Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yeah thats right!


I've been posting videos because I'm too friggin' lazy to come up with something to write about! When I'm at work I'm always thinking of creative things to write about, but once I get home, laziness prevails! I think that Sammy is a bad influence on me!....yes I blame the cat!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This is Medieval Times!!

A funny clip from one of my favorite movies! Enjoy!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jedi Kittens

Enjoy the cuteness!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Photo of the devastation of the East Coast Earthquake

My Dad sent me this photo of one of the hardest hit areas during the earthquake...its unbelievable to see this kind of devastation...

hahaha!!  Good one Dad!!

After the Storm

Well, Hurricane Irene has come and gone...thankfully I survived without losing power or have any flooding.  My sister ended up losing power in her home, but thankfully her neighbor is not on the same power grid, so she was able to run an extension cord to her home so that she wouldn't lose food in her refrigerator.  They also ended up sleeping in the basement because there was a tornado watch in her area, but all is well now.  The winds were not as heavy as they predicted, thankfully, but I've never seen so much rain...it felt like someone was pouring a giant bucket over my house for several hours.  The news is reporting the swelling of rivers and creeks in some of the suburban areas, and I'm a little worried for my folks since they are near one of those potential flood areas.  My parents also have a house in Cape May, NJ.  Not sure how badly damaged that place is, but my folks are hoping to head down sometime on Tuesday to survey the damage, if any.  In Cape May and most of the south New Jersey shore points, there was a mandatory evacuation.  My dad sent me some pictures before they left.

No mini-golf today!

Awww...as if a hurricane could read!??

Some of the many shops boarded up and closed to prepare for Irene.

Cape May is not laying down the welcome mat for Irene! 

The 5&10 which has a fabulous retro soda fountain, closed and preparing for the worst.

Someone with a sense of humor.

Marquis De Lafayette Hotel prepared for Irene.

Evacuation was mandatory, but my parents knew some folks who stayed behind to ride out the storm.

 Uncle Bills..one of my favorite places to eat breakfast, getting ready for the hurricane.  This place is a circular building with big windows and an excellent view of the ocean...normally!

 Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ all boarded up.

No free fudge samples today.

My usually calm cat went a little nuts early this morning!

The only weird thing that happened during the whole storm, was the fact that my cat was going nuts sometime around 4a.m., knocking stuff off my dresser (something he never does) and crying loudly.  At one point he even started swatting me and trying to get me to wake up.  Not sure if it was the barometric changes that were affecting him, but he did go a bit beserk for a little while.  It was almost as if he were a kitten again!




Thursday, August 25, 2011

What NEXT??!!


First we have July as being one of the hottest month's on record, followed by August being the wettest month on record...then if that wasn't enough, we get hit by an earthquake this week (but at least I got to go home early since my office closed!)  and now there is a hurricane headed our way!  All I can say is...what's next??


Seriously though, I really wanted to smack all those Californians who were laughing at us during the whole earthquake coverage....hmmmm....lets see how they deal with record snowfalls, and then we'll talk!  Same goes for those folks who don't think that global warming is a problem!

Pat Paulsen



I've always been a huge fan of his deadpan humor!  Long before Saturday Night Live, this guy was the funniest political satirist around.  It all began on the Smothers Brothers show where he made his first bid to run for President in 1968 and won an Emmy for his antics on the show.  Its a shame that he passed away because he would certainly inject a lot of humor during these tough times.  Enjoy!
"All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian ."
"I don’t want to say too much about illegal immigration. I’m afraid my views will be reported on the Cinco O’Clock News"
On the Miranda warning: "Why should we tell kidnappers, murderers, and embezzlers their rights? If they don't know their rights, they shouldn't be in the business."
"A good many people feel that our present draft laws are unjust. These people are called soldiers."



"Sex doesn't have to be taught. It's something most of us are born with."
When originally "denying" he was running, borrowing from General William Sherman 1884: "I will not run if nominated, and if elected I will not serve."
Presidential campaign slogan: "I've upped my standards. Now, up yours."

