February 22, 2009

720 Pounds of Garbage

That's how much we took out of our backyard (in the form of a swing set and a plastic pool) and out of our garage and to the dump. Don't worry, that's the actual trash amount, we took two or three other trips to Goodwill.

We rented a uhaul, filled it up, and took a trip to the dump. It was quite fun and really great of my husband to clean out the garage. It was pretty much all him, as I was working alot last week. (thank you and love you!)

Hope everybody has a good week.

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February 07, 2009

Random Facts

I found out today that the town a few over from me was name Slaughter originally. They changed it to Auburn, because really, who wants to live in a town called Slaughter?

Don't believe me? Here's a link or two for you...

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February 03, 2009

Things I didn't realize...

Now, I'm pretty politically moderate, and I regularly pay my taxes. However, I can't resist taking a pot shot at the Democrats right now, because I didn't realize the reason they don't mind having their taxes raised is because they never bothered to pay them in the first place.

Either that, or they just aren't smart enough to know that they should pay them if they would like to be appointed to positions in the future. You'd think they'd have wrapped up their hanging tax issues when it looked like Obama was going to win the Presidency so they could be considered for an appointment.

Seriously, Dashle pulls out, Nancy Keillifer pulls out, and Timothy Geithner was held up (and seriously, confiming a TREASURY Secretary who didn't pay taxes - a shame!). You can, of course, check out all of these issues here, sadly only two of the thirteen were Bush's (read Republican) nominees.

I found it rather humorous in all.

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February 01, 2009

Superbowl XLIII Commercials

Usually I review the top best and worst commercials, this year is no exception! However, all 3D commericals were automatically disqualified due to the fact that you have to have some lame glasses, which were not available at my local Safeway. Without further ado, here are the best:

Doritos commercial with the 'crystal ball', hilarious!

Coke commercial with the bugs who abscond with the bottle of Coke, even made the giant beatle look cute!

Hulu, an evil plot to destroy the world? With Alec Baldwin, that was pretty amusing. Also, TV does turn your brain to mush, nice to know some aliens will be enjoying the mush.

Pemco, though it wasn't their best one, because I love the series of Northwest profiles. I wonder if anybody outside of this area understood it.

The Clydsdale who loves a circus horse and follows her across the country. (Budweiser, of course)

MacGrubyer, or Pepsuber, which I technically saw during SNL, but was pretty hilarious being shown during the middle of the SuperBowl. However the third one on SNL was pretty funny, the dialog went something like 'pepsi, pepsi, pepsi', ok maybe it was just funny to me...

And the worst:
'Grease Monkeys' for Castro Oil (actually not 100% positive on the brand), I mean he kisses a monkey at the end, not to mention the racial overtones I have always thought the term 'grease monkey' has.

3D commercials because you'd think they'd have figured out how to make 3D that didn't require dorky glasses.

And a holding in the end zone is a safety, oh Steelers, how does it feel? Just like offensive pass interference cost us a touchdown in Superbowl XL, oh that felt good to watch that... well that and the following touchdown, and, in general, watching you blow the last few minutes of the game. Unfortunately I can't gloat too much, because you still won... argh! But it was a good game there in the end.

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