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The Old Spice guy responds, me laughs

I love this man. He’s not my man, but my man could smell like him.

Here’s the latest commercial:

And here are video responses to comments about the commercial.

This one cracks me up simply for how he addresses the person:

LOL, mascularity:

Ok, so there are lots, too many for me to watch since I want to go to bed soon (with my man, who could smell like the Old Spice guy). But this is my favorite one I’ve seen:

All Hallows Eve Eve

This was my costume.

Let’s discuss. First, the face, SarahK. What is with the face?? I’ll tell you. I don’t know how to use my camera yet, because I’m an SLR n00b, and I haven’t read the manual. Sometimes, it just won’t take the picture. It focuses, then just sits there like it is bored with your face and is therefore not taking anymore pictures of it. So this was Frank’s 500th attempt to make the shutter snap, and I was so over it. No one needs to see me as Luna. They already know I’m odd.

Next, the outfit. This was actually reader MonicaK’s idea, so I handily stole it without apology. I had the witch’s hat from when I went as Hermione a few years back, so I found the stuffed lion and hot glued him on. By the way? Really hard to find a stuffed lion these days. By really hard, I mean that Walmart doesn’t carry them. It seems they only carry FurReals and stuffed animals like that. No generic stuffed animals bin or anything. So I found my lion at Fred Meyer, and that sucker was heavy. If I didn’t lean my head back slightly all evening, the thing kept sliding down and pressing on my rad SpectreSpecs, which kinda hurt my nose. So all evening I looked like I was very interested in the ceiling and couldn’t be bothered to make eye contact with anyone. But since I think of everyone as my inferior, this was nothing unusual. Kidding.

Then there’s the ears. Yeah, so I made the earrings out of real radishes and real hooks, pins, etc. And since I barely function as a person with normal intelligence, I used big radishes, which are heavier than you would think. They hurt, and I was taking the right earring out all night (the left ear apparently feels no pain). Next time I decide to make radish earrings (when I go as the always popular Garden Salad, for example), I’ll make clip-ons.

Clothes. Well, I don’t have any witchy clothes that currently fit, so I chose jeans, boots (so no one could steal my shoes), a black shirt (which I forgot is totally see-thru in good lighting, a bonus since the Halloween party we went to was all church people), and a blue scarf. I would have preferred blue and silver, but I couldn’t find one, since I basically shopped for this while grocery shopping and threw it all together in about a half hour. And I couldn’t find my black robe, so I went cazh.

My favorite touch: The SpectreSpecs, which I borrowed from Frank. Yes, I borrowed these from my straight husband, who made up a story about them being a gimmick that his company gave him during his first quarterly meeting with them to show him that he had a bright future. Riiiight. Oh! My favorite part of the evening was when I said hi to our preacher, and he looked me over, disregarded everything but the glasses, and asked if I was Elton John. Hahaha. No, that would have required a green sequined suit and even bigger radishes.

I also carried a cauldron, my Harry Potter schoolbooks, and a Quibbler that took me about two minutes to make. I forgot my magic wand (a paintbrush).

One final touch: The voice. I got several compliments for being spot on (sorry, Caleb, I’ve been saying this for years, ya poncy git) with Luna’s voice. I also told a few people that they were covered in wrackspurts.

My favorite point of the evening was when Frank got up to get a drink, and J (sitting on my other side) moved on to another part of the room, so I was sitting in the middle of the couch by myself, and I felt it was appropriate that I was Luna Lovegood, the one with no friends. (Ann saved me from the no-friends thing a few minutes later.) Later, while we were waiting for the tally in the costume contest (I didn’t win), Frank stole my cauldron and school books. He gave them back at the end of the night, though.

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iPod survey

While you wait for my loooong post about dentists and root canals, you can read this FB meme. I know you feel fulfilled. Please, join in and do your own in the comments (copy and paste, please).

RULES:
1. Put your iTunes, iPod, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN, NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Tag whoever you want including me.
5. Have fun – you will be surprised at how it works sometimes.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
After An Afternoon [WHAT, SarahK? An Afternoon where? Need more details.]

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
When You Come Back Down

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Dress Down [True, Siobhan. True.]

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Do Your Thing [Well said, *NSYNC.]

WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO
Tied Down [Hahaha.]

