I started this lovely morning feel so prickly. That turned into being pounced on, verbally. A tried and true favorite of us all, I'm sure. That transferred a few solid hours of puke-y. Very much so. Followed by being generally perturbed. And while I wait, hoping to get to "pooped," I'm both panicked and put-off. Please please let a new month start already.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Meet Joey J. My cousin originally from Queens and now residing in Long Island. I took these shots back when it was warm enough to eat outside. Oh, how I vaguely remember those few many months ago! It was such a treat to be able to spend some quality time with him for a weekend, for the first time ever.
Joe was born an old soul, not like thirty old, but like 65 old. At three, he was asking people what roads they drove on to get to his house. By four, he could give people directions to his house from any major highway in every NYC borough and two states. By six, he would curse in agreement of people's travel frustrations chiming in "Oh my freakin' GAWD!" when we would arrive with news of a crash on the Long Island Expressway. It's amazing to see him grow into his personality.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This was taken right after I beat Marley. No no, actually, right after I yelled at her. Wait, I am remembering this clearly now. This picture was taken after absolutely nothing happened. You know how Beagles have sad eyes? Well, Puggles have "Please don't beat me" eyes.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
The New York Times has put together this striking photo gallery of beautiful places to visit in 2010. The gallery is HERE.
This picture, of Norway, was taken by Chris Ramirez of The New York Times. I wish I could have been with you, Chris!
In a nutshell, thank you NYT, for making me feel like my year can never be close to where it "should" be.
Looking for a little mystery and suspense without actually risking yourself to any real mystery or suspense? Welcome to my world! I kid, kind of. There is this fun little site I found called mysterygoogle where there appears to be an average google search bar, but when you hit search, your query disappears and the previous seeker's search results are displayed. It is a cool little concept. It's actually a little bit of pressure to put something worthy or shocking for the following seeker. Note: Two days ago, my searches were wild and exciting. Now, they are spammy. Thanks, personal promoters!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Everyone can upload their dog photos and videos here. I thought about putting up a sweet and calm video, where people would think my dogs were mentally stable, but I quickly realized no such videos exist. Because when they seem mentally stable, there is no chance I would risk reaching for my camera and waking them up!
Share yours here: Show Us Your Dogs
Julia: “I’m experiencing my own personal hell: They are playing Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas Album!”
*This falls on the hells of a recent conversation I had with my friend Shaun through text as he had taken his kids to see Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeaquel.*
Me: "How is the movie?"
Shaun: "I want to burn my eyes out every second I am in here."
I guess squeaking really has its shelf life in the grocery store of our lives.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Heidi Montag has released her first album. And dare I say the last? We can hope! I don't want to bash the girl, everyone can do that on their own. Your bleeding ears will force you to say unpleasant things, as it will be an only too natural response to her- the cause of your audio discomfort.
I will merely state that the lyrics were both horrifying and hilarious. People.com has shared a song preview of Superficial's single "I'll Do It" (of which I admittedly only made it through half of) and some choice lyrics. I thought this was an elaborate hoax. I was wrong.
Is it okay to take your hair down? Up into your dungin? Is that like a dungeon but higher? Eat my panties? SERIOUSLY?!?Pick me, take me, off up into ya dunginI brought some treatsI know that you gon love emCome eat m panties off of meDo whatever you feel comes naturally(PRE CHORUS)Cuz I wanna let my hair downIs that alrightIs that okay (eh eh)Cuz i wanna let my hair downIs that alright is that okay (eh eh)
Heidi, you have clearly arrived as an artist among artists.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
This could be the greatest thing I have seen all week: Death Bear
For anyone living in Brooklyn, contact the Death Bear this weekend, via text, all information here:
Saturday, January 9th, 2010
and Sunday, January 10th, 2010
Serving all Brooklyn only
Text 347-742-2293 for an appointment
You can be fortunate enough to have a seven foot black bear come to your Brooklyn apartment and take from you any leftover items from bad break ups. Where is the Jersey Bear?
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
HERE are some amazing animal pictures that were sent over to me. What made this series stand out to me especially was the front picture:
That's actually not my dog. But I only knew that because I know if someone did throw him in some water, he would be mouth agape gasping for air and dear life, not holding a tennis ball at all.
And while I am talking about animals, here is an incredibly graphic elephant birth. My coworker and I literally could.not.look.away.
Besides just being graphic, though, it's incredible to see the strides something can make so quickly in life. Time to get moving!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I love when real life reads like a manuscript for an SNL skit. I'm reading "A Big Little Life" by Dean Koontz right now, one of his non-fictional works, and in it he talks about how the truth is always scarier than fiction. Case in point.
The real emergency: This is why I volunteer.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Jordan: “You know, I try every now and then to think of something that could be more annoying, more outrageously breathtakingly obnoxious than you - and you know what? Do you, Aly?... I can't! It’s just nothing has been invented, created, birthed that has surpassed your level of uncomfortability.”
Me: “Umm, thanks?”
Saturday, January 2, 2010
2010 will be a year of honesty, kicking off a new decade. So what came first, the conspiracy theory or the goader?
Side note: 2 words in the past 2 sentences were not approved by my spell checking. Apparently, 2010 will be the year to confound Microsoft Office. Sweet!