January 27, 2006

isn’t it ionic?

cat dander removal systemthe boy is allergic to cats. I know! me with an allergic-to-cats boy. the horror! so we splurged on an ionic breeze from sharper image. it quietly cleans the air, sucking away the cat dander and thus creating an allergy-free zone for the boy. those sharper image engineers must have worked for years on perfecting a their prototype, rigorously testing the breeze to offer us customers the best allergen/kitty litterbox smell-removal system on the market.

as a tech writer, I’m naturally good at figuring some things out; as an homage to my fellow tech writers, I should read the manual anyway. but it was so easy to figure out how to operate my new device. look:

step 1: open box

step 2: remove ionic breeze

step 3: cat enters empty box

step 4: close ionic breeze box and dispose of, cat and all, in the recycling bin

there ya go! cat dander all gone!

look who came to visit me today!

vika and eamon, with their mama, jenni. they’d just been to build-a-bear and came to meet me and eat their happy meals in our cafeteria. are they adorable or what? and they act as cute as they look (this may not be true all the time, if you ask jenni and jeff).
vika and her horse

eamon and his dog

January 25, 2006

looking for lisa loeb’s love (or wookin’ pa nub wit’ wisa woeb)

my new favorite show (ok, so I have like 10 favorite shows) is #1 single on e! it’s a reality show starring lisa loeb and follows her on her hopeful path out of singledom. lisa is utterly a-freaking-dorable. she’s so sweet and cute and funny; so much like me. seriously though, I can relate to her plight as she suffers the same agonies that I did: being in my 30s and single, getting set up with doofi (that’s plural for doofus), feeling lonely, wondering about the future, searching for that someone special, and talking to mom about it all. she recalls to her mom when she’d be at a party and see “older people” there and she’d think how unfortunate they were to not be married yet. now she realizes that she’s one of those people. and the tears come. dude.

the premiere episode ended with her moving from los angeles to new york. on her flight she’ll meet a guy she got matched up with on airtroductions.

I hate the word refreshing, but that’s the best word I can use to describe this show. it airs sundays at 10 pm, but e! replays it several times throughout the week for those of you with a grey’s anatomy conflict.

January 24, 2006

woe is me…and you, and you, and that guy over there, and…

are you overwhelmed with christmas debt? mopey because the holidays are over? frustrated with failed new year’s resolutions? well, gloomy mcgrumpypants, I can’t help you.

but here’s a math problem that might explain it:

[W + (D-d)] x TQ
M x NA

variables: (W) weather, (D) debt, (d) monthly salary, (T) time since Christmas, (Q) time since failed quit attempt, (M) low motivational levels and (NA) the need to take action.

I am sure you derived from this equation that today, january 24 is the most depressing day of the year.

take heart, there is a cure for this worldwide woe. y’all need to laugh. take two episodes of scrubs and call me in the morning.

January 23, 2006

knitting is knotty

this is a poster you can buy from lion brand yarns. it makes me wonder:
1. is this geared toward men or women? I’m guessing women, but a man could see it and think “dude, I could do that.”
2. is the size of those needles or the length of his project implying something? or perhaps those needles are over-compensating for something?
3. is this supposed to inspire me to knit? if so, where can I get that yarn and how about a pattern?
4. is he shirtless because he has nothing to wear and therefore is knitting himself a sweater?
5. does he participate in a stitch-and-bitch? or maybe attend boyz nite at knit new york? do the boyz there also not wear shirts?
knitting is sexy

I guess I just don’t get it.

a dingo ate my blogroll

my blogroll is missing. I don’t know where it went, but it’s gone, and I can’t promote my friends’ blogs without it. I’m going to have to find a band-aid for this until my blog tweaker bf can fix it. j.lo has a tweaker; I have a tweaker.

just so that reading this post wasn’t a complete waste of time, did you know that the buttafuocos and amy fisher are reuniting? joy of joys! the televised special has yet to be picked up by a network, but my bet is on fox. they can put it in arrested development‘s timeslot after it’s cancellation. where is the bluth love, fox? you put the 2-hour season finale on a friday, against the opening ceremonies of the winter olympics? I love the olympics, but I remain ever-loyal to the bluths, and will tune in to their swan song.

I think it’d be really funny if fox got a higher neilsen rating than the opening ceremonies. are you with me people? lemme hear ya say yeah!

January 22, 2006

life path number

I’m such a sucker for these quizzes, and when I saw how appropriate kat’s answer was, I had to find out my own life path number. I’m not sure about the object of desire part, but the lack of ambition, and the part about wit are pretty dead-on.

Your Life Path Number is 3
Your purpose in life is to express your unique self. You are a creative and artistic person with an interesting view on life. Witty and outgoing, you enjoy sharing your crazy ideas with anyone who will listen. A total social butterfly, you’re the life of any party. In love, you inspire and enchant your partner. You are often an object of fantasy and desire. While you are very talented, you sometimes lack the ambition to put your talents in play. And while your wit carries you a long way, you occasionally use it to mask your true feelings. Your natural abilities can bring you all the success in the world … if you let them
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