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Top Cult Comedy Classics

Me and my big mouth have gotten me the editor position for the funniest post of the year. @CTK1 asked who wanted to have guest bloggers for #TopCultComedyClassics. You should have seen me (figuratively) jumping up and down volunteering my site.

So get ready for some good memories, some laughs, and a list of great comedies to rent. Thank you to all the contributors. Here's to starting the new year off FUNNY.

The Rules: Submit a review in 200 words or less of your favorite cult comedy. Give a brief plot synopsis and reasons why it's a cult classic. (The rules were adhered to loosely).

In no particular order, I present The Top Cult Comedy Classics of our time.

DISCLAIMER:  A lot of these comedies are rated R and there is cussing in a few of the reviews.

Office Spacesubmitted by @BDJoyner
“Ah, yeah, I’m gonna need you to come in on Saturday"
The red stapler; the printer beat down; Michael Bolton spittin’ gangsta rap lyrics; and the best personality change since Roddy Piper turned…

Sarah Jane Adventures

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This is what happens when I have too much time on my hands, I channel surf. Today I am working from home and I need background noise (not related to appliances doing their jobs). Be right back, need to reboot the laundry.

Now where was I? Oh yes, I love English television, not sure why. I surely don't watch enough of it.

Today, flipping through, I got caught up in lilting vowels and such ... and apparently Syfy also offers children's programming, of a sort. I'm watching the Sarah Jane Adventures, a spin-off from Dr. Who :) Other than the language (proper English, NOT bad words), there is a certain film quality to the BBC. ... What caught my attention was that this one deals with 1980's V-style aliens gobbling up children, a know-it-all computer, and a cheesy human villian (who gets taken down by one of the kids). What's not to love? Oh yes, the teens are heroes along with Sarah Jane. I really need to get a DVR, so much TV to catch up on ... back…

Food Allergies Suck

So I'm sitting here at work, noshing on some simply delicious(ly) decorated sugar Christmas cookies when a wave of nostalgia hits me. I used to make batches and batches of Christmas cookies with the kids. One year we made a bunch of care boxes to send overseas. Another I let Josh mix and make all of the sugar crystals. His allergies to red 40 have become so severe that he can't even let it touch his skin without a reaction. No candy canes on the christmas tree for him to eat (or his sister, out of respect). We actually like the Starburst ones more ... (ok, well, my mom got cinnamon candy canes, but there's so much red on them Josh just avoids out of a sense of self-preservation).

This whole year has been topsy-turvy. I don't have my own space to continue the few traditions we had. My mom mentioned that I'm sorta neutral about Christmas this year. And I am. Better than last year when I was feeling grinchy and didn't want to do *anything* Christmas related.


The Possibility Shop

Disney Online, part of the Disney Interactive Media Group, launched a new Web site featuring an original video series from The Jim Henson Company called "The Possibility Shop".
 The Possibility Shop with Courtney Watkins is a fun web video series for moms to demonstrate how to turn very dull, ordinary afternoons into amazing creative adventures for the whole family.
The site can be accessed through or and is exclusively sponsored by The Clorox Company for its Clorox2® Stain Fighter & Color Booster, Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes and toilet-cleaning products.

An episode listing can be found here on

Mobile Blogging with Blogaway

I've been "moblogging" for years, ever since Blogger introduced the integration with MMS.  I used to mo-blog from a Motorola camera phone (NOT a Razr), then my Dash, but not so much with my G1.  It's just not as intuitive and the other night i discovered a word limit that I wasn't aware of.
My work-around involves using AK Notepad to write the post, and then either email it, or if I had a photo attached, send photo and blog text to my flickr2blog account (yeah, I'm all over linking my accounts to my blog). This doesn't give a lot of control for formatting. I don't like blogging in the mobile interface. It's actually more difficult to write, add pictures, etc. And if you lose data connection, there goes your post!
For over a year I have been looking for a decent Blogger blogging app. The Android Market has had two really good ones for Wordpress and LiveJournal, and even a Drupal app. It has always puzzled me why Google di…

It's like morning coffee

Some people wake up, have coffee and read the paper (or their RSS feeds). Other people, like me, wake up, check their twitter stream, make coffee, check stream again, and so on and so forth until the days work begins.

