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bad news, emily!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Look, kid, I want to buy some, but I still haven't seen any rugrats selling them on campus. The smart scouty girls park themselves in at the corner of Wilson Library to catch the Lenoir flow.

Thin mints! Thin mints! Thin mints! Thin mints!

It's to keep you SAFE

To all of you who made fun of me in the past for always having a safety pin or two in my bag and/or inside a jacket...

Safety pin and stick freed snatched boy


Saturday, February 24, 2007

White Glittery Tabletop

I had Froot Loops this morning - a cereal I haven't eaten in YEARS - and just the smell of it brought back a strong memory. Sitting in my grandparents' kitchen at Tejon Ranch in Southern California as a little kid. When we would come for visits during the summers without our parents my Grandma would let us choose one sugary cereal for our stay. Froot Loops was a popular one. We'd sit at the classically 60's white metal table with the flecks of gold on it, in front of the corner windows overlooking the back yard terrace.
The packaging was even like it was back then - and I haven't seen cereal packed this way in years - in a silver, non-crinkly, almost waxy foil.
Memory Lane can be so sweet. Literally. That cereal will really wake you up in the morning.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

"Taste the Truthiness!"

This is awesome!!!
Daniel told me there is a new Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor named after Stephen Colbert, called "Americone Dream" - vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel.
Read article here.
(Bummer that I have to wait until Easter to try it.)

Bad Cop, Good Cop

I love this story.
A police officer passes a stopped school bus, but then he gives himself a ticket for the moving violation, and also tacks the appropriate 4 points onto his driving record.
I tip my hat to you, sir. For the second part, that is. The first part was just inexcusable. Which I guess is why he didn't excuse himself.

This is actually more of a "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger" story, a la Stephen Colbert.


Thursday, February 15, 2007

Spring Forward!

I stumbled across an article about Daylight Saving Time and how they changed it for 2007 from the traditional dates. The writer warned that electronic devices (like PDAs, PCs, TiVO, phones, etc.) that have clocks that may have been pre-set for Daylight Saving Time calendars might get thrown off between March 11 and the first weekend in April. That would totally suck if our DVR didn't tape "24" !!!!!!!!

Read all about it on the California Energy Commission website.
Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time is extended one month and begins for most of the United States at:
2 a.m. on the Second Sunday in March to 2 a.m. on the First Sunday of November.

Wait a minute... I have a funny feeling that I've written a post about Daylight Saving Time before. Let me check. Yep, on January 19, 2006.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"The Pit Break-Up"

Update: It turns out that this was a publicity stunt after all.
"Burke said the breakup was an experiment to show the power of Internet communities and the amount of money that companies make from them." Read here.

There was a student out in The Pit at UNC yesterday (Valentines' Day) who set it up to break up with his girlfriend publicly. What I heard was that she had cheated on him, and he got the word out to hundreds of students via Facebook who all gathered in the Pit at a particular time to watch the free episode of Jerry Springer. He got her there by telling her he had gotten an a cappella group to serenade her for Valentine's day. Well, she got serenaded alright. The song was the Dixie Chicks' "I'm Not Ready to Make Nice". Some people were sitting on walls and others were watching from the windows of the dining hall next door and some were even in trees.
Wow. That's nerve to gather a crowd like that. She's a @#$%! for cheating on him, but I think that kind of public humiliation is going a bit too far.
The thing is up on YouTube and Google. It's like a train wreck, but I just had to watch. I won't post a link, to spare those of you with a more discerning palate, but if you want to watch it on YouTube it's called "The Pit Breakup".
Karin said it well: "he looks like a fraternity jerk". Yep, he does. As heartless as she was to cheat on him, I have to admit that I'm impressed that she stuck around to "talk" afterwards. What's funny is that she politely complimented the girls on their singing!
Warning: the video contains expletives once the two get into it after the song. It gets VERY Jerry Springer.