Thursday, August 26, 2010

Choose Your Poison...

On this fine Thursday, when we're all just wishing the weekend would hurry the hell up and get here already, I bring you a sampling of fun & fluff to tide you over until you reach the light at the end of the tunnel (wherever that may be).

We've got dark & poetic...

Lighthearted & fun...

and finally, a sample of fresh-brewed Witty/Brilliant Pop Culture Commentary.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Coloring Book of Dreams: Edit

I don't think the blogging purists among us will like what I'm about to say. But I believe in full disclosure (in this case, at least), so I'll say it nonetheless.

I have ditched the Coloring Book of Dreams.

As an obviously professional and incredibly busy/connected/important 21 year old adult (pffffft), I'm finding it increasingly hard to squeeze time into my calendar for coloring page after page of candy frosted cupcakes and little smiling whales. So I feel it's time to modify this whole thing a bit.

I have two weeks left of summer; so far I have conquered "K" for "Kayaking, Whitewater", "W" for "Waterfall", and "C" for Cupcake, and "A" for "Art" (coming soon). And failed to put up any colored pictures of them. Instead, I bring you real pictures. Isn't that much better? I think so.

I also must confess (in the interest of full disclosure) that I find some of the things in the Coloring Book of Dreams purely stupid. Such as "D" for "Dinosaur". Where will I find one of those to take a picture with?

I could take this in an incredibly inappropriate direction and start a list of Rude Gestures and Phrases based on the Coloring Book Of Dreams, but I will reign in that schizophrenic urge (at least for this project) and settle on a healthy compromise: I'll simply spend the next two weeks (or as long as the warm weather holds out) demolishing an A-Z list of Fun Summer Stuff. I'll try to stick to the suggestions in the book and tell you what they are, but no promises I won't go off and do something totally cra-zay instead, like [insert random death-defying feat here]. In fact, I'm taking suggestions! So if you have something wildly fun that you think I should try in the last two weeks of sunny summer, leave your comments below (no guarantees, but your chances are better if you pick something I'll actually do--no "join a traveling circus for the week" type dares, though that would be fun). Does this sound like a fair compromise to everyone??

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: August 21, 2010

Can't talk, but I can share some of the stuff I've come across this morning--it's too good to wait for a full length post. First: it's never too early to mock a national crisis, so ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the BP Oil Spill Halloween Costume 2010. Also of interest: a lady in lettuce, a tree made of shoes, and, at the behest of my youtube homepage, Bulls Gone Wild. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Coloring Book of Dreams: "W" Is for "Waterfall"

After a few weeks of grocery shopping and paying bills on my days off, I decided enough was enough. So I threw my stuff in the car, filled up the tank and hit the road. And where did I end up? At a waterfall.

picture copyright JMF Publishing 2010

And, upon arriving, I threw on my favorite Keens, hiked to the bottom, and...

picture copyright JMF Publishing 2010

There won't be pictures from the book on this one, since it says "W" is for "Whale". But, as you can see, I think I can safely cross "W" off the list!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Coloring Book of Dreams: "C" is for "Cupcake"

Happy Birthday to me!

No, I haven't forgotten about my promise; I am still making my way through the Life is Good Coloring Book of Dreams. Today I conquered "C" for "Cupcake"--and rightfully so, as it was my 21st birthday!

The original plan was to bake a batch of some exotic flavor a la Cupcake Wars, but after being up half the night celebrating, the last thing I was going to do was wake up and start concocting buttercream icing from scratch.

Tomorrow is Whitewater Wednesday again-- so while I'll [hopefully] be out practicing my rolls with the Team M&M guys, you guys can feast your eyes on some of the "sweet!"--and sometimes scary--cupcake recipes I found on my ambitious quest for the perfect 21st birthday treat.

Pics of the completed, colored cupcake picture to come soon!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nice & Toasty : Baseball Fans Rejoice

I must admit, sports aren't really my thing; that's why you don't see any of that stuff on Reese in Pieces. But this "Pro Toast" toaster was odd/cool enough to make me think about baseball for a minute. After seeing it the other day in the mall, I can't help but wonder what other kinds of designs they can burn into your toast.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Reese's Links: The Best Stuff Ever in 30 Seconds or Less

Since I'm going to be out for the rest of the week doing epic rolls in a whitewater boat called "burn", I figured it would be cool to leave you with a list of the best stuff ever (!) to peruse in my absence-- all in one breath. We can chat when I get back. Ready?

I know we've all heard of Lindsay Lohan's latest mishap, i.e. jail sentence, but I bet you haven't heard this one: apparently a Buffalo man attempted to sneak back into the country (from Canada, no less) using someone else's passport and wearing an alcohol monitoring ankle bracelet that he claimed was meant as "a show of support" for Lohan. Obviously his help, the court system and her various stints in rehab did a good job of keeping her on the straight and narrow. And I'm sure his excuse will hold up in court, too.

OK, that's enough Hollywood bs. Wanna see something really cool? Look at this. I got one last week, except mine was free from roof rack company Yakima (and I'm not just promoting them cause they give me tons of free stuff). Working at a kayak shop has meant learning a lot about the importance of having strategically placed bottle openers attached to everything. These ones are made out of recycled bicycle parts, which apparenlty you can do a ton of stuff with, so points to Yakima for caring about the earth. If that's not credible enough for you, Lady Gaga has one of their cartop products featured in her Bad Romance video; points to whoever can identify it (hint: focus on the first 25 seconds or so).

And finally, some good third-grade level humor: price tag fails, the Greatest Freakout Ever and its Aftermath, a hot new rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody feat. the musical stylings of The Kind With The Broom, and the final answer to the burning question: What Is Love? (most of us have seen the answer, but I think it's worth a replay).