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The (not) Friday Five!


What happens when it’s Sunday and you realize you don’t have a Monday post for C&R? You come up with a quick (not) Friday Five, that’s what!

1. In honor of Mother’s Day yesterday, this compilation video:

 
2. This:

3. These Wonder Woman shoes. Someone make them for meeeee! I’m a size 6. And put some white stars on the heels, kay? Here’s the how to: http://madartlab.com/2012/04/18/heels-for-earthbound-superheroines/

4. This review of Where is Baby’s Belly Button?

5. This month’s CD Exchange theme is Non North American music. I was looking for a J-pop song, but instead found this K-pop song. And now I can’t get it out of my head:

Runners up: Cooper, new Puntabulous posts, blooming jasmine, Mai Tais and driving on the coast. What’s on your list?

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The Winner of 100 GRAND is…

CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE M!

You won a candy bar!

Michelle M. submitted a photo of this award-winningly ugly purse.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo: John (art), Polt (chair), Mikey (flower),
Mr. Sombrero (light bulb), Me (puppy), Michelle M. (purse) and Craig (t-shirt).

Behold The Ugly! Vote Now! 100 GRAND* is at stake!

Last month I announced that one lucky C&R reader would win 100 GRAND*!  That’s right —
100 GRAND*
!  Woohoo!  To win, all you had to do was submit a photo of the
ugliest thing that you own.  Behold, the submissions (click to enlarge):

Art: A small art print that freaks the hell out of anyone that sees it as evidenced
by the continuous inquiries of “What the hell is that?”

Chair: This chair with green and gold eagles on white upholstery is
perfect example of mid ’70s interior decor!


Flower: This is a Calla lily that I bought for Thanksgiving.
Clearly you can tell that it is no longer in peak condition.

Light bulb: Neon-orange creepy-looking incandescent light bulb that screams
mid ’90s German-techno-punk-just-rolled-off-of-Bjork-music-video-set-sex-toy.

Puppy: 21″ tall ceramic white poodle with a plastic jewel encrusted collar.
It sits next to my front door, which it guards with its fluffy ferocity.

Purse: I was in the local drug store when the purse caught my eye.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was hideous. I had to buy it.

T-Shirt: That is a whoooole lot of ugly. Except Kari.


Now it’s up to you to decide who wins. The poll will remain open until Friday around noon. One vote per IP address. Winner will be announced Sunday, prize will be mailed within 3 months of announcement. Good luck / Thank you / Congratulations / Whatevah!

*100 Grand refers to a single, standard size 100 Grand candy bar.

Happy Birthday Polt!


Friday is Polt’s birthday – so what better song to celebrate our favorite man who loves purple
than Kiss by Prince

You don’t have to be hetero

to turn me on

I just need your comments baby

From dusk ’til dawn

You don’t need experience

To turn me out

You just leave it all up to me

I’m gonna show you what it’s all about


You don’t have to be rich

To be my man

You don’t have to be cool

I’ll be your fan


Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with

I just want your extra HUGS, cause you’re

Chris


You got to not talk dirty, baby

If you wanna impress me

You can’t be too flirty

mama


I know how to undress me (Yeah)

I want to be your fantasy

Maybe you could be mine

You just leave it all up to me

We could have a good time


You don’t have to be rich

To be my boy

You don’t have to be cool

or suave or coy


Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with

I just want your extra HUGS, cause you’re


Chris


Yes
Oh, I think I wanna dance
Gotta, Gotta


Little girl Michelle’s parade

Gotta, gotta, gotta


Men and not girls rule your world

I said they rule your world


Act your age

mama


Not your shoe size


Maybe we could do the twirl

You don’t have to watch Dynasty

To have an attitude


You just leave it all up to me

My love will be your food

Yeah


You don’t have to be rich

To be my guy

You don’t have to be cool

I think you’re fly


Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with

I just want your extra HUGS, cause you’re

Chris

Happy Birthday Polt!

A friend for john?


In case you didn’t know, everyone’s favorite bunny has decided to get a pet.
Which of these animals will make the cut?

has had rabbits before. He wants a pet that will be a little more interactive.

Allergies.
Too big.

Too lame.

Too Richard Parker.

A disaster in the making.
Salmonella!

Boring.

Probably none of these – john seems to be leaning towards a dog. Instead of a parakeet.

Which is silly, because, as everyone knows, parakeets are as good as or even better than dogs.

