Child Prodigies!

I hope I caught your attention with the exclamation mark…I am excited about showing you guys this link to an awesome list of 8 child prodigies! I’m totally enthralled by people who are exceptional but honestly, the fact that these are all small children is just weird. Here’s how weird #3 is:

” Kim entered university as a physics student at the age of three…Later at the ripe old age of seven, Kim was invited to the United States by NASA to study, although to be honest we’re guessing he was invited because they suspected him of being an alien.” -Cracked

Yeah, I’m not sure about these kids. Probably just have dominating stage parents right? Here’s a link to a list of child prodigies.

Thanks to!


My mom drove me, just kidding she’s dead, just kidding she’s missing

My dear friends Paul and Kira showed me this hilarious Weekend Update with Judy Grimes. I haven’t been watching SNL for the last few years but this little 2 minute clip may have just prompted me to start watching again. Just kidding I’ll never watch again. Just kidding. Anyway, just watch the clip!

Guest Blogger!! On Footwear…

Courtesy of my model roommate JJ:

“I wore a new pair of shoes today and I realized how great a simple pair of shoes can make you feel. There’s just something about sliding my two oversized hushpuppies into the firm warm leather of new Skechers footwear. I think new shoes make you feel different than any other new addition to your accoutrement covered façade. Shoes are like an ego-boosting entourage to your feet—two friends who cheer you on the same way drunken frat boys push their roommate to talk to the pretty girl sitting at the bar who clearly has no interest in meeting anyone that night. When you wear a new pair of trousers or a new shirt or even a new jacket it feels nice, but moving or sitting, they feel the same. But shoes, shoes were made for walking…and doing. You’re compelled, better yet propelled, to take on the day like a vestment draped shark-man taking on a sushi bar. There is a bold yet subtle sense of balance and purpose and a brassy exuberance and that feeling makes a person whole.”

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I shall bescumber…something.

I bet you’re asking yourself, “what in the world does notten mean by BESCUMBER”. Well, I’ll tell you. It means to spray with poop. Want to know how I found that out? By checking in on a little post entitled Ten Insulting Words You Should Know found on Another fun phrase you may want to try out is “Don’t leave tater tots in the oven overnight you ninnyhammer!” So ninnyhammer means a fool, right? Awesome. Good guide to insults. Plus the pictures are amazing.


Do you want warmth AND privacy while using your laptop? Maybe. But do you want THIS:


Yeah, I’m pretty sure you definitely DO NOT. Thanks to for this incredibly disturbing photo and article which can be linked to here.

Here are some comments I got from friends when I forwarded the link that I got from my model roommate.

“I’m scared.”

“Christmas is gonna be a breeze this year.”

I’m getting one, then nobody can see what I’m blogging…except on my blog, obviously.”

Good luck ‘Body-Technology Interfaces’

My Review: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

This past weekend the buds and I went to the Tulip Festival in beautiful Mt. Vernon, WA. Kira arranged the whole caravan, which I had been wanting to do for a few years but just never got the gusto to do. So Kira, Paul, Pat, Nutting, Jess and I got some coffee, got into two cars and made our way up north where the open fields of tulips awaited our arrival. Needless to say, I was excited. We entered the first tulip farm that we passed because we were so excited and by doing that, we entered Tulip Town. Bad news is that it cost $5 to get in and all they took was cash (What the hell? There’s like a huge amount of people that go to this stuff, shouldn’t they be prepared for multiple forms of payment?) Thanks for the loan Pat.

So we got in there and it was super cheesy. Like there was a mini statue of liberty. Once you got out into the tulip rows though…sue-wee it was gorgeous. The whole area was so brightly colored and it was like a huge rainbow cascading across the landscape (I’m a poet I know). So we walked around the whole perimeter and took a ridiculous amount of pictures, even pictures of us taking pictures. Once we departed, we decided to try the brewery in Mt. Vernon for lunch and it was great! I was really hoping to get some homemade ice cream in the country town but we had to settle for TCBY in Lynnwood. Blah. We did get directed to the Dairy Queen twice by the “locals”.

I would say that it was a great trip for all of us to go enjoy together…the tulips themselves were amazing but the Tulip Town I could have done without. Everyone could have done without that. The festival goes until next weekend if you get a chance to go!