Sunday, December 31, 2006


Happy New Year


Let's end 2006
with some shane

really bad
cartoon voices

voices from Movies T.V. here

Saturday, December 30, 2006

new year's

Sorry for my lack of posts
I've been busy doing nothing on my vacation

this was in the newspaper this morning...

New Year’s Eve: Why do we do this weird stuff?

thought I would share...

• Times Square: At 11:59 p.m. they drop the big crystal ball amidst revelry by a million or more people jammed into the square for hours, with lots of drinking and no apparent place to
go to the bathroom. Did you ever wonder about that?

• South Africa: In the Johannesburg suburb of Hillbrow, it’s customary to throw refrigerators, beds and trash bins out of tall buildings. And to set off fireworks horizontally, aimed at the windows of neighboring buildings.

• Scotland: In a tradition called “fireball swinging,” locals fashion big balls out of chicken wire, tar, paper and other flammable materials, set them afire and walk through pedestrian-jammed streets swinging them on ropes. ANDY? do you partake in this activity?

• Atlanta: They drop a peach. Wimps.

• America: We sing “Auld Lang Syne,” an arcane poem by Scotsman Robert Burns. Sure, you can handle the first verse. Now have three glasses of bubbly and try singing the third:

“We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,”

“Frae morning sun till dine,”

“But seas between us braid hae roar’d,”

“Sin auld lang syne.”

• In the Philippines, children jump up and down at midnight to make sure they will grow tall. Hours later, sensors warn of tsunami waves around the Pacific Rim.

• The World: Anyone born Jan. 1 is dubbed a “New Year Baby.” Among the more famous: Pope Alexander VI, Barry Goldwater, Betsy Ross, J. Edgar Hoover, Xavier Cugat, Joe MacDonald of Country Joe and the Fish and Kala Sosefina Mileniume Kauvaka.

• Tonga: What, you don’t know Kala? She was the first child born in the new millennium. (To be fair, the deck was stacked since Tonga’s so close to the International Dateline.)

• Spain: They eat 12 grapes as the clock strikes midnight. Those Spaniards know how to party, don’t they?

• In Turkey, a traditional New Year’s Day feast food is turkey. This is not a pun in the Turkish language. If you see a Turk, try to explain it to him. (If he gets the joke, shake his hand and say, “Ataturk.”)

• Greece: They make St. Basil’s Cake, hiding a gold coin inside. Whoever finds the coin has good luck in the coming year. Or breaks a tooth and sues.

• The American South: We eat “Hoppin’ John” — black-eyed peas and ham hocks — for luck. If we were even luckier, we’d have caviar and champagne.

• The World: From Coney Island to Russia, thousands of portly, nearly naked, probably intoxicated men cut holes in the ice and jump into the frigid water. Of all the things the whole world could unite on ...

• Iran: At Norouz, the Zoroastrian New Year, which actually falls on March 21 in ’07, it’s customary to serve pastry with “Ajileh Moshkel Gosha,” which translates as “problem-solving nuts.” (Fill in your own punch line here. See if you can relate it to the nuclear standoff.)

• France: New Year’s Eve is celebrated with a feast called “Le Reveillon de Saint-Sylvestre,” with champagne and foie gras, and a fancy ball called “une soiree dansante.” Face it. We’ll never be as cool as the French.

• Ecuador: They see out the “Ano Viejo” by using wood, newspapers and rags to make human figures — often of disliked politicians — stuffing them with fireworks and setting them aflame. We call that an election campaign.

• China: Tradition has it that a scary, man-eating beast, Nyan, used to skulk down from the mountains, infiltrate houses and do its worst to the inhabitants. Then they discovered the monster was sensitive to noise. Which explains the firecrackers, banging drums and such that make San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade audible from space. (The next lunar new year, ushering in the Year of the Boar, falls on Feb. 18.)

