Ooh, my favorite!

October 5, 2010, 10:45 am
Filed under: Personal, Silly, Smile

Hey, hey. I’m still alive, just been a little busy and a little lazy. I actually have a good reason for being gone and that was a surprise trip up to Seattle to see mom and dad (with help from brother as co-conspirator). We did all of our favorite family things: cooking, eating, napping, and lots of laughing. It was a GREAT weekend.

One of the best parts was coming home to see that dad had fashioned this crazy contraption in an attempt to scare away a regular visitor to his koi pond. He’s managed cats, possums, and raccoons but there is one animal of the avian variety that is making him quite nervous: the lovely blue heron.  It often comes to hangout by the back pond because they love the water, but they also love fish, so while he hasn’t stolen any dad is on a mission to keep him at bay.

As much as we’ve tried to explain that a visit from this majestic bird could be considered somewhat rare and special, dad is in full-fledged Caddyshack mode. I have no idea how it works or how he came up with it, but it’s crazy and genius at the same time!

Weird? Yes. But not out of the ordinary. Ahh, I have the best family ever.

August 17, 2010, 9:13 am
Filed under: Silly, Videos

Considering I can’t even use a yo-yo the conventional way, I find this completely fascinating!

Jensen Kimmitt wins the the 2010 World YoYo Contest with his new signature yo-yo the NORTHSTAR by YoYoFactory.

[via likecool]

Sharky Tea Diffuser
August 4, 2010, 4:54 pm
Filed under: Silly

I’m loving this! How could you not smile with this floating around in your morning cup of tea? My family drinks lots of tea, so this would make a great little gift. I’m already thinking a stocking stuffer for dad, but it doesn’t look like it’s in production yet so it may have to be a ‘just because’ gift later on.

Designed by Pablo Matteoda from Argentina.

[via Toxel.com]

I’m remembering
July 14, 2010, 8:51 am
Filed under: Nostalgia, Silly

Fisher-Price breakfast set

It’s been a long time since I posted on this, but I’m a sucker for all things pop-culture and nostalgic (especially anything that reminds me of being a kid), so I flipped when I came across the Tumblr site I’m Remembering. It’s the motherload of all things 80’s and early 90’s – pages and pages filled with things I remember and things I wish I could remember.

Most of these were from when I was really young, but I’m sure I’ll be posting some other goodies on occasion. The site is a gold mine.

McDonald’s Halloween Pails

Totally remembering these McDonald’s Halloween pails! I had the pumpkin.

Fisher-Price Cookie Counter

This one seemed so familiar, but it took a second to recall. When I saw the screen with Cookie Monster juggling the cookies that’s when it all came back. So funny how that works! Speaking of recalling…have you ever been suddenly overcome by a scent that instantly takes you back to a place or time? It hasn’t happened to me in a long time, but it’s always a crazy sensation, so powerful and surprising. I have heard that scent is the sense that is most strongly tied to memory, so it makes sense to me.

Snoopy Bow Biters

I never rocked these but I remember them. There were other characters too, but I’m not recalling those ones. Maybe Sesame Street?

Cabbage Patch Kids Comforter

I definitely remember this, I actually had this comforter but looking at it now I’m totally creeped out. The funny thing is that I had a Cabbage Patch doll that I couldn’t stand. I disliked her so much that I named her Odetta or Odeada is probably more how I envisioned it at the time.

Any of these doing anything for you? If not hop over to I’m Remembering to see what you can find. Come back and tell me if you find anything good!

[images via I’m Remembering]

Hello DJ
May 27, 2010, 11:41 am
Filed under: Mixes, Silly

I’d forgotten about this…I took it a while ago while I was shopping downtown. I’m a sucker for a good DJ; hey, they’re hard to find.

May 21, 2010, 5:18 pm
Filed under: Silly, Smile, Videos

Another fabulous Google home page today! A real working version of Pac-Man to celebrate his 30th anniversary! Just press the Insert Coin button and use your arrows to move. AWESOME!

May 18, 2010, 10:31 am
Filed under: Green, Silly, Smile

This was too good not to share. Topos Graphics and Sarah Riegelmann got together to create this magnet as part of a personal anti-SUV guerilla campaign. Ha! Love it.

[via the always awesome swiss-miss]

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