Monday, October 20, 2008

Voter's guide for 2008 Presidential Election!

For those of you who haven't yet decided how you're going to vote in the upcoming election... here's my voter's guide - YOUTUBE style!

See why Obama Girl has a crush, as does most of America, oh sorry, I mean those "elitists" with Obama


Incredible McCain Girl loses it (much like the guy she's advocating for)


Nader? He's running again??


Super Obama Girl to the rescue!


Since when did it become popular to use sex to sell politics??

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I'm getting old

So there I am in the locker room getting ready to change into my swimsuit for some laps before work. I pull out my goggles, swim cap, and swimsuit from my locker and place them on the bench. I strip down to my birthday suit and stuff my clothes into my locker. I look over to the bench where my swimsuit should have been, but it's not there! I look for it all around me - under the bench, in my locker, in my backpack, but can't find it anywhere! As I put my hands on my hips in exasperation, I feel a layer of nylon/spandex between my hands and my hips. Oh. Yeah.

Another reminder of getting old... who else remembers this "flash" (haha, pun intended) from the past?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Move over Bearded Woman!

Make way for a new medical marvel - Tree Man!

This man, from a remote village in Indonesia, has an extraordinary skin condition: he has root like structures growing out of his body - branches that can grow up to 5cm a year and which protrude from his hands and feet, and welts covering his whole body.




He made a living being part of a freak circus, but with the help of an American dermatologist he attempts to regain his life back.
Click here for pictures of him after an operation.

More videos of the Discovery Channel series "My Shocking Story." (It's a good thing I don't have cable or else I'd be glued to the TV)

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Leave Barack Alone!

Too funny! A play on that viral "Leave Britney Alone" video...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Importance of ABCs of bike safety

So there I am - smiling as the hot sun beat on my back, feeling the wind roaring in my ears and cooling my face on a glorious sunny Bay Area day. I was happily pedaling along reaching mile 47 of my bike ride from San Francisco to Mountain View with some friends when the unexpected happened! I felt my left foot wobblying around for a minute, but dismissed it as just a need to tighten my cleats to my shoe. Well... I never got to check on it later because suddenly MY FOOT, PEDAL, AND CRANK ALL DETACHED FROM MY BIKE! Whaaaaat?!? Yeah! Uh huh! I know! After getting over the initial shock and horror of what just happened, I saw how comical the situation looked to my friends - me pedaling along with just one foot. I wasn't even sure how I was going to come to a stop since I couldn't land on my left foot with the crank still attached to it. Eventually (after trying not to fall off because I was laughing so hard) I gingerly come to a slow stop, unclipped my right foot and kind of slid off my seat and landed on my right side. We were able to reattach the crank after a bit of detective work.

The crank is supposed to be attached to the rest of the bike like this...


... instead, my shoe was attached to the crank, but the crank not attached to bike...






Lesson learned! For all you bikers out there here's a video clip on the ABC's of bicycle safety.



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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

YouTube meets South Park

Watch the video and test your YouTube fandom...



Who's your top internet star?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Steak and BJ day?

A friend asked if I had plans for Friday, March 14. If you're clueless to the significance of the date (as I was), March 14 is one month after Valentine's Day. Some guy is trying to start a new holiday for men since women have a strong hold on Valentine's Day.

Taken from http://www.steakandbjday.com/

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You know the drill. Every 14th of February you get the chance to display your fondness for a significant other by showering her with gifts, flowers, dinner, shows and any other baubles that women find romantic. Every Valentines day you rack your brains for that one special, unique gift that will show your wife or girlfriend that you really do care for them more than any other. Now ladies, I'll let you in on a little secret; guys really don't enjoy this that much. Sure seeing that smile on your face when we get it right is priceless, but that smile is the result of weeks of blood, sweat and consideration. Another secret; guys feel left out. That's right, there's no special holiday for the ladies to show their appreciation for the men in their life. Men as a whole are either too proud or too embarrassed to admit it.

Which is why a new holiday has been created.

March 14th is now officially "Steak and Blowjob Day". Simple, effective and self explanatory, this holiday has been created so you ladies finally have a day to show your man how much you care for him.