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Across the Universe [is where her brain is half the time?]

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Yellow Brick Road [They want me to come home?]

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Main Title [YES! The main title of my novel. Working title is AWESOME. Right, tracey?]

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR FIRST KISS?
It’s Gonna Be Love [oh, haha, one of my FB friends was my first kiss.]

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Do You Realize [how cuh-razy you are?]

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Where Do We Go From Here

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Something To Sing About [Deep, man.]

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE/LOVE?
Geek in the Pink [hahahaha]

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Polkarama! [EXCELLENT! But dang! I'm not having any more weddings! I've reached my limit!]

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
White America [Look how many hugs I get!]

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Politik [Heh. One of them, yes.]

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
Tremble for My Beloved [Sounds like I'm scared of the geek in the pink.]

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Way Down South [Well yes. My fancy place is a secret.]

WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
The Most Dangerous Predator [Edward!]

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Sleep All Day [ya lazy bums! I'm right there with ya.]

BONUS TRACK: Ready For Your Love [Bowchickabowwow.]

If I were to ever get a tattoo

it would be one at least as geeky as this one. Hahahahahaha.

LOTR

Hahahaha. Found this at Venomous Kate’s.

the house smells so good!

We finally got a Christmas tree Wednesday (we needed to get a lot of stuff out of the livingroom before we would have a place for the tree). It’s a noble fir, and it was cheap! See, being so late in the season and all, when we walked onto the Christmas tree lot, the guy told us the Douglases were $20, and the nobles were “a little more,” but that everything is negotiable. The nobles were marked around $80, and we paid $40. We didn’t even have to negotiate — we just asked how much our tree was, and he said, “Eh… forty,” and I said, “We’ll take it!” Woohoo! It’s so pretty, and the whole house smelled like a Christmas tree within hours.

Oh yeah. Ok, so Wal-Mart and Lowes were both out of Christmas tree stands! I was glad about Lowe’s being out, since we don’t officially do business with them anymore. So we went to Fred Meyer for the Christmas tree stand, and we got the super-most-awesome Christmas tree stand ever. It’s so heavy that the kitties will most likely not knock over the tree any more! How cool is that? I’ll grab the tag and tell y’all what brand it is later, because everyone should have this stand.

Tonight I put on the lights and most of the ornaments. I need to add a few more ornaments and a few more snowflakes and just a teeny bit of tinsel and it’s all ready to go. Oh, but this tree is a drinker. Whoa, I filled it up last night, and the water was very low tonight. So either the eight-footer is slurping up the water, or the kitties are stealing it like they steal my breath when I’m sleeping. So I’ll have to check it in the morning to see if it needs a refill.

I still need to put the lighted garland on the banister (I threw some plain garland up there the other day just so it would look somewhat Christmasy around here, but the banisters definitely need lights) and hang a few things and get the top of the fireplace all decorated. Don’t worry, y’all; I know a lot of you were worried when I mentioned possibly putting a TV above the fireplace, but I’m telling you, even when we run the fireplace from the time we get up in the morning until the time we go to bed, the top does not get hot. The moulding that hangs over the fireplace does get hot, but the flat surface above that really does not. No joke. And it’s a pretty deep surface, too, not like your normal mantel; this is about two feet from the front of the top of the fireplace to the wall.

Anyway, other than the wreath on the door, I don’t think we’ll do any outside decorations this year, because we don’t have time for it, but I’ll be happy that the inside will be all fixed up for Christmas. Besides, the only outside lights I have (that aren’t indoor/outdoor and thus being used either on the tree or in garland) are icicle lights, and I’m kinda eh on those now. I’m not sure why I’m eh on them; I think it’s because the year I bought them, every stinking house in my neighborhood ended up having them, because that’s the year they suddenly caught on with everyone. I don’t see as many now, but I’m ready for something new. If we were doing outside lights this year, I would want to order new Christmas lights. I’m big into mini lights, and I just saw that they now come in white frost and snow! How precious is that? I also love the LED Christmas lights. Not the brightly colored ones — oh, I shall have to take pictures around the nearby neighborhoods for you, because some of the houses are sporting so many multi-colored lights that it looks like a kid just got out there with his glow-in-the-dark finger paints and went to town. But I do love the little berry ones (in warm white or red) and several of the other LEDs. On the color front, I’m pretty much into only red where lights are concerned. Especially with LEDs — with blue ones, I’d come home to see a thousand computer indicator lights staring at me. Ok, next year we must do outside lights. Tasteful outside lights put up by adults.