Why parakeets are better than dogs:

Their poops are smaller and easier to clean up
You’ll never see them pulling a “Toby”

They are cheaper (food, toys, care) than a dog
You don’t need to walk them
They bathe themselves
They will vote for you in important C&R elections
They don’t slobber all over you when you kiss them
They won’t hump your leg
They don’t have bad breath
They sing along to the radio with you
They love youtube

They can fly
They can talk (even though it’s creepy)
They get along well with rabbits

If john does get a dog,
he needs to decide on a breed.

He recently asked for input on his facebook question of the day.
The kid suggested a greyhound – but are greyhounds and rabbits a good mix?


A lab probably isn’t a good idea either…

Tam suggested a Cavalier King Charles spaniel…

Or a pug – which is a breed john likes.

Justin didn’t weigh in, but I’m sure he would suggest a Siberian Husky.

David P. suggested a large dog,

while Polt would go for a lap dog. Maybe a poodle, like Mama Polt’s Angel.

I am partial to Shiba Inus.

Or collies. You never know when you might fall down a well.

josh said to get a nice dog.

In one of my favorite Kids In the Hall bits, Bruce McCulloch sings the praises of a terrier:

So many choices!

So, john, if you do end up with a dog, I’m sure the lucky pooch you choose will be a great addition to your life and will provide you with lots of love, joy and companionship. Just don’t put a bandanna on it.

Blogorama!


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Or in my case, laziness. So here are some ideas that were stolen inspired by some of my favorite bloggers.

Polt’s Palace features Superman Sundays and Shirtless Mondays. Here is my pic combining the two:


Knitting and gorgeous photos can be found on Cabezelana. I don’t know how to knit, so I hopped on a plane and headed for Mel’s future home, Iceland, to see what all the fuss is about.

I Deny You the Nidus! has a macabre little game called “Guess That Grave.” FDot gives three clues, but I couldn’t narrow it down. Who knew dead people could be so fascinating?
This person:

  •  set an equine high jump record that stood for more than 25 years
  •  originally wanted to be a math (yuck) professor.
  •  had an aversion to any kind of profanity, noting that it was a waste of time. No off color stories were allowed to be told in his presence.
  • suffered intense migraine headaches which were sometimes reported as bouts of drunkenness.
  • was tone deaf and could not recognize any of the light airs of the time; military music was especially annoying to him.
  •  abhorred red meat of any kind, and the sight of blood made him ill. Consequently, he insisted on his meat being cooked on the verge of being charred. He would not eat any kind of fowl, but was fond of pork and beans, fruit, and buckwheat cakes.

Tam’s Reads has book reviews galore (interspersed with photos of hot guys!). Here is my book report of Tina Fey’s Bossypants:

This book is filled with sarcastic, self-deprecating humor – from the picture on the front to the blurbs on the back. It’s a fast read that touches on Tina Fey’s work and personal life. I wish she had gone into a little more depth regarding Mean Girls (and her other movies), her years at SNL, and her experiences at 30 Rock. And there was no dish about the celebrities she has worked with. I demand gossip! But bonus points for including unflattering photos of herself. I would recommend this book – but not enough to buy it. Borrow it from a friend or from the library.


Enrico at Hotel Tuesday posts the most adorable journal entries from his childhood. I don’t have any schoolwork saved from my childhood, but I did find this “ghost in the attic” tucked in a book. I think I was in 2nd or 3rd grade at the time:


So, did I find a puppy under the tree?


Just like Josh is Trashy, I have a Monday Muse as well. Behold the wonderment of Sponge Lady:

Social butterfly VUBOQ blogs about his wonderful pottery, yummy cocktails, ironing, blobbing and hanging out with letters of the alphabet. I can’t stand clay under my nails, so here I am ironing and enjoying a martini. Later I blobbed on the couch with H.

Xi_Heather and TwoPi have a math blog, 360. Like Barbie, I am allergic to math. I do have a nifty calculator with sparkly buttons, though.

Marry, F*ck or Kill on Jere’s blog, Blind Prophecy is a fun and thought provoking game. You must pick one person you would marry, one you would make sweet love to and one you would meet in the conservatory with a lead pipe. Here is the “all grown up” edition.
Choice One: Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Choice Two: Jason Bateman (Silver Spoons, Arrested Development)
Choice Three: Mark Paul Gosselaar (Saved By the Bell, Bangers and Mash)

Perspectologist often contains thoughtful explorations of Chris D.’s life/feelings (with  bonus nudie pics). But I don’t have feelings. And you do not want to see me without clothes. TRUST.  So we’ll just move along.

