If you didn't catch the drift of this post from the title, it means that my brain is full of unrelated, unwanted crap...and it's gotta get purged!
But like all those loyal Wal-Mart employee
Oh, the baby in the pic? The one in the cart? Don't know him, and still wanna smack his parents found the picture here).
- As I posted previously, we still don't have cable or satellite reception. The antenna remains a constant source of irritation.
- What's with all the networks suspending new shows during the holiday season? Reruns already? WTH? Don't they know that there's a recession? Folks aren't out gallivanting in the evenings. It's cold, and money is tight (at least that's the case in my neighborhood). I need the
electronically-induced comastimulation provided by viewing new episodes of my soon-to-be favorite shows!
- Speaking of lame reruns, House had on last season's Christmas episode on Monday...which got me thinking about the late Dr. Kutner, Kal Penn. Did he ever start his job as Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement at the White House? Yep, he sure did. Here's a pic of him at the State Dinner for India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh:
- I've been doing lots of holiday baking at the Cleaver compound. I've made these, and this, and a double batch of these, and this. And with every new confection I've produced, The Boy declares the latest dessert to be the ONE item he must provide at his class Christmas party next week. Now, if I could just manage to find a little bit of room in the freezer for said sweets, I'll have enough to satisfy The Boy and take care of our holiday sugar overdose requirements.
- My gorgeous stepdaughter Tammy and I were talking about Barbie and her amazing figure. I googled the following information about the impossibility of a real-life Barbie:
Poor Barbie, she may someday marry Ken, but chances are, they will never have children. Based on research done by Rader Programs, the percent of Barbie's body fat would be so low, she would have ceased to menstruate--that is if she ever started. She has been grossly underweight since the beginning.
If Barbie were a real person, she would be 6' 0", weigh 100 lbs., and wear a size 4. Her measurements would be 39"/19"/33". She would probably have had to have back surgery from being so top heavy.
The average woman is 5' 4", weighs 145 lbs., and wears between a size 11-14. Her measurements are approximately 36"/30"/41". There is a fifty-fifty chance that she is on a diet right now.
- Is there any wonder girls and women have body image problems? Why the emaciated, yet packing a full rack 'type' is the ideal? Even Sun-Maid raisins has fallen for the hype. The image of the Sun-Maid Girl who graces each and every package of their raisins (which look like rodent turds, IMO) was based on a real person, Lorraine Collett. Well, it seems that the wholesome bonneted gal we all grew up with has gotten some CGI enhancements done. Check out the video:
Yes We Can...
- find a Princess and the Frog Princess Tiana doll in our neck of the woods. Tammy and Frank were trying to find the doll to fulfill a needy child's Christmas request. All of the stores they'd searched in their more diverse neighborhood were sold out of the first African-American Disney Princess doll. However, in our more rural (and less culturally diverse) setting, there was not as much of a demand for Princess Tiana. Last night, The Mister graciously traveled to a Target store nearby and snagged the doll.