I used to panic when my stream wasn't updating. Now I just go to; or Mashable. Now, reading things like
Update (11:28p): Twitter’s DNS records were temporarily compromised but have now been fixed. We are looking into the underlying cause will update with more information soon only send me into mild annoyance.

I'll get my fix sooner or later. And as I am reminded, and sometimes remind others ... you get what you pay for. Twitter is after all a free service.

I was at : 1112 E Avenue J10, Lancaster, CA 93535,

Staying Healthy with Handy Manny

Preschoolers get a lesson on the importance of washing hands, which is particularly important during flu season, in a segment featuring Handy Manny during Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming. The interstitial will repeat multiple times daily and will also feature a link to the Center for Disease Control's flu prevention micro-site.

Visit the Handy Manny Staying Healthy site for all the links and a parent resource on talking to your children about the flu.

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a seven year old's identity crisis

Some days, I hate school. Public, private, etc. My daughter is still developing her identity. She knows what she likes and what she doesn't. She LOVES basketball and skateboarding. She loves anything with four legs and fur. One of her favorite activities is training Zoe to pull her on a skateboard.

She also loves sparkly Princess-like dresses and getting her nails done.

She hates being forced to choose between her love of sports and "boy things" and being "a girl" by the people she calls friend. I hate watching her trying to decide who she is and what she wants to be. I try to empower her and let her know that it's okay to be a kick butt skatergirl and that it's also okay to like to wear dresses and get a mani/pedi. The two do not need to be mutually exclusive. But in her head that is the case, and as her mother it's painful to watch.

Farmville - I'm not the only one

See what you started @yblud? I made a random comment based off his tweet last night and I'm still getting replies this morning.  A sampling appears below.

daNanner: I think I'm the only person on Fb not playing farmville
about an hour ago
Thu Dec 03 02:33:52 +0000 2009

MK2Fac3: I'm not
about an hour ago
Thu Dec 03 02:34:05 +0000 2009

switzerblog: Nope. You and me, #twittergirlfriend
about an hour ago
Thu Dec 03 02:35:15 +0000 2009

tyronem: you and me both. I almost exclusively play word games
about an hour ago
Thu Dec 03 02:37:15 +0000 2009

karma_musings: .nope, you and me too. Two of us. :-)
about an hour ago
Thu Dec 03 02:38:16 +0000 2009

mamikaze: I don't play any Fb games.
about an hour ago
Thu Dec 03 02:38:31 +0000 2009

PamelaBerns: I am not either
about an hour ago
Thu Dec 03 02:41:15 +0000 2009

yukihoang: that makes two of us. I know with my personality I'd be addicted #farmville
about an hour ago
Thu Dec 03 02:41:33 +0000 2009

kitterztoo: I'm not playing farmville either. But…

Photo Friday: From My Past

Well, I took this a little over 5 years ago. Front to back: Rosie, Kim, Gina, Angie, Debbie. I don't really talk to any of them anymore though I know that three of them are on Facebook. It was a good Women's Retreat that year. Joy was about 2, so I'm guessing the lack of blogging about it is because I was running around likea chicken with my head cut off those days :)

Spiritual Warfare

Those of you who don't believe in it and don't want to know about it can skip this one. The rest of you ...

Disclaimer - my spiritual life at the present moment absolutely stinks, but when the Holy Spirit tells you to do something, you do it.

Twice in less than 24 hours I have been led to not only pray, but pray hard for a friend. Get down on my knees, bow down in supplication, pour out my heart pray. I'm crying now as I write this at an hour I am normally asleep.

I don't know what's going on in this person's life. We don't talk much anymore. We don't live in the state. We have a few mutual friends and that's how I am kept aware of generalities. Something in the last week has happened. I don't know what. All I know is that since it was brought to my attention I've been preternaturally worried and concerned. And every time I think about contacting this person, instead of doing so, I am led to pray as if a life depended on it. And the words…

Today Was A Good Day

Cue Ice Cube music ...

