Summer Musts, Dental Questioning and Aug 28th

So as promised, I said I’d come up with a list of questions for the dental employees of America.  This series of questions only require a yes or no response.  Therefore, the dental employee feels like they are entertaining you while creeping in your mouth, and you feel like you can answer without disrupting the cleanse.

Here it goes:

1.  Do you love coming to the Dentist?

2.  Are you finished school? 

3.  Do you have a long vacation planned this summer?

4.  Don’t you still wish they had treasure chests full of prizes at adult dentist offices?

5.  Don’t you think they should make gloves that are flavored ? 

6.  Remember when we used to give you sunglasses to wear when you were little to avoid this blinding light in your face?

7.  Do you want me to stop talking to you?

8.  Are you lying when you say you floss every night?

9.  Is your favorite color blue?

10.  Do you really even want these free toothbrushes?

BOOM. That should kill around 25 minutes if you space it out right.

Question of the day:

If you do not feel inclined to wish that Facebook Friend a Happy Birthday on their special day, should you really be friends with them at all?

just a thought.

So I came across this website that has everything that happened on a certain date.  I put in my birthday, obviously, because I wanted to know how important I am.

So August 28th:

1994

1st Japanese gay pride parade

1973

“Monster Mash” goes gold

1963

Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream speech” at Lincoln Memorial

annnnnnd that’s pretty much it.  Not that I’m complaining.  A classic moment in history like the Monster Mash going gold is something I’m proud to share a birthday with.

Here is the website if you feel the need to explore your own B-dizzle:

http://www.brainyhistory.com/days/august_28.html

Tonight — I’m hittin’ up Seasons 52 for the first time, so get ready for another runonrestaurantreview on the next post!

If you find yourself bored this afternoon — I loved these great finds on Etsy.com

I clicked on the “geekery” category http://www.etsy.com/category/geekery

These are so great:

oh my gosh — and REMEMBER THESE?!?!!??!!?

I guess it’s confirmed.  I’m a huge geek because that stuff is awesome.

Anyway, my absolute FAVORITE part of the summer are the CONCERTS!  This year, there is a stellar line up in the Philadelphia area.

In case you’re curious:

Festival Pier (the greatest venue ever aka Penns Landing, see you at the Lobster House for crab legs and beer)

May 20th Weezer with Panic at the Disco

June 4th Roots Picnic featuring Nas, The Roots, Wiz Khalifa and that chick that beat out Justin Bieber for a Grammy.

July 26th 311 and Sublime with Rome

August 11th Guster and Jack’s Mannequin — whhhhaaaa, so good.

August 17th  Ke$ha….just throwin’ it out there.  Maybe if we get close enough, we can see her peen.

Switching Venues to Trocadero

May 4th Death Cab for Cutie

July 23d LegWarmers 80’s party!

May 13th Adele — apparently this is sold out so StubHub it.

and honestly droppin’ the ball a little this year, The Susquehanna Bank Center

June 26th Def Leppard and Heart

July 9th Rascal Flatts

August 13th Journey

and I think Jimmy Buffett is in there somewhere.

Today’s music comes from Jack Johnson — what better summer artist is there?

I’m listening to “Home” by Jack Johnson (http://bit.ly/gtNsx1)

Enjoy,

Lastly, given that today is Wednesday, I leave you with a funny little note my friend Sandy sent me:

Let’s Face itAfter Monday and Tuesday….

Even the calendar says – W T F.

xoxo shu

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Good Advice, Night Walkers and Run On Restaurant Review

You can always judge a week by the Chobani greek yogurt supply at Giant.  This week better watch out…..the drought has begun.

So after witnessing a traumatic event this weekend, I started thinking about life!  My friend Jillian sent me a link showing stats that if you sit at a desk all day, you are 54% more likely to have a heart attack than if you have a job where you spend time on your feet!  Then they brought it up on the Elvis Duran morning show too.  AHHHH! 

Laurie did some research and came up with a solution.

BAM. Problem solved.  Heart Healthy I shall be.  What will one of these puppies cost ya?  In a Robin Leech voice: “a whopping $479.”  There are some asterisk’s with mentions of the treadmill not being included, which I sorta feel is the most important part to a treadmill desk.  But I am no expert on the subject.

http://www.trekdesk.com/ for more information! 

NEW SECTION ALERT 🙂

Restaurant Reviews:  I like to pretend I’m a baller and dine out, take trips and buy things that I can’t afford.  Saturday night was no exception.  We made it rain at Morimoto in center Philadelphia.  Quick review:  Def check it out, the booths change colors, they have a pod bar upstairs, amazing lychee martini’s, skip the $42 Kobe Beef rice/stone bowl, don’t take 76 because there is probably/def an accident and they only hold your reservation for 15 minutes even though they aren’t busy, this is such a run on sentence, in fact let’s call this the run on sentence restaurant review.  WOW. I like that.

