Thursday, April 30, 2009

How to wash a toilet

something else to brighten up your day...i know it worked for me :)

How to wash a toilet

This was simply too much of a time saver not to share it with you

1. Put both lids of the toilet up & add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.

2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close the lid. You may need to stand on the lid.

4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this.

5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a 'power-wash' and rinse'.

6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.

7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift the lid.

8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, & run outside where he will dry himself off.

9. Both the commode and the cat will be sparkling clean.


The Dog

How could she?

I was chatting with a friend last night and she was telling me the story of how her neighbor just had a baby, but wouldn't touch it.

Shocked and appalled? I know I was, especially after I found out that both she and her husband are, as my friend put it, "black as night". However, the baby was as white as snow, and apparently, this is the reason she wouldn't touch it.

I don't know if the dad felt the same way, but this made me sick to my stomach to even think that someone who just gave birth to a beautiful baby because its not the same color is just plain wrong.

The only way I could even fathom such behavior would be if it was the dad who refused to hold it thinking maybe it wasn't his.

*SIGH* Don't you just love the way people act these days. What do you think about this?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Danny Boy

A friend of mine showed this to me today and I had to share with you all

Too bad I didn't see it in time for St. Patrick's DAy, though. Hope you all got a smile from it :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Computer Humor

The Original Computer!!!!

Memory was something you lost with age
An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A cursor used profanity

A keyboard was a piano
A web was a spider's home
A virus was the flu
A hard drive was a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived

And if you had a 3 inch floppy.

You just hoped nobody ever found out!?!

What happened to respect?

As a kid in junior high and high school, I was never a troublemaker, by any stretch of the imagination, but I was one to play pranks with my friends during class. Now that I'm a teacher, I see the other side of things. One person once said that as bad as you are, your kids/students will be worse. After what I've seen today, I have to wonder if that is true.

The choir director has been having some issues with a couple of her students, so she finally sent them to the office. I happened to be headed up there to make some copies, and the conversation I heard and what she told me later dumbfounded me.

Apparently, these kids think she's prejudice against white people. Problem with that is that she's white.

She took away one kid's cell phone because he was texting. Now, I'm no dummy. I know that some of my students text during class, but they at least have the courtesy to keep it hidden. This kid sits in the front row and was just blatantly texting right there in front of her, and after she repeatedly told him to put it up, he didn't stop. As she was sending him out, he grabbed his crotch and spat on the floor. From what I hear, the assumption is that he was aiming for her, and just didn't make it. WTF?!?

The other student took offense to his friend being sent out, so he got up, and tried to get the phone from her. As he was doing this, he was calling her all sorts of names.

I don't know what's going to happen to these boys, but I hope they get some severe punishment. A slap on the wrist will not bode well for the rest of us. This was some brash tactics employed here, and if nothing is done, then it could be the start of something.

Unfortunately, it is part of the culture these days. Students don't respect their teachers anymore (except for the fear of coaches). A friend of mine that teaches band across town literally flunks her kids for not showing up, and they don't seem to care. I don't know about you, but an F in band is one of the worst grades I could possibly imagine, but apparently, they don't care about any of their classes and will just bitch and moan to their parents to get it changed, and somehow it gets changed. That never would have happened in my day.

*SIGH* I guess the good old days of respect are all but numbered. What do you think?

Bombers and soldiers

I'm sure we've all seen those old cartoon, movies, and clips of those old World War bomber planes that swoop in low and then go back to their normal flight pattern, right? How about those perfectly in step armies? I think we have both in these house. I kid you not!

First the bombers. The little woman and I keep a relatively clean house. Occasionally dishes stack up in the sink or something, but never enough to create creatures. Or so we though, until last night when over the course of the night 3 or 4 giant roaches made their presence known. These things were some giant things, too. If I didn't know better, I'd say they had been genetically altered or had some kind of radiation. There were that big. As big as they were, they were nice and crunchy when we crushed them. So much for those bombers. Still, guess its time to call an exterminator. My theory is that they came through the walls from the people on either side of us, but I could be wrong.

As far as the army, well, what other critters would you think of when it comes to armies? Of course, I'm speaking of ants. Now, I have no real issue with ants. They don't bother anyone for the most part. They just work for their food, unlike those nasty roaches. Thought they are an annoyance. So, the kitchen is like a war zone right now.

So, of course we have to find a way to get rid of these things, especially the roaches. Anyone have any suggestions?

Monday, April 27, 2009


So, every night for the past few weeks at around the same time, the phone rings and on the other end is a collect call from one of two prisons. Apparently, the little woman has a pair of stalkers. Well, at least one. The other prison is up in the northeast part of the state where I am from, but to my knowledge I don't know anyone in prison.

