Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Please Standby....

I am currently trying to upload photos from Vegas and my Spooktacular Soiree.
Please check back currently, as I am having technical difficulties.

Thank You.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Something Wicked This Way Comes

"Alright you freshman bitches! You had better come to Cassie's party, or you will have to ride the Carousel!"

Happy Halloween Partying this weekend!!!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Locomocos Quiz Time 2!

Well friends, I am currently trying to come up with a good quiz format I can post here on my blog. So far - and audio quizzes have been easiest, and the most fun. I'm trying to come up with an interactive (i.e. multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank) format that you can do and find out the answers immediately - but until that time - I've created another audio quiz from some of my favorite movies!

What I would like to see on the answers, are the movies, and possibly the character that said them! But if you just get part 1 of the 2 part question, I'll give you partial points!
Good Luck!!!

1. Quote 1
"Are you, Alice, menstruating right now?"
"What has that got to do with anything?"
"Back off man, I'm a scientist"

2. Quote 2
"I got news for you pal...you ain't leading but two things right now...jack and shit...and jack left town."

3. Quote 3
"Just stay out of my way or you'll pay, listen to what I say."
"How about I just go eat some hay. I could make things out of clay, and lay by the bay, I just may. What d'ya say?"

4. Quote 4
"I love you Sorsha?! I don't love her, she kicked me in the face. I hate her.....don't I?"

5. Quote 5
"Beautiful naked big titted women don't just fall outa the sky you know"

6. Quote 6
"Has anybody got a dime..? I don't got anything. Somebody's got to go back and get a shitload of dimes."

7. Quote 7
"Be careful man! There's a beverage here!"

8. Quote 8
"fuck you , fuck you ,fuck you ,you are cool ,fuck you, i am out!"

9. Quote 9
"Anything bigger than a handful, you're risking a sprained thumb."

10. Quote 10
"Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee *beady* eye! And that smug look on his face, "Oh, you're gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!"

Food Scrooge? Bah Latte!

I am addicted to Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
I believe they are the best invention since sliced bread.

Why is it that they only bring pumpkin spice around once a year? I mean, it’s not like they use REAL pumpkins or anything. It’s just a powder!!!

So let me axe you coffee aficionados out there, HOW do you make a good pumpkin spice latte? Say I want to enjoy pumpkin spice all year round, as opposed to ONCE a year, like the Gestapo’s at Starbucks and assorted 7-11 would like to dictate! How would I go about it?

I mean, I’m sure there’s some powder SOMEWHERE, but it ALSO comes out only once a year!

And if pumpkin is actually canned, then why can’t people eat pumpkin pie all year round? Pumpkin pie, bread, soup, casserole – all of it! I guarantee people who make these wonderful fall treats are not buying up fresh pumpkins as ingredients!

So my question is this:
Why seasonal flavors, when they are darn good ALL YEAR ROUND?

Something to look forward to?
I look forward to it every time I put it in my MOUTH!

So here are some items I believe should be offered ALL YEAR:
Lemon Meringues
Candy cane cookies – really ALL holiday cookies
Cranberry Sauce
Spiral Hams (people should make more of these)
Giant Chocolate Bunnies
Green Bean Casserole

I know some of these CAN be offered all year, but why are they only made for holidays? Why can’t we have chocolate bunnies whenever we want?

These few items I look forward to all year could certainly give way to other indulgences, if I only had them more than once a year! What about holiday hummus? Nobody gets excited about that, cause you can just pick some up a the grocery store! But holiday baba ganoush? YOU BET! Anyone can try new food items and have tons of room in their tummies, if only Aunt Barbara would market her damn Candy Cane cookies!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Genus Species: Liptonious Ambiguous

Recently, I wrote Lipton Teas an email about one of their products. It was well constructed, friendly, and downright complimentary.

Dear Lipton-
I most recently had your Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus for lunch the other day, and found it delightful.
The crisp, cool taste, with just a hint of sweet citrus took my breath away!
As I was enjoying my Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus, I was reading the ingredients, and to my dismay, found that there was aspartame in it!
Recently I have discovered the harmful effects of aspartame, and have quit drinking most carbonated beverages. I hate to think that I can no longer enjoy your wonderful Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus!
So - my question is: Is there a way to enjoy the wonderfully refreshing taste of Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus without aspartame?
Is there a way to recreate this taste with your 100% natural tea bags and citrus slices? And if so - why do you need to add the aspartame if this is possible?
Thank you for your time -
Cassie D********

The response, which was more than just boring -

Hi Cassie,

Thanks for writing!

Many factors are considered during development of each product includetaste, texture, nutritional value, ability to retain flavor and quality,as well as consumer convenience in usage and preparation.

Unilever uses only those ingredients needed to provide desired flavor,appearance, consistency and nutritional value to its food products, andthen to maintain those qualities during storage and use.

In order to produce good-tasting foods, Unilever also makes use of latest research to select ingredients that provide desired qualities.

Our research staff continues to review existing products and develop newones. This ongoing program provides Unilever consumers with products ofonly highest quality and value. We will certainly report comments to Research and Marketing staffs.Thanks for your interest in our products!

Your friends at Lipton


First off, I had to look up what the heck Unilever even was! Second, they don't even recognize the issue with aspartame - like they don't want to touch it. And when I asked for other options such as using THEIR tea bags with citrus slices in it - they didn't even answer! Sounds like a form letter to me. And THAT means I will have to get a little more personal next time I write a letter to some big company.
I think khw should blow it out her azz......or at least her bosses'. Too bad she is probably 18 and working in a small cubicle with flickering overhead fluorescent lighting and all they have is dial-up. It's just like Joe Vs. The Volcano ALL over again!!!