Presidential campaign slogan: "If elected, I will win."
"A good many people feel that our present draft laws are unjust. These people are called soldiers."Presidential 
"I am neither left wing nor right wing. I am middle-of-the-bird."
"If either the right wing or the left wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles."
"Marijuana should be licensed and kept out of the hands of teenagers. It's too good for them."
When asked if he believed in the right to bear arms: "No, I believe in the right to arm bears."
On network censorship: "I feel proud to be living in a country where people are not afraid to laugh at themselves and where political satire is tolerated by the government, if not the television network."
On network censorship: "Censorship does not interfere with the constitutional rights of every American to sit alone in a dark room in the nude and cuss. There are realistic taboos, especially regarding political comments. Our leaders were not elected to be tittered at. For example, we're allowed to say Ronald Reagan is a lousy actor, but we're not allowed to say he's a lousy governor—which is ridiculous. We know he's a good actor. And we're not allowed to make fun of President Johnson, but if we praise him, who would believe it?"
On his political affiliation: "I belong to the Straight Talking American Government Party, or STAG Party for short."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fusion!

Recently, I was checking out the Uhuru website, Uhuru is a used furniture store located in Center City Philadelphia, a mere few blocks from my office. Anyway, while checking out the site I came across this beauty! Its the Ikea Fusion table set, but someone who has incredible artistic skills painted it up! Check it out! I'm always amazed at peoples creativity...and a bit jealous too!  Always enjoy seeing a good Ikea hack!




Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Funnies! Enjoy!

Louis CK was on Conan last night, and he was freakin' hilarious. While searching for his interview last night, I came across this gem on YouTube. Enjoy! (and check out the Conan interview from last night below too!)





Friday, August 12, 2011

Just Got the Ikea Catalog! Woot!

I know that there are a lot of "haters" out there, but I adore Ikea and their furniture...its great for the monetary challenged people, like myself. They have come a long way from when I purchased my first bookcase from them back in the 90s. The furniture is well made and much longer lasting nowadays, and with the right care, can last a very long time. Below are some of my favorite NEW items from the 2012 Ikea Catalog.

BARBAR tray...so cute for coffee, tea or just about anything!  


ARVIKA chair....similar to the KARLSTAD chair, but in leather!  Very nice...but I still prefer my orange Karlstad chair.



EIVOR CIRKEL Rug.  Reminds me a little of a thumbprint...very cool!

LYCKOAX Duvet cover.  Love the intricate lacy design on this!  Pink and purple are not really my colors, but I think they look great with this duvet set!
SLATTHULT Decorative Stickers...How freakin' cute can you get??!!!

MALTID Serving Bowl.  Totally love the design of this bowl, simple, modern and elegant!







Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Tale of Two Cities



Tampa, FL is so different from Philadelphia, PA.  For one thing, instead of pigeons pecking around in the trash....of which Philadelphia has in abundance,  FL has pelicans.  We were hanging out at Madeira Beach this past Sunday, and we found a group of them hanging out by the back of a restaurant near the dumpsters.  It was quite an unusual sight and many of the tourists were going nuts taking pictures...including yours truly.  FL is also much cleaner and friendlier too.  At most of the restaurants we ate at, all of the wait staff were incredibly friendly and chatty...unlike Philly where you're lucky to even get a smile from a waiter or waitress.....let alone service.  One thing I can say about FL is that its HOT!!!  But to be honest, it was much more tolerable due to the low humidity there.  I'll take a dry heat over a humid day anytime!  There are much less people in FL and none of the stores or restaurants had huge crowds.  The the biggest crowed of people we encountered was when we went to Clearwater Beach to check out the pier which had a lot of arts n' crafts and see some break dancing...can u say Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo?  Seriously, these guys looked like they just stepped off the movie set from that film.  It was 2 guys from Brooklyn, NY.  They had a wisecracking sense of humor and were constantly trying to get the crowd riled up and cheering.  If they really wanted more applause, they should have used less chatter and more break dancin' in their act, but they were still entertaining...It just seemed like we were waiting forever for them to start breakin'.  Since there weren't too many people around, we never had to worry about crowds or waiting in line, except at the airport.  Every restaurant we went to had us seated immediately, and we didn't have to deal with those electronic lighted buzzers that you hang onto until your table is ready, there was no need for them.  I shouldn't really knock Philly, I've lived here my whole, life.  I shouldn't complain because right now have tremendous sports teams, especially the Phillies who are on FIRE as of late!

Funny Cats!

Nothing says funny like a bunch of angry cats....Enjoy!