Inventive urban furniture--aka, furniture disguised as other furniture
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Inventive urban furniture--aka, furniture disguised as other furniture
Friday, May 30, 2008
Mike is in love with this song and obsessed with music videos so I don't know how I haven't seen this one until now, but it is amazing. I'm not really into the Youtube thing so I didn't recognize a lot of the things in the video, but some I did (the girls with the weird boxes on their heads, all your pork and beans are belong to us, the crazy pageant girl, is it South Carolina? Anyway, yeah, and the drummer at the end with the lightsabers! Amazing!). So here you go.
Also, here's something I thought was pretty great. Like I said, I didn't even know what half the things in that video were about, but I saw this article that has every Youtube clip they reference. Check it out. Weezer understands how to work Youtube
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Unfortunately my friends... this is not a true story.
I wish I could say that we checked Snopes before dismantling the battery, saw that it was a hoax, and decided to take it apart anyway because we're just that adventurous and curious... but I can't.
As Mike was tearing apart the battery, he asked me to get online and look up what you're supposed to do if you get acid on your skin. (This should have been a warning right here.) So while I was online I thought hey, I bet Snopes has something about this! So I checked. And it did.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Anyway. Tonight I had an interview at the Hampton Inn in Provo. Yes, tonight. It went really well, so we'll see if they offer me the job. And then we'll see if I take it, because it's not perfect. But one thing in its favor is that of all the approximately 19,000 jobs I've applied for in the last two weeks, this is the only one that's contacted me.
K. So then Mike and I went to the Happy Sumo in the Riverwoods. Fan-freaking-tastic. I'd never been there before but mmmm boy was it good! I loved the atmosphere, and in fact I told Mike before we got our food that even if I didn't like it, I was pretty sure I liked that restaurant a lot just because of the atmosphere. Super... chic feeling. I don't know how else to describe it. Anyway, I liked it a lot, and the food was fantastic! Mike got the buffalo something roll, which was sushi with no fish (yummy), and I got a teriyaki tori something, and they were both reallllly good. And then we had a custard thing with berries on it and plum (plum!) ice cream for dessert and it was also soooo good. I'm pretty sure it's on our list of favorite restaurants now. Excellent dining experience, and you should all try it. Five thumbs and two stars up.
And finally... Indiana Jones and the whatever it is about the Crystal Skull. Horrendous movie. Do not go see it until it's in the dollar theaters or unless you have coupons, because you will regret it. Some of the worst acting I've seen in a movie that didn't have Nicolas Cage or Keanu Reeves in it. And seriously--when did Harrison Ford get to be such a bad actor? He's one of the worst in the movie! Shia LaBeouf isn't as good as he usually is, either, and Cate Blanchett... ugh! Her performance is as bad as her hair. Which is unbelievable. Also, typical much-too-long action scenes and some serious grossness in this one, not to mention a TON of suspend-your-belief moments (and by moments I mean entire twenty to thirty minute long scenes). Awful, awful movie. Still kind of fun to watch because it's the fourth Indiana Jones, but other than that... oy.
Anyway. Mike has fallen asleep on my shoulder as I have been typing this, so I think we'll call it a night. Seeeeee you later.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
"TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because, WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day.And we were OK.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computer! s, no Internet or chat rooms.......
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not poke out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
Leno: 'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'"
-AUTHOR TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS
The thing I don't understand about this is that whoever the author of this is, he doesn't seem to go anywhere with his tirade. The whole time I was reading, I thought this was going to turn into something about how today's generation is lazy and disrespectful and takes things for granted and all that--but he doesn't! So then I thought ok, well, maybe he's just writing to write about how great those generations were, not necessarily in comparison with anything else. But then why the Leno quote at the end? It doesn't fit, it doesn't relate to anything else, it's randomly tacked on for... what reason?
Anyway, the whole thing is silly. Just because people got away with doing all kinds of stupid things before, that doesn't mean that they were better for it. And I would just like to point out that those generations, the ones he was glorifying for their troubles, are the ones who created the civilization we have today. They invented our technology, they had the children, they brought it all into being. So what is that guy going on about?Christine pointed out that he might just be talking about how people can't get along without their cell phones, computers, etc. I think this is actually very likely true, and if that is what he is really whining about, then I only have one thing to say.
Our world is completely different now (thanks to his generation), and the fact that he grew up without a cell phone means nothing because they weren't available to him and everyone else in the entire world didn't have one. Yeah, our entire country is run on this technology, which his generation invented. So really, should we be surprised that people are obsessed with it?
Now that's really all.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Hello everyone. It happens that I think Krissie Ostlund is hilarious, and so I have taken something from her blog to show you. Please--enjoy.
Dear people conveying their dogs in strollers,
At first we thought you had a baby in there, as is often the case when people are pushing strollers through parks. But then, we noticed your baby was an extraordinarily active little thing. In fact, your baby seemed to be kicking and punching at the weird stroller enclosure, perhaps even throwing its tiny body against the mesh. My goodness! Do you need help?! What is wrong with your baby?
Oh. We see now. Your baby is, in fact, a Labrador Retriever. That’s rather disquieting. Perhaps it’s one of those dogs with some sort of unfortunate injury? The kind of sweet little dog that needs wheels on its hindquarters to walk? Well, that’s understandable then, I mean…
But wait. Your dog just jumped out of the stroller and began bounding around the park. He’s rather fat, but otherwise perfectly able bodied. So what the heck, nutter?
Are you unable to control your dog on the city streets with a mere leash, though you’re now allowing that same dog to gad about amongst small children? You’re aware that the phrase “he’s my baby,” when applied to animals, is meant as a joke? Or do you also plan to breast-feed?
In conclusion, let your dog run. That’s what dogs do. If you want to put something in a stroller, get an iguana.Sincerely,