ice cream making and ranting

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween


My sister's

Update: This year we decided to up our game and got some carving tools and tried shaving in addition to carving. I can assure you, the pumpkins are much cooler in real life. I'm not entirely sure if it's the low light itself, or my terrible, terrible camera.

Also worth noting, my Kon pumpkin from 2 halloweens ago is the #2 google search for Kon pumpkin

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

People will be very healthy, soon

I'm a pretty big fan of pop psychology. I love it when people tie huge complex issues up into nice little dumplings of knowledge, even if they aren't necessarily true... and it makes me happy to know that there'll be plenty of deodorant to go around.

Full article

During a recession, laxatives go up, because people are under tremendous stress, and holding themselves back," said Shapiro, now chief executive of SAGE, a consulting firm in Chicago.

"During a boom, deodorant sales go up, because people are out dancing around. When people have less money, they buy more of the things that have less water in them, things that are not so perishable. Instead of lettuce and steak and fruit, it's rice and beans and grain and pasta. Except this time the price of pasta's so high that it's beans and rice."

A recent Nielsen report listed tobacco, carbonated drinks and eggs as especially vulnerable to recession, and candy, beer and pasta sauce as recession-proof.


"Death rates fall, people smoke less, drink less and exercise more. Traffic fatalities go way down, which is not a surprise when people drive less. Heart attacks go down. Back problems go down. People have more time to prepare healthier meals at home. When the economy weakens, pollution falls."

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

OMG Sarah Palin has my coat!

Found on a boingboing post depicting a photoshopped verison

This is the original.

Does this mean Sarah Palin shops at TJ Maxx? Because I'm pretty sure that's where I got mine. I'm sure it wasn't over $30. I've never actually worn it, because really, it's a little crazy. But now I can't really wear it, can I? It's been boingboinged for goodness sake. I can't wear the same coat as crazy book-banning, librarian firing, creationism lady. (Although I'd like to believe in a time when dinosaurs and humans lived in harmony)

My other moments of clothing famousness:

The 90's when Andrea on the original 90210 wore an ugly pink sweater that my mom had

A sweater I bought a few years ago from the Macys juniors department that was on both the Nick show Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and Disney's Suite Life of Zach and Cody.

A crazy print shirt/tunic thing from Zara that Giada De Laurentis wore on her weekend getaway show to San Francisco.

That's all I can think of for now. Although not clothing. Hannah Montana has one of our pfaltzgraff patterns in her kitchen. And icarly has our fifties clock.

How about you?