• Cambodia: In “Chab Kon Kleng,” a traditional New Year game, one player, the hen, tries to protect his chicks while another player, the crow, tries to catch them. In America, the game is called “lobbyists and special prosecutors.”

• Japan: Tradition is to pay off all debts and go into the new year with a clean slate. This is how you can tell they’re not Americans.

• Ireland: In a tradition called “First Footing,” if the first person to set foot in your door in the new year is a dark-haired man, you’re in for good luck. But watch out if it’s someone whose eyebrows meet above his or her nose. This would seem to be good advice year-round.

• In Scotland, they have “First Footing,” too, but there, bad luck will follow if your first visitor is female, stingy, flat-footed, barefooted, a minister, doctor, gravedigger or thief or carrying a knife. Probably best to stay inside and watch curling on the telly.

• Korea: Tradition on “Seolnal,” the lunar new year, is to eat sliced rice cakes in soup; unexciting, but more appealing than the spring holiday of “Hansik,” when the menu calls for cold mugwort dumplings.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

xmas is over

Hi Kids
Did you have a good xmas?

I got tons of quality gift items!!
Here are just a few of my favorite presents
in 2006
Providence College Hooded Sweatshirt

Huge Ass Bird Feeder

My mom bought Travis his own Chia Pet

North Face Hat

As for my WORST present
I didn't get anything that was completely awful
well... maybe this crazed looking
moose bobblehead

What was the BEST present you got?

Saturday, December 23, 2006


Merry Christmas Kids!
Hope You All Have a Great Holiday

Friday, December 22, 2006

I got one

So... Tonight I went into EB Games to pick up a
last minute gift card. I'm one of those wait until the
last minute angry shoppers - it's a sickness

the line wrapped around the inside of the store
and it had to be at least 95 degrees in this place
and then some lady in line is coughing all over everything
it sounded like she was about to cough up a lung.
all could think of was that movie outbreak
- remember when someone would cough - it would
show you the germs in slow motion moving thru the air
and other people breathing them in -

Then there is this girl behind me she looked like
a full grown Bratz Doll.. She kept saying how hot she was.
"I'm hot.." It's so hot" "I'm hot"
And she was standing 2 inches
away from me.. totally invading my personal space
I wanted to jam my elbow into her face

The line moved so slow - I was screaming on the inside.
it was agony

so FINALLY - it's my turn

My husband had been waiting outside the store
(it was in the mall)
he came over to the register
he said to me - ask the girl if they have any playstation 3s

I said...
Pfffffttt Nooooo, they don't have any

TIM: just ask

ME: *sigh* they don't have any
NOBODY has them

the girl at the register is looking at me smiling

ME: Do you have any PS3's?

Yes we have one..
with the 60 gig, Would you like it?

*look of disbelief on both our faces*
Yeah... I'll take it

Girl says
"Most people don't ask"

So I got me a PS3
and I didn't have to camp out in a parking lot
or pay thousands on ebay

the down side...
I went into eb games to spend $10.00
I left with a $719.00 charge on my credit card



doll factory

I think these dolls suck.

Labor group slams Bratz doll factory in China
The pouty Bratz dolls so popular as Christmas presents
are made at a factory in southern China where workers are
obliged to toil up to 94 hours a week, among other violations,
a labor rights group said in a report released Friday.

full story here

just some joke

With the couple celebrating their 50th anniversary
at the church's marriage marathon, the minister
asked Brother Ralph to take a few minutes and share
some insight into how he managed to live with the
same woman all these years.
The husband replied to the audience,
"Well, I treated her with respect, spent money
on her, and I took her traveling on special occasions."
The minister inquired: "trips to where?"

"For our 25th anniversary, I took her to Beijing, China."
The minister then said, "What a terrific example you
are to all husbands, Ralph. Please tell the congregation
what you're going to do for your wife on your
50th anniversary?"
"I'm going to go get her."