I know many, if not all, of us would deny a call from a prison, but for me, I always have that feeling that it'll be someone I know. Call me paranoid.

So, at the little woman's office, prisoners do the cleaning. They have rules, though. They're not allowed to interact with anyone, and if they do they're supposed to be reported. So, before Xmas one prisoner somehow got the address and sent her a letter. Not that hard to find, since the last names are outside their cubicles. She didn't report it, thinking it was harmless. Well, now he's taken to calling. She has since called to get it blocked, but that doesn't excuse his breaking the rules and calling.

As for the other caller. That is a total mystery as to why he's calling, or who he is, but the warden up there has said that he'll look into it.

I swear, if its not one thing its another. Hopefully these calls will stop and we can get some peace again. Unfortunately, she's scared that one day they're gonna come by the house since she's blocked them. Oy! I don't think there's any need for worry about that, but the concern is warranted.

what do you guys think about this situation? Have you ever had anything like this happen?

Musical Monday

With the weirdness that I gave you last week, I figured this week I'd slow it down a bit and give you some inspiration courtesy of one of the greatest voices out there, Mariah Carey. Please enjoy "Fly Like a Bird"

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Eye Candy 4/26

Female Hottie: Eva Longoria-Parker

Best known for starring on Desperate Housewives (and the only reason any straight man would even dare stop and watch that, Eva is the husband of San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker (Go Spurs!!!). Unlike other sports superstar girlfriends, she has not been a jinx and stays out of the way, except for a couple of candid shots the paparazzi may grab (are you listening Jessica Simpson?). Did I mention that she's totally hot and worthy of the "club"?

Male Hottie: Daniel Dae Kim

I've never really understood the fascination with Lost, but apparently this guy is part of the reasons a lot of female viewers tune in, including a very convincing best friend of mine who threatened parts of my anatomy if I didn't get him on here soon. So, as welcome him to the "club" (and save me from mutilation), I hope that you enjoy, ladies.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Emma Stone

Geeks of the world unite! Emma Stone is the hot chick from high school that is sympathetic to our least she has been in most of the movies I've seen her in, most recently the one that earned her a spot in the "club", Superbad. Oh, and she's a redhead! --drools--

MILF: Jennifer Lopez

The recent mother of twins is a bonafide MILF and long overdue for membership in the "club". J-Lo is a triple threat. She's a talented actress, singer, and business woman. Who would have ever thought that a "Fly Girl" from In Living Color would go on to become such a huge megastar? Yo go, "Jenny from the Block"!

Classic/Retro Hottie: Goldie Hawn

No, that is not Kate Hudson, but rather her mother. I do believe this marks the first mother daughter team to join the "club". I'm not familiar with the works of Goldie, sadly, but I have seen her in a couple of movies such as Death Becomes Her with Meryl Streep and The Banger Sisters with Susan Sarandon. Her bubbly, ditzy blonde personality is what has made her a star, and she obviously passed her looks down to her beautiful daughter Kate. Not only is Goldie a MILF, but she's a GMILF! I wonder if Kate ever has a daughter if she'll continue the tradition.

Got to fix it

So, my CD drive is struggling to try and work, but just isn't doing it. A friend of mine said to take the bottom of the comp and adjust it, so I'm debating whether to take the chance and do it myself, or let someone who actually knows what they're doing take care of it. Chances are I'll go with the latter since the laptop is the only working comp we have in this house right now. Ugh! If it's not one thing, its another with these things!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Mr. Ice Cream Man

Some of you that are younger than I may not remember those days long past when kids would actually go outside to play and not park themselves in front of the PS3, Wii, or whatever game system they, or get on-line, or sit on the couch or in their room texting the person in the next room. These were simpler, more enjoyable times. One of the things I most remember was the ice cream man.

The ice cream man would drive around neighborhoods and you could see kids' faves light up once they heard the music coming around the corner. Some, like myself, would quickly run inside to get money from their parents so that they could get something. I can remember those Mickey Mouse faces on a stick. --drools--

Now, all this would usually take place on weekends, during the summer, or after school. Well, here it is 11:20 on a school day and I just saw and heard him drive by. WTF?!? Are their stay at home moms outside playing or something? Or is this some kind of cruel teasing for the elementary kids who are no doubt at recess right now? Perhaps bad timing?

Whatever the case, now I want to go chase him down and get some ice Good to know that they still exist, though.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Frustration with Entrecard

Guess what, this is another post about Entrecard. Big shocker, right? Seems to be all most of us blog about these days.

