Sunday, May 29, 2011

Angry bird?

Angry bird?

He looks more "pouty" to me. I'm guessing from all the pinfeathers that he's just out of the nest & not too happy about it. We seem to get a lot of those on our deck. Last week it was a young sparrow of some sort, obviously in an awkward "adolescent" phase.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


I had the day off today. What did I do? Let's see...

  • We started off with LilGirl's graduation from 5th grade. I can't believe she'll be in middle school in the fall!
  • We went out to lunch because, well, graduation!
  • We went to Lowes and bought plants.
  • Then to Menards for more plants and some blocks and dirt for the front flower bed.
  • We swung through Scooters for a little energy boost (mmmm, blended iced coffee!)
  • We built up the flower bed and planted the new plants (geraniums, daisies, a climby plant I can't remember the name of and a yellow rose bush)
  • We loaded the two dead TVs (which have been in the garage forever) into hubby's truck and he took them to Best Buy for recycling.
  • While he was gone, I cleaned the garage to make room for the dead refrigerator.
  • I scrubbed every inch of the dead refrigerator.
  • I called my dad with a stupid question on how to unhook the water supply from the dead refrigerator.
  • I scrubbed all the shelves and drawers from the dead refrigerator.
  • I had a burger from Runza for dinner.
  • More scrubbing...
  • I showered and now I'm going to bed.

It's a good thing I didn't expect my day off to be relaxing because it reaallly wasn't.

Tomorrow I'm going back to work so I can rest a little.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Twitter throwing a wrench in my workflow?

logo via TEIA MG

This might put a hitch in the way I use favorites on Twitter. I tend to favorite things in less of an "I like this" and more of a "I want to read this later" manner. I send an RSS feed of my favorites to Google Reader which lets me look at things later on so I don't "lose" them in my twitter stream. I may have to re-think that practice as I don't want to unnecessarily contribute to full inboxes...

Do you use favorites (or any other Twitter features) in an unusual manner? Please share!

logo via TEIA MG

Sunday, May 15, 2011

How good is your gadget history?


There's an extra joke here, though you may need to be of a certain age to catch it. Do you see it?

Update: Scroll down for the answer:

The schools are both named for an early PDA, the Apple Newton.

Friday, May 13, 2011


So, this happened on the way home yesterday:

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Would have posted earlier, but Blogger was down :(

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's A Book!

I picked up the mail Saturday and discovered my brother & his family had sent me a package. Inside was the most awesome. book. ever: It's A Book by Lane Smith.

Here's the book trailer (containing most of the text...hey, it is a children's book*)

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I found a great post on Lane Smith's blog about the evolution of It's A Book.

*Just a note: Even though it is a children's book, it does have the work jackass in it. I notice they left that out of the video. (Maybe they thought that might hurt sales?) It does add to the hilarity of the last line, in my opinion. But then, the book isn't for my kid, it's for me. Your mileage may vary. :)

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The other great tragedy of 1912

Day 126/365 - Sinking the Mayo
Photo by Great Beyond
Most people don't know that back in 1912 Hellman's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the "Titanic" was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after New York City.

Mexicans were crazy about the stuff.

The Mexican people were eagerly awaiting delivery and were disconsolate at the loss. So much so that they declared a national day of mourning which they still observe today.

It is known, of course, as...

Sinko de Mayo

(Yes, it's a groaner)

This joke is all over the internet, but I found this particular telling at Urban Dictionary.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

As a woman, I can say I have absolutely no interest in this phone

via This is my next

"We don’t know much about what version of Android this will be running, but our source did tell us that the mockups had shopping comparison and calorie counting apps — you know, because every woman watches the pounds. We also heard that “calming” adjective used to describe the wallpaper. "
You know, because I couldn't add those myself (if I wanted them), or change the wallpaper.

And that's not all, wait until you read about the "charm indicator" (oh, if only that name was a joke): HTC Bliss: a Verizon Android phone for women? 

From the comments: "with any luck, this'll be the dumbest thing I read today"

I can only hope so.

I don't need a "women's phone" just a phone. KTHXBAI 

May the Fourth Be With You! #starwarsday [Video]

This one's apparently been around for awhile, but I just discovered it. Super cute!

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

I'm a little Thor

You may remember the Little Darth Vader commercial. Here's a parody from Marvel to promote their upcoming movie, Thor.

Twist ending for the win! :-)

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via Hero Complex