I have a rant I need to get off my chest. Why aren’t any TV stations regularly showing older Simpsons episodes? The local station here that shows Simpsons reruns keeps showing episodes from the last 3 years or so…rarely anything from before. It makes me crazy, especially because I swear they keep showing the same 15 episodes over and over and over again.
I miss the episodes from about 1992-1997. Those were the Simpsons golden years! I miss Troy McClure.
I bet it’s because those older seasons are coming out on DVD and they’re trying to boost DVD sales. :-(Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (8)
Sorry for neglecting my blog this week. On Wednesday I had laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis treatment at Mount Auburn Hospital. Today is the first day I’ve felt remotely human since the surgery. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this surgery will help a lot! My shoulders and stomach feel very sore and my tummy is so bloated from the surgery that it looks like I have a small beach ball under there!!
I have to say, that Mount Auburn is one of the nicest hospitals I’ve ever been to. When I awoke from the anesthesia, there was one nurse who was there JUST to help me. It made an otherwise scary time a lot easier to deal with. The nurses were all very caring and nurturing and they gave me confidence and appropriate attention. I was really satisfied with my experience there. I’ve mentioned this before, but I truly think that nurses are the unsung heroes of the medical industry. They have a hard, hard job…but to someone like me, they can really make a patient’s day a much better one!
I was given these socks in blue:
They are very comfortable and kept me from slipping on the kitchen floor once I got home.
I would also like to thank my friends and family, especially Matt who made trips to Whole Foods two days in a row to purchase macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes (my throat was really sore from the breathing tube so I could only eat soft things). He also bought me a container of Echo Farm Chocolate Pudding which was extremely tasty. Possibly the best store-bought pudding I’ve ever had! I also enjoyed the little cows on the container.
I’d also like to thank this little boy for keeping me company as I slept and/or groggily read and watched TV:
He was an excellent source of company.
I should be back to normal in a week or two, so never fear, I’ll be back to my witty self in no time.Filed under Local & State Politics, My Life | Comments (11)
Pee-Wee’s Playhouse is now on Cartoon Network! I loved the show as a child…but I don’t think I ever REALIZED how odd it was until now. What IS Pee-Wee? Is he an adult? A child? If he’s the latter, why does he live alone? How does that DelMonte can work as a telephone? Can I get Chairy for my living room? Why is Pee-Wee incessantly giddy? Why does he fly off in that scooter at the end of every episode?
As an adult, I realize what a bizarre show it is…and what a weird character Pee-Wee is!
It seems like kids shows tend to be really bizarre in general…but I never realized it as a kid when I initially watched them.
Take Mary Poppins for instance. What’s her deal? How does she travel by umbrella? Why do their neighbors live on a boat on the top of a house? Why does Uncle Albert float to the ceiling when laughing? These things weren’t weird to me as a kid…they were just part of the movie. But watching the film as an adult really makes me wonder.
One of the most disturbing childrens’ shows I’ve ever seen is Boohbah…check out their website, it’s frightening too. Spongebob is another weird one…actually, Spongebob is sort of like Pee-Wee…being overly giddy and all.
Another show I loved as a child but have recently come to notice (and appreciate) the strangeness of it: MUPPETS! Why is the audience made up of Muppets? What is Gonzo? Why do Stalder and Waldorf go to all of the Muppet shows even though they hate it?Filed under nostalgia | Comments (13)
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I turned the TV on, and saw a commercial for the Vidalia Chop Wizard. It was one of those extended commercials…not quite an infomercial but much longer than a regular commercial.
I was immediately sucked in. I can chop an onion without crying! I can chop a hard boiled egg for egg salad! I can easily chop apples, strawberries, and melon for a fruit salad! I can chop a tomato without making a soggy mess!
WOW!!!!!!!!!! You know, I’ve never been good with knives. I hate chopping tomatoes because it gets squishy and sloppy. And onions, of course, make my eyes sting. This thing looks PERFECT! And for only $19.99! AND if I order now I can get the fine dicer blade for all of my FINE DICING NEEDS!
I might just need to order this thing. In fact, I suddenly feel the need to fill my kitchen with gadgets!
Hey, and my good buddy Harriet Carter has the Pasta Express. WOW! What an easy way to make pasta.
I could make pasta with that, and chop some peppers with the Chop Wizard and have a nice dinner.
