Monday, November 29, 2010

Olive Garden

How many fake Italian names can Olive Garden come up with? Is Sacchetti a real pasta dish? I sometimes wonder how hard it would be to be a chef that comes up with new dishes. For most restaurants it would be fun, but Olive Garden seems to have dug themselves into a pasta hole and can’t find a way out. How ‘bout branching out and maybe taking their name for inspiration, say Lemon Chicken with Olives? Actually, they probably have that, it just has some weird name.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cabin Fever

The first sign of fall is awesome; I love the leaves turning, the cool crisp air, and planning for the holidays. That would be awesome if around the end of January, it would start to get warm again. Around here, we still have at least 3, usually 4 months of cold to go after the new year hits. Talk about cabin fever.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

...Robert Frost

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Mini-sized candies are the devil. You have no idea how many you’re eating until you have a whole pile of wrappers sitting in front of you and you’re seriously considering going to the store to buy another bag so no one knows how many you really ate.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pet Snakes

How do people have snakes as pets? This creeps me out on the highest level. Everyone was talking about their pets and showing pictures in the lounge today and one guy brought out a picture of his pet albino python. His name was Casper. Cute name, but really? Why keep a snake that can kill you!?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Airplane, Airplane

Why is it that the airline fare sale emails that you get are always great prices, but they’re never where you want to go? It doesn’t matter where you’re looking to go, that flight is not on sale.

Also, I can't think of airplanes without thinking of this:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hurricane (Insert Your Name Here)

No way would I date someone who's on the committee that names hurricanes. That's just asking for something bad to go wrong. You know if it ended badly there would be a hurricane Adelaide (or insert your name here) heading for the Carribean Islands. No way would I want to be implicated in that...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Barbie's Measurements

Also on the topic of Barbie, who cares if her measurements aren't attainable. Have you ever measured a My Little Pony and tried to see how that would work with a real horse? Yeah, didn't think so. It's a plastic toy, how realistic is it supposed to be? The whole point of playing is to imagine and dream. Kids would never think of this stuff and compare themselved to a toy unless parents put it in their head.

Bombshell Barbie

I don't get why someone would be offended by being called Barbie... The woman is not stupid, she's held literally every job under the sun(and been to the moon), has ken, a pretty sweet house, and kids that don't talk back.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Home tours are awesome. There's no way you can tell me we're not a voyeuristic society with the amount of people that wander through someone else's home. The online home tours(on real estate sites) are even better because you don't even have to leave the couch to see what others are doing(with their furniture/decor).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Civil War Swamps

Admittedly, I don’t often think about this, but I have so much respect for those that fought in the Civil War(well, actually all wars, but I’m specifically thinking about the Civil War today). After driving to Williamsburg and back yesterday through what used to be battlefields (and this thought came right as we passed Mechanicsville(what Yankees call Cold Harbour). It’s pretty much fields surrounded by swamp. Yesterday was gorgeous, and even then I would not want to trudge through the fields and swamps all over the east coast. It’s amazing to me what they went through.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The failure of group projects

I hate group projects. What usually happens following the professor dividing us into groups is a mental calculation of who the slackers are, who did well on the last exam, and who has the time to do it. After all that mental calculation, the project usually falls on 2-3 people who do the whole thing to make sure the slackers dont screw it up. For years I couldn't understand how professors could not figure out this was happening. Now, I totally get it, it's because it happens in real life as well, and it's more of a lesson in preparation that you're always going to be doing the entire group project as opposed to there will always be harmonious projects after you get out of school.


I've never had a bologna sandwich. I was talking with someone yesterday and they mentioned that the bologna sandwich and the PB&J were the quintissential memories of his childhood(at least related to school lunches, the topic at hand). I've never had bologna, and the idea of a slice of bologna and (processed) american cheese on white bread sort of disgusts me.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Food Recalls

Why are there so many food recalls in recent years? Did this happen in the 80's and 90's and I just didn't know about it(ie my parents were buying my food and making sure my eggs weren't trying to kill me?) There's a new recall that I saw today where there are shards of glass in frozen veggies. Seriously? How does that even happen? Pretty sure I don't want to know, nor do I want to know what goes in the food that they don't catch and ask for a recall.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jurrasic Park

How do we know certian things about dinosaurs? On most of the shows, they show them having skin like lizards or snakes. It think it's kind of amazing that they can even come up with a semblence of a animated version of what they looked like. Plus, without that, we'd never have the awesomeness that is Jurrasic Park.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Prarie Life

I caught about 45 seconds of Little House on the Prarie today while my boyfriend napped while flipping channels(does this annoy anyone else? They hold the remote, then fall asleep...) Anyway, what were these women doing where they were literally cooking all day? I cook from scratch a good portion of the time and dinner takes an hour at the most. The only thing that takes longer than that is a pot roast, but it's not like you're actively cooking that entire time. Not to mention there were like 80 kids, so couldn't someone else stir the dinner? Why were they always in the kitchen?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fast Food Failure

How is it that no matter how many items you order at a fast food restaurant(I won;t name names here since they're all about equal at inefficiency), they always get one wrong? How exactly does one confuse a Big Mac with a hot fudge sundae then get rude when I tell them they're wrong.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tornado Hell

* I cannot even imagine seeing this:

Along the same lines as the first post of having misconceptions about something, yet doing nothing to dispel those(like a quick search on Wikipedia), I think that everyone in the midwest has seen a tornado like the one in Wizard of Oz(minus the witch). Now that I think about it, that's probably not true.

Wall of China

*It's amazing how I just never think of some things until my mind is jump-started by a picture or a phrase. For example, thanks to the ultimate fail of Swagbucks earlier, I learned something. I searched for Michael Jackson and got this picture:

I have no idea what this has to do with Michael Jackson, but it actually never occurred to me until seeing this picture that it snows at the Wall of China, but now that I think about it, it probably snows a lot.