I've noticed that just about everyone has posted something about EC's paid ads. Almost every blog I regularly read has gone the no paid ads route. I'm sure there are many that I don't read that have gone the same route. One would think that this, coupled with the constant complaints on the message boards/forum would be enough to cause a blip on Graham's scope, yet nothing seems to be done.

As time is going on, I'm leaning more and more towards leaving EC, but i know that would lead to a massive decrease in traffic, so I'm trying to to stick it out through the summer. I also hope that some changes will be made.

I have my own ideas for changes. The first is one that we all have, and that is a double widget. It seems that EC is hell-bent on showing these paid ads, even if it means the alienation of those of us that use credits for our advertising, so why not compromise and create a double widget?

The next idea I have is that the only site that show paid ads are those that are advertising sites. I've noticed on the login page that there is a separate EC login page for these blogs, so why not let them advertise on each other and leave the rest of us alone. This goes for credit ads, too, unless you specifically approve the use of paid ads.

Granted, the way EC is going these days, I doubt they'll use either notion and will wonder why everyone is leaving their site. They have this whole paid ads fiasco to look back on as the answer to that question. Such a shame, this site was actually worth something when I first joined, now it is quickly deteriorating. Don't you all agree?

California love...or is it hate?

I'm sure by now you've all heard about the controversial statements made my Miss California, Carrie Prejean (doesn't that sound like a Louisiana last name), at the Miss USA pageant this weekend.

In case you've been living under a rock, or have been privileged enough to somehow avoid hearing about(please share your, here's a quick summary.

First runner-up Carrie Prejean (Miss California) was asked about legalizing same-sex marriage from judge Perez Hilton, the Internet blogger behind
"I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody there. But that's how I was raised and that's how I think it should be," Prejean said during Sunday night's live telecast.
Hilton was visibly upset, and there was a mixed reaction from the live audience. Prejean ultimately came up short, losing the title to Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton.
On Monday, Keith Lewis, the executive director for Miss California USA/Teen USA, said he was saddened by Prejean's response.
Prejean, who has been romantically linked to Olympian Michael Phelps, spoke on Monday, too: "I feel like I'm the winner. I really do," she said to pageant host Billy Bush on "The Billy Bush Show," noting that she had 1,000 new messages on Facebook and 2,000 friend requests.
Prejean added that her answer "did cost me my crown," but said: "I wouldn't have had it any other way. I said what I feel. I stated an opinion that was true to myself, and that's all I can do."

Now, first of all, it can't be proven that her answer cost her "her" crown, but chances are it did, but from what I've seen and heard, she's been making the rounds trying to play up the pity card as if she was robbed of the crown. From what I hear, she wasn't one of the top 2 in anything but swimsuit, so she's just coming off as bitter about that.

This is America, and she's free to voice her opinion, but at the same time, I believe the Miss USA pageant is not a platform for such things. Then again, I didn't even know the thing was on. Even if I would've known I probably would not have watched, but that's beside the point.

I don't agree with her answer, and I'm sure there are those of you out there that agree and those that disagree, but her answer was not...I don't know what the word I'm looking for is, but it seemed like she didn't quite understand the question and just said and twisted it into something else (like Bill O'Reilly did talking about this very subject last night).

Yes, she was booed...and cheered when she gave her answer. That just shows how torn this country is on this issue. I am glad that she didn't win. Whether she wants to believe it or not, not everyone has the same beliefs as her. Miss USA is supposed to represent the USA. She would not have been a good representative. I'm sorry.

I'm sure that many of the viewers of the pageants, which, from my understanding, are mainly gay men, were not too happy about this. Just listen to what Perez says...

Now, after I've said all this, I think this whole thing has been blown out of proportion, just because the only other thing people have to talk about are the usual, bad economy, Republicans hating on Obama, and some kid pirate. *SIGH* hopefully somebody somewhere will create some other kind of news that the vampiric media can latch on, but at least they've finally let go of Chris Brown and

Spring break is over

Well, I've been back at work for going on half a week now. I enjoyed my spring break. Trust me, I needed the week off. On top of getting some much needed relaxation, I got some work done on both this and my other blogs, and actually had a few days of 300 drops.

Unfortunately, as before break, I'm going to be going full speed until school is out. Mixed with my ever growing frustration with EC and those God-forsaken paid ads. I just wanted to give you all a heads up. Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Musical Monday

This week's entry for Musical Monday is a little different, but different isn't bad. I love Lily Allen, and this is one of my favorite songs of hers, so I hope you enjoy "Alfie".

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Eye Candy 4/19

Female Hottie: Mariah Carey

I've had a huge crush on Mariah since she first arrived on the scene in the late 80s/early 90s. Talent and beauty...who wouldn't fall in love with that? Plus look at that body! Sadly, Nick Cannon somehow managed to snatch her up. Oh well, she's still a worthy member of the "club".

