Sunday, May 23, 2010

Not sure what to think about this one...

An ad for JuicyFruit gum where you can send a serenading unicorn to anyone with an email address.

Very strange ad...I have no idea what a singing unicorn has to do with chewing gum, but its good for a chuckle or two.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Feed the World.....

Here is a good cause and a good way to improve your mental skills and give to charity at the same time. Go to and take any of the challenges. The first one to pop up is vocabulary, but even though some of the words are hard, they give you the right answer and then ask it again a few questions down the line. Other subjects you can play are on Art, Chemistry, English, Geography, Language and Math (pre Algebra and Multiplication Tables). For each question that you answer correctly, 10 grains of rice will be donated to the World Food Programme to help end hunger, and the best part is there is no sign-ins or email addresses you need to use that will be spammed later. Just click on the website and start playing......

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dr Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog....the sequel?

I was thrilled to stumble across an article yesterday hinting that Joss Whedon and the cast of Dr Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog just might be filming a sequel next year!

Of course, that leaves me with a year to wait...but then some things are worth waiting for.

For anyone who hasn't seen Dr Horrible, there are 3 parts that are all under 15 minutes. If you love Joss Whedon's humor, you will have great fun watching this. Warning: there are a couple of inappropriate jokes, but they are over with pretty quick and are few in number.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Singing in the Rain

Tell us about it Gene......

Not only do I love "Singing in the Rain" the movie, but watching the rain come down (and playing in it!) are such a soothing balm to me. Not that I particularly needed soothing today, but rain can be such a blessing. After all, it helps our gardens to grow and it makes the air clean and fresh (especially handy when you live in the city!)

Somehow, watching the rain come down makes me feel renewed, in a sense. I have always loved cool spring and fall days of misting rain, gusting downpours and pearly gray skies. Don't get me wrong, I love a good blue sky as much as the next gal, but it doesn't thrill me as much as the cloudy ones do.

The cars and trucks rushing past my window (I work on a fairly busy street) kick up fine sheets of water and the sound of wheels seemed muted and hushed....certainly a lot more peaceful and quiet than usual. Its sort of like entering the library after being stuck in honking, frustrated traffic jams....the peace and calm just enfolds you like a sheltering blanket.

Maybe its because I feel a little more isolated on days like today....the rain harbors us each in our own little encapsulating island....our own private Fortress of Solitude. You know the rest of the world is out there, it just seems a little more removed. I am certain I have mentioned this numerous times before, but I prefer a bit of solitude in my life...I'm just not getting it lately.

Regardless of what it is, I certainly feel cleansed and refreshed......

Oh what a feeling!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The pen is mightier than the sword

Or, in this case, the keyboard.

Pens are wonderful things....they seem to draw something out of us in ways that keyboards and computers cannot.

Pens have written some of the most touching lines of poetry, they have inked their way across the pages of time to bring us Shakespeare, Beethoven and the Bible.

Pens, I believe, are something that has been lost in today's world of instant messages, e-mails and video chats.

What I miss about pens is the wonderful letters you can write.

Who can forget the delicious decadence of opening your mailbox and finding a letter inside?

A letter is a special treat. You find yourself curling up in your favorite chair; a smile crossing your lips as you slowly tear the envelope and you thrill at the rustle of the papers folded within.

A letter is an experience to be savored by all of the senses.

A letter is something that you can touch and smell (especially if it has been lightly misted with a favorite perfume). It brings you closer to the person who writes it in the scratches of the pen as it moves across the page and in the lipstick kisses your mother sends along with every cherished note.

A letter is a lost art form in today's society, something I would like to change.

I was straightening up my desk space the other day and found my stationery box....a box that has sat beneath my desk through my last several moves. The one I have filled with blank note cards, handmade paper, seals and sealing wax along with a veritable rainbow of gel pens. Further digging in a cubbyhole dug up a book-and-a-half of stamps....

Hmmmmm, what to do, what to do?

I decided I would write a letter....not just any letter but your letter.

A letter that will find it's way to you to be discovered, tucked amongst the bills and junk mail that will (one hopes) brighten your day.

Just comment at the end of this post and I will send you a handwritten letter, card or postcard. I will write to anyone who posts, whether I know you or not. If you think I may not have your address, feel free to email it to me at

After all, I wouldn't want any hiccups on the road to penning my new pal...

My pen is ready.....are you?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Yummy Giveaway

There is a fun giveaway from on eof the blogs I follow....The Dress-Up Drawer is offering a free item from this Etsy shop. Be sure to stop by and check it out!