Today’s LOL Cat!

30 04 2008

Some of you might be wondering about my interest in the “I Can Has Cheezeburger?” Blog LOL Cats. I am the proud owner of a beautiful almost 2 year old cat named Evie [sic] (ref: V for Vendetta). I love animals in general, but I’ve always had a special place for cats (domestic and wild). Evie has some distinct behaviors, so many of the pictures I choose are ones that closely exhibit her actions.

And with that…ENJOY.

Ur Awake

kthxbai





Typical Girly Rant.

29 04 2008

OK, I don’t know a whole lot about the world, but I’m damn sure of this…

This pretty girl is DONE with pretty boys.

I’ll take a guy with a genuine personality any day. But please, no more pretty boys…

TOOL

Ugh.

Ok, I’m done. Please forgive me for that. And now back to our regularly scheduled blogging.





Only Hippies Buy Organic!

29 04 2008

Old Hippies!

Well, then I must be a freaking hippie.

But I’m not. I just have respect for my body and attempt to keep it healthy and disease free. Buying organic is just one of the ways I do this. In a recent article from Consumer Reports.org (one of my fave sites/magazines), the benefits, challenges and overall effects of buying organic were laid out. Pretty good article.

Here are some highlights:

“For many shoppers, the decision often comes down to money. On average, you’ll pay 50 percent extra for organic food, but you can easily end up shelling out 100 percent more, especially for milk and meat. Nevertheless, organic products are one of the fastest-growing categories in the food business. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers bought organic foods and beverages in 2005, up from about half in 2004. While some buy organic to support its producers’ environmentally friendly practices, most are trying to cut their exposure to chemicals in the foods they eat.

Critics argue that we’re wasting our money because there’s no proof that conventially produced foods pose significant health risks. Now, however, there are many new reasons to buy organic. First, a growing body of research shows that pesticides and other contaminants are more prevalent in the foods we eat, in our bodies, and in the environment than we thought. And studies show that by eating organic foods, you can reduce your exposure to the potential health risks associated with those chemicals.”

I haven’t always been an organic girl. This started in 2005. So, I have noticed an increase in my biweekly grocery bill (maybe $5-10 more). However, it doesn’t really bother me because I see the extra money as an investment in myself. Fewer missed days from future employment because of illness (now, organic foods can’t help my occasional laziness bug). Fewer medical bills down the road.

WHAT’S IN THE FOOD

So what can you count on when you buy organic? No animals, except dairy cows prior to being moved to organic farms, can be given antibiotics, growth hormones, or feed made from animal byproducts, which can transmit mad cow disease. No genetic modification or irradiation is permitted, nor is fertilizer made with sewage sludge or synthetic ingredients, all of which are allowed in most conventional food production.”

If money’s a little tight, I might buy conventional potatoes, but there are key items I ALWAYS buy organic. Milk is one of those. I always look for the USDA Organic (PDF) sealUSDA Certified Organic and also some statement about not using rBGHs. Even though some studies have shown insignificant effects on human health, I figure, if the cows can live without it, so can I. The worst part of the quote above is that conventional foods are allowed to fertilize using SEWAGE!!!! WTF mate?!

Read the entire article if you’re at all interested. If not, thanks for reading and have a nice day. 🙂

Consumer Reports.org — “When it Pays to Buy Organic.”

http://money.aol.com/consreports/smartshopping/home_garden/_a/when-it-pays-to-buy-organic/20060112134909990001





“The Best a Man Can Get.”

29 04 2008

I’m a marketing VPs dream. After two or so viewings, I remember slogans, logos and the dialogue from almost any commercial I’ve seen or heard. Just got a 9 out of 10 on this quiz. Only one I missed was some crazy smoking slogan from the 1940s. Try it out.

AOL Advertising Slogans Quiz and               AOL Corporate Slogans Quiz

Gillette RazorBurger King





How to Maintain a Healthy Level of Insanity

28 04 2008

My mom’s always forwarding me chain emails. I think she sends them because she enjoys emailing me—and maybe because she thinks they’re funny. 80% of the time they are funny. So, I’d like to share one with you. This is the type of stuff I would do just because people already think I’m strange….

18 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

2. Page yourself over the Intercom. Don’t disguise your voice.

3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

4. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it ‘IN’.

5. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

6. In the memo field of all your checks, write “For Smuggling Diamonds”

7. Finish all your sentences with “In Accordance With The Prophecy”

8. Don’t use any punctuation.

9. As often as possible, skip rather than walk.

10. Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

11. Specify that your drive-thru order is ‘To Go’.

12. Sing along at the opera.

13. Go to a poetry recital and ask “Why the poems don’t rhyme?”

14. Put mosquito netting around your work area and play tropical sounds all day.

15. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can’t attend their party because you’re not in the mood.

16. Have your co-workers address you by your wrestling name, Rock Bottom.

17. When the money comes out the ATM, scream “I Won! I Won!”

18. When leaving the Zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling “Run for your lives! They’re loose!”





More About Me…part 1

28 04 2008

So I figured it’s about time to create a proper intro. The problem is, I don’t know what someone else would find interesting about me. I think everything about me is interesting but I’m not so shallow as to believe everyone else feels the same. So I’ll do something social-networking-site-esque.

Age: Old enough to drink legally but not at my quarter life mark yet.

Astrological sign: Sagittarius

Religion: To me, religion is a personal journey and by not sharing that info, my personal journey will remain as such.

Politics: I’m liberal. Very liberal. I’m not going to say more than that. I wish the US had more than two viable political parties because I honestly don’t like either. But I love Obama.

Occupation: I wish I had one…so I guess it’s something like I’m a “Someone-please-hire-me-now Specialist”

Activities/Interests: I’m an alum of ΔΔΔ. I love baking. I enjoy playing/watching sports–my favorites are college basketball (men’s and women’s), football (pro), baseball (go Cards!), hockey (yes, I’m black), and tennis (because I wish I knew how to play). I’m in love with music. I enjoy giving of my time and talents without monetary compensation (aka volunteering). I’m obsessed with shoes (not Crocs or flip flops–those are the lazy person’s lame excuse for shoes) and own about 65 pairs.

Favorites:

  • Food–pasta, rice “milk”, apples, pears, greens (collards and turnip mix), marshmallows
  • Books – Metamorphosis (Kafka), Rhinoceros (Ionesco), Fear and Trembling (Kierkegaard), Rubyfruit Jungle (Rita Mae Brown), On The Road (Kerouac)
  • TV shows–GOOD EATS, IRON CHEF AMERICA!!!! I love Alton Brown!!, ATHF, The Oblongs, Squidbillies,Family Guy, almost anything on HGTV, Star Trek TNG/Voyager/DSN, Battlestar Galactica, wedding shows
  • Movies–Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Clueless, I Heart Huckabees, V for Vendetta
  • Day of the Week–Thursday, Saturday
  • Number–11, 2011
  • Places–London, Washington DC

Um, so that’s enough for now. I’ll do this in installations because I’m tired. Tomorrow, part 2.





Starting my Collection

25 04 2008

I have officially started my sneaker collection. My inaugural pair are 25th Anniversary Reebok Freestyle Candles Hi-Top.

I had to buy this pair for two reasons:

1.) One of the special release 25th Anniversary Freestyles

2.) Any shoe that makes me smile, gets my vote…and my money. It was love at first sight.

25th Anniversary Freestyle Candles

And these ain’t no novelty…Please believe you will see me in these 🙂