No, really. Today was better than expected. I have been off my game *ALL WEEK* and still a little off. But the last half of the day rocked. Things came together. Stunt site launched. Other sites delivered to be worked on Monday. I'll worry about Omniture on Monday too. Special delivery made by the most awesome Cheryl (aka @Jasperblu -- she has a Seattle-based concierge business). All-in-all I couldn't ask for a better ending.

(video chosen because I actually know who P.Rod is, thanks to Josh)

Photo Friday: Softness

Photo Friday: Softness
Originally uploaded by Nannerlady

A towel fresh out of the dryer - soft and warm

~~Annette -- please excuse typos, sent from my phone.

How I Really Spent Halloween

So, Halloween was not spent how I expected. As usual on a Saturday I was flippin' exhausted and napped. I had hoped to have enough energy to take Joy to a local church's Fall Festival instead of trick-or-treating (since she cleaned up at my office anyway). But instead, we ended up doing a little bathroom chemistry with my mom and watching Prince Caspian.

The Process
Pour 1 cup baking soda into clogged drain. It's O.K. if it doesn't go all the way downPour 3 cups of boiling water on top of the baking soda. Follow with 1 cup white vinegarRepeat as necessary until drain is clear. Instead of using Drano, we used this process and we had all the items on hand (Costco-sized bag of baking soda helped) and it only took two repitions to clear my mom's drain. It took three on mine. Another bonus, instead of waiting 15 minutes per the Drano instructions, this took only as long as boiling 3 cups of water :-)

I need a little help from my friends

So earlier this morning I threw out a question and got a ton of responses. But first, some background:

It's been almost a year since I publicly posted that I was ready to lose weight. And in that time I have managed to ... add "Eat to Live" to my wish list. I've also bought about 10 different books from Amazon but not that one (Lazy 1: Me 0) I've also gained 5-10 lbs depending on the time of the month (ladies, can I get an "Amen"?).

I know a HUGE contributing factor is that I am a desk jockey. When I ran a daycare we got out everyday, even during the rainy season (ok, maybe not, but I know I didn't keep 8 kids cooped up inside my house and I remember washing a lot of towels...) ... I digress, I started gaining weight like mad when I closed my daycare and started working a desk job again. I have a 90-120 minute commute everyday, I work 8-10 hours per day (yay for OT at the moment) and I like my sleep. I don't get enough as it is. My mother thinks…

Photo Friday: In the Details

I took this at my friend Peter's wedding a few weeks ago. They never let go unless they had to. :)

Being Present

Here I am at my daughter's cheerleading clinic, without my camera. At least with my camera in my hands I am more likely to look through the viewfinder and pay attention to what's going on. I like to people watch, and take pictures. Especially of my daughter in action.

Instead of doing that though, I'm tweeting and generally giving off an anti-social vibe. I'm not comfortable around these parents - for a variety of reasons, number one being I don't know a living soul here. I have no IDEA where my kids get their out-going personalities from. It's not from me!

But I was thinking, "I'm tweeting, and looking up things for people online, and barely paying attention to what's going on in front of me. Why is it so hard to *be* present, in the present?"

I know part of the answer is that I get bored easily when sitting still. Did I mention that these bleachers are hard on the bum??? I'm not all that interested in cheerleading either, but my daughter …

Wordless Wednesday: Siblings - circa 1986


Dark Chocolate Heaven

Let me start by saying "mmmmmmmmmm". This pudding beats Jell-O® hands-down. So very yummy.

I've been craving chocolate and Fresh and Easy's Dark Chocolate pudding hits the spot. It's thick, creamy, smooth, and most importanly, very chocolaty. The secret? Real ingredients. Milk, chocolate, vanilla, etc.

I sighed in pefect contentment as the smooth chocolate pudding hit my expectant taste buds. It was the perfect ending to a stressful night. It's also the perfect size for dessert or a mid-afternoon snack. Bonus, it's all-natural and gluten free. And in my case tonight, guilt-free too.

Heat Wave

As if there weren't enough good things about Nathan Fillion, he now signs books as Richard Castle! I am going to be in Nathan-Heaven!

Have you watched Castle yet? If not, you SHOULD. You can watch online or order the DVDs

Time for a new series to read. So far the few reviews I have read have been favorable

And now, off to order my copy from Amazon so I can get it signed on 10/19
-I'm not obsessed, really!

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