Thursday, November 30, 2006

I'm a sucker for dedicated Dads

Here's the true story.

I'm a sucker for the song Ooh Child

Is Oprah White?

According to Fiddy she is.

"the rapper says Winfrey "started out with black women's views but has been catering to middle-aged white American women for so long that she's become one herself. I think the idea of being publicly noted that she's a billionaire makes [black women] interested in seeing her views. But it's even more exciting to the demographic of white American women she's been aiming at to see that she has the exact same views that they have.""

He's all articulate'n shit.

Photo via: Anne Elizabeth Sexton

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


There is absolutely no reason for a 52 year old woman to be taking Pole Dancing Classes.

Cut the shit.

When you tell me you're taking pole dancing classes, I immediately assume that you're having a menopausal crisis.

Monday, November 27, 2006


One of my weaknesses at the gym is reading Hello Magazine.
Lives of the rich and famous, and sometimes just the rich. I like Hello Magazine for the same reason that I like Vanity Fair...only Hello celebrates and Vanity tears.

The photos in Hello are what get me.

Tonight, while torturing myself on the treadmill, I saw (I say saw because I didn't read it) an article on Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher...the photo spread was great!

Debbie and Carrie drinking fake tea, and fake cooking in a sterile, model home kitchen.
A photo of Debbie mock chastising Carrie at the open (suspiciously spotless) oven door in an immaculate kitchen.

This is twice in a couple of days I'm reminded of something my mother used to do when I was a kid.

She used to take rolls of film of fake family gatherings to send "back home".

Us sitting in the kitchen drinking Turkish Coffee from empty cups.
Uja stirring an empty pot on the stove with all the appliances shown in the photo.
Sitting in the immaculately cleaned living room with a decanter and glasses, with the T.V. and stereo system circumstantially shown in the photo...all this to show my grandparents that we were doing ok.

That we weren't starving, and that we had "things", things that maybe other family "back home" didn't have.

It wasn't until today that I realized that we used to send our own "rich and famous" magazine layouts "back home".

(If I find some of the photos, which I know that I have...I'll scan and post them)

Quirks of gotta love 'em.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunday CLick-ARound...

So, I think that it's clear that I love all things vintage...and I always have. Even when I was 18 I was sporting dresses and suits from the 1940's. This link to Vintage Ads caught my eye.

But, while I was on the main website...I saw some pretty funny pictures. Like this extreme mullet, and this cover of Parents Magazine.

If you're interested in movies, Daily Motion Movie Vids, is a compliation of video clips from movies from various free hosts like YouTube, Google Video and so on.

The Accent Archive is awesome!!! If you like listening to accents, the link is a list of languages with audio of a person reading a strange little paragraph in order to illustrate that persons accent while speaking English.
It's great. Someone like me can burn quite a bit of time there. For example, try Afrikaans from Pretoria, or Yoruba from Benin, or Punjabi from Pakistan, or of course...Serbian from Zrenjanin.

How about this map of how American foreign policy makers see the world.

While we're on the subject of the world, how about a collection of recipes from around the world? This site has a few that I'd like to try. I was disappointed to not see any Serbian recipes...but, eh...waddayagonna do?
While we're on recipes, and Christmas will be on top of us in a's
I'll be trying the Pecan Pie Recipe (probably next weekend).

The Web Economy Bullshit Generator will be great for those bullshit motivational meetings, where semantics mean more than action, and work.

Ok, and last but not least...My friend Krysss from has mentioned to me a few times that I should check out the virtual world of Second Life. Well, I finally did...that's virtual me on the right at shopping for shoes in SL. I must say that it's an amazing game.

No. Really.
You should check it out. I'm not even going to say anything because whatever I're not going to get the full idea until you've played yourself.

That's all folks...

Friday, November 24, 2006

Know Your Limits...

Yes, Tanja that is Tito at a dinner party.

Link via Funkaoshi

If you don't know me by now,
You will never never never know me...

I don't tell people that my husband is not white.
It's just not something you can pop into a conversation and not look like an ass.
So, often people will know me for months, even years in a professional setting and not know, and apparently this is an important piece of information for some people.
Ostensibly, it says something about me as a person to some people.

I was speaking with a woman whom I interact with almost daily.
We've had laughs and conversation. We've shared jokes, and fashion advice, and I quite liked her.

Until yesterday, when she talked about "those people", and how "they" behave, and how "they" don't come out for parent nights, or get involved in Parent Councils, but "they're" the first ones to come in guns-a-blazin' playing the race card when "they're" not happy with something.

