November 30, 2013

Favorite Things: November

I know I'm a couple of days late (December 2nd isn't that late) but if I date this post for November 30th does it still count? I mean, it's a lie but it would still be dated for November... but I was really busy doing stuff and things!

Clumsy Ninja is adorable and clumsy and some more adorable. You help train him so he increases his skill level and gets different colored belts. Plus he'll high-five you after training and that's kind of awesome. I just feel bad when you're supposed to throw him around, but he doesn't seem to mind. Check it out in the iTunes app store or NaturalMotion website.

 Just look at that adorable little face!

Things that amused me

There were 2 posts I read recently: 50 Things You Will Never Be Able to Forget (awesome!) and Strange and delightful facts about Britishhistory. I was horrified by # 18! You're welcome.

Creepy Crickets!
I'm not sure if you knew this, but Crickets slowed down sounds really creepy. It's like they're singing to you with their little creepy angel voices.

This guy's Tweets
Elan Gale live tweeted his feud with the lady in 7A. It was Thanksgiving and the flight was delayed and apparently it was only Thanksgiving for the lady in 7A and nobody understood how they were messing up her day. She didn't find his actions funny but I certainly did.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and that nobody got hurt on Black Friday (I'm scared to go out that day- here's why)! Now we can all be hit over the head with Christmas until that's over with.

November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, I'm Scared To Go Out!

There is something about turkey that makes people ravenous for savings/shopping. All of these Black Friday deals that have people up at 4am just to go to a store to get some money off some stuff because it's a deal. This makes me a little afraid to leave my house. I like to call it the "Black Friday Madness" because people get crazy. Just a couple of years ago some lady pepper sprayed people at a Walmart in California... I'm not joking, the story was on CNN. My favorite quote from the story is this:
"I tried to get away as quickly as possible because I didn't think it was worth it. No deal's worth that," he said.
I was slightly amused. A deal is worth being surrounded by shoppers that will flip if you try to reach for the same thing as them, but at least they draw the line at pepper spray.

That's why I'm staying in and shopping online. Because at least they can't reach through the computer and stab me. Amazon is having some really good deals on Kindle books right now so I was really excited. Plus ThinkGeek is having a 40% sale... so I'm tempted to order some geeky Christmas presents. Happy Thanksgiving! And remember not to pepper spray anyone unless it's worth it!

November 14, 2013

Why I Hate Movember

No Shave November or "Movember" is this month and while I don't mind (actually I appreciate) a good beard or mustache, having my husband growing facial hair is driving me crazy. But that is mostly because he grows the scraggly facial hair of a teenage boy just starting puberty. I argue that you shouldn't be allowed to grow facial hair unless you can do it right. He was mildly insulted when I told him this.

His facial hair is patchy and will never grow into the glory that is Tom Selleck's mustache or the beautiful beard of Joe Bereta (Youtuber and SourceFed host). It's not his fault- genetics are just a bitch sometimes. I would know because instead of getting my dad's darker skin I have the pale skin of my mom's side of the family. And also their thyroid issues.... sorry, moving on...

That mustache is glorious

I also can't kiss him this month. Not that I literally can't kiss him, I just find myself unable to comfortably kiss him with his awkward teen wolf face. It feels weird and I hate it. So I guess what I'm saying is I hate Movember unless you can grow a good looking beard or mustache. Or something.

November 7, 2013

I Know It's In There And Now I Can't Drive Home

I had a slight panic attack this morning when a spider decided it wanted to hang out with me in my car as I was driving down the highway to get to work. I'm OK when the car isn't moving but when I'm going 70+ MPH I somehow forget normal brain functions and instead my only thoughts are holy crap don't crash a spider is in here how do I get it out what do I do I don't want to die! It may have just wanted to drive since it was headed towards my steering wheel but for obvious reasons that wasn't happening. But mostly because I wanted to kill it.
It's dreams mean nothing to me
(Picture from Drawception)

So, rather than killing the spider with one of the many napkins or receipts in the center console, I decided in my moment of panic that the best thing to do would be to fling it away from me to the passenger side of the car. This creates another issue. Now I know there is a spider somewhere in my car that is alive and probably wants to seek revenge. I mean, I probably killed it's dream of driving a car or something, but I have my reasons. But since spiders don't understand rational thought I had better check to make sure my break lines aren't cut or anything before I leave work today.

And then when I actually stopped the car to look for it, I found myself whispering as I looked over at the passenger side of the car "come out so I can kill you". I realized after I said it how creepy that actually was and the whispering made it worse, I think. But I truly meant it. Please show yourself, spider, before I start driving again. I won't feel at ease until I either find and kill it or the weather drops below freezing and I can assume it froze to death. Either is acceptable but I would prefer sooner rather than later.

Or maybe I'll just buy a new car and never drive that one again. Or since it's winter I'll invest in sled dogs. Or a snowmobile? Those options will be cold but at least there won't be spiders.

P.S. Want to know why I hate spiders so much? This is part of it. Also, because it's normal and people who aren't grossed out by spiders worry me.

November 4, 2013

Out Of The House... For Shopping!

I had some fun times over my birthday and I have had way too much cake over the last 2 weekends. It was all excellent and even though I do love cake, I've had a bit much in too short of a time span. Somehow, though it pains me to say it, I am all caked out. I know, I'm surprised, too. Plus on top of all of the extra Halloween candy I did something I rarely do... I turned down a cookie. I think I'm sick, guys.

TARDIS cake by Ashley; HP cake by Heather

My Birthday weekend I went to Birch Run, MI to do some shopping with my family (Mom, Aunts, Cousin, & Grandma) and we took a quick trip over to Frankenmuth so I could be forced into the Christmas hell that is Bronner's. If you don't know what that is, it's a HUGE store that is full of Christmas decorations and other stuff. I think a good 85% of it's stock is ornaments. It was cool at first, but after my Mom made me follow her around for 3 hours on our first visit, I never wanted to go back. I'm still slightly traumatized.

I found the ornament that fits me, somehow.

It also has weird elves that welcome you. And a room with display cases full of tiny, creepy dolls. And Christmas patterened toilet paper! It did have some cool decorations though.
And a sexily posed Santa!
 He tried to seduce me with Christmas cheer

See what that place does? It even somehow made this post Christmas themed. I felt bad for the people who work there because of the constantly playing Christmas music. I imagine it might be one of those things you can tune out after awhile... or it will drive you crazy and you'll end up quitting. One of those.

The only thing about the hotel that made me nervous was that the corner of the bathroom had been on fire at some point.
What happened here?!

But over all I was glad I got to go and see some of my family members I don't see often enough. We are all hilarious when we get together and a lot of fun was had. Plus we got to take a carriage ride. So, you know... it was extra awesome and stuff.