Saturday, March 28, 2009

What happened to vent windows?

Back in the day, cars and trucks had vent windows.
I miss those. You could get the perfect little breeze or cross wind, depending on the angle of the positionable glass. I kinda remember my mom's car having electric windows with a little vent triangle that lowered before the full window.
Guess easy access for thefts was the reason for the obsolescence of the small windows. Do you remember smokers hanging their cigarettes out the vent?
The coolest were the back windows in early Suburbans that could be lowered. I suppose a few pets and children fell out of those . . .
Sounding like an old fogey,
I am,

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I scared this guy

And it made me laugh.
Two years ago, I visited my friends Ernest & Eileen in Manhattan. On a Sunday night it rained miserably and we were glad to have reservations for an improv show and pass all the idiots waiting outside the Upright Citizen's Brigade theater. Our pride bit us in the ass when we realized that we were the LAST three folks in and were told to "stand anywhere in the back". Luckily we found 3 empty seats on three different rows.
The improvisational show was presented by accomplished writers, actors and such but the monologue chick su-ucked. Jack McBrayer (Kenneth, the NBC page of 30 Rock) was the guest actor. When they asked for a suggestion, I did the 1/2 second pause and yelled out "bedwetters!". It was apparently quite loud. Jack turned and looked kinda alarmed. Ernest and Eileen were then relieved that our seats weren't near each other.
The pile-of-5-empty-beer-cans guy next to me said, "good one."
Pride restored.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Word of the day

You won't find this word in a dictionary but I have heard it all my life.

Piroot (pie root) - to search and perhaps plunder, sometimes through your own things but often another's.

Not sure of derivation but suspect it is a combination of "to root out" and "to pirate".

"When my sister wasn't looking, I pirooted through her closet for shoes."
"You can't find your jacket? Go piroot in the laundry room for it."
"I have pirooted this entire house and cannot find a 5/16" drill bit."

Friday, March 20, 2009

Oh my God, am I a cougar?

Saw a television commercial tonight for a new reality show about an older female looking to date younger men called, no surprise, The Cougar. . .

So I considered. I am chick that would date a guy in his 30's but ugh, I don't wanna be a cougar. That label kinda pisses me off and not real sure why. Perhaps because guys don't have a label if they dig younger gals. But ME? A cougar? Nuh uh. Come to think of it, I am more like a domesticated house cat, in which, I can do a few lickety-split runs through the house, looooove to hang out on the sofa and nap and can totally entertain myself with some string.

No longer feel the need to drink, dance all night and stalk studs of any age. Now, if ya wanna order a pizza and watch stupid movies with me, maybe you can be a participant in my new reality show, The Contented House Cat.

Not quite ready to crap in a box,
I am,

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Duh! of the day

Welcome to a new feature I am calling "Duh!" of the day.

Obama collected a total of $130,000 from AIG in 2008,
while McCain accepted a total of $59,499.

Quote from ABC News

Pointer from my book boyfriend Tyler Cowen

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Quote of the day

My carbon footprint is bigger than yours.

~~as uttered by Jay Thomas, on his Sirius radio show

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sharing the bloom

I've had this Aloe Vera plant on my front porch for 10 years or so and this is the first time it has ever bloomed.

Please to enjoy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quote of the day

Guns don't rip the faces off old ladies.
Chimps do.


Monday, March 02, 2009

A few more Mardi Gras sights

Normally I hate on tiny hinnie girls, but this chick burped on command for our entertainment so we liked her. Plus, she looked cute in a baby stroller holding a beer bottle. When we asked her back flipping friend (you heard me) what kind of beer they were drinking, she said it was from Belgium. Curious, we looked closer at the label. No, dummy, it says Vermont. She shrugged and replied, "Same thing."

Check out this freak-on-ice. She went ape when she spied blue Jell-O shots and repeated over and over "You have blue Jell-O! Yay!" Her eyes seem to reveal some sort of brain swelling, which explains the protective head gear.

Oops!!! I opened a PortALet door only to spy this dude reading a micro-organisms textbook. Yikes.

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