Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Random Thoughts

The Asians were visiting with their sp*m on my last post--14 comments in all. If only it had been the Icelandians. But then, no one lives in Iceland. Look at this image. There are NO people in Iceland.

OK, final random thought: Christmas is just a few short weeks away. Get busy shopping, people. This reminder is mostly for me; I'm sure the rest of you have already bought and wrapped all you presents. Bunch of overachievers.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Today's Monday, Isn't It?

I cannot possibly be the only one who is confused about what day it is ever since Thursday, Thanksgiving?

On Friday, I kept thinking it was Sunday. Now it's Saturday and I think it's Monday. Is it the turkey enzymes? One too many helpings of Killer potatoes?

I KNOW I am not the only one who thinks today is Monday. Try as you might, you can't fool me, people.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving One and All


I'll be making my world-famous Killer mash potatoes again this year, prepared with sour cream, butter, and cream cheese, baked until bubbly, and served to the impatient masses. 

This year, I suggested I make something different--you know, like n-o-r-m-a-l potatoes--but the masses demanded the Killer potatoes, and I am here to please the masses (at least on Thanksgiving). Fine, may the clogged arteries begin ...

Have a great day everyone! See you Friday!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream

Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream

There is simply nothing better on Earth. 

Oh, OK, maybe one or two things. But not much.

Do the men and women who take you to the loony bin still wear white coats? Because I think they'll be here any minute. I'm loonier than a loon this week.

Maybe I'm watching too much TV. Too many of the Real Housewives programs (NY, NJ, Atlanta, Beverly Hills, DC) on Bravo; the 10th rerun of the Top Chef: Just Desserts series (but I'm learning how to make wonderful desserts!). Plus we've had a lot of rain, I'm stuck inside,  I've had a lot of work, and now we have a barefoot fugitive running around the area being chased by U.S. Marshalls. On my way out tonight I turned around and decided to stay home... again. Hey, I didn't want to frighten the fugitive.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sans the Icelandian

Created by Sans Pantaloons, the Icelandian (I doubt it).
How cool is that?

Be sure to visit him at: http://sanspantaloons.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ken Lee ...

Please humor me with the posting of another YouTube video. But this one's simply hilarious.


Ken Lee, tulibu diu douchoo. No, Ken, I can't.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Just Another Fine Product of the State of New Jersey

Jon Bon Jovi. Adorable. Just another fine product of New Jersey.

It's My Life (rock version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWjWy287Y4s+ 

It's My Life (unplugged version):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oX4l4DoE0E

Saturday, November 06, 2010

the Daylight Savings Time Song

Set your clocks back on Saturday night or more precisely at 2:00 A.M. Sunday.

Click the link below:


This public service announcement has been provided by The World According to Zed in an attempt to make us all good, on-time, responsible human beings. This is asking a lot, but it is worth a try.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Well, my goodness, now that’s dancing!

These people are adorable, but the choreography is from hunger  … Don’t miss it.

Click below to view the video:


Thursday, November 04, 2010

Is that a red dot?

For one second there, for one second only, I thought I saw a red dot in my Clustrmap on the country of Iceland. Almost no one lives there, and the odds of a visitor from that place are extremely low, but hope sprung forward and my heart beat faster for a moment. Is it possible that an Icelander has visited Zedland!?

But it must have been raspberry jam on the monitor, or tomato sauce, or a hallucination.

It’s alright. I’ll be OK again … some day. Maybe. I hope.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

and where are my coco puffs? Korea’s loss and Target’s gain

In recent months in my hometown, two large American-owned-and-operated supermarkets have shut down due to lack of business (??) to make way for two large-scale Korean supermarkets. America’s in trouble, people; we’re in trouble.

Have I mentioned recently that I do not live in Korea? No? OK. Let me say it out loud: I do not live in Korea. I live in America. Land of American food favorites: hotdogs, hamburgers, steak, canned/foil-pack tuna fish, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes …  Are Korean supermarkets catering to the American people’s food favorites? NO. They like fish. And more fish. And then … a little bit more fish. They are in love with fish.

In Korean supermarkets, one sees 10-kazillion aisles of fish and fish products, as well as live/dead fish hanging around in large pickle-holding-type barrels. In fact, out of, say, 10 aisles, 5 of them are devoted to fish. Where are the Coco Puffs? Where is the Fluff? For heaven’s sake, where are the 25 varieties of frozen pizza? Where are the Jimmy Dean breakfasts?! Where are the bagels?

You want to purchase vegetables? Bizarre-looking vegetables can be found, yes. Some of these vegetables look like tree branches. For all I know, they ARE tree branches. Do Koreans eat tree branches?

I saw small strips of beef (tiny, tiny, little strips of beef) that were priced at $16.95/lb. I think it was beef—it could have been beef—who knows? Madagascan rat? Could be. I like to know what I’m eating.

And the amount of American food in such supermarkets is roughly equivalent to … none. Oh, alright, they sell a little American food. I think I saw milk, sugar, Cheerios, and Orbit gum. I cannot live on milk, sugar, Cheerios and Orbit gum.

American non-food products include paper items (towels, toilet paper, napkins) and cat food and litter. The paper product choices are slim: Bounty. I like Viva paper towels. Koreans do not.

American supermarkets have variety in everything: 25 different brands of cereal, snacks, bread, and so on. English muffins came in original, honey wheat, cinnamon raisin, sourdough, cranberry, as well as different size packages: 4-, 6-, and 12-packs. At the Korean market, there is the 4-pack of English muffins in original flavor … maybe. If you’re lucky.

What does this all mean? For me it means I’m not only buying the Nintendo Wii, home-care products, skin-care products, sheets and towels, t-shirts, sneakers, blankets, etc., at Target, I’m now food shopping at Target. I might as well just turn over all my freelance checks to Target and they can dole out some sort of an allowance to me. Because Target, thanks to the Koreans, will soon be taking over the world.