Zack and Slater: A Friendship of Fraud
Friends? Enemies? Frenemies? Sea Anemones? I know, right? It's so confusing. Let's get to the bottom of their relationship...
A Comparative Analysis: LOST and Harry Potter
The movie of our generation meets the tv show of our generation. What similarities do they have? And yes, I know Hurley and Hagrid look alike, BUT THERE'S MORE!
Things That Piss Me Off: Acne Medication Commercials
I'm happy there's medication out there to help people with their skin problems. But that doesn't mean you have to force your graphic before and after pictures on me. Bad form.
The 4 Types of People You Meet in A Public Restroom
Public restrooms are dreadful and horrifying places where unspeakable actions and behaviors occur. Let's meet the people who will do these awful things...
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Do you know what today is? It's Spring Christmas for me because the NFL Draft starts tonight. I love the NFL and I love drafts so naturally, this is basically the most wonderful time of the year.
I have a tradition of celebrating with friends, grilled meats and delicious finger foods. Am I basically watching one man read off names of amateur athletes for over 4 hours? MAYBE. But I enjoy it because it relates to football and, as you may have noticed, there isn't much of that going on right now.
In honor of that, I present this video of ex-NFL quarterback Jim Everett beating down Jim Rome on Rome's early ESPN 2 talk show. I'll let the video provide the context.
Free advice: when a professional male athlete asks you not to call them by a woman's name, LISTEN to them. Otherwise, things may become physically problematic.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
But that's not all. She also is involved with improv. So she can make you think, make you laugh, and act like a deer during hunting season at the drop of a hat.
But most importantly, she's a blog writer, and a very funny one at that. You may remember her from this guest post about defusing the tensions between Canada and America, so she's also a diplomat of sorts. I guess you could call her a Writomat or a Diploriter.
Make sure to check out her site (Consider the Dandelion) regularly for updates and if you're the twitter-type, make sure to follow her @mandiemariebee. Also make sure to leave a comment about how she's NEVER going to fit that spoon in the bowl she's holding.
When I was little, everyone called me Mandie. When I was three I stood up on a chair and announced to the world that Mandie was a little girl name and I was in fact, a big girl. I went by Amanda after that. In university, a new friend misheard me and then introduced me to everyone as Mandie. It stuck with that group of people. So to answer your question: I’m indifferent. I’ll answer to any variation of my name.
I blog because I find it ridiculously fun. I love taking the really bizarre and/or boring stuff that happens every day and turn it into something that is enjoyable to read. I took a creative writing course in high school and my favourite part was when we got to share our stuff. I guess my blog is like sharing my work with the class. Except my class is now the internet.
The stories of the kids in that place are heart wrenching. I have trouble talking about what they went through without crying my face off. You would think it would be a sad place to be, but is the opposite. The joy that explodes from that place is phenomenal. They have been blessed with a safe place to live, food to eat and people who love them and for that they are so grateful. It’s amazing how much they appreciate the little things. One afternoon I sat and just held three of the littlest girls because all they needed was a cuddle. It was beautiful and simple.
I believe that if you are good at something, you should share it with the world. I believe it is my duty as a woman of God to provide mankind with at least a tiny drop of my unmatched wisdom. I have a discerning eye. I’m not going to keep that to myself. Gifts are meant to be given. You’re welcome.
http://irabobbimaxwell.xanga.com/ - it’s written by one of the volunteers at the orphanage, so it keeps me updated on all of my Mexican babies.
Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems
Of all time? Gilmore Girls. Currently? Three way tie between Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother and Community
Singin’ in the Rain.
1) My friend Tom Brown. The last time we played Laser Tag, we accidentally went during peak birthday party season. The kids all chased him yelling “TIGHTY WHITEY!” thus distracting them from the rest of us. He held his own and we always knew where all the kids were, so we annihilated them.
2. Name an artist in your iTunes library that you are profoundly embarrassed about owning their music.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
So you're a fella and your special lady person wants to see that new
Monday, April 25, 2011
Heroes and their Tragic flaws - Jeff Dolan (via Jeff Goins)
Let's Do Lunch - Alise Wright
"ryan reynolds retainer"
Friday, April 22, 2011
The dashing and disturbingly intelligent Clay Morgan emailed me recently and asked me to submit a character for a "Greatest '80s Movie Villain" conversation. Naturally, I agreed. Even more naturally, I chose Clubber Lang.
Click it over to Clay's site to read my take as well as three other takes from Ellie Soderstrom, Paul Johnson, Heather (not sure of her last name) and while you are there, if you agree, drop a comment in support. If you don't agree, fake it, because I would totally do it for you.