Sunday, November 30, 2008
Videos available on You Tube.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sharper Image Jumbo Flat Panel Remote - I guess this goes along with those Jumbo Flat Panel TVs... If the picture in the ad is true.... this thing is approximately 6" wide and 12" long. That is a big-ass remote. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=16007480
The Power Rock - this is is kinda cool if you have lots of stuff to plug in outside. However, it appears to be snow-covered. This would be so inconspicuous in my garden.
How about a Waring Pro Wine Opener. Removes up to 80 corks with one full charge. Now, there's an electricity drainer. Keep that thing plugged in, ready to go at a moment's notice.
How about the 99.99 Waring Pro Wine Chiller. Isn't that what the ice bucket/refrigerator is supposed to be used for.... bad grammar too. hey, it's my blog. There is a double cooler as well for an additional fifty.
I will admit I like the simplehuman Sensor Soap Dispenser. It must take batteries. It is motion activated like the dispensers in public restrooms at fancy places. (not found at Skipper's ha ha). Anyhoo, it is kinda cool but it would use valuable counter space. It comes in regular and brushed nickel. The plain version is fine with me. Just in case anyone was wondering. HA HA
For the audiophile: Ion USB Turntable Converter... yes, take those scratchy old vinyl records and convert them to scratchy old MP3s. I love the sound of scratchy old vinyl but not sure I'd like the sound of it on my ipod.
Then you have the kinda neato AeroGarden. 149.99 Additional seed kits are only 19.99. grow your own herb, man. I like this but I'm afraid it would be waste of space and I would eventually tire of cleaning it.
I’m totally skipping the toy section. I love toys but give a kid a box, crayons, or a boxing kitty and what more do they need?
For only 14.99 you can get an electric bank. As you drop coins, it keeps a running tab on the top. I kinda always liked counting and rolling those coins. It was exciting to see how much I REALLY had…and I learned a little math in the process. Just give me the 14.99 and we're even.
Boot warmers, hand warmers, and now the Towel Spa. For 79.99 you can own a small appliance that will warm your towel (socks, bathrobe, underwear, whatever) while you stand around freezing. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=15796880
Ok, this is the item that started this entire post… saving the best for last…. The Mangroomer. I’m not sure why this struck me as so funny…but it is essentially a Razor-on-a-Stick. 39.99 I wonder if they’ll have these at the fair?
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
She was so tiny she fit in the palm of my hand. She is forever in my heart and she is at peace now.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
It does take a little time. Uploading pics, organizing them into the album, etc. But for free... You can change the layouts to a max of four prints per page so you can get a lot of photos in there and they also offer themes (holiday, etc.) so there will be a little background. I'm going to 'alter' mine when it arrives and if you make one and want to alter yours, bring it on over!
Yesterday Elsie wore herself out trying to catch two squirrels. Maybe she didn't want to catch them but she sure was interested and irritated. They taunted her by running up and down the palm tree but staying just out of her reach. Since the pic looked so much better vertical I turned the camera while making the video. What a bonehead I am...you'll have to turn your head a little if you want to view this footage.
The second video is just me playing around with Zoe while Elsie was chasing squirrels.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
At our core, Hoots & Hellmouth consists of Sean, Andrew and Rob, frequently augmented by Aaron Blouin, Matthew Stein, Todd Erk or Tim Celfo on bass, but the people at our shows really drive us to the point that we consider them all to be a part of what's going on. We wanna break away from the traditional roles of performer and audience...the exchange of music is a bond...a way to build community...an environment in which to share the experience of being human (ups, downs, all ways). Living in a void leaves one empty. So much in the culture of modern living has convinced us to cut ourselves off from human contact - that such interaction is unnecessary in the day-to-day transactions of life. Whether it's the cold, lifeless embrace of technology or the "hipper than thou" clique-building attitude of society's disaffected individuals, it seems the world is finding itself more and more isolated on an individual level. Which is kinda weird when the going trend is ostensibly "connectivity." Connected to what exactly? We'd love to provide space at our shows (and in your own private listening/site-surfing experience there) where anyone and everyone can come and feel free to just be...free to check your job titles, family roles and "demographic buying habits" info at the door. No demands, no pressure. We're not trying to sell you a product or influence you in any particular way. We're not espousing any ideology other than that which builds community on a local level. All religions, no religions, political shades all across the spectrum (including the infrareds and ultraviolets)...we welcome you! We're bringing what we know - music - to the party. What will you bring?
This was a very fun group of guys to watch. I hope the videos capture for you the magic they presented last night at Skipper's. The crowd was varied and to my dismay a little sparse. For a Tuesday night it wasn't too bad.