Friday, May 22, 2009

Good News Friday

1) Memorial Day weekend = Monday off. Yay!

2) Almost finished my book on the subway ride home. Have a few pages to go and then I get to pick out another book. Basically my favorite thing ever in life. Yay!

3) Going home next weekend and seeing my fam and my awesome hometown friends. Yay!

4) I got two someecards today that could not be more true. One from Katie (first card pictured below) and one from Ryan (second card pictured below). Yay!



Saturday, May 16, 2009

"Wild mood swings"

Today I found a new site, thanks to the Mental Floss Blog. It's called "Wild Mood Swings" (wildmoodswings.co.uk), and its tagline is: "Surf the web on a whim." Basically, there's a drop-down that lets you select your mood, and then the site redirects you to another website based on your mood. Try it, it's fun.

For example, I selected "reclusive," and it took me to a site called isolatr.com, where I saw this:



And their FAQ page:



Very entertaining on this dreary, sweats-wearing, Finding Nemo-watching Saturday.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Good News Friday

I'm cutting it pretty close with this week's Good News Friday... but I think I can make it.

I found a new site today, called "Oh Crap, My Parents Joined Facebook." People send in snippets of their news feeds from The Book, showing some funny action parents have taken on Facebook, be it comments on status updates, making status updates, taking quizzes, etc. I don't know why some of these are so funny, but it really makes me laugh.

Happy weekend everyone!

Some examples:



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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"In an Apatow world, you would be my girl"

As a Judd Apatow movie-lover, I found this video entertaining. Enjoy:



PS: Click here to watch the trailer for the new Apatow movie, "Funny People."

Friday, May 8, 2009

Good News Friday

1) The biggest piece of good news is that Dr. Ryan Comfort (officially Dr. as of tomorrow) won the world's most awesome dentist award! Plus one other award. Just lots of awards, basically. Congrats, Ryan!

2) I've been sick the last few days, and today I'm feeling a million times better. That's the greatest feeling ever. Yay to health!

3) I'm heading over to McDonald's right now to get some iced coffee. Love it - and love their new ad campaign. Cubicle? No - cubiclé.

4) Lastly, two videos that make me smile, for this Good News Friday. Enjoy!

Where the Hell is Matt?:



Sony Bravia ad:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Anti-Anxiety Playlist

I've been having a lot of anxiety lately about my life, which has led to many sleepless nights and distressed days. Inspired by Ryan's Top 5 Calming Songs post, I created the playlist below. For anyone else experiencing anxiety, feel free to pilfer and enjoy. (PS: I realize that some of the songs below are not the original versions, these are just the versions I find most relaxing.)

1. Fix You (Coldplay)
2. Heartbeats (Jose Gonzales)
3. Breathe Me (Sia)
4. I Won't (Keri Noble)
5. The I Love You Song (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee soundtrack)
6. Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate (Kerry Getz)
7. In My Arms (Plumb)
8. Full of Grace (Sarah McLachlan)
9. I Can't Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt)
10. Clair de Lune (The Darjeeling Limited soundtrack)
11. I'm Free (Amber)
12. Hallelujah (John Case)
13. If No One Will Listen (Kelly Clarkson)
14. When Your Mind's Made Up (Once soundtrack)
15. Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
16. Furious Rose (Lisa Loeb)
17. Hey Love (Jason Mraz)
18. Angel (Sarah McLachlan)
19. Return to Pooh Corner (Kenny Loggins)
20. Praan (Gary Schyman)
21. River (Sarah McLachlan)
22. The Lighthouse's Tale (Nickel Creek)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Chrome?

PC users: have any of you used Chrome? Do you like it? There's no Mac version yet, so I haven't tried it out. Also, I'm not sure I want Google knowing a whole lot more about me to aid in its plot to take over the world. But have any of you tried it? If so, let me know what you think in the comments.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Good News Friday

1) Uhhh... Paint-with-Water, warheads, Colorforms, the drive-in, Scholastic book orders, Spin Art, TGIF, TMNT, friendship bracelets, Bubble Tape, Cootie, JELL-O pops, Mr. Yuk, Mork and Mindy, Duck Tales, punch ball, Atari, slip-and-slide, Double Dare, pencil grips, Bill Nye, ring pops, Carmen Sandiego (Do It, Rockapella!)... honestly guys, did it get any better than this?? As you all know, I'm very nostalgic lately -- so this site is officially my Mecca. It's called Once Upon a Win: Epic Wins from When We Were Kids. I think the site's design is a bit annoying, but the content is absolutely priceless.



2) I am not a fan of cake (only cupcakes), but I am DEFinitely a fan of this site. The sub-title of this site is, "When professional cakes go horribly, horribly wrong." And oh how they do. Check it out for yourself: www.cakewrecks.blogspot.com



3) Stuff White People Like. I've always been a fan of this site, but I haven't checked it out in a while. There's some good stuff there. Like, Hating People Who Wear Ed Hardy. (Assholes.) And... Ugly Sweater Parties. (I hate people who have those. Or go to those. Or post pictures on Facebook of going to those. Does that make me not white?) And... Frisbee Sports. (I'm looking at you, Ben.) And... Children's Games As Adults. (Yeah, I love it, what of it?) And last but certainly not least, GRAMMAR. To quote the site:

When asking someone about their biggest annoyances in life, you might expect responses like “hunger,” “being poor,” or “getting shot.” If you ask a white person, the most common response will likely be “people who use ‘their’ when they mean ‘there.' Maybe comma splices, I’m not sure but it’s definitely one of the two."

4) Last, but certainly not least, this number from High School Musical 2. How can you not laugh at this? This makes for a Good News Friday every day of the week. Bet on it.

Not-So-Good News Friday

Good News Friday didn't start off that great today. On the subway this morning, a couple got on the train arguing with... I should say, screaming at... each other. They proceeded to argue at rising volume levels for about 6 stops, and you could tell everyone in the car was shifting in their seats getting really uncomfortable and wondering whether they personally should step in. I couldn't understand much of what the girl was saying besides "I'm going to call the cops" and "You're retarded" (I hate when people say that). But I could hear everything the guy was saying and it was really upsetting to me. He mentioned that she was a bitch who needed to get her [vulgar name for a lady part] cleaned and who was ugly. He kept saying he would slam her head through glass, for example through the subway window glass, and that he didn't care if she called the cops on him because it would be worth it and he would make bail anyway. He dared her to come over and stand next to him (she was sitting across the aisle) and he would show her right now. He repeated some version of these violent ramblings over and over again at top volume until they got off at 96th street (and continued in the 96th street station, I could hear him as the doors closed). I have to say, I honestly didn't know what to do. I just really hope that she DID call the cops. Or that someone in the station did. I feel horrible for not doing something, but I just didn't know what I could do. I was hands-down the smallest person on the train today. I was kind of hoping someone would say something then and there, but I think everyone was terrified of the guy. But I feel horrible for that girl. It was a scary scary scenario and it made me want to help her and other people like her.

I really think Good News Friday is called for today of all days. So stay tuned to my next post to read something happier.