Male Hottie: Sean Connery

For some reason, ladies drool and swoon over this well-respected Scot. I'm thinking it has to do with him being a former James Bond (too bad Daniel Craig won't have the same effect when he's this I have no issue with putting him in the "club", so here you go ladies.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Alicia Silverstone

In the 90s, Alicia Silverstone was the "it" girl. Who can forget her and Liv Tyler in the Aerosmith video for "Cryin'"? A little movie called Clueless launched her career, and she is said to be primed for the sequel (some sort of reunion). She gets this spot for one of her not so great roles, though, as Batgirl in Batman and Robin. With all the ham that was in that movie, is it any wonder she went vegan?

MILF: Charisma Carpenter

Raise you hand if you have any clue who this week's MILF is? Chances are, unless you're a big fan of direct-to-DVD movies, you probably have no clue. Unless you were a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, where she starred as Cordelia. She currently has a 6 yr old, and with that level of hotness, I'd say she was a MILF, wouldn't you?

Classic/Retro Hottie: Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo is featured in one of my favorite classic movies A Song Is Born. Upon doing a little research, she developed a pretty extensive resume. Her biggest role, though, was probably The Princess and the Pirate with which she starred with Bob Hope. As you can see by looking at her, she's another example of what beauty was back in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


My fellow Entrecarders, let us all take a moment to remember those bloggers (i won't list them all for fear I'll forget and offend someone) who were fired, for lack of a better term, for speaking out about the policy differential between the two sites. I don't know all the details, but I support each and every one of these bloggers in their future endeavors.

The most annoying song ever

So, the little woman has become obsessed with this video since she first saw it, so since I'm such a nice guy, I figured I'd share it with you, my faithful readers.

Now imagine someone singing that over..and over...and over...and over...and over again all

Thursday, April 16, 2009

This says it all

For the few paid ads that are currently running, I don't mean to be rude, and will allow your ads to finish out the week. After which, if you want to keep running ads on here, then you'll have to do so the old fashioned way with EC credits. Thanks!

The Firefox experiment

Recently I've been having some problems with Facebook locking up on me when I use Internet Explorer. It didn't matter what computer I was on. So, a friend of mine suggested I try using Firefox.

So, I finally caved in and downloaded Firefox. Facebook still had some issues, but at least it didn't lock up. The issues are fixed...for now, though. Out of the blue, I decided to try using Firefox for my dropping. Needless to say, it cut out a good 30-45 minutes from my dropping. Not to mention many things that IE wouldn't or couldn't show for whatever reason were showing up, so I guess I'll be doing my dropping from Firefox for now, except for at work where I can't download it, but I don't do more than about 10 or 15 drops there anyway.

Reality trinity

I'm no fan of reality TV, as those of you who are avid readers are quite aware, but this is just too much. These 3 polarizing figures have to have something better to do than "grace" the screen with their presence.

Let's start with everyone's favorite Donald Trump hairdo wannabe, Rod Blogoajvic. This man, on top of having an impossible to pronounce and spell name, has been impeached, removed from office, and is facing federal indictment charges. Somehow, he thinks he's going to be allowed to go on NBC's "hit" show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here. Since the whole controversy surrounding this man began, he has been on some sort of media blitz to try and clear his name, as if he did nothing wrong. Now, I'm not going to sit here and pretend I know all the details about his case, but there is just something unsettling about this? If I were in his shoes, I'd be more concerned with what's going to happen to me in prison and other more important things, rather than trying to hold on to my 5 minutes of national fame. Wouldn't you?

Apparently, having multiple kids warrants a show all on its own. There is already John and Kate plus 8 Now, it appears as if the Octomom, you know that woman who had octuplets, on top of her 50 gazillion other children (while not having any type of income) and won't go away, is negotiating for a reality show based around her life raising her kids. Why? Same as with Blogojevich, she wants to keep her 5 minutes of fame going as long as she can, because as soon as it ends, she'll be s.o.l. when it comes to raising those rugrats. Did I mention she's trying to patent the name Octomom? WTF?!?

I don't care what you have to say about Michael Vick, the man has talent. He made a mistake by running a dog fighting ring, but everyone just overreacted about it. People were, and still are, ready to crucify him over some dogs! Had he have raped and killed some girl, I doubt this type of outrage would have occurred. At least not this long. Anyway, he's soon to be released from prison and is shopping a reality show about his rehabilitation after prison. Now, of these 3, this makes the most sense, but would be even better if it was him trying to get back into the NFL, which may be a part of it. To my knowledge, it hasn't been picked up by any networks yet, but the way reality shows get sopped up like syrup by a biscuit, I think it'll happen sooner rather than later.

