Thursday, January 29, 2009


Whilst reading PerezHilton the other day
I came across one of the headlines of the week
and it read "Raccoon bites off rapist's penis"

Weird story yes, but there was a picture of a raccoon
and it reminded me how cute they are, and of
this video that I love of a family of raccoons
begging for ice cream.

I went on a hunt for raccoon videos and came up with these.
They both made me laugh.

They are adorable and yet potentially dangerous creatures,
most widely known for being rabies carriers and distributors.
On the wikipedia page it said that pet raccoons can live up to
20 years, while wild ones only have a life expectancy of
1.5-3 years. Crazy.
Judging from some of the videos Ive seen they are
pretty sweet when kept as pets.

But I'm sure that they could go from this

to this. fairly quickly.

I totally love that last picture.
It's the typical face that serg makes when
we travel to new jersey.
Though sergie's teeth are definitely not that
white. This raccoon wins the clean teeth award.
I love this picture so much I've made it my desktop
background. I'm a dork. I know.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This made me cry

Tears of joy.
There are few things that make me happier
than hearing stories of 2 best friends
that are different species.

It just makes my heart do a
fred astaire style tap dance.
oh I love this.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Just Another Lovely Sunday.

OK so I'm a liar.
I promised a post yesterday and i didn't deliver,
winter depression knocked me out.
As it tends to do this time of year.

Today was a better day,
we hung around Sunnyside,
watched Control (more on that later)
and had dinner at Mara's,
our favorite Sunday night spot.

I really love Sunday's,
they are always relaxing.

So, we had been waiting for Control to
get to the top of our Netflix list, and
it definitely did not disappoint.
It tells the tragic story of Ian Curtis,
his personal life, rise to fame with
Joy Division, struggle with epilepsy,
and affair with Annik Honore.

here is the movie trailer and below is
a video of Joy Division playing live.
and P.S pandora listeners, put Joy Division
as your playlist and get ready to hear the best
mix of music ever. fact.

Right now I'm watching the end of this weeks
rock of love bus. Eliminations are going down-
and it is Marcia whose tour has ended.
I kinda wish he sent Mindy home, she is a crybaby.
Oh man, I love rock of love. guilty guilty pleasures.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Apologies for my posting laziness.
As you are aware, it is January,
the month of deep depression
and general unmotivated-ness.

I wish I could hibernate,
and wake up in March.


Last night when the bf was walking Serg,
some girl said " look! a baby huskie!"
We laughed at what a fool she was.
These are baby huskies....

And this is Serg....

Silly girl...

Blahhhh, I promise that I will have a worthwhile
post tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A New Day

Today is the inauguration of Obama,
and it's pretty exciting.
The news guy said that something like 2 million
people came out to D.C for it.
And unlike the Bush inauguration 4 years ago,

everyone at this event seems so happy,
quiet, and content.
It's pretty amazing, but not at all surprising.

In other news, yesterday was an excellent day.
The bf and I walked around Soho for awhile
running errands and finding treasures.
At HousingWorks I found another
fantastic book for super cheap!

The Shark: Splendid Savage of the Sea
by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Philippe Cousteau.
and it was $4.00. Jackpot.
While flipping through it I realized that Life Aquatic
was definitely based off of this book series.
I thought that was pretty cool.
There is an octopus and squid volume floating around
somewhere, and I plan on making it mine as well.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Super Post

After weeks of wondering where my camera
plug had disappeared to, the bf finally found it.
In his drawer...
The only place that I didn't look, gaaah,
well the important thing is that it is
no longer missing.

I've finally uploaded some Christmas photos

and have completed new Valentines.
Which were posted on etsy today,

along with some oldies but goodies.
check them out here.

Ah! in other really exciting nerd news,
I received my juicer! yesssss
It's awesome, and thankfully easy to use.
The bf and I have been juicin' like crazy!
We love it, and it's going to save me money
since I buy juice on a pretty regular basis.

Lets see... what else...
oh! You can find our happy tail on the BARC website,
I had sent them an update on Serg, and a totally
adorable new photo. He is such a sweet man.
Currently all snuggled up napping on his blanket.

Today is going to be a nice relaxing day,
we're going to be cooking up some dinner later,
and I will be camped out in front of the tv for
ROCK OF LOVE BUS. best show ever.
bridezilla's runs a close second.
The bf will cringe upon reading that-
he hates bridezilla's. But I can never get enough.
I think my next post will be dedicated completely
to the rock of love bus. so stay tuned.


Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Blame it on the Rain

Yeah, it's raining.
it sucks.
Serg hates it too- he gets
all grumpy and refuses to walk.

Anyway, a few days ago I was
hunting around for squid news,
and I found a squid that is actually
terrifying. Not just scary and mysterious
like the Giant Squid- just pure cephalopod evil.

Meet the magnapinna squid. aka:
the squid with elbows.
He was filmed in the Gulf of Mexico,
just kind of hanging out...probably waiting
for his next victim.

Is it just me or is this reminiscent of
the alien from Independence Day....
and yes I did just make a reference
to Independence Day. If they did an autopsy
on Scary Squid, I bet it would go something
like this

Mass Hysteria.

I don't really like to talk about this
Magnapinna dude, I much prefer to pretend
that he doesn't exist. But
has a story on him if you are so curious.

I'll end on a light note.
Ladies and Gentlemen- the faux vocal stylings
of Milli Vanilli and their awful video
for "Blame it on the Rain"

Sunday, January 04, 2009

My Quest to be Green

For awhile now, I have been trying to
green myself and my household.

I'm always looking for new ideas
to try, which is why I love
National Geographics Green Guide.
A small magazine that focuses on
environmentally friendly alternatives
to normal items, and how to slowly
change your life for the greener.

There were a couple things this issue that
I thought were worth mentioning.

1.) You've got two empty halves of coconuts and you're
bangin' 'em together! I couldn't resist.

These utensils come from the Padang Coconut co-op,
which is on the border between Thailand and
Malaysia, and they are upcycled from discarded coconut shells.
There are many bonuses with these, first they are
supporting villages, these are fair trade green utensils,
and they are all around 10$ each.

2.) FACT!
Even if a dish product is labeled antibacterial,
it may not kill germs. The active ingredients
in those products are triclosan and tricloban, and
according to a study at the Tufts University School
of Medicine, people would have to soak their dishes
in 100 degree water with anti bacterial liquids for up
to 2 hours in order for these soaps to kill most of the bacteria.

3.)Soles 4 Souls is a charity that is worth looking into.

Another really great item that wasn't in the magazine,
but I found at Sustainable NYC ,is the biodegradable doggie bags
from EcoChoices.

Anything that avoids more plastic sounds
just fine to Serg and I. Well I bet he doesn't really care
as much as I do. But we can pretend he is a green dog.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Sweet Relief

I love New Years Day way more than
New Years Eve. It is a day of nothing.

A day to think about the coming year,
take naps, and detox from last night.
Work was surprisingly slow, but it was
nice to ring in the new year with friends.

Now its mid afternoon, and I'm lounging
on the couch, browsing through compost bins
and giving the man lovins.
This is a good day.