February 19, 2007

Just Beachy

For our President's Day Weekend, and the kid's Midwinter Break (seriously, where did these breaks come from!!), we went down to my in-laws lovely beachside 'cabin' on the Oregon Coast. We had lots of fun, visiting the sand dunes in Florence and lots of 'antique' shops. I even managed to finish a book and watch some TV. The only downside is that my cell phone gets absolutely no signal down there, so imagine my dismay when I finally had to check my messages - only to discover that all the past messages have been erased and there were only new recent ones! Woohoo, now all I have to do is keep up on it!

Upon getting back I find the whole world has changed: first, Britney Spears has shaved her hair (the horror) and second, Seattle has been coated in some mysterious dust. Granted, now I can't find an article about the stupid mysterious dust, which was probably just pollen, because the internet is not cooperating with me, but there was dust and it was odd, and probably pollen.

Oh and apparently more idiots decided to climb up Mt Hood and then had to wait for rescue. Seriously, stop climbing in the winter! It's not that hard of a concept to grasp. Now if you are going to try and tackle the elements at least watch Man vs. Wild first, it is a great show I just discovered the weekend. Plus it has a good looking (shhh, don't tell the hubby) British man leading you through the wilderness (and occasionally removing a shirt). He had some good tips, I watched the 'Alaska' episode and it was spot on, I know, I was born there, and you should know to to survive there too. Ok, so I didn't know all of it, but I could've figured out a silly signal fire.

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February 11, 2007

Oooo, My Pretty Pink Potatoe Peeler

Saturday I went up and hung out with my mom for the first time in a long time, it was very nice and I was able to download Bookworm Adventures onto their computer and hopefully addict them to the game! I mean if I paid 30 bucks for this game then others should enjoy it too, and waste their lives away - hehe...

While out with my mom we stopped by Kohl's, where I finally remembered to purchase a potatoe peeler, something my kitchen has been lacking. There were a couple of choice, like white or black, but when my eyes alighted on the pink one I couldn't say no (unless there had been a red one, or possibly a blue one). So I purchased it and tonight, tried it out. It's amazing!

Also I got a new haircut, so please enjoy this picture with my haircut and pink potatoe peeler. Have an awesome week!

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February 04, 2007

An Ordinary American Reviews SuperBowl Commercials

I want everybody to be aware that I didn't watch every single commercial, as I have usually done in years past, but I did watch most of them. Now I am not saying these are the best, there were several good ones over the whole game. But these are the ones that prompted me to write about them, whether I loved or objected to them.

Oprah and Letterman rooting for teams. Quite frankly I thought this was cute way to promote Letterman having Oprah on his show. I thought it was clever, of course they were rooting for each other's team instead of their own.

Chevy: three girls in a Chevy as all the men in the area start washing it spontainiously and removing their shirts to the tune of Nelly's It's Gettin Hot in Herre. Now I liked the commercial, I thought it was a cute idea. However, I did object that the men were not that attractive, older, ect. Would it have killed them to do it exactly as they would have done it if the females had been removing their clothes? We all know those females would have had huge boobs and skimpy bras on. Either that or it would have been funny if average or worse than average women had started washing the car with men inside. I would have found that amusing.

Chevy: Assembly line machine misses screw, gets terminated, attempts to do other jobs, fails, and jumps off a bridge... then wakes up and realizes it didn't happen, he is just stressed and the catch phrase being 'we're obsessed with quality'. I loved the anthropomorphised assembly line character, he was sooo cute! But I objected to him jumping off the bridge, what if it had been a down-on-your-luck factory worker (the parallel is not that far off base), would it have been so cute? I thought there were other, more clever ways to get their point of 'quality obsessed' across without having him jump off the bridge.

CareerBuilder: Let's be honest anything is better than those damn dirty monkeys. Though the fighting for promotion ring ad was quite hilarious.

Doritos: where the guy sees the girl eating Doritos on the street, crashes his car and when she runs over to see if she was ok, she trips and falls on the street. Really, do I have to explain why I like this commercial - it's so much like me!!

Etrade: what can you do with one finger, I appriciated this ad. Especially the 'tell your high priced brocker where to go'.

Now I realize most of these commercials were in the beginning, but they were the ones I had opinions on. Please feel free to share your favorites or not-so-favorites. I didn't discuss the Federline ad because I didn't think it was worthy, clever but not worthy as it has been discussed by everyone under the sun already.

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February 01, 2007

February 1st Isn't April Fools Day, Is It?

Because JK Rowling announced this morning that her final Harry Potter book (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) will be released on July 21st.

This means, of course, that I have to re-read all others up to this point before July!! EEEEE!!

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