I told her that my husband was always involved with his children's schooling, talking to Principals, and Teachers, he was always interested in what was going on, and behaved in a civilized manner with people...and it took her a moment to connect the dots.
Then, I told her that my husband is one of "them".

Then she looked embarrassed, and uncomfortable.
She then started with the "not all, have to admit..."

Now, I can't ever see her the same way again.
But frankly, I don't care how she sees me.

And that's sad, because really I should take this as an opportunity to show her how wrong she is to make the know...the whole one person at a time thing...

I'm too tired to convince her.

It's true when they say that one thing can change your mind about someone forever.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Kelly/Clay non-issue.

If you want to watch it, here is Kelly talking about it.

And really, who cares?

I don't, but I'll get to my point.

While looking around I caught Rosie O'Donnell talking to Kelly Ripa about it on The View, and the discussion went to "He put his hand over my mouth...and I have know..." and then a couple of the others chimed in with "I have kids...".
The irritating blonde on the show piped in with "If you don't have kids, you don't understand", or something like that.
Watch it here, if you're so inclined...

You know what I know about kids?

I know that they will eat snot, they will lick surfaces, they will pick stuff up off the floor and put it in their mouthes, they will eat dirt, they will play in their own shit if you let them...

They're more likely to get sick from their daily kid behaviours, than from Clay Aikens hand over their moms mouth.

I think that all those sanctimonious professional mommies would know that if their kids nannies bothered to tell them.


Good health is tied to economics, and where you live.

No shit?
People feel shittier about their circumstances and health when they live in neighbourhoods that are run down and crime infested?
No. kidding.

How do I get in on this "study" scam?
Studies that we the taxpayers fund.

Next on the Rip Off the Taxpayer study agenda:

~Why do inmates try to escape prison?
~Can fish get drunk?
~At what rate do oversize jeans slide down your bum?
~Can McDonalds 7 times a week make you obese?
~Is the colour sky blue, actually "aqua"?
~Chocolate or Cheese Fondue preferences of Factory Workers.
~Are there more male or female hairdressers?
~Is crack addictive?
~Girls who wrestle in their underpants, and wet they do it for the money?

Oh, I could go on and on....

Monday, November 20, 2006

Pitching a Fit,
Instead of a Tent.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I don't believe in big, stress-inducing weddings.
Yeah, I know...what a chicky chick.
So, when I read this article about a couple in New Zealand who sent back their tent because they didn't like it, and received an insulting e-mail from the company who provided it...

I laughed, and laughed.

Obviously, not only the bride is prone to bad behaviour when there's a wedding planned.

"The firm's office manager, Katrina Jorgensen, had written: 'Your wedding sounded cheap, nasty and tacky anyway, so we only ever considered you time wasters. Our marquees are for upper class clients which unfortunately you are not. Why don't you stay within your class levels and buy something from Payless Plastics instead.'"


A family owned company.... the e-mail to the couple from the wife of the owner.
She's been fired.
By her husband.

How'd you like to hang at their house for the next little while?
The air would be a little thick, no?


Eva Avila, that's who.
Singing the National Anthem at Grey Cup.
She strutted out like she was somebody.
Hair a'flickin' - Check
Nose up - Check
Shoulders back - Check
Assistant to hold your Starbucks - Check

I had to ask, "Who is she?"
"Canadian Idol winner", says Stepson.

Good luck with that.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sunday Click Around

I love old pictures of Jackie Kennedy-Onassis, and Audrey Hepburn. Style, grace and beauty. Here's a link to a MOMA Exhibit of Jackies White House Years. Here's another link to Jackie at Swingin' Chicks of the 60's.
Here's Audrey Hepburns site, chock full of lovely pictures of her.

Two beautiful and stylish women.

Remember Jack Handy?
Well, here is a compliation of his "Deep Thoughts".

FOUND Magazine is a website that asks you to submit notes that you might have found anywhere. It's kind of interesting because it's a little snippet in time from someone else's life. If you're like me, you can build a whole life around one of these found notes or grocery lists.

Life Magazine has always had some of the best photojournalists in the world on their staff.
Alfred Eisenstaedt would be one of them.

Remember little 11 year old Bianca Ryan? The kid with the adult singing voice?
Here's another clip.

Cynical-C posted a list of faux pas from around the world.
It's quite fascinating, you should look at it.

