Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Oh, hey

So, yeah. Another non-update. I swear, one day, I will get back to writing something for this. But, I just had to share something that made my day.

In my last update, I linked to a commercial from the Discovery Channel that made me all ^_^. Well, I searched the internet for 3 days, trying to find an mp3 of the song...and by golly, I've found it! Someone from splendAd ripped it and posted a link to the download on the comments there, so woop woop!! I know, I'm a huge nerd, but now when I'm at work and needing a little pick me up, I can just go to my ZOMG INTERNETZ playlist (yes.. I actually have a playlist called that and no, it's not dumb; it's awesome.) and listen to the wonderful Discovery Channel peoples singing about the world and all its fantasticness. And then I'll be all ^_^ again.

Woo hoo!! I love the whole world; it's such a brilliant place!! BOOMDIADA, BOOM DE ADA, BOOM DEE YADDA, BOOM DEE AH DA or however it's spelled!

Ah, good times. I'm back in my happy place. I like it here. It's comfy.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

I Love Arachnids

Man, I am one bad blogger! And, not bad, as in badass (although, if you ask me if I'm badass, I won't deny it), but I mean bad as in horrible with the updating! I have just been so uninspired to write anything. I'm trying to not be all "woe is me and my singledom" and by being less "woe is me and my singledom", I've been trying to stay busy. And by busy, I mean watching the Discovery Channel religiously for 2 days straight. I forget how much I love the shows on Discovery! And, since I've been watching it non-stop, I've seen the new Discovery Channel commercial about 7 billion times...and I could watch it 7 billion more:

It just makes me so happy! I always get so upset and sad when I read the news and all the hate and yuck in the world. It's nice to have something like this remind me that all of the bad is so minute in comparison to all the greatness that we have and take for granted.

The world really is just awesome!
("one hundred billion hot dogs" awesome, AND the "I cannot breathe, it's just so magnificent" awesome, just in case there was any confusion)


Beverage Pick for the Day: water
Socks for the Day: NEKKID FEET! Yay 70 degrees and sunny! ^_^

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Cat Yodeling

Oh, and I almost forgot....

pps. Oh. And for the record, this is probably more awesome than Charlie, but never ask me to say that again, for I will deny it.

The Banana King

Sorry for the lack of updates! I've been kind of "meh" and uninteresting lately, and have had no motivation to update. Wait, things have happened, but I'm all "meh" still and unmotivated to actually update. "So, Karen, if you aren't here to really update on anything, then why the shit are you posting?" Well, my lovelies, there is a new video out. And that video is.... "Charlie the Unicorn 2".


ps. I'll be back soonish, with stuff other than unicorns (although... most likely not as awesome as unicorns).

Friday, April 11, 2008

Speaking of Tiffany....

Tiffany and Meatloaf combine forces for... an AT&T commercial?

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Hangin' Tough

This week, I’ve found out some rather unsettling, but kind of awesome news. It turns out that New Kids on the Block are getting back together. Now, I will fully admit to loving the crap out of the New Kids back in the day. My sister Suzie and I had matching NKOTB shirts and watches AND I had two of their books (Teen Beat-esque books, but books, nonetheless). And, I was so in love with Joey McInyre that I had a HUGE poster of him (next to Jonathan Brandis… man, we had good heartthrobs in my youth) and I still remember his birthday: December 31st. *swoon* He was so adorable in his bowl hat. *sigh* But, that was 15 years ago. And they are no longer the “it” boys…they are middle aged men… but Joey is still pretty pretty. So, I’m going to be optimistic and not write them off entirely. I will most likely buy one of their new singles before I make any real judgment.

Oh, god. Now I have the song Popsicle in my head….

You're my pop-si-cle!
From the very first time I met you, girl, you cap-tured me
You're my pop-si-cle!
All I know is that you make me feel so fancy-free!

....yes. I still remember the lyrics to every song I loved of theirs... Judge all you want. I CAN TAKE IT!

And, not only are NKOTB soon to be gracing the airwaves again, but I got my weekly e-mail from Apple this week about Tuesday’s new releases and guess who is being spotlighted (Am I the only one who thinks it should be spotlit? Curse you English language and your irregular verbs!) this week? George Michael (not Michael Cera, sadly)and Wham! have released new Greatest Hits albums. And you know what’s going to happen now? After NKOTB show the world that they can still make girls swoon, Wham! is going to be all “well, anything they can do, we can do better”. And I am going to go ahead and say that by this time next year, there will be a new Wham! album, or at the very least, a Wham! reunion tour (if there isn’t already).

So, what is going to be next on our regression back to 1987? High tops and off-the-shoulder sweaters? Actually…now that I think about it, leggings and leg warmers have already made a comeback. Next thing you know, Cyndi Lauper will be touring again, and Tiffany will be booking shows at malls across the country.

I guess it was a good time for me to get bangs. I missed out on 80’s hair the first time around, so here’s my chance! I’m sure there is a how-to guide online somewhere about how to create the perfect 80’s bangs…must put my google-fu to good use and find it before the fad happens again! (rehappens? I think I’m going to claim
“rehappen” as a word)

Music pick for the Day:The Direction of Yes" by The Selmanaires
Beverage pick for the Day: water (take that, soda!)
Socks for the Day: knee high black with multi-color stripes

Monday, April 07, 2008

Oh, poop

All day today, I've been thinking of an update for this here blog, and I had it all worked out... but now I'm all tired and really don't feel like typing allll of that out, so I'm just updating to say that I will be updating tomorrowish, or Wednesdayish. But, since I'm here, I'll just say WOO HOO NEW HAIR AGAIN and then point you to my Picasa page for new hair goodness.

