Friday, October 31, 2008

Save your iPods!!


I had this weird thing as a child, saving everything thinking one day it would be worth lots of money. I still have a Tickle Me Elmo doll, a Tamagochi, and some Holiday Barbies But look at this blurb from the AM daily. For real?!

'It's The Great Pumpkin!'


I finally got a chance to watch it last night! I can't remember the last time I saw it but it was funny how my mind remembered certain visuals and sounds, like what the apple looked like when Linus bit into it in the beginning, or how the pumpkin seeds made that plop sound as Lucy thew them on the floor. I also couldn't believe how much adult content was in the show. Lots of political references and even that whole Red Baron scene when Snoopy was shot down on enemy lines. That stuff totally went over my head as a kid. I also felt that all the girls were kinda bratty! Peppermint Patty and her girl Marcy weren't really in this one. They're cool I guess. Oh and Linus was getting on my nerves with this 'brining presents to all the good little girls and boys' bit. Dude thats totally Santa Claus, don't you think candy perhaps is more appropriate?! Ahh the nostalgic moments of my life!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Cows SOO funny!


The California Milk Advisory Board launched four TV spots starring cows auditioning to become the next Happy Cow. It's like "American Idol" for Happy Cows, and the winner will be determined by online voting. Soo funny! Way to make Dairy ads funny! The website is fun too. I spent 15 minutes watching all the commercials, the bloopers are a riot!

I think I'm voting for Alicia!

http://www.realcaliforniamilk.com/node/879

It came!!


As promised by Amazon.com my DVD copy of the digitally remastered 'It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown' with special bonus features arrived in the mail yesterday! I think it's so important to never lose sight of things from our childhood, it's like a mental thing that will always make us happy. Or maybe it's just a mental thing.

Thank you Pink

For the past few days I've been trying to find one of those f'you I'm fantastic and I don't need you songs. Adele's 'Save the Best for Last' almost did it:

'You should know that you're only a temporary fix this isn't routine you don't mean that much to me'

I tried Fiona Apple and that helped but still not uplifting.

Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' is good but still not that f'you I was looking for.

I downloaded Pink's 'So What' over the weekend and thought as I got off the subway this morning that's what I need some Pink! I stopped in the middle of the sidewalk to get my iPod artists from Fiona to Pink [took some time] and some fat dude ran into me but I didn't care

'So so what?
I'm still a rock star
I got my rock moves
And i don't need you
And guess what
I'm having more fun
And now that we're done
I'm gonna show you tonight
I'm alright, I'm just fine
And you're a tool
So so what?
I am a rockstar
I got my rock moves
And i don't want you tonight'

Monday, October 27, 2008

I can relate- Empty Stomach Leads to a Dirty Mouth


Refreshing



Nice to know there are still creative food ads out there!

I finally saw the Sex and the City Movie!!

True to my usual form I managed to bypass all the hype and caught up to it months later. I absolutely loved it and came out an emotional basket case overflowing with thoughts of happily ever after, true friendship and being fabulous in NYC. It's probably so cliché to want to compare yourself to Carrie Bradshaw but I think I'm entitled to it. In fact mingling at an event two weeks ago some guy even said I reminded him of Carrie. She is the female matriarch of this city offering style, wisdom and hope for the single women who do battle day after day in this city.

The best and maybe ironic part was as I was walking through the ghetto of Chelsea Saturday morning in my usual scrub clothes [I've found I have no one to impress walking the streets of my happy little gayville] I make eyes with Mario Cantone the gay wedding planner from the movie! As he strutted to his black Lincoln towncar he looked at me I looked at him, he looked back as if to say, "C'mon you know who I am!" I wish I called out in my srubbiness, "OMG I just saw the movie last night you were awesome!"

Sometimes the universe has a strange way sending my destiny.

And Starbucks Throws Another Punch!

News leaked today of Starbucks launching a Gold Rewards Program. A $25 annual fee that grants you 10% off most purchases, free beverage customization (free syrups and milk options), free refills on drip coffees, a free beverage with the purchase of a bag of Starbucks whole beans, and up to two hours per day of free access to AT&T Wi-Fi at Starbucks locations. However, it does not offer price discounts. And look how sexy the card is! Click on the pic for access to the Media Post article. Dunkin' Donuts better act fast!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thats right little puppy...shit happens

http://www.poopoobags.com/

In this failing economy I think the only thing still surviving is unnecessary pet flair and according to my brother, name brand supermarket products.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

GAME ON!!

