Thursday, March 28, 2013

What's Bugging Me: The Thursday Edition

Something that really irks me lately is celebrity product lines.  Martha Stewart making pots and pans and serving ware, great that's her thing.  The Kardashians putting their name on trashy, cheap juniors' clothes at Sears, that seems like a fit to me. 

What I'm talking about is pseudo celebs putting their name on products that have absolutely nothing to do with what made them famous.  Here are some examples that really get to me:

Paula Deen furniture - what exactly qualifies Paula Deen to design a coffee table?  A recliner maybe, but not a coffee table.

Heidi Klum nursery decor - Heidi Klum is exactly who I think of when I dream of decorating a baby's room, said no one ever.

Bret Michaels dog clothes - because nothing says 80's rocker like a Pomeranian in a dress.  Are you kidding me?

All this stuff is just plain ole stupid.

Fun fact of the day:  Opossums don't "play dead." When frightened, they become overexcited and pass out.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I'm an Aunt!!!!!

Oh yes, it's true.  I am the proud aunt of my sweet little baby Wyatt.  He was born on February 16, which makes me almost 6 weeks late with this post.  Ooops.

He is the cutest, sweetest, most bestest baby in the world and I get all googly eyed when I look at him.  Just call me crazy aunt NeaNea.  It's fine, I've accepted it.

Here is a picture of the little guy's face while in my care.  He is totally impressed, can't you tell?

And here is a link to his first photo shoot:

Fun fact of the day:  Marie Osmond goes by her middle name. Her actual first name is Olive.

Friday, March 1, 2013


My friend Lucy got me hooked on The Walking Dead on AMC, I have no idea why but I love this show, but I do.  I was excited to find the Dead Yourself app and have been turning myself and my loved ones into zombies ever since.  Try it, you'll like it.

Fun fact of the day:  The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park east of Visalia, California, is the largest tree in the world (by volume).

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

I had a birthday a couple of weeks ago, and even though I hate the thought of getting older, I had a great time celebrating!  Thanks to all my friends for putting together a lovely party for me:)

Last year I made the girls get all dressed up and go to Restaurant Iris (my favorite) for my birthday, so this year I wanted to change it up a bit and we went for greasy Mexican food and bowling.

I may or may not be really good at bowling.  Sorry boys! (not sorry)
*Disclaimer:  Frank would like for everyone to know that he had a torn ACL at the time of this post and this will never, ever happen again.

My sweet Mom got me not one, but two pairs of Kendra Scott earrings.  I love them.  She is the best.

Fun fact of the day:  The tallest known mountain in the solar system is Mars' Olympus Mons.  It  stands an incredible 15 miles tall.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This is Funny

If you would like to laugh this morning please click on this link.  If you have already seen this, my apologies, but I just can't get over how funny it is.

Number three gets me every time.

Fun fact of the day:  The popular dice game known as Yahtzee was created by a Canadian couple who played it aboard their yacht — hence the name.  I want a yacht.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Un-American Idol

Call me cold-hearted but I really can't stand that every single contestant on American Idol has some sort of sad sob-story to tell at the audition.  Like:
  • I had to take a medication that was supposed to make me not be able to have children and now I have a baby.
  • I had my tonsils removed.
  • When I was 12 my grandma came to live with us when she fell and broke her hip. (I made that one up).
I'm pretty sure everyone has to deal with things in their life that are unpleasant, unfortunately that's life.  I'm not sure why overcoming life's obstacles qualifies someone to win a singing contest?  And, if they are doing it for viewership or to make us want to root for the underdog, that isn't going to work if they are all underdogs.  Right?

Off soapbox.

On a lighter note, if you don't have Valentine's plans I would suggest that you hit up the Internet Cat Video Film Festival at the Brooks Museum.  Cat videos, crazy cat ladies, a DJ, and craft projects - all ingredients for an excellent way to celebrate your singleness.  Or bring a date, I'm sure guys would really enjoy this, it's not weird at all.

Fun fact of the day:  The Vince Lombardi Trophy has been made by Tiffany & Co since 1967.  It is sterling silver and weighs 7 pounds.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

30 is the new 20.....................Not!

Here is a list of things that 30 somethings do that prove that 30 is not the new 20.

  1. You make an appointment with a podiatrist.  That's your feet, not your butt.
  2. Your favorite shoe designer is Clarks.
  3. You decide not to go somewhere because it's just "too cold out".
  4. You check the weather forecast multiple times per day.
  5. You buy reduced fat cheeses.
  6. You watch PBS.
  7. You have a library card and AAA card in your wallet.
  8. Your vacation plans are based on doing nothing instead of "what are we going to do?".
  9. You have no idea what you want for your birthday.

These are few - I'm sure I'll come across many more in the next few years.

Fun fact of the day:  Dalmations are born without spots.