So, am I the only one that thinks these are all pointless attempts at furthering their 5 minutes of fame (except for Vick, whose fame comes from what he did on the field long before the dog fighting ring)? Will you be watching any of these?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bipartisanship can hinder true love

Tonight I was watching this new show on ABC called Cupid. Good show, btw. you should all check it out. Anyway, this couple that was on there that was getting fixed up had different political views. Those views were what kept them apart for most of the show...until the end. Y'know, typical happy ending kinda thing. They all live happy ever after with their son from a test tube. That's a whole different story altogether, that you'd have to actually watch or be better at explaining things than I to

So, back to the politics. I've never had the "pleasure" of dating someone with different political views, so I don't know how much of an issue it can be, but it apparently was enough to keep this couple apart for most of the episode.

I've always been of the belief that opposites attract. For instance, in one of my longer relationships, the girl was a staunch dog lover. I can't stand the foul beasts, but am a devout cat lover. You can imagine the issues this inevitably caused, but it wasn't anything we couldn't get over. (We broke up because she turned lesbian for those of you wondering)

So, if one person believes that we should always go around with guns blazing while the other thinks we should be carrying around apple pies and a smile (I'm severely exaggerating for the visual effect), is that really enough to keep them from having a long lasting relationship? I'm sure there many other things that couples can have in common.

What do you think?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Someone's Gotta Go

Have you heard about this new "reality" show from Fox?

Fox has found a way to turn job losses due to the tough economy into a new reality series.

The network has ordered Someone's Gotta Go, which will take place in real businesses across America and give employees the power to decide who among them gets fired, Daily Variety reported Wednesday.

"It's Survivor meets The Office," Fox reality chief Mike Darnell told Variety.

"When someone is arbitrarily let go the first reaction usually is 'How come that person was fired when another idiot is still here?' This finally gives employees a chance to make that decision instead of a boss."

Someone's Gotta Go is being produced by Big Brother's Endemol USA production company, according to Variety, which added the series is already in production and could premiere by late summer or early fall.

While Fox and Endemol have remained tight-lipped on several aspects of the show's format, Variety reported each episode will feature a different small business that has been forced to downsize its staff due to the country's current economic climate.

The employees will get to review the company's human resources files -- including salary information -- while also having the chance to speak their minds about each other face-to-face.

In addition, the employees will be helped by a "professional business coach/employment consultant who will double as the series host," Variety reported. Fox and Endemol declined to reveal the host's identity.

Each episode will conclude with the employees voting on who loses their job, according to Variety, which added the terminated worker will likely receive a "small severance."

Darnell told Variety that Someone's Gotta Go's concept came to him after he saw a television news report about a struggling business owner who let her employees know each other's salary information, which led to a conversation about who was making too much and cost cuts.

Fox subsequently teamed with Endemol for the series after both had been contemplating reality show formats based in the workplace, according to Variety.

"We're always trying to find the next thing that is topical and timely in the zeitgeist. What could be more current than the financial crisis and dealing with the realities of losing jobs? This is an extension of that real-life experience," Endemol North America executive David Goldberg told Variety.

"For a lot of people, it takes the pressure off them. As a boss myself, I don't want to have to make those decisions. It's safe to say that it hasn't been difficult to find companies willing to participate."

Darnell reiterated Someone's Gotta Go has a similar feel to The Office and added the reality show is even being filmed in a documentary style similar to the scripted NBC sitcom, Variety reported.

"The biggest show on TV about offices is a fictional show that looks like a reality show," he told Variety.

Darnell and Goldberg told Variety they have also decided to preemptively confront potential legal problems by taking "extra precautions" by vetting the show through several legal channels.

"We've consulted with labor attorneys and have covered all of our bases," Goldberg told Variety. "We've got an employment expert and business consultant to work with us through this process. There is a professional involved that brings the show an element of credibility."

"A lot of things had to be signed off [before proceeding with the show]," added Darnell.

Now, I don't know about you, but this show would be bad enough under normal circumstances, but given the state of the economy as it is right now, this is one of the worst things to put on the air. Reality shows are only good for humiliating people and creating people who think they are stars. This seems to be leaning more towards the former.

Nothing about this show seems remotely interesting. Now, if they had one where they made jobs, that might be a better choice. As you all know, I'm no fan of reality, with a few exceptions. This will not be one of those.

What do you think about this? Are you outraged or looking forward to it?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Musical Monday

Last week I slowed things down with Adele, so let's bring the "party" back, shall we? I hope you enjoy Sheena Easton's "Strut".

