4 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Heading down to Cape May, NJ tomorrow afternoon, for a nice long holiday weekend for some much needed rest and relaxation! Taking Sammy with us too! Poor Aspen has to stay home (cuz he pees on the carpet and since he can't see very well, he freaks out if he's anywhere but home. Poor baby!) but he will be well taken care of while we are away. Have a great holiday weekend everyone!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Has anyone else seen this commercial? A couple is at McDonalds doing some ridiculous hand jive while drinking coffee, which is capturing the attention of all the hipster doofuses having breakfast. People are taking cell phone vids, knocking the table to rhythym and stomping their feet in joy
....makes me want to punch every asshole in there.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I've been toning down the color scheme in my place as of late and my latest acquisition is an old rattan swivel chair that I got from someone on Craigslist who was ready to throw it out. It didn't have a cushion and it was rather beat up, but I figured that I could get a cushion at Pier 1 to fit it. When checking their website, I saw that they had cushions for those types of chairs on sale for $45 bucks, so I decided to drive over there to see what they had. I wanted a light colored, ivory or white cushion but all they seemed to have out on the floor was red or dark brown cushions. The saleslady was super nice and said that she would look in the back to see what they had. As I patiently waited, she came out with a huge cushion in the perfect ivory color. We tried it in a similar chair to see if it would fit, which it did, and then she went to the register to see what the price was, because I wanted to make sure it was one of the cushions on sale. As she brought up the price, she informed me that I got the deal of the day and said that it was only $15! SCORE!! Wow! It was truly magical, since stuff like that rarely happens to me!
This chair is currently replacing the Ikea Lunna chair that was there. Not sure what to do with the Lunna chair just yet, so I have it stored in the basement. The Lunna chair is super comfortable and I may have a hard time letting it go. But I'm super thrilled to have a nice new chair for the living room.
Goodbye Lunna chair, you have served me well!
Monday, February 7, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
That’s right people, its Groundhog Day — Again! To help celebrate this day of groundhog festivities, I'm recommending that you all watch Groundhog Day featuring Bill Murray. How can you NOT watch Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day? Plus, Bill Murray is freakin' awesome in this film....cause he's Bill freakin' Murray!
According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. So...what did Punxsutawney Phil predict today??? Well, according to reports, he did NOT see his shadow, so that means an early spring!
How accurate is Phil? Well, According to the Groundhog Club's records, the various incarnations of Punxsutawney Phil have predicted 99 forecasts of more winter and 15 early springs. (There are nine years without any records, and even the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, which keeps track of these things, doesn't know what happened to Phil during those years.) Data from the Stormfax Almanac's data shows that Phil's six-week prognostications have been correct 39 percent of the time...Ok..not the best record.
The groundhog's powers of prognostication are slightly better when he doesn't see his shadow, though. When Phil predicted a short winter, he was much more likely to be right. Out of the 15 times that he didn't see his shadow and predicted an early spring, he got it right seven times - that's a 47 percent accuracy rate....but lets face it...he's a GROUNDHOG...not a meteorologist!