Sunday, March 30, 2008


I used to love the Rubik's Cube. How about you?

I had them in a variety of shapes and sizes, including a super cool pastel version from McDonald's that had a different item from their menu on each little square. (I can't seem to find a picture of it, poop!) I loved my Rubik's cube keychain, too!

It was so cute and went with me everywhere. Now, I wasn't one of those people that peeled the stickers off in order to sir! I managed to solve it a few times the correct (non-cheating) way, but I felt pretty smart when I learned that I could take it apart and put it back to together with all the colors in place...

I know it was kind of cheating, but at least there was SOME effort involved.

Anyway, the point of all of this is two-fold. I found a gentleman, aka NERD, online who actually wrote a step-by-step tutorial of how to solve a Rubik's cube, on college ruled, spiral bound paper no less. He did this at the height of the craze in 1986 and it is 14 pages long! It is amazing, funny and kind of sad all at the same time. But my favorite part is his quote at the top of his webpage:

My record time for using this method was 2 minutes 13 seconds. Just memorize the following formula (it's easy!)

Now don't's 14 pages long! Super Nerd

And to drive the point of my obsession with the Cube home even further, here is a video by my old band, The Plastic Plan. Introducing "The Cube Beat Me":

Monday, March 24, 2008

Baby Idol, anyone?

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

Could it get any "beh'ra"?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


It would seem as though people in 1936 didn't really love their pets. The proof:

This is an actual article from Popular Mechanics, June 1936:
Dog Rides Comfortably in Sack on Running Board
When you take your dog along for a ride, but prefer not having it inside the car, it can ride safely and comfortably in this sack, which is carried on the running board. The bottom of the sack is clamped to the running board and the top is fastened to the lower part of an open window with hooks, covered with small rubber tubing to prevent marring the car.
Seriously?! Did people actually do this? How was this not considered completely inhumane? Poor, poor puppy. I'm glad we have at least progressed in this department in the last 70 odd years. Check out Fido now:

Now isn't that better?

Monday, March 17, 2008

This Saturday!

If you live in or around the Boston area, then this post is primarily for you (although I would venture to say that this event would be worth traveling far and wide for!). My sweet and wonderful boyfriend, Joel Reader, moved to cold, snowy Boston from sunny San Francisco this past summer to be with little ole me. He had (and still has to some extent) a thriving music career on the West Coast, so his move here kind of put a kink in his life as a musician. But not for long! He joined up with some fantastic guys here in Boston and they formed The Fatal Flaw.

All of this is to say that their debut performance will be at T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge this Saturday night. They go on around 10:00, so get there early and hang out with me! Plus, I will be doing a little cameo at some point during the show and you certainly don't want to miss that, now do you? Plus, there are other great bands playing that night such as The Great Bandini and Emergency Music. You must come!! So I will see you there? Good, I'm glad that's settled.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Garfield minus Garfield

My friend Max introduced me to this website and it is possibly one of the funniest things I've seen in a long, long time.

I'm not going to try and explain...just read and laugh and laugh and laugh.

New favorite designer...Benjamin Hubert

I don't know much about him other than that he is based out of the UK and from what I can tell from his none-too-helpful website, he has won many awards. What I do know, is I like what I see. I don't know how to buy any of it, so if you know or find out, please fill me in! Here are some of my favorites:

I don't really like birds (not real ones anyway), but I LOVE these little houses. They are too cute!
If you know me, you know I have a black thumb and I kill all of my plants. I wonder if the hugs from these adorable pots could save them?

These little guys are called Yumbrellas, will hold delicious fruits and look super cute doing it.

Just look where you're going!

Seriously. Has it come to this? There is a street in London that supposedly has the most "texting while walking accidents" and therefore a charity called Living Streets has done this:

That's right. They are wrapping their lamp posts in padding to try and prevent the idiots that can't stop texting long enough to get to their destination safely from bumping their poor noggins. For Pete's sake people...nothing is that important! Or you know what? Just CALL the person that you are texting. That way you can walk and talk at the same time. But please don't try to chew gum while walking and talking, otherwise this charity is going to have to pay people to stand around giving out Heimlich maneuvers.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Not your grandmother's rocking chair

But it's pretty cool, don't you think? I've never been a huge fan of the rocking chair, but I could envision myself on a cold night, wrapped up in a super, soft blanket and sipping hot chocolate while watching some embarrassing television programming (like America's Next Top Model, Rock of Love 2 or Celebrity Rehab, perhaps) and rocking until my modern heart is content. Oh, to have $850 extra dollars lying around. If you are more financial frivolous than I, you can pick one up right here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


I love these pieces from Pop Ink and French Paper.

They are called Decor-a-boards and are made out of recycled wood, so they are not only super cute, but are environmentally conscious as well!

Offer accepted!

I am on my way to being a full-fledged "home" owner! After several days of going back and forth, the seller and I finally came to a mutual agreement and I am now on to the next phase...the home inspection! Fingers crossed, there will be nothing seriously wrong and we can go forward with the "purchase and sale". Wow, these are all such big terms that I have heard for so long, but never really knew the meaning of. It truly makes me feel like an adult. S-C-A-R-Y.

Wanna see pictures? Oh alright, stop pressuring me!

The outside of my new place. My home is on first floor, to the left of the adorable blue door!!

My foyer. Fyi...the yellow is not staying!

My bedroom. A bedroom!! I haven't had a bedroom in over 2 years. I have some serious furniture shopping to do.

My living room, with my favorite feature...the glass door to my private balcony.

My EAT. IN. KITCHEN! I haven't had that in over 2 years either!

My balcony. I can't WAIT for summer and you are all invited over to drink sweet tea with me on my porch.

Keep in mind, it will look totally different after I get my hands on it, but isn't it awesome? I'm really so excited. Now I am spending all my free time tearing out pages of Metropolitan Home, so I can decide how to renovate my kitchen and my bath.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Jumping in...

I've been talking for awhile now about venturing into the adult world of home ownership or, in my case, condo ownership. Last week, despite a nauseous stomach and heart palpitations, I made my very first offer on a condo. It was a low-ball offer in an attempt to buy something that was realistically out of my reach. They countered and I bailed, with my tail between my legs. I realized that the price that I thought I could afford was actually about $20,000 higher than my bank account will allow. So, I started again.

Today Joel and I went to an open house and I'm afraid I have fallen in love....for the second time in one week. Although this go 'round, I am more within my league. Unfortunately, so are 2 other people who are putting in offers on MY new home. Needless to say, I am a stress case at the moment. I won't know what my chances are until tomorrow, so wish me luck. I don't want to jinx anything by giving away too much information, but when (and if) the time comes, there will be pictures galore and polls aplenty regarding paint colors and decorating plans. For now I am going try to distract myself with the newest episode of Rock of Love 2. Oh Bret Michaels, what is under that bandana anyway?