Thursday, June 21, 2007

Boy or girl? Scarlett or Rocket?

My friend Scott just reminded me that I haven't revealed the name of my new Element. I didn't mean to leave everyone hanging...
I think I've settled on Scarlett. After checking around on the Element Owners web site, I found there were a LOT of Ellie's, Watson's and even a couple of Ruby's. I didn't see any others named Scarlett and if my car is a girl, it seems like a good fit.
But here's my dilemma--is my car a girl or a boy? It's so boxy and kinda tough looking in it's own little way. (Scott, no lesbian jokes...) If it's a boy, then Scarlett doesn't fit very well and I would probably go with Rocket. (As Kath said, "as in the rocket's red glare". Also, it just seems kind of like an inside joke--what rocket would be built like a box??)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Happy Birthday to me....

So today I turn 39. Why does that sound so much worse than 38? I'm touched by the friends who have sent e-cards and posted well-wishes to me on the threads. 10 years ago I had only been living in Idaho for one year and didn't really know anyone. I still don't know a lot of people here in Idaho (except for a few close friends through work or parents of my son's friends), but I'm amazed at the friends I've made through cruising. Who would have thought that people I met on a cruise who are all the way across the United States would be so close to my heart. I get Christmas cards, birthday cards, and lots of emails and instant messages. I've become close enough with some of these people that I've even let them talk me into doing another cruise in February of 2009. 2009!!! I've NEVER planned something that far ahead! But that's what happens when you make good friends...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

One of my secret vices when it comes to t.v. is watching "So You Think You Can Dance". I used to dance when I was younger and it's fun to watch this show and see some of these really talented people. I also have a soft spot for theatre and have been to many musicals with my dad over the years. So I think that's one of the reasons this particular dance really made me smile. It reminded me of somthing you'd see in a stage musical. And I LOVE their outfits! They performed the dance to Cabaret Hoover from the animated film The Triplets of Belleville.

Friday, June 8, 2007

My New Favorite Commercial

Today I found my new favorite commercial:

"no pinch...."

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

"Thong on Fire" and Other Bad Novels...

I am NOT a romance novel reader. Can't stand 'em, to tell you the truth. I prefer a good suspense or mystery to get my blood flowing. But I HAVE to give props (oh God, did I actually just say "give props"??) to the "Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels" web site. (See link under "Web Pages I Like") The main part of their web site that I always go back to check on is their cover art snark. Here's a little sample for the cover of a book called "Thong on Fire":

Sarah: That’s one way to refer to gonorrhea.
Candy: When I saw that cover, I immediately heard Wolf Parade singing “Sometimes we rock and roll, sometimes we strip at home and it’s just fine, this thong’s on fire, this thong’s on fire, this thong’s on fire, this thong’s on fire.”
Anybody else? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Then the comments that the readers send in are enough to keep you in stitches for hours:

Dear me...I fear perhaps, her thong is on fire due to all the horrible chafing from that butt floss...did you see this was from the author of “Thug-A-Licious” ? Hmm...nothing’s sexier than knockin’ boots with yer baby daddy after he gets out of the pen. -Mamanice

And my personal favorite, from Amy F.B. E.- I can’t get past Thong On Fire. Holy shit. I shouldn’t be surprised at the utter horrendousness of that title since its predecessor was called Thug-A-Licious (didn’t he tour with Eminem last year?), but still. That’s one damn lousy title for anything other than a STD prevention manual!
“Are you a shameless hussy? Do your friends refer to you as the Revolving Whore? Are you physically incapable of seeing anything oblong without humping it madly, regardless of who’s watching? Have you not yet lived down that incident with the blow up doll, the waffle iron, and the church pew, despite moving to another state? Can you read at a 2nd grade level? Well, this is the book for you--THONG ON FIRE!
“This stirring novel teaches you ways to prevent a recurrence of that inconvenient green discharge from your Magic Vajayjay, as well as detailing methods for reducing that irritating twat chapping caused by fucking every doorknob in Home Depot! Order your copy today--only $19.95 in this special TV offer--but wait, there’s more! Act now and get not one, not two, but three extra-strength, silver-studded, faux leatherette condoms! Make your men howl with pleasure… or is it pain?… as they penetrate every one of your glistening lurve grottos. And that’s not all--we’ll also throw in this industrial-strength energizing and disinfecting spray, specially formulated for the tired and overused ladypocket...”
Oh yeah. I can’t wait to read it.

This web site is definitely worthy of saving in your favorites if you enjoy reading sarcastic review of REALLY bad cover art.