Thursday, July 31, 2008

Remy in a Hat... Kinda

Brenda told me about this contest that the Royals are doing where you're supposed to dress your pet in Royals gear and take a picture. I'm not really sure what you win, or if the contest is even still going on, but last weekend while she was visiting, she brought me some Royals gear that Remy would fit into. So, of course I put her in it.

Even Remy's Ducky is a Royals fan.

I'm saying, "Go Royals!" is this photo. Remy is licking my face. You can tell she's really happy in her shiny Royals jacket.

I understand why people dress up their pets. It's hilarious. But, only for five minutes... then it's just plain cruel.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Hate the Ped Egg

I've never been a fan of feet. I think it's due to the fact that a had a couple of ingrown toenails as a kid, which I figured best to take care of myself. I didn't feel that anyone else could touch my feet (they are ticklish) while holding a sharp cutting tool. I did, however, implicitly trust myself, lack of medical degree and all. There was blood, there was pus, but in the end, I did fix the problematic toes, and no one else had to see them.

This is the worst of my problems though, and I'm happy to say that I don't have them anymore. I'm still scarred enough that I don't really like feet, but most of the time I don't have to see them (mine or others).

And that is why the commercial for the PedEgg is the grossest thing, ever.

Has anyone ever really torn up their pantyhose because their feet were that disgusting? I can't watch this commercial. It makes me want to vomit.

Dead body? I'm fine with that. Decomposition? Cool. Shotgun to the face? Peachy. Crusty panties? See 'em everyday! Let me reiterate... This commercial makes me want to vomit. The before and after pictures are horribly dreadful. I can't even tell you how they make my stomach turn. Also, I couldn't find the exact commercial they play on my tv stations, because the before and after photos are even worse than this embedded video shows. They have close ups on people's nasty heels. And how gross is that part when they dump out the filings? Here's a heap of dead skin! *dumps in garbage* Eww.

I've seen these things in stores. You can get them other places than just through that TV offer. Therefore, they should stop airing this commercial. I never asked that feet be invited into my home like this!

The only part of the whole thing I like is when they get the orange peel. If you told me this was just a cooking utensil, I'd be a lot happier.

Thank goodness my feet are pretty (if that's possible). I wouldn't want to have to care for them. The less attention my feet require, the better off the world.

Socks and shoes should always be required. The shirt I don't care about so much.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Being Where, Exactly?

I rented Being There from Blockbuster eons ago, and in an effort to no longer waste my mail order membership, I decided to finally watch the movies I have and send them back. You're probably thinking that you've never heard of this movie... unless you are older than me.

You see, about the time the Academy Awards were presented this past year, I went to Blockbuster and decided to rent a bunch of older movies that had won an Oscar for something. And so, that's how this movie ended up in my mailbox.

I was scratching my head all throughout this movie, trying to decide why it won an Oscar. Turns out, it didn't. One of the supporting actors, Melvyn Douglas, did. Which makes a lot more sense... he was the best actor in it.

Overall, it was kinda slow and somewhat repetitive. My one major thought throughout this flick was, "My goodness, Shirley MacLaine is young. She is so pretty." It happened pretty much every time she was on screen. I might look for other things she's been in. I mean, she's got to be famous for a reason other than her weird spirituality stuff and being Warren Beatty's sister.

The other thought I had was, "Why is this movie called Being There?"

It was predictable. I wasn't overly excited by it. And then... I was just confused. At the very end of the movie, Chance walks on water.


I'm sure the title and Jesus-like activity are somehow related, but you got me as to how. Obviously, I am not smart enough to even begin to understand this movie. Which means that I don't really like it.

Maybe I should stay away from award winning films so that I don't hurt my little brain anymore.

Maybe you had to Be There.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lucky Day

I should play the lotto!

I found a ten dollar bill today. I am super awesome.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Wheels on the Car

I was looking through old blogs from last year around this time and you know what I found out? My tires are a year old! One more year to go!!

I know it's not exciting to you, but I really appreciate my tires.

Vrooooom, Vrooooom!

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Act III of Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog is up. If you haven't watched them, make sure to do so soon, for they will be gone from the internet shortly.

One can only hope there is more someday.