Extra-pine has a funny little interactive thing on it's website. It's called
You choose one of two guys to clean your house, and then you can watch them clean either the kitchen or the bathroom while shirtless. You can choose Brian or Jason and you can dress them up as construction workers or gladiators, and then you can fool yourself into pretending they're not gay.

I've linked this site before, but it's worth linking to again. It's a fun site with humourous lists of...what else? 5ives.

Coverage of the TomKat wedding.

That's all.

Overheard at the Gym...

"Beauty is but fleeting...stupid is forever".

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Morning Drive

The Mister and me saw St. Elias Church on our drive this morning.
At first I thought it was an Orthodox Church because of the architecture, and The Mister swung off the main road for us to have a better look...but it turns out that it's a Ukrainian Catholic Church built entirely out of wood.

Very beautiful.

Ok. I found this on YouTube off of their website.
I'm no religion expert, but their services look suspiciously Orthodox, minus the black taller hats, tunics and beards.
Orthodox Catholics, anyone?

Ladies with an attitude, fellas who were in the mood...

I hate when society blames men for single motherhood.

I'm not talking about how your marriage didn't work out and now you're a single mom.
I'm talking about hooking up with someone, getting pregnant when you know the relationship is going nowhere, and having the child anyway.

Having to have the child may have held water 30 years ago, but these days when there are 100 different methods of birth control, the morning after pill and abortion...the only women who are having children are those who willingly choose to do so.

I know that there's the whole "right to life" and "religious convictions" thing going on, but I fail to comprehend how one religious conviction cancels out another...for example, having the child is more important than obstaining from sex before marriage...which would also be a "conviction" that was in place to avoid the latter, crucial conviction, no?

I've seen many a woman use pregnancy and motherhood as an excuse to not move forward with their own educational, financial independance and development.

What prompted this post is friend of mine who sent me an article by a woman who was essentially blaming a certain culture of men for single motherhood in her community.
(If you want the link to the article, e-mail me. I didn't link to it because my post isn't about her article per se.)
I realize that marriage isn't for everyone...and I know I've done a post on this topic before...but I think that often women will sabotage their own development by having children, and then use the children as an excuse for not being able to move forward with their own lives.
Strong and independant women will move forward with or without children.

Weak women will allow themselves to be pulled down by circumstances and bad life choices driven by their own low self-worth and poor judgement.

If you're not happy with how you're living...I don't understand how bringing an innocent child into the mix is going to make things easier for you.

Someone please explain to me how men are to blame for single parenthood?

Friday, November 17, 2006

You know what's sad?

I read an article that had Diddy quoted as saying,

"As meticulous as I am with my work, I'm even more meticulous with my lovemaking. … I like to do it for a long time. Sometimes I'm making love and she's like, 'You gonna save some for the honeymoon?'"
What's sad is that without his money and luck, he'd just be another hig headed, can't close his mouth for the overbite guy...and not a particularly good looking one at that.

Age is a scourger, money is a savior.

Apparently, Yael Nezri, a private in the Israeli Army, says the bruises are making it difficult for her to model in photo shoots. She's been granted an exemption by her commanders for her two-year army stint.


Now, all she has to do is get The Man from Glad to stop dressing her. This dress made from garbage bags, with a kitchen catcher fringe has got to go.

So does the other matronly crap they're dressing her in.
She's a beautiful girl, she shouldn't put up with it.
Oh yeah...she's not carrying her gun anymore.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

5 Interesting Things About Me:

1. I will repeat myself. I will. Really. I will.
2. I am self taught.
3. I am a Stepmother.
4. I will take a lot of shit, but when I'm done.
I'm Done.
5. For two summers I worked at the Toronto Immigration Detainee Centre at the Airport.

There's nothing I find more entertaining than a vacuous catfight.

Apparently, Madonna had a few things to say about the Pitt/Jolie crusade to save the third world.

'The 48-year-old pop superstar said: "I'm not interested in going in there like an idiot and going, 'OK, I'm going to build ten orphanages and I'll see you guys later.'"

"I could've joined the UN and become an ambassador, visited various countries and just showed up and smiled and looked concerned. But that's not getting to the root of the problem. And neither is building orphan care centres."'

Pot, meet kettle.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Meme from Mr Anchovy

"20 clicks"....start with a site, find a link from that site, find a link from that site and so on to see where it takes you....

