28 October 2010

"I don't want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day" --Todd Rundgren

Busybusybusy. The little squirrel in my brain is freaking out over the volume of work lately. She's shaking her furry fist at the world and downing a few too many acorn martinis. Worse, she can't seem to focus long enough to crank out a blog post.*

So, more flotsam:

  • Speaking of squirrels, the black squirrels are finally showing up in my neighborhood. Way cool, right?! So far? A very peaceful integration.
  • Really? Sara Rue losing 50 pounds isn't significant enough? They have to enlarge her 'before' picture cut-out such that she looks short next to her former self? Please.
  • Is it wrong to love an appliance? Ew, not like that, people. No! We got a new refrigerator and it's sooooo purty! And, unlike the old one, it doesn't make ominous noises like a Wes Craven movie. It just quietly cools. Mmmmm.
  • Speaking of annoying television (redundant much?) , have you seen this commercial?

Literally? Literally? That would be: no. I begin to think people have no effin' clue as to what that word means. And stuff like this? Not so helpful. As the Hubs says, it's kind of like a company that makes educational toys intentionally misspelling their name: PlaySkool. Not so helpful.

  • Bazillion dollar idea: Wine pairings with junk food. They already pair wine with chocolate. And dessert wines with...well... your fancy type desserts. But which Eiswein goes with Twinkies? Which Zinfandel stands up to your First Degree Burn Doritos Jalapeno Flavored chips? Which box of Chardonnay is going to truly bring out the flavor of your Sour Patch Kids? THIS is what America needs to know.

* Why are you looking at me? *points back to squirrel*


Barbara said...

I've always thought black squirrels were far more sophisticated. Is that racist? :)

HKW said...

I saw a black squirrel walking to the Metro station in DC, in a neighborhood near the National Cathedral, which inspired me to buy a gray squirrel Halloween costume for my golden retriever. I don't know what that says about me. Wine and junk food pairing - genius! Playskool - too funny, you're right not helpful at all.

Vittoria said...

i saw a gray squirrel eating (i shit you not. i shit you NOT. it was AWFUL) another gray squirrel in mt vernon sq. now i only like the black ones.

spleeness said...

I'm still laughing over the seagull pic!! Fantastic.

There are squirrels in my attic - I don't know if the black or gray kind. At 3am listening to it gnaw incessantly above my head, I didn't care. I wanted to kick its furry whatever-colored ass. But other than that, I love them. :)

Maya said...

Good point about incorrect usage and misspelling of English words. argh. Drives me nuts!

I've been gone from your blog for awhile. So sorry, I wasn't cheating, just absent. Glad to be back. You make me laugh!

Mike said...

With Sara Rue being a spokesperson for Jenny Craig it's a wonder they don't have a Macy's day parade ballon of her.

lacochran's evil twin said...

Barbara: Maybe. But in the best possible way.

HKW: They used to be just in Montgomery County but now they're everywhere. Yay!

Vittoria: Eeeeewwwww!

spleeness: Oy. Better get them out and seal up the attic before you have squirrels in your bedroom.

Maya: Glad to have you back!

Mike: She looks fantastic now!