The vintage Christmas catalog archive project and home.I remember --- well, most of the time I can remember, anyway --- the day the Wishbook arrived. I could spend hours thumbing through it and "wishing". And now those days have come again....check out the 1971 catalog, especially. That was around my greatest wishbook days. And then I found it.... the thing I drooled over. The gift which I was sure would take me to the heights of literary stardom. Okay, I was 10 years old, lol. Ten year olds are allowed big dreams. I didn't get the red typewriter, as I recall; although I *do* remember using a real typewriter around that time. I think the folks may have borrowed one for me somewhere. I still haven't written The Great American Novel that I dreamed of when I was 10 years old, though. Continuing to flip through the pages, I came across this. Oh my. I had this Barbie. I remember clearly the purple vest over the orange leotard, and thinking that it was the. coolest. outfit. ever., marred only by those dorky silver boots. If I remember right, this Barbie was jointed at the waist, so that it sorta looked like she danced when you shook her stand. She was *so* hip to my 10 year old mind. K. So who ever said I had good fashion sense?? Continuing on..... KB, this one's for YOU. I truly believe you had every toy on this page. Every last one, as well as all of the Matchbox cars needed for the commute to the sandbox construction site. Remember the Tonkas?? Christmas shopping was so much easier back then, lol. UPDATE: I have been informed by a reliable source that my doll was NOT a "Barbie", but instead was a "PJ". What does PJ stand for, I wonder?
Whatever. I never was really sure what a "yore" was anyway. Some kind of Christmas thing. I've always been fascinated at the things people choose to post on the 'net. From family photos on Flickr to diaries to academic papers to music to videos on YouTube, there is always something out there to completely blow an afternoon on. Here's a great way to take a little Christmas trip back in time. Welcome to WishbookWeb.com
I *completely* forgot about World Orgasm Day... My nooner today consisted of being up to my elbows in flour.
And here, we're cooling off, waiting for icing. Ya know.... sugar cookies taste pretty good without icing. Especially dunked in coffee.
FOXNews.com - World Orgasm Day to Promote Peace in War-Torn Countries
Oui! Si! Da! Ja! Yes! Any way you scream it, one group hopes you'll be having an orgasm in the name of world peace this Friday at 6:08 GMT. At the exact moment of the winter solstice, the world is urged to get busy at the second annual Global Orgasm for World Peace.6:08 GMT. That's um... 12:08 here, right? Nooner, anyone? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And in related news, we learn this incredibly necessary piece of information.
...and it's great. :-D
I don’t really have the time to do this correctly, but just as something to do over a milk and cookie before bed: American, have you considered the possibility you might be a f**king idiot?
Dan Fogelberg ~ News
May we all find someone to believe in.
Sunday, December 16 Dear friends, Dan left us this morning at 6:00am. He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side. His strength, dignity, and grace in the face of the daunting challenges of this disease were an inspiration to all who knew him.I had read awhile back that Fogelberg was ill with prostate cancer, facing a poor prognosis. Still, it was hard to read this news on his website. Although a friend of mine once joked that "the wussification of America began with Dan Fogelberg", I always loved the guy's music after I discovered him in college. I loved the songs of the Midwestern boy who sang so well of the places he'd gone and the people he'd met. I even remember playing "Face the Fire" at our wedding kegger and seeing 20 or 30 hard-core party animals fall silent to listen to the song-- and seeing the shock on their faces to find out who the singer was. This was the song that always got me, though:
If I could ever say it right And reach your hostage heart Despite the doubts you harbor then you might Come to believe in me The life I lead is not the kind That gives a woman peace of mind I only hope someday you'll find That you can believe in me Those other loves that came before Mean nothing to me anymore But you can never be quite sure And will not believe in me Too many hearts have been broken Failing to trust what they feel But trust isn't something that's spoken And love's never wrong when it's real If I could only do one thing Then I would try to write and sing A song that ends your questioning And makes you believe in me Too many hearts have been broken Failing to trust what they feel But trust isn't something that's spoken And love's never wrong when it's real If I could do one thing Then I would try to write and sing A song that ends your questioning And makes you believe in me And makes you believe in me oh, you can believe in me
I am watching David Letterman right now and I have just seen the most bizarre thing in my entire life. Paul Anka doing Nirvana's "Smells like Teen Spirit" with a swing beat in front of a big band. I think the end of the world is nigh.
Gore help me. I'm gonna need waaaaay more carbon offsets. The Associated Press: Ecologists Study Efficiency of Divorce
WASHINGTON AP — Divorce can be bad for the environment. In countries around the world divorce rates have been rising, and each time a family dissolves the result is two new households. "A married household actually uses resources more efficiently than a divorced household," said Jianguo Liu, an ecologist at Michigan State University whose analysis of the environmental impact of divorce appears in this weeks online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Winter Storm WarningURGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI 419 PM CST SAT DEC 1 2007 ...FIRST MAJOR WINTER STORM OF THE SEASON WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT.. .LOW PRESSURE MOVING FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS TO THE GREAT LAKES WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN TONIGHT. SNOW WILL FALL...HEAVY AT TIMES...DURING THE EARLY EVENING...THEN GRADUALLY CHANGE TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN FROM SOUTH TO NORTH AS WARMER AIR ARRIVES IN THE MID LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE. FAR NORTHERN WISCONSIN COULD BE COLD ENOUGH FOR ALL SNOW. GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY THIS EVENING. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST SUNDAY. SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE INTO THE NIGHT. IT MAY MIX WITH SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN LATE TONIGHT. THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD DIMINISH TO LIGHT SNOW OR FREEZING DRIZZLE BY DAYBREAK. A TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 7 TO 10 INCHES IS EXPECTED. A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.7" and counting. Tell me again why I live in da frozen Nort?
Percentile needed for an A: 94% Percentile I earned: 93.96% The GPA just went to 3.9450. Damn. Damn. Damn.