Cocky & Rude‘s Mikey and YouTube videos go hand in hand. Here is a video that made me cry kawaii tears.  Forget  puppies, I want Asian twins for Christmas!

Craig’s debates at Puntabulous are both controversial and hysterical. Here, Harry and I debate dark chocolate (yuck!) vs. milk chocolate (delicious!). Who do you think makes the most convincing argument? (Don’t forget who can paste your head on something unfortunate).

David P. at Someone in a Tree has a weekly tent pitch. So I found a tent pitch of my own to share.

And here are David’s answers to the C&R Studio (better late than never).
Fave word: vacation
Least fave word: sorry
Turn on: muscles
Turn off: slovenliness
Sound likes: harmony
Sound dislikes: car alarms
Vocation like to try: actor
Vocation least like to try: sanitation worker
If heaven exists, what would he like God to say: “Thank you for all your hard work.”

Paul at Where The Parkway Ends (is he ever going to start blogging again?) posts catchy little tunes for your drive to and from work. Here is my boppy little “Friday Morning Commute Sing-a-long Song.”  What Do All the People Know is a one-hit wonder from the San Diego band, The Monroes:

John doesn’t have a blog, but he does have a Question of the Day he poses on Facebook. The trend these days seems to be for marines to ask celebrities to the Marine Corp Ball. Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake have already accepted. Betty “Heartbreaker” White declined (luckily, Linda Hamilton came to the rescue). Anywayzle, here is my QOTD: If you were a marine, which celebrity would you invite to the ball?

Mush at Goblinbox is a bento magician. She really makes the most mouthwatering bento boxes. This is my first foray into bento-ing. Those little tortilla people are Mikey and Adam.


Don’t they look delicious?


Adam likes to live on the edge. Here is a gross/dangerous game he likes to play on Cocky & Rude. But why should he have all the fun? How many goldfish crackers (Xplosive Pizza!)* do you think Harry can cram into his mouth?

*I will never eat goldfish crackers again.

I’ll give the grave and mouth cram answers in the comment section at the end of the day. Thanks for all the entertainment/humor you have provided through your blogs – you guys are the best!

Have You Ever… With Your Pets?!

Sometimes they’re fuzzy, sometimes they’re feathered.  Occasionally they’re scaly, slimy or wet.  They’re your pets!  But, Have You Ever…?!  We’re about to find out!  The rules are simple. For each question that you answer ‘yes’ to, give yourself a single point. When you reach the end of the quiz, add up your points and post your total in the comments section.

Have You Ever…

1. Have you ever had a pet dog?
2. Have you ever had a pet cat?
3. Have you ever had a pet rodent (mouse, gerbil, hamster, rat, rabbit, etc.)?
4. Have you ever had a pet reptile or amphibian?
5. Have you ever had a pet insect?
6. Have you ever had a pet bird?
7. Have you ever worked at a pet store?
8. Have you ever had a pet that gave birth?
9. Have you ever worked or volunteered at an animal shelter, sanctuary (or similar location)?
10. Have you ever adopted a pet from an animal shelter, sanctuary (or similar location)?
11. Have you ever considered a pet to be your best friend?
12. Have you ever talked to your pet?
13. Have you ever made your pet talk back to you in a silly cartoon voice?
14. Have you ever been away from home and desperately missed your pet?
15. Have you ever taken time off of school or work to grieve for the loss of a pet?
16. Have you ever been attacked by a pet?
17. Have you ever killed your pet (accidentally or purposefully)?
18. Have you ever kissed your pet (in a non-sexual way)?
19. Have you ever slept in a bed with your pet (in a non-sexual way)?
20. Have you ever been naked in front of a pet?
21. Have you ever masturbated in front of a pet?
22. Have you ever engaged in sexual activities with another person while a pet was watching you?
23. Have you ever interrupted sexual activities to shoe away or yell at your pet?
24. Have you ever engaged in sexual activities while you or your partner was dressed as a pet (plushy, furry, etc.)?
25. Have you ever committed bestiality by having sex with a pet (or any other animal)?

Please make sure that your point total is leashed, up to date with its shots, and properly reported in the comments.