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Climate Control

I was planning on mowing my lawn today. I woke up slightly before 9am, went outside and melted. Therefore, my lawn is still a jungle. Somehow my neighbor managed to mow his lawn without spontaneously combusting, so now I look like the white trash on the block, but I don't really care. It feels like it's a billion degrees outside.

I bet you didn't believe me... but that's totally from the weather channel...

Anyway, I had a great day of napping indoors while trying to recover from that melting bit of the day. I had a chocolate malt. It helped a lot.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Further Proof as to Why You Should be Watching 30 Rock

The Emmy nominations are in. 30 Rock has 18 of them (If you count the online content one). That's the most nominations that ANY comedy has EVER received. Granted, it won't win all 18 of them because they're up against themselves in a few categories. Take a look:

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

30 RockNBC
Rip Torn as Don Geiss

30 RockNBC
Will Arnett as Devin Banks

30 RockNBC
Steve Buscemi as Len

30 RockNBC
Tim Conway as Bucky Bright

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

30 RockNBC
Carrie Fisher as Rosemary Howard

30 RockNBC
Edie Falco as Celeste 'C.C.' Cunningham

30 RockNBC
Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

30 RockRosemary's BabyNBC
Jack Burditt, Written By

30 RockCooterNBC
Tina Fey, Written By

The other guest actor is Shelley Berman as Nat David (Curb Your Enthusiasm).

The other guest actresses are Polly Bergen as Stella Wingfield (Desperate Housewives), Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey (Desperate Housewives), and Sarah Silverman as Marci Maven (Monk). If a 30 Rocker doesn't win, Sarah Silverman should.

The other writing competition is Flight of the Conchords, The Office, and Pushing Daisies.

So... good luck to 30 Rock and Tina Fey. I'll actually have something to cheer for in the comedy categories. I'd like for Rip Torn and Edie Falco to win. Or Will Arnett... he was fabulous, too. And Elaine Stritch is hilarious. I just love this show, okay? But the episode entitled "Cooter" was better than "Rosemary's Baby" (surprise, Fey wrote it), so I hope that's the one that wins.

Kinda still on topic news - Kathy Griffin will be back at the Emmys with her two nominations - one for her Bravo special, Straight to Hell, and another for her reality show, My Life on the D-List. She probably won't win for Straight to Hell because that would deny George Carlin a posthumous Emmy, which he probably would've made fun of during his acceptance speech - much like she did last year.

Maybe Kathy can accept it in his honor. That's okay though, she's got her Emmy. She's focusing on a Grammy next.

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Act II

I have a PhD in Horribleness.

See you at the Aftermath!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What's Up, Blogger?

I was going to post something about Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog... but because I was going to include a picture in my post and a link to the site, and Blogger's being bitchy right now, you're not getting it... and I have to go to work. So, if you haven't seen it, Act I is up, so click the link I have for it over there on the right side of the screen.

Time for work.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

A Float Trip Photo Essay

The following is a brief photo essay of the series of events that occurred on July 5th, 2008.

I went with friends on a float trip to Steelville, MO to take a lazy 7 mile ride down the Meramec River. Remy came, too. She liked the water but was not a big fan of actual swimming. When she realized that she was taller when she stood and wouldn't have to swim, things went downhill. She realized that she was super smart and decided to foil my plan to have her wear everyone's floatin' hat by keeping me supplied with beer.

There's a beer around my neck. Remy gave it to me.

Oh, look, a beer in my hand. In fact, it's PBR (Procured By Remy) for Nikki.

Remy slips me another.

I quickly went from super happy...

To this. No, I can't get up, thanks. It's Remy's fault.

Look what Remy did to me.
Did you get a picture of her in your hat yet?

I wish I could tell you we were looking at fish in the water, not revisiting the sandwich I had for lunch.

And, that is why I have no pictures of Remy in everyone's float trip hats. She is smarter than I am... and I'm not sure who had a better time because I think we both had a blast.

Possibly more to come later.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Nature's Light Show

One thing that still amazes me since moving to Missouri is all the thunderstorms. We had a quick downpour last Friday night and after it stopped raining, there was constant lightning. It was pretty amazing. Here's what it looked like - there's no video editing to speed up these lightning "strikes" which are cloud to cloud, but the sound has been taken out, just because it was idle chatter between me and one of my friends.