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Eye Candy 4/12

Female Hottie: Minka Kelly

With Friday Night Lights airing its season finale this weekend, I figured what better opportunity to give Minka her long Just look at her, she is the embodiment of the unattainable high school cheerleader. From what I hear, though, she's just like her character on the show, a total sweetheart unless you mess with her. One thing for sure, though, she earned her "club" entry, don't you agree?

Male Hottie: Richard Gere

Does this man age at all? This week I watched Chicago and parts of Pretty Woman and An Officer and a Gentlemen and he looks virtually the same. Hw is this possible? Anyway, I don't think anyone will have any issues with him gaining entry into the "club", right?

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Kat Dennings

This week's random hottie earned her entry into the "club" by her role in Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. I read somewhere that she looks like a young Angelina Jolie (with meat on her bones). She's definitely a very talented actress, and pardon me for being typical male, there are a couple of things about her that really stand out. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of her in the future.

MILF: Ali Landry

I'm going to be in big trouble for choosing Ali for this week's MILF, since the little woman and her grew up together and she can't stand her, but beauty and hotness are not up for debate. Ever since that infamous Doritos commercial, you remember the one where she did the splits in the laundromat, she has been gracing screens and magazines with her hotness. She currently is married with a 2 year old daughter. I think that merits entry into the "club", don't you?

Classic/Retro Hottie: Lindsay Lohan

I bet you're wondering how Lindsay can be considered a classic/retro hottie, right? Well, the answer is simple, from Herbie Fully Loaded on before she was quite the total hottie, but something happened after that film and she lost the freckles, wasted away to a stick, lost the curves (and her hotness), and became a train wreck. This has become ever so apparent this week as it seems as though every one of her early movies have aired. Her life is in shambles right now, and I hope she gets some help. It worked for Britney Spears. In the meantime, I choose to remember her in her glorious hotter days.

**Side note: when i say "club", it refers to the Eye Candy I know a few of you were wondering about that.

Happy Easter

Not my day

I'm not really a holiday person, especially around Easter, since it was this day that my grandfather died a few years back. This is a very hard time for me, but I'm not one to get all down in the dumps and depressed. I prefer to honor the good times, rather than think of the last days. One of those times was when he took me to see Bambi at some kind of $2 theater they had. It became sort of an Easter tradition, and today will be no different (except that I'll be watching it free on So, I want to share my favorite song from the movie with all of you, my blogging "family".

Don't forget to check out my review on my movie blog later tonight.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Wii for Women

Just wanted to give everyone a little laugh today. Hope you like!

Not sure

Today I actually took the time to drop 300 cards. It's been a while since I've had the time to be able to do that, so I figured take advantage of it today. Well, much to my chagrin, as I'm going through my drops, I'm coming across many of the same cards over and over again.

Let me be clear, there is nothing wrong with the repeat droppers. As a matter of fact, I'm ever so grateful for them, even moreso to those that read and comment, but last time I dropped 300, I may have made it to the top of the 6th page before I hit the big 3-0-0, an today I was halfway down page 13!

Oh well, as long as people are stll dropping, reading, and commenting, I'm happy.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


For those of you like me who are fed up with this whole paid ad system thing Entrecard has running right now, then join the strike started by Bad Gals Radio. So, I will not be dropping on this Good Friday, save for the few that I dropped on before I found out about this, which was like maybe 5 or 6.

An interesting discussion is going on at the entreblog.

Graham: (The BOSS)

The plan is to give members with the highest ratio of paid ad approvals first dibs on cashing out their credits.

Well, I don’t know the word dibs, but I understand the meaning here.

I feel the efforts of the droppers are completely neglected.
And I also feel the loyalty many have for the ads which were approved before the paid ads were introduced is not respected.

Maybe it’s a good idea to chose a day we don’t drop, so Graham can get an idea how much we mean for the system.
When there are not enough droppers active he can’t do enough with his paid advertising.

I’m calling a strike of entrecard droppers!!

Maybe friday is the perfect day for that.

To show the importance of droppers for the entrecard system.
To show we’re no second rate entrecarders.
To show we want to have complete control over our own site.
To get equal respect for EC and money paid advertisers.
To prevent the decay of the system.

Get your graphic here.

To be clear: I’m not against contributing towards the continuation of the system. Not at all.
And I’m not against paid advertising.
In fact I’m all for two sided widgets, or even two widgets.
But that someone sees it fit to break an agreement and displays advertisements on my site without my consent really makes me mad.

When we want to keep the system going and all have a good time droppers need to be respected to (by someone in his twenties who’s in it for the money. Let’s be clear about that.)

Come back on friday to see links to alternative activities. (No ads. LOL!)