It's official the war is on!

I remember one of the only things I learned from my dinosaur of an advertising professor that you can only go head to head against another brand if you are #1 and #2 in the market. I remember citing the old Six Flags vs. Great Adventure ads. I really haven't seen such ruthless call outs in awhile, so exciting!!

Dunkin' Donuts' new ad campaign, touts its coffee having beaten Starbucks decisively in an independently conducted double-blind taste test. I'm curious about how they can legally claim the results but who cares!!

I also love the commercial, it's kinda like the working class coffee of the American People...[insert political comparison of Obama is like DD and McCain is like Starbucks, a burnt old flavor that no one likes, pays too much for and is on it's way out pretty soon].

Check out their new website
http://www.dunkinbeatstarbucks.com/default.aspx


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Underwear Workers Strike


I saw this picture in the AM Daily this morning, not much to report on it other than these workers are being paid unfairly. I think it's really funny that they are throwing bras and underwear up in the air! So many scenarios. What did they say to each other when they were grabbing stuff to throw:

"Ok ladies we need a combination of cotton, lace, nylon, casual, grannie panties, and thongs!"

What would a little kid say if they walked by:

"Mom why are those ladies throwing their underwear in the air?"

"I don't know sweetie they are mad"

Then the kid goes home and starts throwing underwear every time they get mad.

Is this like a form of porno for Philippine men?

Or maybe its a poor country and you see little kids running around trying to grab all the stuff on the floor.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

This site just keeps on giving!


http://current.com/items/89393535_candidates_as

The AM Daily Lady

The AM Daily lady [free newspaper in NY] who stands outside the downtown 23rd St. C/E subway stop cracks me up. This ghetto black chick who yells, "Extra EXTRA" like she's a paperboy from the 1930s. However unlike the paperboys who would further tease the headline of the paper, "Titanic Sinks 1,341 Dead, Carpathia brings survivors!" My special little papergirl likes to make up her own headlines based on the pictures. One of my favorites was a sunset on NY meant that, "Extra Extra NY City is on fire! Read ALLLLlll about it!" Today I think there was a picture of Obama and McCain shaking hands and that meant: "Extra EXTRA Obama is not a terrorist, McCain calls a truce. Read ALLLLLLLLLLllll about it!"

Monday, October 13, 2008

Found on Tumblr


toothbrushes have a cool attitude because when you put them in a glass they always look like they’re going to put the moves on each other.

The blog I found it on


My Tumblr Blog

The C word

I am usually pretty desensitized to the people walking around my neighborhood but the other day was seriously taken aback.

I was on my way to the Salvation Army with a big bag of stuff to drop off. On my way down 8th Ave. I came to a man and did the 'which side are you passing' choreography. I've had some pretty awkward ones but this was fairly mild in my opinion. My psycho partner decided to whisper the 4 letter C word in my ear as he passed. My immediate knee-jerk reaction was I turned around a screamed 'F-you' down the street. Who looks like the psycho now, good job Al. I felt sorry for the little boy with his backpack in close proximity.

What bad karma as I'm going to do a good deed. Even the guy at Salvation Army was giving me a hard time about getting a receipt for no good reason other than he was tired and didn't feel like doing it! Don't mess with me kid this bitch is on a warpath.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My new Laundry Basket



Yes the time has come where the laundry basket I have used since the beginning of my freshman year of college [7 years ago?? eek] has finally retired. I came to this realization after I got a quick glimps at how dirty the bottom of the basket actually was. And the icing on the cake was when the handles broke after shleping it down 9th ave. to the laundromat.

A funny thing laundry baskets. Your dirty clothes sit in the same place you then put the clean clothes...lets not think to much about that point.

So off I went to Bed Bath and Beyond the mecca of all things home. That store is like a home addicts nightmare. Yes 'home addict.' Some are drug addicts, others are home addicts. Addicted to all things home. The layout of the store is meant to feed the addiction. It's like you suddenly forget about your initial intent and wander into the linen section, then really bad art section that have wooden signs that say, "Cucina" or "Vino." Suddenly you think you need a carrot pealer or maybe even a little thing that hooks your socks together so they don't get lost in the wash!!

