Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Robot cannot be too creepy, too sneaky or too mean.

I must admit something, as a child growing up in the 60's, I truly believed that my future would be like the Jetsons, and that I would have a Rosie the Robot. I also thought we would be flying instead of driving by now. It's 2009 people, get with it!

It appears the Japanese will be the ones to get this accomplished and, most likely, at a price tag that we" mere mortals" can afford. Honda has the Asimo robot, which seems too child like, so that probably wouldn't work for me as I would feel obligated to give him an allowance. I didn't see an add to cart button, so that tells me I cannot afford him. But how do I save for something if I don't know how much its gonna cost me? Sheesh.

Toyota has come out with one just last fall (pictured at right). This guy looks great and he sweeps! Sweet!

C3PO would also be a great choice, he can climb stairs to my laundry room, and make me laugh. Love his dry sense of humor. Except he'd probably give me attitude about doing the laundry. I'm following him on Twitter now. Don't ask.

I cannot have a robot like this Archie freak character (pictured below left, like, how can you miss him?). He's too creepy. Who, in their right mind, would use one in their home with children. They would certainly have nightmares and be in therapy down the road. Come to think of it, I would have nightmares and need therapy.

The robot from I, Robot, Sonny, at first seemed pretty cool. I later decided, too sneaky.

And The Terminator, well, what can I say, too mean.

Instead of those silly jars that say "Plastic Surgery Fund" like I'd actually consider that, mine will read "Robot Needed" savings jar.

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you should know by now that I am hopelessly optimistic and therefore, will expect a cool robot one day. I mentioned this to my husband, and he's like, "sell more jewelry". Jeez, that's his answer for all my needs. Ok, don't go there.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Aloha Friday and movie sidebar.

Yes, I've been MIA - missing in Atlanta. Went to my mom and sister's for a week, had a blast, but had to come back to reality.

It's been way too long since my last post! Something's gotta give (*movie sidebar below), and the "something" has been my blog. I miss my blog buddies. So I'm back with Aloha Friday...

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Thanks Kailani at An Island Life for starting this Friday tradition.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and go to An Island Life and leave your link. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question today is:
Do you watch late night tv? If so, who do you prefer? My answer: I do, I do! Especially when I cannot sleep, which has been happening all too often. Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson crack me up and make me laugh out loud. I'm sick, I know.

* Something's Gotta Give - Loved this movie! Diane Keaton is one of my favorite actresses and Jack Nicholson, what can I say, it's Jack! Frances McDormand and many other great actors are also in this movie. But, Keanu Reeves was especially attractive in this movie. Ooh, la, la! If you haven't seen this movie, go rent it today! If you like Keanu Reeves, also rent, The Lake House. There's a dance scene with Keanu and Sandra Bullock that I found very sexy, so if you need to go to the loo, pause it, so you don't miss this scene. That's all I'm saying. And no, I do not work for Blockbuster or Keanu Reeves.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tweet to be square.

Twitter. I have been tweeting for quite some time, and one thing that drives me absolutely crazy... people who follow me and when I go visit them to see if I want to follow them back, they have no updates. Zero, Nada, a big goose egg, and there is nothing to tell me anything about them. Who are these people? I'm not going to follow a "nobody" and I'm not talking about everyday people here. I'm talking about the invisible people who have twitter accounts. How does a nobody get a twitter account and become a somebody?

Speaking of nobodies, celebrities are getting in on it. Think Oprah when she started tweeting. Some celebrities have ghost twitterers.

I also don't follow people with thousands upon thousands of followers when they only have a few updates. What is the point?

People, just an FYI, not everyone wants to hear about when you need to go to the bathroom. Jeez, if that was the case, that's all I would be tweeting. Drinking another cup of coffee. Heading to the bathroom. Getting another glass of water. Heading to the bathroom. Making new earrings. Heading to the bathroom. Do you see my point? No, I do not have a bladder problem. Drinking problem, yes.

Do you twitter? Do you follow people just to have them follow you back? Are you only interested in watching your follower list rise in numbers? Are you obsessed with how many followers you have?

Twit is twitter without the ter. Are you a twit if you twitter? Some might be.

