Thursday, February 25, 2010

captain ridiculous

some days its the captain ridiculouses* of the world that keep you going.  this is one of those days.  if you have a favorite source of silliness please add it in a comment below.  we all need a stockpile to fall back on sometimes.

i like to make fun of hipsters sometimes.  partly cause i'm jealous of their ability to wear extremely tight pants, and partly because i miss getting to wear scrunchies and neon sunglasses.  oh 3rd grade, i miss you so.  also on my list of things i like: puppies.  imagine the combination.  glorious.   well done erin.

its late february and while part of me is really ready for spring there's another part that is still really really really jealous of the blizzard that hit the mid-atlantic.  i moved to new england from maryland and i am personally affronted that so far this winter their snow is kicking our snow's butt.  i know, i know... it was a lot of shoveling and there were some really big downsides, but secretly doesn't a tiny part of you want to do the inside out pajamas snow dance whenever you hear a storm is coming your way?

last year, and into this one, i spent probably 3 months searching for the perfect butter dish for my friend eileen.  she's a marine scientist and basically the only person who as a kid wanted to be a marine biologist (come on, we all wanted to swim with dolphins back then admit it) and then as an adult actually did it.  the marine biologist part, not the swimming with dolphins.  apparently that's not what most marine biologists do all day.  bummer.  anyways, this butter dish needed to be perfect.  the closest i found was basically a piece of art and way (way) too expensive for a butter dish that doesn't butter your toast for you.  in the end i had to have a dish custom made.  tell me that isn't ridiculous.  cause it is. 

my friend colin has something like this, but last time i was visiting he "forgot" to bring it out to show me.  probably because he knew i'd insist on chopping every piece of garlic within a 1.5 mile radius.  i guess i can't blame him too much.  this little guy is pretty silly, but also something i would totally use all the time.  ridiculous?  yes.  too ridiculous to be awesome?  no.

i stole this one from lauren, who never fails to appreciate the humor in almost any situation.  i know we've all heard more than we want to about tiger woods lately but, just like when they sent president obama a humane fly catcher, this ad makes me like peta more and more. 

*i know ridiculouses isn't a real word. 

photo from the world's weirdest championships.  amazing.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

the very first post

do you ever come across something during your day that you just have to share with someone?  i do.  all the time.  i try to limit myself to only emailing silly nonsense to friends to a couple times a week or so.  its hard.  a friend of mine recommended that, instead of emailing all the things i come across that i think she should absolutely see, i start a blog.  i'll be posting a list of things i come across that i think are noteworthy, funny, interesting, discussion prompting, or that just plain caught my eye.  hopefully you'll see something you like too.  this way, i'll be passing notes to friends and almost-friends without jamming inboxes.  how great.

ps- thanks megan!  great idea!

today's notes:

how to make using your iphone more fun than it already is i feel like this little guy would make me smile every time i pulled it out... but i dont have an iphone.  my friend eileen does.

i'm planning a move this summer and i'm really excited about it.  every time i come across a really great d.i.y. online i have a hard time keeping from forwarding it on to my future room mate.  i have such plans for this stuff i can't even tell you.  i mean, really?  so much fun.  i hope you're ready lauren. 

i know its been mentioned lots of places before, but i'm so ready for spring i can taste it.  i can't decide if i'm brave enough to wear this to a may wedding but i guess we'll see.

i really really love food.  a lot.  between grad classes and a full time job i don't have as much time for cooking as i'd like so when a recipe comes my way that sounds delicious and is relatively easy i get pretty excited.  my room mates don't seem to mind too much either.  also, this recipe clearly indicates that my friend naomi is psychic.  

i'm a terrible voicemail leaver but since many of my friends live far away i try to stay in touch by phone whenever possible.  this is such a great collection of those awkward parts of phone talks that snag everyone at some point or another. 

blogs you should check out:

another lauren who is a magician in the kitchen
theo, who is awesome at life
a cheerful and lovely bostonian, nina, who posts about things that always make me smile

so, thats it for now, and welcome.  i'm glad you're here.