Saturday, January 28, 2012

Crash The Superbowl

I could get lost in a bag of Doritos.

 I could..... but I won't and I don't because I believe in sensible snacking.

Well, not really.....the truth is I would get lost in a bag of Doritos but I can't open the pantry door and get them off the shelf.

I am not promoting Doritos, and I am not promoting the Super Bowl.  However, I am promoting your total enjoyment of being able to help choose the Doritos commercial for the Super Bowl.

Go to this site, and take a peek at the Finalists then VOTE.  Don't waste time, the day of reckoning is almost here!

Personally, I like the baby sling but there are a couple of commercials with dogs that I have to at least consider. 

Now, I like to be through so I am also including a couple of interesting tid-bits on Doritos.
Can you believe it was an Iron Chef episode?
And if you are interested in making your own (and perhaps healthier) version try this.

Hmmm, I wonder if they would let me take a turn in the sling?

Thursday, January 26, 2012


a thing to be added; an addition.

Great minds and all that...look what I found!!

Gonna have to try these out.


Pick Your Nose


You can pick your friends,
You can pick your nose,
You can't pick your friend's nose.

No, I am not (really!) obsessing about bodily functions.
It isn't that I don't have a lot to say about bodily functions, 'cause I do, but that is for another day.

I ran across this website and just had to share 'cause I thought it was awesomely funny.  I do however think that they should do a set with canine noses, or even better animal noses.  How would I look with a rhino nose?


Friday, January 20, 2012

Fart Proudly

Oh come on now, everybody does it!

Now before you start in on me for talking about farts, Fart Proudly is the name of an essay by Benjamin Franklin, so blame him.

But then again, I found some interesting facts about farts and thought I would share, so you can blame me for the rest.

Did you know that termites are the largest producers of farts, so now you can't blame the cows for global warming.

Oh, and then I found this most comprehensive site on farts, I mean this person has really put a lot of time and effort into the subject.

Test your fart knowledge, and find fart jokes

Go, have fun, but please, don't send pictures.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Listen to the "Bark Side"

 A teaser from Volkswagen for the Super Bowl.  

 My two cents....why suffer through all that football when you have the internet.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Can We Talk?

I guess I am going to have to go back to school.

I thought I was a well educated dog.  Even when Spencer came along (taller, stronger, better behaved Spencer) and knew more words than I did, I still thought I was pretty darn intelligent.  I learned all Spencer's words and then pretended I didn't that is smart in my book.

Then I found this dog who knows a lot more than I do.  She knows over 1000 words!

Obviously I can't let another dog know more than I do and since online learning is my educational method of choice, my first line of attack begins with Dictionary dot com.  One of their links, Word Dynamo, is full of word games; all different grade levels, subjects, and languages.  I did pretty good on the Latin prefix words, fairly well on the Twelve Absolutely Ridiculous Words, and not at all well on French.

Check it out and see how well you can do, then we'll compare notes. (I'm not competitive, really!)


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Luna Pulchra (beautiful moon)

Have you ever wanted to stand out in the back yard and howl at the moon?  Well, I have to tell you that the full moon for January was one worth howling at.

I love the moon, it is bright, it is beautiful, and it makes it easy to see critters in the backyard in the middle of the night.  I especially love the full moon because that is when the moon is at its greatest glory.  We (inhabitants of Earth) need the moon.

Did you know that each full moon of the year has a name?  In fact, it appears that over the ages, different names have been given by varied cultures to the full moons. 

Find some really interesting facts about the moon here.  And here.  And here.  And here. Did you know we are only able to see one side of the moon?

Ever want to know when a full moon occurred, or is going to occur?

Can you pass the moon quiz? I got a 60% my first try.

And I can't let you go without sending you to a real moon lunatic (I know, I know...redundant) and the most interesting moon page I came across.  Informaation including, but not restricted to: phases, facts, events, maps, dates of full moons on Friday the 13th or Halloween.  How cool is that!

And just think, every day the moon is different, and every twenty-nine and a half days we get to do it all over again.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Recycle your Christmas Cards

Now that the food has been consumed, the dishes are done, the decorations have been packed and the tree put away, it is time to go through all the lovely Christmas cards you received this year (or maybe the ones you never dealt with last year).  First, update your address list, because that is important and you don't want to lose track of your family, friends or passing acquaintances.  Then decide what you are going to do with the cards 'cause it would be a shame to throw them out.

If you want to make something for next Christmas...

 Or help a charity...

Whatever you decide, have fun!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Got Milk?

Photo of a milk splash by Denis-Carl Robidoux on Flickr -
noncommercial use permitted with attribution
Milk Day is today.

Milk is the state beverage of New York.

Real milk comes from cows.

A sports drink?

The best thing about milk? Ice Cream!


Friday, January 6, 2012


 Remember those Twelve Days of Christmas we talked about last month?

Well, here we are-the twelve days are up and we have arrived at Epiphany.  (there are other, more religious definitions too)

I rather like the idea of epiphany, not only is it an extension of the Christmas season, but it sorta represents a birthday party when you think about it.

I think a Three Kings Cake and some gifts are in order. Why stop the celebrations at New Year's Day when winter has only just begun?


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

 res·o·lu·tion   n   (rez-uh-loo-shuh n)
1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.
2. A resolving to do something.
3. A course of action determined or decided on.
4. A formal statement of a decision or expression of opinion put before or adopted by an assembly such as the U.S. Congress. 

I hear about "resolution" all the time.  When a camera comes out, resolution gets discussed.  When a photograph needs to be taken, resolution gets discussed.  When printing needs to be done, resolution gets discussed.  However, none of these things get put off until New Year's Day just because of the resolution.  Humans!

Apparently most resolutions never get fulfilled, I am guessing it must be those resolutions involving definition # 4 and Congress.

The only resolution I intend to make for 2012 is to not make any resolutions.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year?

Is this the last time we inhabitants of Earth will get to celebrate a New Year's Day?  If so, then today is very special indeed. However, if it isn't the "last" New Year's Day is it any less enjoyable or important?

  I suppose by now almost everyone has heard of the famous (of infamous) Mayan long count calendar whose cycle ends on the winter solstice in our year 2012.  A lot of people have different theories on exactly what this means.

When you read all this stuff, please keep in mind that the measurement of time is man made.  Time passes, seasons change, the Moon orbits the Earth, the Earth orbits the Sun, the Sun has its place in the Orion Belt of the Milky Way, the Milky Way has its place in our Universe.  We Earthlings have no control over the occurrences of solstices and equinoxes or when they happen.  We only mark time showing when they happen.

So, let me tell you that I don't give a rat's patootie that the Mayan calendar has come to the end of its cycle, I don't care what dire (or other) predictions are being made, I don't even care is something really does happen or if nothing at all happens.

You see, whatever happens at whatever time, I have no control over it.  I can't make it start, I can't make it stop, I can't make it happen or not happen.  However, I do have control over what I do and how I react. 
So, I intend to;
savor life and all its offerings
wag my tail with enthusiasm
bark to the best of my ability
live my life with purpose. 
love as much as I can
hug as often as I can
laugh as hard as I can, 
take chances
give chances

You should too.  Happy New Year.