Showing posts from December, 2009

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 Space   submitted 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 c

Sarah Jane Adventures

Image via Wikipedia 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 

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. A

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 d

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. Related articles by Zemanta Swine Flu Death Toll Continues To Rise, Especially Among Children ( Swine Flu Kids Getting Faster Drug Treatment ( Review Shows Safety of H1N1 Vaccine, Officials Say (

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 De