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Via mamagotcha, (who did the less-odd 12-days widget from the same site) I found this thingy that generates New Year's resolutions based on interests & friends in your LJ. It, uh, doesn't work very well if you expect it to create sensible phrases, or non-suicide-inducing resolutions...

In 2011, marydell resolves to...
Cut down to ten computer graphics a day.
Connect with my inner kindle.
Give up writing.
Become a better anti-racism.
Give up books.
Ask my boss for a re-ment.
 
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:
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What is exactly the thing one wants to do immediately after spending many dollars to have a room built in one's basement?  Replace the water heater, of course! 

The damn thing blew its safety valve last night just as we were getting ready to go to bed.  Large piles of water dumped into the brand-new carpet in Mike's office, OF COURSE, because the water heater is just on the other side of an access door from the office.  Fortunately I have one of those pseudo-steam carpet cleaners, which is a champ at sucking water out of a carpet, and since it was clean water, we should be ok on that front. But SHEESH.

Also fortunately, we have a coffee maker that heats water rapidly, so I got to wash my hair with (some) hot water this morning. SHEESH.  The new water heater is in place and doing its thing now, so that's a very good thing, and we even still have a leetle bit of money in the bank for whatever breaks next, as long as whatever breaks next is VERY SMALL, so we are fortunate and we know it. But even so, I say SHEESH. 

Cracktasia

Aug. 18th, 2010 01:35 pm
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If you enjoy fashion at all, you should probably be reading Tom & Lorenzo's blog at http://projectrungay.blogspot.com, which talks about Project Runway, Mad Men, and assorted other fashion-related thingies. You should particularly have a look at their roundup of the cracktastic costumes for the Miss Universe competition, because OMG.  Part One, Part Two.

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A breaded chicken cutlet with bacon, lettuce, and tomato on a croissant is not a chicken club sandwich.
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Add running right now on Huffingtonpost.com:


[description of image: this is an instance of a ubiquitous "Obama Asks Moms to Return to School" web ad that talks about Pell grants, but instead of being illustrated with an image of an ostensible mom, it has a photo of a long-haired, bearded shirtless white dude]
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...they don't engage in dog fighting.  A day care in the Chicago area just got busted for being part of a dog fighting ring - if you want to read the article be warned, there is a lot of animal harm in it  -->article.

I called Mike to tell him about it - he was on his way home from our day care after picking up Charlie

Me: A day care in Maywood was running a dog fighting ring! 
Mike: That's crazy. Jeez.  Oh hey, our day care just got an award from the Daily Southtown [newspaper].
Me: The no-dogfighting award?

The people involved have been arrested for dogfighting-related stuff, but not for child endangerment, to which I say WTF? Apparently the dogs and kids were kept separately, sorta kinda.  Kids in the house & yard, dogs in the garage. The article talks about a law--maybe not passed yet--that requires cross-reporting between animal welfare and DCFS, which I think would be a very good thing.
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Reasons not to want this "Delilah Noir" doll: 

www.delilahnoir.com


1. Dorky, expressionless face sculpt
2. Hand sculpt is also lacking in detail and expressiveness
3. US-designed vinyl ball-joint dolls generally suck in both poseability and body realism
4. Schoolgirl by day, whore by night! Just like in the movies. No wait, that's why I DO want her.  That and her slamming punk party dress.

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I adore dolls, and I sort of enjoy the particularly awful ones, although I mostly don't buy the particularly awful ones.  Except for when I simply must - I think I have Native American Barbie and Pioneer Barbie around here somewhere, as well as Pilgrim Barbie, who thanks to her red dress has been modified by yours truly to be Scarlet Letter Barbie.  

Anyway, they're really pulling out all the stops for the 50th anniversary many-nations Barbies.  So far I've only seen three, but oooo, they are simply delicious in their awfulness, and portray our international friends in the best possible light.  (Pictures linked from Angelic Dreamz, which is a very nice store. Don't blame them! )

France:

Whorish can-can girl with fishnet stockings and lace-covered boobies
Scotland (this one's for you, [livejournal.com profile] haddayr )

Red-haired barbie in mini-kilt and tam-o-shanter, wielding bagpipe.

And, um. Amazonia Barbie:

Dark-haired, but white, barbie in a couple of little bandeau things, with tattoos painted on.
 

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The young hippie guy (ponytail, granola-ish clothes, a little body modding) who was bagging my stuff at the grocery noticed that the bottle for the 100% pure maple syrup was glass, not plastic.

guy: "huh, it's glass, I wonder why?"
me: "maybe that's to make it seem fancy, since it's the pure stuff."
guy: "is that better?"
me: "well, it is if your kid can't have the regular kind. I like the regular stuff better, but it's made of corn syrup and other stuff."
guy, looking puzzled: "then what is this made from?"
me: "trees."
guy: *looks incredulous*
me: "yeah, maple trees."
guy: "oh, wow. Wild!"
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So doing a search on "jade pendant" at amazon.com found me a few nice expected items, and also this...thing.  Which is also nice, for certain values of nice.


(For those who can't see the pic, or for the day when Amazon has a glitch and hides it, the pendant is oblong and curved with sort of veiny things.  It's not entirely penislike but it's more penislike than anythingelselike).

ARGH

Apr. 15th, 2009 09:15 pm
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That parenting thing, where my baby catches every possible cold virus from his daycare-mates and cousins? And passes it on to me, so I can be floored by a cold at the same time as I'm trying to help Mike take care of him? I'm totally ready to MOVE ON FROM THAT.
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Via NPR: PETA Attempts to Make Fish More Adorable

And here's the PETA Sea Kittens site.  The graphics are cute, but to me it looks like those fishies have chopped and flayed (as opposed to fileted) some kittens, and are wearing them like Aztec war trophies.  

Here is my delicious  adorable Salmon sea kitten, complete with accessories, created with the site's "make your own Sea Kitten!" feature.



I love that you can give your fish a bowl of water. 

Wrong

Sep. 13th, 2008 08:58 pm
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Johnson's Baby Cologne


"Use JOHNSON'S® Baby Cologne anytime you want to give your baby a clean, fresh scent."

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