Thursday, December 23, 2010

Foamy the Squirrel's take on traditional Christmas

Posted this on the old blog last year.  I had just discovered Foamy the Squirrel and was immediately smitten.

Sort of like a vigilante, with gifts!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Apparently you can gift wrap anything

How to wrap a cat:

And a dog:

Emergency Alert System in action

This has popped up a couple times today during Rainpocalypse 2010:


I didn't notice it until the most recent alert, but look at the display on the cable box: EAS instead of 420, which is what I had been watching (KCAL 9's excellent local coverage).

It was kind of spooky.  Luckily, it seems like the storm is moving east and sunshine is coming in from the west.  We may survive this yet!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dear Ralphs Studio City:

Thank you thank you thank you for carrying Broguiere's Egg Nog.  I was thinking about making the drive to Montebello, but with all the driving to the OC lately wearing me down, the thought of anything that involves me getting on a freeway is excrutiating, especially now that the weather has gone south.

My God this stuff is yummy.  I'm drinking some as I type this.

Eggnog It looks like milk in this shot but is actually a delightful shade of egg nog.  And yummy.

As seen on Huell Howser's California's Gold:

L.A. Kings behind the scenes show coming in 2011

Undisputed.  No idea what the title is supposed to mean, but don't really care.  Just gimme behind the scenes Kings!

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Digital Story of the Nativity

This had Twitter going bonkers this morning and is awesome:

Christmas at The Grove

Survived a trip to The Grove Friday so I could skip it over the last weekend before Christmas.  It was relatively painless (except for the line at Anthropologie - came home and ordered the gift card Mom is getting me online).

The Grove was decked out in all its holiday finery.  Although there were quite a few ads around for Tron and Yogi Bear, the place wasn't completely wallpapered with them like it was last year for Sherlock Holmes, which was a huge relief as I was expecting the worst.

Even though it was pretty dreary, it was still a beautiful sight.  Looking down from the 6th level of the parking structure:

That's a really tall tree!

It was a lot busier than this picture indicates.

These guys were actually playing Hava Nagila when I took this:

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas from the San Jose Sharks

In a box, in a dumpster, somewhere on North 1st Street!

Friday, December 10, 2010

More fun with job hunting

Check out this ad on Craigslist: Administrative Assistant (Los Angeles).

In case you're wondering why I linked this, here is the first line of the ad:
Please include a recent picture as part of the resume
Yeah.  I really want to work for these people.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

And yet another year end writing competition

They're starting to get really creative about these things:
The Great Movie And TV Loglines Contest
Do you have a great story to pitch to movie producers or a TV showrunner? Here's a new way to get it noticed: write a great logline. Enter it into this contest. If it's one of the best, we'll get it to producers, agents, and managers. This unique (and easy and inexpensive) contest is an opportunity for produced screenwriters, screenwriters with scripts ready to show, and writers who have not yet written a script.
This contest is sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine, which will publish the top 50 loglines.  Deadline is 1/31/11.  Full details here.

Other competitions currently open include:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rudolph Christmas Parade tragedy

I'm sorry, but this is hilarious.  Half of it is listening to the people who filmed it react.  They sound like fun.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hallelujah Choruses

Hallelujah flash mobs are the big thing this Christmas.  Here's one at a Philadelphia Macy's:

And in the food court of an unspecified mall:

Gorgeous.  I wonder what it's like to be able to sing like that.  I'd never shut up if I had a voice like that.

And from last year, as performed by "Silent Monks":

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sunshine in a bag

Shhhh, don't tell Sophie...picked up a Christmas gift for her last night at Fresh & Easy:


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Conservative movie buff humor

From my Dad, via email, although you don't have to be conservative or a Republican to take the test...just to LOL at it:

Movie Test:
  • Pick a number from 1-9.

  • Multiply by 3.
  • Add 3.
  • Multiply by 3 again.
  • Now add the two digits together to find your predicted favorite movie in the list of 18 movies below.
Movie List:

1. Gone With The Wind
2. E.T.
3. Beverly Hills Cop
4. Star Wars
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
7. Jaws
8. Grease
9. The Defeat of Obama in 2012
10. Casablanca
11. Jurassic Park
12. Shrek
13. Pirates of the Caribbean
14. Titanic
15. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
16. Home Alone
17. Mrs. Doubtfire
18. Toy Story
Go ahead, pick a number...any number!!!