Monthly Archives: December 2010

Not Much New Here, Just a Blizzard

I’m not able to do a lot of interesting posts this week. I’m staying at my mom’s house and all of the good links are on my computer at home. So since I’m snowed in, I thought some people would like to know what it was like to live through a blizzard. I’m in a city close to the one in this YouTube video. You don’t have to watch *all* of it, but it accurately depicts the constant barrage of the blizzard:

The city I’m in got only about 8-10″, but the wind is what really made it bad. We couldn’t drive and now what’s here can be shoveled, but will be blown back down by tomorrow morning. We had to spend an hour shoveling my mom’s car out thanks to the city’s plow service. And thankfully we weren’t one of the thousands currently without power, though we were afraid of it because the trees outside have been rubbing up against each other very loudly.

Mom & I actually had a conversation about emergencies last night:
Her: “Pack your backpack with your meds and ID. That’s in case something happens and we have to leave.”
Me: “What? If something happens that bad or to the house, we die. We can’t get out. Your car sucks.”
Her: “No. If a tree falls through the house, we’ll need to leave in a hurry. Pack your backpack with your meds.”
Me: “I’ll just take my purse [messenger bag], it can carry my laptop and already has my ID.”
–Laptop = survival apparently when drunkenly arguing with your crazy mother

We survived. All is well. Today I drank Merlot and watched “Up”.
Trivia for today: How many toes do cats have?

One Last Christmas Wish List Entry

Hey, there’s still one more day before X-mas, although the rest of your bloated, greed-filled, holidays have passed (but some of these make for good birthday gifts). Here’s an awesome item to consider:

(via Pirate Mod)

Okay, I confess: I’m not going to stop posting my heart’s desires. They just won’t say “Christmas”. Christmas is just an excuse to guilt people into considering buying for me. However, I’m sure blackmail will work in the future…

Have a Safe Holiday

I want to make sure you will be taking things easy this holiday, whatever you may be celebrating. So just remember, if you participate in some form of addictive substance, this may be the outcome:

(click to embiggen, via Madatoms)

My Two Seconds of Fame

Duke Powell is awesome on YouTube. I’m excited I got chosen as a response to his latest video. The video in question is a little disturbing, though. I’ll show the one I got picked for and then I’ll show one of his cooler ones:

(I’m “Str0ngbow” – it’s his reply that made it hilarious.)

And this is my favorite one:

(via YouTube)

Christmas Wish List: Ring of Power

I know I keep saying I’m not into jewelry, but… but… but…
Onyx Prong Ring
(via Ring-O-Blog)

There are so many awesome rings, by the way, on Ring-O-Blog that seem incredibly imaginative and fantastic. There’s also a “Ringroulette” button that allows you to get random ring choices from their arsenal (which is how I found this one). Recommended if you like bizarre designs and have the gil to spend.

A Question Left Unanswered: Why Was This a Craze?

I had heard about this craze. I did not realize it had blown up so big or why. I’m also not entirely positive it is still huge, though I’m sure someone out there still does it and it will make a comeback next summer. I am talking about, of course, Vajazzling.

I know I’m a little late on the boat for this one. It originally came out way back in late 2009 and Jennifer Love-Hewitt made it popular by talking about it on T.V. for about 2 seconds (which then extended for about 2 hours as she traveled from show to show) in Jan of 2010. I won’t go too much into my personal opinions on this as that could stretch into a severely long rant about the disgusting waste of money just to glue some shit to your body that gives you a reason to flash your beshaven lady pocket.

My main interest is in figuring out why, other than the star power of JLH advertising it, it became so popular with the ladies of this time. A fad like this means blowing large amounts of money – average about $50 for something that last 2-3 days or you could get a kit that lasted only 1-2 days and was only a little cheaper or you could get a 5 or more day super one for over $100 – on something that you *can* put on a visible place, but is advertised as an item for your more intimate areas. Fox investigates for us:

“So, after preparing my, ahem, canvas, I asked my significant other to give me a hand. Peel, position, press, and release. Viola, I was all jazzled! I have to admit, the whole idea seemed kind of kooky. But, you know what? It looks really great. Rather sexy, if I do say so myself. It certainly wasn’t how I expected to spend my Monday afternoon. But, hey, I’m all for an adventure. And my lover dug it too. The whole experiment led to a little fooling around, in fact, during which no crystals were harmed.[…]
“Most of the day, I completely forget I’m vajazzled. But when I do remember, it makes me smile. Having those clandestine crystals makes me kind of feel like a rock star. Only I get to decide who can see it, and I feel – don’t laugh – a little bit like my naughty bits have super powers.”

(via Fox on Sex)

So it’s a confidence… down there issue? You get a glittery cooch and suddenly you feel secretly sexy? Do not get me wrong: I understand body art. Tattoos, piercings, etc. I’ve thought about doing something myself, but haven’t gone through because I need the money. If I were to do so, I’d *save* the money. These women could easily save what they are spending on Vajazzling to buy one tattoo if this is about getting sexy body art and “feeling like a rock star”. But maybe that’s too much. That’s too naughty. If this is about being naughty for a day, then why seem to advertise for skanky women?
I don’t feel like embedding this advertisement for “Tajazzled” which is a bizarre spin-off.
But certainly picked up on how damaging this trend is to our societies young men. (You don’t have to watch the vid, but read the ChristWire bit. I’m trying to figure out if that’s a parody. Please… someone tell me that’s a parody.)

Okay. I think this is all I can say: I don’t understand this culture of women because I know this is some bizarre attempt at creating an atmosphere of false self-esteem. It’s not what gets guys off. Fox Lady: Your lover didn’t “dig” it. He liked the fact that you were taking off your pants to show him your baby mound. I think of this video when I think of Vajazzled (which is awesome because this came out 2 years before that fad came out):

On Hoth, I Bet This is What Vader Would Look Like

I follow the Wheaton (@wilw) on Twitter. He mentioned a link about Star Wars paper snowflakes. Since I haven’t made snowflakes since I was 13 years old, I took a pass. Today I realized I am unemployed and with all this time I have I could really use a boost.

To follow along, here are the instructions for making either a Boba Fett or Vader. I would like to thank the creator, but as I tried my hand at it, I would like to let her know it is a very difficult process. I had to use a box cutter and it took me about 20 minutes

Here is my finished product:

Upon showing this to my dear old Dad, he squinted and asked if it was a kitty. I even had John Williams’ Imperial March playing in the background! He saw it before I did my touch-up, so I could see the feline resemblance. And thanks to his remark, I’m now reminded of this:

(via Hello Kitty Hell, which also supplied various other H.K./Darth Vader mixes.)

I don’t think I’ll try the Boba Fett, but now I am prepped to try my hand at some other designs! Maybe they’ll have a Jack Skellington or some sort of Muppet series snowflake pattern. Enjoy if you try it!

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