Monthly Archives: February 2010

Someone hands me $100K today…

…and there is a note attached saying I may not spend it on anything that humans would deem responsible or charitable… no real estate, no motorized transportation. So this is what I would buy. (What one thinks to blog about when  bored at work with nothing but a computer and girl scout cookies in front of them)  


  • Kitchen-Aid Artisan Stand Mixer -$400


Holy grail of mixers

  •  Anthropologie Forest Canopy Bed -$5600


Forest Canopy Bed

  • Novara Fusion Bike – $900


Melanie Spugnardi, you own this, and I wish I did

  •  5.5″ Christian Louboutin heels – $1050



  •  MacBook Pro – $2300


Why not...

  • A 10 day stay with a guest in Reykjavik, Iceland at the Hotel Borg – $18000 (includes flight)


I may never leave

  •  Leica S2 37.5MP Interchangeable Lens Camera – $23,000




I will own you one day dutch oven





We will probably actually do this...



  • The remaining $7850 would more than likely be spent on concert tickets, good food and drinks, and fun outings. The end.


My co-worker and I were naming shows and things from our past that no one really cared about besides us. My favorite tv show as a pre-teen was Swan’s Crossing, which is quite possilby some of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s finest work. I would bolt off of the school bus into my friend Stephanie’s house and we would watch it, and tiny toons everyday. The show was kind of like Day’s of our Lives, if Day’s of our Lives were all middle school aged kids.

So….I googled Swan’s Crossing, and there is a whole community out there that still obsess over the show!


Swan’s Crossing Fan Listing

Miss Swan’s Swans Crossing Site

Swan's Crossing

Swan's Crossing Cast

I doubt that anyone reading this will care as much about this as me, but this show was awesome.

Remember the Spirograph? It made everyone an artist.



AND! Do you remember Orbitz Drink, with the floaty jelly things? I always begged to get one at the grocery, even though it was disgusting.

Orbitz Water

The best group of McDonald’s toys I have seen, and I had them all.

McDonald's Toys -1991

AND I SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!!!!!!!!!! If I have talked video games with you, you know that my favorite video game as a child was one that I could not remember the name of, but could remember everything about. It became so frustrating because everyone with whom I would discuss this game would either look at me like I was crazy or say,”Oh, you mean Kirby?” NO! NOT KIRBY! Everytime I searched, I would enter “rainbow” and “boy” and “clouds”, because for some reason those are the only words I could muster from memories of playing this game 20 years ago. Google would only produce results for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six or Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue. Well, today, I finally found it! I have been trying to figure out the name of this game for sooo long, and I am oh so pleased to be able to share it now…

Rainbow Islands – The Story of Bubble Bobble 2

Rainbow Island: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2

Things to start the week

Rarely do I have any of my own material on this blog, I just share things on the internet that I find interesting. Here are a few that I have already found to begin the week! 

For the Shanghai World Expo, being held in the United Kingdom in May, this structure is the pièce de résistance for the grounds. It is a little intense. 

Hedgehog Building

Tomorrow is national pancake day, so IHOP is offering up a free short stack to patrons from 7 AM to 10 PM. 

February 23rd, National Pancake Day

VERRRRYYY INTERRESSTTINGG…. I never thought of it, but could the overwhelming use of Twitter and Foursquare lead to a rise in Home Owner’s Insurance rates, as people now know our every move and location at any given point of the day? Please rob me… 

Unrelated Twitter addiction comic

 Something I would like to see before I die. MITs Flyfire project come to life: 



Nestle announces 19 new kit-kat flavors in Japan! Including chile and wasabi flavor… 


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If only…

…we could return to the 2nd grade state of mind.

I was reading this article in the Christian Science Monitor about modern day communication and Facebook friend requesting being the equivilant to a 2nd grade valentine. The part describing the 2nd grade valentine was my favorite part.

“Our second-grade class learned how to cut valentines out of red construction paper. We wrote notes on them, folded them, and gave our hearts to one another. Boy, girl, brainiac, cutie, cool kid, shy kid – everyone got one. And unless there was a budding Robert Browning in the class, the sentiments were as innocuous as the sayings on those sugary Sweetheart candies that magically appear this time of year: “Be my Valentine.” “Your secret pal.”

happy v-day

The next day, nothing had changed. Paper hearts have not been known to alter the clumsy dynamic of 7-year-olds trying to be friends. That takes a lifetime of laughter, embarrassment, and tears.”

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In the spirit of super bowl commericals…

I am going to post some videos that have me laughing lately:

This is for you little brother!

Fun things to pass the time…

I have been listening to a podcast from GIS Day ’09 at Oregon State University about Google Earth, and was completely unaware that there was a Google Moon site, as well as Google Mars.

…play around, it is facinating, and fun for those boring parts of the day.

Google Mars

Google Moon

Another thing, completely unrelated to Google is the fact that Jada Pinkett Smith is the lead singer of a heavy metal band, and the thought creeps up on me every now and again and I have to work it out in my head once more. It happened this morning and I enlightened my office buddy, who was equally as distrubed. Wicked Widsom.

 Hello Kitty Chainsaw?

hello kitty chainsaw

More LOST stuff.
February 2nd was Groundhog Day, and I forgot about it. 
A few facts about the holiday straight from the offiical website:
“1.    Yes, Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog. The others are just imposters.
2.     There has been only one Punxsutawney Phil.  Punxsutawney Phil gets his longevity from drinking “groundhog punch” (a secret recipe). One sip, which is administered every summer at the Groundhog Picnic, gives him seven more years of life.
3.    On February 2nd, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob, in front of thousands of faithful followers from all over the world, to predict the weather for the rest of the winter.
4.    According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.
5.    No, Punxsutawney Phil’s forecasts are not made in advance by the Inner Circle. After Phil emerges from his burrow on February 2nd, he speaks to the Groundhog Club President in Groundhogese. His proclamation is then translated for the world.
6.    The celebration of Groundhog Day began with the Germans, Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states “For as the sun shines on Candlemas day, so far will the snow swirl in May…”. The settlers found that groundhogs were plentiful and were the most intelligent and sensible animal to carry on the legend of Candlemas Day.
7.     Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800’s. The first official trek to Gobbler’s Knob made on February 2nd, 1887. In 2008 it will be the 122nd prediction.
8.    So the story goes, Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip. Prior to being called Phil, he was called Br’er Groundhog.”

Groundhog Day Explained

And once again, my hometown’s local paper proves to be on the cutting edge of newsworthiness in town…with this story.
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