No cards, no flowers, no special nights on the town; the name of the holiday explains it all, just a steak and a BJ. Thats it. Finally, this twin pair of Valentine's Day and Steak and Blowjob Day will usher in a new age of love as men everywhere try THAT much harder in February to ensure a memorable March 14th!

The word is already beginning to spread, but as with any new idea, it needs a little push to start the ball rolling. So spread the word, and help bring love and peace to this crazy world. And, of course, steak and BJ's.

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Visit the site for steak recipes.

What if your man is a vegetarian?? Go straight to the BJ part?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Braggart or serious problem?

How many guys would actually "complain" of being in a situation like this guy?



Why would he not tell his girlfriend that her friends are coming on to him? That should put a stop to her girlfriends from dropping by his place.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Lost!

Friends in southern California - please help! Poor guy lost his heart and needs help finding it! I'm not sure why he would want a broken heart back... I'd rather start with a fresh one.

Another year older??

Haha! Thanks, LM!


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(please ignore the "31" - it's a mistake ;-) )

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It's for the articles, really!

Wow, Playboy magazine for the blind! I guess no one will doubt a blind person's excuse of buying it for the articles...



Our tax dollars fund this: "The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of the Library of Congress, maintains a free national library of braille materials. Playboy was selected on the basis of demonstrated reader interest; Congress funds free distribution of the braille edition."

(link to original Wired article here)


***UPDATE***

Ok, so some of you may remember this *possibly* incriminating photo of me posing with a Romanian issue of Playboy magazine. I can assure you I did not buy it, I read the article on Yoko Ono, and I drooled over the photo of Brad Pitt on the back cover.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

yummy!

I pride myself on being adventurous, but let me be the first to admit I'm a wuss when it comes to trying new foods. I came across this video of South Koreans enjoying a delicacy, octopus. *LIVE* I'm not sure I can stomach (ha-ha, pun intended) seeing my food walk off my dinner plate. I know eating live octopus doesn't even start to compare to other delightful delectables people consume, but still, trying to chow down an octopus while it's tentacles are clamoring away in your throat (possibly leading to death) belongs in its own category.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Le-go my Legos!

Happy (belated) 50th birthday, Lego!! I remember playing with these as a kid (in fact, it's the only toy I remember bringing to the U.S. from Sweden). Back then Legos included very basic shapes and you had to use your imagination to create wondrous masterpieces only to tear it down because you needed its pieces for a new work of art. Now they have all kinds of shapes, machinery, and villains.

Here's a funny Lego clip.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Love cannons

Love Cannons. Think your gun is big enough to fill one of these?

Personally, I need one of these.

And remember, "Stay real! We are all brack people." Scroll through the other images. I love all things Japanese!

Speaking of "brack", check out this video of Mitt Romney attempting to mingle with African-American families at a MLK Jr. parade in Florida. Forget the dogs, who let him out?? And the "bling bling" comment? Really?!?



[I was going to write a blog entry about the US presidential race, but realized that that was going to turn into a 5 page discussion - too serious for this blog. But please, I invite you to invite me for a discussion on the political races over a pear cider or two.]

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

what to do with a hot frying pan?

video

This video made possible by our friends at DuPont. Where would we be without Teflon(R)?

(Really, I do have better things to do with my time... I'm just procrastinating)

in need of some cuteness?

Does the gray winter weather have you down? Do you have SAD? If so, I have a solution! Just follow these simple steps and soon you will be walking around with a smile on your face.

1. Maximize your browser window.
2. Click on this link.
3. Smile!

If this didn't work, you are beyond hope. Just kidding.

Watching this is like watching my fish swim around in their tank! If you are fortunate/unfortunate enough to have two computer monitors, load the link up on one screen while working off the other screen. You may even freak gullible coworkers by telling them you trapped a dog in your monitor! (and more points to you if you can pull this off with a flat monitor!)

(thanks for the link jtb)


*UPDATE*

The original link doesn't work anymore, but click here for a similar version of the original link (a kitten instead of a puppy). (thanks for the link DE)