I started with:
Mr. Anchovy...great. I love him.
Library Bitch...I liked the photoshopped picture of Rumsfeld in the Polish Jester's Hat.
Zydeco Fish...good point on the glasses thing.
We Move to Canada...interesting post on Jane Pitfield
Dalee Lama...I don't know who the singer is, but she's ok.
Shorty's Shell...Lots of Rememberance Day goodness...
Looking at the end...I agree with the bad accents in movies...but then it appears that I got caught in the MSN live spaces vortex and the links button doesn't work on the blog....never mind the fact that MSN live spaces links made me have to restart my computer...I can't go on...sorry.

I'm not happy today.

4 more years.


Apathy is killing this city's progression.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sunday Click Around.

So, as is typical with me, I start to look for one thing...and end up finding a load of others that are equally fascinating. Much like my fascination with Harems and Eunuchs and dipictions of them in art . (Here's another link to artists who specialized in Orientalist paintings), I've also been captivated by Geishas... Here's a link to Immortal Geisha, which is where I found the cool vintage photos of Gieshas.
Also, here is a link to Japanese textile art. The Kimono is so beautiful... The History of Kabuki Theatre and Kabuki Make Up tips.

Here's a link to a site with Impressionist Paintings painted from photos. Also, this Russian site with famous paintings recreated in photographs.
I think I found both of these sites at Cynical-C.

I found this interactive game/story and it reminded me a tiny bit of a game I was addicted to in the 90's. It was an interactive mystery, and each choice that you made led you somewhere else as you tried to solve the mystery set in Paris. The name of the game escapes me right now, my memory isn't what it used to be. It was a great game with excellent characters.
This Hotel one....not so much.

If you're not hyper sensitive about religion, then you'll love this series of YouTube Jesus Parodies I found.
I love the voice on Jesus.
He sounds like Truman Capote.
This series is a riot. You should go watch all of them.
If you're super offended by anything that depicts Jesus as a normal human being, then don't bother.
You'll just be offended.
Here's another, just for good measure.

Here's a site that lists Aptronyms. An aptronym is name that inadvertently describes its bearer's occupation. My favourite one listed is: Sue Yoo, Attorney at Law.

Celebrity Look-Alikes is a site where people post of photos of themselves or the friends they think look like someone famous, and you vote on whether they actually do or not.

Speaking of celebrities, I watched some trash show hosted by Robin Leach last night that had me gripped in a shallow, quidnunc trance about Hollywood Sugar Mamas.
They named names and showed clips of how these trophy boys lavishly spent their wives money.
Just a few named were Britney (duh), Star Jones (duh), Elton John, Athena Onassis (Is she already old enough to get married? That guy hit the jackpot)...and many more that I fell asleep before seeing.
Now, I can't even remember the name of the show...anyhow, that's all for now....

Saturday, November 11, 2006

To whoever nominated me for a Canadian Blog Award, thank you for nominating me for best Personal Blog and Best Humour Blog...

Thank you.

To everyone else...
Not that I'm competitive or anything...but, VOTE FOR ME!!

Hey Ladies!

I just wanted to address eyebrow abuse for a moment.
Yesterday morning, I noticed a woman who clearly draws her brows on.
Now, you really have to be ambitious to do this every morning, because as most women know...we're high maintenance enough without having to draw shit evenly on our faces daily.

This woman I noticed yesterday must have got up too early in the morning... since one eyebrow looked nothing like the other one, causing her to look skeptically surprised.
She and other women who have this problem should check into Beauti-full Brows.
They're stick on eyebrows made with know, like a fake mustache.
This is brilliant for women who have undergone chemo or have simply ruined the growth of their brows by overplucking or shaving over the course of many years.

Why someone would willingly shave their eyebrows off is a mystery to me, but then...there are a lot of things that are puzzling to me.

Take for example the young, yet exhausted looking girl in the picture.
The eyebrows are absolutely frighteningly bad, the hair completely abused and beaten, and I don't even want to talk about the spikes coming out of her face.
I have issues with this bull nose ring trend on women, because besides being pretty unattractive.... screams of submission to me.
And submissive women bug me.

I'm really curious to know why a young woman would willingly do this to herself.
Ahhh the mysteries of life....

Friday, November 10, 2006

Random Conversations
The Mister

Him: "There are no towels in the bathroom"
Me: "So, get some"
Him: "I would get you some towels if you asked me to..."
Me: "I wouldn't ask. I'd get them myself"
Him: "Well, it's not my fault you're independant!"

Picture found at the very cool Flikr account of "unkempt woman"

I Had a Moment With a Stranger...