The sobering moment comes when you realize you have to carry all this crap home.

I took a deep breath got my laundry basket after considering 3 others, I also got a canvas bag to bring to the laundromat, and one of those little 'intimates' bags for the wash.

It was a little sad leaving my multi-colored striped friend in the garbage room of my apt. an old friend finally out to pasture. We had some great washes together. He had a good run, but time to move on.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Harry for President!


For all those who don't follow enough Harry Potter to understand this image here goes:

Obama = Harry
DUH Harry is the best wizard ever! Ok yes he's young and only has about 7 years of school under his belt but he has learned by experience. He wasn't gonna just sit around and let that Umbrige bitch make the rules, he got up and created Dumbledor's Army! He is a symbol of love, friendship, peace and bravery, a real leader.

Biden = Dumbledor
The experienced one. Older, wiser a symbol of peace and fairness to all.

Palen = Professor Lockhart
A phony!! For those who remember the story of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, he fronted as a Defense Against Dark Arts professor only to reveal himself as a pawn for Lord Voldermort!! A celebrity of sorts claiming feats of bravery when none are actually true. His attempt to use the Obliviate Charm on Harry and Ron backfires due to his use of Ron's broken wand, and he suffers the loss of his own memory as a result. Well maybe Palen didn't have one to begin with?

McCain = Peter Pettigrew/Wormtail
What a perfect match! The biggest traitor in the story of Harry Potter. Was once a loyal friend of Harry's Father and Sirus Black but then joined the dark side spending most of his life as Ron's pet rat. In the end he turned on his friends to serve evil.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Coffee Wars Continues


While I was cheating on my coffee cart man this morning I happened to notice the new breakfast sandwich from Starbucks. It's called the Piadini which comes in various varieties of portobello mushroom, ricotta cheeses, sausage. On the other side of town Dunkin' Donuts has been promoting their Egg White Flatbread Sandwich. Dunkin' Donuts is the first fast food company to make an all egg white sandwich launched their product in late July along with the DD Smart Menu. Starbucks, a little late to the game started promoting their product in late September.

Calorie counter:

Egg White Veggie Flatbread:
290 Calories

Portobello Muschroom, Spinach, Feta and Ricotta Cheese w/ Egg Piadini
370 Calories

Also might I add the Piadini is nowhere to be found on the Starbucks website! I still think that McDonald's has the best deal going. The originator of the breakfast sandwich EggMcMuffin probably coined somewhere in the dictionary clocks in at 300 calories and probably a whole lot cheaper than Starbucks and Dunking Donuts. McDonald's recently got on the coffee bandwagon knocking Starbucks off their feet. They have also taken a serious effort to come clean with their ingredients and promote healthy choices. I think the biggest challenge McDonalds needs to overcome is their instore experience. Also, the fast food stereotype of McDonald's is very different from that of Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. A tough case to overcome.

I will keep an eye out as this comical saga unfolds.

I Cheated on My Coffee Cart Man

I feel terrible, I'm a sell out, but it was really REALLY good.

Every day for the past 4 months I have been going to this little coffee cart man on Maiden Lane. Those carts you see on the street have hands down the best coffee in this city. He knows me now, knows that every day I order iced coffee with a little bit of milk and one sugar. He starts my drink even before I move up to my place in line. There have been days where he hasn't shown up and my whole entire morning is thrown off. One time I walked an extra block to find another cart and the guy gave me a cup with a deformed lid and I spilled it everywhere, travesty I tell you!

But today it was a little chilly and I wasn't really in the mood for something cold. Yes I could have broken the pattern and asked for a regular coffee but no...not today I wanted a tall Pumpkin Spice Latte from the coffee devils themselves. STARBUCKS. That's right people I did it. I was a sell out. But it was good, really good. And now that I got that out of my system I will have to break it to my coffee man that it's time to put the ice away. With the change in seasons comes a change in coffee.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fozzie Joke of the Day from my Muppets Calendar


'I had a dressing room so small that all the mice were hunchbacked!'

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Let's keep it on the up and up

Thanks Lev! Always has the best things to make me laugh!

Cat massage

How Sweet He Is


Hungry for change alright!

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