Stupid Lipton....

Monday, October 09, 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006

Happy Friday!

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

New Art Wing VS. Old Lucas Concept

So, As many of you who live in Denver may know, this weekend is the grand opening of the new wing at the Denver Art Museum. I have never been to the art museum, and although I am dating a painter, this seems to bother me less and less each day, as I think about more important things, such as if they will ever find the cure to MS and whether Clark Kent and Lana Lang will ever get together during high school....

But what propels me to discuss the art museums is the upcoming opening this weekend. I really want to go! I was listening to Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio and they will be doing interviews with the architecht, Daniel Libeskind. I listened to the director of the art museum today, and found myself trying to look at the building in a different light. I am not convinced about it, but I'm willing to open my mind to 'Art' and try to see it differently.

Differently than what, you ask?
Well my friends, for the last 2 years, I have been under the firm belief that the architect, Daniel Libeskind, is a dutch Star Wars fanatic.
Looking at the photo of his newest design, do you notice any similarities to any structures in Star Wars? Any at all?
How about MOVING structures?
Well for many moons now, I have compaired the unfinished product to a sandcrawler.
A what? Why? What's the significance? I DON'T KNOW!!!!
But lets examine the evidence, shall we?

Sandcrawlers are huge treaded fortresses used by Jawas as transportation and shelter. The sand-pitted vehicles, many meters in height, are equipped with a magnetic suction tubes for sucking droids and scrap into their cargo chambers.

The new wing on the museum is a huge treated fortress used by puny humans as housing for other precious artifacts into the cargo chambers.

Apart from the technical data - let's take a look at asthetics. Do you see anything to connect the two ideas? George Lucas wanted an old mining transport used to infer that Jawas were scavengers and traders which were housed inside, impermiable to Tuscan Raiders.
Daniel Libeskind was looking for something as phenominal as the opera house in Sydney, Austrailia - to infer an identity for Denver, which will withsand the test of timelessness in architecture.

Let's ask the readers?
Do you agree?
Will this sandcrawler-esque art wing hold up over a period of say, 30 years, as opposed to the sandcrawler, which is timeless?
Only TIME will tell.
But until then, I will hold my judgment a few weeks longer, before I decide. But what I do know, is that with all the scrambling of the city officals to actually FIND Denver's identity and give it a voice, I think they need a lot more than a couple of bad sculptures and fancy new buildings to put it's name back on the map.

As for me, I believe the sandcrawler will only ever be my first love.

It's simplicity reminds me of a time less confusing, and trading a whole helluva lot easier before imperial stormtroopers were around to fuck it all up.

Heavy sigh.......

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Holy F*ing Crappola!

Check out who is my #1 friend on Myspace!


If you don't recognize my best friend for life (BFFL), please review THIS POST!!!
And don't forget THIS ONE!!!!

Read it and ENVY, my friends!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Okay....One More and I'll Stop...

Flustered Bush Misses Air Force One Flight
October 3, 2006

"They just lost their best customer," said the president, who added that he would start looking into other carriers.

CAMP SPRINGS, MD—Despite sprinting through the Andrews Air Force Base south terminal, President Bush narrowly missed his Air Force One flight to Boise earlier today after arriving just moments after the plane's doors had closed.
The 12-person crew was not able to accommodate the president due to strict federal guidelines requiring all passengers to arrive at their departure gate 15 minutes prior to takeoff—guidelines flight officials say are especially important considering heightened security around the president. When Bush inquired into the possibility of being placed on standby for Air Force Two, the exasperated commander in chief was informed that the flight was full and Vice President Dick Cheney was unwilling to give up his seat.


Mental Floss - Where Knowlege Junkies Get their Fix

Instead of being lazy and quoting a bunch of Onion articles, I took to posting some Mental Floss!

How to swear like an old prospector
Now that swearing like a pirate has jumped the shark, isn’t it time we exhumed another subgenre of anachronistic curse words? To save us all from another “scurvy dogs” joke — one more and I will walk the bloody plank — I humbly propose replacing all naughty pirate jargon with crusty old-prospector talk, which is just as colorful, if not more expletive-laced. But this time, let’s be smart about it — nerdy, even — and figure out from whence they came before we start throwing them around willy-nilly. To that end, here are my top five old prospector curses, and their respective, only slightly questionable, etymologies:


Completely ridiculous invention for couch potatoes!
The Recline of Western Civilization
Finally, it’s the innovation couch potatoes have been waiting for: Sleeves on a blanket! (Otherwise known as a Slanket.) Whether it’s reaching for the remote, holding a book, or typing on your laptop, the slanket makes sure you can function at optimal lethargy levels while staying all toasty. It’s available here for a cool $55

The only thing that makes more sense than a gun/guitar
That’s right, it’s a cooking range/chair
. I don’t know… it actually looks kind of fun from the pics, and the perfect gadget for keeping your seat toasty in the winter. And I’m sure it’d be a big hit in closet-size apartments the world over (fire hazard issues aside). Click here to read more. Link via Popgadget.

I had to do it. I had to Google the Gun/Guitar. I'm glad to see it comes with or without tuners - contingent on personal style of course. I love options.....