Monday, December 21, 2009

Holy cow, I never cry at videos on the net - well almost never. But shoot, this one ... you can't help it! Beautiful story of an ex-con and his dog. Kleenex alert!

Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Totally cool 3D Letters you can cut out and sit around!
Type in the word of your choice and then download the letters,
cut em out and sit em around.

Loves em!!!!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Although these might actually be useless in real business, I think it would be funny to walk up to the door of a retail store only to be greeted by one of these signs! They make me laugh!

Isn't this just too much fun? I LOVED my legos as a kid. Heck I still love building with legos!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

This'll make ya laugh! Unfortunately, you can't get 'em in time for Christmas...they're sold out!

Does it feel like your brain is running on empty? Want to fill it with some useless/useful trivia? Here's the site for you:

Why didn't I come up with this idea? In Japan, a design firm is designing CUTE barcodes! Duh!! They're commanding up to $4,000.00 for an exclusively designed bar code. Shoot! Guess I'll keep playin' the lottery until my big idea comes along.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Some day I'll have an uber cool, ultra modern, sleek house and when I do, I'm so going to have this fireplace! It burns ethanol fuel, doesn't create soot or smoke and doesn't need a chimney. In other words, it ROCKS!

Until then, you'll find me here in Westfield...sigh.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Someone is getting this for Christmas.
Hmmm, now who should I give it to????

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Oh, you don't want an inflatable turkey for Thanksgiving?

Monday, September 28, 2009

What Everyone Will Be Wearing in Indiana this Winter!
Get Yours Now

Friday, September 11, 2009

Practicing Food Stylist Photography

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Great medley of MJ music

Officially accepting this as a Christmas Gift!

The Mayfair Steamer Secretary Desk
from Restoration Hardware

(of course I'll need a new house too, since this is so large!)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

If you want 'em, you're gonna have to wait for 'em. They're currently sold out!
Who doesn't want a good pair of notebook and pencil socks??
No? What? Are you crazy?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I can see where this could be very useful!!

Available at Amazon Japan for around $26 bucks!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

It's ok to admit it, we all know you want the Chia Obama!!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Well, I've seen it all now....the Snuggie for Dogs!

How you say......YUMMMMMMO!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

To all my beer drinkin' cousins. I want you to save your beer cans and make me some beer can butterflies. Thanks!

Can't figure out why you're packin' on the pounds?

Uh, perhaps it's those Snickers Pancakes you like to eat on Saturday mornings. I don't know...just a guess.

Here's a blog that shows us all the stuff that packs on pounds, in image form. Check it out:

This is Why You're Fat

Friday, July 17, 2009

Have you seen the newly designed penny? No? There are 4 new versions of the penny - a coin I think is well deserving of a redesign if I do say so myself!! All are involving Abraham Lincoln. Why? These new Lincoln pennies are redesigned in recognition of the bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the first issuance of the Lincoln cent.

Check em out! We already got one in our change so be on the lookout coin lovers!!

Lincoln's Formative Years in Indiana

Professional Life in Illinois

Presidency in Washington

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Since I became Greek, I really feel like I need one of these Greek coffee cups - inspired by our beloved Greek restaurants. Who's gonna buy it for me? It's only $14.00 bucks!

You can buy it here
Doesn't matter if you're the President of the United States,
a man will always be a man.
Check out Obama, checkin' out the sites in Italy - the guy next to him looks amused too.

New words have been added to the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Sorry folks, they aren't new and improved cuss words or anything you haven't already said (well maybe one or two of them are). The words are:
  • Locavore (one who eats foods grown locally)
  • Frenemy (someone who acts like a friend but is really an enemy)
  • Waterboarding (an interrogation technique use to induce the sensation of drowning)
  • Vlogs (a blog that contains video material)
  • Webisode (a TV show that can be viewed at a Web site)
  • Flash mob (a group of people summoned electronically to a designated spot at a specified time to perform an indicated action before dispersing)
  • Green-collar (involving actions for protecting the natural environment)
  • Sock puppet (false online identity used for deceptive purposes)
  • Staycation (a vacation where you stay at home)
Feel free to use 'em now, Merriam Webster has made 'em official!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Oscar Mayer passed away on Monday at the age of 95. He requested that the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile NOT make an appearance at his funeral for fear it would cause too much of a spectacle.

