Archive for July, 2008


Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I popped into the Whole Foods on the way home tonight to get myself a salad (yes, lazy people like me do this instead of buying our own salad fixins). Of course, a salad alone just won’t do, so I decided to take a trip down the snacky foods aisle. I was flying past the corn chips (in search of something that didn’t require an additional salsa purchase), but something caught my eye. I backed up and looked around and found the culprit: My Whole Foods now stocks Have’A Corn Chips.

I’d heard numerous reports about how brilliant these chips are, but I’d never had one. My reaction to my first chip: “Meh. These are ok, but what’s the fuss?”

Ten seconds later, I HAD to have another chip. Must. Have. More.

Since then, it’s been “Oh, I’ll just have another chip or two then seal the bag. *30-second pause…open bag again* Ok, maybe just one more.” And repeat. I’m going to have to physically move the bag to another room in hopes of stopping myself from eating every last chip in one sitting. (And I’m eating them plain. Never did pick up the salsa.)

I don’t think they’ll ever replace my beloved El Rey chips, but they sure are tasty.

All too familiar

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Ouch. But mostly true (and definitely familiar):
Business Guys on Business Trips

(via NotCot)

A little quiet around here

Friday, July 25th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Sorry for the lack of posting. Work’s been insane this week. Haven’t even had time to check my personal email, much less blog.

Catalogs are going to the printer throughout the weekend, so it’s possible I’ll be able to post again next week. Meantime, I’m sleeping and having fun vicariously through all of you, so make sure you’re enjoying yourselves a little extra.


Saturday, July 19th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Norm turned 18 this month. As you can see, she so enjoyed having to wear a little party hat.

Toaster toaster

Monday, July 14th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 10 Comments

ZOMG. I’m so torn. On the one hand, I must have this toaster. On the other, $65 for a toaster?!?

(via NOTCOT)

Overheard on TV

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 | General | 7 Comments

Dear True North,

I know that’s what it is, but perhaps describing your product in your commercials as “an extraordinary nut snack” might not have been the wisest thing ever, especially if you’re not going to say that until the end of the spot. I had to wait until the third showing to see what the product was and figure out that I was mis-hearing what was being said. It’s possible I’ve got more of a potty brain than others, but I if it were up to me, I would have worded that differently.

Just sayin’.

Be Ira Glass!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No Comments

I loves me some This American Life, so I’m just tickled by this Be Ira Glass! piece. Brought to you by the same guy who created the design poster I linked to a couple entries down. Take a spin through his Flikr stream. Some fun stuff in there.

(tip o’ the hat to Tcritic for letting me know where this all came from)

I wish this happened more often

Monday, July 7th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Amount I spent at the grocery store tonight: $3.95

Amount I saved by using the store rewards card: $6.49

Terrible twos!

Monday, July 7th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The World’s Coolest Niece turned two. Photos from her party are here.

The kid’s too cute for her own good.

I surf so you don’t have to

Monday, July 7th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

In which I catch up on a little reading, go through my bookmarks for things I’ve forgotten to post and post goodies I’ve found today.

- This is probably a bad poster to put up at work. But it does make me chuckle. (via Jesus Chris)

- I’m a bit late in posting this WSJ article on why we talk to ourselves. Bookmarked it and then just forgot to write anything about it. Whoops. Still, I should just print out the article and give it to whatever poor souls have to sit next to me while I’m working. The only thing I talk to more than myself is my computer.

- Finally, someone has come up with a decent argument (with pictures!) as to why it’s more correct to roll the toilet paper over the top. And for those of you who still feel the need to put it on the spool the other way, know that if I ever use your facilities, I will be compelled to correct the situation. (Hey, I can’t choose how my compulsive behavior manifests itself. I just learn to deal with it.)

- The Boys and the Subway. The story is cute all on its own, but the pictures make me smile a little bigger.

- In case I forgot to mention it earlier (which I very likely did), Bank of America has expanded their Museums on Us program for 2008. It’s now good the first weekend of every month. Wish there were some Wisconsin museums included. Also: here’s a quick heads up that the Smithsonian’s Free Museum Day 2008 is set for Sept. 27. Plenty more states participating in that one.

Ok, internet darlings. I’ve got more work to do — lots more work to do — so this will have to hold you for today.

Folk art life stories

Monday, July 7th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No Comments

The page is mostly in Russian (or at least in one of the Cyrillic alphabet languages), so I can’t give you any more information than NotCot’s posting can, but descriptions or no, these Romanian grave markers are too wonderful not to share. (Feel free to make up your own story about the second-to-last image. I know I did.)

Praise from a visitor

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The LA Times has a nice piece on Milwaukee and the new Harley Museum. It’s always nice to hear an outsider gush about our fair city.

(Via And just for the record, that first photo with the article — the one of the art museum — is taken from roughly the same vantage point I’ll have for tonight’s fireworks. Yay!)

Labatt’s all around, eh

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Happy Canada Day.