Anyway, since our place can fit everyone comfortably, we’re actually having Christmas with Frank’s family over here this year. I’m so excited! Company!

Now to just work out the menu with my mother-in-law and learn how to make gluten-free pie crust.

I guess I will wait on the Harry Potter game

We went to BJ’s yesterday to buy more packing tape and return the iPod car adapter we had bought on Sunday. The adapter was for second gen and didn’t fit my first gen iPod. We were able to find a different one for ten bucks more, and I was pleased that they let me return the previous one without the receipt for store credit. Of course, after we had those two items, Frank made a beeline straight through the plasma and LCD TV section (pausing briefly to look at the lifts), because he knew what he would find on the other side: Guitar Hero. He had played it on Sunday for the first time, so he knew right where to find it. Since I hadn’t yet played it, I got to go first. It took me a while to get the hang of the game (especially with hubby saying over and over in my ear, “No, you can select the colors ahead of time, you don’t have to wait until you’re strumming,” advice that is just not going to work for me). But once I did get the hang of it, I loved it. So. Much. Fun. Of course, just when I was in the middle of my long streak, Frank started saying, “Look, you can get star power!” and since I ignored him and continued to play, he reached over and just started pushing buttons, trying to find which button gets you star power. Well, instead, he paused the game, completely breaking my rhythm and concentration, and it took a while for me to get back into it after he hit the button to start it again. Bad sweetie!

Anyway, he played, and I didn’t randomly hit buttons, and he was able to figure out how to get star power.

It’s fun. Fun fun fun. So that’s what we’re getting for Christmas for each other. At least I don’t have to stress about what to get him this year.

another dog in our future

We’re planning to get another dog. No, really. Not yet, of course, but once we get settled in our own house in Idaho that we plan to be in for a very long time. I’m sure we’ll adopt another adult dog (they’re the most likely to be euthanized, plus they come house-trained), and I’ve been telling Frank that we need a low-energy dog to balance out Rowdi’s craziness. But I am too lazy to do all the research. The good news is, someone has done it for me.

There is a dog breed selector out there that asks you a short list of simple questions regarding what you want from your dog and what you can give to your dog. I answered the questions several times, fiddling with the energy levels and amount of time we’re willing to spend on grooming (Rowdi has short hair, so there is no brushing, and I’d prefer to keep it that way), how easy we want the training to be (I’m not so worried about that, because we try to be the pack leaders at all times), and amount of exercise we can provide. I had to change the exercise answer a number of times, because I know we *will* exercise the dog a long time every day since our high-energy Rowdi already requires a lot of exercise, but I don’t want a high-energy dog that will *require* as much exercise as Rowdi. When I told the selector that I’d like a low energy dog but I can provide a major amount of exercise? The site told me I’m best suited for a beagle. Hahahahaha. I’ve never seen a beagle that wasn’t nightmarishly loud and always jumping around. Besides, every beagle owner I’ve known was a little neurotic about their dogs. I’m neurotic enough as it is, right?

Most of the time, I got paired with a Siberian Husky. My only problem with that is the long hair. So much brushing… But they are sweet dogs, so I could see us with one of those.

Another dog popped up for me several times–the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Never heard of it, but other than the whole “energy of a nuclear bomb” description, that sounds like a good fit.

From the small amount of time I played with it, it’s a pretty good site. I like that they have a lengthy description of every dog with which they match you. It would be nice if they added a couple of questions to the list (length of hair you want for your dog, size of dog–I don’t want any yip-yappers, and I do want a medium-sized pooch), but I suspect they’ve left those questions out so they can pick out the best breed for you without your presets coming into play. Also, the site doesn’t seem to list “mutt” as an option. :-)

Anyway, I’ll play with it some more before we do get another dog–that will probably be a year or two down the road.

because I am awesome

I bowled five strikes in a row on Wii bowling! I got my highest score ever, 224! I also got pro status for the first time ever (and the second time ever, as I lost my pro status as soon as I obtained it).

I’m totally addicted. And my abs and arms hurt.