Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I take it all back

Well, some of it anyway. I still think the Twilight Barbies are creepy with their sparkles and all, but thanks to these Mad Men Barbies, Mattel is not completely dead to me.

Can you imagine how much fun it would be to pretend Joan was running Sterling Cooper and make Pete Campbell her secretary? Bah ha ha!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I read the news so you don't have to.

Every morning before I start working I quickly scan the news. I mean, what if there's some reason I should be taking the day off (like National Donut Day) that without reading the news I would be totally unaware of?

Today a few stories caught my attention, in the interest of streamlining your day I've listed them here. You are welcome!

1. Forget owning a Subway franchise, for the right price you can own something even better. Xe Services (formerly known as Blackwater) is for sale. I KNOW!! I'm kicking myself so hard for blowing all of my disposable income at the track.  Stupid Kentucky Derby.

2. It appears that the FBI (our FBI) may have funded Joran Van der Sloot's trip Peru. I have more to say, but in summary, "Nice job guys! And by the way, if you have some downtime you might try to catch an episode of Criminal Minds.  Those guys would have NEVER blown a case like this." 

3. In a shocking development, and I do mean SHOCKING, an unpublished science fiction manuscript supposedly written by a young Stieg Larrson has turned up.  I'm not a psychic but let me see if I can predict the potentially not so well written storyline. Aliens come to our planet, have graphic, probably violent sex with a scientist who then decides to use his/her very complicated web of contacts, to form a small group of super smarty pantses, separate from the Swedish government, to save the world and at the same time get revenge, oh and they will probably sleep with each other, some of them may have sex, on purpose, with the aliens, but no one will fall in love.  Ever.  Not even the aliens.

4. Holy heck you guys! Lindsay Lohan cannot catch a break.  I'm sure you know she has to wear this stupid SCRAM bracelet now, right? To make sure she doesn't drink or use drugs. AS IF! How embarrassing.  Well, it looks like those stupid bracelets must have, like, false alarms, because poor Lindsay's alarm went off the other night and then she almost had to go to jail but just in the nick of time her bondsman ran to the courthouse and paid a bigger bail (bond?) and oh my gosh she must be mortified.     BARF!

5.  Finally, is it just me, or is Prince William not aging so well? I'm just putting that out there. (which by the way is my new catch phrase, if it's okay with Chelsea, unless she wants me to pay her, in which case I will go back to my old catch phrase.  "Duuude!" Because obviously I do need a new catch phrase, but I'm surely not in the market to pay for one, see item #2.)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Family Portrait

This was on my camera.  Is anyone else disturbed by how much hair the boy dolls have? In my day Ken was a whole lot more low maintenance.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Seen in my neighborhood

I didn't stop, but I betcha they have some real bargains.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The word on the street is that I am sometimes cruel and unusual

Summer vacation is upon us.  It's a time, I've been told (rather emphatically), to relax, hang out with your friends, and, um, relax. I've also been told that it's just plain mean to expect anyone to work when they are on vacation. To which I have somewhat unsympathetically replied, "HA! That's what you think!"

I'm not much of a relaxer.  I'm also not on vacation.  Although, I have to admit, I don't think I could take a 10 week vacation anyway. It seems, I don't know, gluttonous. 

Which is why, a mere 3 days into "Summer Vacation", I have implemented a 7 a.m. wake up call Monday through Friday with a side of "daily projects" for my able bodied children to complete over the next couple of months while they are vacating. Cruel? Maybe.Unreasonable? I don't think so.  (Though I have had an actually ADULT tell me I might be crossing the line. Hmm.)


Do you make your kids work during summer vacation, or do you allow them to sleep the day away and rot their little brains playing video games during their waking hours? (I'm not planning to change my plan, just curious.)

Also, it's National Doughnut Day.  Seriously.  I love a good doughnut as much as the next guy, but I wonder, when is it going to be National Broccoli Day?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Does this give anyone else the creeps?

What in the world is going on here and WHO is the target audience? 

*Sorry I've been absent. Honest Injun I have a real post coming tomorrow. Promise.
**My husband has just informed me that this commercial is pretty funny. I clearly have no sense of humor. Who knew?