Today was an extremely frustrating day for me...between the computer crash yesterday, and driving around like a moron picking things up for work.
I haven't been out and about much this week.
Just in and out of my car.
I kept saying that the minute I saw a Veteran, I would stop and buy a poppy.

When I saw the stately looking Veteran in full uniform, with all his medals by the front door of Canadian Tire, I walked straight to him.
We smiled at each other and I said, "I've been waiting to see you, I've been wanting to buy a new poppy all week".

"Well, here I am..." he said.

I dropped a 5 in his box, and went to take the poppy from him.
"May I pin it on you?", he asked.
"I'd be honoured", said I.

He pinned it onto the collar of my shirt, and said "Thank you".
"No, thank you" I said.

"Don't forget to stop at 11 tomorrow, and remember", he said.

I promise.
I won't forget.

Name that Restaurant/Dinner Scene

I was up at 4:00 am, and couldn't go back to sleep...don't ask!!...and I watched The Break Up.
I quite liked it.
During the dinner scene, it dawned on me just how many movies have great table scenes. Obviously, the scenes below are not all great, but don't we all love good dinner dialogue!?!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Almond Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Since I was forced to leave my office today due to a computer crash, and Christmas is already all around us...I thought I'd make some cookies.
I'll share them with my staff tomorrow, since the recipe yields more than The Mister could ever respectably consume.

Get the recipe at Papamo

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

On my way home tonight...

Check it out Yaar...

Just fabulous!

Hey, Neighbour!

Today as I turned the corner on my way to work, I noticed this Hatfield/McCoy thing going on.
I found it funny enough to stop and take a picture.
It makes me wonder what the issue is.
Is it snow shovelling?
Is it leaf raking?
Is it dog shit?
Is it the LINE OF DEATH?
What the hell is it?

They share a driveway...ummmm, it's not like it's a sound barrier, or a wall.
I fail to see the point.
When making your way to the backyard, do you have to keep your back against the wall?
That's a pretty tight walk.

If I lived next door, I would feel compelled to tap my toe over the line regularly...something like..."neener, neener, neeeeener...I'm touching your side".
I guess it's because it evokes the childish side of me...because,'s childish to paint a hyper yellow line down the center of the drive...

I'm glad that we have good relationships with our immediate neighbours.
If it snows and we have the time, we shovel both sides of the driveway...sometimes they do...sometimes we do it together. No biggie.
On the other side, The Mister usually mows the lawn for our neighbour Pardeep as well.
Ok, that's because The Mister is the grass Nazi and likes the grass to have a mow pattern on it, and he knows how to fertilize and all that.
And Pardeep doesn't mind...and neither does his son that lives at home.
But, over the decade that we've lived in our house, we've been blessed with good neighbours.

Lucky us.


Thanks Lisa.

Oreo Cookie, or just a person?

I'm not up on American politics, but you really can't seem to get away from the coverage right now.
I just had a quick comment on something that I found interesting.

Republican Lt.Governor for Maryland, Michael Steele was profiled on the CBC with a number of other controversial candidates.

Black and Republican?
That's something that he'll have to overcome, if I'm to understand correctly how the black population in the States tends to vote.

I've heard that while on the campaign trail, Michael Steele has had to endure people throwing Oreo cookies at him.


Grown. Adult. Black people.
Throwing Oreo cookies at a black candidate for the U.S. Senate.

I'm wondering when black culture is going to accept the fact that many of their own are moving up? That being intelligent, well spoken, and ambitious doesn't make a black person white.
It makes them ambitious, and courageous.

During the CBC report, the discussion was around "Do you think Michael Steele will have trouble getting elected..*pause* a Republican?"....LOL, I laughed.
Because she couldn't have said it more clearly...the "black" was missing from the front of the word "Republican".

Why can't a black person be Republican?
I don't understand.

I also don't understand why intelligence, being articulate, and being ambitious is perceived as being "white" for many black people.

Maybe my Mother in Law is right.
She used to say that ....*pause*....people were like crabs in a barrel. They pull each other down.

But, don't listen to me.
I'm just a white chick.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Salt Fish & Cassava

at my recipe blog: Papamo

Sunday, November 05, 2006

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Sunday Click-Around

The photo is from William Eggleston's Los Alamos Portfolio. You can see all of William's Portfolios here.
I found William at The Paul J. Getty Museum website, The Where We Live - Photographs of America - The Berman Collection.