R.I.P. Oscar! I love you hot dog man!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 - The day music changed forever with the passing of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. I don't remember music when Michael wasn't in it. I loved Michael, despite all of his idiosyncrasies and accusations, I always loved Michael for the true talent and entertainer that he was. I know I'll miss Michael but I'm so glad I have all this great music to keep him alive in my memory forever.

Thank you Michael!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

GASP! I want it!

Flossing. For the love of our gums, we all have to do it. But let's face it, it's not really all that much fun. Floss is just floss. Sure they make that mint flavored floss but does it inspire you to floss religiously? I doubt it.

I have the cure!
Bacon flavored dental floss! Now this is a floss I could get into!

Not a fan of salt-cured meats? Ok, I've got one for ya! How about cupcake frosting floss? What's better than flossing with something that tastes like pure sugar?

Careful, my fine flossing friends, you just might become a flossaholic!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Yep, I'm lovin this idea!

Really cool stuff for the photog in your life:
Check it out:

Sunday, April 12, 2009

More evidence of spring....

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Officially added to my bucket list:

The Blue Moon, Lima Peru
(be sure to check out the ceiling!)
click on the image to see a full 360° view

Yokohama at Night - What a Sight!!

Monday, April 06, 2009

It's official Spring has sprung! So what's it do today? Snow! Crazy Indiana weather!

Just before the snow fell, this weekend, I took some pics of my spring-like surroundings. Here's proof that spring IS in fact, in the air!

Are you happy? Do you live a contented, carefree life? How boring! What you lack are contrasts. You clearly need problems to solve.

Good news! Now you can

Sunday, March 29, 2009

In my never-ending quest to fill Rich's stomach and keep the kid happy, I was looking around at different breakfast recipes. By far, Rich's favorite meal is a good hearty breakfast. He really loves biscuits and gravy but I'm not a big fan. So I'm always looking for something that we can both enjoy AND that will fill his tummy.

Check this breakfast tart out. I haven't tried it yet! I think tomorrow night just might be one of those breakfast for supper kind of nights!!

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tart
From Williams-Sonoma

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tart


1 sheet puff pastry dough
1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 tsp. water
3 oz. crème fraîche
2 oz. shredded Gruyère cheese (I'll have to use mozzarella because we all know Rich doesn't like cheese - big, ol weirdo!)
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
8 bacon slices, cooked until crisp
3 eggs
10 fresh chives, cut on the bias into 1/2-inch lengths


  1. Thaw the puff pastry dough according to the package instructions.
  2. Preheat an oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  3. On lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into a 10-by-8-inch rectangle. Place the pastry on the prepared baking sheet. Using a paring knife, score a border 1/2 inch in from the edge of the pastry. Using a fork, prick the center of the pastry. Brush the border with the egg wash and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the crème fraîche and cheese, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread the crème fraîche mixture on the pastry, keeping the border clean. Lay the bacon on top, slightly overlapping the slices. Bake the tart for 14 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through baking.

  6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place it on a level heatproof surface. Using a fork, prick any large air pockets in the pastry. Crack the eggs onto the tart, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake until the egg whites are set and the yolks are still soft, 7 to 10 minutes.
  7. Transfer the tart to a platter, garnish with the chives and serve immediately.

Serves 4 normal sized people or just me and Rich, if you know Rich, you know what I mean!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Seriously, you know you want a chicken leg purse.
It's ok to admit it.
I don't know about this candle-a-bra, I suppose it has its uses....but the chandelearrings! Oh yeah! Who doesn't love light up earrings!! Check out more at weird and wacky stuff, like some fashionable stiletto roller skates!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I love going to World Market in Carmel. They have unusual food & decor from around the globe and a great selection of chocolate and candy from various parts of the world. Well, I'm officially addicted to two "new" candy bars (though I think they sold both of these in the "good ol days).

The first one is called Big Hunk.
It's a big ol hunk o'nougat with nuts in it - NOT drenched in chocolate. You just get the nougat. Oh yummy. Put this little hunk of goodness in the micro for 4-5 seconds and it softens right up to a chewy bit of deliciousness! The nuts just add that bit of crunchiness that it needs. Yummo!

The second one is called a Lion bar.

It's got crispy wafers and rice, along with just the right amount of chewy carmel all wrapped in a delectable milky chocolate. *gasp*

If your mouth is watering, just let me know, I'll pick up a spare bar for you of either (or both) and try not to devour it before I deliver it to you!