - anyone have any idea how many they're doing? Jin, Hurley and Michael are playing golf. Jin's misses his putt and has a little of a freak out where he's alternatively yelling at his ball and the sky. Kinda funny. Enjoy.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Grey's Anatomy S4ep11

I liked having Bailey as the narrator. I just hope that she could stay the narrator since Meredith bugs me. But I know that that's not going to happen.

What a great performance by Chandra. The raw emotion was heart breaking. Watching her struggle with the guilt for what happened to her baby while trying to reach out to her husband was so touching. She did such a beautiful job.

And while I know Bailey is not without fault for her part in the state of her marriage, I still have trouble with when her husband decides to leave her finally. I have a feeling we're in for more heart wrenching scenes with Bailey as she deals with the inevitable divorce.

WOOHOO!! Mer-Der have finally, officially, broken up! Thank you Shonda!! Now if only they'll stay that way because you never know with the two of them.

Interesting to see George's mom struggle with accepting the fact that her son has not been acting as she raised him to...cheating on Callie, getting divorced, failing the exam. She's clearly disappointed and like all mothers, not afraid of laying on the guilt trip.

What I found to be most fascinating this episode is the scene between Alex and the healer patient when she tells him she knows that he's a sweet, good boy but not a good man because of whatever happened to him. And the look on his face proves that she's correct and that he can be vulnerable, then he hides behind his doctor mask once again. I'm pretty sure that whatever it was it had to do with a drunk/druggie, abusive dad. But we've never been told specifically, which I find to be so interesting that we know so little about this character. Maybe this is a sign that we're going to learn more at some point.

Well, I'm afraid that this is all she wrote folks. This was the last new episode they had made before the writer's strike began. So fingers crossed that it ends soon so Shonda and Co. can get back to writing!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

What is the minimum number of shoes a girl needs?

A question that many might ponder as they look over their shoe collections. Personally, I have around 50. Most of which I actually still wear though I do want more. Maybe it's time to clear out some of the older ones. I know a girl that has only 10. I have more than 10 pairs of black shoes so it seems odd to me that a girl can make so few pairs work. Here's a post I've run across that ponders the same question with a list of the required footwear a girl must have. It's pretty funny.

Hump Day Humor: Banned Commercials

The second one is my favorite.



ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: The Muppets

What did Muppeteer Jim Henson use to make his very fist Kermit?

Henson used an old green spring coat that belonged to his mother for the body, and ping pong ball halves for the eyes.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tuesday Trivia: The Muppets

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What did Muppeteer Jim Henson use to make his very fist Kermit?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Lost Mobisodes #9 and #10

Sorry for not posting a link to the mobisode released last week. With the time off, I had forgotten about it. Click here to see Arzt and Michael talking about weather and unrequited love. Arzt is hilarious, as usual.

Click here to see the newest mobisode where Jack and Ethan meet. It gives an interesting perspective on Ethan, the person behind the Other-that-stole-Claire.

Sorry for the poor quality in both videos. It was all I could find.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

LOST Fun

If like me, you're anxiously waiting January 31, visit www.flyoceanicair.com for some LOST fun. And be prepared to spend a lot of time playing!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Hump Day Humor: Black and Gus

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Happy New Year!

A giant crystal ball is dropped at midnight to usher in the New Year in New York City. What's dropped in Lebanon, Pennsylvania?

A giant bologna. The town is known for its sweet Pennsylvania Dutch Lebanon bologna.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Tuesday Trivia: Happy New Year!

Tuesday Trivia is a weekly post offering interesting trivia questions. Leave a comment if you know the answer or if you'd like to take a guess. The answer will be posted tomorrow.

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A giant crystal ball is dropped at midnight to usher in the New Year in New York City. What's dropped in Lebanon, Pennsylvania?