And while we're in the whole feel of the 50's and 60's, check out Art-o-mat. It's a pretty cool site with models of old Automat cigarette vending machines. Not to be seen much anymore since it's practically a crime to smoke now...but not enough of a crime to make it illegal and stop making zillions of dollars on taxes from it, though.
So, the government will tsk, tsk it...but still make the cash off of it (wink wink).

Here is the Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva Masterpiece.
It is pretty amazing.

Little kids who have big talent always amaze me. Here is an 11 year old Yodeller.
Now, you know that this kid is an old soul if she even knows what Yodelling is. Even though I can't really take too much Yodelling, I still can appreciate that it's not an easy thing to do.

While we're on the topic of young kids who have talent, watch 11 year Bianca Ryan singing "You're gonna love me" by Jennifer Holiday.
It's when you see something like Bianca Ryan that you can actually "get with" the possibility of reincarnation.

WeirdoVideo is a blog "collection of rare & authentic 16mm films of cultural, historical and ironical significance".
I like it.

Want to look at beautiful pictures of European life?
Check out Jan Zwart Photography. It made me sigh with longing.

For a bit of comedy, here's The story of Oedipus in 8 minutes, performed by vegetables.

Check out the art of convicted forger A. Schiller who was serving his time in Sing
Sing prison in the late 1800s. Just go there and read about what he did in prison.

If you hate Telemarketers, you'll enjoy this little audio prank.

I think... that's about it...

Friday, November 03, 2006

Another Episode of STFU

When I read this article about the class action lawsuit to sue the government for not protecting the public from West Nile Disease,
I actually laughed out loud.

Since the case was thrown out of court, I'm thinking there go my chances to make some cha ching on some other things that the government hasn't done for me.

For example, the government...

1. Hasn't protected me from getting wet when it rains.
2. Hasn't allowed me to secure the rights to the colour "Chartreuse"
3. Won't make it mandatory that teenagers pull up their pants.
4. Hasn't turned water into wine.
5. Won't declare a jihad on ascots and spandex shorts.
6. Hasn't adequately helped to maintain my self-esteem level.
7. Won't declare a "Mortgage Amnesty".
8. Refuses to ensure that it stays above 20C in temperature year round.

People never cease to amaze me with their idiotic logic and self revolved expectations.

For more stupid lawsuits, check out this site.

News Flash: Kanye West is Still a Jackass!

I hate big headed celebrities who are legends in their own minds.
That's why every time I see Kanye West, I involuntarily sneer.

This morning I read that he made a right spectacle of himself at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

"Kanye apparently was so disappointed at not winning for best video that he crashed the stage Thursday in Copenhagen when the award was being presented to Justice and Simian for We Are Your Friends.

In a tirade riddled with expletives, Kanye said he should have won the prize for his video Touch The Sky, because it “cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it. I was jumping across canyons.”

“If I don't win, the awards show loses credibility,” Kanye said."

Remember "The Hook" they used to use to get a jackass off the stage?
They should find it.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Junk in the Trunk.

Because I work in a dodgy neighbourhood, and I usually park on the street rather than the school parking lot, and because of my experiences with that, the interior of my car is emptier than a bag of Hershey's Kisses at a Weight Watchers Convention.

My trunk however, is a completely different story.
I have CD's, scissors, sunglasses, Tire Pressure Gauge, Armour All wipes, glass wipes, a couple of shammies, my gym bag, battery operated scraper, window washer fluid, umbrella, and many other things I may need at any given time sitting in my trunk.

Need jumper cables? washer fluid? a shammy? Armour All? Etta James CD's? A 6 pack of V8 (I kid you not)?

The Mister has been known to shop out of my trunk.
I don't mind, until I need something I thought was still in there. The other day while on a search for an umbrella that was not there...even though I was sure it was...I decided to take a survey.
I asked every male that I happened upon that day whether or not they shopped out of their wifes/girlfriends trunk.

Every single last one of them said that they did.

Que'l surprise!

Halloween is over...

...later this afternoon, Christmas music in elevators and at the mall...

Next it'll be bottled air...

A protest has been launched on bottled water.

""Because we see water as part of the fundamental elements of life, we see it as part of the public trust."

That's why Canada's largest Protestant church has launched a campaign to persuade people to stop buying bottled water."

While I do drink bottled water, partially because it's easy to carry I think that it's "purer" than tapwater?


Penn & Teller have done an excellent Bullshit episode on bottled water.
Here's a clip from that episode.

I just wish I had thought of selling bottled water first.
Now, how can I convince people that they need to buy air?

Remember Oxygen Bars?
Whatever happened to them?