So of course, I almost went the entire weekend without a weirdo encounter.  But, alas, some dude in a cowboy hat came to the bar at around 7:30p for his 7 and 7.  One of the other servers asked him if he was from Texas with his cowboy hat.  He sort of laughed and said no, he had been doing business in Texas and picked it up.  He signed his CC slip then asked me if I knew anyone looking for part-time work.  I mean, that’s a fairly vague question.  So I asked what kind of work?  Construction?  He laughed a little and said no, it’s like after hours kind of work from your home.  Sorry buddy, but I’ve seen construction done at night, and your fingernails are dirty, so please just get to the point.  He tells me I should write down my email address so he can give me more information later about it/probably kill me.  The majority of the people I asked thought he was trying to round-up “tutes.”  Either way, an Italian Grill might not be the best place to scout out night walkers buddy.

While I’m on a “helping you become a better you” kick, here are some helpful remedies to every day silly problems:

  • Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? Thinking about sex pre-occupies your brain, so you won’t feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.   This is BS — tried it on the way to the Phillies Game on Thursday and I peed my pants, JUST KIDDING, kind of.
  • German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick.  According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the pain-conducting structures of the spinal cord.   OK fine, maybe this helps with the distraction part, but should you really be jerking around and coughing when a doctor is coming at you with a needle?  Suck it up babies, needles don’t even hurt.
  • Stuffy nose? Forget Sudafed. An easier, quicker, and cheaper way to relieve sinus pressure is by alternately thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you’ll feel your sinuses start to drain.  This is legit. 
  • If your hand falls asleep while you’re driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. It’ll painlessly banish your pins and needles in less than a minute, says Dr. DeStefano. A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck; loosening your neck muscles releases the pressure. Compressed nerves lower in the body govern the feet, so don’t let your sleeping dogs lie. Stand up and walk around.  You guys let me know if this works.

For a list of full remedies, here is the link:

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/22F2jT/aliciagoh.blog.friendster.com/2008/09/tricks-of-the-body/

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather we had on Monday.  80 degrees in April?  Yikes, let’s ignore the fact that world is ending next year and enjoy parks like these.  Sorry about the quality, they were taken on my iPhone.

And don’t forget…..Friday Night Lights SEASON 5 premiere’s THIS Friday April 15th on NBC.  This is the final season people, get hyped.

Today’s music comes from the “Water for Elephants” movie.  It’s a beautiful instrumental piece by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.  Can’t wait to check this movie out!  Did you love the book?

listening to Song For Jesse by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis on @Grooveshark: http://tinysong.com/jXDG  #nowplaying

For those tryin’ to boogie, the new Pitbull song is very great.

listening to Give Me Everything (feat Nayer & Ne-Yo) by Pitbull on @Grooveshark: http://tinysong.com/E7yZ  #nowplaying

Enjoy!

xoxo shu

Lake Beasts, Crochet and Phillies

My streak is still intact!  Phillies win yesterday 🙂  I did not catch a home run, but it was a great time none the less!

The drive down, although long and full of stop and go traffic, was actually pretty entertaining. 

Check out this guy’s license plate:

Genius.

Also found this really amusing:

At least it was a ticket-free drive to the ballpark, ending in a Phillies Victory!

So, let me start off by saying, I’m all about ITHACA College.  I loved going to school there minus the miserable weather, high probability of falling down the stairs, and the snooze of a drive to and from school.  It was a great campus, beautiful for the two weeks a year when it was NOT snowing, and I made some truly great friends while I was there.   Oh and the school part with the classes was pretty stellar as well.

This year, the school decided with its’ ever changing campus, it needed to spruce up the mascot to match the new digs.  Currently, we are labeled as the IC Bombers.  I can’t say that I blame them for wanting to label the school as something other than a D3 school of terrorist.  But alas, they opened the creative gates and let the students and alumni send in their design ideas.  They received over 250 mascot suggestions, but in the last three days, revealed the three finalist.

Hilarious guideline included:

  • NOT be a literal interpretation of “bombers” (war-related proposals will not be considered)

AKA — don’t design a terrorist because that’s why they are changing it to begin with.

Here is what the mascot could NOT be because the names are taken from the surrounding schools.

