Tag Archives: Miscellanea

Horse-drawn Carriages Should Make A Comeback

16 Mar

The romance of a horse-drawn carriage is pretty hard to beat.

Don’t you think that if horse-drawn carriages existed, people would stop to smell the roses and enjoy life a bit more?

Unfortunately the only places where you can have a carriage ride nowadays are few and far between. The last place I indulged in a carriage ride was in New York’s Central Park. I am also told that downtown Indianapolis facilitates horse-drawn carriages, as well as other random cities dotted throughout the world, such as Quebec City.

A nice, langorous carriage ride through a park every Sunday afternoon would do people a world of good. Wouldn’t we be able to stop and chat about nothing in particular instead of being hardwired to our Blackberries and iPhones?

Don’t forget your parasol!


Bear. Shark. FIGHT!

10 Mar

Photobucket“Question. What kind of bear is best?”

If a bear and a shark went mano a mano, I would have to say I’m putting my money on the bear.

Or whatever Dwight Schrute says.

If you don’t get the reference, you have to see this bad clip, but very very relevant.

An Evil Plot To Destroy The World.

4 Feb

This commercial is frighteningly self aware. And I watch this and know that it is true, what he says…but I can’t help myself.

Because I am in love with Hulu.

Hulu is my boyfriend, actually, I’m not sure you knew that. I was in love with Hulu a long time before this commercial, when my Plurk friend Teslanaut introduced me to it, but this commercial pretty much sums up the evil that exists inside Hulu. This is my one stop shop for catching up with the few primetime shows I follow: The Office, 30 Rock, The Simpsons & Family Guy. Add to that the fake news essentials of The Colberrrr Reporrrr, and The Daily Show, and my brain is effectively that “cottage cheese-like mush” that Alec is talking about.


The Most Bizarre Gift I Have Ever Received.

2 Feb

I politely accepted, but without many assuring words. Even as a young person, I sensed that she thought she was giving me a huge gift. I never forgot both the irrelevance of the gift and the pleased look on her face.

Horrendous, Horrendous Neon.The most bizarre gift I ever received was a New Kids on The Block beach towel, literally years after they had been big, had their 15 months of fame, and then faded into obscurity. It was not near a birthday, or near a gifting holiday, like Christmas. It just was. This horrendously ugly, neon-colored NKOTB beach towel.

It was from an older female relative, who had mistakenly assumed that all young girls of that age would want this absurdly gaudy beach towel. Wow. It was about 2 years too late.

Just the other day, this same relative, a decade and a half later, handed me a pink-colored Lladró knock-off ceramic of a woman holding her baby in her arms. Again, nowhere near a birthday, or near a gifting holiday, like Christmas. This time, I gave her a big hug and tried to rectify the silence I presented her with when I received the NKOTB towel and said, “Wow, cute! Thanks!”

I suppose the times may change, but a bizarre gifter never does! 🙂