*thanks 2fools

Fruitcake Lady

I love the fruitcake lady
best of clip - here

Festivus poles

Festivus poles now are for the rest of us
Company turns out symbols of fake holiday
made popular on ‘Seinfeld’

full story here

*thanks Tim

it's Friday

It's Friday!

It's also the start of my vacation

My deepest sympathies
to all those who are working today

Thursday, December 21, 2006

the gift

My holiday is now complete..
this morning my friend & co-worker, jo-ann
came in and handed me a bag
Inside was a rudolph blinking nose
You're jealous.. aren't you.
Yup.. Life is good my friends.

** please note - that is not me in the photo above
thank you

Chad Vader

Chad Vader:
Episode 5
(Holiday Special)

watch it here

he's 58

Samuel L. Jackson
is 58 fucking years old Today

Say what again. SAY WHAT AGAIN.
I dare you, I double dare you, motherfucker.
- Say what one more goddamn time.
- Jules Winnfield

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

just sayin'

Alien was on tonight

of course I watched it AGAIN

I'm so glad Jonesy survives.
That would have sucked if Jonesy didn't make it
You know it's true.

just sayin'

"Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo, third officer reporting.
The other members of the crew, Kane, Lambert,
Parker, Brett, Ash and Captain Dallas, are dead.
Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks.
With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley,
last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off."


The Simpsons

name origins

go here


So I'm standing in line this morning
at Dunkin Donuts a long line...
and this bitch faced skank
comes storming in

<---I made you a visual -
she looked like this.

She practically knocks me over and says excuse me!
then she plows past everyone
goes over to the cooler
grabs a bottle of orange juice and proceeds to the counter
then she yells "How much is the orange juice?!?"
"How much is the orange juice?!?"
"I'm just buying orange juice!!"
(as if this makes it okay she just cut the entire line)

she pays for the juice and storms out..


Am I missing something?
is there some unwritten law that I am unaware of?
It's okay to cut everyone in line if you are buying orange juice??

This is one of those moments when I wished I had caused a scene
But no... I didn't speak up
I just watched.. I was too tired.. I had no fight in me

Why are people such assholes?? Does anyone know?

I hope she choked on her OJ.

*This has been another fascinating post from Casual Slack

Tag I'm It

Lynda Tagged me
A- Available or single?
nope - but you knew that
B- Best Friend? Tim
C- Cake or pie? Pie of course
D- Drink of choice? Water, Iced Tea
E- Essential item I use every day. Toothbrush
F- Favorite color: Green
G- Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms?
H- Hometown? Lincoln, RI
I- Indulgence: PIE
J- January or February?
February - it's closer to spring than January
K- Kids and names:
No Kids - Just cats Travis & Jerry
L- Life is incomplete without? Pets
M- Marriage date: June 27, 1999
N- Number of siblings: 1 older brother
O- Oranges or apples? oranges
P- Phobias or fears? Spiders
Q- Favorite quote? Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” Albert Schweitzer
R- Reasons to smile: I have many
S- Season: Spring - Everything comes alive
T- Tag 3 or 4 people. 2fools & Mixednut (Leave in comments), Dirty Laundry & Chris
U- Unknown fact about me: I sneeze a lot - allergies
V- Vegetable you don’t like: celery
W- Worst habit: not putting away the laundry
Y- Your favorite food? Bagels
Z- Zodiac? Scorpio

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

cool link


You can make Santa do just
about anything you want.

Check it out:
"Try these: drink beer, belch, spit milk, jump over chair,
yodel, backflip, riverdance, splits, punch elf...
the list goes on and on and on. "

*thanks to Charles
at sig-ad

Tuesday Work Sucks Haiku

And Now...
the Tuesday Work SUCKS Haiku

Hope I don't pick you
You wreck the secret santa
You smell - I hate you

Thank You
If you have an I Hate Work Haiku Please Post as a Comment.