Farwell for now! I shall come again! Soon!!


Music pick for the Day: "Fever" by A Fine Frenzy (ok. I realize that I've been on an A Fine Frenzy kick lately, but good lord, she's just awesome!)
Beverage pick for the Day: water (yay! no soda!!)
Socks for the Day: purple knee highs with polka dots

Saturday, April 05, 2008

I twittered...tweeted? twooted?

I've been on a bandwagon of sorts lately, signing up for quite a few online networking sites and the like: Vimeo, blippr, and now Twitter.

Blippr is a good concept and I think I'll end up really liking this. It's an easy way to rate your favorite movies/games/music/books and share your input with friends. Once I get some more reviews entered and it's out of beta, I'll be bugging you all to join up, so I can see how you rate! My only gripe with it is that there is no separation for movies and television, so it's more of a DVD category, but that's the only thing that has bugged me so far, so woot blippr!!

Twitter... I'm not so sure how much I'm going to like this. The concept is to pretty much put in status updates, or random thoughts, or something. When I signed up for it, I immediately got writers block and had absolutely no idea what to update on. I didn't enter anything for about 4 days, because I felt pressured to write something profound and interesting.. and I never have anything profound or interesting to say. I finally decided to just wing it and not think too much about what to say and I've updated twice today (my first time since my initial "hmmmm" update on the first day). But we'll see if I keep up with this. It's still just so...strange.

On another note, this month is the month for all of my shows to come back! Woop woop! I think the first ones to come back are 30 Rock and Bones, with Grey's Anatomy, House, Scrubs, Supernatural, and others to start again later this month. Ah, my TV shows. Don't ever leave me like that again!

*snuggles her TV*

Music pick for the Day: "Stick to the Status Quo" by The cast of High School the Musical (...Jackson got to pick what we listened to while we cleaned)
Beverage pick for the Day: Water
Socks for the Day: white socks with bananas on them, and say "cheeky monkey"

Friday, April 04, 2008

Do You Have a Flag???

One of my favorite comedians is Eddie Izzard. He is simply brilliant! His stand up consists of a mix of history, politics, religion and awesomeness that really has no equal. So, today I am going to share with you some of my favorite Eddie moments and I hope you grow to love and adore him as I have.


"What are you? A mormon?"


"It's covered in jam!"

"I have invented a maneuver"

"I'm Jeff Vader"

Ok, I need to stop now or I will post every part of "Dress to Kill" and "Circle" that I can find. So much <3 for the Eddie, it's not even funny!! I'm off now to plan an Izzard night. Ooooo, maybe for my birthday next weekend!

Yes. Yes, that will do quite nicely.

Music pick for the Day:
"Come On, Come Out" by A Fine Frenzy

Beverage pick for the Day: Coffee
Socks for the Day: white socks with blue WHALES. Freaking WHALE SOCKS!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


I've recently discovered Vimeo and have grown quite fond of just looking up random videos on there. Some are simply beautiful, while others are fascinating. But the best ones? The best ones are just funny! I'm going to have to attempt this version of Battleship at work sometime. I'm sure I can get Amie or Curt or Mike on board with calling me from the breakroom so I can play.

Another one of my favorite sites is Hulu . I've been on there for a few months now (I joined about 2 months before the beta ended, so yay for it being available for everyone now!) and there are things that really bug me about the site, and there are things that I completely love about it.
Hate: There are shows that are currently mid-season that they do not have videos up for. Case in point is Scrubs. I signed up for Hulu hoping to get caught up on this season's episodes and the site has yet to have any episodes listed. When I joined, there were only 2 episodes available, and they were the two most recent. I can't watch the last two without knowing what happened on the first four! Blerg, I say. Most frustrating!
Love: They now have full length movies available. Now, granted, there are commercial breaks, but just the fact that they have full length movies available for free is pretty awesome. Sure, some of the movies are pretty meh ("Permanent Midnight"? What is that??), but they also have some pretty good picks: "28 Days Later", "The Big Lebowski", "A Life Less Ordinary" and... *drum roll* "Weekend at Bernie's".

Another thing that I love about Hulu is that they not only have current shows available (sometimes... grrrr, still bitter about the lack of Scrubs for me this season), they also have older shows available: the first season of "Roswell", the first two seasons of "Buffy" and FINALLY, all three seasons of "Arrested Development". For at least a month, if not 2, they had the entire first season of "Arrested Development" up, but only had the first 5 episodes available for seasons 2 and 3. WTH? I was able to borrow a friend's copy of the seasons to finish the series, but what was the point of having partial seasons up...no, wait. I can understand if they put up, say, the 1st half of season 1, then the 2nd half after X amount of time. But to have the 1st halves of 2 different seasons available? I just don't get it!

Well, that's about it for the Karen tonight. I just restarted my Netflix again this week, so I'm off to the couch to watch "No Country for Old Men". I will most likely doze off 1/2 way through, since I'm so bloody tired tonight, but it's almost become tradition for me to snooze a bit while I watch movies.

And who am I to mess with tradition?

Music pick for the Day: "You Picked Me" by A Fine Frenzy
Beverage pick for the Day: Mountain Dew ( /e kicks herself in the bum. NO SODA!)
Socks for the Day: black with green and white argyle (so wooly and cozy on my feets..mmm)