This morning I had a different ad in my widget than should be there.
When reloading I got another one; not the one that should be there.
Right now I’m surfing with blogexplosion. Bit of music, cup of coffee.
I’m even able to drop now and then.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My two cents on paid ads

It seems like everyone has complaints about this new paid ad system that Entrecard is forcing down our throats. Well, I'm no different. I realize that it is a necessary evil and all, but to me, it just seems as if it takes out the human aspect of advertising.

Didn't we all join to gain readers? Do you really want to pay someone to read your blog? I know I don't. No offense to those that have paid for ads, but in my book, priority should go to those that use their hard earned credits to advertise on my site.

I forgot whose blog it was that I was reading last night, but someone suggested they just make a whole different widget for the paid ads. That makes sense to me. Unfortunately, Entrecard won't even delete cards that have accounts deleted from their site, so how can we even think they'll do something that would actually make sense like this?

On top of all this, my dashboard is cluttered with paid ads, yet I haven't received any normal ads lately. Not to mention the ads that I have bought aren't getting seen because of these paid ads.

They say the ratio is 50/50, but think about it...if you go to a site that has at least 5 paid ads running and then the 1 normal ad, chances are you'll see the paid ad, and on top of that, unless you're willing to sit there and keep refreshing through the ads on a given blog, you probably won't get to the normal ad. To make thins worse, you can't even tell which ones are paid and which ones aren't.

I really wish the powers that be at entrecard would come up with something better than this. As I said before, I understand they need to make money, but some of us joined with the intent of everything being free, and don't want to be subject to this Nazi-esque regime of paid ads. Perhaps they should do the most logical thing, have those that pay for ads be the ones that show paid ads and leave the rest of us be.

So, here's my decision about ads and entrecard in general...those that have paid ads running I will let you run your course, if you have been a faithful dropper in the past...other than that paid ads will NOT be run on my blog. So, for everyone else, don't be afraid to buy up some ad space. As far as I'm concerned, the blogger to blogger contact with no monetary involvement is better. This system doesn't sit well with me. As I've mentioned in an earlier post, I have been growing ever more frustrated with entrecard and have thought of leaving more than once, this is seriously about to push me over the edge, but I want to see if they can right the ship.

While I'm thinking about it, has anyone else noticed that since they've started with the paid ad system, the site has been down almost daily? Isn't the whole purpose of this thing to make money for upgrades and such? Apparently it's not working!

Sometimes I wonder why I even bother!

Mystery Man's adventures at the zoo

It's not very often that I post something personal about my daily life here, short of a few sentences here and there, but I figured I'd take the time to tell you about my day at the zoo Saturday.

I had to go for a school function, and initially I wasn't exactly stoked about it, but after the job was done and I dismissed my students, the little woman and I enjoyed a nice little stroll around the zoo.

She loved it, mainly because I've been so busy lately that we haven't been able to go out anywhere, so it was kind of like a date for us.

I wish my camera wouldn't have freaked out on me, because I had this video of a monkey trying to eat a balloon. Now, before you freak out, he wasn't meant to have the balloon. Some kid was trying to blow it up and it slipped from his hand and flew to right outside the monkey's cage where he grabbed it and spent the next few minutes trying to open and eat it. It was sad, but funny and cute at the same time. Sorry, I can't remember what breed he is, I want to say spider monkey, but don't quote me.

Giraffes are known for being friendly creatures, but not to the point where they will let you pet them. Well, I can now boast that I've petted a giraffe. I'm not sure why, but he came down to that little ditch they have around their area and put his head over and I got to pet him. So soft it was!

One thing that was disappointing for me, though was that the big cats (lions, tigers, etc.) were gone. I know that after Gustav they were moved, but they haven't been brought back yet. Why, you may ask? Well, it they're remodeling their exhibit. From what they have up so far, it looks like it'll be a pretty nice space for them. I can't wait for them to be back.

For the first time I got to ride a train. Ok, I've ridden trains before, but never the zoo train. At $1.50/person, we couldn't pass it up. Now, the seats were a bit uncomfortable, but the ride wasn't bad. Too bad there wasn't anything to see, which it probably why it was so

All in all, it was a good day. We didn't leave until closing. This summer we're planning on going to the Audobon Zoo in New Orleans. I'll be sure to have a working camera then.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Musical Monday

For this week's edition of Musical Monday, I've decided to bring you something modern. Adele is part of the current British invasion of uber-talented singers(along with Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, Lily Allen, Estelle, and Duffy..just to name a few). She also won a couple of Grammys. I hope you enjoy "Chasing Pavements".

