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Meet the Brockintons

May 21, 2009

This is the cutest thing. Ever.

Meet the Brockintons from ashley brockinton on Vimeo.

(The video doesn’t appear to be showing up on my blog, but click the link!! Trust me, you will not be disappointed!!)

I saw this lovely video on rockstar diaries and I just had to share this with all of you (all 3 of you who read my blog) 😉

How cute are Sam & Ashley?! I love EVERYTHING about this video and would like to find a boy who will make a video like this with me. And look at those adorable kiddies? Oh my goodness! Too freaking cute! And on top of all of it, I just checked out Ashley’s site and she is ridiculously talented! WOW WOW WOW! Hope you enjoyed the vid as much as I did!


How long can I keep this?

May 4, 2009

Check out this handy chart at The Kitchn blog. I know I’ve asked this question before so I’m sure there’s someone else out there who will appreciate this. You can even download a chart and hang it on your fridge!



Tweet SAFELY at Work

April 17, 2009

I love this idea! A Twitter tool that looks like an Excel spreadsheet. Now you can Tweet SAFELY at work!



500 Days of Summer

April 16, 2009

This movie looks delightful! How come I just found out about it via Le Love? I am out of the loop!!

Japanese Masking Tape

April 9, 2009

I’m sure you’ve all probably seen this by now, but Japanese Masking Tape is too awesome to not post! I don’t know what I would do with it, but I want it… NOW!

Japanese Masking Tape

Japanese Masking Tape

Check out Happy Tape for more options.

The Layoff

March 10, 2009

As some of you know, I was laid off from my job on Feb. 19. I continue to view the layoff as a good thing as my former employer continues to prove to me that he is ignorant and disrespectful to his current and former employees.
Over the next few blog posts, I will share with you incidents and emails from my former employerer. I’ve often worked for people who have made me think “Wow, when I own my own company I would never do that!” or “I can’t wait to own my own company so I can treat my employees with respect and value their opinions”. Looking back, I think I made these statements multiple times every day. And also, in retrospect, maybe I should have walked away sooner….

Who’s reading my blog??

February 27, 2009

I’m just curious… who’s reading my lil blog here? I know my format and everything isn’t very visually appealing and so I’m debating on investing some money to have someone jazz it up. But before I do that, I want to make sure I actually have an audience. Just leave me a lil comment if you’re reading my blog (and bonus points to you if you actually like it!)!

Why? Why? Why? Why?

February 18, 2009

Um, what? Why? Huh?

I like milkshakes. I like McNuggets. BBQ sauce, good. Vanilla vodka, very good. But all together? Come on!

Meet the McNuggetini (que dramatic music).



I found out about this little ditty via What Would Alpana Drink? (who saw it on This is Why You’re Fat). Would you drink/eat one of these babies??

Just One of Those Days

February 16, 2009

One day last week, as I sat at my desk at work, I suddenly had the urge to hit someone or at least throw a shoe at a coworker. I don’t know what it was but for about an hour, it felt like the next person to speak to me would be the lucky recepient of a smack to the back of the head. Luckily, I get over those kind of moods fairly quickly.

When you have a bad day, check out F*** My Life (found via The Lil Bee). It will either make you feel better or make you sink further into a funk. Let’s hope it makes you feel better.


Here’s an Idea!

February 13, 2009

I’ll fully rant on the economy some other time. I stand by my belief that the media is making this “recession” appear way worse than it actually is. I’ve also been finding that the youngin’s have a much better outlook on things. My Mom says that this is because the older generations have been through tough times before. I don’t know if I completely believe this. And furthermore, I think what’s going on is quite good. We are weeding out the companies that do not provide us with quality products and services. Those who provide us with quality will float in the end and the others will sing along the way. We are learning that we can get by on less. In a country (and world) that is so quick to spend and say “more, more, more!”, I think it’s not too bad of an idea to cut back a bit.

I remember hearing about a few months ago that a town had created it’s own currency to promote local spending (here’s an article from 1998 depicting a similar case). I think this is a fantastic idea considering what’s going on in this country (and in many other parts of the world). I think it’s a great marketing tactic as well.

As few as 5 local businesses can get together and offer gift certificates for a reduced price to customers. Business A sells $50 certificates for $35 (or whatever the price may be), and customers can use the certificate at Businesses A, B, C, D, & E. Customers will support the local economy and Mom & Pop’s will stay in business.