- the first line five syllables
- the second line seven syllables
- the third line five syllables

forever classics

Joe Barbera
1911 - 2006
Joe Barbera, half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team
that produced such beloved cartoon characters as Tom and Jerry,
Yogi Bear and the Flintstones, died Monday,
a Warner Bros. spokesman said. He was 95.

full story

Monday, December 18, 2006

back foot pillow


Just some random "Slack" finds..

elf yourself

I saw this link over at Dale's
and it made me laugh... try it

field trip

Tenant Time..
Won't You Please Click...

Do it for me kids
--------> click it. ---> click it.

Refreshments Will Be Served

Immediately Following you visit

This week: clamato juice, malt liquor,
pringles, & hostess fruit pies.. assorted flavors


t-minus 4 days until my vacation

Sunday, December 17, 2006

horrific clip

Horrific Clip

of the Day

Everybody Sing Along..

go here

Friday, December 15, 2006

looks like

I ran my husbands pic on celebrity look a likes
(as seen on everyone else's blog.. amy, chris etc etc)
Mostly because he didn't want me to...

Uday Hussein?? WTF? BWAahaaha hell no..
Frederick Banting... who?
Aragorn- what's cooler than that? nothing...

try it here - it's free

I didn't do mine yet... but I shall


the phone rang this morning at my house
I answered it

It was my husband

He said - "Hi.. where are you? Are you home?"


"Yeah.. I'm home"

seeing how I don't normally
our home phone on the road with me

Speaking of my husband
Here is yet another conversation we had last night

as usual he was in his sleep induced coma

So I shake him and say
- keep in mind he answers me while he sleeps -
Tim: What?
Me: Roll Over
Tim: What Dog??
Me: No dog.. Just roll over
Tim: What Dog? NO
Me: **sigh** You... are... snoring.. Roll over
Tim: No..
Me: Stop! - I can't sleep - You need to roll over!!
Tim: I did
Me: ROLL OVER!!!!!!!!!
Tim: No
Me: Please
Tim: No.. no dog
Me: There is NO DOG
Tim: No **followed by unintelligible mumbling**

He argues when he's awake
He argues when he's asleep
But amazingly enough
still I love him ...

*please note this drawing is not completely accurate -
I sleep on the left side and Tim does not wear polka dot Pj's
Thank you


Teri made me this slacktastic ad
Did I ever tell you she's my favorite?
Do you love it?

Visit Teri Today

I Have A Dream

I could be a winner
if you vote for me

2006 Drysdale Awards

I Have A Dream

a poem

With the Holidays upon us, and the days getting shorter,
I thought you all would appreciate this superb, evocative,
masterfully penned ode to the coming winter season.

So, grab a coffee, a comfortable chair, relax and

scroll down to enjoy the warm feelings and pleasure

that this wonderful poem will bring...


A poem by Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre

" SHIT It's Cold!"
The End

thanks Kim


I was lying in bed last night
it was 12:30
and all I could think about
was the coffee I was going
to drink at 8:30 in the morning

I have a sickness.
I have an addiction.

Mmmm Coffee

Thursday, December 14, 2006


Mike Rowe Outtakes - from Dirty Jobs
go here


Darth Vader

public service
watch it here

the Office

Don't miss the Office tonight kids..
it's the 1 hour Xmas Special
Michael sends out an inappropriate Christmas Card
which lands him in hot water with his girlfriend Carol.
Meanwhile tensions mount on the party
planning committee between Angela, Pam and Karen.
The resulting tension leave the office with
two competing Christmas parties.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

xmas lights

Last night we went for a walk around the neighborhood
and I snapped this pic
You don't see this scene too often in New England
I guess our neighbors are having a Hawaiian Holiday this year..

"casa de slack"
we were feeling festive
and put up some lights the Saturday after thanksgiving
just your basic colored xmas lights...
But I'd like to get one of those alligators
like that one in the pic on the right
just to mix things up a bit...

Did you Decorate for Xmas?