Monday, March 22, 2010

joan and noah

the following is an overheard conversation at work:

person 1: "i saw a statue of joan of arc"
person 2: "he's the one with the boat?"
person 1: "joan of arc is a woman"
person 2: "yeah, he's the one with a boat and the animals"
person 1: "noah had the boat, joan is a woman"
person 2: "oh yeah, so joan didn't have a boat?"

Sunday, March 21, 2010

chinese new year and bump its

yesterday i went to the chinese new year parade in chinatown. it was an unplanned activity in my itinerary, so i only caught the tail end of it. the tail end consisted of every car club in town showing off their shiny rims, fancy paint jobs, and air suspension systems as they hopped down the street. lots of families watching from the curb and their windows. their were also quite a few doggies enjoying the sites as well.
after the parade, i checked out the booths. which brings us to the rest of the entertainment for my afternoon - we bought a set of bump its!!! and for $3!!! yes, that's right, a set of 5 bump its for only $3. and i must say that i have been quite a bump it master. i "installed" the hollywood bump it (for those of you unfamiliar with bump it lingo, that's the largest one ala snooki) in my own hair and a friends which also had to involve a photo shoot. even if the bump its never leave the house, they have provided us with enough laughs to make the $3 price tag well worth it.

Friday, March 19, 2010

shoes on the line

somewhere along the line i heard/read that shoes draped over power lines was a signal that there was drug dealer living nearby. i never really researched this, but i always think about it whenever i see shoes on the lines. i wonder if different types of shoes mean different types of drugs. like, what would a pair of slingbacks mean? what about ratty, worn out tennis shoes vs brand new shoes? and what about these hiking boots i saw on my dog walk this morning?
on another note - i want to make this coffee cake recipe and "veganize" it. it calls for sour cream though, and i don't have any. im debating on whether or not to run to whole foods for vegan sour cream. my big decision of the night :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

there is a bat in the building, i repeat, there is a bat in the building

much to my surprise, at work today i looked up and there was an unexpected guest on the wall near the ceiling. after taking many pictures and getting as close as my fight or flight instinct would allow, he was removed. he was taken to a co-worker's office - the coworker studies bats. he hung the bat in his office and tonight after work he is going to leave his window open so the little guy can be on his way. he slept through the whole photo shoot and relocation. and i learned a very important lesson, if i leave my office window open at night, i will be welcomed by a variety of woodland friends in the morning.