Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bankrupt by Beanie Babies

I was thinking recently about the Beanie Baby craze and then I saw this story about a man who want bankrupt buying Beanie Babies. Pretty much exactly what I pictured happening to someone.

Let me tell you about my experience with Beanie Babies.

When I was 13 I was a candy striper at my local hospital. I wasn't legally old enough to work but I could child labor for free if it was "volunteer work". Is it volunteering if you're forced by your mother?

I worked mostly in the gift shop. It was a pretty sweet deal. Literally. I got to eat any expired or broken cookies. Let's just say that every once in a while a giant cookie accidentally broke.

I usually worked the register or if needed I would sit in the back room and stay on hold to order Beanie Babies. Yes demand was so high I had to hold for an hour to place the order. If you worked the register you were also in charge of the Beanie Baby list. The Beanie Baby list was a wait list of people who could then be allowed to purchase a Beanie Baby. People would line up on the day they came in and I would check their name off the wait list and let them choose their Beanie Baby.

You would have thought I was handing out food in a bread line during the Great Depression. People would freak out because they thought they were first on the list and so and so cut them and they wanted this Beanie Baby but there was only 3 of those and they were 5th on the list! It was pure insanity and I was getting paid ZERO dollars to deal with rabid middle aged moms.

I did have a few Beanie Babies but being right in the middle of Beanie Baby Thunder Dome soured me towards them a bit. I wonder where all these Beanie Babies are now? Probably sitting on yard sale tables and in basements all over the country. I hope we all learned a lesson here. Fads are fads so let's all calm it down.

Summer jam it's now official!

So I mentioned before how I was looking for my summer jam.

My two top candidates were Blurred Lines and Get Lucky but I found a song that has surpassed that and is my OFFICIAL (you know it's official if it's in CAPS) summer JAM. Ladies and gents Acapella by Karmin.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What every great meal should start with

I won't argue with logic

Ladies night with Han Solo

Jealous much? Han Solo is soft and likes to lick you.

We watched John Dies at the End and played fetch. I had to escape my apartment as it was being "shown" to people. I thought watching movies with Han Solo and drinking wine was a better option than sitting awkwardly in my apartment while strangers view it.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Why is this guy so happy?

Maybe he's really enjoying having a shamrock for a body? Just don't tell him he's not getting worn until March or that he probably can't walk.

Another random find from my mother.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The lights are on but who knows what's happening in there

We call our mail lady at work crack head Sally. There is a very good reason - we think she's on drugs. She can often be found on the sidewalk smoking a cigarette and reading a gossip magazine while we're waiting for our mail, which is already late. If you talk to her she looks at you like you just asked her the most difficult question anyone has ever asked someone in their whole entire life.

We often find her sleeping in the mail room and will attempt to wake her up so we can get the mail. Sometimes she wakes up and sometimes she does not so we leave and come back. We've complained to the post office but nothing has changed. We are stuck with crack head Sally.

We went to check for our weekend mail and the light is on but there is no mail yet. It must be time for her morning nap.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Weird tribal decals CHECK
Eagle in flight with American flag CHECK
Flames CHECK
Random cross CHECK
Um...truck balls? CHECK

I bet it shoots fireworks out of the tail pipe.

Enjoy this while it lasts boys

Once we move you won't have your bathroom kitty lounge anymore. There is no giant ledge for you to sit on although I'm sure you will still manage to fit in the sink if it meets your kitty bed standards.

There will be more windows and closets though. Both things kitties enjoy.

I started packing and oh my God I have so much crap! I mean the amount of books alone is crazy. I've been throwing things out but I think my closet is multiplying stuff when I'm not looking.

I can't wait to be moved in. Fingers crossed that August 1st isn't 100 degrees or raining.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Grape Crush

Today I had a can of Grape Crush with my breakfast. Weird? Yes. But it was there and I haven't had Grape Crush in years. I have to say I was a little disappointed. It tastes like Dimetapp but more sugary. And in case you were wondering omelets and Grape Crush do not go together.

Next soda tasting is cream soda. I used to love it but now I'm worried it just might not be the same.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sidewalk maths

Is this a trick to try to make math fun? I'm not falling for it.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Never a bum steer!

I'm glad that my ham and cheese sandwich will never contain a bum steer!

Thank you Deluca's

p.s. the sandwich was DELICIOUS

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The sunflower has emerged


It looks like it has little babies, and that it's looking at me.

A close up of the bee also enjoying the sunflower.

Melissa wanted credit for alerting me to the bloom. Thank you Melissa!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mayhem and Black

Guess which is which.

They live with my cousin and like to be petted. 

You know it's a good night when you wake up covered in glitter

My cousin Alexis is getting married in August. We took a burlesque lesson and then went to Men in Motion and died laughing. Molly got hit on by a stripper after the show and we woke up covered in glitter. It was a good night.

Thursday, July 11, 2013


A fluffernutter sandwich is pretty much the best lunch.

My co-workers were jealous.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Things my cats like to sleep on or in

the floor
plastic bags
laundry (clean or dirty)
boxes that are too small
boxes that are too large
paper of any kind (especially if you're using said paper)
the window
my bed
my pillows
my desk
my laptop
my arm
my lap

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I spy

A very tall sunflower. No actual flower yet but I shall keep an eye out and report back.

I need to go to this

Do you think people will sing along? I'd rather not sing by myself in a movie theater.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Urban rock climbing

Outside my building, if you want to play Cliffhanger.

Wrist bling

Trying to liven up this Monday morning. It's tough going back to work after vacation.

Bracelet is from Express. I love their jewelry.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

I see you

We need to work on our hide and seek skills.


This was quite possibly the hottest camping trip I've ever been on. Usually it's hot during the day but nice and cool at night. We had no such luck this time. We cooled off in the pond when we could but we still had a fire going at night because you can't go camping and not have a camp fire.

I was having a good time entertaining some kids. In case you were wondering Justin Bieber is out and One Direction is in. I also taught them how to do the "dead man's float" which turned into them doing dead animal impressions in the water.

And this happened

girl: what should my name be?
me: how about Kielbasa?
girl: yes I want to be called Kielbasa!

the next day

Uncle Scott: who wants kielbasa?
girl: Kielbasa's a sausage?! Hey!

I think I need a few more showers and a good nap before I feel human again but it was a fun trip.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sangria for schmucks

There was sangria. There was dancing. There was bread eating. I will post recipe when I attempt it myself. It's a good one.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cat tv

Oh if only I could be as entertained by looking out a window. The best part is my windows face a wall. There are a few birds that fly down there sometimes.

I died my hair but I think it's hard to tell from this picture. It's just a bit redder and more one color. At least I did one thing I intended to do on my day off.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Required field must not be blank

Apparently blogger has suddenly decided that you have to have a title on your blog post or you can't publish the post.

Not a fan of this blogger.

Light em up

I got this little guy from my mother a while back. Still lights up.