Saw this pointed at Mashable! (thanks Pete Cashmore, you digitial hottie you 😛) and had to try it for myself.
Kathy Griffin’s all about the letters. 😀
Watch her here dropping the F bomb on New Year’s Eve to Anderson Cooper, discussing Balloon Boy. As he says, “You’re terrible. Really terrible.” 🙂
In the past couple of months, I’ve seen two – not one, but TWO – examples of dogs in banks. Weird – never seen it before, and not since.
But, in the service of my readers, I have memorialized the occasions –
Here’s a little dog who actually seems to be talking to the teller about his account. Maybe the lady sitting next to him is his dog-to-English interpreter?
Now, these two guys – while less interested in the actual financial transaction than the first – were cool for the fact that they were totally off-leash and well trained.
Here are some snaps I took of them across the plaza, waiting outside while their owner got some coffee –
And then, of course, there’s what MY little guy does when we run errands –
He waits cutely in the car! 🙂
Yes, that’s right folks. Four. Count ’em. FOUR computers in line of sight. 😀
Yes, my family loves dogs. A LOT!
Just to get the doggie family tree straight – Hercules (AKA, Santa Claus) is my baby (but you all knew that!). Cookie and Zoey belong to my sister’s family, and Trixie is my Mom and Dad’s. 😀
Here they are, check out their Christmas spirit!
I saw the first of this series well over a year ago – possibly even as long as two years ago – and yet it still cracks me up EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I watch it. No wonder they produced sequels! 🙂
If you’ve never watched this series, it’s a must see. However, I will warn you. It’s not for the faint of heart, language wise. There’s some cussing. And some raunchiness. We ARE talking College Humor, after all. But in my opinion…SO worth it! 😀
Check out the below video, also featuring Donald Faison, where Zach Braff combats the rumor that he has died.
It’s frickin’ hilarious! 😀 I know people say that he has a bad temper, but cracks me up. 😛
Here’s the vid – transcription is below:
Zach: Hi! It’s Zach Braff here. I’m alive. There was a big internet rumor today that I was dead, that I ODed on some pills. It’s not the case. I’m alive, I’m here at Scrubs shooting the new Scrubs Title Sequence. Which is a little bit like dying, so I guess that was semi-accurate. Also, I would never off myself with pills. If I had to do it, I would do it the way that everyone else would do it, by hitting myself with pots and pans.
A couple innaccuracies you should have noticed when you saw the thing, if you believed it.
One. The dude said that, let me just pull it up here, he said that I was found in my 32,000 square foot estate in Beverly Hills. Look, I’m not Oprah, all right? That’s a big ass house. And, you know, I’ve got a nice house, but 32,000 square feet – that’s like some Oprah shit right there.
Oh, and also, I think it’s funny that when I posted earlier that I was alive I didn’t really get that many “likes.” And I think there should have been way more likes out there for those of you who like me, when I said that I was alive.
On a positive note, I was able, when my friend Donald Faison called me frantically, I was able to work out with him that if I do ever die, I would like him to sing an R&B version of Wind Beneath my Wings at my funeral.
So I just want to say to Chris Laga-laga-nella, who apparently is the douchebag that started this, you win my first ever “Douche of the Day” award for making my Mom upset.
And now, to play us out, Donald Faison with an R&B rendition of “Wind Beneath My Wings”
Donald (singing): Did you ever know that you’re my hero? You’re everything I would like to could be? OOOO I could..
Zach (interruping): I’m sorry to interrupt, but would you mind just urbaning it up a little bit? R&B it up.
Donald (singing): Did you ever know that you’re my hero…
Zach: Thank you everybody.
I gotta tell ya, for a three minute and sixteen second video, it basically hits all the high points of the issue. 🙂
Now, if only Doogie Howser could come in and save it in real life!
WHAT I’VE BEEN READING: Nothing. Isn’t that HORRIBLE? I’m gonna pick up a book tomorrow.
WHAT I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO: Matt Hoffer. http://www.matthoffer.com Emily (etscore) from Matt Nathanson’s board recommended him. His music is great. He’s pretty easy on the eyes, too, and I can’t lie and say that’s not a plus. 🙂
WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON: OK, this is a random collection of things…I make no promises of cohesiveness. But, like the subject line says, revel in the randomness.
1) I took the okcupid.com slut test and it determined that I am 75% slut. My roomate took it and only scored 49%. WHOOPS!
2) I saw Ernie Halter http://www.erniehalter.com at Highland Grounds the other night, and it was so good! It was a little odd, i must admit, after having listened to mp3s of his songs for about a year, to see that familiar voice coming out of a live human. Strange. 🙂
3) Evie and I saw a screening of Wimbledon at the Arclight the other night. I thought it was Meh. The tennis scenes were somewhat engaging, but the love story was completely chemistry-less, IMO.
4) I made a blurty for my concert schedule. It’s http://www.blurty.com/users/melanieconcerts
5) I’m flying out to Chicago at the beginning of October to see Matty Nay Nay in concert and hang with Michelle (ShellyJanuary) and XXXtine. Woo Hoo!
6) My crappy old phone died, and I got the coolest phone/camera/pda/internet EVER!!! The Treo 600
7) All this music talk and seeing live music lately has inspired me to tell one of my classic music stories. 🙂 Probably my best concert story ever. Here goes:
The one concert that I went to at Pepperdine that was HILARIOUS
(albeit unintentionally) was Tait, a solo project of one of the guys
from DC Talk.
Picture this: audience full of uptight, repressed Pepperdine Church
of Christ kids who express enthusiasm by politely tapping their
fingertips against their palms. These kids think drums are
controversial. Michael Tait runs out on stage, grabs the mic in the
mic stand, bends it all the way to the floor, Aerosmith-style, and
screams into it, “MALIBU!!!!!!! ARE YOU READY TO
To which he was answered with silence. Utter. Stunned. Silence.
My friend Ryan leaned over to me and whispered, “Umm…I think
possibly they’re *not* ready to rock.” 🙂
The lesson there? Anytime you begin the question, “Are you ready to rock?” with the word “Malibu”…the answer is going to be “No.”