Definition of Twit.
Main Entry:
1twit           Listen to the pronunciation of 1twit
1 : an act of twitting : taunt
: a silly annoying person : fool

You can follow me. tweet, tweet.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Thanks Kailani at An Island Life for starting this Friday tradition. Although I'm beginning to feel that everyday needs to be Aloha Friday.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and go to An Island Life and leave your link. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question for today:

Are you on Facebook, and if so, what do you use it for?

My answer:

Yes, I'm on Facebook. I signed up a while back because I wanted a business page for Dee-Zigns, but unfortunately, I didn't know any better and signed up for a personal account, then had to create a business page. UGH! This is NOT how I wanted it. I wanted it the other way around.

But, because of my snafu, I've reconnected with old friends from my sorted past, with the help of my dusty high school yearbook! I've discovered unlike myself, these old friends have incredible memories. Is my memory bad or is it selective? Hmmmm.

It's been great seeing how old friends are doing, how we've all changed, where everyone lives, and all the other interesting tidbits of their lives. I have other questions regarding facebook, but will leave those for another day...

Have a wonderful, but safe holiday weekend!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Weevils, not weebles.

Although I like to think of myself as laid back, I am not. I don't do well with bugs in my house of any kind. But especially relentless bugs. What is a relentless bug? To me, its ants, roaches (thankfully, I don't have them!), mosquitoes, flies. Let's face it, these pests are hard to get rid of. Last summer it was ants in the bathroom shower, marching on to battle in one single line. Marching up the shower door or the corner of the shower stall. Where did they think they were going!?

Recently, weevils in my pantry. Here's how it went down.

When I come home after a shopping expedition, I usually give Collins a dog biscuit. Why? Because he's been patrolling the house and keeping it safe. Also, his reaction is so cute. He gets so excited, he takes the dog biscuit very gently and carefully, then tears off running like something is after him. Cracks me up every time!

So a few weeks ago, while fishing out a dog biscuit for Collins, I noticed they looked weird, there were tiny holes in the dog biscuit. By this time Collins is losing his patience as I examine his dog biscuits. Upon further investigation, I saw tiny black rice-like bugs on the counter, that moved!!! Damn things had dropped from the bottom of the box! Oh SHIT! Sorry, Collins, these are no good! Dumped the box in the trash, while spraying Raid in the trash can. What the hell? I went back to the pantry and grabbed an opened box of pasta. Crap, saw the same thing in the bottom of the box. Could this have happened because I was now only buying whole wheat pasta? I think not. I don't remember this happening to the "white" pasta. I'm just thinking out loud.

I phoned the exterminator to find out what these tiny, black rice-like bugs were. The girl said weevils. "Weebles?" I said. You mean like "weebles wobble, but they don't fall down", weebles? I questioned in my sarcastic tone. There was a pause, then I heard hysterical laughter on the phone, "no W-e-e-v-i-l-s", and there's nothing we can spray to get rid of them. After she regained her composure, she told me to take everything out and wipe down my pantry. Put flour, rice, pasta, etc. in airtight containers. Most everything was already in airtight containers, except dog biscuits. And the pasta!

At this point, I flipped out because I was so grossed out! I am a clean person and my house is clean. It might be messy, but its clean, I tell you!
I ran to the computer and googled weevils, then googled weevil images. Trust me when I say DON'T DO THIS. It gave me the heebie jeebies and nightmares for a week. I have chills just writing this post. Reminds me of my mom, Gaston Studio, writing about those damn cockroaches and posting that horrifying photo. Not to mention the snake post. Moving on...

I emptied the entire contents of the pantry out into the kitchen. I examined every box of pasta, crackers and every food item in the pantry. I was shocked to find these disgusting creatures in several items, even a package of opened paper napkins and sitting on top of a can of beans. My kids definitely thought I had gone over to the dark side, I was a mad woman, looking for airtight containers to store every item that was going back in that pantry. Shaking boxes, throwing food in the garbage disposal, take that! I took pleasure listening to the disposal grinding up anything resembling a black rice-like creature. Armed with a flashlight and clorox clean-up, I wiped down the walls, the corners and the shelves in that blasted pantry. This took hours as I needed sufficient time and couldn't be rushed. Do you rush the CSI people? I think not, otherwise they would never find the culprit.

As I was freaking out, I tried looking on the bright side and the end product, an extremely clean and organized pantry, no thanks to the weevils. I mean, really, what purpose do these despicable creature have?