Friday, April 20, 2007

Hidden hand

Down the street from our house, there's this little weed growing up out of the concrete on a pretty major road.

I noticed at Christmas time that someone had decorated it with tinsel and a little glass ball, just like a Charlie Brown tree. Then, at St. Patrick's Day, someone had put shamrock garland around it and placed a leprachaun next to it.

The other week, I noticed someone had decorated it for Spring, and finally grabbed a picture.

Thanks for brightening my day, stranger!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Candy Request

I have fufilled many of my far away candy cravings on my recent travels to the mid-west, having found Valomilks, Twin Bings, Goo Goo Clusters, and Cherry Mash. However, one candy still alludes me. That is the pink grapefruit Mentos. These are only available online or in Canada. So, if anyone is going to Canada, please buy me some. Or, if there's someone else nearby who'd like to split a case of these with me, please let me know. I really want to eat them.

Monday, April 16, 2007


= perfection.

Go to see this movie, immediately!

Friday, April 13, 2007


Season two of Twin Peaks is everything that the VCR tapes were and more. I can't express my gratitude for the release of these on DVD. I can actually watch them without the muffled noise now! Thank you so much.

An Open Letter to the Movie Goers of America


Please go to see good movies. How is it that one of the worst reviewed movies EVER, "Are We Done Yet?" was the third highest grossing movies last weekend, while "Grindhouse", came in fourth, under another horrible looking movie, "Blades of Glory"? Haven't we all had enough of a scantily clad Will Ferrell?

Grindhouse performed so poorly at the box office this weekend, that they might pull the films, and release them individually ala Kill Bill. From what I have heard, Grindhouse makes you excited about going to the theater again. I will find out and report back after I see it this Saturday.

Please America, stop settling for crap. If you're going to spend 13 dollars going to see something, at least demand that it be worth your while.

Thank you.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Brave New World

This weekend, I travelled to Florida for my Grandmother's 90th birthday celebration. On Sunday, my family and I wanted to find a place to wander before we went to the airport. My Aunt suggested we go to Celebration and walk around for a while.

This is by far the most creepy place I've ever visited. When we first arrived, we were greeted by the sound of chirping birds along the street. Except that we couldn't really SEE any birds. We were convinced that the sounds were being piped into the town. In fact, they are. They also pipe in fake leaves in the fall and fake snow in the winter.

The architecture is interesting. At least, the above picture of the post office designed by Michael Graves was different. Some of the other buildings were interesting as well. It's difficult to believe that people actually LIVE here, with all the houses looking the same, and apparently very strict rules regarding lawn maintanence and decor.

It's not a suprise that Celebration was built by the Disney corporation to be their ideal living community. It looks and feels like the Truman Show. I was expecting to be kidnapped by a Stepford Wive at any moment and turned into an animatronic robot.

I suggest, if you're planning on a visit to Celebration, don't let your guard down and keep away from the drinking water.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Magic, Magic, Magic, Magic

Tonight is the beginning of the Orioles regular season. I know it's sad that they're not opening at Camden Yards this year, but it'll be fun, nevertheless. I actually have tickets to the home opener this year for the first time ever. Let us all now take a deep breath and appreciate the fact that, for the next few weeks, we can dream about a playoff spot, or at least going 500 for the year.

Here's to all the teams being in first place today.


Season 2 of Twin Peaks comes out on DVD tomorrow! I am so excited. It includes all of the remaining episodes. There is also chatter that there will be a future release including the pilot along with the series. Just in case you were wondering.

Off the Needles

Sheldon is finished! Here he is meeting his friends:

And here he is by himself:

He is going to meet his new family today!