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Eye Candy 4/5

Female Hottie: Lucy Liu

I first became aware of Lucy Liu's hotness when she would appear on Ally McBeal. Since then, she has gotten even hotter, even starring (or voicing) some of my favorite set of films such as both Charlie's Angels, Kill Bill: Vol 1, Afro Samurai: Resurrection, as well as many other projects. Hot and talented...the definition of a hottie. Is there any wonder she made the "club" this week?

Male Hottie: John Cena

I'm sure there are more than a few of you that aren't WWE fans and have no idea who Cena is (let's not bring up his crappy movies, shall we?), but seeing as how Wrestlemania is tonight and I've had a couple of requests to get him on here, I figured what better time. Hopefully he'll get the championship back, but we all know how scripted the whole thing is. In the meantime, I'm sure many of you will have no complaints about him being in the "club", right?

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Natalie Imbruglia

Not so very long ago, Natalie Imbruglia had a hit song, "Torn", that tore up the charts. However, musical success (at least in the US) had been hard for this exotic Australian beauty, so since she was originally trained as an actress, she went back to it, and isn't half bad at it (unlike other singers), if I do say so myself. She gets to join the "club" with her appearance in Johnny English.

MILF: Courteney Cox-Arquette

I'm sure we all remember Courteney from Friends, but her original introduction to us was in the Bruce Springsteen video for "Dancing in the Dark". Today, she is still acting and most recently was seen on Scrubs. She is the mother of one girl and is married to David Arquette (how he earned a total hottie like this is beyond comprehension).

Classic/Retro Hottie: Jane Russell

I've heard Jane referred to as the brunette Marilyn. Of course, that may have something to do with her co-starring with her in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, though. Either way you look at it, you can't deny this woman's beauty. They don't make 'em like this anymore *SIGH* Such a shame. As far as I know she's still alive, but retired from acting. I wonder how well she's aged.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Dora 2.0?

I'm sure you've all heard/seen the news about Dora the Explorer "growing up". Now, I personally have no issue with her growing up a bit. I mean, how long have The Simpsons been kids? But...well, take a look at before and after

Here's my problem with her new look. Maybe this will all get explained when they "update" her show, but her name is Dora the EXPLORER, so tell me how is she supposed to explore the jungles wearing that? Looks more like she's gonna be exploring the malls. Also, where is the backpack and the other essential Dora accentuation? Having said that, though. I can imagine there will be new stuff she'll have.

My niece is no fan of this new look. She actually cried when she saw this. It's like they've made Dora in the mold of Hannah Montana and every other tween star. Can't they just leave stuff alone? I wonder what this new Dora will bring to the table, though. Only time will tell, I suppose.

In the meantime, I guess little girls will be stuck between both versions. From my understanding, they're keeping the original Dora as well as this new one. So, which do you prefer? Me, I'm old school, so give me original Dora. bloggers

I just want to take this time to acknowledge my bloggers. I know with all the Entrecard drama some of you have decided to say the hell with it and others will be staying. To all of you that have taken the time to drop, read, and/or comment and I wish you all the best.

Late night mowing

Yes, you read that title right. No, there's no inside joke there. Here it is nearly 4 in the morning and I'm up because some douche decided to mow his yard in the middle of the night.

At first, I thought it was the guy down the street checking his truck. He drives an 18 wheeler and typically goes through a series of checks before he heads out. That's no big, the neighborhood is used to that, but to mow your yard at 3 in the morning?

You should see him out there, riding around on his little mower with one of those police searchlights on. I've lodged a complaint, as I'm sure other neighbors have. You should see the lights that have turned on since he started. UGH! What's wrong with my neighbor?

Wonder if I can get back to sleep. Probably not. GRRR!!! He owes me some sleep!

Friday, April 3, 2009

They can't be serious!!!

I'm not one to usually watch news shows, but I do occasionally flip and catch the funny parts of Countdown with Keith Olberman. Tonight I was flipping through and caught some guy on CNN (i think) about to have a cow because Mrs. Obama put her hand on the queen's back and that they gave her an ipod.

Now, if this guy was British, I'd be able to forgive it a little, but to the best of my knowledge, he was as American as warm apple pie. I'm totally dumbfounded as to how and why people are making such a big deal out of this. To hear him talk, they tried to assassinate the queen. So what if Mrs. Obama made a slip in etiquette. Can any of us say they haven't slipped up when they had to use their better etiquette? I think not.

As far as the ipod goes. I'm sure we all have given a present to someone that they already have. It happens and isn't that big of a deal. No need to cause a big fuss over it. However, since there are those still bitter about the election, can't stand Obama, and will do any and everything to bring him down, they find the smallest thing, pounce on it and turn it into a "news" story.

There are more important things to report on than this, such as the grass growing!