- “For me, it was an eight-by-ten picture that hung in the kitchen. A baby picture of my roommate being breastfed.”
- “A ‘we miss you so much’ card from home with a clump of her dog’s nasty matted hair taped to the inside. She put this up on the wall of our dorm room and it was there allllllll semester.”
- “Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria wall decorations. They were about 2ft x 3ft 3 dimensional decorations that had the complete feel of 70’s home decor. Aged bronze for the ships and a deep red velvet background.”
- “My roommate (a 22 year old male) has an obscene amount of Beanie Babies. A few months ago, he talked about selling them and we cataloged them in the living room. They are still in the living room in their clear Tupperware container. Whenever someone comes over they ask who the collection belongs to. Embarrassing.”
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
When you see the horrific underwater conditions, it will make you wonder how any form of sea life is able to survive. And there’s no end in sight. One conservative estimate is that over the past 36 days, some 6 million gallons have been sprayed into the Gulf of Mexico. With all efforts to cap the spurting oil having failed, these floating masses of oil are being driven deeper into the Gulf where they can be picked up by ocean currents.
Mike Tidwell, author of “Bayou Farewell” (a look at southern Louisiana’s long history of environmental issues), tells CNN that he’s never heard so much fear in people’s voices. "A hurricane is an event with a beginning, a middle and an end. This is more like a nuclear accident offshore and a radiation cloud is coming in. Nobody knows what the consequences will be. There's a sense of doom."
PS: Comic Andy Borowitz suggests stuffing the gushing oil well with BP executives.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
According to the Museum of Modern Art, the woman in the painting is Christina Olson, a neighbor of Wyeth who was crippled by polio. It seems that in 1948, Wyeth was inspired to create the painting when, through a window from his house, he saw her crawling across a field.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
All of the DNA samples would be collected by an outside laboratory. Then, all future unscooped dog poop in the yard could be analyzed against the samples on file. Voila -- the guilty dog (or more specifically, the guilty dog owner) would be identified and be fined $500.
"I feel like I'm living in a 'Seinfeld' episode," says one dog owner.
So what do you think? Have the folks behind this proposal gone off the deep end? If you lived there, would you support or fight this plan?
Monday, May 17, 2010
- If you have a dog that’s going to snap and bite my dog’s face, then please don’t extend his leash so he can say “hello” to my dog.
- If your dog “does his business” in the grass, please pick it up. (I was speaking with a dog owner at the park last winter, when he called to a woman who left her dog’s steaming pile on top of a snow bank. He yelled, “Hey, pick up after your dog.” She replied with a grin and a wave, “I’m going to let Mother Nature take care of it.”) Mother Nature does not want to “take care” of your dog’s business.
- If your dog is inclined to steal my dog’s tennis ball and run to the other side of the park with it, please pay attention, end your cell phone conversation, go get the tennis ball, and throw it back my way. (Yes, I’m talking to you, M Street Park clueless woman on her cell phone at 6:15 tonight.)
Sunday, May 16, 2010
- the instrument I'd be playing was not a piano, but one of those huge church organs with several rows of keyboards, an array of colored buttons and knobs, giant foot pedals at the base of the console, and a volume pedal that was controlled by my right foot.
- instead of safely tucked away in the back of the church or high in the choir loft, the organ was up front, just to the right of the altar, and raised up on a four-foot platform.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
We all laughed, and before hanging up, I promised to send them another e-mail and make sure the URL was hyperlinked this time. About an hour ago, I sent them another e-mail and called home, this time getting Mom on the phone. It took her just a moment to open her e-mail, click on the link, and finally see this blog. “Mission accomplished,” I though. I then told her she could see the vacation photos by clicking on the “play button” on the slideshow. She was quiet for a minute and then said, “All I’m getting is a big white page that says ‘Google cannot find the definitions of the words you are looking for.’”
Saturday, May 8, 2010
We spent several days touring Barcelona, relaxing in Sitges, and one weekend, traveled by train to visit Sito and Imanol at their primary residence in San Sebastian on the Atlantic coast. During the last three days of our trip, wonderful friends from Switzerland -- Irene, Henri, Karin, and Paul -- flew down to spend time with us. A memorable trip filled with laughter, great conversations, and lots of food and wine.
We took more than 400 photos, and below you'll find an edited version that includes some of the highlights of our trip.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
So what do I love about this video? Is it the awkward choreography, the anemic lip syncing, or just the way Eduard's goldenrod tie perfectly matches the backdrop? In any case, it makes me laugh out loud everytime I watch it.
But wait...there's more! Some clever person took Eduard's TV appearance and produced this hilarious edit. This makes me laugh TWICE as hard as the original.