  • Cardinals (St. John Fisher)
  • Ducks (Stevens Institute of Technology)
  • Dutchmen (Union College)
  • Golden Eagles (SUNY Brockport)
  • Golden Flyers (Nazareth College)
  • Hawks (Hartwick College)
  • Herons (William Smith College)
  • Pioneers (Utica College)
  • Pride (Widener University)
  • Red Dragons (SUNY Cortland, SUNY Oneonta)
  • Saints (St. Lawrence University)
  • Saxons (Alfred University)
  • Soaring Eagles (Elmira College)
  • Statesmen (Hobart College)
  • Tigers (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • Warriors (Lycoming College)

Here are the videos produced by the communications school pumping up all three finalist.

http://www.ithaca.edu/mascot/finalists/

In case you don’t feel like watching those exciting videos.  I’ve displayed the three choices below.

Bomber, The Phoenix

Bomber, The Flying Squirrel

Bomber, The Lake Beast

I mean.  A LAKE BEAST?!!!?!!?  A FLYING SQUIRREL?!?!!?  Who is letting these people into college?  Out of all the hundreds of suggestions you received, these are the best three options?  A Phoenix, while badass, completely irrelevant to the college location or overall feel.  A Flying Squirrel, while I understand the “bomber” tie-in, not a very intimidating animal.  And lastly, A Lake Beast.  Bomber, the Ithaca College Lake Beast.  I’m giving back my diploma if that one gets selected.  I’m 99% sure someone submitted that one as a bad joke, and now it’s gone too far.  There are plenty of other great creatures in any body of water.  I.E. The Ithaca Tilapias, The Ithaca Algae, The Ithaca Ice Storm.  The Yeti. Anything.

Most colleges don’t have this sort of luxury.  Look at Maryland…The Terrapins?  I’m really thinking whoever gave that massive school a slow, brown turtle to represent their university, probably doesn’t work there anymore.

My choice?  Bomber the Ithaca College Frisbee.  Silly hippies!

Today’s music comes from Circa Survive.  Song is called The Greatest Lie

http://t.co/izVQ7AS

Another tune for those of you in a piano, no words, tragically beautiful sort of way, check out this tune called Earth by Brian Crain.

http://tinysong.com/uxUt 

This post is brought to you by FamousCaleb.  My brother Caleb is fortunate enough to be famous for no reason.  Catch his adventures on Twitter @FamousCaleb

Enjoy,

Last thing.  I know some of you may know I’ve been taking a crochet class!  Well, it’s all finished and I’ve learned the basics.  here is what I started with:

and here is my half way point to a blanket!  WOW! haha.

xoxo shu

Vacas, Fun Fun Fun and Fishbowls

Well, it feels like an eternity since I’ve last blogged!  Things have been crazy busy.  I was deathly ill for a few days, went on my NYC adventure, won a baby pool, and Rebecca Black has come into existence since the last post. 

Phillies season is officially underway.  I am heading down to Citizens Bank Park for the first time this season tonight.  I packed a poncho, rain boots, and a positive attitude.  Weirdly enough, I get nervous before GOING to major sporting events.  I am documenting this statement, which could most def. come back to bite me in the a**, but, here it is:  I have never been to a losing Philly sports game live.  Eagles, Flyers, Sixers, Phillies, Wings, Union.  Never.  So I always get nervous thinking, this could be it.  This could be the game where my good luck streak comes to a close.  Fingers and toes crossed.  This being said, if you have tickets for playoffs, World Series, Stanley cups, Superbowls, you know who to give your tickets to.  If you are a true fan, you’ll take one for the team.  GO PHILLIES.

I need a vacation in the worst way.  I don’t mean taking a sick day and sleeping all day.  I don’t mean taking Monday off and sitting in a car for 5 hours.  I’m talking, a week-long, worry free, need a plane to get there vacation.  Any ideas?

This seems like a pretty sweet suite.  This bad boy is located on Conrad Maldives Rangali Islands.  Wherever that is, I want to go.  Although, I do picture myself waking up to like a Pirate, or deep-sea diver, dead body, or a boot and re-thinking this choice for the next vaca.  And I do find it weird that they have a fish tank on the window sill.  Really necessary?  The room IS a fishbowl.  and where is the bathroom?

Also for the gals, if you’re interested — I snagged the People mag picture of Reese Witherspoon’s pink wedding gown.  I think she looks fab 🙂

I just want to make sure you are inspired today.  If you ever feel like you’re having a really bad day.  You’re not having a worse day than this Winnebago salesman.  Check it out.

Today’s music comes from The Roots, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Colbert covering the “hit” single Friday originally done by Rebecca Black.

Even Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert can appreciate a catchy pop tune when they hear one.  This is a hilarious and entertaining gem:

http://hulu.com/w/6vv8

Listen haters, I just read in US weekly that she is making approx 27k a week on JUST her iTunes sales.  I wish I could be famous and rich for something as silly as this song.

Enjoy!

xoxo shu