Tag Archives: ridiculousness

You know you send too may Outlook invites when…

Check please

I’m about to run out of checks (even though I’ve only used about 30 in the last 4 years) so I just placed an order from the Bank of America website. Little did I know that you can customize your checks to make them a little more personal and ridiculous. See my new check design below!

I thought I had seen it all

I had thought I had seen it all… that was until Booger started receiving his own junk mail.


Maryland State Fair

Last weekend over Labor Day weekend Dave and I traveled to Washington D.C. to see our good friends Becca and Danielle (formerly of Berkeley). Our trip happened to coincide with the Maryland State Fair so of course, being the adventurers that we are, decided to check it out.

Little did we know the Maryland State Fair is actually in some big empty parking lot. I’m used to fairs out in the middle of nowhere, but whatever. To each fair his own.

It had been many years since I last attended a fair, many more since I attended a STATE fair… the grandstand daddy of ’em all. I don’t know what I was expecting but the Maryland State Fair was more or less a frightening experience. Frankly I’m not sure anyone living in this part of America (a.k.a. Red States) even realizes it exists. I certainly forgot about it in the four short years I’ve lived outside of Michigan. I can’t imagine what my born-and-bred-native-San Franciscan-coworkers would think.

Fried everything, obesity supreme, more livestock than you know what to do with, carnival rides from Hell, best-in-show 4-H competitions for produce, chainsaw wood carving artists…

Yikes. This place had it all.

I have to admit… we did indulge. We perused the cow, pig and sheep barns. We oohed and awwed over blue ribbon pumpkins. We ate fried Oreos and corn dogs. We cheered on little piggies in a pig race. We even risked our lives on the Zipper.

It was fun, I will say that. Will I go to another state fair anytime soon? Probably not.

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LOTW: Links of the week #11

Look at me, posting links of the week on Friday! Here you go:

  • Ugh. LOTW FAIL already. I wanted to embed a YouTube video of a song I am currently obsessed with. Bulletproof by La Roux. They disabled embedding for it though so you’ll have to go directly to the YouTube site to watch/listen. I kind of want her hair (in the video, not below).

  • How do you feel about The Onion? Sometimes I think it’s silly. Sometimes I think it’s funny. Here’s an example of when I think it’s pretty funny:

  • Ok, we’ve covered off on funny, what’s next… creepy? I’ve got it covered. Check out these über weird photoshopped pictures of celebrities with their faces on upside down.  (Click through below for more.)

  • Did you love Mrs. Doubtfire? Yes. Did you think Mrs. Doubtfire was a little creepy? Yes. If you watch this video below of the Mrs. Doubtfire movie preview being recut will you think it’s even more creppy? Yes.

  • Ok I covered creepy twice, but whatever. Last but not least this week is ridiculous. Pure ridiculousness. (yeah yeah, I secretly want one.) My favorite line? “It extends your reach a full 18 inches!” Where do you need to reach with that is 18 inches away? There are many other great moments… including the big guy.. and the old lady. ENJOY!