Tips from Devotees

Reading is Dope!

Yesterday I broke down and paid six bucks to see a matinee of Alien. The first time I saw this movie was during the height of my tanned-disco-goddess days (okay; I looked like a hooker, but hey–everyone looked like that in 1979) and the chest-bursting scene still freaks me out (maybe that’s why I never had children). What’s notably missing from the re-release is the tagline used in the original promo: “In space, no one can hear your … Read the rest

Odds ‘n Blogs

Finally bought myself a G-ride last Saturday to replace the late, lamented Jetta: a 2003 silver Honda Civic. It was tough finding one with such an unusual color, but we managed to locate one. Now all I have to do is figure out how to trick it out tastefully so I can find it amongst the sea of all those other silver Honda Civics one finds in parking lots across America. Maybe I should tart it up ala … Read the rest

Running Through My Head*

….some random thoughts:

Automobiles:

  • Spoilers on cars are the automotive equivalent of the ankle bracelet.
  • Jacked-up trucks: let’s just say the bigger (and higher) the truck, the smaller and squeakier the guy. If they keep it up, them boys are gonna have to start wearin’ big, white, four-fingered gloves.
  • The more tattered American flags/stickers on a car, the more bone-headed stunts they will pull right in front of you.
  • The Chrysler PT Cruiser: the grandma car of the new
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The New Product Standard for Quiet

While I was looking at air-conditioners on the kmart.com site (don’t ask), I was startled the see a series of air-conditioners branded as “library quiet” by Sharp USA. After doing some poking around on the web, I discover that not only does Sharp use the phrase to denote performance, they’ve also trademarked it. Who knew (except for corporate America, obviously) that the stereotype could be such a selling point? I mean, we’re used to seeing the stereotype … Read the rest

Chitty Chitty Blog Blog

Don’t get mad at me, get mad at my husband–he’s the one who came up with the title. In fact, he went on an hour-long riff on the word “blog“, during which I took scrupulous notes before he passed out. The upside to this is now I have at least two months worth of horrible, horrible blog titles. Consider yourself forewarned….

Okay; this has been on my mind ever since I got the e-mail containing a bit … Read the rest