Uh oh. I’m torn. If I want to get fancy, I can get the Nicer Dicer for $37.95…
It juliennes, it dices, it chops — and it comes with a cookbook!
And to make my kitchen gadget collection complete, how about a hot dog rotisserie griller? It’s only fifty bucks and would be certain to make my frankfurter cooking endeavors as easy as pie.
Maybe I’m just getting a little silly here…but you know, I really AM interested in the Vidalia Chop Wizard. Imagine the chopped tomatoes and the tearless onion cutting! The possibilites are endless.
Comments are now closed on this post. I am NOT affiliated with the Vidalia Chop Wizard. I cannot help you with shipping. This is a personal blog. Please go to the official site.Filed under food | Comments (29)
We had a lovely view from our campsite.
Matt made a great fire
Relaxing on Friday night
Whoops! Smoke in Matt’s eyes!
Now, where’s that trail mix??
About to play Ticket To Ride, which I proceeded to get my butt kicked at three times over the course of the weekend.
A tree on the lake
Matt serenading our burgers.
Some delicious honeydew that I actually purchased from Costco! It was delicious.
Lots more pictures, but I have used up my free storage quota on my Flickr. I should really upgrade.
I took one last picture before we took off:
Other cool things about the weekend:
-There were lots and lots of frogs. We fell asleep both nights to the sound of frogs ribbiting and crickets chirping. It was very peaceful.
-The campground was clean and the bathrooms weren’t bad either.
-Great lake views from the campsite.
-There was an ice cream man by the beach part of the lake and he was selling toasted almond bars…those are hard to come by and I love them!
-The weather was FANTASTIC. Not too muggy, not too hot…it was absolutely perfect.
-The lake water was clean and cool. They had two beaches, and the smaller one was close to the campsites. Neither was too crowded.
-Not overly buggy out!
-It’s less than an hour and a half from Newton!!
What wasn’t quite as cool:
-We were surrounded by families who were there for some Boy Scout thing. These people were SO LOUD…at 6 AM both mornings we were awoken by boys screaming across the campground at each other.
-Our air mattress sprung a leak and sleeping on the floor was less than comfortable. My arms still feel a little funny.
-I stepped in mud while wearing flip-flops and Matt laughed heartily at me. :-(
-On the way home we saw signs on Route 2 for The Wachusett Brewery. As beer afficianados, we decided to exit there to find the brewery. We drove several miles down country roads only to find that the brewery is only open Wednesdays through Saturdays.
-They didn’t have boat rentals which bummed me out because I wanted to canoe.Filed under Fun stuff, Greater Boston (General), My Life, Photos | Comments (6)
Growing up, we always used to receive a catalog called Harriet Carter: Distinctive Gifts Since 1958!
I always loved when it came in the mail. The catalog always had such ridiculous items in it. Here are some actual items from the Harriet Carter catalog:
FART - The Game. I don’t wanna know. Maybe it comes with a can of beans…
Bingo Masks?? These weren’t even in the Halloween catalog. WHY oh WHY would someone purchase this outside of Halloween? They’re grotesque and they mock the elderly. :-(
Ever wanted to share a bottled water with your fine furry friends? Well, now you can, thanks to Harriet Carter!
A keychain that looks like briefs…AND makes farting sounds. Brilliant. Wonder how many of these babies they actually sell.
A nostril and ear hair trimmer that looks like a finger! Now you can have the satisfaction of sticking a finger up your nose without actually having to use your own!
Not only is this hair-catcher thing useful, but it’s also stylish. It could become a whole new fashion statement. Well, the guy in the picture looks pretty darn happy anyway.
And now, for my personal favorites!!!
Do you think you can handle it?
Do you think you can handle the absurdity?
I’m not sure you can.
It is pretty absurd.
OK…here you go…
Bored while on the toilet? Harriet Carter offers THREE, yes, THREE entertaining games that YOU, yourself, can play while on the john. If books or a newspaper don’t do it for you, here’s a worthy alternative.
Practice your bowling chops while your pants are around your ankles! Your bowling buddies will wonder how your skills have so vastly improved.
Get in a few rounds of golf while on the can! Your wife can’t complain about you being at the golf course all day!
Filed under Humor, gross stuff, nostalgia | Comments (16)
Wow, those fish sure look tasty! Surprise your family by catching them some dinner while in the bathroom.