Wednesday, February 28, 2007

you don't have to take my word for it.

I recommend the following:

  • When you bring your groceries or other purchases out to your car, take a ride on the shopping cart. Stick one foot on the back, use the other to push off, and don't forget to lean forward to stay in balance. If you're really feeling uninhibited, you might want to squeal, "WHEEE!!!" as you fly through the parking lot. Don't forget to slow down! That part can get awkward. But however you choose to brake, you will find yourself at your vehicle in half the time and twice the fun. Hell, THRICE the fun.
  • You don't have a dishwasher, and frankly, washing dishes can suck. I know how it is, I feel your pain (and your dry hands). But! It doesn't have to suck so much. This works especially great if you have a laptop or stereo in your kitchen. While you're doing dishes, put on your favorite tunes and sing. Or dance. Or both! Shake those hips, clean those plates, work those pipes, rinse those forks. It's all about the mix.
  • Your cat is lonely because you work all day and are too tired to play! This problem can be temporarily solved provided you have the following: a cat, cat toys, hardwood floors, and lovely pop music. Put on your favorite poppy song and spin your feet on the floor as you play with your cat. I recommend "Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken" by Camera Obscura.
And there you are. Three ideas for a happier life. Or a happier few minutes of your life.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

snow emergency.

The Hunter-Gatherer, Parking Division

Speaking of parking, I had my own parking troubles to deal with today. More like..snow problems. The phantom snowstorm that people kept making threats about FINALLY appeared and...well, brought a lot of snow with it. It's funny what a pile of snow will do to people - it makes them NICE. As I tried to dig out my plowed in car with a sled (no shovel), a nice church going family helped me out. Then comes more help with a shovel. Later in the afternoon when I was trying to move my car somewhere else so it doesn't get towed tonight, I got stuck in a parking lot trying to turn around. Another nice man helped shovel me out, and then when I told him of my plight he said I should just park there, as they never tow. So when I walked back to my place and saw a girl trying to dig out her car with an ice scraper, I grabbed the shovel from my building and passed along the favor.

Here's to hoping my car isn't towed by the morning.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

triple digits!

I was about to update my silly blog with something inconsequential, but then I realized that it would be my 100th post. Such a monumental occasion deserves something better, more refined. I started this as a link blog back from the days when I was on the internet looking at silly stuff all the time, and I wanted to share my favorite links. But every now and then it branched out, and now its focus is even more scattered. I figured all this out as I was scanning through my old posts, and I thought I'd share my favorites.

Review of silicone bakeware
Review of new Aquafresh toothpaste (which I now use all the time)
Analysis of friendster PR photos
Ode to Martha Stewart
Weekend magazine survey
Mini pop culture review
My lunar love affair

And now I will make the promise that my next 100 posts will be amazing in every way. Happy 100th post, blog!

Monday, February 19, 2007


1. Gap Body cotton hipster underwear
My friend and I have the same problem: we LOVE this underwear. LOVE IT. Except...both of us have had pairs start to unravel after only a few washings. We want to buy more, but we know that they're just going to fall apart! What's a girl to do?

2. Myspace
Truth be told, ever since I've made my profile private I spend very little time on there. But on occasion I do like to check up on friends who insist on using the service - it's just the nature of the beast. Only whenever I try to open a message, see someone's new pictures, or read their blog, it takes FOREVER. And a day. How millions of people are completely addicted to a site that barely works is beyond me.

3. My shower
My apartment is old. It has charm, and it also has charm. My shower is the opposite of charming. Let's ignore the fact that it is low flow - that I can handle. The bigger annoyance is its completely manic temperature control. Scalding hot! Ice cold! And so I spend half my shower in the corner, trying to fiddle with the knobs enough so I don't burn/freeze myself. I never knew I could swear so much at falling water.