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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Really Gweneth

"We found some very cool things at an insane price point, proving that it really is about the high/low mix."



No Gweneth this is not an INSANE price point to people that don't live in lala land! This is a regular price point that people can hopefully afford unlike the your White Satin Achilles Sneakers that cost $395 or your $200 Shark Keychain! While that Shark Keychain is pretty sweet I have better things to do with my money like buy groceries or pay my electric bill!




http://shop.goop.com/collections/mother-of-pearl/products/white-satin-achilles-sneakers?variant=1848486403

http://shop.goop.com/collections/stella-mccartney/products/yellow-keychain?variant=1190780715


At some point I just wonder if she is going to stop opening her mouth and sticking her foot in it! She is part of the 1 %. Not everyone has millions of dollars lying around to spend on $200 keychains! Most people are struggling just to get by, keep a roof over their head, and put food on the table. I for some unknown reason am still on the mailing list for her ridiculous "lifestyle" email or whatever you want to call it. Maybe 1 % of the people that receive it could actually afford something that she is recommending. Maybe some look at it and dream of being able to spend ridiculous amounts of money of crap they probably don't need. The rest of us (at least me) are reading and having a totally WTF moment! How can you be so disconnected to think this is a worthwhile pursuit? Isn't there something better you could do with your time?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AHHH Cuteness Overload


Image is from China Fotopress / Getty

This black tiger cub ( yes I said tiger cub!) is so cute I almost need to turn my head away from the computer! If I stare directly at him I may go blind!

Original article from People

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Another Trash Run, Another Litter of Puppies!



Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sapeurs

Living with Joie de Vie

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Kittens act out The Lion King

How cute is this?!

Update 01.16.2014-I can't believe I didn't post that this was from a website called The Pet Collective and they have a ton more videos!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

This makes me feel not the smartest!

This 8th grade exam from 1912 is getting some press lately and I can see why! I bet a lot of 8th graders today would fail this with flying colors! I am not even sure I could pass it. I don't know who settled Maryland. The test was donated to the Bullitt County History Museum. The staff has kindly come up with possible answers for the test which you can find on another page. I did like 5 questions and it made me feel stupid so I had to stop! No cheating now!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Find the Pit Bull




This is always interesting to see what types of dogs look similar to what people consider pit bulls! I have seen statistics in the past where the percent of dogs identified as pitbulls by experts in the field is usually much higher than what is accurate. I also know that mastiffs (and other similar looking breeds) have been euthanized because of BSL when they have been misidentified as "pit bull type" dogs. So while I don't own a pitbull I do have a mastiff and would hate for someone to judge her based on looks. I have nothing against pitbulls, but love my mastiff! 99.9% of the time it is the owner not the breed. Actually I would say closer to 100% of the time! When there are inherent issues that can not be tied to the owners (which happens in every breed know to man) it usually goes back to improper breeding that shouldn't have happened in the first place. Which once again goes back to the humans that are breeding them for the wrong reasons. Thank you for the applause I will now get off my soap box!
 Find the Pit Bull
 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

My life may never be the same!

Santa reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to his raccoon. Yes I said raccoon!


Friday, May 31, 2013

Not Reccommended...Trying to pick up a beaver for a photo op!

A fisherman was killed in Belarus when he spotted a beaver on the side of the rode. He was with friends and they stopped the car for him to take a picture with it. Apparently beavers have become very aggressive over the last couple years (maybe they always have been) and it fought back biting him in several places. It severed an artery in his leg and he bled. It was apparently the first beaver death in Belarus!

Beaver Kills Fisherman

This reminds of my friend fighting over a tree limb in the woods...at night...with what we are pretty sure was a beaver (alcohol may or may not have been involved). After laughing hysterically in the car for like 5 minutes I finally yelled at him to stop before he lost a nipple. We live in Louisiana so it probably wouldn't have been to out of the ordinary. Oh if only I had my camera with me! It still makes me laugh to remember him playing tug of war over a tree limb in the dark with the only light coming from my headlights. What happens in the woods doesn't always stay in the wood because this was a hilarious story. I may have to draw a picture at some point.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Hippos Scare the Poopoo Out of Me!

The Guardian posted an article last week about a guide recount of being swallowed by a hippo! Yes I said swallowed! He had 40 punctures wounds from the hippo chewing on him. Doctors thought he would lose both arms and part of one leg. Luckily (I don't even know if this is the right term) he only lost part of one arm!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ah honey, honey

'Honey Laundering'

"Food-safety experts have found that much of the honey sold in the United States isn't actually honey, but a concoction of corn or rice syrup, malt sweeteners or "jiggery" (cheap, unrefined sugar), plus a small amount of genuine honey, according to Wired UK." Mother Nature Network

Yet another reason to buy local!

Affecting Your Taxes



I am not very happy about the taxes right now. While mine did not really go up this year (i.e. I don't make enough money to be affected) the hold up with Federal and State refunds is ridiculous this year! I am still waiting on my state return even though I filed over 6 weeks ago! My Federal return was quick if you don't count the 4 week delay in filing!

The Wall Street Journal had a piece on how the taxes could affect people. I am not sure who these people are they are referring to because I sure am not making $260,000 as a single mother! If I was I think I could suck up the $3,356 increase I might see. I was informed by a co-worker that I was correct in that it doesn't represent the majority of taxpayers in the US, but this is representing the average taxpayer that reads the WSJ. I tried to suggest that maybe I need to start reading the WSJ if I want to start making $260,000! He told me it wouldn't help. The image below is from their article.




Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I'm on your team. Be on my team.



A Pep Talk

Three Wooden Crosses



I was flipping through my channels one night and caught Randy Travis and The Avett Brothers singing this on CMT Crossroads. I love Randy Travis (even with all his many, many troubles lately) and this made song made me instantly fall in the love with The Avett Brothers. Update: The page was still up after I posted this in a seperate tab and I listened to a couple of the other videos from the show and they are all awesome!

Tampon vs Mooncup Rap Battle



Those Brits are so silly! White girls with British accents battling over Tampons and Mooncups is possibly the most hardcore rap video I have seen in awhile. It is also very educational!

Seen on The Frisky

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Giant Squid



I know I am a little late posting about this, but I guess this is the first video I watched that explained it well. The comparison of the squid to a school bus is pretty impressive. The technology and the fact that is the first one that they have EVER see in the ocean moving is amazing!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

If the world stopped buying ivory...

maybe this would stop elephant poaching! If there was no demand maybe these animals lives would not be killed so that their tusks could be cut from their carcass and sold on the black market. I know this is a very narrow view and there are a variety of factors affecting this situation, but I think a case of supply and demand. I can't think off the top of my head of any special need for ivory. It is not used to save lives or stop wars!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Big Maple Syrup Heist


In $18 Million Theft, Victim Was a Canadian Maple Syrup Cartel

This may be the strangest story of the year! Thieves stole $18 million worth of maple syrup from the  Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers warehouses. Yes there is a Federation for Maple Syrup Producers! I just learned more about maple syrup reserves than I ever needed to know, but it was still a funny story.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Romney Face Tattoo Regrets



I heart Anderson Cooper and this guy is a little kookie. What is strange is that no one mentions the PINK SCRUNCHIE he uses to hold his hair back! WTH! It also is apparently the only one he has because he seems to be using it at different times. Romney Face Tattoo Guy you crack me up!