Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Yearbook Yourself

Several of us are preparing for our high school reunions this year. One of us has a lot of free time on her hands, and found the site YearbookYourself. She then created a mini-yearbook of sorts, of all of her friends. I can't stop laughing.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Is It Too Early...

...or too pathetic to be getting excited for Fall TV?

Who cares.

I'm eagerly awaiting:

The Office

Biggest Loser (Families)

Samantha Who?

30 Rock

I'm also still waiting for an explanation as to what happened to Just Shoot Me and Jack & Jill.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Messages From The Wise Universe

Parental Discretion Advised: this post not suitable for Mom and Dad. Seriously - you should both just skip this one.

Sometimes it's best not to be all smug and self-satisfied because you're taking a load of clothes to the consignment shop, and you're definitely going to make money, and not spend money, because your birthday month was July and now it's August, and there should be more saving/making and less spending, and that's what you're all about: the SAVING/MAKING, which is why you're taking the load of clothes to the consignment shop, and feeling pretty smug and self-satisfied.

Because if you're feeling all smug and self-satisfied, and you brag to your mom about how you have been REALLY good about not buying shoes lately, and you tell her how you're going to go take a load of clothes to the consignment shop, the Universe interprets this as an invitation to display a practically-new pair of Manolo Blahniks, MAYBE worn one time, in your size, on the table at the consignment shop, and mark them "$80".

The Universe then reminds you that fall is almost here, and you could use some good closed-toed pumps, and then points out that the tweed in these Manolo Blahniks includes nearly every color possible (although you can't tell from the photo), and you would be able to wear them with everything.

That's what happens when you're all smug and self-satisfied.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

UPS Mechanics Are Funny

Thanks to Ellers for sending this!

"After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form, called a 'gripe sheet,'
which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics
Correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then
Pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.
Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. Here are
Some actual maintenance complaints submitted by UPS pilots (marked with
a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance

By the way, UPS is the only major airline that has never, ever, had an


P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.

S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.

S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.

S: Something tightened in cockpit

P: Dead bugs on windshield.

S: Live bugs on back-order.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute

S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.

S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.

S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks causes throttle levers to stick.

S: That's what friction locks are for.

P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.

S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield.

S: Suspect you're right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.

S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny.

S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.

S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.

S: Cat installed.

And the best one for last.................

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget
Pounding on something with a hammer.

S: Took hammer away from midget.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Why Can't We Be More Scandinavian?

Copenhagen Fashion Week kicks off today, and "...the Danes are using {these} to raise money to fight eating disorders. The shirts...were designed by Klaus Sams√łe & e-types. May Andersen and Oliver Bjerrehuus are featured in the accompanying campaign, which grew out of the Ethical Charter to protect Danish models that was established last year."

Those Danish models do need protecting, but mainly just from Flavor Flav.


Monday, August 4, 2008

J'Adore Indeed!

As far as I know, John Galliano is responsible for this. I both love, and hate him, for it.

When did Dior stop being all conservative and kitten-heel tweedy, and start being WHAT I MUST OWN?