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That's just so cool. You never saw anything quite like that growing up on the East Coast. I really do love the weather here, even when there's threat of tornadoes. It's just so interesting and different every time. I'm so happy I moved here.

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After Midnight Cat Fight

I just woke up, although I'm not exactly sure why, to find that Remy was not in bed sleeping. I got out of bed to see where she was and when I reached the pitch dark hallway, I heard her toenails clicking in my direction, and a few little huffs, indicating her level of mohawkness. I looked out the back door and saw one cat run from the back yard and another frozen in position on the cinder blocks that make up this random wall on my patio. So, I did what anyone would do at 2am. I hooked her on her cable and let her outside with fair warning to "be careful".

What follows is approximately 30 seconds AFTER I once again realized that this is something that should be recorded.

Disclaimer: It's dark. The lighting is bad. It's 2am. I just woke up. There is no editing. Maybe it was only really amusing to me... What you really can't see well is Remy kicking up large tufts of grass and her full on mohawk. What I missed was lots of hilarious growling and posturing while keeping a good distance from said cat. I think she may have taken some claws to the face at some point in her life because she kept a very respectful distance while still trying the be an intimidator... which I think worked pretty well for her.

That cat just disappeared! I'm sure it was still there, trapped. I think Remy might have even been able to see it, but I wasn't gonna go step in the bare grass with naked feet just to get them all wet and look for a cat I really don't care about.

It was an unusual morning... night... I'm tired. And Huffy McHufferson is still bent out of shape and would like to be outside on the prowl protecting her yard from those cat evil doers.

Tune in next week...

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

From the Brilliant Mind of Joss

Oh, my. I am having a moment. A moment where I can't think of words to describe how truly awesome this thing I've stumbled upon will be. Neil Patrick Harris as a mad scientist super villain. Nathan Fillion as his archenemy superhero. With singing!

Did you notice that it was approved for all audiences by the Motion Pictures Association of "My House"? I love him.

"Once More With Feeling" was simply my favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode. You may remember that I blogged about going to a sing-along in a theater nearby last year. It was brilliant. And I believe, because it's coming from Joss Whedon, that Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog will be brilliant, too.

I am excited.

Here's the scoop, pulled directly from the site:

"Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog" will be streamed, LIVE (that part’s not true), FREE (sadly, that part is) right on, in mid-July. Specifically:

ACT ONE (Wheee!) will go up Tuesday July 15th.

ACT TWO (OMG!) will go up Thursday July 17th.

ACT THREE (Denouement!) will go up Saturday July 19th.

All acts will stay up until midnight Sunday July 20th. Then they will vanish into the night, like a phantom (but not THE Phantom – that’s still playing. Like, everywhere.)

Mark your calenders!!

And if you're wondering how and why this came about, it is explained as follows:

Why, Joss? Why? Why now, why free, why us?

Once upon a time, all the writers in the forest got very mad with the Forest Kings and declared a work-stoppage. The forest creatures were all sad; the mushrooms did not dance, the elderberries gave no juice for the festival wines, and the Teamsters were kinda pissed. (They were very polite about it, though.) During this work-stoppage, many writers tried to form partnerships for outside funding to create new work that circumvented the Forest King system.

Frustrated with the lack of movement on that front, I finally decided to do something very ambitious, very exciting, very mid-life-crisisy. Aided only by everyone I had worked with, was related to or had ever met, I single-handedly created this unique little epic. A supervillain musical, of which, as we all know, there are far too few.

The idea was to make it on the fly, on the cheap – but to make it. To turn out a really thrilling, professionalish piece of entertainment specifically for the internet. To show how much could be done with very little. To show the world there is another way. To give the public (and in particular you guys) something for all your support and patience. And to make a lot of silly jokes. Actually, that sentence probably should have come first.

So, to you I say, support this. It is the most fantastic thing that could be done for fans, for writers, for creativity's sake, and most of all - against Hollywood. Maybe this will send a message that we don't need sequels or trilogies. What we want is original entertainment... and maybe then you'll see us back at the movie theaters in droves.

(But only on Monday through Thursday when it only costs five dollars at any time of the day.)

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